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Sunday Night TV (1 Dec 2013) | TV Reviews


By: Cynthia A.

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Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Adventure, Mystery, Comedy-drama

Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison,Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Jared S. Gilmore, Robert Carlyle, Raphael Sbarge, Jamie Dornan, Eion Bailey,Meghan Ory, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue & Michael Raymond-James

“Save Henry”:  In the last episode, Rumple was trapped inside Pandora’s box and it’s revealed that Pan was his father, Marilyn Manson was the voice of the Shadow (that needs to be known) and Henry gave his heart to Pan, thus leading to his temporary demise.

Regina made this episode so worthwhile.  This show has been lacking as of late.  The stories have been slow as of late, and while this episode was no exception to that.  Except last night’s episode highlighted everything that makes the Regina character amazing: she ripped Henry’s heart from Pan’s chest, showing him up and taking away what little power he had.  And that was amazing!  Her story as well, the story of how she obtained Henry, bonded to him and grew to love him so much.  So it wasn’t an episode not worth watching.  The character of the Evil Queen is the one that is not only well written, but also the one that seems to have the most put into it.  Her character has immense growth and the actress portrays the character brilliantly.  However, this Pan story line is getting tiresome and the pace of the show needs to pick up pace.  Immediately.  Sundays @ 8PM (EST) on ABC.

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Genre: Legal drama, Political drama

Starring: Julianna Margulies, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi, Graham Phillips, Makenzie Vega, Alan Cumming, Zach Grenier, Josh Charles & Christine Baranski

“The Decision Tree”: Well, that was certainly interesting.  In last nights’ episode Alicia was trying to handle her exit package but it was pointed out to her that should she accept she would lose participation interest on a particular case.  Suddenly it’s revealed that the man in the case wrote a will, leaving her half of her money.  So Will and Diane go head to head with Alicia and Cary to oppose the will, and it’s no big surprise that Will’s feelings for Alicia start to bubble up to the surface again.

That was certainly a good episode.  When Will was cross-examining her, his examination bit him in the rear, which is no more than he deserves considering how greedy he is, and underhanded.  But the real kicker, the best part of last night’s episode was Alan Cumming as he is constantly freaking out and worrying about Peter’s political career and presence.  One wrong picture can put him in a bad light.  That was priceless, hilarious and incredibly well written.  Again, while Once Upon a Time has me yawning, I can’t pull my eyes away from this show, a legal drama.  The tension is absolutely gripping!  Sundays @ 9PM (EST) on CBS.

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Genre: Political procedure, Comedy-drama

Starring: Simon Baker, Robin Tunney, Tim Kang, Owain Yeoman & Amanda Righetti

“My Blue Heaven”: Well, would you look at that, he’s living in Mexico.  And he’s rocking a skirt look!  He was wearing something that looked like a skirt.  But that’s beside the point.

So while he’s living in Mexico, he’s enjoying life, living it up.  But he misses helping people, which is proved when he takes it upon himself to disrupt a drug bust, using the FBI who have come, offering him a deal that he help them and they will remove all the charges.  But of course, Jane doesn’t agree to those terms so he’s just going to drive them all crazy…which is his specialty.

It was an entertaining episode.  The best part is the Red John story line has come to a close.  It was interesting in the bigging, but this season, they really dragged it, making it a part of each and every episode.  It was too much, even though that ending was climatic.  But all the charm is back, all the humor and the captivating fun side of Jane without this dark cloud hanging over him made this last episode light and funny.  It was a pleasant turn of events.  Sundays @ 10PM (EST) on CBS.

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