Monday Night TV (13 Jan 2014) | TV Reviews

By: Cynthia A.

Genre: Drama, Science-fiction, Crime drama

Starring: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby & Lili Taylor

“You Are Here”: Priceless. Absolutely priceless of an episode. This show is amazing. From the very opening sequence of last night’s episode, not only to the writers have you hooked but so does Karl Urban. The episode opens up with him in anger management, listening to others go on about their anger and issues, and his facial expressions as he listens are pure hilarity. Karl Urban is an amazing actor and the way he plays out this character is amazing. That one moment early on in the episode following that was amazing, priceless, perfect, and left anyone watching with their mouth open in laughter and shock.

Then there is Michael Ealy who fits in as his partner perfectly and as the character. Michael Ealy just has this very charismatic air about him, and gives his character a side of softness, making him tough but tender at the same time.

his is a team you root for because the writers and the actors have weaved together this perfect dynamic coupled with amazing storylines that build the plot, action and character developments alongside chemistry. Mondays @ 8PM (EST) on FOX.

Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Horror

Starring: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones & Katia Winter

“The Vessel”: This show is amazing, but there is one problem with it: it’s a serial. This is a show that should not be given breaks and that should not be put into reruns before there is so much gripping tension when you see it week after week where it follows what happened last week. Seeing as how it is a midseason show, there really is no reason for it to go into reruns. Thirteen episodes equals thirteen weeks, that is enough, should be, but every time this show goes on hiatus, it loses its strength, some of the mystery and magic that propels the plot.

That being said, this show hasn’t lost this viewer yet. Nicole Beharie has improved as an actress in such a short span, but not only that, her chemistry with Tom Mison and connection to her character has grown as well. This episode really highlighted that. As the pair of them fight an evil demon that has possessed the body of Orlando Jones daughter, (character name has slipped my mind), they must team up with Jenny Mills, Abbie’s sister, who has had her own experience with the demon possessing her. This episode showed the connections all the characters have with one another and the strength of one’s inner soul. A truly gripping episode. AND NEXT WEEK IS THE TWO HOUR SEASON FINALE! Mondays @ 9PM (EST) on FOX.

Genre: Crime drama

Starring: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, Ilfenesh Hadera, Parminder Nagra & Harry Lennix

“The Good Samaritan Killer”: Reddi ngton has returned to clean house on his end, but there is still a mole is the FBI. Oh but the ruthlessness of his character is amazing. This was such an amazing episode and a great way to launch the spring season of the show. Once again, James Spader is astounding, amazing and truly one of the best actors out there in the world. He captivates the world with this character that is so ruthless, amusing and over all genius. But every so often there is a softer side to his character and we see that there is this connection between him and Elizabeth Keen. James Spader and Megan Boone are an amazing team, unlike most of what we have seen on television but amazing nonetheless. There is hidden agenda after hidden agenda here in the show, and each of the characters bring something to light, a strength to another character, a tender side to them as well.

Additionally, each week, the show goes above and beyond the underlining mystery of what the connection is between the two characters, to build this action packed mystery of who these criminals are why they are so good answering the question of why they need to be stopped. It’s a pulse pounding show. Mondays @ 10PM (EST) on NBC.

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