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Not Great but Not Terrible | Review of ‘The Mummy’ (2017)


By Cynthia Ayala

The Mummy starring Tom Cruise, Annabelle Wallis, Sofia Boutella, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance & Russell Crowe
Universal Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“An ancient princess is awakened from her crypt beneath the desert, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia, and terrors that defy human comprehension.”

    —IMDB

Where to start. Okay, so as a fan of the Brendan Fraser Mummy from back in the day, like many I was skeptical. But at the end of the day, I have to appreciate that this film was not a copycat. And it’s still funny. Tom Cruise has proven that he is a very versatile actor, and like many actors, he’s going to have some bad movies under his belt. This certainly isn’t his worst film but it’s not his best either, I’ll admit to that. Was the story the best? Certainly not. I’m going to go ahead and agree with some of the critics who question if the film would have been better had it not been so set on establishing the Dark Universe. Continue reading Not Great but Not Terrible | Review of ‘The Mummy’ (2017)

Laugh out loud humor | Review of ‘Let’s Be Cops’


By: Cynthia Ayala

Let’s Be Cops shows of the comedic talents of Jake Johnson and Damon Waynes Jr. while giving a grounded performance.

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Tuesday Night TV (19 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews


By: Cynthia A.

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Genre: Crime comedy

Starring: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti & Andre Braugher

“Sal’s Pizza”:  That was hilarious. So Andy Samberg is hilarious, I think we all knew this already.  Anyway, so last night Perelta’s favorite pizza joint was burnt down and while it is suspected arson, Brooklyn’s bravest lock down the place keeping out Brooklyn’s finest.  They really don’t like one another and it all eventually leads to a brawl in the streets.  Yeah, that was hilarious.  This show has some of the best comedic writing on television.  Each episode makes me almost fall over laughing and the way the show is set up makes it unique.  The cast itself also makes this show so worthwhile.  Tuesdays @ 830PM (EST) on FOX.

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Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris & Hannah Simone

“Longest Night Ever”:  It’s very hard to feel bad for Schmidt when he did cheat on Cece, but it would be weird for anyone if their best friend started to date their ex that they were in love with.  I know that first hand.  Anyway!  While Jess is chasing him down with her car in order to stop him from making a fool of himself.  So she hits him with her car like any good friend would.  He did ask her to after all.  That was hilarious.  And then there was Nick, who lost Winston’s new cat only to find the cat with a chick as weird as Winston.  That is his soul mate right there.  It was hilarious and charming, just like it used to be.  Zooey Deschanel plays such a charming and awkward human being that makes her incredibly likable and Jake Johnson is just, he’s amazing!  Honestly, he’s the best part of the show.  Tuesdays @ 9PM (EST) on FOX.

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Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson, Sarah Shahi & Amy Acker

“The Crossing”: WHY!  THEY KILLED CARTER! WHY!  That just took me my surprise.  I thought they were either going to kill Fusco or Reese, especially when Reese was on HR hit list or even more so when he kissed Carter.  No, not cool!  Really super not cool!

But then again, that made it worth watching, because it was so unsuspecting, her death.  This show is not going to be the same without her though.  No more Carter, no more female police officer helping out the guys.  The repercussions of this are not going to be good for HR.

I digress, throughout the episode I was on the edge of my seat, constantly looking at the clock to figure out who was going to die and when.  It was a thrilling episode as HR soon began to meet it’s demise.  Fast paced and positively thrilling until the last minute.  The tension, the depth and the amount of growth with the characters coupled with how tight they grew together was really touched upon in this last episode.  More episodes need to be like this and keep me at the edge of my seat.  Tuesdays @ 10PM (EST) on CBS.

Tuesday Night TV ( 5 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews


By: Cynthia A.

image Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Seth Green, Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey, Tonita Castro, Peter Riegert & Martin Mull

So Warner and his wife are having some marital difficulties and she needs a creative outlet that takes her to the local play, a play called “A Thousand Kisses”, one that she has been rehearsing with his father.  So I bet you can imagine why this episode was titled “Foul Play”.  It’s a pun!  Sorry, I love puns.  Anyway, a hilarious episode surprisingly, had asweet moment, when Warner realized that he might actually lose his wife, the love of his life.  For once, it actually became serious, if only for a moment.  This show surprised melast night, you know, when it wasn’t making me laugh my head off or gasp.  Tuesdays @ 8PM (EST) on FOX.

image Genre: Crime comedy

Starring: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti & Andre Braugher

“48 Hours”: This show is just hilarious, seriously hilarious.  If you ask me, this is the funniest comedy on FOX.  Don’t get me wrong, their other comedies have their hilarity and charm, but this one is just priceless.  Not only that, but it’s unique as well.  Television is loaded with crime shows and sure, some of them have comedic moments in them, but noneof them are strictly comedy.  And that’s where the charm in this show lies.  Andy Samberg is adorable, he is outstanding in being this funny guy, but also he can act seriously.  Andre Braugher is also top notch.  The pair of them make an incredible team, one character who is always goofy and then the one who is always serious.  That’s just perfect casting there.  Non-stop hilarity. Tuesdays @ 830PM (EST) on FOX.

image Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris & Hannah Simone

“Coach”: Woot woot, the return of Damon Wayans, Jr. If any of you remember, he was on the pilot episode of New Girl.  He is the crazy roommate who likes to party and go to strip clubs on weekdays like a Tuesday.  He also continually insults Jess and Nicks relationship since neither of them have actually officially established that they are boyfriend/girlfriend.  That really pisses of Jess and so she and Cece go get drunk and flirt their way with a guy in order to get Nick jealous.  So it works, the guys all turn into drunk idiots which was by far, the funniest part of this episode.  The guys, but then again, Nick is always hilarious, and so is Winston.  Schmidt, eh sometimes.  But last night, all the guys were hilarious while the Jess and Cece part of the story was just sort of, eh.  I mean girls do that sort of crap all the time when their man upsets them, at least once, so it really was just lame.  However when he was naked in her bed, yeah that was funny.  This show, I mean, it’s great that Nick and Jess are finally together and dating and it works for the show, but there seems to be some charm slipping away from this show.  Every time I think it’s gaining some of the charm back, it seems to lose it all over again.  Tuesdays 9PM (EST) on FOX.

image Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Malin Åkerman, Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Lee, Bailee Madison & Albert Tsai

“The Date”: Now this show has oodles of charm.  Yeah, I said oodles; I like the word…don’t judge me too harshly.

The show kicks off with Kate and Pete having kid party after kid party, when they finally realize that they should have an adult party and mingle in their friends.  Moreover, the funny part is, the party works.  Not only do they mingle, but also there is a random party hook up in Pete’s home office…between his coworker and Jackie!  Oh and Meg and Diane get along playing beer pong with one another.  Everyone is meshing in the most unexpected ways!  Also the kids have their own gun review show called “Blow This”, a title that needs to be drastically changed…just saying.  Over all, this is a great show.  The writing is hilarious, solid and funny and knows how to incorporate the entire cast without making anything seem overly superfluous.  Tuesdays @ 930PM (EST) on ABC.

image Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson, Sarah Shahi & Amy Acker

“The Perfect Mark”:  Con man got himself conned.

All right, so last night the team find themselves protecting the con man, and a very good con man who ended up letting his heart get in the way thus leaving him the target of an even better con woman.  Yeah!  Girl power!  The con man stole money from HR, a dangerous thing which made him their newest target.  So you see why the team is protecting him.  So this was yet another action packed episode that paved the way for the endgame, a three episode event of HR versus the team.  They finally know who is in charge and HR wants not only their money back, but their power back.  It was amazing built up in the episode, great tension and action.  What makes Reese so cool is the fact that he barely speaks; he is mostly a man of action, slight mannerisms, and subtle reactions.  Jim Caviezel is just an awesome actor and his character is as well.  Gotta hand it to the writers, they sure know how to hook a person.  Tuesdays @ 10PM (EST) on CBS.

Tuesday Night TV (22 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews


By: Cynthia A.

imageGenre: Sitcom

Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Seth Green, Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey, Tonita Castro, Peter Riegert & Martin Mull

“My Dad’s Hotter than Your Dad”:  Another funny episode.  So last night in an attempt to avoid getting in trouble with Human Resources, Warner hires a very unattractive woman that will repel Eli who goes after every hot assistant there is.  But now his father has gone after the new assistant, in fact both of their father do, but only Eli’s father gets anywhere with the girl which forces Warner to make a very inappropriate scene at the womans front door.  Completely by accident of course, but that is beside the point.  It was completely hilarious and so wrong on so many levels.  The casting on this show has been amazing.  They all fit perfectly together and Giovanni Ribisi and Vanessa Lachey make a very believable married couple.  They just have amazing chemistry as to the dads with their sons.  Tuesdays @ 8PM (EST) on FOX.

imageGenre: Crime comedy

Starring: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti & Andre Braugher

“Halloween”:  Oh my lord, that was hilarious.  I mean that was just priceless.  My mom and I thought it would be funny if Andre Braugher shot Andy Samberg, but that didn’t happen, although the thought was funny enough.  This show has surprised me a lot.  The cast is great and the show, the writing is hilarious.  I could easily see this as one of the best new comedies this season.  It’s funny and just a perfect comedy.  Tuesdays @ 830PM (EST) on FOX.

imageGenre: Sitcom

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris & Hannah Simone

“Keaton”:  I could not take this episode seriously.  However, before I get into that, I would like to say that there has been more drama in this show than there should be with the whole story about Schmidt being so down because of his own dumminess.  It’s just a little more drama than is necessary for this show.  I mean that is where all it’s charm has been, in the comedy and in the funny relationships that happen in this show.  And friendship relationship is what keeps me tuning in.  After all in last night’s episode Jess dressed up as Batman to cover up a big lie.  She made a hilarious Batman.  That certainly had me cracking up.  With that in mind, it’s still a lovely show to watch that’s still very funny, but the charm is starting to dissipate.  Tuesdays @ 9PM (EST) on FOX.

imageGenre: Sitcom

Starring: Malin Åkerman, Bradley Whitford, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Lee, Bailee Madison, Albert Tsai & Marcia Gay Harden

“The Tryst”:  That was perfect, absolutely perfect.  Malin is a brilliant actress and humor just comes naturally to her.  She was the perfect actress for this part as the third wife who is the perfect balance between his last two wives who are polar opposites towards one another.  And all actresses are perfect for their parts.  In fact everyone in this show perfectly highlights the others talents.  It’s hilarious how they all come together to be this different modern family.  It’s a perfect show or this generation and show cases the differences in the women and relationships.  Tuesdays @ 930PM (EST) on ABC.

imageGenre: Crime, Drama, Thriller

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson, Sarah Shahi & Amy Acker

“Razgover”:  I like Shaw.  She is a great addition to this show and this last episode really showcased it by showing us who she is and why she is the way that she is.  It’s no secret that for special ops, the government usually employs those that are…emotionally detached.  And we see just how she is emotionally detached.  And yet something was sparked in this episode by the young girl who found out something about the evil organization HR.  So they pull out all the stops and Shaw puts her own life at risk, saving not only herself but the girl as well.  Shaw’s awesome and it was great that this episode really showcased who she is.  Now all I want from this show is less Root.  Tuesdays @ 10PM (EST) on CBS.

Tuesday Night TV (15 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews


image Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Seth Green, Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey, Tonita Castro, Peter Riegert & Martin Mull

“Oldfinger”:  Oh my god, that was hysterical.  So last night the guys were trying to prove that they were in better health than their fathers, which surprisingly enough, they weren’t.  I was being a little sarcastic right there.  It was predictable and it was cliché story line, but the way it was written was just down right hilarious and unique that I can overlook that.  I mean doctor died giving Warner a prostate exam with his finger.  Yeah, that was just priceless, so wrong and so hilarious!  If you like Family Guy or really wrong comedy, you’re going to love this show.  I personally think it’s hilarious and just like those shows, it makes fun of everything.  Nothing is sacred so just remember, don’t take anything personally.  Tuesdays @ 8PM (EST) on FOX.

image Genre: Comedy-crime

Starring: Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti & Andre Braugher

“The Vulture”:  I don’t normally watch this show but I did watch the season premiere at it was funny.  Not only that but this episode was quite funny as well.  Last night the team was trying to solve a murder case but then major crimes stepped in because they could not solve it, or rather because the team did not feel like working together to solve it.  So the episode was all about being the bigger man and accepting help and also about working on a team.  It was fun because they all pulled together to solve the crime right from under “The Vulture’s” nose.  So that was the perfect revenge.  Tuesdays @ 830PM (EST) on FOX.

image Genre: Supernatural, Horror, Fantasy

Starring: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin, Daniella Pineda, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes & Danielle Campbell

“Tangled Up In Blue”:  I hate the witch Davina.  Not just the character, but the actress too, she sucks, she does not to paranoid and crazy with power well at all. With that in mind, Joseph Morgan actually grew on me a bit in this episode, like the character Klaus did.  Here we got to see a semblance of why Elijah, who needs to return, never gives up on his brother.  We finally get to see it, it was small but when he smiled at that mortal bartender and talked to her, it was honest, it was true, it was human what we saw in him.  Perhaps even love.  Then when he found out his baby was a girl, the smile was small, hidden, but it was there.  This is a man who has always wanted family, who has always cherished family, even though he has an awful way of showing it, but his humanity is starting to seep through the cracks and that’s good!  That’s part of the reason as to why I am giving this show a shot.  Tuesday @ 8PM (EST) on CW.

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Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris & Hannah Simone

“The Box”:  So at it turns out Nick’s father left him a bunch of money and what he did with it was splurge instead of paying his bills, which would have been the responsible thing to do.  But responsible is not the way Nick Miller does things.  So, behind his back, Jess takes the money to pay his bills and get him out of debt.  Now I think that’s sweet, but he took it as she was trying to fix him and change him, then threw her vintage purses out of the window.  So she paid him back and all the while, he goes to the bank to put his money in the bank!  Like a responsible adult!  That was just weird, but it was cute.  This show is incredibly cute, and it’s starting to gain some of the charm that it had lost last season.  Putting those two together was a great move after all.  Tuesdays @ 9PM (EST) on FOX.

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Starring: Malin Åkerman, Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Lee, Bailee Madison & Albert Tsai

“The Breakup”:  So this episode explored the bonds of friendship and how they change when one suddenly gets a family and grows up, but still tries to be there for her friend and do some of the crazy stuff that they used to.  Yeah, that bombed, but that’s why it was funny, because this whole friendship of theirs is changing and they are both so scared of losing each other.  Bradley Whitford though, he is priceless, I mean he is just freaking hilarious and delivers his lines perfectly.   He has perfect chemistry with Malin and together they make the best team to contrast everyone else in the show.  Tuesdays @ 930 (EST) on ABC.

image Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson, Sarah Shahi & Amy Acker

“Reasonable Doubt”:  Now who didn’t see that coming?  Has anyone ever seen the movie Double Jeopardy?  Well that doesn’t matter, you didn’t need to see the movie to figure out what was going to happen.  Husband faked his murder then framed his wife for it before he finally decided to run off with the money and also maybe kill her.  Yup, he was a jerk and I am glad that Reese gave him a gun to give his wife, the woman who they were trying to save, an incentive to kill him, no not an incentive, a defense for court.  Who would commit her, her husband framed her then tried to kill her.  It was a twist of an episode if I do say so myself because the number was the victim who also turned into the murderer.  I love plot twists like that.  So with all that happening it was a fun episode, Shaw was hilarious especially when she brought wine to the book club then pulled out her gun, I love her, she’s great and I am soglad they made her part of the main cast.  Good choice.  Tuesdays @ 10PM (EST) on CBS.

Tuesday Night TV (8 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews


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Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Seth Green, Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey, Tonita Castro, Peter Riegert & Martin Mull

“Funny Girl”:  I can’t believe people are saying this show isn’t funny.  It’s hysterical and so very wrong.  Anyway, last night both Warner and Eli were having troubles with their parents.  With Warner, his dad had this complete devotion to Wall Street that comes out at the worst time, as he s voicing business men for his sons video game.  But then he hates that fact that the player gets to kill the heartless bastards.  Hey, I am not a business woman yet, I can be that harsh.  He doesn’t like it one bit then locks himself in the recording room where he later gets beat up by a ruthless Girl Scout because he doesn’t want to pay.  Yeah, that was hilarious, that little girl had no mercy.  It was great.  On Eli’s end, since his father moved in with him, he can’t get laid, but then starts to date a comedian.  To try and prove that his father is wrong he asks the chick, who he can’t stand, to move in with him.  Not even the maid can stand her, even tries to kill her with a plunger with leads to a whole wrestling match, as if the plunger were the sword of power.  That was hilarious.  It’s those little moments that make the show worth while.  Not only does the show have great acting, it’s obvious that everyone on the show are great friends.  The script is also very funny, don’t go into this show expecting to take anything serious becomes nothing is.  Tuesdays @ 8PM (EST) on FOX.

image Genre: Supernatural, Horror, Fantasy


Starring: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Phoebe Tonkin, Daniella Pineda, Charles Michael Davis, Leah Pipes & Danielle Campbell


“House of the Rising Sun”: The one thing the writers know what to do with these Vampire shows is write Vampires.  They are beautiful, and they are deadly, and should be fearful.  Klaus is an idiot though and I think I will always hate his character.  Seriously, he is selfish and stupid and reckless and the actor, Joseph Morgan, he doesn’t really do much to try and show any redemption in the character, versus the other characters.  Also Rebecca reminds me a lot of Rosaline (The Twilight Saga), only written 10 times better.  Think about it, she wanted so badly to be human and hates mortals because they seem to squander it.  She’s not wrong.  She was deprived of a life, a family she could have had and death by old age.  Still, Elijah would be my favorite character because not only is he written well, the actor does an outstanding job bringing his character to life.  I just wish that he would be taken out of that damn coffin.  Really, why keep your most charismatic character locked up?  Makes no sense to me.  Now, as far as the villains to the original family, they kind of suck.  I mean their acting isn’t that best, mediocre at best, and the plot lines, the way they are written, doesn’t give them a lot of depth either.  That right there is my biggest complaint about this show.   Tuesday @ 8PM (EST) on CW.

image Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris & Hannah Simone

“The Captain”:  Jake Johnson is hilarious and honestly, the best part of the show.  Jake Johnson is an amazing comedic actor; his facial expression and his body language make everything much more hilarious.  And you know what, I was worried there for a second that they put him and Jess together way to soon, but it’s working!  In fact, it’s even more hilarious now because now they are dating and everyone else is trying to deal with it and make it better.  Anyway, I digress.  If you remember last weeks’ episode, Schmidt lost both of his girlfriends and vowed to break up Nick and Jess.  Well, that plan backfired, but watching him try was hilarious.  Why?  Well because he told Jess that Nick likes the sexual play called the “The Captain” which was both degrading to the pair of them.  But all this did was cause Nick to open up about his feelings to Jess, which is all she has ever wanted from him.  So now, their relationship is stronger than ever.  Everything leading up to that was hilarious though because Jess and Nick are struggling and Nick’s body language was priceless, he just looked like he needed a very long clean shower alone to get the disgusting sexual thing off himself.    Tuesdays @ 9PM (EST) on FOX.

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Starring: Malin Åkerman, Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Lee, Bailee Madison & Albert Tsai

“The Social Network”:  Another great show, sad to note that it’s rating have dropped.  Come on people, it’s a good show.  Not going to rehash why it is, you can read my previews two reviews about that here on this blog, but I will say, it’s funny and seriously another take on a modern family.  Except this show has many more likable characters.

Now, that being said, this was a very fun episode.  Apparently the eldest daughter snuck out and lied to her parents, she even “hooked” up with some guy.  So now the parents have decided to snoop in her stiff and stalk her.   The father even went as far as to go onto her facebook page, but unfortunately kept typing in the status update box, causing her total and complete humiliation.  This episode manly focused on the do’s and don’ts of parenting.  My mom is my best friend and I fear and respect her and I turned out fine, that’s what this show is about, relationships, and not just lover relationships, all types.  It mocked how paranoid parents have become in this day in age because they all fear what the heck their children are doing.  Remember, life is all about learning from your mistakes, so let them learn!  Those were my two cents and the show seems to agree with me.  Tuesdays @ 930 (EST) on ABC.

image Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson, Sarah Shahi & Amy Acker

“Lady Killer”: Very misleading commercial.  Here you think that the guy is a killer, and it looks a lot like that, but then, as a viewer, you’re second guessing yourself.  Turns out he was a good guy in the end and he and Carter really hit it off.  I hope that they date, just like John and Zoe are dating.  She needs to guest star more.  Also it was hilarious seeing Sarah Shahi with her attitude trying to act like a girl, then she got all girly about her guns.  She really is funny and a great addition to the cast.  Anyway, this really was a great episode because the father kidnapped his own son, the son he never knew about because his ex-girlfriends father not only threatened his life, but told him that she had an abortion.  I am so glad that John punched him.  It was a funny, action packed adventure and was amazing.  The cast has great chemistry with one another and the acting is always superb.  Still, don’t like the fact that there is more Root in the series this season. Tuesdays @ 10PM (EST) on CBS.

Tuesday Night TV (1 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews


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Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Seth Green, Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey, Tonita Castro, Peter Riegert & Martin Mull

“Clean on Me”: Last night on Dads, Warner and his wife are in desperate need for help around the house so Eli decides to loan them his lovely maid Edna. But with all the tension she has with Eli’s dad, well she decides to leave him for Warner.

Before I begin, many critics have said that is an aggressively humorless show that cracks a lot of racial jokes. I’m Mexican, I’ve cleaned houses and I found last night’s episode hilarious. But that’s beside the point. This is a really funny show about two men trying to live with their fathers who are crazy and bad dads. Are jokes made? Of course, but not to the degree that the critics would

have you believe. This show, I admit, is a risk, but it’s dealing with dad issues in two separate ways. Parents makes us all crazy, especially when they come out of nowhere and intrude on your life. It’s a cliché story yes, that we have seen in many sitcoms and movies, but it’s still funny because it’s still relevant and relatable. Just give the show a shot. Tuesdays @ 8PM (EST) on FOX.

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Genre: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction, Drama, Comedy-drama

Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker & Elizabeth Henstridge

“0-8-4”: Yes! Now that’s what I am talking about! This show was an incredible improvement from the first episode. The action sequences were done very well and there was no overacting. I think the team may have finally been able to get their wits about them and finally understand both their characters and the parts they play.

In last night’s episode, the team was sent to retrieve an object of unknown origin. Turns out it was a product from HYDRA, you know HYDRA….if you’re a Marvel fan then you know what HYDRA is, hint, Red Skull used to be in charge. Anyway, they are betrayed on route to return the weapon to S.H.I.E.L.D. when they are betrayed by old comrades and that’s when it all goes to hell. But they finally start to understand each other as a team and pull off their first great plan together. Not with flying colors obviously, but it worked so who cares. Ming-Na Wen is an amazing actress and she is an amazing character. Can she guest star at Mulan’s lost mother (she voiced Mulan in the movie Mulan). Just a random thought. She is the best character in the show and rocks it. Also, everyone else is starting to grow on me. Tuesdays @ 8PM (EST) on ABC.

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Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris & Hannah Simone

“Double Date”: Oh man, that was just a very, I’m gonna go with intense, episode. Was it still funny, of course it was, but it was also a little harsh.

As you already know, Schmidt could not choose between which girl he wanted to be with because he loved them both. Elizabeth or Cece. Elizabeth loved him for the guy he used to be, the good guy, not the player, and Cece fell in love with who he was. But now it has blown up in his face because he told Nick who did not want to get involved and he told his new girlfriend Jess. All the while Winston is holding a table at the restaurant waiting for his friends, looking crazy.

This was still a very funny episode, especially in regards to Nick. Jake Johnson makes the best facial expressions; just thinking of them is making me laugh right now. It’s risky that the writers put him and Jess together so soon, but so far they are making it work and it’s just so funny. Jake Johnson deserves an Emmy, just saying. Tuesdays @ 9PM (EST) on FOX.

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Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Malin Åkerman, Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Lee, Bailee Madison & Albert Tsai

“Cold File”: Another great addition to the fall lineup. Don’t be misguided by the title of the show because after watching the show you see that it’s actually mocking the title given to young wives and how they are usually portrayed as dumb blondes. Well let me tell you, Åkerman is anything but. Her character is a new mom & just trying to fit in with the new family that she has gained by marrying her husband. She’s just trying really hard to be a new mom and a wife all in one go, while also having to deal with the judgment with the wives of marriages past.

The script is incredibly witty and Åkerman is a breath of fresh air with her beauty, spunk and humor. She has great chemistry with her onscreen husband and knows how to act her part. Åkerman you are an incredibly talented woman. Tuesdays @ 930 (EST) on ABC.

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Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson, Sarah Shahi & Amy Acker

“Nothing To Hide”: Woah, that was just, yeah wow. They failed, they actually failed to protect the person they were trying to protect.

Last night Finch & Reese were trying to save a man who sold and plastered people’s private information on their site. It was his business, it’s what the business did, but he did not take into account the devastating consequences. So a network of peoples was created that actually fooled the machine.

That was a rush of an episode because it drove you to the edge of your seat wondering if the team was going to make it in time & keep the bastard alive. By the time of the ending, the man was remorseful. The writing here was magnificent & the acting was as well. I’ve said it once & I’ll say it again, Sarah Shahi is a great addition to the cast. Tuesdays @ 10PM (EST) on CBS.

Tuesday Night TV (24 Sept 2013) | TV Reviews


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Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Seth Green, Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey, Tonita Castro, Peter Riegert & Martin Mull

Oh my god that was freaking hilarious. In last night’s episode, which you may have missed because it was the series premiere of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Seth Green has not come up with a video game idea for the company, one to put into development before the Christmas holiday. The reason is, he’s not high. This leads to the guys doping up their dads with pot brownies then having a pot-off with their parents. Yeah, that was priceless. This show is a non-stop ride to hilarity. The acting and the scripts are just priceless. The cast here has just great chemistry with one another and it’s completely obvious that they are loving what they are doing, you can tell by their smiles and just how effortlessly they are acting. Try not to miss an episode. Tuesdays @ 8PM (EST) on FOX.

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Genre: Action/Adventure, Science Fiction, Drama, Comedy-drama

Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Brett Dalton, Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker & Elizabeth Henstridge

Unfortunately, a bit underwhelming. Expectations for this show were high considering that Marvel and Joss Whedon are rocking the movie screen. So with that in place, this episode left a lot to be desired. First and foremost, the acting wasn’t stellar. Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen and Chole Bennet were the ones that captured my attention and who acted without effort, it came naturally to them. The rest however, especially the young members of the team were trying too hard. It just felt like they were new to acting, which they may be, and the chemistry they have with the other members, it’s good, but it doesn’t overshadow their lackluster acting. The villain, I wasn’t a fan of his acting, it felt like he was trying way too hard to be the character he was give. And as for the plot, it was good and solid and quite possibly the only thing that really worked for this pilot. Maybe if I had had lower expectation for this show I would episode more, but I didn’t. Sorry to say, I was a bit disappointed with the pilot. Tuesdays @ 8PM (EST) on ABC.

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Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris & Hannah Simone

I think the reason I love this show is that Jessica Day (Zooey Deschanel) is as socially awkward as I am. That also leads to her charm and why this show is incredibly fun to watch. As Jess begins her new job as a teacher again, she finds herself being ostracized by the “cool kids”. And her new boyfriend Nick (Jake Johnson) is trying to help her. This episode just established that he, Nick Miller, is the adult in that loft. Yeah, I was a little scared to when I realized that. But that makes for great hilarity because here is was trying to stop Winston (Lamorne Morris) from killing his girlfriend’s cat because she’s cheating on him and then he had to balance the new “cool” Jess who is ready to commit a felony to fit in with the cool kids. As I type this, I can’t stop laughing, that’s just how good it is Tuesdays @ 9PM (EST) on FOX.

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Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Malin Åkerman, Bradley Whitford, Marcia Gay Harden, Michaela Watkins, Natalie Morales, Ryan Lee, Bailee Madison & Albert Tsai

Pleasantly impressed. Like many people, I was turned off by this shows’ by the title, even though I loved the cast. But I gave it a shot, mainly cause I have no interest in watching The Mindy Project, I can’t get into that show. But this show was hilarious and the narrative was done well. The show opens with Kate Harrison (Malin Åkerman) narrating who she is and summing up her life as a party girl and how she met her now husband, lawyer Pete (Bradley Whitford). This is a show about a woman struggling to fit into a life that full of chaos with two ex-wives and three stepchildren. It’s a show about her connection, how she is going to connect to this family that has already established itself. No the circumstances are not everyday circumstances but it’s always hard for the new bride or girlfriend to integrate into an already established family. That makes a connection to the audience. That’s what makes it good. I couldn’t stop laughing as I watched this show and I am officially going to be tuning in every Tuesdays. Tuesdays @ 930 (EST) on ABC.

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Genre: Crime, Thriller, Drama

Starring: Jim Caviezel, Taraji P. Henson, Kevin Chapman, Michael Emerson, Sarah Shahi & Amy Acker

Not sure that I like the fact that Root (Amy Acker) has been made a permanent member of the cast. I personally think that she works best as a recurring guest star the way her character was designed. Her personally is just too strong and too wild I guess is as good a word as any that having her as a permanent member feels like a push. As for Samantha Shaw (Sarah Shahi), her addition to the cast as a permanent member is a good move. She’s a tough chick who is a lot like Reese (Jim Caviezel). Her move to join the cast was a good one. Now as far as the story goes, it was solid, out together and perfectly found a way to incorporate every member of the team. Notice I said team because those segments with Root were a little too dramatic and on the crazy side of things. It didn’t flow into the rest of the story and didn’t bring us anything new to her character, she’s static. Other than that, it was a good story for the season, not necessarily the best way to kick off the season, but good nonetheless. Tuesdays @ 10PM (EST) on CBS.

Tuesday Night TV (17 Sept 2013) | TV Review


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Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Seth Green, Brenda Song, Vanessa Lachey, Tonita Castro, Peter Riegert & Martin Mull

So the show opens up with Eli (Seth Green) and Warner (Giovanni Ribisi) as both of their parents movie in with them, making their lives difficult. Hilarious opening episode to the series created by Seth MacFarlane, but then again, that man sure knows his comedy. Both men have dysfunctional relationships with their fathers. The fathers’ are a pair of cheap men who turn out to be failures in life now having no other choice but to live with their sons. Now it’s time for the kids to take care of the parents. That never gets old. The pair have a successful business as a video game company but as their fathers move into their lives, they think they can move into their business lives. While both young men have problems with their parents, they have entirely different ways to treat their parents. Warner sees he’s father as this old golden retriever and Eli can’t stand his father and lets him know as much. The premise of this show is hilarious and perfectly done. Like I said before, Seth MacFarlane knows his comedy. Tuesdays @ 8PM (EST) on FOX.

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Genre: Sitcom

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Jake Johnson, Max Greenfield, Lamorne Morris & Hannah Simone

Let’s recap: Season two ended with Cece acknowledging that she still loves Schmidt, calling off her wedding and both the women in Schmidt’s life make him choose, but he can’t since he loves being with both. Jess and Nick drive off into the night. Where did they go? Why Mexico of course!

While they both run off to Mexico Schmidt continues to deal with his dilemma of having both women in his life and lying about choosing one to the other. In Mexico Nick gets in trouble with the law, like of course he would. But something unexpected happens in this episode. It is revealed that Winston is colorblind because he can’t put together a simple puzzle. And when Jess returns to California to get their help and get Nick out of Mexican prison, she reveals that they are together in a relationship. Of course it all ends happily ever after with everyone returning back to California together. Although I wish that Nick and Jess hadn’t gotten together just yet, I love that the pair of them are together because they just have great chemistry with one another. This show is hilarious and I think that they are amazing together, the bring to life a show that is simply hilarious with hilarious characters who all have something about them that make them easy to love. But I think we can all see the disaster in the horizon of Schmidt’s life. Tuesdays @ 9PM (EST) on FOX.