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Wed
Dec 9 2015 3:00pm

American Horror Story: Hotel: The 10 Commandments Killer

Oh, American Horror Story: Hotel, I had such high hopes for you. You were off to a decent start, but this last episode just mashed my tiny, lingering belief into the dirt. My disappointment is vast.

I’m going to assume at this point, if you’re reading this article, you’ve caught up on the series. Just in case you haven’t, I’m going to be talking about the 10 Commandments Killer, from plot line to reveal. If you still want to be surprised, or think you can be surprised at this point, you may want to come back.

[Spoilers ahead...]

Sat
Jul 2 2011 12:00pm

Of Course the Special Guest Star Did It!

Mary Kay PlaceI hate that when an actor, especially a female one, reaches a certain age (*cough* 40 *cough*), his or her employability drops like a body wearing cement shoes in the ocean. It’s as if Hollywood doesn’t want us to know older people exist.

But there’s one place where I think veteran actors don’t belong: crime procedurals on TV. I can’t tell you how many times the mystery has been ruined for me on those shows (OK, three in the last week alone), even before the opening credits are over, because I’d see the “special guest star” billing followed by the likes of Brian Dennehy or Mary Kay Place. The minute those star’s names appear, I say to my husband, “S/he did it.” I don’t need to know who they play or what the case is about. They did it. Producers would not pay top money for high-caliber, award-winning character actors just to give them one scene on the witness stand spouting expositional information.

[Hmmm. Now that you mention it. . .]

Fri
May 20 2011 12:02pm

Bones Season 6 Finale: B&B and more B’s

Emily Deshanel as Brennan and David Boreanaz as BoothBones usually has catchy tunes playing on its soundtrack every week but if there’s one song to convey season six’s entire arc, it’d have to be David Bowie’s “Changes,” because that’s exactly what almost every character experienced this past year.  Maybe the creators had that earworm, too, because the season finale was titled “The Change in the Game.”  Watch here at Fox if you haven't seen it yet, because we're spoiling to discuss it.

[Our first B is for BIG SPOILERS ahead. . .]

Tue
May 17 2011 1:58pm

Castle Season 3 Finale: Kate Beckett’s Heart

Stana Katic as Detective Kate Beckett in Castle Season 3 finale Did Andrew Marlowe, the creator of the TV show Castle, misname the show?

Think back three short years ago. Castle appears as a midseason series with only ten episodes written and produced. From the first sequence, we learn most of what makes this show so charming: the juxtaposition of glamour shots of author Richard Castle (actor Nathan Fillion) at a swanky book launch party and crime scene shots of Kate Beckett (Stana Katic). Two worlds destined to intertwine.

Note: If you don't want intertwined SPOILERS, read no further, until you watch the finale for yourself.

[I'm SO ready for recaps and reactions!]

Wed
May 11 2011 2:03pm

Questions about CSI:Miami’s Season Nine Finale

Sunset Over (CSI) Miami by The Daily OrnellasWhy do so many people dog CSI: Miami?

It wins its time slot (Mondays or Sundays) all the time.  It’s routinely in the top 15 or 20 of all shows.  The cinematography is gorgeous, it has beautiful people and interesting stories. It also has David Caruso. I know for some, that’s enough not to watch. I’m here to tell you something: you are missing out if you don’t watch this show.

Some critics think CSI: Miami is too unreal. Hello? If this discussion is not about The Wire, then just about all other police shows are unreal. Nine years ago, CSI: Miami had the luxury of launching its pilot episode wrapped within an episode of the original CSI. There was a crime in Las Vegas that led to Miami where we basically got the mission statement directly from Emily Proctor’s character Calleigh Duquesne, “We do things more fanciful down here.” In the original CSI, you have the Land of Perpetual Shadow, pretty people wearing sexy clothing, and interesting characters. In CSI: Miami, Anthony Zuiker pitched the Land of Perpetual Sunset, prettier people wearing sexier clothing, and characters who are equally as interesting.

[More questions. . .and sun-kissed Spoilers ahead!]