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DavidCranmer
May 29 2017

Twin Peaks: The Return Review: Parts 3 and 4

If there was one thing that stood out in this week’s episodes, it was those regurgitation scenes. Ay, dios mio! More than once as Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) is passing...
LRHieber
April 28 2017

Genre Verdict: The Exorcist Is One Hell of a Good Show

Leanna’s Thoughts: For the savvy Criminal Element reader who is familiar with my various rants and rhapsodies about what I find beautiful or lacking in modern entertainment, you know I’ve...
AdamCWagner88
March 27 2017

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 7.15: “Something They Need”

Last night on The Walking Dead: Search for the Fish People, the showrunners finally caught the viewers up with the inevitable. Tara flipped on the Fish People, Sasha's idiotic plan yielded...
CrimeHQ
March 27 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in April 2017

Since Netflix shifted their focus to original content, these lists have been getting a little one-sided as the streaming service continues to purge their backlisted material. The early part of...
AdamCWagner88
February 27 2017

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 7.11: “Hostiles and Calamities”

Last week, after Rick emerged from the Octagon victorious, he made a promise to the Garbage People that he'd go searching for guns. With that, the Garbage People would take their mangy hair...
AdamCWagner88
February 20 2017

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 7.10: “New Best Friends”

This show is rapidly approaching a Game of Thrones level of characters, but not in a good way. We get that it’s building towards an epic showdown with the Saviors, but every week we get a...
DavidCranmer
February 17 2017

Doctor Who: The Greatest Mystery and Horror Tales (2005-2015)

The Doctor is an alien humanoid over two thousand years old, has two hearts, and has regenerated a dozen times (uh, thirteen if you count The War Doctor). He’s a Time Lord from the planet...
ScottAdlerberg
February 13 2017

First in Series: Homicide: Life on the Street

In January, 1993, right after airing Super Bowl XXVII, NBC premiered the series Homicide: Life on the Street. I remember watching the first episode then because I had seen the promo spots for it...
AdamCWagner88
February 13 2017

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 7.09: “Rock in the Road”

Last night's episode of The Walking Dead had more of a familiar feel to it, as a number of our (anti)heroes fell back into their comfort zones and began doing what they do best—in...
DaveRichards
February 7 2017

The Vigilantes of MTV’s Sweet/Vicious Need Another Kickass Season

In an earlier article for this site, I documented how MTV's Sweet/Vicious—a show about two female college students who become vigilantes to take down the sexual predators stalking...
CrimeHQ
February 6 2017

Trailer: Broadchurch, Season 3

Broadchurch will return in 2017 for its 3rd and final season, bringing back almost all of its familiar faces in the process. The story will follow detectives Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) and Alec...
A3Writer
January 31 2017

Hellish Nature: Exploring the Mythology of Lucifer, Episode 2.13: “A Good Day to Die”

We’ve finally gone (back) to hell! The last time was at the end of Season 1 where Lucifer discovers Mum has escaped. Now, more exciting, we get to see Lucifer brave hell in order to save...
A3Writer
January 24 2017

Playing God: Exploring the Mythology in Lucifer, Episode 2.12: “Love Handles”

Ah, the dream tease. Lucifer’s writers are clearly having fun teasing us with Lucifer’s and Chloe’s dream, but it also serves to kick off the underlying struggle of the entire...
A3Writer
January 17 2017

Unworthy: Exploring the Mythology of Lucifer, Episode 2.11: “Stewardess Interruptus”

The Lucifer hiatus has ended, and we can finally get back to our favorite devil. This episode is pretty low-key when it comes to the mythology, but we still have an opportunity to explore the episode’s...
CrimeHQ
January 2 2017

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in January 2017

With the holidays over and a new year ahead, Netflix has made a promising start with a good amount of crime and mystery entertainment! Plenty of crime, murder, mystery, and mayhem to binge over...
CrimeHQ
December 30 2016

Best TV Shows of 2016

While the box office had a relatively weak year, the Home Box Office killed it with Season 6 of Game of Thrones and Season 1 of Westworld. Television seems to have surpassed film as the premier...
AdamCWagner88
December 12 2016

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 7.08: “Hearts Still Beating”

Last night's midseason finale of The Walking Dead ended on a ... well, we can't quite call it a high note, but at least it was something in the treble clef. For perhaps the...
girlygirl415
December 12 2016

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Season Finale, 1.08: “Two Sane Guys Doing Normal Things” Episode Review

It’s finally here: the finale. I had high hopes for everything being tied up in a neat little bow—and not just because it’s December. As I began to watch, however, I realized...
DaveRichards
December 7 2016

Sweet/Vicious: A Socially Relvant Crime Fan’s Cocktail

If I told you that there was a new crime show that was both funny and socially relevant and successfully incorporated elements of other acclaimed shows while still treating its subject matter with...
DavidCranmer
December 5 2016

Westworld Season Finale, 1.10: “The Bicameral Mind” Episode Review

The Westworld creators have certainly kept their cards close to their vests, keeping us guessing for most of the season while adding plenty of teaser tidbits along the way that, when all put in...
girlygirl415
December 5 2016

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency 1.07: “Weaponized Soul” Episode Review

We’re almost to the finish line, and things are wrapping up nicely—but there are still some unanswered questions for the finale to fill in. This week’s review contains a lot of...
A3Writer
November 29 2016

The Devil’s Truths: Exploring the Mythology of Lucifer, Episode 2.10: “Quid Pro Ho”

Well, it’s nice to see Amenadiel swoop in and convince Mum not to detonate the bomb, thus saving Chloe. He did so by laying hard truths on her, which is the central theme of the entire episode....
DavidCranmer
November 28 2016

Westworld 1.09: “The Well-Tempered Clavier” Episode Review

Lines are starting to intersect with lots of gut-wrenching carnage as we race to the show’s finish, and three big reveals came out of this week’s episode. Maeve (Thandie Newton)...
AdamCWagner88
November 28 2016

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 7.06: “Swear”

Clearly The Walking Dead felt America hadn't eaten enough this Thanksgiving weekend, as it gifted viewers with a turkey of its own last night, accompanied by a heaping side of who...
CrimeHQ
November 28 2016

Crime/Mystery/Thrillers Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix in December 2016

The holidays are usually filled with uplifting, family-focused trite with feel-good endings. Rarely do you get the kind of murder and mystery us crime fans live for (after all, he sees you when...
girlygirl415
November 28 2016

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency 1.06: “Fix Everything” Episode Review

The episode starts off with a flashback. We are in the laboratory of Zachariah Webb, and he is testing his electrical device—the one everyone in the present day is after. It’s what...
A3Writer
November 22 2016

Evicting the Devil: Exploring the Mythology of Lucifer, Episode 2.09: “Homewrecker”

Last week, Lucifer dropped the bomb that Earth was his home all along—a revelation that Mum eagerly wanted to exploit—and this week, we see Lucifer struggling to hold onto that home...
DavidCranmer
November 21 2016

Westworld 1.08: “Trace Decay” Episode Review

Bernard (Jeffrey Wright) discovering he’s not flesh and bone last week may not have been a shocker for me, but it was a twist that opened some new avenues for the ongoing conversation of...
AdamCWagner88
November 21 2016

The Walking Dead Power Rankings 7.05: “Go Getters”

We used to wonder how they stretched The Hobbit into a trilogy of three full-length feature films—now all we can think about is how The Walking Dead has stretched what is essentially one...
girlygirl415
November 21 2016

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency 1.05: “Very Erectus” Episode Review

We know that everything is connected—and in this episode, we really start to see it. Nothing is really made clear, though, so let’s not get too excited. But things do start to link...