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Star-Crossed: TV Review

IN THE April 5 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



All in all, Star-Crossed is a valiant effort on The CW’s part to give its viewers something good to watch while Vampire Diaries, Supernatural, and The Originals draw to a close for the season; however, it remains to be seen whether this series will make it past Season 1. If love stories between human women and non-human males is your thing, then definitely check it out!

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Believe: TV Review

IN THE March 29 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



In a society with doomsday prophecies, fortune tellers, and alien abduction, one might find it hard to think that there’s something else out there, but in the world of Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity), that’s all about to change. Cuarón has teamed up with renowned producer J.J. Abrams and NBC to bring us the mid-season premiere of Believe.

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by Deborah Harter Williams


David E. Kelley was a lawyer in Boston and then he got bored. He decided to write a screenplay and became a feature film starring Judd Hirsch (From the Hip). Not a big hit but the roots were there – outrageous courtroom behavior, humor and winning the case.

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Bitten: TV Review

IN THE March 15 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



In a world populated by shows like The Vampire Diaries, Teen Wolf, and Being Human, SyFy continues their foray into one of the more up-and-coming traditions of supernatural shows: werewolves. This time, they’re drawing off of Kelly Armstrong’s Women of the Otherworld series and bringing the world Bitten.

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Once Upon A Time Review: TV Review

IN THE March 1 ISSUE

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by Jessica Runnels



Fairy tales are something everyone loves. They bring you hope and make you believe in true love. Fairy tale themed television has become very popular lately and I think Once Upon A Time does it the best. It mixes fairy tales with the real world.

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New TV Series March On

IN THE March 1 ISSUE

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by Deborah Harter Williams


As a hint of spring hits the air, a bouquet of new TV shows hit the airwaves.
Close Encounters (SCIENCE)
Premiere March 4 10:00 p.m.
Dramatic recreations and a few experts explore UFO’s that defy scientific explanation.

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A Tale of Two Sherlocks

IN THE February 15 ISSUE

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by Deborah Harter Williams


The BBC’s Sherlock and CBS’s Elementary provide two wonderfully divergent flavors of Sherlock Holmes, Watson, Moriarty et al. You might call them light and dark.

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by Chris Lovato



With the rising popularity of Adventure Time, cartoons have become mainstream among the people they were popular with 20-something years ago. Since those people are “all grown up,” it’s become necessary to cater them toward adults and that is exactly what Pendleton Ward, the creator of Adventure Time seeks to do with his newest and quite popular, series: The Bravest Warriors.

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I, Frankenstein Movie Review

IN THE January 28 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra


I, Frankenstein, an adaptation of a popular comic book of the same name which itself is an adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, stars Aaron Eckhart as the titular creature. In this adaptation, Frankenstein creates his creature, his creature gets revenge on him for making him and then that’s where things delve into craziness. The creature is drawn into a war for humanity between gargoyles (basically angels) and demons, who want him for some reason.

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Medical Examiners Make Good TV

IN THE January 25 ISSUE

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by Deborah Harter Williams


It started with Quincy, M.E. (1976-1983). The medical examiner (aka forensic pathologist) came out of expository cameos and into a starring role. With Jack Klugman as the lead, Quincy started as part of the classic NBC Sunday Mystery Movie wheel, rotating with Columbo, McCloud and McMillan & Wife. By mid-season it was clear the show was a hit and became a weekly series.

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Chozen: TV Review

IN THE January 18 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



When you hear the words “white” and “rapper” together, you probably think of Eminem, but the producers of Archer are looking to change all that with their new series, Chozen. When I first read FX’s official description, they said Chozen’s “music and lyrics take aim at the stereotypes of machismo misogyny that [are] synonymous with rap music,” so naturally, it piqued my interest.

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Intelligence: TV Review

IN THE January 11 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato



Take one part Bourne Identity (sans the amnesia), add one part Chuck, and throw in a dash of 24, and you’ve got Michael Seitzman and CBS’ latest venture: Intelligence. Entertaining the idea of government agents fusing with computers to create almost Captain America-like super soldiers has been going on for years, but in an age of a global information network and brand new ways to wage war on each other, Intelligence takes a different look at the secret agent genre.

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Almost Human: TV Review

IN THE January 4 ISSUE

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by Jesus Ibarra


From the creators of Fringe, comes Almost Human a show set in 2048 where science and technology has advanced so far that crime has risen to unmanageable rates, forcing police officers to be paired up with lifelike combat androids. Part police drama and part science fiction, Almost Human stars Karl Urban as a gruff Detective John Kennex, who is forced to pair up with a discontinued model of androids who were created to be as human as possible and known as DRN’s. Michael Ealy has the incredibly hard job of portraying Kennex’s android partner, Dorian.

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by Deborah Harter Williams


2013 was the year of binge streaming. In the past twelve months we crested the hill and coasted into time shifting, streaming, binge-watching and mobile viewing as day-to-day options for the masses. Not only can we see the latest and preview the upcoming but we can go back in time and revisit series from other eras – whether on TVLand or via Hulu, Amazon et al.

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Once Upon A Time in Wonderland: TV Review

IN THE December 7 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato


“When two people love each other, there’s nothing they can’t accomplish together.”
In Once Upon a Time fashion, true love conquering all obstacles takes on new life in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and like its parent show, put a new spin on old classics.

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The Originals: TV Review

IN THE November 30 ISSUE

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by Chris Lovato


Always and forever: this is the motto of the Mikaelson family, and the ever-present theme of one of the CW’s latest ventures: The Originals.

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