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The Brave Review – Special Ops TV Hopes For A Place That Feels Comfortable

12 minutes ago

The Brave has an uphill battle to find an audience and that may result in this turning into a show that a lot of people wish they had watched once it gets a few episodes in and struggles in the ratings. It’s fantastically niche for a start, because no matter how much it tries to wedge itself into the mold of popular cop shows, special forces hits and extraction missions just aren’t everyone’s cup of tea.

If that weren’t enough, there is an air of the formulaic about the series which might not go over too well simply because the jump from the war room to the streets and back again reminds too much of too many shows.

Then we have to add in the idea that there are those out there who may be wishing that we would just stop trying to make Anne Heche happen. »

- Marc Eastman

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Will And Grace Review – TV Heads Back To An Empty Well

7 hours ago

The trend of bringing back television continues with Will and Grace, but this may turn into the exception that proves the potential. At its prime, the series hovered around the top 5 and wherever it might have been in the ratings, it had people talking. But, shows get pulled for a lot of reasons, and it isn’t necessarily just because it can’t hold onto the same size audience.

If you’re wondering why there is suddenly a push to bring show’s back, it’s because the landscape has changed. The last season of Will and Grace only had around half the total audience it did at its highest point, but that audience would land a show a prime spot on the charts today.

The problem here is that the show seemed to also be running out of gags. We’d done what we could with the premise and characters, »

- Marc Eastman

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Star Trek: Discovery Review – The ‘Vision’ Of New Era Films Hits Small Screen

8 hours ago

Kicking off yet another Star Trek series is a tricky undertaking in today’s market under the best of circumstances, and Star Trek: Discovery seems to be a venture hoping to handicap its possibilities as much as possible. CBS All Access availability is the most obvious limitation, but it also takes us to a prequel timeline, and kicks off with a space opera clash with the Klingons that leads to war. Worst of all, perhaps, by the time you get into the series a few episodes, the first two might as well have been a fifteen-minute flashback that builds the setting.

Our main focal point is Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), who was raised by Vulcans after her parents were killed by Klingons (which doesn’t seem to make sense in the timeline we have). She’s the first officer on the U.S.S. Not-The-Title-Of-The-Show, serving under Captain Not-Jason-Isaacs (Michelle Yeoh »

- Marc Eastman

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