THE AMERICANS: The Complete Third Season Reviewed

THE AMERICANS Third Season FOX Home Entertainment   From the outset this show has pulled that wonderful trick of getting me to cheer for people who are actually the bad guys. Phil and Liz Jennings have been trained and set up in the US by Russia to do what they can to slow down our brand of Democracy. Usually they come off as pretty nice folks and we want to like them but then they go on a mission and then we are reminded that oh yes, they are Russian Spies! Season three the bar has been raised. Reagan is making the overtures that will eventually “end communism” and the Russians are having more than a few problems with their war in...

Netflix’s ALTERED CARBON has star, director

Netflix is really stepping up in terms of original content. They are the current home for the wonderful Craig Johnson based LONGMIRE, HOUSE OF CARDS and two strong Marvel series with more to come. Now all of that is fine and dandy, but this next bit of news may be what gets me to finally commit. Netflix is developing Richard Morgan’s hard-boiled  cyberpunk novel ALTERED CARBON. Joel Kinnaman (THE KILLING, HOUSE OF CARDS) is set to star as Takeshi Kovacs, a soldier whose mind is put into a new body so he can be hired by the very rich Laurens Bancroft. In this future world, our minds can be backed up and put into new bodies. When...

GRANTCHESTER Season 2

GRANTCHESTER Complete Second Season PBS We loved the first season of Granchester and so we could not wait to sit down with this DVD set. Reverend Sidney Chambers (James Norton and Inspector Goerdie Keating (Robson Green) are such an unlikely but prefect team-up for solving mysteries. They complement each other so well in personality and action. Season two opens with 1954 Grantchester being a pretty happy place. Sidney and Geordie seem to be in good place and so it’s only natural that something would happen to throw a wrench into this. A case comes along that has ongoing consequences though out the season. A girl is found dead, she’s under...

PREACHER: Watch the pilot commercial free!

AMC has put the first episode of PREACHER online, commercial free. If you are not familiar with PREACHER, then I weep at the blighted existence you had led up to this point. Fortunately, you now can sit back and experience the premiere episode of PREACHER. Based on the killer graphic novels from Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon, Preacher is the story of Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper, Agent Carter), a conflicted preacher in a small Texas town who is inhabited by a mysterious entity that allows him to develop a highly unconventional power. Jesse, his ex-girlfriend, Tulip (Ruth Negga, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun, This Is...

Trailer, premiere date for USA’s SHOOTER

The USA Network has set July 17th for the premiere of SHOOTER, the new series based on Stephen Hunter‘s POINT OF IMPACT, but will also be drawing from Mark Wahlberg (also a series executive producer)’s film of the same name (also based on Hunter’s book). Shooter follows the courageous journey of Bobbie Le Swagger, a highly-decorated ex-marine sniper living in exile who is coaxed back into action after learning of a plot to kill the president. Omar Epps (“House”) plays Isaac Johnson, an ex-Marine and former commanding officer of Swagger. Now a Secret Service Agent, he solicits Swagger’s expertise for a clandestine operation...

Goodbye Tony Dinozzo

Goodbye Tony Dinozzo For thirteen years and 305 episodes Michael Weatherly came into our living room on a regular basis and left us smiling. As Very Special Agent Tony Dinozzo he was part of an investigative unit on NCIS that always got their man, at least eventually. In season 8 of Jag they had two episodes which introduced us to the players in what would become NCIS. This is a device producer Donald P. Bellisario would later use on NCIS to introduce spin-offs, and a possible spin-off. While it was obvious that Gibbs was the hard liner lead Tony was always there to keep things from getting to serious. Wise cracking a flirting Tony always...