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TV show review: CONTINUUM season 4
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2013 TV SHOWS IN REVIEW

By David Blackwell

 

THE AMERICANS-

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN-   This show continues to one up itself with each season long anthology arc as each episode continues to throw one surprise and shock after another.  Best season of AMERICAN HORROR STORY yet

ARROW- this DC universe series develops the characters and stories through great character development along with a mix of past and present where the end of season 1 to the middle of season 2 chronicles Oliver Queen’s change from the Hood to Arrow while introducing other Green Arrow characters like Black Canary and some old Batman villains (like stealing a page form BATMAN BEGINS and THE DARK KNIGHT RISES).

THE BLACKLIST- Two words to describe why this show is great- James Spader.

CONTINUUM- I like the approach to this show with its plots and how the actions in the past may affect Kiera’s future and the moments to show she is pray to human failings in her quest to stop Liber8 while facing a new enemy in rogue time travelers.

HEROES OF COSPLAY- Despite SyFy’s behind-the-scenes problems with the show, I really loved this behind-the-scenes reality show look at the world of cosplayers and the convention circuit where cosplay people compete.

 

SLEEPY HOLLOW- I like how mythology and the American Revolution along with Revelations mix together in this fun update on the Washington Irving tale.  Tom Mison is the best actor in this show as he bring humanity and humor to Ichabod Crane, a man in a time not his own.

THE WALKING DEAD- The second half of season 3 and first half of Season 4continue to show a series at its greatest with great character arcs, but the show did stumble a little at the start of season 4 before gaining steam again with the Governor’s arc.   Sometime THE WALKING DEAD does move a little too slow like some of the zombies/ Walkers on the show.  The writers need to be careful on how they drag out the story and get on with the plot.

 

HONORABLE MENTION:

ALMOST HUMAN

DRACULA

THE FOLLOWING

REIGN

TOMORROW PEOPLE-   It is a good companion to air after ARROW.   It is an interesting show as it focuses on the people with powers and those who hunt them, but the school plots threaten to derail the series in one episode.

 

BIGGEST DISAPPOINT OF THE YEAR-

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.-  Here is a show that could have been so much more and used the wealth of mythology and characters from the comic books that feature SHIELD, but unfortunately agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has turned into a mostly dull procedural series with characters you don’t care about.

 

DISAPPOINTING SEASONS-

LOST GIRL Season 3

BEING HUMAN (USA)

ONCE UPON A TIME season 3

REVOLUTION Season 2

 

NEW SERIES THAT STRUGGLES TO BE GREAT-

DEFIANCE-  The pilot held so much promise before stumbling into an average sci-fi show that was nothing special before gaining its footing leading up to the season finale.  It is interesting this show is transmedia as there is also an online gaming universe going on in a different place in the same universe at the same time as the series.

 

SHOW THAT WILL BE MISSED-

NIKITA-  this show will be sadly missed and now I look forward to watch what I have missed from the first three seasons as the CW saddled it with a bad timeslot (Friday nights and sometime it was even against FRINGE which I also miss).

OTHER HSOW THAT WILL BE MISSED-

FRINGE- this show lasted for five seasons thanks to support from Fox and fans as Fox allowed the creative team to wrap up the show with a final season of 13 episodes.

 

This article is 1-1-2014 David Blackwell and cannot be reprinted without permission. Send all comments to feedback@enterline-media.com

 

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