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“Battlestar Galactica: Razor” A Detailed Recap

Razor opens with a visual and a voiceover: someone’s dragging a knife blade up and down their arm, speaking to us in an accent we don’t recognize from any of the characters we know so far. “You’re born, you live, you die.” Flashback to Galactica‘s meeting with Pegasus, the Cylon we know as Six killing Cain, the murder of Cain’s successor, Fisk, and the heroic death of his successor, Garner. Lee is promoted to Commander. “You make your choices and you live with them. In the end, you are your choices.” Opening credits: 49,579 survivors remain. Lee addresses the crew […]

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Dexter: The Skank vs. Debs

Dexter has always been something of an innocent when it comes to understanding the non-homicidal urges of the human species. In episode 7, he falls into clinging Lila’s trap completely. Matter of fact, he was so obviously clueless that it was depressing to just sit down and write about how completely she had him wrapped around her pale and beautiful little finger, torching her apartment so he have to leave Rita and the kids and go and hold her scrawny smoke-covered body. So depressing, as a matter of fact, that I couldn’t write about it. But what a difference a […]

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A Preview/Review of “Battlestar Galactica: Razor”

Raise your hand if you were bummed to hear that Razor would be about Pegasus instead of Galactica. Quite a few, okay … Now raise your hand if you were even more bummed to hear that it would be about events that had already taken place. Almost everyone, wow … All right, now raise your hand if you yelled “oh, come ON!” when you heard that it would mainly be about Admiral Cain and focus on a character we’ve never heard of before. Thought so. I was just like you. Kind of thinking, “As much as I desperately need a […]

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I Can See You’re Out Of Aces: A “Cane” Recap

Posted by Sarah We open at a dice game. Frank’s losing. Cut to Henry setting up a hotel pool party. Cut to Alex talking to some suit who tells him one of their distributors is a problem. Frank ups the ante. Alex has to crack down on the number of “broken” (read: stolen) bottles. Frank goes all in, loses, and accuses the winner of having rigged dice. He’s politely asked at knifepoint to leave. We see that he’s been playing in a trashy motel — that can’t be good. Not only that, but a tough guy is leaning on his […]

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O, “Cane”ada — A Recap

Posted by Sarah We open with Henry, whose injuries have been blamed on a “car accident,” telling his family that Alicia Keys will be performing at that evening’s selection of the Duque Rum Girl down at his club. At the table, Henry and Frank grill Alex about the $100 million that was invested in the ethanol project, since the Senator’s resigned and they have no support from the government anymore. Alex flashes back to a trip to D.C. we never saw, at which some Congressman tells him that corn is the big name in ethanol and sugar people don’t stand […]

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Dexter Gets HOT As Harry’s Tangled Web Unweaves

For a man who claims that he does not understand sex, our hero gets plenty of it in Episode 6 — aptly titled “Dex, Lies and Videotape.” Dex has been lying to Rita, having not told her that he took a road trip with his sexy sponsor. He’s been lying to Lila, not telling her what he is really addicted to. AND, he’s apparently been deluding himself by believing that the voyage into the darkness of his soul would not affect his facade.

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Goldilocks And The Three … Businessmen — A “Cane” Recap

Posted by Sarah It’s a little disorienting to find Alex in Little Havana. He and Santo go into one of those places that looks like the cantina in Mos Eisley from Star Wars, by which I mean that everyone in it looks like they’re up to no good. Alex approaches a guy and says, “I know who you are and I know what you do. I want you to perform a service for me.” We flash to a hospital bed, where Henry lies all beat to a pulp. Huh? 24 hours earlier, the International Rum Awards are being held at […]

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Dexter Comes Unglued, And So Do The Series Writers

At the end of episode 5 our hero is on his docked boat in the middle of the night using a UV light to find all the incriminating bloodstains so he can scrub them away, while somewhere above him a security camera is recording his every move. Are the writers really so dense that they don’t realize that Dexter is way smarter than that? OR, is his lapse of intelligence due to what happened to him earlier in the episode, when he began a journey of twisted self-exploration that ended with him confronting the man who helped kill his mother? […]

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“Men In Trees” Recap: No Man Is An Iceland.

I bench press my own body weight, plus another seventy-five pounds. I like to drink whiskey. And one of my favorite movies of all time is Fight Club. I thought I better offer that up prior to admitting that I watch a show called Men in Trees. Others must be watching it, since the show was picked up for its second season. But I venture a guess that most of them don’t have guy parts. Where are we at the start? Jack and the girl formerly of Family Ties have split. So because Lynn and her pregnant-with-some-other-guy’s-kid self have moved […]

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Dexter Episode 4: Secrets and Lila

One of the measures of a series’ success comes when it begins attracting stars in cameo roles. This season, we’ve already seen Keith Carradine as Special Agent Lundy. Now JoBeth Williams joins the cast as Rita’s surreptitiously toxic mom, who sizes up Dexter and says, “That man is hiding something.” He warms up to her when she tells him that if the Bay Harbor Butcher is only killing evil people, Miami ought to give him a medal. Some in the city, and a lot of the BHB’s victims, agree. Unfortunately, Lundy is not one of them, and as the hunt […]