Tyrant Debuts to Limited Fanfare
FX’s latest entry into the Prestige Cable Drama Wars is the story of an LA pediatrician’s reluctant return to the country his family rules with an iron fist. While it sounds intriguing and comes from the brain of Homeland‘s creator, Tyrant unfortunately isn’t especially good. The pilot, which aired this Tuesday, attempts to make up for it with a few ***shockers***, including multiple sexual assaults perpetrated by one character and a brutal execution by another, albeit in flashback. Fictional Middle Eastern countries: they’re really violent!
True Blood Still Ridiculous, Makes Up for It with Gratuitous Sex
“Why do I watch this show again?” I asked myself as True Blood‘s final season began with an incoherent battle scene I couldn’t understand. “Oh, right,” I said as Jason and Violet had very graphic sex on a car hood. Alan Ball’s prodigal child may not have a clue when it comes to compelling plots or knowing when to stop introducing bland newbies, but I’ll be damned if it doesn’t have the most attractive cast this side of Game of Thrones. You do you, Anna Paquin and company. We’ve only got nine episodes left with the vamps anyway.
All-Clone Dance Party!
Orphan Black‘s second season wrapped up this past Saturday. The finale’s biggest twist is that, in addition to the group of female clones played with almost absurd dexterity by Tatiana Maslany, there’s also a group of male clones. But Orphan Black is all about the ladies, so let’s highlight the dance party between Felix and various versions of Maslany instead. Needless to say, the screenshot above doesn’t exactly do it justice.
Enlisted Ends Its Run
FOX’s tragically under-watched freshman comedy aired the last of its half-season’s worth of episodes this week. And while the military show had critical plaudits aplenty (Flavorwire’s TV editor dubbed it “The Best Show You’re Not Watching”), it’s a shame the story of three brothers at the same army base won’t have a shot at acquiring an audience to match its reviews.