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TV Reviews

“Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” Lacks Laughs, Excitement, Resonance (Review)
1 month ago

“Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” Lacks Laughs, Excitement, Resonance (Review)

What little potential “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” had as a concept is squandered by poor execution. Premiering Sunday, FOX’s new live-action comedy is an ineffectual misfire that generates …
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ABC’s “Quantico” is “How To Get Away With Murder” Without An Annalise; Review
5 months ago

ABC’s “Quantico” is “How To Get Away With Murder” Without An Annalise; Review

ABC’s “Quantico” premieres at 10PM on Sunday, September 27. Headline Planet reviewed the pilot episode in advance of Sunday’s broadcast. Our quick take follows:

Synopsis: “Quantico” opens in the wake …
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FOX’s “New Girl” Season Finale Arrives; 4 Things to Expect (Review)
9 months ago

FOX’s “New Girl” Season Finale Arrives; 4 Things to Expect (Review)

The fourth season of FOX’s “New Girl” was a tale of pros versus cons.

Loose in plot, it appealingly relied on the cast members’ organic chemistry. Always funny and always …
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FX Airs Season 3 “The Americans” Finale; What Worked, What Didn’t (Review)
10 months ago

FX Airs Season 3 “The Americans” Finale; What Worked, What Didn’t (Review)

If season three of FX’s “The Americans” has imparted any wisdom on the television community, it is the notion that getting the right things right will more than compensate for …
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“Glee” Returns for Its Final Season; 6 Key Storylines to Expect
1 year ago

“Glee” Returns for Its Final Season; 6 Key Storylines to Expect

Last season, when Rachel Berry transitioned from a wide-eyed underdog into a Broadway star and hot entertainment commodity, “Glee” critics noted that the line between actress and character had been …
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FOX’s “Empire” Premiere is Not Great But “Good Enough;” Review
1 year ago

FOX’s “Empire” Premiere is Not Great But “Good Enough;” Review

The premiere of FOX’s hotly anticipated drama “Empire” is not a great episode of television. Victimized by unimaginative, predictable storytelling, awkward and occasionally inorganic character development, comedic absences of nuance …
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ABC’s Fun, Endearing “Galavant” Succeeds on Every Level; Review
1 year ago

ABC’s Fun, Endearing “Galavant” Succeeds on Every Level; Review

On the surface, it might seem unnecessary to review ABC’s musical comedy series “Galavant” in detail. It is a show promoted as a fun, silly, charming diversion, and it succeeds …
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“How to Get Away with Murder” Gets Away with Risky Character; Review
1 year ago

“How to Get Away with Murder” Gets Away with Risky Character; Review

When looking through a commercial lens, one would have a hard time identifying the risk associated with ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder.”

Executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, airing …
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“24: Live Another Day” Ends with Unforgettable Finale; Review
2 years ago

“24: Live Another Day” Ends with Unforgettable Finale; Review

During the latter half of Monday’s “24: Live Another Day” finale, the franchise delivers one of its most gripping, powerful, resonant scenes to date.

Populated with imagery that is neither …
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FX’s “The Bridge” Returns for Season 2; 6 Things to Expect
2 years ago

FX’s “The Bridge” Returns for Season 2; 6 Things to Expect

From the first seven second season episodes, which were screened for critics, emerge two undeniable truths about FX’s “The Bridge.”

Thanks to its uniquely haunting atmosphere and refreshing, infinitely committed …
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