Kelly Bedard

Ah for the sweet relief of the back half of a two-parter *sigh*. For every awkward “Surprise”, there is the legendary greatness of “Innocence” and the same is certainly true (but more stark) with “Tragedy Porn” and “Mock Debate”, the two episodes that make up  “The Blackout”, The Newsroom‘s season one penultimate outing.* As much […]

  Kelly Bedard

“The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn” was one of the weakest Newsroom offerings in quite some time. Not because it was lazy (like one infamous subplot from  “News Night 2.0“), overly sentimental (like parts of “5/1“), or mildly offensive (like various things, depending on your sensitivities, from Charlie calling Sloan “girl” to Will’s condescension towards […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’m loving Bunheads. Have I mentioned how much I’m Loving Bunheads? It’s like an hour of pure joy once a week. And not guilty pleasure Bachelorette joy, actual Amy-Sherman-Palladino-Is-Back-On-TV joy. It’s like having Lorelai Gilmore back, but instead of Lauren Graham (with whom I have a love-‘annoyed by’ relationship) we get Sutton Foster (with whom […]

  Kelly Bedard

I’ve heard this episode maligned a little bit but I really think The Newsroom has very clearly found its footing. After the triumph that was “Bullies” last week, “5/1” found a way to hold on to that honesty while bringing back the funny Sorkin was trying too hard to incorporate early in the series. The […]

  Joe Longpre

The most satisfying moment in any underdog story occurs when, almost inevitably, our hero must pull himself up by his or her bootstraps, then either succeeds or fails based on his or her merit alone. The newest season of Breaking Bad finds its protagonist, Walter White, doing exactly that. The events which concluded the previous […]

  Kelly Bedard

“Bullies” was the darkest Newsroom episode yet as Sorkin used an insomnia-prompted therapy session to explore a bit more of the darkness in his principal “hero”. The format is a winner, as we’d already learned from a pretty good Sports Night episode and a spectacular West Wing episode (season two’s “Noel”- one of television’s greatest […]

  Kelly Bedard

This week’s installment of The Newsroom was my favourite since the pilot. With a news story big enough to force intensity, Will and Mack set aside their monumental issues at least a little bit. They seem to have reached a point of understanding (punctuated by Mack’s episode-ending gesture and the warm hug Will wrapped her […]

  Kelly Bedard

This was a frustrating episode that I was prepared to mostly slam, but it ended with a beautiful sequence set to Coldplay’s ever-emotional “Fix You” that was everything the show is meant to be and I ended the hour bouncing with potential (mostly because of Don, but we’ll get to that). Let’s take this thread […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Sometimes writing weekly about a show whose every major plot point I know in advanced is difficult. This week is one of those times. There are certain developments that I don’t want to even touch, for fear that I might spoiler-ify those of you choosing to go the all-TV route. So if it seems like […]

  Borah Coburn

So, you know, this is my Korra diary, it’s essentially me live-blogging my feelings as I watch the show (except, not… live), blah blah blah, there will be lots of capslocks, etc etc etc, keep your hands and feet inside the cart at all times, and let’s all hope that there’s less romantic angsty times […]

  Saiya Floyd

It’s time for another recap for the latest installment of Sherlock. This week, Sherlock and John investigate ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’, based on one of Conan Doyle’s more famous Sherlock stories. This is a brief recap, so there are spoilers! Back at 221B Baker Street, Sherlock is going through cigarette withdrawals, making him extra […]