TV Recap: Stumptown (Episode 103) – People Don’t Change

Stumptown
“Rip City Dicks” (Episode 103)
October 9, 2019

In last week’s episode of Stumptown, we learned about Dex and Grey’s origin story. We also learned that Grey did hard time for grand larceny and he and his cell mate, Jack Feeney, owe some shady man $500,000. Sadly (?), Jack turned up dead at the end of episode. Also, surly Lieutenant Cosgrove told Dex she’s got a flair for detective work and suggested Dex get her PI license, do the job the right way. Cosgrove’s advice brings us to the start of this week’s episode.

Get caught up with last week’s episode with our deep dive recap, here. Caught up? Great, let’s see what kind of shenanigans Dex gets up to in this week’s all new StumptownBEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

(ABC/Jessica Brooks) DONAL LOGUE, COBIE SMULDERS

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TV Recap: EVIL (Episode 102) – The Problem With Miracles …

Evil 
“177 Minutes” (Episode 102)
October 3, 2019

Last week’s pilot episode of EVIL introduced us to Kristen Bouchard, a forensic psychologist and consultant to the Queens County District Attorney’s Office. She leaves that job to join a team within the Catholic Church that is tasked with determining with whether people have experienced religious-based phenomena (e.g., possessions; miracles) or if they’re just faking it. Last week saw the Faith v. Science Team investigate whether a serial killer was possessed by demons or just a psychopath (there is a thin line between the two states). Kristen’s subconscious takes some work home in the form of a demon named George that visits her nightly in her dreams (nightmares?) expressing her deepest darkest fears including her attraction to David. On the other side of #TeamGod is Dr. Leland Townsend, another forensic psychologist, devoted to spreading evil. 

Check out the deep dive recap and review from the series premiere here. All caught up? Good! Grab a choir of angels and dive into this week’s episode of EVILBEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

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TV Recap: Stumptown (Episode 102) – Dodged That Bullet …

Stumptown
“Missed Connections” (Episode 102)
October 2, 2019

In last week’s pilot episode of Stumptown, we met Dex Parios, an amateur private eye with some Afghanistan PTSD sprinkled in among a lot of sassy attitude. Dex has a platonic bestie, Grey McConnell, who owns a new bar where she drinks free beer and an awesome younger brother, Ansel , that she takes care of (or does he take care of her?). Her first episode also introduced a cop, Detective Hoffman, who she may a romantic entanglement with and Hoffman’s hardass boss, Lieutenant Cosgrove. 

Catch up on the deep dive recap of the pilot episode here. Now, on to the all new episode of StumptownBEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

(ABC/Tony Rivetti)  COBIE SMULDERS

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TV Recap: EVIL (Episode 101) – Woman of Science, Man of Faith …

Evil
Pilot” (Episode 101)
September 26, 2019

Tonight saw the series premiere of CBS’s new thriller (horror?) drama, EVIL! Quick synopsis: Kristen Bouchard (Katja Herbers) is a forensic psychologist tapped to work for the Catholic Church to determine whether a serial killer is possessed by a demon or just your average psychopath. She works with priest-in-training, David Acosta (Mike Colter), and Ben Shakir (Aasif Mandvi), a technical adviser who believes in his paycheck above all else. Is demonic possession real or is it just show. Is a matter of science or faith?

Grab your rosary, holy water and sacramental wine, and settle in for the series premiere recap for EVIL BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

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TV Recap: Stumptown (Episode 101) – Now We Play For Beer and Cable

Stumptown
“Forget It Dex, It’s Stumptown” (Episode 101)

September 25, 2019

Stumptown follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders), a Marine veteran working as a kickass private investigator in Portland, Oregon (a/k/a Stumptown). Dex’s only family is a younger brother, Ansel (Cole Sibus), born with Down Syndrome. Suffering from PTSD (from her military service in Afghanistan), Dex faces a chaotic life filled with mounting gambling debt, regret and guilt over the death of a loved one, and a penchant for exorcising her demons through casual sex.

Dex Parios is brash yet massively charming. You can’t help but like her, especially that she doesn’t take herself too seriously. She’s savvy, whip smart, quick-witted, and sharp-tongued, all the while having her heart in the right place.

Stumptown is based on the graphic novel of the same name by Greg Rucka and Matthew Southworth (definitely give the series a read!).  Read on for our recap and review of Pilot episode of StumptownBEWARE OF SPOILERS!!! 

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TV Recap: BH90210 – Love It Or Leave It? (Contains Spoilers)

BH90210
Love It or Leave It? Review
August 7, 2019

With the premiere of BH90210 tonight, America’s most famous zip code is back for an all new go-around. Before we get into this nostalgia-filled limited series, some background is necessary for you youngsters out there. Beverly Hills, 90210 premiered almost 29 years ago, on October 4, 1990. I was 12-years-old when the coolest kids from West Beverly High burst onto the scene and this show was everything.  We didn’t have Twitter, or any kind of social media at all (not even Facebook), so Friday mornings in the school yard and lunchtime in the cafeteria were devoted to rehashing the previous night’s latest drama amongst the Beverly Hills kids. Beverly Hills, 90210 ushered in a new kind of television, soapy nighttime dramas aimed at teens and America ate it up.

Beverly Hills, 90210 ran for 10 seasons, ending in May 2000, and those teenagers that watched every episode are now in their 40s, with families of their own, and the appetite for 1990’s nostalgia is running high. BH90210 seizes on this 90’s fever with an enthusiastic flourish. But, is it worth the time  to watch? Read on to see whether we Love It Or Leave It … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

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TV Recap: Yellowstone (Episode 206) – Something Kills Us All …

Yellowstone
“Blood the Boy” (Episode 206)
July 31, 2019

Last week on Yellowstone, we got some interesting backstory on the origin story of Rip and Beth. In the present, Jimmy tried to earn cash to pay off his debts but fell further behind. Kayce continued investigating the mass cattle killing, absolving Jenkins after a violent interaction. Monica was impressed by her Physical Therapist. And, Jamie, well, Jamie got himself into all sorts of hot water with his sister AND his father. Catch up on all of the action from last week’s episode with our deep dive recap and review here.

Now, on to tonight’s all new, and EPIC, episode of Yellowstone, “Blood the Boy” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

Photo: Paramount Network

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TV Recap: Krypton (Episode 206) – A Leap of Faith …

Krypton
“In Zod We Trust” (Episode 206)
July 17, 2019

Last week, Krypton ended on a crucial, pivotal, devastating  moment. One that will have a lasting impact on the entire series. But, we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Earlier in the ep, Jax-Ur was able to take Lyta hostage during an ill fated peace negotiation on Wegthor. Back on Kandor, Seg learned that Invisible Brainiac, the Brainiac still living in his mind, helped Seg avoid the effects of Somatic Conditioning, keeping his mind free of Zod’s vision. Jayna and Dev stormed Zod’s compound and rescued Seg.

But, at the end of the episode, following Zod’s duplicity in promising to withdraw the Sagitari from Wegthor in exchange for Lyta’s release, Jax executed the Primus on a live broadcast for all of Krypton to see. Zod and Seg were part of the audience that witnessed this murder.  Get yourself all caught up on last week’s deep dive recap and review here.

If you’re ready for the aftermath of Lyta’s execution and all the action that tonight’s brand new Krypton has in store, read on … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

Pictured: Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El — (Photo by: Steffan Hill/SYFY)

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TV Recap: Yellowstone (Episode 205) – Bravery Witnessed By Others …

Yellowstone
“Touching Your Enemy” (Episode 205)
July 24, 2019

In last week’s episode of Yellowstone, someone put out a hit on the Dutton’s cattle, a mass killing of the herd via airdropped bales of clover (which causes fatal bloat in cattle if untreated). John sent his sons forth to discover the culprit while he chewed out the Sheriff for not being terribly helpful. Jamie uncovered Beth’s plan to buy up surrounding ranches and chewed her out for jeopardizing the ranch’s financial future. Kayce, deputized for the investigation of the cattle hit, got caught up in a tragic situation. Catch up on last week’s action here.

Once you’re all caught up on what came before, saddle up with us as we recap tonight’s all new episode of Yellowstone, “Touching Your Enemy” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!! 

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TV Recap: Krypton (Episode 205) – Whatever It Takes …

Krypton
“A Better Yesterday” (Episode 205)
July 10, 2019

Last week on Krypton, the Resistance fell into a Zod long con, leaving most of the foot soldiers dead.  In a last ditch move of desperation, Jax tried to use her weaponized Codex as a genocide weapon against the Sagitari but Val thwarted her efforts. In Kandor, Seg had an awkward reunion with Lyta and Dru-Zod, the former who betrayed him and the latter who tried to recondition him. Family, it’s hard! And Brainiac is still around! Get caught up on last week’s action with our deep dive recap and review here.

Read on for all of the explosive action from tonight’s mid-season episode of Krypton, “A Better Yesterday,” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

Pictured: (l-r) Shaun Sipos as Adam Strange, Rasmus Hardiker as Kem — (Photo by: Steffan Hill/SYFY)

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