The Walking Dead “18 Miles Out” Review

The episodes of season 2 roll on, and one would hope AMC's The Walking Dead might continue in its usual relentlessly tense, nail-biting path. AMC has taken a renowned and award-winning comic-book series and...

Spartacus: Vengeance: “Libertus” Review

Gannicus! Gannicus! GANNICUS! My first reaction to seeing the Spartacus: Gods of the Arena vet Gannicus (Dustin Clare) was euphoria. Great (bleep)ing character played by an excellent, emotive actor. My...

The Walking Dead: “Triggerfinger” Review

The Walking Dead, some people say, has hit a bit of a rut in season 2. Up until the mid-season barn cliffhanger, there could be a reasonable argument made that TWD was beginning to flounder. Last episode's...

Spartacus: Vengeance: “Empty Hands” Review

I'm not sure what to make of this one. How the tides do flow. In the beginning, "Empty Hands" was a mess. The CGI forest setting for Sparty's first life-or-death battle versus the Romans went beyond the...

Spartacus: Vengeance: “A Place in This World” Review

Oh, Minerva! The Sparty Party continued its sick third season run, placing sword and spear to knave and spleen, digging for bloody treasure. "A Place in This World" didn't have the return-to-glory shock...

The X Factor (US) “Final 3 Perform” Review

Can they mention the Pepsi commercial one more time? Because I'm not sure which the contestants think is more important. A $5 million recording contract---or the freaking Pepsi commercial. I mean, you'd...

The X Factor (US) “Top 4 Results” Review

So Marcus Canty (finally) leaving being a foregone conclusion, and with next week's reviews being basically all about the finalists, I thought it appropriate to dedicate this article to the show as a whole....

The X Factor (US) “Top 4 Perform” Review

So this is "final four" week on The X Factor, and as the numbers whittle down, the less interested I find myself in watching this show. It feels like all the really magnetic acts have fallen by the...