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Monday, October 03, 2011

New Posts!

I've decided that I have to start making new posts to this blog, if only to save my sanity. I've decided to start reviewing films and television again, and ooohhh are there options. Our new Oscar-bating season of films has begun (The Ides of March, The Artist), and TV is attempting to remain relevant with some interesting offerings (Person of Interest, Terra Nova). I'm excited!

I watched the pilots for Terra Nova, Person of Interest, and Up All Night and I have to say, I thought they were all pretty decent. Terra Nova is like "Land of The Lost," combined with "Lost" and a dash of "Stargate Universe." It doesn't take itself too seriously, yet it treats the characters as real people in a real situation. The casting and acting are decent, and the special effects are just cheesy enough to make it feel like an old-fashioned matinee. Person of Interest is gritty and surprisingly violent, with great characterization and suspense. Up All Night is funny and odd, and it manages to take a new approach to parenting. There are lots of other shows out there to talk about: The League, the new season of The Walking Dead and the tragedy that is Pan Am, for example. Stay tuned, I'm going to be busy.