This week, Once Upon a Time delved into the Black Fairy’s origin story with episode 6.19, aptly titled “The Black Fairy”. There was the Savior tie-in, of course, which at least partially explained why Rumpel is so predisposed to cowardice, though Once is very good at not letting its characters use their
Brooklyn Nine-Nine is in the midst of an incredibly strong and consistently funny fourth season, and I’ve finished at least two or three episodes thinking “That may wind up a season-best.” Well, after last night’s episode (4.15, “The Last Ride”), there’s a new frontrunner. Right from the cold open,
It effectively explained her motivation for taking on the Black Fairy alone, added power to her sacrifice at the end of the hour, and incorporated both the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion in a fun, unexpected way. Because of that resentment, Zelena often brings out Regina’s worst impulses, like how cruel
This week, Once Upon a Time delivered another strong episode (6.17, “Awake”) in a run that I’m largely enjoying. The flashbacks were a big part of the reason why, as we saw a new time in the show’s history: Storybrooke, ten years into the Dark Curse. For a moment I thought it was a pilot or season
Brooklyn Nine-Nine finally returned this week with episode 4.13, “The Audit.” I don’t think it will go down as a season best for me, but a middle-of-the-road episode of Nine-Nine is still pretty darn good. Let me know in the comments!
This week, Once Upon a Time bounced back nicely from their last episode, offering an emotional, entertaining hour (episode 6.14, “Page 23”) that saw Lana Parrilla play—I kid you not—three different versions of Regina. If our Regina and Robin couldn’t get their happy ending, I’m very glad some version
After a couple of great episodes in a row, Once Upon a Time was due for a dud, and unfortunately, it came this week in “Ill-Boding Patterns,” episode 6.13. There was also a nice juxtaposition in Gideon stealing his father’s dagger and Baelfire receiving it freely. It adds another heartbreaking layer
Once Upon a Time delivered another strong episode last night (“Murder Most Foul,” episode 6.12) that delved into the murder of Charming’s father, Robert, as well as the Charming/Hook bromance. Charming and Hook have long had one of my favorite relationships on the show, so I enjoyed this hour a lot,
It remains to be seen if the show can function long-term without Rayna, but this week’s episode did a nice job of highlighting some potential silver linings of her death. The most interesting thing about this episode to me was Maddie and Daphne’s continued, and completely different, reactions to Rayna
The first half of Once Upon a Time’s sixth season had a “back to basics” vibe that I appreciated. It was thematically rich, steeped in the show’s brand of hopeful optimism, and largely favored small character moments over expansive plot.
If you’re reading this, then I’ll assume you already watched the latest episode of Nashville, “If Tomorrow Never Comes,” episode 5.09. To call Rayna Nashville’s lead undersells her importance. Due in no small part to Connie Britton’s balanced performance, Rayna consistently made Nashville keep one
Okay Nashville fans, this is going to be a bit of a combo review with some thoughts about the latest episode (“Stand By Me,” episode 5.08) and a few about season 5 in general. In episode 8, Rayna and Deacon continued to show off their sweet, sexy, healthy marriage, even in the midst of the stalker drama