Reviews from the Small Screen

Here’s what we’ve been watching on television.

Derek: Series 1

Stephen Carty @ Flix Capacitor

Doctor Who: Hide

Rick Aragon @ Gallifrey Exile

  • Excerpt: Just like Cold War was highly reminiscent of the film Alien, Hide was highly reminiscent of the film Poltergeist. I’m surprised the Doctor didn’t say, “This house is clean.”

Doctor Who: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Rick Aragon @ Gallifrey Exile

  • Excerpt: The biggest problem the story has involves what is suppose to be the Doctor’s greatest secret: The Name of the Doctor has been played to be this gigantic secret, something that might shatter the fabric of time itself. Now we find that his name is easily available to anyone with a library card.

Doctor Who: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog

  • Excerpt: That may be the most infuriating part of “Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS”, an otherwise fun and inconsequential episode; it not only uses time travel to erase its events entirely, but does so with a painfully real, though admittedly friendly, Big Red Button, which is as close to a literal deus ex machina as you can get without God actually showing up to sort everything out.

Doctor Who: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

MaryAnn Johanson @

  • Excerpt: Really? A giant reset button? An actual in-fact for-real big-friendly reset button? Really?

Elementary: Snow Angels

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Friends: Season 2

James Plath @ Family Home Theater

  • Excerpt: The youngest in our family is eleven, and she likes Friends for the same reasons as everyone else: it’s funny and the characters are likable.

Game of Thrones, Season 1, Episode 1, “Winter Is Coming”

Andrew Wyatt @ Gateway Cinephile

  • Excerpt: As with David Simon’s masterful urban tragedy The Wire, GoT is a sprawling, intricate show that is not in the habit of explaining itself slowly and carefully.

Spartacus: War Of The Damned

Stephen Carty @ Flix Capacitor

Star Trek: The Next Generation Season Three

Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder

  • Excerpt: The new Blu-ray looks as great as one would expect, but it also serves to remind us of just how long it took for STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION to click with viewers… three turbulent years.

The Walking Dead: Season 3

Stephen Carty @ Flix Capacitor

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