Reviews from the Small Screen

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

Behind the Candelabra

Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema

  • Excerpt: The legend of Liberace makes for a touching love story, but where’s the music?

Dexter: Season Seven

Sean Axmaker @ Videodrone

Doctor Who Season 7 Part 2

Peter Gutierrez @ School Library Journal

  • Excerpt: Obviously if we follow this conceit to its conclusion, and the TARDIS is more than a single book but rather a signifier of All Books and thus a library, then that would, potentially, make the Doctor the universe’s greatest librarian.

Elementary: Dead Man’s Switch

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Longmire: Season One

Sean Axmaker @ Videodrone

  • Excerpt: TV is always looking for a new twist on the familiar genre and this take on the mystery procedural is distinctive and effective.

Never Forget to Lie

Paulo Peralta @ CinEuphoria [Portuguese]

Perception: Season One

Sean Axmaker @ Videodrone

Teen Wolf: Season Two

Sean Axmaker @ Videodrone

  • Excerpt: Where the first season was all about exploring powers and learning to control the werewolf within, the second is about independence, defining your own path, and forming your own pack. In other words, classic teenage concerns in a supernatural frame.

True Blood: Season 5

Sean Axmaker @ Videodrone

  • Excerpt: It’s all pretty silly and feels rudderless, like a supernatural soap opera tossing everything into the mix for shock value and exploitation spectacle (blood and sex: the pay-cable formula!).

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