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24: Live Another Day Review

After season five 24 became nothing more than a show with great action and uninspired and redundant stories. The show and Jack Bauer were running on fumes. After season 8 ended, the cast and crew of the show talked for years about a possible movie. But what was finally decided was a 12 episode limited series that would still cover 24 hours but set in London. Maybe it was the long break, maybe it was the shorter episode order, maybe it was the change in location or maybe it was all of those things but 24: Live Another Day was an enjoyable season of 24 that made me want more seasons of 24 in the future.

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New Comic Book Shows Heading To TV

What a great time it is to be a comic book nerd! Not only are comic book movies dominating the theatres, they are now heading to our television sets. DC has already earned success, with Arrow, which is the most watched show on The CW, and Marvel launched Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., last year, to a tepid response from audiences.

It was obvious that both Marvel, and DC would launch more shows after the success of those two projects, but who would have thought that we’d be seeing the launch of this many comic book projects. DC alone is launching four comic book shows this year, while Marvel has announced the launch of the long rumoured, Agent Carter TV show, and will be releasing Daredevil next year to begin the road to their The Defenders mini series.

Here is what we know about all these shows so far.

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Veronica Mars Review

Kickstarted from cancelation, the Veronica Mars movie, had a lot riding on its shoulders. Not only did it have appease the show’s diehard fans and newcomers but also appease the over 90,000 backers, who, altogether chipped in a total of $5.7 million to fund the movie on Kickstarter. Creator and in this case writer and director, Rob Thomas, made a promise to fans, “We will deliver the Veronica Mars follow-up that you’ve always wanted,” and as a fan of the TV show, I think he and his team delivered on that promise.

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Reasons Why You Need To Watch Happy Endings

So, last year, under the influence of narcotic infused cough syrup and antibiotics, I wrote a post trying to convince my best friend and confidant Emerald to start watching Arrow. She freaked, had a boygasm and said she’d watch the show; she never did. I’ve also told her to watch GIRLS (approx. 2 years), The Mindy Project (January of this year), Game of Thrones (think she started it but never got passed S1 E2), Breaking Bad (don’t think I even told her but now I am), Heathers (cause it was Mean Girls before Mean Girls) and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (to which said, gross, no). However, she did watch Midnight In Paris…only after I bought her the DVD and then had to continuously ask her if she saw it yet.

Other people would have given up, other people would not be creating a post like this and other people would not be as obsessive as me but I ain’t no quitter, I’m a swallower. Ooo, I said that wrong.

In addition, to all those shows that I’ve already told her to watch, I’m adding a new one: Happy Endings.

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True Blood: Season 6 Review

*Review contains spoilers* 

I enter every new season of True Blood with this longing that the show I once feel in love with, would return. Back in seasons 1 through 3, True Blood was more focused, sure it had the crazy amount of sex and violence but it never created situations just to top itself. You believed in all the crazy antics. Scenes as ludicrous as, Bill being tortured by his maker only for him to end up on the buffet for a couple of vampire blood addicted werewolves, felt real and grounded. Back then, True Blood made an effort to ground its campy nature in reality but after season 4, the show became nothing but camp. Over three seasons True Blood has introduced plot lines that never concluded, had the main characters face life-threatening danger with never dying and told about 5 separate stories per season but you only really cared about two. The show became more concerned about delivering on the crazy that story and characters got neglected.

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Hannibal: Season 1 Review

There was much pre-hate towards Hannibal before it was even released. I was amongst those people. The films were so loved, especially Silence of the Lambs, that hearing it was a prequel made me groan. Prequel’s are what Hollywood usually turns to when there is no possible way to make a sequel to the original source material, so I was hesitant. Also, they made a prequel called Hannibal Rising and that wasn’t any good either. To my amazement, Hannibal did not only turn out to be a good show but a great one. Easily becoming one of the best new dramas of the year.

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Game of Thrones: Season 3 Review

*Review contains spoilers*

You can never experience a season of Game of Thrones without being shocked, wowed and captivated. It gave us twists and turns both unforeseeable and heartbreaking. Dealing with themes of leadership, the nature of power, and nobles vs their citizens. Game of Thrones handles these themes and its gigantic cast with such finesse, that it is hard to imagine this show any other way.

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The Office: Season 9 Review

For nine years, we watched the crazy antics at Dunder Mifflin. We laughed, cried and connected with its entire cast of characters. Within that nine year run, the show became a huge cultural phenomenon. All of that, though, ended in the following years as the ratings and audience enthusiasm faltered. I was one of those people who felt that the show should have ended back in season 7 when Steve Carell’s, Michael Scott left the show. Despite that, I still stuck around, always feeling like the end was near.

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Community: Season 4 Review

Every fan of Community had a reason to worry heading into show’s fourth season. NBC and Sony had removed the show’s creator Dan Harmon from the show. That certainly diminished any celebration of the existence of a season 4. Community was Dan Harmon’s baby, he lent this unique voice to the show and he understood the characters and the story he wanted to tell, better than anyone else would.

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Doctor Who: Season 7 Review

Every season of Doctor Who is always a grand affair. You have stand alone episodes with a story so unique that they require their own movie type poster. This season gave us a fitting and heartfelt end to two of series’ most beloved companions, Rory and Amy Pond and introduced a promising new companion, in Clara. The seventh season was split into two distinct halves with the Christmas special bridging the two. Season seven was far from perfect but show creator Steven Moffat delivered on what counted, strong character moments, brilliant story ideas, and mythology altering twists that ensured we would be eagerly awaiting the 50th anniversary special.

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Arrow: Season 1 Review

*Review contains spoilers* 

After ten years, the story of a young Clark Kent was wrapped up with Smallville. Now the CW, needed their next superhero to fill the void Clark Kent left. It may have seemed a strange choice; I know people who dismissed it right away when hearing that it was only about the Green Arrow. Now, it seems to have paid off, becoming a hit for the CW. I being a massive DC fan was excited just to be getting a new live action entity of some kind. It took me a few episodes to completely fall in love with this show, but now I am swooned.

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Parks and Recreation: Season 5 Review

*Review contains spoilers*

Season 4 of Parks and Recreation ended with Leslie Knope being elected as a member of the Pawnee City Council. Naturally Season 5 chronicled her first year on City Council. How was it, you ask? It was freaking amazing, duh!

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The Following Season 1 Review

Contains *some spoilers* 

Does everyone on this show get stabbed in the gut at least once?!?!?!

When this show first started I was in love with it. There was huge excitement when it started, “A show about a serial killer who has a cult of serial killers,” soon became “Really? A cult of serial killers.” It became hard to believe or buy into any of the situations that were depicted on the show. It’s hard to invest in any of the characters, when it feels like the show doesn’t care about them and treats everyone as if they were expendable.

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