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Gotham: Spirit of the Goat | S1-E6

By Dave Defino / 3 years ago

The first season of Gotham has had an identity problem. It has teetered on the thin line of making a cop show vs making a Batman back story. Many times it has failed at the balance and made a lousy cop show that was a good Batman back story. This episode was different. The Spirit […]

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American Horror Story: Hotel – Be Our Guest | S5-E12

By Dave Defino / 3 years ago

*spoilers ahead Be Our Guest is the final episode of the 5th season of American Horror Story. It serves as a nice wrap up to the season. It is also not a very good episode. It does have some high points, and if you have watched the other 11 episodes, there is no reason to […]

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The X-Files 2016 Revival – My Struggle | Episode 1

By Dave Defino / 3 years ago

I graduated high school in 1993, the same year that The X-Files originally premiered. As a young, rebellious kid, I was the prime demographic for an anti establishment show, and I loved The X-Files. In 1993 The X-Files was groundbreaking. It took the cop show formula and turned it on its head. It was dark, […]

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Gotham: Viper – S1-E5 – Review

By Dave Defino / 3 years ago

This show has me a bit torn. As a fan of just plain television I want this to be a police procedural that just happens to take place in Gotham. As a fan of Batman, I want this to be a prequel to the Batman stories I grew up loving. The 5th episode of season […]

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American Horror Story: Hotel – Battle Royale | S5-E11

By Dave Defino / 3 years ago

Spoilers Ahead: Battle Royale is the 2nd to last episode of American Horror Story Hotel. With a name like Battle Royale, I expected something amazing. Alas, the episode did not live up to my expectations. It was good, just not great. Battle Royale starts off a little bit back in time. We get to see […]

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Gotham – Arkham – S1-E4

By Dave Defino / 3 years ago

In the fourth episode of the first season of Gotham, we get more backstory for the future Batman universe. Apparently, there are two rival proposals for what to do with the old Arkham section of Gotham (including what to do with the abandoned asylum). One plan is backed by mob boss Falcone, and the other […]

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Gotham: The Balloonman – S1-E3

By Dave Defino / 3 years ago

This was my favorite episode so far this season. Sure, we had a segment for every sidestory that is being brought in, but for the most part, this episode felt like it was about the Balloonman case. Previous episodes felt like the main story for the episode was being overshadowed by the season arc. Almost […]

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American Horror Story: Hotel – She Gets Revenge | S5-E10

By Dave Defino / 3 years ago

This episode of American Horror Story Hotel seems all about cleaning up all the little senseless subplots things that have been thrown in over the past 10 episodes. There are a few neat little throw away scenes at the beginning. John and Sally chat about the Ten Commandments killings as John puts some ears in […]

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Gotham: Selina Kyle – S1-E2 | Review

By Dave Defino / 3 years ago

The 2nd episode of Gotham brings the series into a more police procedural type context with a twisted twist we would expect from a comic book based show. The episode centers around a group of criminals abducting homeless children. For bad guys in a police procedural, the kidnaps were well played. They seemed like they […]

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Gotham – Pilot – Review | The Origins of Batman

By Dave Defino / 3 years ago

I’ll be honest. I was a big Batman fan when I was a kid. I loved the comics from that time. Arkham Asylum, The Killing Joke, The Cult… I also loved the Michael Keaton version of the Batman movies. But I am older now, and times have changed. I enjoyed the first Christopher Nolan Batman, […]

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