REVIEW: Lethal Weapon – “Pilot”


The following is a quick episode review of FOX’s Lethal Weapon. Available in Denmark on Viaplay.

In the pilot episode of FOX’s new buddy cop action-comedy show Lethal Weapon, a fifty-year old police officer – Roger Murtaugh (played by Damon Wayans) – must partner-up with a depressed ‘loose cannon’ with a death wish – Martin Riggs (played by Clayne Crawford). Continue reading “REVIEW: Lethal Weapon – “Pilot””

REVIEW: Preacher – “Pilot”

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The following is a review of the first episode of ‘Preacher’, available on AMC in the United States and on Viaplay in Denmark. Expect spoilers for the episode.

It’s here. Welcome to Preacher! A supernatural dark comedy about exploding preachers, crazy vampires, and a crisis of faith. Maybe? That’s pretty much all I know about the show. When I sat down to watch the pilot episode, I had no idea what I was about to watch. The story is completely fresh to me at this time. I may end up reading the comic book that it is based on, but probably not until after the first season is finished. I didn’t know what to expect. But this show may be perfect for me right now. Continue reading “REVIEW: Preacher – “Pilot””

REVIEW: Vinyl – “Pilot”

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The following is a review of the first episode of Vinyl, available on HBO and HBO Nordic right now.

Vinyl, created by Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter, Mick Jagger, and Rich Cohen, follows Richie Finestra (played by Bobby Cannavale), a record executive for American Century on the cusp of a massive label buyout deal with a German company, as he tries to manage his crumpling label, his love for music, his family, and his sanity. The pilot episode was just released and it is an excellent piece of television.
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REVIEW: Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

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The following is an episode review of Sherlock: Series 2, Episode 1 – A Scandal in Belgravia

17 months after The Great Game‘s cliffhanger was shown for the first time on BBC, A Scandal in Belgravia was televised. We finally had the answer to what would happen in the first real meeting between Moriarty and Holmes. The answer? Nothing.  Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia”

REVIEW: Sherlock: The Great Game

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The following is an episode review of Sherlock: Series 1, Episode 3 – The Great Game

When a season of Sherlock ends, you don’t necessarily know how long you’ll have to wait for the next one. After this episode viewers had to wait for more than a year to see what happened next. Would it all be worth it? The Great Game is the culmination of everything in series 1. Who is the mystery man behind everything? This episode revealed it all, and it is one of the best Sherlock episodes to date. Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: The Great Game”

REVIEW: Sherlock: The Blind Banker

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The following is an episode review of Sherlock: Series 1, Episode 2 – The Blind Banker

In The Blind Baker Watson (Freeman) and Holmes (Cumberbatch) are to discover what links the disappearance of Soo Lin Yao (Gemma Chan) to some rather indistinguishable ciphers, and a murdered victim being found inside a locked apartment made to look like a suicide. The game is afoot! But the episode, sadly, isn’t very good. Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: The Blind Banker”

REVIEW: Sherlock: A Study In Pink

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The following is an episode review of Sherlock: Series 1, Episode 1 – A Study in Pink

Recently, I decided to review every single episode of BBC’s Sherlock, one of my favorite shows still on the air. It all began with A Study in Pink, which I feared wouldn’t hold up as well as I remembered it. But, actually, the snappy dialogue kept me intrigued and pleased throughout the episode, in spite of the less-than-stellar whodunnit-revelation. Continue reading “REVIEW: Sherlock: A Study In Pink”

REVIEW: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – “Kimmy Goes Outside!”

I'm Jeffrey Rex Episode Review - Netflix - Unbreakable Kimmy SchmidtThe following is a review of the first episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Expect some spoilers in the review.

Now that Netflix is going all-in on original programming, they’ve planned out 2015 as their biggest year yet – having already released the third season of House of Cards, they, today (6th of March 2015), premiered the very first season of a Tina Fey comedy. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a Netflix Original Series.

So, you probably saw the trailer – but if not, let’s quickly open with the premise. Kimmy Schmidt was a member of an Apocalypse-Cult, and she is freed from an underground bunker in Durnsville, Indiana along with the rest of her female members. Then, the hilarity truly begins – opening with a little homage to the Schmoyoho-generation of autotuners. Oh and good news trailer-haters, I believe the trailer only contains scenes from the first episode. Continue reading “REVIEW: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt – “Kimmy Goes Outside!””

REVIEW: Better Call Saul – “Uno”

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The following is a review of the first episode of AMC’s Better Call Saul, which premiered in Europe on Netflix this morning. Don’t expect a complete recap of the episode.

I’ve seen a lot of spin-offs over the years. Some work – Stargate Atlantis, Frasier – some just don’t – Joey, Stargate Universe. It’s all about keeping the feel of a franchise, without overtly copy-pasting – and making something great out of characters that might’ve once been little more than stock characters. In this – the first ever Better Call Saul-episode – we are treated to a very interesting take on the greatest attorney from one of TV’s best ever shows.

I think we all feared the worst, when it came to Better Call Saul. Sure, Gilligan would still be involved, but nothing’s safe when it comes to spin-offs. Thankfully, AMC, Vince Gilligan, and Peter Gould have given us an interesting new show – one including nostalgia, but, as it turns out, also including substance.

Just like Breaking Bad, this show is absolutely gorgeus. It’s a treat to watch, and I commend the people working behind the camera. Now, I don’t think I ever doubted the writing team – I had expectations – but my main worry was that the show was centered on a character that they could fail to make interesting or poignant.

The opening five-or-so minutes give us everything we need to set off – it’s believable. We’re given an idea of what happened to Saul Goodman after the events of Breaking Bad. We need to believe that this is the guy from the best ever AMC show, and I do believe that will be the biggest challenge for this show – but if you watched the remainder of the episode, then you’re left with a good taste in your mouth.

Bob Odenkirk’s character is as hilarious as always, but we see a different side of him when he has to deal with his brother – and the people involved in his real life. This is very promising, and if this episode is anything to go by – we’re in for a very interesting and peculiar ride.

I enjoyed the parts where he had to guide the skaters, and I thought the court room scene was hilarious – in spite of its macabre nature. The feel is still present, Goodman is at his best – and the show looks amazing.

During the episode, and in particular at the very end of it, we are treated to a lot of familiar faces – and the cliffhanger of the episode left me wanting more. The first episode did its job. I still have my trepidations, but I am hopeful – and this episode was very promising.


I’m Jeffrey Rex