It’s a double-post for American Gods! Episode 2’s Coming to America story introduced Anansi in a manner that doesn’t just strike a chord for black America, it’s the start of a symphony. It was raw, powerful, and true. The rest of the episode moved rather slowly, while Episode 3 had a bit more plot advancement and brought us deeper into the backstage world of the Gods.
So the next few weeks of recaps from me will be a little weird because I’m covering The Librarians AND Sleepy Hollow in one post. My ratings systems for each of the shows will not change from previous recaps, although you will inevitably notice I rate each of them differently. Librarians gives us an excellent romp in a town overrun by fairytales, but Sleepy Hollow’s a (not entirely worthless) letdown involving angels and demons. Funnily enough, the title of this week’s Sleepy Hollow was actually referenced in The Librarians: Jacob Stone looks at a very old tome and geeks out. “The Annotated Paradise Lost?!” According to Jenkins, we don’t wanna know who it’s annotated by.
Is it Satan? I bet it’s Satan.
So, after a quick-and-dirty intro to the first four episodes, it’s time for a proper recap of The Librarians. This week is “And the Apple of Discord.” Remember that each episode title is modeled after the movie titles, which in turn were likely influenced by Indiana Jones flicks. This episode features the return of Flynn, more hints about Jenkins and Dulaque’s history, and glimpses of everyone’s “Dark Side.”
If you’re not a fan of subtitles, the cold open involving two lost Japanese twenty-somethings might leave you disoriented
and later wondering if they made it out alive. Don’t fear, fellow viewer, because the Librarians are similarly disoriented – earthquakes are cropping up all over the globe as a result of magic. It’s only when Flynn bursts through the door dramatically that we learn what magic: dragons.
Any episode that gives the phenomenal Diechen Lachman (a Dollhouse alum) some employment is going to be in my good graces from the start, but this was another entirely engaging episode. Thankfully, we were given enough food for thought to chew for the two weeks before 2×09 airs. Enough that we should get right down to it! Spoilers, as always, start right now!
I grew up watching Boy Meets World. I shipped Cory/Topanga before I knew what shipping was. I took the wise word of Plays-With-Squirrels to heart, and I even watched the finale as it aired and cried my heart out. So when I heard about the plans for a continuation of that universe, focused on Cory & Topanga’s daughter? I was ALL in.
The pilot will officially air on Friday June 27, 2014, but it’s already been released to the Watch Disney tablet app and by extension is now making the rounds of the internet. It’s even FREE on iTunes! So, SPOILERS AHEAD, DUH.
Does the long-awaited Girl Meets World live up to the hype?
Hello readers, and welcome to my first weekly TV recap post. Each week I will summarize what happened in last week’s episodes of a few shows, and give some of my thoughts on it, along with occasional predictions for what might come next, or what I’m excited about. For now I am planning on following Supernatural, Arrow, Grimm, but that may change in the future, depending on interest (and obviously depends on what weeks these shows have new episodes). Enjoy, and beware – spoilers abound.
In the future this weekly television posting is going to be following a couple shows, recapping/reviewing episodes and speculating about what might come next. However, for this first post, I decided to do something a little different, and look at two new shows that just finished their (short) first season runs – Sleepy Hollow (Fox, 13 episodes), and Dracula (NBC, 10 episodes). Both are shows that I might have included in the column if they were still currently airing, but I decided to give you my thoughts on their inaugural seasons instead.