Archive for the ‘Forever’ Category

How many?

How many?

The last month and a half has been a particularly busy one for me, and as a result, I’ve fallen behind in my reviews of all the shows I’ve been covering, save for The Walking Dead. This happens about three times a year (the nature of teaching at a semester-based college – is there any other kind?), and while I’ve usually been able to catch up, some semesters take longer than others (in fact, as I was going through my notes this morning, I realized that I haven’t actually written up a review for one episode of Game of Thrones from last season – talk about overdue!). The good news (for me) is that I’ve been mostly keeping up on the viewing – it’s just the actual writing that needs to be done.

Just a few notes to help me catch up...

Just a few notes to help me catch up…

Over the next month or so, I’m going to be doing my best to catch up on my reviews, one show at a time, until I’m back up-to-date on all counts. This will mean that there will be “new” reviews being posted that are actually of old shows. You’re welcome to read them, but I understand if you don’t – they’re there more or less because I want to have complete seasons posted for when, eventually, I begin to archive posts on this blog.

So please bear with me for a bit longer – I will be catching up on all the shows I review. I’ll be beginning with Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is having a strong second season so far; doing Z Nation next, which is a show I love to hate; following that with Forever which, while not as strong as Agents, is still a fun little procedural with a twist; moving on to Gotham, which has been getting progressively better as it grows; and finishing off with old reviews from the summer that I simply never got to (for The Leftovers and The Last Ship). I’ve also been taking notes on Constantine, as I had high hopes for it – unfortunately, it’s never quite lived up to those hopes, and looks as though it might be cancelled shortly – I may or may not get to those notes last.

And as always: thanks for reading!

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Episode: 103
Airdate: September 30, 2014
Directed by: David Warren
Showrunner: Matthew Miller
Written by: Janet Lin

Tonight’s third episode of Forever focuses on the theme of immortality. This is not surprising, given the premise of the show; but in this case, it’s the efforts of our ever-increasing aged population to find the secret to their own “fountain of youth.” But what happens when people taking a youth enhancing formula start to die? Click through after the break to read my full review.

<<Spoiler Alert: This review of Forever Season 1, Episode 3 “Fountain of Youth” will contain discussion of plot events in the episode. Click through if you dare.>>
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Episode: 102
Airdate: September 23, 2014
Directed by: Sam Hill
Showrunner: Matthew Miller
Written by: Matthew Miller

The two-night premiere of ABC’s new series, Forever, concluded tonight with Henry Morgan [Ioan Gruffudd] working on a new case with Detective Jo Martinez [Alana De La Garza]. Since exonerating himself of murder in the opener, it is implied that the two have now formed a working relationship. Despite the end of last night’s episode suggesting that tonight would be about a rare missing sword showing up in a dead guy’s chest, the story had no relation to yesterday beyond the relationships already established. Click through for my review of the episode.

<<Spoiler Alert: This review of Forever Season 1, Episode 2 “Look Before You Leap” will contain discussion of plot events in the episode. Click through if you dare.>>
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Episode: 101
Airdate: September 22, 2014
Directed by: Brad Anderson
Showrunner: Matthew Miller
Written by: Matthew Miller

In an interesting move, one which I suspect we’ll see a lot more of in the future, ABC chose to release the pilot episode of Forever more than a month before the show’s network air date. I didn’t watch it at that time, catching it for the first time tonight. Episode two will be airing tomorrow night, meaning that we get to see a fair bit of development right away, and will thus get a sense of where this show might be headed. Click through after the break to get my full take on this new fantasy/drama.

<<Spoiler Alert: This review of Forever Season 1, Episode 1 “Pilot” will contain discussion of major plot events in the episode. Click through if you dare.>>
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