ZERO HOUR: First Thoughts on ABC’s Dan Brown Porn

Zero Hour (2013) – Created by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Paul Scheuring, Dan McDermott – Starring Anthony Edwards, Scott Michael Foster, Addison Timlin, Jacinda Barrett, Carmen Ejogo, and Michael Nyqvist. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. Let me start this evisceration of ZERO HOUR by saying that I absolutely love ABC’s approach to drama. Not content to simply churn…

THE FOLLOWING: First Thoughts on FOX’s Dull Edged Thriller

The Following (2013) – Created by Kevin Williamson – Episodes 1-3 – Starring Kevin Bacon, Natalie Zea, Annie Parisse, Shawn Ashmore, Valorie Curry, Nico Tortorella, Adan Canto, Kyle Catlett, and James Purefoy. In episode 3 of THE FOLLOWING, one member of serial killer Joe Carroll’s cult goes out and kills two professional critics of Carroll…

LONGMIRE: First Thoughts on A&E’s Cowboy Cop Drama

Longmire (2012) – Episodes 1-3: “Pilot,” “The Dark Road,” “A Damn Shame” – Starring Robert Taylor, Bailey Chase, Katee Sackhoff, Adam Bartley, Cassidy Freeman, and Lou Diamond Phillips. I refuse to pay for cable so I only get to try out new shows like LONGMIRE if they drop onto my radar through Hulu. When I…

SCANDAL: First Thoughts on ABC’s New Political Thriller

Scandal (2012) – Season 1, Episodes 1-3: “Sweet Baby,” “Dirty Little Secrets,” and “Hell Hath No Fury” – Written by Shonda Rhimes, Heather Mitchell, and Matt Byrne; Directed by Paul McGuigan, Roxann Dawson, and Allison Liddi-Brown – Starring Kerry Washington, Henry Ian Cusick, Columbus Short, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes, Guillermo Díaz, Jeff Perry, and Tony…

GAME OF THRONES, Episode 3: Lord Snow

Game of Thrones (2011), Season 1, Episode 3, Story 3: “Lord Snow” – Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; Directed by Brian Kirk – The Starks arrive in King’s Landing, Lord Snow starts training at the Wall, and Danaerys begins to grow into her role as khalesi. Episode 3 of GAME OF THRONES…

GAME OF THRONES, Episode 2: The Kingsroad

Game of Thrones (2011), Season 1, Episode 2, Story 2: “The Kingsroad” – Written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss; Directed by Tim Van Patten – Eddard Stark and his daughters travel south with the King, as Danaerys makes her first travel with Khal Drogo and the Dothraki. Culture clash is the dominant theme…

TOUCH: First Thoughts on FOX’s Jack Bauer Redemption Play

Touch (2012) – Season 1, Episode 1: “Pilot” – Starring Kiefer Sutherland, David Mazouz, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Danny Glover, Roxana Brusso, and Karen David. I suppose the proper thing would be to act like TOUCH exists in a vacuum and that this show has nothing whatsoever to do with 24 or Jack Bauer. Doing so, however,…

TWIN PEAKS, Episode 4: Fellas, Let’s Make a House Call

Episode 4, aka “The One-Armed Man” – Season 1, Episode 4, Story 5 – Written by Robert Engels – Original Broadcast: May 3, 1990 – Lucy is mad at Andy. Mrs. Palmer and Agent Cooper are seeing visions of the same people. Hawk finds the One-Armed Man. Norma’s husband gets his parole. Episode 4 of…

TWIN PEAKS, Episode 1: Black as Midnight on a Moonless Night

Episode 1, aka “Traces to Nowhere” – Season 1, Episode 1, Story 2 – Written by Mark Frost and David Lynch – Original Broadcast: April 12, 1990 – Agent Cooper investigates in between drinking a lot of coffee. James, Bobby, and Mike all get interviewed and released from prison. Donna visits the Palm- wait, who…