Doctor Who: Deep Breath

In the end, the message was that if we truly love The Doctor, we’ll always be there for him no matter what face he’s wearing. And while I can’t completely get behind that statement – I am, after all, a champion 10th Doctor Hater – I understand the sentiment.

True Blood: Love is to Die

At least we can leave the True Blood-verse secure in the knowledge that Jessica and Hoyt are back together and Ginger -AT LONG LAST – finally got to bang Eric.

The Strain: It’s Not for Everyone

I haven’t written about The Strain on FX because I have no faith in television anymore. The pilot was amazing and horrifying and looked exactly like it did in my head while reading the novel. But, this is basic cable and this is a particular genre. It’s really easy for a show to start strong and piss it away. Just look at Syfy’s stable of programs.

True Blood: Lost Cause

Sam’s girlfriend served as a timepiece this episode, reminding us that only three days have passed since the HepV attack. She also served as moral judge, deciding that having a party was a screwed up response to the recent events. However, these people have been through a serial killer, a homicidal maenad, witches, Russell Edgington, these HepV vampires, and a Republican governor. The people in Sookie’s house were the ones to live through it all. So, yeah. Let’s party.

Falling Skies: Exodus

Anne Glass: Action Pediatrician and her team are transitioning from wandering to following the one lead the have: Lexi is somewhere in the West. Never mind that “The West” is the vaguest possible location. How far to the west? How many days march? Exactly which Chinatown in the west? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

True Blood: Fire in The Hole

After not having much of a social message for years, True Blood, in its last throes, has decided it once again wants to be the show that says things about America. Trouble is, it can’t focus on a train of thought. Maybe because, right now, there’s too much to say about too many screwed up things. I’ve narrowed it down to four Big! Messages!

Falling Skies: The Eye

I’m sure the toxic mysticism is going somewhere. I’m sure it’s going to be a comment on our current state of affairs regarding science literacy. After all, a poorly educated and desperate population is always more willing to accept a supernatural explanation than a scientific one. Ghosts are easier to accept than quantum fields.

True Blood: I Found You

Sheriff Andy couldn’t figure out to see where the dead girl came from to try to make a connection? Law enforcement is relying on Sookie’s knowledge of stuff she saw on Law & Order? Bon Temps never had a chance.

Falling Skies: Ghost in The Machine

Middle Mason wakes up in some cliched Chinatown where Lexi has miraculously transformed from a little brown girl with black hair to a tall white woman with blonde hair. Was the whitewashing part of the aliens’ plans? I bet it was. They probably watched us for a long time.