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TV Review: Chicago Fire Season 2 Episode 8 "Rhymes with Shout"

New and familiar faces populated "Rhymes with Shout" tonight.

Two main stories dominated this episode. One revolved around Leon, Cruz's little brother. After witnessing a little girl get gunned down in their neighborhood, Cruz and Leon are informed by Voight and Detective Lindsay (her first introduction as a cast member of the upcoming spin off Chicago PD) that an increase in Leon's former gang in the area was to blame. Voight then becomes typical conniving Voight and threatens to look into the fire that killed Leon's former gang leader Flacco if Cruz didn't let Leon go back into the gang and become a CI. After some kind of terrible advice from Casey who tells him to "trust that he'll make it out on his own this time" (seriously, what?), Cruz is forced to watch as Leon leaves to join the gang again. It was interesting to watch Detective Lindsay use the unfortunate death of their 10 year old neighbor to strong-arm and convince Leon. Their cop unit seems ruthless when it comes to getting what they need to take down the bad guys. It was also great to see the Cruz character get some real meaty stuff to play with.

TV Review Almost Human Season One Episode Three "Are You Receiving?"

Are you Receiving? takes on the hostage episode. Now, if you're a TV watcher who watches a lot of drama like myself, you'll already know that some shows have done this episode way better than others. I'm happy to say on Almost Human with it's unique spin on the police procedural, and their own spin on the hostage contained episode, they knock it out of the park.

TV Review: Almost Human Season One Episode Two "Skin"

Episode Two titled "Skin" has arrived.

This episode finds John and Dorian investigating the murder of Sebastian Jones, a high end sex bot maker at the hands of two thugs and a beautiful woman who seduces him. Dorian quickly proves his usefulness when he identifies that the murderers used a DNA bomb to eliminate all trace evidence from the room. He also reviews security camera footage and determines that the beautiful woman was an android herself, and that the men used flash masks to conceal their identities.

TV Review: Almost Human Pilot

FOX has premiered the drama Almost Human from Executive Producer J.J. Abrams.

We find ourselves in Los Angeles in the future, year 2048. The stage has been set, and as drugs and technology evolve quickly, crime also rises astronomically while cops race to try and control the situation. In order to combat the rise in criminal organizations who are in charge of distributing these large quantities of contraband, the police have developed a new tactic - every human cop is paired with a "combat-model android".

TV Review: Hostages Season 1 Episode 7 "Hail Mary"

Hail Mary is a perfect title for this episode. This episode throws all it can at the audience in a desperate attempt to say "Ah-ha! Look! We're actually a good show!" In the beginning, it had (very) early signs of maybe going in the right direction. However, like that friend of yours that doesn't know when to shut up, it kept throwing more and more ridiculous things at the audience until the episode takes a nose dive in quality and we're stuck with the same bad show.