Opinions and Editorials

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.

TV Review: Chicago Fire Season 2 Episode 4 "A Nuisance Call"

Pretty incredible episode.

Dawson and Shay go on what they call "a nuisance call" - where they respond to the same guy (for the 1000th time) who is just lonely and is never really in any danger. However, as Boden points out, they have to respond anyway. Right away, you can tell there has been some research done here. You can totally imagine calls like this happening. However, when Shay and Dawson got there, things quickly went downhill fast. After trying to convince the guy that calls like these have to stop, he pulled out a gun. Right when it looked like Shay was going to get the gun, the man shot himself. The score was perfect as blood sprayed on their faces. A lot of big network shows like to use audio manipulation and drown the audience in loud dramatic scores. This score was more subtle which let the shock of the moment and the acting of Lauren German and Monica Raymund shine.

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