When SyFy (back then Sci Fi channel) started this quirky series five years ago called Eureka, I tuned in thinking it was odd enough for me to watch. And I really don’t think I had anything else to watch at that time…well, other than Smallville. I was introduced to Jack Carter: U.S. Marshall who ended up taking over a Sheriff of this odd little town that looked like a piece of small town Americana. The look on his face when Global Dynamics is first introduced to him is what hooked me onto this show. Sheriff Jack Carter was the everyman and we were watching this crazy little town of geniuses through his eyes.
The first season of Game of Thrones was about introducing viewers to the rich fantasy world created by George R.R. Martin, creating a level of comfort to the universe of Westerios. And then taking that rug and pulling it firmly out from under the viewers.
As season two gets underway, we’re familiar with most of the players in the game, but there are new rules and new faces coming into the power struggle going on all across Westerios.
The Hollywood Reporter has weighed in on the return of Game of Thrones.
On the last couple of listener feedback shows, we’ve asked for reaction, thoughts and feedback on ABC’s The River.
Slice listener and reader Heather from St. Louis has seen the series, including the recently aired season finale. She took the time to review the first season and offer some thoughts on it. We’re including it here on the Slice web site to help spark the conversation about this series.
As a single hour of television, Awake is fascinating, compelling television. As a long-term series, there are questions about if and how the show can sustain its premise over the course of a season or seasons. But if you haven’t seen the pilot yet via various on demand services or streaming from NBC’s web site, this is one that’s worth tuning in for when it finally airs tonight at 10 p.m. EST.
As Doctor Who closes in on its fiftieth anniversary, it’s nice to know that while the future is bright, this new chapter and celebration appears it will be built on paying homage to long, rich history that has come before it. No where was that more evident than in Saturday evening’s cliffhanger that once again tries to inject the “Who?” back into Doctor Who.
Reviewed by Michael Hickerson (Slice of SciFi Editor) One of the chief criticisms lobbed at Doctor Who in the 80s was that it became too insular with certain stories being so stepped in what’s come before that novice fans would have a difficult if not an impossible time not just figuring out what was going [...]
On the surface, Syfy’s new summer series Alphas feels an awful lot like a clone of NBC’s Heroes. Ordinary people with extraordinary abilities are brought together to fight evil. But dig a bit deeper and you’ll see that, well, the show really is a lot like Heroes, only this time instead of fighting against a mysterious governmental agency, our elite team is a special branch of the Department of Defense.