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12 Monkeys: "Divine Move" (Season 1, Episode 10)

"What we do here still happened in God's eyes." That's a great line, certainly a disconcerting one to time travelers trying to erase the present by any means. Or not. This week's big development is an antagonist committed to keeping the plague timeline in place. His genesis is a bit forced, but I'll spot that since this show continues to be interesting.   


The Walking Dead: "Spend" (Season 5, Episode 14)

Turnabout is fair play. The last couple weeks we've been pondering the danger of Rick and Co. having been out there too long, of whether they're damaged goods. This week we ponder the danger of the Alexandrians having been safe too long. Are they cowards?

I guess this is a red letter day for Republibot as well. Could a group of Washington functionaries left pampered and privileged turn out to be less than stellar at getting anything done? Honestly. Is there a more soft ball Republican question than that?  


12 Monkeys: "Tomorrow" (Season 1, Episode 9)

Hooray for 12 Monkeys. In quite the shock, this show has been renewed for a 2nd season, something it has certainly earned in the creative sense. Cue the violins, however, for Syfy. It just renewed a show with an average Live + Same-Day viewership south of 900,000, which speaks volumes about the network's place in TV Land.  


The Walking Dead: "Remember" and "Forget" (Season 5, Episodes 12 and 13)

"This is now." Pretty Zen, huh?

I was travelling last week, so I'll do both of these episodes at once. They don't really need separate reviews since they're one continuous exploration of an idea. It's a daring idea for TV, too--have our heroes become villains?


12 Monkeys: "Yesterday" (Season 1, Episode 8)

Whatever this show's flaws may be, it makes up for them with genuine stabs at originality. If tonight's episode loses focus a bit, that's because it's trying to do something ambitious--move us from two timelines to three without cluing us in on that until the end. The effect isn't exactly seamless, but I applaud the thought being put behind it. This show is genuinely trying.   



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