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EPISODE REVIEW: Caprica: “Know Thy Enemy” (Episode 6, or possibly 7 depending on who you’re talking to)

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As predicted, Caprica’s ratings rebounded some last week, despite it being a somewhat sub-par episode. Interestingly, they still came in a hair beneath “Reins of a Waterfall” two weeks ago. I’d have figured they’d have surpassed it by a fair margin. Ah well. In any event, the doomed “Little Show that Can’t” did manage to far-exceed its series low two weeks ago for “Gravedancing.” So is this their comfort level? Will the ratings hold at 1.12 million-ish per week?

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EPISODE REVIEW: Caprica: “There Is Another Sky” (Episode 5)

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Ratings-wise, Caprica has been a Mister Toad’s Wild Ride of awfulness thus far. From a mediocre debut of 1.6 million viewers, we’ve dropped an average of 200,000 viewers every week. How low can it go? Well, pretty darn low, it seems. Last week’s rather bizarre bit of counter programming - running a show no one cares about (Caprica) against a show everyone cares about (The Olympics) - went about as well as you’d expect. Just like I called it last Friday, ratings were significantly below one million viewers, and I’m pretty convinced a whole bunch of them were Croatians in town to support their team for the luge completion, who don’t speak the language, and mistook Caprica City for Vancouver (They do look a lot alike).

Now, as hilarious and entertaining as it normally is to watch a show drop 630,000 viewers in a month, I’m actually a little bit bummed since I’m really kinda’ digging the show while they’re digging their own grave.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Caprica: “Pilot” (Episodes 1 and 2)

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Yep. I’m the one who’s going to be reviewing the Caprica series. I know, I know, I know, I’ve been pretty damn vocal about the creative crash-and-burn that the RDM Galactica became, the massive disappointment that was its entire final season, and how the finale was ultimately kind of a betrayal of the fans. Obviously, those of you who are aware of my stance on the show are going to be pretty nervous about me reviewing the new spinoff/prequel.

Let me calm your not-entirely-unfounded reservations before we begin:

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EPISODE REVIEW: Dollhouse: “The Hollow Men” (Season 2, Episode 12)

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Last week we learned that Boyd was the founder of Rawson, the corporation that runs the dollhouse. What could follow on the heels of a revelation like that? Let’s find out, shall we?

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EPISODE REVIEW: Dollhouse: “Getting Closer” (Season 2, Episode 11)

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You know what? This was such a barn-burner that I’m not even gonna’ bore you with my normal preamble, let’s just get right to it. In my massively spoiler-heavy synopsis to come, I’m going to list things in chronological order, rather than the order they were revealed in the show.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Dollhouse: “Stop Loss” (Season 2, Episode 9)

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Man oh man oh man oh man oh man! Remember back when we were in our early twenties, and we all watched Star Trek: The Next Generation, and we liked it even though we were all aware that it was kind of a disappointing show that really wasn’t all that good? Remember how we’d schlog through five or six boring or openly lame episodes in a row to get to a good one? Remember how excited we’d get at watching an episode that we would rave about simply because it was better than mediocre?

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EPISODE REVIEW: Defying Gravity: “Kiss” (Episode 13)

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I’m a sucker for goodbyes. The way things end are, for me, a lot more important than the way they begin, if only because, so often in life, we don’t really notice when things begin.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Defying Gravity “Venus” (Episode 12)

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Our Exclusive-by-Default coverage of Defying Gravity continues with this, the show’s penultimate episode. To all our visitors from Canada and the UK, we bid you welcome.

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In 2047:

The Ascans are facing the first cut - of the 30 of them in the program, ten will not survive to the next round. We’re told that Zoe and a couple others are on the cusp, but Eve wants Wassenfelder on the mission for some undisclosed reason, which means someone else has to get bumped.

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