Sunday, November 10, 2013

Show Talk Episode 6

The sixth episode of Show Talk aired on November 10th, 2013!
See the full episode below:

Here are the episode reviews featured on this episode for your perusal:

Most Recently Aired Episodes

ELEMENTARY S2 EP7 (Harryhausen)
Mycroft comes to New York with a case for Holmes. I'm glad Mycroft is back. Hopefully he'll be a recurring character on the show. The case for this episode involved a horse called Silver Blaze, which any Holmesian knows is a name lifted directly from the original stories. But this episode twisted up the case and made it more complex. If that read as a compliment, let me clarify that it wasn't. The original case was far more interesting then this show's take on it, and simpler too. The case was jumbled, with extraneous plot points like a four-fingered murderer and horse breeding smashed together into some sort of incoherent slush. It's really a shame, because the rest of the episode was fine. The dialogue was as eccentrically funny as always and the characters developed well throughout the course of the episode. In the end, that saves it from being unforgivable.
Rating: 6.9/10

PARENTHOOD S5 EP7 (Tarantino)
So far this season of “Parenthood” to me is focusing on some of the character’s relationships, mainly Zeek and Camille’s, and Joel and Julia.  Sadly I get the feeling that one of the relationships will end. Whose relationship do I think will be ending?  I think it will be Joel and Julia because it Julia is feeling like she doesn’t want to live the life she’s living right now and the more time she talks to Ed, the more she realizes this just isn’t what she wants.  I will be sad to see if this is right, because to me the characters feel so real so it would feel like a real relationship is ending and they aren’t just acting.  That’s just how good I think the show is.
Rating: 9/10

Swapped Episodes

I really liked this episode of “Beware the Batman”.  I found that Harryhausen was right when he said that Batman’s lips weren’t as distracting when he was Bruce Wayne as to when he’s Batman when they just stick out like a sore thumb.  Anarky was a great villain to have in the show and I enjoyed him more than Humpty Dumpty.  Up until this point I thought that Anarky was a statue to commemorate some sort of fallen hero, but watching this proved those thoughts wrong.  I didn’t really understand the test that Bruce had given to Tatsu, and how he had planned that all out so that she would happen to end where he was, when at the time he didn’t even know he was going to be there.  And what was the purpose of the test? I don’t know.
Rating: 8.5/10

MODERN FAMILY S3 EP24 (Harryhausen)
Mitchell and Cameron attempt to adopt a baby but are plagued by a real life Spanish soap opera, Jay and Manny take Lily to a dance recital, and Haley announces her decision to move in with Dylan. Honestly, I liked this episode. It had the difficult task of balancing three separate plot-lines while keeping a clear narrative flow, and it worked. There were many good jokes in this episode as well, and there was no laugh track, which is never a bad thing. And it's another mockumentary multi-cam sitcom, something that seems to be a trend among these newer comedy shows. I thought I wouldn't like the show, and I still might not, but this episode was good.
Rating: 8/10

Shared Episode
(review of the same episode of a show we both watch)

Impossible Man comes to Earth and starts shooting a movie of Falcon, who he believes is the best Avenger, though his real motive for coming to Earth is not what it seems at first. This could have been a much better episode if it didn't feature the Chitauri. It's like the show's afraid to do anything but reference the Avengers! Other then that, Impossible Man was a nice obscure character for a change, and saves this episode from being a complete failure, though I wish he was funnier. Falcon is an often overlooked member of the team, so I was glad they featured him. Would it be too much to ask for a standalone episode next time? I hope this show becomes it's own thing soon.
Rating: 3.9/10

I didn’t really care that much for this episode of “Avengers Assemble” for two reasons.  Number 1: Impossible Man was annoying as heck.  Number two: most of this episode played off of “The Avengers” movie too much, and even with the credits when it said “Impossible Man will return” and right after that they had a scene with them all eating Shawarma.  All throughout this show there are many Avenger movie references that just make me see how the show’s writers can’t come up with anything original.  They just keep pulling stuff from the movie.  In the beginning it was sort of nice to see the references, but now it’s just annoying and I want them to stop.
Rating: 4/10

Combined Rating: 3.9510

Next Time

The next episode of Show Talk will air on Sunday, December 1st (date subject to change), 2013 at 7:30. We'll be reviewing Nashville and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and we'll be swapping the archive shows Ouran High School Host Club and Invader Zim. We will then both review Arrow. Be sure to tune in, since this will be a much better REVAMPED show!