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A review of tonight's "True Detective" coming up just as soon as I'm louche... Of all the celebrated aspects of "True Detective" season 1, the only part to land the show any major Emmys was the celebrated single-take action sequence at the end of "Who Goes There." Short of trying to do a whole episode in what appears to be a single take (which "The X-Files" already did 17 years ago), the only way to top Rust's escape through the projects would be to expand the scope of the action. And that's exactly what we get in the climax of "Down Will Come" (like "Who Goes There," the fourth episode of the season), as a botched raid on the hideout of a man who pawned some of Caspere's jewelry led to a spectacular action set piece involving automatic weapons fire, chases on foot, car and bus, deaths of cops (including Teague Dixon, »
- Alan Sepinwall
In this week's episode, Orphan Black finally says goodbye to a character who long since served their purpose on the show...
This review contains spoilers.
3.6 Certain Agony Of The Battlefield
Sometimes in television, there are characters who outstay their welcome. I don't mean a character who was once liked but no longer is, but rather a character who once served a very good purpose and, having served it, stuck around without really having much to do. They may still be loved by the audience, but it leaves the writers scrambling to find something for them to do to justify their continued existence on the show. For a long time, I've felt like Paul fell into this category. Certainly he was once vital to the plot, serving important purposes in the narrative. But it's felt like for the last year, the writers haven't really known what to do with him; he »
2 items from 2015
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