When Edgar Allen Poe authored The Raven, the idea of his iconic phrase “nevermore” becoming the calling card for a serial killer lead cult probably never crossed his mind. And yet, that is exactly the case in the Friday debut of Fox’s new crime drama, The Following.
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One of the biggest complaints people had about season two of The Walking Dead was the lack of zombies. The season finale brought all the zombie killing one could possibly want, while also delivering a solid shot of tension as the group dynamic fell apart. By the end of the season finale, the group’s unofficial leader, Rick, had seemingly snapped and everything was in disarray and much of season three was foreshadowed in those final events.
Last week so much time was spent in Storybrooke working out David/Charming and Regina’s storylines that Emma and Snow were left to languish in the Enchanted Forest with very little forward movement for their own plot line. This week’s episode, “Lady of the Lake” does a better job of evenly distributing screen time between Storybrookd and the Forest but it also sheds light on a different issue detracting from moving the story forward. In short, the flashbacks, while great at filling in information about the history of the Enchanted Forest, are beginning to seem like a crutch that hinders forward progress.
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On last week’s Revolution, Miles began to assert himself as the undisputed lead and the show itself had its most solid outing to date. After two episodes of the main story being held at a standstill, things finally get moving forward again. And while Charlie and her annoying brother are more of a focal point in this episode it all serves to further progress Miles’s storyline and paint him as the roguish hero with a dark past.
The season premiere of Once Upon a Time laid out an intriguing future for the series. With Emma and Mary Margaret/Snow White sucked through to fairytale trying to save Regina from Gold’s Wraith, it appeared that the show would take on an interesting twist showcasing the fantasy land over the happenings of Storybrooke. And while the events of the second episode, “We Are Both”, continue to point in that same direction, nearly all of it was spent in Storybrooke with David/Prince Charming attempting to sort things out.
Revolution has had a rocky start and while I enjoy the setting and over-arching premise, the rookie show through two episodes has been marred by inconsistency and a general lack of identity. As such, coming into this third episode the series was hovering by the stop watching train. Fortunately for it, “No Quarter” delivers the strongest of the three initial episodes and the hopefully the best glimpse into what the show strives to be.
Once Upon a Time was by all accounts a breakout success for ABC last year. However, after wrapping the season one storyline with the breaking of the curse holding the cozy town of Storybrook and its cast of resident storybook characters captive, the question arose of where does the series go for round two? After all with the evil queen defeated, Henry saved and everyone gaining back their memories the forward moving potential was somewhat halted.