May's Short TV Reviews™

Is that new show worth watching? Read my short reviews and find out!

We are Men (2013- )

A young guy finds camaraderie living among the more experienced guys he meets in a short-term rental complex.

Another one of those stupid shows where you don’t care about the characters or what happens to them. One episode was quite enough.
rating: 2/5

We are Men (2013- )

A young guy finds camaraderie living among the more experienced guys he meets in a short-term rental complex.

Another one of those stupid shows where you don’t care about the characters or what happens to them. One episode was quite enough.

rating: 2/5

Peakey Blinders (2013 -)

A British gangster saga set in 1920s Birmingham.

I found this episode to be a little “too busy” - too many characters and too much was happening but still it managed to be quite boring. I won’t be tuning in. Perhaps it’s worth a try but I think this series isn’t for everyone.
BBC has done better.
2.5/5

Peakey Blinders (2013 -)

A British gangster saga set in 1920s Birmingham.

I found this episode to be a little “too busy” - too many characters and too much was happening but still it managed to be quite boring. I won’t be tuning in. Perhaps it’s worth a try but I think this series isn’t for everyone.

BBC has done better.

2.5/5

Sleepy Hollow (2013-)

After Ichabod Crane “dies” during a mission for General George Washington in 1781, he awakens in 2013  Sleepy Hollow, New York. But so does the Headless Horseman, whose head Ichabod chopped off before his perceived death. The horseman begins his nightly killing spree, and Ichabod must partner with Lt Abbie Mills.

This is a really good show! Very entertaining and gripped my attention from the beginning of the episode until the end. Definitely worth checking out.
5/5

Sleepy Hollow (2013-)

After Ichabod Crane “dies” during a mission for General George Washington in 1781, he awakens in 2013  Sleepy Hollow, New York. But so does the Headless Horseman, whose head Ichabod chopped off before his perceived death. The horseman begins his nightly killing spree, and Ichabod must partner with Lt Abbie Mills.

This is a really good show! Very entertaining and gripped my attention from the beginning of the episode until the end. Definitely worth checking out.

5/5

Dads (2013- )

Two successful guys in their 30’s have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in with them.

I think this is worse than ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’. The only good thing about it is Seth Green (he is good at physical comedy) but what a load of rubbish! It’s not really funny, in fact, it is very cringeworthy. I think this will be cancelled.
Rating: 1/5

Dads (2013- )

Two successful guys in their 30’s have their lives turned upside down when their nightmare dads unexpectedly move in with them.

I think this is worse than ‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’. The only good thing about it is Seth Green (he is good at physical comedy) but what a load of rubbish! It’s not really funny, in fact, it is very cringeworthy. I think this will be cancelled.

Rating: 1/5

Brooklyn Nine Nine 

A diverse group of detectives at the very edge of New York City.

Not very funny and too try hard. It would be a waste of money to order more episodes.
Comedies do not need to be made too simple. I just didn’t find it amusing and didn’t like any of the characters.
Rating: 1/5

Brooklyn Nine Nine 

A diverse group of detectives at the very edge of New York City.

Not very funny and too try hard. It would be a waste of money to order more episodes.

Comedies do not need to be made too simple. I just didn’t find it amusing and didn’t like any of the characters.

Rating: 1/5


Masters of Sex (2013-)Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.

I have seen the pilot episode and I think this show could be interesting. I mainly watched it because of Michael Sheen, to me he is quite sexy.
It’s worth checking out. 
Rating: 4/5

Masters of Sex (2013-)
Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.

I have seen the pilot episode and I think this show could be interesting. I mainly watched it because of Michael Sheen, to me he is quite sexy.

It’s worth checking out. 

Rating: 4/5

 Da Vinci’s Demons (2013-)





The series follows the “untold” story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence.





Watched the pilot episode, at first I wasn’t so sure but as I got into the story, I started to enjoy it! It has potential- I am looking forward to the next episode.

Are you watching it? 
Thoughts?
Click on the photo to take you to the series’ YouTube trailer. 
Rating: 3.5/5
Update: The show went down hill for me and I stopped watching it after episode 5.
Was I wrong? should I give it another go?

 Da Vinci’s Demons (2013-)

The series follows the “untold” story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence.

Watched the pilot episode, at first I wasn’t so sure but as I got into the story, I started to enjoy it! It has potential- I am looking forward to the next episode.

Are you watching it? 

Thoughts?

Click on the photo to take you to the series’ YouTube trailer. 

Rating: 3.5/5

Update: The show went down hill for me and I stopped watching it after episode 5.

Was I wrong? should I give it another go?

Hannibal (2013-)






Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers






I really enjoyed the first 2 episodes. This one is a keeper! The acting is superb, and the cinematography is just brilliant. 
I was surprised to learn that this isn’t a cable production but a network show. Very high quality camera work there!
I think Mads Mikkelsen’s Hannibal will be very different from Sir Anthony Hopkins one, and that’s a good thing. Mikkelsen is a fantastic actor, and his poker faced Hannibal is quite scary!
Also loving Hugh Dancy’s neurotic Will Graham.

Are you watching it?
Thoughts?
Click on the photo to take you to the series’ YouTube trailer. 
Rating: 5/5

Hannibal (2013-)

Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers

I really enjoyed the first 2 episodes. This one is a keeper! The acting is superb, and the cinematography is just brilliant.

I was surprised to learn that this isn’t a cable production but a network show. Very high quality camera work there!

I think Mads Mikkelsen’s Hannibal will be very different from Sir Anthony Hopkins one, and that’s a good thing. Mikkelsen is a fantastic actor, and his poker faced Hannibal is quite scary!

Also loving Hugh Dancy’s neurotic Will Graham.


Are you watching it?

Thoughts?

Click on the photo to take you to the series’ YouTube trailer. 


Rating: 5/5

House of Cards (2013-)


Francis Underwood is Majority Whip. He has his hands on every secret in politics - and is willing to betray them all to become President.


Had to sign up to Netflix just to watch this. I love Kevin Spacey, and ever since I watched the trailer, I have been wanting to watch this series. I love my political dramas/thrillers and this one is right up my street! Loved it. I am probably going to finish the series in no time!!
Click on the photo for trailer.

Rating: 5/5

House of Cards (2013-)

Francis Underwood is Majority Whip. He has his hands on every secret in politics - and is willing to betray them all to become President.

Had to sign up to Netflix just to watch this. I love Kevin Spacey, and ever since I watched the trailer, I have been wanting to watch this series. I love my political dramas/thrillers and this one is right up my street! Loved it. I am probably going to finish the series in no time!!

Click on the photo for trailer.


Rating: 5/5

The Americans (2013)




Centers on Russian sleepers operating in the United States in the 1980s.




Just watched the pilot and absolutely loved it. I am really interested in the Cold War era, and for those who know me, know that I have read my fair share of spy novels. 
I enjoyed the first episode. I hope it continues to stay good. It is entertaining. What else could one ask for in a show?
Also great seeing Matthew Rhys again. I used to love watching ‘Brothers and Sisters’. He played a gay character, and when he was kissing Keri Russell in last night’s episode, I kept thinking “oh no! Uncle Kevin is cheating on Scotty!!” (his on screen husband in ‘Brothers and Sisters’) :)
New rating: 4.5/5

The Americans (2013)

Centers on Russian sleepers operating in the United States in the 1980s.

Just watched the pilot and absolutely loved it. I am really interested in the Cold War era, and for those who know me, know that I have read my fair share of spy novels. 

I enjoyed the first episode. I hope it continues to stay good. It is entertaining. What else could one ask for in a show?

Also great seeing Matthew Rhys again. I used to love watching ‘Brothers and Sisters’. He played a gay character, and when he was kissing Keri Russell in last night’s episode, I kept thinking “oh no! Uncle Kevin is cheating on Scotty!!” (his on screen husband in ‘Brothers and Sisters’) :)

New rating: 4.5/5

Merlin

  • Merlin (2008 - 2012)
  • No Spoilers but Merlin just ended here in the U.K. I am disappointed with the ending. It sucked. Anyone else feels this way?
Suits (2011-)

On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City’s best lawyers.

It is not a new show but I have just discovered it and I am so glad that I did. It’s bloody fantastic! I can’t get enough of it. The plot is clever, the cases are interesting and the characters are endearing. 
A must watch.
P.S. Gabriel Macht is SO HOT! He looks incredibly dapper in his suits. So sexy.
Rating: 5/5

Suits (2011-)

On the run from a drug deal gone bad, Mike Ross, a brilliant college-dropout, finds himself a job working with Harvey Specter, one of New York City’s best lawyers.

It is not a new show but I have just discovered it and I am so glad that I did. It’s bloody fantastic! I can’t get enough of it. The plot is clever, the cases are interesting and the characters are endearing. 

A must watch.

P.S. Gabriel Macht is SO HOT! He looks incredibly dapper in his suits. So sexy.

Rating: 5/5

Political Animals (2012-)

A divorced, former First Lady, is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She deals with State Department issues, while trying to keep her family together.

This show reminds me of Hillary and Bill Clinton. It’s nice to see Sigourney Weaver doing something other than chasing aliens! 
The show’s  IMDB seems to suggest that there will be another season, and I hope it is the case. I loved it and will definitely watch the next season!
Rating: 5/5

Political Animals (2012-)

A divorced, former First Lady, is currently serving as the Secretary of State. She deals with State Department issues, while trying to keep her family together.

This show reminds me of Hillary and Bill Clinton. It’s nice to see Sigourney Weaver doing something other than chasing aliens! 

The show’s  IMDB seems to suggest that there will be another season, and I hope it is the case. I loved it and will definitely watch the next season!

Rating: 5/5

Revolution (2012-)

Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working?

I really enjoyed the pilot but by the second episode I wasn’t so sure. I don’t think I have the patience to wait to find out what happens. If this show is a success then we could be  waiting for a long time to find out the “secret”!
It would have made a good mini-series.
What also annoyed me about this series is the perfect hair and fashionable clothes. I thought they were having a rough time. It didn’t appear to be the case. Didn’t feel realistic enough to me.
My rating: 3/5
Staying or going?: Apparently it’s here to stay. Got a full season. 

Revolution (2012-)

Our entire way of life depends on electricity. So what would happen if it just stopped working?


I really enjoyed the pilot but by the second episode I wasn’t so sure. I don’t think I have the patience to wait to find out what happens. If this show is a success then we could be  waiting for a long time to find out the “secret”!

It would have made a good mini-series.

What also annoyed me about this series is the perfect hair and fashionable clothes. I thought they were having a rough time. It didn’t appear to be the case. Didn’t feel realistic enough to me.

My rating: 3/5

Staying or going?: Apparently it’s here to stay. Got a full season. 

The Mob Doctor (2012-)

A young thoracic surgeon becomes indebted to the South Chicago mafia and is forced to moonlight as a mob doctor, while also working full time at Chicago’s most prominent hospital.

I wasn’t convinced by the pilot so watched the second episode and actually enjoyed it but by the third I decided it wasn’t worth my time. 
The show has an interesting concept though and the lead actress is great but the mob isn’t scary enough and the medical cases are boring. 
I have stopped watching it.
My rating: 2.5/5
Staying or going?: Early chop (I think).

The Mob Doctor (2012-)

A young thoracic surgeon becomes indebted to the South Chicago mafia and is forced to moonlight as a mob doctor, while also working full time at Chicago’s most prominent hospital.


I wasn’t convinced by the pilot so watched the second episode and actually enjoyed it but by the third I decided it wasn’t worth my time. 

The show has an interesting concept though and the lead actress is great but the mob isn’t scary enough and the medical cases are boring. 

I have stopped watching it.

My rating: 2.5/5

Staying or going?: Early chop (I think).