Sunday, September 18, 2011

From LA Examiner: Preview 'Fringe', 'Desperate Housewives', 'Pan Am', and 'Homeland'...

"When universes collide: Preview the Fringe season four premiere"

Welcome back, Fringe, but where is Peter Bishop? Well…not in the fourth season premiere “Neither Here Nor There,” but don’t worry, Fringe fans, Peter (Joshua Jackson)’s presence is felt in the episode even though his physical being is not there... [MORE]

If you are hoping that the final season of Desperate Housewives finally turns its cul-de-sac in on itself and brings its core four full circle, you might just be in luck. Though the series began with a suicide and the final season begins with covering up a murder, the themes are all the same, proving that it doesn’t matter how much time passes or what we experience along the way, we are still susceptible to the same issues... [MORE]

"Fall 2011 preview: ABC's Pan Am"

Remember when air travel was not only a luxury but so luxurious that one could stretch out in plush leather seats, with a whole row to his or herself, and be waited on by young women instructed to take care of every need, from additional drink orders, to escorting your kids to the cockpit, to looking for lost items that might have rolled around in turbulence? No? Well…us either. But we know it was once the case; air travel was once part of the vacation, not just the method used to arrive at one. And ABC’s new period drama Pan Am transports us to that time and place, wrapping us in a rich and involving, and yes, quite magical, story warmer than any airline blanket... [MORE]

"Fall 2011 preview: Showtime's Homeland"

After eight years in captivity, held, tortured, denied comforts, and presumed dead, Sergeant Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis) has been found and is being returned home. Homeland, therefore, should be a celebratory series about the strength of an American soldier and the love of the family he left behind, right? Well, maybe if it was on Lifetime! But this is Showtime, and more importantly, this is war time, and things are much more complex than that. Homeland plays on the paranoia of the characters as well as the audience, making you question those you are taught to believe are your heroes... [MORE]

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