Friday, August 30, 2013

From LA Examiner: 'Always Sunny' S9 and 'Castle' S6 Premiere Reviews...



It's been nine seasons of laughing as the Paddy's Pub gang on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia takes on social issues like the mortgage crisis, kiddie pageants, surrogacy, and gay rights with their usual blend of ignorance, enthusiasm, and selfishness. If you thought nine years later the gang would be all grown up and ready to make some serious strides in their lives, you'd be wrong. But you'd also be interested in watching a different show from what Always Sunny has always passionately reliably and delivered... [MORE]


"Fall 2013 TV Preview: ABC's Castle season 6 premiere"

When the fifth season of Castle ended with Beckett (Stana Katic) getting her dream job in D.C. and then getting proposed to by what so many fans hope is her dream man, Castle (Nathan Fillion), I argued that there were no stakes because a procedural with all of its core characters in one precinct would never send a character to another district, let alone another state. I felt like there was no way Beckett could take the job, and I really didn't want her to become a stereotypical "I choose my man over my career" woman either. That's not the kick-ass Beckett we've known her to be. But thankfully Castle's sixth season premiere answers those concerns within the first three minutes of the episode, setting out to prove Beckett can have her cake and eat it, too. The show might still be named for the author who tags along as what should be a major liability partner for "research" (and love), but "Valkyrie" is most certainly a moment for Katic to stand alone and shine... [MORE]

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