"That doesn't really sound like something they let you have, if you work for the President." – Josh
I've said it before, and as surely as the sun will rise, I'll say it again: The West Wing is all about its characters. The political themes and storylines, for all their built-in idealism that makes them stick sharply out on ... read more
Have there been many second episodes that were not fallings off from the excesses and intrigues of the original pilot? I'm not referring to second episodes of a season, which belong to a different branch of the taxonomy, I mean second episodes ever, or in the case of an opening arc, the first episode independent of that. Futurama's moon t... read more
It seems that while [1x02] and "Old Wounds" are brothers, [1x02] got more Minear's milk. (Hey, I warned you.) "Old Wounds" has nearly the amount of depth that [1x02] had, but doesn't communicate it nearly as well. In both [1x01] and [1x02], there were no wasted scenes, and the dialog was of a consistently high quality. Unfortunately, the... read more
America, I think we need to start seeing different zombie shows. No, it's not you, it's me. Too much has changed and I don't feel connected anymore. It's not that I didn't enjoy our time together. I did, I swear. I do remember all that we've been through together, all the thrills and the excitement, blood throbbing in our ears, ... read more
Without a single reference to the plot of [1x01], "Everything Nice" manages to pick up exactly where that episode left off. It advances some of the series' most important themes, setting up the character arcs for Rebecca and Paul. It also has some good moments of character continuity. But it is also an effective and (as ever on The Inside... read more
Hello, everyone. Jeremy here. I've got a special surprise to share with you all this week.
As many of you may recall, Mike, our humble overlord, wrote an article a few months ago about the first season of Orphan Black, the sci-fi cult hit on BBC America. In his article, Mike praised the show for its innovation and intrigue, not to mention t... read more
"For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn't understand growth, it would look like complete destruction." -Cynthia Occelli
Despite its poor to non-existent reputation among all but a few devoted fans of creator T... read more
Welcome to The Inside!Link
Hello Critically Touched community!
I'm quite pleased to announce another new show to be reviewed here at Critically Touched. That show is Tim Minear's (of Angel and Firefly fame) swiftly cancelled and forgotten gem, The Inside, starring Rachel Nichols (currently seen on the sci-fi series Continuum). A new writer will be coming on board to take on this task: Noah Burns. He will introduce himself in the coming days, as well as releasing his first review.
"When we run for reelection… I'd vote for somebody else." – CJ
Know what? I love Allison Janney.
I loved her in Juno. I loved her in American Beauty. I even loved her in that one really stupid episode of Lost. And of course, I love her on The West Wing.
Know what else? I'm not alone. The Television Ac... read more