Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Shield Season 7

MMMM cop shows never got this brutal and raw!

I've reviewed this show before and I am here to usher in the 7th season which might also be last season. Vic Mackey is at his A-game full of lies, deceit, underhanded scrupulous evil and blackmail. He knows how to survive and how to use people-the end justifies the means. A corrupt path to Justice.

His collaborations with his enemies raises quite a few eyebrows like with Councillor-man and former captain Aceveda...what will these two gain from this mutually exclusive almost parasitic relationship?
And now Shane? Sworn to destroy his former friend Shane for killing Lem...he has had to put his pride down and start working together albeit cautiously.

I had read somewhere that this is the last season and I am watching each gem like it were the last.

This show was well created. Vic Mackey is one of TV's S.O.B's and we love him for that.

Entourage Season 5 ep 1&2

This is one of those H.B.O shows that had no promise...or rather did not seem to have any promise yet blew audiences away. Based on a fictional actor Vince Chase and his entourage comprised of his best friend Eric, his brother-has-been- actor Johnny, other best pal Turtle...and best of all their agent Ari Gold. Revolves around this friendship and the Hollywood celebrity lifestyle that comes with living in the spotlight of fame and fortune.
(Losely based on the real life story of Mark Wahlberg and his entourage)

It is such an easy to watch show. Laughter, sex, and builds up extremely well for such a short -length show.

Season 5 picks up smack from the movie premiere of "Medellin" (pronounced Meddy-ian.) Specialising on Independent movies Vince made the much anticipated movie of the year "Medellin" and surprisingly it bombed. Poor reviews on acting and directing.

Vince is desperate for an acting gig and needs to bounce back.
Eric is busy running his "Murphy Group" with a client base of 2.
Johnny is in a long distance relationship and struggling with his hit TV show.
Turtle..well is still Turtle struggling between the ocassional lay and beating his meat.

Episodes are roughly 25 minutes long.
It's not a sit-com its not a drama.
It's a master piece.
Catch season 1-4 and enjoy this ride
Great casting,great writing.
Great cameos from real celebrities.

TAGLINE: Let's hug it out, bitch.

My favorite character is Ari Gold preciously played by Jeremy Piven:
overconfident, selfish and self centred...
he is loud and arrogant...
uncouth, abrasive and snide
his choice curse phrases are sheer nasty...from "cunt muscle" to "cunt bucket"
his love-hate relationship with his secretary is endearing
nasty come backs, nasty one liners...

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Prison Break Season IV: Ep 1-2

Undoubtedly the TV seasons are back!! ...and what a way to begin new seasons than with Prison Break.

It's off to a quick start..as usual a few explanations are sorted out in the premiere episode and we get off running ...actually more like a 100m dash. No time to waste (evidently the writers are no longer on strike)
The pace is set. And from the get-go we know that this season involves trying to take down THE COMPANY as opposed to breaking out from a Prison. The plot revolves( so far) obtaining a card(s) that has info on THE COMPANY. The card(s) is/are called "scylla"

Episode 2 is so intense for a moment I thought I was watching 24.

This season has the suspense of season 1 and 3 rolled up together to make a powerful season 4 that's to be reckoned with.

So far:

-Sarah Tancredi is back ...clearly she is no longer pregnant hence she has been written back into the main story line. Well she returns the love-story line between her and Michael...I preferred her dead I think she is dead weight...and we don't need a love-story when dealing with action.

-Michael Rappaport (last seen in Boston Public and Dating Phoebe in Friends) appears as a detctive blackmailing Scoffied and Burrows to cooperate in taking down the COMPANY...and the old crew is recruited as well.

-Whistler...has been killed and so far the viscious vilanious vixen from last season has been "shot dead"...till she re=appears in episode 2.

-The Bros are working together with Mahone, Bellick and Sucre. I still love Bellick but right now he has been reduced to a bumbling fool... I liked him back then when he was raw and unrefined. A desperate dictator turned into a chubby, pathetic, helpless being running for his mama...with his breasts dancing up and down.

-A few extra characters have been added ...the new guy-Cress Williams (he who was dating Khadija in Living Single) is probably the new Villain like Mahone was or the other bad guy who turned good...what was his name again Paul Kellerman?

Precious Moment:
T-Bag stole the show with his cannibalism moment. Munching on his sumptuous chubby pal to save himself from death via starvation...enjoying himself a piece of roast in the desert sun across the border.

Stranger: Did you have some bad mexican?
Tea-Bag: (retching) yeah ...something like that!

T-Bag still contains the key that will enable the Bros to unlock the mystery within the "Scyllar" once the obtain all 6 cards.

Definitily a must-watch!