The Harts ask their hosts mundane questions about their pasts, and tension builds as it becomes clear they can’t answer. The mood shifts from Sherwood Schwartz to David Lynch when Mr. Hart starts to choke at the table while Mrs. Hart, whose smile remains eerily frozen, demands that her husband “Stop it!” Wanda calmly… Read more
TPS reports? Is that like TK-421 references in other movies? I know they made that Don Cheadle used that when seeling steros in Boogie Nights. I thought I caught it somewhere else as well.
The cover I think you were referring to (good catch!)...
I rather prefer the comparison of Shaw to Huntress, since Zoe was the ideal Catwoman. Equal footing with Batman/Reese, morally ambiguous, and a kind of on-again/off-again de facto love interest.
Relevance is, in my book, pretty much a master class of how to introduce a new main character in a running TV series. And the nice thing was, they didn't just then insert Shaw neatly into the team by episode's end. No, they laid the groundwork (and extremely well) and then merged her into Team Machine over the course… Read more
I am hoping against hope, as improbable as it seems, that when the series ends John marries Zoe and they retire to the suburbs (where they went undercover in a glorious early series episode).
I thought Greer's sacrifice made total sense for his character. It may have been a pointless death but it wasn't meaningless to him. He, even more than Root, saw himself as the acolyte of an actual God. His discussions of Samaritan and The Machine were always religious in nature. And, his death would help usher in a… Read more
In Zero Day, we see a flashback where Finch shows Nathan his plan to
propose to Grace with the ring inside a "Sense and Sensibility" book,
and Harold confesses he doesn't want to marry her under a pseudonym. Now we have Harold using "Dashwood" (a character from the novel) as the password. Read more
Pushing Daises is ALL about the kink - and all about the metaphors for what one can, and can't, and probably shouldn't do, sexually in the modern world. That is one of my favorite things about it - my PD drinking game is "drink whenever they make a reference to something that would curl a church lady's hair, except… Read more
Todd notes the duel effect of Mulder and Scully's appearance in the town where "Home" is set, both as saviors from the menace of the Peacock family and as precursors to the homogenization of the community. We've noted here in the comments and Todd and Zack have noted in their reviews the carefully composed… Read more