Review and Commentary: Reaper

The cast of NBC's Reaper

Thanks to my local affiliates, who refuse to allow Dish Network or DirecTV to broadcast most network channels in my area, I was forced to view CW’s “Reaper” on someone else’s TV. (Dirty rotten %@&#$!!!) If you want to know what Reaper is all about, try to imagine a cross between Chuck on NBC and Fox’s Brimstone. Now imagine something that’s a good deal funnier than Chuck and better made than Brimstone with perhaps a touch of Employee of the Month thrown in for good measure. There, now you’re starting to get the right idea.

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TV Review: Battlestar Galactica Razor

It was shows like Battlestar Galactica that taught me how much of a let down Star Trek really was. Farscape, Firefly, Galactica … all of them made Star Trek feel like it was standing still. I still like Star Trek, but when compared to these other creations, it feels light weight. Of them all, only Battlestar Galactica survives. After a disappointing third season of Galactica (for me, at least) I was starting to worry. Then BSG “Razor” rears its ugly head and I’m all smiles again.

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TV Review And Commentary: Tin Man

The cast of Tin Man

For those of you who missed it last week, the SciFi Channel’s Tin Man will be back today from 5 to 11 P.M. This is supposed to be a reimagining of The Wizard of Oz, but it feels more like a totally different story to me. The links to the original are tenuous at best. And I’m not sure the story’s Tin Man … who isn’t even made of tin … plays a big enough part to earn the title role. Still, my wife loved the mini-series and I thought it was pretty good. Many have billed Tin Man as a darker version of The Wizard of OZ, but I think that’s pushing it. It’s certainly more adult and less “cutesy” for my tastes.

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