‘True Blood’ season 7 spurts out its 9th and penultimate installment of the final year, “Love is to Die,” as Bill attempts to justify his reasons for declining the cure, while the quadrangle between Jessica, Hoyt, Jason and Bridget takes a surprising turn, and Eric finally fulfills a longstanding promise.
As post-Earth Queen Ba Sing Se erupted into a burning hellscape of violence and looting, you could hear the cautious lyrics of The Beatles' “Revolution” ringing in the background.
‘True Blood’ season 7 spurts out its 8th and antepenultimate installment of the final year, “Almost Home,” as Violet exacts her revenge on Jason, while Eric's hunt for Sarah Newlin takes a surprising turn, and Lettie Mae discovers the truth about what Tara has been attempting to show her..
With “Long Live the Queen,” 'Korra' takes a step over the line into darker territory. Or that's how Zaheer puts it, when he suffocates the Earth Queen by airbending the oxygen out of the body. If the Parents Television Council knew how to navigate Nick.com, its members would be flipping out.
‘True Blood’ season 7 spurts out its 7th episode of the final year, “May Be the Last Time,” as Sookie seeks out a miracle to cure Bill, while Jason and Arlene deal with surprising conflicts of interest, and Pam and Eric partner with the Yakuza to track down and capture Sarah Newlin.
Though “Stakeout” begins as a cheeky detective story — somewhere between Richard Dreyfuss' 1983 screwball action comedy of the same name and Paul Auster's merciless short story, “Ghosts” — it's conclusion is like flipping through Snyder's Buddhist playbook.
‘True Blood’ season 7 spurts out its 6th episode of the final year, “Karma,” as Bill attempts to deal with his newfound circumstances, while Eric and Pam team with the Yakuza to hunt Sarah Newlin, and Lafayette discovers the truth about Tara's fate.
A great villain can usurp the fortitude of a great hero. Look at 'The Dark Knight' — is Batman even in that movie? Heath Ledger's Joker was an instantly iconic performance that overshadowed the small effort put into complicating the Bruce Wayne character. Worth the sacrifice, but Christopher Nolan's Bat-sequel is forever flawed.
‘True Blood’ season 7 spurts out its 5th episode of the final year, “Lost Cause,” as Sookie unwittingly finds herself the host of a party for the town, while Eric and Pam track Sarah Newlin to Texas, and Jessica makes a surprising discovery about James.
Books 1 and 2 of 'The Legend of Korra' didn't have time for episodes like “Original Airbenders.” The closest half hour might be “The Sting,” last season's Korra-less, Mako detective tale. It was an exciting deviation from the stream of plot-driven episodes ... at least, it was in theory. “The Sting” was still adding stepping stones for how Book 2 would wrap everything up. “Original Airbenders” is essential without feeling concretely tied to any big picture, Zaheer's nefarious motives or everything Korra's dealt with in Zaofu. Much like 'Avatar: The Last Airbender,' 'Korra' strays from the path to detail its well-worn characters. It's a breath of fresh air(bender).