Sleepy Hollow Review: “The Sisters Mills”

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Here’s my review of Sleepy Hollow season three episode “The Sisters Mills.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

This episode was probably one of the best so far this season. The weakness of last week’s episode came from putting Jenny and Joe in a separate storyline, but “The Sisters Mills” remedies that problem by making Jenny an important player in this episode. (Joe still didn’t get to do much. Sorry, man. Maybe next time). The whole episode was a good mix of humor, seriousness, and character development.

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NCIS Los Angeles Review: “Blame it on Rio”

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Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season seven episode “Blame it on Rio.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

It’s still early in the season so a lot of these episodes are going to be filler. That’s understandable for a show that’s always been more procedural than serialized. And as far as filler goes, this wasn’t bad. Again, we don’t have a murder to investigate and the story is much improved by it. There were a lot of things I disliked about “Blame it on Rio” but those are all personal preferences of mine. This certainly isn’t a terrible episode of NCISLA. It’s just filler.

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Sleepy Hollow Review: “Blood and Fear”

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Here’s my review of Sleepy Hollow season three episode “Blood and Fear.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

Sleepy Hollow is still sort of stuck in endless Monster of the Week procedural purgatory, but the story in “Blood and Fear” wasn’t bad. For one thing, it wasn’t even a monster this week but just a fancy evil knife, and we never got too bogged down in the investigating part. We just got to see the interesting highlights and some good action, so I’m satisfied with that. Crane’s desperate ploy to save the day is so in-character that it works perfectly. My only real concern is how separate Jenny and Joe Corbin are.

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NCIS Los Angeles Review: “Command & Control”

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Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season seven episode “Command & Control.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

The writers took a few tentative steps out of the box this week, which was great, but then they also ended up going back to the usual routine. But I still really enjoyed how different this episode was from usual, even if it still ended with a shootout like always. This episode was exciting, and I enjoyed if, but it still lacked a small bit of something that would have made it one of most interesting episodes.

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Sleepy Hollow Review: “Whispers in the Dark”

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Here’s my review of Sleepy Hollow season three episode “Whispers in the Dark.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

The pacing on this show never ceases to amaze me. Each episode is packed with action and we race through a lot of it, but there are at least a few places where the story slows down so we can take a breather. “Whispers in the Dark” is a good example of both the crazy fast pace and the brief slow moments in between, reminding me of the good episodes from season one.

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NCIS Los Angeles Review: “Driving Miss Diaz”

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Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season seven episode “Driving Miss Diaz.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

I’m honestly not sure what to write for this review. “Driving Miss Diaz” wasn’t a bad episode, but it wasn’t very good either. I found myself unable to engage in the storyline or find it very interesting. All in all, it was a typical episode that never deviated from the standard formula.

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Sleepy Hollow Review: “I, Witness”

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Here’s my review of Sleepy Hollow season three premiere episode “I, Witness.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

After how off-kilter this show had gotten last season, I was a bit wary about how this new one would begin. But during the summer they got a new showrunner, some new regular characters, and a new place to film (I will still miss Wilmington though). There was definite improvement here in “I, Witness.” Crane and Abbie slipped back into their roles as partners/witnesses like they were putting on a nice pair of well-used gloves. While the plot was pretty standard, the character work was still great. “I, Witness” works as a nice reboot to the series.

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