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‘Last Resort’ Review: Voluntold

If you can’t trust your crew members then who can you trust. It’s a something that Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) and XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) have to figure out very quickly. They have officially been charged with treason against the United States and unrest is growing within the crew of the Colorado. Marcus gives the crew a big decision to make; stay or go home.

Photo courtesy of ABC

Photo courtesy of ABC

Secretary of Defense William Curry (Jay Karnes) sent communication to the submarine with an order to kill Marcus. A few of the crew members see the order and one of them shoots at Marcus.

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‘Made in Jersey’ Review: Cacti

Last week I spent part of the review talking about the supporting cast and in “Cacti” things have changed. Natalie Minka (Stephanie March) and Luke Aaronson (Pablo Schreiber) aren’t there but instead Martina is joined by second-year Riley associate (Megalyn Echikunwoke) and third-year associate Nolan Adams (Kristoffer Polaha).

Photo courtesy of ABC

Photo courtesy of ABC

Both characters are placed in the show like they’ve always been there. I know things change between when a pilot is shot and the second episode; I just wonder what the point of airing the pilot was when the cast was changed. It actually felt like two different firms. What’s good about the inclusion of Riley is that unlike Natalie, she doesn’t spend most of her time making snide comments. A drawback of both Riley and Nolan is that neither of them brings anything new to the table. They actually seem like quite bland characters. We’re not even given a chance to get to know them as “Cacti” goes straight into the case. Martina spends as much time with Riley and Nolan as she does with Donovan Stark (Kyle MacLachlan). Like Donovan, Cyndi Leary (Toni Trucks) and River Brody (Felix Solis) also return from the pilot, though Cyndi barely appears in this episode.

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‘Last Resort’ Review: Blue on Blue

The pilot showed the start of their own country turning against the crew of the Colorado. “Blue on Blue” gives the crew another headache as they have to contend with a foreign obstacle as well as 20+ US warships.

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Photo courtesy of ABC

Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) declared a 200-mile perimeter as no man’s land around the island but people aren’t exactly listening. One of the submarines moves in closer to the Colorado’s position and a plane flies within the island’s airspace.

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‘Made In Jersey’ Review: Pilot

Made in Jersey is centered round Martina Garretti (Janet Montgomery), a woman from New Jersey working at a law firm. After speaking out in a meeting, Martina is given the chance to be third chair in a murder trial, by her boss Donovan Stark (Kyle MacLachlan). Martina spends her time trying to find evidence that Ellie, a student, is innocent of killing her professor. Martina is uses the help of co-worker, Cyndi Leary (Toni Trucks) and the services of the firm’s investigator, River Brody (Felix Solis). We also get to see some of Martina’s home life when Martina’s niece wants to get a tattoo.

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Photo courtesy of ABC

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‘Last Resort’ Review: Captain

When the trailers for the new TV shows were released in May, Last Resort was one of a small handful that I was immediately excited to see. There have been many shows where a show hasn’t lived up to the trailer. With Last Resort, it exceeded my expectations and it doesn’t fail to disappoint. After only watching one episode, I’m already hooked.

Photo courtesy of ABC

Photo courtesy of ABC

The show follows the submarine crew of the Colorado. They are given the order to fire missiles at a foreign country, on a channel that is meant to be used when the US is under attack. Querying the order by asking for confirmation, Captain Marcus Chaplin (Andre Braugher) finds himself relived of his duties and XO Sam Kendal (Scott Speedman) is put in charge to make the decision to fire. After also asking for confirmation of the order, the Colorado is hit by a missile and is forced to seek refuge on an exotic island. Not only, do the crew, have to find a way to clear their names but on the island, they have to deal with Julian Serrat (Sahr Ngaujah) who doesn’t take too well the influx of Americans.

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‘Revenge’ Review: Reckoning

Well I’m still trying to make sense of everything that happened and I mean that in a good way. A lot happened in the season finale and I can’t wait for the show to return. I couldn’t give the episode an A+ but I did enjoy the episode, as I enjoyed the whole season.

REVENGE - "Reckoning"

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‘Revenge’ Review: Grief

After last week’s flashback episode Revenge is back in the present and there’s so much going on. Lydia (Amber Valletta) is back and not just in last week’s flashback; she’s been staying with Conrad (Henry Czerny). Daniel (Joshua Bowman) is still standing by his father while Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) is doing all she can to get rid of Conrad.

REVENGE - "Grief"

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Review: Give Me the Blame / Finishing the Hat

Since the show premiered in 2004, Desperate Housewives has become a hit in both the US and abroad, winning many awards. After various births, deaths, marriages and breakups, we took one last trip down Wisteria Lane, in the two-hour finale. The episodes had all the kind of elements that has been shown during the show’s eight seasons.
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‘Revenge’ Review: Legacy

While it isn’t everything I thought it would be “Legacy” still provides interesting insight to the moment when Emily (Emily VanCamp) decides to get revenge on those that setup David (James Tupper) and covered it up.

REVENGE - "Legacy"

In 2002, Emily is still Amanda and she’s not the cunning female we’ve come to know. She’s more the act now and don’t think about it type; in some ways she reminds me of Fauxmanda (Margarita Levieva). All the people involved in the David Clarke cover-up are gathered at the Grayson’s Hamptons home to see in the New Year, including a character we weren’t fully aware of; David’s friend Roger, who was forced to keep quiet about the cover-up.

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‘Desperate Housewives’ Review: The People Will Hear

The penultimate Sunday before Desperate Housewives draws to a close sees the start of Bree’s (Marcia Cross) murder trial and she seems a little preoccupied. Bree is developing feelings for Trip (Scott Bakula) and jealously nearly stops private investigator, Lindsay (Brit Morgan) from working on her case.

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES - "The People Will Hear"

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