2 stars

The Royals S02E01: It Is Not, nor It Cannot Come to Good; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Royals S02E01: It Is Not, nor It Cannot Come to Good; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Originally aired on 15 Nov 2015 Written  and directed by Mark Schwahn Starring Elizabeth Hurley, William Moseley, Alexandra Park, Tom Austen, and Jake Maskall My rating:  ★★ stars Too much bad, not enough good. Advertisements

Vikings, S01E09: All Change; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Vikings, S01E09: All Change; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

New characters and new situations hamper season finale.

The Vampire Diaries, S02E010: The Sacrifice; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Vampire Diaries, S02E010: The Sacrifice; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Logic problems exacerbate shallow treatment of self-sacrifice.

The Vampire Diaries, S02E03: Bad Moon Rising; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Vampire Diaries, S02E03: Bad Moon Rising; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Exposition-heavy episode fails to deliver engrossing drama.

Black Sails, S01E04: IV.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Black Sails, S01E04: IV.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Frustrating episode features confusing plans and exposition but shines with a wonderful action sequence of a massive ship tipping over.

The Royals S01E08: The Great Man Down; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Royals S01E08: The Great Man Down; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

What a wasted opportunity!

The Royals S01E04: Sweet, Not Lasting; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

The Royals S01E04: Sweet, Not Lasting; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Interesting storylines held down by boring, tired ones.