Tag Archive | 2010s TV

Black Sails, S02E05: XIII.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Black Sails, S02E05: XIII.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A shocking revelation…

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.

Black Sails, S02E04: XII.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Black Sails, S02E04: XII.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A necessary evil…

Vikings, S02E01: Brother’s War; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Vikings, S02E01: Brother’s War; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A strong series of events that never coalesces into a strong whole. But changing viewing practices may render the issue of episode construction moot.

Black Sails, S02E03: XI.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Black Sails, S02E03: XI.; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

A season featuring brilliantly-layered characters and masterful storytelling continues. Plus, sex (threesome) and violence (beheading).

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.

Manhattan, S01E03: The Hive; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Manhattan, S01E03: The Hive; Review by Robin Franson Pruter

Episode reveals complex characterization and subtle storytelling.