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WEEKLY ROUNDUP: March 21-26

Every week, The Signal will be offering up a Weekly Roundup: a collection of mini-reviews, TV news, interesting links and varying television-related thoughts that weren’t big enough to merit a full post on their own. R. Lackie takes point for this week’s roundup… Advertisements

Fringe, “Bloodline” (3.18)

Fauxlivia gets on the Express to Babyville, whether she wants to or not. Read the review of this episode of the recently renewed Fringe after the jump…

How I Met Your Mother, “Legendaddy” (6.19)

At Maclarens, Marshall (Jason Segel) shows the gang his new possum friend Rex.

A review of the latest episode, written by Dan Gregor & Doug Mand, directed by Pamela Fryman and  featuring John Lithgow as a very special character, after the jump…

Community, “Critical Film Studies” (2.19)

Abed (Danny Pudi) throws his arms out in welcome, walking through an expensive restaurant.

A review of the most puzzling comedy on television’s most difficult-to-penetrate episode yet, written by Sona Panos and directed by Richard Ayoade, after the jump…

Fringe, “Stowaway” (3.17)

Mr. Bell is back from the grave while someone wishes they could go there. Read the review after the jump…

Fringe, “Os” (3.16)

Sorry for the late review. (Insert strained joke about being light-headed.) Alright, let’s finish this so I can watch this week’s episode! (I decided not to, just for you.) Read the review after the break…

Endgame, “Opening Moves” (1.01)

The series credits for the show, displaying the title.

Endgame is a new drama on Showcase in Canada, about a master chessmaster solving crimes from his hotel. A review of the pilot, written by Avrum Jacobson and directed by David Frazee, after the jump…

The Beautiful Life: TBL, “Pilot” (1.01)

Lead Raina (Sara Paxton) poses in the red dress as the crowd cheers.

I’ve had one curious eye on this glitzy modeling drama from 2009 for some time now, and I finally bit the bullet and watched the pilot. A review of it, written by Alex Giaudrone and directed by Christian Duguay, after the jump…

Lone Star, “Pilot” (1.01) and “One in Every Family” (1.02)

The Lone Star main titles, with Bob Allen (Jimmy Wolk) crossing an airport, suitcase in hand.

Lone Star‘s story is familiar, but still sad: hands-down the season’s best-reviewed pilot, it premiered to train-wreck ratings and was pulled after only two episodes. Unless the other four episodes that were produced are released somehow, these are the only episodes of the promising show we’ll ever see. So, what did I think? A review … Continue reading

WEEKLY ROUNDUP: March 6-12, 2011

Every week, The Signal will be offering up a Weekly Roundup: a collection of mini-reviews, TV news, interesting links and varying television-related thoughts that weren’t big enough to merit a full post on their own. R. Lackie takes point for this week’s roundup…