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The Black Donnellys, “God is a Comedian Playing to an Audience Afraid to Laugh” (1.02.5)

A review of the web-only third episode of a One Season Wonder we’ve looked at twice before, written by Robert Moresco & Jeff F. King and directed by Dan Lerner, after the jump… Advertisements

Blind Justice, “Pilot” (1.01)

White text, BLIND JUSTICE, against a black background.

The next one season wonder on the list is Blind Justice, the 2005 drama about a Detective returning to his job after a heroic accident left him blind. The pilot, written by Steven Bochco, Matt Olmstead, & Nicholas Wootton and directed by Gary Fleder, reviewed after the jump…

Valentine, “Valentine” (1.01)

Another One Season Wonder, this time from the 2008-2009 season! A review of the pilot, written by Kevin Murphy and directed by Kevin Dowling, after the jump…

K-ville, “Pilot” (1.01)

K-ville logo

One of the series The Signal will be covering with its One Season Wonder series is K-ville,  a New Orleans-set cop drama from 2007 starring Anthony Anderson and Cole Hauser. A review of the pilot, written by Jonathan Lesco and directed by Deran Serafian, after the jump…

Prime Suspect [US], “Episode 1” (1.01)

Jane Timoney (Maria Bello) surrounded by her ensemble of sexist, bullying cops.

Look after the jump for spoiler-free highlights, and a spoilery review, of the episode written by Alexandra Cunningham and directed by Peter Berg… Spoiler-Free Highlights: Maria Bello is awesome, here, as Jane Timoney. She’s tough and brash and makes mistakes, and she’s smart and hard-working. She’s not perfect, far from, but that’s one of the … Continue reading

Charlie’s Angels [2011], “Angel With a Broken Wing” (1.01)

Rachael Taylor is awesome. That is all.

A review of the remake from ABC about three badass chicks solving crime. Spoiler-free highlights AND spoilery review.

Free Agents [US], “Pilot” (1.01)

A review of the US adaptation of the Brit comedy, written by John Enbom and directed by Todd Holland, after the jump…

Love Bites, “Firsts” (1.01)

Becki Newton and a heart candy, on the logo for Love Bites.

I caught the pilot of the show, starring the wonderful Becki Newton, while watching television with my aunt the other night. A review of the pilot, written by Cindy Chupack and directed by Marc Buckland, after the jump…

ONE SEASON WONDERS: Off The Map

The Off the Map logo

Off the Map was an American drama that aired on ABC from January to April 2011. It was created by Jenna Bans and starred Martin Henderson, Valerie Cruz, Caroline Dhavernas, Jason George, Zach Gilford, Mamie Gummer, and Rachelle Lefevre. More 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…