Top 5 TV Episodes, July 15th-21st

Since I am a bit of a TV addict and follow quite the vast amount of TV Shows, I figured what I’d do every Tuesday (because Monday is too soon and Wednesday is too far away) is do a short review of my top 5 TV episodes for the previous week. This is my first time trying this out so feel free to leave your critics and directions so I can improve these for the future weeks. And, while a highly good episode and was going to place here, Dexter’s Sunday episode had such an awful ending I decided they’ll get their shot another time. Therefore that episode is officially on my cut-off position for this week.

#5 – The Killing: S03E09 – Reckoning

I was hoping they would go with 10 episodes rather than 12 with this season. Don’t get me wrong, the show has been fantastic with the money they’ve invested, probably the best with its budget. The thing is, we already went through this whole case where they keep tagging the wrong guy all the time and obviously in the last episode the right guy will be someone who has been under our nose during the whole season but we just couldn’t see it. A lot of repetition from the first two season with this new case, otherwise The Killing seems to be reaching its highest points this season as it gets closer and closer to the season finale. Quite a shock that they killed Bullet, I would have bet she’d just be kidnapped and then Holder and Linden would rescue her at the end. Guess they aren’t going the Disney path. Does this mean that Seward will probably meet Death Row? With only 24 hours left, his time is definitely ticking away.

#4 – Skins: S07:E03 – Pure: Part 1

While this season’s episode are highly different from what we were used to with the old Skins seasons, they’ve been more than entertaining and powerful from the three episodes we’ve had so far. Cassie’s story seems slightly weaker than Effy’s, but not to take it for granted we’ve only seen the first part (for the review, anyway, part 2 aired last night). You have to love Hannah Murray though, and it is definitely all in her spirit — you can almost feel how they’ve got to this point in their lives based on where they started and what we saw in the previous seasons. I’ll have to do some digging on this but I believe Effy, Cassie, and Cook are the only 3 characters getting their own story told with these episodes (obviously we see some of the other characters, but not from their point-of-view)? Pity, that looks like it will be a short, though fantastic, season.

#3 – True Blood: S06E06 – Don’t You Feel Me

While Sookie somehow still manages to get on my nerves in every darn episode, the show itself is like wine, getting better with each passing episode. I can honestly say after last season’s finale, I knew I was either gonna love it or hate it from that point on. The finale was a huge turning point for the show’s plot with a lot of drastic changes and quite a few new characters (and some old characters with new characters inside their body). I was partially expecting it to turn into a complete fiasco of a soap opera where you have no idea what’s going on. Yet somehow, they’ve managed to stay on top and improve as they go.  While they will still need to wrap up this whole mess without screwing up the show, I think the great first half of the season proved they can definitely do that. Now if they iron out things with Warlow, the Governor, and Lilith (through Bill), this will definitely be their best season so far.

#2 – Suits: S03E01 – The Arrangement

I’ve been waiting for this for quite a while, and based on the trailers that were posted, I knew it was going to place somewhere high. Suits returns with a blast — wittier and funnier than ever before, while still keeping it classy and dazzling. New cases, new drama, new twists in the now-know-as Pearson-Darby family. The first episode in this season definitely promises a lot for the rest of the season, and its looking like it’ll be even better than the second season (which was better than the first season). Suits keep going up, but how long can they go before Mike Ross’ secret is exposed? And with the Harvey-Jessica war that seems to be stirring up, will Mike be able to regain Harvey’s trust on time to aid him in it? Only one way to found out.

#1 – Under the Dome: S01E04 – The Outbreak

Yes this is still new to TV with only 4 episodes so far and definitely would not make the top of any list yet, please bear with me as I explain my reasoning behind it. There was a lot of hype whether this show will be a masterpiece of a masterful screw up. Based on the works of Stephen King promises a lot, but were the cast and the directors ready to deliver something fantastic? I’ve been following up user comments on IMDB ever since the show started, and there were a lot of mixed comments. But, what caught my eye was the comments on why the show sucks so far were pretty much valid. No trouble in paradise even when they’re stuck under this gigantic extraterrestrial dome and are cut off from the rest of our planet while no one can explain it? No issues whatsoever or panicking or questions being asked by the population under the dome? Those were all good questions, up till this episode as it answered them all. If I hadn’t known that they film the seasons in advance, I’d think they filmed the episode to answer all the user criticizing it. Come back next week to see if they’ll keep #1 based on their episode last night!

Under the Dome S01E04: The Outbreak

Under the Dome S01E04: The Outbreak

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