SPOILER ALERT! Don’t read any further if you’re not caught up on season three

Revenge_Eps308_Emily_VictoriaLoyal Revengers had to suffer through a convoluted and worse—boring season two that was taken over by super annoying characters no one cared about (Padma anyone?) and the ridiculous initiative which resembled a leftover failed idea from an Austin Powers movie. The only fun moments were when Emily (Emily VanCamp) donned her Ninja black hoodie to kick some butt, which wasn’t nearly often enough.

Proving that good things do sometimes come to those who wait, Revengers who stuck around have been treated to a rebooted season three—call it Revenge 3.0. Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) and Emily are at it again with a vengeance complete with looks that can kill, equally killer outfits and conniving maneuvers that involve more twists and turns than Emily’s Pandora’s box can hold. Continue reading »

SPOILER ALERT! Don’t read any further if you’re not caught up on season three

Person of Interest Photo By: Giovanni Rufino/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Person of Interest Photo By: Giovanni Rufino/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

When Person of Interest premiered back in 2011, the stylish procedural hybrid about an all knowing machine that spits out the social security numbers of potential crime victims hooked me and viewers with its timely storyline, intriguing characters and cinematic tone. My only concern at the time was whether the show’s ‘number’ of the week convention would grow tiresome as the series progressed.

Now in season 3, it’s clear that fear was unfounded except for a random lackluster episode here or there. With each season, Person of Interest has grown more riveting, its characters continue to develop and reveal layers, and the backstory has unspooled at a steady and absorbing pace.

One of the show’s unexpected and greatest strengths has been the introduction of strong and compelling female characters. Taraji P. Henson as the dogged, no nonsense Detective Carter is an original cast member and since then she’s been joined by Amy Acker as tech genius, machine whisperer Root, Sarah Shahi as borderline sociopath, ex-government assassin Sameen Shaw and Paige Turco as recurring character Zoe Morgan, a fixer with connections in high places and smoking hot chemistry with John. Continue reading »

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