Review: It’s Time to Stick a Fork in ‘Revenge’

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Some shows are incapable of progression. Either the scripts call for stagnancy, or its premise never had legs to stand on. “Revenge” falls somewhere in the middle. A once promising prime time soap is now a shriveled up, tired version of its former self because it failed to build upon its world early on. Now, it’s too late. A show that once oozed with the ingredients for success is now limping towards a deserved finish line, and it doesn’t even know it.

The character of Emily Thorne is as lost as the show itself in season four. She’s had her revenge, and the only way to keep the show going is to retcon what previously set our protagonist apart. Ms. Thorne sought vengeance for the criminalization of her well-to-do father. She wasn’t being bad because it felt good. She was being bad because it served a purpose. Continue reading…

‘Saturday Night Live’ Recap: Chris Pratt / Ariana Grande

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The 40th season of “Saturday Night Live” kicked off last night with Chris Pratt (“Guardians of the Galaxy”) and Ariana Grande. It was also the first episode since the passing of Don Pardo, with “SNL” vet Darrell Hammond filling the void as announcer. “The Daily Show’s” Michael Che replaced Cecily Strong as the new co-host of Weekend Update, while new cast member Pete Davidson made a great first impression.

And now, to recap, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Continue reading…