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Review/Recap Grimm | “Last Fight” (Season 4, #3)


By: Cynthia Ayala

“Nick and Hank investigate a Wesen boxing gym while Elizabeth helps Monroe and Rosalee search for a way to restore Nick’s powers.”

  • Synopsis provided by Hulu

It sucks that Nick is no longer a Grimm, but at least it offers something new for the show, some tension in the show not only between him and Theresa but also between him and Wu and Juliette. Now, as far as I see it, Theresa being in the show is both a good thing and a bad thing. On the one hand, she offers a lot of, not just by being the only Grimm but by being just a kid who is still trying to figure out her abilities and how to use them. However, this creates a lot of tension for Nick who is growing tired of putting things in her hands, of putting her in danger,
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Review/Recap Constantine | “The Devil’s Vinyl” (Season 1, #3)


By: Cynthia Ayala

“John comes face-to-face with a powerful adversary named Papa Midnite while he and Zed seek to save a family from sinister forces.”

  • Synopsis provided by Hulu

That was certainly one intense episode. Why do I say that, well that would be because the devil imprinted himself on a vinyl record that everyone wants and can’t seem to resist. Lucifer sure has a way of whispering things into a person ear now doesn’t he, after all, he was the first of the fallen, not the only fallen. He led the war in heaven. But enough of that, everyone knows that story already.
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Review/Recap How to Get Away With Murder | “He Deserved to Die” (Season 1, #7)


By: Cynthia Ayala

“Annalise and the team are focused on Rebecca’s case, but when the judge enforces a gag order, Rebecca takes things into her own hands.”

  • Synopsis provided by Hulu

Great episode, but really, who didn’t see that ending coming? However, I am thoroughly impressed with this episode. The writers and the directors know how to progress the show forward. I know law so I know they don’t always get procedure right, but it’s not overtly essential to the plot line. The important part is the fact that it is written so well to the point that it doesn’t even matter. What does matter is that this show is amazing!
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Review/Recap Forever | ‘The Frustrating Thing About Psychopaths’ (Season 1, #6)


By: Cynthia Ayala

“Henry and Jo investigate homicides that mimic those of Jack the Ripper and the Black Dahlia murder; Henry remembers his experiences with the original cases.”

  • Synopsis provided by Shazam

There was a time in my life when I wanted to study criminal psychology because psychopaths and serial killers fascinate me. But it turns out I don’t have the patience to study the subject matter.
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Review/Recap About a Boy | ‘About a House for Sale’ (Season 2, # 2)


By: Cynthia Ayala

“When Will is told to sell his San Francisco house in order to solve his money problems, he searches for a new best friends for Marcus; Sam encounters surprises when she flies out to help Will pack.”

  • Synopsis provided by Shazam

About a Boy isn’t just a show about a boy, it’s about the ordeals a single mother faces and goes into developing the Peter Pan syndrome that dominates Will. The show is fun, entertaining and full of a lot of heart where the writing is concerned, especially this last episode where Will must sell his house and pack up to move to New York with his girlfriend. Of course, it’s difficult for him because now he is trying to endure moving to a new place where he will have no friends, a place that is going to isolate him and make him feel alone. He’s leaving all this friends to be with the girl he loves but that’s easier said than done, especially when she sees just how hard it is for him and for those around him.
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Review/Recap Marry Me | ‘Move Me’ (Season 1, #2)


By: Cynthia Ayala

“Annie becomes stressed over sharing her apartment when Jake moves in; Gil camps out at a restaurant with an all-you-can-eat buffet.”

  • Synopsis provided by Shazam.

Marry Me is a surprising hilarious show. Casey Wilson and Ken Marino are a great couple for this show because their characters are so different but they meld together so perfectly to make everything incredibly entertaining.
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Review/Recap The Flash | ‘Thing You Can’t Outrun’ (Season 1, #3)


By: Cynthia Ayala

“Barry and the team track The Mist – a dangerous new meta-human with toxic gas powers; Joe decides to visit Henry in ail; Eddie and Iris continue to conceal their relationship.”

  • Synopsis provided by Shazam

Gotta love the flash. Grant Gustin does an amazing job capturing the character perfectly. He has the perfect persona to capture the light and fun side of the character and not letting his past damage who he is like other heroes – cough *batman* cough.
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Review/Recap Castle | ‘Child’s Play’ (Season 7, #4)


By: Cynthia Ayala

“Castle goes under cover at an elementary school to try to find a student who may have information about the shooting of an ice cream vendor.”

  • Synopsis provided by Shazam.

I do enjoy Castle so very much.

This last episode brought out the inner child of Castle, if that was even more possible, and Nathan Fillion captured all the humor that was necessary for his role in this episode. After all, he did go undercover in order to try and figure out which child was a witness to a shooting.
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Review/Recap Sleepy Hollow | ‘The Weeping Lady’ (Season 2, #5)


By: Cynthia Ayala

“A woman from Ichabod’s past arrives in town, undead and aiming to harm anyone in her path; Katrina and Ichabod learn disturbing things about each other; Abbie has flirtatious encounters.”

  • Synopsis provided by Shazam

The Weeping Lady tale is one of my personal favorites because I’m Mexican and it’s a classic Mexican tale parents tell their children to behave. So I’m constantly impressed when television adapts it to fit the modernized version that they need.
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Review/Recap Gotham | ‘Viper’ (Season 1, #5)


By: Cynthia Ayala

“Gordon and Bullock seek out the source of a new street drug that is killing users; Cobblepot gets deeper into Maroni’s inner circle; Fish Mooney continues to plot against Falcone.”

  • Synopsis provided by Shazam

I absolutely love how this show creates the premise to the future, as fans know it…or knew it before the new 52. Just look at this episode where they introduced Viper, a drug that gives people super human strength but depletes their calcium levels leading them to very gruesome deaths. However, it is admitted to being a prototype produced by a subdivision of Wayne Enterprises and that the finished product is called Vemon. That made this bat-fan positively giddy.
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