Archive for April, 2013

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The Americans has been excellent first season so far, Hell it’s been the best TV show of 2013. So we were very disappointed with the latest episode “Covert War” here’s to hoping this is not a sign of things to come cause that was a total bore fest.  I really must say I can’t stand Kerri Russell, it’s very hard to root for her with that bitchy look on her face all the time. It’s hard enough to get people in USA to watch The Americans and buy in and root for Russian spies to defeat America.  I keep waiting for The Jennings to turn on Russia and start working with USA but the more the show goes on I don’t think it’s going to happen. I think that would be the best direction for the show since I know a ton of people who simply can not watch a show about rooting for another country to defeat USA. Now with the Boston Bombing I think The Americans is going to turn even more people off. In fact just today at the ROTT offices here in Massachusetts one of our staff members told me today that he can’t stomach the show anymore and he will stop watching since he will just get angry. The episode “Convert War” was pretty much just )a waste of time.

(STOP READING IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE EPISODE YET) 

What did we really see anyways? Elizabeth plans on killing the FBI agent who killed the man she admired so much and her mentor Vicktor. So Elizabeth finds out from Granny that her mentor was killed. Granny warns that after she refuses to follow the orders last time she better not make that mistake again. Elizabeth, although, can’t stop thinking about her mentor Vicktor. In particular she remembers their conversation about love. Coming out of her reverie, she tells Phillip that she’s going to hunt down Vicktor’s killer and kill him. Phillip tries to caution her but to no avail. So wow this is going to go down!!!! Nope instead Elizabeth uses sex to trap the FBI agent and then ends up letting him go. I also notice all Phillip and Elizabeth do to get info is sleep with people or pretend they want to. The writers of the show need to think of more creative ways because that is getting a bit redundant. What also bothers me is the disguises Phillip and Elizabeth use. It’s like “Yeah throw on this wig and nobody will notice us”  So if the FBI agent seen Elisabeth’s face he would definitely know it was her. You think just because she does not have those big glasses on and a wig he wouldn’t remember that face? So the show was basically just one big filler with a setup for next weeks show at the tail end when we see some sketches of Phillip and Elizabeth.

Overall it was a terrible episode but I’m sticking with the show after all I have to since there is no other good shows on TV right now. I could go watch one of those awful shows on NBC, CBS or ABC but I rather watch paint dry.

Side not to FX the promos for THE BRIDGE are not working. You can’t get people excited about a new show when you show absolutely nothing about what the show is about. All it does is make me think you have no faith in the show

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3)  SOPRANOS

Sopranos was not awful by any means, I think it was GOOD. I did enjoy some of it but the praise from the critics I believe was a bit much. The show got very boring half way through and season finale was horrible. I’m not saying Sopranos as a whole was a horrible show I just think it was a bit over rated and that’s why it made our list. I think Americans love Mob movies and shows so they automatically will be tuned in. Mob movies are cool and this was a great idea but I felt there were a ton of boring episodes in the Sopranos.

 

 

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2) LOST

Smoke monsters, ghost and back stories of Jack’s tattoo staring Bai Ling is the reason why LOST made #2 on our list. Lost fan’s can’t be honest so we will have to. LOST was a long show with more bad seasons then good ones. How cutting edge can you really be being on a network owned by Disney. LOST season 1 was a great season but after that the show got stupid. The show was a mess. Remember when the writers introduced us to Nikki and Paolo.. So sorry die hard LOST fans your show was not good and it will also go down as one of the worst series finales of all time

 

 

 

 

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1) The Wire

 

The Wire was HBO’s first show, It was the first cop show where you heard the word “FUCK” and The Wire made sure we heard it over and over. The Wire still has fans even know I believe if The Wire came out today it would be cancelled after one episode.  That first episode of The Wire was painfully boring and so is the whole season 1. I challenge anyone who has never seen The Wire to go and try to watch Season 1 and then get back to me. I would be willing to bet you can’t get past the first 3 episodes before you come back begging to make it stop. I guess were just not “smart” because we don’t like “slow” shows. Sorry The Wire can’t touch The Shield which is the greatest cop drama of all time.. I have doubt’s that there really is Wire fans. I think it was a cool thing to say back then that you liked The Wire because on paper so show sounds good but then you watch it and you are bored to tears, but hey man they say FUCK.

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We just don’t review TV here at ROTT like we always say we will review anything entertainment so when I went to see Green Day in Connecticut last night I was told not only was I going for a good time but I was going to do what we do best REVIEW IT. I arrived about 8:15pm and the opening act was just starting, it was the band called Best Coast. To say that they were awful is an understatement. The songs were awful and the band members looked like they were on work break from Staples. They are not a Rock band nor are they a Punk band I would say they are more of a pop rock meets Hole type band. The crowed hated them and Best Coast seemed to realize that in fact the singer which is female lead singer even threw a few zingers at crowed like “are you people even old enough to gamble” That was a reference to the gig being held at Mohegan Sun casino. I will say though she was right, the crowed was awful. I felt like I was baby sitting most of the night. I was on the floor and I could not help but notice all the 10-16 year old kids there. Why on earth would a parent let their 10-year-old daughters to go see Green Day alone is another story but they really did put a damper on a good show. I like to call them “The American Idiot kids” those are the kids that don’t know such classic albums as Kerplunk Dookie or even Insomniac. They know American Idiot till present. It showed when Billie Joe Armstrong asked the crowed if there was “any vintage Green Day fans here tonight” Of course “The American Idiot kids” screamed but once Green Day belted into 2000 Lights years away the kids seemed bored and lost. These kids were hell bent on ruining the night for real Green Day fans that went to drink and have a good time. In fact a group of about eight 14-year-old girls took the stage and were trying to kiss the members of Green Day which was really uncomftable  for everyone involved  since Green Day is not Justin Beiber and they are in their 40s old enough to be their fathers. AT one point Billie Joe gave one 14 year old girl the chance to sing the iconic song “Longview”. So how did the American Idiot kid do? Well Of course she did not know the words and she bombed. Bille Joe then brought up a kid who looked like he was no older than 11 years old with his Green day shirt on Billie told him “you’re not going to sing but you are going to stage dive” This kid looked like he was going to shit his pants right there on stage.  He of course  half assed it and did not even make it to the crowed. It was an embarrassment by all the American Idiot kids. This is a Warning for all adults and non-American idiot kids. If you go see Green Day these kids will be everywhere and they really are such a bummer. I seen one 14-year-old girl who wrote on her arm with a Sharpie “I LOVE PUNK ROCK”  Yeah so you get the picture right????? So outside of these American Idiot kids Green Day did put on a great performance performing some great GD tunes like F.O.D and Burnout and they also played Coming Clean which is great to see that song being performed live. Green Day did play some songs from their newest albums which were actually good like X KID and 99 revolutions which is their best song in years. Billie Joe did not look like a guy coming out of rehab he showed no signs of slowing down at all. I have seen Green Day now over 15 times in my life and I can say this: Green Day is the greatest Rock band to see live out today. I don’t think I ever seen a better band live. Yeah the American Idiot kids do make the feeling of a GD concert or show less fun now but they can’t take away the greatness of Green Day.  There is no doubt in my mind Green Day made American Idiot to get these kids to buy in but now I think they collected the check and the check cleared they wish they can just go out there and perform for the ones who really made them Green Day but maybe they don’t care, maybe they only care about selling tickets cause let’s be honest without the American Idiot kids Mohegan Sun is not a sell out it would only be about half full. It does suck to get a night out without your own kids, you get a baby sitter and everything then you show up to a Green Day concert only to baby sit somebody else’s kids.  It does suck and I hope that changes soon, so here’s to praying these American Idiot kids find something else that’s trendy and they wash the magic marker writing of “I love Punk Rock” off their arms and give us Green Day back. We were all once that 13 year old kid who loved Green Day but what made us different from The American idiot kids was true knowledge. We loved Green Day but we also knew who Operation Ivy was and Social Distortion. The American Idiot kids go to a Green Day concert wearing Fall Out Boy and Simple Plan T-shirts we went to the Green Day concerts with Screeching Weasel and The Queers shirts on. That’s the difference between “Dookie kids” and  “The American Idiot kids”

Andrew Evans.

Andrew Evans is a graduate of Boston University and has covered bands for local and national media.  Andrew Evans now is a contributor for Reviews of the tube the highly praised website dedicated to reviewing TV, Movies and all of entertainment

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3)  Iron Man 2

It’s rare that a sequel is better than the original but this sure is the case for Iron Man 2.  The first Iron Man had to many boring parts and Iron Man2 does have a couple but in all it’s a great comic book movie. I dis like most of these new Marvel comic book movies since they are to cookie cutter for my taste. Once Disney bought in I knew we were never going to get a real great action comic book movie. Iron man 2 is the best Marvel movie they have made

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2) The Punisher (1989)

People like to pretend this movie was never made and most people bash it, but I think those people actually never even seen it. How can anyone not like this movie? This movie actually got The Punisher right in my opinion. It was dark and they stayed true to the story without having to cut corners to make sure it got a PG rating. This Punisher has got a R RATING. This is how the Punisher was supposed to be. The new Punisher movies have a lot of explosions and things but not actual fights, that’s not what the Punisher is. The Punisher (1989) version had fist fights. The Punisher kicked some serious ass in this movie. Dolph Lundren also really looked like The Punisher in this movie. He had the look of a real bad ass dude that people would fear. So people can bash it all they want but you will never get a more real version of a comic book and you will never see another Marvel R rated movie again. Also instead of bashing it you should try to watch it.

 

 

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1) Dark Knight Rises

This is strange how this movie got to be #1 on the list. I actually did not see this in theatres I got the DVD and the first time I watched it I fell asleep I was so bored and did not bother to try again for a month….I’m glad I gave it another shot because it turned out to be my favorite comic book movie ever made. Yeah the beginning was slow and bar Knight and  boring and if you can just get through the painful first 50 min the movie turns out to be epic. I always thought the best Batman movie was Batman Returns but the Dark Knight Rises is more serious and the action is just so much stronger. I did not have that high expectations for this one because I thought The Dark Knight was a bore fest. Dark Knight Rises does what no other comic book movie has ever done, You forget it’s actually a comic book movie. They make it feel so real and so believable and another big reason this is number 1 has to be the 3d stuff. That scene of the football field is just amazing. Sadly this movie never got the credit it deserved due to one douche bag in Colrado who decided to shoot a bunch of people in a movie theatre showing Dark Knight Rises so sadly this movie will always be connected to that tragic night.

 

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The Americans returned tonight after a week off due to college basketball in all honesty The Americans is way more entertaining than some 18 year olds playing basketball. The Americans took over Wednesday night with “Safe House”  the episode was perfect just like every episode of The Americans so far. To think that FX considered cancelling this show is crazy but remember FX is the same network that canceled Lights Out which was amazing. The Americans has you glued to the tube from start to finish with no dull moments. Kerri Russell and Matthew Rhys continue to be excellent. I would of told you Banshee on Cinemax was the best show so far in 2013 three weeks ago but as The Americans goes on from week to week it’s safe to say nothing comes close to The Americans. How is it possible to watch a show about Russian spies trying to take down USA and you actually root for the Russian spies to win? I don’t know how they do it but they do. The Americans should get some awards for this show since they have some of the best performances on TV we have ever seen. Stan Beeman is putting on a acting clinic on this show maybe the best performance I have seen since Michael Chiklis played the great Vic Mackey on the greatest TV show of all time The Shield. Please if you are not watching The Americans you need to start now! Go catch a marathon or something. You should be already watching anyways if your not you should be locked up in a nut house cause you are crazy

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3) TERRIERS:

A show that could of gotten great if FX gave it time, It was actually just getting pretty good when FX decided not to give it another season.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terriers_(TV_series)

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2)  DAMAGES:

Unbelievable show, the show had a good run on FX which lasted 3 seasons but once again FX dropped the ball and let it go to DirecTV where it only got better on the Audience network since there the show could be completely  uncensored. This show had the greatest cast in TV history with some of the best performances of all time by John Goodman and Ted Danson. The show also had Glen Close playing Patty Hewes which is one of the best villains in TV history

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Damages_(TV_series)

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1)  LIGHTS OUT:

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This has to go down as the biggest mistake not only in the history of FX but in TV to cancel this show. Lights out only lasted 1 season and that 1 season is some of the best television of all time, in fact this show even made our top 10 list as best shows ever which you will see that list soon. Lights out had a great premise, great acting and just a great show overall. What a shame a gem like Lights Out got the boot. This one just boggles my mind how anyone in the right frame of mind could actually take this show off the air. The reason why this epic show got cancelled they say is due to poor ratings but I don’t think they gave the show enough time. If they only let this show continue for 1 more season this is a show that very well could still be on the air. If you never seen this show please go out and get it somehow. It’s got to be available on torrent sites or maybe Netflix or maybe Netflix, just do what you got to do to see this amazing show. By the time you are done watching you will be writing angry email to FX demanding this show gets back on the air.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lights_Out_(2011_TV_series)

heres a link to get it on Netflix:

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Lights_Out/70172495?locale=en-US

EDIT: Just would also like to add hat if you are a member of Iptorrents which I guess is some kind of torrent site they do have Lights Out available. It’s a hard show to find, I think FX wants to bury it so nobody finds out how stupid they were to cancel LIGHTS OUT

 

 

Justified season 4 ends

Posted: April 3, 2013 in Uncategorized

Well It’s over and it was bad….Very bad. Justified just wrapped up season 4 with a lack luster episode with no excitement and a very weak episode which is been the trend all season from was once one of the best shows on TV.  Season 4  from the start just seemed off and it really never got going. No great villain like season 3 had and not a whole lot of action either it was just a boring episode one after another.  Justified turned into a show like CSI where you don’t have to watch every week, there was no continued story really. It was just a slow, bad and boring season overall. I was hoping for a big pay off finale, something epic to happen but all we got was Ava going to jail and Boyd now will be a heroin king pin. I do have a few questions though which is always good on a SEASON finale (never good on a series finale) like is Ava even coming back on the show? Was this a way to write her off the show?  That’s all I got really, there’s not much to say about this season of Justified.. Hey at least The Americans comes back Wednesday right?