Category: Television

Jason Boyd

Why the American Horror Story Finale Sucked

Well, the second season (second mini-series?) is over. But am I the only one that thought the American Horror Story finale sucked? OK, so I won’t be talking too much about it here. The reason being that I’m a little too disappointed to put every piece of my thoughts together.

The Following Kevin Bacon
Jason Boyd

The Following Review: Kevin Bacon Saves Pilot Episode

I won’t make the mistake of other The Following reviews and go on ad nauseum about Edgar Allan Poe and the killer inspired by him. Because, let’s get one thing straight. The Following’s pilot, Jan. 21, was only good because Kevin Bacon was in it. Let’s break down, quickly, just

Face Off Season 4 premieres tonight
Jason Boyd

Face Off season 4 premieres tonight on Syfy

The Syfy original reality series returns. Face Off season 4 begins tonight (Jan. 15) at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Now, before I dive into why this excites me and should excite you, let me clarify why I’m talking about a reality show on a blog about fiction. Well, I’ve mentioned in

Walking Dead showrunner replaced
Jason Boyd

Walking Dead showrunner replaced, new trailer for Feb. 10 return

The Walking Dead showrunner will be replaced for the start of the fourth season by Scott Gimple. Glen Mazzara, who took control midway through season two, won’t be missed by Fictionphile.com. Mazzara was best known for his work on The Shield prior to becoming The Walking Dead showrunner. The Hollywood

Jason Boyd

Doctor Who Christmas “Snowmen” a Great Present

Doctor Who is prolific with its holiday specials. There’s a common problem with TV shows and the holidays; it usually results in schmaltzy storytelling and reliance on ready made symbolism. The good Doctor, however, consistently uses the showcase — it is commonly during a episode break — to accelerate the

Mad Men season 5 premiere

Mad Men’s premiere tonight left me feeling flat.   It had a few watercooler moments, like Don’s new wife doing a “burlesque,” but it only promised and hinted at anything deeper coming up. Of course, they did open with the protest for equal employment and closed with its conclusion, which