Limitless was the number one film of the weekend, benefiting from an easily-explained high-concept -- a pill that makes you the smartest man on Earth. This was a real test of Bradley Cooper's star power, and he delivered.
True, Lettie Mae's assertion that she's turned her life around by having an affair with her minister may not be the most important moment of this year's season finale, but for me, that declaration sums up a lot of what has made this season great.
Compared to Russell's de-spining of a television news anchor, every other moment in this season of True Blood may seem tame by comparison. Instead of focusing on the gory or the baroque, they episode thrives on what isn't said.
I'd like to begin this recap of "I Smelled a Rat" with an ode to Russell Edgington, who has become one of my all-time favorite TV characters. As the episode's title suggests, lots of characters are grappling with honesty and trust.
This week's installment may be called "Everything Is Broken," but I'd argue for "Everything Is Waiting" instead. The episode feels like it's moving chess pieces into place and leaving the final three installments to make decisive plays.
After delivering two exceptional segments in a row, True Blood comes closer to earth with "Hitting the Ground." That's not to say that the episode is bad -- it's really pretty good -- but it does contains some frustrating elements.
This episode, "Trouble," was kind of flawless. It may be my favorite of the entire series. It perfectly balances the multiple dichotomies of the show. Humor and terror, sweetness and cruelty, sex and romance.
When Bill glamours our young dancer in a topless bar, she says, "I know the truth about love. It's a hell I'll never get out of alive." And damn if that's not a valuable tool for examining this entire season.
Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that ranks the gaudiest moments on this week's episode of True Blood. Watching Episode 3, "It Hurts Me Too," I notice that almost every female character is passive and needy.