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House: Fall From Grace

by Za’chary Westbrook

4 out of 5

FALL FROM GRACE

We all bemoan the well-worn House formula to some extent. Two perfectly happy kids launching a rocket. One of them is going to sudden start seizing, right? Oh, they started a fire! One kids will get burned, the other starts running and sudden starts seizing, right? Oh, they lit a hobo on fire. Bazino Bazino, The Kid Whose Hair Is On Fire is going to turn out to be a genius fleeing his own fame or something, right?

This week is further proof that House is on its last leg. Not because its formula has reached pathetic, but because the writers are going nuts with it. Continue reading

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Nikita: Coup de Grace

by Za’chary Westbrook

4 out of 5

COUP DE GRACE

Huzzah for pure spy actiony goodness. Nikita gets some props for valiantly trying to bring dimension to B-grade productions of James Bond script rejects. However, Bond stays good via action sequences. That’s the bread and butter of the genre, as not even the plot-heavy Bourne series managed to create a convincing mystery. The private lives of spies doesn’t stretch out well, plot-wise (see: Chuck). Continue reading

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