Matthew Delman

  • ‘Merlin: A Servant Of Two Masters’ – Recap

    Posted Saturday, February 11th, 2012 09:00 pm GMT -4

    Arthur, Merlin, and the knights are riding to the Valley of the Fallen Kings when the episode opens; something that Merlin says it’s a terrible idea, since no one in their right mind would go there. Which, by the way, is precisely why Arthur likes the ruins there– they happen to be secret. Not all […]

  • ‘The River: Magus/Marbeley’ – Series Premiere Recap

    Posted Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 02:00 pm GMT -4

    I admit to a slight hatred of films and TV shows in the “found footage” genre. ‘The River’ is filmed in this style, and this comes as no surprise given Oren Peli is attached to it. Oren Peli, for those who don’t know, directed the first ‘Paranormal Activity’ movie. I’ve never seen any of the PA […]

  • ‘Alcatraz: Guy Hastings’ – Recap

    Posted Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 06:00 pm GMT -4

    Guard numero uno comes into the present day this week. Guess this switches the format to “guard-of-the-week” eh? Fun little trivia point: the actor who plays Hastings also played Hoyt on ‘True Blood’. Also, are we doing “previously on Alcatraz” before every episode? ‘Cause this is getting annoying. [spoilers ahead] The episode opens with Guy […]

  • ‘Merlin: His Father’s Son’ – Recap

    Posted Saturday, February 4th, 2012 02:30 pm GMT -4

    This week’s offering is yet more growth in Arthur as a king. Gwen and Gaius have minor roles again, as the show tries to focus ever more on the Merlin-Arthur partnership. Oh, and Agravaine’s an even slimier git. As if that were possible, amirite? [spoilers ahead] The episode opens with Merlin running from a group […]

  • ‘Alcatraz: Cal Sweeney’ – Recap

    Posted Tuesday, January 31st, 2012 02:00 pm GMT -4

    This week opens with an attractive young man coming in and asking to pay a visit to his safety deposit box from a beautiful teller named Amanda. They go into the back and start making out. The man spins her around and, after seeing the security camera was off, jabs her with a needle full […]

  • ‘Merlin: Aithusa’ – Recap

    Posted Saturday, January 28th, 2012 08:00 pm GMT -4

    Aithusa seems an odd title, but trust me it makes sense in the end. It’s the first in season 4 where neither Morgana nor Gwen make an appearance, and is odd in that respect given how strong they’ve been in previous weeks. Much of the action hinges on Merlin rather than Arthur, which is good […]

  • ‘Alcatraz: Kit Nelson’ – Recap

    Posted Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 10:00 pm GMT -4

    This week we’ve got a child killer on the loose. The prisoner-of-the-week, Kit Nelson, has the rather creeptastic tendency of killing his victims and then delivering their bodies back home. Fun times, huh? After the “previously seen” bit where we get told yet again about what happened in 1963, and see Lucy get shot again, […]

  • ‘Merlin: The Wicked Day’ – Recap

    Posted Saturday, January 21st, 2012 08:00 pm GMT -4

    This week is the first standalone episode of the new season, and it opens with a group of performers moving through the street. It’s Arthur’s birthday today, and they’re planning a fairly large celebration in his honor. Arthur’s not impressed, but Merlin is … which our favorite says is because Merlin’s got the mind of […]

  • ‘Alcatraz: Pilot – Ernest Cobb’ Recap

    Posted Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 01:18 pm GMT -4

    The show ‘Alcatraz’ is J.J. Abrams’s long-awaited new project, and falls nicely (yet-again) into the science fiction mystery category of stories. What aired last night wasn’t a two-hour pilot episode, but actually two episodes airing back to back. As a result, I’ll split this recap into sections to better deal with it. Episode One: Jack […]

  • ‘Merlin: The Darkest Hour’ (Part Two) – Recap

    Posted Saturday, January 14th, 2012 08:00 pm GMT -4

    [Spoilers Ahead] The second part of the season premiere opens with Merlin facing death after that Darocha attack he saved Arthur from at the end of part one. The knights’ confidence has been shattered by Merlin’s condition, and Arthur declares they have to take Merlin back to Camelot so Gaius can treat him. Turns out […]

  • ‘Merlin: The Darkest Hour’ (Part One) – Recap

    Posted Saturday, January 7th, 2012 06:30 pm GMT -4

    The season four premiere is a prime case of all the things ‘Merlin’ does right, immediately from the first scene to the final cliffhanger moment. One of the best parts about ‘Merlin’ is the sheer expansive nature of the show. This is unadulterated epic fantasy as it exists at both its smallest character-driven level and its […]

  • ‘Merlin’: Recap Of Seasons 1-3

    Posted Friday, January 6th, 2012 03:00 pm GMT -4

    With the premiere of ‘Merlin’ season 4 on U.S. television this Friday (10 pm Eastern on Syfy), we thought it worthwhile to take a look back at seasons one through three for the viewer who either doesn’t recall what happened to our favorite wizard and his friends, or one who’s just joining the series already in […]

  • Check Out What’s Coming In Season 4 Of ‘Merlin’

    Posted Wednesday, December 28th, 2011 10:21 am GMT -4

    Fans of ‘Merlin’ won’t have to wait much longer for season 4 on U.S. television. Premiering Friday, January 6 at 10 pm Eastern on Syfy, the show tells the story of how Merlin and King Arthur came to be … well … Merlin and King Arthur. Except Merlin is a shenanigans-prone teenager who has to […]

  • ‘American Horror Story: Afterbirth’ Recap (Season Finale)

    Posted Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 02:00 pm GMT -4

    The season one finale of American Horror Story consists of some not-so big surprises, a bit of a hopeful note, and the answering of a number of questions. The major character death doesn’t really come as a surprise, but what happens afterward is definitely interesting. We begin nine months ago, with Ben and Vivien in […]

  • ‘American Horror Story’s Own Spooky Little Girl: Violet Harmon

    Posted Tuesday, December 20th, 2011 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Violet Harmon is perhaps the only truly innocent character in the entire cast of ‘American Horror Story’. She starts off angry and caustic toward her parents, incredibly unhappy with them uprooting her life in Boston for a move across the country to Los Angeles. She’s intensely unhappy with Murder House when they first move in, […]