Wayward Pines (Season 1)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

VERDICT – 5/5

 

PROS –
1) “Truman Show” meets “Lost” in “The Twilight Zone”
2) Solid execution of a perfect sci-fi script.
3) The ensemble cast.
4) The final cliffhanger twist.
5) Absolved M. Night Shyamalan from his first major disaster: “The Village”

 

CONS–
1) Season 2 might be in progress.

 

QUOTE –
“Peter McCall: “Before I built a wall, I’d ask to know what I was walling in or walling out.” That’s Robert Frost. Which is it? Is it keeping us in? Or something else out?”

Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) “Reservoir Dogs” without the violence
2) The twists & the monologues
3) Great ensemble cast
4) Cinematography – Rain factor
5) Jack Lemmon – outstanding performance

 

CONS –
1) The Title – could be much better.

 
QUOTE –
“Blake: As you all know, first prize is a Cadillac Eldorado. Anybody want to see second prize? Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you’re fired.”

House of Cards (season 3)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 

PROS –
1) First 5 episodes.
2) Iowa debate.
3) Kevin Spacey’s monologues.
4) “AmWorks” converting Underwood into an Anti-Hero.
5) Petrov

 

 

CONS –
1) The storyline is stretched for 13 episodes. It can be wrapped up in 8 episodes.
2) Rachel sub-plot
3) Remy-Jackie romantic plot
4) Thomas Yates sub-plot

 

 

QUOTE  –
Francis Underwood: Do you really want to discuss “courage”, Claire? Because anyone can commit suicide, or spout they’re mouth in front of a camera. But you want to know what really takes courage? Keeping your mouth shut, no matter what you might be feeling. Holding it all together when the stakes are this high.

House of Cards (Season 2)

House of Cards (season 2)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT –2/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Zoe’s Death
2) Claire’s CNN Interview

 

 

CONS –
1) Meechum 3-Some
2) Stamper-Rachel Chemistry
3) ATT Hacker-FBI Nexus

 

 

QUOTE –
“A great man once said everything is about sex. Except sex. Sex is about power”

House Of Cards (Season 1)

House of Cards (Season 1)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 

 

QUOTE –
“Proximity to power deludes some into believing they wield it.”