Beckett and I are of one mind when it comes to internet anonymity, a fact of modern life that could have made for a wonderful episode of television. Unfortunately, the writers chose a story that has been told and tried to get us excited about technology that’s been around for a while.
by Billie Doux
The Agents of D.O.U.X. (that's what the writers here on Doux Reviews call ourselves) have reviewed many holiday-related movies, and of course, there's the sometimes wonderful but often awkward Christmas episodes of our favorite TV shows. We've even done holiday gift guides and Christmas cookie recipes. Links to everything Christmas-related are below.
by Mark Greig
|Peter Capaldi isn't going to face this lot any time soon|
'Nightmare of Eden' has all of this era's weaknesses and hardly any of its strengths.
Being the man-child that he is, it was only a matter of time before Castle went undercover in a school. I didn’t expect it to be second grade, however.
The conspiracy Admiral Quinn warned our crew about during "Coming of Age" comes of age, and Picard and his command crew are the last line of defense.
The first three and a half minutes of 'Dark Descent', before the series name burns onto the screen, are stark and matter-of-fact. There isn’t any dialogue, there's no score, just incidental sounds. Two different people, a man and a woman, a window into their lives, almost mundane, juxtaposed. It's simple, like the inside of a spiral, tight and compact.
Much in the way that Frank’s ancestor died, this episode was designed to hit us over the head with a metaphoric rock. Unfortunately, it all got lost in a story that I struggle to follow or to see where it is headed.
by Josie Kafka
That, Damon, is an excellent question. Here’s another one: why merge at all? I must assume that the choice is merge or die, since no one seems to really be asking that question.
There are several reasons I keep watching this show, even when it disappoints me. I love the Castle charm; I love the interactions among the folks who people the 12th Precinct; I love Martha; I love the Caskett romance. This episode gave me all of what I love and reminded me just how good this show can be when it ramps up the crazy.