Twin Peaks: Masked Ball

“It is said that, if you confront the Black Lodge with imperfect courage, it will utterly annihilate your soul.”

Twin Peaks likes nothing more than to mess with the viewers, and the opening sequence of this episode is no exception. Talk about delay! After that long, drowsy credits sequence, we get even more nothingness with James riding his motorcycle—a total of 3 minutes and 13 seconds of waiting for the story to start, all before the days of the DVR. And then, a Q&A session with Major Briggs’s wife that leaves us with more Qs than As.


A week ago, I woke up to the sad news that James Garner had passed away. One of my favorite actors and favorite people I don’t know, I have spent a fair amount of time this week watching some of his movies and even some episodes of The Rockford Files. It’s my way of paying tribute to this wonderful man.

Doux News: July 27, 2014

This Week: The Dead Will Walk in October — More SHIELD — This Week in Nolan — Arrow Season Three Preview — Fat Neil and the Women — Outlander Trailer — Book News — GoT @ SDCC

This year's San Diego Comic-Con was stocked full of goodies, many of which a handful of specially-selected Agents of DOUX got to enjoy for themselves. But what about those of us who didn't get to enjoy being within 500 feet of our favorite stars and creators while crammed into a fetid conference room filled with sweaty, tired fans? Well, that's what Doux News is for.

Buffy: The Body

[Rewatch discussion is happening in the comments at the bottom of this review.]

Buffy: "It's not her. It's not her. She's gone."
Dawn: "Where'd she go?"

Angel: Epiphany

[Rewatch discussion is happening in the comments at the bottom of this review.]

Host: "I think I'm speaking for everyone when I say, if all you're going to do is switch back to brood mode, we'd rather have you evil. Then at least -- leather pants?"

Lucy (2014)

Lucy is not what I expected. Written and directed by Luc Besson (The Fifth Element, The Professional, La Femme Nikita), this one has his distinctive stamp all over it. But I was impressed with what was underneath the excessive style Besson usually beats us over the head with.

New Shows: July 19 - 25, 2014

THIS WEEK: The Lottery -- The Newburgh Sting -- Al Capone -- The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail

Masters of Sex: Kyrie Eleison

“I’m always grateful when someone points out something I could do better.”

Don’t you love it when people tell you what to do, how you should live your life and, my personal favorite, who you are? ‘Kyrie Eleison’ examines this adorable compulsion of the human psyche but underneath this intention lies deep abiding reasons this merry band of misfits has come together. And it’s all pretty brilliant.

Orange is the New Black: Comic Sans

"Every day in this place I get more confused."

I like Black Cindy. She's funny and sassy, and I think that for the most part, she's a good person. But I wouldn't leave my child with her. As it turns out, her mother wouldn't leave Cindy's own child with her, either.

The West Wing: Mandatory Minimums

"The President ate his Wheaties this morning."

Still fired up from last week, everyone pushes their agenda hard, while dealing with the personal repercussions of Mandy's infamous note.