Sixty Second Review

Short reviews on everything pop culture.

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We`re here to offer you our honest opinion of the popular and not so popular medium that is television. Maybe you agree maybe you don't. Let us know via the comments.

Farewell Skins

Monday saw the final episode of Skins, read my review. What did you think about Season Two? Want to know if Skins has been renewed for a third season? What do we currently know about season three? Skins returns in early 2009!

Review: Firefly: Serenity

Season 1 / Episode 1 / "Serenity"
"Whedon takes two completely different genres and mixes them together flawlessly in a way only Joss can do."
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Joss Whedon is never afraid to throw caution to the wind. Only he could pull off a futuristic science fiction meets western television show set 500 years in the future. Some might call this episode a little slow to get started and that is most likely the reason that Fox changed the order of the episodes making this the second last to air of the season.

The episode is beautifully written and we're slowly introduced to Caption Reynolds and the Crew of Serenity. The computer animation throughout the episode is breathtaking and gives the show extra credibility and realism.

As expected Whedon gives the characters great witty dialogue to play with and in a way that only he can. With a sense of humour and dignity you feel connected to the characters as if you were close friends.

The idea of the show is extremely unique and has endless possibilities for story arcs. I hope that Fox will give it the run it deserves and won't continue to limit Whedon's creative vision.

It appears that everything Whedon touches is gold and I'm looking forward to seeing what is coming next...

Review: Firefly: Objects in Space

Season 1 / Episode 14 / "Objects in Space"
"A tiny peak at a storyline in which should have been expanded on."
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The feeling that I am overwhelmed with right now is anger. Anger that Fox cuts down a show in its prime leaving its story untold and its viewers in the lurch. This is clearly the direction that the past 13 episodes have been working towards and its cut short without an explanation. Not only have Fox reordered the episodes, disturbing the timeline of events and having everything make less sense. What it all comes down to is the all mighty dollar. Its a true shame when money and creative genius cross paths, it never ends well.

This wasn't the best episode of the series or the season but it was intended to be the beginning of a new branch of the story. Something in which we haven't explored thus far. It was great to see River have a few more lines and allow Summer Glau stretch her wings as an actress.

Its time for the fans to rally together and ensure that this story has an ending as it was intended.

Review: Firefly: War Stories

Season 1 / Episode 10 / "War Stories"
"Classic Western gunfights... in a space station in... well, space."
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Another piece of sheer brilliance from the Universe of Firefly. Great story arc, including a little back story. Husband & Wife fight, swap places, go on mission, mission goes south, get captured, tortured and then rescued. The episode has an excellent pace, great flow, we also have more Joss lesbian themes (which is remanisant of Buffy with Willow and Tara)...

Once again we see the crew pull together to rescue fellow Serenity members in danger without question. I'm glad to see that Kaylee had a human reaction to the gun fights. My only minor complaint about the episode was about the stray bullets flying around a spaceship... One stray bullet pierces the outer shell of that ship and they are all dead.

Classic Western gunfights in a futuristic world. Television gold people, television gold!