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: Jekyll: Episode 3

Jekyll / Episode 3
"On the run."
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The plot thickens, week in week out we're throw deeper and deeper down the rabbit hole. One of Tom's closest friends Peter has been working for the exact company that wants Hyde taken in.

Constantly each episode is easily on the same level if not higher than the last. So many shows dip mid season. Jekyll just keeps on getting better and better.

This episode marks the half way point through the journey and we know its going to end with a bang.

Review: Burn Notice: Pilot

Season 1 / Episode 1 / Pilot
"A smooth introduction and things can only get better."
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A seemly popular technique in the television world is first-person narratives. In the foot steps of Veronica Mars & Dexter we have a burned undercover agent Michael Westen giving us an insight into his world, by talking to us directly. It takes a special kind of character to pull off such direct viewer contact, but when done correctly it works very efficiently at connecting your audience and giving them an insight to the characters mind.

Burn Notice is almost like an adult version of Veronica Mars, but Veronica is now a man with guns and a revoked licence to kill. In a similar way Michael talks to us through the episode, cracking jokes and making points faster than other methods of story telling can.

The humour is a little dry in places, more of a pointing out the obvious and stating "that's funny." But the show has promise and can only improve, once the storyline gathers a little momentum.

Review: Jekyll: Episode 2

Jekyll / Episode 2
"Into the lion's den."
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We're further introduced to Tom's life and his condition which is continually changing. Tom even calls on Hyde at will to do what he can't. More plot twists make this another great episode. It is clear that the writing has been well thought through. We are obvious that we're watching a masterpiece unfold.

There is nothing I can fault about this show. Well written, great acting, clever plot twists all keep you on the edge of your chair the entire time.

I'm enjoying this roller-coaster and what do they have in store for us next?

Review: Jekyll: Episode 1

Jekyll / Episode 1
"A modern day take on the classic tale of Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde."
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Whenever attempting to modernise a classic you always run the risk of destroying it. Somethings just don't translate to the modern day. But Jekyll is breaking the rules and doing it without a problem.

We're introduced to Tom as he straps himself in preparing to change into Hyde. The show delivers on its promise and everything is played out perfectly. Nothing is unbelievable, the acting and casting is brilliant. Extra points to James Nesbitt who plays both Jekyll & Hyde amazingly. As they are both two entirely different characters.

A great start to what I can tell is going to be something we won't soon forget.