Author: Marion Stein

Sherlock: A bumpy night

It’s fake-out on top of fake-out in the season and likely series finale of Sherlock, so fasten your seat belts, as Jim (Still Dead) Moriarty will say, and take a Valium if you have a fear of flying because we open with this nightmare flight scenario…

Sherlock: The Adventure of the Combover Monster

Babies are notorious show killers, so let’s hope we won’t be seeing much of her. Then again, if Americans have learned anything from Downton Abbey, it’s that British children are not meant to be seen or heard, except except maybe for an obligatory ten minute period every other week, between tea and supper.

The Exorcist: And now the time has come

Welcome to the series finale (looks like, maybe, unless there’s divine intervention or an email campaign) of The Exorcist – a television show that despite being very prettily filmed and classy, never grabbed a big enough audience. We might autopsy it later, but for now the recap.

The Exorcist: Dark Angela

We shouldn’t have to wait until the penultimate episode for the fun to begin, but sometimes a series has to find its groove. Chapter 9 aka 162 is the scariest, most action packed, enjoyable, and surprising episode of The Exorcist so far.

The Exorcist: Flying Nuns and Super Priests

We open with Tomas conducting mass. St Anthony’s looks spruced up, so maybe not all of Maria Walter’s devil-money went for the search. There’s a big poster of Casey. Uh-oh. Is this a memorial? Probably not, unless we’re going the possessed zombie route…

The Exorcist: Mama's back

Young Regan MacNeil and her mom the movie star are on a talk show. We can tell it’s the ’70’s by Regan’s groovy shag haircut. Young Regan looks like Linda Blair, and Chris looks nothing at all like Sharon Gless, but a lot like Ellen Burstyn…

The Exorcist: They'll steal your heart

The creepy homeless guy is henceforth referred to as “the schizophrenic”, because priests are such brilliant diagnosticians and there’s nothing offensive about referring to people by their illness because look at all those lepers in the Bible.

Sadly, Angela Lansbury will not get naked and bathe in the blood of her enemies on Game of Thrones

Chances are, if you grew up during The Wonder Years (whether the actual time the series was set in or watching it), then you also remember Murder She Wrote and Sunday nights when the whole family could gather around ye olde television set without embarrassment because this was before Sundays were for mafia kingpins or meth labs or bipolar CIA agents who made bad choices…