All posts by Cory Barker »

Terriers 1.11 “Sins of the Past” Review

Terriers 1.11 “Sins of the Past” Review

Cory Barker November 18, 2010 2

With only three episodes left, critics and fans alike are moving into ‘Save Terriers‘mode – if you missed Sepinwall’s piece yesterday, it’s a good read – and the series is continuing to prove why

Read More »
Tonal transition: Why House is having a creative resurgence in its seventh season

Tonal transition: Why House is having a creative resurgence in its seventh season

Cory Barker November 15, 2010 5

In its seventh season, the general consensus on FOX’s House is that it is a series way past its prime, one that’s a shell of its former self and one that’s basically no longer

Read More »
Community 2.08 “Cooperative Calligraphy” Review

Community 2.08 “Cooperative Calligraphy” Review

Cory Barker November 13, 2010 1

I’ve had some discussions with Community fans who have been a little disappointed by the first batch of S2 episodes because there’s been a lot of ‘theme’episodes and little Greendale-heavy, smaller-scale episodes. If those

Read More »
Friday Night Lights 5.03 “The Right Hand of the Father” Review

Friday Night Lights 5.03 “The Right Hand of the Father” Review

Cory Barker November 11, 2010 0

Sometimes, amid the top-notch acting, rock-solid writing and professional direction, we forget that Friday Night Lights isn’t any different from other mostly-soapy dramas. The series has done a number of goofy and stereotypical storylines

Read More »
Friday Night Lights 5.02 “On the Outside Looking In” Review

Friday Night Lights 5.02 “On the Outside Looking In” Review

Cory Barker November 8, 2010 0

Sorry for the delay, folks. After my reaction to last week’s premiere episode that succeeded mostly when focusing on the departure of old favorites, I was particularly interested in watching ‘On The Outside Looking

Read More »
Terriers 1.09 “Pimp Daddy” Review

Terriers 1.09 “Pimp Daddy” Review

Cory Barker November 4, 2010 1

Based on my exploration of last week’s reviews it seems I was higher on ‘Aqua Caliente’than most, but that’s okay. And even though I really, really enjoyed that episode, I found that ‘Pimp Daddy’holds

Read More »
Cougar Town 2.07 “Fooled Again (I Don’t Like It)” Review

Cougar Town 2.07 “Fooled Again (I Don’t Like It)” Review

Cory Barker November 4, 2010 0

Last week’s episode felt like a turning point in the second season of Cougar Town. The first batch of episodes, while overwhelmingly fun, were sometimes clunky, scattered in interested in too many things at

Read More »
Community 2.06 “Epidemiology” Review

Community 2.06 “Epidemiology” Review

Cory Barker October 31, 2010 1

Apologies for the delay in this write-up, it’s been a busy couple of days. That’s unfortunate, however, because ‘Epidemiology’is most certainly the highlight of Community‘˜s young second season and one of the best episodes

Read More »
Cougar Town 2.06 “You Don’t Know How It Feels” Review

Cougar Town 2.06 “You Don’t Know How It Feels” Review

Cory Barker October 29, 2010 1

Halloween episodes, like any episode built around a specific holiday can be a crutch. Halloween is particularly tricky for comedies because so much humor can derive from putting the characters in idiosyncratic costumes and

Read More »
Friday Night Lights 5.01 “Expectations” Review

Friday Night Lights 5.01 “Expectations” Review

Cory Barker October 29, 2010 2

Pardon the pun, but coming into Friday Night Lights‘˜ fifth and final season, we as an audience have certain expectations. Because this is the final season, we expect some sense of closure for the

Read More »