Review: ‘Self-Made: Inspired by the Life of Madame C.J. Walker’

Besides saving lives, of course, another upside to social distancing is having the time to enjoy some entertainment. On my Twitter timeline, people decided that this was a perfect time to do a re-watch of Beyonce’s epic Homecoming. Though I…

‘Quantico’ 3×13 Review: ‘Who Are You?’

“Who Are You?” is supposed to invoke questions about the work done by Quantico’s black ops team, and what that work does to each individual. Instead, the title of this series finale evoked this question for me: “Who are you,…

“Quantico” 3×11 Review: “The Art Of War”

Quantico is barrelling toward its series finale, and “The Art of War” is one of the better entries of the season. The episode has few surprises, but there is some nifty procedural work, a very different take on a shootout…

‘Quantico’ 3×10 Review: ‘No Place Is Home’

“Home is where the heart is.” “There’s no place like home.” “Home is the place where, when you have to go there/They have to take you in.” “Home” is a concept that looms large for all of us, whether good…

‘Quantico’ 3×09 Review: ‘Fear Feargach’

“Feargach” means “anger” in Irish, and this episode sets the Quantico team up as targets for a vendetta.  It also features a mixed bag of emotional development. The Caper Of The Week Shelby is set to testify before a U.N.…

‘Quantico’ 3×08 Review: Deep Cover

There’s a TV critic “wisdom” that a shorter season makes for better individual episodes. But this episode of Quantico is an example of why “wisdom” sometimes isn’t so wise. I had to watch “Deep Cover” twice in order to review…

‘Quantico’ 3×07 Review: ‘Bullet Train’

With “Bullet Train,” Quantico gives us a clever title, a moral dilemma and another dash of soap opera, embedded in a slightly scattered action plot. For 8 p.m. on what’s otherwise been a bad day (#SaveTimeless), it was an okay…

‘Quantico’ 3×06 Review: ‘The Heavens Fall’

“Let justice be done though the heavens fall.” The title of this episode of Quantico is taken from a Latin legal phrase, which Wikipedia says ”signifies the belief that justice must be realized regardless of consequences.” Dig a little deeper…

‘Quantico’ 3×05 Review: ‘The Blood Of Romeo’

I think the writers were trying to go somewhere with their Shakespeare-inspired title for this episode, but aside from mentions of Prokofiev’s ballet, there didn’t seem to be much “Romeo” in “The Blood of Romeo.” There was blood, though. Not…

‘Quantico’ 3×04 Review: ‘Spy Games’

“Spy Games” is a title that sounds a lot more fun than the episode really is. This week’s caper is just a bit too predictable, and the resolution feels a bit too obvious. It’s nice to get a little backstory…

‘Quantico’ Quietly Moves To Friday Nights

It probably shouldn’t be a surprise when a show about spy games makes a sneaky move. Quantico, canceled earlier this week by ABC, will finish its remaining episodes on Friday nights, starting May 25th. There wasn’t a lot of warning; just…

‘Quantico’ 3×03 Review: ‘Hell’s Gate”

“Hell’s Gate” is a title that promises a bit more than the episode delivers, but at 10 on a Thursday night, after watching new episodes of Gotham and Arrow, I don’t need anything too heavy. (I may feel differently in…

‘Quantico’ 3×02 Review: ‘Fear and Flesh’

The new recipe for Quantico appears to be one part Tom Clancy, one part current headlines, one part Ian Fleming, a dollop of character development, and a dash of backstory, seasoned well with a mélange of characters new and old.…

‘Quantico’ 3×01 Review: ‘The Conscience Code’

I’m a latecomer to Quantico. Somehow, I managed to miss the first two seasons when they were on the air, and started bingeing them back in December. But if you haven’t seen those first two seasons yourself, you don’t have…