The Rise and Decay of The Holy Roman Empire

This entry is part 25 of 25 in the series Grimm Season 1

By J. Keith Haney

It is virtually impossible to talk about the history of medieval Germany without talking about the Holy Roman Empire. But it was a mostly toothless political entity that also involved France and Italy (the latter being another country that stayed completely disunified until the early 20th Century). As such, it has a history as convoluted as a 1990’s Marvel Comics X-Men storyline. So, …

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Review: Family Matters: Grimm 2.02: The Kiss

This entry is part 2 of 23 in the series Grimm Season 2

By J. Keith Haney

“If a man of pure heart were to fall in love with her, that would bring her back….”

Before we leap into the action proper (or, for that matter, even get to our opening quote), we get a quick recap of how we got here, going over everything from Juliette getting scratched to Nick getting jumped by Sabertooth Boy in our previous cliffhanger …

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Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 4.12: Criss Angel Is a Douchebag

This entry is part 12 of 21 in the series Supernatural Season 4

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: The brothers investigate when magicians start dropping dead at a convention.

Recap: Boring recap of Sam’s darkside plot, circa the first half of season four.

Cut to “Magic Week” in Sioux City, Iowa. Magicians are out on the street, turning plastic white hearts into doves and other such tricks. Meanwhile, in a bar, one sixty-something magician named …

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And The Lesson’s Begun: Grimm 2.01: Bad Teeth

This entry is part 1 of 23 in the series Grimm Season 2

By J. Keith Haney

“The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned….”

With that cheery, optimistic quote, we interrupt the decline and fall of the NBC network for our second season of Grimm. The quote plays over a backdrop of a ship at sea during a heavy rain, which a caption informs us is the “North Atlantic, Ten Days Ago.” We …

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 08/15/12

This entry is part 7 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2012: Part 2

Grimm came back on Monday and we’ll have a review of the season two premiere for you very soon. In the meantime, check out our reviewer’s article about the real lives of the Brothers Grimm.

This week, we have spoilers for Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who and Supernatural.

Once Upon a Time (Sunday nights, 8pm, ABC)
By Heather S. Vina

Really no spoilers …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 08/15/12

Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 3.06: Red Sky at Morning

This entry is part 6 of 16 in the series Supernatural Season 3

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: The brothers investigate a series of watery deaths tied to sightings of a ghost ship. The hunt becomes complicated when relics thief Bela enters the picture.

Recap: One-minute recap of The Family Business, Dean’s deal, Bela, and Sam’s shooting the Crossroad Demon at the end of “Bedtime Stories”.

Cut to Now and a dock in a coastal …

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The Life and Times of the Brothers Grimm

This entry is part 24 of 25 in the series Grimm Season 1

By J. Keith Haney

As we move into our second season of Grimm, we should take a look at the founders of the feast, Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm. For some reason, both men had the middle name of “Karl”, but we’ll pass that. Jakob was the older of the two, being born on January 24, 1785, while Wilhelm was born a little over a year later, …

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 08/08/12

This entry is part 6 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2012: Part 2

This week, we have spoilers for Once Upon a Time, Doctor Who and Supernatural.

Once Upon a Time (Sunday nights, 8pm, ABC)
By Heather S. Vina

Not a whole lot of spoilers out there for the show this week. A few casting ones and a lovely picture for the premiere!

Kristin at E!Online revealed that the season two premiere will be titled “Broken” and …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 08/08/12

Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 2.05: Simon Said

This entry is part 5 of 21 in the series Supernatural Season 2

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers ahoy for several seasons]

Tagline: The brothers investigate a case where people in a town are committing suicide in bizarre ways.

Recap: Then recap of the Family Business and the Psykids storyline, which mostly consists so far of Max, Sam’s angsty visions, and John laying his Terrible Secret on Dean.

Cut to Now. A middle-aged, professorial, African-American man is walking jauntily along …

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TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 08/01/12

This entry is part 5 of 26 in the series Spoilers 2012: Part 2

Our poll is now closed and we are evaluating the results. We will let you know in the near future how we will revamp the site come January. However, it does look as though the spoilers column, as well as some of the TV reviews (including Supernatural) will continue past December in some form. We appreciate the input of everyone who took the survey and …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 08/01/12

Retro Recap and Review: Supernatural 1.20: Dead Man’s Blood

This entry is part 20 of 22 in the series Supernatural Season 1

By Paula R. Stiles

We have a survey up until June 30 about the site’s content. The article is here:

http://www.innsmouthfreepress.com/blog/?p=18518

The survey is here:

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/35CCKKG

We are looking at getting rid of all TV content by the end of the year unless we can find a way to make it work financially for the site. That means all of the TV reviews, including SPN, and the …

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