Articles Posted in the " Show Recommendations " Category

  • Watching Taken the Miniseries (part 9)

    We start out directly where the previous episode left off. In other words, we’re smack dab in the middle of a whole mess of crap. Like wow, lots of crap. Lisa and Charlie are within sight of their daughter and are more determined than ever to reach her. Their determination leads them directly into Military […]


  • Watching Taken the Miniseries (part 8)

    We pick up two hours after the last episode ended. The survivors of the hostage situation have reappeared and Allie is gone. And it also appears that the Crawford’s finally have what they have been after for three generations.  They’ve lied, cheated, and killed, but the alien’s half century long experiment is finally theirs.  Basically […]


  • Watching Taken the Miniseries (part 7)

    Allie is wise far beyond her years… and kind of sassy too. And that’s why everyone in the show loves her, basically. For us, we finally get to know who our narrator is and she’s pretty damn awesome. Allie’s been a constant presence for us since the beginning, but we haven’t been properly introduced to […]


  • Watching Taken the Miniseries (part 6)

    We’ve now made it halfway through the series and have moved on to Charlie and Lisa. We start right where the last episode left off, with the aliens taking back their property from the humans and disappearing into the night sky like the badasses that they are. Aliens don’t take crap from no one. With […]


  • Watching Taken the TV Miniseries (part 5)

    Wait, hold up, have you watched Episode 5 yet? No? Go do that then come back and we can have a chat. Don’t worry. This review isn’t going anywhere. With this episode we have another time jump to propel the plot forward. We start off pretty quickly after the end of the last episode and […]


  • Watching Taken the Miniseries (part 4)

    We’ve reached the 1970’s. The kids have grown up.  The project has evolved.  The aliens are…  still doing their thing. Owen Crawford’s oldest son, Eric has followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the government’s UFO project, but Owen doesn’t seem particularly enthusiastic of his efforts. Last episode Anne made it clear that Sam was […]


  • Watching Taken the Miniseries (part 3)

    Unlike the first two episodes, there isn’t a huge time gap between the end of Jacob and Jesse and the start of High Hopes. We continue to watch Jacob and Jesse grow up with their unique experiences in relation to the alien visitors. Jacob is looked after by them, protected, and even given a warning […]


  • Watching Taken the TV Miniseries (part 2)

    The second episode of the series is titled Jacob and Jesse and, indeed, we get introduced to the two character that propel most of the early episodes of the series forward. If you haven’t watched the second episode, you should go do so before reading the review as it will be a minefield of spoilers […]


  • Watching Taken the TV Miniseries (part 1)

    I was recently reminded of a TV miniseries that I was absolutely obsessed with for a while and decided to look it up and give it a rewatch after not really thinking about it for many many years. When I googled it I was surprised to learn that it’s been 11 years since it came […]