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LIGHTS OUT “War” Review

LIGHTS OUT  "War" Season 1 Episode 13 – Lights finally faces  Death Row in the ring in what turned out to be both the season and series  finale. It was a good episode; it was not written as a series finale and there were some cliff hangers and questions left unanswered, but it was by no means half as maddening as the series finales of cancelled shows like  Firefly  and  Deadwood .  Lights Out  at least went out with a bang. And that, as they say, is that.  Lights Out  is a goner, which is a pity. It had potential. Lights Out  is a good show that slipped through the cracks. Lead  with a powerful performance from Holt McCallany, this could have been one of the best new series this year. Unfortunately while McCallany delivered episode after episode, the writing was not there to serve him or the world in which Lights inhabits. Read More... //www.daemonstv.com/2011/04/06/lights-out-war-review/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+daemonstv+%28Daemon%27s+TV%29&utm_content=Google+Reader

'Lights Out' - 'War': Reviewing the series finale

"Lights Out"  just finished airing what turned out to be its series finale. I   interviewed showrunner Warren Leight  about the season, and I have a review of the finale coming up just as soon as I sing with Jay-Z at the victory party...   "Think of everything we did to get here." -Lights As Leight says in the interview, "War" wasn't planned in any way as a series finale, but (like the last episode of "Terriers" before it), it works surprisingly well as one. Lights and Death Row have their big rematch, which Lights wins in improbable but not implausible fashion. And both before and after the title fight, Lights and the show pause to reflect on most of the key events of this season: the compromises and mistakes and well-meaning gestures that put Patrick Leary back into a boxing ring when he had no business further endangering his fragile brain. Lights has a nightmare vision of most of this season's literal fights, and he and Johnny go back and forth on what they've done and what they need to do, and Lights even goes to confession to beg divine forgiveness for his many misdeeds.    Read More... //www.hitfix.com/blogs/whats-alan-watching/posts/lights-out-war-reviewing-the-series-finale

Lights Out Series Finale Review: "War"

As much as it's sad to see Lights Out go, the show concluded with what fans had been waiting for all season: the championship fight between Patrick "Lights" Leary and Richard "Death Row" Reynolds. Unlike their previous fight, which had haunted Patrick, this particular match was a fight to the end. There was no winning on points and only a knock out would seal the victory. The episode titled "War," was fitting. I was a little shocked at how outmatched Patrick appeared at the outset of the fight. I knew his strategy was to tire Richard out before he made his move, but frankly he just seemed out of his element. Maybe some doubts still hung on his mind, maybe he had a fear of losing, or maybe there were some early fight jitters. Read More... //www.tvfanatic.com/2011/04/lights-out-review-war/