Fall 2015 Weekly Update: Week 2ish . . .
So this is another week-of-shows-in-one post. I’ve been very busy lately, and hope to eventually get back to more individualistic show-by-show posts, but this is the easiest way for me to do this right now and not fall behind. Oh, and I’m already behind! I still haven’t caught up on “Heroes Reborn,” and I’m 2/3 of the way through season one of “How To Get Away With Murder.” For those asking about “Scandal,” I kept trying to like that show but never got into it. Maybe next summer I’ll binge watch it!
This week “American Horror Story: Hotel” debuts, along with the return of “Grim.” I’m looking forward to both!
I never commented on the end of “Big Brother 17” or “Under the Dome,” because frankly both sucked. I actually stopped watching “Big Brother,” worst season and cast ever! As for “Under The Dome,” just what the hell? Clearly they were still hopeful for another season, but given the whole alien invasion crap, I don’t know why. What a way to blow what was a good show.
Onto “Castle,” I’m glad they quickly resolved this secret agent Beckett storyline, but with her as Captain now I wonder how involved she will be with the day to day cases. It will definitely be interesting to see where they go with things this season.
“Gotham” has been getting better and better. I love the villains, and am wondering what or who Barbara will become. It almost seems they are setting her up to be Harley Quinn. I love that they’ve brought Lucious Fox in to help Bruce become Batman, along with Alfred.
“Grey’s” was just okay this week. I like seeing more of Miranda, but I just don’t know where they will take things this year. Amelia and Owen are great, but they aren’t the new MerDer. I also am glad that Jackson is not just taking April back after the crap she’s been pulling.
I have to wonder how long before Rayna signs her kids to her label on “Nashville,” as it seems they could help save it for her. Watching Juliette spiral out of control is terribly fun, and I can’t believe Luke dropped Will like that. For shame!
I really enjoyed the season premiere of “Once,” especially the reversal of roles with Emma and Regina. However, another fricken missing time/memories curse? Come on! There are only so many times that stuff can be done.
I have been watching “Project Runway,” I just had forgotten to comment on it. Its pretty obvious Edmund, Ashley and Candice will be the final three, unless something insane happens.
“Scream Queens” is still my favorite show of the season so far, likely because of the newness of it. I loved the transformation of Leah Michelle’s character into Channel #6. I still am lost on who the killer is, other than it seems there are two, and Nick Jonas character is working with the original.
“Sleepy Hollow” returned this week, and I for one am glad the Henry/Katrina arch has ended. That was becoming tedious, and frankly standing in the way of any romance between Ichabod and Mills. Though that won’t happen soon, as it’s usually the death of these types of shows. I do like that they’ve been able to craft a whole new storyline for them as witnesses.
Premiere Week Thoughts! Gotham, Grey’s and More!
So we’ve made it through the first week of the Fall 2015 season. A lot still hasn’t returned and won’t until October. I’m very excited about “Once Upon A Time’s” return tonight, and after it am hoping to finally make it through “Heroes Reborn,” which is still on my DVD. I’m also still making my way through Season 1 of “How To Get Away With Murder” in order to keep up with Season 2 this year.
“Castle” was the first real show that I watch that returned, and I don’t know what to think. It seems the story with Beckett being hunted, and acting all spy-like, is just a rehash of Castle’s missing time last season in a way. There has also been a lot of speculation that the show plans to break up the newly weds, which would suck if that is true.
“Gotham” also returned. I enjoyed the first episode a lot, mainly because the show is moving more into “Batman” territory. Bruce has found the bat cave, and a league of super villains is being formed. I wasn’t a huge fan of last years mob-centric stories and was getting a little bored with it.
I was surprised how much I liked the “Grey’s” season premier. I thought it would be so different without McDreamy, and it still is, but I really love Meredith and Maggie’s friendship and seeing that blossom. Yay for Bailey being named the new Chief, but the previews for next week seem to have “The Nazi” returning.
I was so glad that “Nashville” did not kill off Deacon. Teddy is definitely in jail, but for how long? Will he turn over Tandy and ruin Rayna’s company, which already seems to be crashing into the ground as is? I feel so bad for Rayna, but once again am hating Juliette. Obviously she’s headed for a huge Scarlett-like meltdown. Scarlett is annoying me too by trying to make her relationship with that doctor work when it’s clear she wants Gunnar. I’m also enjoying Will trying to figure out where he belongs.
For some odd reason I’ve been throwing on “DWTS,” probably just to see the craziness that was Gary Busey. Has anyone noticed how Paula Dean is ALWAYS in the background shots smiling and waving at the camera? I mean she is ALWAYS there!
“Scream Queens” was absolutely amazing! It would seem that the Red Devil killer was likely the baby of the dead sorority girl in the 80s now all grown up, but then they’ve thrown the wrench in there that the baby may be Grace, so she can’t be the killer unless she’s nuts. I loved the twist with Nick Jonas’ character at the end, and of course the “Heathers” reference with all the Chanelles. How weird is it seeing Jeff from “Nashville” on there and not playing a total douche? It looks like he will appear on next week’s “Nashville” only to bow out of the show due to “Scream Queen.”
In other news, both “Mistresses” and “Devious Maids” have earned a 4th season! So happy!
What I’m Watching So Far . . . .
So premiere week has begun, though some shows still don’t come back until October. I’m trying to be cautious this year, as usually the shows I choose get canceled!
Aside from the normal shows I always watch like “Once,” “Castle,” “Nashville,” and “Grey’s,” I’ve FINALLY started binging on “How To Get Away With Murder” season 1. I won’t be done in time for Season 2, but I hope to be there and caught up by next week.
I’m still watching “Gotham,” though it’s not my favorite. I definitely enjoyed “The Flash” last season and plan to watch “Supergirl” this year.
I started “Scream Queens” last night and am half way through. Loving it! I have high hopes for “Horror Story Hotel,” as it can’t be any worse than last season’s “Freak Show.”
I’m not sure what other new shows I plan on picking up. I’m wary of “Blood and Oil” mainly because it will just remind me of “Dallas,” and I’m still mad they canceled it. Also certain TV sites are predicting it will be the first show canceled this year . . . that can’t be good!
What are you watching or plan to watch that’s new and are enjoying?
Summer Season Finales Part 2: Falling Skies, Mistresses & The Whispers
So “The Whispers” came to an end, and I had no idea it was based on a Ray Bradbury short story called “Zero Hour,” which also ended much the same way . . . with the beginning of an alien invasion. There is no word if the show will return, but with them taking Claire instead of Henry, they could clearly go somewhere with the story past the original. I don’t know though, I felt it started out creepy, but by the end got a little too predictable and in some cases boring.
“Falling Skies,” another alien invasion show finally ended its run with a series finale. This one at least had a happy ending, with the bad aliens being vanquished, though I felt it was a little rushed and the final episode a little crammed. First, why couldn’t this dead alien race have contacted Tom long ago and told him “hey if you kill the queen they’ll all go away!” Soon much easier. Also, killing and bringing Pam back the way they did in that final episode seemed pointless. Why not just have not killed her to start with. Pope came back one too many times, he should have just died and stayed dead.
Finally “Mistresses,” which there is still no news on whether it will return, but I really hope it does. At least we for the most part had many of the storylines tied up. April is happy with the bartender, Karen’s friend Vivian died but it seems obvious she’ll end up with Alec, Savi is still who knows where, and Joss found the real killer, who turned out to be Calista’s crazed assistant Wilson. It was neat that they had him obsessed with her to the point he was dressing as her and in a way becoming her. It definitely looks like Joss is about to get killed by him, but we know that won’t happen, just like they won’t let Calista hang herself in prison. That shocked me, that someone who claimed to be such a fighter just rolled over and gave up. It was totally out of character for her.
Tonight is another alien invasion show’s finally, “Extent.”
Summer Season Finales Part 1: The Fosters, PLL and Devious Maids
So this post is just about some of the finales that have happened and my thoughts on them.
I pretty much called the Charles twist on “Pretty Little Liars” early on, only I thought it would be Sarah and never suspected they’d bring back CeCe and have her be Charles. We got a lot of answers, which was great. It also pretty much left the show in a hole as to where to go next, so they’ve jumped 5 years ahead and now are being terrorized by someone else, though we don’t know who. It looks like Alison, who is now a teacher herself, has a new stalker. I’m not sure if I like the idea of the time jump. Time will tell. I hope they still keep the parents around.
Over on “The Fosters,” I am thrilled that Rita was cleared and Callie finally got adopted, but this Brandon thing. Oy! I’m so over the two of them. Also it looks like I was absolutely right about the new foster brother’s brother being the driver who hit the Fosters all along. Now we got a new Jesus, who again I would have been happy if he just stayed away. Though maybe it can take some of the focus of Marianna, who I was screaming at for thinking her boyfriend would forgive her. “Well I’ve forgiven myself,” . . . good for you! You still cheated.
Finally over to the amazing “Devious Maids” finally. Holy cow! First I do have to say I was a bit disappointed with Sebastian being the killer. Unexpected, yes. However really? He just went that nuts all of the sudden? Meh! I was sad that they killed Michael off, and giving Spence Amensia and bringing Perry back . . . the worst! Technically Rosie is still his wife, though maybe that got nullified by her own dead husband returning. Oy oy! Of course we know Zoila won’t die, and I really have hope the baby will turn out to be Javier’s and he will come back to her. Or maybe her near death will bring him back. Oh yeah, Adrian can’t be dead! He is the best!
Nearly The End Of Summer Shows’ Thoughts
As usual just trying to keep up with some quick thoughts on the shows I’ve been watching!
Big Brother 17
Worst – season – ever. They’ve at least started fighting, but watching these people is dullsville.
I feel really bad for Carmen getting all “Irene Cara’d” by her label. Maybe she can pull a Prince and change her name to a symbol. Meanwhile Zoila is also about to get the old heave-hoe thanks to Genevieve’s new guy, who I hate. Go back to announcing the dog show dude! Loved that they had Spence counceling Taylor and not screwing her, but what is Michael thinking fooling around with his ex? She’s insane! Maybe that’s it, she’s insane and he’s not doing anything. I hope so.
I’ve gone from loving the show again to tolerating it. Molly’s son is creepy, and the humanics are basically going all terminator. I can see that the humans will have to team up with the aliens most likely to get rid of the robot problem that is coming.
So it would appear the mystery of who hit the Fosters car has been solved, and it was the owner of the other car’s kid all along, who lied about it being stolen. I was so sure it would be AJ’s brother. Now poor Rita has been possibly set up by her Girls United for beating them. Her own actions with her daughter though make it seem possible that she is an abuser, but I think they just want us to think that.
I’m hating the turn on the latest episode with the Virginia regimen going totally insane on Tom and his men. It seems obvious they are actually under alien control. Something is wrong with that female captain for sure. There aren’t many episodes left and they seem no closer to winding down when we began this season.
I HATE that Calysta and Joss have turned on one another. This makes me so sad. It’s obvious that either her male assistant or the model her hubby was screwing killed her husband. Karen getting pregnant is going to be interesting, and I still don’t care about April’s story. At least her daughter has the boyfriend/principal’s number.
Pretty Little Liars
I’m ready for the finale and the reveal of Charles, and if we don’t get a reveal then I may need a new TV from the things I throw at it!
Definitely liking the show a bit more now that we’re exploring the woman with the green scarf warning the Doc to stop looking. Ooh! What isn’t she supposed to find?
Under The Dome
It was clear that the end of the world was orchestrated and that the dome is now just a large TV set showing those inside what they want them to see. You know what I want to see? Pretty much the entire kinship wiped out.
Like PLL, I hope we get some answers soon. I really dislike the president, who knows his kid has been a target of drill yet still wanted to jail the only people who have leads and a real connection on whatever or whoever drill is.
I all but stopped watching this one. I just became bored and figured I’d do a marathon once it was over, if I cared enough to go back.
The Weekly Summer Round-Up Thoughts!
Big Brother 17
With Jeff out of the house, it’s one less bit of eye candy gone. I didn’t think I would be, but I’m not on the crazy dentist’s side. I hope he wins the whole thing given he’s been made the go to pawn. This week Audrey has at least finally brought some drama into the game. The feeds and after dark have been terribly boring.
I can’t believe how much I’m enjoying this show, even with all the changes. I’m pretty sure the ratings are still terrible and it won’t get a third season, so I’m enjoying it while it lasts.
I absolutely HATE this whole Callie and AJ romance. This is so “been there done that” on a show that isn’t that old. It’s Brandon all over. Nip it in the bud and move on. I still have this feeling that AJ’s brother is the one who hit the Fosters. Loved the last episode that dealt with Anna’s post-pardum, and glad they don’t have her using again. A re-cast Jesus will soon be showing up, but wish he wouldn’t. I don’t like the character and haven’t missed him at all.
I’ve actually been digging this past season. Why did they take so long to get good again? Pope going crazy was long overdue. I hope Tom takes his ass out!
I’m still loving Calista’s character. She and Joss are owning this show right now so much that I honestly don’t miss Savy. Sure if they could bring her back I would love it, but I am shocked it’s still so good without her. Karen’s storyline is getting sticky, and something tells me the wife will end up dying and the husband will be left with tremendous guilt. April’s storyline, we can all see she’s going to end up with Zack at some point. As usual, boring!
Pretty Little Liars
This show is starting to annoy me. Every week it’s been someone different is A, and now we are back to, surprise, Charles! Charles is alive and is A. I’m thinking it’s either that Andrew guy, who was dismissed way too easily, or somehow it will be Ezra. If it’s Ezra then that would be a sick twist.
I’ve started watching TNT’s “Proof” and really enjoy it, I’m just not sure where it’s going. Some episodes have been better than others, but it seems to be lacking a story stringing them together other than the main character’s own near death experience.
Under The Dome
Please let this be the last season, as this show has become awful. It’s now just “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” meets “The Stepford Wives.” I expect better than re-hashed movies from something based on Steven King’s work.
So we learned Drill, or someone like him, has been on earth before. Basically Drill’s planet is dying (ala E.T.) and they seem to try and be invading earth so they can live here. I’m going to hang in there, but this show needs to amp it up a little. It needs to get away from the E.T. similarities. Ooh, E.T. is bad this time so it’s very different. Not really!
I started watching this mini-series event, which I felt started out strong, but now I’m a little tired of it. I hope this doesn’t become a new series like “Under the Dome,” which also started out as a one season mini-series event too. End it on a high note please!
The Whisperers and Under The Dome Thoughts and Spoilers
I’m really loving “The Whisperers” on ABC still, and the last episode where Drill showed himself to be some kind of energy form was great. They are heavily hinting that Drill is an alien, and he needs an energy source to feed on, which is the glowing thing they found in the desert. The kids also mentioned that Drill misses his family. Is he a stranded alien? Is he trying to bring his family home? I’m feel like this could very easily be a reinvention of Disney’s “Watcher in the Woods,” which was based on a book about an alien child that got trapped on earth during an inter-dimensional field trip. Disney totally changed the story from the book when they made it into their classic 80s scary movie. I actually wrote a blog post a few years ago recapping the differences between the Watcher in the Woods movie and the book.
Over the “Under the Dome,” I’m honestly only watching this for the eye candy and to see it through to the end. So far this season has been horrible. This too looks like some kind of alien life force invasion that is ripping of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers” at this point. I also hate that we keep going from hating Big Jim to rooting for him.
Spoilers for the next episodes of both shows below . . .
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June/July Show Thoughts – A Mixed Bag
Trying to keep up with everything, really quick thoughts on everything I’m watching . . .
Big Brother 17
I’m just not feeling this season. I keep watching and hope I’ll get hooked by something, anything. So glad Jace is gone and really want The Rockstar Dentist to go too!
I actually really enjoyed the reboot and where they are taking it, but her husband’s partner . . . ohhhh she is a witch!
I’m not digging that Callie is into yet another one of her foster brothers. Definitely feel bad for Brandon getting the boot from his camp.
I have yet to see the season premier, I tried real hard to watch last weekend but couldn’t get into it. I’ve meant to watch it again all week.
Absolutely loving the new character Calista! She’s great. April’s story is still the weakest, and Karen’s is just another twist on her story from the first season.
Pretty Little Liars
I don’t think Charle’s is dead and if Sarah isn’t Charles, then she is on his team. Though the last show seemed to try and make it seem like she couldn’t be Charles . . .
Under The Dome
So It seems we are back to aliens are behind the dome and trying to take over the Earth again. That’s the only thing I can think with the whole “hive mentality” they have going on.
Like with UTD, I am back to thinking Drill is an alien force.
Devious Maids Season 3 July Spoilers
Spoilers for all the July shows below!
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