So this is a long overdue post on “Nashville,” which has been on fire lately. I’m loving it, yet want to strangle several of the characters at the same time. Below are my quick thoughts on each major storyline, followed by spoilers for the next several episodes.
I’m loving Deacon and Rayna’s reunion, but hate this storyline with him dying. I keep hoping his mother will change her mind, but something tells me she won’t. She’s either going to have to die herself and will him her liver, or perhaps Maddie is a match as they haven’t tested her. Someone has to save Deacon!
The show really tried to reform Teddy, and I have really started liking him as of late. That’s why I hate seeing him turn into Lamar 2.0 in order to fix the problems he got into with his prostitute girlfriend. I really don’t trust her at all, she’s demanding too much money and seems to be afraid of something or someone bigger than what we know. Teddy is going to end up falling hard and soon.
I’m actually sad to see Sadie head back home to Virginia. I really liked her character, but I didn’t like how they had her and Luke getting a little too close too quickly. That wasn’t a cool thing to do to Rayna at all. I do hope they bring her back at some point though.
Poor Layla can’t get a break when it comes to love, with Jeff screwing her more than one way. I’m totally on her team, and love seeing Jeff down and out. He deserves it! Meanwhile I wish they’d just finally have Will come out of the closet. That storyline has dragged on for too long.
I’m so glad that Juliette finally had her baby, as maybe now she can stop being so over the top crazy. Juliette’s always been a little nutty, but lately it’s been too much. I want to see her back working on her music.
Scarlett and Gunnar are both driving me nuts with their on-again-off-again romance. Figure it out kids!
This week on “Once Upon A Time” the truth about what Snow and David did in the past was revealed. Thanks to the Sorcerer, they damned the potential evil in Emma into Maleficent’s dragon egg, and the Sorcerer sent it along with Cruella and Ursula into another dimension. Snow and Charming realized too late what they’d done, and that it was a human baby inside the egg. Given the two villains ended up on Earth, it was easy to guess that’s where the baby went too.
Emma was pissed when she learned what her parents did and acted like she couldn’t trust them anymore. I get being angry over the innocent baby, but she acted like her parents perpetuated some act of horror upon her. I didn’t get why she was so miffed. What they did was wrong, but they were trying to protect her. She also learned from Hook that Gold’s plan was to turn her evil and then use that to get his happy ending from the author.
The author it turned out was the real villain. He betrayed his role as the keeper of the stories and began to manipulate the world as he saw, which is what really condemned Maleficent’s child if everyone steps back and takes a moment to realize this. He manipulated all the players. The Sorcerer trapped him in the book, but by the end of the episode Emma and the others released him in order to get answers. What damage will he do now?
We also learned there has been more than one author over time, and that Walt Disney was one of them. With the older author trapped, until now, I want to know who the current author is. They have to be important too.
We also learned that Maleficent’s child was adopted by a man and named Lily. She is somewhere in our world, but do we know her? Is she really evil? Time will tell.
Next week sees the return of the Wicked Witch, who Gold brings in it seems to punish Regina for betraying him and the other villains.
“Grimm” continues to be excellent, though I’m still somewhat confused about the entire Royals vs the Resistance thing. This week we found out Victor seems to be out and some cousin to Renard is in as the new royal golden boy? In all these fighting over the baby they seemed to have dropped the whole storyline involving those keys they were initially after. One thing about “Grimm” that annoys me is these little dropped storylines.
Adalind realizes she needs to seduce someone and fast in order to pass off her baby as someone else’s. Given what happened when she got a little bit of Nick’s blood in her once before, what is his baby going to do to her?
I don’t think Juliette turning to Renard will lead to anything good given their past. I worry something will happen between them and then we’ll have another bun in the oven.
They finally brought back Renard’s mysterious bleeding, which will continue based on the spoilers for the next few shows. Not sure what it all means, but they better not kill him off. I’m worried this could be a way to finish him, and that his mother’s spell to save him had limits.
“The Fosters” spring finale is tonight, and tomorrow is “The Pretty Little Liars” finale that promises to finally reveal the latest A. Something tells me we won’t really find out who A is though, just get some other insane reveal.
“Grimm” finally returned with a new episode this week. We also got some answers to some questions we’ve been pondering, and a new twist. First, Nick can’t do the blood trick to rid Juliette of being a Hexenbeast, thanks to some immunity she has because of Adalind’s blood. I knew they’d have to come up with a way around that.
Nick and Juliette are on the outs because of her being what she is, and she’s now turning to Sean. Oh brother! Not only did she turn to Sean, but Adalind also is trying to convince him to turn on Nick and the others in order to get their baby back. Poor Nick, everyone is turning on him it seems.
The shocker was the reveal that Adalind was pregnant with Nick’s baby. I kinda expected this to come, but it was still an interesting twist. What will the baby be though? Will it be more powerful than the baby Nick’s mom is already hiding? This baby has to be linked to what is going on with Juliette too, as she initially thought she was pregnant. Maybe when the baby is born, Juliette will go back to normal? What about that weird connection between Nick and Adalind earlier in the season. Was that the baby?
So “Glee” aired it’s final episode on Friday. I really enjoyed both it, and this final season. The focus on the main crew, and bringing it home to Lima, made this last season enjoyable. When they took the show to New York and tried to divide it between the new crew and the old crew is where is just fell apart.
I felt like the final episode could have used more Quinn, Puck, Britney and Santana; but I guess the focus was really supposed to be on the original episode core crew. Then again, Sam and Blaine weren’t part of that.
I was not a fan of Rachel ending up with Jessie. I would have rather seen her with someone new, or just going it on her own at the end.
Likewise I would have liked to have seen Sam and Mercedes get it together in the end, though they did hint that would happen as he kept calling her, so she said.
I really enjoyed the final scene with all the New Directions kids from each season showing up. I had forgotten all about Lauren, she was awesome! Ryder and Marnie seemed absent, which honestly isn’t a giant loss.
Final thoughts . . . President Jeb Bush? Really Ryan Murphy, really?
I don’t know if anyone is watching ABC’s “Secrets and Lies,” but I am and sometimes I don’t know why I am. Like “The Slap” on NBC it pretty much drives me nuts. Ben has to be the dumbest guy on earth and constantly does things that work against him. Hey look my flashlight is back in my car, covered with blood, so let me pick it up and touch it! Uh oh, I gotta hide it, let me wrap it and stick it in my living room. Found a new lead on who may have done it, let’s wait awhile before suggesting it to the cops. Hey let’s publicly attack people in this day of social media oversharing. Over and over he does stupid things.
So who did kill Tom? From the very first episode I honestly thought it was the youngest daughter. Something just doesn’t seem right with her. She seems very socially awkward. When all she wanted to do was decorate the tree when the shiznit was going down, I just knew her brain wasn’t functioning correctly. I think she may be a sociopath, and there have been little things here and there that show she seems to flirt with danger, or doesn’t react like a normal person would.
Others feel it was Ben’s wife, while some think Tom’s aunt who was having an affair with his “Father.” Then there is the clear red herring, the special needs kid on the block, though the boys mother Melissa Gilbert does seem to be hiding something. My worst fears are that after sitting through this entire thing that 1) it will turn out to be like “The Killing” and we won’t know who did it by the end of the seasons and they’ll pull off a second season or 2) that Ben really did do it for some reason, and he doesn’t remember as they’ve been hinting.
So I’ve really been enjoying “Once Upon A Time” again. I’m still not sure where the Frozen gang is, as I swore they were unable to get back home because of the boundary around the town. Anyways, on to what’s been happening.
I really enjoyed the backstory between Regina and Maleficent. I was sure they would have King Stefan be the father of the baby she lost, but it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen. The Briar Rose being Aurora’s mother was a nice twist on the whole story. By the end of the show when Maleficent had put Aurora under the curse and said she had big plans for Prince Phillip, I began to suspect that she may seduce him and that he could be her child’s father. However the timeline doesn’t seem to work. Given where Regina is in her learning of magic, Snow and Charming are still children and haven’t met. Actually now that I think about it, a lot of these characters should really be much older than Snow and Charming shouldn’t they? Apparently people don’t age the same way in the enchanted fairytale forest.
I loved that they brought August back, and actually felt that was coming when they claimed the younger Pinocchio didn’t have the answers they needed. I am worried that Regina will get sucked back into being evil as they work to get answers out of him. I really don’t want them to go there. Honestly though with the prophecy about Emma, I am expecting them to actually turn her evil as the season finale cliffhanger.
Why in the hell do they have Maleficent dressing like she’s out of the 1940s?
I’m not sure where “Grey’s Anatomy” is going with its latest storyline, but I don’t think I like it one bit. I felt like the show had been on fire lately, but the predictable ending to Dr. Herman’s storyline sank it for me. She would have been a great add to the show, and it would have been nice if for once they didn’t do the predictable, I.E. kill her or make her unable to work anymore, the latter which they did.
I was really into the possibility of Callie and Owen early on in the season, but warmed up to Hunt and Amelia as of late. They make a great team, but there is something weird about him living in Derek’s old trailer.
I loved the storyline with Ben and his sister, and I hope they continue with it. Ben has always irked me a bit, so I loved Bailey putting him in his place. I love Bailey putting anyone in their place really.
The bonding of Maggie and Meredith has been great as well, but now it looks like Meredith’s life might be shattered with the possibility that Derek has pulled a Derek and is cheating on her. Say it ain’t so! Sadly it probably is, as Shonda loves to torture these two.
A&E: Bates Motel Season 3 Begins Tonight. Plus The Returned.
Posted by Dustin on 03.09.2015 at 2:35 pm
Tonight A&E heats up with two great dramas tonight! First up is season three of “Bates Motel” and then a remake of the French sensation “The Returned.” I’m not sure if we need another one of these kind of shows, but I’ll tune in nonetheless.
“Bates Motel,” returns for a gripping third season filled with family strife, murder and mystery lead by Vera Farmiga (Norma) and Freddie Highmore (Norman). This season focuses on the evolution of the Bates family and dives head first into Norman’s waning ability to stay in denial about what’s happening to him and the lengths he will go to gain control of his fragile psyche. The dramatic events of last season leaves Norma (Vera Farmiga) reluctantly more aware of Norman’s mental fragility and is fearful of what he is capable of. From executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “The Returned”) and Kerry Ehrin (“Friday Night Lights,” “Parenthood”) “Bates Motel” serves as a contemporary prequel to the genre-defining film Psycho and provides viewers with an intimate portrayal of how Norman Bates unravels through his teenage years.
After a blissful summer of closeness with his mother, living within the safe confines of home and the Bates Motel, Norman’s fears about what really happened with Blaire Watson resurface and Norma questions what really happened. Forced to look at the truths about Norman for the first time, their deeply intricate relationship continues to evolve. Norma finds herself turning to the other man in her life, Norman’s half-brother, Dylan (Max Thieriot) and begins to rely on him in ways that she never expected. This relationship inevitably triggers jealousy in Norman and a new kind of love triangle between Norma and her two sons erupts. Estranged brother and uncle, Caleb (Kenny Johnson) returns to haunt the family throughout the season challenging the family bond even further. Pressures of the outside world take a hold of the family when newcomers Kevin Rahm (“Mad Men,” “Desperate Housewives”), Tracy Spiradakos (“Revolution”) and Ryan Hurst (“Sons of Anarchy”) arrive at White Pine Bay. After a summer of living at the Bates Motel, Sheriff Romero (Nestor Carbonell) and Norma have grown closer but there will always have that troubling question mark surrounding Norman. Something doesn’t feel right, but spite of his instincts, Romero finds himself continually drawn back to the Bates family — and to Norma. Emma (Olivia Cooke) also determined to find out what is happening to Norman becomes more emboldened, fearless, goes after the things she wants. Familiar face, Bradley (Nicola Peltz) returns to surprise the family and digs up old memories.
“The Returned,” from executive producers Carlton Cuse (“Lost,” “Bates Motel”) and Raelle Tucker (“True Blood”), focuses on a small town that is turned upside down when several local people, who have been long presumed dead suddenly reappear, bringing with them both positive and detrimental consequences. As families are reunited, the lives of those who were left behind are challenged on a physical and emotional level. Interpersonal relationships are examined with intrigue and depth as strange phenomena begin to occur. “The Returned” is based on the popular and International Emmy®-award winning French suspense series adapted by Fabrice Gobert and inspired by the feature film, Les Revenants, directed by Robin Campillo.
“The Returned” stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Smashed), Mark Pellegrino (“Lost”) , Jeremy Sisto (“Suburgatory,” “Six Feet Under”), India Ennenga (“Treme”), Sandrine Holt (“House of Cards”), Agnes Bruckner (“24”), Sophie Lowe (“Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”), Tandi Wright (“Nothing Trivial“), Mat Vairo (“Revolution”), Kevin Alejandro (“True Blood”), Dylan Kingwell (“The Tomorrow People”), Aaron Douglas (“Battlestar Galactica”), Dakota Guppy (“Rush”), Leah Gibson (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Michelle Forbes (“The Killing”), Rhys Ward (“The Strain”), Scott Hylands (“V”), Terry Chen (“Bates Motel”), Roger Cross (“24”).