So we got some answers to Elizabeth Mitchell’s character on the most recent “Once Upon A Time.” It turns out she is Elsa’s aunt, or so she says, and that her own sister imprisoned her in an urn as she was afraid of her powers. It seems these powers run in Elsa’s family, but not everyone is blessed with them. In the past, according to the Snow Queen, apparently Anna turned on Elsa at some point and put her into the urn as well. I suspect this is a lie and the Queen did it herself for some reason. I even wonder if she’s really Elsa’s aunt?
In Storybrooke the Snow Queen froze Marianne’s heart, and Regina had to remove it to keep it and Marianne alive, though Marianne is technically in a frozen induced comatose state and now heartless. Robin finally admitted to Regina that he loves her, not Marianne, but still feels obligated to stay with his wife. Is it bad that I don’t care if Marianne dies? I really wish she never came back. Damn that Emma!
Will Scarlet AKA The Knave from the failed “Once in Wonderland” made his way to Storybrooke. I don’t know why but something tells me he and Marianne may have once had a thing. That would give Robin an easy out from his marriage if she really loved someone else too. It could also be the true loves kiss she needs to save her from the freezing curse.
Regina and Henry teamed up for “Operation Mongoose” to find out who wrote the storybook and ask them to give Regina a happy ending. I’m glad she’s not going to be ultra secretive about this and do something that could turn the town against her.
Speaking of the town being against someone, Grumpy and Grannie led the rally to hang Elsa after they suspected she froze Marianne. I hope really soon something bad happens and everyone suspects one of them and is ready to string them up. All they do lately is bitch and moan it seems. Where is the big bad wolf when you need one!
So one of the new shows I’m watching is Fox’s “Red Band Society.” I actually really like the show, but at the same time I know I’m setting myself up for a big depressing episode. Eventually one of these kids will die, and it’s going to suck.
I’m actually not caught up, I’m trying to watch last week’s episode before tonight’s airs. I absolutely adore Octavia Spencer as Nurse Jackson, and really like Wilson Cruz as Nurse Kenji. I really wish we’d get more of Dave Annabelle as Dr. McAndrew. He’s one of the reasons I tuned in, as I have liked other shows he’s been on (“Brothers and Sisters” and “Park Avenue 666″).
I do find the love triangle between Emma, Leo and Jordi to be a tad strange. Leo seems a tad obsessed and has been placed into the friend zone by Emma. I also hate to say it, but I wouldn’t be too heartbroken if Kara ends up being the kid who dies. However because she’s the spoiled, rotten nasty bitch of the show, that’s highly unlikely. She’ll stick around for awhile.
TVLine/Deadline has reported that Jes Macallan (Joss, “Mistresses”) is joining the show in a recurring role. She’ll play the sister of an incoming patient Hunter (Daren Kagasoff). Just as long as she gets her but back to “Mistresses!” The loss of Savi is bad enough, we can’t lose Jess! Mandy Moore is also set to join “Red Band” as a new nurse.
The next two episode spoilers are below. Note, there is a gap because Major League Baseball interrupts next week’s show. Read More »
So “Parenthood” continues its march toward the series finale. Joel and Julia are the two I’m most focused on, and I don’t know which way I want things to end. I do want them to hopefully find their way back together, but I really am enjoying watching Julia make him squirm. I was cheering when she told him that he’s the one that broke their marriage and walked away, and that now it was too late as she moved on. Yay Julia!
Hank’s ex-wife Sandy may be more mental than he is! She’s demanding Sarah not be around when Hank has his daughter Ruby there. While this would be reasonable if Sarah was someone he just started dating, she’s much more than a new girlfriend. I think Sandy is going to be a huge problem, and I’m starting to understand why Ruby is acting out.
Zeek made it through his operation, which I’m glad about. I was worried they were going to off him. They technically still could, but I really hope they don’t. I just feel they will and have Adam transition to the man of the family by time the show ends.
Amber told Ryan about the baby, and he’s ready to be there and support Amber. Oh boy, I don’t think that is really what she wants. I hope we don’t have to see Ryan’s abusive Mommy Dearest again anytime soon to be honest. What is it with the crazy mom’s this season? If we do see her, I hope Amber tells her off.
So “Gotham” has been given a full season on Fox, per news released today. I’m watching the show, but am not so sure about it. I’m enjoying it much more than ABC’s “Agents of Shield,” which I gave up on last year as I found it boring. So far though “The Flash” on CW is my favorite new superhero show. Gotham feels more like a crime drama than Batman, then again it is supposedly a prequel and more about Jim Gordon. It’s interesting to see how they are building up the villains, and I love Fish’s Catwoman like properties, even though she’s not Catwoman. The Penguin is just creepy, and we really haven’t even met the Joker yet. The Riddler, oddly, is working as a CSI guy for Gotham PD. Are you watching? What are your thoughts?
Spoilers for the next two “Gotham” shows below, along with some “Sleepy Hollow” spoilers! Read More »
CBS RENEWS HIT SERIES “UNDER THE DOME” AND “EXTANT”
Returning Dramas Join the Reality Hit “Big Brother” and the New Drama “Zoo” on CBS’s 2015 Summer Line-Up
CBS announced today that the hit series UNDER THE DOME and EXTANT will return for broadcast in summer 2015. Both from Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, UNDER THE DOME returns for its third season, and EXTANT for its sophomore season.
“We’re committed to delivering our viewers and advertisers year-round programming with a wide variety of storytelling,” said Nina Tassler, Chairman, CBS Entertainment. “We continue to see summer as a great place for unique concepts, innovative business models and passionate television audiences.”
For summer 2015, UNDER THE DOME and EXTANT will join the previously announced freshman drama ZOO, based on James Patterson’s bestselling novel, and the next edition of the summer reality hit BIG BROTHER, which has been renewed for 2015 and 2016.
“American Horror Story: Freakshow” appeared last night and it was so unusually bizarre. So far I’m loving it! This season centers around a Freakshow led by Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange). We haven’t even met half the cast it seems based on the first episode. Evan Peters plays Jimmy Darling, a boy with deformed hands known as “The Lobster Boy” and does some seriously perverse things with them. His mother is Ethel Darling the bearded woman (Kathy Bates). Then there is a whole slew of real life people with real life medical abnormalities that have been cast as well. This seems to be very much influenced by the 1932 movie “Freaks,” which did the same thing. The movie is posted below if you have never seen it.
In the first episode Mars discovers Bette and Dot, siamese twins played by Sarah Paulson, who were taken to a local hospital. They couldn’t be more different, one is good and proper while the other is dirty and evil. They killed their mother, but that doesn’t stop Elsa from bringing them in as the stars of her show. They both, of course, end up falling for Jimmy. Oh brother, that’s gunna lead to some bizarre sex scenes for sure! The end of the show had Jimmy and the other “freaks” disposing of a detective who is onto Bette and Dot for the murder of their mother, which they poorly tried to hide by stabbing themselves to cover it up. That’s what landed them in the hospital.
Meanwhile there is a twisted clown freak named Tickles that is abducting and killing people around the town, and he can’t help but be drawn to the freakshow himself.
So given how last season ended, it seemed the show was setting Elsa up to be a villain. I am wondering if Disney put the ixnay on that, not wanting one of their most popular characters to be a villain after the Peter Pan fiasco. Elsa and Emma bonded, and she vowed to help her find Anna.
Making Bo-Peep a villain was fun, but I couldn’t help but wish they got Jennifer Saunders for the role. Hint hint show, cast her as something please!
The mystery of where Anna is remains. She was set on a task to find “The Dark One” for help in the past, and in the present Gold had her amulet. Where is she now though? Nobody knows, or if they do they aren’t talking.
Regina basically locked herself away in this episode, with Henry working to get through to her.
Based on the end of the show this week and the previews for next, Elizabeth Mitchell has been brought in as the real villain that Elsa was based on, “The Snow Queen.” This should be an interesting twist.
So I’ve really been digging parts of the new season of “Sleepy Hollow,” others are making me want to scream. Henry is so evil that I want to see him die, but as he is Katrina and Crane’s son you don’t want that to happen. I also really am not happy that Katrina is stuck with the horseman. I do worry they will eventually get rid of her, or turn her evil, in order for Crane and Abby to get together. Finally the new Captain has to go. The horseman can take her head. Please, take it! I hate that Henry is using Captain Frank and corrupting him. He clearly tricked him into signing his soul away in the last episode. Boo! He’s been through so much as is.
So last night Meredith’s sister Maggie rocked the hospital on “Grey’s Anatomy.” The episode revolved around her, and she took over the narration for the episode. She pretty much impressed everyone except for Meredith. What confuses me is why they keep calling her a guest star in all the spoiler releases. Is she not going to be permanent?
Anyway, I actually started to like her a lot more last night, and found myself annoyed with how Meredith is acting. She’s basically being childish, Cristina left and had to be replaced. It turns out Maggie thinks Meredith is a saint for adopting Zola, but Meredith keeps giving her the cold shoulder. When she finally told her that she was Ellis’ daughter, Meredith accused her of lying and just wanting something. Ouch! Has it not yet crossed her mind that the Chief is Maggie’s father? That it is oh so possible?
I’m still on team Bailey when it comes to the board seat, and it seems so is Maggie after learning Bailey had a genome lab that the board shut down.
TNT has officially cancelled “Dallas” after three seasons.
Now I’m even more livid after that finale, as there are so many questions we will never get answered! Also, if the show had to go out . . . they could have at least blown up Elena instead of Christopher!
Here is hoping Lifetime or another network will pick it up. Official statement from the show . . .
TNT has decided not to renew Dallas. We are extremely proud of the series, which defied expectations by standing as a worthy continuation of the Ewing saga. We want to thank everyone involved with the show, from the extraordinary cast to the impeccable production team, led by the show’s creative forces, Cynthia Cidre and Mike Robin. We especially want to thank the people of Dallas for their warm and generous hospitality during the production of the series.
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Dustin : Yeah Grumpy and Granny are terrible. Last episode I sat there thinking "how many times have your jumping to conclusions been wrong you idiots!"
Guest_4644 : Anyone else annoyed by the towns people of Storybrooke and their mob mentality? I'm really beginning to think they are the real reason there is so much drama, they create it!
Dustin : I know what you mean! That's what I feel about every show I watch nowadays haha! Gunna do some write-ups this weekend in between work.
CGinCA : I am enjoying Red Band Society. But I am trying not to get too attached to it given Fox's history with shows I really like with the exception of Sleepy Hollow.
Beth : I meant to get to Red Band but haven't yet. I am watching "How to" but am on the fence about it. There are parts I like and then I turn around and am so "Meh" but the rest of it. I can't see it sticking around if something big doesn't happen.
Dustin : I haven't started that one yet. I'm so behind. I've been watching Gotham (which I'm on the fence) and Red Band. Really enjoyed The Flash. Still need to try Laura, Forever and How To Get Away. Ahhhhhh! I need a weekend locked up with on demand
Beth : Really loving "The Mysteries of Laura" with Debra Messing and Josh Lucas.
Guest_4196 : I hoped Elena would go away too but nope she's going to be pregnant and it either be John ross' or pass it off as his
Dustin : I have that in my list of write-ups to do this weekend. At first I thought it was clearly not real, but then I remembered they said one would die and Metcalf has released as statement it was his choice to leave. WTF!!!!! I wish Elena had blown up!
Guest_4196 : What did you think of Dallas Ender?
Beth : Did you watch "How to get away with murder"? What were your thoughts?
Dustin : Will be tweeting heavily tonight Sooooo much on, have to remember what to talk about in write-ups lol
Dustin : Stalker looked interesting. So much on tonight though, I've got to set some DVRs
Dustin : Probably not, not my thing. There is something on CBS I do want to watch, can't recall what off hand haha! I'll just have to check out TV listings every day.
CGinCA : And so begins fall viewing insanity. Are you going to give that new CBS show Scorpion a try?
Dustin : I was planning to get several long over due posts up, but ended up with a computer malfunction and 150 dollars less in my wallet Will try to get something up tonight! Been trying to tweet more too.
Beth : True Blood finale was so disappointing. Ugh
Dustin : It looks like it, I've suspected as much for weeks that they'd do this. Not sure if they'll keep her real killer or not from the books? I keep meaning to do my catch up blogs on it and a few others. Hopefully this weekend! Been so busy this summer.
Guest_2947 : Are they seriously going to do to the twin thing on PLL? It sure looked that way at the end of the episode this week. I've been questioning myself for the past few seasons as to why I actually still watch it. It just keeps getting more and more ridiculous.
Dustin : I cheered lol
Guest_1416 : Is it wrong that I jumped up and did a little dance when Mrs. Fortenberry died??
Beth : LOVE the addition of "Cappie" as Kristoff. I've been missing him since Greek ended.
Dustin : Night Shift has been renewed!
Dustin : Agree! Was just about to write up my thoughts on True Blah lol
Beth : I'm really not liking this final season of True Blood. First we kill Tara, then we have to deal with Lettie Mae getting screen time and her V addiction. Now Bill is supposedly Sookie's true love, Alcide and Sookie makes me sick and Eric is dying???? I don't know if I can finish it.
CGinCA : I also like Night Shift. But I fear it won't last.... given any time I really like something on NBC it disappears.
Beth : Rookie Blue 2 hr season premiere tonight!!! So excited. Please True Blood Final Season Premiere this weekend!
Dustin : Gave NBC's Night Shift a try and really liked it. Watched all the episodes last night back to back. Probably just doomed it to cancelation lol
Dustin : Yeah I was way annoyed too, and when Fitz wakes up he has to explain how he was shot lol.
Beth : I'm a little irritated with PLL. The whole Aria "I killed somebody" thing is stupid. It was self defense, she had a gun. No one would convict her. And now that they all know it's Mona, why don't they just go to Holbrook with it all?
Dustin : I was waiting for a big return but they didn't go there
Beth : LOVED the GOT finale.
Dustin : Guest: Oh I didn't even think about that! That would be good!
Guest_4721 : Am I the only one who thinks Nicholas's secret is he was the driver in the hit and run that killed the Powell's son