Playing Catch-Up With TV As Usual!
As always I keep falling behind, but I’m finally getting a handle on things. I hope to be posting more often! Until then, here are my collective thoughts on a lot of shows.
“American Horror Story” continues to baffle me. I’m convinced that John is the 10 Commandments Killer, he just doesn’t realize it yet. This is what the Halloween dinner was all about, trying to make him accept who he is. I still am baffled by Lady Gaga’s character, and hope we soon find out who turned her. What was with her weird baby Bartholomew? Gross! John’s wife I could care less about and wish they’d kill her and her awful creepy vampire child off. This week made me feel so bad for poor Liz Taylor though. The Countess is truly horrible, and it looks like everyone is about to turn on her and take her out.
“Gotham” is still keeping my attention, though I cannot figure out Jim and Barbara. We know he has a daughter named Barbara, but I can’t for the life of me understand why he’d want to name his daughter after that nut job? I am looking forward to Galavan being taken down. However this show isn’t doing it for me as much as some other superhero shows are, mainly because there are no real superheroes or villains on it, just normal nasty people.
“Grey’s Anatomy” has continued to surprise me with the Post-Derek storylines. I actually felt sorry for the Doctor that accidentally caused his death over the past few weeks, but Amelia is on my last nerve. She needs to change her attitude and relocate. I am definitely interested in what happened between Owen and the new doc in the past, as Owen seems to be suffering some severe PTSD that has been sparked by this guy.
I still am having a hard time making headway with “Heroes Reborn.” I’ve watched a few more episodes, I just doesn’t seem to be invested in it as I was the original series. I think with so few of the originals back in a large way, it’s hard to care.
I’m almost done with season one of “How To Get Away With Murder,” just in time to catch up with Season 2 as the Winter finale is upon us.
“Nashville” still remains one of my favorite shows to watch. I absolutely cannot believe they killed off Jeff Fordham though. He was a jerk, but he was a great character. Who are we supposed to hate now? Jeff’s gone, Teddy’s in jail, and Lamar is dead. There has to be a villain. I feel that Scarlett’s man is going to go off the deep-end in order to hold onto her and will be the next evil guy on the show.
I am still loving “Once Upon A Time,” and am convinced Emma is not as evil as everyone thinks but has a plan to help them all. Tonight is the two part winter finale, so I guess we will find out. I can’t wait to see Arthur go down, and then there is the Wicked Witch who still needs to be dealt with. If Emma can’t get rid of The Dark One for good then I could the witch becoming the next one.
We seem to be getting closer to the truth on “Scream Queens,” and it appears there may have been two babies born that night long ago, not one. It doesn’t look like Grace is either of the babies. We know Nick Jonas is one of the devil killer’s, and that Grace’s dad’s girlfriend is the ring leader of the two red devils. I think Lea Michelle’s Channel is going to turn out to be the other killer/devil.
“Supergirl” is excellent if you have not checked it out. So far I’m very impressed all around with the stories, the acting, and even the visuals. Excellent show and I hope it keeps it up.
Likewise I’m really enjoying “The Flash” as well still. Having Barry end up paralyzed is an interesting twist, and we still don’t know who Zoom is. At first I thought it may be alternate Barry, but now I think it’s his dad in the alternate universe.
Catching up on Fall TV . . .
As always I keep meaning to post more, I’ve just been stressed, overworked, and have some personal issues going on. But let’s get to some quick thoughts on TV!
“American Horror Story” is so bizarre, but I love it. I just can’t figure half of it out, but each show reveals just a little bit more. I wish we’d get more focus on the Ten Commandments killer, and it looks like we may with the upcoming Halloween episodes.
I’m still enjoying “Castle,” I just don’t know how much longer the show can go on. The mysteries are still fresh, but the Rick and Kate drama is getting old.
I’m so glad Paula went home on “DWTS.” That Vogue routine was the worst! She just stood there and waved a fan. WTF?
“Gotham” is getting really good with the war between the Galavan family and the Waynes, and their history having been explained. Very interesting! I also can’t wait for “Supergirl” which begins tomorrow.
I like that they brought in Derek’s “killer” on “Grey’s Anatomy.” This should be really interesting. I’m glad Meredith told Amelia off. I always liked the character until recently when she became all about herself. Me me me! Thank you Meredith for telling her to shut the hell up as she wasn’t the only one who lost Derek.
Honestly I have not watched anymore of “Heroes Reborn” since the 2 hour pilot. It was slow and bored me. I have the episodes on my DVR to play catch-up on still.
I’m so loving “Nashville.” It’s one of the top shows I look forward to every week. I loved Rayna and Layla bonding this past week. Jeff needs to go! He is a sleaze! I’m glad to see him on the show more and that he hasn’t left due to “Scream Queens.” Juliette is about to take a leave of absence from the show, and it seems they are setting her up to go to the crazy house for a bit. She definitely needs to get some help. I still want more focus on Will.
“Once Upon A Time” has been amazing this season. I love the twist that Arthur is evil. As I write this I haven’t watched tonight’s episode, but will shortly.
“Scream Queens” is amazing as always. It seems the one older returned Kappa Kappa Kappa member is one of the killers, but who is the other she is working with? Why do I feel she has a connection to the woman who died giving birth to Grace, and is that woman is Grace’s mother? Abigail Breslin’s “Chanel” mentioned she was a legacy and had to be taken in, so I’m thinking she’s connected to the dead mother via her own mother.
“Sleepy Hollow” has been enjoyable, but I’m starting to wonder if we are going to have a new main villain every season from here on out given this whole trial of the witnesses.
“The Flash” has been great, and I love the addition of Teddy Sears as alternate Earth Flash. Can we keep him around, as he is so good looking! It looks like from the previews that Firestorm is going to be reborn, but I want the original actor back in the role of Ronnie Raymond! It seems the actor moved on to the new “X-Files” though and had to be recast, or in this case killed and the character re-worked. Boo!
Mid-Week Thoughts: Fall Week 3 – Horror Story and More!
“American Horror Story Hotel” finally made its debut last night. For most of it I sat there thinking “What in the hell is going on?” It was stunningly beautiful, but confusing as hell. The last fifteen minutes really pulled almost everything together. Gaga and Boomer are vampires, living in the hotel, with a bunch of other freaks basically. I haven’t figured out Sarah Paulson’s character Sally yet. She was definitely killed by Kathy Bates, because Sally lured her son (Boomer) to the hotel and he overdosed on her drugs. For revenge she pushed Sally out a window, but then Gaga appeared and made Boomer her vampire lover. However Sally is still around. Is she a ghost? A vampire too? Or is she part of this weird butt-raping Addiction Demon? Of course Wes Bentley’s missing kid is also in the hotel, one of these weird vampire children of Gaga’s?
I’m still loving “Scream Queens,” mainly because of the insanely un-PC things said on it by Chanel. However I like the mystery involving the Red Devil’s identity and how it connects with the baby born 20 years ago in the Kappa house. I adored Lea Michelle this week, who played a character the complete opposite of Rachel Berry.
“Gotham” has been great, but I’m so bummed they killed the Joker figure. What the hell! He was the best thing going for this new season, and now he’s dead.
“The Flash” returned and introduced this season’s new villain pretty quickly in Zoom, another speedster nemesis of Barry Allen’s. I’m annoyed that they killed half of Firestar, but given he’s supposed to be part of a new spinoff show, I don’t think Ronny is as dead as we’ve been lead to believe.
“Once” was again good this week. I am dying to know what happened in Camelot that seems to have turned Emma against everyone and forced her to embrace her dark side. I’m loving seeing Regina get to finally be the hero, and the Charmings standing by her.
I finally started “Heroes Reborn” and so far am finding it a tad slow. I’m not yet sure where it’s going, and I have yet to reach the point of Hiro and Parkman’s introduction back into the show. I’m peeved that they killed Claire! I know she’s on another show, but totally un-necessary!
Speaking of Claire, over on “Nashville” her new alter-ego Juliette continues to spiral totally out of control. I love that Avery is finally ditching her. I kept worrying something might happen between Luke and Juliette, but fortunately it didn’t. It seems Teddy is in fact going to be off the show for awhile as he gets himself redeemed in prison. Watching Scarlet have to take her mom of life support was heartbreaking, but I’m so happy it was Gunnar she turned to. She needs to ditch the boring doc and get back with Gunnar.
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!