Parenthood, Revenge and NBC Spoilers for October . . .
I haven’t posted about it yet, but I am still watching “Revolution,” which has been very different this season so far. Definitely interested in the mystery surrounding the arrival of the President. Looking forward to “Grimm” and “Dracula” which debut later this month.
On “Parenthood,” a rocky road is ahead for Julia and Joel, and Adam and Kristina.
On “Revenge,” Miles and Monroe are forced to work together again against the US President?
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ABC/NBC September/October Spoilers . . . . Plus Other Show Musings
Still trying to 1) get accustom to the fact that Fall TV has started and 2) figure out everything I’m watching this year!
I haven’t decided on “Betrayal,” and I’m over “Revenge.” I meant to try and watch “Scandal” this summer but never did and don’t want to jump into it in the third season . . . Maybe I can still at some reasonable point catch up via on demand/hulu as I know the first season was only 8 episodes.
On other networks, I actually enjoyed “Elementary” last season on CBS, at least when I was able to catch up on shows. Thursday nights are just too full as is, so I would watch them on demand later on. I missed the premier of “Hostages” on CBS, I’ll catch it on demand, though I don’t know if it will really grab me. They’ve moved “Hawaii-Five-0″ to the Friday death slot. I never covered it on here, and now I fear this is likely the final season.
On NBC I do plan to keep watching “Revolution,” even though last season irked me so badly. “Parenthood” and “Grimm” I of course adore.
On Fox of course is “Glee” and I think I’m probably adding in “Sleepy Hollow.” I just have to remember to DVR it!
Looking forward to “East End” on Lifetime.
Below are ABC and NBC show spoilers for those I know I plan on watching. Mini-spoilers before the full blown ones!
On “Grey’s Anatomy,” this is Christina’s last season, and possibly others. Richard is still alive though! Also the 200th episode with a big fund raiser ball.
On “Nashville,” Rayna’s in the hospital, Deacon’s in jail, Juliette’s all about herself. A new head at the record label will turn everything upside down though.
On “Agents of Shield,” watching the pilot right now and trying to figure it all out Spoilers for the next two episodes though.
On “Once Upon A Time,” the search for Henry in Neverland is on. A new Robin Hood and the Little Mermaid are appearing in the first two episodes.
“Once Upon A Time In Wonderland” premiers. Alice tries to find a way back to Wonderland after coming home and everyone thinks she’s insane.
On “Parenthood,” Hank returns to town to surprise Sarah, and Amber’s troubled boyfriend moves in!
On Revolution,” it’s a whole new world after last season with Rachel flipping the switch. What that means . . . not sure. We know they didn’t all explode though!
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Revolution Season Finale: The Power is Back! So is Bad Science!
I honestly can’t believe I stuck through “Revolution” for the entire season, and that it got a second season. I have plenty of friends who love it. For me, I guess it’s more of a love-hate relationship. I love to watch the show and hate on it!
The finale had some nice twists and turns, though some like Neville taking over the Monroe Republic were just too predictable. I don’t know why his son is bothering to follow his dad again, that won’t lead to anything good.
I was a bit pissed that they killed Nora off, but then they have to have a way for Miles and Rachel to be together and she would be in the way.
Rachel and the crew did manage to turn the power back on, which is exactly what the DOD guy wanted. He launched Nukes at Philadelphia and Atlanta for a “fresh start for the United States to return.” He then shot himself in the head.
Adam figured out that the global power outage may not have been an accident, that someone may have used this on purpose. The end of the show showed a shadow figure in the US base at Guantanamo . . . it was the President. His right hand man said that it’s been done, the power is back and it was time for him to go home. So it seems the President, who we have yet to see, may have orchestrated this all for some reason? To have the US become number one on a global scale again?
With the bombs headed to Philly and Atlanta, it looks like Neville’s reign will be very short. I am guessing his wife is still hiding out there somewhere, as we saw her in a house when the lights came back on. Meanwhile the governor of Georgia planned to get her choppers and tanks powered on and wanted to send them to the Monroe republic. I wonder if the bombs will land? Or will there be a last minute save somehow?
I absolutely love how after fifteen years the lights just started to come back on. As if! The light bulbs would most not likely work anymore, fuses would blow, power plants hadn’t been maintained, and where is there a radio station broadcasting for the boom box we saw to even pick up? This is the stuff that makes me hate the show when I watch it.
Revolution: Why Do I Still Watch Thee?
I got caught up on “Revolution” last night and still don’t know why I’m bothering to watch this show as it just infuriates me. Also I can’t believe this got saved, when other shows got canceled.
After spending half the season trying to find and save Danny, the show went and killed him off. What ?!?! Seriously !?!? Worse yet, they tried to make his death this heroic sacrifice because he destroyed the pendant and Monroe’s amplifier. Too bad the next week he had another one and a new amplifier thanks to his new friend Ronald (or Roland or something).
This week we learned Monroe’s new friend was Rachel’s old boss and secretary at the Department of Defense. His son was killed fighting in Kabul, and he wanted to teach those terrorists a lesson. Rachel, her husband and others worked on a secret project. It seems the project was a virus to blackout certain cities or areas of the world, and they were going to use it for the war. I guess the pendants were so that we could have power in select machines and bomb the hell out of other countries? They didn’t really explain everything. Something must have gone wrong, because it blacked out the whole world.
DOD dude has now rounded up Grace and another guy Rachel went to for help, but he really needs Rachel to finish things for him. He wants to turn the power back on, but only for Monroe. He wants to select who has and who doesn’t have power, so we don’t misuse it again. He’s trying to get into “The Tower,” which seems to be the old DOD headquarters and where everything went down and went wrong. Rachel is now on a quest to get in there first and turn the power on for all.
I’m actually annoyed at the explanation for why the power went out. It seems it was all one grief stricken father on a power trip?
NBC November Spoilers for Grimm and Revolution
Some November spoilers ahead for “Grimm” and “Revolution.” Nothing is out for “Parenthood” yet. It is pre-empted this week due to “The Voice” running long, and next week for the election.
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NBC Spoilers for End of October . . . .
A couple of spoiler releases for some upcoming shows on NBC. In this bunch . . .
-On “Parenthood,” Christina goes through surgery on the same day as Max’s big speech. Oh no!
-On “Grimm,” this is the post Halloween episode, and it seems Captain Renard’s obsession with Juliette may go to “the next level.”
-On “Revolution,” there is no show this week because of the debates. On the next show, we get a look at Aaron’s back story. This show kinda is becoming “Lost” in a lot of ways . . .
-On ” The New Normal,” two spoiler releases, one for what looks to be a humorous Halloween episode. Bryan plans a “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” themed Halloween!
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Catching Up On Revolution
My Monday’s at 10pm are pretty full between “Castle” and “Hawaii Five-0,” so I have to put “Revolution” off until it’s on Hulu or re-runs on Saturdays. I also have to admit I just can’t seem to get into it. I liked the idea at first, but it’s very heavy on fighting and action sequences, which just seems to dominate much of the hour. I also get aggravated by the “junk science” as one of my friends put it. She’s not a fan of the show much either. As another one of my friends who is a big fan astutely noted, I also never got into “Lost,” and this is just another version of “Lost.” If you think about it, it kind of is.
One thing is for sure with this series, don’t get too attached to someone, as you never know how long they will be around. I was shocked that they killed off Maggie so soon! I actually really liked her. The latest episode didn’t look good for Nora for awhile either. Something tells me she will probably go before long too given her recklessness at times. Though they seem to be billing her as a love interest for Miles . . . though my guess is Rachel will end up with Miles. I guess that might be icky though come to think of it.
Monroe has been having Tom bring Danny to Philadelphia in order to push Rachel into telling him the secrets he needs to turn the lights back on. Charlie, Miles and the others tried to stop Tom from taking Danny via a train, but they failed. This was one of my issues with this latest episode, as well as this show in general. Everyone was stunned that Monroe had got himself a working train, it was bad news . . . It’s been fifteen years! Did all the smart people get killed off or something? Fifteen years to get a train working? I mean you only really had to have made it through 6th grade to know about steam engines and trains!
Monroe is fighting off other republics, which is why he so badly wants electricity. We saw a map of the new United States in this episode. The Monroe Republic is the Northeast, with Philadelphia as their capital. To the south is the George Republic, and in the Midwest the Plains Republic. There is also Texas, The California Republic which is the west coast. The Southwest has become a wasteland area. There is something really amusing about the map they showed . . . Texas is basically still Texas!
Rachel, fearing what would happen to Danny, finally told Monroe what he wanted to know. She and her husband were working on something before the lights went out, some type of pendant. She drew it for him, which is what Aaron Google Guy has in his possession. However apparently for it to work properly, he has to assemble or gather all 12 of them. Yup, twelve pendants scattered across the land! This is clearly how they plan to drag this show out. Also we still don’t know why the lights went out, and what they have to do with this pendant project they were working on.
We also learned Captain Tom’s back story in this latest episode, and met his wife (played by Kim Raver) and his son Jacob. It was great to see Kim again. It was was no shock that Jacob turned out to be Nate, the militia guy who has a thing for Charlie. This storyline is so “Twilightish” it makes me a bit ill.
Charlie, Miles, Aaron and Nora headed for Philadelphia on foot by the end of the episode . . .
Grimm and Revolution Spoilers for October
After tonight there are no new releases for “Parenthood” and “New Normal,” Presidential Debates interrupt them next week.
“Grimm” and “Revolution” do have some spoilers for the next few weeks. Read on for them . . .
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More Thoughts on NBC’s Revolution . . .
First up, the good news. NBC ordered a full season of “Revolution.” So we should have no fear of it going away in the near future. However a second season decision is along ways away, so there is always that fear we’ll be left dangling as we have with so many NBC shows in the past few years. That’s one of the biggest reasons I’ve been afraid to get into this show.
I enjoyed the pilot, but as I previously posted, had a lot of issues with the science of it all. How does electricity cease to exist? It’s like saying gravity stopped. Electricity is not just man-made, it’s a part of nature!
Since the pilot I feel like the show has been a little slow. There has been a lot of emphasis on fighting. I get that will always be a part of the show given the post-apocalyptic world, but I’m interested in story as well. It seems as if all the major things happen in the final few minutes of the episode. It’s the “aha moments” I honestly have issues with, as I feel in some ways it’s a tactic to make you hang around. It reminds me too much of “The Killing” and in many ways “Revenge.” Obviously it’s a good tactic to put a twist at the end, but when I only enjoy the last few seconds . . . . well I end up not paying attention to much of the rest of the show.
I definitely like the story with the “Google Guy” and the blonde (I haven’t learned their names) the best, because that’s where the mystery is. Why did the lights go out, and what are those little necklaces about? Clearly they are some kind of portable power source . . .
The twist with Miles knowing Monroe wasn’t really much of a twist, as we knew that from the pilot. However it almost is looking like Miles was really the initial leader, and Monroe was a follower at first? Then there is that third guy they picked up along the way, who looks to be as ruthless as Miles once was. I’m getting the feeling that Monroe was a wimp who just went mad over time?
NBC Spoilers: Parenthood, New Normal, Grimm, Revolution
Some spoilers for several old and newly adopted NBC shows . . . . .
On “Parenthood,” Kristina struggles with the aftermath of the news that she has breast cancer, while Sarah grows closer to her new boss.
On “The New Normal,” Jane has to go to David for medical, and sexual advice. Oh boy!
On “Grimm,” Angelina returns to town, which can’t be good.
On “Revolution,” Miles ends up captured by the militia.
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