What I’m Watching: New Amsterdam, Manifest and A Million Little Things

What I’m Watching: New Amsterdam, Manifest and A Million Little Things

Posted by Dustin on 01.03.2019 at 10:46 am

So it’s been awhile, and I thought I’d actually make a TV post. I’m on semester break and have a few seconds to breathe. Shockingly the few news shows I picked up this fall became hits and haven’t been canceled. So here’s what’ve I’ve been watching…

The Chilling New Adventures of Sabrina
It only took me until Christmas Day to finally find the time to finish this one, and I absolutely loved it! Like everyone else, I hope we find out why the sisters have different accents, and who the parents of Ambrose are. Obviously, there is another sibling? And I really had hoped we’d get one last clue to what happened to Sabrina’s parents, but it seems the new headmaster may have done them in due to his thirst for power.

I really am enjoying this show, my only fear is that it’s going to turn into another Lost, and they are all actually dead.

A Million Little Things
I only watched this one due to the cast, but became instantly hooked. I’m really enjoying it, but like Manifest, I don’t know how it will continue once the big mystery behind John is revealed. Often shows like this go downhill fast once the first mystery is solved and they just come up with absurd things to throw out there, like long lost kids (yeah I’m calling that one now).

New Amsterdam
I have no idea why I decided I needed to watch another medical drama, but I gotta say, this one is really good. The cast and characters are all equally fascinating and fun to watch, and the stories are really good.

Still watching . . . .
I’m still hanging on to Grey’s Anatomy, Supergirl, Flash, I got back into The Legends of Tomorrow after Constantine was added in. I grew tired of This is Us (which a friend calls This is Stupid), no longer bother with Hawaii Five-0, but am looking forward to the new Batgirl show which is supposed to debut this year. I did stop watching Gotham several seasons back. I definitely loved American Horror Story: Apocalypse, though it did take a few weeks to get good… basically when the witches showed up.

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I Am Not Dead!

I Am Not Dead!

Posted by Dustin on 08.26.2018 at 7:18 pm

Yes, it has been a long time since I’ve posted to this blog, but like Kane in “Poltergeist 2,” I am not dead! I just have only so many hours in the day, and if I’m not sleeping then I’ve been teaching (increased workload there), working at Soaps.com (increased workload there too) or giving historic tours (which take up my nights). I honestly have been working non-stop for the past 3+ years, and haven’t had a real vacation in 4+ years. So yeah, I ended up neglecting this blog. I am hoping to at least try and get a weekly, or bi-weekly, post this fall on my various TV thoughts. I am also anticipating good things in 2019, which will hopefully make life easier for me. Fingers crossed!

Kane from Poltergeist 2

It doesn’t help that most of the shows, and the types of shows, I watched way back when I started this blog are dead and gone. I am still watching “The Flash” and “Supergirl.” I do my best to keep up with “Legends of Tomorrow.” I never got into “The Arrow,” which ironically started all of these. I can’t wait for “Batwoman” this fall though!

I loved “Riverdale,” but never watched the second season. I was, and am still hoping, to binge watch it in time for this upcoming third season.

I am still watching “Grey’s Anatomy,” though lord it is testing me like interns bothering Dr. Bailey. So is “American Horror Story.” That last “Cult” season was the worst. I have some seriously high hopes for the “Coven/Murder-House” crossover coming up wiht “American Horror Story: Apocolypse.” Don’t F*ck it up Ryan! Oh and I’m counting down to the final season of “Game of Thrones.”

On the reality front, “Big Brother” honestly gets worse every summer, and I stop watching earlier and earlier each year. I did enjoy the celebrity edition though, which a second season is coming. I’m still somewhat watching “Dancing With The Stars” too, and have fallen in lust with “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” How these women can put up with Dorito is beyond me! I’d tell her to pack up her phony accent and go back to England with PeeeeKaaayyy. Erika is one of my favorites, I was sad to see Eileen go, and Lisa Rinna is still killing it. I also still tune into “Project Runway,” which should be back soon. My favorite reality show still remains Bravo’s “Below Deck.” Lord the drama on this is better than on daytime!

A show I really wanted to watch but never did, was the CW’s reboot of “Dynasty.” I heard great things about it, and it too I want to try and binge before the new season. But will school starting around the corner, I don’t know if that will happen. It’s on my DVR to record though!

Anyway, there you have it. I keep trying to get back to this blog, but my nights (and days) have only so many hours.



I hope to be back in full force very soon!

I hope to be back in full force very soon!

Posted by Dustin on 06.15.2016 at 7:51 pm

First off, I’m so sorry for all but abandoning this blog. I was working three jobs this spring, and while I stayed caught up on TV, I just found no time to TV blog. I’m down to two jobs right now, as I don’t teach in the summer, and am really hoping to get back into the swing of blogging a few times a week.

Of course I’m watching “Devious Maids” and “Mistresses,” and soon “Big Brother” begins. I’m also excited about “American Gothic,” and any other horror like shows set to premier this summer. I still have to finish season 2 of “How to Get Away with Murder,” and I will have that done by this summer! There are a few Netflix shows I want to watch too.

What are you watching this summer?

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At long last an update! Supergirl, The Flash, PLL, The Fosters and more

At long last an update! Supergirl, The Flash, PLL, The Fosters and more

Posted by Dustin on 01.26.2016 at 7:44 pm

American Crime
I’m really loving this show still, and we’ve learned that one of the “attackers” is in the closet, and the boy that was raped may be too, and may have to the party to hook up with the other kid. Still, it seems something went very very wrong. This show has me hooked.

American Horror Story
I actually was okay with the end of “Hotel,” which was one of the best seasons since the original. I hated that Liz Taylor had to die, but at least she and the others got a happy ending. I’m still fuming that they killed Queenie, and since she died there shouldn’t she too have become a ghost?

The Fosters
“The Fosters” is back, and so far I still can do without Jesus on this show. They should have killed him off when they had the chance. Steff has a cancer scare, and Brandon and Callie are back to trying to deny their feelings as Callie was officially adopted. Gag me, I’m over these two! I’m heartbroken for Jude what with Connor determined to go live with his mom.

The Flash
I’m convinced more than ever that Dr Zoom is Barry’s father in the alternate universe. I haven’t seen tonights episode yet. I don’t know how I feel about them bringing in the Wally character, who eventually becomes The Flash as well.

“Supergirl” is probably my favorite show right now, but I don’t know how I feel about the “Glee” reunion they have going on between Marnie and Rider. Blah! I want Kara to realize they guy who has a thing for her at CatCo is who she should be with!

Pretty Little Liars
“PLL” is still interesting, but I don’t know how I feel about the girls being set up as the killer. Is one of them actually the killer? I doubt it. Also when are the creepy texts going to start up? Or are they?


Pretty Little Liars: Five Years Later

Pretty Little Liars: Five Years Later

Posted by Dustin on 01.13.2016 at 2:00 pm

So “Pretty Little Liars” returned with it’s jump the shark, I mean timeline jump season. The girls returned because Charles, aka Charlotte, was about to be released, and they were needed to testify. Only Aria womanned up and admitted she didn’t want to see her out, the others went along and did what Ally asked, forgiving her. It didn’t take but 24 hours for Charlotte to turn up dead and now the liars are all suspects.

I didn’t hate it as much as I thought I would. Aria, Spencer and Hannah all split from their respective boyfriends, but I felt like they hinted that Spencer and Caleb were now dating behind Hannah’s back. Emily is also lying about how great she is doing and is working in a bar.

Who killed Charlotte? There are so many possibilities, and I’m sure we’ll see others from the past make their way into the season as suspects too.

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American Crime and American Horror Story Thoughts

American Crime and American Horror Story Thoughts

Posted by Dustin on 01.07.2016 at 11:17 pm

Yes, a post from me! I know! It’s been forever! Sorry, I just have a lot going on. I know I keep saying that, but that’s about all I can really say without going into way too much oversharing! Anyways, let’s get to some thoughts!

I can’t believe there is only one more episode of “American Horror Story” left. I’ve absolutely loved this season compared to the abomination that was “Freak Show.” However how could they have done that to Gabourey Sidibe (Queenie in Coven)! Coven was my favorite season by far, I can’t believe they did that to one of my favorite characters of the season. Damn you Horror Story.

I was glad to see the Countess get hers, I just wish Liz Taylor had done it. Can we discuss how there will never be a character as amazing as Liz Taylor on this show? Seriously, as awesome as Jessica Lange always was, Liz Taylor was just the bomb!

I adored Lady Gaga this season, far more than I thought I would, and would love to see her, Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson back next season too. Secretly though, I’m still holding out for Dylan McDermott to return. He is still the hottest! Wes Bentley is the runner up, and he can come back too!

I decided to give “American Crime” a try. I did not watch the first season, in spite of how much I love Felicity Huffman. However the topic of this season just seemed interesting to me (male rape) and I had to tune in. Plus I love Lilly Taylor. The first episode was slow as hell, but it’s interesting.

This weekend “Shameless” returns! It’s already on demand though, and I’ve heard a spoiler I am so not happy about!

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Playing Catch-Up With TV As Usual!

Playing Catch-Up With TV As Usual!

Posted by Dustin on 11.15.2015 at 4:45 pm

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 . . .

Catching up on Fall TV . . .

Posted by Dustin on 10.25.2015 at 8:45 pm

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!

Mid-Week Thoughts: Fall Week 3 – Horror Story and More!

Posted by Dustin on 10.08.2015 at 6:53 pm

“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 . . .

Fall 2015 Weekly Update: Week 2ish . . .

Posted by Dustin on 10.04.2015 at 5:37 pm

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.