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Big Sunday September 30 – Set The DVR – Premieres

30 Sep

Oh my, there are 6 shows premiering tonight.  I can’t decide which one I am the most excited about I guess Homeland and Revenge are tied for first, then The Good Wife (Kalinda’s husband!!!), Dexter and Once Upon a Time. Curiosity has me checking out 666 Park Avenue, that and Terry O’Quinn.

 Boardwalk Empire continues its third season tonight on HBO, do you like Bobby Canavale’s performance, so far I think it is too one dimensional psycho gangster. He needs some depth and a backstory. 

Thank goodness I get the east cost feeds for Showtime and HBO, I get to see Dexter at 6pm instead of 9pm and Homeland at 7pm instead of 10pm.

The Mentalist season premiere is tonight at 10pm on CBS and Fox’s Sunday night line up returns starting at 9pm.

Homeland

Episode: The Smile
A former asset threatens Carrie’s peace; Brody learns Nazir may not be happy with a nonviolent approach; Dana lets a secret slip

Revenge

Episode: Destiny
With the ante even higher after last summer’s events in the Hamptons, Emily must plan her next move.

The Good Wife

A state trooper targets Zach, putting Alicia on the offensive; Kalinda decides to face her problems; Diane and Will explore the firm’s financial issues.

Dexter

Episode: Are You …?
Deb tries to cover up involvement in Travis’ murder; Detective Mike Anderson has an unfortunate run-in; Quinn and Batista make amends; LaGuerta rethinks the Bay Harbor Butcher

Once Upon a Time

Episode: Broken
As fairytale characters awaken from Queen Regina’s curse, they are not transported back to their home; Prince Phillip and his traveling companion realize they will be facing a deadly foe.

666 Park Avenue

Episode: Pilot
Jane and Henry are offered a chance to manage a premier apartment building in New York; while the couple is seduced by the intoxicating lifestyle of the Upper East Side, supernatural forces in the building make Henry and Jane question their decision.

Boardwalk Empire

Episode: Bone for Tuna
Nucky reluctantly joins Margaret to receive a high honor from the church; Gyp makes a one-time deal with Nucky; Van Alden regrets trying to socialize; Margaret pitches her women’s clinic; Lucky and Meyer protect their investments.

The Mentalist

As Jane tries to determine Lorelei’s (Emmanuelle Chriqui) connection to Red John, the team and the FBI collaborate on an investigation into the murder of a hotel employee.
 

 

 

Sunday September 16th What You Should Watch

16 Sep

Boardwalk Empire is back for Season 3 on HBO. 

Tonight ABC is catching us up on Revenge with three episodes airing back to back tonight from 8 to 11.

NBC Sunday Night Football game is Detroit Lions at San Francisco 49ers

CBS has repeats of The Good Wife and The Mentalist

Broadway or Bust continues on PBS.

The series finale of Weeds airs at 10pm on Showtime

Boardwalk Empire

Episode: Resolution
Nucky makes a resolution; Margaret considers a hospital expansion; Gillian builds a new business; Van Alden stumbles onto a confrontation.
 

Weeds

Episode: It’s Time
FINALE
 
 

Broadway or Bust

Episode: Boot Camp
Performers prepare for the auditions and awards ceremony.
 
 

The Good Wife

Alicia represents a judge facing misconduct charges; Cary makes a decision about his career; Kalinda deals with the consequences of Agent Delaney’s investigation.

 

The Mentalist

 A message from Red John causes Jane to lose focus on a current investigation, putting his career in jeopardy.
 

Revenge

Episode: Pilot
Emily Thorne rents the Southampton home she once shared with her father and sets her plan in motion.
 
Revenge

Episode: Chaos
Emily’s vendetta takes a dark turn at her and Daniel’s engagement party, putting everyone in mortal danger; Jack decides to track down Amanda; Charlotte goes to extremes to relieve the pain of her family’s betrayal.
 
Revenge

Emily intends to finally follow through with her plan for revenge; the Graysons continue down a path of self-destruction; an explosive event changes everything.

Sunday September 9, 2012 – What’s You Should Watch

9 Sep

The 2012 TV Season starts this week, I am really looking forward to quite a few of the new shows.  Tonight is still repeats and Football.

ABC is running a mini-marathon of key episodes from “Once Upon A Time‘s” first season, these four episodes will get you up to speed in time for the Season 2 premiere.

Another entry in the competition reality show PBS premiere’s Broadway or Bust.

CBS has repeats of The Good Wife and The Mentalist

NBC has Football, Denver Broncos vs. Pittsburg Steelers

Once Upon a Time

Episode: Pilot
Emma’s life turns upside down when she is visited by Henry, the 10-year-old child she long ago gave up for adoption; Emma brings Henry back to his foster mother in a strange town called Storybrooke.
 
Once Upon a Time

Episode: Red-Handed
Emma gives Ruby a job as her assistant; David faces questions about Kathryn’s disappearance; Red Riding Hood yearns to run off with her love but is prevented by a dangerous situation.
 
As Henry begs Emma to stay in Storybrooke, Regina works on a plot that could rid her of Emma permanently; Snow White asks her cohorts to help save Prince Charming and defeat the evil queen.
 
Once Upon a Time

Emma and Regina work together to save Henry’s life; Prince Charming tries to escape from the Evil Queen and reunite with Snow White
 

Broadway or Bust

PREMIERE
Sixty performers learn a new opening number, get one-on-one coaching by Broadway’s top talent, and prepare for their solos.
 
The Good Wife

Episode: Pants on Fire
As Alicia counsels a client who is considering a strict plea deal, Peter’s political rival forces her back into the public eye.
 

The Mentalist

Lisbon reconnects with her ex-fiance while investigating the murder of a surfer; Cho reconsiders his decision to be in a relationship with Summer (Samaire Armstrong).
 
 

Sunday September 2 – What to Watch

2 Sep

The hosts of The Chew are previewing ABC‘s new fall line up, guests include Nashville’s Hayden Panettiere, 666 Park Avenue’s Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams and Last Resort’s Andre Braugher.

Also on ABC from 9 to 11 TV’s Most Dynamic Duos, presented by the Paley Center for Media. Sam and Diane, Maddie and David, Lucy and Ricky are all there. 

CBS is re-airing one of The Good Wife‘s best episodes from last season “Blue Ribbon Panel”. 

The Good Wife

While on a panel investigating a police shooting, Alicia starts to wonder about the chairman’s actions; the IRS starts looking at Kalinda.

TV’s Most Dynamic Duos: Presented by The Paley Center for Media

Remembering couples who graced the small screen with their chemistry, friendship and, often, sexual tension; Robin Roberts hosts.

The Chew Presents ABC’s Primetime Fall Preview Special

A showcase of new fall programming includes “666 Park Avenue,” “Nashville” and “The Neighbors”; interviews with actors Hayden Panettiere, Reba, Vanessa Williams, Terry O’Quinn, Andre Braugher and Jami Gertz

Fall 2012 TV What I am excited about

29 Aug

I can’t believe it has been a year since I was going all weak in the knees for Ringer, Revenge and Once Upon A Time.  It’s that time again, what to watch this year.  

So what am I excited about this year? Quite a bit actually, and as always the 3 episode rule applies, its rare when a pilot nails it, you have to give a new show at least three episodes to settle and give the viewer some indication of where it is headed.

So which shows get at least three episodes?

666 Park Avenue – Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams star, it looks pretty campy and the premise sounds silly. Click on the title to read it. But, I will give it 3, who knows it could be the big break out of the fall. But I doubt it.

Revolution – Bill Burke and the electronic apocalypse. Interesting premise, no more power, simpler times, maybe maybe not. Created by Eric Kipke (Supernatural),  it plays on a basic fear and a simple desire, to return to a quieter time, a slower pace.  Lets see how it plays out, its either Lost or The Event.  

Vegas – Dennis Quaid and Michael Chklis star in this period drama, its sheriff vs mob in old school Vegas. Expect lots of Rat Pack references. 

Go On – Mathew Perry sitcom, he is getting over the death of his wife with the help of a support group.  We’ll see sitcoms are tricky.

Emily Owens, MD – I loved Mamie Gummer on The Good Wife, lets see how she does on her own. It looks like Ally McBeal meets Grey’s Anatomy meets Mean Girls,  but I will give it a shot.

Nashville – Connie Britton, that’s all I needed to hear and I was in.

Chicago Fire – This is all about the eye candy for me Exhibit A and B.

Arrow – And more eye candy, based on how succesful Smallville was and how pretty Tom Welling was, I am all set to watch this al season. CW knows how to bring the pretty boys to my screen.

Elementary – The BBC Sherlock re-boot airing on Masterpiece Mystery is fantastic, and Benedict Cumberbatch‘s take on Holmes is genius.  SO why do we need this version, I guess we will have to tune in to find out if we really need another “quirky” detective series. Just like lawyers before them, they seem to be all the rage lately.

Beauty and The Beast – Curiosity factor only, I wan to see if Kristin Kreuk can play anything besides Lana Lang. I doubt I will stick past three, but The CW could shock me and make this nonsense work. Note to CW, how can a beast be a beast with one huge scar, that’s not much of a beast.

Returning Favorites, Once Upon A Time, The Good Wife, Revenge, 2 Broke Girls, Bones, Smash (mid-season), Happy Endings, Hart of Dixie, Supernatural, Scandal, Big Bang, Glee, Blue Bloods.

And the biggies, my favorites, the reason I love Thursday and Friday, The Vampire Diaries and Fringe.  Dude, Elena’s a vampire and this is Fringe’s last season.  Can’t f’ing wait, its on!!!

2012 TV Season New and Returning Shows What Are The Odds For Survival

28 Aug

The 2012 season will soon be upon us, the week of Sept 9th to be exact. The networks spend lots of money figuring out what we want to watch and what advertisers will buy.  I have been doing a little research, looking at the data based on the focus groups, seen some of the pilots, and read what the critics have said so far. Here is what I think will either earn “Revenge’s” title for break out hit or replace “The Playboy Club“, as the biggest flop. 

Just because a show got renewed doesn’t mean it will survive season 2, it may have been renewed because it’s 3 million viewers was a better bet than one of the pilots.  Let’s also look at some of those returning shows and see who is primed for a sophomore slump, or homecoming queen.

Returning Shows

Dramas

Revenge: Clearly the breakout hit of the 2011 season. This show has the potential to continue to build its audience and solidify it’s place as the catalyst for the nighttime soap rebirth. OR The creators could meddle with the formula and get in over their heads, too many changes and diversions could spell ratings disaster. Hope you dug two graves, one could be for this show.  BTW note to ABC, I don’t think moving it to Sunday night was a good move, the first half of the season will constantly be interrupted because of football. And you are forcing your viewers to DVR it if they are bigger fans of The Good Wife.

Scandal: It started slow, but the finale was the highest rated, and based on reviews and fan discussions it built a solid following who want to see what Olivia Pope and her gang of merry folk will be up to this season.  Shonda shouldn’t have parted company with Henry Ian Cusick, he made Olivia’s preachy/teachy scenes more tolerable.  Private Practice is on its way out, Shonda may need to keep the brand alive by giving this show all her attention which could be a good thing for viewers. I predict a shaky second season and time slot juggling.

The Good Wife: This is a well written show with great acting that consistently turns in solid episodes filled with twists and turns balanced with the right amount of human story every week. It’s ratings are weak, and this year it goes up against Revenge and the first half of the season being interrupted by football. Why does CBS hate The Good Wife. It will hang in, but don’t expect to know if this show will be renewed until the last possible second. Enjoy it today for we may not have tomorrow.

Comedies

2 Broke Girls: Like Revenge this was a big break out hit last year.  Sure critics complained about the crass humor, but the people watched the ongoing antics of waitress/cupcake queens Max and Caroline and kept watching.  I am interested in seeing what tweaks they make, I for one hope they don’t change a thing. This show is really good just the way it is.

Suburgatory: Another break out hit, ABC obviously sees a lot of potential, this season is nestled safely between Modern Family and the much anticipated The Neighbors on Wednesday night.

New Dramas

Nashville: Top Notch Cast- check, classic All About Eve story – check, catchy soundtrack – check (iTunes tie in moneymaker – bonus). ABC Wednesday night comedy block lead in – check. What could go wrong. If this show isn’t the next big thing, I will personally walk up and down Ventura Blvd singing the entire Tammy Wynette catalog.

Revolution: I love Billy Burke and want him to have a hit, the kind of TV hit that buys you houses, bankrolls your retirement and gets you development deals with the network. But, alas I don’t think Revolution is it. The premise is tight, but not sustainable, think Flash Forward or The Event. I predict the power will be back on mid-season.

Chicago Fire: Pretty Pretty boys, not much else, besides its up against CSI and Nashville. Time slot change then cancellation. 

Vegas: Like Blue Bloods, this show is going to kill in overall viewers, but not the key 18-49 demo. This show is going to be a break out hit for the older set. Michael Chiklis has a strong following from his days on The Shield and The Commish, and Dennis Quaid, well he’s Dennis Quaid, he was the Matt Damon of his generation. He could make any movie better.

Elementary: Going in this show has too many things working against it, Robert Downey Jr‘s Holmes is too fresh in our minds, the success of the British reboot currently airing on Masterpiece Mystery and do we really need another police procedural where the detective isnt’ a cop but some sort of savant (see The Mentalist and Perception) The best ever ” a little off” on a cop show Goren on Law and Order CI). Elementary is this year’s Prime Suspect.

New Comedies

Animal Practice: I don’t know why, but this show really appealed to me. It could have been the animals, it could have been Justin Kirk, there was just something about that I liked. But I am not getting attached, it didn’t do well with the focus groups. It is not long for this world.

The Mindy Kaling Project: This show didn’t do well with the groups either, and the pilot was far from perfect. But Kaling has a distinctive style, read her book to see what I mean.  I will be surprised if it gets a second season, but then again I was wrong about New Girl.

The Neighbors: The pilot will have Modern Family’s lead in, then settle into the 8:30 Wednesday time slot. A typical American family moves into the gated community of  Hidden Hills, little do they know all their neighbors are aliens. So its the alien’s next door story in reverse, the problem is the fish out of water, double take humor will get old fast and so will the show.  That’s ok, because when they cancel it they can bring Happy Endings back to Wednesday’s where it belongs.

What do you think will be the break out hits? Or the big misses this season?  Head on down to the comments.

Father’s Day, Rocks of Ages, The Killing and Fall TV 2012-2013

17 Jun

First of all Happy Father’s Day to my daddy and the daddy’s everywhere.

I saw “Rock of Ages” last night, if you grew up in the 80’s, loved the hair metal music, then this movie is for you. The plot is nothing new, dreamers in Hollywood looking for their big break, set against a boy meets girl, boy looses girl, boy gets girl back formula. But that isn’t why I went I went for the music, nothing beats Def Leopard, Poison, Guns and Roses and Whitesnake. The highpoint of the film is Tom Cruise, his performance as Stacee Jax (a cross between, Axl Rose/Vince Neil, actually every 80’s band singer) is fantastic, Cruise commits 100% to this role, and his singing is awesome. He is a rock star!

Anyone who has ever doubted Cruise’s ability needs to look no further than comparing his performance in MI4 to this to solidify his talent and movie star status. Game over Cruise wins.  There is a a lot of crazy stuff that goes on in the move, none of which I will give away. You must see this movie.  Long Live Rock and Roll.

The Killing

Rumor has it we will finally find out who killed Rosie Larsen tonight, do we still care.  Most of you don’t, ratings have been down this year and renewal is not likely. It’s a shame, the show had a good cast, but its creator and writers just couldnt pull it off, they had too many red herrings and inconsistencies. The show revealed the members of the 10th floor meeting last week, while they may be involved I think the person who put Rosie in the trunk has yet to be revealed.  Could it be Aunt Terry, or after all of this Richmond, or the mother.  

Fall Tv Schedule

I know it’s only June, but I am already looking forward to the new Tv Season, the networks released their schedules, below is a list of the shows I will be watching and possibly discussing in this space.  For the new shows I will watch the pilot and possibly one of two episodes before I decide if they get a season pass on the DVR.

Sunday

Once Upon A Time, Revenge, The Good Wife and new entry 666 Park Avenue. 

Monday

Bones, 2 Broke Girls, Castle, new shows Mob Doctor and Revolution

Tuesday

Mathew Perry’s new sitcom Go On, Hart of Dixie, and new medical drama Emily Owens, MD

Wednesday

My new guilty pleasure, Nashville starring Connie Britton, also new Arrow and Chicago Fire and returning champ Supernatural

Thursday

Returning Champs, Vampire Diaries, Person of Interest, Scandal. Glee and The Big Bang Theory. New entries, Elementary and Beauty and The Beast

Friday

Fringe and Blue Bloods

What about you? Have you mapped out your fall tv picks? What are you going to watch or pass on?

4/29 Sunday What You Should Watch

29 Apr

The Good Wife‘s season finale airs tonight. Will Peter really run for governor? Will the Florrick’s move back into their old office? The previews  make it look like Kalinda is going on the run, is she running from Lamond Bishop or is her x-husband finally coming to the show. I am betting on the ex-husband, the writers have been dangling that carrot in front of us for a year and half. It’s time for the payoff. If the show didn’t already have enough on its plate, Michael J. Fox and Martha Plimpton are back to take down Lockhart/Gardner. 

 Once Upon A time, it’s the second to the last episode of the season, based on the previews Regina is putting the moves on David(ewww), and we find out that August (the writer) is Pinocchio and he leads Emma on a quest to discover her destiny.

The Killing, last week they dropped a bomb, what does it mean, we should find out in 3 or 4 episodes. This is The Killing after all.

Mad Men, the last two weeks have been exceptional, and that is saying a lot for a show that is always exceptional. I can’t wait for tonight’s installment. I for one am hoping to find out that Megan is running a con on Don, somebody suggested she could be the daughter of the real Don Draper.  Unfortunately that is too soapy for Mad Men.

Also new tonight, HBO has Girls and Veep, CBS has The Amazing Race, NBC has Celebrity Apprentice and ABC is airing the second to last episode of Desperate Housewives.

4/15 Sunday What You Should Watch

15 Apr

Part Four of the Titanic mini series is on tonight, new tonight,  The Good Wife, Amazing Race, Celebrity Apprentice, GCB and CBS is premiering a new cop show called NYC 22.

Also airing tonight on LifeTime at 10pm is Jennifer Love Hewitt’s new show The Client List, its cheesy, but fun, and its brings the pretty in the form of Colin Egglesfield.

The Good Wife

Episode: Pants on Fire
As Alicia counsels a client who is considering a strict plea deal, Peter’s political rival forces her back into the public eye.

Titanic

Episode: Part Four
The crew takes evasive action after spotting an iceberg but is unable to prevent a collision; as panic takes hold, Louisa makes a shocking promise to Hugh; Paolo turns to a mysterious passenger for help; life-changing events unfold.

GCB

The rivalry between the Rev. Steve and Pastor Tudor leads to Amanda taking charge of the church musical; Cricket and Carlene compete in a sing-off

The Celebrity Apprentice

Episode: Puppet Up!
Each team must make its own puppets and perform for an audience; while an outspoken celebrity tries to be a team player, another contestant has a breakdown.
 

The Client List

Episode: Turn the Page
Riley finds the phone number for a woman from her husband’s past; Linette begins a new romance.

Sunday 3/25 What You Should Watch

25 Mar

Mad Men is back tonight.  This is one of the hardest shows to get spoilers for, the critics got screeners and they kept a lot of the details to themselves. I think Matt Weiner welds serious power to keep the critics quite, he will shut down their access to the show.

The few details that have leaked out, there is a time jump, Don and Megan have married, Joan had her baby, the agency is still struggling and their will be another time jump mid season. The show starts in 1965 and the Civil Rights movement is in full force.

The Good Wife, Mathew Perry guests as Alicia’s new adversary, I know everyone loves Chandler Bing, but I like it when Matt goes dark.

Once Upon A Time, was great last week and this week’s kidnap with the Mad Hatter looks pretty awesome.

We also have, The Amazing Race, Celebrity Apprentice and GCB.

Enjoy your last night of freedom before you head back to work or school.

Mad Men

Episode: A Little Kiss
Pete and Roger butt heads, and Joan clashes with a houseguest.
 

Once Upon a Time

Episode: Hat Trick
During her search for Mary Margaret, Emma is kidnapped by a mad man with an affinity for hats; the evil queen hires a man of magic.
 

The Good Wife

While on a panel investigating a police shooting, Alicia starts to wonder about the chairman’s actions; the IRS starts looking at Kalinda.
 

The Celebrity Apprentice

When the teams are tasked with putting on a party to promote a drink mix, one group creates a beach experience, while the other goes with a Garden of Eden theme.
 

The Amazing Race

Two teams hit the hay to see how they stack up; the racers take an oily detour in Azerbaijan.
 

GCB

Gigi plans a party for Carlene’s uncle (Bruce Boxleitner) and asks guests to dress as their favorite Texan; Amanda works as a consultant for Cricket and Blake’s denim line; Zack and Sharon seek counseling.
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