Lately I seem to be so busy that
I can't even keep up my blogs. Oh, no! :)
With the holiday season coming up, things should only get
busier. Are you watching any of the holiday shows? Which has
been your favorite?
Let me know.
3 episodes of "Once Upon a Time"
left until March! There are so many re-runs now, and some of
my favorite shows like "The Good Wife" won't be back for quite a while. Too bad!
Not that I ever run out of things to watch...
"Castle" was very good this week, what with an
Esposito-centric episode. That was a good one. I wonder if
he and Lanie will get married now?
"The Good Wife" was so very sad! I hope things get better
for Cary. I think I read that the actress who plays Kalinda
is leaving the show, so I'm concerned that they're killing
her off. It's so great to see David Hyde Pierce on the show,
and he's doing a fabulous job. Not that I'm surprised!
It was great to see Zak Orth again (Aaron on
"Revolution"), guest-starring on "The Good Wife" in a small
I'm still way behind on "Person of Interest" and need to
catch up. Also quite a few others, like "Arrow", "Vampire
Diaries", "Reign", and "The Originals"...
This past week or so, I was catching up a lot on "Sleepy
Hollow" - shows from last year! It's so good.
Both "Gotham" and "The Flash" are good, in their own
ways. I think "Gotham" might have the slight edge. The
dialogue is really sparkling with wit. I enjoy both shows so
The weird thing is that FOX's description of the "Gotham"
episode said "Gordon is reassigned to duty at Arkham Asylum"
but that didn't happen until right near the end of the
episode! It wasn't about that at all. I can't wait for that "Arrow" and "The Flash" crossover!
Looks really good from the previews.
also enjoy "Constantine", another comic book show.
Apparently NBC just ordered 10 episodes of it, which is what
they usually do, but they're not ordering any more yet for
this year. Fans are worried that this means that there won't
be a second season. NBC says they're committed to the show,
and the showrunner thinks the show is doing fine. NBC
usually shows just a short season of Grimm and whatever
follows it and then they show two other shows (or lately
they've been giving Grimm more of an order). "Hannibal" is
often what they bring back in the Spring.
However, fans have plenty of reasons to be worried. While
"Constantine" is doing okay in the ratings, it's not exactly
a huge hit. Also, Friday night is a bad one for TV, and
aside from "Dateline" and "Grimm", NBC doesn't seem to want
to keep the same show in that last hour slot. They canceled
the previous two fantasy shows, "Dracula" and "Crossbones".
Before that, they kept canceling the shows on that
day, like "Law
& Order" and some sitcoms. Ever since they made that
idiotic decision to cancel "ER", "Southland" and other
shows, to make room for five nights of Jay Leno, they've
been struggling with their whole schedule.
Also, scifi fans are used to their favorite shows being
canceled by the major TV networks after only a few episodes,
dating back to the beginning of TV history (at least back to
- guess which time slot that was in!). "Constantine" seems
to have a devoted internet following, which probably skews
younger, so they'd be wise to keep the show around, but
networks don't always do the wise thing. It depends on other
factors, such as how much the episodes cost to make.
We shall see! I like the show, but I don't love it as much
as I love the other comic book shows (probably because he's
not a superhero and I didn't grow up reading his comic).
It's a good show, but kind of odd, and I don't think it's
really a mainstream kind of show. It seems more like a cable
show. That's not a bad thing. It's great if a network
decides to put more quality drama on. I just don't know if
NBC is willing to do that. Anyway, I thought last week's
episode was the best one yet.
If you want to help keep Constantine going, tweet with
tweet about the show, tweet to the actors, remind people to
watch it on Fridays, and
Facebook page. The actors:
It's hard to know what to say in the blog when I usually
just love all of the shows. "Supernatural" seemed like just
an odd little episode about a witch, but then it had such a
shocking ending! Wow!
I love "Haven" and it's great that there are two Audrey's
now (sort of), and that new doctor lady is fun. I can't wait
until the next episode. I wonder what she's up to? I still
don't really buy that Duke has been taken in by Mara,
though. That seemed too quick and easy, and he seemed blind
to her manipulations. He's not usually that stupid. I keep
hoping that they'll reveal at some point that he and Nathan
are secretly working together and using Mara to stop the
They announced that William Shatner will have a role on
the show. That sounds very odd. He usually does comedy
nowadays and "Haven" does have some comedy, but mostly it's
pretty serious. I'm looking forward to see how that works. I
guess it'll be sometime in 2015.
I can't wait until the return this week of "Major Crimes"
(I haven't watched it yet, but it's On Demand) and "The
Mentalist"!!! Two of my favorite shows. I'm very sad that
"The Mentalist", "Justified", "White Collar" and "Longmire"
are all on their last seasons!
I was watching the first two episodes of this new Syfy
show debuting in January, "12 Monkeys". It's not bad... not
as gross as "Helix". It kind of reminds me of "Continuum" to
some extent. Read my
review of this and other shows.
I started watching "The Missing", which is a Starz show.
Wow, that one is really good. It's a little slow, but it's
really well done. Fabulous writing and acting. Good drama,
very compelling. You can watch the first episode for free on
I did enjoy "The Simpsons", since it was about a cover
band, and I'm in a cover band! It was pretty spot-on from
everything I've ever heard or experienced about bands.
I still enjoy "Forever", and that last one was pretty
good (about a jazz musician). Sometimes, though, I feel like every TV
series has their token stories, like "the black episode" or
"the Indian episode" or "the Asian episode". Thankfully, we
see less tokenism on TV as time goes by, but they still do
that. A lot of the scifi shows I watch have "the zombie
episode" so I guess that's better? LOL!
Next week's Primetime News and Schedule is
check it out on the weekend.
There was a lot of speculation this week about who
"Fluke" is on "General Hospital". They were hinting that
it's Faison, but I think that's a red herring. I don't know
who it could be, though. If it's not Faison, they've done a
good job of keeping us guessing.
I happened to see this week that Sonny is having Duke run
his businesses for him while he's in prison. That doesn't
make a whole lot of sense. First of all, Duke has never been
successful at anything in his life! He spent many years held
captive by Faison, and after that, he had trouble getting a
job and only seemed good at getting revenge. Before he was
presumed dead, he was a failed night club owner, a front man
for the mob. He kept trying to get out of the mob, so I
doubt he was very successful at that, either. And what an
insult that is to Shawn, who's been helping Sonny run things
for years now. Heck, even Morgan would be a better choice
The soaps will all be pre-empted or running re-runs this
week... Good, I can use a break!
I've also been watching "The Game" on BBC America (the first
episodes are On Demand). It's a 6-episode British miniseries
and it's very good! It's about cold war espionage between
the British and USSR in the early 70's. Very good writing,
intricate plot, lots of secrets, great spy stuff and
I watched episode 9 of "Gracepoint" on FOX, which airs
Thursday, December 9. Don't miss it! It's such a great show.
I'm so sad that they're only making this one season. Only
one episode left after this one! After that, I'm going to
watch the original British version, "Broadchurch".
Monday I'm all set to participate in another conference
call interview with
Meadows and Dan Bucatinsky from NBC's "Marry Me". It'll be
great to speak with them, especially Meadows. I remember
when he was on "Saturday Night Live"! Back when I was
younger and watched that show...
Watching TV shows this week, I remember how they always
sit at the table as a family on Thanksgiving and then
everyone tells what they're thankful for. I don't think I
ever did that - that's something to be grateful for, right
there! That's way too hokey for me. I
didn't really have a "normal" family life growing up,
though.... It was more like "Sanford & Son" than "The Brad
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and watched lots
of TV as well as spent time with your family. Time to start
thinking about sending out my holiday cards and putting up
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