I was very sick the past week or so with a cold or virus,
and now it's a sinus infection, so I didn't make a new blog
I've been keeping up on all of my shows (what else is there
to do when you're sick?) and now I'm catching up on some
DVD's for our reviews page.
While I was very sick, I looked up from my sickbed, and
through my watery eyes, I saw what MUST be a dream, Dr.
Obrecht on "General
Hospital" singing "99 Luftballons"....LOL!
Our long-time volunteer Nikky went to a recent
GH fan event,
so we'll have her pics up soon. She goes to many NY-area
events as well as the GH Fan Club Luncheon most years. We're
so lucky to have her, and others who donate their time and
This week's Primetime News Page and Schedule is
next week's will be
Besides the info about each show, I've been adding video
I'm still watching the new British show "Tatau" on BBC
America Saturdays. It's a fun little mind-bending diversion.
I thought that the lead actor, Joey Layton, played a small
part in this past week's "Once Upon a Time," too! But turns
out it was just another actor that looks similar. Go figure.
Speaking of OUAT, I'm sure enjoying that, still, and I can't
wait for next week's two-hour season finale. They really
could have ended it last week and I would have been happy,
but I guess they have to have their dramatic cliff-hanger
instead. It looks very interesting (all of the show's
villains becoming heroes and switching places with the real
heroes). I really love the
actor who plays Gold, Robert
Carlyle. He's my favorite, ever since "Stargate: Universe."
He's just a fantastic actor. If you get a chance, watch his
big hit movie, "The Full Monty" (1997). He's so cute in that.
I need to look for more of his movies to view.
I can't believe they killed Charlie off on "Supernatural!"
That really sucks.
the other hand, lots of people have been killed off on that
show and come back to life, so there's hope... I heard they
killed off Dr. McDreamy on "Grey's
Anatomy," too. I hate when shows do that.
There are lots of season finales going on this month!
They've been pretty great so far. The "Gotham"
finale was outstanding. It sure was shocking to see Selena
turn evil so fast, and the way they killed off Fish was
almost anti-climatic. All those episodes
her being held captive, and her fighting her way back, just
to kill her off right away? That was kind of lame. Sad that
they killed Maroni, too, because I like that actor. I'm sure
he'll get another good role somewhere. He was great on "Dexter,"
Speaking of "Dexter," I've been catching up on this season's
"Broadchurch" as well, and Charlotte Rampling is in it. She
on the last season of "Dexter" as his psychiatrist. I didn't
realize that she used to be a famous model and film actress
back in the 60's and 70's. I probably saw her in some of her
films and didn't notice.
I finally got around to watching the Daytime Emmy Awards. I
on YouTube and then realized they're also On Demand. I have
Time Warner Cable, and we don't get the POP channel, but we
get some of their shows On Demand. That's great news because
I like to keep copies of certain award shows on VHS or DVD.
They did a good job with the show. I liked all of the game
show stuff, and the Betty White tribute was awesome. It even
made me tear up a little. They only thing I didn't like was
when they did the "couples" musical montage and had someone
singing-- they showed us the singer more than the montage. I
would have liked to have seen more of the montage (and I'm
sure I'm not alone in this).
was very wise here to take on the awards, which have been
searching for a good home for awhile since the ratings
dropped. CBS owns POP as well as The CW and Showtime. They
have two soap operas, so it makes sense for them to have the
Daytime Emmys and to promote their shows. However, airtime
on CBS is probably a lot more expensive, so by showing it on
POP, and On Demand, they get viewers, and they promote their
soaps, as well as their channel. It's all good for them. ABC
and NBC should be kicking themselves right now that they
didn't think of it first. ABC could have run the awards on
ABC Family. NBC could have run it on USA Network.
I loved the "Grodd Lives" episode of "The
Flash" (nice nod to "I am Groot" there, LOL!), but I
can't wait for the next one when we see the showdown with
Arrow and Wells, et al. Only two more episodes left
for the season! Poor Eddie, though...
"Forever" season finale was AWESOME, just perfect. I hope
it's not the series finale. I just love that show. Glad that
he's finally forced to reveal his secret to Jo.
I wonder if Nina Dobrev's leaving "The
Vampire Diaries" will affect the show's ratings? Or
perhaps the viewers are already sick of the constant
triangle and be glad to see Elena go? I don't know...
was very sad to hear that "Revenge"
won't be back next year. I don't know why they cancel shows
that are still very good. I'm glad they renewed "iZombie",
though. I was also excited to hear that CBS picked up
"Supergirl." I wonder if they're thinking, we need a
superhero show! All of the other networks have them. I
just hope they give it a chance in the ratings...
Seems like viewers only like these type of shows on The CW
and ABC, doesn't it? Anyway, I was a huge fan of
Superman and all of his family in the comics when I was
growing up, but especially Supergirl. I hope it's a good
Sounds like "Constantine" won't be on the NBC Fall schedule,
but it's not canceled yet. They might bring it back
mid-season. Keeping my fingers
I enjoyed "Castle"
the past two weeks, but did anyone else think it was very
strange that Castle and Beckett just started dancing for no
apparent reason, when they were backstage of the show? I
don't know anyone who would do that.
much as I like soap opera
actors, I was hesitant to watch "Queens of Drama", but after
watching the first episode, it did get pretty interesting,
especially once they got bitchy with each other. Seeing
Vanessa Marcil and Donna Mills argue is pretty fun.
I'm still watching the new show "The Messengers" on The CW.
It's really more like "Heroes"
or "Alphas" than any show I've ever watched with angels.
That's a good thing! Last week's ending was shocking and
Okay, the series "Daredevil" on Netflix is fabulous, but I
read ONE review
where they said, "good thing there was no romance to get in
the way of the character, no having to protect his secret
identity, blah blah blah". Then I read a letter in
Entertainment Weekly where they said the opposite, that the
show lacked any romance! Both are stupid! He had
sparks with the nurse, Claire, but they decided not to
pursue their relationship. Toward the end of the season, we
can see Karen gravitating away from Foggy and toward Matt
(just like in the comic books). It's only one season. It's
good that they're taking things slow. Not every superhero
has to be like Lois Lane and Clark Kent. I'm a soap opera
fan, and even I don't want too much romance in my
superhero shows. I would rather have realism and have them
stick to what was in the comic book, than to try to put in
some romance for the "girl readers" or whatever.
We watch "Family
Guy", and this week's was their 250th episode. It was
not very funny, although they had a really great joke at the
very end. They need more great jokes. They have a lot of
stupid, pointless jokes where Peter is
being stupid or infantile. I don't know why they think
I don't normally watch "The Middle" (it's okay, I just don't
have the time to watch everything!), but I might have to go
find that one episode with Dick Van Dyke and his brother
Jerry, On Demand. I love him! I watched all of his shows,
growing up and beyond.
week I was catching up a lot on DVD's, so now I'm almost
over and can start catching up more on shows I'm so behind
on. I have most of this season's "The 100" on my DVR, so
I'll start with that. I made a list of which other shows I'm
behind on, and which are out on DVD. So here are the shows I
hope to catch up on (most of them I left off sometime last
of Interest" 3. "Marvel's
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." 4. "The
Vampire Diaries" 5. "The Originals" 6. "Reign" 7.
8. "Ultimate Spider-Man" (cartoon) 9. "The Americans" 10. "24:
Die Another Day" 11. "Falling Skies" 12.
"Defiance" 13. "Bitten" 14. "Archer" 15. "Bletchley Circle"
16. "Devious Maids" 17. "Dominion" 18. "Suits" 19. "Rizzoli
& Isles" 20. "Perception" 21. "True Detective" 22. "Extant"
23 "Tomorrow People" 24. "Sleepy
Hollow" I've got a bunch more, but....who knows if I'll
ever get to them!
I was surprised to find that some of the shows or seasons
that have already finished are not out on DVD (and may never
be), especially "Star-Crossed", "Tomorrow People" season 2,
"Ultimate Spider-Man" seasons 2 and 3, "Devious Maids"
season 2, and "Suits" seasons 5 (although I'm sure the last
one will be out soon). Good thing I recorded most of them
myself already on DVD!
week I got to
interview famous movie director/writer M. Night
Shyamalan about his new show "Wayward Pines." That was
very cool. He was so smart and interesting. In a couple of
weeks, I get to interview Gethin Anthony, who stars in the
upcoming NBC miniseries "Aquarius" as Charles Manson. The
show also stars David Duchovney. That one sounds great.
Here's a list of new shows coming up if you want to catch
"Grace & Frankie" Friday, May 8 Netflix
"Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Murder
Mystery" May 10
Hallmark Movie Channel
"Wayward Pines" May 14
"Between" May 21 Netflix
"Texas Rising" May 25 miniseries on History
"Aquarius" May 28 miniseries NBC
"Nightingale" May 29 HBO
"Impastor" TVLAND Summer
"The Jim Gaffigan Show" TVLAND Summer
"UnReal" June 1 Lifetime
"The Whispers" June 1 ABC
"Stichers" June 2 ABC Family
"Sense8" June 5 Netflix
"Odd Mom Out" June 8 Bravo
"Dark Matter" June 12 Syfy
"Clipped" June 16 TBS
"Proof" June 16 TNT
"Deutschland 83" June 17 Sundance
"The Astronaut Wives Club" June 18 ABC
"Complications" June 18 USA
"Killjoys" June 19 Syfy
June 21 PBS
"Ballers" June 21 HBO
"Mr. Robot" June 21 USA
"Zoo" June 30 CBS
"Scream" June 30 MTV
"Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" July 16 FX
"Tut" July 19 miniseries Spike TV
"Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp" Netflix July
"Significant Mother" August 3 The CW
"Mr. Robinson" August 5 NBC
"The Carmichael Show" August 5 NBC
"Public Morals" August 17 TNT
"Border Town" FOX Fall 2015
"Scream Queens" FOX Fall
"Westworld" HBO ?
Talk" Starz ?
"The Expanse" Syfy ?
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