Friday, August 28
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Wow, "Defiance" sure was great! What a season finale. If
they don't renew it, it is a great series ender. I sure do
hope they renew it, though. If you haven't watched it yet,
you want to skip the spoilers here. At the end, the heroes
save humanity from the people-eating Omec. No one really
dies, from what I can tell, aside from Kindzi, the bad
villaness. Which is great because too many people have
already died. However, Nolan and Doc Yewl are headed out
into space in the Omec spaceship, hoping to find a new home
for the Omec, and then hopefully to return to Earth. How
they'll accomplish this, no one knows (not even them). It
seems kind of like they did it on a whim at the end of the
episode, without stopping to consider the fact that they
have no food (just for one instance). It'll be interesting
to see how they work out Nolan's return. In the first
season, Nolan was killed and Irisa saved him and then seemed
to die, or something (we weren't sure what happened). At the
end of the second season, Nolan and Irisa are trapped in an
alien ship and have to enter a pod to save themselves. So
this season's ender is just as shocking as those other two.
That's the problem with TV nowadays. If you have a show with
a lot of shocking things happen (especially the season
finale)-- the audience expects more and more, until
eventually, the writers either do something ridiculous, or
they repeat themselves, or they write something that's not
good enough. So far, Defiance has been great.
I have to watch last season's "Vampire Diaries" DVD, so I've
been watching the episodes from season 5 that I hadn't
gotten around to watching yet! That's the problem with
always having too much to watch. I fall behind on those
shows I really enjoy, and then something like this comes up
where I have to suddenly catch up. Good thing I love TVD and
don't mind binge-watching it. I'm not looking forward to
seeing Elena die, though!
I also watched the last two episodes of "Dark Matter" (for
this season, anyway). I enjoy the show. It was great seeing
Wil Wheaton show up! He makes a good bad guy. However, it
does seem like they keep trusting that one guy, who gets
them jobs, and he keeps betraying them, so that's kinda
stupid. It sure had a shocker ending!
Saturday, August 29
weekend, I always update our
Primetime News and
page is here and
will be here.
I've been slowly building a costume for
book convention I'm going to in a few weeks. I'm going
as Amanda from "Defiance." If I can fit into it. I
might have to wait, not sure. Anyway, I got the
at Amazon and they look really nice. They weren't very
expensive, either. I couldn't find anything online to tell
me what her gun is or what it looks like. She appears to be
wearing one in some photos but not in others. From
what I read, Nolan has a special gun, but everyone else uses
regular guns like we have today (since it's set in the
near-future). So I bought a BB gun that's made by
Smith & Wesson. It looks very real. I have to make sure to
keep it hidden when I'm not at the actual con, and they will
no doubt have a table where you have to tell them about your
gun so they can sign off on it. I don't like real guns, but
I don't mind having a fake one if the character does.
Sunday, August 30
I spent all weekend catching up on "Vampire Diaries."
They sent me the
6th season DVD to
review for our site, so I had to watch some episodes
still from the 5th season. Thank goodness for Netflix. After
that, I also have to watch
"The Originals" 2nd season DVD. I have a whole pile to
1st season," "Supernatural
10th season," "You're the Worst" screener (premieres
9/9), "The League" screener (also 9/9), "Big
Bang Theory 8th Season," "Carol
Burnett Show Lost Episodes," and "Aquarius
1st Season." Fortunately, I watch a lot of those
shows regularly so I only have to watch the extras on the
DVD to write up the
review. I also have a bunch of shows to watch on the
press sites for FOX and NBC.
been changing Ringtones on my phone. They have something
called a Ringback as well (I know, they've been around a
long time - I'm just slow!). So you can not only set
up a tune for each person who phones you, but the ringback
means they will hear the tune as well. There are a lot
of cool TV themes that you can buy as a ringtone or ringback.
Of course, if you have a smart phone, you can actually put
ANY music on your phone for free. You don't have to buy a
tune. If you have a song you like on your computer or
phone, you can easily assign it to anyone in your contacts
list. Or you can find one you look online, download it and
then assign it a ringtone. I haven't tried to do this yet
with Ringbacks. I'm sure it's not hard, or there's a free
app you can
use. I gave my doctor the theme "I Am the Doctor" from
I also caught up on watching Lifetime's "Unreal." What a
great show! Wonderful soap. I can't wait to see what they do
in season 2!
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Monday, August 31
I was supposed to interview the Gecko Brothers (actros D.J.
Cotrona and Zane Holtz) from the series "From Dusk Till
Dawn," which airs on El Rey (I think you can watch it on DVD
and Netflix as well). They're great actors, and the
show is really good (although
also very weird and violent). Unfortunately, the call
was postponed. I hope it gets rescheduled!
I did get to speak with Michael Emerson (Finch on "Person
of Interest"), so that was very cool. He's an amazing
actor and seemed like such a nice guy on the call. WGN
America is now showing older episodes of that show, as well
and "Blue Bloods." I will put up the interview on our
Primetime Articles &
Reviews Page as soon as they send it to me.
of these were through a PR company that's new to me. I'm
always grateful to get any TV interviews!
"Days of Our Lives"
will be pre-empted by golf on Monday, September 7. "General
Hospital" will show a re-run (from July 27th when Tony
Geary left the show). "The
Bold & The Beautiful" and "The
Young & The Restless" will air regularly as scheduled.
Tuesday, September 1
We really missed "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver!"
He went on
vacation for a few weeks. I believe "Real Time with
Bill Maher" is also on vacation for a few weeks. Too bad! I
guess they took off for Labor Day.
All week I've been working on the new
Schedule! I'm still working on it... the broadcast shows
grid is done, but I'm still working my way down the list of
cable shows. There are so many! I hope to have it done
sometime next week.
Our site was moved to a faster server this week. I hope you
guys can tell! It should be much faster. There were a few
glitches (missing files), but I think they're all fixed now.
Wednesday, September 2
fiction fans got some great news this week! Syfy renewed
"Dark Matters" and "Killjoys"... I'm glad, but I hope they
renew "Defiance" soon, too.
Next Thursday, September 10, "Longmire" season 10 premieres
I can't wait!! Should be great. Such an outstanding show.
Here's the trailer...
We have a
page and a
Pinterest page. Check 'em out!
Now I'm catching up on "The
Originals." I just have a few first season
episodes left to watch, then I can watch season 2 on DVD and
review it for our
site. Yay! Great show. I have to say, though, that I'm not a
huge fan of the binge watch. I mean, sure it's great that we
can catch up so easily nowadays, but I hate watching a lot
of shows at once. Most shows don't fare as well if you watch
a bunch of them at once. You start to notice how they do the
same things over and over...much less, I believe, than when
watch one episode per week. Ah, well.
I watched "The Whispers" season finale, too. It was really
good. I hope they get a second season, but if not, then it
ended pretty well. I thought the finale was the best episode
they've had in a few weeks. No one acted too dumb for a
change. I have to admit that this show is always
deliciously creepy, and having the little girl (who was
really just the alien) explode was pretty cool.
However, it did remind me a little bit of "Falling Skies,"
which is both a good thing (that show is over!) and a bad
thing (it's a bit derivative).
Thursday, September 2
Upcoming TV premieres! (Mostly fiction)
Let me know if you'd like to help
review any for
our site...thanks! We can use the extra help, especially
"Puffin Rock" Netflix September 1
"Hand of God" Amazon September 4
"Arthur & George" (miniseries) PBS September 6
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" CBS September 8
"Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" September 15
"The Bastard Executioner" FX September 15
"Moonbeam City" Comedy Central September 16
"Life in Pieces" CBS September 21
"Minority Report" FOX September 21
"Blindspot" NBC September 21
"Border Town" FOX Fall 2015
"Scream Queens" FOX September 22
"The Muppets" ABC September 22
CBS September 22
"Rosewood" FOX September 23
"Heroes Reborn" NBC September 24
"The Player" NBC September 24
"Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy" Disney XD September 26
"Blood & Oil" ABC September 27
"Quantico" ABC September 27
"Indian Summers" (miniseries) PBS September 27
"Grandfathered" FOX September 29
"The Grinder" FOX September 29
"Code Black" CBS September 30
"Benders" IFC October 1
"Dr. Ken" ABC October 2
"The Widower" PBSC October 4
"Casual" HULU October 7
"Jay Leno's Garage" (non-fiction) CNBCC October 7
"American Horror Story: Hotel" FX October 7
"SuperMansion" Crackle October 8
"Billy on the Street" (non-fiction) TruTV October 8
"Red Oaks" Amazon October 9
Last Kingdom" (miniseries) BBCAC October 10
"Truth Be Told" NBC October 16
"Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" The CW October 19
"Supergirl" CBS October 26
"Wicked City" ABC October 27
"Ash Vs. Evil Dead" Starz October 31
"The Profit" CNBC (reality) November 3
"Angel from Hell" CBS November 5
"Master of None" Netflix November 6
"Flesh and Bone" (miniseries) Starz November 8
"Agent X" TNT November 8
"Donny!" USA Network November 10
"Into the Badlands" AMC November 15
"Chicago Med" NBC November 17
"The Art of More" Crackle November 19
"The Man in the High Castle" Amazon November 20
End" (miniseries) Syfy December 14
"The Expanse" Syfy December 14
"Colony" USA Network January 14
"Billions" Showtime January 17
"Westworld" HBO 2016?
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