The TV MegaSite's Blog Post #186
Saturday, September 12
I spent most of today binge-watching "Longmire" season 4
on Netflix. I loved it! I wasn't terribly surprised that
Branch was killed, though. If you were paying attention on
the season 3 cliffhanger, Branch's father already had the
shotgun in his hand when Branch was reaching for his. This
is a fairly realistic show. It would have been impossible
for Branch to shoot his father first, unless somehow he
missed. That would be hard to believe, given that he's
probably been shooting his whole life, and they were very
close to each other. Still, they fooled us by spreading the
rumor that the actor who played Branch would still be on the
show in the 4th season. Sneaky! I'm really enjoying all of
the new characters, and that the show is a little lighter
now, and that Walt finally gets a real girlfriend. The
ending was quite a shocker. I think there will be a 5th
season just because I think that the show is very popular
now on Netflix.
I think someone might have hacked our website at some
point. I went to edit our main page, and there were some
weird letters there, at the bottom of the page that I hadn't
put there. There are only a few of us who have direct access
to the site, and I don't think anyone else did this. I'm
having Marcos, who hosts our site, look into it for us.
Also, he might set us up a site with Joomla (which is a
content management system), and then
maybe we can start using that to edit the site instead of
Frontpage. That would be great.
As usual, I spent most of the day putting together our
Primetime News and Schedule Pages.
This week's page is here
and next week's will be here. Check 'em out!
Sunday, September 13
There are three new TV shows premiering this week! "Best
Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris" September 15, "Bastard
Executioner" on FX the same day, and "Moonbeam City" Comedy
Central September 16. We've already
second one, and of course, we'll be reviewing the other two
as well. We review all new TV shows, and many returning
shows, and TV DVD's as well.
Next week, September 21 week, is when most of the
broadcast TV shows begin, so we'll have quite a lot to watch
and review. Well, I'll be reviewing all of the NBC and FOX
ones before they air. The ABC, CBS and CW shows I don't get
ahead of time, so I'll be reviewing those after they air
(aside from "Supergirl," which I already reviewed).
Sundays I usually add more stuff to our Primetime News
and Schedule page, like video clips. I try to put up video
clips/previews/sneak peeks for all of the shows if I can
Next weekend I'll be going to a local Comic-Con here in
Honolulu. It's mostly for comic book artists, writers, etc.
I'm mostly going so that I can get Stan Lee's photo and
autograph (he created Marvel Comics, along with many of the
big superheroes like Spider-Man, The Hulk, The Fantastic
Four, Iron Man, Thor, and The X-Men). If not for him,
we wouldn't have some of those amazing superhero shows and
movies that we have now.
The creator of "Bob's Burgers" will also be at the
convention, and the creator of "Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles," as well as many other artists and comic book
industry people. I'm sure it won't be as fun as the one in
July, but it certainly will be a lot bigger, and I have a
friend going with me this time. I've decided not to wear a
costume this time around. It's just too hot. Also, I want to
lose more weight before I get into my "Defiance" costume.
Tonight I got to watch the season premiere of "Heroes
Reborn," which will air on NBC. I just loved it. I'm not too
surprised because I loved the original "Heroes," too.
Even when other people complained about it, I still loved
it. Oh, and I have a particular reason to root for Tim Kring
because he's married to this woman Lisa that I went to high
school with years ago! LOL! I've never met him or
anything, but still it's fun to know that connection. Not
only did I love "Heroes," but I also really loved his show
"Crossing Jordan." Hey, why can't they reboot that
show??? That would be awesome.
"South Park" also returns this week. I sure hope it's
funny. Last season was really awful. The show only has 10
episodes per season, for the past few years. It used to be
14. You'd think that with the whole rest of the year, they
could make 10 funny episodes! If not, then we'll probably
stop watching after this season. If they can keep it
funny, it would be great if it went for 20 seasons (this
year is 19). Hard to believe that it's been on that long! I
read that it's been renewed through year 23! That's crazy.
Speaking of funny, this past week's "Real Time with Bill
Maher" was hilarious! Even funnier than usual. Both his
monologue and "New Rules"
were just great.
"Last Week with John Oliver" was also pretty funny,
especially the cop skit they did. He has this bit where he
makes fun of something in the law, and then he makes
a mini-TV show out of it, using real actors that you
recognize from shows like "Law & Order." This week was about
public defenders. It had
Dennis Quaid ("Vegas"),
Jason Beghe ("Chicago PD"),
Jeremy Sisto ("Wicked City" and "Law & Order"),
Anthony Anderson ("Law & Order"),
Kevin Chapman ("Person of Interest") and
("The Wire" and "Body of Proof")! It was really
article says that the other actors I didn't recognize
were Josh Lucas, Regina King, Robert John Burke and Danny
Monday, September 14
Sometimes people will contact me about writing a one-time
article for our site. Sure, I'll take any free and
original content for our site!
Here's the latest one, an
article about transgender portrayal on TV. Enjoy!
I've been finally catching up on "Arrow" season 3!
I had to, anyway, because they're sending me the DVD to review. I
already recorded the shows on my DVR and planned to watch
them, but I'd been putting it off because I had so many
other new shows and DVD's to watch. So far I'm really
enjoying it. I won't say that it will ever be my favorite
show, but it's very enjoyable. I hope to one day have
transcripts for all of the season of "Arrow," "The Flash,"
and "Gotham" like I do already for "Smallville." I've been
running the transcripts off and on while I watch the show.
The only problem is that it doesn't run a nice, neat and
clean transcript like our
daytime soaps. It requires heavy
editing, so I will have to go back and watch the show again
while I edit, to fix it up. Who knows if I'll ever have the
time? Maybe I can find some volunteers to help me with that.
I missed some episodes of "Arrow" from seasons 1 and 2,
so I need to go back and watch those sometime, too. I also
want to make a good episode guide, using the DVD's for
reference. I did take the time recently to update our
Spoilers Pages, and move old stuff out of
I'm trying to do that for all of the "current"
shows that we have sections for. Hopefully I can get most of
it done in the next few weeks, before all of the shows
They also sent me the DVD for "The Flash" season one. For
that one, I already watched all of the episodes, so I
just have to talk about why I love the show, and watch the
extras/features, so I can chat about those as well. Warner
Brothers has been great to me, especially lately!
Tomorrow morning I get to
interview Wilmer Valderrama!
Yay! His new show "Minority Report" is really good.
Tuesday, September 15
I didn't really have any good questions for Wilmer, but
he took my lame question and gave it a good answer. He was
very nice. I have three more calls Friday morning!
They're always so early. I have quite a few to put up, too.
When will I have time? LOL!
Apparently they're getting rid of a lot of
on "Days of Our Lives"
in the next few months. Yeah, way to celebrate that 50th
anniversary. Soaps need to stop changing cast and writers so
often. That's part of the problem with them. I read that
Kassie DePaiva (Eve) is leaving (her character's leaving
town). That's a shame. She's a really good actress. They
might be writing out Daniel (Shawn Christian). I hope not!
He's so gorgeous, and his character is nice, and they really
need a doctor. Surely Kayla can't attend to everyone by
I was very happy to read that "Sense8" has been renewed
by Netflix. I haven't watched the whole season yet, but it's
a good show and I'm rooting for JMS. I hope this bodes well
for "Longmire," too.
I happened to come across
site that does TV and movie legends.
Wednesday, September 16
gave it a good try, but we're going to have to delete
Stephen Colbert from the DVR. Sorry, but it's just not our
kind of show any more. It's just fluff, like watching Jay
Leno or Jimmy Fallon. I would have preferred to see Craig
Ferguson in the job, frankly.
Speaking of fluff, I did enjoy watching Neil Patrick
Harris' new show "Best Time Ever," on NBC. I guess the
difference is that you expect a variety show to be just fun.
Colbert's old show had great political satire. It was
hilarious and biting. His new show is like "Best Time
Ever," but without as much fun or music.
Today I received the DVD for "Arthur and George," which
is funny since the third part hasn't aired yet on PBS!
Next week is the first official starting week of the
broadcast TV season. We'll get to see the new shows
"Life in Pieces," "Minority Report," "Blindspot," "The
Muppets", "Scream Queens," "Limitless," "Rosewood," "Heroes
Reborn," and "The Player." I've
reviewed many of
favorites include "Big
Bang Theory," "The Voice," "Gotham,"
all three "NCIS"
shows, "Fresh Off the Boat," "The Middle," "The Goldbergs,"
"Survivor," "Mysteries of Laura," "Modern Family,"
"black-ish," "Empire," "Law
& Order: SVU," "Nashville,"
Anatomy," "Scandal," "How to Get Away with Murder,"
"Last Man Standing," "Shark Tank," "Amazing Race," "Hawaii
Five-O" and "Blue Bloods." Which are you looking
I'm looking forward to checking out "The Muppets" and
Thursday, September 17
I've been spending my time updating the news and spoilers
pages for all of
our sections that cover current shows. So far I've done "Arrow,"
The Beast," (so glad it's renewed!) and "Big
Bang Theory," and I'm still working on "Bones"
Park." I've also been posting some new info for shows on
Primetime Forum. I try to do this every year, but it's
just a matter of having enough time.
Tomorrow morning I'm
Morris Chestnut & Todd Harthan of
at 6am. Then Robin Lord Taylor of "Gotham" at 7am. Then
Ilene Chaiken, showrunner for "Empire" at 7:30. FOX is
keeping me busy!
Hopefully they can finally clear up the mystery for me as
to why Anthony Michael Hall has such a small role in the
show, and why he's not mentioned anywhere on their site or
anywhere else. It's been driving me crazy! :)
What is with all of the weird hair cuts on soaps lately?
I hate Morgan's
haircut on "General
Hospital." It's so ugly. That cut gives the false
impression that he's got some early male pattern baldness. I
don't like short hair or shaved heads, anyway, but that
one's just plain weird. I don't like Bill's new haircut on "Bold
& Beautiful," either.
Speaking of B&B, it seems like Steffy is being really
stupid and short-sighted in pissing off Ivy by firing her.
She has to know that Ivy could still go to the police and
tell them that Steffy lied to them (who knows, that crow bar
might still be lying around there!). Even if Steffy
said, "She blackmailed me with a video" that would make
Steffy look even worse. Not to mention, probably any
half-way decent computer whiz could retrieve that video.
There's no proof of Ivy's blackmail, so the police might not
even believe that part of it.
would just look like Steffy was trying to incriminate the
person who was ratting her out.
I don't think it's very practical for Wyatt, Ivy, Bill
and Katie to open up their own fashion house. None of them
really know what they're doing (maybe Katie...). Since
Bill owns all of these fashion magazines, it might be kind
of a conflict of interest, too.
Well, have a good week, and I hope you get to check out
all of the new and returning shows!
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- My personal blog, which is not about TV.
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