The TV MegaSite's Blog Post #194
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Wow, I don't know where the time went. I haven't posted here
for over a month. My apologies! The holidays got in the way
(what else?). Happy New Year!
There sure were a lot of re-runs during December and
January, and now we've got a lot of new
returning TV shows. Which shows did you binge-watch over the
holidays? Which shows are you looking forward to?
Leave comments below!
It was nice having a new episode of "Sherlock"
on PBS; that is probably my favorite show (even though it
doesn't run very often and is more like a series of TV
movies!). This one was very odd, more like a "Doctor
Who" episode, with all of the back-and-forth between
reality and dream. Still, I enjoyed it.
I caught up on most of the shows on my DVR, such as "Gotham,"
Reborn," "Blindspot," "Minority Report," "General
Hospital," "Life in Pieces," and "Best Time Ever." I'm
still behind on "Arrow"
I'm still enjoying "Heroes Reborn," but the time travel
sure does make it really confusing. Two things bother me.
One is when Hiro sacrified himself to save his son. It
seemed pointless. Why didn't he just escape with them? (Some
other characters do the exact same thing in the pilot of the
new show "Shadowhunters" and it bothered me there, too)
If there's some reason, they didn't make it obvious.
Secondly, they kept saying that Nathan couldn't get near his
sister because his power is stealing other powers.
They were worried that if he touched or got near her, he
would steal her power and lose Hiro's powers (both of which
are needed to save the world). If that's the case, then how
come he keeps going around touching other people all of the
time (like Casper, and his grandmother, and Luke) without
stealing their powers? That makes no sense.
I was sad to learn that "Minority Report" won't be back
because I really enjoyed that one. Also, "Best Time Ever."
I finally got caught up on the DVD's and shows I had to
for our site, as well as putting up many
interviews, so that's great. Make sure you check those
News and Schedule is
here and next week's should be
here. We put this up every week for you guys.
My desktop computer, that I use for making our
opera transcripts, crashed last week, and I just got it
back, so I'm still catching up on those. I should be done
within a day or two.
are the rest of the new shows that are coming up that we
have yet to watch and review:
"Teachers" TVLAND January 12
"Idiot Sitter" Comedy Central January 14
"Degrassi: Next Class" Netflix January 15
"Just Add Magic" (children's show) Amazon January 15
"Angie Tribeca" TBS January 17
"Billions" Showtime January 17
"War and Peace" (miniseries) January 18 Simulcasting on
Lifetime, A&E and HISTORY
"Baskets" FX January 21
"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" The CW January 21
"London Spy" BBCA January 21
"Mad Dogs" Amazon January 22
"Beowulf" Esquire January 23
"Recovery Road" Freeform January 25
"The Magicians" on Syfy January 25
"Outsiders" WGN January 26
"You, Me and the Apocalypse" "NBC January 28
"American Crime Story: The People V. O.J. Simpson" FX
"Madoff" (miniseries) ABC February 3
"Animals" HBO February 5
"Those Who Can't" TruTV February 11
"Vinyl" HBO February 14
"11.22.63" Hulu February 15
"Fuller House" Netflix February 26
"Real O'Neals" ABC March 2
"Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" CBS March 2
"The Family" ABC March 3
"Of Kings and Prophets" ABC March 8
"Underground" WGN March 9
"The Catch' AB March 24
"The Path" HULU March 30
Later in 2016
"The Crown" Netflix
"The Get Down" Netflix
"Marvel's Luke Cage" Netflix
"Marseille" Netflix (in French)
"The OA" Netflix
"The Ranch" Netflix
"Stranger Things" Netflix
"Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events" Netflix
"Las Leyendas" Netflix
"Edgar Rice Burroughs™ Tarzan and Jane™" Netflix
More Info here!
I'm still watching "The
Bold & The Beautiful" most weekdays, but it's not nearly
as good as it was a few months ago. I don't like the Wyatt/Steffy/Liam/Ivy
quadrangle. They've done a poor job with it. It's just
contrived the way that Ivy is always injured, with Steffy
nearby, and then the capper was Liam's pratfalls in the
airplane bathroom. The water starts shooting out everywhere
from the faucet, and somehow that causes him to fall and
blackout? That's stupid and ridiculous. It just makes
everyone look bad in this story. Ivy looks wishy-washy and
clumsy, Steffy looks brainless, Liam looks like an oaf, and
Wyatt looks desperate. It's just awful. I still like
the Rick and Maya storyline, but they don't get as much
screentime as they used to, and it's all about Nicole having
their baby. I don't like her friend, Sasha. I know we're not
supposed to like her because she's a troublemaker, but I
don't like the actress. I don't think she's very good, and
she's not very pretty, either. Frankly, it seems like the
only reason Nicole and Zende got together in the first place
is because they were the only available African-America
people around. And now Sasha's
town, so he's suddenly attracted to her...? Makes very
Did you watch the Golden Globes? I don't usually watch
that one. I pretty much stick to the Emmys, the Oscars, the
Tonys, and the Daytime Emmys. I'm glad that "Mr. Robot" won,
though, as well as Jon Hamm, Christian Slater, and Rachel
Bloom. Most of the shows and movies nominated were ones I
Have a great week!
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