Category Archives: T.V.

My thoughts on TV. Good,bad and the just plan stupid.

The Flash – Season #3 – Episode – 19 Trailer

Just watched Episode 18 of the Flash and now we’re on a 4 week hiatus until the next new episode on Apr.25th.That seems a long time to let this storyline simmer in my opinion. I’ve been hot and cold on this season so far, and I’m not sure if this long hiatus is going to give me time to find better shows or make me miss the Flash Gang.

WB dropped this new trailer before they left, and I’m pretty sure they just spilled a major secret that they have been teasing fans with all season. Unless of course it is just a Red Herring. Still, if you don’t want  any clues to the identity of Savitar you should probably NOT watch the attached trailer and stop reading right now…..Thanks for the visit………………………………………………………………………………..Still there?…….last chance. Okay, on with the trailer.

Well, basically this trailer keeps teasing who Savitar is with a few  cryptic statements from Cisco and Killer Frost and the appearance of a rather Emoish looking Barry Allen. “Your from before she dies, aren’t you?” dropped a few hints for me who Savitar is….but again, could be a Red Herring.

Guess we’ll find out on Apr.25th

 

 

Death Note, Who Lives and Who Dies

This is an live action version of the Japanese Death Note  manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. The story follows Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook from a Shinigami named Ryuk that grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose name and face he knows. The series centers around Light’s attempts to create and rule a world “cleansed of evil” as “God” using the notebook, and the efforts of a detective known as L to stop him.

I know very little of this series except that my son was a big fan of it. The clip below does peak my interest. But the real credit of this film will be him.

This Netflix original  version is directed by Adam Wingard (Blair Witch, You’re Next) and stars Nat Wolff (Paper Towns), Margaret Qualley (The Leftovers), Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Paul Nakauchi (Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End), Shea Whigham (American Hustle) and Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man).

Source: Netflix, Environics Communications, Wikipedia

The Return Of Kimmy Schmidt

Season 3 of the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt will be returning to Netflix Friday, May 19.  Kimmy, Tituss, Jacqueline and Lillian are all back new guest stars to Kimmy’s world, including Laura Dern, Daveed Diggs, Rachel Dratch, Ray Liotta, Andrea Martin and Maya Rudolph, with returning guest stars Fred Armisen, Anna Camp, Mike Carlsen, Josh Charles, David Cross, Tina Fey, Jon Hamm and Amy Sedaris.

In the Season 3 premiere, Kimmy finds herself in an unfamiliar position with the Reverend back in her life.  Titus returns from his cruise and auditions for an exciting new role.  Lillian has to break up with her boyfriend Robert Durst.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was created by Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Robert Carlock (30 Rock), who serve as executive producers with Jeff Richmond (30 Rock) and David Miner (30 Rock, Brooklyn Nine-Nine). Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is a production of Universal Television, Little Stranger Inc., 3 Arts Entertainment and Bevel Gears for Netflix.

Source: Netflix, Environics Communications

Grimm Series Finale

 

 

GRIMM — Pictured: “Grimm” Key Art — (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

For those of you who watched last week……hoo boy, did not see THAT coming. This is a bittersweet finale for me for a show that never truly reached its full potential. It did a great job of building this amazing universe over the seasons, but never really did as much as they could have with it.

It wasn’t a perfect show by any means. The villain of the week format did get tiresome after a while, but they did develop an undercurrent of a main storyline each week so I was okay with it. One of the most important by products of this format is that the viewers got introduced to dozens of difference races in the Vessen world. Some of these episodes were  one offs, but many of them made appearances in the show as it continued and some of them because semi featured characters.

I think this is one those shows that could have a life on Netflix or another network, if they could provide a bit more room for the darker edge the show should have had from the beginning, but just seemed to show up in the last season.

If you have any interest in perhaps reading a few of their adventures, there are two series(One in 2013 and another in 2016) that DYNAMITE released that might be off interest to you.

Final Episode airs This Friday Mar.31rst.Trailer below

Anne- Episode 1 – CBC

 

I wasn’t sure I going to review this and then I thought “What the hell, it’s Friday, and this was a great episode”. For those of you who don’t know, I am originally from the Maritime on the east coast of Canada. Many of you may only know Pop culture and the Maritimes in one specific context……..The Trailer Park Boys. Now this is a fine , classy show, but there is one other icon of that particular geographical location that also has a rich history in TV and cinema. Her name is Anne……of Green Gables.

I’m not going to delve too much into the 107 year history of Anne of Green Gables which has included, first, world renowned and beloved books, and later much loved TV series and movies which made a star(In Canadian terms  anyway) of Megan Follows.

This review will focus on the new Show which premiered last Sunday night called “Anne”. To me, it’s a re-imagining of “Anne of Green Gables”. Showing a much more realistic look at life in those days and how life as a child in an orphanage was sometimes very dark. The actress who plays Anne(played brilliantly by young actress Amybeth McNulty) brings both a sense of innocence and intense personal pain to the character .I realized 20 minutes in she was going to be one of the main reasons this show was going to be a success.

The brother and sister who Anne is placed with (through an unfortunate series of errors that turned out to be a blessing in disguise) are played by actors Geraldine James(Marilla Cuthbert) and R.H Thomson(Matthew Cuthbert).These decorated actors of screen and stage(R.H Thomson received the Governor Generals Performing Arts Award for Lifetime artistic Achievement in 2015)played these characters wonderfully.

Matthew Cuthbert, the soft spoken , quiet, wise farmer within minutes endears you (My wife said the character reminded her of her dad, which is high praise in of itself)and brings a strong sense of warmth and country living to the show. Marilla Cuthbert is the stern head of the household who has no time for sentiment but I think sees a bit of Anne in herself and slowly begins to see the potential of the child if someone will simply care for her.

I suppose I am a bit biased on this show. The scenery and cinematography showcases Prince Edward Island beautifully even though due to cost logistics a bulk of the show was in fact shot in Ontario. HOWEVER, much of footage of the coastline and of Anne and Matthews horse buggy ride is in fact P.E.I. Some things you cannot replicate. If a continued success, I suspect this will be a boon for P.E.I tourism.

I’ll be watching the second episode to see where this story goes next. It airs Sundays on the CBC. Starts May 12th on NETFLIX.Trailer Below.

 

 

 

Arrow – Episode 18 -“Disbanded” Trailer

 

Last night, I watched what was probably the best episode of Arrow since Deathstroke killed Oliver Queens mother. I’d go so far as to say it was the best acting job I had seen Steven Amell ever do and he and Josh Segerra(Prometheus)really created some of the most intense scenes I had ever seen on the show.

I had never seen Josh Segerra act anywhere other than Arrow but with each episode he more and more defines and crafts this character so well that he’s pushing with each episode into being the 2nd best villain to be featured in the series(Not sure if anything could top Deathstroke).

Obviously if you have not seen this weeks episode there are spoilers contained within.

Netflix`s 13 Reasons Why: Featurette

Based on the best-selling books by Jay Asher, 13 Reasons Why follows teenager Clay Jensen (Dylan Minnette) as he returns home from school to find a mysterious box with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who tragically committed suicide two weeks earlier. On tape, Hannah explains that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Will Clay be one of them? If he listens, he’ll find out how he made the list. Through Hannah and Clay’s dual narratives, 13 Reasons Why weaves an intricate and heart wrenching story of teenage life that will deeply affect viewers. The series is created by Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal) with episodes directed by Academy Award winner Tom McCarthy

Source: Netflix, YouTube, Environics Communications