Category Archives: T.V.

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

Coming To Netflix Canada In March

March 3/1

Avinnn!!! And The Chipmunks Season
Before I Go To Sleep
Butter
Confessions of a Superhero
Force Majeure
Get Him to the Greek
Hap and Leonard Season 1
Ice Age: Collision Course
Impossible Dreamsers
Independence Day: Resurgence
Indignation
Know Your Enemy-Japan
Let There Be Light
Looper
Nazi Concentration Camps
Palo Alto
Prelude to War
Rush
San Pietro
Semi-Pro
Snow White and the Huntsman
Source Code
Super Size Me
Sustainable
The Accidental Husband
The Cove
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
The Fighter
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress
The Mummy: Quest for the Lost Scrolls
The Negro Soldier
The Notebook
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Punisher
The Red Violin
The September Issue
The Women
Thunderbolt
Tunisian Victory
Undercover: How to Operated Behind Enemy Lines
Warm Bodies
Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia
WWII: Report from the Aleutians

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Grease

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Greenleaf – Season 1
Riverdale – Season 1

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Better Off Single

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Amy Schumer: The Leather Special
Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments – Season 2

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Young Offenders

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Buddy Thunderstruck
Burning Sands
Love – Season 2
One More Time – Season 1

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Jim Norton: Mouthful of Shame

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17 Again
Hive Alive – Season 1
Notes on Blindness
Silent Hill
Sugar Mountain

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Beau Sejour
The Godfather
The Godfather: Part 2
The Godfather: Part 3
The Hollow Point
The Last Kingdom – Season 2

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Deidra & Laney Rob a Train
Julie’s Greenroom
Marvel’s Iron Fist – Season 1
Naledi: A Baby Elephant’s Tale
Samurai Gourmet – Season 1
Star Trek Beyond

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3 Days to Kill

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Fire at the Sea (Fuocoammare)

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Big Fat Liar
Road Trip
The Incredible Hulk

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Bottersnikes & Gumbles – Season 2
Felipe Neto: My Life Makes No Sense
Grace and Frankie – Season 3
Hell or High Water
Stranger than Fiction
Ingobernable
The Most Hated Woman in America

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Goon

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Better Call Saul – Season 2
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

Avail 3/28

Equity
Jo Koy: Live from Seattle
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

Avail 3/30

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Peter Pan
Zoolander

Avail 3/31

13 Reasons Why – Season 1
Bordertown – Season 1
Dinotrux – Season 1
Five Came Back
GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling
Lone Survivor
Pompeii
The Discovery
Trailer Park Boys – Season 11

Last Call – Titles rotating out

3/1

Mad Men
The Longest Ride
The Judge
Call of the Midwife

3/13
Transformer: Age of Extinction

3/14
The Da Vinci Code

3/15
3rd Rock from the Sun – Season 1-6
Spider-Man

3/26
Dark Skies
Source: Netflix,

 

 

Ian McShane smacks around GOT fans……..Bonus “American Gods”: Trailer

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….and I can’t stop chuckling. It appears that Ian McShane (after giving a fantastic performance in one episode in season 6 of Game of thrones )is taking another swing at over zealous fans in the latest issue of Empire Magazine. People tend to get really pissy when actors slip up and give away a few details on an upcoming episode or perhaps say something perceived as offense. This is usually followed up by a Twitter apology or written statement from their publicist saying how sorry they are.

Funny to hear him telling those perpetually offended to get Quote-“Get a fucking life”. McShane is premiering in “American Gods” this April 30th on StarZ and he’s one of the main reason the show is on my watch list. An underrated journeyman actor that makes anything he is even better simply by being in it.

Game of Thrones actor to fans: ‘Get a f—ing life’

 

Riverdale- Netflix Series / CW Network – A few thoughts

Riverdale -- Image Number: RVD_KeyArt_1.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Camila Mendes as Veronica, Lili Reinhart as Betty, Ashleigh Murray as Josie, Cole Sprouse as Jughead, Madelaine Petsch as Cheryl and KJ Apa as Archie -- Photo: The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network. All Rights Reserved.

Archie comics have done a lot of growing up over the last few decades. To grow as their market was growing up, certain Archie comics began to have a more adult edge, tacking issues and social norms they had never tackled before. I had paid a bit of attention over the years as some of the issues made it into the press.

When “Kevin” was introduced as Archie comics first gay character it drew a bit of furor from the ignorant tight ass club that probably stopped reading Archie years ago. Afterlife with Archie also caught my attention after they dropped the comics code authority  in 2011, and this was the first title that went a little darker than the normal fare …plus y’know. Zombies.

So when it was announced that CW was introducing a new show called RIVERDALE I was kind of intrigued. Like any good comic reader I wondered if they could do the source material justice. How different would it be? Could I still relate to it? Did I still have the same crush on Veronica Lodge that I did when I was 8 years old(I do)

I was pleasantly surprised by the first two episodes. It really did seem unlike much else out there. A cross between the “Wonder Years”, “Sweet Valley High”(My wife made that comparison….emphatically. So she’s earned a spot here), and a little 90210 built in with a great mystery that binds it all together. Except for Luke Perry, I recognized 0 of the actors yet with two exceptions(Fuck you, Reggie you bully),everyone played their characters very well and I’m looking forward to episode 3 .If you’re looking for some well written , nostalgia feeling drama with an edge of mystery please check this show out.

…………….oh, and Betty and Veronica kiss in Cheerleader uniforms(in a parallel universe 13 year old me just semenated the ceiling)

Trailer below.

 

 

J.R.R Tolkein coming to Legends of Tomorrow

This was a very cool thing to read about this morning. It appears, like George Lucas, that J.R.R Tolkien will be appearing on “Legends of Tomorrow”. I only hope that the same inspired episode that accompanied Lucas’s appearance makes its way into this episode. It appears he’ll be In the season finale so hopefully we’ll get neat Lord of the Rings inspired CGI to end the season with.

Also listed on the call sheet for the end of the year is one Laurel Lance. I’m not sure exactly how they are working an appearance of dear departed, or perhaps her Earth 2 Doppelganger, into the show but any appearance by the lovely Katie Cassidy is okay in my book.

Legends airs Tuesdays at 9 pm on CW.

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Netflix Original Series Marvel’s Iron Fist – I Am Danny Rand

It is only a short time before we get to see the Fourth Defender, Danny Rand.  On March 17 Netflix and Marvel will give us ‘Iron Fist’.  To help us get to know Danny Rand better Netflix released a featurette titled “I am Danny Rand” that explores his 15 year disappearance and the cold reality of what he faces on his return to New York.

I like many of you I know very little of the “Iron Fist” or of Danny Rand. I have to believe that from the work that Netflix and Marvel have done on the previous series, Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage. That this series will continue the high level of story tell will give us another hero to cheer.

Billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones) returns to New York City after being missing for years, trying to reconnect with his past and his family legacy. He fights against the criminal element corrupting New York City with his kung-fu mastery and ability to summon the awesome power of the fiery Iron Fist.

Source: Netflix, Environics Communications

Legion -FX – Episode 1- Not really a review, review

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Before I sat down to watch this, I knew it was going to be a bit of a mind trip.  It was “broken” legion from the comics after all. I have to admit I had not read the solo series Marvel released so my POV on Legion was a bit dated.

My litmus test for this series was actually going to be my wife’s reaction as we watched it. She’s a casual “comic movie fan” and if she could get on board with what I suspected was going to be a psychedelic episode I knew FOX could go somewhere with this.To be completely honest I can think of about 40 different characters that they could have done a series with, and Legion wasn’t on that list.

Within the first 5 minutes I heard “This is doing nothing for me so far” as the delusions of a fractured psyche played out across the screen in front of us. Then something happened. Dan Stevens begin to act….and it got better from there.

If anything can make this series a success I suspect the acting chops of Dan Brown and Rachel Keller can help with that. I feel terrible saying “acting chops” there, as both of them have extensive professional training with names like “Carnegie” and “Cambridge” attached to it, and I made them sound like street carnie. For the record , there is an excellent little dance number in the episode that I thought showed a range of these actors right out of the gate.

The story itself had a nice pace to it and I did do a little internal fist bump when the name “mutant” was talked about with a fear I had not felt since the 80,s-90’s.They gave me enough to be interested ,but not too much to think they hot shotted the storyline which is become rarer and rarer in todays TV universe. I’m going to watch the first 8 episodes(full season) for sure and go from there.

Trailer is below and the series airs Wednesdays on FX.

 

 

Billions- 2 nd Season Trailer

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I knew what I was getting into ……before I even got into it. Have you ever seen a trailer for a show, and you knew that there was no WAY this show was going to be a dud? You looked at the cast…….you looked at the writers……you looked at the thesis of the show, and just knew you were about to see nothing but quality?

That’s where my head was with “BILLIONS” before I saw it.This series delves into the uber dark world of wall street trading and the consequences faced by those left behind…….both in the money world and the legal world.

Starring Damian Lewis(Nicholas Brody- Homeland, for which he won an Emmy) and Paul Giamatti(John Adams- John Adams, A masterpiece of American political history)as the ying and yang of the business world. These two seem built specifically as the “frenemies” of each other. So much in common, yet so far apart ideologically. Rounding out the cast is Maggie Siff( Sons of Anarchy),Malin Maria Akerman(Silk Spectre2- Watchman),and David Costabile(Breaking Bad).

If you haven’t watched the first season you still have time as the second season does not start until Feb.19th.I believe it’s on Netflix or Showtime on demand.

Here’s the Season 2 Trailer