Category Archives: T.V.

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

A Message From the Underwood Administration

The ​fifth season of the ​critically acclaimed Emmy®­nominated drama ​House of Cards ​premieres Tuesday, May 30, 2017. The series’s Golden Globe® winning stars Kevin Spacey (as Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (as Claire Underwood), whose characters have always been each other’s strongest allies, show cracks in their relationship​. House of Cards also stars Michael Kelly​, ​Jayne Atkinson​, ​Neve Campbell​, ​​Derek ​Cecil, Paul Sparks​ and Joel Kinnaman.

 

G.L.O.W

Netflix release a full trailer for G.L.O.W. TV series premiering June 23 in all 23 territories that run Netflix.

GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.

Source: Youtube, Netflix

The Gifted

Byran Singer is once again playing in the X-Men universe this time with The Gifted. The Gifted focuses on a suburban couple, Reed Stucker (Stephen Moyer) and Caitlin Stucker (Amy Acker), who are forced to go on the run when they find out their children Lauren and Andy (Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White) have mutant powers.

Additional casting details announced by Variety include Sean Teale as Eclipse, Jamie Chung as Blink, Blair Redford as Thunderbird, Emma Dumont as Polaris, and Coby Bell as Jace Turner.

The trailer shows that the  whereabouts of the X-Men and The Brotherhood of Evil Mutants are unknown. Reed and his family face additional complications due to his job being part of law enforcement crackdown on mutants, which ups the ante on keeping the kids safe from themselves and others while trying to fond someone who can help them control their powers.

The trailer has that original feel of the first X-Men film where this explores the feeling of been hates and an outcast. If the show can keep this feeling and Fox doesn’t panic this show has some potential.

 Source: SyFy, Youtube

Rick And Morty, Alien Crossover

Who says doing all those drugs and drinking is bad for you? Well if your Rick all that excessive debauchery comes in handy when getting a love squeeze from an Alien face hugger. In a crossover with the Alien franchise Rick and Morty answer to distress call on a very recognizable alien craft.  Rick would be more then happy to ignore the distress call but Morty convinces Rick it’s their duty to answer the call. Once on board Morty is quick to change  his mind.

Not sure if this is a official crossover or not but Rick and Morty have some useful info for anyone that may find themselves up against some Aliens.

Source: The Nerdist, Youtube, Adult Swim

KRYPTON – SYFY – Trailer review and a few thoughts

 

This was actually a pretty good trailer for what it was. Is that Lance Hendrickson narrating? I think if this is done correctly, and a little more on the mature side it should do very well. My understanding is that it’s going to be about Superman’s grandfather. The show runner is going to be a gent named Damian Kindler who at one point in time was at the helm of “Sleepy Hollow”.

There appears to be a TONNE of English(UK) actors in it .Can you seriously get a TV show even made in the U.S anymore without an English/Australian/Canadian cast? Do the locals not have the chops anymore? General Zods ancestry appears to also place a part in this story. The main thesis of it seems to the House of El trying to save their planet from doom while those around them remain oblivious to science and facts……..timely thing , this will be.

This is just a trailer for the pilot but I suspect this would not have been “Leaked” on- line if they did have some plans for a full 13+ episodes. Out sometime in 2017.Enjoy.

 

Coming To Netflix Canada In May

Some of the highlights coming in May is War Machine starring Brad Pitt

Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie

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Other shows coming to Netflix Canada The Last Kingdom, Master Of None, Bloodline, F is for Family, Umbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Original comedies Maria Banford: Old Baby, Simplemente Many NNa. Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery, Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive, Hasan Minhag: Homecoming King and Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust

Among some other highlights, Denial, Deepwater Horizon, Role Models, MMXXL, Moonlight, Silver Linings Playbook, San Andreas, The Eagle Huntress, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Girl With All The Gifts, Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Chappie

Source: Netflix

PRISON BREAK – FOX- Series reboot – Eps 1 & 2 review and a few thoughts

 

I’ve been looking forward to this series coming back for quite a while. Seeing Dominic Purcell and Wentworth Miller on Legends of Tomorrow made me realize that maybe their story wasn’t quite done yet.I don’t want to give too many spoilers away for anyone who has not seen the originals 4 seasons, but they made it very hard to bring the show back to life….deadly hard.

Some of initial grief I have heard about the first few episodes is that the show is too political. I don’t see that. I see trying to take a storyline about Prison Breaks and making it fresh. This crew has broken out of just about every construct on the face on this earth. Why not let them take a crack at one of the most hellish prisons in the world that happens to be in Yemen? Simply being American can make them a target.

It looks like the entire gang minus Willian Fichtner is back. It was so cool seeing Robert Knepper back as Theodore “T-Bag” Bagwell. His deliciously evil character has evolved a bit in this new series but he still has that edge. I’m watching episode 3 tonight and so far I have been very entertained. Season 5 Trailer below.