December 19, 2018

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 Episode 15 Review: Rise and Shine

Ah, so many questions answered. So many more raised. But truly, despite being more or less forty minutes of exposition, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 Episode 15 made for some great cameos, entertaining moments, and a boatload of callbacks and Easter eggs. How fitting, given that Easter is two days after this episode aired! With Coulson in General Hale's hands, we the viewers got the opportunity to be clued in on this heretofore fairly mysterious character. Who would've thought the tale would bring back so many familiar faces? The first, and perhaps most surprising, being none other than Jasper Sitwell. Anyone hoping that he was one of the forcible converts to Hydra via brainwashing were crushed to see him as a willing recruit attending Hydra Academy. It was amusing to see that even so many years ago Hydra was big into branding, throwing their logo everywhere and on everything just so everyone knows they're at Hydra School for Sociopathic Nazi Wannabes. The reveal that Ruby was the product of a Hydra supersoldier product (by Daniel Whitehall, no less) didn't come across as a huge surprise, but it definitely answered some questions. Like the reason for the tension, apparent bitterness and resentment, displayed by General Hale towards her daughter. This whole revelation reminded me of the absolutely horrifying scientific experiments done by the real-life Nazis during World War II. The name of Josef Mengele came to mind. Young Hale: You want me to be… Daniel Whitehall: Artificially inseminated, yes. It’s quite exciting. You should be honored! Permalink: Artificially inseminated, yes. It’s quite exciting. You should be honored! Added: March 31, 2018 Reed Diamond made a fantastic return as Whitehall, with his completely twisted and horrifying worldview and utterly cold and calculating demeanor. Yes, being artificially inseminated and forced to raise a science project is an honor, yup. Maybe this explains Hale's otherwise odd attitude towards Coulson at the end of the episode, where she expresses a desire that the perfected human isn't a man, and seems to think that Coulson isn't being straight with her because she's a woman. View Slideshow: ABC Cheat Sheet: What Will Be Renewed? Hydra doesn't seem to have a high opinion of women, given the indication that Hale was one of the few females to make it to graduation. I'm honestly not sure how that's supposed to be interpreted. Are they saying that women aren't physically or mentally strong (or, alternatively, malleable) enough to make it through the Hydra indoctrination program? There are unfortunate implications in there somewhere, I'm just not certain where. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! Another interesting reveal came towards the end, with this telling exchange: She [Daisy] would have the power to level alien a..

Blue Bloods Season 8 Episode 17 Review: Close Calls

How many chances do you give someone, especially if they are family? That's just one of the questions that was being pondered during Blue Bloods Season 8 Episode 17. When Frank's former partner, Lenny Ross, turned up in a holding cell, Frank wasn't just alerted, he crawled out of bed in the middle of the night to get the whole story straight from Lenny. Unfortunately, Lenny didn't seem to know very much. He went to meet a guy at a strip club and woke up with no watch, no wallet, and no pants. It would sound like a bad joke if two people hadn't been shot! But when Lenny proclaimed his innocence, Frank still gave him the benefit of the doubt. Erin: How well do you still know him? Frank: What's that suppose to mean? Erin: It means. people can change. It means. what was hi jinx back in the day can become a hard core lifestyle later on. I mean, I've read his book, he is no altar boy. Frank: Doesn't make him a felon. Erin: Shooting up a strip club does. Permalink: Shooting up a strip club does. Added: March 30, 2018 Despite calling him "Uncle Lenny" Erin's eyes were wide open when she started her investigation. She may not have cut Lenny any slack, but she was very thorough. Watching Erin and Anthony at the strip club was so entertaining that I wish they would have spent a little bit longer there. As it was, they produced my favorite Blue Bloods quote of the episode... Erin: I always wonder why they call it a Gentleman's Club. Anthony: Looks better on your credit card receipt. Permalink: Looks better on your credit card receipt. Added: March 30, 2018 At first I wasn't sure why Frank was so loyal to Lenny, but hearing about how Lenny wore a wire to bring down a dirty cop made things a little more clear. Only someone with a sense of integrity would risk themselves like that, especially during the 1980s when there was probably even more backlash for turning on a fellow cop than there is now. As Frank said later during the Reagan Sunday family dinner, there's no such thing as a new, old friend, and Frank Reagan wasn't about to cut Lenny loose quite so easily. But then there was Danny's wayward brother-in-law, Jimmy. Jimmy sunk to a new low when he sold off his deceased sister's information for an identity theft scheme with the Albanian mob. Needless to say, Danny wasn't happy to see Jimmy once again. Jimmy: Last time I saw you, you dropped me off at a mob joint to catch a beat down. Danny: That's because they were going to kill you for busting a champagne bottle over a made guy's head. I bargained for you life. Jimmy: And you could get in trouble if I talked. Danny: What? What you say? Jimmy: Not that I'd do that Danny. I wouldn't do that. Permalink: Not that I'd do that Danny. I wouldn't do that. Added: March 30, 2018 I'd say that Jimmy's capable of doing almost anything, including turning on ..

Hawaii Five-0 Season 8 Episode 18 Review: E Ho’oko Kuleana (To Do One’s Duty)

I'm betting Adam is wishing he stayed on the mainland with Kono. It was another tough day for him as his organized-crime task force went in the crapper on Hawaii Five-0 Season 8 Episode 18. I think that's the best way to describe it, after the two Yakuza to whom Jessie was closest turned up dead and Adam got arrested for Hideki's murder. Adam being framed for murder was the most intriguing of the three storylines in this episode, so let's start there. Two cops, with guns drawn, pulled over Adam and found Hideki's dead body in his trunk. It seems someone had phoned in a tip about just such a possibility. Related: Hawaii Five-0 Season 8 Episode 17 Review: The Fire Blazed Up, Then Only Ashes Were Left So FBI Agent Colin McNeal, who has had it in for Adam since Hawaii FIve-0 Season 8 Episode 12, went after him hard as his prime suspect. This left McGarrett and Grover, the only members of Five-0 available (more on that later), to find evidence to clear Adam. Complicating matters was that Adam feared that Jessie, his confidential informant inside the Yakuza, had turned on him. Still, Adam refused to give her up to McNeal, even if it would be the simplest way to get himself cleared. There were dead ends for McGarrett and Grover. They tracked down Namato, Hideki's No. 2, and, guess what, he was also dead. Then, Jessie was finally sighted, and led HPD on a car crash, and then outran McGarrett, that paragon of masculinity, in a footrace. Fortunately, he was crafty and cut her off at the pass, that time-honored tradition. Jessie was rightfully running scared after the two men closest to her in the organization get murdered, and Adam seemingly disappeared. I knew everyone was wrong about Jessie. Adam gave her the chance to do something legitimate, to make a difference, so she wasn't going to turn on him the first chance she got. She was just a little too dedicated to her undercover role. Related: Watch Hawaii Five-0 Online: Season 8 Episode 17 Jessie was the witness they needed, since she had seen the murder scene, and could take them to that trailer. Only it wasn't there when they arrived. It's almost like it was a conspiracy. Fortunately, McGarrett knew a guy and made a call to get the satellite feed he needed. Catherine used to be so useful for that in the earlier years. They used the satellite feed to identify the hauler, raided their garage, and, a short firefight later, they took possession of the trailer and the evidence to free Adam. There was still plenty of questions left hanging. First would have to be who framed Adam? Second would be who is the female, familial DNA on Hideki's body from? A previously unknown child of his brother, or his father? Finally, what impact will Adam's distrust have on Jessie? The second storyline could be titled "Junor and Tani Hit the Streets." Or, in Junior's case, "The Streets Hit Back." Let's be careful ou..

Once Upon a Time Season 7 Episode 15 Review: Sisterhood

Well, that was a predictable ending. The identity of the killer was finally revealed on Once Upon a Time Season 7 Episode 15, and I hate to say it, but I was right. Aside from him Lucy's faux father, he really never had much in the way of a storyline. Sometimes, it's good to be right, but in this case, I would have preferred to have been shocked by the reveal. I want to know all the finer details about why he's doing it. My best guess is that he's Hansel and he started killing the witch coven because Gretel was murdered. It would make the most sense right about now. It was a little ridiculous of him to have all of the boxes in the back of the car, but it gave us the confirmation we needed to know that he is not to be trusted. He was being far too nice to Henry to take him seriously. I doubt the wheel being slashed was a random act from someone in Hyperion Heights. Related: Once Upon a Time Canceled After Seven Seasons! Everything happens for a reason, and the more likely scenario is that someone knows the truth and wants to mess with him. That said, the serial killer storyline feels so random on this show. It didn't mesh well with the other storylines that filled the rest of "Sisterhood." I'm all for a good slasher arc, but this one is not off to the most promising of starts. Regina: You okay? You couldn't have just stayed at that table? Ivy: I know ... you were right. Regina: Well, I would have left too. Permalink: Well, I would have left too. Added: March 30, 2018 The killer reveal should probably have come much further down the line, but that's assuming this storyline is going to be dragged kicking and screaming to the end of Once Upon a Time Season 7. It sucked that "Sisterhood" was Adelaide Kane's final appearance on the series. Despite the show's significant flaws this season, Ivy has been a great addition. I was so on board to watch her redemption arc playing out, so it's a shame it was cut short so soon. I gasped when Ivy decided to have Ana for her own selfish needs. I get that her back was against the wall, and it was coming down to her or her sister, but a part of me felt like Ivy was going to die making up for her sins. It was surprising that Regina admitted that she knew how it felt to be manipulated and while she didn't forgive her, she recognized what it meant for a villain to change things up and leave the darkness behind. I can't be the only one who would have preferred Ivy's story to end with her banishing Jacinda to another dimension and marrying Henry and them living happily ever after, but we don't always get what we want. Related: Rise Review: Most Of All To Dream There's still a severe lack of chemistry between Henry and Jacinda, and it was difficult to watch them try to be romantic with each other. Henry: Doesn't all this seem weird? I mean, come on, you can't deny how the univer..

Dynasty Season 1 Episode 17 Review: Enter Alexis

After all the hype, the arrival of Alexis Carrington was quite a letdown. Nicollette Sheridan made her appearance as the villainous matriarch on Dynasty Season 1 Episode 17. It's clear she's going to stick around for awhile, but do we really want her to? Since I never watched the original series, I had minimal expectations for this role, however, everyone was putting their faith in the original Mrs. Carrington who was once television's best villain with a soul, so it seemed promising. Despite the hatred from her family, I imagined Alexis as a distinguished woman, with many accomplishments under her belt. Someone who would definitely intimidate and command the room. Related: Dynasty: Will Alexis Carrington Be The Force That Saves It From Friday Night Doom? Unfortunately, she commanded the room for all the wrong reasons. Whoever this cheetah print wearing, air-stream-living woman with a Cardi B ringtone was, she was far from glamorous; she was more off-the-rack or a hand-me-down. Alexis may stir-up some drama for the family, but she doesn't seem to be as compelling of a villain anymore. Maybe she'll grow on me? It looks like you can go home again. Alexis Permalink: It looks like you can go home again. Added: March 25, 2018 The original Alexis is described as fiercely protective of her children yet, all I heard from revamped Alexis were excuses for why she wasn't around. Most of those excuses placed the blame on Blake. At no point did she own up to her own mistakes. Blake may have paid off the judge to gain custody, but she's had eleven-years to reach out and forge some kind of relationship with them. Even now, she didn't return for altruistic reasons, she came back because she was a beneficiary of Thomas' will and stayed around on a technicality -- she now owned the house. She had no interest in her children's lives but then the money started running out and she ran back to her old stomping grounds. Her surprise at how much Fallon resented her was laughable. What did she expect from the daughter she abandoned, that she would welcome her with open arms? Did she expect that from a daughter who found out that her mother has been in touch with Steven, which is why he wasn't fazed when Alexis made her grand entrance? Related: Get CBS All Access via Amazon Channels for Hit Shows, Exclusive Originals & Live TV! If she could keep in contact with one child, why couldn't she reach out to the other one? I'd be holding a grudge, too. Fallon has every right to call her out on the bull, especially since all she's done from the moment she's gotten there has been telling lies. Alexis: As if anyone could mother you. You were born an evil maniac Fallon: Like mother like daughter. Permalink: Like mother like daughter. Added: March 25, 2018 And even if Blake was lacking as a father, that's the only love she's ever known; she's ..

Roseanne: Renewed for Season 11 at ABC!

May the revival craze continue! ABC has confirmed that Roseanne will return to the network for Season 11 during the 2018-2019. The news comes on the heels of Roseanne Season 10 debuting with 18.2 million viewers and a 5.2 rating in the all-important adults 18-49 demographic. With just one day of DVR factored in those numbers surged to 21.9 million viewers and a 6.2 rating. It turns out; people really missed Roseanne. “We’re thrilled that America has welcomed the Conner family back into their homes,” ABC entertainment president Channing Dungey said in a statement. Related: Roseanne Review: Twenty Years To Life “The show is as fresh and relevant today as it was when it left the air 21 years ago. We can’t wait to see what the Roseanne team has in store for next year.” The order is for 13 episodes, but given that the stars are probably looking to continue with other commitments in addition to Roseanne, that order will likely remain at 13. For comparison purposes, Roseanne Season 10 will span ten episodes. Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Lecy Goranson, Sara Gilbert, Michael Fishman, and Sarah Chalke are all expected to return for the new season. Related: Carissa's Corner: Roseanne, Flyover States and the Nostalgia Factor It's unclear at this if the renewal will affect Emma Kenney's role on Showtime's Shameless. She has played the series regular role of Debbie Gallagher since the series' inception in 2011. The return of Roseanne on Tuesday also provided a halo effect for the rest of ABC's Tuesday line-up. Black-ish surged 140 percent, while For The People added 50 percent to its demo tally. Okay, Roseanne Fanatics! What are your thoughts on this very swift renewal? Have you been watching the new season? Hit the comments below. Remember you can watch Roseanne online right here via TV Fanatic. The series continues Tuesday at 8/7c. View Slideshow: Roseanne: 40 (FORTY!!) NEW Photos To Get You Excited!!

The Originals: Moving to Wednesday Nights – What Does This Mean for Life Sentence?!

The CW is not taking any chances by keeping Life Sentence on Wednesday nights. Just two days after the Lucy Hale fronted drama dropped to an embarrassing 0.1 rating among adults 18-49, the network has revised its midseason schedule, and that spells a likely doom for the freshman drama. Effective Friday, April 27, Life Sentence will be banished to the lower viewed night and paired Dynasty, which is also a member of the 0.1 rating club. The Originals, which was previously scheduled to debut its final season on Friday, April 20 will instead debut Wednesday, April 18 out of Riverdale. The Originals Season 4 averaged around 1 million viewers and a 0.3 rating on Fridays last year, so the network will be hoping the show can stay around those levels by moving to Wednesdays. Related: The Originals: Spinoff in the Works! Given that a spin-off of The Originals is in the works for 2018-2019, its fate will likely hinge on how well the parent series performs in its new timeslot. This move also affects the previously announced season finale dates for both Jane the Virgin and Dynasty. The former will now come to a close for the season on April 20, while the latter will wrap May 11. All told, this is what the changes will look like: WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18 8:00-9:00 PM RIVERDALE (“CARRIE The Musical”) 9:00-10:00 PM THE ORIGINALS (Season Premiere) FRIDAY, APRIL 20 8:00-9:00 PM DYNASTY (New Episode) 9:00-10:00 PM JANE THE VIRGIN (Season Finale) FRIDAY, APRIL 27 8:00-9:00 PM DYNASTY (New Episode) 9:00-10:00 PM LIFE SENTENCE (New Night) FRIDAY, MAY 11 8:00-9:00 PM DYNASTY (Season Finale) 9:00-10:00 PM LIFE SENTENCE (New Episode) Okay, Life Sentence and The Originals Fanatics! What do you think of this news? Sound off below. Remember you can watch Life Sentence online and The Originals online right here via TV Fanatic. View Slideshow: The Originals Season 5 Photos: Can Caroline Save Klaus From Himself?

TV Ratings Report: Station 19 Holds Up in Week Two

Station 19 debuted on ABC last week, and it had a mediocre debut. The common consensus on new shows is that they take a dip in week two, but Station 19 built in the demo and total viewers in Week two. The new Grey's Anatomy spinoff inched up to 5.8 million viewers and a 1.2 rating among adults 18-49. While that's still not a great demo tally, it's still renewable. Grey's Anatomy (7 million/1.7 rating), however, slipped two tenths to match a series low. Scandal (3.8 million viewers/0.8 rating moved to the 10/9c slot and slipped in the ratings. The CW: Supernatural's (2 million/0.7 rating) big Scooby Doo crossover inched up to match a season high, while Arrow (1.1 million/0.4 rating) was right on par with its most recent results. Fox: Gotham (2.4 million/0.7 rating) and Showtime at the Apollo (2.5 million/0.6 rating) were both in line with last week. CBS: The Big Bang Theory (12.9 million/2.4 rating), Young Sheldon (11.7 million/2.0 rating), Mom (8.7 million/1.4 rating), Life in Pieces (6.2 million/1.0 rating) and S.W.A.T. (5.3 million/0.9 rating) all took a hit. NBC: Superstore (2.9 million/0.8 rating), A.P. Bio (2.1 million/0.6 rating), Will & Grace (3.7 million/0.9 rating), Champions (1.9 million/0.5 rating) and Chicago Fire (5.3 million/0.9 rating) all slipped. View Slideshow: 17 Inspired and Surprising TV Crossovers

17 Inspired and Surprising TV Crossovers

What do you get when characters from two or more shows team up? A crossover! Most recently, Supernatural's Sam and Dean got animated and met a certain mystery-solving pup on "ScoobyNatural." That's not the only cool mash-up of TV series, though. Let's hop into the Mystery Machine and take a trip through TV history to revisit some of the most memorable small-screen crossovers. 1. "ScoobyNatural" (Scooby Doo and Supernatural) It took 13 seasons, but the Winchester Brothers are finally teaming up with the original Scooby gang in the TV crossover event of the year. 2. "The Stolen Earth" (Doctor Who, Torchwood, and The Sarah Jane Adventures) The Tenth Doctor calls upon old friends to help save the Earth from the Daleks, including Captain Jack Harkness, Rose Tyler, Martha Jones and Sarah Jane Smith. 3. "How to Get Away with Scandal" (Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder) Actually titled “Allow Me to Reintroduce Myself” and “Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” this two-hour Shondaland crossover event brought two of TV's fiercest ladies together -- Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating. 4. "Hiding Not Seeking" and "Profiles" (Chicago Fire and Chicago P.D.) This two-hour crossover event brings Intelligence together with Firehouse 51 to track down a bomber. It also celebrates P.D.'s 100th episode. 5. "I Will Remember You" (Angel and Buffy) In a heartbreaking episode, Angel kills a demon that makes him human again, leading to a night of passion with Buffy. When he learns that Buffy's life is in peril, Angel begs the Oracles to make him a vampire again. Following a tearful goodbye, only Angel remembers the pure happiness that he briefly had with Buffy. 6. The Jetsons Meet the Flintstones When a time travel experiment goes wrong, the Modern Stone Age Family meets the Family of the Future in a made for TV movie. View Slideshow

Arrow: Who’s Returning?!

There will be a few familiar faces showing up before Arrow Season 6 comes to a close in May. Caity Lotz took to Instagram on Thursday to reveal that she would be returning to the series for the final episode of the season. No other details were revealed at the time, but it's highly likely her return will have something to do with Black Siren aka Laurel Lance's Earth-2 counterpart. If you watch Arrow online, you will know that Black Siren has been causing a lot of trouble for Team Arrow of late, but she recently fooled the team into thinking she will try to be a good person. Related: Arrow Review: Farewell Speedy! She's also taking on the identity of Laurel now, so that could explain why Sara will appear once again in Star City. Lotz is a series regular on Arrow spinoff, DC's Legends of Tomorrow, so it should be fun to see what brings her back to where it all began. Meanwhile, series star Stephen Amell took to Twitter to announce that Colin Donnell would be appearing on Arrow Season 6 Episode 21. Arrow Season 6 has avoided flashbacks, so it would be great to have Colin Donnell's character show up in the present. If that is the case, it is highly likely he will be from another Earth. Related: The CW Sets Season Finale Dates for The Flash, Riverdale and More! Having Tommy Merlyn returning from the dead would be a big stretch ... even for Arrow. Also, Colin is a series regular on Chicago Med. As such it's difficult to imagine him returning to Arrow for more than one or two episodes at a time. Okay, Arrow Fanatics. What do you think of this news? Are there any other actors you would like to return? Sound off below. View Slideshow: 17 Inspired and Surprising TV Crossovers
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