January 21, 2019

Mese: Giugno 2018

Take Two Season 1 Episode 2 Review: The Smoking Gun

The unlikely team of the private investigator and the actress are back at it again. However in Take Two Season 1 Episode 2 they discover they might not dislike each other as much as they want to believe. Eddie is definitely not keen on working with Sam. He lets his cop girlfriend, Detective Rollins, know he is only keeping the actress around to build the business, Then he is going to cut her loose. Their case goes from following a cheating husband to murder. Sam believes in their client's innocence, while Eddie does not. As with the premiere episode, there are several twists and turns in their case, proving nothing is as it appears. The murder victim turns out to be not an innocent film student but rather a con artist making a living by blackmailing men. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! Sam's acting talents come in handy in solving the case, when she is a decoy so Eddie can gain vital information about their victim. It all pays off when they discover the victim was really trying to do the right thing and leave her con artist life behind. In the end, the bad guys get caught, and Eddie is forced to admit Sam was right all along. He even begins to see her in a new light. The show continues to play Eddie as the cynical heart of stone man, while Sam is the dimwitted actress who trusts everyone. However, by the end of the episode, it becomes clear there is a lot more to each of these characters than meets the eye. Sam: I am calling Monica unless you want me to call your cop girlfriend. Eddie: The less she knows about us the better. Sam: Which part breaking in or you being locked in a closet with me. Eddie: What you think you're irresistible? Sam: Well you do seem pretty excited to see me right now. Eddie: That is my gun! Permalink: That is my gun! Added: June 28, 2018 New characters are introduced including Sam's new assistant Monica. She is a cyber board which proves despite her out-there persona she is invaluable to the company team. Her skills save them more than once when they land in a bind. Monica catches the eye of Eddie's assistant Berto, setting up a possible romance for the show. Even though she calls him out on liking her, there is a definite connection between the two outcasts. Eddie: Who hired you? Max: I didn't learn much from you but I did learn how to keep a secret and I don't talk about my cases or my clients. Sam: Hey pal this girl is dead. So if you're protecting her killer that makes you an accessory to murder. Max: That's cute. You know you were a lot more believable on TV. See you around! Permalink: That's cute. You know you were a lot more believable on TV. See you around! Added: June 28, 2018 Viewers also meet Max, a former partner of Eddie's who is a private investigator as well and stabbed Eddie in the back. There is no love lost between the two men, givi..

American Woman Season 1 Episode 4 Review: The Cost of Living

Welcome to the real world, Bonnie! At least she lives in Hollywood, has talented kids, and friends with money because the rest of those without those little perks don't get out of their low-paycheck situations as easily as Bonnie did! That's right, reality hit Bonnie square in the face on American Woman Season 1 Episode 4, but it's also the moment when her talented kids start emerging as breadwinners. Aha! In real life, as in Kyle Richard's real life, as she is the person running this ship, and it's based on her life, she and Kim were acting well before her mother got divorced. Mom may or may not have had to get a job or worry about things like a broken dryer or paying $200 for Kyle's tuition as Bonnie did Becca's. It is certainly a lot more dramatic for Bonnie to feel the heat. She was really riding on her ability to provide for her new, smaller family. She knew nothing about finances when she was married and knew even less about them after she was separated. Bonnie: Where did all my money go? Co-Worker : To taxes. Uncle Sam thinks it's important we learn to share. With him. Permalink: To taxes. Uncle Sam thinks it's important we learn to share. With him. Added: June 28, 2018 But who hasn't had one of those days when everything seems to go wrong? Bonnie had no milk for her kids' cereal, was trying to use a hair dryer to dry their clothes on their bodies before school (come on, they really were down to their last outfits being in the laundry? I don't think so...), and Bonnie was looking forward to being rewarded for her first real job. Related: American Woman Season 1 Episode 3 Review: The Party While the shocking amount of $54.55 might have made your eyes bleed, a quick internet search showed that in 2017 the equivalent unskilled wage would have been roughly $246. So imagine that with two kids and a house in Hollywood, Bonnie is making $246 a week or $12,792 a year after taxes. With taxes, about $14k. Yeah, she needs both kids to get in front of the camera STAT! Luckily for Bonnie, Kathleen isn't afraid to act first and ask forgiveness later (if warranted). Jessica is adorable, and with all the other little actors run through and an unsatisfied client, Kathleen went with her gut. That gut scored Jessica an orange juice commercial and a $350 paycheck. Kathleen: When I saw her playing there, I just got this feeling in my gut. I just knew she could do it! Greg: That feeling is worth a million bucks. You are a natural. Permalink: That feeling is worth a million bucks. You are a natural. Added: June 28, 2018 Bonnie is a good mom, though, and she didn't relish the thought of her daughter taking on hard labor to support the family. She was very supportive throughout the process and it seemed to give Jessica a nice boost of confidence to have the job and be told she was very good at it. Bonnie wasn't even thinking about the money involved..

Cloak and Dagger Season 1 Episode 5 Review: Princeton Offense

Tandy's and Tyrone's powers are becoming stronger by the day. From the looks of their abilities on Cloak and Dagger Season 1 Episode 5, they had an easier time accessing this time around! The future Cloak & Dagger pushed themselves to channel the light and dark energy inside of them to some success. In particular, their touching abilities increased drastically in power. However, with the unpredictable increase, will they still be able to safely control it? That's the big question we had after "Princeton Offense." The mystery surrounding Roxxon Corp (or, in their potential rebrand, Roxxon Gulf) became less cloudy thanks to Greg's files. Everything he had secured on the company before his death were the stepping stones that Tandy needed to put the pieces together. From the looks of her deduction scenes, she had figured out the trail that connected the villains. The targets and the antagonists that we, as the viewers, needed to know from the overall story structure were revealed to guide us in the plot development. This wasn't the first time that Cloak and Dagger cut through potential plot delays that other shows suffered with in the past. Whereas in a longer 22-24 episode season, there might've been an hour dedicated to each of the three individual Roxxon executives in the "file trident" before we got to Peter Scarborough. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! Luckily, we bypassed their standalone stories to reach the main target. This structural move positively increased the pace of the series and focused on the target who truly mattered to the story. Plus, we got a nice visual effect of Tandy creating the file trident in the church. The decision to outline all the files in a connected path seemed to be done just to serve the tension. And, placing the face of Peter on a tablet in the middle of the trident made no sense. However, the visual served a powerful point to deliver the "ah-ha!" that the scene tried to elicit. Tandy's story for Cloak and Dagger Season 1 Episode 5 focused solely on revenge. After the blow-up with Tyrone in the church during Cloak and Dagger Season 1 Episode 4, she ignored her own advice to him and instead decided to use her powers to hunt down the villain. It's quite a hypocritical decision if you think about it. She chastised him for wanting to take down Connors when all she did here was use it to hunt down Peter. We witnessed her breaking into the locker with her blade, lying her way into the party and then using the hope touch to peer into the minds of the Roxxon executives. Her actions were fueled by the need to get retribution for the people in her life who were hurt by the company. Tandy's development took a complete directional change after she attempted suicide. You could hear it in her words to Tyrone; she felt liberated and determined to use her powers..

The Purge: Get Your First Look at USA’s New Series

The Purge was an unexpected hit movie franchise. There is already a fourth movie on the way, and now USA has announced the premiere date for its upcoming limited series based on the franchise. Admittedly, I'm a fan of the franchise, and the series looks like it might be taking us back to the beginning when it all began. Here's the official synopsis: Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night. I don't recall anything from the movies with this cult-like stuff being incorporated, but then again, I did spend a lot of time imagining what I would be doing to survive such a night myself! It does bring a pretty freaky element into an already messed up thought process of this "altered America," though, right? What I'd like to see from a series is beyond the purge. We've seen what the night looks like already. What does this one night make the rest of society look like during the other 364 days a year? Does it do any good for the society? Do people treat each other differently during that period -- any better? While this is an event series, there seems to be room to dig into what the purge would do for the society given the purge itself only takes place for 12 hours out of the year. And really, just how altered is this America? I don't know about you, but I recognize the masks those two killers are wearing in the trailer. What are the odds two other dudes who looked like former presidents in our America did something equally impressive to be given masks? Do you think there could be room in the TV panorama for more than a ten-episode event series beginning on September 4th? Will you be tuning in to watch? Are you a fan of the film franchise? And if you are already a fan, have you given thought to what the world is like the other 364 days of the year or are you only interested in Purge Day? Drop us a line. Personally, I can't wait to see where this might take us and for a full trailer of this bad boy!! Either way, mark your calendars for Tuesday, September 4 at 10/9c. That's when the Purge begins!

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: Homecoming

We’re back! We couldn’t give up on the awesomeness that is Buffy the Vampire Slayer. As with any binge-watch or rewatch list, a little break is needed to recharge the batteries. Plus, Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3 Episode 5 is the perfect episode to return to for the rewatch! “Homecoming” paired our favorites queens in a thrilling battle that showed every reason why Cordelia and Buffy needed more scenes together. Don’t believe us? Join us by rewatching “Homecoming.” Going to the homecoming dance is a cliché plot you’d expect in any teen drama. The focus on the date for the dance, competing for the crown and having the “night of their lives” tropes typically rise to the surface. Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3 Episode 5 was no exception. All of the Scoobies fell into the same trap. On the other hand, we’re talking about Buffy the Vampire Slayer here, nothing ever sticks to the same old same old. There had to be a dose of supernatural flair to the mix. In this case, it was Slayerfest ’98. Were you happy to see the return of Mr. Trick? Mr. Trick was a fun and enigmatic character, so his return was definitely welcomed in our books. After his cunning escape during Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3 Episode 3, he had all the elements to be a one-and-done villain. Kakistos became nothing more than a dust pile and Mr. Trick boasted about knowing when to get out. So, it seemed like he was saying his goodbyes. When he returned to town, it didn’t exactly feel like a move his character would make. He had no reason to come back for revenge against the slayers, especially if he valued his own life. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! Though, we can look past this lapse in plot explanation because he created one of the best Monster of the Week storylines in the Sunnydale High days. Slayerfest ’98 is so much fun to watch! Regardless if you watched it back then or rewatching it now, you can’t deny how entertaining “Homecoming” was. And, the introduction of the motley crew of baddies raised the threat more so than what Buffy usually experienced in her weekly adventures. The plot also started the mayor plot, but we can get into that later on. Let’s get this right up front: Scott was the worst. He was the ‘90s equivalent of that guy you text with and date (while not calling it “dating”), but he’s also seeing a few other people at the same time to hedge his bets. When things get too serious or not fun anymore, he bails. Scott was terrible. Don’t be like Scott ... or Parker. Sure, it’s understandable that he felt Buffy was being distant and not totally invested. In reality, Buffy was going through those exact feelings when Angel arrived. However, she tried to rectify it and go all in for the homecoming dance to show her feelings for Scott. Not only did Scott bail on her, but he found a new date to the homecoming dance within a day or so..

FX Fall Premiere Dates: American Horror Story, Sons of Anarchy Spinoff & More!

By the time fall rolls around, all eyes may well be on FX. The cable network has announced premiere dates for some of its most high profile series, and we're already counting down the days to their debuts. First out of the gate is Mayans MC aka the spinoff of Sons of Anarchy. It will air Tuesday nights in the 10/9c slot from September 4. "Kurt Sutter is a master storyteller, and Mayans MC has the raw energy and intensity that are hallmarks of his signature style,” said FX president Nick Grad in a statement when the show landed a series order. “Thanks to Kurt, co-creator Elgin James, and this amazing cast, Mayans MC builds on the legacy of Sons of Anarchy, taking it in a thrilling new direction that we can’t wait for the world to see.” Related: Mayans MC Ordered to Series! The new series will be set over two years after the events of Sons of Anarchy and will focus on EZ Reyes (JD Pardo) who is out of prison and ready to make a name for himself a member of Mayans MC. The cast of the series also includes Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Richard Cabral and Michael Irby. Meanwhile, American Horror Story will return to Wednesdays this year and will kick debut September 12 at 10/9c. As previously reported, American Horror Story Season 8 will be a crossover between Murder House and Coven. It's unclear whether the likes of Connie Britton, Jessica Lange, and Taissa Farmiga will return, but more details will be announced at a later date. Related: American Horror Story: Murder House, Coven Crossover Confirmed! Ryan Murphy confirmed that all the witches from American Horror Season 3 have been asked back, and Emma Roberts confirmed she would be back as Madison. FXX has also revealed that It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia will return for Season 13 Wednesday, September 5 at 10/9c. Okay, TV Fanatics! What are your thoughts on this news? Hit the comments below. View Slideshow: Comic-Con 2018: The TV Lineup

Fox Sets Fall Premiere Dates for 9-1-1, Empire & More!

Fox is the latest network to confirm when it will be kicking off its fall 2018 schedule, and it sure looks to be sticking to the norm. New comedy series, REL will bow first in early September with a post-NFL preview in an attempt to give the series ample sampling ahead of its regularly scheduled debut in late September. 9-1-1 is similarly getting an early debut on Sundays out of the NFL, before moving to Mondays the following night out of The Resident Season 2. The early preview for 9-1-1 Season 2 is unsurprising. It was one of the surprise success stories of the 2017-18 season. 9-1-1 Season 1 averaged a 3.0 rating in the demo, so it's a big deal for the network. As previously reported, Thursday Night Football will air on the network in the fall, meaning multiple shows are missing from the schedule at the moment. Related: Fox Orders The Passage to Series! Fridays will feature the return of Last Man Standing which the network is reviving over a year after it was canceled by ABC. All told, have a look at the full schedule below. SUNDAY, SEPT. 9 
8 pm REL (Special early series premiere) SUNDAY, SEPT. 23 
8 pm 9-1-1 (Special early Season 2 premiere) MONDAY, SEPT. 24 
8 pm The Resident 
9 pm 9-1-1 Related: Last Man Standing Revived at Fox! TUESDAY, SEPT. 25 
8 pm The Gifted 
9 pm Lethal Weapon WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26 
8 pm Empire 
9 pm Star THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 
7:30 pm Thursday Night Football FRIDAY, SEPT. 28 
8 pm Last Man Standing 
8:30 pm The Cool Kids 9 pm Hell’s Kitchen SUNDAY, SEPT. 30 
8 pm The Simpsons 
8:30 pm Bob’s Burgers 
9 pm Family Guy 
9:30 pm Rel Gotham The Orville, The Four, Beat Shazam, Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back, Love Connection, MasterChef, MasterChef Junior, Showtime at the Apollo, The Passage and Proven Innocent will all return midseason. What do you think of these premiere dates, TV Fanatics? Hit the comments. View Slideshow: 25 Top Broadcast Scripted Shows from the 2017-18 Season

Halo: Live Action TV Adaptation Ordered at Showtime!

Halo is getting the premium cable treatment. Showtime has confirmed it has handed a series order to a TV series based on the Halo franchise. “Halo is our most ambitious series ever, and we expect audiences who have been anticipating it for years to be thoroughly rewarded,” said Showtime president David Nevins in a statement. “In the history of television, there simply has never been enough great science fiction. Kyle Killen’s scripts are thrilling, expansive and provocative, Rupert Wyatt is a wonderful, world-building director, and their vision of Halo will enthrall fans of the game while also drawing the uninitiated into a world of complex characters that populate this unique universe.” Related: Showtime Sets Season 9 Premiere Date for Shameless The series, set in 2001, will dramatize “an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant,” per Showtime. “Halo will weave deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future." Halo has spawned multiple games since launching on the original Xbox back in 2001. From anime, to live action projects to books, we think it's fair to say that the franchise is a hit. A brand new game titled Halo Infinite is in the works by 343 Industries, but plot details and a release date are scarce at this stage. This is not the first time a live-action TV iteration of the series has been in the works. MSN previously confirmed it was working on a TV series that would air exclusively through Xbox Live. Related: CW Fall Schedule: What's on the Move? The series never materialized, and it might be a good thing. Showtime has a great track record when it comes to high-quality TV series, so it should be fun to see how they bring Halo to life. What are your thoughts on this new series? Hit the comments below!

Ghosted Canceled at Fox After One Season!

Fox is sticking the fork in Ghosted. In one of the least surprising moves of the season, the network has opted to cancel the series after one season. What's more, the remaining three episodes may never see the light of day on the network since it has opted to pull the show from the Sunday schedule. The series followed a skeptic and a genius who were recruited by an organization called The Bureau Underground to investigate unexplained activities in Los Angeles. Ghosted Season 1 debuted in October with 3.6 million viewers and a 1.4 rating among adults 18-49. It benefited from inflated lead-ins thanks to football. Related: Fox Execs Address Fate of Ghosted In fact, one episode even secured a 1.6 rating in the demo, which is a robust number for any network on the night. The show was placed on hiatus in January. The reason for the hiatus is that Paul Lieberstein was drafted in to replace showrunner Kevin Etten midseason after it emerged that the network was not impressed with the direction of the series. After a six month hiatus, Ghosted returned earlier this month, but without the big lead-ins, the series collapsed. The four June episodes averaged 1.2 million viewers and a 0.4 rating. Related: WWE Smackdown: Officially Moving to Fox! Fox has been changing focus of late, and there are even questions about whether the network will be airing scripted series in a few years. Thursdays will be given up to Thursday Night Football in the fall, and the network has also snapped up WWE SmackDown for Fridays nights effective from October 2019. Ghosted joins The Exorcist, The Mick, LA to Vegas, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Last Man on Earth, Lucifer, and The X-Files as the shows canceled by Fox. What are your thoughts on this cancellation? Are you surprised? Hit the comments below. Remember you can watch Ghosted online right here via TV Fanatic. Get caught up with all the latest laughs now. View Slideshow: Comic-Con 2018: The TV Lineup

DC Universe Streaming Service: When Does It Launch?

Are you a diehard DC fan? If so, then there's a brand new service coming your way later this year that will give you access to movies, TV shows and even comic books from the world of DC. DC Entertainment has confirmed that the service will debut in beta in August, before rolling out to the masses in the fall. “DC Universe is so much more than a streaming service. It’s a welcoming place for everyone to immerse themselves in their own level of DC fandom, with the epic characters, stories and experiences they have come to expect from DC,” Jim Lee, chief creative officer of DC Entertainment, said in a statement. “We are investing in and creating original, high-quality shows including the new Titans series, and curating the most beloved nostalgic content, while at the same time elevating the comic reading experience to new heights. Nothing this robust has ever been offered to fans before.” The good thing about the service is that there are several original live-action series in the works. To name a few, there is Titans, Doom Patrol, and Swamp Thing. You can read the official loglines for some of the series below. Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes. Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcasts: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane. Led by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder, they’re called into action by the ultimate hero for the digital age, Cyborg. Banding together these rejects find themselves on a mission that will take them to the weirdest and most unexpected corners of the DC Universe. Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe. Young Justice: Outsiders features the return of the fan favorite animated series with a huge cast of DC’s most iconic young superheroes – plus brand-new characters, many of whom are just discovering their unique meta-powers and special abilities. Set against the backdrop of a rich, deep world that touches all corners of the DC Universe, the season focuses on meta–trafficking, and an intergalactic arms race for control of these super–powered youths. Harley Quinn follows Harley’s adventures after she breaks up with the Joker and strikes out on her own in this new adult animated comedy. With the help of Poison Ivy and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy..
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