January 21, 2019

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Sharp Objects Season 1 Episode 4 Review: Ripe

Adora is a real piece of work. On Sharp Objects Season 1 Episode 4 the layers were peeled back once again, and we got to see just how wicked she can be. She's been cold and distant towards Camille since her return to Wind Gap on Sharp Objects Season 1 Episode 1, but I never stopped to think about what it was like for Alan, her husband, who has been there throughout everything. Alan is a man of few words, and the issue with a character like that is that they might as well be part of the furniture because they are one-note and nothing really changes with them. But the time came on "Ripe" for Alan to stand up to his wife, and it was clear it was a long time coming. We've barely scratched the surface with Camille's flashes to the past of what Adora was like after Marian's death, but what we do know is that everything always seems to go back to her and how she lost her daughter. Related: Deadwood Movie Gets Green Light at HBO Losing Marian could be something that Adora never gets over in her lifetime, and that's not a bad thing. It shows that it had a profound effect on her, and there's nothing wrong with that. The issue with Adora is that she picks and chooses who to speak to. Case in point: She stayed in bed until she learned that Vickery was downstairs to meet with her. She subsequently had a drink with him and was laughing away. When do we ever get to see her act that way with her family? Poor Alan can't take it anymore. A reader in the comments section pointed out in my review for Sharp Objects Season 1 Episode 3 that he is always listening to the music. Does that make him a suspect in the murders that are bringing the town to its knees? I don't think so. Everyone has their own escapism from life, and I dare say that Alan finds great pleasure in loud music to take his mind off of how his life is in tatters. Related: Game of Thrones: HBO Boss Narrows Down Premiere Date There's no telling whether Adora will change her ways after Alan opened up about his thoughts on the way she acts, but what would she do if Alan was to serve her with divorce papers? You can already cut the tension with a knife in that house. Adora has been hostile as hell with Camille ever since she was a child, and that's not a sign of great parenting. As we already knew, Camille wanted her mother to give her some attention in her younger years. To an extent, I do think Camille would accept attention if her mother gave it to her ... even after calling her "ripe." There was something about that scene that was chilling on so many levels. It would be good to get some flashbacks of Adora pre-Marian's death. Was she always this hostile, or was there a semblance of a real mother whose maternal instincts extended to ALL of her children and not one? As for Camille, she mostly managed to keep it together during this hour, and I dare say that's thanks in part to her delving d..

The Affair Season 4 Episode 7 Review: Who Did Helen Hook Up With?!

It's one thing to know that your partner is dying, but it's another whole thing to know how to process it. Helen finally processed the fact that Vik was dying on The Affair Season 4 Episode 7, and it culminated in her bawling her eyes out, telling him she did not want him to go. It was a genuine moment for the couple, and probably one of Helen's most emotional scenes to date. The sad thing is that it came just as Helen was coming around to the prospect of having Vik's baby. If you watch The Affair online, you know that Helen did not take the shots when she was supposed to and that had a detrimental effect when she and Vik visited the doctor. It was a kicker for Vik who felt like Helen would be the one to help him bring a child into this world. It's a shame that as Helen is warming to the idea, her chances of conceiving have diminished. She was very positive about it at the top of the hour, buying a pregnancy test because of her missed period, but Vik was so over talking about it. Related: The Affair Renewed for Fifth and Final Season at Showtime! It was like Helen was trying to do her best to make Vik happy, all the while knowing that she probably won't have another kid before Vik passes away. Helen's journey was random, but it was filled with comedy and progression for her. Until she laid eyes on Sierra. Emily Browning is a fantastic actress, but Sierra is one-dimensional. I get that she's supposed to be poking fun at the stereotypical Hollywood middle-aged person with a famous parent, but aside from that, she doesn't bring much to the table. With Sierra being such a spiritual person, I thought she would have opened up to Helen about her tryst with Vik. It's going to be awkward when the truth both Vik and Helen know the truth about the other having sex with Sierra. To be honest, it's doubtful they would even argue about it now. Helen's breakdown to Vik confirmed that there is still a lot of love between them. They just need to get it together. Related: Get Showtime via Prime Video Channels for Award-Winning Original Series, Hit Movies, Sports & More! I loved that Helen's first instinct was to rifle through the cookbooks to find out who her mother was. I spied Nicole Kidman and Susan Sarandon in the books! Helen loves talking and giving her views on things, so her becoming the star attraction at the retreat was another highlight. I did expect a rivalry to form between her and the leader of the group, but it went in a direction I never expected. It was typical of Helen to be against the ladies initially. She comes from a very different world and has always relied on herself for guidance. It's her way or the highway. The women at the retreat were all passive and wanted someone to guide them. That's not Helen, and it never will be. Noah knowing the truth is going to make things different. Helen needs to spend some tim..

Claws Season 2 Episode 8 Review: Crossroads

There's nowhere to go but up for Desna and her crew. Everything fell apart, strangely except for Jenn and Bryce, on Claws Season 2 Episode 8. It's clear that Desna will do almost anything to avoid ending up in prison. Desna feels that everything she's done is to protect Dean and her crew. She really believes that. If this episode proved nothing else, it's that Desna's crew needs her, as most were blind to what was happening around them. But Dean may be able to stand on his own, supported by Virginia, of all people. Is it possible that, like Roller, she is actually maturing? I'm saying she's doing so slowly, ever so slowly. Dean was right when he said that everyone around him, including Desna, are making the wrong choices, if for the right reasons. Related: Claws Season 2 Episode 7 Review: Burn Desna just started out laundering money for a little supplemental income, for her and her girls. That way, she could move up, to a bigger salon and a cleaner house for she and Dean. She has been using questionable methods to reach admirable goals. Dean has always been her moral compass, but she has been ignoring him too much lately. She's been being wooed both by Gregory and Zlata, and she likes her new lifestyle, enough that she's willing to overlook the whole, you know, illegality with which she's involved. This also means that she missed a lot of warning signs about what's happening in the lives of those most important to her. She's juggling too many balls. First, Quiet Ann walked away. And now Dean is leaving Desna as well, in part to protect himself and Virginia from the mess in which Desna finds herself. Desna's brief stay in jail seemed to serve as a wakeup call, just like she had after discovering Gregory and Zlata betrayed her. Desna started acting rather than reacting, putting her contingency plans into action. It was good to see Mandy the Realtor again. And, no, it wasn't surprising to see she had gotten addicted to cocaine and was kiting checks as a result. I truly was afraid that Mandy was wired by the police to get incriminating evidence from Desna. But it appeared that she was just another lost soul, like Desna, who ended up in jail. Related: Watch Claws Online: Season 2 Episode 7 Poor Dean was trying to do things the right way, at least as he had learned from TV when he took the paper bag of tip he earned from dancing to the police station to bail out Desna. Fortunately, the desk sergeant gave him the bum's rush before Dean could accidentally get Desna in more trouble. Of course, Zlata found out that Desna had been arrested and bailed her out. Now that she was sure Gregory would be coming after her, she needed allies, even if Desna was initially meant just to be her stooge. And Desna needed someone with deep pockets to get her free. Desna's plan of planting cocaine on Boris actually worked, as Zlata and Gregory were now plo..

Power Season 5 Episode 5 Review: Happy Birthday

Things are starting to get very, very messy. Ghost, Tommy, and Tasha are involved with Angela in one way or another, yet none of them are aware of that. Kanan is off in ten different directions trying to get Ghost and Tommy to hate one another, while also trying to drive a wedge in Dre's operations. And Teresi is out here snitching every chance he gets. But where is the second half of this season headed? Power Season 5 Episode 5 set the stage for another epic conclusion to a very strong season. It seems like this time around, all roads lead to Angela. Tasha and Angela have forged their own dynamic, as they've looked to cover their own asses and Tariq's as well, but now Angela has decided that her way to get to the Jimenez once and for all is through Tommy Egan. Tommy and Angela rarely come into contact, but when they do the tension and hatred is palpable. They despise one another, but it seems like right now they believe the other can help them achieve their desired goal. Related: Power Review Season 5 Episode 3 Review - Are We On The Same Team? Whether or not this will work out in the end, I'm not so sure. Angela is jumping into this "partnership" under the wrong assumption, and Tommy isn't doing much to assuage her suspicions. But Tommy realizes that Angela could help him, so, for now, he's going to play along. But what happens when Ghost finds out? Man, Ghost got you believing you can't do nothing without him. Kanan [to Tommy] Permalink: Man, Ghost got you believing you can't do nothing without him. Added: July 29, 2018 Ghost has been spiraling for a while, and it's getting sadder and sadder to see him truly struggle with his life. Ghost has always been flawed, but this season more than ever, we've seen just how much his shortcomings have affected those around him. His selfishness and failure to recognize the consequences of his actions are the reason he's virtually alone during the hardest time in his life. Whether you like Ghost or hate him, he is the anti-hero of this story, and it will be interesting to see if he is finally able to look within himself and reflect on his actions and how they've shaped the lives of so many people around him. When Ghost says he wants to be a better man, you want to believe him. But is it too late? Tommy: Why did you snitch, Riq? Tariq: Because he helped me get my enemy. He gave me Ray Ray's location. Tommy: Loyal to your own cause. You sound exactly like Ghost. Permalink: Loyal to your own cause. You sound exactly like Ghost. Added: July 29, 2018 Tasha is done with Ghost, and she has every right to be. And it would seem that Tariq is as well. Related: Power Season 5 Episode 4 Review - Second Chances My feelings on Tariq are well documented, but even I felt terrible for Tariq and the abuse he took on his birthday. It's easy to forget in all the madness that Tariq lost his twin sister and he knows tha..

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Gets Premiere Date at Netflix

Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina will cast a spell on viewers this Halloween. The streamer confirmed at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that the witchy drama will launch its 10 episode first season on Friday, October 26. Kiernan Shipka will lead the cast of the series which is based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. Sabrina is “an empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, [who] is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High." "Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces of darkness that threaten our world.” "The hourlong drama reimagines the story of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age tale that traffics in horror, the occult and witchcraft, naturally," reads the official logline. Related: Riverdale Season 2 Episode 13 Review: The Tell-Tale Heart "The new iteration is described as in the vein of Rosemary's Baby and The Exorcist and finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature as a half-witch, half-mortal while fighting the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit." The series was confirmed to be in the works last year, but as a companion series to Riverdale. It was in development at The CW. However, Netflix brokered a deal with Warner Bros. TV Group and a production deal for two seasons was reached. Related: Sabrina Reboot: Get Your First Look at Salem! The cast Jaz Sinclair, Michelle Gomez, Chance Perdomo, Lucy Davis, Miranda Otto, Richard Coyle, Ross Lynch and Tati Gabrielle. What are your thoughts on the premiere date? Will you save the episodes for a Halloween binge? Would you like the series to be connected to Riverdale? Hit the comments below. View Slideshow: 45 Baddies We Unapologetically Adore!

Netflix @ TCA: Stranger Things Delayed, Gilmore Girls Renewal Status & More!

It was Netflix's turn to take the stage at the Television Critics Assoc. summer press tour on Sunday, and the company offered updates on multiple series. The biggest of which involves the status of Stranger Things. Stranger Things Season 3 may have been confirmed by Netflix a while back, but there's a long wait in store for fans of the sci-fi drama. Netflix’s VP or original content, Cindy Holland, addressed reporters at the event and confirmed that it would return to the streaming service in summer 2019. “It’s a handcrafted show. [Exec producers] The Duffer brothers and Shawn Levy have worked really hard, and they understand the stakes are high," Holland said. "They want to deliver something bigger and better than what they did last year. And so they really want to take the time to get it right.” While it's tough waiting such a long time between seasons, the writing has been on the wall for a while, a recent teaser for the show which showed off Starcourt Mall and it said that the mall would be opening next summer. Meanwhile, the streamer confirmed that there are no plans currently in place for a second revival of Gilmore Girls which returned after a nine-year break in 2016 for four movies. Related: Stranger Things: Delayed to Summer 2019? “We haven’t discussed it at all,” Holland confirmed to reporters. “But [series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino] knows that we are very big fans of Gilmore Girls.” The reaction to the revived series was mixed, and creator Sherman-Palladino is busy with her Amazon series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel which secured 14 Emmy nominations. At least fans know a new series could become a reality if the stars aligned and the cast and crew were available to work on it. It's difficult to bring everyone back for a series that's been off the air for so long. Another show whose future is undetermined is Arrested Development, which recently returned for Season 5, the second season on Netflix. Leading lady Jessica Walters confirmed in a New York Times story earlier this year that Jeffrey Tambor had verbally harassed her on the set of the series. It paved the way for some of the cast members to defend Tambor, but Netflix opted to cancel all Season 5 press activities putting the fate of the series up in the air. “I actually don’t know if [Season 6] is a possibility or not,” Holland shared of the show's future. “We haven’t discussed it at all.” That's not entirely promising! Related: Shonda Rhimes Reveals Netflix Slate Also, Octavia Spencer has been cast on Madam C.J. Walker, a limited series based on the book On Her Own Ground by A’Lelia Bundles. It will the “untold and highly irreverent story” of how Madam C.J. Walker “overcame hostile, turn-of-the-century America, epic rivalries, tumultuous marriages and… trifling family to become America’s first black, self-made female millionaire,” per the official logline. As for cancellations, Holland..

5 Top Reasons You Should Be Watching Preacher

We're five episodes into Preacher Season 3 on AMC, and you need to watch because it's really getting good. It's one of those shows you see on commercials, and you have to ask yourself -- what the hell is that about? It's off-color, and it's dark, but that's what makes it fun. You will see things on Preacher you'll never see on any other program. It's a different experience, but isn't that why we watch TV in the first place? TV takes us to places we can't and won't go ourselves, and we gladly go for a ride with characters we love (or hate). Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! So, why should you watch Preacher? Here are the top five reasons. Preacher's Unique When you watch TV, a lot of times there are overlaps. Comedies run similar skits, dramas tug at your heartstrings, horrors make you watch through your fingers and cry for your mama, but Preacher is different. It doesn't fit into a neat mold. Preacher takes subjects other shows wouldn't dream of touching and fits them into a place where it makes sense. A few things happening in Preacher have been God running around Earth in a dog suit The Messiah descendant is inbred and mentally challenged (to say the least). Hitler is given a gentler side and now works in a diner. You just don't see this type of subject matter addressed. Anywhere. And while you may think that's enough to turn you away from Preacher, think again. TV, as a medium of art, is supposed to elicit a response and get people talking. Why not delve into something that will spark conversation? Preacher does that. Preacher has a Dark Humor The characters in Preacher are given lines that are funny. Hands down. The delivery of those lines by Preacher's talented cast will make you laugh out loud. How many shows can do that? Not many. Related: Preacher Season 3 Episode 5 Review: The Coffin There's a dark humor current running through the show. I'll admit, you have to have a dark side to your sense of humor to find some of it funny. If you can let go of conventional humor, you'll be able to appreciate how funny Preacher can be. So, while most shows run similar comedy lines, Preacher hits your funny bone a different way, but it does hit that funny bone. There is an Amazing Cast Preacher is stocked with talent. The cast includes Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joe Gilgun, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, and Betty Buckley -- Just to name a few. This reason alone should at least get your curiosity up. The chemistry between the cast members is palpable and fun to watch. You can tell by watching them on the screen they're having fun playing their parts, and it makes you have fun right along with them. It Features Complicated Relationships with Family In Season 3 especially, Prea..

UnREAL Series Finale Review: Bluff and Sudden Death

In UnREAL Season 4 Episode 7, Rachel and Tommy indirectly face off through the contestants they're supporting as Rachel begins to realize the extent of what she's done. The show finally gains some momentum when Rachel gains a conscience. In past seasons, even though she's good at manipulating other people and finds some joy in it, she recognizes that she's feeding into a system. Related: 17 Reasons to Binge All Four Seasons of UnREAL Now, when she notices that her hair is falling out and that the consequences of the season are affecting her, she realizes that she is human, after all. It takes her an entire episode, but she realizes. There's a bit of vengeful satisfaction in Rachel competing with Tommy, as he's jealous of Rachel wanting to keep August on the show. Tommy's admiration of Rachel comes from an extremely toxic place, even if they seem compatible. Jack: All the women here are nothing but good-for-nothing liars! Quinn: And another satisfied Goldberg customer. Jay: I thought you lived for this kind of stuff. Quinn: I used to. Permalink: And another satisfied Goldberg customer. Added: July 25, 2018 At the same time, Quinn's ultimate betrayal of Rachel by exposing her deeds to the members of Everlasting is heartwrenching, but Rachel needed this to snap out of it. All in all, Quinn did her a favor. Madison: Oh, my God, Quinn, I saw that amazing picture that Chet posted with you and Chet Jr. It's seriously so adorable! I shared it, I liked it. #StepmommiesRule, #MommyBoss. Quinn: You posted that? Chet: #DeathByCuteness. #Quinning? Permalink: #DeathByCuteness. #Quinning? Added: July 25, 2018 This moment also shows that Rachel really is the villain in her own story, and she has one episode to fix it. Yet, she sadly succumbs to Tommy's proposal -- but it's hopeful that she doesn't act overjoyed when she says yes. Something inside Rachel has changed, and she has one episode to redeem herself for the audience. It doesn't make up for the fact that a one-episode turn in Rachel's behavior is rather improbable. Nevertheless, seeing Rachel repent is extremely satisfying and very necessary. After so many episodes of sociopathic behavior, it finally makes her human again. I don't know if you've figured this out yet or not, but Rachel's a contestant playing her own game, and all of you are just collateral damage. Quinn Permalink: Rachel's a contestant playing her own game, and all of you are just collateral damage. Added: July 25, 2018 In the series finale UnREAL Season 4 Episode 8, Rachel and Quinn literally burn the house down. It marks the final goodbye to beloved dark, twisted characters Quinn and Rachel that no one may ever truly understand. Rachel's fake breakdown is truly terrifying, and Shiri Appleby makes one final performance as the fiery, fierce, powerful Rachel -- and it's stunning. Rachel: What's going on? We ..

Fear The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul, McMafia Renewed at AMC

AMC has confirmed the fate of three of its most popular dramas. The cable network has renewed Fear the Walking Dead for Season 5, Better Call Saul for Season 5 and McMafia for Season 2, it was confirmed during the TCA summer press tour on Saturday. "In an environment where viewer choice is almost unlimited, the success of these shows is especially meaningful, with characters and stories that our viewers connect with and return to season after season," said David Madden, president of original programming for AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios. Related: Fear The Walking Dead Star Opens Up About Departure "It's a privilege to continue collaborating with and sharing the vision of the talented creatives behind these series, and we're excited to start exploring the next chapter in the lives of these unique and complex characters." The renewals were a no-brainer for the network. Fear the Walking Dead, the popular spin-off of The Walking Dead. It is currently the #3 cable drama in adults 25-54 and 18-49. In addition, the ratings have actually risen for Fear the Walking Dead Season 4. This could be attributed to the highly publicized creative overhaul which has also resulted in the series losing some of the original series regulars. Related: The Walking Dead Season 9 Poster: Wait... Is That Washington, DC? It stars Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace and Jenna Elfman, and returns August 12 for the final episodes of the season. Meanwhile, Better Call Saul's renewal comes ahead of its fourth season premiere, so fans have been given an early treat by knowing the show will definitely be back. The Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated spin-off of Breaking Bad has been a hit for the network since it debuted, and it follows Saul Goodman in a pre-Breaking Bad world. It stars Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Rhea Seehorn, Patrick Fabian, Michael Mando and Giancarlo Esposito. All three series join The Terror in the renewal category at the network. There's no word yet on whether Dietland will be back, but the ratings for the show have not been good. Dietland Season 1 is averaging 0.4 million viewers and a 0.1 rating in the demo based on live plus same day measures. What are your thoughts on this news? Hit the comments below! View Slideshow: 17 Reasons to Binge All Four Seasons of UnREAL

Days of Our Lives Round Table: Can Abby and Chad Survive?

Eric told Jennifer he loved her, Steve got his eyesight back, and Abigail and Chad’s marriage hit the rocks thanks to Gabi’s schemes this week in Salem. Our TV Fanatics Jack Ori and Christine Orlando are joined by Soaps4ever and Silvananoir from MyHourglass a Days of Our Lives fan forum to debate the Eric and Jennifer romance, if Maggie should dump Victor, can Abby and Chad survive and Ted’s master plan on Days of Our Lives. On a scale of 1 (I felt nothing) to 10 (very romantic) rate Eric and Jennifer’s “I love you” scene at the pub. Soaps4ever: Jennifer and Eric’s "I love you" moment was sweet but I am just not feeling any fiery chemistry between them. So maybe a "6" lol. Silvananoir: 1, I don't care about them as a couple. I have never felt their chemistry together. I want to care because I like both actors and I adore Greg Vaughn's man-pain. But I'm just not into them. Jack: I'm giving it a 9. I loved it and thought it was romantic but I wish Marlena talking to Eric about Jen hadn't been the catalyst. Christine: I’m going with a 4. I want to like them because I like both characters but their stories always revolve around other characters instead of one another and their romance is lackluster. I feel like they’re always going to be a back burner couple. Do you think Abby and Chad’s marriage can survive her having what they believe to be Stefan’s baby? Soaps4ever: I think the truth will come out about Abigail's baby before it has a chance to ruin her and Chad's relationship. I just can't see this situation lasting very long. It will just be a temporary obstacle for them to overcome. Silvananoir: Maybe. The main issue is going to be Abby herself. Not that I think she'll drift to Stefan, it's more that Ron Carlivati (head writer) is in love with mental issues with his characters. And once he gives someone Dissociative Identity Disorder it comes back multiple times. I think Chad will try very hard but ultimately they will drift apart. Jack: I hope so. Abby was raped. Chad knows that. His sudden flip-flopping to being jealous of Abby and Stefan is disgusting. Christine: Unless the truth comes out, I think their marriage is in trouble because Stefan will make life a living hell for them if he believes this baby is his. Add Gabi actively trying to drive a wedge between them and I don’t know how they’ll survive. It feels as though Maggie is upset with Victor every few months. Should she just accept him for who he is, continue to try to change him, or move on? Soaps4ever: Good question. I think that Maggie will just keep on being mad at Victor but deep down I think she knows they are for each other and a leopard can't change its spots. But she will keep trying to change him anyway. Silvananoir: I really love these two. But lately, their relationship has been grating on the nerves. Victor has regressed a lot so I understand Maggie's problem but at this point,..
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