January 21, 2019

Mese: Settembre 2018

The Purge Season 1 Episode 4 Review: Release the Beast

As it turns out, you need more to sustain the plot of a 90-minute movie for ten episodes than a dream and a video crew. Things are steadily going downhill as of The Purge Season 1 Episode 4, and all focus has been lost. Even the least interesting character has managed to become an even bigger dullard, and some of the dialogue doesn't even have a place in the series if anyone who understands the concept of the Purge is on the writing staff. I'm concerned about the future. To be fair, I'm always concerned about the future these days, so watching The Purge isn't the most significant instigator. But I can't recall that strange dude with the eyeballs drawn across his face being such a fascinating part of "Rise of the Beast" that he deserved not one, but two of the photos dedicated to this episode. What I was unable to find in the photos, however, were instances of Penelope and her time at the carnival, anything to do with Miguel, or a shot of the party relevant to the present instead of useless shots of the threesome's origin story. Who the eff cares?? That's not the best use of promotional materials when all of the fun stuff (if fun can even be used for this leaden installment) was left behind. Gullible Jane fell to pieces at the sight of Alison's murder of her promotional threat, but dammit, at least she had the guts to take out her nemesis by herself. Jane was such a wuss she called in a Purge night assassin! What a gutless wonder. Alison didn't feel all that swell about what she did and didn't want her family or friends (let alone her coworkers) to know what she did. Nor should they -- ever. Jane doesn't have a leg to stand on when it comes to Purge night thuggery, so she'd best keep her trap shut about Alison. Related: New Amsterdam Premiere Review: How Can I Help? Jane doesn't even have a good memory. I wasn't even planning to murder my boss, and I heard the killer say loud and clear NO BACKSIES. Why did Jane roll out into the street armed only with a hammer? Was that clear? I hope it wasn't clear. If it was, I missed it. Not only did I miss it, but her slow slog down what was an empty street (complete with fiery cans for ambiance) was almost tragic. Go SOMEWHERE for goodness sakes. Get out of the road! It's PURGE NIGHT. If she DID know where she was going, she should have been walking with at least a wee bit of purpose. If she didn't, that purpose should have been to get out of the street to somewhere safe. I just can't. What was up with the all-female triage team who rescued Jane? Here's what I got from them: Triage Woman 1: Sexual assaults on Purge alone total in the tens of thousands every year. Triage Woman 2: And that's just the women who report the crimes. Triage Woman 3: Imagine how many don't. Permalink: Imagine how many don't. Added: September 25, 2018 Why would anybody be reporting cri..

New Amsterdam Season 1 Episode 1 Review: How Can I Help?

Can Ryan Eggold rejuvenate medical dramas the way Max Goodwin intends to rejuvenate New Amsterdam hospital? I'd like to think he can. New Amsterdam Season 1 Episode 1, while admittedly suffering from a heaping dose of pilotitis, proves as much. It's another medical drama, yes, but it's refreshing and has so much heart. It can potentially be one of the best offerings this Fall if viewers allow it. The premise at first glance put most in the mind of Fox's breakout medical hit The Resident, but honestly, after that first installment, it feels more similar to ABC's breakout medical drama The Good Doctor. New Amsterdam is delightfully hokey. It'll probably catch some flack for it too. Yes, it has Ryan Eggold and his beautiful Bassett Hound eyes asking colleagues and patients how he can help with sincerity. There are a plethora of lines like "nobody ever asked me that before," or "they're not just going to let you help people" that hit a few high notches on the cheese factor. Some of Max's retorts sound ripped from a greeting card or self- help book. You know, we all feel like the system is too big to change, but guess what? We are the system, and we need to change. So, just tell me what you need, what your patients need, and I don't care if it's not covered. I don't care if the board says no; let's get into some trouble. Let's be doctors again. Max Permalink: we all feel like the system is too big to change, but we are the system, and we need to change Added: September 19, 2018 But, you know what? So what! New Amsterdam is in the business of giving us feels, and that's what it did. No wonder it's a This is Us chaser. There may be someone out there rolling their eyes at the cheese factor and Max's earnest, chronic bleeding-heart approach, but frankly, the world would be a better place if people didn't immediately scoff at anything do-good and feel-good. Related: Get Hallmark Movies Now via Prime Video Channels for Stories with Heart, Captivating Movies & More! And Max Goodwin is a do-gooder. He's the champion for the little guy. He's wholesome, determined, passionate, kind, and firm. They say you can tell a lot about a person by how they treat others -- that a person who is nice to you but rude to the server is not a good person. Max is a good person. His first real introduction consisted of him listening to the "little people" gossip about him (in Spanish), and it was hamfisted. Spanish is the second most spoken language in the country and NYC is one of the most diverse cities in the world. The staff was bold as heck to be gossiping about the new director in the locker room. They either assumed Max didn't speak Spanish, or they didn't pay him any mind. Who would ever expect the medical director to be slumming it in the locker room with the commoners? Related: 15 Characters Who are Rich in More Ways than One F..

FBI Season 1 Episode 1 Review: Meet Maggie Bell!

Things started off with a bang on FBI Season 1 Episode 1! While there wasn't a lot of back stories given for each of the characters, there really wasn't a need. The scene of the two bombings was nitty, gritty, and downright gruesome. Something that I don't see often on tv. But it made the entire situation feel more real. It was unique, and that was part of what made it awesome. There were some moments that moved a little slow, especially when it came to the technical aspect of the information gathering. But it can't be all action all the time. Every part that was a bit slower paced or seemed a touch boring was put in place just to give a breather before striking with something absolutely shocking. Like a gang member being murdered and having his heart ripped out. Literally. OA: I haven't seen grenades like these since West Point. Maggie: These are U.S. Army? OA: Not anymore. They got way more high tech stuff now. Permalink: Not anymore. They got way more high tech stuff now. Added: September 25, 2018 One of the things made clear early on in the episode was that Maggie is a professional in her field, but she seems to put her job before anything else in her life. Something that may be understandable because she's a widow. But part of me feels like she's always put her job first and it probably added to the strain on her marriage. Which could contribute to the guilt that Maggie still so obviously feels. Related: Get CBS All Access via Prime Video Channels for Hit Shows, Exclusive Originals & Live TV! OA came off in the beginning like he was going to be the easy-going partner in the relationship. So when he blasted his way into a gangster's warehouse and didn't even hesitate to shoot the other man, it was clear that wasn't true. I have to admit that the move did surprise me and that's something that doesn't usually happen when I'm watching tv. Most shows have a sense of predictability to them but this one is proving to be different. One of the best parts of the episodes was watching Maggie and OA in action while they were interviewing suspects. When a few lines were said that indicated the two didn't know each other well, I was blown away. Their flawless interrogation techniques screamed longtime partners. Another great dynamic is between Jubal, OA, and Maggie. Even though he is their supervisor, he clearly has a lot of respect for the two agents and he trusts their judgment. Maggie: I never saw Emmett Grant, but I can't get him out of my head OA: A lot of people made it out of that building because of you. That matters. Permalink: A lot of people made it out of that building because of you. That matters. Added: September 25, 2018 It's great to see two officers free to make decisions based on their own instincts. They are the ones that are in the situation, so they need to be able to make their own calls instead of looking for answers from a ..

The Gifted Season 2 Episode 1 Review: eMergence

On The Gifted Season 2 Episode 1, Lorna is going to pop any minute, and Marcos has been losing his mind trying to find her. He doesn't want to be separated from Lorna and their baby any more than Kate and Reed want Andy separate from them. Both Andy and Lorna chose a side, though, and they don't want the Mutant Underground to find them. While I get that the Hellfire Club's goal is to fight for mutant rights, so mutants don't have to hide anymore, I don't trust those triplets as far as I could throw them; which isn't far, considering there are three of them. Even before Reeva and the devilish Frost trio offed the entire Inner Circle, you could tell they had their agenda. The question is, what is it? Terrorism isn't enough for them, apparently. Whatever it is, they're using Lorna, and once she figures that out, she'll go running back to the Mutant Underground. What's left of it. It makes sense why she left. Lorna wants to make a stand. She wants a better life for her mutant baby. Motherly, right? What she's not getting is that's what Marcos wants too. You really wanna get me in the mood? Finish the dishes. Blink Permalink: You really wanna get me in the mood? Finish the dishes. Added: September 24, 2018 She was wrong to leave the Mutant Underground, and she was wrong to leave Marcos. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! Lorna's impatient, but maybe she does have a small point. No, the mutants shouldn't have to hide their powers and stay in the shadows. Of course. They should have the same rights afforded every other American citizen. But, terrorism to get your point across isn't the way to go. Those are bully tactics, which might work in the short-term, but not in the long run. The key, and what seems to be the way the Underground would go, would be to show humans that mutants are just like them. Show them there's no need to be afraid. Going to the public and Sentinal Services with fear and intimidation would only drive a bigger wedge between the humans and the mutants. I know him more than you can imagine, and I'm telling you. He left us. Lauren Permalink: I know him more than you can imagine, and I'm telling you. He left us. Added: September 24, 2018 Things are bad enough in that area. Andy's a different story. He's in puberty confusion. Once that testosterone goes pumping through your body, it's a lot to handle. Add to that extreme powers which surpass all other abilities, and you're asking for trouble. Related: Sci-Fi News: What's On, What's Coming, and What You Can't Miss Lauren's young too, but she's had time to come to terms with her mutant abilities. Andy knows his powers are only at their fullest with Lauren's, so if he cared about mutant rights, he would've stayed with..

Iron Fist Season 2 Episode 8 Review: Citadel on the Edge of Vengeance

On Iron Fist Season 2 Episode 8, Danny tries to remedy his emotional issues while Colleen proves her worth as the better fighter and potential Iron Fist. After facing massive backlash over the casting of Finn Jones as Danny Rand/Iron Fist, there were a significant number of people who actually thought Colleen was a markedly better fit as the Fist. Considering Colleen's training, character appeal, temperament, and Jessica Henwick's background, everything honestly seemed to make sense. No one truly pushed for it, but there's the opportunity for this to become real. Now, it seems like the new showrunner M. Raven Metzner actually agreed with this assessment! Whether it'll actually be carried out (a considerable shift in the show) or simply a fan-satiating fake-out is tough to say. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! This has never happened in the comics, but if Iron Fist really wants to make a change and go in a direction that may propel the show into more engaging territory, then giving Colleen the fist is a smart, bold move. Nevertheless, I'm 100% on board, even if Colleen just gets the fist for a stint. Although unfortunately, besides this interesting development, the rest of the plot doesn't fare so well. Colleen and Danny spend most of the time working through Danny's emotional issues, which were relatively undiagnosed through the entirety of the show with the exception of critical discussion of Danny's character. This development thus seems so reactionary in an attempt to salvage the show rather than create an authentic storyline. It's unfortunately quite disappointing and it's paired with an increasingly underwhelming two plots involving Davos' devolving scheme to conquer (save?) New York and Joy's frantic efforts to bounce back and forth between Davos' marketing expert and Danny's bowl-fetcher. Joy's turn towards good, however, is also unconvincing. Not unconvincing in terms of whether the audience believes she's good, but unconvincing in that her turn was particularly weak. Davos has such mental strength that being deceived by Joy is quite an impossibility. For your own safety maybe you should forget that I was ever here. Walker Permalink: For your own safety maybe you should forget that I was ever here. Added: September 22, 2018 Why does he think that she's dilly-dallying at the warehouse? Use your head, Davos! Even though the show is trying to humanize and justify Danny with his emotional flaws, everything that he does simply proves how much better of a fighter and person Colleen is. Related: Get Showtime via Prime Video Channels for Award-Winning Original Series, Hit Movies, Sports & More! This brings me to the question of whether Danny was ever even a better fighter than Colleen. Was he just so incredibly reliant on the fist that hi..

Bill Cosby Sentenced to 3 to 10 Years in Prison, Denied Bail

It's official! Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to ten years in prison. Jail time for the 81-year-old comedian was highly likely after he was found guilty by a jury in April. The guilty verdict was on charges of Cosby drugging and raping Andrea Constand in 2004. "It is time for justice. Mr. Cosby, this has all circled back to you. The time has come," said Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill at the time of sentencing. What's more, he also denied bail for Cosby. There's a good chance Cosby will spend the rest of his life on the inside. Cosby's trial was the first celebrity one since the #MeToo movement kicked off. With more 60 women coming forward over the past few years with allegations against him, it garnered a lot of media attention. Cosby will spend "total confinement" in a state prison and has been fined $25,000. Constand was in attendance at the sentencing and smiled when the news of the jail time was revealed. Lawyers for Bill were even lobbying to have him put under house arrest as opposed to spending time in jail. While other women have come forward, Constand's allegations are the only ones that have brought a criminal case against Cosby. Many of the other allegations fall out the statute of limitations. The hearing for sentencing lasted just two days and, in addition to the jail time, he will undergo counseling for the rest of his life and report quarterly to the authorities. What are your thoughts on this sentencing? Are you surprised Cosby actually found himself spending time behind bars? Hit the comments below.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Rewatch: Bad Girls

Faith's downward spiral is about to begin on Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3 Episode 14. The rebellious Slayer slowly but surely turned over to the dark side after her traumatic encounter. If we had to pinpoint the start, her transformation started with the murder. And once she became the enemy, things really got interesting! But, before that happened, we experienced the terrific friendship-focused hour between Buffy and Faith. Let's find out why by rewatching "Bad Girls." With the exception of their introduction, Buffy and Faith got along pretty well before the betrayal. Both of the Slayers developed an appreciation for each other. Buffy acted more of the seasoned veteran while Faith enjoyed the thrill of it all. They balanced each other with their polarizing grounded and spontaneous qualities. Before everything went to hell, they had become friends. So, it made sense that a buddy-buddy attitude developed so quickly. Only Faith could be the one to ask Buffy seriously if she ever hooked up with Xander (or wanted to). The fascination suited her personality perfectly. Especially when we remember Faith hooked up with Xander for the same reasons she asked the question. They had a good mix of being colleagues and girlfriends. Buffy's subtle change throughout "Bad Girls" is reminiscent of someone changing for a new friend. It's so very high school. I love this short personality tweak because it reminded us that Buffy was a teenager in high school at that moment in time. She wasn't the responsible adult she came across as. Buffy felt inspired by her "cooler" friend. Just think about it: Faith did whatever she wanted and never backed down. Even with the duties of being the Slayer, Faith followed her own path and rebelled against the situation. She lived for the thrill and basked in the freedom of life. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! Buffy had to adhere to her calling more so than Faith since she had more experience and life responsibilities. So, to see someone like Faith who didn't have any expectations, that carefree reality looked far more interesting and fun than her life. Thanks to Faith's example, she basically let go and enjoyed her Slayer side. Buffy: That's the job. What else can we do? Faith: Whatever we want! We're Slayers, girlfriend. The Chosen Two. Why should we let him take all the fun out of it? Buffy: That'd be tragic, taking all the fun out of slaying and stabbing and beheading. Faith: Oh, like you don't dig it. Buffy: I don't. Faith: Liar. I've seen you. Tell me staking a vamp doesn't get you a little bit juiced. Say it. [Buffy looks aways] Faith: Ah! Can't fool me. The look in your eyes right after a kill. Just get hungry for more. Buffy: You are way off base. Faith: Tell me that if you don't get in a good slaying, after a while you..

Veronica Mars Revival: Which Cast Members are Returning?

Ever since it was announced that Veronica Mars is returning for a limited series at Hulu, fans have questioned which stars they can expect to see when the new episodes debut. Thankfully, series creator Rob Thomas has shared which cast members have already signed up to appear. "Here’s who we have booked for the #VeronicaMars series, so far. (More are on the way, I swear.)," he shared on Twitter on Monday. That same tweet revealed that Jason Dohring (Logan), Percy Daggs III (Wallace Fennel), Francis Capra (Weevil), and David Starzyk (Richard Casablancas) would be part of the Hulu series. While there are still some big names missing, this is a great start. We have to remember here that getting a cast of a show from several years ago is no easy task. Related: Veronica Mars Revived at Hulu for 2019 It would be great to have everyone who survived the series and the movie to stop by for at least one episode. Hulu confirmed just last week that it had revived the former UPN/CW series for eight episodes. But what will the plot be? "Spring breakers are getting murdered in Neptune, thereby decimating the seaside town’s lifeblood tourist industry," reads the official logline. "After Mars Investigations is hired by the parents of one of the victims to find their son’s killer, Veronica is drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery that pits the enclave’s wealthy elites, who would rather put an end to the month-long bacchanalia, against a working class that relies on the cash influx that comes with being the West Coast’s answer to Daytona Beach." Despite being canceled in 2007, a movie was released in 2014 after marshmallows everywhere donated money to have one produced. It showed that there was still an avid following for the show. With times changing and streaming starting to eclipse linear TV, it makes sense to go the limited series route. What are your thoughts on this news? Hit the comments below! View Slideshow: 31 Couples Who Accidentally Fell In Love

TV Ratings Report: Manifest Flies High

The second night of the fall season brought some big surprises in the ratings. Manifest, which has garnered tepid reviews pulled in 10.3 million viewers and a 2.2 rating among adults 18-49. It marked NBC's highest-rated drama launch in two years since This Is Us. The biggest surprise is that it managed to build out of The Voice. NBC typically uses it to launch a new drama in the fall. The singing competition returned for Season 15 with 9.6 million viewers and a 2.0 rating among adults 18-49. That marked erosion of 23 percent year-to-year in the demo. Over on CBS, The Big Bang took a hit year-to-year. The final season launched with 12.7 million viewers and a 2.4 rating. After that, Young Sheldon secured 10.6 million viewers and a 1.7 rating. The highly anticipated reboot of Magnum PI turned in mediocre results given the lead-in. It had 8.1 million viewers and a 1.2 rating. Bull moved to Mondays with 7.9 million viewers and a 0.9 rating. It was down considerably from its Tuesday perch. Over on Fox, The Resident returned to 4.9 million viewers and a 1.1 rating, tying its best Monday outing yet. 9-1-1 took a hit from Sunday's high-flying debut. It slipped to 6.6 million viewers and a 1.6 rating. Dancing with the Stars returned down 30 percent in the demo vs. its 2017 opener. It had 8.1 million viewers and a 1.1 rating. The bad news continued for The Good Doctor which matched its smallest audience yet. It had 7.8 million viewers and a 1.4 rating. View Slideshow: 9 Characters' Odds of Survival on Station 19 Season 2

33 Obsessible Bughead Moments from Riverdale

"Bughead," the combination of girl-next-door Betty Cooper and moody Jughead Jones, is one of the most shippable couples on Riverdale. For the past two seasons, they've kept fans hooked with their roller coaster romance of passionate highs and sad lows. Whether you're #TeamBughead or #TeamVarchie (or even both!), you can't deny this couple's cuteness. Their romance has even won over the naysayers over time, this writer included. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! Their on-again-off-again relationship has also produced some of the most dramatic and obsess-worthy moments. Below, we've picked out 33 moments that were the pinnacle of Bughead perfection. Did your favorite moment make the list, Bughead fans? Share your favorite in the comments. Don't forget, you can watch Riverdale online via TV Fanatic to get caught up on all of Bughead's past drama. Riverdale Season 3 premieres Wednesday, October 10 at 8/7c on The CW. 1. Nancy Drew + Sherlock Holmes You can't start a list about Bughead without talking about the passion that pulled them together. Both Betty and Jughead love to bring out their inner sleuths to solve dark mysteries. From investigating The Black Hood to solving the Jason Blossom murder, this mystery-solving pair has too many special moments to choose from! 2. "Juggy" The cuteness of Bughead started right from Betty's nickname for her dear friend. Only the sweet girl-next-door that is Betty Cooper could get away with calling the moody Jughead Jones that name with all seriousness. Once she called him "Juggy" on Riverdale Season 1 Episode 3, the rest was history. 3. Climbing Through Windows In a moment that served all of our '80s and '90s TV drama fantasies, Jughead found a way to climb up through Betty's window on Riverdale Season 1 Episode 6. He joined the ranks of Dawson from Dawson's Creek to melt our hearts. So cute! 4. The First Kiss The first kiss always sets the tone for a shippable couple. If you joined Team Bughead after their liplock, no one would blame you. They shared a sweet and tender moment that won over fans on Riverdale Season 1 Episode 6 ... and eventually would win over the naysayers later on. 5. Kissing In The Rain There were a few kisses that stood out during Bughead's romantic life that would be in the Top 5 of Riverdale's best romantic moments. One, in particular, is the rainy kiss between Betty and Jughead on Riverdale Season 2 Episode 1. After she told Jughead that she trusts and supports him, they take a moment to kiss in the rain. Even Betty and Jughead need to have their Notebook moment too. 6. The Archie Comics Vision Jughead might have been having a nightmare, but his Archie Comics hallucination on Riverdale Season 1 Episode 7 was the dream of milkshakes and 1950s charm. Whether you're a fan of the Riverdale's darkness or the ..
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