November 21, 2018

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How to Get Away with Murder Season 5 Episode 1 Review: Your Funeral

On How to Get Away with Murder Season 5 Episode 1, Annalise and the Keating 4 are back at Middleton! The show dives right back in where we left off last spring with our core group of characters, ready for more. In true HTGAWM fashion, we're given a quick flashforward (and treated to a part at the beginning and end of the episode) that disappointingly doesn't reveal as much as we could've gotten. However, we're given several clues -- Laurel's baby, the wedding, and Bonnie. Who does Bonnie want to kill? Does this have anything to do with Gabriel? Speaking about Gabriel, it looks like a fan theory from the end of Season 4 was correct! Gabriel is, in fact, Bonnie's son -- and boy, that creates drama. Who was Frank talking on the phone with at the end of Season 4? How much does he know and why? Why is he so interested in Gabriel? We're presented with more questions than answers. However, it's very much in a Season 1-style where we get the Keating 4 back in action in the classroom, albeit now with Asher cut and out for vengeance. You want to be a better man? Then stop hating who you are and be a better Frank. Annalise Permalink: Then stop hating who you are and be a better Frank. Added: September 28, 2018 Asher has also taken a particularly interesting stance on Simon, who's undocumented and gay. Despite all this, Asher also seems angry at Micaela -- so why is defending Simon? Is there something that Asher has been hiding from the team? As Annalise said, Asher has played the clown for far too long. Maybe this will make him an antagonist in the coming episodes. However, it's probably more likely that Gabriel will cause conflict. Related: Get HBO via Prime Video Channels for Addictive Dramas, Hilarious Comedies & Hit Movies! Frank will most likely have to deal with the fallout from Laurel and Bonnie's misadventures. Laurel is being really sketchy about what happened with her mother, but Frank is also kneedeep into some mysterious business regarding Bonnie and Gabriel. Micaela: I want to sound casual and breezy! Laurel: So exactly how you don't sound right now. Permalink: I want to sound casual and breezy! Added: September 28, 2018 It's unclear as of now why Gabriel is so interested in Annalise. Is he just a good law student, or does he know something about Bonnie that led him to Annalise? Frank might also cause some undue tension in the team now that Laurel rejected his proposal and he has business with Gabriel. There are a lot of plotlines flying around right now and they are going to have to all tie together somehow. Did anybody catch that look from Tegan after Annalise gets her deal with Caplan and Gold? Is she up to something, or does she have some business with Annalise? Laurel: He loves Christopher. Micaela: And the sex. Laurel: Micaela! Micaela: Was that a secret? Laurel: Yes! Permalink: And the sex. Added: September 28, 2018 Why is Frank looking u..

Murphy Brown Season 11 Episode 1 Review: Fake News

On Murphy Brown Season 11 Episode 1, Murphy's retired, and that's just not her. She has to be in action and she doesn't know what to do with herself. The world is falling apart, and Murph is just a spectator. When you first heard Murphy Brown was returning and read the title of the first episode -- Fake News -- you might have been worried it was going to be way too political in an already volatile political environment. With everything going on in the world and politics today, how could the storyline not be cringy and turn off a ton of people? When the opening scene showed the Presidential election, I have to say, I was worried. The show could've easily gone too far into election hell, but I'm happy it didn't. Although Murphy is anti-Trump and they let you know that right from the beginning, it doesn't overshadow the show. Two years on The View nearly killed me. Those women. The gossip. Every day was like an episode of Game of Thrones. Miles Permalink: Two years on The View nearly killed me. Those women. The gossip. Every day was like an... Added: September 27, 2018 The one-liners were spot on and laugh-out-loud funny, and it was great to see the old team again. Having Murphy's show on a CNN equivalent and Avery's show on the Fox equivalent was a fun way to show both sides of the political coin. I'm not saying the writers added that to make the show more politically correct, but the storyline was amusing for everyone no matter your views. The reason the level of political humor worked so well was that the things Murphy Brown touched on everybody could relate. Democrats and Republicans alike. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! We all know Trump is inappropriate on Twitter. We all know he's got hair issues. We all know Hillary can poke fun at herself. Oh, and by the way, if I had your hair, I'd be against wind too. Murphy Permalink: Oh, and by the way, if I had your hair, I'd be against wind too. Added: September 27, 2018 Nothing that the show highlighted was in question, and that's the very thing that made it work. Not to mention Candace Bergen can deliver a line like nobody's business, and that didn't hurt. The way Twitter was woven into the story made a perfect segue to the fight between Murphy and Trump. The thing is, with Trump's use of Twitter you could see that fight happening live on a morning show. It isn't beyond the realm of possibility. Hilarious. Bringing Hilary in was a nice touch, and she had some humorous one-liners herself. Her email address? Hilary@youcouldhadme.com? Who wouldn't laugh at that? And we have to laugh, don't we? Because the political world is way too serious, and if Murphy can interject some humor, I don't care what side she's on. I like being famous. Frank Permalink: I like..

Law & Order SVU Review: An Intense Start to the Season

I've been waiting all summer for the return of Law & Order: SVU and the season premiere didn't disappoint. If anything, it exceeded expectations. Law & Order: SVU Season 20 Episode 1 returned to the series' time-tested formula by combining an engaging, exciting crime story with major personal drama for the cops, and Law & Order: SVU Season 20 Episode 2 kicked it up a notch with a school shooting, an unlikeable father, and Benson's signature determination to fight for justice. The story began with Benson and Carisi chasing a suspect who had nothing to do with anything else that happened except for that Benson got winded trying to chase him. In a way, I felt that way about the real case at the center of the drama. It was engaging and brought up a lot of questions, but the point seemed to be all the personal drama the cops were dealing with in between trying to get justice for Sam and later for the classmates he mowed down in an utterly senseless act of violence. Fin: Liv, no one expects you to be Wonder Woman. Benson: I do. Fin: Yeah, well I used to think I was Superman. Benson: So what happened? Fin: Life. Time. Whatcha gonna do? Permalink: Life. Time. Whatcha gonna do? Added: September 27, 2018 I loved the subplot of Benson not knowing how to deal with her physical limitations. SVU is headed into its 20th season and still going strong, but Olivia Benson is no longer the idealistic young cop she was when the series began. She's been in charge of the squad room for some time now while still being out in the field, on top of raising a child who she can't spend as much time with as she likes. Related: Get True Crime Files by ID via Prime Video Channels for Over 1,000 Real-life Mystery & Suspense Shows! Benson is super committed to her job, sometimes at the expense of her personal life, so it's going to be rough for her to admit that growing older might mean slowing down. I'm excited to see where this arc takes her through the rest of Law & Order: SVU Season 20! Benson's guilt over a biker having got injured during a chase was a nice touch. This is one of those seemingly inconsequential moments that deeply impacts the characters. I didn't expect to ever hear about this biker again once the chase was over and I've never been so glad to be wrong! Rollins' struggle with her pregnancy promises to be an emotional storyline too. When I read that Rollins was going to see her sleazy ex-boyfriend cheating on her again, I wasn't excited. I thought it sounded like yet another Rollins-the-perpetual-victim story. Rollins is my favorite character besides Benson herself, but her love life stories always end up like that and I prefer seeing her be the only one to have the right idea about the case! Nevertheless, this storyline surprised me. The sleazy guy was a side note, and the real story was about her accidental pregnancy. Related: Get Great Selection of New & Class..

Grey’s Anatomy Season 15 Episode 1 Review: With a Wonder and a Wild Desire

Grey's was not kidding around when they said it would be the season of "feels." Every conceivable emotion a person could experience emerged while watching Grey's Anatomy Season 15 Episode 1 and Grey's Anatomy Season 15 Episode 2. It was a fantastic premiere and proof that, somehow, some way, 15 years in, this series still has it. They improved upon and tweaked a lot of the problem areas they had last season. They at least deserve credit for that. If you're still sticking with the series after the loss of April and Arizona, then I ask, being as objective as possible, did you enjoy the premiere? It's difficult losing fan-favorites, but if you're still here for the ride, shouldn't you take into consideration where the series is now? Objectively, I can say that April's absence was felt more than Arizona during this premiere. She was at least mentioned, and multiple times at that, but Jackson still carries her with him. April left him with a newfound faith that he's trying to navigate. Japril were no longer together, but the way in which Jackson brought her up and talked about her speaks to the friendship that the two of them always had. Before Japril was a couple, they were close friends. April was influential in Jackson's life, and she remains so. Jackson is happy for her, but he's also still trying to figure out how to navigate parts of his life without her. That's a beautiful way of still honoring the character despite her absence. It'll probably never be enough for some people, but it it is what it is. Jackson spent the premiere trying to make sense of his new lease on life, and he's overdoing it a bit with trying to find some deeper meaning in all of life's minutiae. He's a fledgling Believer, so perhaps it goes with the territory. It was funny when he pointed out to Maggie that she's more like how he used to be, and he's somehow channeling the essence of his former love. Maggie handles him well here because she rightfully pointed out that he was trying too hard to mirror April's path instead of trying to figure out his own. Jackson: You sound like me. I don't sound like me. It's embarrassing. I'm embarrassed. Maggie: Jackson, it's okay to change. Actually, you should. You're alive. It's okay to evolve. It's okay to search for a deeper meaning. Jackson: I believe in something. I have no idea what, but it's pulsing through me. I want to take that leap. I do. I want to trust my gut and feel like something is going to catch me if I screw it up. I want to do what April and Matthew did. I want to trust it. Maggie: April and Matthew got married. Jackson: Yeah, and I'm saying I want to trust it. Maggie: We're, we're out of milk. Permalink: We're, we're out of milk. Added: September 27, 2018 That led to a heck of a misunderstanding when he semi-proposed, but not really, t..

The Good Place Season Premiere Review: Everything Is Bonzer!

Holy motherforking shirtballs! The Good Place is back and ready to kick some serious ash with a brand new season. Fans of the NBC show should find themselves rejoicing over this double feature of The Good Place Season 3 Episode 1 and The Good Place Season 3 Episode 2 because yes, everything is indeed bonzer! When we left off at the end of The Good Place Season 2, Eleanor had been on Earth for about a year before she gave up on her moral progress and resorted back to her old ways. With some help from Michael, Eleanor found herself on a plane to Australia to seek help from a moral philosophy professor who happened to be none other than Chidi Anagonye. Related: The Good Place Season 2 Episode 13 Review: Somewhere Else The Good Place Season 3 premiere picks up right after Eleanor enters Chidi's office in what is essentially another reboot. I almost died. And it made me want to become a better person. Which I did for a while, but then I fell back into my old trashbag ways. But yesterday I saw your lecture and something just clicked. Eleanor Permalink: I almost died. And it made me want to become a better person. Added: September 27, 2018 It was an interesting direction for the show to take considering that the audience has found themselves witnessing quite a few do-overs. It's almost like the character and relationship development we spent the whole season invested in was for nothing. After finally building everything back up it is a little hard to watch it all come crashing down. While wiping the characters' minds once more had the potential to be both exhausting and frustrating, the new spin on the gang's situation has managed to keep the show fresh. View Slideshow: 31 Couples Who Accidentally Fell In Love The whole premise of the show was believed to be built upon the lives of those living in The Good Place. But when the series threw its viewers for a loop, the show quickly became about something else. "How do we stay in The Good Place?" turned into "How do we get to The Good Place?" Related: The Good Place Season Premiere Review: Everything Is Great! Even though they weren't physically in The Good Place, the series still took place in the afterlife. Now that that very concept has changed it's opened the door for so many different questions. Just how long are they planning to keep the group on Earth? Do they get to live out the rest of their lives or do they only have a certain amount of time to prove that they can become good people on their own merits? Will they ever go back to the afterlife, or is Earth going to be their home for the next few seasons? No matter how long their experiment will ultimately last, Michael's devotion to his friends is admirable. He will do whatever it takes to get them to The Good Place no matter the cost to himself. And it, of course, comes as no surprise that Michael's multiple trips to Earth were some of the most comedic parts of the episode. ..

Iron Fist Season 2 Episode 9 Review: War Without End

On Iron Fist Season 2 Episode 9, On Iron Fist Season 2 Episode 9, the Iron Fist changes hands again and loyalties are tested in Walker, Ward, Joy, and Misty. First of all, Colleen Wing is finally the Iron Fist! Say it louder for the people in the back! You know, I never thought this day would come. It's so out of Marvel's comic book range that it seemed impossible -- but it happened! Of all nine so far, this episode boasts the largest number of engaging fight scenes (including a surprisingly intense one with Chen and Misty) as well as moments that allow our beloved Jessica Henwick to shine -- and in multiple ways. From the crazy fight scene to crying over BB and from talking candidly with Misty to her struggle in gaining the fist, Henwick brilliantly showed that Colleen has come a long way. She's still the level-headed member of the team, but she also has a range of emotions and strength unlike anyone else. Colleen: I don't even know you, and I think this is the closest thing I have to a healthy relationship. Misty: Same here. Permalink: I don't even know you, and I think this is the closest thing I have to a healthy relationship. Added: September 27, 2018 BB's presence finally paid off in the form of being a convincing factor towards Colleen choosing to take on the Iron Fist. Colleen's fear of the power of the fist is something so raw and real -- you can see it so intensely in her eyes when her fist glows for the first time. Also, what about that great arm tattoo? Related: Get Showtime via Prime Video Channels for Award-Winning Original Series, Hit Movies, Sports & More! Something about the fight scenes this episode were also particularly engaging. The pacing was quite a bit faster and although some of the movements were messy, the quick motions and speed gave the sequences a more agitated, desperate feel. Colleen's shriek for BB as well as her subsequent fight with the teenagers completely betrayed her hurt and anger, having found someone she could relate to with BB. Maybe it's something about loss, about a desire for a purpose on a family -- things that Danny also has but never seemed to grasp because of his obsession with the fist. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! And that's what I'm hoping will set Colleen apart. She has a healthy fear and respect of the fist to begin with. She knows she's not entitled to it, knows that she's not an all-powerful being. No one granted her the fist because she won a fight. She took on the fist out of necessity for New York. This prospect is still so exciting to me, although I'm not sure where Danny stands now though -- is he jealous? Where will his relationship with Colleen go? How will Misty and Colleen's relationship evolve? Shoulders down, keep your knees bent, think about sunsets. It'll do wonders. Ward..

Cable Ratings: American Horror Story Sinks Further

American Horror Story: Apocalypse is not the hit FX was hoping for. The third episode of the crossover between American Horror Story: Murder House and American Horror Story: Coven slipped another two-tenths in the demo. It secured 1.9 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating among adults 18-49. While these ratings are still strong for a cable series, they have to be a little disappointing. The show did face tougher competition thanks to it being premiere week. Elsewhere Wednesday night, South Park Season 22 got underway, but it was down vs. last year's premiere. It slipped three tenths to 1.1 million viewers and a 0.7 rating. While it's down year-to-year, the premiere results were right on par with last year's average. After staying relatively stable for a few weeks, Mayans M.C. dipped a worrying two-tenths on Tuesday night. It had 1.5 million viewers and a 0.6 rating While most shows are dropping, USA Network's The Purge is holding up well. The Purge Season 1 Episode 4 held steady week-to-week with 1.1 million viewers and a 0.4 rating. What are your thoughts on the latest cable ratings? View Slideshow: 25 Top Broadcast Scripted Shows from the 2017-18 Season

27 Strong Sci-fi Chicks Who are Natural Leaders

Fans love to get behind a strong leader who is competent in their role by getting the job done. Although women have found equality in TV roles, sci-fi was ahead of the game, showing women in powerful positions in not only our world but in worlds beyond the stars. Related: Sci-Fi News: What's On, What's Coming, and What You Can't Miss You don't have to be in a traditional leadership role to lead and have others follow, either. Sometimes those intangible leadership qualities are evident to those around them, and they earn respect just by doing what they do best. Here are some of the toughest chicks in sci-fi, showing that leaders can't be just physically strong, but mentally strong too. Do you have a favorite woman on a science fiction show who belongs on the list? See if your favorite leader made the cut. If they didn't, tell us your favorites in the comments! While you're here, be sure to catch up on all your favorite sci-fi shows right here on TV Fanatic. 1. Dutch - Killjoys Born as Yalena to a wealthy family, Dutch's life has been anything but easy. After her family lost everything, she began her combat training at the tender age of eight, making her the strongest killjoy in the RAC. Her strength is only a part of what makes her a good leader. She shows respect to all walks of life and earns the respect she gets back. Plus, she's smart as a whip, making her a valuable leader and partner with the Jaqobis. 2. Olivia Dunham - Fringe FBI special agent, Olivia Dunham, will go to any lengths to get the job done. Even if that includes dropping acid and locking herself in a deprivation tank. She may be extreme at times, but it works for her. She has a kind heart and is essential to lead the charge in solving the Fringe mystery alongside Peter, Walter, and Astrid. 3. Daenerys Targaryen - Game of Thrones Starting out as a piece of meat, given to Khal Drogo as payment for an army by her brother, Daenerys Targaryen has come a long way. After Drogo's death, she started to come into her own and, when her dragons are born, the Dothraki proclaimed her as their queen. Her leadership grew in time with her dragon babies. 4. Dana Scully - The X-Files Scully, the ever-present skeptic, keeping Mulder's feet on the ground. Sometimes. She doesn't just fall in line with whatever Mulder believes about the X-files. If she did, the pair wouldn't discover as many secrets. Luckily, Scully's her own person and is only swayed when all evidence shows faulty. 5. Zoe Washburne - Firefly Zoe is a lethal fighter and a loyal first mate, but she's not afraid to disobey orders with which she doesn't agree. That doesn't make her a lousy crew member; it means she has her own mind and isn't afraid to use it. Those are good qualities in a leader. 6. River Song - Doctor Who River Song, aka Melody Pond, was the wife of the Doctor. She not only traveled with the Doctor, she too has Time Lord D..

TV Ratings Report: A Million Little Things Premieres Low

A Million Little Things premiere last night, and despite the positive buzz, it failed to pack a punch in the ratings department. The new series debuted with 5.1 million viewers and a 1.1 rating among adults 18-49. It matched last year's Season 2 premiere of Designated Survivor. The Goldbergs (5.1 million/1.4 rating), American Housewife (4.4 million/1.2 rating), Modern Family (5.4 million/1.6 rating) all returned down vs. their previous premieres. Single Parents (4.9 million/1.3 rating) had a decent debut. NBC: Chicago Med (7.7 million/1.2 rating), Chicago Fire (8 million/1.2 rating), and Chicago PD (7.1 million/1.2 rating) were also on the downside year-to-year, but on par with their previous season averages. Fox: Empire (6.1 million/1.9 rating) and Star (4.7 million/1.5 rating) returned down. CBS: Survivor (7.8 million/1.7 rating) took a hit, while Big Brother (4.9 million/1.6 rating) plunged vs. its 2017 finale.

21 Brilliant TV Minds Who Could be the Next Supreme Court Justice

Who can be a Justice on the Supreme Court of the United States? According to the Constitution -- it can pretty much be anyone as there are no age or citizenship requirements to pass. Of course, in reality, the nominees the Senate tends to confirm are individuals with a legal background and graduated from the top schools. Connections and politics obviously play huge roles in the selection process. Related: Get PBS Masterpiece via Prime Video Channels for World-Class British Dramas & Award-Winning Series Still, it is fun to ruminate on what qualities we want in a Justice. After all, we don't want really want them to be judges, we want them to be heroes, individuals who use their brilliant capabilities to defend the rights of the people. Each of the following characters is amazing in their respective fields. Some have legal backgrounds. Others have common sense. All of them would bring something unique and vital to the Court for the benefit of all. 1. Marshall - How I Met Your Mother Most lawyers get disillusioned with the law and quit -- not Marshall. Seeing a pharmaceutical company get a slap on the wrist only made him more determined to use his legal prowess for good and started him on the path to becoming a judge. His intelligence, optimism and good humor make him a perfect match for the judiciary branch. Forget Judge Fudge or Fudge Supreme, Chief Justice Fudge of the Supreme Court would be just desserts -- Marshall approves this pun -- for everyone. 2. Charley Bordelon - Queen Sugar Charley Bordelon thought she had the perfect life until it imploded. Now she fights for her home and for her community. Her investigative and negotiation skills stopped the construction of a for-profit prison and saved countless farms. Imagine what she could accomplish on the national level. 3. Michael Flaherty - Spin City Sadly, a Supreme Court Justice is just as much of a politician as any member of Congress. Fortunately, there's Michael Flaherty, who definitely knows the score when it comes politics. Even better, he's the rare individual who loves the game, is great at the game, and actually plays the game in order to help people. 4. Cmdr. Kelly Grayson - The Orville Supreme Court Justices are constantly balancing competing interests. Cmdr. Kelly Grayson is no stranger to the balancing act. She knows when to be tough and when to be compassionate. She honors the rights of the individual but also knows when to the put others before herself. 5. Jerry Seinfeld - Seinfeld Most court cases aren't about defending your liberties or grandstanding for your principles. Instead, most court cases, even or perhaps especially at the Supreme Court level, are about the minor quibbles: was the filing deadline met, were the right boxes on the form checked, is this case even in the correct courtroom. It all comes down to minutiae, and there is no one better at analyzing and questioning of the minutiae of all things than Jerry Seinfeld. 6. Ellie Torres..
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