November 20, 2018

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Hawaii Five-0 Season 9 Episode 7 Review: The Smoke Seen in the Dream Now Rises

Steve McGarrett really is a man born outside his own time. Steve fit so much better in his grandfather's time in 1941 on Hawaii Five-0 Season 9 Episode 7. It was a time when men were men, women were dames and everyone for some reason talked with a Jersey accent. Don't ask me why. The line between good and evil was so much clearer then as well. Was this an epic 200th episode, with all the required bells and whistles? No. But that doesn't mean it wasn't a lot of fun. Related: Hawaii Five-0 Season 9 Episode 6 Review: Aia i Hi'ikua; i Hi'ialo (Is Borne on the Back; Is Borne in the Arms) That fun started with that Big Band-tinged version of the theme song, a new twist on what is arguably the most familiar theme song in TV history. That or Mission Impossible, you pick. This episode allowed Steve to further connect with his grandfather and namesake whom he never got to know since the elder McGarrett was killed during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Milton, his granddad's ex-partner, gave McGarrett a great gift: more information about his grandfather, the elder McGarrett's briefcase and a cold case to solve. And even though the restaurant's soft opening happened that same night, what captures Steve's attention? That's right, the cold case. It's not just any cold case. however. It's the last unsolved case of the famed HPD Detective Chang Apana. Chang was famous enough that even Danny was aware of him, and Danny is as purposefully ignorant of things Hawaii as he can get away with. So, in addition to being a cold case, it involved a figure out of Hawaiian mythology or at least Hawaiian history. That's another plus because the best episodes of Hawaii Five-0 are those that are educational as well as entertaining. Related: Watch Hawaii Five-0 Online: Season 9 Episode 6 Mine your unique setting for all its worth. Otherwise, just use a backlot or the California hills. Plus, let's face it, clothing and cars from 1941 were soooo much more stylish than those of today, which was another positive development. It was amusing to watch how all the evidence from the cold case blended with the people in Steve's work life to re-create the investigation in his dream. The true charm of this type of flashback episode is watching current characters placed in different types of roles. However, there wasn't much of that happening here. Steve and Danny were cops, who still had carguments 90 years in the past, as were Jerry and Duke. Adam was a crime boss, complete with a wispy mustache that always designated weasels in films of the day. Tani was a revelation as a torch singer. Who knew she could sing? Junior as the victim's brother/surfing instructor and Kamekona as the club emcee were at least stretches as characters. Related: 45 Baddies We Unapologetically Adore The flashback also touched on the socio-economic conditions of colonial Haw..

Last Man Standing Season 7 Episode 6 Review: The Courtship of Vanessa’s Mother

It was all about relationships on Last Man Standing Season 7 Episode 6. Mother and daughter relationships, embarking on new relationships and taking advantage of family relationships, all played a significant role in the Baxter family drama and shenanigans. The arrival of Vanessa's mother had her in a frenzy. She was plagued with self-doubt, as well as a constant fear of nothing Vanessa did was right in her mother's eyes. She of course leaned on Mike for support, but he took the time to remind her how he never mended his relationship with his father and now it is too late. Vanessa: Wait! Where do you think you're going? Mike: I go to work, make money, you buy flowers. Vanessa: No, no wait! You can't leave my mother is going to be here any second. Mike: Why didn't you say so? I will get my announcement trumpet and blow it right here in the foyer. Vanessa: I need you to be my buffer. You know how my mother is. Mike: I know you want me to say something bad about your mom. But honey, I literally like six people in the world and your mom is one of them. Permalink: I know you want me to say something bad about your mom. But honey, I literally like six... Added: November 09, 2018 Vanessa and Bonnie's relationship represented so many mother/daughter relationships. Despite her mother driving her crazy, when Vanessa saw Bonnie was hurting she ran to try to fix the situation. Mothers and daughters drive each other nuts. Even those with the best of relationships succumb to times of self-doubt and inferiority when it comes to the mother/daughter relationship. Just like in the case of Vanessa and Bonnie, lack of real communication is generally the real problem between mothers and daughters. Once Bonnie and Vanessa finally opened up, they both realized not only were they feeling the same way but they both truly wanted the relationship to be different. Related: Get True Crime Files by ID via Prime Video Channels for over 1,000 Real-Life Mystery & Suspense Shows! No matter how old you get, daughters always want their mother's approval, while mothers need to know their daughter's respect and admire them. Ed: When you said Bonnie thinks we are in a relationship, I thought maybe it was time I just step back a little bit. Vanessa: And why is that? Mike: Can you guys take this someplace else? I don't want to get involved in it. Ed to Vanessa: Well actually, you see she is too much like you. Mike: Ok, now I am involved. What the hell is that supposed to mean? Ed: She is not the kind of woman you can have fun with. Mike and Vanessa in unison: What the hell is that supposed to mean? Ed to Vanessa: Bonnie like you is a woman of substance. The kind of women I date are not as deep. Vanessa: You mean younger? Ed: Exactly! Permalink: What the hell is that supposed to mean? Added: November 09, 2018 Ed was back at Outdoor Man interacting with the Baxter clan and putting the moves on Bonnie. Pairing him w..

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 4: Meet The Queens!

Who will be the next queen to enter the Drag Race Hall of Fame? That's the big question we'll find out when the players return for RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 4. Ten returning queens have been selected for another chance to compete for the crown, the money, and all the bragging rights. As anyone can attest, it's a prize worth fighting for. After experiencing the highly debated RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 3, the stage has been set for an even more competitive and cutthroat round. The twists, the lip-syncs, and the challenges will surely push the queens to their limits. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! Check out the photos below of the returning players, and what you need to know about them. Share in the comments your thoughts on the cast. Who do you think will win RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 4? RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 4 premieres Friday, December 14 on VH1 at 8/7c. 1. Farrah Moan The RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9 showgirl is back in all her feminine glory. Her multitude expressions and frustrated moaning sounds wowed fans alike, but her lackluster performance didn't blow the judges away. Her chance at redemption could show everyone that Farrah is a competitor you don't want to mess with. 2. Gia Gunn The floating eyelash heard around the world! Gia Gunn brought new levels of "fishy" to the competition during RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4. Unfortunately, her performance during Snatch Game did her in. Gia has become more polished, glam, and she feels more confident since coming out as transgender since her last appearance. Could this competition be her year? 3. Jasmine Masters Jasmine Masters has something to say and she came here to slay. Not many could match her enthusiasm and charisma, but her performance during RuPaul's Drag Race Season 7 failed to shine. Jasmine has a lot to prove to compete against the heavyweights returning this year. 4. Latrice Royale Bow before her majesty! Latrice Royale is a beloved fan favorite and iconic past performer from RuPaul's Drag Race Season 4. Her epic one-liners, shade, and honesty earned her a place in the hearts of fans. This is her third time appearing; her second was during RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars Season 1. 5. Manila Luzon Similar to Latrice Royale, Manila Luzon is another queen who is competing in her second All Stars season (she also competed on RuPaul's Drag Race All Star Season 1). Manila is fun, wild, and loves to be the star in the limelight. She first captivated us during RuPaul's Drag Race Season 3, but could this be her year for a crown? 6. Monet X Change The queen of the sponge dress left her mark on fans during RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10. Monet had one-liners for days and a beautiful positive personality that could make anyone smile. In fact, she even won Miss Congeniali..

Titans Season 1 Episode 5 Review: Together

What the heck is going on? Titans Season 1 Episode 5 featured the Titans realizing they could function well as part of a team, a steamy hookup, and a stunning twist that's sure to shake things up. It was about time the Titans stopped somewhere actually to hash out a plan of action. I laughed out loud when they pulled up in the minivan outside the dingy motel, but it made sense. The Porsche stuck out like a sore thumb, and it wasn't exactly practical for this newly formed dysfunctional family. The chemistry between Dick and Kory was off the charts during "Together," and while I think it was a little premature to have them hooking up, I was surprisingly okay with it. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! My main issue with couples on TV is the adverse effect they can have on the quality of the overall series, but there was something about this encounter that made me think it could be a one-time thing. They were both dazed with the days of running, and everything that's happened of late, so it was natural for each of them to let their guard down. What I liked most the whole scenario was that Kory recognized Dick was hiding a deep, dark secret and thought that tequila was the answer to get him to loosen up about his past. The chemistry took over in a big way when Dick was shirtless and looking for some comfort. My major gripe with this plot as a whole was that it kickstarted with Kory in the liquor store and handing over $100 for the bottle. It was like she was trying to let the Nuclear family know where she and the others were hiding out. When you're on the run, the aim of the game is laying low, so all of them should have switched up their appearances. Related: Titans Season 1 Episode 4 Review: Doom Patrol Dick should have known that. He's a detective and knows the lengths these people were willing to go to after his partner was murdered brutally. I did chuckle when the Nuclear family got a new father, but they were never going to be much of a match for the Titans. Dick had been so worried about lifting the lid on his identity as Robin, but the opportunity presented itself for him to help save Kory, Rachel, and Gar's lives without actually uttering the words about who he was. It was an action-packed scene for sure, but it allowed the foursome to do battle with this brainwashed "family' who could swap out members without shedding a tear. Loose lips sink ships! Nuclear Mom Permalink: Loose lips sink ships! Added: November 09, 2018 I did suspect the Nuclear family was brainwashed from the get-go. There's no way anyone was as upbeat as them in this day and age. The mother seemed like a carbon copy of Bree Van De Kamp from Desperate Housewives. Related: Titans Renewed for Season 2! She was tiring, but her one-liners were on point during "Together." It's for the best ..

Arrowverse Crossover: Get Your First Look at Superman and Lois Lane!

Things are getting a little icy in the latest image from The CW's annual Arrowverse crossover. The network shared our first look at Elizabeth Tulloch as Lois Lane alongside the returning Tyler Hoechlin as Superman, and we have one word to describe it: SUPER! Hoechlin has already appeared on multiple episodes of Supergirl as Supergirl's cousin from Metropolis. While Lois has been mentioned multiple times, this is the first time she will be seen in the flesh. Related: Elizabeth Tulloch Cast as Lois Lane on Arrowverse Crossover! As previously reported, the Arrowverse crossover is titled "Elseworlds," and will air across Arrow, Supergirl, and The Flash from December 9-11. DC's Legends of Tomorrow is sitting this one out which makes sense when you consider the fact the series is always jumping through time. Lois Lane is not the only comic book character appearing in The CW's DC Universe for the first time. It was previously announced that Ruby Rose will be taking on the role of Batwoman, and fans will also be introduced to Gotham City. What's more, there are already plans in place to spin Batwoman off into her own show, and the network has placed a pilot order. Related: Ruby Rose Cast as Batwoman! "Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence," reads the official logline for the potential series. "But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope." What are your thoughts on the first look at Lois Lane with her super lover? Hit the comments below. View Slideshow: Black Lightning Photos From "The Book of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem"

YOU Season Finale Promo: Becky, You in Danger, Girl!

Who will live, and who will die? YOU Season 1 Episode 10 is the showdown that fans have been waiting for all season. Now, everyone is dying to know who will make it out of the hour alive. On YOU Season 1 Episode 9, after months of stalking and murder, Joe's wicked ways have caught up to him. An oh so oblivious Beck has discovered the truth. Joe's darkness has eluded Beck for a disturbingly long time, but she found his treasure chest of mementos from all of his misdeeds. Related: YOU Season 1 Episode 9 Review: Candace Beck knows about Joe, and Joe knows that Beck knows. Beck's time may have run out. That could be a good or bad thing depending on your feelings about Beck. It'll be exciting regardless. Joe has nearly a handful of bodies under his belt that we know of, but Beck is notoriously manipulative. If Beck can convince Joe that she loves him and she doesn't hate him for his actions, she may be able to talk herself out of the cage. Joe is disturbed but clever. It's possible that Joe won't fall for her manipulation. In the promo, Beck's voiceover inquires how the hell she ended up in that cage. Well, we all know it has been a long, twisted path that led her to that cage, and she didn't do herself any favors. She also chastises herself because she knew something was wrong but did nothing about it. She admits she wanted to be loved, well, she may end up loved to death. One thing that stands out the most is Dr. Nicky being hauled away by the cops. Did Joe frame him for something? We'll have to watch and see! Related: Get Great Selection of New & Classic Movies with the Lifetime Movie Club via Prime Video Channels! It's an action-packed teaser that promises a thrilling finale. Check out the promo below, and hit the comments with your reaction! If you want to binge the series again before what is sure to be an epic finale, you can watch YOU online here via TV Fanatic! You can also check out our YOU Reviews!

The Blacklist Banished to Fridays for Sixth Season!

The Blacklist missed out on a fall launch for the first time in its five-year history, but NBC has confirmed when fans can expect the sixth season of the drama series to get underway. It will launch with a two-hour special on Friday, January 4, 2019, at 8/7c before settling into the 9/8c time period the following week. Yes, The Blacklist Fanatics, the series is making the movie to the lower-rated Friday nights. In the past, such a move has been seen as the death knell for a show, but it could be a sign that NBC believes in the series. Since its launch, it has been a magnet for delayed viewing, but the on-air ratings have softened considerably. Related: The Blacklist Renewed for Season 6! The Blacklist Season 5 averaged 5.7 million total viewers and a 0.9 rating in the advertiser-craved 18-49 demo. Those numbers swelled to 8.6 million total viewers, and a 1.6 rating with delayed viewing factored in. The Friday move means it will be paired up with fellow Warner Bros. TV Group produced series, Blindspot. "Following the startling revelation that Raymond “Red” Reddington (Spader) isn’t who he says he is, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) is torn between the relationship she’s developed with the man assumed to be her father and her desire to get to the bottom of years of secrets and lies," reads the official logline. "Meanwhile, Red leads Liz and the FBI to some of the most strange and dangerous criminals yet, growing his empire and eliminating rivals in the process. All throughout, Liz and Red engage in an uneasy cat-and-mouse game in which lines will be crossed, and the truth will be revealed." The Blacklist also stars Diego Klattenhoff, Harry Lennix, Amir Arison, Mozhan Marnò and Hisham Tawfiq. NBC started firming up its midseason schedule earlier this week with the announcement that Brooklyn Nine-Nine would be taking over from Will & Grace in January, with the comedy returning in a later time slot. Related: Brooklyn Nine-Nine Gets Season 6 Premiere Date at NBC! In an effort to bolster ratings on the modestly rated Thursday night schedule, the network confirmed that comedy block would be trimmed to one-hour, allowing The Titans Games to lead off the night at the start of 2019. Freshman comedy, I Feel Bad will wrap its run in December after NBC revealed that the plan was always to go with a shorter run for the series. What are your thoughts on this news? Hit the comments below. Remember you can watch The Blacklist online right here via TV Fanatic. View Slideshow: 21 Most Unlikeable Leads in TV History

Black Lightning Photo Preview: Does Jennifer Find Closure?

Teen romance is in full form on Black Lightning Season 2 Episode 5. Jennifer has cracked under pressure of her spiraling personal life and has reached out to her villainous ex-boyfriend, Khalil. Or, as Tobias prefers to call him when he sends him against enemies, "Painkiller." She promised Anissa on Black Lightning Season 2 Episode 4 that she would never contact Khalil again. However, we knew that promise wasn't going to last. Jennifer has lingering feelings for her ex, and he keeps texting her constantly for them to have a chat. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! Now, it looks like they're having their big reunion. Based on the preview photos, the chat seems to be calm and sweet. Jennifer and Khalil are reconnecting at Garfield at night to have their long-awaited conversation. What will they bring up? Will they get back together? Check out the photos below from "The Book of Blood: Chapter One: Requiem," which airs Tuesday, November 13 on The CW. Don't forget, you can watch Black Lightning online via TV Fanatic to catch-up on Jennifer's metahuman story before her reunion. 1. Jennifer's Path The road to becoming "Lightning" and embracing her powers is one filled with hurdles and self-reflection. Jennifer is ready to face those concerns. She's reached out to a familiar friend for an important discussion, 2. Reunion After weeks of internal conflicts and sadness, Jennifer has reached out to Khalil. What will their long-awaited chat bring up? Will they get back together? 3. Watch Your Back Lynn is pushing herself to find a cure for the green light children in the pods. However, her work environment isn't the most safe. She's caught a few minutes of rest, but that peacefulness won't last long. 4. Scientific Formulas For the chance at finding the cure, Lynn has to work with Dr. Jace. On the other hand, Dr. Jace is scarier than most of the metahumans they've ever faced. There's something about her that we just don't trust. 5. Post-Principal Life The harsh realities of giving up his principal title have weighed down on Jefferson's mind. Things keep getting worse and worse for him. He needs something good to happen to him soon. 6. Can Henderson Keep A Secret? Deputy Chief Henderson has discovered a powerful secret regarding Jefferson's secret identity. Will he keep it a secret from everyone? From the looks of them at the bar, there might be hope here. View Slideshow

Anna Paquin Joins The Affair Season 5!

There are some massive changes in store for The Affair's fifth and final season. According to TV Line, former True Blood star, Anna Paquin is the latest addition to the cast, and she's playing a character we've already met. The show will feature a storyline set in the future, and it will follow Joanie Lockhart aka Cole and Alison's daughter who was a child during The Affair Season 4. Paquin will take on the role of the character as she makes her way back to Montauk with the aim of learning all about what happened to her mother. If you watch The Affair online, you know that Alison was seemingly killed off by her boyfriend Ben after the pair got into a heated argument because he kept quiet about having a wife. Related: Joshua Jackson Departs The Affair After hitting her on the head, he threw her into the water where she seemingly drowned. Her death was ruled suicide, but it didn't stop some of the characters questioning what really happened. It was previously confirmed that Wilson was done with the series, and while there's still no solid answer about why she departed the series, there have been a lot of questions about it. As for Joshua Jackson, he's not expected to return as a series regular. Catalina Sandino Moreno and Omar Metwally are also out as series regulars. Related: The Affair Renewed for Fifth and Final Season! The Affair Season 5 “will chronicle the aftermath of the [Season 4] finale’s horrific events and find the characters coming to terms with the consequences of their choices — as they make the realization that if they really want to change their futures they must first face the past," reads the official logline. "This final season is about how everything does really fall apart in the end, but somewhere in that wreckage, the seeds of change finally sprout.” Okay, The Affair Fanatics! What are your thoughts on this casting news? Hit the comments below. The Affair is slated to return in 2019. View Slideshow: 15 Shows That Will Inspire You to Travel the World

TV Ratings Report: The Big Bang Theory Hits Season High

It was a stable night for the broadcast networks on Thursday night with The Big Bang Theory leading the way on the scripted from with a 2.3 rating (12.7 million viewers). This also marked a season-high for the CBS comedy series which built two-tenths week-to-week. Young Sheldon (11 million/1.8 rating) inched up a tenth right after to match its own season high. Mom (8.2 million/1.2 rating), Murphy Brown (6.1 million/0.8 rating), and S.W.A.T. (5.1 million/0.7 rating) were steady with their most recent results. Grey's Anatomy (6.6 million/1.6 rating), Station 19 (5.1 million/1.0 rating), and How to Get Away with Murder (3.1 million/0.7 rating) were right in line with their season averages. The Good Place (2.8 million/0.8 rating), Superstore (3.3 million/0.9 rating) and Law & Order: SVU (4.4 million/0.9 rating) were all stable for NBC. Supernatural (1.4 million/0.3 rating) and Legacies (1.1 million/0.3 rating) each dipped a tenth from last week. There were preemptions in the Los Angeles market that could have adversely affected these young-skewing dramas. View Slideshow: The CW Cheat Sheet: Which Shows Are in Danger?!
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