December 19, 2018

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The Americans Season 6 Episode 3 Review: Urban Transport Planning

Things aren't the same as they used to be, that's for sure. Relationships have fallen apart and putting them back together will be no easy task. In fact, The Americans Season 6 Episode 3 makes it seem as if some of them may be hopeless. There are some people willing to step up and get hurt so things change for the positive, though. When I reviewed The Americans Season 6 Episode 1, it was my hope that Philip would see how messed up things were with Elizabeth and realize she was one of the people who wished to hold the Soviet Union back from progress he would like to see continue. Unless I'm out of my mind and have read all the signs incorrectly, he's reached that point now. Related: American Horror Story: Joan Collins Joins Cast! Elizabeth is losing her cool. She's become a one-woman terminator on behalf of her homeland. She's not one to normally allow her personal issues to interfere with her work, but she's doing it now. She's overreacting when Paige is in the field whether to protect her or to because her head isn't completely in the game while she spends more time thinking about Paige than what's right for the mission. Paige is her daughter. If Elizabeth doesn't feel good training her, she should have given the responsibility to someone else not only for her sake but Paige's. By keeping it in the family, Paige isn't getting any comfort after a bad day, either, something she could have received (without details) if she wasn't in trouble for messing up a mission by just allowed to process what happened. Philip: I told her she'd have you to talk to. Elizabeth: What do you think I was just doing? Permalink: What do you think I was just doing? Added: April 10, 2018 Coming down hard on Paige may feel good to Elizabeth, but it didn't feel good to her liberated husband and Paige's father to witness her behavior. Paige was also worried about her mother's seeming willingness to die for the cause. A spy normally has to put country first, but hearing Elizabeth talk about it so frankly was new to Paige. Elizabeth: No matter how risky it is, it's OK. Paige: What do you mean it's OK? Elizabeth: That no matter what happens to me that if I'm fighting for something that important... Paige: You don't care if you die? Elizabeth: Well, of course I do. But I'm not afraid. Permalink: Well, of course I do. But I'm not afraid. Added: April 10, 2018 After hearing that and then putting it together with what she later told Philip, it's hard not to wonder if part of Elizabeth isn't hoping to die because she's worried everyone is right about what's happening in the USSR and with her marriage. For as strong as she is, Elizabeth is better at dealing with spy stuff than she is dealing with her personal life. She's a woman of many faces, and putting on a different one every day is easier than confron..

Suits Season 7 Episode 13 Review: Inevitable

Is it just me, or is Suits running out of gas? I struggled to get on board with most of the storylines, and I'm beginning to think it's because they were all predictable. On one side of the spectrum, we had Louis and Sheila trying to inject some life into a downright dull hour. On the other, we had some more flatlining moments from the love triangle that never should have become a thing. Oh yes, Suits Season 7 Episode 13 was all about advancing the characters to new places, but it felt like more like one of the filler installments you tend to get at this point of a season. There was nothing shocking about Lois and Sheila role-playing their way into the bedroom. Like I said in the review for Suits Season 7 Episode 12, there is no love here, it's all lust. That was confirmed and then some on "Inevitable," which was an appropriate title for this hour of Suits. It was all going to come crashing down. Related: Suits: Renewed for Season 8! I appreciate that Louis felt he was in control of whatever arrangement he had with Sheila, but watching him burst into her office in his German professor get-up was sad and not in an emotional way. Louis: Gretchen. Gretchen: What are you bellowing about now? Louis: Oh, I don’t know, maybe the fact that I’m sitting here with a freshly blended prunie, thirty minutes to myself and no morning newspaper? Gretchen: That’s because when I went to get you one, they were out. Louis: Well, then why didn’t you go to the newsstand down the street? Gretchen: Because I’m your secretary Louis, not your paper boy, and that’s that. Louis: No, that is not that, because a day hasn’t gone by that I haven’t read the newspaper since I was 9, so if it’s all the same to you, I’ll go out and find one myself. Gretchen: Louis, wait, they had the paper, I just didn’t want you to see it. Louis: Why not? Gretchen: Because there’s an announcement in there, Louis. That woman is getting married in a week. Louis: I know that Gretchen and I appreciate your concern, but I’ve accepted that she is moving on and so am I. Now if it’s all the same to you, I’m going to go downstairs and get the paper. Gretchen: You’re still tapping that, aren’t you? Louis: Say what? Gretchen: Don’t lie to me, you got a big old grin one second after mentioning that woman moving on. Louis: It was not a grin. Gretchen: I don’t care what it was, you’re dipping your pudding pop in someone else’s candy cane. Louis: That doesn’t even make any sense. Gretchen: Louis Junior’s having himself a slumber party. Louis: Okay, please do not call me that. Gretchen: And he’s ready to go snazzing around the neighborhood. Louis: Okay fine, so what if I am. Gretchen: So nothing. Louis: So you’re not going to tell me this is a huge mistake. Gretchen: It’s a mistake, but since you’re already making it, we might as well skip the part where I tell you that you’re crazy and get to the part where disaster ensues. Louis: It’s not going to ensue, Gret..

Empire Season 4 Episode 12 Review: Sweet Sorrow

Queen Cookie needs her rest. The family rallied around the matriarch on Empire Season 4 Episode 12 after a brush with death that was very likely brought on by the earth-shattering revelation that Andre was the one responsible for planting the bomb in Las Vegas. There were myriad other reasons for the near-heart attack, but learning your son tried to have his father murdered was very likely to do the trick. When Cookie realized she was not as invincible as she thought she was, I was glad. She's always trying to keep on top of things, but she takes on far too many things at once. She's trying to rush 20 albums to the market, trying to keep her family together, and giving Empire Fanatics some gorgeous and flawless looks that would make one think she was on the runway as a profession. Related: Empire Season 4 Episode 9 Review: Slave to Memory It was expected that Andre would rush to the hospital to find out the goods, but I was surprised his brothers sided with their father to tell him to get out of the building. Hakeem: I swear, momma’s like a superhero. How the hell did this happen? Jamal: I don’t know. I just wish there was something we could do. Hakeem: Wanna pray? You pray … every night with Bella. Jamal: Yeah, okay. Hakeem: Dad, you wanna? Lucious: Y’all keep that to yourselves. Permalink: Y’all keep that to yourselves. Added: April 11, 2018 It looks like all of that brotherly bonding on Empire Season 4 Episode 9 did a world of good. With that said, I have to agree with Jamal, Hakeem, and Lucious. Andre is too much of a loose cannon to let float under the radar, and the sooner something is done about him, the better. That's not me saying I want someone to pop a cap in him. Andre needs help, and he's not getting it by being given things to do at the company. He needs to go off on a wellness retreat or something because he never really got over the death of Rhonda. What irked me was that Andre took the fall for everything while Shine got to continue to scheme another day. Shine forced his way through the doors of Empire intent on getting some power, and he's one of those characters who can rise at any time to cause some trouble. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! He may be acting happy right now because he's got work, but there's no telling what the man is really capable of doing. If he knows there's a possibility he can be caught, it means that almost all of the other characters are going to be put on the firing line. Andre: How is she? Lucious: Congratulations, Andre. Andre: Excuse me. Lucious: Isn’t this what you wanted? Andre: What the hell are you talking … what I wanted? Lucious: When we were in Vegas and you wanted me and your mother dead? Andre: Oh, come on man. Jamal: Come on. Stop. Andre, why don’t you just leave, man? Andre: I’m not going nowhere, man...

The Walking Dead Season Finale Promo: All Out War!

The time for talking is long gone. On The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 16, the war between Rick and the Saviors will come to a dramatic conclusion, and we should probably expect a whole lot of death and destruction. As teased on The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 15, Negan is not ready to let his big feud with the Hilltoppers come to an end without more blood being shed. Also, he wants to find out what Dwight has been telling those against him, so that should be fun. When the fight kicks off, Eugene will be forced to confirm whether he has truly left his former team behind. Related: The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 15 Review: Worth In scenes from the official prom, we see the bullet maker turning a gun on Gabriel, but will he really be able to take someone out? The All Out War segment is expected to come to an end on The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 16, but given the deviations from the comics of late, there's no telling which direction the AMC series will go. What we do know is that Fear The Walking Dead Season 4 debuts right after the episode concludes. Have a look at the full teaser below, and join us in the comments with your thoughts on it. The Walking Dead continues Sunday on AMC. Remember you can watch The Walking Dead online right here via TV Fanatic.

TV Ratings Report: Roseanne Continues to Drop

Roseanne (13.5 million/3.4 rating) may still be dropping at ABC, but it's still pulling in solid ratings. The latest outing slipped another 12 percent in the demo. Meanwhile, The Middle (7.5 million/1.9 rating), Blackish (5.1 million/1.4 rating), Splitting Up Together (4.2 million/1.2 rating) and For The People (2.7 million/0.6 rating) were all down. Lethal Weapon (4 million/0.8 rating) hit a series low in the demo, while LA to Vegas (2.3 million/0.7 rating) was on par with recent results. New Girl (2 million/0.7 rating) returned on par with The Mick's average. The CW: The Flash (1.8 million/0.6 rating) hit series lows while Black Lightning (1.6 million/0.5 rating) was stable. NBC: Rise (4.5 million/0.8 rating) and Chicago Med (6.4 million/1.1 rating) held steady. CBS: It was the Grammys Elton John tribute (7.1 million/1.0 rating). View Slideshow: 13 Notable Male Roles Rewritten as Amazing Women

Criminal Minds Sneak Peek: The Latest Killer Goes Retro

Garcia will be attending to a very stressful family issue on Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 20, so it will be interesting to see what kind of help she offers up for this case I'm calling retro. For those long-time viewers, do you know what happened to Garcia's parents? If you don't, you're about to find out, as she'll be heading out of town to attend a court hearing with her stepbrother. Perhaps she'll finally be able to put the past behind her in a way that causes her significantly less pain than it has up to this point in her life. Related: Criminal Minds Season 13 Episode 19 Review: Ex Parte There will be a lot more pain going around town while she's gone, and she won't be leaving the team high and dry, either. That's right, even when battling emotional turmoil, Garcia will still phone in her assistance. That's good to know because a bioterrorist is suspected when people start bleeding out and dying without any known cause. That would be a very frightening way to go. In our exclusive clip below, Alvez and Tara are meeting with a medical examiner who shares with them her findings. And while the actual method itself might recall murders from the way, way back machine, the process used to enact these new murders has nothing in common with how the method was used in the past. Related: Get CBS All Access via Prime Video Channels for Hit Shows, Exclusive Originals & Live TV! If you watch enough Discovery ID, you'll be able to figure out what I'm talking about pretty quick! Take a look at the scene below and then tune into Criminal Minds tonight at 10/9c on CBS. Whether you catch it live or watch Criminal Minds online, be sure to come back and join in the discussion about the installment on TV Fanatic! We'll be here waiting for your thoughts.

13 Notable Male Roles Rewritten as Amazing Women

High Fidelity is the best-selling novel by Nick Hornby that was adapted into the 2000 film starring John Cusack. It is now being developed into a TV series with one major change: the lead role is being written for a woman. Let's check out some of the other times that a woman stepped into a role originally created for a man. 1. Kara "Starbuck" Thrace (Battlestar Galactica) When Ronald D. Moore's re-imagining of Battlestar Galactica announced that Starbuck was going to be a woman, there were many skeptics. Katee Sackhoff ultimately landed the role and quickly won over viewers with her powerful portrayal. 2. Lenny (Legion) Showrunner Noah Hawley first envisioned David's friend Lenny as a middle-aged man. Once he met Aubrey Plaza, Hawley rewrote the role so she could play it. 3. Jeri Hogarth (Marvel Netflix Universe) In adapting comic character Jeryn Hogarth for the Marvel/Netflix franchise, he became a she. Played by Carrie-Anne Moss, Jeri Hogarth is a fierce lawyer and the first lesbian character in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. 4. Joan Watson (Elementary) In this modern-day interpretation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary stories, Lucy Liu plays former surgeon Joan Watson, a consulting detective and Sherlock Holmes' sober companion. 5. The Doctor (Doctor Who) While not a role that was ever explicitly written for a man, Jodie Whittaker is the first woman to step into the TARDIS as the Doctor. She made her debut in the 2017 Christmas special, and her first full season begins this fall. 6. Karsi (Game of Thrones) Although Karsi only appeared in "Hardhome," Birgitte Hjort Sørensen delivered a haunting performance. Director Miguel Sapochnik revealed that the character was originally written for a man but was recast as a woman during production, a decision that made a huge impact on an epic episode. View Slideshow

iZombie Promo: Tanned, Dyed, and Fresh to Death!

Haters Gonna Hate! Liv is rocking her pre-zombie look on iZombie Season 4 Episode 7. She briefly gave into tanning and dying during iZombie Season 3 when things were looking bleak before zombies were out in the open. She quickly chose to return to her pale, bleached look by the season's end. We caught another glimpse of Rose McIver in her natural beautiful state on iZombie Season 4 Episode 6 when she went undercover on a caper in a totally meta moment. In it, the New Zealand actress played an American zombie, pretending to be a Kiwi, faking an American accent. Did you get all that? Related: iZombie Season 4 Episode 6 Review: My Really Fair Lady Is the look here to stay? Maybe it's something she's embracing along with her new role as Renegade II. Playas Gonna Play It also could be due to her consuming the brain of a playboy. Oh yeah, Liv is going to be that guy. You know the one. One of those far from sexy, but totally sexist, self-proclaimed lothario/pick-up artist type. The victim played wing-man to some poor sap and probably made a pretty penny teaching others the art of seduction while referring to himself by some generic single word moniker. Related: Get Shudder via Prime Video Channels for Spine-Tingling & Provocative Films, TV Series, & Originals! This is going to be a ball of fun! Clive is in a relationship rut after being forced into an open relationship with Dale and striking out with his first attempt at pursuing another relationship with Michelle. Liv+ playboy/wingman brain + her undying devotion to her bestie, Clive = Nonstop Hilarity. It may also be a disaster for poor Clive, but it's not a fun episode of iZombie unless Clive is reevaluating his life and his choices while working with his zany, brainy, brain-loving friends. Related: iZombie Season 4 Episode 4: Brainless in Seattle Part 2 That man deserves a medal and a vacation. He also deserves some loving, so maybe Liv will be able to help him out. I can't wait! Can you?! You can watch iZombie online here at TV Fanatic if you need to catch up on the season. Check out the promo below and hit the comments with your thoughts!

Watch Roseanne Online: Season 10 Episode 4

Did Becky and Darlene realize they were more similar than they first thought? That was revealed on Roseanne Season 10 Episode 4 when Becky realized that her surrogacy arrangement was similar to a situation her sister found herself in several years before. Watch Roseanne Season 10 Episode 4 Online Meanwhile, an animal rescue organization rejected Jackie's application to adopt a puppy, but how did she manage to get back in good standing with the company? Also, Roseanne stepped in to help someone close to her. Use the video above to watch Roseanne online right here via TV Fanatic. View Slideshow: 27 Reboots Ruling 2018 — Should We Give Them The Boot? Get caught up with all the latest developments right here.

Watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Online: Better Latex Than Never

Did Teddi and Erika manage to put the past aside? That was revealed on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 17 when Teddi dropped a surprising truth about her relationship with the former ice Queen. Watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 8 Episode 17 Online Meanwhile, the ladies continued the trip to Berlin, but Kyle wondered whether Lisa had finally tired of her and whether there was going to be another big bust-up between them. Also, Lisa Rinna revealed a shocking fact about her life. Use the video above to watch The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills online right here via TV Fanatic. Get up to speed on all the action right now.