November 21, 2018

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The Resident Season 1 Episode 6 Review: No Matter the Cost

This new series is truly coming into itself with each installment. The Resident Season 1 Episode 6 was another solid hour of a series that continues to entertain. What made this one particularly great was the way it centered around a couple of the characters. We spent nearly as much time outside of the hospital as we did inside of it. The hour was enlightening for viewers who have become attached to the show's regulars. The hour was especially informative when it came to Conrad, Nic, and Mina. Conrad's complicated history with his father runs deep. He expressed in so many words that he felt more like his father's pawn than anything else. Marshall only wanted custody of him growing up because it was a way to stick it to Conrad's father, not because he actually wanted anything to do with his son. It's likely that we've barely scratched the surface with Conrad's issues with his father. He doesn't elaborate on what specifically bothers him so much. We got bits and pieces without anything concrete. I'd love to know more. Without enough history, their tension can run the risk of being cliche. Conrad's the guy with the rich dad who didn't pay him enough attention growing up or whatever, and thus he ended up being this rebellious individual who overcompensates for it as an adult. Winthrop: You look well. Atlanta suits you. Conrad: Why are you here, Dad? Winthrop: I'm looking for worthwhile investment opportunities. Conrad: It's been over a decade since we last spoke, and you suddenly show up. What's the real reason? Winthrop: You were always suspicious. Conrad: And you were always a narcissist. Permalink: And you were always a narcissist. Added: March 05, 2018 I'd rather it not be that. It feels like there is more beneath the surface. Anyway, the tension between the two was certainly intense. Conrad doesn't respect his father at all, and he made that abundantly clear. Their conversation at breakfast was insightful. Conrad and his father haven't spoken to one another in ten years. Related: The Resident Season 1 Episode 5 Review: None the Wiser Marshall's money is an issue for Conrad, and he questions his father's motives, but I'd love to know more about their history. Conrad speaks of his father in such a harsh way that you'd swear the guy killed kittens in his free time. He doesn't offer up very much to give anyone an idea as to why his father is repugnant. Other than being arrogant and carrying himself like a rich guy who possibly doesn't care about others, there's not much to glean from his first impression. Was there for you guys? What's interesting is Marshall's proposal. Marshall wants to open up a series of small hospitals, and he wants Conrad to be the one to run them. That's a tempting offer. Marshall knows that Conrad fights like hell on behalf of his patients and scoffs at..

UnREAL Season 3 Episode 2 Review: Shield

If you were at all worried that UnREAL Season 3 started off SMOKIN' HOT, but might quickly cool down, it's safe to say things have only gotten hotter! On UnREAL Season 3 Episode 2 that show within a show is more complex than ever. With the Suitress finding her groove on Everlasting, it’s all about how Serena’s going to play the game to land her husband. Behind the scenes, we get a more in-depth dive into a few of the relationships, most notably Rachel and Quinn’s. On set, they are mentor and mentee, boss and second in command. Yet beyond their professional connection lies a great deal of love and respect between the women in charge. They really do need and love each other. No doubt, Rachel, and Quinn share a (rather dysfunctional) mother/daughter relationship. That is why what happens next is so incredibly f**ked up; because you do not screw your daughter's not-so-secret crush! Meanwhile, the temptation surrounding Rachel makes her commitment to celibacy seem like a Superpower. Given the lack of running water in her truck, following her steamy chat with a DRIPPING WET (who among us wasn’t?) August, I wouldn’t have blamed her for jumping into the pool in lieu of a cold shower. She is certainly MY hero. Related: UnREAL Season 3 Episode 1 Review: Oath As far as exploring how the hell we got to the place where Quinn screwed the apple of Rachel's eye, completely naked on top of her desk, I say we give Quinn the benefit of the doubt. Let’s assume she was too busy directing the Everlasting season premiere to notice Rachel’s connection with August on Day 1. Now, Quinn not only recognizes the attraction, but she also makes a scene of it in front of cast and crew. Are you guys having sex? Because your nipples are showing, Rachel. Quinn Permalink: Quinn: Are you having sex? Because your nipples are showing, Rachel. Added: March 01, 2018 There are many possibilities as to what exactly drives Quinn to commit her selfish, sexual crime. Theory 1: The almighty green monster -- jealousy. Quinn calling August and Rachel out on their crazy attraction proves she sees it and maybe wants what Rachel has. Theory 2: The reveal that Chet and Crystal have a more honest relationship in just a few months than the one Chet shared with Quinn for more than a decade is heartbreaking. Watching 24-year old Crystal bond with Quinn's underling, Madison, over the gifts from their sugar daddies, might have pushed Quinn over the edge. Theory 3: Perhaps it was Rachel's fight with Quinn that did the trick. Rachel: You're pumping toxic sludge into the minds of young women. You're telling them that that they have to dummmy themselves down to land some dude. Quinn: Maybe it's the truth. I mean look at us. Rachel: So what, you’re just giving up? Quinn: No. I don’t want what she wants, Rachel. Rachel: Bullshit. You want exactly what she wants. You’re just too afraid to admit it, because you’re afraid you’r..

Good Girls Season 1 Episode 2 Review: Mo Money Mo Problems

So the burning question from the end of the pilot is answered relatively quickly. And well it's not exactly much of a surprise. SPOILER ALERT! Boomer is alive! Boomer is alive and being held in the Boland children's tree-house. Yes, you read that correctly. Beth and Annie hog-tied Boomer and schlepped him up into a pretty expansive tree house, complete with a big purple slide. Was this the wisest decision? Of course not, but then again neither was robbing the local grocery store. And now on Good Girls Season 1 Episode 2 the ladies have more than just that robbery to deal with. Boomer surviving the Jack Daniels to the head was somewhat of a given, but there really was no telling how they were going to get themselves out of this situation. And clearly by holding him on her property, Beth didn't know what to do either. As we get to know the ladies better, it seems pretty clear that Beth is the de facto leader, Ruby is the voice of reason and Annie is the wildcard. These are all subject to change of course but that's where we are right now. And honestly the roles fit everyone nicely. They're all strong, formidable women and tremendous mothers, but their personalities could not be more different. Y'all are already getting charged for kidnapping. We mine as well ransom his ass, too. Ruby Permalink: Y'all are already getting charged for kidnapping. We mine as well ransom his ass, too. Added: March 05, 2018 It's funny that the person I've dubbed as "the voice of reason" is the who comes up with the ransom plan, but it's oddly kind of a brilliant plan if it works. You get the money, give it to Rio, then you can figure out what to do with Boomer later. The number one thing is getting the money because without that everyone is dead. Was anyone else wondering why Boomer's racist grandmother just had a bag of cash hidden behind her dresser? It was such an odd place to hide that much cash, but then again she was an odd woman. Had Annie found that cash and not Beth, the ladies probably would have been free of Rio for good. But Beth is the polar opposite of her little sister. Now we knew none of the ladies were going to die in the second episode of the season, but the montage of them each respectfully saying goodbye to the people in their lives was very well done. While Ruby made an abundance of lasagnas to make sure her family wouldn't go hungry, Annie showed up at her exes mansion in the pouring rain talking about training bras and it was enough to make you teary eyed. Speaking of Annie's ex, I'm wondering if she had come up with a better lie, would he have given her the money? From the looks of that house, he has money to spare and I'm thinking if he needed to come up with $60,000 in a pinch, he could probably make it happen. I'm very curious about when the men of this series are going to be pulled into the ladies situations. Stan is such a standup ..

Lucifer Season 3 Episode 16 Review: Infernal Guinea Pig

Lauren Lapkus didn't have a lot of time to make an impression as Abel on Lucifer Season 3 Episode 16, but her comedic skills brought an unexpected edge to the murdered "good" brother during her short stay. I don't know about the rest of you, but if both Cain and Abel wound up in Hell, I'm no longer feeling any pressure to do, well, anything according to the good book. I don't give fruits, veg, or slaughter animals in the name of God, and I often use his name in vain. Cain may still have hope for himself and his curse, but my hope for humanity as a whole is gone after "Infernal Guinea Pig." Roll up the red carpet to the pearly gates because nobody down here is stepping up. We're all going down. You guys, Charlotte was sent to hell for being a defense attorney. We all make jokes about attorneys, but the basis for almost every legal system in the world is to give someone the benefit of the doubt and consider them innocent until proven innocent and have a good defense. Wasn't that a bit heavy handed? Are we to glean from Charlotte's hell loop that we need to wade through shades of gray now and determine with all of our moral fortitude what should be granted a thorough legal defense and what shouldn't? Eff off. I'll stick to Investigation Discovery when I need my legal fix. Related: Lucifer Season 3 Episode 15 Review: High School Poppycock While I was on board during Lucifer Season 3 Episode 15 to kick Chloe and Lucifer's story back into gear, I didn't feel the heat carry on anywhere else but inside Lucifer's head. Hey, he may consider that the best place to have heat for Chloe, but I need more. Isn't it all about me, the average viewer? Maybe the story about Bree and what's her face and the bomb and the drug cartel got overpowered by Abel dropping into Bree's body. Abel, the first murdered man, was inside the victim's body. Who cares about Bree at that point? Drug cartel schmug schmartel. It was in one ear and out the other. Until Lucifer was worried Chloe was going to explode with what seemed, in the end, like an English Christmas Cracker instead of a bomb, I tuned out of the entire story. I lost track of how Amenadiel got wind of Abel's resurrection and why Amenadiel wasn't a bit more annoyed that his brother was plucking the first soul out of Hell instead of trying to send Abel back straight away. It was also interesting that Abel had no idea who Amenadiel was and that he was such a sharpshooter. There were many amazing moments to be seen that seemed out of place and fantastical (says the girl/woman/whatever writing about Lucifer, Cain, and Abel as if they're humans). I wouldn't have pegged Abel to be an alcohol-swilling womanizer, either, but Maze said he was all about boobs and booze. I want to know if that was Hell behavior or if he landed in hell because of that behavior. Do you know how many times I've tr..

iZombie Season 4 Episode 2 Review: Blue Bloody

If the entire season is dedicated to exploring the intricacies and nuances of New Seattle, I, for one, cannot wait. On iZombie Season 4 Episode 2, the case of the week initially felt standard and separate from everything else going on in New Seattle, but then it seamlessly slipped into a new unexplored aftereffect of the zombie reveal. It also became the case that drove a wedge between Major and Liv and is the catalyst for the friction that they will undoubtedly face for the rest of the season. Mrs. Brinks was godawful. She was the prime example of someone who felt it was OK to treat people any kind of way while she was living because she would make it worth their while with money after she was dead. After the minute we spent with her before she was killed, a golf ball to the eye socket was a brutal justice. Mrs. Brinks was a rude, condescending, horny old biddy who treated everyone around her like they were beneath her. Poor Clive about lost his mind when Liv was on that old bat's brain. Clive's distaste for the upper class never ceases to amuse. He was done the second she got in the backseat and expected him to drive her around like she was Miss Daisy. This was without a doubt one of the most obnoxious brains that Liv has been on, and it brought up the question of why does Liv allow some brains to completely consume her compared to others? It was something that happened frequently throughout iZombie Season 3, and it was a question raised when she cheated on Justin while on Katty brain. There were moments where it felt like Liv wasn't accustomed to working with Clive at all. She had very little to offer towards the investigation. She wasn't Liv; she was completely Mrs. Brinks. Don't be coy, Clive. He gave her sex. Sex for money, and you know what that makes him? A whore. Liv Permalink: Don't be coy, Clive. He gave her sex. Sex for money, and you know what that makes him? A whore. Added: March 04, 2018 While it made for a few funny moments, that scene in the interrogation room where she unwrapped and ate a hard candy was unexpectedly hilarious, Liv's callousness via Mrs. Brinks was terrible. Mrs. Brinks sexually harassed, abused, and exploited her married driver. Her renigging on writing a college recommendation for her gardener's daughter prevented the girl from heading east before the city was walled off, and now, she's a zombie. Related: iZombie Round Table: Ravi's Zombie Tendencies, Yay or Nay? But the worst of it was that she teased the idea of giving her cook money to send her sick son out of Seattle, but then she didn't. She was indifferent to the kid potentially dying. A mother would do anything for her child, and that included murder. I loved that this case is what introduced us to the underground network of coyotes. Thank God, Liv came down from that snob's brain in time for her conscience to get to her. Plus, Ravioli comfort scenes are my..

The Alienist Season 1 Episode 7 Review: Many Sainted Men

It's the Indians fault. Well, at least, indirectly. The origin of the child killer seemed to lie in the American West on The Alienist Season 1 Episode 7. And it actually took Roosevelt to make the connection, based on his exposure to the victims of Indian massacres during his time as a rancher. Roosevelt's observation that Rosie, the latest victim, appeared to have been scalped sent Kreizler's team on a new line of inquiry. Kreizler and Moore talked to an expert at the Museum of National History, who cleared Indians in general but who agreed that the M.O. could be that of someone who had been exposed to Indian atrocities. Then Sara, aided by the Isaacson brothers, found a likely suspect after sifting through the correspondence of mental patients for a connection to the West. She tracked Rudoph Bunz, first to Blackwell Island, then to St. Elizabeth's in Washington, D.C., the government's asylum for military members. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! Sara's emotional reaction to being at Blackwell suggests that she had spent some time there, or someplace similar, probably following her father's suicide. So now Sara plans to head to St. Elizabeth's, as does Kreizler, so we'll see how that works out in the future. But identifying a new suspect to replace Willem, who was slain during The Alienist Season 1 Episode 6, was almost secondary to everything else that occurred. The Isaacsons didn't have much to do other than performing a rather graphic autopsy and offending Sara by trying to not offend her "delicate sensibilities." When will they learn? Speaking of not learning, there's Moore. Early on, he served as Kreizler's punching bag while using his only marketable skills, drawing, to compile a sketch of the killer from Stevie's description. Then he got chloroformed while continuing said sketch. Finally, he fell off the wagon after another dressing down from Kreizler, then followed Connor into a beat-down. His face won't be so pretty the next time we see him. I think Kreizler was right when he told Moore that Sara would never fall for him. Despite her falling into his arms when distressed, I don't expect anything romantic to develop between them. She's still looking for a manly man to replace her late father, and that's not Moore. He's more of what was referred to as a dandy in those times. Kreizler also got called on his behavior for his actions throughout this investigation. It's tough being the smartest guy in the room, especially when you know it and don't hesitate to tell everybody. He has no governor. Still, he means well, even if he does a terrible job expressing himself. Watching him with Ezra, it was clear that he's so much better with children than adults. Related: Get Britbox via Amazon Channels for the biggest st..

Charmed: Madeleine Mantock Cast as Final Sister!

We finally know who will play all three leading witches on the Charmed reboot! According to Deadline, Madeleine Mantock has been cast as the third and final sister on The CW pilot. She will take on the role of Macy, who is a practical, ambitious, and intelligent geneticist who is shocked to the core when she learns that the supernatural world exists. The potential series has been in the works at the young-skewing network for over a year now. It was delayed from last year's pilot slate because The CW felt there was more work to be done on it. Related: Charmed Reboot Ordered at The CW! The network describes the reboot as follows: “This fierce, funny, feminist reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who discover they are witches." "Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy, and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done.” Charmed will mark Mantock's return to The CW. She previously starred on The Tomorrow People. The series lasted just one season. Related: Charmed Casts Youngest Sister! Mantock joins a cast that already includes Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Rupert Evans and Ser’Darius Blain. Jane the Virgin creator Jennie Snyder Urman, developed the series for the network, and it will be written by Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin. It is one of the network's higher profile series, and its odds of being ordered to series likely increased with Netflix poaching Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Related: Charmed Casts Melonie Diaz! Also, The CW is expanding to six nights of programming in the fall which means there will be more space than usual for new series. Okay, TV Fanatics! What do you think about the cast for this new series? Are you on board with this new cast? Hit the comments below! View Slideshow: 27 Reboots Ruling 2018 — Should We Give Them The Boot?

TV Ratings Report: Oscars Down Significantly

The ratings are in, and the 90th Annual Oscars (24.4 million/6.4 rating) telecast slipped considerably vs. last season. Before that, the Red Carpet Special (16.6 million/4.0 rating) turned in solid results. The numbers are likely to be adjusted somewhat in the finals. NBC ducked the competition by airing a movie. Furious 7 (2.3 million/0.6 rating) was the movie of choice. View Slideshow: CBS Cheat Sheet: What Will Be Renewed? The only other original was a special of Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey (2.9 million/0.6 rating).

Grey’s Anatomy Round Table: Bring on Station 19!

We welcomed Andy Herrera into the fold on Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Episode 13, and it was a success. Also, Bailey returned to work after her heart attack, and Jackson and Arizona have finally realized that something is off with April. Join TV Fanatics Paul Dailly, Stacy Glanzman, and Jasmine Blu as they discuss another great hour of Grey's Anatomy. What was your impression of Andy? Did she persuade you to watch Station 19? Paul: Andy is a phenomenal character. Jaina Lee Ortiz took on the role with ease, and I cannot wait to watch Station 19 when it debuts later this month. Stacy: I loved her! She had me with her "You look 12, can you find me a grownup to tell me that?" line. I was on the fence about Station 19, but I think she convinced me to give it a shot. Jasmine: I liked her. Like Stacy, I was originally on the fence about watching Station 19, but after this introduction to Andy and knowing that Ben will be there, I'll give it a shot. Did Richard overdo it with monitoring Bailey on her first day back? Paul: Yes, it was far too much. I don't know what he thought he was going to accomplish by persistently trying to get her out of the OR. Maggie would not have allowed her back to work if she was not medically capable, so it was bizarre for Richard to ask questions continually. Stacy: Yes, and that drove me crazy. We just saw Bailey have to advocate for her own health. She knows her body better than anyone and would not have rushed back before she was ready. I get that he had concern for her, but he definitely overdid it. Related: Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Episode 13 Review: You Really Got a Hold On Me Jasmine: Definitely. I know how much he cares for her, so I understood why he was behaving that way, but he overdid it. Trust in your gifted head of Cardio. Trust in Bailey's ability to know her own body. He drew more attention to the situation than necessary, and it violated her privacy. Plus, he was not this way when Derek came back after being shot or after Burke had his hand surgery to stop the tremor. Watch Grey's Anatomy Season 14 Episode 13 Online Alex seems to be more protective of Kimmy than he usually is with his patients. Why do you think Kimmy has "gotten under his skin?" Paul: I think it comes down to how positive Kimmy has been about everything. She's talented, and he knows she has a bright future ahead of her if the tumor is removed. Stacy: I don't know, Alex has gotten invested in quite a few of his patients, so this doesn't really feel unusual to me. I agree with Paul though. This girl has big dreams for her future, and he wants to see her make them come true. Jasmine: It could be nothing major, and he enjoys her positivity and light. A big Alex-centric episode is coming up soon, so I wondered if it related to this case. Maybe she reminds him of someone from his past, like his mom or his sister. View Slideshow: Grey's Anatomy: 11 &#039..

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Photo Preview: Leslie Jones in the Season Finale!!

It has been a far too short but darn good time, Kevin Fanatics! Unfortunately, the season has come to an end. Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Season 1 Episode 16 is the season finale, and it's going to be a good one! For one, SNL's Leslie Jones will guest star as a special celestial being named Cindy. Elsewhere, Kevin is worried about his relationship with Kristin, and a revelation will rock Amy's world. If you'd like to catch up before the finale or simply experience the season all over again, you can watch Kevin (Probably) Saves the World online right here via TV Fanatic. Meanwhile, check out the photos from the season finale below! 1. A Kevin Sandwich - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Season 1 Episode 16 Yvette is struggling since Dave's death. She also doesn't know what's going on with her and why she's exhibiting human qualities. While she's trying to figure things out, she enlists to help of another celestial being, Cindy. 2. But Why, Though? - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Season 1 Episode 16 Kevin is quirky, that much is certain, but why on Earth is he standing in the middle of the street in a robe, carrying a cat condo, and seemingly talking to an invisible person? The neighbors will surely be talking by now if they haven't been already. 3. Strolling the Neighborhood - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Season 1 Episode 16 Kevin strolls the neighborhood with a cat condo like a strange cat lady. It's under the advisement of his new mentor, of sorts, Cindy. Why would she be having him do that though? 4. Kevin Induced Smile - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Season 1 Episode 16 Kevin has a way of making all of the people around him smile. It's a gift, really. Don't you all smile uncontrollably while you're watching him? I sure do! This may relate to his latest assignment where he helps a person honor the burial wishes of a loved one. 5. Celestial Dispute - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Season 1 Episode 16 Yvette enlisted the help of Cindy, but will she accept it? It looks like they may be having a bit of a disagreement here on how best to manage Kevin. He requires a special kind of management. 6. Love at Last - Kevin (Probably) Saves the World Season 1 Episode 16 Tyler has finally found the love that he was desperately looking for. Becky is a breath of fresh air and the perfect girl for him. They're a match made in heaven, and there is nothing but bliss between these two. Tyler definitely deserves it! View Slideshow