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Winter Blues

Winter is my least favorite season. It’s cold and snowy (depending on where you live) and I just want to sit inside 24/7 cuddled up with my cat. Luckily, there are a lot of shows premiering in the next few months to give me something to do.

Sunday, January 4th – Downton Abbey (PBS)

The cast of Downton Abbey recently visited the Today show to talk about the upcoming season. They answered a few questions, and Hugh Bonneville said to bring a hanky for a few episodes, but be prepared to laugh as well. Downton Abbey is one of my absolute favorite shows, and I can’t wait for its return!

Sunday, January 11th – Girls (HBO)

Girls returns with Hannah Horvath moving to Iowa. Entertainment Weekly talks about the latest promo released for the comedy series. The plan is, there is no plan. Girls always cracks me up, so I’m looking forward to the new season.

Sunday, January 11th – Togetherness (HBO)

Togetherness is a brand new comedy by the Duplass brothers, and their first TV series. Variety talks about the upcoming series, saying that there will be some hilariously awkward moments. The show will follow a dysfunctional Los Angeles couple with kids, whose sister and friend move into their already-cramped house.

Wednesday, January 28th – The Americans (FX)

The Americans is another one of my all time favorite shows. A new promo premiered tonight during the Sons of Anarchy series finale (which I’m still crying about), and Yahoo TV talks about what we’ve learned in the latest trailer.

Thursday, February 5th – The Blacklist (NBC)

The Blacklist is currently on a mid-season break, but Fashion & Style has five questions they want answered when it returns in February. The first two are definitely questions that have been lingering in my mind: is Red Liz’s father? And what is up with Red and Tom? Hopefully, these questions get answered in the second half of the second season.

Sunday, February 8th – The Walking Dead (AMC)

The Walking Dead is another show that is currently on mid-season break. i09 posted an article discussing the possibility of the next “bad guys” in the next half of season 5. Apparently, some people think that the next villains will be the “whisperers”, who are a group of lunatics who wear walker skin on their faces and whisper to each other. The other possibility is Negan. Now, we all know the show doesn’t follow the comics, so we’ll have to wait and see where this goes.

Sunday, February 8th – Better Call Saul (AMC)

Everyone is talking about Better Call Saul. I am so excited about this new series, but a little nervous too. Sequels/prequels make me nervous, because so often they aren’t as good as the predecessor. However, I think that this show will actually do well; they know how much they have to live up to, so I think they will deliver. The best thing you can do is check out Saul Goodman’s website. It’s amazing.

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The Return of Walt Longmire

A&E, why did you have to go and cancel one of my favorite shows?

Longmire is easily in my top 5 favorite shows, so I was really surprised and really upset to find out it had been cancelled. But I got a nice surprise in my WordPress Reader this evening…

Michael Slezak from TVLine is reporting that Netflix is in “deep negotiations” to order a fourth season of the Wyoming-set crime drama. Yay!

If you haven’t watched Longmire, please do! The first 2 seasons are streaming on Netflix right now. The third season just wrapped in August, so it might not be up for a while. I really don’t like any sort of crime dramas, but Longmire is so captivating for some reason. It’s probably the beautiful, small-town, sheriffs office setting. While there is usually a case-of-the-week (which I hate), there is also an actual story from episode to episode. The show is based on the “Walt Longmire Mysteries”, a series of mystery novels by author Craig Johnson.

The show ended with a cliffhanger, so I’m really hoping Netflix closes this deal.

Walkers are Everywhere

Since The Walking Dead is on tonight, I thought I’d talk about something TWD related that doesn’t have to do with the show for a change.

A lot of times, when video game companies come out with games based on movies or TV, they don’t do very well. For example, The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct. I’ve never played it, and I don’t really want to based on what I have read/seen.

While this TWD related game didn’t do well, The Walking Dead Game by Telltale Games has been incredibly successful. If you’re a fan of the show, you will probably really like this game. Even if you’ve never read or watched The Walking Dead, the game is great on its own. It has its own characters and its own storyline.

If you’re unfamiliar, this game is episodic. It’s split into “seasons” and “episodes”, much like a TV show. There are currently 2 seasons, each with 5 episodes. A third is currently being developed. The Walking Dead Game has received global acclaim, receiving over 80 Game of the Year and other awards.

The great thing about this game is that it focuses more on telling a good story rather than having a lot of action. In an interview with Game Informer, The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman talks about what interested him in making the game with Telltale Games: “They came to me with a proposal that involved decision-making and consequences rather than ammunition gathering or jumping over things; I was impressed by that.”

I have to mention it get’s really emotional. You have to make split-second decisions that determine who lives and dies. The last episode of the first season had me in tears. I’m not going to spoil anything; just don’t say I didn’t warn you.

If you’re a fan of The Walking Dead, or even if you’re not, give The Walking Dead Game a play. It’s a really great story, and a really great game. I still have one episode left of the second season. I don’t want to play it because I know I’m going to have a hard time waiting for season 3, and I know I’m probably going to cry!

Week in Review 10/18

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Sunday

The Walking Dead season 5 started on Sunday, and it set records. More people tuned in to the premiere than Sunday night football! AMC posted an interview with Andrew Lincoln, who plays Rick Grimes on the show. He talks about the new season, as well as the finale of season 4.

Monday

Rebecca Jane Stokes from Den of Geek reviewed this weeks episode of The Blacklist, giving it 3.5 out of 5 stars. The Blacklist might not be getting rave reviews from critics, but it continues to dominate Monday night’s prime time ratings.

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AHS: Massacres and Matinees

Freak show has only had 2 episodes so far in this season, yet it’s already had tremendous success. The season 4 premiere had such high ratings that FX has already renewed the series for a 5th season! In fact, the premiere has set the record for the network’s most watched TV show episode ever! FX has some really great shows, so that is very impressive!

WARNING: Spoilers ahead! Don’t read it if you haven’t seen it!

This week, couple Dell Toledo (Michael Chiklis) and Desiree Dupree (Angela Bassett) join the Freak Show. Dell Toledo is a strong man, and Desiree, as she describes it, has “Proper girl parts and a ding-a-ling. I’m a full-blown hermaphrodite. Put that on your banner.”

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Week in Review 10/11

Another week of TV has come to an end, and there’s so much to talk about!

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Sunday

The Strain came to an end this past Sunday, and quite a few people, including Marc Buxton from Den of Geek, were not happy with the way it ended. It’s true that nothing was resolved in the finale, but from what I understand this series is closely following the novels written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. I haven’t read the books myself, but I have heard that the season 1 finale ended the same way the book ended. The subsequent book, The Fall, takes place 2 weeks after The Strain and the final book, The Night Eternal, 2 years later. I enjoyed the first season of the Strain and am looking forward to season 2.

Monday

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AHS: Freak Show

WARNING: Spoilers ahead! Don’t read it if you haven’t seen it!

Everyone’s favorite series American Horror Story: Freak Show premiered last night! Yay! And what a freaky premiere it was, indeed! I’ve never been afraid of clowns, but after last night…we’ll get to that after.

Early on, we met Sarah Paulson’s two-headed characters; conjoined twins Bette and Dot. This is going to be really great to watch, especially since Paulson is acting out two very different characters. Bette is sweet and naive, while Dot is bitter and untrusting.

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