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Falling Behind

I wish there were more hours in a day so that I could watch everything I want to watch. Unfortunately, time is limited and I’m starting to fall behind on some shows.

A lot of fall shows are either coming close to their winter hiatus or ending for the year (or ending for good, like Sons of Anarchy), so let’s talk about where things are going with my favorite shows and what’s coming up in the next few months.

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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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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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Gracepoint: Pilot

Crime dramas have never been my thing. Maybe it was Anna Gunn that drew me in, or maybe it was the allure of a miniseries. Anyway, here I am.

I liked the pilot for the most part, but there’s just something about crime dramas that doesn’t interest me. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s been done over, and over, and over…and over. The fact that it’s only ten episodes long makes it unique, so I plan to stick around for the duration of the series.

The pilot kicked off with the body of a young boy, Danny Solano, being found on the local beach. After suicide was ruled out, the small town was in a frenzy about what happened to the 12-year-old. This single crime seems like it will be the sole mystery of the miniseries, so that too makes it unlike other crime dramas. Det. Ellie Miller (Anna Gunn) was expecting a promotion to police chief, but was put on the back burner for a new, more experienced member of their police department, Det. Emmett Carver (David Tennant). Ellie, as a result, was pretty angry at her lost promotion, as well as the loss of a local child and family friend.

After coming home from work, Ellie told her son Tom (Jack Irvine), who was Danny’s best friend, about his death. Curiously, after Ellie told him it was ok to grieve and left his room, he deleted all of his text messages and his entire hard drive. What could he possibly know about Danny’s murder? Was he involved?

The police later determine that Danny was not abducted from his house, but he snuck out late at night. They caught him on a surveillance camera riding his bike down the street.

Gracepoint seems like it will be an interesting crime-mystery. What happened to Danny Solano? If he wasn’t abducted, then what happened?

The new series has only received a 69% from Rotten Tomatoes, which isn’t too bad, but it isn’t great either. I can’t say that it roped me in entirely from the pilot, but that is hard to do with only one episode. What did you think? Has anyone seen its British predecessor, Broadchurch? What do you think happened to Danny?