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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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The Voice – Blinds 3 & 4

It’s heating up! After nights 3 and 4, we’re getting closer to my favorite part; the battle rounds!

Night 3 of the blind auditions had a lot of talent, as usual. My favorite was Blessing Offor. I was having a panic attack waiting for someone to turn their chair for him, and was so overwhelmed with happiness when at the last second, all 4 turned around. Hopefully he makes it far on Team Pharrell. I was also happy to see Anita Antoinette return from season 3. She did so well this time around, and I am very happy that she chose Team Gwen over Team Adam; I think that her and Gwen will make a good match.

I wasn’t a big fan of Bree Fondacaro; her voice had good parts but it was just too airy. Maybe Blake will help her control her voice better and turn her into a top artist.

Night 4 was good as well. I really enjoyed Katriz Trinidad‘s audition, especially since she has a killer voice at the young age of 15. When I was 15, I was super awkward, so I always love seeing these kids with incredible voices at young ages. Speaking of young contestants, I was so happy that someone turned around for Tanner Linford. I wasn’t especially moved by his performance, but I would have been so heartbroken for him if he didn’t get a chair to turn two years in a row. I was impressed with Jonathan Wyndham as well, mostly because I am a huge fan of the song Say Something (as well as A Great Big World) but he sang it beautifully.

There can’t be many more nights of auditions left, most of the teams are almost full. I can’t wait for the battle rounds; they always bring fierce competition and you really get to see the contestants for who they are as performers.

The Voice – Blind Auditions 1 & 2

I have to say, I was really impressed with Gwen and Pharrell on the 2 night premiere of the voice. I think that they both make great additions to the panel. I can’t wait to see how they do as coaches for theses aspiring singers. As always, Adam and Blake were hilarious and stole the show with their banter. Gwen is proving to be just as hilarious as them, though.

As far as artists go, there were only a few that really caught my attention. The very first contestant on night 1, Luke Wade, really impressed me. I really liked Damien too, he had a very beautiful voice. I was really disappointed that nobody turned their chairs for the older gentleman who sang a country song, I can’t remember his name. At the beginning of his performance, I wasn’t interested. By the end, I was almost in tears because you could hear the emotion in his voice. I couldn’t believe nobody turned their chairs, although like Blake said, he did sound a little out of practice. On night 2, Taylor Phelan and Maiya Sykes were the two that really stood out to me.

Does anyone else miss the interactive game they had for the voice a few seasons back? If you didn’t play it, basically you created your own teams out of the contestants who make it past the blind auditions. It made the show more engaging, and I can remember getting really invested in it. There was a chance to win a prize if someone from your team made it into the finals, although I didn’t come close. It was a lot of fun, and I was very disappointed that they never brought it back after that one year.

 

The Blacklist – Did They Say Lord Voldemort?

He’s back! The Blacklist kicked off season 2 with a rather large bang, courtesy of Red. The episode started off with Red getting the name of another bounty hunter looking for him: Lord Baltimore, which sounds an awful lot like Lord Voldemort. On the search to find this bounty hunter, Red and Elizabeth were led to Rowan…or was it Nora? I’m still confused about which twin she actually was. Rowan/Nora was played by Krysten Ritter (hi, Jane from Breaking Bad), who I thought did a convincing job at portraying somebody with dissociative identity disorder. So Rowan/Nora was working with Lord Baltimore, who kidnapped Red’s ex-wife whom he hadn’t seen in 20 years, according to her. Red then received a package with nicely manicured finger cut from his ex-wife, from Lord Baltimore of course.

Elizabeth’s personal life is probably as crazy as her FBI job. She has photo’s of her ex-husband taped to the ceiling above her bed, which is her way of obsessively trying to figure out who he really is. Having a fake husband who was really a spy sent to get close to you can’t be easy. She was able to get an annulment for their marriage, but decided to keep his last name. Her reasoning being that it never really was his name, which is true since he was living under an alias for the duration of their marriage.

So, who do you think was tailing Elizabeth? Could it be her now ex-husband, “Tom”? Does anyone else find it kind of freaky that Elizabeth is keeping his last name? Will we ever find out who Berlin is?