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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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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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My DVR is almost full

Why do I do this to myself?

As the ratings are coming in for the premieres of the last few weeks, I’m struggling to keep up with all the shows I want to watch. And the premieres aren’t done! Just this week Stalker, Gracepoint and A to Z are going to premiere. In the coming weeks, fan-favorites American Horror Story and the Walking Dead are returning.

Gotham had a strong premiere rating, which doesn’t really surprise me. I haven’t seen it yet, but I think the premise for the series is very interesting to most people, seeing as Batman has been a huge hit over the years for movies. The Voice had its lowest premiere rating ever, which again, doesn’t really surprise me. I’m sure everyone else is getting just as exhausted with singing competitions as me. It still is the best of its genre though. The Blacklist had a good season 2 premiere, which was expected since it was the biggest hit drama last fall. I am surprised to see that the Mysteries of Laura had good ratings for the premiere; maybe I’ll have to add that to my ever-growing watch list. The TV spots for the NBC dramedy seemed corny to me.

My DVR is filling up. I have Gotham, Scorpion, Sleepy Hollow, New Girl, The Mindy Project, The League, and Z Nation to catch up on. I’ll watch what I can on my day off this week. I have to, for the blog!

Tonight the Strain is on, and it’s the second to last episode of the season! It’s going to be good. Has anyone read the books? I’m interested to hear how the show compares.

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?

What’s on Tonight?

There are FIVE shows that I want to watch that premiere tonight. I won’t be able to catch them all though. I’ll probably watch the Voice and Blacklist tonight, and the rest tomorrow. I ranked them from what I’m least excited about to most excited about:

5. Scorpion (CBS @ 9 PM)

Scorpion looks like it could be interesting, but out of everything I want to watch, it comes last. It might be hard for people to relate to these characters, since they are all “geniuses”. I liked Katherine McPhee in Smash, so it will be nice to see her in something else. I will be watching this one On Demand.

4. The Voice (NBC @ 8 PM)

I have been watching the Voice since halfway through season 2. Now at season 7, I still keep up with it but it is getting less exciting. I am interested in seeing how Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams do on the show. Hopefully they can still keep the program entertaining and it doesn’t suffer the same fate as American Idol (which I never really liked).

3. Gotham (Fox @ 8 PM)

I’m actually really excited for Gotham; I am a fan of Batman movies and video games so I think that a back story on James Gordon and the criminals of Gotham will be really interesting! It’s third on my list because I’m more excited for my returning favorites.

2. Sleepy Hollow (Fox @ 9 PM)

I loved Sleepy Hollow last year! It was so interesting and like nothing else on TV. Although I was really bummed that Clancy Brown’s character was killed in the first episode, I really enjoyed the first season. I love the little bits of humor that are thrown in as Ichabod Crane tries to figure out the modern world and stop the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

1. The Blacklist (NBC @ 10 PM)

The Blacklist was a lot better than I expected it to be. I really only watched it because it came on right after the Voice. I normally don’t like these kind of cop/FBI shows, but this one really intrigued me. I love David Spader; he plays a really convincing criminal mastermind. I hope that we find out who “Berlin” is tonight, although I feel like that might be stretched out a little longer. I loved the character of “Tom Keen”, or whoever he really was. I wish he wasn’t killed off so soon, his story line could have been really interesting.

So that is what I will be up to tonight/tomorrow! Is anyone else going to be watching any of these shows? What are you most excited for?