TV Show Recaps/Thoughts: Week 9

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The Walking Dead
Time: Sunday 9pm
Channel: AMC
Episode: Knots Untie

I actually found this episode kind of boring. Sure there was the whole Rick and Michonne moment and Michonne dropping that one chick to the ground. But other than that, it was rather boring. I realized the need for it. You know, to show where our group is going next, but I just felt like there could have been a little more. I don’t need for them to let me get comfortable and feel like things are safe for a minute, because this group is never safe.

That being said, I am terrified for the next episode tomorrow night. They are going into the pit of the enemy. Who is going to die? Who will survive? It’s going to be so intense!

Shadowhunters
Time: 9PM
Channel: Freeform
Episode: Bad Blood

This episode actually had me so mad! First let me talk about Lydia Branwell. The chick that the Clave sent over to check on the institute. She comes in like she owns the place, like she is anyone other than an inspector. Later on she tells Alec about her little sob story about how she married for love and had big dreams until her husband died. Give me a break. I already hated her and I didn’t want to hear about poor pitiful Lydia.

The whole Simon thing has got me so annoyed. He doesn’t even know a vampire, what they are capable of and he instantly calls himself a monster. And let’s not ignore the fact that Clary only brought him back for herself. In the book I was totally okay with it, in the show it just ticked me off. Clary has been so cold towards Simon since she found out what she was. He has been her best friend since they were kids and she knows he wouldn’t bug her that much unless it was something serious. Instead of climbing out of her own head she ignores him, then helps him turn into a vampire. It was almost like she did it just so she could make up for what she had already ruined.

The last thing that really irritated me in this episode is the falcon story that Jace told. In the books it was such an important moment. Jace was finally letting Clary into his mind, showing a little bit of himself. Even in the movie it was done better. In the show it was so poorly done and there was no emotion in it…or rather, bad acting emotion. Serioulsy, the whole thing made me want to jump through the screen and knock out Jace so he would shut up.

Overall, I hated this episode. It reminded me why I disliked the show to begin with. Not to worry, I am a sucker for the whole shadowhunter world and I will keep torturing myself through this show. Why? For Magnus. No lie. And if they mess up the chance of an Alec and Magnus relationship by allowing Alec to actually marry Lydia, I will forever be done with this show.

The 100
Time: Thursday 9PM
Channel: The CW
Episode: Thirteen

So much happens in this episode. I was blown away to be honest.

At the beginning I was complaining that I felt the relationship between Lexa and Clarke was forced. It just didn’t feel natural to me. Then again, that could be because I so want Clarke and Bellamy to get together. I feel like they would be a great power couple. Though, now that Lexa is dead, maybe we can have that power couple and they just take over the whole world. Fingers crossed?

I was shocked that Lexa was killed in this episode. I was a little upset about it and I think this will cause huge problems for Arkadia. Without Lexa there to protect Arkadia because of her love for Clarke, we may see more of Arkadia people dying. Hopefully Pike will be the first to go.

There were so many twist in this episode. One, the end of the world was actually caused by a program. I always assumed there was someone behind the “city of lights” chick that told her to end the world, but she did it on her own accord. Then, we find out that the “spirit of the commanders” is actually a chip, a chip created by the same person that created the program that ended the world. Mind explosion!

So my question is, when the two programs recognize each other, what is going to happen? Will there be another end of the world?

Shannara Chronicles

Time: Tuesday 9PM

Channel: MTV

Episode: Ellcrys

This weeks episode was the final of the season. All I can say is please MTV, bring this back for a season 2. There are so many questions and so many places this show could take us. I really don’t have much more to say about it. I was happy with the show. It may have been one of my favorite new shows this year and is probably right up there with Supernatural and The Walking Dead, in terms of importance. MTV did a really great job with this high fantasy series and I have my fingers crossed for a second season.

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Show Recaps: Week 2/21 – 2/27

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Okay folks. I have decided how I am actually going to do this. I will not have a set amount of TV shows I will cover each week. There will be at least one. For the most part, it will be just the shows that really hit me and made me fume with comments. Yes, I take notes while I am watching these shows. I have Word on my phone and keep it open while watching the shows. I was using a notebook, but it was just uncomfortable. I also type on my phone way faster than I write. Odd?

Moving on. This week I didn’t figure out how I was going to do this until half way through the week, so…I only have 3 shows for you today. And only one with a lot to say.

The Walking Dead
Time: Sunday 9pm
Channel: AMC
Episode: The Next World

Thoughts: Loved this episode so much! The bro relationship between Rick and Daryl. The hook up between Rick and Michonne (FINALLY!). And Jesus…who is dreamy and I am hoping that he is a good guy. According to an article I read, in the comics he is a good guy. But we will see.

And we see the true heart of Carl, leading Zombie Deanna to Spencer. He knew it had to be someone that loved her to take her out. And I am sure it gave Spence a little peace knowing his mother was no longer wondering around the world as a zombie.

Now, let me go into this whole Rick and Michonne deal. I saw it coming, I really did. I have been rooting for this since they left the prison. You have two people who were built to survive the apocalypse, they can have a little romance and keep their heads on straight. Meaning, they will make it, they are in it for the long haul. Not to mention that Carl basically told Michonne she was family and he loved her as so. Also, have you seen how much Michonne loves Carl and Judith? It is a family made in the apocalypse heavens! LET IT BE!

Shadowhunters
Time: 9 Pm Tuesday
Channel: Free Form
Episode: Major Arcana

Thoughts: I don’t have much to say about this show this week. I just wanted to ask a few of you who are fans, did Clary treat Simon this bad in the books? She has basically turned her back on him. He is turning into a vampire and Clary can’t seem to even pick up the phone. If I recall correctly, in the books she was a little more aware of what her best friend was going through. So why does the show have to be so dramatic about it and make Clary look like the worst friend in the world?

Also, OMG! Alec and Magnus! Love!

 

The 100
Time: Thursday 9PM
Channel: The CW
Episode: Bitter Harvest

Thoughts: Okay, so this show is starting to tick me off. Not to the point where I want to stop watching, but to the point where I want to jump into the television and rip throats out. First you have the sky people at Arkadia, fighting among themselves. They finally reached some kind of agreement with the grounders and stupid Marcus decides that there just has to be an election to make things fair. Big mistake sir!

Now we have this douche nozzle Pike ruining everything the first 100 fought so hard to achieve. Clarke is sitting around with Lexa trying to keep her from killing the sky people, probably setting the site for Lexa to get herself killed. You know how the Grounders have survived? They kill their enemies. You know who their enemies are? The people of Arkadia. Okay, not all of them, but can we please kill Pike already?

Then, we have Jaha with his city of lights BS. I feel like this little happy pill he is handing out is some kind of packet of nano bots. Come on, we all know what happens when you start injecting people with nano bots…the bots take over and all of humanity is lost. But Jaha is too stupid to see what is going on right before his eyes.

So, in conclusion, let Lexa take out Pike and any of his followers except for Bellamy. Which, side note, I am so disappointed in Bellamy. I am totally still shipping Clarke and Bellamy. They should have been a couple a long time ago and wish they would see that already. Sure, Clarke has had her romp in the sheets with chicks, but she was meant for Bellamy! Don’t tell me any different.

Sorry, got off track. Like I was saying, let Lexa in to kill Pike and his followers, give the leadership of Arkadia back to Kane or Abby. Get Lexa back on board with killing her enemies before she becomes too much of a pansy to keep things together. Then find some way to wipe out Jaha’s brain washing computer program. I just can’t take this anymore with Clarke fighting for her people and her people fighting against everything she is doing to save them. Also, we really need to get Pike out of the way before Jaha brings down his hell storm.

What’s Next!?

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I will admit, I watch a lot of TV.  I fear that at times I watch more TV then I spend reading.  But how could you not, with so many awesome shows on TV every night.  It’s great and it does help spark a little inspiration from time to time.

Yesterday I found out that one of my shows had been renewed and I was super excited.  I was so excited that I decided to check out the listings for renewed shows.  With this list came another list of shows that were canceled.

After looking through the renewed list like a mad man (woman) I wanted to go hide in a corner.  Some of my favorite shows were not listed.  I could already feel my heart breaking into a million pieces, just like it does every year with the news of canceled shows.

I prepared myself to bust out into tears and slowly went down the list.  “Take another little piece of my heart.” was playing through my head with every blow to the heart.  Seriously, some amazing shows had been canceled and more amazing ones are hanging in the “undecided” closet.

Let’s just talk a little about these programs and the stations that put them on.

The worst of them all is ABC Family.  I have started watching so many programs that they start, just for them to cancel after the first season.  Which wouldn’t be such a big deal if they didn’t leave things on such a huge cliff hanger!!

First example, Jane by Design.  A show about a high school girl who some how lucked out, tricked an entire company, and started her dream job before she was old enough or qualified.  The first season ended with her best friend confessing that he was in love with her.  What happened after that?  Did she get found out by the company?  How about the guy that was always flirting with her that was way to old for her, but he didn’t know because she was lying to everyone but her best friend.  COME ON!! At least give me a short movie to finish up the story.

Recently, there was a show called Bun Heads.  A Vegas show girl married this guy who had been in love with her for a long time.  The day they got married the guy was killed in a car accident.  The woman then had to try and get along with the mans mother who is mad because the guy signed everything over to the woman he had only been married to for a few hours.  There was so much they could have done with that!

There was another show called Nine Lives of Chloe King, the girl just found out she was some kind of half cat/half human thing.  The first season ended with someone being shot.  And Ravenswood, which was a spin off of Pretty Little Liars (HATE THE SHOW!) and ended on a cliffhanger.

CW is starting to get just as bad!  They just started a show called Star-Crossed.  Aliens from another planet crash land on Earth, and the aliens look just like humans, only with tattoos on their skin that they are born with.  Great show! It has already been canceled.  Really?  It hasn’t even finished it’s first seasons run.

Also on the CW they have canceled The Tomorrow People.  Its about these people that are born with powers.  They are humans with the ability to teleport, read minds, stop bullets, and one can even stop and reverse time.  This show just had it’s finale.  The main guy found out he can revers time and his uncle is out to start some kind of war.  CLIFFHANGER!

Here is the thing.  It’s not so much that these shows are canceled after one season.  It’s how they are ended.  Every single new show should be able to wrap up in one season.  They should have two endings ready.  One for if the show is signed on for another season, and another for if the show is canceled.  I am so sick of being left hanging, having no idea what would have happened next or any idea of what should happen.

Once Upon a Time in Wonderland did it right!  They started this amazing show, but people lost interest.  They writers and producers and all that fancy stuff of the show, knew this might be a possibility.  So they wrote an ending to the show that could work if the show continued, and brought it to a nice ending if the show was canceled.  All new shows should be like that.  ALL OF THEM!!

Now for the shows that have been on for years, there is plenty of time to wrap things up and give us a proper ending.  ABC Family has a hard time doing this as well.  Remember Kyle XY?  Really awesome show, very horrible ending.

Maybe I am just coming at this like a writer…You don’t leave your readers hanging.  Though, my mom would say that I always leave her hanging.  Poor woman has read so many of my stories that were never finished…sorry mom.  All of these shows could have been wrapped with amazing movies.  Come on people, the movies that we are seeing today are not as great as they used to be.  Maybe by turning these shows into movies we will have something decent to watch?

Or you could just stop canceling these awesome shows after the first season.  Just a thought.

I will end this post here…there are so many more shows I could talk about, but this post would be way to long for the short attention of the human brain.

Show Review: The 100

There are a few new shows starting up recently.  Some have been on for about three weeks, while others have only had their first episode.  One show that has only had one episode is The 100.

This show comes on the CW on Wednesday nights at 9PM.

The idea of this show is the Earth has been evacuated for 97 years and what ever population made it off the Earth safely is now floating in space on the Ark.  Sadly, the Ark is dying and they have to figure out a way to save lives.  The  Chancellor of this ship is like the president, he calls all the shots.  Because of the tight space and the lack of supplies, any and all crimes are punishable by death.  Lucky for anyone under 18, they get to sit in a cell until their 18th birthday before they are sentenced to death.

Now, the reason Earth was evacuated is because of radiation poisoning.  Someone on the ark decides that Earth might actually be safe to return to, but in order to check they create a plan.  Unfortunately for 100 of the kids under 18, rotting away in a cell, this plan includes putting them in a ship and sending them down to Earth.  These teens are given a simple task.  Make it to Earth to test the air, if they die Earth is not safe, if they live they are to find supplies that were left in a safety zone 97 years ago before Earth had to be left behind.

As soon as the ship lands on Earth the kids separate.  You pretty much know from there who is going to cause problems and who is going to take the mission seriously.  Of course, they all committed some kind of crime, so why would they start listening to the adults now?

My Take on the Show
The first episode was fantastic.  It was enough to keep me interested and left me wanting more.  Here are my thoughts in a nice little list!

  1. First of all, these kids are criminals.  They have all done something stupid to put themselves in prison.  Why would they be the first to send down?  Actually, it makes sense to send down criminals to see if they survive, but why so many at one time?  They could have been sent in smaller groups.
  2. Why kids?  They are all under 18.  They are minors with parents that still love them no matter what stupid crime they did.
  3. ANY CRIME can get you locked up.  Does this mean that if one kid steals an extra bite of food and gets caught, the kid automatically goes into lock down to wait for his death the moment he turns 18?
  4. Each couple is only allowed one child.  One couple has a second child and tries to hide it.  When the child is discovered it is taken from the family and the mother is killed.  Was this really necessary?  Really??
  5. One group of kids goes off to find the supplies they were told about.  On their trek through the woods they encounter a deer with two faces and a giant snake that chills in the river.  Is anything safe to eat?
  6. At night the plants glow and two of the teens that are awake find it fascinating.  Yes, it was gorgeous, but it was caused by radiation…is it really that beautiful?  Will it kill you?
  7. One kid that knows his plants picks a flower and eats it.  What part of radiation did they not understand?

All in all, I will be watching more of this show.  Curiosity killed the cat, but I bet the cat was never bored.  This show has got my attention.  I want to know what is going to happen.  Will the ark be saved?  Will everyone return to Earth?  Is Earth really safe?  And who will fall in love with who?  A good show is never complete without a love story, even just a hint of one!

At least in my opinion.

What Do You Think?

Have you seen the show?  If so did you like it?  Do you want to watch it?  Go HERE to check it out!