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 Are You Watching?

One thing I said I was going to do was talking about this year was some of the shows I am watching at the moment. Well…I have been watching a few shows. So let’s dive into a quick chat about what I am watching!

New Shows

Shadowhunters:

I wanted to talk about this show first because I was so exited for this one. I read the Mortal Instruments books by Cassandra Clare. I saw the City of Bones movie. I love the whole Shadowhunters world. And then this show came out…I have basically hated every minute of the three episodes I pushed myself through.

Let me tell you, the acting in this show is so horrible. It just feels low budget and half thought out. The dialogue is boring, and it’s not nearly as magical as the books or the movie. I am terribly upset by this. Honestly, I feel like most of the blame goes to the girl cast as Clary, Katherine McNamara. Everything I have seen her acting in has been horrible. In everything I remember her in she has been this spoiled brat that gets upset when she doesn’t get her way. Sadly, she has brought this into Shadowhunters and Clary. I loved Clary in the books and the movie. I do not love the Clary of the TV show.

I will not continue watching this show. Not only because of the horrible acting and poorly written screenplay, but also, I feel like they just changed too much from the books. It just doesn’t feel like the same story and it’s no longer a story I am interested in.

Shannara Chronicles:

Another TV show based on a novel series. Unlike Shadowhunters, I absolutely love this show. It is so amazing! I have heard bad things about the book series, but watching the show makes me want to read the books. Although, I could be disappointed in one or the other after reading the book.

The acting is on point with this show, which honestly surprised me. I don’t know why, because Teen Wolf is an MTV original show and I love it. I just thought with this show being a high fantasy kind of show, that the budget wouldn’t cover the effects it would need to make the show amazing. I was so wrong!

I love Austin Butler, who plays Wil, one of the main characters. He is seriously gorgeous…the lips… Anyways. He is an amazing actor and I loved him in Switched at Birth. He is much better at playing a half elf, half human though.

The leading women of the show, Poppy Drayton (plays Princess Amberle), and Ivana Baquero (plays Eretria) are also amazing actors. I don’t recall any thing else that have played in, but their acting on this show makes me want to see more from them.

Seriously if you have not checked out this show, please take a couple of hours and watch the first two shows. I don’t think you need the first two to be hooked, but you know, just in case you have your doubts.

Lucifer:

This is another show I had my doubts about and I have only seen one episode. Not because I didn’t like the first, I just haven’t had time to watch the second episode. The first episode was very intriguing and I really enjoyed it. It’s a nice twist on the devil himself and what he might be like in real life.

But you see in the first episode, that him leaving hell to mingle among the humans is starting to change him. Then again, it seems like he was forced to be the king of hell, and it doesn’t really suit him. I am looking forward to seeing more of this show and I really hope the future episodes follow the first and keep me interested. There is so much they could do with the story line.

Returning Shows

Teen Wolf:

 

What really needs to be said about this show? It’s amazing, I love it, and this season has been incredible so far. I thought I would start getting bored at this point, but the show just keeps me on the edge of my seat!

The 100:

This show is in it’s third season and it just keeps getting better and better. Who hasn’t thought about what the world will be like when radiation forces us to escape into space and limited air supply sends us crashing back to the home once deemed unfit for human life?

Also, this was based on a book. I’m afraid to read the book. I’m thinking I will just wait until the show is cancelled (hopefully after several more successful seasons) before I even try reading the books.

There are many more shows that I watch…trust me. There are a ton. But, I have weeks to cover them. I want to start doing a recap/discussion on each episode. Short discussions for episodes I enjoyed with one or two comments, and more in depth discussion for episodes that leave my jaw in the floor.

I will also add times and days that these shows air. Call me lazy this week…I’m trying to get my stuff together to make my post better. Just hang in there with me while I figure it all out.

Tell me, what shows are you watching??

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.