Tuesday, September 27, 2016

DOA On TV What's Coming In 2017

I still think it is bizarre that the time period after Christmas has become so full of big time programming.

I'm unhappy to see what NBC did with Grimm since last season: Gave it a renewal (yay), then said it would have the number of episodes cut in half, then they said it would not appear till January and the show would end after its short episodic run.  What dirty behavior, seriously.

Also guilty of awful behavior, Sleepy Hollow which allowed Nicole Beharie, Abbie Mills, THE MAIN CHARACTER to be summarily killed off last season.  They return in January without her, and though I love Ichabod, he and Abbie were the show.  Now they're putting in someone who is supposed to remind you of X-Files Scully?  They have certainly lost completely the whole soul of the show and, I'll watch, but will be cringing.

With no explanation iZombie is renewed but pushed to January.   What does that mean?

Here's what's coming of interest to me, and to you, cause you love the same stuff I do, right?

12 Monkeys Season Three
Stranger Things Season Two
The Expanse Season Two
Shannara Season Two
Izombie Season Three
Orphan Black Fifth and final season
Zoo (summer 2017)
Colony Season Two
Sleepy Hollow Season Four
Grimm Sixth and Final Season
Wynonna Earp Season Two
Doctor Who
Fear the Walking Dead Season Three
Mercy Street  Season Two
Poldark  Season Two
Jessica Jones Season Two
Daredevil Season Three
Class (Doctor Who Spinoff with Teens)
Shadowhunters Season Two

Monday, September 26, 2016

DOA On TV: Show Notes

I've yet to see Gotham, but have caught up on the other shows I usually watch, plus I've added a couple of new ones.

Lucifer:   Lucifer oddly has a certain innocence to him, odd perhaps, but he is, after all, a fallen angel.  This season, his mother (who knew he had one!) has escaped from Hell, perhaps aided by someone in her escape.  Lucifer spends much of the episode rather hilariously thinking she is inhabiting the bodies of some very confused people.  Off to a good start.

Marvel's Agents of Shield:  Coulson isn't Director anymore which allows him to be out in the field rubbing elbows directly with the bad guys.  Fun for him and the audience.  The new director has been unseen but appears to be heavy handed and running Shield with a hard hand.  Daisy (hate that name) is off on her own chasing down baddies with her hacking skills and her super powers.  The new Big Bad is Ghost Rider, a character I'm not familiar with, but who is able to become a flaming skull being at will and toss fire.  His disabled brother is Lorenzo James Henry who plays Chris the Psycho on Fear the Walking Dead fueling speculation Chris' character will be killed off.

Survivor:  Gen X vs Millennials.  Gen X is a sort of innocuous generation for me, and the age range spans quite a bit 33-52?  I assumed since the Gen-Xers were portraying themselves as hard working conscientious role models of the world that they'd beat out the ever so slackery Millennials, but no, the Millennials outsmarted and outplayed them handily.  Best up your game, Gen X.

MacGyver:  As we know I never saw the original, so I am not all whiny comparing the new and old.   I thought the plot and characters were much like Mission Impossible, and right after I watched it it was also reminding me of Magnum PI, though I couldn't say now why.   I thought at first the MacGyver character was a bit silly and vacuous, but he had me rooting for him by the end of the episode.

Van Helsing:  Man, this was so dark and grim, and hopeless for the first half hour or so, and I considered turning it off, but I stuck with it, even through the second episode which made me actually like it more as it explained how everyone got to where they are.  I need at least one really appealing character in a show, and in this one, I really liked the doctor, who is now a slavering vampire, but I'm hoping she can be turned back.  I also liked Vanessa Van Helsing's little girl, and I have hope as well that she is alive somehow.  I'll be there watching this week.

Once Upon a Time:  Off to an annoying start with Emma mysteriously having tremors and visions of her apparent death and stupidly hiding it from everyone except stinking creepy Hyde.  She does this every time, when she has plenty of people who could help her figure things out.  I did not like the Regina/Zelena immediate split.  Having them finally work things out between them would have been a nice story arc.

Lethal Weapon:   I'm a fan of the old movies and would have been critical, if Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford were not both so immediately appealing in their roles.  They were both just great, I loved their characters and had a tear in my eye at episode's end.  Watching!

Designated Survivor:  What happens if things go bad and a really smart Sweetheart of the World is suddenly tossed into the Oval Office by tragedy?  Keifer Sutherland, I just wanted to hug him.  So sweet, so vulnerable, but under it, I think so very capable.   I never watched a single episode of 24 so I'm not biased into wanting him to reprise his Jack Bauer role at all. A real surprise must watch for me who despises politics more than anyone you know.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

DOA On TV: Fall TV, off to an Oopsie Start

Yikes, I missed the premier of Gotham, Lucifer, Agents of Shield, and Survivor (!!!!!!) this week because I haven't got my nice tv cheat sheet ready.   (Pulls head from Deep Place)  Good thing everything is set for series recording.  I'm just out of the habit of watching TV in the evenings, boink!


There are very few new shows I'm interested in this fall, worst new offerings in years.  Almost everything really good is pushed back to January.  Except for great things like the Flash...


Gotham  9/19  7pm Fox
Lucifer   9/19  8 pm Fox
Supergirl   10/10   7pm CW


The Flash  10/4  7pm   CW
Marvel's Agents of Shield    9/20   8pm


Survivor   9/21   7pm  CBS
Lethal Weapon  9/21   7pm   Fox
Arrow   10/5    7pm   CW
Designated Survivor  8pm   Fox
Frequency   10/5    8pm   CW


Legends of Tomorrow   10/13   7pm   CW


MacGyver     9/23    7pm   CBS
Van Helsing   9/23   9pm   Syfy
Luke Cage  9/30   Netflix 

Ash vs. Evil  Dead   10/2  8pm   Starz
Dirk Gently   7pm   10/22  BBC America


Once Upon A Time   9/25    7pm   ABC
Westworld     10/2   8pm    HBO
Elementary   10/2   9 pm    CBS
Walking Dead   10/23   8pm   AMC
Talking Dead   10/23   9pm  AMC
The Librarians   11/20   7pm    TNT

Monday, September 5, 2016

DOA's Podcast Recommendations

I've been listening to podcasts while I'm gardening and walking.  I'm trying to get back up to walking two miles a day, and listening to Podcasts while I stroll with my faithful Beagle is a nice way to pass the time.

I've been listening to a variety of things, as fits my ever so well rounded interests.  I've handily put my recommendations on the sidebar.  Give them a try!