Saturday, October 22, 2016

Just saying

I have often said this blog was inspired by the TV Worth Watching one, so when the creator of that blog was recovering from surgery this summer I found it difficult to know when my shows were on then this happen-

Welcome back! The place hasn't been the same without you. When Best Bets was away it was difficult to know what was on TV but I still read the great TVWW crew everyday. I am happy you took as much time as was needed to get fix and recover. Now back to our regular schedule programming.
Oct 21, 2016   |  Reply
David Bianculli-TV Worth Watching Blog Creator                                                  
Dear Sarah, You're one of the most faithful and tenured readers on the site, so it's especially great to hear from you. Thanks! And I agree: I've got a great crew of friends and colleagues here, and they not only kept the ship afloat -- they launched a series of international party cruises. While I, meanwhile, just kicked back and stretched out on the Lido deck...

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Legends of Tomorrow season 2

Another one of my favorite shows the premiered last season Legends of Tomorrow is a fun full of superheroes fast paced hour on the CW. Time travelling heroes, there is nothing more I have to say but if that doesn’t interest you let me add on---

Victor Garber (who I became a fan of through 1997 film Titanic) plays Dr. Martin Stein who is ½ of Firestorm. Eldest team member he is a scientist and keeps Jefferson, youngest member (Franz Drameh), Firestorm’s other half, under control.

Arthur Darvill (who I became a fan of through Doctor Who) continues his time travelling odyssey as Time Master/Captain Rip Hunter. He is the leader or the group and is the one who was from the future and came to 2016 using his ship the WaveRider to find and put together this raggedy bunch and turn them into heroes.

Brandon Routh (who I 1st saw in Superman Returns as Superman) is Ray Palmer, who was 1st seen on Arrow when he gained control of Green Enterprises. Using science he was able to create a mental suit to make him fly and help him in a fight.

Caity Lotz who plays Sara Lance aka Yellow Canary who also first appeared on Arrow as one of the characters sister who came back to life after being killed twice.

Clara Renee who plays Kendra aka Hawkgirl and reason this story began. You see Kendra and her true love first met in ancient Egypt and because of a curse have died many times over only to travel through time to kill their enemy forever

Dominic Purcell who plays Mick Rory a bad guy named by Cisco originally on The Flash he and his partner Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller) used their powers of fire and ice to wreak havoc on Central City.

When it comes to Legends of Tomorrow there is no such thing as too many heroes on one team!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Code Black season 2

If you like series about hospitals and doctors (me not so much) then Code Black is for you.

It is a drama about the doctors and their residents working at Angels Memorial Hospital in Los Angeles. It is a hospital with a busy E.R. and each episode they experience a code black which means the have more patients then medical resources.

Marcia Gay Harden plays the ER Residency Director who is still saddened and angry a drunk driving accident that killed her husband and children which at time influences her work. She pushes each resident to do their best at saving each person who enters the e.r.

Luis Guzman plays the head nurse in charge of the residents, he is passionate about his job and all who are in his care.

Rob Lowe starts his job at Angels Memorial this season.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

2 TV shows 1 night

                                                              Rosewood season 2

If you die under mysterious circumstances in Miami there is no need to worry, Dr. Beaumont “Rosie” Rosewood, played by the debonair Morris Chestnut, will take your case!

Rosewood is a show about a doctor turned private pathologist (meaning he has a big, nice and kept up to date on all the new medical equipment office) and when the police, aka Det. Annalise Villa played by Jaina Lee Ortiz, need a consult they reluctantly call Rosie.

Rosewood is a fast pace, exciting with a pinch of the escapism police procedural. It has humor and sophistication with well-rounded characters, all of who may not be perfect, but will help each other when in need.

Gabrielle Dennis plays Pippy, Rosie’s partner at work and sister who is engaged to co-worker Tara, played by Anna Konkle. But Rosewood wouldn’t be Rosewood without his overbearing yet lovable mother played by Lorraine Toussaint.

Superstore season 2

Ok I know what you are thinking Superstore that is a dumb name for a TV show and I’ll answer back “so was How I Met Your Mother” then you ask “ok then why would I want to watch a show about people who work at a Wal-Mart type store?” To that I say-

IT IS THE FUNNIEST SITCOM you will find on Network (ABC,CBS,NBC,FOX,CW) TV and if I am being honest I wasn’t expecting it to be.

You take a group of people (all of whom are funny) with different personalities and lives and put them together in a small contained place, a place where some of them don’t really want to be and you let them loose to be themselves.

Superstore stars (a talented cast) including the wonderful America Ferrera who plays Amy as a married mother working at the store while going to college to make her life better. Ben Feldman who plays Jonah the optimistic employee who is in love with Amy. Lauren Ash who plays Dina the one no one likes but has the best lines in the show. Nicole Bloom who plays Cheyenne who is the youngest of the employees and had a baby (in the store) at the end of the season. Mark McKinney who plays Glenn the manager of the store and the only one who enjoys his job. The series also stars Colton Dunn and Nica Santos.

Give this delightful show a chance and hopefully the Superstore will be around for a long time.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Scream Queens season 2

I’m still not sure how I feel about this created by the great Ryan Murphy series as the story moves from a college campus to an abandoned hospital but it has a good cast and characters that you love to hate doing crazy things so I will be tuning in for season 2 tonight on Fox at 9. Jamie Lee Curtis stars.

Lucifer season 2

This was my favorite show when it premiered in January and when it was re-new I was surprised and so happy! 

As I realized while watching Jessica Jones-I love a British accent +mind control + sinister charm and the character of Lucifer Morningstar played by the alluring Tom Ellis is all that and more. At first I thought the idea of Lucifer leaving hell and hanging out in LA as silly but I tuned in and liked the show right away. On the outside Lucifer acts like your typical police procedural but when the devil is your consultant your job becomes anything but typical.

Chloe played by Lauren German is a b-movie actress turned cop who meets Lucifer at his nightclub, Lux, while on a case and from the moment they meet he is fascinated by her. Of course Chloe doesn’t believe he is the actual Lucifer but begrudging allows him to help her out on all of her other cases.

Lucifer is a fun, light-hearted and partly mythical show. The cast-including Lesley-Ann Brandt as Maze (Bartender and Lucifer’s BFF), D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel (Lucifer’s Brother and angel) and the adorable Scarlett Estevez as Trixie (Chloe’s daughter) are wonderful and make Lucifer a show worth taking a chance on and begins season 2 tonight on FOX at 9.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Streaming series

The fall TV season begins next week!
Watching TV is a hobby, binge watching TV is a job.
I know most have already watched but my fall season is full and the weekly shows take precedent over the ones I can watch at anytime, but I finally got through all my steaming shows!
Bloodline-season 2
Marco Polo-season 2...
Daredevil-season 2
Jessica Jones-which wasn't as dark as I thought it would be and enjoyed Kilgrave more then Jessica herself (British accent + mind control + sinister charm=my favorite kind of villain) although I thought the ending was anti-climatic I am interested in where she goes from here.
Stranger Things-those of you who have seen it, you were right it was really good-different, fun, sweet and scary and if you haven’t check it out yet-It is a series in the same genre of E.T. The Goonies and Monster Squad with the excellent story-telling and acting of Stand By Me
The Man in the High Castle-Just might be my favorite streaming series, it started slow as we were introduced to the characters but as we did I felt so many emotions for what they went through and love this genre that I now call, alternate time line historical fiction.

If you haven't seen any of these yet, have the time and Netflix and Amazon check them out.