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.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Tyrant series (2014-2016)

Since Tyrant didn't get a series finale here is what I think happened---

The Caliphate and Abuddin armies destroy each other.

Molly (Jennifer Finnigan) dies in child birth

Leila (Moran Atias) is killed during the last year of the war

Bassam/Barry (Adam Rayner) takes his newborn and disappears into exile

Sammy (Noah Silver)-unable to walk he runs away (to a country that allows such relationships) with his professor, Haitham El-Amin (Raphael Acloque)

Daliyah (Melia Kreiling) becomes President of Abuddin and brings real peace to the Middle East


Monday, September 5, 2016

Rizzoli & Isles (2010-2016)

*cell phone rings*



As each episode began with a body, banter between the two title characters and a phone call. It was that simple for this police pucedual about to women who were smart, funny and always there for each other. The setting was Boston. The plot centered around two strong characters, Jane Rizzoli played by Angie Harmon, a tough cop and Maura Isles played by Sasha Alexander,       a medical examiner who played by the rules and had a fact for any and all situations.

There was also the other members of the Rizzoli Family…

Angela-A mom who always had food and wisdom for any who need some played by Lorraine Bracco

Frankie Jr-A younger brother who followed Jane by becoming a cop played by Jordan Bridges

And sometimes Tommy-Another brother who didn’t knew what to do with his life until he had a child of his own played by Colin Egglesfield

Working with Rizzoli and Isles were

Vince Korsak- A cop who is partnered with Jane and has been on the job for a number of years played by Bruce McGill

Barry Frost-Played by the late Lee Thompson Young

And Nina-played by Idara Victor who took over for Frost and fell in love with Frankie Jr.

A final toast at The Dirty Robber to the entire cast and crew! Thank you Tess Gerritsen for creating a series of books in which Janet Tamro turned into a wonderful show.