Homeland is back on Showtime at 9p tonight and it picks up 58 days after the explosion at Langley. Carrie (Claire Danes) is being questioned by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and they are revealing things they shouldn’t know. So much so it might push her over the edge especially since she stopped taking her lithium. She is trying to control her bipolar disorder naturally and so far it has been working, but can it be the solution for her?
Saul (Mandy Patinkin) is dealing with pressure from work because the remaining people (survivors) at the CIA might be out of work now that the government wants to shut them down. Saul is getting some relief at home now that his wife is back, but things are not the same between Mira (Sarita Choudhury) and him.
Jessica Brody (Morena Baccarin) is dealing with the stress of her husband being blamed for the second worst terrorist attack in American and her daughter’s suicide attempt. Dana (Morgan Saylor) is being released from the hospital, but she is a changed teenager. So changed you will be shocked.
Now you might have noticed that I didn’t mention Nicholas Brody (Damian Lewis), that is because he is not in the first two episodes. Take that for what it is because we are all taking it the same way.
I have to say for those of you will be missing Breaking Bad, Homeland will pick up that excitement because the first two episodes of season three will blow you away.
Then at 10p just when you thought you heart couldn’t beat any faster, it will be racing in a much different way with Masters of Sex.
In 1957, Williams Masters (Michael Sheen) was a leading fertility expert. He knows how to make a baby, but he wants to know more about the act of making a baby. So he decides to study the different phases that people go through during sex. At first he starts with prostitutes because they are the only ones who will take part in his study, but as time goes on he uses volunteers from the hospital where he works. Since it is a study, it needs to be funded and the Provost refuses to back the study knowing what it is about. So now he has to find other ways to conduct his work until he can get the money he needs.
He can’t do this study by himself, so he needs a secretary and not just any normal woman because of his field of research is so taboo. He hires twice-divorced, mother-of-two Virgina Johnson (Lizzy Caplan), who is very liberated woman for the time. She believes woman can have casual sex and back then that was unheard.
Which could be why Masters’ assistant, Ethan Haas (Nicholas D’Agosto), is so smitten with her. She told him just wants to be friends, but she does stuff with him he says only happens after a couple are married.
Haas not only has to worry about Virginia, he also has to worry about being Masters’ wife’s doctor. Even though Masters is the top fertility doctor, he can’t seem to make a baby with his wife Libby (Caitlin Fitzgerald). So now they are trying the methods that he has worked his magic on with several woman before his wife, only problem is he can’t do it himself so he has Haas help him out.
In order to get you to watch this titillating show, I will tell you that there is a lot, and I do mean a lot, of sex on the show. But to be honest it is so much more than a quick roll in the hay. Let’s be honest we all want more than just a wham, bam, thank you mam, and that is exactly what you get with Masters of Sex.
Now that Sasha is 5 and his little brother, Samuel, is nearly 4, looks like their dad, Liev Schreiber, is making them earn their keep. The proud pop Tweeted a picture of his two awwwdorable boys selling some lemonade and wanted everyone to know they sold out in 10 minutes. I am guessing they had two buyers, one was named Liev and the other one is Naomi Watts.
Would you spend $.50 for some curbside lemonade? I probably would! But then again after watching him on Ray Donovan, I would do anything he wants.
Follicular-Challenged Evan Handler Tweeted the above picture of himself with some hair that looks awfully a lot like David Duchovny’s. Ever since the two actors filmed the series finale of Californication last week, no one has seen nor heard from The X Files star. Not that anyone has been looking for him; but since Charlie Runkle’s new hair looks a lot like Hank Moody’s, you have to wonder where he got it from? Especially since you can see the skin line on his forehead.
Does Scully have to work the case of her missing partner Mulder or could it just be coincidence that Handler’s new hair seems almost exactly like his co-star’s? I am hoping it’s the latter, but I think we have an X-File here. Don’t you?
There have been some rumors that season 7 of Californication would be its last on Showtime, but up until this Tweet from Evan Handler no one had confirmed it. Well looks like Charlie Runkle is going to go ahead and do it for everyone. Where is Marcy when you really need her to keep his big white butt in line. A butt we know all too well from the last 6 seasons of the great show.
I am so going to miss this show, not only because we got to see Handler naked all the time, but because they’d do stuff no other show would, could or should ever do.
Tonight at 9p Dexter (Michael C Hall) is back for one more killer season on Showtime. The episode takes place 6 months after Deb (Jennifer Carpenter) killed María LaGuerta and she is still not over what happened. She has pretty much cut her brother out of her life and he doesn’t know how to handle it. But he will have bigger things on his plate when Evelyn Vogel (Charlotte Rampling), a neuro-psychiatrist specializing in child psychopaths comes to town. She has a connection to Dexter that he doesn’t know about and it will make things very interesting. But not as interesting as what happens at the end of the 4th episode. But I am getting a head of myself.
Then at 10p it is time to meet Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber). He is a Hollywood fixer-upper. As in if you get in trouble, he will get you out of it anyway he can and he doesn’t care who he hurts. Besides dealing with his job, he has to deal with his family that has its own set of issues. He has a f*cked up father (Jon Voight) who just got out jail and wants to reconnect with him even though Ray wants nothing to do with Mickey. Mickey wants to be in all of his sons’ lives, but he still hasn’t fixed his ways. So he starts out by killing the Priest who molested one of his sons when was younger. That makes amends, right?
Then there is Ray’s wife, Abby (Paula Malcomson), and kids. His wife doesn’t trust him and his kids wants more.
Finally there are Ray’s bosses, Ezra Goodman (Elliott Gould) and Lee Drexler (Peter Jacobson) who are just f*cked up as he is, but they think they are better than it all. Or do they?
The first thing you will realize about Ray Donovan, is that he needs to hire himself to fix up his life. But that doesn’t mean the drama needs fixing because it is one great Hollywood tale that you won’t be able to say no to.
The only thing that bums me out, is that there is no way for Showtime to do a crossover episode with Ray Donovan and Californication’s Hank Moody. If ever there were two characters that needed each other, it is these two!
Heather Graham Tweeted this picture and said “On set at #californication. I play a dental hygenist and I clean Double D’s teeth. Would you trust me with a drill?” By the looks of Hank Moody’s face, I don’t think he does.
BTW how come Duchovny got that nickname instead of her?
Tonight at 10p on Showtime the final 4 episodes of The Big C begin and you are going to want to have several boxes of tissues by your side when you watch it.
The episode starts off where the season finale left and the show goes back the excellence it gave us in the first season. Cathy is sicker than she has ever been and the chemo is making things worse. She decides to go off of her treatment and faces the reality her end is near. She prepares her family for her fate in her own special way and that will give us some laughs through the many many many tears.
As the season goes on she will leave her family for a hospice where they can take better care of her and she won’t be so much of a burden on them. Even though she is in a place surrounded by death, she keeps her spunk about her.
As her time runs out, she only wants a few things. To see her son who is a junior graduate, her husband meet his next wife and to make a mends with her father. Will she get all of those things before you guess it?
You will have to watch 4 f*cking amazing hours of television to find out.
Can I tell you as I write this review, I am crying all over again thinking about the powerful final episodes. I have had the episodes for over a month, but I didn’t watch them all until yesterday because I knew it was not going to be easy. As tough as I thought it would be to watch, it was worse than I imagined. But then again I made the mistake of watching all 4 at once. Do not, I repeat, do not marathon watch it like I did. It is emotionally draining, but it is still something I highly suggest you watch. It is just that f*cking amazing.
I wish I could tell Laura Linney how fucking brilliant she is because she absolutely blew me away. She is one of the best actresses out there, and no one, I mean no one, could’ve done this role as well as her. How she did not win the Emmy for the first season still boggles my mind. And if she doesn’t win for this season, then the Emmy voters are completely off their stupid rockers.
But she isn’t the only one that blew me away. Oliver Platt is such a supportive husband to her on the show that he will win your heart over and over and over again. Gabriel Basso is still a teenager, but he plays the role of her son Adam as a man. He has such a future in this business. If you thought that Gabourey Sidibe made you tear up in Push, that ain’t nothing for what she will make your eyes do in the next 4 episodes. Then there is John Benjamin Hickey, who plays her brother and he gives us the laughs we need to get through the season. What a stellar cast, giving some of the best performances in their lives as they deliver the compelling lines the writers gave them.
I can’t say enough good things about the final season of the show. It should be given to families whose loved ones are suffering through a terminal disease, to help them cope with the inevitable. That is the best way I can describe these four hours that Showtime let grace our televisions.
That is all I am going to say because I need to run to Costco and replenish my supply of tissues because I went through more boxes than I can count yesterday watching The Big C.
Nurse Jackie is back on Showtime tonight at 9p. She is still clean and sober, but that doesn’t mean the show is any less good. In fact this is the first season of the show that I actually enjoyed and couldn’t wait for the next episode and the one after that. In fact I watched all 10 episode of season 5 I was given in a day because I was that addicted to it.
Now that Nurse Jackie (Edie Falco) is sober, she has to figure out how to raise her kids as a single mom as she runs the nurses in the ER. Her soon-to-be ex-husband Kevin (Dominic Fumusa) is not making their divorce or getting custody of her kids easy. And her daughters are not going to make her life easy either because that is just what kids do. One of her friends will be leaving her and that will be hard on her. Plus she is going to start dating (Adam Ferrera) and he is pretty darn near perfect. Can she make that last or will she screw it up?
Then there is work. There is a new head doctor of the ER, Dr. Ike Prentiss (Morris Cheastnut), he is ex-military with trauma experience. He is really good at what he does and he is also really abrupt with everyone. Zoey (Merritt Wever) moves out, finds some independence and gets some something something! Coop (Peter Facinelli) will meet his match in an intern and she will have him by the balls. And of course there will be a lot of patients with a lot of interesting reasons why they are there. There will be birth, there will be death and everything in between.
And through all of this, Jackie will try to remain sober. Will she be able to do it or will she go back to her old ways? You just have to tune in to find out in what I think is the show’s best season yet.
David Steinberg is back with the second season of Inside Comedy on Showtime tonight at 11p and you don’t want to miss a single laugh on this talk show where you learn more about your favorite comedians than you ever thought you would find out about them.
On tonight’s season premiere you will learn that Louis C.K. does not want to take a picture with you, but he will do something else to make you happy. You will also see a very young Bob Newhart doing stand up and listen to his stories about how he got started. In the upcoming weeks, you will hear how Tina Fey’s daughter is disappointed in her. You will see Judd Apatow doing comedy with Second City. Find out how Jim Carrey got his job on In Living Color. Martin Mull shares with Steinberg that he was turned down for The Tonight Show, but another comedian got him on the show and they had to have him on. And then there is Drew Carey who had an even more interesting story when it comes to The Tonight Show that delayed the start of his career for three years, but made him a better comedian.
These are just a few of the examples of what you can expect from the show, but there is so much more to enjoy! Where else can you get to know some of the greatest comedians of today and yesteryear as well as you do on Inside Comedy? No where, so start watching it tonight on Showtime!
It seems like Matt Damon is all over the place these days and on Sunday at 10p he is going to be on Showtime’s House of Lies. The Oscar winner goes to the consultants to find a charity that is bigger than George Clooney’s thus making Jason Bourne look better than the Fantastic Mr Fox. Once he is in the meeting he then goes off on his Ocean’s co-star to Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle), who gets what he is going for. Which makes me wonder if these 2 Ocean’s stars are trying to tell us something about the man who was was their leader in the movies?