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USA silences Shooter for a few months
July 18th, 2016 under USA Network. [ Comments: none ]

USA’s show Shooter, a small screen version of the Mark Wahlberg movie, was supposed to debut tomorrow, but due the shooting of several officers in Dallas that left 5 dead, they decided to postpone it a week. Now after yesterday’s shooting of 6 cops in Baton Rogue that left 3 dead, they have decided to postpone the show indefinitely. A decision I think is wise because American needs a break from it.
Something I don’t think TNT understands as they continue airing Murder in the First that has been dealing with issues close to recent horrible events. First, they dealt with a huge football player being shot and killed by an unknown person at a club. That fake murder aired just two weeks after Christina Grimmie’s murder and the Pulse Shooting. Then over the last few weeks, they have been dealing with Taye Diggs shooting an unarmed African American man around the same time that Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. Sometimes when life imitates art, we don’t know need to see it. Now is one of those times.


Suits delivers one astonishing episode for tonight’s season 6 premiere !
July 13th, 2016 under USA Network. [ Comments: none ]

When Suits ended its fifth season, I didn’t know how they were going to continue on with the show. With Mike (Patrick J. Adams) in prison and Pearson Specter Litt gutted, it seemed more like a series finale than a season one. Well, those plot points gave the show a chance for a reboot.
Tonight’s episode at 9p on USA, starts off with Mike being processed for his new home of two years. He will get his hair buzzed, stripped down and left in a room alone until they ready to place him in his cell. Once he is in new room, he meets his roommate who gives him to low down on prison life.
While he is adjusting to his new life, Jessica (Gina Torres), Louis (Rick Hoffman) and Donna (Sarah Rafferty) are dealing with the fact that they came back to an empty office after Mike and Rachel’s (Meghan Markle) failed wedding.
Harvey (Gabriel Macht) goes to console Rachel when he gets a call from Louis that everyone quit the law firm. Now the five of them have to figure out how to save their a$$es and their jobs. Every time they think they got it figured out, something comes along and sets them back. Eventually they think they have it all worked out, but do they?
If they did, what would this season be about? That is something this episode has done really well, they set things up for a really intense season. Not only for Mike, but for all the people he thought he was helping out by going to prison and admitting he faked being an attorney.
I can’t say anymore because Pearson Specter Litt made me sign a confidentially agreement and they are better lawyers than me. But there are two things I will tell you about the 6th season premiere. First off, it will keep you on the edge of your seat the full hour. You will never know what is going to happen next, so you will be surprised over and over again. Because of all of that you are going to be very enthralled with the episode. The second thing I will tell you is that Hoffman has a moment that will have you laughing so hard, you will be crying. Therefore, have the remote ready because you are going to want pause and rewind that scene a few times before you move on.
Basically, my verdict is that Suits is back better than ever, so you don’t want to miss it.


Royal Pains says ta-ta tonight
July 6th, 2016 under USA Network. [ Comments: none ]

After 8 summers of vacationing in The Hamptons, we say goodbye to Royal Pains tonight at 10p on USA.
Just over 100 episodes ago, we were introduced to Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein), a NYC doctor who was just fired and dumped by his fiancé’. Fate brought him to The Hamptons and luck made him a concierge doctor there. He is the perfect mix of House and MacGyver and he used that combination to help over a hundred people in the upscale Long Island community.
He didn’t do this alone, he had help from his younger brother Evan (Paulo Costanzo). When we got to know him, he was an immature wise a$$, and he never changed. Well he grew up a little when he met his wife Paige (Brooke D’Orsay), who saw past all of that to make him a man.
Divya (Reshma Shetty) was Hank’s right hand (wo)man, a doctor without the MD after her name. Even though she was his assistant, she was so much more to him.
As their business HankMed grew, they needed more help and they got that with Dr. Jeremiah Sacani (Ben Shenkman). What he didn’t have in social skills, he made up for with his medical knowledge.
Royal Pains wasn’t only a show about medicine, it was also about family. While Hank and Evan are brothers, they made Divya and Jeremiah their siblings. We saw them go through the good times and the bad times together. They all had many loves, but they also found someone special. Evan and Divya married their lovers; will Hank wind up with his soulmate? That you will have to tune in for to find out.
Tonight’s episode starts with Boris (Campbell Scott) missing and Hank and Evan looking for him. Someone wants his DNA and we will find out why. Boris knows he can’t stay in The Hamptons any longer, so he asks Hank to join him. The timing is perfect because with Divya moving to Baltimore (did she get into John Hopkins Medical School?), Jeremiah is opening his own lab and Evan is busy with the hospital, it is time for HankMed to take an extended break. Hank is ready for his next move, but what is it? Like I said Boris wants him to join him and then Evan asks him to run the ER at Hamptons General. Is this the change that he has been yearning for?
Since this is the last episode, we will find out what he chooses. He chooses correctly, because of that he gets the perfect ending, and we get the perfect series finale for Royals Pains.
This medical drama with heart never lost its touch throughout its 8 seasons. I am so sad to see it go, but I am glad it is going out in a style fitting for the show. It has been a great run and I am thankful we had it as long as we did.
So I must say thank you to the cast and crew for a show that only got better with each passing episode. Royal Pains might be gone, but it will never be forgotten.


Tonight’s Royal Pains musical episode is just what the doctor ordered
June 29th, 2016 under USA Network. [ Comments: none ]

Tonight at 10p on USA, it is time for the 2nd to last episode of Royal Pains. To make the pain of the show ending next week a little easier, tonight’s ep is a musical one! Therefore, it will have you singing and dancing because it is so wonderful.
It is finally time for Eddie (Henry Winkler) and Ms. Newberg’s (Christine Ebersole) wedding. She has invited her friend Annette (Cloris Leachman), who is legendary actress, to attend her fifth nuptials. Annette hasn’t being feeling well and Hank (Mark Feuerstein) is going to trying to figure what is wrong with her. As he works his medical magic on her, Hank, Evan (Paulo Costanzo), Paige (Brooke D’Orsay), Divya (Reshma Shetty), Ms. Newberg, Eddie and Jeremiah (Ben Shenkman) will be singing and dancing all around The Hamptons. For one number, Hank will be serenaded by several of his past patients, reminding him of the great job he has done on them througout the years.
Finally, it is time for the wedding with a beautiful toast followed by a spectacular performance. When it is all done, we will find out why this musical episode came about.
I am a sucker for musical episodes, and this one is my favorite so far because the story and the music are so phenomenal. Not only can these actors act, they can also sing. The show starts off with a lullaby by Divya that is so gorgeous, and it just keeps getting better from there.
Tonight, don’t only watch this episode live, make sure to record it too. You are going to want to watch it again and again. I know I have already watched it twice and I just got the screener this morning. Off for a third time is the charm viewing because it is just that charming.


Royal Pains celebrates its 100th episode tonight!
June 8th, 2016 under USA Network. [ Comments: none ]

Seven years and four days after Royal Pains debuted on USA, the medical drama is hitting a major milestone. Tonight at 10p, HankMed celebrates it’s 100th episode and what an episode it is.
When Hampton Heritage is suffering from a doctor shortage in the ER due to a summer cold outbreak, Hank (Mark Feuerstein) convinces his brother Evan (Paulo Costanzo), who is CEO of the hospital, to let him fill in for the day. At first it seems like a challenge for Hank to once again deal with the hustle and bustle of fast-paced Emergency Room, but then his knowledge of being a Concierge Doctor helps save a patient’s life.
Just when it seems like things are on the up and up for everyone; Evan quarantines a man, that recently visited Sierra Leone, who came into the ER with a fever. Does he have Ebola? How will the hospital deal with being on lock down? The decision will lead to Hank and Evan getting into a much needed, heated argument.
Meanwhile Divya (Reshma Shetty) is dealing with a case from the past. A patient she thought was better, turns out to be sicker than she thought. But that isn’t the only problem that she has with her patient.
While she is having it kind of rough with her patient, Jeremiah’s (Ben Shenkman) is a dream come true. One that gives him better insight into himself through her.
Finally, you can’t have a 100th episode without a blast from the past. One that seems to be setting things up for the series finale in a few weeks.
Royal Pains has been such a wonderful heartfelt show that it is great to see one of the good ones hit this magical milestone. In cable it is rare, but this show deserved it. And it got an episode fitting for its celebration.
So tune in for an episode that doesn’t disappoint, not that any of their episodes ever do.


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