If you are like me, then you are getting tired of Zombies and you’re over The Walking Dead. Well tonight at 10p, Syfy makes them exciting again with Z Nation.
It has been three years since the Zombies virus has taken over and humankind is dwindling down to nothing because of it. There is a woman working on a vaccine, and she thinks she might have perfected it. She tests it on several people, and it is starting to look like a failure. Just as she gives one last dose to a human subject, they are taken over by Zombies. Lt Hammond (Harold Perrineau) has their escape plan and puts it in to effect, but when he hears screams coming from the makeshift lab that they just deserted, he goes back to save the subject.
A month goes by and no one has heard anything from Hammond and his team. For weeks, he and the subject, who survived being bit, have walked around trying to get their to rendezvous point. Hammond needs to get him from NY to California so that his antibodies can be used as a vaccine. Which is a daunting task because there is barely any transportation left.
While on their journey, they come across some survivors and they ask them for their help. Since Garnett (Tom Everett Scott) and Warren (Kellita Smith) have no choice but to help them, they agree to do it.
Along their way to the meet up place they find a baby, a rarity in their day and age. They reluctantly take him with them because his mother was killed in a car accident and they can’t leave him. When they get to their destination, they find out that they area has been taken over by Zombies and it is a dead end.
Something happens when they are there that convinces Garnett and Warren to continue on with them and get the cure to California.
How will they travel 3,000 miles without turning into Zombies? We will just have to watch each week to find out.
While their story is on the East Coast (for now), Citizen Z (DJ Qualls) is on the West Coast, and he is the main contact for them. When Z feels all hope is lost, he broadcasts a signal for all survivors to rally with him to end this Zombie crisis. There is no government and communication any more, so he becomes like their leader. Is there anyone out there listening to him? Time will tell.
Z Nation breathes life into a genre that was starting to die out because of overexposure. So if you have been waiting for a Zombie show/movie that would reawaken your love of the walking dead, then this is the show for you. So make sure to tune in tonight and every Friday at 10p to find out what happens next.
Haven is back tonight (on its new night) at 8p on Syfy and it picks up where it left off. Everyone who was trapped in the lighthouse has been set free and the Troubles are getting worse.
As bad as every new Trouble is, they are not as bad as Mara (Emily Rose). Audrey is gone, and evil b!tchy Mara is back in her own body. She is looking for a way out of Haven, but every doorway is locked. She will do anything to get her way, and by the end of the episode someone, we love, will be shot and left for dead.
When season 4 left off, I wondered how the show would go on. They have surpassed my expectations and I can’t wait to see what they do next because you know it is going to be good.
Abracadabra there is a new magic competition show on Syfy tonight at 10p called Wizard Wars and you don’t want to miss this show.
Each week, two teams of magicians will be given some common everyday products like Spam and a Super Soaker to use in their act and the winner goes on the next round. During round 2, they get a new set of objects and the unprofessionals will take on the professionals. The winner of that round gets $10,000 and that can buy a lot of rabbits and top hats.
You know, that these magicians are really good if they can shock Penn & Tell, who are judging the competition. So if they were shocked, I was utterly amazed and you will be too.
Tonight at 9p, the much anticipated sequel to Sharknado premieres on Syfy and it actually tops the first one.
It starts out with April (Tara Reid) and Fin (Ian Ziering) on a plane going to NYC when they are attacked by a Sharknado. Eventually Fin safely lands the plane and they travel to Manhattan by ambulance. Once they are in the hospital and April is out of surgery, Fin realizes that a Sharknado is about to munch down on the Big Apple. He calls his sister, who is on Ellis Island with his niece, and tells her to find her way to safety. She tells him that her husband is at the Mets game and he needs to go save them.
So off he goes to fight the sharks at Shea Stadium, and you thought the fans were the ones you needed to be afraid of. (I am Bronx born Mets fan, so I can say that). Once, they strike out the sharks, it is time to get back to Manhattan. But not before they tackle some more sharks on the subway. Once they finally make it back to their destination, they get some help from Taxi driver Judd Hirsch who tries to get them to their where they going. Which is kind of hard because it’s raining sharks.
Now they will do everything to get rid of these flipping sharks with the help from the likes of Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Kelly Ripa, Michael Strahan and whole bunch of other cameos of people who wanted to be part of last year’s biggest phenomenon.
What made Sharknado so perfect is that the movie didn’t take itself seriously. What makes the sequel even better is they somehow found a way to take themselves even less seriously.
So tune into Syfy tonight to watch the movie because you don’t want to be left out of the Sharknado storm of watercooler talk about it at work tomorrow.
There are two drinking games. One for the heavy weights, drink every time you see a shark. The second one if for lighter weights, drink every time you can’t believe they just did that. Both will get you very drunk! Thus the water cooler talk tomorrow.
Forget the Tiffany/Debbie Gibson cat fight in Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, forget Ian Ziering cutting himself out of shark and rescuing Cassie Scerbo from inside of it in Sharknado, forget that scene in Sharknado 2 that tops that one. Conan O’Brien aired his horror movie debut on his TBS show yesterday and I’ve never seen anyone act better than he did in Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda that debuts on Syfy Saturday, August 2nd. Give him the Oscar, the Emmy, the Golden Globe, the SAG award, the Tony and the Grammy because his work in that film is a masterpiece.
I dare you to watch that and say that is not the best acting you have seen in a long time. Yes, he’s playing himself but James Van Der Beek and Matt Le Blanc have proven that it is not that easy to do, yet the red head makes it seem that way.
So press play and be prepared to have you mind blown. Heads will roll if you don’t like it.
Finally, I just have two words for Conan, “Bravo! Bravo!”
UPDATE: Here is Roger Corman, who directed the classic movie Sharktopus Vs. Pteracuda, critiquing Conan’s role in the cult classic on the TBS show yesterday!
Sharknado 2 is coming to Syfy on July 30th and to celebrate it they are doing a Shark Week. Unlike the one on that other cable channel, this one will include movies that are so farfetched they are awesome.
They are starting the week with Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark on the 26th. Then they will the end it on August 2nd with Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda. And of course the meat in this sharkwich is Sharknado 2. And after having seen it, I have to tell you they actually tops the first one. Which seems impossible, but somehow they did.
So to answer the question, has Syfy jumped the shark? The answer is a big whale of a no!
Tonight at 9p, Warehouse 13 says goodbye on Syfy, and you don’t want to miss the perfect sendoff for this brilliant show.
Mrs. Frederic lets the team know that Warehouse 13 is moving and the agents have to leave their mark in the book. That means they touch a table and their favorite moment is revealed. That moment will be left in the book for future agents to see. By seeing everyone’s most memorable, we get to know more about them.
Just when you think there is nothing left for us to find out about Artie (Saul Rubinek), Myka (Joanne Kelly), Pete (Eddie McClintock), Jinks (Aaron Ashmore) and Claudia (Allison Scagliotti), be prepared to learn something new about each one of them.
Once they have shared their memory, it is time for them to move on. By them moving on we see their future, the series wraps things up for our characters and you will be happy with each of their conclusions. One you have waited all 5 seasons to happen.
I am so sad to see Warehouse 13 go, but I am happy that ended in a way that we can all be happy with.
Today is Cinco de Mayo and what better way to celebrate it than to watch a Spanish themed episode of Warehouse 13 on Syfy at 9p.
Pete’s (Eddie McClintock) ex-girlfriend, Kelly (Paula Garcés), comes to him seeking help because her grandmother went missing. Last time she spoke to her abuela was the night before and she was watching the last episode of her favorite telenovela. Since she was such a fan of the Spanish Soap Opera, they sent her a broach that turns out to be an artifact. The broach has transported her into the telenovela and now she is part of it.
When Kelly shows the TV she watched it on to Pete and Myka (Joanne Kelly), the two women are also sucked into it. Kelly is the rich bitch and Myka is the maid. Artie (Saul Rubinek) finds an artifact that was worn by Harvey Korman, the straight man on The Carol Burnett Show, that will protect the two men from being characters on the show. But it doesn’t work, and now they are all speaking Spanish (Sí, hablamos español) and part of the show.
Will they be able to find their way out of there before the show is cancelled again or will they be stuck in there forever? You just have to tune in to find out on Warehouse 13’s best episode ever.
It is episodes like this one that piss me so off that there are two more episodes left after this one. Such a good show, it should be going on and not ending.
Tonight at 9p Warehouse 13 begins its final season and the show is going out with a lot of bangs.
The episode picks up where the 4th season finale left off. Claudia (Allison Scagliotti) is in the fight of her life to save Warehouse 13 all by herself. Will Jinx (Aaron Ashmore) and Artie (Saul Rubinek) be able to figure a way back in? Meanwhile Myka (Joanne Kelly) and Pete (Eddie McClintock) are on their way back to W13, now that she is cancer free, and they will also try to get in. Once they figure the way in, it is now time to save the place where they live in work. Will they be able to do it?
Well, I will tell you they do, and that it also set things up for the end that will leave you with a smile on your face and a tear in your eye.
Before we get to that moment there are a few good episodes left, like Claudia meeting her sister who is alive and several of our agents being transported in to a Spanish speaking novella. Si, that episode is partially in Espanol and it’s muy bueno.
Tonight at 10p, Jim Henson’s Creature Shop is looking for a new employee and they went to Syfy to help them find that employee.
Each week 10 creature designers will compete on Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge and by the end of the competition only one of them will be offered a job of a lifetime. We will watch the 10 competitors create creatures that you could see in a Jim Henson like movie. Tonight they will have to bring a fish to life and what they come up with is something you might not want to see in your fishtank, but you will be happy you saw it on this show.
There is something about this show that reminds me of my childhood and because of that I love Jim Henson’s Creature Shop Challenge. To see what it is like to create these lifesize puppets is so cool and something you don’t ever get to see happen. So tune into tonight and every Tuesday at 10p for a competition show unlike any mother.