Hawaii Five-0 remembers the internment camps on Oahu |
| December 13th, 2013 under CBS. [ Comments: 1 ]
December 7th was the 72nd anniversary of Pearl Harbor and tonight at 9p on CBS Hawaii Five-0 takes a look back at what happened after the attack.
While attending a Pearl Harbor memorial event, McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) notices an elderly Japanese man take a gun out of his jacket and aim at one of the surviving soldiers from that day. McGarrett stops the man before he can fire a shot and arrests him. When they get back to station, McGarrett asks why he was going to shoot that man and the elderly man explains that he murdered his father at one of the internment camps on Oahu.
At that moment, the man tells his story and we get flashbacks to the days when the Japanese people were being held prisoners because of where they came from. You will see them being dragged from the normal lives and being treated like cattle as they enter the camps. You will hear what people did to get out of there and what it was like to live there.
After McGarrett hears his story, he decides to look into this case that is over 70 years old. He is determined to find the man who murdered that man’s father. Little by little he gets more information about what happened on that day and what we get is information about an atrocity we forget about.
Hawaii Five-0 does an excellent job reminding us what happened in Hawaii 7 decades ago in this very powerful episode that everyone should watch. They say history repeats itself and let’s hope it never repeats the internment camps.
This episode is so special to Daniel Dae Kim, that he wrote this message about it.
Networks often talk about “very special episodes,” but episode 410 of HAWAII FIVE-0 is deserving of that description. Rarely do police dramas delve into subjects like the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, but this small and shameful chapter in our history is one that reminds us all of a valuable lesson: that we can never measure an American’s patriotism solely by their appearance or ancestry. I’ve never been prouder of HAWAII FIVE-0, and I applaud our producers for tackling a topic that goes beyond a crime of the week. It is my sincere hope that you find this episode, highlighted by some remarkable performances, as special as we do.
I have to say it is one of the most special episodes that I have seen in a long time, and I, like him, hope you watch it tonight at 9p on CBS.
Mike & Molly is back better than ever! |
| November 4th, 2013 under CBS, Chuck Lorre. [ Comments: none ]
Mike & Molly is back on CBS tonight at 9p and you don’t want to miss the show’s best season yet.
I have to admit for the last few years, I have used this sitcom to put me to sleep because it did. Well I am happy to say that is no longer the case after watching the first three episodes of this season. I found myself laughing several times. In fact, I laughed more in the third episode than I have in the whole show’s run because it is that freaking funny.
So what is different about this season as compared to the past ones? Well it starts out with Molly (Melissa McCarthy) having a nervous breakdown in front of her class and quitting her job as a teacher. Now she has to find out what she wants to be when she grows up. Tonight she decides she wants to get into musical theater, but that dream won’t last that long. Next week she will be inspired to do something else, but we are not up to that just yet.
Through it all Mike (Billy Gardell) is such a supportive husband and that makes you wish he is your husband. He puts up with Molly, while most men would leave her. It is their sweet relationship that makes this show special. And now it looks like they have finally found the right formula to make Mike & Molly the best show it could be.
Now I don’t want to leave out the supporting cast because throughout the years they have been the wheel that keeps the show rolling. This season Swoosie Kurtz, Katy Mixon, Reno Wilson, Louis Mustillo and Rondi Reed are still the glue that holds this show together. Just wait until the third episode because that is when Mixon will steal the show and I don’t think she should ever give it back!
So if you need a laugh, then tune in for Mike & Molly and find out how truly funny this show can be!
Then at 10p it is time for a major twist on Hostages, one you will never see coming.
Ellen (Toni Collette) and Brian (Tate Donovan) have had enough and they have decided they are going to kill Duncan (Dylan McDermott), the man who has been holding them hostage. Brian has his ideas and Ellen has hers. She will go to an old friend to help her out and that person is someone we have seen before. Who is it? I will never tell, so you will have to tune in to find out.
Here is a little spoiler, someone will end tonight’s episode being stabbed in the heart. Think you know who? The only way to find out if you are correct is to tune in…
The 2 Brokes Girls are not so Vanilla! |
| November 1st, 2013 under CBS. [ Comments: none ]
A big theme of the hysterical CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girl is the cupcakes that Max makes, so Sprinkles is honoring the show with a cupcake of their very own for National Vanilla Cupcake Day on November 10th. The Not So Vanilla cupcake will be available at all Sprinkles locations from today until the November 15th. So what it is a Not So Vanilla cupcake, it features a graham cracker bottom, vanilla cake with chocolate chips, topped with dark chocolate frosting and a dash of fleur de sel. Just like the stars of sitcom, Beth Behrs and Kat Dennings, I can’t wait to get my hands on one because the cupcakes look as scrumptious as the show that airs Mondays at 8:30p. Yum Yum!!!
CBS are the Crazy Ones about their comedies! |
| October 18th, 2013 under America's Next Top Model, CBS, Fox. [ Comments: none ]
CBS announced today that they picked up The Crazy Ones, The Millers and Mom for a full season. I get why they are sticking with the funny The Millers and the hysterical The Crazy Ones, but I don’t get Mom.
I love Chuck Lorre and I have tried to like Mom, but the show sucks the life out of you. It is so unfunny and depressing, I can’t even muster up a chuckle when I watch it. I am not crapping you because I watched Monday’s episode with Octavia Spencer and I didn’t even feel the corner of my lips go up once. If I want to watch the story of 30-something, soon-to-be grandmother because her teen daughter is pregnant, recovering alcoholic, who can’t pay the bills, I would watch a documentary on it. But I don’t, I watch comedies to laugh not to feel sorry for the characters in it. So when Mom becomes, a comedy let me know and maybe I will reconsider. To be honest I foresee CBS losing a lot of viewers on Monday, November 11th in the 9p hour because that Chuck Lorre hour is not 1/2 punch. It is even a kid slap.
The network really messed up by not promoting We Are Men as the show it was, and not what they wanted it to be.
UPDATE: The CW has it is own news, they picked up America’s Next Top Model for another season. I want to know what pictures she has on the network executives because why else would they renew this show for another season???
UPDATE 2: Fox announced today that not only did they pick up Brooklyn Nine-Nine for the full season, but that the sitcom will air after the Super Bowl. Personally I don’t think it deserves the honor, but then again I also don’t get the show. I tried, but it just wasn’t for me. To be honest I think Dads is a lot more enjoyable than the Andy Samberg show.
Halle Berry is returning to TV next summer |
| October 4th, 2013 under CBS, Halle Berry. [ Comments: 1 ]
Ever since Halle Berry won the Oscar, her movie career has stalled. So I guess that played in her decision to return TV.
She will be storming back to our television sets next summer in the Stephen Spielberg produced Extant on CBS.
Here’s the description from the press release, “Berry will play an astronaut who returns home from a year-long solo mission in space and tries to reconnect with her husband and son in their everyday life. Her experiences in space and home lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.”
This is Spielberg’s second show airing on CBS next the summer, the first was the highly successful Under The Dome that’s returning for its second season. From the description of Extant and knowing how amazing Under the Dome us, I think CBS might have a stronger summer lineup than the winter one. I don’t even like Berry and I want to see her new show.
Who knew summer television could be must watch? I guess CBS finally realized it.
The Millers make a big bang entrance and The Originals details it origins! |
| October 3rd, 2013 under CBS, The CW. [ Comments: none ]
Tonight at 8:30p The Millers makes its debut and it’s the perfect show for CBS’s Thursday lineup. When I first watched the sitcom, I didn’t like it. Then I watched it again today and found myself laughing out loud several times. In fact, I will openly admit that the show has officially won me over.
Jack (Will Arnett) gets a call that his parents are coming to visit his sister and him because his dad, Tom (Beau Bridges), flooded the basement. He is really not looking forward to their visit, not only because they are the way that they are, but because he hasn’t told him he got a divorce. When he finally tells them the truth, his dad tells him mom, Carol (Margo Martindale), he wants a divorce from her so he can be happy. Now Tom is going to live with his daughter, Debbie (Jayma Mays) and Jack gets his mom. Needless to say both kids are miserable with one of their parents living with them.
Carol is very controlling and has killer gas and Tom is nicknamed Forrest Gump for a reason. So how will the kids handle having their parent live with them? We will have to tune in to find out every Thursday at 8:30p before The Crazy Ones to find out.
Then at 9p change the dial over to The CW for the series premiere of The Originals. Elijah (Daniel Gillies) has gone to New Orleans to see his brother, Klaus (Joseph Morgan). He comes across the witches and finds out that Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) is now ruling the town and won’t let them perform magic. Elijah also finds out that his brother got a werewolf pregnant and now he will do what he can to protect Hayley (Phoebe Tonkin) so that she will be able to deliver his niece or nephew safely. How will Klaus handle being a father? Can the Originals and the Witches take down Marcel and his Vampires? Will Hayley carry this baby to term and what will her pregnancy be like? We will tune in every Tuesday at 8p after tonight to find out.
I might be in the minority when I say this, but I sincerely enjoy The Originals so much more than the show it spun off of, The Vampire Diaries. There is just something so much better about it and I hope that it keeps the feel it has during the season premiere.
Words of Wizdumb from We Are Men’s Chris Smith! |
| September 30th, 2013 under CBS, Words of Wizdumb. [ Comments: none ]
Chris Smith is a Hollywood newbie and he has some advice for people who want to get into biz. The We Are Men star’s Words of Wizdumb are simple, don’t wear underwear.
You know what it works for Jon Hamm and Chris Smith, it can work for you. And if you are built like Jerry O’Connell, then don’t wear them proudly!
Watch We Are Men ‘because it’s awesome!’ |
| September 30th, 2013 under CBS. [ Comments: none ]
Back in May I got the screener for We Are Men, that debuts on CBS tonight at 8:30p, and I have watched it like 10 times since. And today to prep for this review I watched it again for the first time in a few weeks. I was surprised to find, that I actually enjoyed it even more and it made me laugh even harder this time around.
The show starts off with Carter (Chris Smith) getting married. Just as he is about to say I do, his fiancee’s ex-boyfriend crashes the wedding and she runs off with him. Now Carter has to find a place to live, so he moves into an apartment complex that is full of other single men just like him. That is where he meets his 3 best new male friends.
Frank Russo (Tony Shalhoub) is the charming member of the group, which might explain why he has been married not once, not twice, not three times, but four times. He finally learned his lesson, so now he has decided to never marry again and instead he is just going to have fun. That fun includes women who are his daughter’s age. Abby (Rebecca Breeds) is off-limits to the other guys, but that isn’t going to stop Carter from flirting with her and her reciprocating.
Then there is Gil (Kal Penn), he got caught having an affair and like Carter he wants to get back with his ex-wife. Gil, like Frank, has a daughter, but she is not any where dating age. Their relationship gives Gil a little more heart than the other guys.
Finally there is the Speedo wonder, Stuart (Jerry O’Connell). He is a doctor, who married a divorce lawyer who screwed him in the divorce. But she didn’t sour him on marriage, so he tried it again. Well she hired his first ex-wife when she decided to divorce him and once again he got screwed. Now he is living up his single life like a Freshman Frat Boy and showing us why he is a good catch in those little bathing suits.
When these 4 men go out on the town, they have fun bonding over the fact that they are men. They will help each other get laid, have fun and most importantly be there when you need someone to go through the tough times.
They will have a lot of fun at the pool, the bar and the bedroom. Well the last place they will do separately but with someone else. Then they will get together the next day and talk about all the fun they just had.
So be prepared for 4 men to act like men because as the show title says “We Are Men!”
Now even though Jerry O’Connell, Tony Shalhoub, Kal Penn and Chris Smith, did not work together before they shot the pilot, you would never know. They sincerely are like 4 friends that have been hanging out forever and causing havoc where ever they go. It is their instant chemistry that makes this comedy even more enjoyable than it already it is.
And ladies just because the show is called We Are Men that doesn’t mean you are not going to love it. I am a gal and I love these guys and you will too!
We Are Men is unlike anything else on television. It has laughs, it has heart and it has Jerry O’Connell in a Speedo during every episode. What more do you need? So watch tonight and every Monday at 8:30p on CBS.
Then at 9:30p on Mom Christy (Anna Faris) finds out she is going to grandmother. Her teenage daughter, Violet (Sadie Calvano), is continuing the family tradition of being a teenage mom. So Christy and her mom (Allison Janney) are going to have to try to figure out what they can do to help violet out.
Finally at 10p Ellie (Toni Collette) realizes there will be consequences for her actions on Hostages.
She thought that it would be all over when she gave the President the blood thinning medicine Heparin so she wasn’t able to operate on him. Well she was wrong because Duncan (Dylan McDermott) is waiting for her when she gets home and her family is no where to be found. Finally Duncan brings her to them in the basement and tells her she needs to kill one of them. Then he gives her a gun and tells her to shoot. Who will she choose? Her cheating husband (Tate Donovan), her drug-dealing son Jake (Mateus Ward) or her pregnant daughter, Morgan (Quinn Shephard).
By the end of the episode someone will be dead and Ellie learns very quickly that if you screw with these guys, someone will die. Tune in next week to find out if she really learned her lesson…
The Neighbors has the best April Fool’s joke, Blue Bloods is back with a bang! |
| September 27th, 2013 under ABC, CBS. [ Comments: none ]
Tonight at 8:30p on The Neighbors Larry Bird (Simon Templeman) learns about a little holiday us Earthlings call April Fool’s Day, so he decides to prank everyone because that is what you are supposed to do.
Meanwhile over at The Weavers, Marty (Lenny Venito) and Debbie (Jami Getz) are getting ready for their annual family photo. Since they have some time to waste, they allow Max (Max Weaver) and Abby (Isabella Cramp) to play with Dick Butkus (Ian Patrick) across the street at Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s (Toks Olagundoye) house. After a little while Dick comes over to The Weavers and asks they if they will still love their kids even when they age. Sounds like a weird question? Well it really isn’t because he accidentally let them play in the ageing machine and now the prepubescent children look like adults, but in their little bodies. Will they get their cute little son and daughter back the way were or will they be stuck with two adult looking children?
You will just have to watch the episode that is full of jokes and gags to find out and includes the best prank ever.
Then at 10p change the dial over to CBS for the season premiere of Blue Bloods. Jamie (Will Estes) and his new partner, Eddie Jenko (Vanessa Ray) respond to a crime in progress at a jewelry store and find an officer down. When the commissioner, Frank (Tom Selleck) gets to the hospital, he finds out that she didn’t make it. So now everyone on the force is ordered to find this cop killer. Of course Danny (Donnie Wahlberg) gets involved and arrests the lead suspect. When his sister, Erin (Bridget Moynahan) the ADA, looks at the evidence she deems that it is not enough and orders that he be set free. So now Danny is busting his butt to get enough on this criminal to put him behind bars while his sister feels the wrath of her family and co-workers for letting this guy out.
Will they come up with enough proof the lock this guy up? Will Erin give into pressure and say that they have to arrest him or will she be stand her ground and lose her family?
You will have to tune into this intense suspenseful episode to find out.
And I am so happy that even though Blue Bloods has been on the air 4 years, it is still as good as it when it debuted.
Is this Tony DiNozzo’s new Ziva on NCIS? |
| September 11th, 2013 under CBS. [ Comments: none ]
As we all know Cote de Pablo is leaving NCIS and that means that DiNozzo will be without his Ziva. So who will be his new partner? Looks like we might have that answer because CBS released this video of Michael Weatherly rehearsing with someone called the Eye Guy. So what do you think of his new partner?
Of course that is not the new Ziva, but you can watch the countdown until her goodbye starting on September 24th when NCIS returns with all new episodes.
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