The Strain sees the light tonight! |
| August 31st, 2014 under FX. [ Comments: none ]
Tonight’s episode of The Strain on FX at 10p is the best one yet, and they have all been really good.
Eph (Corey Stoll), The Jew (David Bradley), Nora (Mía Maestro) and Jim (Sean Astin) have figured out how to kill the Vampires at night and that way is UV lights. Where to find them? They go to a medical supplies store, but they have already closed. Since this is dire times, they break in. While they are there, they run into The Exterminator (Kevin Durand). He has the same idea as them and he’s already taken all of the UV lights. After some negotiation, he decides to give them six.
When they are done, they decide to stock up on some food at a gas station. Sadly, for them the Vampires have shown up and they are there for them. Now the five of them along with the Hacker are going to try to get out of there alive. Not all of them will. That’s right, someone will die in this real nail biter of an episode.
So tune in for the most exciting show of the summer tonight at 10p. If you’ve never seen an episode, you can catch old episodes on OnDemand and the FX Now app.
What’s coming up for The Simpsons this season? |
| August 22nd, 2014 under FX. [ Comments: none ]
In honor of FXX airing all 552 episodes of The Simpsons as we speak, here is a preview of what’s coming up on episode 553 and so on!
Recently I was on a conference call with Executive Producers, Al Jean and Matt Selman, and they told us what’s coming up for season 26.
As we know, there will be a death on the season premiere, September 28th on Fox, but we don’t know who is going to be. The first hint from Jean is the person who won’t make it to the credits is “portrayed by an actor who won an Emmy for playing that character.” Which isn’t much of one because all the lead voices have won at least an Emmy. Another clue is an outlet described the character as “iconic”, but Jean said the character is “great”. Here’s the last one for now, the name of the episode is “Clown in the Dumps”. Do you know who it is?
There will also be some crossover action coming up and it is with a show that been cancelled. Get ready for Simpsorama, that’s right Futurama is coming to Springfield.
Springfield will also take on fracking sometime in the fall, but as of the call, they didn’t know when it is going to air.
Also in the fall, we are getting a new Treehouse of Horrors episode. Jean said it is their “most ambitious Stanley Kubrick parody we’ve ever done”. The basis of it is said to be Clockwork Orange with a little Eyes Wide Shut mixed in. I am sure not the sex part, but the other parts of the horrible Tom Cruise movie. The episode will also feature a “satire of The Others, where there’s a family that’s very familiar that’s haunting the Simpson house.” The last tale is the scariest one of them all; Bart goes to private school…and thrives.
Talking about school, Bart gets a new teacher who is the opposite of the late great Mrs Krabapple. How long that teacher will last, as of now we don’t know.
When it comes to a long time, 25 years ago, a young writer by the name of Judd Apatow. Heard of him? Well, he pitched an idea for The Simpsons and it is finally happening. His idea is Homer goes to a hypnotist and he is hypnotized to believe he is 10 years old. Since mentally he is the same age as his son, Bart, the two become best friends. Jean says it is a sweet episode and they are happy to see it finally come to life.
We, the fans, continue to be happy that this show just won’t die. So here’s to episode 253 and beyond!
I hope that they will get to episode 500 and then FXX can air a month long marathon instead of just a 12 day one.
Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer are funny Partners in law! |
| August 4th, 2014 under FX. [ Comments: none ]
Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammer are doing a sitcom together called Partners, so you know the comedy that debuts at 9p tonight on FX is going to be a riot. And you would be correct!
Allen Braddock (Grammer) is the type of lawyer, we all hate but we want to represent us. His father has just fired him the firm and a judge assigned him several pro bono cases as a punishment. The judge also instructs him to watch the next case, where a do-good lawyer is representing himself in a divorce case against his wife. Marcus Jackson’s (Lawrence) wife is about to take him for everything; and the judge doesn’t want that to happen to him so she gives him an extension. Braddock offers to help him out and reluctantly he agrees. What Braddock uncovers will save Jackson’s case and definitely not his marriage. It was also lead to partnership of two very different people whose only bond is their dislike of each other.
Yet somehow they will make it work. Especially in the episode that airs at 9:30p, where they will get married. To find out why they become Mr & Mr, you will have just have to tune in for this very funny episode that will have you saying they didn’t just do that and hell to the no while you laugh so hard you will cry.
Partners is fun comedy that will make you laugh a lot and what else do you need on a Monday night.
USA and FX take on infidelity tonight in two different ways |
| July 17th, 2014 under FX, USA Network. [ Comments: none ]
Russ (Nat Faxon) and Lina (Judy Greer) have been Married for a while, and after 3 kids they are getting bored with each other. So tonight at 10p on FX, she tells him to have an affair to get it out of his system. Which is easier said than done. Each week, he will try to get it out of his system as she tries to ignore what’s happening. And yet through it all, they makes things work in their redefined marriage.
Then at 10:30p on FX we meet a couple who meets at a wedding on You’re The Worst. Jimmy Shive-Overly (Chris Geere) is thrown out of his ex-girlfriend’s wedding when he tells her what he thinks of her. While he is outside taking a drag, he meets Gretchen (Aya Cash) who’s the bride’s sister’s friend. The two of them go back to his place and have sex. Even though they both say they don’t want a relationship they keep meeting up for sex. Hey couples have started out in stranger ways, right?
Over at USA at 9p, we meet Rush. You know the USA show Royal Pains, well in ways this show is the opposite. Hank goes to help people who need help and it’s all on the up and up. Well, Rush (Tom Ellis) helps people who have something to hide. Like people who have been shot in suspicious ways or celebrities beat up their lovers. Even though Rush says you shouldn’t get involved emotionally, he still does. How will that effect him? We will have to tune in.
Then at 10p on USA it is time for a married couple who don’t get Satisfaction with each other. Neil (Matt Passmore) works a lot and doesn’t have time for his wife, Grace (Stephanie Szostak). One day when she meets a gigolo, she winds up having sex with him. Neil finds his phone after catching them and winds up keeping it. When the mobile rings, he picks it up. On the other line is a woman who is going through the same thing as his wife. So he goes and meets her and the two of them have sex. He realizes he can make money doing this, so he starts doing it as a side job. It’s all fun and games until he recognizes the number on the phone that’s calling him. How will his wife and him make this work? We shall see.
The Strain is scary excellent! |
| July 13th, 2014 under FX. [ Comments: none ]
It takes a lot for a show to blow me away these days and that is exactly what The Strain did as soon as started watching it. So you are going to want to make sure to check it out on FX tonight at 10p.
A plane arrives at JFK and no one gets off of it. In fact, there is not even a peep from anyone inside. So it is assumed it is a “dead plane”. Every government agency is called in and they all want to be the first one on board.
Dr. Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) from the CDC has the biggest one, so his partner Dr. Nora Martinez (Mía Maestro) and him are the first ones to check out what is going on. When they get inside the plane, everyone is dead. Or so they think. As Dr Martinez is in the cockpit, the pilot suddenly wakes and so do 3 of the other passengers. Why did these four survive and what killed the others is a mystery. A mystery that they will have to solve. Something that won’t be easy because it is unlike anything they have ever seen before.
But there is one man who has and his name is Professor Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley). He tells them that if they want to get rid of this mysterious virus, they need to destroy the bodies of everyone, including the survivors, who were on the plane. Of course they think he is crazy, until things he warns them about start to happen. Like all the dead bodies go missing, but no one knows where they went.
Where did they go? What is happening? Can it be stopped?
We will just have to tune into this thrilling horror masterpiece to find out.
Be prepared to scream, cover your eyes and jump out of your seat several times during each episode. I know I did that in the first four episodes I saw and I loved each one more than the one that airs before it.
Who knew summer TV could be so hot, and this summer is scorcher when it comes to television thanks to shows like The Strain.
Perception and Rizzoli & Isles return while Fargo goes bye bye |
| June 17th, 2014 under FX, TNT/TBS/TCM. [ Comments: none ]
Rizzoli & Isles is back on TNT at 9p tonight with a case that is very close to Rizzoli’s (Angie Harmon) heart, or should I say stomach. That’s because she looks into a case of a murdered woman and while at the crime she notices the woman’s baby’s stroller is hidden in the bushes. But where is the baby? Now, she must find that baby before it is too late. And during the whole time, she’s keep her pregnancy a secret from everyone but Isles (Sasha Alexander). Will she be able to keep a secret? You just have to tune in to find out.
And the final minutes of the show deal with Lee Thompson Young’s death. Next week’s episode is a tribute to him, so get the tissues ready because it is an emotional goodbye.
Then at 10p Perception is back on TNT tonight and Dr. Daniel J. Pierce (Eric McCormack) is in Paris. His life is better than ever, until someone from the FBI there approaches him about getting something from a Chinese doctor. Everything goes as planned, but once he drops the item off he finds himself in trouble. Everything he thought he was happening wasn’t. So is his schizophrenia getting the better of him or is he really in trouble? You just have to tune in this beautifully shot surprising episode to find out.
Also at 10p, Fargo concludes its run at FX. I can review the episode, but I might spoil it for you. And I don’t want to end up like a lot of the characters from the show in the episode. That’s because there is more than one death in the finale. How many? You just have to tune into this chilling episode to find out who…
Jack Bauer and Louie are finally back tonight! |
| May 5th, 2014 under Fox, FX. [ Comments: none ]
After 4 years of waiting for Jack Bauer’s (Kiefer Sutherland) return, fans of 24 are finally getting what they want tonight at 8p on Fox with the two premiere of 24: Live Another Day.
Since Bauer left our airwaves, he has been off the grid too. But suddenly he surfaces again in London, the same exact time that the President of the United States is there. The CIA thinks he is there to assassinate the POTUS, so are they right? Has Bauer changed that much? You just have to tune in to find out in this 12-hour special event.
We might only be getting a half a day, but we are also getting twice the excitement.
Then at 10p switch the dial over to FX where another fan favorite returns after an extended hiatus. Louis CK is back with Louie, and good things come to those who wait.
At 10p, Louie goes to buy a dildo and winds up hurting his back. Now he has to get an old lady to help him out. And guess what is the best thing for a bad back? The thing that caused his back to go out in the first place.
Then at 10:30p, Jerry Seinfeld asks the comedian to open for him at a benefit in The Hamptons. He says yes, but will quickly wish he didn’t. He bombs so badly, it is painful to watch. But at least he meets model, who wants to has sex with him. Which would be a good thing except it turns into a Sex Sent Me to the ER episode. Who is hospitalized? You just have to tune in to find out and to laugh your a$$ off.
Fargo is really good, don’t you know! |
| April 15th, 2014 under FX. [ Comments: none ]
Tonight at 10p, Fargo debuts on FX and you don’t want to miss this suspenseful drama.
Bemidji, Minnesota is a sleepy town where nothing happens, that is until Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) arrives. Once he does, the towns comes alive when several of their residents start to die.
One of the people that Malvo has influenced is insurance salesman, Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman). People around him are starting to die in violent ways.
So now it is up to the inexperienced local police to find out who is making their population numbers dwindle. But with Malvo being smarter than them, how will they catch him? You just have to tune in for the Thorton’s best role since Bad Santa to find out.
The only negative thing I have to say about this show is that I spent most of the first episode wondering where I knew Lester aka Martin Freeman from. Once I went to IMDB, I was shocked to find out it was Watson from Sherlock. He looks the same, but acts and sounds so different that you won’t be able to recognize him.
The Millers take a vacation, Reign has a wedding and Saint George debuts! |
| March 6th, 2014 under CBS, FX, The CW. [ Comments: none ]
Tonight at 8:30p on CBS The Millers go to the Bahamas. Nathan (Will Arnett) and Ray (J.B. Smoove) decide to take a much needed vacation, but when Ray hurts himself Nathan has no choice but to go by himself. Or so he thought because his good friend, Ray, gave his ticket to Nathan’s mother, Carol (Margo Martindale) and she shows up to surprise her son. So all that rest and relaxation he was hoping to get is being washed away like a message in a bottle. That is until Carol meets a guy played by Tommy Chong and then the two of them are both really relaxed. How relaxed? So much so they don’t want to leave, so will they?
Meanwhile back at home, Debbie (Jayma Mays) finds out that her husband wrote loves songs for his ex when he was teen (played by the hot singer Austin Mahone) and she wants to know why Adam (Nelson Franklin) has never written one for her. So he tries to write one for her, but it just doesn’t come to him. Will he be able to prove how much he loves her, or will he be getting divorce like his in-laws? Tune into this high-larious episode to find out what happens.
Then at 9p on The CW it is time for a white wedding on Reign. Mary’s (Adelaide Kane) mom (Amy Brenneman) comes for a visit and she has some big news. She says that the Queen of England has died and Mary is set to succeed her. That means the Queen of Scots needs to get married now. Who will she marry, Sebastian (Torrance Coombs) or Francis (Toby Regbo) who is back at the castle? You just have to tune in to see who she walks down the aisle with because you know you are dying to know who it will be.
Also at 9p, but over at FX, George Lopez’s new sitcom Saint George makes it heavenly debut.
Lopez plays a successful entrepreneur, who gives back to the community by working as a teacher in a multicultural school. Besides doing all of that the recently divorced man lives with his mom, Alma (Olga Merediz), and she is on his case about everything. Besides dealing with her, he also deals with his uncle, Tio (Danny Trejo), and his cousin, Junior (David Zayas). If that is not enough family for him to put up with, his wife, Mackenzie (Jenn Lyon) is still very much in his life.
On tonight’s series premiere George tries dating again and it is even harder than the first time. In the upcoming weeks, the sitcom will tackle issues in a very funny way that you can only do on basic cable.
Saint George proves that George Lopez has stuck gold twice in the TV world!
Kenny Loggins flies into the Danger Zone known as Archer tonight! |
| March 3rd, 2014 under FX. [ Comments: none ]
Tonight at 10p on Archer, Kenny Loggins guest stars as himself on the FX animated comedy. This appearance is something that has been 5 seasons in the making and the singer can thank is son for making it happen. You see, he told us on a conference call last week that his oldest son, Crosby, “has been writing letters to the Archer team at FX now for a couple years saying, ‘When are you going to put my dad on the show?’” Then he added, “I’m sure they’ve been blowing it off, but he kept telling me, ‘Dad, you should get somebody on this. You should be on that show.’” Well tonight it finally happens, so I guess they finally read Crosby’s letters.
So why was his son so insistent that his dad be on the show? Because Loggins’ song Danger Zone from Top Gun has been a long running joke on the show. So tonight you will hear him sing that song once again, but it is not going to sound like how you remember it. What that means, you will just have to tune in to hear it. But what I will tell you, out of all of his songs this is the last one he thought could be done the way they are doing it…
We know what his voice sounds like, but since this is an animated show you know, he won’t look like himself. Well he will, but it will be his ’80s self back when he sang the chart topping hit. So what was it like for him to see the animated version of himself? He said, “Well, I thought I looked a little bit like a terrorist.” You will have to watch the show to see if he really looks like one and why they made him look like that.
Now even though Loggins has had 3 of the biggest soundtrack hits of all time (I’m Alright, Footloose and Danger Zone), he hasn’t done much acting in his career. What he learned from doing Archer is he really liked doing voice over work and hopes to do more of it in the future. And yes, he wouldn’t mind doing a few more episodes of the FX show. So his son better start writing them a few more letters now.
Just an FYI to producers, he is busy this summer touring with his band Blue Sky Riders who are opening up for some singer named, Kenny Loggins. If you have never seen him in concert, I highly recommend it because he puts on a good show.
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