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[ # ] 9-1-1 is back, Punk is all Anarchy in the UK and The Fix is your newest addiction
March 18th, 2019 under ABC, Epix, Ryan Murphy

After what seems like forever, 9-1-1 is back on Fox tonight at 9p. The episode starts off with a woman getting a facelift. Something goes horribly wrong, and you will never want to get a facelift or any surgery after this…

Next up, there is a pileup on the freeway and a shark comes flying out of a truck that was transporting it. Now, they have to save the shark and the person that was bitten by it.

If that is not enough, a boy calls into 9-1-1. As he asking them for help, his father gets on the phone and says everything is OK. Maddie (Jennifer Love Hewitt) is suspicious of the call and asks Athena (Angela Bassett) to check it out. What does she find when she gets there?

You don’t want to miss a single second of this episode because something shocking happens at the end. Something that sets up next week’s episode.

Over on Epix at 10p is Punk. The second part of the four-part docuseries, that looks at Punk Rock, tells the story of how the music came about in London with bands like The Clash and Sex Pistols.

Although Punk was born in the US, Sex Pistols is the most notorious band in the genre because of lead sing Sid Vicious. As we know, he didn’t make it to the ’80s, but his bandmate Johnny Rotten is still playing with his band Public Image Limited. He still looks exactly how he did in the ’70s and he talks about his time changing music forever.

A few months before there was Anarchy in the UK, on July 4, 1976, The Ramones crossed the pond to play a gig in London. They had the same manager as the British Punk bands, so they all came out to see the NY band. Something about them lit a spark in the UK and Punk caught on like wildfire there.

Just like here, the music was part of an underground scene. Then on December 1, 1976, Queen cancelled on Bill Grundy and the Sex Pistols made their television debut. They were not ready for primetime, so they cursed on the air shocking the British audience. Their manager thought that was the end of their career, but they were overnight sensations.

In fact, they gained such notoriety, that Punk was banned throughout the country. Now, it was the Pistols who crossed the pond. They were playing the club circuit in the South, and they made Punk Rock popular in the US. As they were getting more famous, Sid and his girlfriend, Nancy, were getting deeper and deeper into drugs. Sid was not himself and you could not understand him because he was slurring his words.

Shortly before he said he killed his girlfriend, Nancy, he parted ways with the Sex Pistols. Then two months after he was arrested, he too was dead from a heroin overdose. Rotten tears up as he talks about losing his friend. He makes a confession, that will break your heart but not nearly as much as it has broken his. I have never heard him talk about Vicious before, and it was well worth the wait.

Tonight’s Punk is not only about the boys of Punk, but it is also about the women. Joan Jett talks about the music and says something that blew my mind. She has a different type of Bad Reputation with me now.

As much as I love this series and tonight’s episode, I have one little problem. Not enough talk about The Clash. I could be biased because I saw Rotten’s big moon over Miami with PIL at the same show with Mick Jones’ followup band Big Audio Dynamite. It was an epic bill and a concert I will never forget.

Back to Punk in the UK, I just wish they could have also highlighted bands that were on the cusp like Joy Division and Adam and the Ants. To me the latter was Punk and his solo work is New Wave.

Anyways, if you want to know more about the music that doesn’t give a f*ck and the people that don’t give two sh!ts, then you must watch Punk on Epix. I know it is not cool to love something if you are truly punk, but I love it! I may be right, I may be wrong.

Also at 10p, but over on ABC is the debut of The Fix. The series would be like what if another one of O.J. Simpson’s loves were murdered again. If anyone dreamed about that scenario, it is Marcia Clark. This murder mystery is her dream baby because she is the producer.

Famous actor Sevvy Johnson (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) was accused of killing two women including his wife. At the end of the sensationalized trail in 2010, he was found not guilty. Now, 8 years later, his girlfriend was found murdered and the actor is the #1 suspect.

Maya Travis (Robin Tunney) represented the People in the trial. Losing the case made her run away. She left town and has not been seen since. Her partner Andre (Adam Rayner) has moved up in the District Attorney’s office and he wants her back. He wants to get Johnson for murder this time and knows the only way to do it is bring her back.

Travis returns to town and there is a lot of animosity towards her in the D.A.’s office, but they have to work with her because they all want to see Johnson put away as much as she does.

Johnson’s lawyer (Scott Cohen), who got him off, is back representing him. He needs the case as much as Johnson needs to be acquitted again.

Over the last 8 years, time moved on but they didn’t. This time, everyone is ready for war, but who will be the winner? We find out in 9 weeks.

This fall season was full of duds, but this show stood out among the other crap. After watching 2 episodes, I feel like I am watching the O.J. trial all over again. Except this one is only 10 hours long and we get to watch all of them in the fight of their lives.


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