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The Bold Type is back bolder than ever
June 12th, 2018 under Freeform. [ Comments: none ]

The Bold Type is back for its second season on Freeform tonight at 8p and you do not want to miss the two-hour premiere that does not disappoint.

When we last left off, Kat (Aisha Dee) left NYC to be with Adena (Nikohl Boosheri). Tonight’s episode starts off with Jane (Katie Stevens) and Sutton (Meghann Fahy) meeting her at the airport to pick her up. Kat is happier than ever and cannot wait for Adena to join her in NY.

When she gets back to work at Scarlet, Jacqueline (Melora Hardin) lets her know she is getting a big promotion. That means she will not have as much time with her new girlfriend.

Talking about work, Jane is starting her new job. As much as she wants it to be like Scarlet, it is not. She comes up with a great subject for her story. The only problem is that her subject has her flaws and she has to decide to what to write about. She finally gets her angle, but her editor changes it up. The changes make her wonder if she did the right thing.

Sutton did the right thing with her new job, but not when it comes to love. Will a new policy at work make things easier or harder for her to choose someone?

No matter what changes Kat, Jane and Sutton go through, they will always have each other and their closets. Which is a good thing because they are going to need each other now more than ever.


American Woman is not as groovy as the ’70s
June 7th, 2018 under Freeform, Paramount+. [ Comments: none ]

Alicia Silverstone is once again living in Beverly Hills, but tonight at 10p on Paramount Network she is doing it in the ’70s. American Woman is not Claire Horowitz grown up because she would have chosen better than this.

Remember in 2008, when CBS took us back to the Disco era with the drama Swingtown? All you wanted to do was put on your boogie shoes and travel back in time? This show will not cause you to feel the same way.

Bonnie (Silvertone) is a rich Beverly Hills wife, who is expected to be just that. Her husband (James Tupper) wants her to stay home and take care of him and their children. Even if he is messing around behind her back. When she finds that out, she kicks him out of the house. Shortly after she does, she finds out he has embezzled all of their money away and she is broke.

Now she has to get a job and support herself. In a time when women are first entering the job force. How will she handle her new life going from a Beverly Hills Housewife to a working single mom?

She still has her small group of friends, but what about the ones who just pretended to like her when she had money. Will they want to know her now that she does not?

When it comes to her friends, Kathleen (Mena Suvari) wants to work in the movies. She will do anything to get that job. Diana (Jennifer Bartels) works in a bank, but all of the men keep getting ahead while she is stuck in the same job. She wants to be treated equal, but her boss does not agree.

This is a time when women were finally getting out of the house and earning their own ways. This is the story of three women hoping to the same.

I wish I could say more positive things about it, but somehow this half-hour drama makes the groovy ’70s look absolutely dull. Even the clothes are a downer and they should be upper like the drugs they are taking back then. There is sex, drugs and Rock’n’Roll on this show and even that cannot save American Woman.

I thought of something positive to say. As much as I hated American Woman, I liked it so much better than Freeform’s Cloak & Dagger that debuts at 8p tonight. I cannot even review the teen drama because after watching two episodes, I still have absolutely no idea what is going on on the show.


The X-Files is smoking, 9-1-1 is thrilling and Grown-ish is bore-ish
January 3rd, 2018 under Fox, Freeform. [ Comments: none ]

The X-Files is back on Fox tonight at 8p for its 11th season and so is a fan favorite. The Smoking Man (William B. Davis) is back and he reveals so much. Opening the door to so many questions answered and several more asked. So so many reveals.

Then there is Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Mulder (David Duchovny), the latter will be rushed to the hospital and suffer from unusual brain activity. What is going on in her head? When she wakes up she will tell Mulder and it sets up the mythology for this season.

Thankfully, it is not all mythology because I prefer the standalone episodes. Like next week, when The Lone Gunman (Bruce Harwood and Dean Haglund) return from the dead with a message from beyond the grave for their old friends.

The best episode of the 5, they released to the press, is the fourth one. That is when a mysterious stranger seems to know intimate details about Scully and Mulder. This episode also teaches us about the Mandela effect. What that means, you just have to watch.

Finally in four weeks, the unthinkable happens. I will not tell you what, but I will tell you it is something fans of the show have been waiting for since the first run.

We can say that Will & Grace and other revivals got it right, but it was really The X-Files who perfected it leading to their returns. This season is as good as the first 10. Fans, like me, are not disappointed that this show has come back for 2 more seasons after it was cancelled 15 years ago.

Then at 9p on Fox, Ryan Murphy produces a show that is very unlike him. 9-1-1 is about the first responders doing their job after the 9-1-1 operator gets the call.

Abby Clark (Connie Britton) gets the calls that put all of the wheels in motion. She is the first person they speak to, and they first person they forget about. She does not see their lives being saved, instead she hears the click on the phone when help arrives. But that does not stop her from doing the best job possible, even with everything going on at her home.

Fire Captain Bobby Dash (Peter Krause) tries to keep his men and women in order, and that it not easy. Especially with people like Buck (Oliver Stark) who is an over eager newbie. He does what he wants and that can put the others at risk.

Athena Grant (Angela Bassett) is a field Sargent with the LAPD and she is one tough woman. She will do everything to get her suspect and her experience comes in helpful when trying to apprehend the bad guy.

On tonight’s series premiere, Abby gets a call from a young girl that there is an intruder in the house and she is all alone. To make matters ever worse, she just moved and does not know her address or her mom’s cell number. Abby calls Athena to help her, but she is helpless until they find out where the girl is located. Abby is able to get a better idea where the girl is when they ping the cell tower, but it is still not good enough. The women come up with a plan to get a better idea where she is located, but will they get to her in time.

We often thank the first responders when something awful happens, and this show gives us a glimpse of how all the agencies work together to save the day. 9-1-1 is a rush of adrenaline because it covers so much in so little time. Kind of like the life of a first responder.

I will openly admit, I went into Grown-ish already hating it because Freeform cancelled Baby Daddy over it. But I gave the show that premieres tonight at 8p a chance.

The Black-ish spinoff uses a technique that the original show uses, but on this one it is does not work. You know how Anthony Anderson narrates parts of Black-ish to help you understand what he is thinking and it helps move the show forward? On Grown-ish, you are like STFU Yara Shahidi. She keeps talking about everyone and everything instead of just letting them be. To the point, I do not know who anyone is and I do not care. Plus, she is such a whiner that it makes it hard for you to like Zoey. That was even when she was doing Black-ish. To me the twins and Junior are the more interesting children.

When it comes to the rest of the show, it is about Freshmen trying to survive on the own for the first time. If the show concentrates on all of them instead of just Zoey, it might work. The show is centered around her, but it does not have to be all about her. Until it is not, I do not know how long this show can last. I am sure they will do everything to make it a hit, but at this point it will fail out pretty quickly.

Freeform needs to stay with their strengths when it comes to comedies. Over the top multicams with very funny casts. Not a half-hour dramedy without an identity. It is trying to hard to keep the Black-ish formula, instead of trying to be its own voice.

On a positive note, it is not Freeform’s worst comedy. Alone Together is one of the worst shows ever made. It is so painfully bad, I cannot believe anyone let them make it. It makes people hate Millennials even more than they already do.


The Bold Type takes on BRCA tonight
August 8th, 2017 under Freeform, Uncategorized. [ Comments: none ]

While most shows do stories about breast cancer, The Bold Type is making the bold choice to talk about BRCA testing tonight at 9p on Freeform.

When Jane (Katie Stevens) was just a child she lost her mom to breast cancer, she has never fully gotten over that and it is still a sensitive issue for her. As you will witness when she gets into a fight with her editor-in-chief Jacqueline Carlyle (Melora Hardin), who assigns her to do a story on whether women in their 20’s should be tested for the BRCA gene. Jane thinks it is too young to know, but her mother was diagnosed at just 32 years old.

After Jane gets a lecture from her boss and talks to her friends, she decided to get tested. What will it reveal? You have to tune in tonight to find out in a powerful episode that all women need to watch.


Still the King is still the King, American Ripper is killer and The Bold Type is bold!
July 11th, 2017 under CMT, Freeform, History Channel. [ Comments: none ]

Don’t break my achy breaky heart, by not checking out the back-to-back episodes for the season 2 premiere of Still the King tonight at 10p on CMT. How many shows can you say top themselves during their sophomore season? Not that many and this show is one of the few that can. I do not know how this show found a way to make itself even wilder and wackier than it was last year, but they did.

On tonight’s season premiere, one hit wonder Vernon (Billy Ray Cyrus) is just out of prison and he moves in with his recently reunited baby mama Debbie Lynn (Joey Lauren Adams) and their teenage daughter Charlotte (Madison Iseman). Debbie Lynn just lost her lover Ronnie (Jon Sewell) in a boat explosion. To make matters worse for her, she is pregnant and does not know who the daddy is?

Vernon decides he is ready to step up and be the father he never was to Charlotte, who he did not know about. Only problem is Ronnie is not dead and now the two men are trying to be the better father to be.

Ronnie gets a job while Vernon returns to his musical roots. Meanwhile, it is Debbie Lynn who has the toughest of all, putting up with these two man children.

If you did not watch the first season of Still the King, it is OK. In fact, I want you enjoy this show as much as I am, and I just watch it live starting tonight and every Tuesday at 10p. You can binge the first season later, which will probably start at 11p tonight and you will pull all nighter.

There is nothing else like Still the King on television. It honestly a crazy horseback ride that you do not want to get off. Seriously the show is just pure fun. We need more shows like it on television and Cyrus is brilliant in this role.

Once again, I am begging you to watch because this truly is the best show on television this Summer and we need more episodes that the 13 that they ordered.

Ever since I was a kid, I have been obsessed with Jack Ripper. I always thought of him as a British serial killer, but tonight at 10p, American Ripper on History Channel questions if America’s first known serial killer H.H.Holmes and the Ripper are the same person.

His great-great grandson Jeff Mudgett believes his relative might not only be the infamous Chicago serial killer, but also Jack the Ripper. Tonight, he recruits former CIA. operative Amaryllis Fox to help him find out if it might true. They will follow his relative’s footsteps to see if there might be evidence that confirms what they are thinking. They will literally try to dig up the truth and from that we might finally know who Jack the Ripper is.

Could one of the biggest mysteries of our time finally be solved? It would explain how the Ripper was able to vanish without a trace. He returned to America and lived the rest of his killing around 200 people.

I know I for one am on this 8-part journey to find out what they find out. I want to know the truth. Even if they don’t prove the connection, it still intrigues me that 125 years later we still want to know who killed some prostitutes in London.

Finally at 9p, but on Freeform is the new page turning show The Bold Type. The drama follows three Millennials who work for the female empowering magazine Scarlett.

Jane (Katie Stevens) has just been promoted to writer and she is having a problem finding her voice. Her friend Kat (Aisha Dee) is the mag’s social media manager and she needs to learn when to shut up. Finally, there is there is their friend Sutton (Meghann Fahy) who is an assistant to one of the editors. She has held that job for four years and like her friends she wants a promotion. Something her secret boyfriend who works for the magazine might be able to help her do.

Each week as they are assigned a new task, they will each learn something new about themselves. Thankfully, they have each other to help them through each lesson. Because without friends, who are you?

The Bold Type is a different type of drama for the network and like most of their shows, you will quickly find yourself addicted to every nuance by the end of tonight’s 2-hour season premiere.


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