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The ocean rebels in the spectacular series The Swarm
September 12th, 2023 under The CW. [ Comments: none ]

Tonight at 9p on The CW, you are going to tune into The Swarm for your newest addiction. The 8-part German series is based on Frank Schätzing’s 2004 book, Der Schwarm, which makes you wonder what would happen if the ocean decided to rebel against us humans.

I love Disaster movies and ones that are based in the ocean, and The Swarm doesn’t disappoint. Plus, the series is so beautiful to watch that you forget the sea creatures are trying to kill us.

The series starts off with a fisherman in Peru who thinks it is going to be another day in the office, aka the water. But when he loses his net, he makes the mistake of going under to get it back. As he tries to get it free from a rock, he finds himself trapped by a swarm of pissed-off fish.

Leon (Joshua Odjick) is a whale researcher, and he is called out to look at a dead orca on the beach in Vancouver. He needs to find out why this giant mammal washed up dead on shore.

This is not the only thing he is concerned about; the whales are late this year, and he doesn’t know why. It is starting to hurt the tourist town that needs them for their economy

Things seem to be looking up when they return. But things take a quick turn for the worst with their arrival.

Charlie Wagner (Leonie Benesch) is earning her Ph.D. in microbiology. She believes that we are overfishing, and she isn’t wrong. Now, the fish of all sizes are mad, and they are not going to take it anymore.

Most Disaster series have a great pilot episode, but then they go to crap. The Swarm keeps getting better as the show goes on. And let me tell you, the final scene in tonight’s episode will leave you with your chin on the floor.

Seriously, you can tell they spent a lot of money on this series, and it looks better than the big-budget movies that cover the same topic.

Seriously, there is so much that will blow you away. I just sat back and watched in awe. It is the story that grabs and doesn’t let go.

Could this happen? Who knows? But we just did have a hurriquake in California. So, at this point, if the muscles wanted to show some muscle, I wouldn’t be surprised.

Oh, and I am never eating lobster again! But I will tell you about that next week.


The Swarm will make you afraid to go into the ocean
September 7th, 2023 under The CW. [ Comments: none ]

We have seen movies and TV shows where the animals have rebelled against us. And on September 12th, on The CW’s The Swarm, we are going to find out what happens when marine life all over the world stands up and gets revenge. Well, they don’t stand, but you know what I meant.

Around the world, strange happenings, borne out of the oceans: Whales destroy boats, deep sea crabs attack beaches, mussels block container ships. An unknown ice worm destabilizes continental slopes and triggers tsunamis. A deadly pathogen spreads into the drinking water. Across the globe, lives are increasingly imperiled, the situation worsening by the day—and yet, nobody can draw a connection between the seemingly random attacks. Except for a group of scientists who come together through their shared sense that something bigger is at play: an intelligent life force, dwelling in the deep—capable of manipulating the ocean, and everything that resides in it. A being which has borne witness to our destruction of the seas and has decided to drive us to extinction. But hardly anyone believes their findings. And so, the group is forced to undertake a life-threatening mission, tracking the intelligent life force within the Arctic Ocean. It is a mission they know may claim their lives.

Even though I live on the coast, I am super excited about this show. It looks like it is going to be a thrilling disaster show. And TV needs more of those.


The CW pulls Bump and Recipe for Disaster
August 30th, 2023 under The CW. [ Comments: none ]

The CW announced today that Bump will be replaced by Whose Line Is It Anyways on Mondays, and on Saturdays, Masters of Illusion will replace Recipe for Disaster.

I don’t know anything about Recipe for Disaster, but I did watch Bump. The news is not a surprise because it was getting 0.0 in the key demo in the ratings. So, the cancellation was inevitable.

Personally, I loved the first season of the Australian drama about a teenager raising her surprise baby and still going to high school, but the second season not so much. In fact, after this week’s episode, I said I was done. It lost the charm it had.


Family Law takes on dating, love, marriage, and divorce tonight
July 28th, 2023 under The CW. [ Comments: none ]

Tonight at 8p, Family Law tackles the different stages of love, both in their personal lives and in their professional ones.

Now that Daniel (Zach Smadu) is a member of the 40 Under 40 club, he is ready to start dating again. So he is going to go on a dating app to meet his Mrs. Right. And just because what she writes sounds perfect doesn’t mean she is.

Daniel’s dad, Harry (Victor Garber), takes on a case of betrothed online influencers who are working out a prenup. They are having problems coming eye to eye on their demands, and that might end their relationship.

Meanwhile, Daniel and his sister, Abby (Jewel Staite), are hired by a mail-order bride who is trying to save her 2-month marriage so that she can stay in the country. Just when they think that they have found a way to stop the annulment, the judge rules against them. Will they be able to keep her in the country?

Daniel and Abby’s sister, Lucy (Genelle Williams), is not ready to see her marriage end. But she might get the realization that there is nothing she can do to get back with her ex.

And then there is Abby and her husband, Frank (Luke Camilleri), or should I say, ex-husband. Now that they agreed to get a divorce, it is time for them to tell their children the news. How will they react?

Like I said, they go through all the spectrums of relationships in this episode, which makes us ponder what is love and why do we fight for it.

I know because it gives you a family. If Harry didn’t sleep around, then Abby wouldn’t have a brother and sister to help her through this difficult time in her life. And they wouldn’t have her.

And that is what I adore about this legal drama. At the end of the day, it is about a family who works in a law firm. And they have each others’ backs in the courtroom, in the office, and at home.


The CW is bringing the laughs with Son of a Critch and Children Ruin Everything
July 24th, 2023 under The CW. [ Comments: none ]

I can’t say this enough. I love Canadian television! So I am loving that The CW is importing their shows. Tonight at 8p, we get to watch two of their comedies, Son of a Critch and Children Ruin Everything.

Son of a Critch starts the night off at 8p with two episodes and throws it back to the ’80s. Mark Critch (Benjamin Evan Ainsworth) is getting ready to go to school for the first time, and it is middle school. He grew up in a small town, and there were no kids on his block. Not only that, he shares his room with his 80-year-old grandfather (Malcolm McDowell). So he is an old soul because he had no other choice but to be one.

As soon as he gets on the bus, the kids are all ready to make fun of him. And they do. They even continue to do so when he is in class. Luckily, there is another new kid, and the two of them become friends. He finally makes a friend who is his own age. And not his grandfather’s.

At home, he has his mom (Claire Rankin), who loves to gossip, but she is also supportive. His dad (Mark Critch) works on the local radio station. And then there is his cool older brother (Colton Gobbo), who doesn’t do much to help him.

But somehow, he will make it through the day. But it won’t be easy for him. Then again, was middle school easy for anyone?

What is easy is watching this sweet show with a bitching soundtrack.

This is the perfect series to watch as a family because it has a character for everyone.

Then at 9p, it is time to see how Children Ruin Everything.

Did you know that people without kids are happier than the ones who have them? That is what Astrid (Meaghan Rath), a former data analyst and now stay-at-home mom, tells us and then shows us.

Astrid and her husband, James (Aaron Abrams), have two young children. First, they welcomed Felix (Logan Nicholson) 7 years ago, and then three years later, they had his sister, Viv (Mikayla SwamiNathan).

They were used to having fun, but those days are long over because children ruin everything. But do they? As boring and chaotic as their lives are, there are a lot of good things to say about having kids.

This show has a unique way of showing that there are positives and negatives of having children. And we need more of that. Because that is reality, and it is funny to watch.


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