Friday, September 25, 2015

New Fall Shows - Spoilers within

The warning is there, spoilers are always possible.

So, I don't only watch Doctor Who and I found myself doing what a lot of others are doing this week and catching some of the new shows that have come out.  

Scream Queens – Funny, campy, a lot silly can’t say it’s going to last. Though they swiftly killed off some of the more annoying characters, and for that I was grateful, I still don’t know if it has that something. Plus it’s on KILL-EM Fox, think Firefly, so it basically is wearing a Red Shirt before heading out on an Away Team. 

Blindspot – I want to like this, I really do. It was pretty cool, but not awesome. I kept joking “Chefs do that” if you have ever seen The Long Kiss Goodnight you’ll get the joke, amnesiac Gina Davis regains her memories after playing housewife for 5 or so years, previously she was a killer assassin. Yeah, it was like that sort of. But, it seemed lacking, they lacked a character build that made my husband and I care about it. We’ll give it another episode or two but if they don’t step it up a bit I’ll be deleting it from my DVR rotation.

Heroes Reboot – Again, want to love it, really do but they didn’t do enough Hero’y stuff that  is going to make the public stay. You have to come back swinging. We watched the first season and when that writer strike hit we cursed them for ruining our show. We loved Heroes. Heroes Reboot sort of feels like Heroes Lite. Hopefully it’s just working on a slow boil.

Limitless – Finally! Edge of seat interesting! I cared about that loser, first I was irritated by Brian Finch, come on dude you’re nearing your 30s…give up the “band back together” thoughts, at least get a real job in the straight world and keep that dream alive on the weekends. I want to watch the next episode. Though yes I have already figured out that 1 he will solve her father’s death and 2 I have a bad feeling that his father will be dying.

We DVRed The Player but haven’t watched it yet. I hate to look at a show and instantly think it’ll be canned but both my husband and I are leaning toward that feeling. But hey, I just am doing this for fun so if you love it, maybe I’m wrong.

Regarding a season premier but not a series premier  The Backlist comes back next week! Love that one! Even if Ms. Keen can be downright annoying. Red more than makes up for it for sure!

What did you think about the new shows?

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The Doctor's Return September 2015

Doctor Who –

Last Saturday brought us back a beloved family member. I have been a Whovian, well since before there were Whovians. A long time ago, when I was a little girl the same age as Amelia Pond was when she met the newly regenerated Eleventh Doctor, the Fourth Doctor came along with his curly hair, voluminous tan coat, and swept me away with his long scarf. Add to that the synthesizer and his ferrying humans away from their boring Earth existences to new worlds in an amazing space ship and I was hooked.
I thought my Doctor Who love affair was over, long had it stopped showing on PBS, until I stumbled upon "Blink" nearly 5 years ago and that was the first time I heard about the reboot. I was overjoyed and while I was in Korea at the time, I had an amazing friend who sent me disks to watch of the seasons I had missed. I ate them up. Christopher Eccleston soon became my second favorite, sorry but Tom Baker will always be my first true Doctor love. Third comes in with David Tennant and Peter F-bomb Capaldi is working his way into fourth place and he’s getting a firm footing with his guitar playing, sunglass wearing, tank entrance in the first episode of this season.

Which brings us to discussing this season's FIRST EPISODE! Finally, Moffett is bringing back multi episodes too which I think is wonderful and brings a bit of that old Who magic back. This episode was titled the Magician’s Apprentice and the twitterverse exploded a few times during the episode. One of my absolute favorites was

This one ---

My other favorite was the attempt at the hashtag of PlanesHaveStopped, considering Clara suggested such, it of course should have been.

Then, there is Missy, do we love her? Or do we hate her? Which one are we supposed to do? Because man she is growing on me but I also want to punch her at the same time.

Meanwhile, we found again DAVROS! What will the Doctor do? The cool thing is, we actually have to tune in next week. The issue is not just resolved in 43 minutes, give or take, because Moffett. Usually I curse his name, this time I cheer him. Will it last? We shall see.