Monday, March 6, 2017

TV Discussion: Week of 3/5/2017 - 3/12/2017

Hello fellow TV Addicts!  This is our weekly place to discuss all non-recapped shows.  See you in the comments!

36 comments:

Anonymous said...

Grimm--LOL, I forget some of it but you could tell they are heading to the end. Interesting that all sides when they find out about the signs recognize it as serious.


Suits--Jessica came back for this ep. A great ep really.

Richard

MJ said...

Grimm - I'll say it again - Diana is one creepy little kid. LOl But the little actress really does look like Adiland. Love that after the tree took the creature brining it the polluters they all shrugged and left - cause you can't arrest a tree! Too Funny. And funny at end with Rosalie and Monroe noticing the knotted pine face on their ceiling and deciding to paint it.

Sleepy - Mr Stitches was damn creepy !

Blacklist - that finale last week was actually really good.

Anonymous said...

Blacklist--That's good, I didn't see since I quit watching.

Grimm--Yes, the ceiling scene was funny. And agree the actress is good. It's like the show has found it's footing again. It went through a period that was frustrating when I wasn't sure what they were doing. But, glad I hung in there. Funny how when a show is told it's time to wrap up they usually do their best work. I guess it's time though. I will certainly miss this one. I think there are 5 eps left.

Twin Peaks--I quit watching, it got way too wierd. Tried to watch the wrap up movie and couldn't. I FF to the end and watched the last 15 or so minutes. Now wondering if that was a good use of time.

Logan--didn't go this weekend due to wife saying she won't go see it due to gore,etc. I really wanted to and may go with some buds, but who knows.

Richard

Mike V. said...

Grimm - Yep...pretty humorous episode. I think there's only 4 episodes left. the preview for next week said 3 eps before the finale. Could be wrong. I'll miss it too.

Sleepy - I am up to Mr. Stitches the drawing. Assuming it'll come to life. lol

Logan - send me a plane ticket. I'll go! lol Not sure when I'm getting to it either!

MJ said...

Grimm - yeah finale is 31st. Thought I read 24th which coincided with what the cloth saidis coming - but oh well. Yup - will miss it.

Sleepy - sorry I spoiled. LOL I feel this is going bye bye too and will miss this as well. Ratings really bad from what I hear.

Time after Time - any one watch ? Husband wanted to see it - was amusing and light. Supposedly can get darker. Fun to see Daniel Greyson from Revenge with a brit accent though.

Americans back this week. Killing me that I go to bed earlier now cause I get up at 5:30 so that I am not watcing my 10pm shows any more ( like Bates and Americans). Another reason I am further behind these days.

Mike V. said...

Sleepy - you didn't spoil. I already assumed! lol It was a decent ep but yeah I think this is its swan song.

Time after Time - No but I watched the Fox Comedy time travel show. pretty funny stuff. How does every network have a time travel show?? speaking of

Timeless - Lucy has been kidnapped by Flynn! And he killed some pretty big figures in the revolutionary war. I think we have 4 eps left.

Americans - YES!!! I have no time! But this and Bates take priority over other stuff I'm watching in the mornings.

Bates - EW spoiled this for me....but I still was surprised at the twists and turns at the end. Once I saw chick driving the car I knew what was gonna happen. lol Funny that he's using Norman has source material for a book. It's been good so far. Vera Farmiga has been doing well as a dead girl! lol

MJ said...

Time travel - I also recorded the fox one - just not watched yet. And yes - time travel is all the rage apparently.

Timeless - AH yes - Flynn kidnapping Lucy. Have you learned about his book yet ?

Bates - not watched so did not read your comment ;-D Tonight though !

Mike V. said...

Timeless - the book. I think I did. But I may have not been paying too much attention to what the book is about. lol Is that what is guiding him to where in time he needs to go to bring his family back? I know we found out Rittenhouse is a person and they killed him. But not the son.

Bates - Yeah, I tried to be vague just in case but don't read it anyway! :) I will also say that I have observed the typo in my last comment too. lol

MJ said...

Flash - think I dozed again. This is becoming a bad habit with this show. Was invisible Savitar beating up Wally ? What ? Hallucination I guess. But man - Barry and Wally are really mean to each other. Just saying. Stupid with Joe wanting Barry to get his permission in my opinion - but whatever. I do get why Iris is mad that Barry only proposed (and moved in with her) to change the future. I get why he is doing it - but I get tht Iris would not be happy either. I had thought that he proposed because he was afraid she would die - which is also bad - but not just to make another change to the future. Interesting - yet confusing - that Barry and Savitar will meet soon and then he can begin to become Savitar ? Ugh my head hurts already. LOL And of course when they figure out that Savitar needs that last piece of the stone - hey don't tell Wally - so he throws it into the speedforce. So Savitar says 'I am the future Flash'. Does that mean something specific to the comics ? Probably.

Timeless - Oh yeah - when she protects that kid ! Hard to tell on this show what is the right and wrong thing to do. Hmm on book - well I think you should have passed this by now but not sure - cause it was kinda a big thing. It's about where he got this journal from - and yes he is using it as a guide. Don't you love Rufus/Lem ? He's my fave. especially those earlier eps when they kept going to places that were not african american friendly.

Mike V. said...

Flash - Didn't get to it yet. Watched The Americans, finished 24 and almost done Once Upon a Time. Too much stuff!!

Timeless - Rufus, yeah it happened again in the ep we watched last night. He said he went to Harvard and the person said well you must be "so and so"...and he said he's the other one. lol It was the Houdini episode. Yeah with right and wrong....there is no way with everything that has happened due to them that the future would be any shade of the same. lol Just gotta roll with it. I think I totally missed where he got the book from. You can tell me. I don't care!

MJ said...

Timeless - it is Lucys journal ! He says that in the future she is on his side and working with him. I loved the Houdini one ! Show def got better as it went along. So you had the Nasa one already ? Used the character (african american woman) the a movie is now based on. Can't think of the name of it. Yes - they do change stuff - like her sister not existing.
So you also know who that guy running Rittenhouse in current day is then ? The one who makes the program director (name ?) threaten Rufus all the time to tape the missions ?

24 - I am like 3 behind now. Americans tonight.

Bates - loving this show ! More later - gotta dash to a meeting.

MJ said...

Bates - Chick pretending to converse with Norma and serve her food was off the hook funny. And him playing off not hearing her with the old 'I have bad hearing in that ear'. Great. And Caleb was great taling to 'Norma' in the basement. And since when was Chick a book writer ? How creepy was that girl with the gun who shoots Romero ? Is this going to be a hostage think like Mr Kaplan or Misery ? We all know he isn't dead yet ! Norma insisting that Norman kill Caleb - cause she's done it for him so many times ! Amazing really that his imaginary mom is actually argumentative and makes him do stuff he doesn't want. Cause usually his illness is that he becomes Norma when he does do bad things. But not Norma is making Norman do the bad thing ? Of course he can't and changed to Norma to shoot him. Wonder if he is alive after getting run down ? Cause people gotta start dying soon now.


Read this about Bates today : It took a few seasons to see how Chick would play into the Psycho mythology, but it now seems clear that he’s a variation on Robert Bloch, the true-crime writer of the source material on which Alfred Hitchcock’s film was based.

MJ said...

Carrie Fisher/Debbie reynolds - finally watched that HBO special - they were both kinda odd ! LOL Not sure i realized how odd they all were.

Meant to ask - any one watch that Paley Festival NBC turns 90 special ? Recorded it but not yet watched.

Anonymous said...

Bates - Great, as always! Loved the scene with Chick, Norman and Norma at the kitchen table when Chick kept offering Norma more food! Great acting!

This is US - More great acting and writing! Love this show! Every scene tugged at your heart strings! So painful that Jack was so cold when Rebecca was leaving. Loved that William didn't forget Randall's wife (can't think of her name) and sent her the postcard. Guess we're gonna see how Jack dies next week.

Leslie said...

MJ - I watched the NBC special. I really enjoyed it!

Leslie said...

That Anonymous was me above. Oops!

Mike V. said...

Timless – AHHHH I feel like I did know that. Well I knew they were on the same side in the future. Lol WE did see the NASA one and my wife knew the person was the Hidden Figures lady. Or maybe I did too. I think I knew that guy was Rittenhouse in present day too. It’s one of those “multi-tasking” shows so I do miss stuff when watching. Lol

Bates – Yeah chick was a good time in this episode. The girl shooting romero reminded me of a key scene in THE WIRE. Came out of nowhere! But yeah no way he’s dead yet. I think Caleb is dead, but I could be wrong. The articles that popped up before I even watched the episode seemed to be suggesting that. But we’ll see! Interesting on Robert Bloch!

Carrie/Debbie – Yes…definitely!! Lol I knew Carrie was odd, but their whole relationship was very strange. I think the brother Todd might be the strangest of all of them!

Paley Fest – Totally forgot to record it. Maybe it’s on the NBC streaming app/site.

@Anonymous – is that Leslie?? Or someone else? (ahhh I see it's you now!)

This is Us – More tears!!!! Maybe as much as the episode before for me. Love this show. I knew William wouldn’t forget Randall’s wife either! Mandy Moore had suggested that we wouldn’t find out how Jack dies for a long time into the show. So maybe they’re just teasing us, or maybe she didn’t know. We’ll see!

MJ said...


This is Us - 5 tissue episode. The aren't goig to just make Kevin happy are they ? Cause we all know that he won't be able to pass up Ron Howards offer and will blow up his second chance with the ex. the kids memorial was adorable - but why didn't Williams lover come? How great was the line 'cancel the white doves. White doves? They don't make black ones randall'. Just cracked me up. And the whole thing with the girls misunderstanding Williams fave Blue Hawaiian not being a drink ! And since they are stating that Kate feels it's her fault that her dad died - which means it probably is nothing but teenage guilt and not true - then they show him drinking and driving. I am going to be that is not how he dies - cause they are pointing to it to obviously. It was truly messed up that his boss actually knew he was allergic to pears and yet they sent pears - cause they just had some secretary do it. Good for him on just quitting - but i think he will be paniced about that soon. LOL Cause he's Randall. I have heard that it will be quite some time until we see Jack die.

Timeless - I guess I will have to wait til you are further in. Cause the rich guy that seems to be in charge of Rittenhouse is someone. It was a big deal really so you must not have got there yet.

Americans - have to admit was a little confused by the 'new son' thing. All so they can get close to a young russian boy ? Ok. And wow this Tran must have been trained at an early age - or he is older and pretending to be a teen in HS. Why am I still shocked by how easily they kill? I'm sure it was necessary - we do know how horrible this Glanders is - but man - they tell the guy you'll be fine and to go up the ladder - then shoot him. Guessing Oleg won't stay in russia long - but it was striking to see how there was no food in the markets yet Olegs family and others like them eat great. And yeah - Oleg might have to rat on his fellow rich russians - we shall see. I know Misha is Philips son - I just don't remember the hows of it. Did he have this son when he was put into this fake marriage with Elizabeth ? All i remember is that he was fighting with Russia in Afghanistan.

Nbc special - oh good ! I know back in the day almost every good show was NBC so I was looking forward to it.

Mike V. said...

This is us - Loved all the lines you brought up too. Yeah, there has to be some drama for Kevin. I'm sure you recognize Alexandra Breckinridge (SP) from Walking Dead right? She was Jessie in Alexandria. It's pretty funny, they sold me on all 3 of the relationships they introduced for Kevin this year. So I could see lots of drama coming his way before he settles down. That's what I was thinking with Jack too....too obvious. I heard the same thing on seeing Jack die. Yeah...I'm sure Randall will panic about not having a job. Only so long you can be on that cloud 9 high before reality sets in. But, I think he's financially secure for a bit.

Timeless - Yeah, I may have thought I was further along than I was. We have 4 episodes left NOW after watching another episode. Last night was the Jesse James episode and we saw one of Jack Bauer's girlfriends (from the last 2 seasons) being one of the original time travelers who stayed in the past. And Lucy shot Jesse James! They're also training the other girl to pilot the time machine. Probably best if you don't mention anything else for a bit. But we're still only half paying attention to episodes so the extra information is helpful too. lol

Americans - Yeah I don't think we're supposed to know why he's so valuable right now. Then again they may just want to get to him to make him an asset. Yeah...once that dude got cut by the "Bio weapon corpse" I knew they were going to kill him. But it is still shocking. Yeah I don't remember the background of Misha either....I know we met the mother and she told him but I forget when it happened. He's a little older probably than his other kids so potentially it was right before Elizabeth?

NBC - I certainly loved all of their shows in the 90s....one more than others. :) Maybe 2.....Quantum Leap was an NBC show too if I recall!

Flash - I dunno...even I was expecting Joe's reaction to the engagement. I don't think he was that upset, but it was just to point out how out of character Barry was being. I think Savitar was messing with Wally's mind like he has with other people. But Wally could see him because Savitar was in the speed force and only speedsters can see him. I thought Savitar was saying "I am the future, FLASH" not the "Future Flash" lol Like he was talking to flash not giving his title. I do have a theory of who Savitar is. I actually never really considered who he is until Flash tried to take his mask off. he says he's been in the speed force for a long long time. Maybe it's future WALLY? I don't know how the logic would pan out but I could see that being a twist since it always turns out to be someone we know.

Supergirl - Watched this too...no real comments but Terri Hatcher made a cameo and will be a villain while Dean Cain is on the show too. lol Not to mention Kevin Sorbo. But these Superman/GIRL shows always tend to bring back the old actors/actresses into the fold. I guess Flash did that too. It's kinda cool. lol

Mike V. said...

Game of Thrones - I saw this on EW too, but didn't really feel it was worth posting. It's just the teaser poster. But, it does tease the Ice and Fire so I'm sure Richard will be all on board! lol

http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/9/14866236/game-of-thrones-season-seven-poster

MJ said...

This is Us - yeah - i recognized her. knew her in something before TED too.

Timeless - Jackie ! LOL That's what I always called her. I think you have passed what I am talking about - rufus reacted pretty big to who the old rich dude that is rittenhouse is - but I will say nothing since I'm not sure when that reveal occurred.

Flash - I could not tell if it was future, Flash - or Future flash either.



MJ said...

Meant to say - the Catch back tonight - think I am quitting it. Shame cause I like the lead actress in it but too much other stuff

Undrground - but this also came back and I loved Season 1 so.. Might have to marathon it later though. Not sure I can watch now

MJ said...

Americans - I didn't realize it but the guy they killed in the hole - he was the young guy Hans that had been helping them for awhile now. Kept a watch on Philips other apartment and wife. And the one Elizabeth taught how to tail someone in a car.

Anonymous said...

GOT--Yes, fire and ice. And no more info on the book-lol.

Expanse--don't know if anyone is watching. But, the last ep was ok.

ESPN articles lately indicate even more loss.


Richard

Mike V. said...

Timeless – old rich dude…hmmmm just doesn’t ring a bell. But, that’s not saying it didn’t happen. Lol

The catch – never watched last season and don’t have all of the episodes. I heard it’s pretty good. We probably would’ve watched if we had them all. I wonder if they were added to Netflix. ABC shows usually are.

Underground – yep..no room on my plate for this one!

Americans – For some reason I thought going into this season it was the last one. Thinking more and checking IMDB, I think they announced 2 more seasons and then they’re done. I did see the ratings were down for the premiere.

GOT – Nope…no idea when that 6th book is coming out. I figured it would be announced by now if it was going to come out before season 7. But who knows? Last thing GRRM said didn’t sound too promising on where he is with it.

MJ said...

Timeless - too funny. We've only met two people working with Rittenhouse in present time - the black guy who Lucy, Rufus and Wyatt work for - and the old white guy who tells the black guy what to do. There was a revelation on who the white guy is. LOL - We'll wait til you are done


Americans - no this is the penultimate season.

Mike V. said...

Got - July 16 premiere and teaser trailer.

http://ew.com/tv/2017/03/09/game-thrones-season-7-premiere-date/

I'll get back on timeless!

Anonymous said...

Six--tough finale. Probably one of the best eps.

Richard

Mike V. said...

Timeless - Seriously, I spend half the episode in a 2nd screen. lol I know Professor Leaky from Orphan Black was in a couple episodes but I'm guessing you don't mean that guy. I'm sure I saw this other guy but just can't place him. ohhhh wait....Lucy's dad?? wasn't that a reveal? Or am I just making stuff up now? I don't remember rufus reacting to it but I remember there being something about her dad as a cliffhanger.

MJ said...

Gof T - start date !
https://www.yahoo.com/tv/game-thrones-season-7-premiere-200903424.html

Anonymous said...

GoT--There's only 1 war that matters. All the spokes get broken. And so, how does a Targaryan end up on top in the end if "ALL" the spokes are broken?

Survivor--It was an ok ep, worth watching. Some good guys win stuff and I like that.

Richard

MJ said...

Saul - very excited seeing these pics
https://www.yahoo.com/tv/better-call-saul-exclusive-season-slideshow-wp-150039373/photo-p-season-2-ended-chuck-photo-150039366.html

Mike V. said...

GoT - Most of those lines in the trailer were from previous seasons. Only John's line at the end was new. Was the graphic of a targaryan sigil on top? I'll have to watch it again. but if Dany is leading the charge to "break the wheel" I think that would be the only symbolism there.

Survivor - Are you talking about the reality show that's been on for 16 years, 50 seasons? lol

Saul - I heard there's a trailer too. But haven't watched it. I did know Mr. Fring will be back!

MJ said...

Saul - I heard Gus was back too. But was excited to see him. LOL

Anonymous said...

Survivor--Designated Survivor.

GOT--The trailer is definitely setting up a final battle with all of the refernces leading up to it. At the end there was that pull out shot where we saw what I interpreted as curved spokes--made of wreckage in the show. Then that dissolved into a VERY blue eye. Which made me think of the Night King. BTW, I tried to count the spokes but it wasn't very clear at the bottom--came up with 9. I wouldn't argue with a different but close number.

I did not see the graphic you're speaking of in the video and as far as the poster it was ice at the top to me. Maybe you could get a screenshot?

Richard

croissant p said...

what good new tv show should I start now...what's trending?