Killjoys

8 Returning Summer Shows…

I know you have all been waiting anxiously for this list, so here are the returning shows that I am mostly looking forward to watching this summer.

1. Animal Kingdom, season two premieres May 30th on TNT, stars Scott Speedman, Finn Cole, Shawn Hatosy, Ben Robson, Jake Weary, Molly Gordon, Aamya Deva Keroles, and Ellen Barkin. The Cody family dynamic has flipped in this second season, as the boys start to turn on their mother after a heist goes wrong. Baz, Pope, Craig, and Deran each begin to plan their next moves, while J is stuck in the middle, still trying to figure out where he belongs. I was not sure if I would like this show when it started last summer, but it is dark and gritty, with some humor weaved throughout. It is a fun summer drama.



2. Kingdom, season three premieres May 31st on Audience, stars Matt Lauria, Jonathan Tucker, Nick Jonas, Kiele Sanchez, Joanna Going, Natalie Martinez, Talia Shire, Kirk Acevedo, and Frank Grillo. Alvey and Lisa are still dealing with the loss of their son, while also trying to keep their gym afloat. Nate has finally admitted that he is gay, but is not entirely comfortable in his new relationship. And, as always, Ryan and Jay are sorting through their own demons, with a potential rematch still on the horizon. This show is so fantastic, and I am disappointed that more people are not watching it. The entire cast have continued to blow me away with their performances from episode to episode. As this is, sadly, the final season, I fully expect them to knock us on our asses, and I cannot wait.



3. Orphan Black, season five premieres June 10th on BBC America, stars Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kristian Bruun, Kevin Hanchard, Ari Millen, Evelyne Brochu, Josh Vokey, Skyler Wexler, and Maria Doyle Kennedy. Another one of my favorite shows is coming to an end this summer, and I am not okay with it. I have been rewatching the entire series to prepare for this final trip, and it gets better and better with each viewing. I continue to be amazed by the cast and, after four seasons, still need to remind myself that Tatiana Maslany plays half of the major roles. I cannot wait to see how they wrap up the story of these sestras, but will be sad to see it go.



4. The Great British Baking Show, season four premieres June 16th on PBS, stars Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins, and Mel Giedroyc. I have to admit, I was skeptical of this baking show when I first watched it with my mother while home for Christmas a few years ago, but I was hooked after the very first episode. This aired in the United Kingdom last Fall and is the final season with the original hosts. Bring on the crazy technical challenges and baking puns!

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Quotes of the Week: June 26-July 10

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, mostly from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Game of Thrones
Qyburn: Sometimes, before we can usher in the new, the old must be put to rest.

Jon: I’m not a Stark.
Sansa: You are to me.

Veep
President Meyer: Kent, can you give a girl some warning next time before you jam it in the back door?
Kent: Data gives no warning, ma’am.

Preacher
Emily: This doesn’t feel like you.
Jesse: It’s not me. It’s God.

12 Monkeys
Cole: Kill me. Kill the witness. It doesn’t matter because you’ll still be afraid of yourself.

Old Jennifer: Hello, egg. I’m chicken.

Young Jennifer: We’re not brave.
Old Jennifer: But you can be a better me than I was.

Turn: Washington’s Spies
Samuel: This is not about them, Robert. This about something greater than them, and us.

Abe: I killed him! I killed Thomas. I killed my brother. I killed…I killed Thomas. I started the riots at King’s College. It was a prank that went wrong, but I started it and I…felt responsible for his life, so I took it. I took his intended. I took his inheritance. I took his good Tory name, but it wasn’t me! It was never me. You ask who I am, but I don’t know. I buried that man along with my brother. I thought that maybe one day I’d meet him again in the soul of the son that I named after him, and on that day I’d tell him that I lied. Then I lied to try and make things right, but it didn’t work. It didn’t work. But I can’t lie anymore. And as for these crimes that I’m accused of committing, my only regret is that I didn’t commit them sooner.

Casual
Laura: You could go talk to her.
Alex: Grow down, will ya?

Animal Kingdom
Deran: Hey, can we not talk about our mom in the strip club right now? Thank you.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Sarah: If you’re gonna be a hero, you gotta learn how to drive stick.

Killjoys
D’Avin: So, we’re not gonna talk at all about your people flooding me with magic green shit while floating naked in a tub?
Khlyen: That would be my preference.

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8 Returning Summer Shows…

I posted my list of new summer shows that I am excited about last week (and am already loving Preacher), so here are my favorite returning shows. What is everyone else watching this summer? Let me know in the comments!

1. Peaky Blinders, season 3 will be released May 31st on Netflix, stars Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, Joe Cole, Annabelle Wallis, Sophie Rundle, Harry Kirton, Finn Cole, Aimée Ffion-Edwards, Natasha O’Keeffe, Kate Phillips, Paddy Considine, Gaite Jansen, and Alexander Siddig. Season 3 picks up 18 months after the events of last season, on Tommy Shelby’s wedding day. It’s the start of the Roaring Twenties, and he and his aunt are trying to live right, while his brothers get mixed up in an international arms deal. I have really loved the first two seasons, and am reading that season 3 is even better, so I cannot wait. I am also excited for a little more of Tom Hardy’s Jewish gang leader, Alfie Solomons.



2. Kingdom, the second half of season 2 premieres June 1st on DirecTV’s Audience Network, stars Frank Grillo, Kiele Sanchez, Matt Lauria, Jonathan Tucker, Nick Jonas, Joanna Going, and Natalie Martinez. In these next ten episodes, Jay sets his sights on Ryan’s lightweight title belt, which will test Alvey’s loyalties and divide everyone at Navy St. This show just keeps getting better and better, and the entire cast continues to amaze me. If you are not watching this show, you are missing out on greatness.



3. UnREAL, season 2 premieres June 6th on Lifetime, stars Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer, Craig Bierko, Jeffrey Bowyer-Chapman, Brennan Elliott, Josh Kelly, and B.J. Britt. I was not sure if I was going to like this show when I started the first season, and then it blew me away. It is a behind-the-scenes look at a Bachelor-esque show, and there were so many twists and turns in the first season that it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. I cannot wait to see what kind of drama and insanity Quinn and Rachel bring to another season of Everlasting.



4. Casual, season 2 premieres June 7th on Hulu, stars Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, Tara Lynne Barr, Julie Berman, and Nyasha Hatendi. This comedy about a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister living together and raising her teenage daughter is hilarious and heartwarming. Season one focused on dating and sex, while this new season focuses more on the difficulty of making new friends as an adult. The characters and the stories are layered, and everytime Hulu releases a new episode, I wake up excited to watch it.

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8 Women Who Could Kick Your Ass…

When I started to make this list, I realized that I had way too many names, so I decided to limit myself to characters on current TV shows and eliminated anyone with supernatural powers.

1. Barbara ‘Bobbi’ Morse – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., played by Adrianne Palicki.
I would not mess with any of the women on this show but Bobbi, with her twin staves, is my favorite to watch. She is an expert in martial arts, is an excellent sharp-shooter and can also fly a plane.



2. Lagertha – Vikings, played by Katheryn Winnick.
She is a fierce and powerful shield-maiden who fights alongside her fellow Viking warriors, as well as defends her home against invaders.



3. Sara Lance – Arrow, played by Caity Lotz.
Even though supernatural powers were used to bring her back to life, her fighting skills are all natural. She was trained by the League of Assassins and, like Bobbi, is dangerous with a staff.




4. Carrie Hopewell – Banshee, played by Ivana Milicevic.
She may appear to be a regular, small-town mother but, thanks to her gangster father, she has a violent past and knows how to take care of herself.

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Quotes of the Week: August 9-22

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Masters of Sex
Dr. Farber: Where is the love?
Dr. Masters: In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton discovered what was then known as the Law of Universal Gravitation. Gravity. Take two objects, the larger object exerts an attractive force on the smaller object pulling it towards itself, as it were. An apple falls from the tree. The earth, by far the more massive object, pulls the apple to the ground. Simple enough. Only Newton’s theory left scientists a rather puzzling problem. To paraphrase you, Dr. Farber, where is the gravity? It’s not something you can see or touch. It’s not something you can put under microscopes or examine from a telescope. Well, 230 years after Newton, a German patent clerk in Switzerland *finally* realized that scientists had been asking the wrong question all along. They would never find an object in all the immensity of space called ‘gravity’ because, in point of fact, gravity is nothing but the shape of space itself. That clerk, Einstein, posited that the apple does not fall to the ground because the Earth exerts some mysterious kind of force upon it, the apple falls to the ground because it is following the lines and grooves that gravity has carved into space. And when we talk about sex, we do not talk about love, Dr. Farber, because love cannot be rendered into columns and graphs as if it were the same as blood pressure or heart rate. Love is not a force exerted by one body *onto* another. It is the very fabric of those bodies. Love is that which carves the lines and grooves. The curvature of our desire.

The Last Ship
Ray: These guys are packing some major fire power. They had guns I didn’t know existed. And I play a lot of video games.
Cdr Chandler: Well, we don’t have to worry about that. We’re bringing a Navy ship to a gun fight.

Chasing Life
April: Marriage isn’t about romance. It’s about commitment.
Emma: Commitment *is* romantic.

You’re the Worst
Becca: Jimmy, are you having a good time?
Jimmy: Absolutely. I’m just so glad you invited me.
Becca: Really?
Jimmy: Of course! Sometimes, you just want to witness the beginning of a disaster, so later, when the house is engulfed in flames, you can say, “Yup! I was there when they installed the faulty wiring.”

The Fosters
Callie: The system is broken, sir, badly. And the only people who understand just how bad are the ones without any say, without any voice. Somebody’s gotta speak up.
Judge Ringer: And that someone is going to be you, is it?
Callie: Yes. I’m one of the lucky ones. You know, I… I found an amazing family, and I’m finally safe and loved, like, really, truly loved. And one of the things that I’ve learned from my moms, from watching the way that they live their lives, is that when you’re lucky, it is your job to give something back. And when you see something wrong, to stand up and to say so. So, I’m really sorry if I offended you. It was not my intention. I’m not going to apologize for standing up. Somebody has to.
Judge Ringer: Well, I wish it weren’t the case, but there’s a lot of truth in what you’re saying. It’s no secret the system is failing a lot of kids, and that someone needs to do something about it. I’m proud of you for being that person.

Veep
Amy: She is so good at making people believe she is good with people.

The Astronaut Wives Club
Trudy: The world just became a lot bigger.
Rene: The question is, what’s next?

Killjoys
Johnny: When it rains, it poops.

Bomber: Don’t feel ashamed. It’s not like it’s a fair fight. You’re just a girl. I’m Level 6.
Johnny: I’m Johnny Jaqobis. Stop licking my partner.

Quotes of the Week: July 12-25

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Aquarius
Brian: Trust me. Don’t trust yourself. You’re unreliable.

The Fosters
Stef: No amount of therapy was going to turn you into a woman.

Chasing Life
Sara: There comes a point in your adult life when you realize that you’re really the only one who can decide how you live, and that’s a lot of power, which is good, but it’s also really scary.

Heroes
Meredith: You remember what Daddy used to say?: “God gave you a big sister instead of a brain.”

The Astronaut Wives Club
Max: No one gets what they want if they don’t ever ask.

Rookie Blue
Andi: I need you to sign this card, please.
Gail: I don’t sign cards. I don’t wish people things.

Killjoys
Dutch: How much longer, John?
John: Decon gas has to get in deep. You know how many millions of those things are in you?
Dutch: Fine…I swear Lucy’s enjoying this!
Lucy: Decontamination sequence complete.
Dutch: Finally!
Lucy: Session two will commence in ten minutes.
Dutch: Oh, come on!
Lucy: It’s not my fault you’re filthy.
Dutch: Watch it!

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Quotes of the Week: June 28-July 11

These are my favorite quotes from the past two weeks, not just from shows currently on the air, but also other random things I happen to be watching.

Poldark
Charles Poldark: She is a plain girl, and that makes her easy prey.

The Last Ship
Jed Chandler: Whether you like it or not, you’re Noah, and that ship is your ark.

UnREAL
Shia: You could make a perfectly happy person jump off a bridge.
Quinn: Thank you!

Zoo
Mitch: Usually when a girl gives me her phone number, it doesn’t have anything to do with rampaging lions.

Suits
Gretchen: It doesn’t take Albert Einstein to figure out why you hired somebody who looks like me to replace somebody who looks like her.
Harvey: Listen, Gretchen, I…
Gretchen: You don’t have to worry about that with me. I prefer my men manly.
Harvey: Am I not manly?
Gretchen: Well…if you have to ask.

Mr. Robot
Mr. Robot: The world is a dangerous place, Elliot! Not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing!

The Astronaut Wives Club
Scott: If you want people to know the real you, you gotta let ’em actually see it.

Scott: Life’s not about repeating what you’ve already done or regretting the way you did things the first time around. It’s about moving on. Moving forward. Stayin’ you.

Killjoys
John: I have to go see a girl about an ear.

The Last Ship
Captain Chandler: They don’t ambush us. We ambush them.

Ravit: I like you guys. You’re crazy.

Orange Is The New Black
Taystee: You know what I hate? Shrimps. Damn, dirty shrimps. Don’t even talk to me about shrimps!