The Shannara Chronicles

8 Returning Fall Shows…

Summer television is always fun (and if you did not watch The Bold Type, you should get on that), but I am very excited for my Fall shows to return. Here are the ones that I am most excited about.

1. Outlander, season 3 premieres September 10 on Starz, stars Sam Heughan, Caitroina Balfe, Tobias Menzes, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin. At the end of season 2, Jamie was about to head into the Battle of Culloden, so he sent Claire and their unborn child back through the stones, where she was reunited with Frank. I have read the third book, I know what is going to happen (for the most part), and I am still so excited for this to start. Each season the story and performances get better and better.



2. The Good Place, season 2 premieres September 20 on NBC, stars Kristen Bell, Ted Danson, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, and Manny Jacinto. If you did not watch the first season of this show, go do it immediately. It is hilarious. I have now watched it three times. I do not want to ruin anything for anyone who has not watched it, but I am very excited to see how they move forward going into season two. I also just need more Janet in my life.



3. Lethal Weapon, season 2 premieres September 26 on Fox, stars Clayne Crawford, Damon Wayans, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Michelle Mitchenor, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Richard Cabral, Dante Brown, and Chandler Kinney. I have to admit, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed the first season of this show. I figured it would be a pretty cut and dry cop show, but it was a lot more fun. I am very much looking forward to more adventures with Riggs and Murtaugh.



4. Lucifer, season 3 premieres October 2 on Fox, stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, D.B. Woodside, Aimee Garcia, Tricia Helfer, Scarlett Estevez, and Tom Welling. Last season ended with Lucifer waking up alone in the desert having had his wings restored. The new season will pick up right where we left off. Lucifer is trying to figure out how he got his wings back, a human Charlotte is putting her life back together, and newcomer Marcus Pierce shows up as a Lieutenant in the LAPD. One of the reasons that I love this show so much is that it really leans in to the ridiculous premise of a crime-solving demon. What can I say? The Devil is charming and sexy.

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Quotes of the Week: February 28-March 5

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

Supergirl
Siobhan: I’m sorry, I have difficulty making conversation with men under six feet tall.

Kara: I save the world better when I save it *with* people.

The Magicians
Mayakovsky: Why are you both so determined to be so fucking bland?

Lucifer
Linda: God cast you out because He needed you to do the most difficult of jobs. It was a gift.
Lucifer: Gift? He shunned me. He vilified me. He made me a torturer! Can you even begin to fathom what it was like? Eons spent providing a place for dead mortals to punish themselves? I mean, why do they blame me for all their little failings? As if I’d spent my days sitting on their shoulder, forcing them to commit acts they’d otherwise find repulsive. “Oh, the Devil made me do it!” I have never made any one of them do anything. Never.
Linda: What happened to you in unfair.
Lucifer: Unfair? This is unjust! For all eternity, my name will be invoked to represent all their depravity. That is the gift that my Father gave me!

Lost Girl
Aife: Bach sounds delightful…as long as it’s followed by Sir Mix-a-Lot.

Trick: Always remember, you’re my blood too.

Blindspot
Patterson: Yes, you can for sure maintain enough air speed. I did the math.
Fischer: How? Where?
Patterson: In my head, where math is done. Please, don’t interrupt.

New Girl
Schmidt: Don’t tell me what to do! I’m her fiancé, not some schnook off the street eating a peanut butter cookie!

Reagan: I hope that the Chicago Cubs win the World Series while you’re in a coma
Nick: That’s one of the meanest things anybody has ever said to me.

Agent Carter
Howard: Jarvis, you just hit a woman with my car!
Jarvis: I know, sir.
Howard: She’s a 2-time Oscar nominee!
Jarvis: Miss Frost is quite resilient. She’s fine. Trust me.

Howard: If she weren’t a homicidal maniac, I’d be in love.

Howard: What am I doing wrong, Jarvis?
Jarvis: We are standing before an incomprehensible rip in the fabric of our world. Use a 7-iron.

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Quotes of the Week: February 21-27

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

Downton Abbey
Anna: Why are you smiling?
Bates: Show me a man that doesn’t smile when his wife admits she’s wrong.

Mrs. Hughes: You’re such an old curmudgeon.
Mr. Carson: Don’t say you’re going off me.
Mrs. Hughes: No. Because you’re *my* curmudgeon, and that makes all the difference.

Violet: I believe in rules, and traditions, and playing our part, but there is something else.
Lady Mary: And what is that, pray?
Violet: I believe in love. I mean, brilliant careers, rich lives are seldom led without just an element of love.

Supergirl
James: When I’m getting a lesson in ethics and morality from Cat Grant, I *know* we’ve gone off the deep end.

Maxwell: So nothing for my largesse, then?
Kara: I was told you asked for, and received, Netflix.
Maxwell: If you thought I was dangerous before, you have no idea how dangerous I get when I’m bored.
Kara: I recommend Call the Midwife.

Kara: Ooh, I’ve wanted to catch a corrupt cop ever since we binge watched The Wire.

Professor Luzano: As the humans would say, we are up a creek without a poodle.

Kara: You make me a better hero.

Jane the Virgin
Petra: I think I got the wrong stroller. This pram won’t fold! …or respond to kicking!

Rogelio: Now get over here, Susan B. Anthony, and give me a kiss!

Alba: I won’t judge you… God might, but that’s between you and him.

Lost Girl
Trick: Sometimes the heart does what it likes, despite what the rules say.

Bitten
Roman: Every time I visit this house, you seem to be knee-deep in blood.

The Flash
Cisco: We’re gonna need a bigger Flash.

Lyla: He’s fast, John. Get over it.
Diggle: Never.

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Quotes of the Week: January 17-23

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

Critics Choice Awards
Rami Malek: It’s not just good to be different. It’s better to be different.

Downton Abbey
Robert: You can’t expect me to avoid talking to my own wife.
Violet: Why not? I know several couples who are perfectly happy, haven’t spoken in years.

Supergirl
Cat: A woman with brains who gives up everything for love inevitably finds herself staring into an existential abyss that men, babies and cardio barres simply cannot fill.

Cat: As much as I love watching you millennials deny your feelings, I pay you not to have them.

Smallville
Clark: Weird has become so normal it’s not even weird anymore.

Chloe: You can never be who you wanna be if you’re always looking over your shoulder at what could have been.

Telenovela
Ana: How does a cameraman get a nickname like “Fat Eddie” if he doesn’t have a secret stash of food lying around?!

The Flash
Barry: I didn’t realize roses were so flammable.

Cisco: Do you think it’s a good idea, when you’re fighting crime, to bring a date?

New Girl
Daniel: Trying to get out of jury duty?
Jess: Excuse me?
Daniel: The way you’re dressed, like you’re in a school play about old people. You want the judge to think you’re crazy.

Jess: Did he just kiss you? Why does he act like the Pope when he’s happy?

Schmidt: I bought you this burner phone from an unmarked storefront in Koreatown. I believe it’s small enough to conceal in the waistband of your underpants.

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Quotes of the Week: January 1-9

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

Sherlock
Mycroft: Sherlock, listen to me.
Sherlock: Nope. It only encourages you.

Shameless
Fiona: You’re not gonna get fired for lettin’ us borrow an old lady, are ya?

Kevin: Why don’t we party like this?
Veronica: Cause you keep forgettin’ to buy us a boat.
Kevin: Oh, that’s right.

Galavant
The Queen: Off with his shirt!

Gareth: I like meat with extra meat.

Downton Abbey
Dowager Countess: I suppose we only know what we’re capable of when we test our limits.

Lady Mary: I’d rather be alone than with the wrong man.

Supergirl
James: Even when things look the bleakest, heroes find a way.

The Shannara Chronicles
Allanon: Don’t move! Don’t speak! Let your eyes bear witness!

Wil: So, I’m supposed to use elfstones I don’t have to protect a princess who doesn’t want to be found from a Demon horde bent on laying waste to the world. And even if I succeed, which is entirely doubtful, my life could still be doomed because magic will have fried my brain.

Heroes Reborn
Farah: There’s some sword-wielding Japanese girl handling the clones all by herself.

8 New Mid-Season Shows…

Two lists in one week?! Craziness! I wanted to get this up before the first show premieres tomorrow, but could not do it while I was home in Philadelphia last week. There are a few premiere dates that have not yet been released, so keep checking here for updates.

1. The Shannara Chronicles premieres January 5th on MTV, stars Austin Butler, Manu Bennett, Poppy Drayton, Ivana Baquero, Aaron Jakubenko, Emilia Burns, Marcus Vanco, Brooke Williams, and John Rhys-Davies. This show is based on Terry Brooks’ best-selling fantasy books about a series of adventures, war, and evil that occur throughout the history of these Four Lands. Visually, it looks fantastic and, with Jon Favreau as one of the executive producers, I have very high expectations.



2. Second Chance premieres January 13th on Fox, stars Rob Kazinsky, Tim DeKay, Dilshad Vadsaria, Adhir Kalyan, Vanessa Lengies, Ciara Bravo, and Philip Baker Hall. In this modern version of Frankenstein, a billionaire and a bioengineer bring a dead police officer back to life. After a few title changes, I am a little nervous about this one, but the concept seems interesting and I like the cast, so I will give it a try. The first episode is already on the Fox website if you want to watch it early.



3. Legends of Tomorrow premieres January 21st on The CW, stars Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Ciara Renée, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Falk Hentschel, Franz Drameh, Casper Crump, Peter Francis James, and Victor Garber. White Canary, The Atom, Firestorm, Captain Cold, Heat Wave, Hawkgirl and Hawkman are all recruited by time-traveler Rip Hunter to prevent an impending apocalypse. I already live inside of Greg Berlanti’s brain, so I am very excited about this Arrow and The Flash spin-off.



4. Lucifer premieres January 25th on Fox, stars Tom Ellis, Lesley-Ann Brandt, Lauren German, D.B. Woodside, Kevin Alejandro, and Rachael Harris. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer leaves his throne in the underworld and comes to Los Angeles and starts running a nightclub. He soon must decide if he will let himself be drawn to the light or be pulled back into darkness. I have really enjoyed Ellis’s previous roles and am interested to see what he does with this DC Comics character.

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