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The Bastard Executioner

I was scanning through the television listings and a name caught my eye. Kurt Sutter. The genius mind behind Sons of Anarchy returns to television with The Bastard Executioner for FX. The new series premieres tonight and is set in the middle ages, promising a bloody and intriguing hour every week. If it has half the brutality that Sons had, I think fans of Game of Thornes (such as myself) might enjoy the new show. Joining Sutter from Anarchy are Katey Sagal and Timothy V Murphy, and I’m sure that we’ll see many other regulars of his. Also in the new series are Lee Jones, True Blood‘s Stephen Moyer, and Flora Spencer-Longhurst.

Official Show Description: The Bastard Executioner is a blood-soaked, medieval epic that tells the story of Wilkin Brattle, a 14th century warrior, whose life is forever changed when a divine messenger beseeches him to lay down his sword and lead the life of another man: a journeyman executioner. Set in northern Wales during a time rife with rebellion and political upheaval, Wilkin must walk a tight rope between protecting his true identity while also serving a mysterious destiny.

Guided by Annora, a mystical healer whose seeming omniscience keeps Wilkin under her sway; manipulated by Milus Corbett, a devious Chamberlain with grand political aspirations; and driven by a deepening connection with the Baroness Lady Love, Wilkin struggles to navigate political, emotional and supernal pitfalls in his quest to understand his greater purpose.

The Bastard Executioner premieres tonight at 10pm on FX.

Also on tonight…

8PM
AGTNBC: America’s Got Talent (competition)
CBS: Big Brother (reality competition)
PBS: In Their Own Words (docu)
ABCFAM: Monica the Medium (reality)
DSC: Yukon Men: Revealed (reality)
ESQUI: American Ninja Warrior (competition)
OXYGEN: Bad Girls Club (reality)

9PM
Dancing With The StarsABC: Dancing With the Stars: First Dances (competition)
CBS: Zoo (drama)
ABCFAM: Next Step Realty: NYC (reality)
BRAVO: Below Deck (reality)
DSC: Yukon Men (reality)
E!: Total Divas (wrestling reality)
SYFY: Face Off (competition)

10PM
TV Logo - ChoppedFOOD: Chopped (food competition)
NBC: Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris (variety)
A&E: Storage Wars: Behind the Locker (reality)
BET: Real Husbands of Hollywood (spoof)
BRAVO: My Fab 40th (docu)
COMEDY: Tosh.0/Drunk History (comedy)
DSC: Rebel Gold (reality)

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Posted on September 15th, 2015 by admin | Leave a Comment
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Z Nation - New Season

Z Nation, the action-horror series on the Syfy channel returns tonight with its all new season. The post-apocalyptic show focuses on humanity’s ongoing struggle against zombies infused with all of the action and camp that you’d expect from a Syfy series. The show is the polar opposite from The Walking Dead, and that is not a bad thing. There is plenty of room for all sorts of zombie shows. The new episode is on at 10pm.

Z Nation, “The Murphy”
Description: In the Season 2 premiere, moments have passed since Murphy triggered the launch of tactical nuclear weapons and it’s every man/woman for themselves as the group split up and try to outrun the impending blast. Meanwhile, Citizen Z finds himself battling thawed zombies and unable to communicate with the team, which leads him to make a desperate move that prompts the arrival of a mysterious and deadly bounty hunter.

Also on tonight…

8PM
Girl Meets WorldDISNEY: Jessie/Girl Meets World (comedies)
ABC/CBS/NBC/FOX: Think It Up (fundraiser)
CW: Masters of Illusion (showcase)
LIFE: Bring It! (reality)
TNT: Cold Justice (procedural drama)
FOOD: (8:30PM) Taco Trip (food)
DSC: Bering Sea Gold: Dredged Up (reality)

9PM
For Better or Worse, Show LogoOWN: For Better or Worse (comedy)
NBC: Dateline NBC (news showcase)
DISNEY: I Didn’t Do It/Gravity Falls (animated)
DSC: Bering Sea Gold (reality)
E!: Total Divas (reality)
LIFE: Bring It! (reality)
TNT: Cold Justice: Sex Crimes (procedural drama)

10PM
TV Logo - The SoupE!: The Soup (drama)
ABC: 20/20 (news showcase)
MAX: Strike Back (action)
DSC: Edge of Alaska (reality)
FOOD: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (food)
HBO: Real Time with Bill Maher (political talk)
TRU: Trutv Friday Night Knockout (boxing)

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Posted on September 11th, 2015 by admin | Leave a Comment
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Marvel's Agents of Shield

If you aren’t watching Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, then you really should be! Since last year’s (spoiler alert) fall of SHIELD in Captain America: Winter Soldier, the show has been firing on all cylinders both creatively- and literally (the story movement has been nonstop). The team’s recent addition of Mockingbird (Adrianne Palicki) has been fantastic as has the mystery of Director Coulson’s alien writings. Is it Kree? Could it tie into the Inhumans? Are we seeing seeds planted for Age of Ultron or Captain America: Civil War? As many great questions that you can ask, here is hoping some of them pan out!

Tonight’s all new episode airs at 9pm on ABC. Here is the official description from ABC:

Marvel’s Agents of Shield, “The Writing on the Wall”
The team discovers murder victims who have on their bodies the same alien glyphs on them that Coulson’s been etching, and all of Coulson’s secrets and lies come to a head.

You can watch previews and past clips that tie into the episode on ABC GO.

8PM
NCISCBS: NCIS (crime drama)
ABC: Selfie (comedy)
NBC: The Voice (competition)
FOX: MasterChef Junior (kid competition)
CW: The Flash (superhero drama)
OXYGEN: Bad Girls Club (reality)
TVLAND: Family Feud (gameshow)

9PM
Supernatural, Show LogoCW: Supernatural (supernatural drama)
NBC: The Voice (competition)
CBS: NCIS: New Orleans (crime drama)
FOX: New Girl/The Mindy Project (comedies)
A&E: Storage Wars (reality)
OXYGEN: Nail’d It! (docu)
BRAVO: The Real Housewives of New Jersey (reality)

10PM
TV Logo - Sons of AnarchyFX: Sons of Anarchy (drama)
NBC: Chicago Fire (drama)
CBS: Person of Interest (thriller/drama)
ABC: Forever (supernatural cop drama)
FOOD: Chopped (cooking competition)
CNBC: The Profit (reality)
MTV: Awkward/Faking It/Happyland (comedy)

Posted on November 11th, 2014 by admin | Leave a Comment (1)
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2 Broke Girls

After a disappointing second season, 2 Broke Girls has rebounded a bit. The show has found a good groove with Kat Dennings’ Max going to culinary school and all of the new characters that have come with it. This is something she (and the show) should have done before her and Caroline (Beth Behrs) opened a Cupcake Shop (the second season raced too far ahead too quickly). The supporting cast including Matthew Moy as Han, Garrett Morris as Earl, and Jonathan Kite as Oleg, all click and own their characters. The diner scenes are still the funniest and most enjoyable part of the series.

Official Episode Description, “And the Icing on the Cake”: When Deke invites Max’s friends over to his dumpster house, Caroline learns a big secret about his background.

2 Broke Girls airs on CBS at 8:30 PM. Also on tonight…

8PM

ABCABC: The Bachelor (reality)
CBS: How I Met Your Mother (comedy)
NBC: Hollywood Game Night (gameshow)
CW: Hart of Dixie (drama)
ABCFAM: Switched at Birth (teen drama)
SYFY: Bitten (supernatural drama)
USA: WWE Monday Night Raw (wrestling)

9PM

The FollowingFOX: The Following (crime drama)
CBS: Mike & Molly/Mom (comedies)
A&E: Bad Ink (reality)
ABCFAM: The Fosters (teen drama)
FOOD: Rachael vs Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off (competition)
HGTV: Love It or List It (docu)
SYFY: Being Human (supernatural drama)

10PM

CastleABC: Castle (crime drama)
CBS: Intelligence (spy drama)
NBC: The Blacklist (crime drama)
PBS: Independent Lens (docu)
FX: Archer (animated comedy)
MTV: Teen Wolf (supernatural teen drama)
SYFY: Lost Girl (sci-fi drama)

Brooklyn 9 9

Sunday was a big night for the freshman sitcom when Andy Samberg walked away with the Best Comedy Actor award and the show walked away with Best Comedy Series at the Golden Globes. However, while there were some people who were shocked to see the show actually win anything, those who watch the show know that it’s well deserved. Brooklyn Nine-Nine, although not the best ratings performer, is definitely the best new comedy series on the air right now. With an ensemble that’s airtight and some of the best comedy writing anywhere right now, Brooklyn Nine-Nine deserves to be watched. Live. No DVR or pirating bullsh!t. It’s that good. So at 8:30 sit your butt in front of your TV and turn on FOX because Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the future of TV comedy and its future is bright.

Also on tonight…

8PM

SHIELDABC: Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (action)
CBS: NCIS (crime)
FOX: Dads (comedy)
NBC: The Biggest Loser (reality)
CW: The Originals (supernatural drama)
ABCFAM: Pretty Little Liars (teen drama)
ID: Ice Cold Killers (docu)

9PM

Supernatural, Show LogoCW: Supernatural (supernatural drama)
ABC: The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife (comedies)
FOX: New Girl/The Mindy Project (comedies)
ABCFAM Ravenswood (drama)
HGTV: Property Virgins (docu)
OWN: The Haves and the Have Nots (docu)
SYFY: Face Off (reality competition)

10PM

TV Person of InterestCBS: Person of Interest (drama)
ABC: Killer Women (drama)
NBC: Chicago Fire (drama)
A&E: Shipping Wars (reality)
FX: Justified (western drama)
HGTV: House Hunters (docu)
TBS: Cougar Town (comedy)

How I Met Your Mother

Here we go. We are in the home stretch of How I Met Your Mother and one of the fun ongoing stories throughout the series, the “Slap Bet,” is coming to a close. This season and the shift in storytelling (the whole season takes place in one weekend) has been jarring and very hit and miss, but it is great to see years of stories come to a head and ultimately, a close. In two weeks we get the Mother’s side of the story in an episode titled “How Your Mother Met Me.” I. Can’t. Wait.

Official Description: “Slapsgiving 3: Slappointment in Slapmarra” In their ongoing slaphappy “Slap Bet,” Marshall plans to land one final smashing blow to soon-to-be-married Barney.

After How I Met Your Mother is a new episode of 2 Broke Girls. What else is on tonight?

8PM

WWE RawUSA: WWE Monday Night Raw (wrestling)
ABC: The Bachelor (reality)
FOX: Almost Human (sci-fi crime)
NBC: American Ninja Warrior: USA vs Japan (competition)
CW: Hart of Dixie (drama)
ABCFAM: Switched at Birth (teen drama)
SYFY: Lost Girl (sci-fi)

9PM

Beauty and the BeastCW: Beauty and the Beast (supernatural)
CBS: Mike & Molly/Mom (comedies)
FOX: Sleepy Hollow (supernatural)
ABCFAM: The Fosters (teen drama)
SYFY: Being Human (sci-fi)
TNT: Major Crimes (crime)
VH1: Single Ladies (comedy)

10PM

CastleABC: Castle (crime drama)
CBS: Intelligence (drama)
NBC: The Blacklist (drama)
FX: Archer (animated)
HGTV: House Hunters (docu)
MTV: Teen Wolf (supernatural)
SYFY: Bitten (supernatural)

Posted on January 13th, 2014 by ThePit | Leave a Comment
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Marvel Agents of Shield

Okay, we are five episodes into Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD and I have to say, I dig it. Clark Gregg’s Agent Coulson genuinely looks like he is having a blast as he chews through the scenery. I love the nods to the movies and seeing both Maria Hill and Nick Fury earlier in the season was shocking (I figured we’d get one, both both? Awesome.). The show feels like it is firmly set in the Marvel movie universe and I love that we’re getting to see more of the said universe. What will happen when the new Thor movie is released? Will we see any of the supporting characters? How about the big guy himself?

My only complaint so far is that the rest of the team needs to be fleshed out a bit more. I want to know more about them. Fitz and Simmons are a lot of fun, Agent May has shown shades of her dark past, but why should we root for Agent Ward or Skye? Neither have drawn me in the way past Whedon leads have. They don’t have the Buffy and Angel chemistry, Captain Mal’s wit, or Echo’s mysterious past and circumstances. Than again, we have plenty of time to learn more about the team and I’ll be along for the ride.

Official Description, “Girl in the Flower Dress”: Coulson and the team travel to Asia to rescue a young man with an unusual and dangerous power. Meanwhile, Skye has a secret that jeopardizes her relationship with the team.

Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD airs tonight at 8pm on ABC. What else is on tonight?

8PM
NCISCBS: NCIS (crime drama)
CW: The Originals (supernatural drama)
NBC: The Biggest Loser (competition)
ABCFAM: Pretty little Liars (teen drama)
FOX: Dads/Brooklyn Nine Nine (comedies)
CNN: Anderson Cooper 360 (news showcase)
DIS: Wolfblood (info)

9PM
Supernatural, Show LogoCW: Supernatural (supernatural drama)
ABCFAM: Ravenswood (teen drama)
NBC: The Voice (competition)
CBS: NCIS Los Angeles (crime drama)
ABC: The Goldbergs/Trophy Wife (comedies)
SYFY: Face Off (competition)
FOX: New Girl/The Mindy Project (comedies)

10PM
TV Logo - Sons of AnarchyFX: Sons of Anarchy (drama)
NBC: Chicago Fire (drama)
CBS: Person of Interest (thriller/drama)
TNT: Cold Justice
LIFE: Chasing Nashville (reality)
MTV: (10:30) Awkward (teen)
CNBC: Car Chasers (reality)

Posted on October 22nd, 2013 by ThePit | Leave a Comment (3)
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