Over at TVGrimReaper.com, the e-ink is dripping on all the recent updates as we start to see mid-season finales.
Euthanized: Wicked City, Blood & Oil, Truth Be Told, The Player, and Minority Report
Well, I lost two of those (Player, Minority Report) and I was enjoying both. As mentioned earlier, I think there is a nugget to be cracked for the “one man” action type show, but in five seasons, nobody has done it yet.
I was reading TVByTheNumbers, but switched over to reading the Grim Reaper (who has bounced around a bit and now does his own thing on his own site). A little more snark, but the analysis is a bit better.
Wicked City is cancelled — This “1982 serial killer” show wasn’t exactly a huge draw, but surprised it didn’t get a couple more shows in before a decision was made;
Castle and the Muppets are toss-ups to be cancelled by end of year, but I think the Muppets will leave before then and Castle is a definite lock to be the last season;
Quantico is on the list for “likely renewal”, but I think it is way too early to decide that, unless someone has a REALLY compelling storyline for Season 2 already in the works; and,
SHIELD is on the list for definite renewal, must be something I don’t see, as it’s a watch or not toss up for me.
I like reading the website TVByTheNumbers (zaptoit.com) as they pull together some of the hits and duds each week to see how they’re doing based on ratings and whether networks are likely to keep them. They adjust for things like demographics, whether the network owns the show or it’s produced outside the fold, etc.… Read the rest
I have no idea if Wicked City is a show that will catch on or not. First of all, they delayed it until way after premiere season, don’t know how many people even noticed it premiere this week. Second, it follows what was rumoured to be the original premise for when Law and Order: Criminal Intent premiered — half on the cops, half on the killer.… Read the rest
At the end of last season, Flash managed to go back in time, see himself fighting Reverse Flash, have the other version of himself tell him not to complete the save of his mom, come back to regular time, and for Reverse Flash to get killed by Eddie. Just in time for a singularity to open above the city making it look like the world was ending.… Read the rest
At the end of last season, Arrow had emerged triumphant over Ra’s Al Ghul, Merlyn took over with Arrow’s blessing, Palmer was apparently dead (giant explosion), Diggle was upset with Arrow putting his wife in danger and not trusting him, etc., and basically the band was ready for solo careers or something.… Read the rest
After being mostly destroyed at the end of Season 1, SHIELD fought itself through most of Season 2, at least when it wasn’t dealing with external threats to its existence. The season ended with things relatively back together, although people still think SHIELD is dead. So, with new inhumans cropping up around the globe (mainly the U.S.… Read the rest
The Blacklist was the giant hit of two seasons ago, introducing James Spader as Raymond Reddington, riveting as he turned himself into the FBI with the words, “I will speak only to Elizabeth Keen”. The mystery, the bad guy of the week, the ones who lived off the radar of any government agency but nevertheless were the baddest of the bad.… Read the rest
When we last saw Sleepy Hollow, Molloch was vanquished, and with him went Ichabod’s love of his life, Katrina. Sure, her soul had been corrupted, but nevertheless, they were ill-fated lovers across time and space, without the TARDIS to help. The portal was closed, the danger had passed, so what now, brown cow?… Read the rest
I gave the new show called Benders a try tonight. The premise is four guys on a recreational hockey team, and what happens in their lives around it. The initial premise of this show, at least according to the description, is that the four are really devoted to their team and playing hockey, and it messes with the rest of their life.… Read the rest
I wanted to like The Grinder. First of all, it stars Rob Lowe. Some of the best moments in West Wing’s run were with Lowe in the episode, tilting at windwills. Second, he’s playing a lawyer. I like law shows, I like when Lowe plays a lawyer. Perfect. Third, he’s not really a lawyer, he’s pretending to be a lawyer without going to law school.… Read the rest
I don’t know who was watching How To Get Away With Murder last year, but they took pretty solid notes. Freshman class. Check. Female authority figure in charge of class telling them it is not like anywhere else. Check. Some big criminal event in the future, class members involved, flashing back to tell the story of how they got there.… Read the rest
One of the new shows premiering this year is a quirky Miami show called Rosewood. It’s the name of the lead character, Dr. Beaumont Rosewood, Jr., who runs — wait for it — a private pathology consulting firm. Apparently in some jurisdictions, it’s a real thing. And it makes for an interesting hook…rather than a consultant who works with the police or with a medical examiner, he IS the consultant/medical examiner/forensics guy.… Read the rest
Of the three NCIS shows, this is the one that I like the least for plots and acting, but the most for a few of the actors. I like Scott Bakula, and I really like Zoe McLellan in the series. Most of the rest I could take or leave, but those two bring something to the screen.… Read the rest