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You Will Find This Sci-Fi Drama To Be Your Summertime Salvation

June 23rd, 2018

The Sci-Fi genre has been around since the invention of movies and television, and nowadays it seems this genre is in movies and TV shows everywhere you look. They cover anything from aliens and robots to space and futuristic societies. Though, I have noticed there are not too many Sci-Fi shows about Earth’s potential destruction. When there is such a show, it only ever focuses on everyday people. But what if I told you there was an end of the Earth series with an emphasis on scientists and people within our government, rather than on regular people. You might assume that a show of this premise... Read More

This Is One Reboot You Will Carrington A Lot About

May 16th, 2018

When it comes to television these days, a reboot is a definitive word. Many networks are cashing in on this not so new concept of recreating shows or deciding to continue shows that have ended. This is because reboots can attract new audiences and fans. However, recreating or continuing a show does not necessarily mean the show will be a good one. Luckily for you, I have a reboot I think is a cut above the rest. This is The CW’s Dynasty. This primetime drama was developed by screenwriters/TV producers Sallie Patrick (works include Revenge and Limitless), Stephanie Savage (works include Gossip... Read More

This Is A Musical Comedy You Will Be Crazy About

May 9th, 2018

Musical comedies have a rich and long history within movies and in television. The songs would mostly address light-hearted and materialistic subject matter. But, these days, musicals are not as common as they once were. Less common are musical comedies that touch upon serious issues. But what if there was a musical comedy that did that? What if this musical comedy also had great writing and great music? Well, such a show does exist. This is The CW’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. This musical comedy was developed by actress/writer Rachel Bloom in partnership with screenwriter/producer Aline Brosh McKenna... Read More

This Dramedy Is For People Of All Ages, Younger And Older

May 2nd, 2018

I love dramedies that can make me laugh and forget my troubles. I especially love dramedies with female leads. Though, I have noticed that a majority of TV comedy-dramas typically star male leads. Shows of this genre with female leads are within the minority. However, strides have been made within the past couple of years in TV to incorporate more leading women, dramedies included. So do you enjoy dramedies with leading women? Are you looking for a show with great fashion, well written characters, and has a deeper message? Then I have just the show for you. This dramedy is TV Land’s Younger. This... Read More

This Electrifying New Superhero Drama Is A Must Watch

April 25th, 2018

I have noticed that some superhero dramas these days tend to lack a diverse group of actors, as well as characters. The clear lack of representation of other groups of people within these shows is disappointing, especially when you consider that comics have great representation. But when diversity is shown on TV, the characters are either stereotyped, used as mechanisms to further a plot, or are featured as sidekicks and not the leads. However, this past year has shown strides in trying to fix this within movies and in television. So what if there was a superhero drama that had a diverse cast,... Read More

This Is A Show You Should Definitely Siren Up For

April 18th, 2018

Besides being into superheroes as a kid, I was also into mermaids. I liked that mermaids could live on land, but that they also could live freely within the sea. I don’t know about any of you guys, but I enjoyed the lore of mythological creatures like mermaids. It also does not hurt that mermaids were depicted in movies and television as beautiful marine creatures with long flowing hair and wonderful singing voices. With that, I have noticed that an abundance of movies and TV shows tend to stick to this typical characterization of mermaids: beautiful, friendly, and with bewitching singing voices.... Read More

This Superhero Drama Is Here To Save Your Wednes-Day!

April 11th, 2018

If your childhood was anything like mine, chances are you loved all things superhero and superhero related. Now that I’m an adult, that still hasn’t changed. You could chalk it up to being a geek, but superheroes just fascinate me. This is why I enjoy watching superhero shows. However, I do notice that many superhero shows focus primarily on a superhero’s present. When these shows do give a backstory, they usually only go as far back as the origin story. But, what if you wanted a show that delved further into superheroes’ history than their origin story? You might assume that such a show... Read More

Oh, Honey! This Reality Competition Show Is Far From A Drag

April 4th, 2018

I’ve come to notice lately that just about every major network has some form of reality TV show. Whether it’s scripted reality TV, reality competitions, or game shows, everywhere I look a new one seems to sprout up. If it’s not evident, I’m not really one for reality TV shows. I find much of them lack any real substance. Granted, I do watch a lot of tvs, but I just never understood reality TV’s popularity. Until a friend recommended a new kind of reality competition show for me to watch. This reality show easily changed my understanding of what reality TV could represent. Not only could... Read More

This (Probably) Will Easily Become Your Favorite Dramedy

March 29th, 2018

I don’t know about you guys, but I love my TV comedies. I find them to be an essential in my everyday life. It’s nice to be able to just relax, forget about my troubles, and watch a show that is designed to make me laugh. Afterall, I’m pretty sure I’ve heard somewhere that laughing is good for you. On that note, I also love my TV dramas. I secretly love getting emotionally invested in characters’ lives. Even more so, I love it when a TV drama talks about the more serious subject matter or expresses some kind of deeper message. But, what I love even more than these two types of television... Read More

Marvel At This Atypical Hero That’s Worth Rooting For

March 20th, 2018

I grew up watching film noir movies with my mother, a child of the ‘50s, who also grew up watching those same movies. You know the ones? The ones set in 1940s America, where there’s an endless sea of zoot suits and Lana Turner curly updos, with the private investigator who’s a tough, no-nonsense inner monologuing type hired by some “damsel” to take on a difficult case involving either murder, shady business dealings, missing persons, or a femme fatale (who usually turns out to be the “damsel”). I also grew up watching all things superhero, as most kids do. There’s something to be... Read More