So here’s the thing I love the cast of Grimm. They never take themselves seriously, well accept Silas Weir Mitchell (watch my Recap Video for my funny Silas story) and always fun to spend a little time with at SDCC. I generally end up having a drink with several cast members at NBC’s annual SDCC party. Never got a chance to visit the set though. With that said, I run hot and cold on the show. Grimm airs on NBC Friday nights.
Ok, I generally like to wait a season before I commit to recapping a show. I binge watched Colony over the holidays, so now I’m into it. In case you didn’t know Colony is basically V-The Miniseries without the aliens being at the forefront. It’s an alien invasion story without the aliens. It asks the question what would people do under these circumstances. Do you become a collaborator or try and resist? If you resist how do you do it? Season 2 returned to USA Network this week. At the end of the season everyone was left in a precarious place at the end of last season I’m pretty curious to see where season 2 is going. Colony airs on USA Network Thursday nights at 10pm.
Following the events of last week’s episode, the FBI makes good on its promise in the season finale Good Behavior (Tuesdays, 9/8C) – leaving Letty both elated and crestfallen.
All the Things finds her trying to make things right with Javier – with the help of her former parole officer Christian.
A hooded figure rows ashore in the rain. That same figure digs in the earth before he stands and we see James Keziah Delaney – though we don’t learn his name just yet. Next he enters a room in which is laid out a corpse with coins over its eyes – which he takes and leaves.
In the series premiere of Taboo (FX, Tuesdays, 10/9C), we learn that Delaney, who was thought long since dead, has just arrived from Africa – in time for his father’s funeral, and in time to claim his father’s legacy. That legacy is an apparently useless piece of land off the west coast of North America – Nootka Sound.
The world of Oz has been revisited and reimagined seemingly dozens of times now and the end result is NEVER good. NBC is taking their own shot at finally getting the material right in their latest; the 10-episode event series Emerald City. The kind folks at NBC gave me the entire series to review, I’m going to try to avoid spoiling anything past the 2nd episode and will pretend like I haven’t watched the entire thing. Although, I desperately want to talk about the back half of the season, more than the front. The 2-Hr Series premiere debuts January 6, 2017.
Grimm (NBC, Fridays, 9/8C) returns for its sixth and final season with a taut thriller of a season premiere, Fugitive.
USA Network’s recently debuted series Eyewitness, based on an original Norwegian project called Øyevitne, is a nice departure from the supernatural/sci-fi/superhero fare that I normally wallow in. The 10-episode anthology series at times is tight procedural that threatens to spiral out of control with it’s multi-level conspiracies and double crosses but somehow maintains equilibrium throughout the 10 episodes.
TNT’s new crime series, Good Behavior (Tuesdays, 9/8C), is based on Blake Crouch’s (Wayward Pines) Letty Dobesh stories – the misadventures of an ex-con addict who winds up working with an international assassin.
Lucifer (FOX, Mondays, 9/8C) has reached a key point in the series: someone will learn that Lucifer has been honest this whole time.
Elsewhere Maze takes Trixie trick-or-treating – with impressive results.
Imagine a world where you could live out all your fantasies, no matter how vile they are, without consequences. That’s sort of the unintended premise of HBO’s latest mega series – Westworld. Many will applaud the show’s excellent production values while ignoring the glamorization and furtherance of an alarming rape culture. I guess depicting Rape is fine as long as it’s stylized and “has a point.” The saving grace is so far it hasn’t been graphically depicted, at least in the first two episodes.
This week, Gotham (FOX, Mondays, 8/7C) finds Oswald Cobblepot fretting on election day and The Great Jervis Tetch hiring luchadores to help retrieve his sister.
Gotham City isn’t just getting darker, it’s getting crazier.