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TV Recap: Grimm The Final Season, Kicking Ass So Far! Ep 602 Michelle’s Review.

GRIMM — “El Cuegle” Episode 604 — Pictured: (l-r) David Giuntoli as Nick Burkhardt, Reggie Lee as Sergeant Wu, Russell Hornsby as Hank Griffin — (Photo by: Allyson Riggs/NBC)

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.

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TV Recap: Colony Season 2 Starts Slow, but Promises to be Good

COLONY — “Preoccupation” Episode 201 — Pictured: Peter Jacobson as Proxy Alan Snyder — (Photo by: Isabella Vosmikova/USA Network)

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.

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Good Behavior – Like Letty The Finale Sends Mixed Signals!

Good Behavior Ep 109 “All the Things” – Michelle Dockery as Letty Raines. Photo courtesy of TNT

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.

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Taboo: Dickensian Drama Gives FX Quality Period Piece!

TABOO — “Episode 1” (Airs Tuesday, January 10, 10:00 pm/ep) — Pictured: Tom Hardy as James Keziah Delaney. CR: Robert Viglasky/FX

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.

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REVIEW: Emerald City, Stay Out of Oz. Michelle’s Review

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.

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USA Network’s Eyewitness: An Engrossing Murder Mystery. Michelle’s Review

EYEWITNESS -- "The Larson's Dog" Episode 108 -- Pictured: Julianna Nicholson as Helen Torrance -- (Photo by: Christos Kalohoridis/USA Network)
EYEWITNESS — “The Larson’s Dog” Episode 108 — Pictured: Julianna Nicholson as Helen Torrance — (Photo by: Christos Kalohoridis/USA Network)

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.

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Westworld Review: Michelle Hates It!

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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.

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Gotham: Election Day Jitters and Sibling Madness!

GOTHAM: Center: Benedict Samuel in theÒMad City: New Day RisingÓ episode of GOTHAM airing Monday, Oct. 10 (8:00-9:01 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jessica Miglio/FOX.
GOTHAM: Center: Benedict Samuel ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Jessica Miglio/FOX.

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.

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