“Two Minutes to Midnight” – Bobby (Jim Beaver) sells his soul to help stop the Apocalypse and Dean (Jensen Ackles) goes head-to-head with Death.
That short blurb made it all sound so exciting as Supernatural season 5 came down to one of it’s two last episodes, S5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight. The airing of the episode left this viewer wondering what the heck happened to all the excitement you usually get when the storyline revolves around the coming of a possible apocalypse of Biblical proclamations. Lucifer is loose on the world, the Four Horsemen of Apocalypse are set up to be a major ‘big bad’ to over come and Supernatural season 5 started out full steam into that potential. Yet to this viewer what started out like a scary ride on a rocket, seems to be ending up like a tame ride on the merry-go-round.
Continue reading Television: Apocalypse Why? Commentary On Supernatural S5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight
Two weeks ago the CW Network launched the premiere of the utterly grating and IMHO completely unwatchable reality series High Society, which follows the exploits of New York Socialite/fashion designer Tinsley Mortimer and the people who share the New York social scene with her. This week the CW is set to launch another brand new reality series called Fly Girls.
Where else but a reality series about Flight Attendants will airline passengers learn such lingo as IFB- (In flight boyfriend) the guy the attendants think is cute. OFB (out of flight boyfriend) is of course when the girl starts dating the cute guy she meets on the plane. Jump Seat Therapy – when the flight attendants gossip or share personal life details with the attendant in the jump seat next to her (and gets overheard by passengers sitting nearby),
Fly Girls was originally scheduled to follow High Society however with High Society rapidly reaching terminal velocity in the ratings (terminal velocity being the point at which an aircraft can no longer be pulled out of a head long crash to the ground), the CW Network hastily changed that and rotated the two series around so that Fly Girls will now premiere in the 9PM (EST) slot before this week’s episode of High Society.
Fly Girls follows the lives of five flight attendants who work for Virgin America Airlines, which is owned and operated by Sir Richard Branson. The attendants whose lives will be the focus of this reality series are Nikole (Paris Hilton wanna be), Mandalay (the wholesome girl next door), Tasha (the working mom), Farrah (the blonde bombshell) and Louise (the rebellious one).
Continue reading Television: CW Reality Series Fly Girls Prepares For Take Off
Yes as you know by now, I like to take a quick look at what’s going on around the fandom before I start into the commentary on an episode. The first thing to take notice of is that The CW Network still has plenty of reasons to be doing the happy dance where season 5 of Supernatural is concerned. Here are some of the stats they have sent out following the airing of The End last Thursday.
SUPERNATURAL had another solid performance with “The End” episode—which does NOT represent “the end,” SUPERNATURAL fans—improving 17% over last week in adults 18-34 (14.4) and 7% in women 18-34 (1.6/4). SUPERNATURAL also performed well in both adults 18-49 (1.2/3) and women 18-49 (1.4.3).
And in the Live +7 stats that were released for the prior weeks episodes, we see that when these were compiled SUPERNATURAL had increase of 35% in women 18-34 (2.33rtg v. 3.83rtg), 47% increases in adults 18-34 (1.21rtg v. 1.78rtg) and total viewers increased 38% (2.9M v. 4M). That’s mighty impressive and I’m thinking that if this keeps up that 6th season is going to become a reality and hey I can handle one more season of having the Winchester brothers on my TV every Thursday night. And speaking of those handsome hunters of the supernatural, let’s move on to my commentary for The End.
Continue reading TV Recap: When Deans Collide – A Commentary on Supernatural 5.04 The End