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Famous In Love, Freeform’s Hollywood Fable Returns for S2! Michelle’s Review

FAMOUS IN LOVE – Freeform’s “Famous in Love” stars Charlie DePew as Jake, Georgie Flores as Cassandra, Bella Thorne as August, Niki Koss as Alexis, Keith Powers as Jordan, Carter Jenkins as Rainer, Pepi Sonuga as Tangey and Perrey Reeves as Nina. (Freeform/Nino Munoz)

I don’t talk enough about my love of Freeform  (formally ABC Family) – still hate the name change, because I suck and am lazy. It’s my go to channel whenever I want to watch something that’s non-fantasy or super hero related. Well, FreeForm and Investigation Discovery.  One of my obsessions last year was FreeForm’s “fantasy” drama Famous in Love. Famous in Love Season 2 returns Wednesday, April 3.

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Krypton is One of SyFy’s Best Shows in Years!

KRYPTON — Season:1 — Pictured: (l-r) Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Ian McElhinney as Val-El — (Photo by: Gavin Bond/Syfy)

Krypton is the best thing SyFy has done in years. Yes, even better than the Expanse. This is high praise coming from someone who generally claims not to like sequels, while not so secretly I do. Krypton, the 10 episode Maxi series, debuts on SyFy channel this week, Wednesday, March 21, 2018. There’s something about this show that sucked me in almost instantly.

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The X-Files: My Struggle III – An Inauspicious Return!

THE X-FILES: L-R: Guest star William B. Davis, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi – Photo by Frank Ockenfels/Courtesy of FOX.

The X-Files (FOX, Wednesdays, 8/7C) returns with a second event series (10 episodes this time) this week, but gets off to a less than brilliant start with My Struggle III.

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Happy! Happy! Joy! Joy! Happy! Is Disturbingly Wonderful!

HAPPY! – Nick Sax (Chris Meloni) – Photo courtesy of Syfy.

The only way a Grant Morrison comic could ever possibly work on television would be if he directly involved – his work is just not in the purview of the average (or even quality) TV writers/producers.
Happy! Was developed by Morrison and Brian Taylor (from the graphic novel by Morrison and Darick Robertson) – who just happens to be one of minds behind the Jason Statham hit Crank. It’s a writing marriage made in every heaven and several of the seven hells.

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – That’s Wendimoor Like It!

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency – Bigby (Miranda Edwards), Amanda Brotzman (Hannah Marks), Litzibitz Trost (Anja Savcic), Farson Dengdamor (Ajay Friese) – Photo by Ed Araquel/Courtesy of BBC America.

Things are rapidly coming to a head on Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (BBC America, Saturdays, 9/8C) – last week we saw the arrival of the boat in Bergsberg and now we get to see something very special about The Boy. It’s not enough (for us) to put it all together, but it just might be Dirk.

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Marvel’s The Punisher: Rage, Vengeance and PTSD!

Marvel’s The Punisher – Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) – Photo by Jessica Miglio/Courtesy of Netflix.

Netflix’s latest Marvel series, The Punisher, is definitely not for the faint of heart. It’s a bloody, gory tale of reawakening and vengeance – in which Frank Castle (Marvel’s answer to Don Pendleton’s Mac Bolan novels) learns that he may have killed off the personnel who murdered his family, but they were just the tip of the proverbial iceberg.

In fact, their deaths came about as a direct result of unsanctioned CIA black ops in Afghanistan – in which Castle played an unwitting part.

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The Good Place: Philosophical Comedy Continues to Be Awesome!

THE GOOD PLACE — Pictured: “The Good Place” Key Art — (Photo by: NBCUniversal)

The first season of The Good Place was brilliant just as a show about four people who got into The Good Place by mistakes and were trying to become better people to prevent their Neighborhood from falling apart – and then there was that season finale. Michael turned out to be a demon -practicing a new kind of torture.

Season Two seemed like it could present some problems if it ran a variation of that set up -instead, it gave hundreds of variations where Elinor and even Jason at one point figured out they were in The Bad Place.

Now, with the boss having warned Michael (Ted Danson) that reboot 2 (in reality reboot #802) is his last chance – and Janet (D’Arcy Carden) is causing the Neighborhood to glitch because she’s still in love with Jason.

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Kevin (Probably) Saves The World with a Little Help!

KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD – Kevin Finn (Jason Ritter) – Photo by Guy D’Alema/Courtesy of ABC

Kevin (Probably) Saves the World (ABC, Tuesdays, 10/9C) is a quasi-faith-based series in the vein of Twice in a Lifetime or Touched by an Angel.

Its premise is that a ‘Warrior for God’ appears in his life – through the device of a meteor crashing near his temporary home – and informs him that he is the last of the righteous (36 righteous souls who keep the Earth away from dystopia) and that he must find 35 more. Problem is, he is not righteous – not at all, not at all, not at all.

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The Mayor is an Exuberant Political Party!

THE MAYOR – (L-R) Courtney Rose (Brandon Micheal Hall), Dina Rose (Yvette Nicole Brown),  Jermaine Hardaway (Bernard David Jones), T.K. Carter (J Marcel Spears)  and Valentina Barella (Lea Michele) Photo by Craig Sjodin/Courtesy of ABC.

The Mayor (ABC, Tuesdays, 9:30/8:30C) is a show about a naïve outsider, a talented but unknown rapper, who runs for public office in order to promote his album – and wins!

His strategy? To say outrageous stuff and call bull$#! when the incumbent lapses into political bafflegab.

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Gotham Scares Up a Solid Fourth Season Premiere!

Gotham: Season Four Cast: L-R: Erin Richards, Robin Lord Taylor, Jessica Lucas, Cory Michael Smith, Crystal Reed, David Mazouz, Ben McKenzie, Camren Bicondova, Sean Pertwee, Chris Chalk, Donal Logue, Morena Baccarin and Alexander Siddig – Photo by Tommy Garcia /Courtesy of FOX

Gotham (FOX, Thursdays, 8/7C) opens its fourth season with some intriguing developments – crime is down in Gotham city and the Penguin is leveraging that in a unique way as he prepares to open his new club, the Iceberg Lounge.

In a dark alley, Bruce Wayne is stepping up his efforts to make the city even safer.

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