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First Look: The Walking Dead Season 5 (trailer)

July 25, 2014

Ahhh, Comic-Con. Thank you for being a friend. With each year, the annual geek-fest (written with true love and appreciation) in San Diego grows. And with each bit of growth comes more and more shows trying to show off their goodies. And we love you for it. The Walking Dead, arguably the most hot-button show on TV (have you seen those ratings?) debuted the first trailer for season 5 at the fest just today and… yeah, it’s going to be bananas.

photo courtesy of AMC.

photo courtesy of AMC.

Without further ado, here’s the clip. The show premieres on Sunday, October 12 at 9PM.

 

 

 

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Summertime Fun: The Under the Dome Drinking Game

July 23, 2014

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Under the Dome has become my weekly hate-watch show. It’s horrible. But I can’t stop from tuning in… so drinking will make it better. Here’s the best way to watch the show:

The Under the Dome drinking game.

1. Take a shot every time you see the cow split in half – the first image they show in every episode.

2. Take a shot whenever someone references what the dome “wants them to do” or the “dome’s plan.”

3. Take a shot whenever the guy who plays Joe displays his horrible acting skills.

4. Take a shot whenever Norie rolls her eyes.

5. Take 2 shots whenever Norie’s remaining mom actually gets some screen time.

6. Take 2 shots whenever Julia and Barbie discuss their relationship as if it’s NOT only been 2 weeks since they met.

7. Take 2 shots whenever Julia makes some super-human moves (like getting shot, then swimming out into the middle of a lake and pulling a previously dead girl to safety).

8. Take 3 shots whenever you see someone driving – WHERE DID THEY GET THAT GAS???

9. Take 3 shots whenever the high school science teacher builds a windmill or knows how to do any given task that is WAY ABOVE HER PAY GRADE.

10. Tip the bottle back whenever someone says that something is too out of the ordinary to happen, but aren’t shocked by this DOME THAT IS COVERING THE ENTIRE TOWN.

11. Kill the rest of the bottle whenever something stupid happens. You’ll do that often.

And there you have it, folks. Cheers!

Upfronts 2014: CBS’ The McCarthys (First Look)

May 16, 2014
The McCarthys. CBS.

The McCarthys. CBS.

SHOW: The McCarthys, comedy

WHO: Laurie Metcalf (Roseanne), Jack McGee (Common Law), Tyler Ritter, Joey McIntyre (Boston Public), Jimmy Dunn, Kelen Coleman (The Newsroom)

WHAT: A comedy about a big Irish Catholic, sports-crazed Boston clan and the gay son whose greatest sin is not his sexuality but his desire to spend less time with his family.

WHEN: Thursdays at 9:0PM EST

WHERE: CBS

BOTTOM LINE: Mmmmm…. I love and adore Metcalf. The comedy looks like it will be a good fit with The Millers, but that’s not saying a lot. It should do well though. I’ll give them that.

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Upfronts 2014: CBS’ Madam Secretary (First Look)

May 16, 2014
Madam Secretary. CBS.

Madam Secretary. CBS.

SHOW: Madam Secretary, drama

WHO: Tea Leoni (The Naked Truth), Tim Daly (Private Practice), Bebe Neuwirth (Blue Bloods), Geoffrey Arend (Body of Proof), Zeljko Ivanek, (Revolution) Patina Miller, Erich Bergen, Evan Roe, Katherine Herzer

WHAT: Explores the personal and professional life of a maverick female Secretary of State as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life.

WHEN: Sundays at 8:o0PM EST

WHERE: CBS

BOTTOM LINE: In theory, this will be one of the best shows of the new season. I think they want to be The West Wing so badly, but I don’t see the gravitas of The West Wing. And, while Leoni has a good look for TV, she is the lowest-energy actress on the planet. Oh, what Alfre Woodard could have done in this role… That being said, of course, I’ll be tuning in, hoping for the best.

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Upfronts 2014: CBS’ Stalker (First Look)

May 16, 2014
Stalker. CBS.

Stalker. CBS.

SHOW: Stalker, drama

WHO: Dylan McDermott (Hostages), Maggie Q (Nikita), Mariana Klaveno (Devious Maids), Victor Rasuk (How To Make It in America)

WHAT: A psychological thriller that centers on a pair of detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Management Unit of the LAPD.

WHEN: Wednesdays at 10:o0PM EST

WHERE: CBS

BOTTOM LINE: Not my cup of tea, but there’s an audience who will be there week in and week out.

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Upfronts 2014: CBS’ Scorpion (First Look)

May 16, 2014
Scorpion. CBS.

Scorpion. CBS.

SHOW: Scorpion, drama

WHO: Katherine McPhee (Smash), Robert Patrick (True Blood, Last Resort), Elyes Gabel (Body of Proof, Game of Thrones), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie), Jadyn Wong (Being Erica), Ari Stidham

WHAT: Follows an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses as they form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age.

WHEN: Mondays at 9:o0PM EST

WHERE: CBS

BOTTOM LINE: This looks like a sleeper hit movie that would come out in, say, September, and people would be shocked that it did well at the theater. It’s an adrenaline rush just watching the trailer. Audiences should love it.

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Upfronts 2014: CBS’ Extant (First Look)

May 16, 2014
Extant. CBS.

Extant. CBS.

SHOW: Extant, drama

WHO: Halle Berry, Goran Visnjic (ER), Pierce Gagnon (One Tree Hill), Camryn Manheim (The Practice), Sergio Harford, Grace Gummer (The Newsroom), Michael O’Neill (Bates Motel), Annie Wersching (24)

WHAT: a futuristic thriller about a female astronaut (Berry) trying to reconnect with her family when she returns after a year in outer space. Her experiences lead to events that ultimately will change the course of human history.

WHEN: Wednesdays at 9:o0PM EST (starting July 2)

WHERE: CBS

BOTTOM LINE: Truth of the matter is that Berry is a bad actress. But… this looks interesting and I am willing to go down the rabbit hole with her and Spielberg this summer to see what happens.

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