I love going into a new season of True Blood without catching up on the previous one. By the time the new season comes around, I’ve completely forgotten every insane plot twist and out-of-left-field hookup. That way the entire premiere is one mindfuck after the other. Even the opening two minutes, with scenes from the previous season was filled with one surprise after another.
Storylines I Didn’t Remember Existed:
- Jessica killed a bunch of Andy’s children and now she wants to protect him and his last remaining fairy child.
- Nicole exists. And she’s pregnant with Sam’s child.
- Sam is mayor.
- Violet exists. James exists. Willa exists.
Has it really been a year since we last began our Big Brother mania? After last year’s highly rated, but much loathed, season, long-time Big Brother fans have been ready for a palate cleanser. Speculation of an All Stars or heavy veteran-featured season was put to a halt when an all cast filled with fresh faces was revealed earlier this week.
The last two newbie seasons (BB12 and BB15) of Big Brother were critical disasters, but there’s always hope that the new cast can return the show to its glory days.
Much like BB15, this season will feature a voting element in which viewers vote for tasks and special powers. Therefore, the likeability of the cast will be an essential part of the gameplay.
One of the best parts of the cast reveal is being able to shamelessly judge the houseguests before they even step into the game. For pictures and full profiles go here.
Season 16 Houseguests:
In the Flesh is one of the best shows on TV. So, why haven’t most people heard of it? The BBC 3 series takes places years after the dead rose from their graves and started attacking the living. Sounds like an overly familiar premise, right? However, In the Flesh is a completely fresh take on a tired horror trend. Instead of taking place in the midst of the bloody conflict between the living and dead, the series is set after the major fighting has ended. Scientists have figured out how to rehabilitate the zombies and have begun placing them back into society.
The protagonist, Kieren Walker, is one of those recently reformed zombies. With the help of a daily drug, injected straight into his brain stem, he’s practically back to normal. His personality and memories have returned, even if he’s a lot paler. But with the help of a ton of cover up and contact lenses, he’s placed back into his old life. Unfortunately, he’s put back into a world that despises him for things he couldn’t control. Kieren is placed back with his parents, who live in a world of denial about his current state and how he died, his sister, who is a veteran of the human-zombie war, and in a town that can’t accept change.
If that isn’t enough to convince you to watch, here are some more reasons to catch up on this fantastic show:
As one of the few, but rabid, Sansa Stark fans, “Mockingbird” was the episode I was most looking forward to this season. The title alone, which represents Littlefinger’s house sigil, promised a deeper look into her situation at the Vale with her crazed aunt and pedo-tastic white knight. But I was also skeptical. The show has a tendency to take some of the biggest non-wedding moments from the books and makes them smaller than they should be. Since the show has been switching around the timeline in order to stuff as much action as possible into a single season, it was a little disappointing that the events that were among the final pages of the third book would come 3 episodes before the finale. Still, I was hopeful that the show would do right by some of the most exciting material the series has to offer.
Here are the best and worst moments of “Mockingbird.”
Fargo has continued to grow into one of the best series on television. Since it was initially introduced as a limited series, there’s always this feeling like anything could happen. The bad guys could get caught at any time and the good guys could end up dying. Still, I’d love if the show could continue on, even if it had to be in a True Detective-like anthology series. The series’ voice is so unique and fun that it’d be a shame to lose it.
“The Six Ungraspables” continues the streak of fun, horrifying, and compelling moments. However, it also had some of the weakest moments of the whole series. Here are the best and worst moments of the episode.
Here are the best and worst moments of this mostly great episode: