Saturday, October 24, 2015

Welcome to another edition of Highlights and Lowlights of the week in television. I will be covering a few of the things that happened this week from comedies to dramas. As always, if you can think of something that happened this week that you liked or disliked this week in tv, hit up the comments or contact me on twitter - @cdulaney85


LIMITLESS Full Season pick-up - As the show was picked up for a full season this week, this has been one of my shows that I have enjoyed week in and week out.  Jake McDorman is the lead in this and it was honestly my first real time seeing him as the lead of a tv show (I did not watch Manhattan Love Story and from the ratings and such, neither did a whole lot of people. Sorry.) Thankfully I have gotten to see him in this and he is a revelation. So good at playing Brian as a common dude giving almost superpowers, he mixes the right amount of humor,drama and action each week in his role. Jennifer Carpenter plays a FBI agent /his partner. She was always consistently the best thing about Dexter and now she is flexing her acting ability even more as we see her sensitive side in trying to help Brian while also trying to learn more about what happened to her father. Add in some excellent supporting cast in Colin Salmon, Mary Elizabeth Mastranantino and the occasional appearance by Bradley Cooper from the movie it's based on, this show is a really fun way to spend a hour each tuesday night.

GILMORE GIRLS Return - More will be talked and written about this on other sites but the news this week that NETFLIX is going to bring back the ladies of Stars Hollow was met with thunderous approval on social media. I have seen some of the show it is really fantastic and you will fall in love with Lorelai and her daughter Rory.  You will root for Luke and Lorelai to get together. And of course if you have watched any of the show, you have a opinion on who Rory's best love interest was. #TeamJess  I cannot wait to see these mini-movies from the mind of Amy Sherman-Palladino and all the fans get the rightful ending they deserve.

OTA "The Original Gangstas" - In this week's episode of Arrow we got to have a storyline of Felicity, Oliver and Diggle working together to stop DoubleDown, a new meta thug for Damien Dahrk. While it wasn't completely like the season 1 and 2 episodes, this was still a very good one. Most important, we are starting to move past the "Diggle is angry at Oliver' arc thankfully as they were able to work together (After a few "encouraging" words from Miss Smoak). Stephen, Emily and David's chemistry was in full force as each got to highlight what they do best for the team , especially Felicity getting their heads out of their butts. Though I love the new Team Arrow, it's always good to get back to basics every once in a while.

HOLT back in the 99 - This is a quick one but I am glad to see Captain Holt back in charge of the 99. Andre works best in my opinion with all of the other castmembers and especially Andy Samberg's Jake. This will be clear as crystal in sunday's Halloween III episode which is a Jake/Holt story like last week's fantastic Ollong Strangler episode.

ROBERT BUCKLEY - This  season of iZombie has been really hard on Major. Murder, drug addiction and blackmail have been some of the things he has gone through even though we are only 3 episodes in! Through it all , Robert has been delivering a knock-out performance of a guy whose life has been destroyed and still he tries to protect the people he loves. Even when lying, you can see through the expressions Robert shows, the pain, the worry , the struggle that Major is going through every day. In a cast of such terrific actors, Robert has shined the most so far this season.


The Barry/Iris scene - For the promos of last week's The Flash, we saw a picture of Iris talking to Barry about the return of her mother into her life. Due to editing, we were unable to see this scene in the episode. I'm not going to point fingers but it would have been really nice to see Iris express her feelings and thoughts about her mom and dad to Barry. It would have been a great scene not only for Candice and Grant but also for WestAllen fans and fans of The Flash in general and made a good episode even better perhaps.  Dropped the ball , Flash editors.

Jane the Virgin preempted in NY - Due to a Giants MNF game (which was hella awful game) , Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend were preempted and football was shown on the CW in the New York market instead. I hate this because all it does is hurt the ratings of shows that needed all of the ratings they can get, especially Girlfriend. Also the game was on ESPN as well so two channels were showing the game. I know that most people probably watched the game on ESPN anyway so the CW showing it just hurt two fantastic shows and the fans who loyally watch

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