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Fall TV Watch List

It’s that time of the year when I channel my inner couch potato. October is a fantastic month for those who like to veg out in front of the tube and just get zombified. I am one of the guilty ones.

Series like The Walking Dead will be returning on October 13th and new shows such as CW’s Tomorrow People will premiere on October 9th. Enough to keep my eyes glued to the TV.

NCIS Season 11 (whew!) already premiered and I will not give spoilers about the TIVA situation for the benefit of those who haven’t watched it. The show kicks off where it left everybody – either de-badged or in a quandary. All I can say is that if you love this show, this is not the time to bail out.

Anthony DiNozzo and Ziva David

Anthony DiNozzo and Ziva David


Supernatural Season 9
 The CW veteran returns on October 8th, moving to a Tuesday slot. Season 8th left Dean Winchester in a pickle with the premise that Sam Winchester is going to die. Then there’s the King of Hell, Crowley, almost “cured” when Dean interrupts Sam in finishing the trials. Castiel, tricked by Metatron, inadvertently helped the scribe of God to banish all the angels from heaven. Season 8 not just left a lot of questions on what will happen next but what IS next for the series. There has been rumors of a spin-off and I’m betting money Episode 18 Freaks and Geeks of Season 8 was the start of it. There is also persistent rumors (since Season 5) that the series will end (hopefully not). If there would be a wishlist for me for Season 9 it would include the resurrection of several characters, particularly Sebastian Roche’s Balthazar and Richard Spreight’s Gabriel because if there are two smart angels out there who’s going to help Castiel in saving Paradise, either one would be it. I’d also like to see Mark Pellegrino’s Lucifer back to shake things up a bit (not that Crowley isn’t doing a good job of being a real pain to the brothers), but if there’s somebody who’s going to raise up hell it’s going to be the big man (or fallen angel) himself. And it would be nice to know who (or where) God is. Nevertheless, I’m looking forward to what’s going to happen next in the Winchester saga.

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Arrow Season 2 After the EPIC Season 1 ending, there is no doubt Season 2 will be big. If you follow any of the production and cast’s Twitter accounts you already know that a lot of things will be happening in Starling City. A lot of super villains and heroes will be coming in. Worth mentioning would be the 1st Black Canary (which is not Laurel Lance) and The Flash.  There are indications that the Oliver-Laurel romance is on hold with the demise of Tommy Merlin last season (which gives the Olicity fans out there hope for their girl to have a lot of quality time with Mr. Queen). There are also surprising additions to the cast, Summer Glau being one of them. And if you’re a fan of The Killing, Bex Taylor-Klaus will grace one of the episodes. Meanwhile, the followers of Red Arrow will see Roy Harper go through an “island-like” phase, which Oliver went through before he became the vigilante that he is. Season 9 promises a lot to the fans. I want several things though:

1. Island scenes explaining all the graffiti in Oliver Queen’s body.

2. John Diggle versus Dead Shot (finally).

3. More China White. She has to have a much deeper story, not just being an assassin for the Chinese Triad.

Arrow returns on October 9th. I can’t wait.

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Sherlock Season 3  If there is one show that is the mother of all my waiting, this is it. For those who don’t know, Sherlock only has 3 episodes per season. Season 2 ended with Sherlock “dead” to the world and the finale aired January 2012. It’s been more than a year since Reichenbach Fall, which made a lot wonder if that was really the end of it. All episodes were brilliantly adapted from the classic Sherlock Holmes we know. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson, you’ll be seeing these two again in December in The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (another item in my waiting list). My expectations are beyond the roof as we know that Moriarty is also dead (Unless …. that is not the real Moriarty. Who knows?! Let’s see.).  And there’s the enigma on how Sherlock survived at all (well, I assume Molly Hooper has got something to do with it). These questions broiling in my head for more than a year now will hopefully be answered soon. Holmes and Watson will be back – they say on the October 31st. If you’re a die-hard of the show (like yours truly) visit the link below as they seem to have better news of the show.

http://www.sherlockology.com/

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Posted by on October 3, 2013 in TV

 

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The Supernatural Hex

It’s one of the worst addictions I have acquired for the past few months. (And I thought coffee was already a bad enough habit.)

If you haven’t heard of it, it’s a CW television horror series.

Supernatural (or SPN) centers on two brothers, Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) Winchester. They are off-the-grid characters (bordering on felons) travelling across America, hunting and killing supernatural creatures such as vampires, werewolves, ghosts, etc. While conceptualized as a weekly horror show, its main theme is about family, demonstrated by the brotherly (and sometimes disturbing) bond between Dean and Sam. (They have “slash” fans, if you know what I mean).

Aside from the story, SPN features classic rock music, a 1967 Chevy Impala which doubles as the Winchester’s home while on the road, and enough inside jokes which can render the non-watcher completely bewildered on why “pudding” is hilarious.

The Winchesters

** WARNING: I will tell my version of their story. It will be filled with details which may induce yawning (‘cuz you know them already) or may make you strangle me for over-sharing. Don’t tell me later I didn’t care about your feelings.**

So aside from the regular monster of the week killing spree, the entries below will describe the seasonal dilemma and the implied bitchy hellatuses/hellati (?) in between that the super-fans had to endure while watching this show.

Season 1:  Dean and Sam searches for John Winchester (their father) while figuring out the connection between the mysterious demise of Sam’s girlfriend, Jessica, and their mother’s death 22 years earlier. Fast forward several monsters later and blah blah blah, THEY FIND DAD. Only in the end all three of them figure in a car crash. (Such a happy reunion.)

Season 2: To save Dean’s life (badly injured in the crash), John Winchester makes a deal with the same demon who killed his wife. So by the end of episode one, Dean lives and dad goes to hell.  Meanwhile, Sam starts to develop psychic powers. This troubles Dean because these “powers” seem to be connected to the Yellow-Eyed Demon (or YED) Azazel, who was responsible for their mum’s and Jessica’s deaths (and technically speaking, dad’s death as well).  They were able to eliminate YED.  But whilst battling YED, the Winchesters (along with friends, Ellen Harvelle and Bobby Singer) failed to prevent the opening of The Devil’s Gate. Hence, unleashing hundreds of scary demons on earth. Oh by the way, before all these things happened … Sam died. And in true Winchester tradition, Dean makes a deal with a crossroads demon in exchange for Sam’s life. Sam is resurrected (hence, was able to help in defeating YED), and Dean has one year to live before he goes to hell.

Season 3: Sam tries to find a way to save Dean from his fate. At the same time, they try to send some escaped demons back to the pit. After a writers’s strike and only 16 episodes (which is roughly less than a year’s work in TV series world), Dean Winchester goes to hell. (Fan girls cry throughout the hiatus).

And then something interesting walked in the neighborhood ….

If it’s not the wings, it’s the trench coat.

Season 4:  After spending summer in the pit, Dean walks out of hell. And no, Sam did not deal with a demon (he was just semi-dating a Ruby).  A Castiel happened. And while we’re at it, the angel (the picture explains it) tells Dean he’s got some heavenly work to do (hence, why the saving of his butt in hell).  This job happens to be stopping the rising of Lucifer.  How the heck to manage it? Prevent 66 seals that hold the Fallen’s cage from being broken by the demon, Lilith. Add to Dean’s laundry list, prevent Sam from going Vader. (C’mon Sam, dating a demon? Really, what did you expect?)  Meanwhile, Dean tries to dodge the other angels (who happen to be “dicks”) with the help of Castiel (who sided with Dean and rebelled for Dean). After all this, Dean fails in preventing Sam from going darkside and killing Lilith (who happens to be the last of the 66 seals to be broken).  In the end, Castiel gets blown into smithereens. Lucifer rises. The Apocalypse starts. Sam and Dean “dies.” (Clap your hands anyway, Dean killed Ruby).

(I love season 4. It was the most fantastic of them all, in my opinion).

Season 5: Sam and Dean gets magically transported in a plane, thanks to God. So they’re resurrected (again). Angels (and demons) try to get to them because the Apocalypse just started and the title fighters, Archangel Michael and Lucifer, will be needing their “vessels,” which happens to be … you guessed it, Dean and Sam. (The universe seems to revolve around these two).  Castiel, also not dead, searches for God in order to stop the end of the world. He fails, so he goes drinking.  Meanwhile, aside from refusing to be prom dresses for the warring Archangels, the brothers have to stop the four horsemen: War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death. After acquiring three rings from War, Famine, and Pestilence (and losing some friends), the Winchesters finally get some reprieve by gaining Death’s help and assistance from a demon named Crowley. The brothers hatch up a plan which inevitably separates them. Lucifer was able to body-snatch Sam and faces off with Michael (who was wearing Adam, the Winchester’s half-brother … one episode, just watch it sometime).  Anyway, in the last minute Sam was able to control Lucifer and hurls himself (and Lucifer) along with Michael into the waiting cage. Castiel appears again (after being killed by Lucifer because he threw a Molotov at Michael and yelled “Assbutt” – yes, you have to know these things) and tries to comfort Dean. Dean gives up hunting and moves in with a former flame, Lisa, and her son, Ben.

And then at the end of the whole finale, Sam watches Dean across the street.

(Everybody goes WTH?!)

Season 6: Sam is alive.  Half of the season is devoted to answering the mystery of his return and why he acts strange. And then to the discovery that he is missing his soul (which is still left in the cage with Lucifer and Michael). Furthermore, how Dean plans to retrieve Sam’s soul, and while doing so how to defeat The Mother-of-All monsters – and we’re not talking of Lady Gaga.  (That was a long half season.) Meanwhile, Castiel is fighting a civil war in heaven against Archangel Raphael.  In the process, he teams up with Crowley to get souls from Purgatory to have an upper hand in the battle. Somewhere towards the end, Sam gets his soul (“undamaged” as long as the brain “wall” built by Death remains intact). And they kill the Mother-of-All monsters. However, Castiel double-crosses Crowley, betrays the Winchesters, goes darkside and claims to be the new God.

With the exception of The French Mistake (hands down, the funniest episode in SPN history), Season 6 is not exactly my kind of pie. Though I don’t agree with some of the opinions, I think the Youtube video of Hitler said it best:

Hitler’s Reaction to Supernatural Season 6 Finale

(Kudos to iluffKakashi for making this video hilarious enough.)

Season 7: Castiel’s sudden rise to power resulted in an equivalent downfall. He had to return the souls he took from Purgatory, died in the process, and unfortunately released the suckiest villains ever – the Leviathans, monsters which eat people with extra cheese and gets killed off by borax (alright, beheading too). Meanwhile, Sam starts seeing HaLucifer (hallucinations of Lucifer) as the “wall” put up by Death slowly gets breached because of Castiel’s betrayal.  Adding more injury: the beloved Impala gets hidden while they keep a low profile from the powerful Leviathan, Dick Roman. Adding more more injury: Bobby Singer, the boys’s foster father, dies and turns into a ghost. So don’t blame Dean when he became more alcoholic. Castiel finally returns only to become crazy and useless after transferring Sam’s hallucinations to himself (as redemption to what he has done) ….

The board game of redemption.

(While I join some fans in a collective facepalm and pray to God for a Season 8 renewal, the unexpected finale strolls along waking me from alcoholic coma.)

…..  After finally killing Dick Roman (yes!), Dean and Castiel find themselves in Purgatory while Sam is left alone (and clueless). So what the heck happened? Boys and girls, let’s all thank … CROWLEY! Desperate to get rid of the Winchesters, Dick Roman made a mistake by dealing with the king of hell. Unfortunately, the boys also committed the same mistake semi-trusting the demon. So in the end, the Winchesters & Castiel and Dick Roman got double crossed by Crowley.

Damn it, I love this show.

Postscript: I was late in joining the Team Winchester bandwagon. The series was already in the middle of the seventh season airing on Fridays (an indication that it was headed to the graveyard) when I started watching it.  I barely had 5 months –  from Season 1 and to catching Season 7’s finale last week. Imagine my glee upon hearing the news that this show is renewed for an 8th season and moved to a Wednesday.

This is my first time to experience “hellatus.” It’s been less than a week and I had to deal by blogging about it.

Waiting for October 10th will be painful.

 
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Posted by on May 24, 2012 in Supernatural, TV

 

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