Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTHoly heartache! "San Junipero" is entirely unique even by Black Mirror standards because it's so disorienting right from the start yet remains solidly connected and engrossing through the burgeoning love story between Kelly (Mbatha-Raw) and Yorkie (Davis). Just pay attention to their love, which helps the shy Yorkie -- a quadriplegic vegetable -- come out of her shell and the wild Kelly -- a widow dying of cancer who lost her daughter at 39 -- move on from her tragic past. Real-life tech and behavior that led to "San Junipero": This seems more based on massively-multiplayer social games, like Second Life, more than it does virtual reality.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTSort of. Since Matt LeBlanc's new show Man with a Plan is on CBS, aka the home of Matthew Perry's The Odd Couple, which also airs Mondays, we are thisclose to a Friends reunion.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UT[...] time's the charm. After two straight weeks of America's nominee going home on Big Brother: Over the Top, the HOH finally took out his target this week: Scott broke a tie by evicting Shane, thus breaking up his showmance with Danielle. The whole crowd with Scott and them -- I walk in the bathroom and no one talks. The roofer from North Carolina definitely did the talking in his eviction speech, calling out Scott and the other side of the house. Keep reading below to see why he didn't want to hold back, how he really feels about Scott and if he sees him and Danielle working outside the house. Scott and the girls were trying to blindside your side with the tie, but you told Julie [Chen] you expected that. How did you figure it out? Between me and Danielle, I'm a bigger threat and I made it very clear that I wanted Alex out. Alex is the puppet master with that group. What if Danielle won the Veto and Alex still won the Veto? What if I'm up next to Kryssie? I'm still going to be voted out because Neeley would keep Kryssie. Shane: [Laughs] I knew that speech wasn't gonna get me any damn pity votes. How would you characterize your relationship with him? Do you really think it's the potion thing like he claims? The nomination speeches are just bull crap. When I drank that potion, I had looked at Danielle and she was like, Drink it! When I interviewed him before the show, he said he wanted to make an all-guys alliance and now three guys in a row have left. " data-image-credit="Lisette M. Azar, CBS" data-image-alt-text="Shane, Danielle and Neeley, Big Brother: [Laughs] She's an amazing person. [...] no regrets choosing her over Monte? Even when Monte left ... we had a conversation in the storage room. Do you think anyone will figure out that Alex and Morgan are sisters before one of them leaves or this is over? Alex has already made herself a threat. Over the Top is streaming now on CBS All-Acces
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTIn its first three weeks, Timeless has traveled to the site of the Hindenburg disaster in the 1930s, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in 1865 and the Rat Pack era of the 1960s that took a detour into the dangers of atomic weaponry. There are a few obvious reasons, of course, like the fact the series is an American production (though the show actually films in Vancouver, British Columbia), is set in the U.S. and stars several American actors portraying American characters. If Flynn's goal is to prevent the future actions of the mysterious group known as Rittenhouse -- and we still don't know much about either the man or the organization so anything is possible -- then maybe the latter's reach only extends so far into world politics, and jumping continents and several centuries may not have any obvious effect on present or future events. [...] if that really is the show's argument for keeping its heroes firmly planted within the bounds of American influence, it's not just limiting the potential scope of the show's narrative, it also has the potential to give off an unwelcome air of superiority, as if history as it relates to American prominence is the only thing worth exploring. [...] although it has been frequently bloody and tumultuous, and we've led the world to many technological advances in recent memory, it isn't necessarily more exciting or influential than, say, the political and social upheaval of the French Revolution in the 1790s. The series has already dipped its toe into the end of the Civil War, for instance, and there's also a lot to be said about the Civil Rights Movement, the counterculture of the '60s and the unrest that accompanied the Vietnam War.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTDeeks' mom (Pamela Reed) is in town to help him through the crisis, and while she has a much more optimistic take on the situation, her presence may not be completely comforting to Deeks. "People handle these types of catastrophic events differently," Olsen tells TVGuide.com. To complicate things further, his mom ... is kind of a belligerent 4-year-old in her inability to accept the circumstances. ... In this sneak peek from Sunday's episode, Deeks has a heart-to-heart with Hetty (Linda Hunt) in which he wonders whether he has what it takes to nurse Kensi back to health, not knowing what condition she'll be in when she wakes up -- if she wakes up at all.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTExcept that's literally how the Winchesters got him locked back up the first time around, back when seasons 5's "Swan Song" was the definitive episode of the series. Who knew that one day, we would have a show on our hands where handsome leads tied to chairs with minimal material covering those sweaty, heaving muscles would be kind of old hat? Pining for Mary ( Samantha Smith) and looking wistfully at old photographs while getting wasted in some lonely corner of wherever they're squatting this week is pretty standard Winchester operating procedure -- particularly on the Dean Winchester ( Jensen Ackles) model. Two episodes into the post-Darkness world, and Mary Winchester is still kicking, struggling to make sense of the two co-dependent, thirty-something, monster-slaying-and-occasionally-possessed-by-the-devil-himself brothers who were barely out of diapers (or, in Sam's case, still firmly in diapers) the last time she saw them. Dean has a solid idea of his mother -- colored by a child's perspective and fueled, no doubt, by his father's own idealization of the dearly departed -- but Sam, on the other hand, has a relatively blank concept of his mother. The crisis with the British Men of Letters may be over for now and Lucifer may be looming like an inevitable herpes flare-up, but the biggest monster threatening the Winchesters right now is their own flawed humanity.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTAfter months of hype surrounding the super-secret theme of American Horror Story's sixth season, the documentary format felt a bit... underwhelming. After the docu-series was the breakout success of 2015 -- topping The Walking Dead and Empire! - Sid pitches a unique follow-up series to the network: Three Days in Hell, a reality show that will follow the real-life Millers and the actors from My Roanoke Nightmare returning to the farmhouse, where hidden cameras will capture their every move. Not only did the experience of filming My Roanoke Nightmare further splinter her marriage, but she was publically exposed to have had a brief affair with the actor who played Matt, Dominic Banks (Cuba Gooding Jr.). [...] Matt hasn't spoken to her since, so Shelby sees Return to Roanoke as the only way to force him to face her. While Agnes appears quite gracious and soft-spoken at first, it's revealed that she's become so obsessed with the Butcher, she was charged with assault for waving a hatchet around Hollywood while dressed in full Butcher garb. Just as the Blood Moon rises, the cast returns to the farmhouse, including Dominic, Monet (Angela Bassett), the alcoholic actress who played Lee; Audrey Tindall (Sarah Paulson), the British actress who played Shelby; and Rory Monahan (Evan Peters), the rambunctious young actor who played Edward.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTIf you'll recall (spoiler alert) the documentary on alleged murderer Robert Durst ended a pretty straightforward true crime study by capturing an on-camera admittance (following a gross devil's burp) that Durst had indeed committed some murders. To go from voyeur on a journey to uncover the truth, to a witness of the very moment when that truth came out for the first time ever, was -- well, it's the kind of moment producers chase like the Holy Grail. Each season we get to see which of our beloved stable of actors will be playing who, and become newly acquainted with whatever premise will tie together all the human drama (however late that premise gets established). [...] even outside the American Horror universe, the concept of making people endure a Dying Grass Moon in a house rigged with cameras and fake scares is a fun-as-hell idea. Not only will the normal human drama play out, but the game of keeping track of all the mind-bending parallels is going to be highly satisfying. The very idea of filming a reality show that looks to recreate real-life events in an actual haunted house rigged with fake scares was the biggie, but it didn't stop there. [...] whether any of this is building toward a message or just telescoping ad infinitum remains to be seen, but the interplay between realities sure is fun to watch. Nine words: production assistant cuts off own head with a chainsaw. There was Rory breaking character during the tunnel scene or Audrey Tindall's (Sarah Paulson) British accent; the couple's cheesy wedding video, including Audrey's earnest reaction to some genuinely dumb wedding vows. [...] Agnes stealing Shelby's Saturn Award (lol) wouldn't have been as funny if these two were strangers, nor would it have been as entertaining if all the inhabitants of the Roanoke House didn't already have such a bizarre connection. To see Real Shelby in a love triangle with Real Matt (Andre Holland) and Fake Matt is
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTTo say Bonnie (Liza Weil) is not in a good spot right now on How to Get Away with Murder would be an understatement. For one, her reunion with Frank (Charlie Weber) on Thursday's episode in Coalport felt, um, really good, when they sleep together after he suggests they run away to make "cute babies" instead of going back to Annalise (Viola Davis). Bonnie, or a part of her at least, entertains the idea, suggesting Oregon as a locale, while comforting a nightmare-stricken Frank, who, we learn in flashbacks, was in jail for attempted murder on his dad and was saved by Sam (Tom Verica) and Annalise, who had already saved Bonnie. (Can you say "surrogate family"?) But by the next morning, Bonnie returns with coffee to an empty motel room. [...] Bonnie is left practically curled in a fetal position and bawling. Ranking the possible victims (Great secret-keeping, Laurel!) Wes convinces Laurel to confront Annalise -- who had spent the day after her first AA meeting trying to get her life back on track before relapsing -- about putting a hit on Frank. [...] in the future, Michaela (Aja Naomi King) is revealed to be alive, but it's time to start worrying about the boys: Weil answers our burning questions below. [...] that Laurel spilled the beans to Annalise, will Bonnie tell her the truth? Does she already have an explanation in mind? [...] Laurel is not the most reliable keeper of secrets. Frank being in danger and Annalise having a hand in that is deeply upsetting to Bonnie. The flashback of a young Frank, a younger Annalise and a younger Sam, and Sam crusades to save Frank, and it was very poignant to me to see that it was the Keatings' attempt at filling this void that these people -- Bonnie, Frank, Annalise and Sam -- they all provide something essential to each other that's missing. When Bonnie broke down after she came back to the empty motel room, that was probably the most vulnerable she's been since th
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTFrom filming the gruesome death scene, to having fans hammer the cast and crew with angry questions for months, it's been a long road to Sunday's premiere. In advance of the sure to be divisive broadcast, TVGuide.com hopped on the phone with Nicotero to discuss the secrecy surrounding the episode, what to expect in Season 7, and the one big character to look out for. After the season finale you guys talked about how the reason you ended with the Negan cliffhanger was that was it was the end of one story, and the death is really the beginning of another. Should we talk to them? And Rick turns to them and says, If they want to make a deal, they gotta talk to me. Leaving the finale, seeing there is fear on Rick's face and he is totally incapable of doing anything to stop what's about to happen... is absolutely devastating. Immediately after the kill, Rick tells Negan to his face, "I'm going to kill you," followed by Negan dragging him like a little child into his trailer. Negan has spent most of the last episode explaining how he works! Years ago, you talked about how cutting off a hand like that would be challenging from a technical standpoint. Do you feel like that's a technique that you guys have, let's say... mastered to at this point? With Michael Rooker, when we had Merle, we had to build that elaborate arm prosthetic, just to hide his hand. Let's talk about the title of the episode, "The Day Will Come When You Won't Be." Why was it important to bring that quote back for the title of this episode? [...] we shouldn't necessarily be looking for links back to the CDC, or anything like that; it's more of a thematic idea? Everybody in the whole cast at that point was in that room, weighing in on what they believed was the potential future of humanity. The script had very specific point of views written into it so that when you're watching the episode and you see who Negan kills, you're seeing it from one
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTWith dark humor, Simpsons-style absurdity, quick jokes, armchair psychology, romantic misadventure and outrageously funny (and inappropriate) songs, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend made the world fall away while watching. Last season was about denial, showrunner Aline Brosh McKenna told TVGuide.com, but this one about Rebecca embracing the cultural adage "All is fair in love"...even if said love is a one-sided obsession and the "all" requires accomplices and criminal activity. Faster than you can say "Girl, you need to set some healthy boundaries," she's making drawer space - a functional, day-to-day chore that whispers "The honeymoon is over," through a megaphone. Why am I bringing her into this? Because Sex and the City's Carrie made being whiny, obsessive, controlling and insecure into a six season, two-movie cultural phenomenon whereas, at the outset at least, Rebecca's similar traits didn't seem cute or funny as they once did. Thankfully, just as SATC balanced Carrie's insufferable qualities with other people, Crazy Ex moves two people from Rebecca's circle closer into the spotlight, diverting attention from her tail-chasing. (His reveal also prompts a hilarious song, a Crazy Ex Girlfriend staple that remains terrifically intact.) Paula (Donna Lynne Champlin) continues ascending into self-actualization, pushing back on Rebecca's nonsense and then, as the season progresses, fighting for her dream in a way that culminates with a bold choice that'll be great TV. [...] she gains even more depth and, occasionally, insight.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UT[...] that nostalgia train is pulling back into the station, as Ray Romano is making an appearance on Kevin James' new show Kevin Can Wait -- only this time he's unloveable. In this clip, Vic arrives at the Gables' home and immediately starts being offensive, making crude jokes about how when he hit his midlife crisis it was either get a Porsche or a trophy wife, but he ended up getting both. A hat like that announces that someone is a douche the same way that bright colors announce a tree frog is poisonous.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTThursday's episode of The Blacklist featured a near-fatal red herring, an unexpected return and definitive proof (we think) about who is Elizabeth Keen's (Megan Boone) father. Putting two and two together, Liz frantically calls Red and Dembe (Hisham Tawfiq) to warn them that they're walking into a trap in Geneva - and no sooner does she convey the information than a car that's just pulled into the warehouse where they're waiting bursts into a massive fireball. [...] back at the post office, Laurel Hitchin (Christine Lahti) returns to help the team take down a serial killer who's targeting inventors. Elsewhere, Aram's (Amir Arison) girlfriend -- whose name is Elise and who apparently has difficulties operating household appliances -- calls Samar (Mozhan Marno) of all people (didn't she resign last week?) to get advice on planning the perfect date for Aram, to make up for flooding his apartment after a dishwasher mishap.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTDavid Amann, the former executive producer of ABC's Castle, has been tapped to serve as showrunner on NBC's upcoming Blacklist spin-off, The Blacklist: Redemption, which is set to launch midseason, will follow the characters of Tom Keen (Ryan Eggold) and his mother Scottie Hargrave (Famke Janssen). Redemption, Amann will join a producing team that includes Blacklist EPs Jon Bokenkamp, John Eisendrath, John Fox, John Davis, Luke Reiter and JR Orci, according to TVLine, which first reported the news.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 05:00:00 UTEpisodes include an examination of the Chicago justice system by rapper/actor Common, who grew up there; a deep dive into the Flint water crisis by actress and activist Rosario Dawson; and an exposé on New York City's affordable housing deficit by legendary producer Norman Lear. In Friday, Oct. 21st's installment, Zach Galifianakis returns to his North Carolina hometown to report on ever-increasing political polarization due to wealthy donors' campaign contributions and the harm inflicted on citizens. North Carolina is a pivotal swing state in the 2016 Presidential election, owing to explosive population growth that includes a boom in Hispanic residents.