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I Am Not Dead!

I Am Not Dead!

鼎宝福彩 Posted by Dustin on 08.26.2018 at 7:18 pm

Yes, it has been a long time since I’ve posted to this blog, but like Kane in “Poltergeist 2,” I am not dead! I just have only so many hours in the day, and if I’m not sleeping then I’ve been teaching (increased workload there), working at Soaps.com (increased workload there too) or giving historic tours (which take up my nights). I honestly have been working non-stop for the past 3+ years, and haven’t had a real vacation in 4+ years. So yeah, I ended up neglecting this blog. I am hoping to at least try and get a weekly, or bi-weekly, post this fall on my various TV thoughts. I am also anticipating good things in 2019, which will hopefully make life easier for me. Fingers crossed!


Kane from Poltergeist 2

鼎宝福彩It doesn’t help that most of the shows, and the types of shows, I watched way back when I started this blog are dead and gone. I am still watching “The Flash” and “Supergirl.” I do my best to keep up with “Legends of Tomorrow.” I never got into “The Arrow,” which ironically started all of these. I can’t wait for “Batwoman” this fall though!

鼎宝福彩I loved “Riverdale,” but never watched the second season. I was, and am still hoping, to binge watch it in time for this upcoming third season.

鼎宝福彩I am still watching “Grey’s Anatomy,” though lord it is testing me like interns bothering Dr. Bailey. So is “American Horror Story.” That last “Cult” season was the worst. I have some seriously high hopes for the “Coven/Murder-House” crossover coming up wiht “American Horror Story: Apocolypse.” Don’t F*ck it up Ryan! Oh and I’m counting down to the final season of “Game of Thrones.”

On the reality front, “Big Brother” honestly gets worse every summer, and I stop watching earlier and earlier each year. I did enjoy the celebrity edition though, which a second season is coming. I’m still somewhat watching “Dancing With The Stars” too, and have fallen in lust with “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” How these women can put up with Dorito is beyond me! I’d tell her to pack up her phony accent and go back to England with PeeeeKaaayyy. Erika is one of my favorites, I was sad to see Eileen go, and Lisa Rinna is still killing it. I also still tune into “Project Runway,” which should be back soon. My favorite reality show still remains Bravo’s “Below Deck.” Lord the drama on this is better than on daytime!

A show I really wanted to watch but never did, was the CW’s reboot of “Dynasty.” I heard great things about it, and it too I want to try and binge before the new season. But will school starting around the corner, I don’t know if that will happen. It’s on my DVR to record though!

鼎宝福彩Anyway, there you have it. I keep trying to get back to this blog, but my nights (and days) have only so many hours.

-Dustin

At long last an update! Supergirl, The Flash, PLL, The Fosters and more

At long last an update! Supergirl, The Flash, PLL, The Fosters and more

Posted by Dustin on 01.26.2016 at 7:44 pm

American Crime
鼎宝福彩 I’m really loving this show still, and we’ve learned that one of the “attackers” is in the closet, and the boy that was raped may be too, and may have to the party to hook up with the other kid. Still, it seems something went very very wrong. This show has me hooked.

American Horror Story
I actually was okay with the end of “Hotel,” which was one of the best seasons since the original. I hated that Liz Taylor had to die, but at least she and the others got a happy ending. I’m still fuming that they killed Queenie, and since she died there shouldn’t she too have become a ghost?

The Fosters
“The Fosters” is back, and so far I still can do without Jesus on this show. They should have killed him off when they had the chance. Steff has a cancer scare, and Brandon and Callie are back to trying to deny their feelings as Callie was officially adopted. Gag me, I’m over these two! I’m heartbroken for Jude what with Connor determined to go live with his mom.

The Flash
I’m convinced more than ever that Dr Zoom is Barry’s father in the alternate universe. I haven’t seen tonights episode yet. I don’t know how I feel about them bringing in the Wally character, who eventually becomes The Flash as well.

Supergirl
鼎宝福彩 “Supergirl” is probably my favorite show right now, but I don’t know how I feel about the “Glee” reunion they have going on between Marnie and Rider. Blah! I want Kara to realize they guy who has a thing for her at CatCo is who she should be with!

Pretty Little Liars
“PLL” is still interesting, but I don’t know how I feel about the girls being set up as the killer. Is one of them actually the killer? I doubt it. Also when are the creepy texts going to start up? Or are they?

American Crime and American Horror Story Thoughts

American Crime and American Horror Story Thoughts

Posted by Dustin on 01.07.2016 at 11:17 pm

Yes, a post from me! I know! It’s been forever! Sorry, I just have a lot going on. I know I keep saying that, but that’s about all I can really say without going into way too much oversharing! Anyways, let’s get to some thoughts!

I can’t believe there is only one more episode of “American Horror Story” left. I’ve absolutely loved this season compared to the abomination that was “Freak Show.” However how could they have done that to Gabourey Sidibe (Queenie in Coven)! Coven was my favorite season by far, I can’t believe they did that to one of my favorite characters of the season. Damn you Horror Story.

鼎宝福彩I was glad to see the Countess get hers, I just wish Liz Taylor had done it. Can we discuss how there will never be a character as amazing as Liz Taylor on this show? Seriously, as awesome as Jessica Lange always was, Liz Taylor was just the bomb!

I adored Lady Gaga this season, far more than I thought I would, and would love to see her, Matt Bomer and Cheyenne Jackson back next season too. Secretly though, I’m still holding out for Dylan McDermott to return. He is still the hottest! Wes Bentley is the runner up, and he can come back too!

I decided to give “American Crime” a try. I did not watch the first season, in spite of how much I love Felicity Huffman. However the topic of this season just seemed interesting to me (male rape) and I had to tune in. Plus I love Lilly Taylor. The first episode was slow as hell, but it’s interesting.

This weekend “Shameless” returns! It’s already on demand though, and I’ve heard a spoiler I am so not happy about!

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Playing Catch-Up With TV As Usual!

Playing Catch-Up With TV As Usual!

Posted by Dustin on 11.15.2015 at 4:45 pm

鼎宝福彩As always I keep falling behind, but I’m finally getting a handle on things. I hope to be posting more often! Until then, here are my collective thoughts on a lot of shows.

鼎宝福彩“American Horror Story” continues to baffle me. I’m convinced that John is the 10 Commandments Killer, he just doesn’t realize it yet. This is what the Halloween dinner was all about, trying to make him accept who he is. I still am baffled by Lady Gaga’s character, and hope we soon find out who turned her. What was with her weird baby Bartholomew? Gross! John’s wife I could care less about and wish they’d kill her and her awful creepy vampire child off. This week made me feel so bad for poor Liz Taylor though. The Countess is truly horrible, and it looks like everyone is about to turn on her and take her out.

“Gotham” is still keeping my attention, though I cannot figure out Jim and Barbara. We know he has a daughter named Barbara, but I can’t for the life of me understand why he’d want to name his daughter after that nut job? I am looking forward to Galavan being taken down. However this show isn’t doing it for me as much as some other superhero shows are, mainly because there are no real superheroes or villains on it, just normal nasty people.

鼎宝福彩“Grey’s Anatomy” has continued to surprise me with the Post-Derek storylines. I actually felt sorry for the Doctor that accidentally caused his death over the past few weeks, but Amelia is on my last nerve. She needs to change her attitude and relocate. I am definitely interested in what happened between Owen and the new doc in the past, as Owen seems to be suffering some severe PTSD that has been sparked by this guy.

I still am having a hard time making headway with “Heroes Reborn.” I’ve watched a few more episodes, I just doesn’t seem to be invested in it as I was the original series. I think with so few of the originals back in a large way, it’s hard to care.

鼎宝福彩I’m almost done with season one of “How To Get Away With Murder,” just in time to catch up with Season 2 as the Winter finale is upon us.

“Nashville” still remains one of my favorite shows to watch. I absolutely cannot believe they killed off Jeff Fordham though. He was a jerk, but he was a great character. Who are we supposed to hate now? Jeff’s gone, Teddy’s in jail, and Lamar is dead. There has to be a villain. I feel that Scarlett’s man is going to go off the deep-end in order to hold onto her and will be the next evil guy on the show.

I am still loving “Once Upon A Time,” and am convinced Emma is not as evil as everyone thinks but has a plan to help them all. Tonight is the two part winter finale, so I guess we will find out. I can’t wait to see Arthur go down, and then there is the Wicked Witch who still needs to be dealt with. If Emma can’t get rid of The Dark One for good then I could the witch becoming the next one.

鼎宝福彩We seem to be getting closer to the truth on “Scream Queens,” and it appears there may have been two babies born that night long ago, not one. It doesn’t look like Grace is either of the babies. We know Nick Jonas is one of the devil killer’s, and that Grace’s dad’s girlfriend is the ring leader of the two red devils. I think Lea Michelle’s Channel is going to turn out to be the other killer/devil.

“Supergirl” is excellent if you have not checked it out. So far I’m very impressed all around with the stories, the acting, and even the visuals. Excellent show and I hope it keeps it up.

Likewise I’m really enjoying “The Flash” as well still. Having Barry end up paralyzed is an interesting twist, and we still don’t know who Zoom is. At first I thought it may be alternate Barry, but now I think it’s his dad in the alternate universe.

Catching up on Fall TV . . .

Catching up on Fall TV . . .

Posted by Dustin on 10.25.2015 at 8:45 pm

As always I keep meaning to post more, I’ve just been stressed, overworked, and have some personal issues going on. But let’s get to some quick thoughts on TV!

鼎宝福彩“American Horror Story” is so bizarre, but I love it. I just can’t figure half of it out, but each show reveals just a little bit more. I wish we’d get more focus on the Ten Commandments killer, and it looks like we may with the upcoming Halloween episodes.

鼎宝福彩I’m still enjoying “Castle,” I just don’t know how much longer the show can go on. The mysteries are still fresh, but the Rick and Kate drama is getting old.

I’m so glad Paula went home on “DWTS.” That Vogue routine was the worst! She just stood there and waved a fan. WTF?

“Gotham” is getting really good with the war between the Galavan family and the Waynes, and their history having been explained. Very interesting! I also can’t wait for “Supergirl” which begins tomorrow.

I like that they brought in Derek’s “killer” on “Grey’s Anatomy.” This should be really interesting. I’m glad Meredith told Amelia off. I always liked the character until recently when she became all about herself. Me me me! Thank you Meredith for telling her to shut the hell up as she wasn’t the only one who lost Derek.

鼎宝福彩Honestly I have not watched anymore of “Heroes Reborn” since the 2 hour pilot. It was slow and bored me. I have the episodes on my DVR to play catch-up on still.

鼎宝福彩I’m so loving “Nashville.” It’s one of the top shows I look forward to every week. I loved Rayna and Layla bonding this past week. Jeff needs to go! He is a sleaze! I’m glad to see him on the show more and that he hasn’t left due to “Scream Queens.” Juliette is about to take a leave of absence from the show, and it seems they are setting her up to go to the crazy house for a bit. She definitely needs to get some help. I still want more focus on Will.

“Once Upon A Time” has been amazing this season. I love the twist that Arthur is evil. As I write this I haven’t watched tonight’s episode, but will shortly.

鼎宝福彩“Scream Queens” is amazing as always. It seems the one older returned Kappa Kappa Kappa member is one of the killers, but who is the other she is working with? Why do I feel she has a connection to the woman who died giving birth to Grace, and is that woman is Grace’s mother? Abigail Breslin’s “Chanel” mentioned she was a legacy and had to be taken in, so I’m thinking she’s connected to the dead mother via her own mother.

鼎宝福彩“Sleepy Hollow” has been enjoyable, but I’m starting to wonder if we are going to have a new main villain every season from here on out given this whole trial of the witnesses.

鼎宝福彩“The Flash” has been great, and I love the addition of Teddy Sears as alternate Earth Flash. Can we keep him around, as he is so good looking! It looks like from the previews that Firestorm is going to be reborn, but I want the original actor back in the role of Ronnie Raymond! It seems the actor moved on to the new “X-Files” though and had to be recast, or in this case killed and the character re-worked. Boo!

Mid-Week Thoughts: Fall Week 3 – Horror Story and More!

Mid-Week Thoughts: Fall Week 3 – Horror Story and More!

Posted by Dustin on 10.08.2015 at 6:53 pm

“American Horror Story Hotel” finally made its debut last night. For most of it I sat there thinking “What in the hell is going on?” It was stunningly beautiful, but confusing as hell. The last fifteen minutes really pulled almost everything together. Gaga and Boomer are vampires, living in the hotel, with a bunch of other freaks basically. I haven’t figured out Sarah Paulson’s character Sally yet. She was definitely killed by Kathy Bates, because Sally lured her son (Boomer) to the hotel and he overdosed on her drugs. For revenge she pushed Sally out a window, but then Gaga appeared and made Boomer her vampire lover. However Sally is still around. Is she a ghost? A vampire too? Or is she part of this weird butt-raping Addiction Demon? Of course Wes Bentley’s missing kid is also in the hotel, one of these weird vampire children of Gaga’s?

鼎宝福彩I’m still loving “Scream Queens,” mainly because of the insanely un-PC things said on it by Chanel. However I like the mystery involving the Red Devil’s identity and how it connects with the baby born 20 years ago in the Kappa house. I adored Lea Michelle this week, who played a character the complete opposite of Rachel Berry.

“Gotham” has been great, but I’m so bummed they killed the Joker figure. What the hell! He was the best thing going for this new season, and now he’s dead.

“The Flash” returned and introduced this season’s new villain pretty quickly in Zoom, another speedster nemesis of Barry Allen’s. I’m annoyed that they killed half of Firestar, but given he’s supposed to be part of a new spinoff show, I don’t think Ronny is as dead as we’ve been lead to believe.

“Once” was again good this week. I am dying to know what happened in Camelot that seems to have turned Emma against everyone and forced her to embrace her dark side. I’m loving seeing Regina get to finally be the hero, and the Charmings standing by her.

鼎宝福彩I finally started “Heroes Reborn” and so far am finding it a tad slow. I’m not yet sure where it’s going, and I have yet to reach the point of Hiro and Parkman’s introduction back into the show. I’m peeved that they killed Claire! I know she’s on another show, but totally un-necessary!

Speaking of Claire, over on “Nashville” her new alter-ego Juliette continues to spiral totally out of control. I love that Avery is finally ditching her. I kept worrying something might happen between Luke and Juliette, but fortunately it didn’t. It seems Teddy is in fact going to be off the show for awhile as he gets himself redeemed in prison. Watching Scarlet have to take her mom of life support was heartbreaking, but I’m so happy it was Gunnar she turned to. She needs to ditch the boring doc and get back with Gunnar.

Fall 2015 Weekly Update: Week 2ish . . .

Fall 2015 Weekly Update: Week 2ish . . .

Posted by Dustin on 10.04.2015 at 5:37 pm

So this is another week-of-shows-in-one post. I’ve been very busy lately, and hope to eventually get back to more individualistic show-by-show posts, but this is the easiest way for me to do this right now and not fall behind. Oh, and I’m already behind! I still haven’t caught up on “Heroes Reborn,” and I’m 2/3 of the way through season one of “How To Get Away With Murder.” For those asking about “Scandal,” I kept trying to like that show but never got into it. Maybe next summer I’ll binge watch it!

鼎宝福彩This week “American Horror Story: Hotel” debuts, along with the return of “Grim.” I’m looking forward to both!

鼎宝福彩I never commented on the end of “Big Brother 17” or “Under the Dome,” because frankly both sucked. I actually stopped watching “Big Brother,” worst season and cast ever! As for “Under The Dome,” just what the hell? Clearly they were still hopeful for another season, but given the whole alien invasion crap, I don’t know why. What a way to blow what was a good show.

Onto “Castle,” I’m glad they quickly resolved this secret agent Beckett storyline, but with her as Captain now I wonder how involved she will be with the day to day cases. It will definitely be interesting to see where they go with things this season.

“Gotham” has been getting better and better. I love the villains, and am wondering what or who Barbara will become. It almost seems they are setting her up to be Harley Quinn. I love that they’ve brought Lucious Fox in to help Bruce become Batman, along with Alfred.

鼎宝福彩“Grey’s” was just okay this week. I like seeing more of Miranda, but I just don’t know where they will take things this year. Amelia and Owen are great, but they aren’t the new MerDer. I also am glad that Jackson is not just taking April back after the crap she’s been pulling.

I have to wonder how long before Rayna signs her kids to her label on “Nashville,” as it seems they could help save it for her. Watching Juliette spiral out of control is terribly fun, and I can’t believe Luke dropped Will like that. For shame!

I really enjoyed the season premiere of “Once,” especially the reversal of roles with Emma and Regina. However, another fricken missing time/memories curse? Come on! There are only so many times that stuff can be done.

I have been watching “Project Runway,” I just had forgotten to comment on it. Its pretty obvious Edmund, Ashley and Candice will be the final three, unless something insane happens.

“Scream Queens” is still my favorite show of the season so far, likely because of the newness of it. I loved the transformation of Leah Michelle’s character into Channel #6. I still am lost on who the killer is, other than it seems there are two, and Nick Jonas character is working with the original.

鼎宝福彩“Sleepy Hollow” returned this week, and I for one am glad the Henry/Katrina arch has ended. That was becoming tedious, and frankly standing in the way of any romance between Ichabod and Mills. Though that won’t happen soon, as it’s usually the death of these types of shows. I do like that they’ve been able to craft a whole new storyline for them as witnesses.

Winter Finale Smorgasbord Post.

Winter Finale Smorgasbord Post.

Posted by Dustin on 01.03.2015 at 1:34 am

So this is my very overdue post on my quick thoughts on bunches of shows and their Winter finales. Between work and getting sick and then the holidays I just didn’t get to it as soon as I had planned to. Of note I’m heading out on my January vacation. Not too many shows are coming back yet though, but some are. “Pretty Little Liars” is starting up again, as is “American Horror Story,” and ABC is airing “Galavant.” The later I’m worried about since they turned an 8 week series into a 4 week one to just get it over with quicker. Yeah that probably isn’t a good sign.

American Horror Story
鼎宝福彩 I’m just really disappointed with this show overall this season. As I said before, it really has just become nothing more that a shock-fest at this point. It’s hard to care about most of these characters, and the ones you do care for like Ma Petite get offed. I seriously can’t believe they killed her! However even the emotion I felt for her death can’t really save this season.

Constantine
I really enjoy this show and the episode with the fallen angel they had to save was the best of the season because of the twist within. I seriously hope NBC doesn’t cancel this one.

Gotham
This show still has my interest, though I really want an injection of some kind of masked villain or hero at this point. I feel like they aren’t using kid catwoman enough either.

Grey’s Anatomy
Once again Shonda has resorted to causing problems for Meredith and Derek. This far into the show I feel like that is just lazy writing she’s falling back on. We’ve watched too many seasons of that, just let them be happy and deal with other issues. I would also like to see Owen finally get a bit of happiness too. He’s just seemed so angry since Christina left.

Grimm
鼎宝福彩 Grimm is probably my favorite show right now, it is really delivering every week. It looks like Nick’s mom may be making a return with the baby in the second half of the season. I’d really like to see Truble back at some point too. Poor Woo has gone off his rocker though, and who can blame him. Nick should have told him the truth long ago. OF course we know Monroe won’t be dying anytime soon, but what’s going on with poor Julia? Has she really become a hexenbeast?

The Flash
I’m officially adding “The Flash” to the blog. I think this is one of the best new shows of the year. I absolutely loved seeing Dr. Tina McGee reprise her role from the 90s version. I also can’t wait to see how they pull of Firestar, who is one of my favorite DC characters next to Wonder Woman. News has also dropped that Mark Hammill will reprise his role as The Trixter which he too played in the old 90s version. I just hope he doesn’t have that horrid spandex body suit.

Nashville
That mid-season finale was definitely one with some twists and turns I was not expecting. I kinda knew Rayna wouldn’t go through with the wedding, but I never saw an Avery and Juliette wedding that quick. Surprise! I’m also stunned at Deacon’s health issues, I wasn’t expecting those either. Meanwhile Jeff is up S-creek as it looks like Layla may be the latest casualty on the show. Would they really kill her off? Would anyone really care if they did might be a better question. Like Zoe she’s started to outlive her purpose.

Once Upon A Time
鼎宝福彩 So it looks like we haven’t gotten rid of Anna and Elsa just yet, as they seem to now be stuck in Storybrooke with the others. I hope they don’t keep them around simply to keep cashing in on “Frozen.” The rise of the three bad girls looks to be good, and I love me some Maleficent! I loved Belle one-uping Rumple and commanding him to leave town with the dagger. Having to watch Robin leave to save Marianne was heartbreaking though. Poor Regina! At least they are back to looking for the book’s writer, but now Gold has that idea too. Oh boy.

Red Band Society
Red Band left us with a string of cliffhangers, and it looks like we may finally be facing the death of one of the kids. Hunter headed into surgery, Emma passed out at her house, and Jordi is now a drug dealer? Oy! I could do without Jordi’s illegal activities honestly.

Sleepy Hollow
Henry/Walter finally saw the light and turned on Mollock in what was a “effing finally!” moment. I was getting so sick of Henry’s bitching and moaning about his parents abandoning him. I really hope this doesn’t turn out to be a ploy though and he still ends up on the side of evil.

Horror Story Freakshow Thoughts So Far.

Horror Story Freakshow Thoughts So Far.

Posted by Dustin on 11.11.2014 at 5:57 pm

鼎宝福彩So I’m not sure what to think about “American Horror Story: Freakshow.” I was in love with the first episode, but I feel like it’s gone a little downhill and dare I say gotten dull. For Jessica Lange’s swan song season, this is my least favorite character she’s actually played on the show.

I think one of the major issues I’m having with this season is that they played their hand too early. I felt they should have dragged Twisty the clown out a bit longer than they did, and there is no mystery now with Dandy as the killer. The second major issue I have is with the slew of guest stars we’ve seen, and some still yet to come. The show has become so popular it seems everyone in Hollywood wants a cameo for a single episode, or perhaps two. I can’t believe they killed off Patti Labelle so quickly. Like Twisty, they should have kept her around longer.

I did enjoy the twists with Angela Bassett’s character last week, as well as the revelation that Michael Chiklis’ character is gay. He’s so unlikeable though that his death is guaranteed. By the way, for such a small little po-dunk town, they have a huge gay population. I do wonder if Elsa (Emma Roberts) really does have “the gift.” She’s clearly faked some of it, using her knowledge of the situation. But I wonder if in the end she too will really be a “freak,” or if this is supposed to be some “Beauty and the Beast” spoof with the romance between her character and Jimmy’s.

鼎宝福彩I’m now at the point where I’m rooting for Dot and Bette’s death. I’m over them already. I guess I’ll soon feel bad now that they are Dandy’s latest toys.

AHS: Welcome To The Freakshow!

AHS: Welcome To The Freakshow!

Posted by Dustin on 10.09.2014 at 1:03 pm

“American Horror Story: Freakshow” appeared last night and it was so unusually bizarre. So far I’m loving it! This season centers around a Freakshow led by Elsa Mars (Jessica Lange). We haven’t even met half the cast it seems based on the first episode. Evan Peters plays Jimmy Darling, a boy with deformed hands known as “The Lobster Boy” and does some seriously perverse things with them. His mother is Ethel Darling the bearded woman (Kathy Bates). Then there is a whole slew of real life people with real life medical abnormalities that have been cast as well. This seems to be very much influenced by the 1932 movie “Freaks,” which did the same thing. The movie is posted below if you have never seen it.

In the first episode Mars discovers Bette and Dot, siamese twins played by Sarah Paulson, who were taken to a local hospital. They couldn’t be more different, one is good and proper while the other is dirty and evil. They killed their mother, but that doesn’t stop Elsa from bringing them in as the stars of her show. They both, of course, end up falling for Jimmy. Oh brother, that’s gunna lead to some bizarre sex scenes for sure! The end of the show had Jimmy and the other “freaks” disposing of a detective who is onto Bette and Dot for the murder of their mother, which they poorly tried to hide by stabbing themselves to cover it up. That’s what landed them in the hospital.

鼎宝福彩Meanwhile there is a twisted clown freak named Tickles that is abducting and killing people around the town, and he can’t help but be drawn to the freakshow himself.

All in all, a good premier!

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