This is a series created not even for general 12-to-whatever-year-olds, but specifically for children who understand and appreciate the Disney model of “stereotypical acts performed by attractive people exactly as the script intends them to be performed, while the biggest, fakest audience laughs along.”
On one hand, for Big Brother fans, it's well worth celebrating that the CBS reality series returned with improved ratings this year. On the other hand, the bump in numbers may encourage CBS to split the premiere episode in half again next year. I don't love that. But if improved premiere ratings mean a better shot at Season 17 happening, we can hardly complain.
Big Brother aired the second part of its two part Season 16 premiere tonight, introducing us to the other eight houseguests and finally explaining how this two-Head-of-Household situation is going to work.
An hour after the first episode of Big Brother kicks off, this is usually the point where we say that the game is on! But the game isn't really on, because CBS split the premiere into two episodes, introducing us to half the Season 16 household and leaving us hanging on a couple of major twists.
Happy Father’s Day? Leave it to Game of Thrones to shit all over the nice holiday with its satisfying fourth season finale, aptly named "The Children." Perhaps, 'satisfying' is a bit of an understatement for the impeccably written, acted and directed episode but those who have read the books were pretty sure something was going to happen that didn’t and the actual events, while very well done, couldn't live up to those expectations.
"The Watchers on the Wall" is the new ”Blackwater.” Sorry, a terrible joke not befitting last night's truly epic installment of Game of Thrones. This was the second time the HBO fantasy turned to Neil Marshall to direct an episode-long battle and it somehow yielded an even greater result. A much larger budget probably didn't hurt.
Yep. Total bummer. Fool us once, shame on Game of Thrones. Fool us this many times, shame on us. Ramsay Snow, sorry, Ramsay Bolton said it best last season, 'if you think this has a happy ending, you haven’t been paying attention.' At least "The Mountain and the Viper" contained a suitably epic send-off for the charismatic and instantly popular character. A showdown they will write songs about.
This weekly round-up of sci-fi, horror and fantasy news has been billed as “The Soup for geeks,” and it’s almost impossible to summarize it any better. Just like The Soup, this series’ mileage may vary depending on your tolerance for goofy humor and the jubilance of Wheaton.
Before discussing the insane and incredible second season finale, lets take a second and pretend that NBC didn’t renew Hannibal for a third. Yes. Bryan Fuller was willing to let that bonkers finish be the last episode of the entire series. Thankfully, it was picked up and we can all look forward to further adventures of titular villain. As for who is left to chase him? Well, that’s still up in the air.
After nine seasons, how does a television show make you audibly gasp at its final reveal? Shouldn’t all the magic be gone? By now we should know every trick and be able to telegraph every plot twist. Coming out of the final commercial break, I’m sure all of us were expecting a “Deus ex Machina” solution to Dean’s death. We’d seen it countless times over the course of nine seasons. Sam and Dean die, come back, and everything works itself out after a few episodes.
Waiting is the worst. What in seven hells is up with HBO's schedule? Are they paying respect to Mad Men by not airing a new Game of Thrones against the former’s final mid-season finale? Or maybe they added an extra week before “The Mountain and the Viper” just to make audiences salivate even more for the highly anticipated showdown? In the meantime, fans will have to make due meditating on the major events that happened in “Mockingbird.”
To top off a wonderful season full of fantastic fights, memorable characters and, of course, DCU references, Arrow did the “Unthinkable.” The Season 2 finale not only featured two ‘final’ showdowns between our hero and big bad but also the return of almost everyone who has ever fought over the fate of Starling City.
Gleeks, last night marked the end of another season for Glee. Rachel got some big news, Mercedes and Sam faced a crossroads in their relationship, and Kurt learned the truth about performing with June.
Hello, awesome hour of Supernatural. We’re happy to have you back! After rebounding last week with an episode that saw Abaddon dispatched, the board was less cluttered heading into these final two episodes. The angel storyline took center stage and the drama involving Castiel, Metatron and a shifting Gadreel didn’t disappoint.
A year ago, almost to the day we were looking at the above photo for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s cast and wondering who these characters were. And also how Coulson could possibly be alive.