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Once Upon A Time Season 2, Episode 20: The Evil Queen

Published April 29, 2013 by tiradical20s

In the past, Snow White saves an identity hidden Regina from a horde of angry townspeople and relays that she feels that Regina is good inside to her.  Once Snow discovers Regina is under a spell, she turns on her.

In the real world, Emma and Henry try to prove to themselves and Neal that Samara is somehow involved in a dirty plot against the fairytale creatures.

Can someone PLEASE kill off Henry? He is probably one of the most irritating things on television right now!!

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The Client List Season 2, Episode 8: Heaven’s Just A Sin Away

Published April 29, 2013 by tiradical20s

Riley feels guilty about sleeping with one of her clients for money and tries to seek solace in the eyes of God on a church outting with her friends and family.  Also, dust is kicked up when Kyle is released from jail and Riley tells him she slept with someone else.

I never realized how good of an actress Jennifer Love Hewitt is.  Her face looked hollower and that perky energy Riley usually gives off was majorly subdued by guilt in this episode and I could actually feel her pain.  This show is way more than boobies and sex appeal, guys….Lifetime hits you where it hurts.

Shows I am excited about this summer that haven’t premiered yet

Published April 29, 2013 by tiradical20s

The Fosters (ABC Family)

June 3rd at 9 pm

While I’m not exactly jumping out of my seat over this one, I always have fun watching ABC Family shows.  They are either a hit or a massive, unadulterated miss.

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Mistresses (ABC )

June 3rd at 1o pm

We’ll see why this took so long to get out…..

Under the Dome (CBS)

June 24 at 10 pm

ANYTHING STEPHEN KING BETTER BE DONE WITH TASTE, CLASS AND A UNDETERMINED AMOUNT OF AWESOME.

Twisted (ABC Family)

June 11 at 9 pm

I actually enjoyed the pilot.  We’ll see where it goes.

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Family Tools (ABC)

May 1 at 8:30 pm

Taking over the timeslot of The Neighbors, it better be able to stand its own between Modern Family and The Middle.  If not it is doomed for cancellation.

Camp (NBC) NO TITLE CARD YET

July 10 at 10 pm

I really want a good show about summer camp.  I went for years and loved it and I want a show to capture that as well.

Cedar Cove (Hallmark)

July 20 at 9 pm

I hope this show doesn’t make me fall asleep.

Devious Maids (Lifetime)

June 23rd at 10 pm

SET IN THE DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES UNIVERSE IS THE ONLY THING YOU NEED TO KNOW.

Shows that made my shit list this year

Published April 29, 2013 by tiradical20s

Let the in memoriam begin:

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Had potential, but was just a bit confusing.

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This show was so funny last season and then it took a turn for the political during Season 2.  Not to mention the extremely obvious recast of the oldest daughter…..we aren’t stupid, ABC.

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Lost faith in this about halfway through the first episode.  Lost military style? Ain’t nobody got time for that.

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Didn’t even get five minutes in.

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Ditto.

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LUCY LIU, YOU ARE NOT WATSON AND YOU NEVER WILL BE.

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Remember when this was canceled after one episode?

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I don’t care about Dennis Quaid even a little.

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I enjoyed the first episode, but it was just too complex for a show on The CW.

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HA. Whoever thought this was a good idea was on so many drugs.

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I can’t even discuss this.  How this was even greenlit…I can’t even.

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I just had no interest in this one.

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NBC, you don’t need your own version of Revenge….

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I don’t know….I just didn’t laugh.

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Watched this about halfway through the season and then my brain started working again.

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I would love to know who does Charlie’s post apocalyptic hair styling.

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You can only watch the same scene over and over again so many times.

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Christina Applegate > The rest of the world….no Christina means no me.

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BORING.

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I just…was so offended.

I honestly don’t care how much everyone loves Bo Burnham…this show’s pilot SUCKED.

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While I enjoyed this show at first,  I became irritated that the character of Aviva was so disrespectful and ungracious to her boyfriend/baby daddy and literally wanted to jump through the television to ring her neck.

A moment of silence for our fallen brethren

Shows I want to be renewed for the Fall 2013 Season

Published April 29, 2013 by tiradical20s

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Switched at Birth for a Season 3

Why?: It’s revolutionary but still keeps that horribly written, ABC Family charm!

Chance: Good

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The Carrie Diaries for a Season 2

Chance: Fair

Why?: Although Carrie and Sebastian broke up at least twice per episode, I found this show to be sweet and fun.  I never even saw Sex in the City, but the show is authentic and cute.

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Teen Wolf for a Season 4

Why?: This show is so bad that you can’t look away, but I would mercilessly rob Dylan O’Brien’s cradle any day of any week of any month.

Chance: Very Good

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The Lying Game for a Season 2

Why?: BECAUSE it is fun and has your typical ABC Family drama going on.  EVERYONE loves shows like this.

Chance: Not Great

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The New Normal for a Season 2

Why?: Because TV needs a show like this.  Also NeNe Leaks forever.

Chance: Fair

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Awkward for a Season 4

Why?: Because Jenna is just like any of us, has for real problems and the guidance counselor and Sadie are amazing characters.

Chance: Good

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Melissa & Joey for a Season 4

Why?: WHERE ELSE AM I GOING TO SEE JOEY LAWRENCE ON TELEVISION, JESUS?!

Chance: Fair

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Why?:  I hated this show at first.  I thought the premise was so ridiculous, but once they moved away from the goofy alien projections it became pretty funny.

Chance: Good

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The Middle for a Season 5

Why?: Sue Heck

Chance: Very good

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Modern Family for a Season 5

Why?: Although I find this show to be only slightly less overrated than The Big Bang Theory, I do enjoy some of the characters.  I don’t, however, find this show to be Emmy award winning material.

Chance: Extremely good

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Suburgatory for a Season 3

Why?: I love this show.  I love the characters, I love the humor and most of all I love that Dallas’ dog’s name is “The Occult.”

Chance: Good

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Nashville for a Season 2

Why?: I initially loved this show, then I thought it was just ok, and now I love it again.  I love the dynamics they have drawn from the characters in this show and I do hope they continue the series.

Chance: Good

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Happily Divorced for a Season 3

Why?: Well, Fran Drescher’s voice grew on me to be honest.  I also love how sassy Peter is.

Chance: Decent

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Community for a Season 5

Why?: Um, six seasons and a movie. Duh. While this season has been less than stellar, I am constantly rooting for this show since it has been pushed down, strung along and led on more than any other show on any other network.

Chance: Not Good

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1600 Penn for a Season 2

Why?: This show is actually pretty funny. If it premiered in the fall, I think it would have done better and gotten better ratings.

Chance: Not Good

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Parks and Recreation for a Season 6

Why?: Because it’s one of the funniest shows ever

Chance: Very good

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Men at Work for a Season 3

Why?: While the second season feels off, I don’t think it is a reason for cancellation.

Chance: Fair

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Hemlock Grove for a Season 2

Why?: I cannot even begin to explain my extreme love for this show.  It was FABULOUS.  I was so lost and confused a lot of times, but I was glued to this for the entire 13 episodes on Netflix.  I would be fully supportive of a second season and my loins tremble in anticipation.

Chance: Fair

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Happy Endings for a Season 4

Why?: Like Men at Work, this show has dwindled in hilarity but I still love the characters.  USA said they would pick it up if ABC opted not to order a fourth season, so fingers crossed.

Chance: Fair

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Once Upon A Time for a Season 3

Why?: This show is just fun.  While it treads a little bit on the ridiculous side at times, I always find myself compelled to at least find out what is happening and what fairy tale they are doing each week!

Chance: Good

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The Client List for a Season 3

Why?: This show rips my heart out.  I look past all the slutty outfits and weird sexy massage weirdness and focus on the family ties and friendship story archs.  Lifetimes really knows how to throw a dagger through a woman’s ovaries that’s for sure.

Chance: Good

 

Zombieland for a Season 1

Why?: I watched the pilot on Amazon, one of it’s first originals, and although it was hard at first to get away from the fact that the characters we all loved from the movie were gone, it was actually pretty funny and a good show to nurse my sadness over The Walking Dead being over for the season.

Chance: Fair

 

Summer Catch Up Shows for review (Updated)!

Published April 28, 2013 by tiradical20s

I will be catching up on the following shows this summer and I will be able to see if I want to keep them/add them to my Fall 2013 list.

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Hannibal Season 1 (ONLY if renewed)

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Revenge Season 2

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Shameless Season 3

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The Following Season 1

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Beauty and the Beast Season 1

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Arrow Season 1

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Da Vinci’s Demons Season 1

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Ripper Street Season 1

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Game of Thrones Seasons 1, 2 and 3

Renewals!

Published April 28, 2013 by tiradical20s

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Vikings Season 2 (History Channel)

Why I love it: It’s DIFFERENT. The Vikings are horrible people, you know.  All they do is pillage and rape, but it is so different I can’t help but watch!

Surprised at renewal?: No

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The Vampire Diaries Season Five (The CW)

Why I love it: I’m a little shallow about this show because obviously I love it for the amazingly attractive cast, but it never does cease to entertain me with it’s teenage angst plots.

Surprised at renewal?: No

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Hart of Dixie Season 3 (The CW)

Why I love it: It’s just so…terrible.  Everything is AWFUL and stereotypical.  The script is abysmal, the acting worse and the characters are pretty dull if you really think about it.  BUT it is a complete guilty pleasure.

Surprised at renewal?: Yes

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Glee Season 5 (Fox)

Why I love it:  I DON’T LOVE IT.  It’s super annoying sometimes.  But god help me, I can’t tear myself away.  Some of them are so talented.

Surprised at renewal?: No. Sometimes I wish they would cancel it though.

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Bones Season 9 (Fox)

Why I love it: Booth and Brennan fo’ eva.

Surprised at renewal?: Only because it’s been on for so long.

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Bates Motel Season 2 (A&E)

Why I love it:  It’s so deliciously creepy and odd.  Freddie Highmore is such a strange little actor.

Surprised at renewal?: No.

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2 Broke Girls Season 3 (CBS)

Why I love it: Kat Dennings and that is the only reason.

Surprised at renewal?: A teensy bit.

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The Big Bang Theory Season 7 (CBS)

Why I love it: Although I think this show is severely overrated, I enjoy the wit.

Surprised at renewal?: No, it was renewed three years ago.

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The Mindy Project Season 2 (Fox)

Why I love it: It is SO funny and Mindy has great comedic timing.  The theme song is ATROCIOUS, though.

Surprised at renewal?: Yes.

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Two and a Half Men Season 11 (CBS)

Why I love it: I never watched it before Ashton Kutcher, but I kept watching because it’s hilarious.

Surprised at renewal: EXTREMELY

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American Horror Story Season 3 (FX)

Why I love it: Like Vikings, it is SO different. It is such a cluster fuck of a show.  You can’t help but watch.

Surprised at renewal?: No

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Cougar Town Season 5 (TBS)

Why I love it: The characters are all hilarious and individual.  I am so glad TBS saved it from ABC’s cancellation.

Surprised at renewal?: Yes

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Raising Hope Season 4 (Fox)

Why I love it: It’s gone downhill since it’s beginning, but I love this show for some reason I can’t come up with.

Surprised at renewal?: A little

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The Walking Dead Season 4 (AMC)

Why I love it: FAVORITE SHOW ON TV.  This show really makes you feel for this motley crew of survivors, their struggles and their strength to stay a live.  I have shed so many tears over this show and if this were every cancelled….I would quit life.

Surprised at renewal?: NO

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Workaholics Season 4 (Comedy Central)

Why I love it: BECAUSE IT’S AWESOME. And weird.

Surprised at renewal?: No.

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New Girl Season 3 (Fox)

Why I love it: I would love this show even more if it was just about the three boys to be honest, but it is just so funny and awkward.

Surprised at renewal?: No.

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Pretty Little Liars Season 5 (ABC Family)

Why I love it: It’s just so addicting.  No one looks like they are in high school and Aria dresses like a blind hobo. It’s wonderful.

Surprised at renewal?: No

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How I met your Mother Season 9 (CBS)

Why I love it: It’s been a long time coming….TELL ME WHO DA MOTHER IS!!!

Surprised at renewal?: Yes

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 9 (FXX)

Why I love it:  How can you not? This is probably the funniest show on television.

Surprised by renewal?: Never

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Baby Daddy Season 3 (ABC Family)

Why I love it: Because it’s a sad, ridiculous, ABC Family knock off of Raising Hope.  At least the boys are attractive.

Surprised by renewal?: Honestly, a little, yes.