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Series Finale of ‘Once Upon a Time’

Every show had a beginning, and most certainly will have an end. The end of ABC’s Once Upon a Time is here and we’re very much ready for it. 

The show began in 2011, at the boom of supernatural TV demand and it was a delight to behold. We got to see, first hand, wonderful Disney characters we grew up with interwoven in ways we never thought possible. This novel interesting approach continued all the way through season 4 after which the show became a bore to follow with season 6 being the worst of the lot. Disney/ABC, understandably, still wouldn’t give up on the show and ordered a soft reboot for its seventh season, which still didn’t go well ratings wise… And here we are. 

With a plot too convoluted and twists so surprisingly shocking that they cease make sense, the show made its mark. That’s what it was known for. I even find it difficult recounting all the evenings that occurred throughout this final season. But one thing I know is, it became a showdown between new, but old, more evil Rumpelstiltskin, and a redemptive storyline of some sort for Regina.

In essence, I’d like to call Once Upon a Time Regina’s story. Since Emma left, someone had to take up the reins of the face of heroism; and even though grown up Henry tried that at first, I’m happy the writers realized he didn’t have the same charm and charisma as teenage Henry, so they switched to Regina. 

From Evil Queen to Good Queen 👑, Regina got her happy ending and we couldn’t be happier for her. 
Once Upon a Time had a nice run and now its watch has ended, time to move on to other things. 🚶 🚶 🚶. 

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 5 Finale Review 

Okay. What did I just watch!!!? 😱 … Scenes more heartbreaking than Infinity War’s. 😢.  I’m sad, but let’s get right to it. 

This season, our favourite agents tackled time travel like never seen before, with the trick question ‘Is time a fixed entity?’ repeatedly popping up. Well, in the final episode of what’s been a tremendously interesting season we had our answer(s). Time isn’t fixed. In Jemma Simmons words, “Time isn’t fixed. It’s a fluid, ever-changing, beautiful thing.” And that’s what it is. Though it took us to new, dark places to achieve this new timeline but I’m sure we can live with it. Hopefully. 

I was sad to see Talbot go the way he did. He’s been an integral character since the early days of the show, helping our heroes get out of tight corners with the government. His misguided conversion to the dark side further butresses the point that today’s hero 👮 can be tomorrow’s villain… 😈. Not to excuse him of his mass murdering offenses in anyway, but he, too, was a casualty in a war he didn’t ask for. His military training became his  when mixed with gravitonium, and his corpse litters space as evidence that evil never pays. At least in fiction 😁. 

Where the road leads for Coulson, May and Fitz is best left to the imagination. Agent May went with Coulson to the island that looks like Hawaii, but I’ll best it’s Tahiti (who remembers? 😉). Fitz, on-the-go other hand, has been left without the use of his legs, but I’m willing to bet he and Jemma can find a way for him to bounce back to his job, after all they live in a world with high-tech, magic and all the cheats that make life sweeter… 😁.

Minor arcs 

  1. I’d always been interested in seeing how Deke would be written off, so I was sad it was done so poorly. He just wasn’t on screen again, without any explanation. 😒. Not cool, SHIELD. Not cool at all. 
  2. Mack’s the new Director of SHIELD. Way to go, big fella! 

Overall, this was a great season. Few shows get better with each new season… Agents of SHIELD is on top of that list. 👍. 

The show returns Summer 2019, that’s more than a year from now, with a shorter episode order. I wonder why life’s so unfair to the good ones?  😢  🤧. 

What was your favourite moment this season? 

Who was your favourite character(s)?

Tell me, I wanna know. 😉.
#RinzyReviews #AgentsofSHIELD 

2018 TV: Renewals and Cancellations

It’s that time of the year again. When TV lovers dread getting off the bed for fear of being greeted with the destabilizing news of their fav shows cancelled. Unfortunately, TV renewal and cancellation news are part of life and cannot be avoided (forever 😔). So, we’ll just get right to it: 2018 renewal and cancellation news compiled for your reading pleasure and/or displeasure. 

NB: The shows listed here are ones I deem valid and necessary. The list isn’t exhaustive. 

RENEWALS

Broadcast TV

1. The 100 (The CW)

2. 9-1-1 (FOX)

3. The Amazing Race (CBS)
4. American Idol (ABC)

5. America’s Got Talent (NBC)

6. Arrow (The CW)
7. The Bachelor (ABC)
8. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

9. Black Lightning (The CW)
10. Blue Bloods (CBS)

11. Chicago Fire (NBC)

12. Chicago Med (NBC)
13. Chicago PD (NBC)

14. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (The CW)
15. Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
16. Days of Our Lives (NBC)
17. Dynasty (The CW)

18. Empire (FOX)
19. The Flash (The CW)

20. The Gifted (FOX)
21. The Goldbergs (ABC)

22. The Good Doctor (ABC)
23. Good Girls (NBC)
24. The Good Place (NBC)
25. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
26. Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
27. Hell’s Kitchen (FOX)
28. How To Get Away With Murder (ABC) 

29. Jane the Virgin (The CW)
30. Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
31. Legends of Tomorrow (The CW)
32. MacGyver (CBS)

33. Madam Secretary (CBS)

34. Masters of Illusion (The CW)
35. Midnight, Texas (NBC)
36. Modern Family (ABC)
37. Mom (CBS)
38. NCIS (CBS)
39. NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
40. NCIS: New Orleans (CBS)
41. The Orville (FOX)
42. The Resident (FOX)
43. Riverdale (The CW)
44. Roseanne (ABC)
45. Salvation (CBS)
46. SEAL Team” (CBS)
47. The Simpsons (FOX)
48. So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
49. Supergirl (The CW)
50. Supernatural (The CW)
51. Survivor (CBS)
52. This Is Us (NBC)
53. Will & Grace (NBC)
54. Young Sheldon (CBS)

Cable and Streaming services

1. A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
2. American Dad (TBS)
3. American Horror Story (FX)
4. American Vandal (Netflix)
5. Archer (FXX)
6. Ballers (HBO)
7. Barry (HBO)
8. Billions (Showtime)
9. Black Mirror (Netflix)
10. Counterpart (Starz)
11. Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
12. Dark (Netflix)
13. Fear the Walking Dead (AMC)
14. Fleabag (Amazon)
15. Fuller House (Netflix)
16.Grown-ish (Freeform)
17. The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
18. Homeland (Showtime) 
19. House of Cards (Netflix)
20. Insecure (HBO)
21. Jack Ryan (Amazon)
22. Jessica Jones (Netflix)
23. Keeping Up with the Kardashians (E!)
24. Killjoys (Syfy)
25. The Last O.G. (TBS)
26. Lore (Amazon)
27. The Magicians (SyFy) 
28. MINDHUNTER (Netflix)
29. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (Netflix)
30. Narcos (Netflix)
31. On My Block (Netflix)
32. One Day at a Time (Netflix)
33. Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
34. Outlander (Starz)
35. Power (Starz)
36. Preacher (AMC)
37. The Punisher (Netflix)
38. Queen Sugar (OWN)
39. Ray Donovan (Showtime)
40. Runaways (Hulu)
41. Santa Clarita Diet (Netflix)
42. Shameless (Showtime) 
43. Shooter (USA)
44. Silicon Valley (HBO)

45. The Sinner (USA)

46. South Park (Comedy Central)
47. Star Trek: Discovery (CBS All Access)
Startup (Crackle)
48.The Story of God with Morgan Freeman (Nat Geo)
49. Stranger Things (Netflix)
49. Strike Back (Cinemax)
50. Suits (USA)
51. Van Helsing (Syfy)
52. The Walking Dead (AMC)
53. Westworld (HBO)
54. You’re the Worst (FXX)


CANCELLED


Broadcast

1. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
2. The Expanse (Syfy)
3. Harry (Syndicated)
4. Life Sentence (The CW)
5. Living Biblically (CBS)
6. The Mayor (ABC)
7. Me, Myself & I (CBS)
8. The Night Shift (NBC)
9. Ten Days in the Valley (ABC)
10. Valor (The CW)
11. Wisdom of the Crowd (CBS)
12. Zoo (CBS)

13. Quantico (ABC) 

14. Designated Survivor (ABC) 

15. The Exorcist (Fox) 

16. Lucifer (Fox) 

17. Inhumans (ABC) 


Cable / Streaming

1. Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz)
2. Beyond (Freeform)
3. Chance (Hulu)
4. Chelsea (Netflix)
5. Damnation (USA)
6. Dice (Showtime)
7. Disjointed (Netflix)
8. Everything Sucks! (Netflix)
9. Game Shakers (Nick)
10. Here and Now (HBO)
11. I Love Dick (Amazon)
12. Jean-Claude Van Johnson (Amazon)
13. The Librarians (TNT)
14. The Mist (Spike)
15. Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon)


SHOWS AIRING THEIR FINAL SEASON


Broadcast

1. The Middle (ABC)
2. New Girl (FOX)
3. Once Upon a Time (ABC)
4. The Originals (The CW)
5. Scandal (ABC)
6. Shades of Blue (NBC)


Cable / Streaming

1. 12 Monkeys (Syfy)
2. The Americans (FX)
3. Being Mary Jane (BET)
4. Halt and Catch Fire (AMC)
5. Love (Netflix)
6. Major Crimes (TNT)
7. The Mindy Project (Hulu)
8. Nashville (CMT)
9. Portlandia (IFC)
10. Red Oaks (Amazon)
12. Star Wars Rebels (Disney X D)
13. Survivor’s Remorse (Starz)
14. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
15. Vice Principals (HBO)
16. Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s (OWN)
17. Young & Hungry (Freeform)

HTGAWM: Who Is Gabriel Maddox? 

If you watched the season 4 finale of ‘How To Get Away With Murder’ you almost certainly didn’t miss this fine face at the closing minutes.

Thankfully, the mystery surrounding the Castillos and who killed Wes has finally being resolved; we now have a new mystery to deal with: whose child is this? 

Who is Gabriel Maddox?
Most obvious answers are, he’s either Bonnie’s long-assumed-dead son or Annalise’s long-thought-dead son. It’ll be good to acknowledge that the finger(s) pointing to these two could be a misdirect and he (Gabriel Maddox) could be the spawn of a background character close to our band of merry-murderers. Only time will tell. 

#ABC #HowToGetAwayWithMurder 

HTGAWM s04e14 Brief Recap

[SPOILERS] 

After dragging on for almost two seasons, the mystery of Wes’s death has almost been concluded. Finally! 💃 🕺. Who killed Wes? Or rather, who and who joined hands to permanently silence Wes because he had a statement to give that’d have stopped them from making MORE money 💰. Hmm. Your guess is as good as mine… 😊… It was the Castillos! 👏 👏 👏. 

Mama Laurel got Wes to trust her enough to believe she had Laurel’s interest at heart. In this case, she understood Laurel’s interest to be making more money, which Wes’ life stood against (sort of). So, she invited Papa Laurel to take care of it (the father of their grandchild). Talk about what rich people do to keep their wealth increasing. 

In this episode, a lot of lingering plot threads were tied up and a possible ones opened as we head into the season finale. Standing out is the possibility that Bonnie could be dead. 😔 😢. By next week we’ll know for sure. 

Have you watched the episode? 

Did you like it? 

Do you want Bonnie dead? 😂 

Let’s talk. 

The ‘Once Upon A Time’ Soft Reboot Is A Welcome Development.

OUAT is back! Sort of. After the run of the not so good season six, many viewers were surprised to hear the show was going to undergo a reboot of some sort, with many of its principle casts not returning. In fact, only three of the principle cast + a grown up Henry. As at that time, it seemed like rocket science, I felt the show should have ended with the 6th season since it had lost the magic that once made it special. Haha! But the season seven premiere (S07 E01) turned out to be decent, nice, and had that spellbinding magic that made the show endear to our heart, once.

It turns out there are more realms in existence than the one we’ve grown accustomed to. And possibly, various incarnations of characters we’ve already come across, as we got introduced to another Cinderella (a latina, as played by, Daniella Ramirez). This means, we can have another Snow White, Prince Charming, and even Evil Queen, though I hope the story doesn’t delve in there.

The returning cast members – Regina (who now goes by Ronin), Hook (who’s a sergeant turned detective at the end of the episode), and Rumple (Hook’s new partner). It might take me a while to stop referring to everyone by their old names, so please, forgive me. But I really got excited watching this episode, it held promise, something I haven’t seen in OUAT in a while now.

The main plot revolves around a grown Henry, who set out to discover and write his own story devoid of his family. He met and fell in love with the Cinderella of this new realm and they had a daughter. There’s a new curse, and no one remembers their former lives, save for the little girl. Does this remind you about someone? Yes. Nostalgia’a *****

Various questions pop up now, such as:

– Who cast the curse?

– Where are the other characters?

– How did the Dark One get ensnared by a curse? and…

– What happened to Storybrooke, as the new story takes place in Seattle?

This and many more will certainly be answered as the season goes forward. Until then, enjoy the rebranded show called, ‘Once Upon A Time’.

Marvel’s Inhumans Isn’t As Bad As They Say

After about a month of waiting after the IMAX premiere, Marvel’s Inhumans have arrived on TV.The Inhumans property has been troubled for many years now. It was first billed to appear in the phase three of the MCU, but for reasons best known between the two bosses at loggerhead – Ike Permulter and Kevin Feige – the project never moved forward. Later it was announced the show will premiere on TV, ABC, instead, with an eight episode order for a short and concise story. Then came the real issue… from the release of the first trailer to all the screenings that followed, the show was accused of being cheap, and Marvel of cutting corners. Add that to the array of lacklustre reviews from critics, of which the show has a very poor standing on Rotten Tomato. To cut ling story short, Marvel Inhumans makes Iron Fist (season one) look good. After watching the two episodes premiere myself, trying hard to avoid being biased by premeditated views of others, I can confidently say the show isn’t so bad.

Medusa and Blackbolt

Yes, I enjoyed it, and I’m looking forward to the third episode. This may or may not come as a surprise to many, but it’s my own view.
The costumes are cheap, very cheap, and unimpressive. I had a big problem with Lockjaw, as the CGI used to portray his existence kept rubbing on my face, announcing it was of low quality. But I tried to overlook all these, and keep an eye on the actors and the story.

Marvel’s Inhumans

The show boasts a very good cast. Take Iwan Rheon’s Maximus away (because ‘Game Of Thrones’ has shown us how good he is as an actor), I really got into Anson Mount’s Black bolt. For a character who didn’t utter a word, that says so much about the actor. Serinda Swan’s Medussa also impressed, enough for me to trace her TV background and realize she was Zatanna on Smallville. The bulk of the actors that made up the royal family were good enough, I enjoyed watching them move on screen. 

While the first ten minutes of the premiere wasn’t that impressive, the show soon really gets a hang over itself, and successfully establishes its plot. I do hope the story improved as it continues, as only word of mount (positive) can resurrect its dead bones.

Marvel’s Inhumans airs Fridays on ABC