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HTGAWM: Who Killed Asher?

Yeah, you read that right. HTGAWM pulled a fast one on us. All season, the show kept foreshadowing Annalise’s death whereas there was someone we should’ve been more worried about. RIP Mr. Millstone. No more wiggle wiggle from this one.

Welcome to my last recap this year for the number one crime-drama on TV (Don’t argue. Just go with it 😌). HTGAWM is going on a long hiatus and will return in April 2020 for its last six episodes.

With that out of the way, let’s dive into the episode.

Asher Was The Mole! 😥

Sad to believe but it’s true, Asher was the mole all along. The FBI held him tight by the balls to save his mom from jail he began to act like crazy Nate, blaming Annalise for all his problems and tried, unsuccessfully, to rope the others into his scheme. Can we give it up for Michaela eagle eyes. That babe continues to impress me. The way she figured out Asher was the culprit was some good observation skills, and to think that happened with her being high.

How these kids manage to always blame AK for all the wrong things they’ve done will remain one of the greatest mysteries of all time. They probably do it to make better sense of their lives and feel better. Weaklings they are, especially NATE LAHEY.

After Simon, I think Oliver has a boundary problem with the sanctity of human life. In fact, they’ve all got it but Oliver used to be the purest and now he’s been brought into the fold of murders and cover-ups, I think he doesn’t know how to stop. The fact that the first thing he could do when Asher came clean was to hit him in the head with a fireplace poker is quite scary.

But because Oliver’s the obvious culprit is what makes him the least likeliest to finish the job he started. I mean, what are the odds?

Another suspect is Annalise. Where did she go when she asked the driver to turn the car around? I guess we’ll never know until the show returns.

Other strong contenders for the glory of having killed Asher are Gabriel (it happened at his apartment); Tegan (if she could help Laurel escape, she could be guilty of anything now); Frank (he’d do anything to make Bonnie happy); Nate (unstable psycho); the Governor (anything to further implicate Annalise); or Oliver by technicality (probably the hit to the head was actually something to worry about).

Who’s your money on? Who killed Asher?

This episode had its shortcomings too. The whole retcon thing to implicate Asher as the bad guy felt so soap opera-ish, which isn’t a bad thing, but isn’t how I like my HTGAWM dish served. For what it’s worth, though, it’s a breath of fresh air for the show. For its final season, it’s got liberty to experiment some more.

How’s Wes Alive?!

Perhaps one of the biggest mysteries of this episode will be its very confusing timeline. At the tail end of the episode, we see Wes Gibbons, who we’ve thought dead for a long time (season 3) come forward to give a speech at Annalise’s funeral. It’s be good to note that this person isn’t called by the name “Wes”, he only shares his likeness. This means it could actually be Christopher, Wes’s son, and the scene is shot far into the future. Maybe no one killed Annalise after all. Maybe she got to live a long life and died happy. We won’t know for sure until the show returns for what’s been teased to be an exolosive conclusion to a stellar run.

Where will you be April 2, 2020?


Rinzy’s Rating: 3.5/5

HTGAWM: Who Kills Annalise?

I knew it! Annalise planned to fake her own death. With that confirmation in last week’s episode (s06e08), now, I really fear someone got to her because she could escape to safety.

Who did it?

Obvious answers would be the Castillos to the Governor, but my money’s on Nate. Nigga hasn’t been the same since his father died. Suddenly, he has forgotten all Annalise has done for him and only remembers all she did to him. If he had an accomplice, my money’s on Bonnie. Ungrateful bunch. Both of them can rot in hell; I’ll never forgive them for killing DA Ron Miller.

Side: You can check out my list of everyone who matters that has died on the show, using the link in my bio.

Frank and Annalise finally let the truth about Miller’s involvement in Nate Sr.’s death come out and Bonnie’s not having any part of it. The lie was all that kept Bonnie and Nate sane, that their decision to take Miller’s life was justified. Now that the truth is out, I’m guessing it’s what will push those two to turn on Annalise.
Well, if it’ll stop Frank and Bonnie from becoming an item, I welcome this change with partially-opened arms, though.

Top Ten Disney Live-Action Characters

Once upon a time, animated characters from Disney were a thing to love and treasure, but these days the bulk of the attention is on giving these classic characters the live-action treatment. And at the rate the mouse house’s going with these adaptations, it’s only a matter of time before their library gets exhausted, but that’s a story for another day.

In honor of my still-in-session binge-watching of Once Upon A Time for a third time now, I’ve compiled a list of the ten times Disney’s impressed me while trying to bring some of these classics to life. Some of these picks are from standalone titular movies, while the rest are from the hit ABC Network show.

In no particular order, here are my pics:

1) Beauty And The Beast (2017)

2) Elsa from Frozen (OUAT s04)

3) Cinderella (2015)

4) Shere Khan from Jungle Book (2016)

5) Winnie The Pooh from Christopher Robin (2018)

6) Mowgli from Jungle Book (2016)

7) The Evil Queen (OUAT)

8 Maleficent (2014)

9) Brave (OUAT s05)

10) Prince Charming (OUAT)

Did your favorite make the list? Tell me what you think of my list in the comments. ❤️

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. 🚶 🚶 🚶. 

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