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Rinzy Reviews ‘Westworld’ Season 2 Finale 

With the successful completion of its second season I’ve got to say: #Westworld is the most confusing show on air right now… But I still love it. 

The storyline, plot twists and actions are explosive, mind-blowing and, sometimes, reality-warping… One might argue what did I expect from an HBO sci-fi show, 😂.

I had to watch the feature length season two finale twice to really understand the plot twists and convulated timelines. For those who might be afraid the show didn’t resolve most of its ongoing plot, fret not, for it did. We got a fitting resolution to the long running mystery of ‘The Door’, amongst others. Bad news is, to get to this end a lot of characters had to bite the dust. The debate is on for who and who would return next season, after all they’re hosts (robots). 

PS: Even dead humans can return as hosts, as the show’s shown us time and again. 

With the season two finale just aired, the long wait for what’s sure to be a refreshingly different third season has begun. #HBO, have mercy, don’t take too long, please. 

If you still haven’t seen the season finale, go do so now! ⚠ 

And… If you’ve once tried Westworld and didn’t like it, please don’t bash it for others just yet; it only means the show’s too convoluted for you to handle at that point, doesn’t mean someone else can’t find it immediately intriguing,👌.

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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)

Rinzy Reviews ‘Big Little Lies’

Have you watched HBO’s ‘Big LITTLE Lies’?
If you haven’t, you should see it. It’s one interesting miniseries later turned into a show (even though I think they shouldn’t have) but it’s still a good watch. I hope I made sense. 

The show starts with a flashward mystery, somebody dies and we have to guess who it was.

In a small town where nothing ever happens, we have three women passing through various struggles as women and as parents:

We have a young single-mom running 🏃 from her past whilst still trying to give her son the best life she can afford; another woman who chooses to remain in an abusive 😞 marriage thinking its a form of love expression between her and her husband because of the sex that always comes out of it; and another woman jiggling between keeping her home in order and being the town’s pseudo-queen bee; these and many more make up the very story of the people living in a small town by the sea. 

Though I had a problem with the predictability of the story, I was okay with its execution. It was a good watch and I recommend it to those who haven’t seen it yet. 

Lest I forget, the show boasts of an impressive cast, from my personal person Alexander Skarsgård to Nicole Kidman to Shailene Woodley to Reese Witherspoon to Laura Dern to Zoe Kravitz, the show isn’t short of impressive faces who bring their A-game to the table. 

#HBO #BigLittleLies   

Why Tormund Giantsbane Shouldn’t Survive The Attack On The Wall.

Game of Thrones season seven finale ended with a cliffhanger that’s been long expected – The fall of The Wall. Earlier seasons of the show made it clear that the most important battle was that between the living and the dead and not the game of thrones as the show’s title would make us believe, we realised that for the dead to strike a devastating blow, The Wall had to come down.

The Wall Before Collapse

Seven seasons gone, and The Wall is down thanks to the powers of an undead Viserion in collaboration with The Night King.

Undead-Viserion

Unfortunately, it seems The Wall came down with lots of good guys still on it, including fan favorite Wildling, Tormund Giantsbane.

Tormund Giantsbane

I believe the producers might be tempted to keep Tormund alive, beyond reasonable doubt, for one reason or the other; and I think it won’t be right.

Why?

The realism of death has always been one of the selling points of GOT. Resurrecting Tormund would be spitting on the memories of the earlier, more realistic seasons of the show. Yes, realistically speaking, we all know there’s no way Tormund would survive that – the debris, the height, Viserion’s laser ice-blast – no way! So, unless GOT has a good (magical) reason to give, he shouldn’t be said to be alive.

It pains me, I for one want to see Tormund and Brienne of Tarth make wonderful angry babies, just like he described to The Hound. 

After Margerey unexpectedly died in the season six’s finale, I swore to never be shocked by whom GOT kills off; so, Tormund, this is goodbye.

Why Tyrion Was Disappointed With Daenerys.

About two episodes back, S07E05, on HBO’s Game of Thrones, we saw Tyrion and Daenerys roughly discuss (if we can call it that) the line of succession when she does take the Iron Throne from Queen Cersei Lannister. That conversation did not end well: Daenerys practically shouted Tyrion down saying,

“We’ll discuss the line of succession after I take the throne.”

Her plan sounds fair enough.

Fast forward two episodes later, the season finale, S07E07, we see a long time fan-anticipated scene come to fruition – Jon and Daenerys’ sexual romp – Tyrion, more or less, saw it too, and boy, was he disappointed. Thelook on his face showed him clearly conflicted on Daenerys’ stance now that she had been compromised by love (or lust).

The question is, why that look on Tyrion’s face?

Tyrion Lannister

The answer is simple. As the Hand of the Queen, all Tyrion wants is to see Daenerys succeed, to see the new world he knows she can bring become a reality. The problem is, she can’t do that if she’distracted having a sexual romp with a man as enticing as Jon Snow when she knows it would lead to nothing – no offspring.
Tyrion is a reasonable man and just like Varys, would do anything for the good of the realm. 

The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is expected late in 2018 or early 2019.

Game Of Thrones: What Next?

The Wall is down. I repeat, The Wall is down!

The above is all I’ve been shouting since I watched the season seven finale of GOT. I wasn’t shocked at the event, because I already knew it was upon us, though the visuals thoroughly impressed me.

The Night King and his Army are finally upon Westeros, and the North will feel their wrath first. Chaos is expected to reign supreme now that the about 300 year old magically barrier is down.

A reanimated Viserion

Going into the final stretch of episodes, confirmed to be six, the right question to ask now is, what’s next?

  • There’s so much running plots six episodes can tie up, or at least, give a proper send off.
  • There’s no much time for sex, otherwise I’d have asked for a rematch for Jon and Dany as I did here.
  • How far will Cersei go with her double plots for revenge? Contracting The Golden Company of Essos is  certainly to become the second front war against Daenery and The North is waged.
  • The glorious war: Viserion vs Drogon and Rhaegal.
  • The death of Cersei, to complete the prophecy concerning her. Jaimie leaving her is a step in the right direction for this. 
  • The death of Jon or Daenerys.

    Are there any plot points you feel should be here? Let me know.

    Jon and Daenerys’ sex was disappointing.

    I felt let down.

    I say this with plenty sorrow in me.

    After waiting seven years, all I got was five seconds of child’s play intertwined within flashes, in a scene intended to confirm roughly 20 years of fan,guessing and theories. I am pained!

    Game of Thrones finally ended its seventh year run, but not before setting the entire world on fire before going on its last break between seasons – certianly , life will never be the same again, for the real world and for the world of Ice and Fire. The show made us hate incest between twin siblings but root for that between aunt and nephew. Damn!

    And when the time finally came to carry out the deed, see all we got!

    We are down to the final did episodes, so there’s almost certainly not going to be any more sex, not with The Wall down and the undead heading for The North now.