Kids these days don’t know how good they have it: Rather than spending all summer watching reruns and wishing for new content, they now get to leap from one series’ hiatus to another’s premiere. With so many ways to watch television, there’s never such thing as downtime; and while it sometimes gets overwhelming, it’s much more preferable than the old way of doing things. So, with most of our favorite “regular season” shows either on hiatus or soon to be there, if you’re actually wondering what to watch next, check out our humble suggestions.
Once Upon a Time,
There was an enchanted forest filled with all the classic characters we know.
OR think we know.
One day they found themselves trapped in a place where all their happy endings were stolen.
Seven years and many, many adventures later, they all found their happy endings once again, as the world said goodbye to Once Upon a Time.
Holy crap on a cracker! Ignoring the outdated phrase, “Pandora’s Box” inhabited the legend of Pandora in the well-written, mind-exploding way only The 100 can pull off. From the second this episode started, all the way until it cut to black, I was glued to the screen on the edge of my seat, and it’s thrilling that somehow this show gets better literally every episode this season.
I’ve attempted, and somewhat succeeded, to narrow it down into my top moments for this hour down below! So without further ado, let’s dive into the top seven moments for “Pandora’s Box.”
Timeless is the kind of underrated show that everyone deserves to hear about. It is well produced, well written, and has such a stellar cast that we seriously don’t understand why the series isn’t more popular. Timeless is critically acclaimed and boasts a hardcore fanbase, but it’s still fighting for a renewal — for reasons that completely baffle us.
Timeless season 2 delivered an even better story than the series’ first year, teaching viewers history lessons and making us fall in love with its amazingly complex characters all over again. We root for them, we cry with them, we hurt with them, and we most definitely want to keep them around for many seasons to come. The season 2 finale hit us all in the gut with a one-two sucker punch that left us breathless and grieving the death of a beloved character, only to turn around and make our heads spin with the mother of all plot twists.
So, we’re hopeful for a season 3, more history lessons, more Lyatt and most definitely more Rufus Carlin. Come on, NBC. We need to save Rufus!
The last few episodes of The Resident had me questioning my loyalty. I had already been hesitant about starting a medical drama in the first place but quickly learned that the show was so much more than another Grey’s Anatomy. Due to the fantastic casting, the series truly worked from the very first episode. Because that is what makes The Resident great: These actors are everything.
But when The Resident started taking a turn, causing viewers to question whether or not they fell into a bad crime novel, I started questioning the writers. This show does not need any elements of a thriller novel because it is way too good all on its own. The acting is TOO good for intense fluff. I loved these characters from the pilot — especially the dynamic and chemistry of #CoNic.
There’s a lot going on in “Total Eclipse of the Heart,” and I felt that the writers tied up this first season very well, considering all of the plot lines that were left dangling out in the wind. The Resident has been renewed for a second season; and with a new Chairman of the Board at Chastain, next season, things are bound to get interesting.
I know, Clockblockers. The uncertainty is killing us. This past week alone has probably been the most stressful week for a lot of us and — as of tonight — we still don’t know the fate of our show just yet. Timeless is that rare phenomenon — an extremely high quality TV show, well produced, fantastically written and directed with a stellar cast. It has everything going for them, and yet, here we are.
I am sure you are thinking, “Who are you?” or “Blue Bloods? Who watches Blue Bloods?”
Those are both valid questions, and I feel like I should address them.
My name is Logan, and I’m new here. I am so grateful to the team at Writes of the Roundtable for letting me join up! I cannot wait to get to know everyone here! We all seem to have one important thing in common: We love television. However, I am, personally, not the biggest fan of procedurals. There seem to be too many of them on network television — which is why my love of Blue Bloods is surprising even to me.
Blue Bloods finished its eighth season last night and has been renewed for a ninth. On the surface, it seems like an old-fashioned show with conservative values, and that analysis is not completely inaccurate. But this show is more than it seems.
It is not just a procedural; it is a family drama. The Reagans are a family of public servants: two police commissioners, one detective, one assistant district attorney, and one patrol officer. But they are not only these things. They are siblings; they are parents, and they are aunts and uncles. They fight, tease, and encourage each other; then, at the end of every week, they all meet up for a family dinner. They love their family more than anything else, and they stick together through every danger they face. They are genuinely likeable people who care about their city and the people within it. They will make you love them even if you don’t want to (but why wouldn’t you want to? They are precious!).
Blue Bloods is a show about cops, but it is not show that pretends every cop is a good cop. The series explores issues of excessive force and profiling. It constantly discusses the fine line that must be walked to protect the public without victimizing them. It regularly addresses issues of race and the complexities of what’s right, what’s wrong, what’s in between. The topics and narratives it explores are handled with class and sensitivity. The objectivity that this show about cops and lawyers maintains is nothing short of miraculous. This fact shines, even in this glorious season finale (more on why it’s truly glorious later).
I picked a doozy of an episode to review first, my friends. This is a season finale, and I expected it to overwhelm me with feelings. I expected correctly — I just expected the wrong feelings. But as it was a season finale, I feel it is necessary to recap just where our characters’ journeys have taken us this season.