Van Helsing 3×03 Review: A Trip Down Van Helsing History

When I saw the promo for this past Friday’s episode, I knew it would be heavy on the mythology front, and I admit I wasn’t overly excited about it. I love Vanessa, but I usually miss everyone else when they do these episodes that feature only her, because at the end of the day, Van Helsing is an ensemble show.

But you know what, I stand corrected.

Not only was “I Alive” mythology heavy, but it was also 42 minutes of amazing action, female empowerment and just all around badassery.

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Van Helsing 3×02 Review: Superpowered Vampires and Really Obnoxious Elders

You know, when I started Van Helsing, I wasn’t expecting much. I had a long weekend on my hands, no plans, and this show featured an actress I liked, so I thought why not? It’s not even my kind of show, as I really, really don’t do horror of any kind ever.

But I decided to give this a chance and, boy, am I glad I did. Once you get past the graphic stuff — and it’s really, really gross and gory and there’s a lot of blood — Van Helsing is really, really good. Compelling characters, great storylines and amazing mythology. I burned through the first two seasons in a weekend and I just couldn’t get enough.

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Charmed Series Premiere Review: Warm, But Promising

I’ll be the first to say that I wasn’t overly excited about this show. No, that’s a lie — I wasn’t excited at all. The original Charmed was my baby, one of the most important shows of my life, and when I heard they were making a new one, I was livid. How dare they mess with my favorite show?

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Charmed Roundtable: The Original Vs The Reboot

Last week marked the 20th anniversary of the OG Charmed debut. And with the reboot premiering tonight, it made us stop and think about what the original show meant to an entire generation of fans, and what having a reboot made now means to us. A lot of us here at Writes of the Roundtable were huge fans of the original show and grew up watching the Halliwell sisters kick some serious demon ass.

The whole debacle that has ensued since it was announced they were making a new Charmed has really affected us, so we just had to sit down and talk about it. So sit back, relax and come discuss all things Charmed with us.

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Cable Girls Season 3 Review: Hell Hath No Fury Like a Mother Scorned

The third season of Netflix’s Spanish hit Cable Girls started with a bang. Drama, fire, mysterious deaths and a baby kidnapping all within the first episode was almost too much for my poor heart to handle. While I thought season 2 had been a little on the slow side, season 3 went from zero to sixty in record time and maintained the adrenaline throughout its 8-episode run.

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Timeless Saved! NBC Resurrects Time Travel Drama for a Two-Part Series Finale

Can a show be resurrected for the second time, two years in a row? Apparently, yes, if that show is called Timeless. In an unprecedented move, NBC decided to bring the cult phenomenon back (again!) for one last ride in the Lifeboat. Timeless returns this holiday season with a two-part series finale to wrap up the story. After all, Clockblockers don’t do anything halfway, do they?

Today marks the end of an excruciating wait for Timeless fans. The show lived in limbo for six weeks after the finale until NBC ultimately decided to cancel it, despite the outcry from fans on social media. Although Clockblockers were incredibly loud online, to the point of trending #RenewTimeless and #Timeless worldwide, ratings still weren’t up to par for the network to consider a renewal, so NBC finally pulled the plug on the beloved show.

(We can all agree Nielsen ratings is an outdated system that doesn’t accurately measure ratings anymore and needs to die)

The thing is, Clockblockers are a resilient and determined bunch, and they didn’t just go quietly into the night. A major fan campaign to save the show was launched then and fans tweeted nonstop at networks and streaming services — really, anyone that would listen — about the merits of the show and why it needed to be saved.

Because, see, Timeless is an incredibly diverse, complex and extremely well-written show with a stellar cast, that has been quite literally changing history. In its time travel adventures, the Time Team — historian Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), Delta Force Sergeant Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) and scientist Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) — serve as conduit to bring amazingly well produced history lessons to our homes in each episode. Teachers across America have been using Timeless as a way to get students more interested in learning history and other subjects, making the show an excellent cross-disciplinary tool for education not only in America, but worldwide.

And then, as if a tweet storm wasn’t already big enough, Clockblockers raised money in record time to fly a gigantic Save Timeless banner over San Diego Comic Con a couple of weeks ago — a move that definitely didn’t go unnoticed by The Powers That Be. After that stunt, we knew there was definitely something happening behind the scenes, especially when the Timeless Writers tweeted the following:

Expectations were through the roof for the past week and today our efforts have finally paid off. The Timeless Writers finally ended their over a week-long suspense and put us all out of our misery with the best news:

Of course we all wanted a season 3, but at least now we’re getting some closure and the chance to save Rufus. After all, wasn’t that what we wanted? And according to Sony president Chris Parnell, not all hope is lost:

It’s time to rejoice, Timeless fans! You did it! We get to save Rufus and go on one last adventure together. What a time to be alive, my friends. What a time to be alive.

The Timeless two-part season finale is scheduled to air this coming holiday season at NBC.

Timeless: Lucy Preston and a Lesson in Resilience

I know, Clockblockers. The wait is nearly unbearable now. Even though we still don’t know if Timeless will be renewed for a season 3 (we really think it will because what else can they do at this point, right?), we have nothing but time on our hands to analyze and talk about everything that happened in season 2.

We have already gotten our writers to talk about season 2 as a whole, but from now on, we’re going to break this up by characters and moments. First up, we have our girl Lucy Preston — our very favorite historianand boy, do we have a lot to talk about.

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