What To Watch – Friday, May 4, 2018

Its Fireball Friday which can only mean one thing?!? You need to tune into TV Talk (https://somanyshows.com/sms-on-air) at 8/7c where I will be co-hosting all of the hijinx and shenanigans! Tonight will be particularly interesting as we are interviewing Alex Feldman who is currently guest starring on FX’s The Americans in the role of soviet diplomat and negotiator, Fyodor Nesterenko.

Elwewhere, MacGyver has its season finale and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. teeter on the edge of Earth’s destruction …

Photo: Jace Downs/CBS 

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What To Watch – Thursday, May 3, 2018

Arrow! Tonight! Be there! Colin Donnell as Tommy Merlyn returns in tonight’s episode (Tommy’s dead?!? Yep so let’s see how they do that one). Also on, Gotham is back after a brief break and Quantico, Supernatural, Siren and S.W.A.T. are all new tonight. So much great TV these days as we race to the end of the season.

Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW 

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What To Watch – Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Could we HAVE more TV Tonight?!? Riverdale and Blacklist kick off the night at 8p. At 9p, we’re firing up Hulu and watching this week’s installment of The Handmaid’s Tale. Also at 9p? SEAL Team and The Expanse.  At 10p, we’ve got the season premiere of Colony! Krypton! The Americans! So Many Shows to Watch! Exclamation Points!! Honorable mention goes to the series premiere of Cobra Kai on YouTube Red which we’ll be watching and covering but haven’t figured out yet how to put into the What To Watch Rotation! Yes Sensei!!

COLONY — “Maquis” Episode 301 — Pictured: (l-r) Sarah Wayne Callies as Katie Bowman, Josh Holloway as Will Bowman, Alex Neustaedter as Bram Bowman — (Photo by: Daniel Power/USA Network)

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What To Watch – Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Shadowhunters, Rise, Legion and Genius lead our must watch pack tonight but Pop Culture Review is also doing something really fun on Tuesday nights … we are doing a LOST Series Rewatch, 1 episode a week every Tuesday night at 10p(ET). And, for extra fun, we’re live tweeting the whole event – follow us on Twitter at @AdminPopCultRev and follow along the fun!

(Freeform/John Medland)

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What To Watch – Monday, April 30, 2018

AMC Visionaries‘ newest anthology: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction premieres tonight and I will definitely be giving that a look because, James Cameron is kind of “The Man” for Sci-Fi.  Beyond that, we’re looking at Supergirl, The Terror, The Crossing and Good Girls!!

Christopher Nolan, James Cameron – Story of Science Fiction _ Season 1 – Photo Credit: Michael Moriatis/AMC

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What To Watch – Thursday, April 26, 2018

Its Thursday which means new Arrow (for a couple of more weeks anyway), Siren and Supernatural! Returning to the airwaves tonight is the Season 3 premiere of Quantico, our Top Pick To Watch (after Arrow, of course)!

 Photo: Daniel Power/The CW 

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What To Watch – Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wednesday night starts out slow with Riverdale, maybe Blacklist, but kicks into a night gear at 10p with our Top Pick To Watch, Krypton, plus The Americans and the season premiere of Code Black.

KRYPTON — “Civil Wars” Episode 106 — Pictured: (l-r) Cameron Cuffe as Seg-El, Georgina Campbell as Lyta-Zod, Colin Salmon as Black Zero — (Photo by: Steffan Hill/Syfy)

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What To Watch – Tuesday, April 24, 2018

With Black Lightning ending its season last week, I can now turn my full attention to live time watching Rise, a show I am really into and hope has a nice run! Elsewhere, Shadowhunters and The Flash kick us off at 8p and Legion brings the crazy at 10!

(Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

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What To Watch – Monday, April 23, 2018

Mondays are back to back to back awesome with TV from Supergirl to 8 to The Terror at 9 and then great choices of The Crossing, Good Girls and if its your thing, a Carpool Karaoke special on CBS, all at 10!!  What will you be watching?

Jared Harris as Francis Crozier, Ian Hart as Thomas Blanky – The Terror _ Season 1, Episode 6 – Photo Credit: Aidan Monaghan/AMC

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Movie Review: The Greatest Showman – “Something Sensational”

The Greatest Showman

A few nights ago, in the middle of a random chat with two good friends, Kayla  and Beth (@kfink12 and @randombeth, respectively – follow them on Twitter, they’re awesome), it came out that I had not seen The Greatest Showman. I missed it in the theaters because … life, and I hadn’t watched it online yet. I was vaguely familiar with “This Is Me” and the soundtrack in general but mostly, no idea. On their recommendation, I rented and it was hooked in seconds. I was enamored with this fucking movie from that first Thump and I am so happy that I listened to them, its made my life better.

The Greatest Showman is officially described as a drama/romance but really its musical fantasy; an hour and forty five minute escapist adventure where you will be enveloped in visual and aural spectacle with only a few chances to catch your breath.  “They don’t understand but they will.”  The eponymous Greatest Showman, one Phineas T. Barnum, say this line to one of the curiosities he is recruiting for his show but it works as well for a summary of the film as a whole.

Before the movie begins, you think you’re going to get some goofy songs and Wolverine in old-timey clothes. What you actually get, though, is a life experience that will stay with you.  This is not hyperbole.  The Greatest Showman is going to work its way into your heart and mind and take up toe tapping residence there. My advice? Just give in, its worth the surrender.

Released on December 20, 2017, The Greatest Showman comes from first time director Michael Gracey and writers, Jenny Bicks and Bill Condon (Chicago, Dreamgirls). The music and lyrics for the impressive soundtrack come from current “it” boys, by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul (La La Land) while Ashley Wallen provided the immense choreography.  On the acting front, Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Keala Settle, and Rebecca Ferguson lead a sprawling cast that spend almost two hours singing, dancing, and emoting their ways into your heart. 

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