TV Recap: Krypton (Episode 202) – Embrace The Future …

Krypton
“Ghost in the Fire” (Episode 202)
June 19, 2019

Last week, on Krypton‘s Season 2 premiere, Seg escaped the Phantom Zone but accidentally let Brainiac free as well. The unlikely duo traveled to Colu, to Brainiac’s home planet. After being provoked by Brainiac, it appears that Seg has killed him.  Meanwhile, back on Krypton, we were caught up on The Resistance, a rebellion to Zod’s dictatorial rule, and its leaders: Nyssa, Val and Jax, with some help from Adam. Nyssa and Seg’s baby, Cor-Vex, is 6 months old and being held by General Zod as ransom to get Nyssa to end the rebellion. Last, Adam finds Seg on Colu and then Lobo finds the both of them.  The episode ends with Lobo knocking them out and dragging them away. Catch up on all of last week’s action with our recap on Episode 1 here.

And now, continue reading below for everything that went down in Episode 2 of Krypton, “Ghost in the Fire” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

KRYPTON — Pictured: Emmett J. Scanlan as Lobo — (Photo by: Steffan Hill/SYFY)

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TV Recap: NOS4A2 (Episode 107) – Simpler Times …

NOS4A2
“Scissors for the Drifter” (Episode 107)
July 14, 2019

Last week on NOS4A2, the Wraith ran down Maggie and, while it didn’t kill her physically, it murdered all of her beliefs. Meanwhile, Vic, still at the hospital, met up with Jolene, the strong creative from Charlie’s past. Jolene recovered her vigor and used her knife to show Vic the path to killing Charlie Manx. Destroy the Wraith! She also gave Vic the keys to getting out of the psych hospital.  In character development, we got a lot of backstory on younger Charlie Manx and his time with Jolene from 1954.

Now, on to tonight’s all new episode of NOS4A2, “Scissors for the Drifter” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

Ashleigh Cummings –  Photo Credit: Zach Dilgard/AMC

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PopCultureReview Presents: 7/16/19 Blood & Treasure LIVE Reaction Show with Stephen Scaia!

Blood & Treasure
LIVE Reaction Show (Episode 4)
July 16, 2019

Tonight, at 10pm (PT) (that’s 1am on the East Coast), Mike from PopCultureReview.com sits down with Blood & Treasure‘s co-creator and executive producer, Stephen Scaia, to discuss tonight’s brand new episode of B&T, “The Wages of Vengeance”!

REMINDER: Blood & Treasure is airing at a special 9pm timeslot tonight and our Live Reaction show will follow the West Coast airing! 

Head to the link below and listen in LIVE (or, once the episode is over, as a podcast) as we break down the episode, get some behind the scenes goodies and talk all things, Blood & Treasure!

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TV Recap: The Outpost (Episode 201) – The Plane of Ashes

The Outpost
“We Only Kill To Survive” (Episode 201)
July 11, 2019

Last season on The Outpost, me met Talon (Jessica Green), a young woman who is the last of her kind, the Blackbloods. Talon discovered  she had the power to summon powerful demons, called the Lu-Qiri, from another world (dimension?) and they would fight on her behalf … sort of. She’s still learning how to control this power. Hunted by the Prime Order, who want all Blackbloods dead, Talon  found sanctuary at The Outpost.

There, she met Garret Spears (Jake Stormoen) and a love triangle developed between those two and Lady Gwynn Calkussar (Imogen Waterhouse) (who is really Princess Rosmund), who is hot for Garret. Meanwhile, a nerdy brewer, Janzo (Anand Desai-Barochia), fell in love with Talon but also, proved to be an able sidekick to Talon. Part of the deal with her power is that she needs to know the names of the demons in order to summon them. Helpfully, there is the Vex Rezicon, The  Book of Names, that would help with this but Talon and Janzo are only able to recover a burned page from the Book. Also, they need a Dragman to decipher the Book.

There are a bunch of other characters and a whole plot about parasites called Plaguelings  but, you’ll pick it all up. And, if you need to know more, you can catch up on all of our recaps from Season 1 here.  Now, on to the Season 2 premiere of The Outpost, “We Only Kill To Survive” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

Photo: Aleksander Letic/NBCU International

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TV Recap: Yellowstone (Episode 203) – Different Never Works …

Yellowstone
“The Reek of Desperation” (Episode 203)
July 10, 2019

In the last episode of Yellowstone, the Dutton’s plot continued to thicken. Beth is making moves to bolster the security and future of the ranch by making spectacular offers to local land owners and terrorizing hated real estate agents. Girlfriend has some snark in her. And Kayce was promoted to running the ranch’s operations, at Rip’s expense. John’s health scare breathed new life into him now that the diagnosis wasn’t as life threatening as it could have been and he starts physical therapy to start taking care of himself. We have a detailed recap of the second episode here.

All caught up? Good. Read on below because we’re saddling up for Episode 3 of Yellowstone, “The Reek of Desperation” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

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TV Recap: Yellowstone (Episode 202) – Changes Need To Be Made …

Yellowstone
“New Beginnings” (Episode 202)
June 26, 2019

In the Season 2 premiere of Yellowstone, we joined the Dutton family, their saga already in progress. Patriarch, John Dutton, has 99 problems, external and internal. In fact, it feels like things are going off the rails on the smooth train he’s built. John and daughter, Beth, move forward on disrupting son Jamie’s political career by backing his opponent. Beth also concocts a plan to protect her father’s ranch by buying property around it. Meanwhile, John’s youngest son, Kayce, is a mess most of the time and has growing tension with ranch manager, Rip. Last week ended with John experiencing a ruptured ulcer and a lot of regret.  Catch up on all the action from last week’s episode here.

Now, ride out to the ranch for our recap of Episode 2 of Yellowstone, “New Beginnings” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!!!

Kayce (L-Luke Grimes) and Rip (R-Cole Hauser). Photo: Paramount Network

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PopCultureReview Presents: 7/2/19 Blood & Treasure LIVE Reaction Show with Stephen Scaia!

Blood & Treasure
LIVE Reaction Show (Episode 3)
July 2, 2019

Tonight, at 11pm (ET), Mike from PopCultureReview sits down with Blood & Treasure‘s co-creator and executive producer, Stephen Scaia, to discuss tonight’s brand new episode of B&T, “The Lunchbox of Destiny”!

Head to the link below and listen in LIVE (or, once the episode is over, as a podcast) as we break down the episode, get some behind the scenes goodies and talk all things, Blood & Treasure!

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TV Recap: Krypton (Episode 201) – A Better Tomorrow …

Krypton
“Light-Years From Home” (Episode 201)
June 12, 2019

Welcome to a new season of the fantastic Syfy original series, Krypton. A quick catch-up on what happened last year.  Last Season, on Krypton

Brainiac and the Basic Plot. Adam Strange (Shaun Sipos), a time-traveling Earthling and friend of Kal-El (better known to us as Superman), arrives on the planet Krypton with Superman’s iconic red cape in hand. Adam finds Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe), Superman’s grandfather, and tells Seg that Superman is in danger and he has to save him.  How is he in danger? Brainiac (Blake Ritson), the Collector of Worlds y’all. Brainiac is a gruesome, green, mean dude who has set his sights on Krypton and wants to change events as to ensure Superman is never born.  Seg manages to trap Brainiac in the Phantom Zone, but, whoopsies, he is sucked in as well.

Family Life Is Hard. Seg loves Lyta-Zod (Georgina Campbell) but is in an arranged marriage sitch with Nyssa-Vex (Wallis Day). Family politics and all that. Seg and Nyssa learn their child will be named Cor-Vex. Jax-Ur (Hannah Waddingham) tells Nyssa that she is a clone! *Gasp*

General Zod (Colin Salmon), yes THAT General Zod, arrives from the future with a plan to save Krypton by ruling it. Lyta has a confused how this grown man is her son but, time travel! Seg learns that General Dru-Zod is his son (and Superman’s uncle!).  After Seg and Brainiac are trapped in the Phantom Zone, Zod destroys the mechanism that controls the entrance to the Phantom Zone, thus preserving this new timeline from being tinkered with.  Sensing the power vacuum, Zod assumes rule of Krypton. The emblem on the cape Adam brought to Krypton changes from the House of El to the crest for the House of Zod.

“Kneel before Zod.”

KRYPTON — (Photo by: Steffan Hill/SYFY)

Now, the Season 2 premiere of Krypton, “Light-Years From Home” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!

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The West Wing 20th Anniversary: The Top 25 Best Episodes (25-21)

The West Wing 20th Anniversary
Top 25 Best Episodes
Episodes 25-21
June 24, 2019

Premiering on September 22, 1999, this Fall will mark the 20th Anniversary of Aaron’s Sorkin’s seminal political drama, The West Wing. Telling the story of fictional President, Josiah Bartlet, and the trials and tribulations of his senior staff, The West Wing helped to usher in the Golden age of serialized drama that we’re still living in today. It is not hyperbole to say, The West Wing changed television in a real way, and for the better. In the end, The West Wing is a love letter to civil servants who sacrifice so much their idealism and the greater good.

This Top 25 List represents the second in a series of articles I will be writing over the coming months, celebrating the show’s 20th Anniversary. Read my first entry here, the Best Seasons of The West Wing.  Due to the size of these articles, I’ll be publishing the List in 5 Episode Installments.

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The West Wing 20th Anniversary – The Best Seasons Ranked!

The West Wing
The Best Seasons Ranked
June 24, 2019

This Fall marks the 20th Anniversary of Aaron’s Sorkin’s seminal political drama, The West Wing. Telling the story of fictional President, Josiah Bartlet, and the trials and tribulations of his senior staff, The West Wing helped to usher in the Golden age of serialized drama that we’re still living in today. It is not hyperbole to say, The West Wing changed television in a real way, and for the better. In the end, The West Wing is a love letter to civil servants who sacrifice so much their idealism and the greater good.

This “Best Seasons Ranked” List  represents the first in a series of articles I will be writing over the coming months, celebrating the show’s 20th Anniversary.

NBC

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