The Masked Singer Love It Or Leave It? Review
January 2, 2019
Readers of PopCultureReview know we don’t usually discuss reality shows, let alone cover or review them. However, we felt that the oddity that is Fox’s The Masked Singer deserved some attention.
A reality singing show with celebrities (“celebrities”?) dressed as animals? A panel of judges?, professional guessers?, which includes Jenny McCarthy and Ken Jeong among its number? Just typing that out, I am thinking, “what the fuck is this show?” Well, our newest PCR contributor drew the short straw, Sheila, volunteered to give The Masked Singer a watch and see what it is about and whether it’s worth the hype that it is receiving.
To give you some context, in its most recent week (Week 3), The Masked Singer was themost watched show the entire night in the key 18-49 demographic. That is a night (Wednesday, January 16) which included brand new episodes of the NBC hits, Chicago’s Fire, PD and Med (these 3 shows did win the night for overall viewers).
This was the night that Peacock, Monster, Unicorn, Deer and Lion performed and Joel McHale joined as a guest panelist. There is a sentence I never thought I’d type. Without further delay, let’s find out if Sheila wanted to Love It Or Leave It? BEWARE OF SPOILERS!
“Keep Ya Head Up” (Episode 109)
January 16, 2019
Man, it feels like it’s been more than a month since the last new All American. Wait. It has been more than a month. Anyway, we’re back and breaking down all the action from the mid-season premiere, “Keep Ya Head Up.”
To refresh your memory from the Winter finale, Spencer and the Beverly Eagles won the big Homecoming game against those cheaters at Malibu but elsewhere, things were falling apart. Shawn bought his way out of the gang life only to be shot and killed as we was getting ready to celebrate with Coop. Jordan was lured into taking drugs by the hot Malibu cheerleader only to be put on the carpet for a drug test after the game. The episode ended with Coach Baker switching out his son’s urine sample. Ruh Roh. Problems on problems.
Catch up on the entire recap of the last episode here. Now, on to the deep dive recap and review of tonight’s all new All American, “Keep Ya Head Up” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!
“Reagan Youth” (Episode 100)
January 16, 2019
Deadly Class, the newest series from Syfy, is based on a series of graphic novels written by Rick Remender and illustrated by Wesley Craig. The comic book series is published by Image Comics and has been running since early 2014. The show is being counts Anthony and Joe Russo (Avengers Infinity War) among its executive producers and stars Benjamin Wadsworth, Benedict Wong, and Lana Condor.
In short, Deadly Class follows the story of Marcus Lopez Arguello, a disaffected youth in 1987 San Francisco, as he goes from orphaned and homeless to enrolled in a special school that trains the next generation of the world’s top assassins. King’s Dominion Atelier of the Deadly Arts isn’t like your high school. Classes here include things like deadly poisons and hand to hand combat. Students are broken into factions and you never know when explosive violence may break out. Run by Master Lin, Kings Dominion teaches Marcus and his “friends” to kill because sometimes, people deserve to die.
Read on for our deep dive recap and review of Episode 1 of Deadly Class, “Reagan Youth” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!
“Pilot” (Episode 101)
January 14, 2019
If you read our Love It Or Leave It? Review for The Passage, you know we’re big fans. This was a no brainer show for us to recap because there is so much juicy detail in the episodes. At PCR, we love to dig in, rehash and relive great TV. Our recaps are blow by blow accounts of the episodes, full of details you might have missed and quotes that we think resonate and should be highlighted.
So, let’s not waste a minute. Read on for the deep dive recap and review of The Passage episode, “Pilot” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!
Love It Or Leave It? Review
January 14, 2019
Based on a book of the same name by Justin Cronin (the first in a trilogy), The Passage premieres tonight on Fox (9/8c). What a shot in the arm this show is on for network television. Exactly what we need in terms of innovation, character creation, story and production value.
From writer (and showrunner), Liz Heldens, and an executive producer team that includes Ridley Scott, The Passage stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey, Caroline Chikezie, Henry Ian Cusick, Jamie McShane, and McKinley Belcher III.
Read on for a spoiler free synopsis of the show and whether we … Love It Or Leave It?
“Homecoming” (Episode 108)
December 12, 2018
After last week’s disastrous Homecoming dance, tonight’s mid-season finale of All American is full of ramifications for everyone and their season long choices! Catch up on all of last week’s action with our recap here!
Now, the mid-season finale of All American, “Homecoming” … after the jump! BEWARE SPOILERS!!
All American “California Love” (Episode 107) December 5, 2018
The last episode of All American featured a Crenshaw block party complete with Chris hitting on Olivia, Shawn shooting a rival gang member dead, and Layla meeting the new love of her father’s life. And it ended with Spencer and Layla finally sharing a kiss he’s been chasing for a while (and of course, Olivia seeing said kiss). Read the entire recap here!
On to tonight’s episode which takes place over the course of just a few hours, the night before the big game against Malibu. BEWARE SPOILERS … after the jump!
“The Choice Is Yours” (Episode 106)
November 28, 2018
The last new episode of All American ended with Layla’s dad returning to town with a new woman, Chynna, joining him, and Olivia telling Jordan about how she slept with Asher. In Crenshaw, Coop was falling in more and more with Shawn’s gang and Spencer was seemingly powerless to stop it.
Catch up on all of last episode’s action with our recap here. Now, tonight’s episode (BEWARE OF SPOILERS)!!!