TV Recap: The Brave – A Record of Our Sins …

The Brave
“Close to Home, Part 1”
January 22, 2018

I can’t believe we’re nearly at the end of the season; after tonight’s episode, there is only 1 hour left of The Brave …until Season 2 (renew the show already NBC dammit)!!

Tonight’s episode introduces a new villain that we’ll definitely see next week and I suspect will be a recurring creature in seasons to come (renew the show already NBC dammit). In addition, we got our first really in depth character backstory  (via flashback and fantastic wigs) for Patricia for the new villain, you see, is a close figure from her past.

The Brave continues to deliver movie-quality episodes and remain predictably unpredictable; there was no real “mission of the week” this hour but rather we were given a revolving door of mind games and the kind of delicious exposition and backstory that serialization and continuity junkies crave!

On to the recap of “Close to Home, Part 1” … after the jump!

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What To Watch – Thursday, January 25, 2018

We’re trying to get back into Supernatural after being away a few years so they get our Thursday top pick in the 8pm slot but the real Thursday draw for us is, and always be, Arrow.  Its our top pick to watch tonight.

Also on our radar? X Games Aspen 2018 begins tonight, its that time of year to get into competitive Winter Sports!!

Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW

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What To Watch – Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesdays don’t get any better than magic up front and history in the back. All new The Librarians leads into new The Magicians.  For a different flavor, there is now Vikings followed by new Knightfall on History Channel.  Coming in from left field, the series premiere of Waco, on CMT.

(Photo by: Eric Milner/Syfy)

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TV Recap: Black Lightning – Bring the Lightning, Bring the Pain

Black Lightning
“The Resurrection”
January 16, 2018

Kids are the worst, you guys.  Let me tell you a story and if you’re a parent, you tell me if it sounds familiar.

A dad, hard working man, earns a party for his efforts.  He gets to be the man of the hour but can he enjoy himself? Nooooo. Why? Cause, he’s got a kid who didn’t listen to what they were told to do and so, you, as the loving parent, bail them out of their situation.  Having seen what you just went through, do you think your other child would be on their best behavior, make sure your special night is salvaged as a thank you for all you’ve done for them?!? Noooooo. Why? Cause your kids can be assholes.  So, what do you do?  You bail the other child out of their problem too AND, because you’re a really good guy, you don’t even let them know you’re the one that fixed their mistake.

And when dad is all said and done fixing his kids problems, does he finally get to rest? No, he has to deal with ex wife telling him to keep a cool head with his out of control children.

But you know, what the next day? You go for a run with your children and you remember how great they really are and how much you love them because obviously you love them, look at the fucked up shit you did for them just the night before trying to keep them safe.

Parents are superheroes who will do anything and everything for their children; for their well being and safety. Jefferson Pierce is a superhero by living his every day.  He just happens to also be able to shoot lightning from from his body.

That’s Black Lightning in a nutshell – an exasperated dad trying to keep his shit together while the forces of evil try to do harm to the ones he loves most, namely his children and (ex) wife.  But, its also so much more so read after the jump for the Pilot episode recap and my thoughts on this newest DC Superhero who has come to town …

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What To Watch – Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Tonight, Barry is doing thug life time while the Trickster returns to menace Central City on an all new The Flash; in Freeland, Jefferson Pierce is trying to figure out if he should be Black Lightning once again; and at 10pm, the season 5 premiere of Drunk History featuring kickass heroines through time.

Photo: Katie Yu/ The CW

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First Look: The Brave – Close To Home, Part 2 (Ep 113)

This is it The Brave fans, the final still shots for Season 1 have been published by NBC.  Leather Bustiers aside (Sweet Lord, Jaz), it looks like there is some major plotting and planning going on with our favorite Special Operations Group.  Please feel free to speculate wildly in the comments …

The season finale of The Brave will air on January 29, 2018 and this is the official episode description released by NBC: “SEASON FINALE With just four short weeks before Dalton (Mike Vogel) and his team finish their deployment, they continue to race the clock on a high-stakes mission. As they learn more about Hoffman (Guest Star James Tupper), Patricia (Anne Heche) and the group attempt to use his intel to save innocent lives, but the information comes at a cost. Also starring (Tate Ellington (Noah Morgenthau), Demetrius Grosse (Ezekiel “Preach” Carter), Natacha Karam (Jasmine “Jaz” Khan), Noah Mills (Joseph “McG” McGuire), Sofia Pernas (Hannah Rivera) and Hadi Tabbal (Amir Al-Raisani).” Also guest starring Chiara Aurelia (Verina Curtis) and Marc Crumpton (Victor).”

Pictures from “Close to Home, Part 2” (Episode 113) of The Brave … after the jump!

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What To Watch – Monday, January 22, 2018

Tonight, The Brave begins its two part season finale (renew this show NBC!!). Elsewhere, plenty of new TV with the series premieres of The Alienist and The Resident. Also, new Supergirl, Scorpion and The Good Doctor.  So much to watch!!!

 (Photo by: Lewis Jacobs/NBC)

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What To Watch – Friday, January 19, 2018

MacGyver Fridays, ya’ll!! We love them and so should you. Follow that up with a little Marvel’s Agent’s of S.H.I.E.L.D. and then end the night with Logan and you have yourself a great Friday night in front of the TV.

Tonight, Mac, Jack and the team head to Mardi Gras which you just know will be a good time!!!!

Photo: Guy D’Alema/CBS

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TV Recaps: The Magicians – All Aboard The Muntjac

The Magicians
“Heroes and Morons”
January 17, 2018

Following last week’s meeting with the Great Cock, the Epic Quest began in earnest tonight with Eliot and an unpredictable traveling party setting sail on the Muntjac, while Quentin, Julia, Josh and some reluctant add-ons try to track down Mayakovsky’s batteries here on Earth.

Fun fact, a muntjac is a deer. That’s not really fun but writer of The Magicians, Sera Gamble, confirmed that the muntjac is a type of deer that exists both on Earth AND in Fillory, and that IS a fun fact.  Recap full of spoilers … after the jump!

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What To Watch – Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wayward Sisters finally arrives tonight via Supernatural, so its a great time to be alive. Also, Arrow returns from its Winter hiatus tonight to find Team Olliver still broken but the threat from Cayden James persisting …

Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW

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