TV Recap: Dietland – I’m Ready …

Dietland
“Plum Tuckered” (Episode 105)
June 25, 2018

The fuse that was lit by Kitty at the end of last week’s episode (check out our recap here) explodes tonight … in all the wrong ways.

How far can you push someone before they snap? Before they break?  Tonight’s Dietland gives us our answer … an emotionally raw hour for Plum AND for Kitty, let’s not waste another moment.

Our recap & review of “Plum Tuckered” begins … after the jump (Spoilers Beware)!

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What To Watch – Monday, June 25, 2018

Mondays are more than alright tonight with a can’t miss episode of Dietland as our Top Pick to Watch (catch up with our latest recap here) followed by Unapologetic With Aisha Tyler (the Dietland after show), In the 8pm hour, spend some time with Bear G and Derek Hough on Running Wild With Bear Grylls. 

Joy Nash as Plum – Dietland _ Season 1, Episode 5 – Photo Credit: Patrick Harbron/AMC

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What To Watch – Sunday, June 24, 2018

Regular readers of “What To Watch” know that I don’t usually do Sunday entries because, ugh, the weekend is so exhausting. BUT, tonight is special. Why? Because tonight is both the season 2 finale of Westworld AND the Season 3 premiere of Preacher. And we here at PCR LOVE both of these shows.  Don’t miss either one (you may have to watch Preacher at 11 as Westworld is 90 minutes tonight …).

Dominic Cooper as Jesse Custer, Ruth Negga as Tulip O’Hare – Preacher _ Season 3, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Alfonso Bresciani/AMC/Sony Pictures Television

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TV Recap: Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger – Who You Is?

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
“Call/Response” (Episode 104)
June 21, 2018

Can I tell you how much  I am loving Cloak & Dagger? A lot. I am loving it a lot. That was anti-climatic, I know.  The writing is so strong and the acting by these two young leads sells the viewer completely on the 8,000 emotions going on in any given scene.

More than that, they are taking their time with pacing and let the show unfold organically BUT, they are using fantastic narrative devices to do it.  Last week’s episode from two POVs and tonight’s “call” and “response” approach … it keeps you on your toes, it makes you pay attention. C&D is saying, “Hey, I am important and you need to put down your 3 other things you’re doing and watch me – or else you’re going to miss something good..” There is NOTHING rote or predictable about this show and man, can you ask for anything more?

Before you read on for this week’s recap & review, make sure you know where we are from last week.  Ready? Good.  Our deep dive recap and review … after the jump (Spoilers Warning)!!

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TV Recap: Dietland – The Steps To Bangability …

Dietland
“F… This” (Episode 104)
June  18, 2018

Before you read on, make sure you’ve checked out our recap and review from last week’s episode here.

After a heavy introspective episode about Plum and her inner demons last week, tonight’s Dietland shifted its gaze outwards, turning its focus on both men’s perception of beauty as well as Jennifer and its growing influence as a movement. Lines are being drawn on whether Jennifer is a terrorist group or the acceptable expression of all women’s collective anger after a lifetime of shitty treatment by men.   In Plum’s life, she has to face the concepts of beauty vis a vis the idea of becoming bangable.

Few shows, if any, would attempt to even tackle these subjects. Even less shows would handle it with a modicum of the dignity and decency and nuance that Dietland pulls off on a regular basis.  If you are not watching this show, you’re doing it all wrong.

Read our recap and review … after the jump (Spoilers Ahead)!!

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What To Watch – Friday, June 22, 2018

Its Fireball Friday which can only mean one thing?!? You need to tune into TV Talk (https://somanyshows.com/sms-on-air) at 9/8c where I will be co-hosting all of the hijinx and shenanigans!  You DO NOT want to miss tonight’s show.

Elsewhere, Quantico, Live PD, Cooper’s Treasure, The Dead Files and Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition are all new.  Fridays in the Summer are rough.  See you on TV Talk!

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TV Recap: Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger – I’m Failing. I’m Flailing. I’m Cursed …

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
“Stained Glass” (Episode 103)
June 14, 2018

Before reading and watching tonight’s episode of Cloak & Dagger, make sure you catch up with my recaps from Episode 1, “First Light,”and Episode 2, “Suicide Sprints.”

Quick reminder that last week ended with Tandy, still driving her stolen “Just Married” convertible, taking a bullet from Tyrone – Tyrone having apparated in front of her just as he was trying to kill Connors, the bad cop. Ty, man. You have to learn to control your Cloak skills. For. Real.

On to the episode recap & review … after the jump (Spoilers Ahead)!!!

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What To Watch – Thursday, June 21, 2018

Summer Thursdays kick into high gear tonight with the season premiere of Queen of the South on USA! We LOVE this show.  Together with our Top Pick To Watch Tonight, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger and Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce at 10, there are some solid choices to peep tonight!

(Freeform/Alfonso Bresciani) AUBREY JOSEPH, OLIVIA HOLT

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What To Watch – Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Wednesday nights are the best nights for fantastic TV. Unfortunately, its ALL stacked at 10pm. Our Top Pick To Watch Tonight is Reverie (catch up on our recap of last week’s episode here) but we’re also checking out Colony AND Six – DVR don’t fail us now!

Earlier in the night, we’re checking out a new The Handmaid’s Tale and a special on Navy SEALS, Navy SEALs: America’s Secret Warriors. But really, its all about getting to 10pm.

(Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC)

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What To Watch – Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A solid night of TV with new episodes of The Bold Type, The 100, Animal Kingdom and HUMANS . We also have the normal wacky game shows and reality shows like Beat Shazam and America’s Got Talent.

Most importantly, on Twitter, at 10p (EST), we’ll be live tweeting our next installment of the LOST Series re-watch with episode 9, “Solitary” (the first Sayid episode)!  Follow me on Twitter (@Popcultureview) and tweet along with us! We have to go back!

Photo: ABC

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