TV Recap: Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger – The Light Between Us …

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
“First Light” (Episode 101)
June 7, 2018

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, airing on Freeform, is the newest Marvel TV series to hit the airwaves. Based on the comic books created by Bill Mantlo and artist Ed Hannigan, and following in the footsteps of the most recent installment in the Marvel TV-verse, Hulu’s Runaways, Cloak & Dagger focuses on young superheroes just learning about, and simultaneously coming to grips with, the magnitude of their power.

Comic books shows have a mixed history when it comes to the quality of their storytelling and acting. So far, based on the first two episodes, Cloak & Dagger seems to be avoiding both of these deadly pitfalls.  With a deliberate pacing that is in no hurry to rush our protagonists into spandex costumes and emotionally charged and believable turns by leads, Aubrey Joseph and Olivia Holt, Cloak & Dagger is coming out of the gate with a confidence that screams, “we know what we’re doing, sit back and enjoy the ride we are going to give you.” And so far, I am inclined to agree.  Check out the recap of the Pilot episode (Spoilers Warning!) … After the jump!!

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What To Watch – Thursday, June 7, 2018

Tonight features the premiere of one of the Summer shows Pop Culture Mike is most excited about, Cloak and Dagger (in back to back episodes) on Freeform.  Otherwise, check out Real Genius at 10pm (especially if you’ve never seen this totally 80’s movie).

The best thing for you to check out tonight is Jay and Mike’s TV Talk discussion with Jen Ponton (Dietland)on the new show and its impact in our culture.  Follow the link below and tune in at 9pm (ET)!

Dietland’s Jen Ponton Joins TV Talk!

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TV Recap: Reverie – “Go In, Get Her, Get Out”

“Bond. Jane Bond” (Episode 102)
June 6, 2018


At the end of episode one we left with having Mara seen her niece Brynn at the end of the hallway in her apartment for a split second. So I bet you are wondering if Mara will see more of Brynn and if she will be able to help more of the users who are stuck. Well, I could spoil the entire episode and tell you now or we can dive right into the recap. You’ve been warned. spoilers ahead.

(Photo by: NBC)

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What To Watch – Wednesday, June 6, 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 play with dinosaurs on American Ninja Warrior and listen to the “fucking donkeys” on MasterChef. But really, its all about getting to 10pm.

REVERIE — “Bond. Jane Bond” Episode 102 — Pictured: (l-r) Ahna O’Reilly as Rachel Kauffmann, Sarah Shahi as Mara Kint — (Photo by: Vivian Zink/NBC)

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What To Watch – Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Summer TV is here. That means lots of wacky game show and reality shows like Beat Shazam, America’s Got Talent and World of Dance. Thankfully, we have a quality  season premiere tonight with the return of HUMANS, on AMC.  Try and get caught up and with this sci-fi drama, its completely engrossing! Also, new Legion!

Most importantly, on Twitter, we’ll be live tweeting our next installment of the LOST Series re-watch with episode 7, “The Moth” (a Charlie episode)!  Follow me on Twitter (@Popcultureview) and tweet along with us! We have to go back!

Photo: ABC

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What To Watch – Monday, June 4, 2018

Tonight’s big ticket item is the much anticipated Summer Series, Dietland on AMC.  PCR will be covering this show so I hope you’re as excited for this new Joy Nash and Julianna Margulies series, as we are.

Julianna Margulies as Kitty Montgomery , Joy Nash as Plum Kettle – Dietland _ Season 1, Episode 1 – Photo Credit: Patrick Harbron/AMC

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What To Watch – Friday, June 1, 2018

Its Fireball Friday which can only mean one thing?!? You need to tune into TV Talk ( at 8/7c where I will be co-hosting all of the hijinx and shenanigans!  You DO NOT want to miss tonight’s show.

Elsewhere, Quantico is all new as is Phenoms (a limited documentary series highlighting athletes expected to be breakout stars in the World Cup).  Around the dial, new Live PD, The Last 24, The Tesla File and Undercover Boss: Celebrity Edition.  Fridays in the Summer are rough.  See you on TV Talk!

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What To Watch – Thursday, May 31, 2018

Um, unless you’re into basketball, there is nothing on TV tonight.  Like, really. Nothing.

If you are into basketball, go with Jimmy Kimmel Live pre-game show at 8pm followed by tip off of Game 1 of the NBA Finals (Cleveland Cavaliers at Golden State Warriors), all on ABC.

Tomorrow? June Begins!!

TV Recap: Reverie – A Field Trip to Heaven …

“Apertus” (Episode 101)
May 30, 2018

Reverie, a new drama embarking on it’s pilot season with NBC, premiered tonight and here you will find everything you need to know about the Pilot episode. As of right now it appears the season will be 10 episodes. If you find yourself here and didn’t hear of Reverie or the preview didn’t catch your attention, well stop reading and go watch and come back after you finish.

NBC didn’t do Reverie any justice with the preview for the Pilot. In fact, because of the preview, I wasn’t going to watch but then Mike [Ed. Note: Really Cool Guy, that Mike] said I should give it ago and I’m glad I listened. So as you go forward please leave any prior qualms you had about the show aside and proceed with an open mind. You’ve been warned spoilers ahead.

(Photo by: NBC)

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TV Recap: Killing Eve – Nothing Good Happens In Berlin …

Killing Eve
“Don’t I Know You?” (Episode 103)
April 22, 2018

A game changing episode of Killing Eve – and when you only have 8 episodes, a game changer can come in episode 3.  The take away from tonight’s episode  is that the stakes are real, the stakes are are high, and the stakes come at a cost. Also, maybe, no one is safe in this world of spy versus assassin, prey versus predator.

Our Deep Dive Recap & Review … After The Jump! (Spoilers Ahead, Be Warned!)

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