PCR Podcasts: Wingardium Gamesiosa: (Episode 102)

Wingardium Gamesiosa
“Episode 102: Bayonetta 2 & More”
March 4, 2018

We’re back. After too many weeks away, Wingardium Gamesiosa is back with an all new episode!

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TV Recap: The Magicians – It Is Written …

The Magicians
“Six Short Stories About Magic”
February 28, 2018

The Magicians, never underestimate how they are going to deliver an episode to you or how they are going to make you feel all the goddamn feelings all the time. All the while feeding you Grade A+ television in ways and set ups you’ve never thought about before, but once you’ve seen it, you think, how can I ever live without with this show?!?

If “A Life in the Day” is the most emotionally moving thing you will see this year, “Six Short Stories About Magic” is hands down, the boldest hour of storytelling you will see this year.  Its episodes like tonight, why its a no-brainer that Syfy renewed the show for a Season 4 earlier this week.

Our deep dive recap and review (spoilers, so many spoilers) begins … after the jump!

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What To Watch – Thursday, March 1, 2018

For being Marvel fans, we sure watch a LOT of DC properties here at PCR and tonight is no different with all new Gotham (mid-season premiere) and Arrow. Different channels but same great brooding DC superheroes (without any actual super powers).

Also on, the premiere of Showtime at the Apollo, Impractical Jokers and the 1986 comedy classic, Back to School, starring Rodney Dangerfield.

Photo: Dean Buscher/The CW

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TV News: The Magicians – Renewed for Fourth Season

(Photo by: NBCUniversal)

Earlier today, Syfy announced that The Magicians has been renewed for a Season 4, set to air in 2019.  The show, which is based on a series of best selling novels by Lev Grossman, is currently in the middle of its third season, and, at least according to us here at Pop Culture Review, is busy breaking new ground in TV storytelling and destroying the notion that a show about magic can’t also be serious, well produced drama.

We typically don’t cover too much TV news here at PCR but as The Magicians is one of the shows we cover week to week with our deep dive recaps, it was newsworthy enough to us.

The Magicians airs Wednesday nights at 9pm(ET) and stars Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Brittany Curran and Trevor Einhorn. The series was adapted for TV by John McNamara and Sera Gamble and is executive produced by McNamara, Gamble, Chris Fisher and Groundswell Productions’ Michael London and Janice Williams.

What To Watch – February 28, 2018

Not a lot going on tonight in volume but in quality, tonight’s The Magicians is the place to be. There is a 9 minute sequence in tonight’s episode that I guarantee you, you have never seen on TV on before and its amazing.  This show continues to be bold and original in its storytelling which is first rate on all levels from writing to direction to superb acting. A++

THE MAGICIANS — “Six Short Stories About Magic” Episode 308 — Pictured: Marlee Matlin as Harriet — (Photo by: Eike Schroter/Syfy)

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TV Recap: The Alienist – The Sources of Our Pain …

The Alienist
February 26, 2018

Stevie in a dress. A killer. A murder. Another Murder! Slaps and Piano Concertos. A bronze armadillo!!

This episode had it all and the final 10 minutes will have you on the edge of your seat.  You do no want to miss it.

Read on (spoilers be warned!) for our deep dive recap and review … after the jump!

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What To Watch – Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Superhero Tuesdays are back!! In our continuing post-Olympics after glow, we’re feeling rejuvenated and ready for new episodes of our Favorite Shows.  Tonight, we have new The Flash, Black Lightning (our Top Pick of the Night) and in the 10pm hour, we’re officially moving Bellevue into our 1st place slot – I’ve enjoyed the season so far and its worth giving it the eyeballs so maybe it gets a Season 2.

Photo: Jack Rowand/The CW

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TV Recap: The Magicians – All Out War …

The Magicians
“Poached Eggs”
February 21, 2018

Intense Development in Fillory this week as the season long Chess Match between Margo and Faerie Queen come to a head. On Earth, Quentin, Poppy and Penny try to put the “Find the Next Key In the Underworld” Plan into effect while Alice and Julia deal with the fall out of their magical transplant last week.

Our deep dive recap of The Magicians‘ episode, “Poached Eggs” begins … after the jump!

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TV Recap: The Alienist – Look At Your Bird, Laszlo …

The Alienist
“Hildebrandt’s Starling”
February 19, 2018

Lots of great dialogue exchanges tonight, not only between Kreizler and Miss Howard, but also with Roosevelt and Kreizler, and between Miss Howard and Moore punctuated a night of real progress in our case to find the Silver Smile Killer and dig deeper into who our favorite Alienist really is and what makes him tick.   More on our thoughts after the recap at the bottom of this post.

Character development for the win!!

Without further delay, our deep dive recap of The Alienist‘s  “Hildebrandt’s Starling” (spoilers – be warned) … after the jump!

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What To Watch – Monday, February 26, 2018

Our long national nightmare of the Winter Olympics is over and our regular programming can now continue. Like the first signs of Spring, all of TV is returning to new episodes this week.  The Alienist, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and the series premiere of Good Girls are our Top Picks To Watch Tonight with The Alienist being the most important of all of them!

Photo by Jesse Giddings

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