Manifest is a new (sci-fi? sci-fi-esque?) drama from creator Jeff Rake (The Mysteries of Laura ) on NBC, about a routine flight that experiences some turbulence. When the plane lands, the passengers find themselves 5 years into the future. The passengers on board haven’t aged at all and now they must adapt to a society that moved on without them.
I Feel Bad “Pilot” (Episode 101)
September 19, 2018
I Feel Bad is a new sitcom based on the book of the same name, by Orli Auslander. Amy Poehler is one of the executive producers and it was developed for television by Aseem Batra. NBC aired the first two episodes last Wednesday, but its future time slot will be on Thursday nights (beginning October 4), after Will and Grace. The series stars Sarayu Blue as Emet, a working mother trying to balance the different aspects of her life, and Paul Adelstein, as David, Emet’s helpful and supportive husband.
“Pilot” (Episode 101)
September 25, 2018
New Amsterdam is the Fall show you didn’t know you needed in your life. When I first saw a trailer for New Amsterdam, I thought, “this looks interesting, but it’s another medical drama. Do I really need that in my life?” The answer was, yes. This will be the show that keeps me begging for more and leaves me satisfied at the end of each episode.
I grew up watching ER with my family and Grey’s Anatomy has easily gotten me through the last 14 years. I didn’t think I needed another medical show in my weekly lineup, but New Amsterdam is so refreshing, it’s like a breath of fresh air. From the very beginning, I found myself cheering on the characters and sitting on the edge of my seat waiting for what happens next.
Dr. Max Goodwin’s (Ryan Eggold, Blacklist) simple statement, “How can I help you?” resonates throughout the entire episode. You can already feel that it’s the mantra, the heartbeat of the series. In a broken medical system, Dr. Goodwin tries to reinvent the wheel; only time will tell if he will succeed. In the meantime, audiences will root for the new Medical Director and the doctors ready to turn the system upside down.
Reverie “Point of Origin” (Episode 110) August 8, 2018
Writing the season finale of Reverie is bittersweet because we didn’t have very long with the show. Just a mere 10 episodes and now we have to wait to find out if we will get a Season 2.
Alas, we have my recap of the season finale (I still can’t believe that cliffhanger!). Read all the way through until the end and I will cover my feelings for the season as a whole and why I hope for a Season 2 and the things we can do to help better our chances for a renewal.
Episode 9 set the stage for the season finale – read up on my recap here! All caught up? Good! Without further delay, the deep dive recap and review of the season finale of Reverie … after the jump (Spoilers Beware)!
Read up on the details on what happened in last week’s Reveriehere!
The biggest shock of last week’s episode, okay, well, I guess there were two big shocks, was first, Mara has been seeing Chris as a derealization and only realized this after she was with program Chris and received a phone call from human Chris and the derealization turned into Ray. WHAT?!?! The second shock was Oliver Hill had the shady security guard steal him a program tablet to only go inside the program and collapse without explanation at a bar. WHAT?!?!?
Oliver Hill saying apertus is where we left off last week and now we will begin with The Key (Spoilers ahead – be warned)!!!!
During last week’s episode of Reverie,we saw what happens when an “East Berlin” takes place – that’s the name when two Reveries cross paths. Mara had to work to help Ehmet who was being held by a branch of the Department of Defense and being interrogated by a pilot program using Reverie. The DOD believed Ehmet was a part of a terrorist cell but they were sorely mistaken. Thankfully, with the help of her team, Mara was able to go back into Ehmet’s Reverie and get out via the Mandala. When Mara returned from the program she had a large bruise on her side from being shot while in the program. We don’t know how long this effect will last; Paul wasn’t comfortable with it but didn’t say so. By the end of the episode we can almost safely say Monica Shaw is team Onira Tech and made sure the interrogation seen in the East Berlin wouldn’t happen. Oh, Chris and Mara got “friendly” after dinner at the end of the episode.
Well here we go for “Despedida” which is Spanish for “farewell“; we begin … after the jump (Spoilers Beware)!
Reverie “The Black Mandala” (Episode 107) July 18, 2018
Last week’s episode, we saw Holly having to choose between the life she had to give up because of an accident and the world she wasn’t sure she wanted to be a part of anymore. After Mara was able to convince her that her sister needed her and that if she stayed she would end up dying in the program as well, she went back. We also met Chris — not only Holly’s therapist but also Mara’s ex-boyfriend, wondering if we will see more of him in the upcoming episodes. If they grow closer how will Paul handle that cause we can all clearly see that he really cares about Mara. Now if you thought I forgot, I didn’t, that big bomb they left us with at the end of the episode. Ray, he is still alive and I wonder how this will get tied into the upcoming episodes.
I hope you are prepared with all the essentials for this recap, it’s going to to be a long one. Without further adieu spoilers ahead.
We have survived the two week break for the Fourth of July. Last episode we saw Mara enter the program with Ashley who was in a coma and didn’t know she was in the Reverie program at first. By the end of the episode, lives were saved and Mara was able to help her come to terms with her passing and get one last message to her mom. Lexi went on a not so great first ride along with Charlie and, at the end of the episode, gave Charlie a glimmer into her past. Mara didn’t have any derealization moments during this episode but that doesn’t mean they are gone.
Before diving into the episode, I just want to touch on something or enlighten. “Pas de Deux” means a dance between two people. As you move up the ranks of ballet classes if you get the opportunity to partner it is known as pas de deux. Ballet took up a huge portion of my life and seeing the title of this episode, I knew it was going to hit home in some capacity.
Without further a due, it’s time to break down the episode (Spoilers Ahead – Be warned)!
Reverie “Altum Somnum” (Episode 105) June 27, 2018
Here I am still playing catch up with my recaps; after this we will be all caught up and ready to go for the July 11th episode. As I sit here preparing for this recap I can’t help but think about how different our lives would be if a program like Reverie were actually available to us. It’s fun to imagine but as we see on the show there are downsides and dangers to the program. Each week we learn a new way the program can be utilized and this week is no different. Technology like this would need to have clear lines because in the wrong hands could be very dangerous.
Anyways, enough of my pondering thoughts and onto the recap. Last week we learned how the program can be used to breach security as well as overcome one’s daily challenges, this week we try to prevent crisis.
Reverie “Blue is the Coldest Color” (Episode 104)
June 20, 2018
Alright, as you sit down to read this I know that you are aware that this recap comes a week late but if you are reading this you probably lead a very busy life as well and needed to make sure when you caught up, you got all the details. Nevertheless the recap is here – all 6 billion words of it. Each episode of Reverie is coming with new twists and turns, more reasons for the Reverie program and what it can do.
In episode 3 we got to see how the program can bring out things that the users have suppressed. We also learn about how the program is able to help others overcome things. During episode 4, we will see more of this. So with that spoilers ahead and we are on our way.