What To Watch Tonight? We’ve got all the great TV tonight! Arrow, The Passage (read our recap and review of last week’s episode here), and an all new Manifest top our list for the night. Also high on the list, the series premiere of I Am The Night (which we’ll be recapping), a great new, limited series suspense thriller on TNT.
Also on tonight, all new Black Lightning, The Good Doctor, and The Resident. What are you watching?!?
“You Owe Me A Unicorn” (Episode 102)
January 21, 2019
Last week on The Passage, we learned a government-funded project, Project NOAH, was making “not vampires,” accidentally, in an attempt to find a super cure for a Chinese avian flu which will soon hit the United States. In order to further their research, Project NOAH tests their serums on human subjects, people that society will not miss when they go missing. Enter Amy Bellafonte, a ten-year old girl that was recently orphaned, and Brad Wolgast, the man tasked to kidnap Amy and bring her to Project NOAH’s lush Colorado compound. Brad has a change of heart and now, him and Amy are on the run from Project NOAH and the military capabilities of the United States.
Catch up on ALL of the action from last week’s pilot with our deep dive recap, here. Now, on to tonight’s deep dive recap and review of The Passage, episode 2, “You Owe Me A Unicorn” …. BEWARE OF SPOILERS!
What To Watch Tonight? We’ve got all the great TV tonight! Arrow is back from its Winter break, making it our Top Pick at 8pm. At 9pm, we’ve got all new The Passage (read our recap and review of last week’s episode here), our Top Pick To Watch Tonight. At 10pm, our Top Pick is an all new Manifest.
Also on tonight, all new Black Lightning (also back from its Winter break), The Good Doctor, Bull and The Resident. What are you watching?!?
“Pilot” (Episode 101)
January 14, 2019
If you read our Love It Or Leave It? Review for The Passage, you know we’re big fans. This was a no brainer show for us to recap because there is so much juicy detail in the episodes. At PCR, we love to dig in, rehash and relive great TV. Our recaps are blow by blow accounts of the episodes, full of details you might have missed and quotes that we think resonate and should be highlighted.
So, let’s not waste a minute. Read on for the deep dive recap and review of The Passage episode, “Pilot” … BEWARE OF SPOILERS!
Love It Or Leave It? Review
January 14, 2019
Based on a book of the same name by Justin Cronin (the first in a trilogy), The Passage premieres tonight on Fox (9/8c). What a shot in the arm this show is on for network television. Exactly what we need in terms of innovation, character creation, story and production value.
From writer (and showrunner), Liz Heldens, and an executive producer team that includes Ridley Scott, The Passage stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Vincent Piazza, Brianne Howey, Caroline Chikezie, Henry Ian Cusick, Jamie McShane, and McKinley Belcher III.
Read on for a spoiler free synopsis of the show and whether we … Love It Or Leave It?
What To Watch Tonight? What a difference a week makes. Last Monday was a wasteland and tonight? It’s all the great TV. We have the series premiere of our Top Pick To Watch, the new vampire, horror genre show, The Passage (which we’ll also be recapping). Also on, all new Manifest as well as the return of new The Good Doctor, Bull and The Resident. If you were into Bravo’s Dirty John, check out Oxygen’s behind the scenes-type show Dirty John, The Dirty Truth. What are you watching?!?
At this year’s New York Comic Con, we got a chance to speak with Liz Heldens, the Executive Producer and Showrunner of the upcoming Fox series, The Passage. Joining Liz was Justin Cronin, author of the 2010 sci-fi, dystopian, monster horror novel of the same name which the show is based on. The Passage premieres on Fox on January 14, 2019.
Liz and Justin sat at the roundtable for a long time, much longer than we’re usually given access to creatives at these types of things. I appreciate them for answering all of the questions tossed at them. Liz and Justin spoke a variety of topics, including working together on adapting the novels to television; how people experience a story on a personal level; and the importance of telling a character driven story in a genre show.
“I certainly approached it as character first and genre second, which is how I think Justin approached the novels.” ~ Liz Heldens
“A book is an event and event happens every time it’s read.” ~ Justin Cronin
After the jump, check out transcribed excerpts from the interview with Liz and Justin, as well as video of the full unedited interview!
At this year’s New York Comic Con, we got a chance to speak with Brianne Howey and Vincent Piazza, the stars of the upcoming FOX show, The Passage. The Passage, based on the 2010 sci-fi, dystopian, monster horror novel by Justin Cronin of the same name, premieres on FOX on January 14, 2019.
Brianne (who plays Shauna Babcock) and Vincent (who plays Clark Richards) were great and sat with us for a long time. They spoke on a number of things during our roundtable, including the enthusiasm for the show; how the writers have made a vampire-genre show relevant to 2018; the use of time and flashbacks in the storytelling; character development and character-specific episodes over the season; and getting to work on their own stunts.
“It kind of plays on truth and fiction, as well. Leading into a genre world. It’s interesting. I love the set-up.” ~ Vincent Piazza
After the jump, check out transcribed excerpts from the interview with Brianne and Vincent, as well as video of the full unedited interview!
At this year’s New York Comic Con, we got a chance to speak with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Emmanuelle Chriqui, the stars of the upcoming FOX show, The Passage. The Passage, based on the 2010 sci-fi, dystopian, monster horror novel by Justin Cronin of the same name, premieres on FOX on January 14, 2019.
Mark-Paul (who plays Brad Wolgast) and Emmanuelle (who plays Dr. Lila Kyle) were great and stayed with us for a long time. They spoke on a number of things during our roundtable, including adapting source material for TV and making changes to characters from novels; how The Passage exceeds being a typical genre show; and how ambitious in scope the production of the show has been.
“It took me a while, and because I’m such a huge fan of the books, it took me a while to understand that what we’re doing as a TV show, doesn’t have to be the exact adaptation of the books.” ~ Mark-Paul Gosselaar
“They’re so good, man. This is so much more than a genre show.” ~ Emmanuelle Chriqui
After the jump, check out transcribed excerpts from our interview with Mark-Paul and Emmanuelle, as well as video of the full unedited interview!