HELLO … IT’S ME …

HELLO

IT’S ME

AND I’M STILL ADDICTED TO WATCHING TOO MUCH TV …

 

It’s been a while.

Yeah.

Like, a really long while.

Whatevs.

 

I’m not going to waste anyone’s time with details, excuses, or dramatic re-enactments explaining my disappearance. Aint nobody got time for that. This isn’t an episode of Snapped.

However?

And, luckily for y’all…

My undying love – for all things television – has NOT been compromised.

not. even. a. little.

In fact – during my unexplained absence – my love affair with TV has grown even stronger.

 

 

With the newest viewing options; from cable and networks providing ondemand capabilities – to Smart TV’s and RoKu apps, such as: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime?

I’ve inevitably developed a sixth-sense.

For real, people.

I’ve been given a gift. Finding the most awesome television shows, ever.

Some people read fortunes, see the dead, or communicate with the other side. Other people provide stock options, develop retirement plans, or figure out super fancy shit with money. Some people learn. Some people teach. Some people have degrees. And some people just flip burgers or mop floors.

I am not any of those people.

I’m just a television junkie. Committed to all things TV since 1974.

 

 

And I am here to give you the inside info.

  1. I’ll let you know when something is worthy of binge-watching. And I’ll give you the reasons why.
  1. I’ll let you know when something is NOT worthy of binge-watching. And I’ll give you those reasons why.

 

Why?

Because I’m nice like that.

 

 

On the other hand?

I am NOT going to research facts, or spend hours perusing IMBD, or spend one second looking up Rotten Tomato or other notable Critic Scores. I am NOT going to read reviews before, during, or after – watching any show, on any venue, ever.

This is just an unbiased and un-researched television junkie’s blog.

That. Is. All.

 

So…

Brew some coffee, or pour yourself a cocktail, and let’s watch worthy TV, together, again!

Hope y’all enjoy my recommendations, as much as I enjoy watching these shows.

 

* PS: Suggestions are ALWAYS welcome, usually on my Facebook account. Except for anything SyFy and/or History. NO. Because, BORING. Denied.
FYI: I favor crime/suspense/murder/mystery – on any & all venues. And then I will lean on: Comedy, HGTV, IDTV, BRAVOTV, or even Reality TV, when desperate.

 

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Dexter – The 8th and Final Season

 

Sadly, this summer, two of my all time favorite shows, will come to an end.

The series finales – for both Breaking Bad and Dexter – are highly anticipated.

Showtime confirmed season eight would be Dexter‘s last April, following nearly a year of question marks surrounding the show’s future.

“This ending has been planned for a couple of years, and every few months or so I kicked the tires and said, ‘Are you sure you want to end? Are you sure you want to go?'” Nevins said. “But they had a story in mind, and [showrunner] Scott [Buck] and Sara and Michael and [EP] John [Goldwyn] stuck to their guns, and they’re doing the end that they wanted to do. And this is the beginning of the end.”

With less than a week from ‘Dexter”s final season premiere, “A Beautiful Day,” why wait until this coming Sunday for a sneak peek at the Showtime serial killer’s eighth year?

 

 


Via Wikipedia

Dexter is an American television crime drama mystery series that aired on Showtime from October 1, 2006, to September 22, 2013.[1] Set in Miami, the series centers on Dexter Morgan (Michael C. Hall), a forensic technician specializing in blood spatter pattern analysis for the fictional Miami Metro Police Department, who leads a secret parallel life as a vigilante serial killer, hunting down murderers who have slipped through the cracks of the justice system. The show’s first season was derived from the novel Darkly Dreaming Dexter (2004), the first of the Dexter series novels by Jeff Lindsay. It was adapted for television by screenwriter James Manos, Jr., who wrote the first episode. Subsequent seasons evolved independently of Lindsay’s works.

In February 2008, reruns (edited down to a TV-14 rating) began to air on CBS, although the reruns on CBS ended after one run of the first season. The series has enjoyed mostly positive reviews throughout its run and popularity, including four consecutive Primetime Emmy nominations for Best Drama Series starting in season two. Season four aired its season finale on December 13, 2009, to a record-breaking audience of 2.6 million viewers, making it the most-watched original series episode ever on Showtime at that time.[2][3]

In April 2013, Showtime announced that season eight would be the final season of Dexter.[4] The season-eight premiere was the most watched Dexter episode with more than 3 million viewers total for all airings that night.[5] The original broadcast of the series finale—shown at 9 pm on September 22, 2013—drew 2.8 million viewers, the largest overall audience in Showtime’s history.

Dexter was nominated for 23 Primetime Emmy Awards, in the category of Outstanding Drama Series four times in a row, from 2008 to 2011, and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (for Michael C. Hall) five times in a row, from 2008 to 2012. It has also been nominated for nine Golden Globe Awards (winning two), seven Screen Actors Guild Awards and received a Peabody Award in 2007.[44]

On December 14, 2006, Michael C. Hall was nominated for a Golden Globe Award at the 64th Golden Globe Awards. In 2008, the show was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series for its second season (Showtime’s first ever drama to be nominated for the award), and its star for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series. It won neither, losing to Mad Men and Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston.[45] In 2010, Hall and John Lithgow, in their respective categories, won a Golden Globe for their performances, on the same night, for their work in season four.

The Big C

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The Big C is back for it’s second season on Showtime. Airing MONDAY nights at 10:30PM ET/PT . And I for one am totally-super-psyched about it! Personally I think this is Laura Linney’s FINEST performance. She is absolutely BRILLIANT in her role as Cathy Jamison. The season finale of season one literally left me in a puddle of tears – but, in a good way. I am really looking forward to seeing how this next season unfolds.

*If you think there isn’t any really good television to watch during the summer, may I suggest tuning into this show.

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Laura Linney returns in her Golden Globe® winning role for a new season of The Big C, the hit Showtime Original Series about living… with cancer. After spending most of season one ignoring her illness, Cathy Jamison has decided to fight back. “Bring it on,” says Cathy, as she enters an experimental clinical trial while continuing to live life to the fullest in this heartfelt and surprising comedy. Conservative Minneapolis wife and mother Cathy Jamison let her freak flag fly when she got her cancer diagnosis. She also decided against treatment, at least until her loved ones learned the truth. But now she’s opting to face cancer head on. Her family and friends can have their problems, she’s got a life to live… and fight for.

Here’s the official trailer for Season Two:

Is anyone else here watching this?

If not, you’re definitely missing out!

Shameless

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Frank Gallagher is the proud single dad of six smart, spirited and independent kids, who without him would be… perhaps better off. The brilliant William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum star in this wildly engaging and fearlessly twisted new Showtime Original Series. The Gallaghers may not have much in the way of money or rules, but they know who they are — and they’re absolutely, wildly, unapologetically SHAMELESS.

When Frank Gallagher’s not at the bar spending what little money the family has, he’s stirring up trouble. But he’s not the only one who keeps things interesting. Lip uses his smarts to get what he can, Ian’s exploring alternative sexuality, Debbie’s got her hand in the donation jar, Carl’s breaking every rule he can find, and toddler Liam’s just along for the ride. Good thing the family has Fiona, the eldest daughter who dutifully keeps them all together, even as she tries to figure out where and how she fits in to her own life.

*SHAMELESS premiered on SHOWTIME Sunday, January 9th at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Encores will be broadcast throughout the week and available On Demand and on Showtime Anytime™.

So, I finally got around to watching this new series, and I’ve been trying to think of best way to summarize the show without giving too much away. Let’s just say, there’s a lot of sex, there’s a lot of drinking/partying, and there were even a few scenes that totally touched my heart. I have to say, I am a HUGE FAN.

Huge.

Fan.

And not just because I’ve always admired William H. Macy, and not just because Emmy Rossum is positively brilliant.

But because it’s genuinely well-written.

You will instantly fall in love with all of the characters, you might even hate some of them sometimes. And after watching the entire season, I am TOTALLY looking forward to the Season Two debut.

DEXTER (SEASON FOUR) PREMIERE

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Yes, I am shouting. And YES, THAT IS WHY THE TITLE IS IN ALL CAPS!

Season Four is set to premiere TONIGHT at 10/9c on Sunday, September 27, 2009.

[Insert Meleah jumping up and down, screaming for joy and doing a totally-super-crazy-happy-dance.]

Showtime has announced Academy Award-nominated and Emmy, Tony and Golden Globe award-winner John Lithgow will be joining the cast of Dexter for all 12 episodes in the upcoming fourth season.

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I think Lithgow will be an excellent addition to the show, considering how well he can pull of both creepy and funny. From what I’ve read, Lithgow will play a prolific serial killer named Walter Simmons, Miami’s latest serial killer and Dexter Morgan’s (Michael C. Hall) new nemesis.

Walter Simmons is described as an unassuming, mild-mannered suburbanite who has been living a dual life as one of America’s most prolific serial killers, dubbed the “Trinity Killer” because of his proclivity to kill in threes.

After being tracked by FBI special agent Frank Lundy (Keith Carradine), Simmons relocates to Miami, where Dexter is brought on to assist in the investigation and becomes fascinated with the killer’s skills.

After watching Dexter’s unsuccessful attempt to train Jimmy Smits’ Miguel Prado as a thoughtful and deliberate killer during season three, I think it will be very entertaining to watch Dexter become the student again.

I am so excited, I can’t even wait for it to hurry up and be 10 o’clock!

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Nurse Jackie


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Nurse Jackie is a brand new series set to air on Showtime, Monday [June 8th]  at 10:30 est pm. Yet, for some reason, I was already able to watch the premiere on demand! Yay for me. If you miss the premiere, or if you do not subscribe to Showtime, you can watch the full episode online by clicking HERE.

The lead character, Jackie Peyton is played by thee time Academy Award Winner Edie Falco, and she is simply marvelous. From the opening scene, she is laying in the middle of the bathroom floor, flat on her back, with an inner-monologue running aloud, wherein she proceeds to cuss, while making sarcastic and witty jokes. As the camera pans down you see gum on the bottom of her shoe which immediately humanizes her character. In the very next scene, she is snorting a painkiller. Which, of course grabbed my attention and didn’t let go. I am not saying this is the greatest show ever, but it certainly has potential.

Jackie is both; good and evil.  Her heart guides her to do good, but often she goes  off the beaten path. This duality makes for some dark, yet comedic, moments. No matter how strange the scenario, Jackie just takes what’s coming at her. She’s not surprised by much. Except maybe when a co-worker grabbed her boob and claimed it was nerves. I was worried that I’d see Carmela Soprano in Nurse Jackie, but fortunately, that was NOT the case at all. Edi Falco OWNS this new character. And she does it well.

More About The Characters:

Nurse Jackie Peyton

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Nurse Jackie Peyton is far from ordinary. As an ER nurse, she navigates the rough waters of a crumbling healthcare system, doing everything she can to provide her patients with the best care possible. Whether she’s lighting into a smug doctor for failing to heed her advice, or stealing a fat money clip from a man who stabbed a prostitute and giving it to a pregnant widow, or forging the organ donor card of a man who just died, Jackie Peyton is compelled to make sense of the chaos and to level the playing field whenever she can. Right or wrong, it’s Jackie’s brand of justice all made that more manageable by a daily diet of prescription pain medication.

Dr. Eleanor O’Hara

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Her best and most unlikely friendship, however, is with the hilariously droll Brit, Dr. Eleanor O’Hara. O’Hara’s disdain for stupidity is matched only by her respect and affection for Jackie. They share the same sense of humor, and they are both the kind of people who are intensely good, but intensely unsentimental.

Dr. Fitch “Coop” Cooper

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Throwing a wrench in the machine is the young, seemingly perfect, Dr. Fitch “Coop” Cooper who typifies the smug, Ivy League doctors who have trolled the hospital halls for decades on their way to the golf course, leaving the nurses to deal with the repercussions of their drive-by diagnoses. He has these manic highs and lows. When he gets nervous he acts out with inappropriate sexual touching.

Eddie Walzer

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Eddie Walzer is the hospital pharmacist who showers Jackie with love and the painkiller Percocet. Eddie is sleeping with Jackie in the pharmacy from time to time.

Mohammed “Mo-mo” de la Cruz

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Fellow nurse, Mohammed “Mo-mo” de la Cruz is Jackie’s street-smart confidante with a biting sense of “gallows” humor. He understands the trenches better than anyone. He has her back – they have the best sort of friendship…they don’t judge one another, they’re always there for each other, and they almost finish each other’s sentences.

Zoey Barkow

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Watching and learning from Jackie’s every move is Zoey Barkow, an impressionable, exuberant, first-year nursing student whose enthusiasm for nursing has yet to be dampened by the grind of cranky patients and a flawed healthcare system. Zoey is brand spanking new and everything is really exciting…getting through the smallest procedure is a very big deal, but she sees that nursing is difficult and sometimes thinks she doesn’t have the backbone or isn’t good enough.

*I will definitely be watching this show to see how it all unfolds. I am a huge fan of Edie Falco, so that alone is enough to keep me coming back for more.

I love some of the lines in the show.

These quotes are courtesy of TVFanatic:

Jackie Peyton: It’s never easy. If it does become easy, it’s time to quit.

Jackie Peyton: Make me good, God. But not yet.

Jackie Peyton: This job is wading through a storm of people, who come into this place on the worst days of their lives.

Jackie Peyton: Don’t ever say “ta-da.” The only people that say “ta-da” are magicians or idiots.

Jackie Peyton: Percoset should never be crushed and chewed, unless you want it to hit your system like a bolt of lightening. Which is only a problem if you’re afraid of lightening.

DEXTER

Yes! Yes! Hell Mother Fucking YES!

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My love affair with Michael C. Hall as DEXTER will resume this evening because Showtime will be airing a three episode mini marathon TONIGHT at 8:00pm.

I know, I know. This is not as exciting as the much anticipated Season Four Premiere. However, if they are showing a mini marathon, I simply cannot resist.

I do know that Showtime has announced John Lithgow will be joining the cast of Dexter for all 12 episodes in the upcoming fourth season. I think Lithgow will be an excellent addition to the show, considering how well he can pull of both creepy and funny. From what I’ve read, Lithgow will play a prolific serial killer named Walter Simmons. After watching Dexter’s unsuccessful attempt to train Jimmy Smits’ Miguel Prado as a thoughtful and deliberate killer during season three, I think it will be very entertaining to watch Dexter become the student again.

Season Four is set to premiere at 10/9c on Sunday, September 27, 2009.

For those of you who do not have Showtime, you can click here for Dexters Home Page or, you may click here to Catch Up On Episodes!

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