Shadowhunters is a go!

It’s official! After a while of rumours and web talking, ABC Family has finally confirmed the order of the new series Shadowhunters, based on The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare.


The show will start from scratch, ignoring everything previously put on screen in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013).

I’m super excited that we finally got the confirmation, though being totally honest, I’m not really sure about the network… but we’ll see 😀 .

The Daily Show has found Jon Stewart’s replacement

Hurray!!! The Daily Show correspondent Trevor Noah has been named the new host of the show, after the departure of Jon Stewart.

I have to admit that I’m ecstatic about this piece of news. No one can ever replace Jon Stewart, but within the pool of Daily Show correspondents I could only image 3 of them stepping into Jon’s shoes: Jessica Jones, Trevor Noah and Hasan Minhaj, and between the 3, Noah is perhaps the one with the most range… so, yuuupppiiiii!!!

This Week on TV (23-29 Mar)


Scorpion: Young Hearts Spark Fire


While trying to rescue a group of hikers from a mountain, team Scorpion’s helicopter crashes, eventually causing a wildfire. While Sylvester stays behind with the pilot, the rest of the team goes and tries to find the hikers.

My favorite bits of this episode involved Toby. First, Toby diagram with the explanation on why he knows that Walter is in love Paige, to which Walter denies (though not very convincingly). Then there’s all those wonderful interactions between Toby and Happy… after their kiss last week, he’s acting all protective of her (though she thinks it’s annoying) and ends up telling her that he’s in love with her. I was so glad that she did not run!!!!


The Flash: Rogue Time


After the all the distress that was last week, when Barry finds himself on the day before, he decides to change a few things up and arrest the Weather Wizard before he’s able to do any real damage. Dr. Wells warns him of the consequences, but really how could this day be any worse than the previous one?!

Well, Captain Cold and Heat Wave return (with Cold’s sister), they kidnap Cisco and his brother and force him to disclose the Flash’s true identity. Meanwhile Barry, so sure now of Iris feelings, decides to make a HUGE move on her, only to be punched by Eddie – sorry dude, but you totally deserved that!

In the end Barry has a talk with Cold, where he considers that he doesn’t have to kill people to get what he wants and then he decides to relocate… all very civil! I get why they did this, they’re clearly paving the way for the new show, but although I can comprehend that Cold doesn’t really have to hurt people, he really likes to be in control, I don’t see Heatwave playing by the same rules… so it will be definitely fun to watch how that plays out.

There was a nice parallel between Cisco and Well’s talk this week and the last. In both Well’s told Cisco that he saw him as a son and was proud of him, but this week he did not kill him!!! Hurray for that! He does kill someone though, Iris’s boss, which leads Barry to suspect that something is up with Wells. Well done Barry, it only took you 16 episodes!!!!

By the way, the time in which Cisco can build 3 extremely different guns out of someone’s house – not a lab – is amazing… more over if you consider that one of those guns fires gold (?!).


Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Love in the Time of Hydra


Remember when we were all worrying about Mac when he was stuck in the city?! Oh, well, not I’m wishing he had died right away, maybe that way we could have kept Tripp. The “Real SHIELD” unveiled itself this week to Hunter, they say that stand for truth and honesty and transparency, Coulson, like Fury, keeps way too many secrets and that’s not how SHIELD should run.

Hunter (luckily) is having none of it – I always liked Hunter, but now I love him, and I can’t believe how Mac and Morse are acting… though I still have a slight hope that Morse is indeed a double agent and that she will side with Coulson in the end. Hunter managed to escape this new SHIELD, though he’s unable to contact Coulson.

After May and Coulson talk, he decides to bring Skye to a secure and secret location, where she can be safe and work on her powers… she feels like she’s in prison, but really, amazing timing. Simmons delivers Coulson a new pair of gloves for Skye, that will minimize the effects of her powers, but she’s feeling conflicted about it. Fitz, for his hand, thinks that there’s nothing wrong with Skye, or him for that matter, the real one on the wrong there is Simmons, she has given up to her fears and insecurities and is too much changed. He’s so on the nose with this one, Simmons IS changed for the worst and her new behavior unfortunately falls right in line with the new SHIELD.

The Ward and Agent 33 storyline was just plain weird… I liked that it involved Talbot, but that was it… I found it utterly dispensable.


Arrow: Suicidal Tendencies


Now I’m officially not getting Felicity, I mean, she’s right with all that “I want someone who’s not afraid to be happy”, but after Ray doubted her in that way, I was a little disappointed that she did not give him any crap – she has no trouble doing so with Oliver, so why was she so ready to be all lovey dovey with Ray?!

They better start fixing it!

I get that Captain Lance is hurt with his daughter and everything, he has the right to be, but he’s going a bit off the rails…

And Maseo?! WTF?! Now you’re imitating the Arrow too?! I’m so disappointed, I like(d) him so much.

I will miss Deadshot!

Diggle and Lila’s wedding was wonderful, but I wish we could have seen a bit more of it… maybe Oliver’s best man speech?! Felicity catching the bouquet and glancing at Ollie?!


Law & Order: SVU: Parole Violations


This week the episode dealt with the abuse and power that Parole Officers have upon the parolees, it finally introduced some background and family for Carisi and dealt with the fact that men can be raped by women.

I don’t think they had ever gone there in 17 years, and I’m so glad they finally did. Rape in itself is a taboo, but somehow, when it’s the fact that men can in fact be raped by women, there’s more than a taboo, there’s a huge disbelief. Not so long ago I was having a talk with my mother (highly intelligent and liberal woman) and we were talking about rape and for some reason I brought up this particular subject (men being raped by women) and she (intelligent, worldly woman) said that she did not think it was possible for such a thing to happen… So I’m glad that they finally took on a case that not only shows that it happens, it can happen, and unfortunately how unlikely it is to be acknowledge.


Supernatural: Paint it Black


How can they still put a new spin on old ghost stories still amazes me. Dean, confession, church and nuns?! Funny as usual.


Criminal Minds: Rock Creek Park


The case this week was a bit f* up, even though it wasn’t at all creepy or weird or deadly. But the fact that those 2 people had such a twisted view of things… wow…

But there’s only one thing that matters in this episode (besides the fact that Kate is already showing), was that little bit in the end… REID GOT A DATE!!!! I’m so happy for him!!!

Movie of the Week: Insurgent

Last year I was not really convinced when I was walking out of Divergent, this year I wasn’t even sure I wanted to watch Insurgent… but hey, when you start a series, you have to keep to it, right?


It was some of the slowest 2 hours of my life. The movie felt flat for me, the story was way too simplistic, no serious surprises or a real thread through the story. Tris feels guilty, then they’re hutting divergents to open the box and the right one just happens to be her, then it’s obvious she’s gonna open it – I mean, come on, movie 2 of 4, nobody actually thought she was going to die there, right?!

I don’t know… apart for some cool effects – thanks to those simulations – there was nothing more to it. Again, the acting did nothing for me, only Kate Winslet and Naomi Watts were actually great. I’m still not convinced by Shailene Woodley and Theo James as the main couple, though, to be fair, they’re a little better on this one than the first.

I was honestly expecting a whole lot better…

Heroes Reborn adds Hiro!

Hiro Nakamura was mine (and I’m sure a lot of other people’s) favorite hero! I’m so happy about this! NBC has announced that Masi Oka will reprise his role as Hiro Nakamura in the 13-episode revival of Heroes, Heroes Reborn.


The show will premiere in the fall, and the cast includes fellow Heroes vet Jack Coleman as well as Zachary Levi, Ryan Guzman, Robbie Kay, Danika Yarosh, Judith Shekoni, Kiki Sukezane, Henry Zebrowski and Gatlin Green.

Movie of the Week: Cinderella

What a wonderful live action adaptation… I dare to say that I actually like this movie much better than the original animated one! Cinderella will always hold a special place in my heart, it was the first animated movie from Disney that I own, back when we had VHS, and I watched it on a loop.


This version though is much better than the first. They give a background to everyone, Ella is perfect and the Prince, or Kip, doesn’t go around aimlessly trying to fit a shoe when it’s clear that the face does not match. He knows who he’s looking for and it’s adorable.


The movie is filled with such magic and humour that it was a joy to watch, I couldn’t stop smiling! It could also be because there was a couple sitting on my right hand side, where the guy was clearly enjoying the movie much more than his girlfriend… it was funny!

Lily James was the perfect choice for Cinderella, she exudes an innocence, charm and goodness that you can’t help but identify it to the character. Richard Madden was great as Kip, the guy can act, scratch that… he’s eyes alone are enough to convey the whole story!


Cate Blanchett did, as per usual, an amazing job in the role of the Evil Stepmother, bringing a much needed depth to her character. It was funny though to watch her and Helena Bonham Carter in such a role reversal. Bonham Carter, who usually plays some wacky roles, is amazing as a fairly normal Fairy Godmother, though a bit spacey…


But if I had to pick favourites in this movie, it would be the stepsisters, Drisella and Anastasia, played by Sophie McShera and Holliday Grainger. They managed to make the sister a bit lovable and so so funny.

While the CGI for the making of the dress was a bit much (but so it is in the animation movie), the transformation of the pumpkin and animals, especially the rats is awesomely done. Those little rats were amazing!

Jubilee is coming to X-Men: Apocalypse

Yesterday, Bryan Singer took to Instagram and Twitter to announce a new casting bit for the new X-Men: Apocalypse. Newcomer Lana Condor was cat as none other than Jubilation Lee, a.k.a., Jubilee.


She first appeared in “Uncanny X-Men” #244 and was created by Chris Claremont and Marc Silvestri. The character’s mutation allows her to create and control energy plasmoids akin to fireworks. 

When I first started to watch the X-Men animated series (and subsequently reading the comics), I had a few favorite mutants, Cyclops and Jean, Rogue and Gambit, Psylocke and the kid with the yellow raincoat. Yeah, Jubilation Lee was always one of my favorites! Maybe because she was so relatable. When the movies came out though I was fairly disappointed that although she was always seen in the background, Jubilee never had the significant role she ought to have. So I’m super excited that not only is she making an appearance, but that her casting is important enough to be divulged like this 😀 !!!

Directed by Bryan Singer, X-Men: Apocalypse also stars Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), James McAvoy (Professor X), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Nicholas Hoult (Beast), Alexandra Shipp (Storm), Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), Kodi Smit-Mcphee (Nightcrawler), Tye Sheridan (Cyclops) and Oscar Isaac (Apocalypse). The movie reportedly starts shooting this summer and will hit theaters on May 27, 2016.

iZombie: Brother, Can You Spare A Brain?

Let me tell you, I really liked the first episode of iZombie, but this one threw it out of the park…


This episode is all about Liv having something more to live for and appreciating life a bit more. Due to the corpse of the week, a famous painter with a passion for live, Liv gains some of his way of living, which means she sees beauty in everything and everyone – so much so that she starts hitting on everything that moves…

This eventually leads her to make a move on Major, you know, the ex-fiance she broke up with and that has been pining for her for 6 months, but him, feeling hurt and confused, shuts her down. Well done sir!

The other side of this episode was Liv finally meeting the other zombie, Blaine (David Anders), or him meeting her. He talks a good talk, saying how he’s changed and how sorry he is for turning her and so on, but Liv is not buying it (good reason she has too). Turns out Blaine sees an opportunity for business in the whole zombie thing and willingly turns somebody else, promising to supply her with fresh brain if she pays up.

It was a fantastic episode Liv (Rose McIver) and Blaine (David Ander) have an amazing chemistry and I can’t wait to see their banter on future episodes. Ravi (Rahul Kohli) is great and he needs to get out of the morgue more and interact with people… he’s hilarious while interacting with people.

The X-Files will be back!

Oh Yeah! The X-Files is to return to TV after a 13 years absence. Fox has announced today the order of 6 episodes to be shot sometime this summer, to air sometime next season!


And do you want more good news?! The original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will be reprising their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully!!! I’m so excited about this news!