This Week on TV (13 – 19 April)

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Jane the Virgin: Chapter 18

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The most lasting relationship on this show: Rafael and his cell phone! Seriously people… why are you messing this up, my heart break a little each time Rafael and Jane share a screen lately, I want them all lovey-dovey again.

Ok, I’m crying here, Rafael? Really? You want a break? Heartbreaking!!!

What’s up with Andie? Seriously?! Is she totally crazy?!

Roman is in the house! Can’t wait to see his reasoning for killing his own brother.

   

Scorpion: Cliffhanger

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Wow… talk about nailing a title for an episode!

They will all make their peace, right? Cabe is not really leaving, right? Paige will go back on her word and get back to Scorpion, right???? And more importantly, Walter is ok… right?! He’s freaking ok, right?

   

iZombie: Flight of the Living Dead

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First things first: oh yeah Lowell!!! They played his introduction so damn well, revealing that he’s a fellow zombie at just the right time, and so smoothly that Liv forgot to even question the basics, such as how did it happen, or how does he feed, the only thing she cares about is that he’s really cute and looking for a date! – I totally get you, girl!

Turns out there are a lot more zombies out there, and in high places… yeah, even the chief of police…. they’re everywhere.

Speaking of zombies and dates, Major takes a major kick down from a zombie, the last we see of him he’s unconscious at the skate park, bleeding all over. The next scene is Lowell asking Liv out on a date and a new corpse appearing at the morgue… my heart stopped, at this moment I thought for sure that Major was the one lying on that gurney, maybe coming back as a zombie or whatever, but no, no word yet on how he left that park, but it seems that he’s alive for now… major sigh of relief!

Have I mention that I really like Lowell?! Yeah, and It took me way too long to recognize him… shame on me! Oh Arthur, I mean, Bradley James, I really missed you on my screen!

Also… Ryan Hansen!!!

   

The Flash: All-Star Team-Up

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Poor Eddie, I was never so sorry about the poor man. He’s in trouble with Iris because he’s keeping secrets about Barry, at Joe’s request. So she moves in into the house where Joe lives with Barry, living Eddie all alone.

I do like the new dynamic between Eddie and Barry though, the new crime-fighting trio is amazing.

“It’s like I’m dating Barry, but in Oliver’s body”… oh man, Felicity, when are you gonna learn to keep your mouth shut?! But she’s so adorable!!!

Also, does she and Ray always have to be touching?! It creeps me out!

How is Cisco having daydreams about something that never actually happened?!

   

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Melinda

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Poor Melinda… this episode really makes you feel for her. She had so much live before that incident and then it’s like it got all sucked away from her. 😦

So Skye now knows about her story, her parents, her birth, etc, and Lincoln realizes that Raina has another power… she has visions of the freaking future. Well done Raina.

Best 2 minutes of the episode are the last ones. Fitz is able to open Fury’s toolbox and communicates with Coulson and Hunter, and Hunter talks him through ditching his tailing detail… great 😀 !!!

Even if Coulson is setting up a new base for powered people, Melinda knows better than not to trust him, right? He’s the director, he’s bound to have some secrets…

   

Weird Loners: Weirded Out

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Still not convinced… at all…

    

Arrow: Broken Arrow

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I just want to kick Lance’s ass so damn much, how dare he? Destroying the foundry like that?! And the love fern?! OMG!!!

Laurel however, just keeps getting higher on my consideration.

Oliver and Ray “team up” in one of the best things ever. Oliver teaching Ray how to be a hero is priceless. The hint that Palmer and Felicity might be related?! Oh Ollie, you jealousy is showing.

Damn it Felicity! “You’re the man that I believe in”? Really? How hard would it be to say “the man I love”?!

Oh Roy… I will miss you most of all as well… I cried so much when he showed up at the foundry, even though I knew it was going to happen.

I really hate Ra’s al Ghoul right now (though I admit that I hate Lance just a tad more).

     

Supernatural: Book of the Damned

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I so want to see the Winchesters on a beach somewhere, with sand between their toes…  please, make it happen!

Charlie’s back, bitches! Oh yeah! Better than that is Charlie and Castiel being “besties”, seriously, I did not know how much I needed it before it actually happened.

Oh Sammie… Rowena?! Are you out of your damn mind?

   

Criminal Minds: A Place at the Table

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Poor Hotchner… is it not enough that he will never be able to forgive himself about Hailey’s death, but having his father-in-law rubbing it in his face… poor guy! Still, no doubt that he’s an amazing guy.

I need more Reid with Penelope, ASAP!

    

Young & Hungry: Young & Old

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Such a funny episode… poor Gaby just keeps messing things up.

   

The Big Bang Theory: The Communication Deterioration

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I’m glad that Penny got out again of the whole acting gig, they should not get down that road before.

I’m also very glad that Raj and Leonard had a storyline about themselves.

This Week on TV (6 – 12 April)

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Jane the Virgin: Chapter 17

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I’m not liking this, they’re putting a pretty big edge between Jane and Rafael and I’m not comfortable with it. I hate to see them so distant 😦 …

What it is that Michael ex-girlfriend is playing at?! I get that she wants Michael back, but why the hell befriend Jane if she knows full well who she is?!

I really like Petra! Since her mother went away, I like her more each episode. What I’m not liking is the fact that she’s still very much into Rafael. But let’s all admit it, she’s pretty smart, finding out that Aaron is indeed Roman it’s pretty cool – I actually believed that she felt something for him…

Let’s give it to Rogelio, saying that he’s getting there with Xo, but she needs to get along with his mother in order for him to say “I love you”.

   

iZombie: Liv and Let Clive

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This one is probably my least favorite episode of iZombie so far.

On the case, Liv eats the brain of a murder victim, killed by the Chinese mafia, and has visions that lead her to believe that Clive is a dirty cop. The brain also gives her mad Kung-Fu skills and a huge onset of paranoia. Turns out that obviously Clive was not dirty, but undercover, and he really did not want Liv to see that side of him… ohhhhh….

Meanwhile, Liv, worried that Major’s girlfriend is making the move to move in with him, convinces Ravi to be his roommate. Against all odds, that actually works out great, they end up having a few (gaming) things in common and I suspect that from now on Liv will spend much more time with her boss and ex-boyfriend. By the way, if I haven’t said it before, here it is, Ravi is my favorite, he’s just amazing!

Blaine, turns out, is quite the intrapeneour. He has created a few (a lot) of zombies and has a full business catering to their needs. His life style involves frequent trips to the hairstylist, manicures and tanning. Oh, what a life!

   

Forever: Best Foot Forward

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The case was kind of cool this week =D, it went a totally different way than I expected and that is always refreshing.

Henry’s flashbacks to the 20’s were important, it showed what some people are willing to do for their art, even if it’s quite hard to grasp around it.

Abe works with Lucas in order to find Abigail, and tadda… Lucas finds her – obviously he doesn’t know that Abe’s mom is in fact Henry’s wife, but hey… they found her!

On that note, Abe goes to tell his dad that his mom is located right at the time that Jo was about to explain to Henry why the hell she did not want to go to Paris with her boyfriend – spoiler alert Henry, I think it has something to do with the fact that she has feelings for you… just saying!

   

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Afterlife

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Fitz-Simmons!!! Fitz-Simmons!!! I was never so happy so see a sandwich… mind you, I cried when I saw that stupid sandwich… you go Fitz-Simmons! After months of seeing them apart and not being able to communicate, it was truly wonderful to see them so in sync, even though apparently they were anything but. For a moment there I thought that Simmons’s loyalties were wavering, but then she showed that not only is she loyal to SHIELD, but she’s also very loyal to Coulson and her team. You go girl!

Meanwhile, Coulson and Hunter try to find Skye, and when they don’t find her, and after Coulson remarks that the new SHIELD are not the bad guys, they decide that they can’t stand still, they’re going to fight back. Coulson asks for reinforcements, a.k.a. Deathlok, and the three of them go on to find what HYDRA is doing with powered people, with the goal that it will lead them to Skye… it involves however to ally with someone bad, Grant Ward. I laughed so hard at Coulson’s interactions with Hunter, they’re both so hilarious. I understand the need to bring Ward back, given that he’s still a part of the show and all that, but I’m not missing him at all in this series…

Skye wakes up in the place they call Afterlife (hence the title of this episode). She meets her transitioner, Lincoln (Luke Mitchell), who heals her injuries and prepares her for training. But she’s smart and an agent after all and she knows he’s not telling her everything. She then finds that Raina is there and Skye is prepared to make her pay for everything she did, but then someone stops her, an elder. Not only a freaking elder, but Skye’s mom! You know, the one her father told us was dead?! Apparently not so!! Very much alive, how?! No idea! But she wants to be Skye’s trainer, for obvious reasons, though poor Skye has no idea.

Skye’s dad though is kept looked away, with Gordon being “the key”. Gordon is creepy, there’s something that he says that I’m pretty sure it means that Cal and Skye are not meant to be alive for much longer. Still, he has his role to play, and he takes Jiaying to see her husband (ex?!), and while she confirms that Skye is there with them, she points out tells him that he’s not going to see her. Outch! I’m starting to not like this Inhumans very much, apart from Lincoln, he seems nice and cute and hot.

    

Weird Loners: Weird Dance

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I’m still not sure about this new show… I really hope that Stosh stops trying to stick his tong down Karen’s throat – especially if she’s eating at the time… gross!

Zara is pretty much my favorite so far.

   

Law & Order: SVU: Granting Immunity

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Distribution of child pornography and anti-vaxers on the same episode… genius!

I really like the way they handled the problems and complications that arise from unvaccinated children. It’s a real problem people! And that first sequence, when we actually see the dissemination process was super well done.

Poor Nick, do all his children have to move away?! And are he and Rollins still together?!

And poor Liv, how many more times is little Noah going to go to the hospital?! They both deserve a break.

    

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

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The backdoor pilot for the new spin-off series and I loved it. Taking Criminal Minds beyond the borders sounds beyond interesting and I can´t wait to see them deal with all the diplomatic problems that it entails.

I quite liked the team, but if I had to pick my least favorite it was Anna Gunn’s Lily Lambert. I honestly don’t know why, maybe I’m just not a fan of Gunn’s acting… but the way she calmly talks, it kind of annoys me (I also had this problem while watching Gracepoint).

(How weird is it that on this episode there was a “Fitz” and a “Simmons”?!?!?!)

(A series with Daniel Henney?! Yes please!)

   

Young & Hungry: Young & Munchies

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Silly me that only this week realized that Young & Hungry was back! I had a wonderful time watching that gang again.

First of all, I really like the intro, I don’t remember ever watching it during the first season.

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Josh is funnier than ever, now that he knows his feelings for Gabby and (unfortunately) knows that she’s happy with someone else, his character gained a whole new and bigger dimension. Meanwhile, I just want to slap Gabby, sorry girl, but she should be with Josh!

   

The Big Bang Theory: The Fortification Implementation

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Howard’s got himself a brother! That’s pretty cool, I always love when there’s some development in the characters outside the main duo. This has potential, I can’t wait to see what they’ll do with it.

Amy and Sheldon have their first sleep over… on a blanket fort on the living room, but hey, it’s better than nothing and it will involve both of them in their pajamas, so…

Wil Wheaton is back, man, that guy is always funny. Penny and Leonard’s fight however, not so much. The initial argument, about her having a job now, I can tolerate. The second one, about her making way more money than him… bah! I see his point, man, he studied all his life, it’s not the same as Bernadette and Howard, where she makes more than him, but she has a PhD and he doesn’t. Here, Leonard has studied so much, and still Penny makes twice what he does?! He can’t believe it. And I can’t believe what he said… Poorly done!

Jane the Virgin: Chapter 13

Poor Jane and Rafael… this week they were so excited to get some 3D photos of the baby and find out the sex, then they were totally blindsided by the possibility of something being wrong with the baby…

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Jane struggled to make the right decision: do an amnio to find out and risk losing the baby, or do nothing. In the end she decided to do it, because she couldn’t not know (then she changed her mind but it was too late). Rafael continues to surprise! He stood by her side, supported all of her decisions and made sure she felt good about them. Poor guy even slept on the floor by her bed while she was on bed rest… couldn’t he sleep in the bed with her, without anything happening?! She was on bed rest after all… At the end, still not knowing the results, Jane decides she has to let go a bit, and leave some room for surprises and Rafael convinces her to not find out the sex of the baby, for it to be a surprise… oh… I’m pretty sure it’s a boy though!

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Michael doesn’t take long to find out all the inconsistencies in Rose’s story and comes to the conclusion that she is, in fact, Sin Rostro!! I’m glad that didn’t take long. But by then it’s too late, Rose is long gone (and blond… what’s up with that?!).

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Petra turns down Milos and then karma strikes again… Lachlan kicks her out of the hotel. No problem though, Milos just bought 33% of the hotel and is willing to let her rule, for as long as he can rule by her side. I was a bit disappointed as to how they managed the Petra/Lachlan situation… not enough drama… I thought that maybe he would leave her stranded somewhere, Spain, the desert… whatever… but not in front of the hotel.

Rogelio (finally) gets a job offer, but it would mean that he would have to move to Mexico… I don’t think he’ll do it, I do hope it will finally propel him and Xo to express their feelings. Oh, and Alba has the hots for a gentleman in physical therapy… can’t wait to see what that will lead to…

While reviewing the security camera, Nadine realizes that neither Rose, Emilio nor the Bell Boy were responsible for Zazo’s murder – remember?! The first one?! – And this opens up a new can of worms… then who did it?! As to answer our loud question, Rafael is seen talking to Zazo, but is it Roman?! Or is it his twin Aaron Zazo?! And if it is Roman, then who died impaled by ice?! Ohhhh, so many questions… please tell me that it’s the twin and that Rafael is not a bad guy… I couldn’t stand it (and neither could Jane!)!!!!

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This week on TV (like, Monday and Tuesday, 2-3 Feb)

The whole week was getting a bit big, so, here’s Monday and Tuesday’s shows:

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Jane the Virgin (Chapter 12):

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This week Jane and Rafael visited Luisa in the “nut house”; Rogelio was fired from his telenovela, Milos finally found Petra and we finally learned the identity of “Sin Rostro”.

I have to admit that I love Rafael and Jane together, I love how normal their relationship is. Jaime Camil’s Rogelio is just amazing, it’s impossible not to love him, he totally broke my heart while he was dealing with the loss of his job and the fact that his daughter finally called him “dad”. Petra and Milos working together was just amazing and the fact that Jane was actually her shoulder to cry on. Finally, did you see the identity of “Sin Rostro” come?! I totally thought it was Petra’s mom… I was so mistaken!!!

“You can’t have The Passions of Santos without Santos! Then it’s just Passions, and that show failed!”

   

Sleepy Hollow (Spellcaster):

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A lot of witchcraft going on… So, Henry is alive and well and ran into some conscious problems, but not anymore… and what’s more, Frank is working with Henry and they’re planning something nasty!

I still don’t like Katrina, and now, with the white eyes and messed up things going on, she’ll definitely turn bad at some point.

Also, how’s Ichabod and Katrina’s marriage?! They’re living under the same roof, but are they even having sex?!

   

Castle (I, Witness):

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Poor Castle had it rough this week. After an old school classmate asks for his help as a PI, determining if he’s having an affair, and ends up being a witness for a crime that did not happen… he really had a tough time.

As entertaining as it is this whole PI thing from Castle, when does he get back to the precinct?!

   

Broadchurch (Episode 5):

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Wow, it still amazes me how they are keeping up the quality of this show. I still have no idea who the Sandbrook killer really is, I think Tom know more about Danny’s death than he has let on.

I’m so scared that Alec is not going to survive this season… he looked really bad this last episode.

Ellie Miller is my hero! “I’m gonna solve this!”, that’s the spirit girl!

   

Marvel’s Agent Carter (The Iron Ceiling):

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Why aren’t more people watching this show? It’s amazing! This week we got the Howling Commandos back, Thompson finally saw Peggy’s worth, while Sousa started to connect the mysterious blond to Peggy Carter.

It was great to see “Dum Dum” Dugan again and to see how the Howling commandos treat Peggy, so differently from the people from her own squad. They respect and admire her, and view her as an equal sometime, and as a superior most of the times.

Dottie… oh man, Dottie… she’s a Black Widow right? Same type of training and everything… it’s scary!

  

Forever (Hitler on the Half-Shell):

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I really enjoyed this episode, though how can they be somehow “pardoning” Adam, after the way he had just killed that guy in the container, is beyond me.

   

Supernatural (About a Boy):

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Mini-Dean (Dylan Everett) was just the best, almost as good as real-Dean (Jensen Ackles), he nailed it … I mean: “My voice is weird and I’ve got like nine zits and I have zero control over this. I mean, it’s up, it’s down, it’s up for no reason!”… Hilarious!

I love that they got Mrs Patmore from Downton Abbey to play the Witch, she was marvelous!

And Dean (mini and big) liking Taylor Swift?! OMG, I laughed so hard at that!

   

The Flash (Crazy for You):

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Caitlin and Barry coming to the conclusion that they have no personal life, going up for drinks and karaoke, and then Barry not only holding her hair while she throws up, but putting her on her pajamas, getting her to bed and staying with her until she fell asleep?! Cutest thing ever!

It’s great that they both decided to move on, but was it just me, or Caitlin was a tiny bit sad that Barry had a date with another girl? Speaking of Linda, how bad was that burn Iris?! Right? Is she going to realize now, that the guy is dating, that she might have had feelings for him all along?

The thing that surprised me the most was that fact that Cisco was kind of a badass… he’s got some moves.

I love that Barry’s dad figured it out that he’s The Flash, and managed to tell him how proud he is of him and for him to be careful, without actually telling him that he knows. Barry has the best dads!

This week on TV (7-13Dec)

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: The show continues funny as ever (despite not being worthy of a Golden Globe, apparently), but that last scene, when Rosa is all smiles, just warms my heart.

Jane the Virgin: Wow, the show got me a little scared for a moment there. Stuff was being revealed, sparks were flying all over, and now Rafael knows Jane is a virgin and Jane knows that Rafael was willing to lose everything for her… wow… and then some more sparks literally flew. Rogelio is the funniest character on the show, he just cracks me up.

The Big Bang Theory: What a sweet and funny Christmas episode.  I love how they keep advancing Sheldon and Amy’s relationship with baby steps and very naturally.

Selfie: Wow, what a great episode this was. Karen Gillian and John Cho really gave their all in this episode. I do hope that through some sort of Christmas miracle, the show is picked up for some network… seriously, it’s the best new sitcom of the year (for me), how could they have cancelled is beyond me. Eliza’s karaoke and drunken state broke my heart.

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Scorpion: Am I the only one who thinks that Sylvester and Megan are going to have a thing?! Either way, I ship it! What I don’t ship is Walter with anyone who isn’t Paige… when Agent Simone Taylor goes in for the kiss, I literally covered my eyes… no, no and no!

Supernatural: Wow, this mid-season finale has everyone! Castiel tries to help his vessel daughter (who is great by the way and I hope appears more often), he enlists the help of the brothers. It’s great that we had a Destiel moment, we hadn’t had one of those in a while, where Dean tells Cas that he’s not ok, and if things turn bad, he wants him to kill him (even if Sam tries to stop him, which he will). Things don’t end well though, with Dean killing a bunch of guys to feed the Mark and Sammy desperately pleading with his brother… sad… Meanwhile, in hell, the King a.k.a. Crowley, a.k.a. Fergus, has a bonding moment with his mommy, a.k.a. the superwitch Rowena… this will be fun!

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Forever: We finally found the identity of the mysterious caller, after he turned Henry’s life into a living hell. I thought for sure that he would tell Jo about his condition… oh well…

Criminal Minds: What a twisted, sick episode… It seriously gets to me that after 10 years they can still tell these creepy stories. It was a great episode, I’m sad that Aaron and Beth broke up, but it was predictable given that she hasn’t been around and it was lovely to see Rossi worried about his friends and making him go out and meet new people.

This week on TV

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Sleepy Hollow: Is it OK not to like Katrina?

Castle: It was nice to see an Esposito episode, I have missed those.

Jane the Virgin: I’m pretty sure I’m team Rafael, Jane and Rafael just make the cutest couple. And also, Michael wasted no time at all to get the “waiting time” back…

2 Broke Girls: Is it just me or the writers are not very sure in which way to take the show? Last year it was the whole “pastry school” debacle and now Max doesn’t even has a name for her project?! HHHmmm… I’m pretty sure that if it wasn’t for Kat Dennings this wouldn’t even be worth it… Granted, Caroline is more tolerable this season.

Scorpion: Can Toby and Happy get together? Like, now?! I’m so happy that he was finally able to tell her how he feels.

State of Affairs: Why am I starting to think that the person sending those messages is Charlie’s former boyfriend?

The Flash: Eddie on pain meds is just hilarious, could we see more of him?! Pretty please? Also, was it just me or Caitlin and Barry shared some kind of moment (3 times)? Are they playing some kind of “Felicity” card here? Not that I mind, I would rather see him with Caitlin than with Iris anyway…

Supernatural: Am I the only one sad that Hannah is gone? I really liked her with Castiel and that kiss left room for a lot more (I’m not even going to talk about his face when she got naked in front of him…). Also, didn’t they just deliver the BEST WTF moment in a long long time with that final scene?!

Criminal Minds: So… Rossi has not only a daughter, but also a grandkid?! =D

Jane the Virgin… just wow!

Jane the Virgin… let’s get real: this is probably my favorite new show! Yeah, you read it. I’m totally loving The Flash as well, but this one, well, it took me completely by surprise, and it’s so different from everything else around it that it just takes the prize.

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It’s beyond funny and witty, it has murder, mystery and sex (and a whole lot of “not sex”), and the narrator… OMG… he’s the funniest thing ever. The cast is brilliant and the characters are well rounded and not at all boring, they all have two sides: weather it’s the playboy who had cancer and turned his life around, or the good cop that’s definitely hiding something, or the mother who got pregnant and went against all and had a marvelous baby (and raised her right), or the gay doctor sleeping with her own step-mother, or the grandmother who only speaks spanish, and Jane, obviously, marvelous Jane, who’s a virgin, but not a saint 😉 ! I just love it so much. I spend the 40 minutes laughing and crying, but it’s well worth it.

Congrats to the CW, a network that always produced a “certain” kind of shows, not only is expanding its basis, but might well have the 2 best shows of the year (and not to mention the amazing job they’re still doing on Arrow).

Fall’s first “falls” and full orders

The season of cancellations (of new tv shows) has begun! Manhattan Love Story (ABC) was the first show to fall – which is not that hard to believe. Soon after NBC has cancelled Bad Judge and A to Z, also not surprising, though I am sorry about A to Z, I was really enjoying it.

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On the reserve side of the equation, some shows received a full season order. NBC has granted Mysteries of Laura a full season pickup. ABC has ordered a full season of How to Get Away With MurderMadam Secretary, NCIS: New Orleans, Scorpion and Stalker (CBS) all got full season pickup as well. Fox has ordered a full season of Gotham as well. Finally The Flash and Jane the Virgin got the same privilege by The CW.

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