Friday, August 29, 2014

The TV MegaSite's Blog Post #138

  • Monday 8/25/14

"Teen Wolf" was on Sunday instead of Monday this week...I guess because they didn't want to air opposite the Emmys. The VMA's were right after. It's kind of funny that MTV has these awards, since they stopped showing videos a long time ago! Being over 50, I don't listen to too much "new" music any more, and half the time I don't know the artists people are talking about.  I love awards shows but was never really into the music ones, anyway. I used to sometimes watch the Grammys in the 70's or early 80's, but I was never that into them, like the acting awards.

Anyway, I always love "Teen Wolf"! Such a great twist at the end of this episode with Peter and Kate.

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  • Tuesday 8/26/14

I'm still keeping up on "General Hospital" every day. My husband watched part of it with me this week. He doesn't know the more recent characters (he used to watch with me sometimes in the 80's). When he saw Roger Howarth (Franco) in his scruffy beard, he said that he looks a bit like Maynard G. Krebbs. He's right! LOL!

It's so great that they're mentioning Frisco, although I'd rather see him!  I love how they're bringing back Peter Harrell and all of that history.  I wonder if Peter Harrell is fake Luke?  It was great how Anna said today that Robert was investigating the WSB in Wisconsin (Genoa City, where "Young & The Restless" takes place! Because the actor who played Robert, Tristan Rogers, is now back on Y&R as Colin). Ha ha.  They're very good at using history and pandering to fans. They just need to have more original stories and get rid of the clich├ęs.

I mostly watched DVD's so far this week...

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  • Wednesday 8/27/14

I'm watching "Royal Pains" now. I always love this show. It's always fun and entertaining. I plan to build a section for the show on our site. So many primetime shows to cover! It takes a long time for me to build one section for one show.  Making the pages and then adding content takes a while. I also plan to make pages for the aforementioned "Teen Wolf", among others.

That was weird with Boris buying the hospital. I guess they don't need HankLab any more. I wasn't too surprised that Emma disappeared.... kind of figured. Can't wait for next week's season finale! Looks exciting. But I hate when they have the season finale. I sure hope they renew it for next year.

I spent the past 3 days making the new 2014 Primetime TV Schedule!  There are just way too many shows now! LOL!! I hope you can check it out.

I was reading a Q&A on either or TVLine and the person answering questions, the TV expert, replied to a question about some of the shows that he doesn't watch that particular show. It made me feel better because being another TV critic, I always feel guilty if I can't watch all of the shows... I don't watch "Game of Thrones", for instance. I'm sure I would enjoy lots of other shows I don't watch or have no time for.

I haven't yet watched the Emmys, so I've been avoiding social media all week, for the most part. I did happen to see that Colbert and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss won, but otherwise I'm still in the dark.  Yay, Stephen Colbert! I love his show.

I'm worried that my DVR is dying again. Lately it's not responding well. Hopefully it's just the remote. I'm going to have to hurry and clear off as much as I can, just in case.  Time to watch the Emmys, I guess! I think I still have the Tonys on there, too...

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's conference call interview with Haven's Emily Rose and Lucas Bryant! Yay! They're so great. I have to watch the Haven DVD that Syfy sent me tonight, so I can have some good questions to ask them.  Then next Tuesday I get to speak with Sean Astin of "The Strain"! Of course he's been awesome his whole career, especially in Lord of the Rings. He had a lot of fun movies in the 80's, too. And of course he's also the son of Patty Duke and John Astin! Wow!!  He's the 4th actor that I've interviewed from the "Lord of the Rings" and "Hobbit" movie franchise. I previously interviewed John Noble, Martin Freeman, and Elijah Wood! Woo hoo!

Right now I'm recording the latest episode of "Mistresses" to DVD. I still haven't finished watching last season yet! So I'm very behind.

I did watch "Hot In Cleveland". That was cute. It's always fun and silly. Funnier than most sitcoms on today, that's for sure.

  • Thursday 8/28/14

My conference call interview with Emily and Lucas of "Haven" went great this morning! They were very fun and nice. I was happy to learn that this isn't necessarily the last season (I thought they had said it was definitely the final season - glad I was wrong!).  Make sure to watch the new season starting 9/11! If the ratings are good, they'll keep it around another year.

I got very bad news today that "Longmire" was canceled. I love that show, so it really upset me. I had no idea it was even in danger of that. I thought it was a very highly rated show. Stupid A&E. I hope another network will pick it up. Otherwise we'll never know if Branch died or not, and whether Walt and Vic get together.

Today I'm trying to catch up on episodes of "The Bold & The Beautiful".  I have them going back to June. Some of them I have to put on DVD because we still need updates for them. We need to find a new person to do Thursdays and Fridays regularly.  Deborah was doing them, but I guess she stopped.

After I clear off the DVR, I can go back to watching my DVD of "Criminal Minds" 9th season to review it. Woo hoo!  I've got a long list of new shows coming up for Fall, but between Sundi, Eva, and me, we'll hopefully be able to get most of them.

The History Channel is airing "Houdini", a 2-part miniseries, starting Monday. Will you watch it? It sounds good.

This week's News and schedule page is at and next week's is at I should have the latter page done by Sunday morning at the latest. I'm very happy that I've been able to keep up a little better lately, get some stuff done, and even clear out a lot of my email and catch up on that. Yay!

Have a great Labor Day and 3 day weekend!

Monday, August 25, 2014

The TV MegaSite's Blog Post #137

Last week was incredibly busy for me! Besides running the TV MegaSite, which is a full time job, I'm in a band, and lately that's been like a second job.  Also, we moved a couple of weeks ago, so I've been unpacking and dealing with house stuff (like having to repair appliances).  Crazy and hectic!

I tried really hard this week to catch up on some of the DVD's that they've been sending me lately for review. I really fell behind. You can read my reviews. Sundi also has written some new ones.

I was supposed to interview Piper Perabo of "Covert Affairs" last week, but I had to miss that one. So disappointed about that! Couldn't be helped, unfortunately. I really had wanted to speak with her because I met her husband years ago when he was playing Reginald on "General Hospital". They just got married, too.

Sometimes these DVD's take a long time to watch. I've been watching "Elementary" all week. One disk left! Then I can start on the "Criminal Minds" DVD from this past season.

I spent a lot of time making tons of new primetime pages for our site. Lots of hard work. I also fixed a lot of buttons that were having problems or needed new ones added, and Gisele helped me with that, too, on the daytime section.

I binge-watched this PBS show "Vicious", which I'd been recording. What a hilarious British show! It's one part "Married with Children", one part "The Golden Girls" and one part "Are You Being Served?"  I just laughed and laughed, and I had tears streaming down my face during the last few episodes. It's been a long while since I laughed so much!

I'm so glad to have "Doctor Who" back! Yay!!! I guess I'll put up with Peter Capaldi. Like Clara, I do prefer the younger, sexier Doctors that we've had for the past 9 years.... this guy is too old. Ah, well, as long as the writing's at a certain level, I'll still be entertained.

I was watching new BBC series "Intruders" starring John Simm. It's good and very creepy. However, I hate when they take these great British actors and then make them play Americans, stripping away their sexy accents.  This is made by the BBC, so why the hell does it take place in the U.S. and why does everyone have American accents? It makes no sense whatsoever.

I did notice one mistake, though. When Simm's character, Jack, is looking at his cell phone after trying to call his wife, it says "Amy's Mobile" rather than "Amy's cell". Um, we don't call them mobile's here in the states, you silly Brits! And even if we did, they would be called MObulls, not moBILES like you call them.  Oops!  Otherwise, it does look like the US and the accents are convincing.  Good cast. I'm always glad to see Robert Forster, and his partner is played by James Frain, who's in "Grimm" and so many other shows and movies. I remember him on "The Cape"!  That little girl is great, too.

This week's news page is at and next week's will be at !

I also binge-watched "The Killing" on Netflix (4th season). It's always awesome. I'll write up my review tomorrow.

I'm in an oldies rock band now, and when I'm not singing lead, I sing background and play the tambourine. I feel like Laurie Partridge! Only I actually sing and don't lip-synch (much)....

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Have a great week!