Television

What to Watch: Future Man

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Janitor Josh Futturman leads a pretty boring life, spending much of his time playing video games when he’s not working. Things change, though, when he beats a video game that the rest of the world has given up on, thinking it was unbeatable. After he defeats the game, mysterious visitors from the future appear. They put the world in danger, and Josh is the only person who can save it. He assembles a team to assist him as he travels through time, completing various missions as he does whatever he can to try to save Earth from the extraterrestrial visitors.

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Fans Feeling “Grimm” over Cancellation News

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Grimm Season 6 is ready for the small screen on Jan. 06, 2017, but news over the cancellation of Season 7 skyrocketed through the internet creating an immediate campaign to save the supernatural show. It’s not your Mama’s fairy tale and these creatures are no joke although some episodes have been puntastically terrific. The show has a bit of everything from love scenes to action and of course, mythical creatures. The strong heroic lead, Nick Burkhart a Portland detective and residential eye candy, is a fan favorite. Nick is the guy who goes the extra mile, not only for the people he loves, but for the citizens of Portland, human and Vessen alike. Vessen are the supernatural element in the show which combine humans with animals that almost shape shift in ‘vessen’ mode.

Nick is Grimm.  A Grimm is almost like a modern Knight of the Templar set out to hunt down the Vessen which are considered unnatural and unworthy to live or reproduce. Unlike his ancestors, Nick does not desire to randomly kill every Vessen he meets unless they are a bad kind, who prey upon humans.However, the lines are blurring with him and Adalind.

An exciting scene already leaked shows the length  of Nick’s persistence to save Adalind, the mother of his child, who is back to being a Hexenbeast.  Captain Renard, the father of Adalind’s first child has taken her and Nick wills top at nothing to get her back.  Ahhh love. Rumor has it that he might even be compelled to use his supernatural powers, which can adversely affect him.

However, there is a lot of love between Nick and Adalind.

For those uninitiated, “Grimm” was first launched in 2011, garnering considerably high number of audience, which prompted the network to reach until the sixth season. It is about the supernatural detective, Nick Burkhardt, who is endowed with supernatural powers which allows him to catch creatures with supernatural abilities too.

Other members of “Grimm’s” cast include Russell Homsby as hank Griffin, Silas Weir Mitchell as Monroe, Sasha Roiz as Captain Renard, Reggie Lee as Sergeant Wu and Elizabeth Tulloch as Juliette.

Here is a basic map of the action to catch you up on the fantastic series.

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Superstore is Actually Funny!

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I tuned in to the new NBC comedy Superstore out of curiosity.  I really like America Ferrera & Ben Feldman, and the first two episodes show promise.  There were several times I actually laughed out loud because I know these people.  The characters are very likeable and relatable.  I know several people who have worked in superstores from Fred Meyer to Target.  You can easily tell the ones who are fresh on the floor and the ones who have been there entirely too long.

In this series, Amy (Ferrera) is one of the employees who has been there too long.  So long in fact, she doesn’t even wear her own name tag because she doesn’t want the customers to address her by her name as if they were friends.  I understand.  I do it to employees all the time.

The show is a bout a superstore in a strip mall but I have some serious concerns if it is going to make it in the new era of television where everything is bigger, badder, bolder and catchier. This is a simple show about regular ole people who work in a job and in a town they wished they could leave.

The series will premiere in its regular Monday at 8:00 pm timeslot on January 4, 2016.  I say give it a go, it is good clean fun.

Grimm is Back!

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Grimm is back on Friday nights and it is going to be better than ever.  I know one thing is for certain, I sure as hell don’t want to live in Portland.

If you are lost, let me do a quick recap.

Juliet is dead.

Adaline has had Nick’s baby and it’s a boy named Kelly.

Nick’s mother, also named Kelly, is dead.

Truble has been kidnapped.

The police think they found the serial killer and has closed the case.  Renard is happy about that.

…and something wicked this way comes.  It has claws too.  Really big claws.

Gotham is Back and Bat Shit Crazier Than Ever

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I tuned in last night to check out the second episode of Gotham sans the diminutive Jada Pinkett-Smith.  Initially I was confused because the little man playing young Master Bruce grew at least 6 inches over hiatus.  He is still whiny.  He is still a pain in the ass.  And the kid still believes he is in control of something, as he fired Alfred last night.  If you ask me, the kid needs his ass beat, but no one will because on TV it is called child abuse and in the comic world, he is tragic figure that goes on to be the “terror that flaps in the night.” 

bruceConsidering we know his entire life story, that whole part could have been left out, but alas, it was needed to reintroduce the deep dark chocolate, computer genius Lucious Fox.

You know him, he is the guy that makes all of those wonderful gadgets.

Gadgets Bruce is going to need to combat the criminal element in Gotham; and there is a lot of them too. Barbara Gordon, whom I would swear is supposed to be Batgirl, has fallen down in Arkham and bumped her damned head. She is nuttier than a loon. 

Hell the whole darned city is nutty as hell.  I even tweeted last night that maybe the citizens of Gotham should stop drinking the water. It appears that the powers that be in Gotham agreed.

I love the show.  I am totally hooked and since they have introduced the joker, it only gets more intense. That dude is three feathers shy of a full cap. I mean really!  He was wearing a straight jacket like is was some sort of vest of some shit. 

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Either way, I will tune in next week to see more of the insanity that is totally #Gotham.

Heroes Reborn and Leeroy Jenkins Too!!!!

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NBC is trying desperately to punch its way through the Thursday night Shonda fog.  With Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder bitch slapping all Thursday night competition, is a wonder that anything can get through. Along comes a lone warrior to give us hope.  Carrying a Samurai sword, a lot of attitude and language we can’t speak, he enters the Thursday night fray with a lone shout that reverberated through the internet.

On Heroes Reborn, we are introduced to new characters with special powers as the show picks u from where it left off in February of 2010.  The ratings were sluggish because the fans who were die-hard five years ago are now older with a cousin named Sallie Mae and Navient who likes to call the house every damned day. Sorry, I digress.  We are introduced to Kiki Sukezane who plays Miko, a young woman cast into what she thinks is a game in a piss poor effort to save her father who is being held hostage. And a player enters the game to assist Miko.

He dons his player gear in the real world to help her fight in what she believes to be a comic world, knowing it is connected to her finding her father.

What is amazing about this is that the lone warrior enters the fight with an iconic battle cry that has not been heard in many years.  He comes into the game and yells #leeroyjenkins!  Twitter is abuzz with this because gamers know the battle cry.  Those of us who have to work for a living did not know what it was.

I trolled the internet and search low and high to find it and here it is.  Fast forward to 1:21.  In the meantime, I will see you next week for more Heroes.

Daniel Wu, Tweeting Live & Into The Badlands

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I m super excited about the new season on AMC.  I am even more anxious to see a martial arts dynamo kicking some butt on screen from the pleasure of my couch.  Into the Badlands premiers on AMC on November 15th staring Daniel Wu. The name might not be familiar to many American audiences but the face is.  Some may even remember him from The Man With the Iron Fist, he played Poison Dagger with that infamous line:

Poison Dagger: I’ll see you in hell!
Jackknife: [Chuckles] Yes, I suppose you will. I’ll save you a spot by the fire.

into-the-badlands-episode-101-sunny-wu-935Fans will also be very happy in this new role that Daniel is taking on as Sunny in Badlands.

AMC deems Into the Badlands as “a genre-bending martial arts series very loosely based on the classic Chinese tale Journey to the West. In a land controlled by feudal barons, Into the Badlands tells the story of a great warrior and a young boy who embark on a journey across a dangerous land to find enlightenment.”

Of course, most people aren’t familiar with 16th Century Chinese folklore of a priest and his three disciples Monkey, Pig & Friar Sand who Journey to the West to find the Buddhist Sutra.  The first 12 of 100 chapters are background info on the Monkey King and take the pebble from my hand grasshopper kind of things. The final chapters of the story describes how these unlikely heroes vanquish demons and monsters.  In order to find the Sutra, they must journey over the Fiery Mountain, cross the Milky Way, and after battling many threats to their sanity, finally arrive at their destination – the Thunder Monastery in the Western Heaven. 

Yeah. That is the story in a nutshell. I would rather just watch Daniel kick some ass.

I was curious though, since he is in between Hong Kong and LA, if he would be tweeting live with viewers.

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Color me disappointed, but I wasn’t the only one.  Jason was a little bummed as well. Never fear @Jason_The_Ninja, he won’t let us down.

daniel wuJoin us in November on Twitter as we tweet live with me and the show.  I am certain @Jason_The_Ninja will be there as well.