The Following debuted last night to many open-jawed, eyes covered, creeped out viewers. To recap, Kevin Bacon plays Ryan Hardy, an elite ex-FBI agent taken out of retirement after a diabolical serial killer, Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) escapes from prison. By the end of the episode, Carroll is caught and hauled back to prison but not before he kills his only surviving victim from nine years ago, reveals his cult of killer followers, and aids in the kidnapping of his own son.
But was it good? Find out after the jump!
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It’s been awhile since the last Cartoon Cuts, mainly because the volume of references in South Park episodes can be hard to sum up. However, my love for animation is urging me to get going again with the return of Futurama and Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
Futurama is a show that parallels Family Guy in its cycle of being cancelled and then re-instated by the networks. We all feared Futurama was over around 2009 when the voice cast couldn’t reach a contract agreement with Fox, but later that same year fans were promised an ‘up to 26 episode’ new sixth season. Ironically, Futurama’s return in June 2010 “helped the network to its highest-rated night.. and its highest-rated Thursday primetime in the network’s history.” Supply and demand, baby. Despite the relative ‘meh’ value of the last season, 26 new episodes have just started rolling out, and are scheduled to air on Comedy Central through 2013.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force is a crazy show that has survived both terrible movie and boring video game adaptations, and doesn’t seem to care at all about consistency or character logic. It retitled itself Aqua Unit Patrol Squad for no good reason in 2011, and again as Aqua Something You Know Whatever in 2012. But that’s really the charm of this show; it’s a unique irreverent oddity, and it’s heading in to an incredible 9th season. I check out the first episodes (with minimal spoilers) after the jump…
With season 11 of American Idol all wrapped up and Phillip Phillips starting his reign as winner, this summer should be filled with rumours and speculation surrounding the Idol judging panel. Who’s in, who’s out and who’s next to take a seat beside Randy Jackson – I am going out on a limb, but I don’t think Randy is going anywhere.
In the end, it was all about a bromance. Which I think is ironic, since when House hit the airwaves in November of 2004, I don’t even think there was the term bromance. However, like it did for eight seasons, House surprised us as it closed down for good last night, leaving us with one of the most memorable figures in television history.
Watch With Amanda: Alcatraz and more axed, Grey’s Anatomy news, and Britney’s new $15 million TV gig
Well guys… it’s official. Alcatraz has been cancelled (poor Hugo). After an amazing start for the series, the ratings plunged and it’s not really surprising that Fox has decided to not bring it back. In an announcement yesterday Fox has also cancelled Bones‘ spinoff The Finder, Breaking In, and I Hate My Teenage Daughter. On the bright side, Keifer Sutherland’s Touch has been renewed and the network has also picked up a bunch new shows for the fall and a few sound promising. Click through to read more about them. Read the rest of this entry
Hello, BiffBamPop readers and Fringe fans! I’m sharing my thoughts about the latest Fringe happenings. I’ve been a fan of Fringe since that fateful Sunday night debut four seasons ago. Fringe may have been “X-Files lite” back then but I still enjoyed the first season. It seems like Torv & Jackson being on the cover of Entertainment Weekly came from an alternate universe, doesn’t it?
What makes Fringe one of the best TV shows today is the journey of the characters. These engaging people are always welcome to act out their temporal struggles in my home. Anyone watching Fringe week by week will wonder why John Noble, or even Anna Torv and Joshua Jackson, never gets considered for a major TV award. Mad scientist Walter Bishop should be one of the highlights to be promoted by anyone airing Fringe, whether Fox or some other channel in the future.
Pretty Little Liars returns on Tuesday June 5th with their third season, and ABC Family has just released this synopsis of the premiere episode which will definitely get you excited…
“A summer has passed since Aria, Emily, Hanna and Spencer found out about Mona being ‘A’ and Maya’s death…. Each of the four girls spent their summer in different ways – Aria taking a photography class, Spencer taking college courses at Hollis, Hanna taking cooking classes with Caleb and Emily building houses in Haiti. But… with post-traumatic stress, anger and the acquisition of more secrets the four Liars are anything but fine. Now all back together and coming upon the second anniversary of Alison’s disappearance, the girls find themselves back on the defensive when a shocking event rocks Rosewood.”
What is the shocking event???
Truth be told, I don’t watch The Simpsons very often any longer, but every so often they manage to knock something out of the park. In this instance, it’s a spot on parody of the opening to HBO’s Game Of Thrones. If you missed it when it aired this past Sunday night, you can check it out below. I’m fairly certain it will make you that much more anxious for the return of GOT.