News You May Have Missed: Charmed Reboot has a Character Twist and more…

The description of the sisters from the Charmed reboot has been released:

MACY | A witty, intense science nerd, Macy — who is in her late 20s — is a Ph.D. in quantum physics who’s moving with her boyfriend Galvin to Hilltowne, Michigan, to work in the university lab. Macy has reason to believe that she is the sister of Mel and Madison. Her power is telekinesis.

MEL PRUITT | A strong-willed feminist, she feels deeply and is a bit controlling. Mel — who is in her mid 20s and a lesbian —  is the sister of Madison. In the wake of a tragic accident, the grieving Mel becomes angry, defiantly unkempt, even violent, pushing away those who might help her, including her girlfriend, Detective Soo Jin. Mel’s power is time-freezing.

MADISON PRUITT | Mel’s younger sister (she’s 18-ish), an athletic (pilates, cheerleading) college student pledging a sorority, Madison is the opposite of her feminist sister with a desire to fit in. Madison is horrified to learn she is a witch. Her power is hearing people’s thoughts. TVLine

Everything my daughter loved as she was growing up is coming back. First, the Spice Girls is going on tour and now Disney is making a live action version of Kim Possible.

The original show revolved around a high school girl who saves the world from evildoers with her team: Ron Stoppable, a mole-rat named Rufus, and a computer geek named Wade.

Casting has begun on the movie and I am sure all the 20-something year olds out there, and their parents, will get a kick out of watching this movie. Deadline

You know I am a fan of Kdramas.

I prefer a fun rom-com over the dramatic Goblin-like shows that had me crying every week. With that said, I caught wind of one that will be coming down the pipeline:

Hundred Day Husband is about a Crowned Prince, Lee-Yool, who is a perfectionist. After an accident, he loses his memory and becomes an ordinary man named Won Deuk.

It is a historical romantic dramedy that will air on tvN. If you have a Viki or Dramafever, you may be able to watch it.

If  you know of any new KDramas that might be of interest to everyone, please send it along.

The Alienist: Silvery Smile Recap

Synopsis: Use of the innovative new procedure of fingerprinting leads the team to discover crucial evidence is missing. Kriezler and Moore interview a witness to find out what happened to Moore at the brothel.

I was tweeting like mad last night. Did you? Just so you know…I had to really figure out how to explain why this was such a great episode. Ultimately, we got a lot of insight into our three sleuths and about the killer. But, what I loved about this episode is the feeling that we officially have a case to work on. Not that the body of the young boy was not enough, but now we have a clue and a clue can lead us to so much more.

That clue is a fingerprint. The fingerprint they do have cannot give them a lot of information, but between it and the weapon of choice…they know it is someone who works with their hands. But, they need another print to solidify this theory. When they go back to the morgue to look at the boy’s body to see if there is another print, but the body was gone.

The next clue is a memory. Moore remembers what Sally said to him about the first victim. With that information, he and Kriezler go off to speak to Sally. What was interesting was the questions he asked Sally.

We also learn some more about what the main obstacle in their investigation is. That’s the police. They are corrupt because the wealthy have their hands in their pockets. When that is happening, they can make the police do whatever they want. But it is not only the upper echelon of society pulling their string, the rising tide of organized crime feeds their want of more money and what they consider a level of power over the dregs of society. We can go into History of New York City during the industrial revolution, but we do not have the time for that. What you need to know is that upper crust controlled the working class and they manipulated those that did not have the opportunities to move up in society.

So, it seems like the police think they know who has committed these crimes and it is the the son of a wealthy family. As a result of that knowledge, they are burying all the evidence as fast as it comes into the precinct.

So, when the call comes in that there was another body, whomever took it tells Teddy and he says not to say anything to the other cops for at least an hour. This gives our team enough time to do a little bit of an investigation.

We learn a lot from the victim:

  1. The killer likes heights
  2. He is no longer hiding his work
  3. There is not enough time to escape…so he is still on the premises and may like to hang around to see the cops run around like chickens with their heads cut off.
  4. He takes a trophy in the form of the drawings of Moore, when Moore accidentally leaves behind his work.

Before you know it, the press is at the crime scene and Teddy is trying to be as vague as possible. Hot on their heels, the police. With them in view, the sleuths are tipped off and leave the scene as quickly as possible.

But, what drives this show IS the three main characters. We learn a lot about them in this episode and that is partly due to their relationships outside of the group:

  1. Kriezler kind of collects people that have killed people. Mary torched her father. We learn this from Moore. His driver killed a man. We learn that from himself as Kriezler questions him about what it feels like to kill someone. He loves to figure out what drives the people around him and he does that to Sarah and Moore. However, he does not question his own motives. Does his physical deformity make him feel inferior in some way and feel sympathetic towards those who have emotional trauma? Or is it he feels everyone is deformed either emotionally or physically?
  2. Even though Sarah wants to be more than just a woman married to a successful man, she feels the pressure to comply to those societal norms and she has set her eyes on Kriezler as possible suitor.  She also has issues with the loss of her Mom at a young age and then her dying by his own hand. Yet, she understands his motives. What is really interesting is that she views herself like a child and that is intriguing.
  3. Kriezler psychoanalyzes Moore for why Moore goes to dens of ill repute in a way to get some semblance of initmacy that he is lacking in his life.  We also see his Grandmother berate him about finding love and giving more little Moores to look after. Then there is the fact that he was found in the alley and we know why…and trying to keep his good standing where it is.

Even though we are clearly putting our hope in these three broken characters, they are still driven to find out who the killer is…

…and they are slowly getting us closer to who it is.


If You Love K-Pop…Soompi Awards Means It’s Time for You to VOTE!

While the rest of the world is getting ready for the Olympics, Soompi is getting ready for their awards show.

As a fan of K-Pop, EXO is my favorite, I think that you should vote. This is an awards event that is being backed by FUSE, a U.S. based media company. So, if you want K-Pop to continue to make a dent in the United States, than take a moment to vote for your favorite singers, groups, actors, and actresses.

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ps – If you are watching the Olympics and their opening ceremonies, keep an eye out for EXO‘s Baekhyun and VIXX. They will both be preforming.

Casting News: We Know Who Sabrina’s Bestie Is & Malcom’s Legacy Continues on Arrow and More News…

Jaz Sinclair has been case as Rosalind Walker, the brash, empowered and outspoken daughter of Greendale’s minister and Sabrina’s best friend at Baxter High.

The show based on the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina got a two-season, 20-episode order on Netflix.

The Untitled Sabrina Project imagines the origin and adventures of Sabrina the Teenage Witch as a dark coming-of-age story that traffics in horror, the occult and, of course, witchcraft. Tonally in the vein of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, this adaptation finds Sabrina wrestling to reconcile her dual nature — half-witch, half-mortal — while standing against the evil forces that threaten her, her family and the daylight world humans inhabit.

The Executive Producer/Writer is Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa.

Arrow has cast Kyra Zagorsky to play the character of  Athena, a member of the League of Assassins who wants to maintain the legacy of Malcolm Merlyn, that sees anyone who was once associated with him as a potential threat. TVLine

This may mean trouble is ahead for Thea…

American Gods has a new showrunner in Jesse Alexander.

In Once Upon a Time news:


Digital Spy spoke to Chris Carter, the man behind The X-files, and they asked if the show could go on without Gillian Anderson?

So is this it, for good, forever?

“I don’t know. I think that certainly The X-Files has more life in it, there are more stories to tell, with Gillian or without. I’m sorry to see her go, I’ve never actually considered doing this show without her, so is this the end?

“It’s the end of something, I don’t know if it’s the beginning of something new. But certainly we will have to all put our heads together and figure out where to go from here.”

Do you think the show should continue without Gillian Anderson?

In Defense of Cloverfield Paradox – The Disconnect Between the Moviegoer and the Critic

Last night, immediately after the end of the amazing Philadelphia Eagles win over the New England Patriots, Netflix dropped Cloverfield Paradox.

In the movie, we follow a team of astronauts that are orbiting Earth during a time where oil reserves are being depleted and the planet is on the brink of war. These scientists are trying to solve the energy crisis, but when they fire the CERN-like particle accelerator in space they cause the rift that allows the monsters to  terrorize Earth AND it also propels this team of astronauts to somewhere they do not recognize.

That’s when the scary factor starts. These astronauts can’t find their Earth. Did they destroy it when the accelerator fired?

By piecing together clues, it clicks, they realize this is not their universe.

Getting home to their universe is priority #1.

Adding this stressor to people who are already at their wit’s end, due to being away from all that they know and love for such a prolonged amount of time….results in tensions being amped up to the nth level.

There is also the issue of the paradox. Schmidt explains to his team and us, that we are dealing with a quantum paradox on the ship called Cloverfield. Because our team is in this new universe…the other team was negated. While the physics of this universe tries to make sense of Cloverfield being in it, things go awry. Weird things happen. Things that do not make sense at all. That is when the freaky oh-my-wtf feeling starts for us, the viewer. Are eyes supposed to do that? Want to know how many ways you can die on a space station, this is the movie for you. All of it cringe-worthy and painful to watch.

While this is happening. the emotional core of the movie is anchored by Ava. She is someone who we empathize with…because the reason she is on the ship is heartbreaking. But, because we are in this new universe, she must struggle with the fact that the impossible is possible. What she is missing in her universe is in this new universe. What would you do if you were in her shoes? The logical side of you is screaming No! at the TV. The emotional side of you is in teary-mode for Ava (Gugu Mbatha-Raw).

Were there moments where you are scratching your head? Yes, but that is so minute that it should not impact the whole of the movie.

All we want to know is if this team will make it? You will have to watch it to see if it happens.

The movie is filled with a stellar multicultural cast (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, Chris O’Dowd, John Ortiz, Ziyi Zhang, Elizabeth Debicki and the Alienist’s Daniel Bruhl) that helped move the story along and gave us some great moments that have me still talking about the movie. Plot wise, it may seem like we have seen this movie time and time again, but it hits its mark and leaves you with so many bloody questions that all you want to do is watch the original Cloverfield and start counting down to the 4th installment.

Now, if you are one of those people out there who were wondering how this movie connects with the two prior Cloverfield movies, were you watching the movie?

Did you not hear the explosion, see the movement in the shadows, hear Ava’s husband talk about the “things” as he is trying to figure out what is going on with her? Do things have to be so blatant for you to connect the dots?

Also, I am not sure why people think magic can strike twice. Empire Strikes Back and the Godfather 2 were anomalies. Cloverfield was amazing, but you cannot constantly compare future movies to it. That is not fair to the future Directors and the franchise as a whole. All a new director can do is make a great standalone movie. Julius Onah did that.

Cloverfield Paradox is a great movie.

Give it a shot.

I am hopping off my soapbox.

ps – Did you catch the little Easter eggs that gave a nod to Slush-o and the Star Trek Federation. Also, did you hear the voices of Simon Pegg and Greg Grunberg in the movie?