By Alyssa & DRWHO42
Last week provided us with an interesting variety of shows. Into the Badlands’ return was marked with great martial arts as well as a few surprises. Based on what we saw on Sunday Season 2 should not disappoint. The Flash/Supergirl crossover was a little bit of a departure from the heroic serial and it was special treat for many of us. Arrow was insightful and delved deeper into the emotion motivation of Oliver Queen to wearing his ‘hood’.
The week is light in the realm of new entries but there are a few notable entries. Jenna Elfman’s Imaginary Mary on ABC is one of the standouts with checking out. On Netflix Five Came Back: A Story Of Hollywood And The Second World War that is getting a lot of positive buzz. The series focuses on five iconic directors who became ‘cameras for hire’ to create newsreels for the US Military as part of the war effort. In an ingenious casting move, the creators have enlisted some of the top directors to provide commentary about their icons of the past cinematic generation. Guillermo Del Toro provides commentary and insight on Frank Capra, Paul Greengrass on John Ford, Francis Ford Coppola on John Huston, Lawrence Kasdan on George Stevens, and Steven Spielberg on William Wyler. The series is based on Mark Harris’ 2014 book Five Came Back: A Story Of Hollywood And The Second World War and is narrated by actress Meryl Streep. This should appeal to cinema buffs and as well as those interested in WWII. We highly recommend giving this a try.
This week marks the series finales for Grimm and Bones. Both had impressive and successful runs with Bones pulling in 12 seasons while Grimm hunted for 6 seasons. David Boreanaz fans may not have to wait too long to see him onscreen again because he signed on to an untitled Navy Seal pilot for CBS this week.
Lastly, this week also marks the first season finale for Legion. This mind-bending series is, by far, one of the most creative this season. Fans of this series will be happy to know that it will be back for a second season.
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On-going: 24:Legacy!, Legion, The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow, The Blacklist, Blindspot, The Big Bang Theory, Colony, Supergirl, Quantico, Flash, Arrow, Black Sails, The 100, Legends of Tomorrow, Blacklist: Redemption
Binge / Stack: Hawaii 5-0, Westworld, Glitch, Elementary, Voltron, The Magicians
On vacation out of the country, can’t watch TV /ARGGGG/
Notable shows are highlighted in red.
Sunday – March 26, 2017
FOX Bob’s Burgers: Aquaticism/ain’t Miss Debatin’ [Back-to-back New Episodes]
Monday – March 27, 2017
CBS The Great Indoors: Aaron Wolf [New Episode – Special Night & Time]
Tuesday – March 28, 2017
HULU The Mindy Project [5th Season Finale]
FOX Bones: Episode 12 [Series Finale]
Wednesday – March 29, 2017
HULU Harlots [Series Premiere]
Margaret Wells struggles to reconcile her roles as brothel owner and mother to daughters Charlotte and Lucy. When her business comes under attack from Lydia Quigley, a rival madam with a ruthless streak, Margaret must fight back even if it means losing her family and possibly her life. Click for more information Click for Trailer
ABC Imaginary Mary: Sneak Preview [Series Premiere – Special Night & Time]
Alice (Jenna Elfman) is a fiercely independent career woman whose life is turned upside-down when she meets the love of her life–a divorced father with three kids. This triggers even more upheaval when the slightly unhinged imaginary friend she created as a child suddenly reappears to help her navigate the transition from single girl to a woman ready for a family. Click for more info and trailer
FX Legion: Chapter 8 [1st Season Finale]
TV LAND Nobodies [Series Premiere]
Friday – March 31, 2017
NETFLIX 13 Reasons Why: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]
Newcomer Katherine Langford plays the role of Hannah, a young woman who takes her own life. Two weeks after her tragic death, a classmate named Clay finds a mysterious box on his porch. Inside the box are recordings made by Hannah — on whom Clay had a crush — in which she explains the 13 reasons why she chose to commit suicide. If Clay decides to listen to the recordings, he will find out if and how he made the list. This intricate and heart-wrenching tale is told through Clay and Hannah’s dual narratives. Click for more info and trailer
NETFLIX Dinotrux: Complete Fourth Season [4th Season Premiere]
NETFLIX Five Came Back: Complete First Season [Series Premiere]
Journalist and author Mark Harris’ “Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War,” a 500-page examination of five filmmakers — Frank Capra, John Ford, John Huston, George Stevens and William Wyler — and their documentary exploits during World War II, was born out of a personal connection and a professional curiosity.
“My father had been a World War II veteran — he died when I was young,” Harris recalls. “As I got older, I realized I had ignored his war stories. And I came to realize World War II and World War II movies were my weak spot, my big gap in American history.”
His first instincts were as a film historian, peeling back the layers of five men changed by global conflict, who created vital work on the front lines and then came back to America to produce the deepest, most profound work of their careers. But he also couldn’t help but see the potential for a documentary handling of the material.
On March 31, three years after the book’s publication, Netflix will premiere a three-part adaptation of the tome, directed by Laurent Bouzereau. Five modern filmmakers serve as proxy guides for the classic quintet: Guillermo Del Toro (Capra), Paul Greengrass (Ford), Francis Ford Coppola (Huston), Lawrence Kasdan (Stevens) and Steven Spielberg (Wyler). The series is narrated by actress Meryl Streep. To read more To watch trailer
NBC Grimm: The End (#613) [Series Finale]
ABC Last Man Standing: Episode 22 [6th Season Finale]
ABC Dr. Ken: Episode 22 [2nd Season Finale]
Saturday – April 01, 2017
NBC World Figure Skating Championships [2-hour Special Presentation]
BBCA Planet Earth II: The Making Of Planet Earth II [1st Season Finale]