The Premiere of the Television Event: ‘Aquarius’, Are Angela and Hodgins Leaving ‘Bones’? ‘The Whispers is Finally Premiering!

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‘Bones’ Review: The Motive was in the Addiction

This week Booth and Brennan hardly had any scenes together and when they did, it was very awkward.

This week Booth and Brennan hardly had any scenes together and when they did, it was very awkward.

This episode definitely reminds you that you can be addicted to just about anything. The victim this week was addicted to collecting cookie jars and it’s what got her killed.

It seems fitting that they would be dealing with a case of addiction while Booth was trying to get a handle on his addiction. He claimed he was getting better, but he was just going through the motions. He was going to the meetings, but he wasn’t participating in them. Aubrey tried to reach out to him, but he just pushed him away. He wasn’t dealing with it. And that’s exactly why Brennan wasn’t letting him back home. He hadn’t done anything to deserve to go back home yet.

I don’t know if it was the case itself or watching Brennan talk about the victim’s addiction, but finally Booth decided to deal with it. He finally spoke up in a meeting. Admitting you have a problem is the first step in recovery they say. He was lying to himself as much as he was to Brennan.

This was an interesting case because not one of the suspects they spoke to during the investigation turned out to be the killer. So many times it’s the first person they talk to or at least someone they spoke to through questioning wasn’t completely honest. This time it was none of the suspects and it came down to love and addiction.

The victim got her boyfriend to steal a cookie jar she wanted because he was a locksmith. When he realized she didn’t really love him, only the jars, he tried to break the jars with a wine bottle. She lunged in front of the jars to protect them and it got her killed.

This wasn’t at all the victim’s fault though. She was shot in the head 20 years ago, which would explain her obsession. It’s sad to think that incident ruined her life and cost her her life.

Her daughter seemed very torn up about the fact that her mother loved the jars more than her. She seemed to be the perfect suspect. But all she was guilty of was almost selling her mom’s collection.

I’m not sure how I feel about Warren and Aubrey being paired together. I’v never really liked Warren, but I really like Aubrey. Of course I’ve never been a fan of the multiple interns either. I preferred when there was one. The flirting started early in this episode and ended with a date, though neither one of them is calling it a date. The writers don’t seem to be putting them together quite yet, but it definitely seems to be headed that way.

I still don’t understand how ‘Bones’ can be renewed for another season when signs of it coming to an end keeping coming up. Angela thinks their work is eating away at them and the cause of the rift between Booth and Brennan. I don’t see why these intelligent people would continue this line of work, especially when they have other options, when they feel like it’s messing with their lives. To me it just signals the end of the show coming.

Next week we finally get to know Angela’s real name! Plus Hodgins and Angela are leaving! How can we have another season of ‘Bones’ without them? Take a look at the promo:

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‘Aquarius’ Review: The Time Period Plays a Big Role in the Plot

aquarius nbcCharles Manson may be what NBC was hoping would draw you into ‘Aquarius’, but there’s a whole lot more going on.

The time period definitely plays a lot into the storyline. The time is 1967 in L.A. and no one likes the cops. It starts out with the house that had party where Emma (Emma Dumont) went missing at. Sam (David Duchovny) was trying to find out if anyone had seen Emma, but the witness wasn’t willing to corporate and really just wanted Sam to beat him up with witnesses. 

Sam is very creative with the law. Not that I condone his methods, though they are interesting to watch, I don’t blame him. If no one is willing to talk, then you have to find a way to get the truth.

Not even Emma’s father, Ken (Brían F. O’Byrne), is willing to work with the police. And it’s not just because Sam is his wife’s ex. He has a lot of secrets and he even knows the man that has his daughter. He’s not willing to expose his secrets to get his daughter back though. He’s a lawyer, so he gets paid to make secrets go away. 

Sam is an interesting character. He’s not a dirty cop, but he does seem to get the job done at whatever means necessary. He’s got a sorted past with a wife who appears to be an alcoholic and just screwed up their son’s future. Sam is constantly worried about his son that’s in the army, while still trying to do his job. Can he manage everything?

Brian Shafe (Grey Damon) will be our eye candy for the 13 episodes. He’s very cute and fits right into the crowd. Through most of the two-hour premiere he was painted as a young and green cop, but there’s a lot more than meets the eye to this guy. He should be an interesting character to get to know. When you get to see who’s waiting at home for him, it will really open your eyes.

I was very excited to see Claire Holt as Charmain Tully. She didn’t disappoint. I only would have liked to seen more of her. She knows how to play the game already and she’s about to dive into an intense case. She got a little taste of it. You can see from the clips of what’s to come, she’ll be even more involved in the case.

She’s a woman police office in the 1960s and considering the men get no respect, it will be interesting to see how her character navigates her way through the investigation.

The entire series is now available to stream on nbc.com, the NBC app and Hulu for a limited time. You can also catch new episodes on NBC every Thursday at 9/8c. You can also check out the show online if you haven’t seen the premiere episode yet. It’s defiantly worth watching.

So has ‘Aquarius’ hooked you enough to binge watch the entire series?

I don’t know if I’m ready to watch the entire series without stopping, but I am intrigued to see the story unfold.

Kat Graham to Make Her Feature Debut with Biopic of Motown Singer

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Kat Graham will be using her acting and sining talents in her next gig.

Kat, 25, will be making her feature debut in a biopic about the woman who teamed up with Marvin Gaye on a bunch of 1960s Motown hits, Deadline reported.

The woman she’ll be playing, Tammi Terrell, started out as a back-up singer in the James Brown Revue before she broke out on her own and scored a few minor pop hits. She saw great success with Marvin in early 1967. Then Tammi collapsed on stage while performing with Marvin in October 67. She was diagnosed with a brain tumor, but continued performing until she died at the age of 24.

“I immediately connected to Tammi and her story in many ways and have felt the incredible need to tell it,” Graham said to Deadline. “Tammi Terrell defined passion and soul itself. Getting lost in the music enabled her to override life’s punishments — for when she sang, she could use the hurt to create greatness and give the world hope that maybe they could overcome their pain as well.”

After seeing Kat as Bonnie for the last six years, this seems like a great role for her. She’s dealt with pain and life’s punishments on ‘The Vampire Diaries’ and now she’ll deal with real life problems. With her talent, this seems like the perfect role for her feature debut. It will be great to see her performing those 60s hits and using the pain to create great music. The best music comes out of great pain.

According to Deadline, Kat is currently working on her debut album with Babyface. Soon we’ll have more than one way to check out Kat. We still get to enjoy her on ‘TVD’, the songs she’s released so far have been really good and imagine a whole album! Plus soon we’ll see her in a film. It sounds like her career is just starting to heat up.

The film was written by Mayram Day and produced by by Robert Teitel, Rose Ganguzza and Hilary Shor, Deadline reported. This is the first full length feature through Kat’s production company, Panthera Pictures. The film will start shooting next year.

Are you excited to see Kat in her first feature length film?

Critics’ Choice Awards Honors Best in TV on Sunday

television-awardsThe 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards is on Sunday, where some of the best on TV will be honored.

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) will announce the winners at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, May 31 8/9c p.m. A&E will broadcast the award show live with a one-hour Red Carpet Special before the show.

“From streaming television to broadcast and cable, single-camera to multi-camera productions, inventive reality shows to high-end drama series, this year’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards contenders really span the gamut,” said BTJA President Joey Berlin on the website. “It’s thrilling to continue to see such creativity and diversity in television programming, and as television journalists, it’s exciting to be able to share our favorites with viewers.”

It’s an exciting time in television with so many great dramas. The nominees for the Best Drama Series shows the variety on TV at the moment: ‘The Americans’ (FX), ‘Game of Thrones’ (HBO), ‘Empire’ (FOX), ‘The Good Wife’ (CBS), ‘Homeland’ (Showtime), ‘Justified’ (FX) and ‘Orange is the New Black’ (Netflix).

‘Game of Thrones’ is one of the most watched programs on TV and is one of the most pirated shows as well. ‘The Americans’ is a very fresh take on the over done spy show. ‘Homeland’ is been doing strong even after writing off one of its main characters. ‘Empire’ broke records in its first season and got renewed for a second after only one episode. As for ‘The Good Wife’, ‘Justified’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’, I’ve never checked out these shows, but I’ve heard nothing but good.

Shonda Rhimes knows how to pick talented actors and she did it again with ‘How to Get Away with Murder’. Viola Davis is nominated for the Best Actress in a Drama Series award. Eva Green was a screen stealer in the first season of ‘Penny Dreadful’ and continues to be in the second season. Her stunning performance has gained her a nomination for best actress award as well.

I first saw Keri Russell in the ‘Mickey Mouse Club’, but I didn’t become a fan until ‘Felicity’. She blew me away in ‘The Americans’ and it’s no surprise that she was nominated for a Critics’ Choice Award. Julianna Margulies (‘The Good Wife’ CBS), Taraji P. Henson (‘Empire’ FOX) and Vera Farmiga (‘Bates Motel’ A&E) are also nominated.

Matthew Rhys is nominated for a third time for Best Actor in a Drama Series for ‘The Americans’. I loved him in ‘Brothers and Sisters’ and he’s even better in the FX show. He definitely deserves to win, but he has some steep competition: Aden Young (‘Rectify’ Sundance), Bob Odenkirk (‘Better Call Saul’ AMC), Charlie Hunnam ‘Sons of Anarchy’ FX), Freddie Highmore (‘Bates Motel’ A&E) and Timothy Olyphant (‘Justified’ FX).

It’s nice to see someone under 30 nominated. Mae Whitman blew me away in ‘Parenthood’. It wasn’t even a teenage show and she still managed to grab your attention. She’s up against a lot of talented ladies for the Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award: Carrie Coon (‘The Leftovers’ HBO), Christine Baranski (‘The Good Wife’ CBS), Joelle Carter (‘Justified’ FX), (Katheryn Winnick ‘Vikings’ History) and Lorraine Toussaint (‘Orange Is the New Black’ Netflix).

Ben Mendelsohn totally creeped me out in ‘Bloodline’ and I’m not surprised that he’s been nominated for an award. The entire show was incredible and Danny just grew more and more untrustworthy as the story unfolded. Ben really captured the role.

Mandy Patinkin has always been a central character on ‘Homeland’. He may be nominated for a Best Supporting Actor award, but he’s one of the stars of the show.

These two men have tough competition to win the prize: Christopher Eccleston (‘The Leftovers’ HBO), Craig T. Nelson (‘Parenthood’ NBC), Jonathan Banks (‘Better Call Saul’ AMC) and Walton Goggins (‘Justified’ FX).

Make sure to tune into A&E on Sunday to find out who gets to take home the trophy!

To see all the nominees check out the Critics’ Choice Awards website.

You Can Binge Watch Claire Holt on ‘Aquarius’ Starting Friday

aquarius nbcClaire Holt is finally becoming human. Starting Thursday she’ll be trading in her fangs for a badge. She’ll be playing a cop on NBC’s ‘Aquarius’.

According to TVLine, Claire, 26, “will play tough-skinned police officer Charmain Tully.”

‘Aquarius’ will star David Duchovny from ‘The X-Files’ as L.A.P.D. Detective Sam Hodiak, chasing after a missing teen.

This won’t be just another cop show though, we go back to 1967 and they’re chasing Charles Manson. While this show does feature the legendary serial killer Manson, according to the NBC website, this is a work of historical fiction that “begins two years before the 1969 Tate-LaBianca murders. It’s a shocking thriller, a nuanced character drama and, in the end, the story of how we became who we are today.”

Chasing after Charles should be fun, but the time period makes it an interesting time for Claire’s character Charmain.

In an interview on NBC, Claire said it was exciting to play a character that gets to be “one of the first woman to be given opportunities on the police force and at the forefront of women’s rights.”

Claire said: Charmain is “strong and smart and an independent woman, but she’s living in what is unequivocally a man’s world. She is desperate to be taken seriously.”

This is something Claire is quite familiar with. She was always trying to be taken seriously with Klaus on ‘The Originals’. Klaus always called the shots and she never got what she wanted.

So Claire will be in familiar territory, but in ‘Aquarius’ it sounds like she’ll be breaking more ground than she did with Klaus.

I’ll be missing Claire as Rebekah, but at least we get to see in a very interesting role.

‘Aquarius’ will be 13 episodes and premieres on Thursday, June 28 at 9/8c p.m. on NBC. The network will be trying something different with this series. The full series will be available as of Friday, June 29 on nbc.com.

“With ‘Aquarius’ we have the opportunity to push some new boundaries to give our audience something no broadcast network has done before,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt told The Wrap. “We are fully aware how audiences want to consume multiple episodes of new television series faster and at their own discretion, and we’re excited to offer our viewers this same experience since all 13 episodes of this unique show have been produced and are ready to be seen. I appreciate the enthusiasm we’ve gotten from the producers of the show and our partner Marty Adelstein of Tomorrow Studios to launch this series in a new, forward-thinking way.”

This definitely marks the start of a new era. We’ve been binge watching shows on Netflix for years and now we can do it with broadcast television as well. Times are changing and it’s nice to see the networks trying to work with the times and not against them.

According to The Wrap, the show is only available to certain advertisers and the broadcast and VOD platforms will mirror each other. This will result in limited interruption on all platforms.

The show will premiere with a two-hour episode and then the network will release the remaining episodes online the following day. These episodes will be available for a four-week period. ‘Aquarius’ will continue to air one hour episodes every week at 9/8c p.m. on Thursdays.

So we have two options to watch Claire! She doesn’t really appear in the trailer, but hopefully she’ll get plenty of screen time. She is supposed to be a series regular after all.

Here’s Claire talking about her character:

Then check out the trailer to get ready for Thursday:

Get Ready for ‘Scream Queens’ Fashion

By now you’ve seen the trailer for ‘Scream Queens’ and are even more excited for the premiere. The show looks like a lot of fun, but the fashion is so much fun too!

I can already tell that every week I’m going to be excited to see what the Chanels’ are wearing next! Not to say I liked everything they wore in the promo, but it will be fun to see all their outfits.

The Chanels’ like pastels, furs, pearls and embellished bomber jackets. They are certainly fashion forward and like to push the envelope. Emma Roberts was wearing a feather shift dress in a few clips. The fur ear muffs were a little much for me, especially when she was wearing them inside. I’m not sure I quite get Emma’s matching fingerless gloves. Another item that should only be worn outside, but she sure looks good in them. 

I do like the Chanel’s graphic tees. Anything that says Paris on it is my kind of shirt.

My favorite outfit of the Chanels’ was Emma’s black, white and pink block dress. I would love to get my hands on this dress. Does anyone know where it’s from?

Grace doesn’t have a love for accessories like the Chanels do, but she sure loves her hats. In most of the clips with her she can be seen wearing newsboy caps and beanies. I would describe her style as girly preppy.

My favorite outfit of Grace’s was blue shirt, blue skirt, blue newsboy cap and matching blue purse. She also wore a black and floral embroidered bomber jacket in one of the clips with a tan silk shirt. Not quite like most of her other looks, but it was very sophisticated.

Are you excited for all the fashion that’s coming our way?! What was your favorite look on the trailer? Which character are you most looking forward to follow? I’m especially looking forward to Emma and Skyler Samuels’ styles on the show, but the other Chanels should be interesting too. 

If you can’t get enough of the ‘Scream Queens’ fashion, check out Scream Queens Fashion on Tumblr.

Don’t forget to tune into the show this fall on FOX.

Enjoy all the fashion in the trailer:

‘The Whispers’ Premieres June 1

2hx7kw9trffd4zm9vnxtub0jzcluslym-sjoku3hjjaopyetiwwlpuj-hlul1p-8glfib2rz8z0eoik346cc_yjghq7i9p-bezdnps7hm7yrkaf91hcwfpy1ie4cjvb7ekqu1j4tqz5o6zr018nhrqsdnrf7dgjnqsdxkungnvmyqy1t4xjr159hrfLast year we heard about ‘The Whispers’ on ABC and got a little promo and then nothing. All we knew was that it was coming to ABC in the 2014-2015 season. We finally have a premiere date and it’s really soon! June 1.

It’s been a year since Barry Sloane left ‘Revenge’ and I was devastated that the writers killed him off. I wanted Emily to end up with Aiden. I was feeling better when I saw Barry would be back on TV soon enough. I wasn’t expecting to wait a whole year though.

Barry isn’t the only one I’m looking forward to seeing in ‘The Whispers’. I’m looking forward to seeing Milo Ventimiglia. He just guest starred as a villain on ‘Gotham’, which renewed my love for the actor. I first saw him on ‘Gilmore Girls’ as Jess and he was more than just a bad boy. He was a very interesting character, much more interesting than Dean. Sure Dean was the perfect first boyfriend, but he was kind of dull. Jess kept us on our toes.

I also really enjoyed Milo in ‘Heroes’. While I would love to see him return to his character, Peter Petrelli, I’m looking forward to seeing him tackling a new role.

Barry will be back to investigating, but this time he’ll be doing legitimately as a Defense Department operative. He’ll be playing Wes Lawrence, who has close ties to the President. The ABC website said of his character: “Wes must navigate the murky, dirty battlefield of politics in order to fight back against the Enemy.”

Milo will be playing a particularly interesting character, a John Doe, whose real name is Sean Bennigan. He wakes up close to death in a remote village in the African desert. He manages to use his animal instincts to get himself back to D.C., but he becomes the target of a manhunt. He believes that something or someone is waiting for him.

Milo’s character is right, someone is waiting for him in D.C., his wife. Lily Rabe play’s Sean’s wife, Claire. She’s desperately searching for answers to what happened to her husband, who is assumed dead in a plane crash. She’s also an F.B.I. agent investigating the aliens. She discovers that her son is talking to them too.

‘The Whispers’ also stars Derek Webster, Kristen Connolly, Kylie Rogers and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf.

Aliens have been done so many times, but we still search for new takes on what lives beyond our planet. This time the aliens are getting at us through our children. It’s an interesting approach. Children are more open minded, so I can see the appeal of making contact through the children. But are these aliens a threat? Most stories make them a threat. What do they want? All these questions will start to be answered on Monday, June 1 at 10/9c.

Take a look at the promo:

And check out the first five minutes of ‘The Whispers’:

‘Penny Dreadful’ Review: Evil Spirits Come out to Play

Is she headed for the dark side?

Is she headed for the dark side?

This episode can definitely be described as the calm before the storm. It was a quite tame episode. We even got to have some laughs.

Victor took Vanessa clothes shopping. He needed dresses for his latest creation and he’s never shopped for a woman before. He came up with a pretty good lie too. He told Vanessa his second cousin was coming to visit him and he wanted to buy her some nice clothes so she could fit in, since she’s from the country. It was fun watching him be so awkward. He was uncomfortable when the sales woman thought they married and just as uncomfortable when she thought they were having an affair. None of it affected Vanessa, she was more than happy to help.

Victor appears to be getting a crush on his latest creation. He doesn’t look at her the way that he should and their conversations seem a little bit more intimate than they should be. What will his first creation think? I mean this woman is supposed to be already spoken for. What his first creature will have to learn is, you can’t force love.

We even got to see Dorian with his new infatuation playing table tennis. That was interesting. The high society was just playing and drinking champagne. Two things you would never expect to go hand in hand.

Even a run in with on of the witches was pretty tame. Of course Chandler didn’t realize it was a witch that was playing him, he thought it was just another person his father sent to bring him home. I enjoyed watching him flirt with the woman and then turn it around on her. She didn’t do her homework. He saw through the accent and the facts. She got the university in the wrong state. Chandler is quite smart and they are going to have to do better than that. They started out well, making her the damsel in distress, but after that their plan just fell a part.

The team is getting closer and closer to discovering the truth from their artifacts. If there is anything to it. It so far hasn’t told us anything we really didn’t know already. Though Malcolm thinks the story is about Vanessa. She doesn’t believe she could be a part of it.

She might have to reconsider that though. The witches attacked at the end and in full force. The attack itself isn’t what troubles me. It was Vanessa fighting back. She spoke in the dead language again and made that horrible hissing sound. Is she turning to the dark side?

The detective is also a bit worrisome. He seems smart or at least open minded. He suggested magic as and explanation for the carriage attack. The victim may not be speaking, but he definitely rememberss and the detective knows that. How long will it take the detective to be on Chandler’s trail?

Next week they stop at nothing to protect themselves. Take a look at the promo:

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