Fall TV Preview: What to Watch

We’re back from summer hiatus along with some of our favourite shows. Here is our fall tv preview and what we think of some of these new additions. Basically this is our ‘if you’re not watching you should definitely be watching’ list.

Westworld

HBO

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Probably the most talked about show this fall, it premiered on HBO last Sunday, and everyone’s dubbing it ‘the new Game of Thrones’ Okay, it’s probably the farthest thing from the Game of Thrones world, but it’s an HBO production, and let me tell you they did not cheap out on this one. If you were a fan of the Matrix movies, you’ll most likely be a fan of Westworld. I, however, was not a Matrix fan nor am I remotely interested in anything sci-fi. BUT, I enjoyed every second of the premiere and I am officially obsessed. If you’re down for a show that requires attention but pays it forward with a boat load of Easter eggs, this is the show for you.

 

 

Pitch

FOX

Okay we’re leaving HBO for cheaper television, but hey, there’s still some good stuff on here. Pitch is the story of the first female baseball player to enter the male professional baseball world. I know it sounds so cheesy and I was so not going to watch this show, but I was pleasantly surprised.

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They put you right into the world of ‘her’ on her first professional game day experience, and it all seems so wild you’re intrigued by this new world. The writing is witty and empowering. It’s a feminist show without being a feminist show – does that make sense ? ‘Her’ name is Ginny Baker played by Kylie Bunbury and she slays (sorry I couldn’t find another word okaaay), she finds the perfect balance between cocky sports player and vulnerable rookie.There’s also a lineup of good actors, Ali Larter plays her agent and is basically the female version of Ari Gold. Mark Consuelos plays the manager of the baseball team and he’s meh.  Then you have bearded Zach Morris (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) playing the A-list sports star of the team. He looks really old compared to her. In typical fashion, she’ll probably have a romance with him but I’m really hoping she doesn’t because this is 2016, there’s a girl playing baseball with a bunch of guys and we’re doing something different! So no more predictable storylines – I’m looking at you deceased family members!

Scream Queens

FOX

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I’m someone who considers Ryan Murphy and his crew Jesus and his disciples. Seriously, that crew just know how to make relevant and good TV. Scream Queens was one of my favourite shows last fall, and with a promise that each season will be a different ‘setting’ you naturally stick around to see what’s next. This season we find all our favourite peeps plus some new ones at C.U.R.E  – a medical institution that Dean Munsch opens because she’s basically filthy rich and wants to change the health care system. But also you know she’s got some secret plan. Oh and there’s a green monster this time around haunting the halls of the hospital. My favourite security enforcement solutions officer is back (Niecy Nash), newly graduated from Quantico (I died) she’s all about finding the killer, who she still thinks is Zayday (Keke Palmer). I was laughing through this entire write up, they kill me.

Rob and Blac Chyna

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I feel like I’m just going down the TV totem pole here, but considering half of television is reality television and half the universe is Kardashian, it’s only fitting Rob’s new show is on here. Seriously, I loved Rob, and then he got all sad and disappeared and I missed him! But now he’s back, he definitely still has issues and I have no idea how he’s about to be a parent but hopefully Scott can give him a few pointers. (Sarcasm) Also, Chyna’s pretty cool. Here’s to hoping Kylie does in fact realize things this year and actually makes a mends with both her boyfriend and brothers’ baby mama. Guys don’t judge me, I want to see him win! (Oprah voice)

 

How to Get Away with Murder

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Like I feel like at this point we pretty much know how to get away with murder, now in its third season the drama seems to be repeating itself just a tad but we’re giving V-Davis and crew  a chance. Frank is crazy – let’s just call it like it is. He’s friggin hot as hell but he crazy, and with his new haircut he looks even crazier. Honestly, sometimes the drama is just too next level on this show, but now I kinda wanna see Laurel and Wes have a thing. Also, more flashbacks from the season premiere, V’s house gets burned down and someone doesn’t make it. My money’s on Billy Brown. Stay tuned, because if you don’t you’re gong to get confused with all those time jumps.

Let us know of your favourite shows this Fall season and we will get on them!

SCREAM QUEENS: ‘Pumpkin Patch’ RECAP

Oops we did it again! Can we still do that? Use a Britney quote from the 90s? Pretty sure we can, again we teamed up with The Sassy Gay to bring you a very brief ‘recap and review’ of last night’s “Scream Queens”. Read below:

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@Hollywd_Heroine

SCREAM QUEEEEENS! Love this show it’s absolutely hilarious, what were your thoughts on last night’s episode titled “Pumpkin Patch”

@thesassygay 

Ummmm, loved it.

@Hollywd_Heroine

So we know that Scream Queens is going to have 3 Halloween episodes, which is totally Ryan Murphy that guy has like a black soul. But last night had us running through a pumpkin patch maze, and the girls trying to keep up with their Halloween traditions after the dean called all the events off right?

@thesassygay 

That’s right HH. It’s definitely my favorite time to watch his shows because Ryan Murphy always turns up for Halloween (cc: AHS) At this point in time, are we even following this story or are we just waiting for Neicy Nash to get on camera and spit some hilarious ish?

@Hollywd_Heroine

Neicy Nash definitely wins MVP of the season, I’ve been cracking up everytime she’s been on screen, and I find it even funnier that she legit hates Keke Palmer’s character Zayday Williams. Speaking of Zayday she’s missing…but we do see that she’s alive

@thesassygay 

This girl Beyonce’s right through those KKT front doors and is ready for the vote by the end of the episode while this piecemeal rescue team lags behind. Fishy?

@Hollywd_Heroine

Yeah fishy on whose part? You think Zayday has something to do with the red devil??

@thesassygay 

Who knows at this point. I feel like everyone who doesn’t have some on camera action (not including recollection) has something to hide.

@Hollywd_Heroine

Yeah and I think last night I fully realized I don’t even care who the red devil is, I’m just loving all the characters and craziness that’s going on. Chanel #1 goes to jail…I swear that just happens so Ryan could have his Orange is the New Black throw

@thesassygay 

How funny was that, there was even some likeness to some of the main characters. This man is full stop poking fun at just about everything and everyone

@Hollywd_Heroine

That’s what this show does so well, they poke fun at our entire world but in the best way. Side note: The new show “Scream” on Netflix tries to do this, but they fail miserably. End of side note. And I feel like it makes me appreciate the Scream Queen girls even more. OMG the candle girl was losing her shit!!! I can’t even, I could talk about all of them they’re all so jokes.

@thesassygay 

Lol I know. What do you think of Lea Michelle’s character (Chanel #6) turning into a cray double agent?

@Hollywd_Heroine

I was kind of annoyed that the first chance they got they ditched her ugly get up and dolled her up…because obviously she couldn’t stand to be ugly for another second. But she’s actually really funny and still a little desperate to get the attention

@thesassygay 

Yea she definitely plays her role well. They all really do. So do you think with this latest episode we get a little bit closer to finding out the who’s and the why’s?

@Hollywd_Heroine

Well we obviously know that Nasim Pedrad’s character Gigi is working with the Devil group, and she’s probably the mastermind of it all. But other than that, I feel like we don’t really know much. And I almost feel like they really don’t want us to spend too much time figuring it out. They’re like just enjoy this damn show because Niecy Nash is friggin hilarious!

@thesassygay

I don’t care who the killer is, because SHE kills me. #cornyjokes

@Hollywd_Heroine

But where do you think that leaves Chanel #1 in all of this? And PS Chad Radwell is amazing

@thesassygay 

Something about his face annoys me

@Hollywd_Heroine

He’s supposed to.

@thesassygay 

Yea well he’s doing a great job at it then lol. I think Chanel #1 has a bit of something going on too but I highly doubt she has much to do with this Red Devil murder stuff

@Hollywd_Heroine

I still feel like ear muff girl is going to shock us with something…under those ear muffs

@thesassygay 

Lol, she turned up for a quick minute when she was “next in line” during their imaginary lunch (GENIUS). I was like damn girl, you’re not some doe eyed quiet girl you can take charge too, getit

@Hollywd_Heroine

Wait that was imaginary??

@thesassygay 

They were “fake eating” the food lol – hilarious

@Hollywd_Heroine

It looks like there are only 8 episodes in the first season..,if that’s the case I’m going to be really sad slash how are they going to end it all. Because we know this is going to be another anthology type show, not as drastic as AHS but still. Things will change next season

@thesassygay 

Yea I have no idea how this will all play out. And I hope theyre already shooting next season lol

@Hollywd_Heroine

…with Niecy Nash. And the music has been ON POINT…I love it…I love it all

@thesassygay 

K what was with the addition of the opening credit sequence all of a sudden?

@Hollywd_Heroine

Ya thats what I meant!!! I loved it but why did it just start now lol

@thesassygay 

We’re halfway through the season and they introduce it??? Do you think they’re trying to make it more visible so people who are flipping channels are like “Ooooh whats that?”

@Hollywd_Heroine

No i have no idea what it means, I just assumed they wanted a few more minutes in the other episodes but even then it doesn’t make sense to add it now

@thesassygay 

Yea who knows, but even the sequence shows you how much fun they’re having fun with this genre

@Hollywd_Heroine

Totally and I’m having fun watching it…until next week! Zayday’s nachos looked gooooooood tho

@thesassygay 

Oakland Nachos. Bye Felicia

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SCREAM QUEENS: TURN UP TUESDAY!

It’s Tuesdaaaaaaaay! Which for the next few weeks means Scream Queens which means a sh*t ton of screaming and laughing. If you haven’t already seen the first episode of AHS creators Scream Queens on FOX, you’re missing out on some great TV. It’s sort of like Glee meets American Horror Story, and although I was never a fan of Glee, I trusted that those two shows blended into one would be a firecracker. Not only has the Twitter world accepted their new Queens, (move over Pretty Little Liars), but reviews have been raving abuot the new show that premiered back to back episodes with a star studded cast. Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Nick Jonas, Ariana Grande, Lea Michele, Niecy Nash, along with many others are bringing it on Tuesday nights. Those of us who have work in the morning, this is the most turnt up your Tuesday is going to get.

Check out the recap podcast by Recap Rewind, it’s actually hilarious and a good time. Check them out.

TV Fall Preview

It’s about that time of the year when all the good shows are back in business (exclude: Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black) with a full schedule lined up, it won’t be a surprise when the streets seem a little emptier.

Here are some of the upcoming shows we’re excited about and when you can expect them to premiere:

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Scream Queens (Sept 22)

The only show on this list that’s a series premiere this season. It is the highly anticipated new series by AHS creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk. There’s a murder, there’s a college campus and a bitchy sorority, mixed in with a star studded cast and we’ve got a potential hit on our bloody hands. Look out for Nick Jonas, Emma Roberts and Ariana Grande.

How to Get Away with Murder (Sept 24)

Last season’s explosive and shocking finale left us all wondering who dunn’ it…again! How do these people keep killing people and making it all so shocking? I’m going to blame Shonda Rhimes because she’s the genius behind this show (also Scandal and Grey’s Anatomy) I really appreciated the storytelling of the first season, it’s such a smart show and very thought out. Once you figure out what’s a flashback and what’s not…you’re good to go.

Empire (Sept 23)

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Arguably the most popular show of last season, Empire follows Lucious Lyon (sort of a Puff Daddy or Russell Simmons persona) as he continues to run his empire with his three sons and cray cray ex-wife Cookie played by Taraji P. Henson. Although the show’s on FOX, okay I really shouldn’t say that because they brought us The O.C and that was the greatest gift from God. But for a primetime show that doesn’t have a big budget like HBO or Showtime, it’s pretty freakin’ entertaining! The writing is borderline soap opera but still fun to watch. And the music is on point people! Also, the drama is always hot and Cookie is always crazy.

Homeland (Oct 4)

I feel like Homeland continuously blows minds, and it has been since the first season. Homeland has evolved into really, a completely different story and I love that the writers were able to do that in the aftermath of a major character death. There is definitely a challenge in keeping this show as entertaining as it is. It takes place in present day, within the confines of reality. It’s not in a mystical world, it doesn’t depend on zombies or dragons to bring that greater than life feel. It’s straight up real world drama, politics, war…and motherhood. Which leads me to Claire Danes, who is phenomenal in this series. I honestly believe she’s crazy in real life, because nobody can play crazy that good and still be faking it.

The Affair (Oct 4)

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One of my favourite picks from last seasons line up. The Affair also proved that HBO and Showtime are full out going head to head bringing us the most diverse and entertaining shows on our screens. The Affair follows 2 couples, the man from the city falls in love with the girl from Montauk, that sort of thing. But here’s what they did differently, and what makes the show that much better. You know how everyone has their own version of events, or you notice something that the next person doesn’t notice. The Affair cuts between ‘his story’ and ‘her story’ one coming after the other in the episode. They’re never being juxtaposed. And you notice things in his version that never happened in hers. (eg. In his version she is much more aggressive and wants to pursue him even though he’s a married man. In her version he’s the pursuer and she’s holding back) It’s a very unique way of telling the story, even though we’ve seen our fare share of affairs on screen.

American Horror Story: Hotel (Oct 7)

Lady Gaga kicks off the new season of AHS playing a matriarchal figure in the season, aka the boss ass bitch. Which comes at a good time as our usual ‘mama dearest’ role was played by Jessica Lange who left after last season. So what do we know about all the characters this season? Not a whole lot, but we do know there are a ton of new actors filling up roles. Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett are back again, and the whole season is taking place in a hotel. Hello, The Shining, this season is going to be crazy. But I said that about last years Freak Show and it turned out to be my least favourite.

The Walking Dead (Oct 11)

If you haven’t been watching Fear the Walking Dead you’re missing out on a whole new experience in zombie watching. It is such a different show, the world is completely different because we get to see what went down before all the zombies. It’s been nice watching Fear as it’s become like the appetizer dish to the full course meal that is The Walking Dead. So apparently everything’s going down this season, Morgan’s back and those wolf people know about Alexandria. So yeah it’s probably going to be a crazy season. Just please don’t kill Beth, oh right you guys already did that and ruined everything.

Kingdom (Oct 14)

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If anyone wants to see Nick Jonas perma sweating and half naked this show is for you! But for real, this show has an amazing first season, taking place in an MMA gym in Venice Beach. Trust me just watch it, the drama is all good.

 

So what do you guys think? Will you give any of these shows a shot? Let us know what you think or what you think we should be watching this fall.