June 28, 2015

What's Coming & Going on TV This Week?

Most of the Summer's big shows are set to premiere in July, but June still has a few surprises up her sleeve before she goes.

We're not sure which one is a bigger deal for Horror fans: Salem ending its 2nd Season, or the Scream series premiering on MTV. Probably Scream, because it was such a beloved movie series. Either way though, they are both huge.

The Witching Hour: With her mission seemingly accomplished, the Countess Marburg revels in the apparent completion of her plans, unaware that the object of her devotion has desires which may be in direct conflict to hers. Emotionally drained by recent events, an all-but-defeated Mary stages a last-ditch effort against the Countess. Meanwhile, John is visited by a pair of unexpected allies who deliver a fateful message; Mercy comes to learn a stark reality, leaving her to face an uncertain future; an unrepentant and increasingly powerful Anne faces the personal consequences of her duplicitous actions, leading her down an even darker path; and when Cotton learns an unwelcome truth, his reaction is initially mixed, until a startling confession strengthens his resolve… but it may already be too late.

Much like Vikings on The History Channel, we never really expected Salem to be any good. I mean, who does WGN America think they are, producing a solid, entertaining show on their first try?

Well Salem has been pretty good up to this point, and its 2nd Season has gotten darker and more twisted with each episode. We can't wait to see how the Season Finale will play out tonight:

  • What is Satan's plan, now that he walks the Earth?
  • Who will live, and who will die?
  • How will Cotton react to Anne now, knowing that she's a witch?
  • Will Mary Sibley bitch-slap Countess Marburg into the netherworld?

Whatever happens, we know that we'll be tuning in to see how it all goes down, and gladly eating it up.

Episdoe 1: The Hawkins family acquire Anita, a Synth. But instead of making life easier for Laura it creates new tensions. Leo is on the run with his Synth, Max. Pete feels pushed aside by his wife's Synth and George won't part with his.

Having already seen the first episode of AMC's new Sci-Fi series, Humans, we can honestly say that we're curious to see where the series goes from there. A very solid start.

Pilot: After a viral video of Audrey and another girl kissing goes viral, high school mean girl Nina and her boyfriend Tyler are brutally murdered which soon rattles Lakewood to its troubled past of a similar murder that occurred 20 years ago.

Is it too much to hope that a Horror show airing on MTV might actually be good? The Network isn't exactly known for its quality programming, but with Wes Craven producing, we'll give it a go and hope for the best.

The preview of the First 8-Minutes was decent enough, although we have to say that replacing the phone calls from the movies with texts takes a little bit of the fun and creep factor out of things. It was bloody though, and Bella Thorne looked good in a bikini. We remain optimistic.

First Blood: ZOO, based on the #1 bestselling novel by James Patterson, is a global thriller about a wave of violent animal attacks against humans sweeping the planet. Jackson Oz is a young renegade American zoologist who spends his days running safaris in the wilds of Africa with his best friend Abraham, who has a deep understanding of wildlife. Shortly after the attacks begin, Oz begins to see a link between the strange animal attacks and his late father’s controversial theories about impending threats to the human race. In Los Angeles, news reporter Jamie Campbell is intent on being the first to break the story behind the mysterious animal behavior, and seeks the expertise of Mitch Morgan, an off-kilter veterinarian, who prefers the company of animals over people. Nora Arnezeder stars as Chloe Tousignant, a French investigator Oz meets in Africa. As the assaults occurring worldwide become more cunning, coordinated and ferocious, Oz and the others are thrust into the race to unlock the mystery of the pandemic before there’s no place left for people to hide.

It's CBS, so we're not expecting much (their dramas usually suck), but we'll be tuning into this one on Tuesday to see how well they've adapted the book. The 1st Episode was directed by Brad Anderson, so at least there's that.

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