Want to Know What’s Coming on TV to Scare the Pants off of You?

Well here’s a link to Channel Guide Magazine‘s 2017 Fright Guide.
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Every year the staff at puts their heads together to produce the most comprehensive list of Daily Listings, Movies, Specials and this year, a bonus. Read about the 13 Most Shocking Horror Movies you may have missed.

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‘Walking Dead’ Finale Devours 15.8 Million Viewers | Multichannel + iZombie (The CW)

‘Walking Dead’ Finale Devours 15.8 Million Viewers | Multichannel.

Still unsure why you should watch The Walking Dead on AMC. Yes, if you read the article attached to the link above, the stats mention the 18-49 age bracket. But “we” all know just how useless that’s become.

Just look at how our age bracket affected Longmire this past viewing season. A&E dumped it and Netflix picked it up. Very possibly due to pressure from our age bracket and because they realized a quality show when they saw one.

The fact is, The Walking Dead isn’t just about zombies, it’s about humans overcoming adversity. The zombies represent just another wall to climb, negative to overcome, or enemy to defeat.

Just when Season 5 of The Walking Dead began, it was announced there would be a Season 6. The first season only had 6 episodes. Season 5 had 16.

There are more “zombie” related shows on television than you count on one hand. The CW has one that is so unique, you should definitely set your DVR to catch it. iZombie, stars Malcolm Goodwin (you may know him from Breakout Kings) and Rose McIver (The Lovely Bones).

Rose McIver as Liv. The CW © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. Credit: Cate Cameron.

Rose McIver as Liv. The CW © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. Credit: Cate Cameron.

Goodwin plays a homicide detective who thinks McIver has psychic powers. The truth is, McIver is a zombie and when she devours the brains of the dead people in the morgue where she works she ends up “digesting” some of their “personality traits” and can “see” who killed them.

iZombie creators Diane Ruggiero and Rob Thomas are the same team behind Veronica Mars (2004 & 2014). iZombie is slated for 13 episodes at this time and I’ve devoured the first two episodes and can hardly wait for more.

iZombie is on the CW Network on Tuesdays at 8pm CST. Set those DVRs, you don’t want to miss this show.

BTW: There’s very little gore or violence in this show, and yes, she does eat brains, but it’s usually tastefully done in a pita pocket or disguised in other ways, so if you’ve avoided The Walking Dead because of the “zombie” element, you shouldn’t have any trouble watching iZombie and will thoroughly enjoy the cleverness of this show.

The World Wars Begin Tonight, May 26 at 9pm/8pm ET narrated by Jeremy Renner

MacArthur in battle

MacArthur in battle

The six-hour The World Wars special event series premieres tonight on History® at 9pm/8pm ET,  continues Tuesday, May 27 at 9pm/8pm ET and concludes Wednesday, May 28 at 9pm/8pm ET. Later this summer, the 3-part series with premiere on H2 and more than 160 countries across the globe will have an opportunity to see it.

Narrated by 2-time Oscar nominee Jeremey Renner (The Town, The Hurt Locker), The World Wars features interviews with Senator John McCain, General Colin Powell, British Prime Minister John Major, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti and more.

The story tells the history of the World Wars through the eyes of the most powerful men: Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, Mussolini, Churchill, Tojo, DeGaulle and MacArthur. These men held the fate of humankind in their hands. This event series examines the two world wars as one contiguous timelines, starting in 1914 and concluding in 1945, with these unique individuals coming of age in World War I before ultimately making some of the toughest decisions in the history of mankind in World War II.

 

The Walking Dead Marathon NYE & New Year’s Day

The cast of The Walking Dead

The cast of The Walking Dead

What didn’t materialize last year, will be featured this year, on AMC starting at 8am on Tuesday, Dec. 31 (New Year’s Eve). Days Gone Bye, the first episode of Season 1 will start the marathon (8am-9:30am). Season 1, which only had six episodes in it when it premiered, will conclude at 1:30pm, Dec. 31 with TS-19.

One of my favorite episodes out of four seasons plays at 11:30am, Vatos, can’t be missed. It shows what The Walking Dead is all about – relationships, the human experience and where you were when the world went to hell, what you did afterward, and how you decided to carry on to survive and help those around you.

There’s a great line in there about buying some dogs from Satan at his yard sale.

Season 2 picks up at 2:30pm with What Lies Ahead and continues through 3am on January 1, 2014 (Happy New Year!) with Beside the Dying Fire.

Season 3 starts off right away at 4am January 1 with Seed and continues till 7pm with Welcome to the Tombs.

Season 4 begins at 8pm with 30 Days Without an Accident and continues till 3am with Too Far Gone, the mid-season finale. Season 4 continues Sunday February 9.

So get busy and clean off your DVR. Here’s your chance to get every episode and watch it from beginning to end. Share it with your friends (and family). Let it be the background of your New Year’s Eve party.

I’m not even going to suggest that you get out your zombie recipes. I did that last year and the marathon never happened so let’s just say I’m sending you the vibe to do so, if you feel like it.

I watched Season 1 & 2 while on a train to New Orleans a couple of weeks ago so I probably won’t jump in until Season 3 begins.

The Following Finale is Monday + More Series Finales

If you have episodes for The Following backed up on your DVR, then it’s a good idea to get caught up this weekend on plots so when the finale airs Monday night you won’t be shocked (or spoiled).

Myself, I watched three episodes last week, two on Sunday and then the current one on Monday and walked around at work semi-dazed Tuesday morning. Almost everyone took one look at me and said “watched The Following last night huh?” Yes, it’s that intense.

What really shocked me is that my sister came to visit me at work last week and she said to me “so do you watch The Following? I can even sit down when I watch it!” Now my sister doesn’t like anything even mildly scary and she’s really into this show (It could just be Kevin Bacon). Same with my friend at work, her mom’s into this show. Same with my neighbor across the street. She came over on Wednesday and asked if I still had Monday’s episode on my DVR, her husband accidentally deleted it and she was about to kill him – could she watch mine and would I make her some coffee.

Tonight when I signed into my email account, Kevin Bacon was on WhoSay answering Twitter questions from fans about The Following. Each one was individually recorded and everything. He would take his glasses off , repeat the question, answer it. It was really cool. When my sister comes over this weekend I’m going to show her that and I bet she sits down for it. What … you don’t know about WhoSay? Well Google it  and find out.

Other finales for some series I watch include:

Castle (ABC) – Monday, May 13

NCIS (CBS) – Tuesday, May 14

CSI (CBS) – Wednesday, May 15

Elementary – Thursday, May 16

Criminal Minds (CBS) – Wednesday, May 22

Body of Proof (ABC) – Tuesday, May 28

The Voice Talented Teen Chooses Blake Shelton

The Voice Talented Teen Chooses Blake Shelton – Road Runner.

The Voice is in its second week and I’m still caught up. I was on vacation today (4/3) so I stayed up late last night and got caught up on quite a few things, including The Following (which I almost had change my panties after watching, gosh it was scary).

There seems to be a lot of contestants with a lot of street credit (baggage) that they’re spreading around. I guess that’s not that abnormal. I love music and when things are really getting me down I play music and light candles, lay on my bed and hug my dog.

From the stories I’ve been hearing on The Voice, music gets some of these folks through the bad times.

I really liked Brandon Roush. He sang “With a Little Help From My Friends” and had a voice bigger than … well it was really big. When the judges turned around, they didn’t expect that big voice to be coming out of him. When he isn’t singing, he uses music to teach autistic children. Shakira scored with him.

The thing is, no one would have known that except for Usher asking him what he did in the everyday world.

Click on the link above and see how Blake Shelton scored. Oh, and if you watched last night (4/2), Adam Levine finally swiped a country singer out of the mouth of Blake. It was celebratory.

‘The Voice’ Season 4 Premiere Recap

Levine Tweet

‘The Voice’ Season 4 Premiere Recap: Blind Auditions Begin, Usher and Shakira Debut.

If you didn’t the see 2-hour The Voice Premiere, then you probably didn’t see the winner of Season 4 perform. Even Adam Levine was tweeting that he was “calling it” which was retweeted about 8,900 times.

Judith Hill definitely stole the show on Monday. She comes from a family of music – both her parents were strong music makers, playing with Chaka Khan and other great names, and herself chosen for Michael Jackson’s This Is It tour, rehearsing with him for months only to be devastated by his sudden death. She was invited to sing at his memorial service and like she says, her phone didn’t stop ringing afterward. But she felt that it wasn’t right to suddenly make it after what transpired with his death.

So now it certainly seems the time. Click on the link and read what everyone else has to say about the Premiere. I’m putting my money on Judith Hill. Here’s your performance from YouTube, plus I’m sure NBC.com has not only her performance but also her bio, since she’s now on TeamAdam.

‘The Voice’: New Coaches For Season 4

‘The Voice’: New Coaches And Season 4 Talent Preview (VIDEO).

NBC’s The Voice premieres this Monday with a two-hour episode followed by a one-hour episode on Tuesday, March 26.

On April 30 and May 7 the show will again feature a two-hour episode. Struggling in ratings, NBC is hoping The Voice will provide a boost.

The two new coaches, I’m predicting, may be just what NBC need to increase ratings. Usher is filling in for CeeLo Green and Shakira is filling in for Christina Aguilera. Both CeeLo and Christina are taking breaks from The Voice to focus on their own projects.

Personally, it will be nice to have two new coaches added to the mix. I was always one to believe that a change in cast wasn’t all bad.

Click the link to read what Adam Levine and Blake Shelton have to say about the new coaches plus you can preview the talent AND see what other networks have renewed, cancelled or are “on the bubble” about.

Raising Adam Lanza: Who Was Nancy Lanza? Frontline Special Airs Tuesday.

Raising Adam Lanza: Who Was Nancy Lanza – Courant.com.

The first of two PBS Frontline specials is set to air on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 10pm (EST) (check your local listings).

The link above is an extensive article written by Alaine Griffin and Josh Kovner of The Hartford Courant.

The Hartford Courant and FRONTLINE have joined forces to look at the aftermath of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. These two news outlets are exploring answers to the two critical questions sparked by the tragedy: who was Adam Lanza and what was the nature of his relationship with his mother?; and will this tragedy change the profoundly divisive debate over guns in America.

NCIS – Shabbat Shalom, Shiva – Shocking

I had to get caught up on my NCIS over the weekend and walked away quite shocked, actually. I made it through the Jan. 15 episode “Shiva” and was rather devastated by the loss for both Ziva and Leon.

If you haven’t seen them, I suggest you catch them – you certainly don’t want to miss any of the episodes out of order.

In case you’re not up on your Hebrew, Shabbat literally means ‘ceasing’ or ‘stopping’ and Shalom of course can be ‘hello’ or ‘goodbye’ similar to the Hawaii word “Aloha.”

Shiva on the other hand is a Hindu deity and is “the Destoyer” or “the Transformer.” Shiva has many benevolent as well as fearsome forms.

Once you see the two NCIS episodes with these two titles, these words and their meanings will make much more sense to you.