Smallville Season 10 Episode 1

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The end of season nine saw the defeat of the Kandorians, and left us with the image of Smallville’s hero, Clark Kent (Tom Welling), falling from a rooftop. Clark’s miraculous survival is about as predictable as the ending of Titanic, however the identity of his saviour may surprise some viewers.

                The premier episode of season ten also sports a glimpse of the return of one of Clark’s oldest nemesis’s. Some fans will groan, others will rejoice, but personally, I’m glad this super villain is back to rock Smallville.

During the episode, there are cheesy references to Kent’s “pride” and “vanity”. It’s frustrating, but classic heroes are nothing if not modest, and I feel that producers Alfred Gough Miles Millar are going to bring that out in this season.

At the end of the episode, Clark’s deceased father Jonathan Kent (John Schneider) makes a short appearance in order to warn Clark of an impending “darkness”. This new enemy is seen briefly in the final scene, hinting at a recurring nemesis for the season.

                All in all, it’s a good opening episode, promising a variety of plot lines. It does still have an air of predictability about it, but after all, Smallville is the story of how Superman becomes the hero he is. We all know how it’s going to end, but it’s the journey that makes the story in this TV show.

Gerard Bush


News with Sherlock

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The News With Sherlock

The News with Sherlock

So this week we’ve got more on The Office’s spinoff The Farm, a jump from the big screen to TV for Beverly Hills Cop, a look at the New Doctor Whomini-series Pond Life and most excitingly news of the Avengers based TV show S.H.I.E.L.D.
But before we launch into it, I’d just like to apologise for a lack of posts this week, I’ve been quite ill this week so today I’ll be posting the reviews I’ve been unable to plus some extra content to make up for it.

The Farm

So the upcoming spinoff owned of course by NBC has pulled in another talented comedian/actor Matt Jones, better known for his portrayal of Badger in Breaking Bad.  He’s slated to play Zeke, the cousin of Rainn Wilson’s Dwight Shrute.
Jones is joining Majandra Delfino, Thomas Middleditch and Blake Garrett as newcomers to the Shrute Family.
We’ll see the entire family introduced in the upcoming final season of The Office.

Beverly Hills Cop

At the end of last year it was reported that Eddie Murphy was interested in turning The Beverly Hills Cop in a television series. A few days ago it was announced that the project is in fact going ahead.
The creator of The Shield Shawn Ryan will be producing the series alongside Murphy and Song Pictures Television.
Murphy will return to his former role as Axel Foley as a guest star, but the focus of the series will be on the character’s police officer son.
“Axel is the Chief of Police now in Detroit” Murphy said last October. Murphy indicated that he’d take part in the pilot and occasionally crop up in the show from time to time.
The premise of the show has been suggested to run along the lines of an hour long police procedural which, as the film did, will blend comedy and action together.

Dr Who

With the seventh series of the modern Dr Who launching tomorrow in both the US and UK, The BBC is giving fans a warm up with a five part web series titled Pond Life that kicked off on the 27th. A new episode was launched every day. I’ll post the link below for those interested.
The premise of Pond Life is that whilst en route to visit the Ponds, the TARDIS’ Helmic Regulator malfunctions, leaving the Dr appearing everywhere in time and space.
The cast features the Doctor, Rory, Amy and some familiar faces from episodes past.

The Avengers: S.H.I.E.L.D

And now for the news that really excites me, Disney has fulfilled the promise their CEO Robert Iger made when he announced Joss Whedon would create a Marvel Tv series for ABC. The series is to be called “S.H.I.E.L.D”
Orders for the series Pilot episode have been given, with the Avengers writer on board as co-writer for the series.
The story/plot of the series is to revolve around the secret military law enforcement agency S.H.I.E.L.D which as all Avengers fans know stands for Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistic Directorate.
So Whedon is on board to co-pen the pilot alongside his brother Jed Whedon and Jed’s wife Maurissa Tancharoen. If his schedule allows Joss Whedon will direct the pilot. 

Once again apologies for my tardiness with the news and I'll have those reviews up ASAP



The New Normal - REVIEW

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Ryan Murphy has had a lot of success in television over the past few years with hits like Glee and American Horror Story, it is now time for him to turn to the sitcom territory with the New Normal.

The New Normal is the newest comedy on the NBC comedy block, in the style of NBC comedies like 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation and Up All Night.

The comedy is centred around gay couple David & Clay (Jayson Blair and Justin Bartha) who are trying desperately to adopt a child of their own. Fortunately for them Goldie (Georgia King) and her daughter Shania (BeBe Wood) are living with her grandmother played by Ellen Barking, a racist homophobe who has a tight grip on her great-grandaughters life.

Finding a balance between 6 diverse and crazy characters is no easy feat, and as proven with Glee Murphy manages to find the perfect blend of characters. Intertwining some socially confronting subjects and mixing them with comedy is a fine line and this show manages to find a happy medium in between the two.

The New Normal has already premiered online, you can watch it below, look out for new episodes on September 11 on NBC.


Jersey Shore cancelled after six seasons


Anger Management picked up for 90 more episodes!

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Proving that a mental breakdown cannot hold anyone back, Charlie Sheen has bounced back into the spotlight with his new tv show Anger Management on FX. 

The show has become such a hit internationally that the cable network has renewed it for 90 episodes! That's right 90 episodes! 

The episodes will be filmed over the next 2 years on a tight schedule, but released a lot slower than it sounds according to producer company Lionsgate.

“Charlie Sheen is one of the great comedy superstars of our generation, Bruce Helford is an exceptional showrunner and FX has been a visionary partner who recognized the show’s tremendous potential from the outset,” said Kevin Beggs, President of the Lionsgate Television Group. “We’re thrilled that our team has created another powerful and enduring Lionsgate brand that will resonate with audiences around the world for many years to come.”


Pretty Little Liars Mid Season Finale

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Last night was the highly anticipated mid season finale for the ABC Family hit show Pretty Little Liars. Hit may just be an understatement, apart from dealing up a whole lot of drama the show broke new ground last night and became the Most Social tv series episode in history according to SocialGuide.com

On Twitter it was counted that 709,000 tweets with an average of 36,000 per minute, an all day total of 1.9 million tweets. Generating 1.6 million comments across Facebook and the ABC website and scored a cool 1.2 million viewers.

The show is in its third season and continues to deliver amazing stories and drama week after week. Continued ratings, social media presence and racier storylines as the girls get older are enough to maintain interest in this dramaedy.


The News With Sherlock

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The News With Sherlock

So this week in the News we have an addition to the cast of the upcoming show The Arrow and in other news NBC’s The Office has announced that it’s ending in 2013 after a 9 season run.


The new cast member albeit only a temporary thing is Jessica De Gouw who is set to play the Huntress, another well-liked DC character. The particular version of the Huntress being portrayed is apparently to be Helena Bertinelli – who debuted in the comics in 1989. De Gouw is set to play The Huntress for a multi episode story arc as a potential love interest for.

The official character description that has been released is as follows;
“Helena is a potential love interest for Oliver Queen; a fellow vigilante, set on destroying her father’s organised Crime Empire. But Helena’s blind pursuit of revenge will put her on a collision course with the Arrow”

The premise of The Arrow is a new reinvention of the well loved DC character. Olive Queen returns home after being stranded on far-flung island for half a decade. Upon his return home he embarks on a war on crime utilising his new set of lethal skills.

The show premiers on The CW on October 10th, 8pm US Time. 


So after 9 seasons of The Office NBC is set to pull the plug and end the show in 2013. An adaption of Ricky Gervais’s sitcom of the same name, it ends with close to 200 episodes of air time.
With Steve Carell at the helm for most of the first seven seasons, the brilliant comedy’s cast currently includes Rainn Wilson, J. Novak, Angela Kinsey, Paul Liberstein &Oscar Nunez as well as a handful of others.

Season 9 will also bring 2 newcomers; Jake Lacey and Clark Duke.
Executive Producer Greg Daniels will be returning for the final season as showrunner full time. Daniel’s has said although while plans for the season are this stage still being formed he’d like to have the pilot’s director Ken Kwapis return for the ending episode.

Also depending on scheduling Steve Carell may make a final appearance as Michael Scott.
Although fans need not be to broken hearted over the announcement seeing NBC will be launching a spinoff titled The Farm, which will follow Rainn Wilson’s Dwight Shrute and his family.

Well guys that’s the news for the moment.  Later on this week we’ll have a review of the second episode of Grimm up as well as a review on the season 3 final episode of The Glades.



Burn Notice Season 6 Episode 9

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Burn Notice


This week sees the search for Nate’s killer begin to make headway as the Michael and the team track the sniper to a PMC –Private Military Corporation – called The Pryon Group. However this as per usual involves a slight detour from the plan when the CIA turns up demanding Fiona’s cooperation on behalf of the deal she signed to get out of prison.

Oh for those who are trying to jump into the season midway I’d recommend going back and watching from the start, but recap in 60 seconds? I’ll try. Michael reaches out to his old training officer Tom Card (Played by the amazing Dr Cox I might add) to see if he can get the CIA’s help in exonerating Fi over the bombing that Anson framed her for. Card says yes and makes a deal with the higher ups on Michael’s & Fiona’s behalf, however the clincher is that they have to catch Anson, what a surprise right?

Michael goes after Rebecca, remember her? Tried to kill Jesse? Well they catch up with her and after the shenanigans are over she cooperates with the team on the proviso they rescue her brother from Anson’s evil clutches which of course Michael Weston being the Super Spy he is, gets done.

Rebecca gives up Anson and the CIA go after Anson. Pierce, Jesse, Michael, couple of CIA henchmen and for some reason Nate head off to capture the Arch Villain himself! After Anson has paranoid moment and sends in a hooker to get his documents thereby fooling Michael’s brilliant plan, Mike is forced to call Nate – who conveniently isn’t at the “sting” and is at of course a casino, incidentally where Anson is – to go after Anson.

Nate captures Anson after clobbering him over the back of the head with a pistol, calls his brother and just as Mike and crew in turn up to take Anson into custody he’s shot by a sniper who also kills Nate with the same bullet.

Thus the search for Nate’s killer began; now back to the current episode!

Whilst the plot progression of Burn Notice is getting a little old I still find myself enthralled every week, but hey there’s explosions, attractive girls, fast cars, a crazed gunman, spies and of course the murder mystery plot arc surrounding Nate’s shooting.

So with the CIA turning up and ruining the best laid plans the 4 musketeers have to split up, Sam & Jesse head off to the PMC’s training ground after to find out the identity of our unknown assassin whilst Mike provides backup for Fiona on her agency job. That’s the episode in a nutshell really.

Jeffery Donovan continues to be brilliant as Super Spy Michael Weston and that performance is worthy of being watched but as the series progresses season after season I begin to compare it to my fears when I originally heard about the most recent Pirates of the Caribbean movie.  I remember saying is it going to be a film about Johnny Depp/Jack Sparrow just doing cool shit for 2hrs? Is this what the future for Burn Notice holds? 

Still it’s worth a watch. I’ll be reviewing this next week for sure.



Grimm: The New Season

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Grimm Season 2 Episode 1. 


Aired 13/8/12

For those who haven't seen it yet, there's a sneak peek of the episode at the bottom of the review if you're still reading

Well it’s Season 2 and they’ve started the series off with well this new episode. It did everything they needed to do after last season’s finale. As well as introducing the next over riding story arc.
The new episode starts off just before the last one ended, with a cargo ship coming into Portland with a new Vesen threat for Nick to deal with. We saw The Woman in Black take down Akira Kimura –the one responsible for the death of Nick’s parents – the Woman reveals herself to be Nick’s mother Kelly Burkhardt & then bam!

They launch into the new opening sequence which I quite liked, fits in with the show a little more considering the show is based off the Grimm Fairy tales. The whole “There once was a man who” line fits perfectly.
So in this episode we find out what’s wrong with the Juliette, whether or not Nick & his mother kill Akira, what the hell the deal is with that key, what’s in the cargo ship and find out why Nick’s mother didn’t tell him she was alive!

So apparently Adalind despite no longer having any powers left after Nick grimm’d her, has still managed to poison Juliette with a zaubertrank called l'esprit ailleurs or Spirit Elsewhere for those who prefer English. This then prompts a series of events which ends up with Nick barging into Mother Hexenbiest’s house to threaten her, probably my favourite scene in the episode.

The other part that I absolutely loved was Kelly filling Nick in on the key and the history of the Grimm’s and how they’re interrelated. The plot is so tightly interwoven with everything else, it was perfect.

Which leads onto the new vesen nasty that our *Two* Grimms have to deal with. First Impression? The guy’s beast form looks like the love child of Darth Maul and a saber tooth tiger which when you think about it is pretty awesome.

Although this episode was pretty light on the action, all the plot and dialogue more than made up for it. The next episode comes out on the 20th of August, US time.

I’ll be waiting with baited breath to see what happens next.

The Trailer:


The News With Sherlock

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News with Sherlock

Well today in the news we have a glimpse at the trailer for Season 2 of Homeland, a look at Dreamworks Dragons:Riders of Berk, rumours of a Walking Dead movie and finally at something that excites me personally a look at the Transporter Tv series. 


Just down below is the trailer for Season 2, I'd just like to point out although this was a brilliant series last year but seriously as awesome as the plot is, could it continue much further than it did?
After seeing the trailer I'm inclined to think yes.

Dragons: Riders of Berk

So for those of you who don't know this is an adaptation of How To Train Your Dragon for TV, the series has been long awaited. Due to premier on Tuesday, 4th September, 7:30pm on Cartoon Network  (US Time)

The basic premise of the show is a weekly/episodal adventure involving Hiccup and his dragon Toothless as well as a bunch of other Dragon riders from the island of Berk.

I have here for you a clip of the show, enjoy.

The show itself has a brilliant lineup of names to voice the characters throughout the series; Jay Baruchel, America Ferrara, TJ Miller, Tim Connor, Nolan North, Mark Hamill & Tom Wilson as well as a host of others.

 The Walking Dead

So rumour has it that there may be a feature film on the distant horizon, based on the show of course. The idea is apparently being tossed around by those with the power. However such a thing couldn't happen until AMC decides to end the series but I don't see that ending time soon? Do any of you? 

But it is something to think about.


Just below is the first look at the series and I for one am positively excited about this, over the moon in fact. So for those who have no idea what I'm about this TV series is based of the Transporter movies which starred Jason Statham as Frank Martin, wheelman & transporter extraordinaire.

The series will follow the adventures of Frank through the criminal underworld.

And for those who are interested in the Transporter movies here are the trailers for the movies:

And that's the news this week!



Relaunch Podcast

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Here is our latest podcast! This week we talk about the re-launch of our websites, another True Blood with Toddles and a Big Brother Australia update!

You can listen below or download via Itunes



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Happy Birthday 

So it's the birthday of one our Novastream team members today, so I'm just sending out a birthday wish via the page. 
Hope you have a good one Ryan.