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A Million Little Things (Pilot)

ABC

Series Premiere Date: September 26th 2018

Reviewed by: Jonathan Andre

A Million Little Things (Pilot)

Starring: James Roday, Allison Miller, Romany Malco, David Giuntoli, Christina Moses, Christina Ochoa, Grace Park, Stephanie Szostak, Ron Livingston

‘…A few years ago I was working on a gig — the first of my career, and it was not a great fit, so I would take these walks at lunch just to try and psych myself up for the afternoon. On one of these lunchtime walks, I ran into a buddy of mine, and we both lit up: “Hey dude, this is great, we should have lunch!” It wasn’t an L.A. thing, we both really meant it. He said, “I’m really busy this week, but how about next week?” I said, “Yes, we’re doing it!” And then he killed himself. It was shocking. We weren’t as close as the guys in the show are, but his death had such an impact on me, because our lives were so similar on paper, and I just couldn’t understand how our endings were so different. I remember being at the funeral, thinking about JFK Jr. on the airplane and how he’d lost sight of the horizon — that speech, which Maggie (Miller) gives in the middle of our pilot, wasn’t actually written for our show. I wrote it a few years ago, just to try and understand how I had lost my friend. Those couple of years after his death were so formative for me, and I thought it was an interesting idea for a show: a group of friends whose lives are forever changed after the friend whose life is the most together, on paper, takes his own life. To me, the show is really about Rome, who almost did something, almost took his life, and instead reaches out for help and makes a change…’ This above quote is not only the basic premise of the new network ABC fall drama, A Million Little Things, but also the story of what really happened to one of creator DJ Nash’s friends not too long ago- which has since become the basis and inspiration behind this new TV drama, that seemingly has many ties, both in a thematic and inspirational sense, to the NBC hit show, This is Us. A Million Little Things, which debuted on Wednesday to basically low ratings, is a story of a group of four friends, who unlikely meet up for the first time in an elevator of all places. Over ten years, through their shared love of ice hockey, have bonded together, some friends beating cancer, others getting married and having kids, while indeed others even becoming sober. Through it all, these friends have stuck together, when out of the blue, the friend that is seemingly the most successful, decides to kill himself. The show starts with this finite act, and the aftermath the suicide has, not only on his immediate family, but also on his friends and other people he knew, as well. The show is titled A Million Little Things, for a purpose, a reference to a line in the pilot that states that friendship is a million little things, the things that seemingly are the small things we do for people, that have the most impact in the end.

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Take Two (Season 1)

ABC

Season 1 Air Date: June 21st – September 13th 2018

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Take Two (Season 1)

Starring: Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian, Xavier de Guzman, Aliyah O’Brien, Alice Lee, Jordan Gavaris

Oh Andrew Marlowe, what have you done? You’ve gone and created a Castle clone, and expected the show to just do well, on the basis that Castle did. You’ve gone ahead and filled up Take Two with Castle-like similarities and minimal characterisation, and you’ve also decided to air Take Two in the summer.

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Message Mondays: What “ONCE UPON A TIME” Has Taught Me Over The Past Few Years!

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Season Air Date:

  • Season 1: October 23rd 2011 – May 13th 2012
  • Season 2: September 30th 2012 – May 12th 2013
  • Season 3: September 29th 2013 – May 11th 2014
  • Season 4: September 28th 2014 – May 10th 2015
  • Season 5: September 27th 2015 – May 15th 2016
  • Season 6: September 25th 2016 – May 14th 2017
  • Season 7: October 6th 2017 – May 18th 2018

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Once Upon A Time (Season 1-7)

Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parilla, Josh Dallas, Colin O’Donoghue, Jared S. Gilmore, Lee Arenberg, Emilie De Ravin, Robert Carlyle, Sean Maguire, Michael Raymond-James, Rebecca Mader, Andrew J West, Dania Ramirez, Alison Fernandez, Meghan Ory, Eion Bailey, Raphael Sbarge

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Take Two (Pilot)

ABC

Season 1 Premiere Air Date: June 23rd 2018

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Take Two (Take Two)

Starring: Rachel Bilson, Eddie Cibrian, Xavier de Guzman, Aliyah O’Brien, Alice Lee, Jordan Gavaris

A couple of years ago when Castle, which ran for 8 seasons, was cancelled (amid controversy, as a potential ninth season wouldn’t have included Stana Katic nor Tamala Jones, who played Kate Beckett and Lanie Parrish respectively), everyone was in uproar. Not because they thought that the show should have been renewed even without two of its biggest stars, but because the last few months of renegotiations between actors, their managers and the network, for probably the biggest pay-check; was so messy, drawn out and made to be more complicated than it needed to be- so much so that some viewers probably can’t even watch Castle now without being reminded about its unexpected demise that soured the whole tone of the entire series.

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BEST OF 2018- PART 3: Top 10 ANTICIPATED NEW SHOWS OF FORTHCOMING 2018/19 TV SEASON

If you have been an avid viewer of this site since it’s inception just over 4 years ago, you could say with confidence that apart from Christian music, which I love; TV shows are one of my greatest hobbies/pasttimes- and for better or worse, I’d say you’re probably right.

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Sunday News Roundup (1st – 28th June 2015)

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Who wants to read about the latest news over the past four and a bit weeks? It’s time for another Sunday News Roundup, here’s the next mega instalment from the 1st to the 28th June 2015. Enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news, spanning over the past month!

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Sunday News Roundup (4th – 31st March 2015)

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Who wants to read about the latest news over the past four weeks? It’s time for another Sunday News Roundup, here’s the next instalment from the 4th to the 31st May 2015 (sorry for the mega post, but circumstances came up over the past month preventing this post from being published…). Anyway, enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news, spanning over the past month!

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Sunday News Roundup (6th – 19th April 2015)

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It’s time for another Sunday News Roundup, here’s the next instalment from the 6th til the 19th April 2015 (it’s a few days late in posting, but better late than never, right?). Anyway, enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news, spanning over the past 2 weeks!

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Once Upon A Time (Fall, Shattered Sight, Heroes And Villains)

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ABC

Episode Air Date: November 30th, December 7th, 14th 2014

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Once Upon A Time (Fall, Shattered Sight, Heroes And Villains)

Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parilla, Josh Dallas, Colon O’Donoghue, Jared S. Gilmore, Lee Arenberg, Emilie De Ravin, Michael Socha, Robert Carlyle, Sean Maguire, Christie Laing, Elizabeth Lail, Georgina Haig, Scott Michael Foster, Elizabeth Mitchell, Timothy Weber

It’s been quite a while since I have reviewed a few episodes of Once Upon A Time (if you want a recap of what I have reviewed, check out the posts here!). In fact, right now we are halfway through Season 4B (which started airing on TV 5 weeks ago)…it’s kinda embarrassing that I haven’t kept up in reviewing what is one of my favourite TV shows this current season. But, life and working full time has kept me from reviewing TV shows (as I now have to prioritise which reviews I want to do first), and though I intended to review every few weeks; I hope it’s some consolation that I am starting to review TV shows again. With that I will briefly speak about the last three episodes in OUAT season 4A, of which you have probably seen the episodes anyway.

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Sunday News Roundup (19th-25th January 2015)

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Here’s the next instalment of “Sunday News Roundup”, from the 19th til the 25th January 2015. Enjoy reading the scoop on the latest news!

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