TV Show Goodie Bag…

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If you’ve been reading my blog or even if you just came across it (Hello there!), you most likely watch way too many TV shows like me. So I thought I’d give you news on some of my, and hopefully your, favorites.

Let’s start with the very soon approaching Netflix premiere of Jessica Jones. I refuse to make my judgement of the series before I actually watch it. And although I’ve been seeing good things so far leading up to its premiere on Friday November 20, I saw one of the first reviews that had a few somewhat negative thoughts.

Let’s start with the positives first. According to Entertainment Weekly, Krysten Ritter, who plays our superhero Jessica, “looks and acts like a bruised comic-book heroine: Her amused eyebrow arch could’ve been inked by a line artist, and her dry, I’m so bored with you wit betrays a deep vulnerability.”

They also said the cinematography shows the dark beauty of the real New York. This reminds me of how Daredevil portrayed Hell’s Kitchen in New York. Daredevil showed New York in a very different way than the way we saw it in let’s say The Avengers. So I’m guessing Jessica Jones will have a similar feel to Daredevil but will hopefully establish its own ground so we’re not left just comparing it to our time with Matt Murdock in Hell’s Kitchen.

Overall EW gave Jessica Jones a ‘B,’ which isn’t anything to get discouraged about. Their negative remarks say the series contains clichés like saxophone music and shadows through glass and has a CSI feel to it. But I’m holding out hope so as soon as Friday rolls around we’ll be able to find out for ourselves!

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Onto Oliver Queen and company. On Arrow we’ll be learning more about Diggle’s brother, Andy, and how he’s *SPOILER ALERT IF YOU’RE NOT CAUGHT UP* still alive. But of course that comes with a catch because although he’s alive, he’s apparently being controlled by good ole Damien Darhk.

For years, Diggle has believed his brother was killed and has been searching to find answers to it all. Now that he knows that Andy’s dirty past was the reasoning behind his death, Diggle wants nothing more than to finally destroy Darhk and H.I.V.E.

“There has to be a finishing through-line to this Andy-Diggle story, which has really been [going on] since season 1, and finding out what his involvement was with H.I.V.E. really adds fuel to the fire in terms of him getting to the bottom of it,” David Ramsey (John Diggle) said.

Ramsey also said that Diggle is very committed to the team and how Oliver and Felicity are his family. And because of everything with H.I.V.E and Darhk, he will need the help of Team Arrow.

“Now, since Damien Darhk is on the scene, and he is so entrenched in H.I.V.E., it’s going to be require the whole team to be closer than ever before, because Damien Darhk is a badass.”

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As for Team 5-0 over on Hawaii Five-0, we’ll soon find out more about the ongoing Gabriel storyline. Episode 10 will be the last episode before new episodes return in 2016 and that episode will have a “big turn” in the Gabriel/Adam storyline, according to TV Guide.

Peter Lenkov, H50’s showrunner said, “It’s definitely going to affect Kono and Adam’s relationship,” and added, “That threat is not going away. … He’s definitely a big presence in their lives and everybody else’s.”

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In Saturday Night Live news, we have some awesome hosts to look forward to in December. Ryan Gosling will be hosting on December 5 with musical guest Leon Bridges, Chris Hemsworth returns as host on December 12 with musical guest Chance the Rapper and last but certainly not least, Tina Fey AND Amy Poehler will be co-hosting on December 19 with musical guest Bruce Springsteen.

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Until next time, fellow TV show junkies, enjoy your shows and keep an eye out for more goodie bags!

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Welcome back, Constantine!

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Well, I wish I could be welcoming John back for more than just one episode of Arrow but I will gladly take it.

I’m sure I’m not the only one who was thoroughly disappointed Constantine was cancelled after easily becoming attached to the snarky master of the dark arts. Plus, in my opinion, Matt Ryan was the perfect choice for John.

Tonight we get to see John team up with Oliver and I have to say I’m excited to see these two characters working side by side. Also, I’m very curious to learn about how they even know each other.

Ryan teased us with a preview of Wednesday’s episode when he spoke to Comic Book Resources, and when I say tease I mean it because he just leaves us with more questions.

“What I can preview is the most fun thing for me was the way the characters interact and seeing the relationship between Constantine and Oliver Queen, and also seeing why they have that relationship. That is something you will discover in this episode, is how they are acquainted. That’s the real tease, is how did they come to form this friendship?”

Tuning in to “Haunted” tonight will be our only way to find out the answers to those questions. (Yes, I can hear you calling me Captain Obvious)

In the episode, Oliver calls in a favor from John to help them with Sara, who is Pit of Lazarus insane. So there’s a backstory and an established relationship where one of them can ask the other for favors.

And like Ryan says, “As you know, John is the reluctant hero. He’s not somebody who would go out of his way for anyone really apart from himself. They do have a history and he owes Ollie one, so he steps up to the mark.”

So until next time fellow Hellblazers and Team Arrow members, grab a snack later on and maybe I’ll see some of you live-tweeting tonight!