By DRWHO42 & Scott C.
Fall is in full swing, which means that there are some series premieres on the horizon.
The Sunday Fox animation block, however, returns to action with The Simpsons, Family Guy, and Bob’s Burgers. Also, on Sunday evening, a new chapter of Fargo begins with Chris Rock leading the cast.
The 100 series comes to a close this week on The CW. This groundbreaking series is about a group of children chosen to return to the Earth’s surface from an arc in space after an apocalyptic event; the series itself is a compelling story of survival, redemption, and acceptance. The characters faced many physical, social, and mental challenges along the way, and there were several instances where the struggle for survival was not always successful.
We should praise the writers of The 100 for developing multi-dimensional characters; each one faced internal demons or found themselves compromising their moral compass later. This led to great storytelling as a result.
The acting by the cast was stellar, too. As such, the portrayals led to a loyal fanbase, which led to many connections with Eliza Taylor’s Clark Griffin, Bob Morley’s Bellamy, Lindsey Morgan’s Raven, Christopher Larkin’s Monty; and Marie Avgeropoulos’s Octavia. For instance, during past San Diego Comic-Con visits, the blog saw that loyal fanbase in action at The 100 panels or those cosplaying as their favorite character at the convention. Overall, kudos to a great run to The 100!
The addictive Ridley Scott series, Raised by Wolves, wraps up its first season on Thursday, October 1, on HBO Max. The series itself exceeded many expectations like ours. It has an intriguing story of survival set on a distant planet after the destruction of Earth. The series is a standout not only for its premise but also for the acting by Amanda Colin (Mother) and Abubakar Salim (Father), both play as androids in a unique and impressionable manner. Thus, the blog can hardly wait for what will happen next in the upcoming second season.
To cap off the week, Saturday Night Live returns to action with host Chris Rock kicking off the new season. The show will return to the studio for the first time since March of this year, and it will also include a live audience. According to reports, safety protocols and testing will be adopted to ensure everyone in the studio will be safe from the ongoing pandemic.
In television news, there were a few shockers. First, the good news: Disney+ is working on a Nick Fury series featuring Samuel L. Jackson. As the news broke, many social media platform users were buzzing about the announcement by showing their excitement for the project. Then we had Batwoman star Javica Leslie providing a glimpse of what she will look like in her batsuit. Production, meanwhile, has resumed for Manifest, Lucifer, and This is Us. Amazon Prime has also given the green light for a spinoff of The Boys, which will focus on college students with superpowers. Finally, Family Guy and Bob’s Burger received two-season renewals.
Now to the not so good news: the blog has recently learned that the upcoming sixth season of Supergirl is its last. We also learned that Liv Tyler opted out of 9-1-1: Lone Star due to logistical challenges thanks to the pandemic.
That’s all for this week. So, what are you watching? Let us know when visiting the FoCC forum!
On-going: The Boys, Raised by Wolves, Lovecraft Country, Biohackers, Umbrella Academy, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Coroner, Brave New World, Cursed, Warrior Nun, NOS4A2, The UnXplained, Doom Patrol, Stargirl
Binge / Re-watch: Lost in Space, Jack Ryan, Strike Back!, The Witcher (finished and re-watching the greatness)
Mario Wario’s picks:
On-going: Lovecraft Country, Star Trek: Lower Decks, The Boys.
Binge / Stack: [Nothing at the Moment]
Editor’s note: All times listed below are Eastern and nerd/geek interest are highlighted in AMBER.
Sunday, September 27, 2020
The CW iHeartradio Music Festival Night 1, 2020 [Two-Hour Special / Multiple Day Event]
FOX The Simpsons: Undercover Burns [32nd Season Premiere / Animated]
FOX Bless the Harts: Violet’s Secret [2nd Season Premiere / Animated]
FOX Bob’s Burgers: Dream a Little Bob of Bob [11th Season Premiere / Animated]
FX Fargo: Welcome to the Alternate Economy [4th Season Premiere / Note: New Episode Afterwards]
FOX Family Guy: Stewie’s First Word [19th Season Premiere – 350th Episode / Animated]
Monday, September 28, 2020
QUIBI 50 States of Fright [2nd Season Premiere]
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
NETFLIX Welcome to Sudden Death [Movie]
Action-movie fans can stream this reboot of Jean-Claude Van Damme’s “Sudden Death,” starring “Black Dynamite” actor Michael Jai White. Click here for more information.
ABC The First Presidential Debate – Your Voice, Your Vote 2020 [Note: This Event is Also on Multiple Networks]
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The CW The 100: The Last War [Series Finale]
COMEDY South Park: The Pandemic Special
ABC 2020 NBA Finals – Game 1
Thursday, October 01, 2020
QUIBI Benedict Men [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX Carmen Sandiego [3rd Season Premiere / Animated]
PEACOCK Code 404 [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
In this near-future comedy we meet partners Major and Carver, the best of the best at the Special Investigation Unit, an elite undercover police team. When Major is shot dead at a covert arms bust gone wrong, Carver is plagued by guilt. He blames his burgeoning friendship with Major’s wife for taking his eye off the ball at a crucial moment, resulting in his partner’s death. Which is why he’s so shocked when Major turns up a year later, raring to pick up things exactly where they left off. Carver learns that Major’s been resurrected using pioneering AI, but, budgets being what they are, the software still had a few glitches. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Good Morning, Verônica [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
While hunting for a dating-site predator, an underused cop discovers a husband and wife with a horrific secret — and a web of conspiracy hiding it. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Oktoberfest: Beer & Blood [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
In 1900 Munich, ambitious brewer Curt Prank uses brutal tactics on his quest to build a beer hall that will dominate the city’s lucrative Oktoberfest. Click here for more information.
HBO MAX Raised by Wolves [1st Season Finale]
NETFLIX The Worst Witch [Complete 4th Season premiere / Kids Show]
Friday, October 02, 2020
NETFLIX Emily in Paris [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
After landing her dream job in Paris, Chicago marketing exec Emily Cooper embraces her adventurous new life while juggling work, friends and romance. Click here for more information.
HULU Monsterland [Complete 1st Season / Series Premiere]
Encounters with mermaids, fallen angels, and other strange beasts drive broken people to desperate acts in Monsterland, an anthology series based on the collection of stories from Nathan Ballingrud’s North American Lake Monsters. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX The Binding [Horror Movie]
While visiting her fiancé’s mother in southern Italy, a woman must fight the mysterious and malevolent curse intent on claiming her daughter. Click here for more information.
NETFLIX Vampires vs. The Bronx [Teen Horror Movie]
Three gutsy kids from a rapidly gentrifying Bronx neighborhood stumble upon a sinister plot to suck all the life from their beloved community. Click here for more information.
APPLE TV+ Ted Lasso [1st Season Finale]
Saturday, October 03, 2020
NBC Saturday Night Live: Chris Rock and Megan Thee Stallion [46th Season Premiere]