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The season 2 premiere of Riverdale was last Wednesday. The first episode was very thrilling and set up the season nicely.

To start off, Nellie Andreeva, deadline.com, talks about how the shows opening his a ratings high. “Maybe it was Riverdale‘s major cliffhanger in the May finale or fans bingeing Season 1 of the soapy drama on Netflix over the summer, but the Archie Comics-inspired series had a big return from hiatus. As a new 8 PM anchor with no lead-in, Riverdale‘s second-season opener drew a series-high 2.3 million viewers…,” Andreeva said. She went one to say that this opening drew the biggest crowd in its demo since the The Vampire Diaries in 2012.

Tierney Bricker, eonline.com, sat down with KJ Apa who plays Archie Andrews to talk about the bloody opening scene. “Rejoice, River Vixens and Bulldogs, Riverdale is FINALLY back tonight on The CW, and E! News has your exclusive first look at the season two premiere’s opening scene, which wastes no time in revealing the fate of Fred Andrews (Luke Perry), who was shot in the final moments of the season one premiere….’I think immediately from the get-go, Archie finds himself fully blinded by this revenge for whoever shot his dad in that diner, and there is more events that take place as we go on that intensify that hunger for revenge,” Apa previewed for us. “I think it’s kind of like his Bruce Wayne/Peter Parker moment. He’s stepping up and he’s going full beast mode, for sure.’,” Bricker said.

In the last season, Archie was there for his friends, but very much in the background in that not a lot of drama was happening in his life compared to his friends. It will be interesting to see this new Archie unfolds don screen.

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Friday, October 6th was the 7th season premiere of Once Upon A Time. This new season brings with it new characters, some old ones and a new story. Once Upon A Time just barely scraped by, landing a renewal at the eleventh hour. The show is getting a reboot of sorts. A lot of the main cast for the past six years are leaving, contracts are up, and now the show is essentially starting over. “Just on a conceptional level, it’s the same show. We’re trying to tell the same kind of stories and honor the DNA of what Once Upon a Time was from the very start” (ew.com).

Justin Kirkland, ew.com, recaps the seventh season opener, giving the episode an A-. “Who among us hasn’t found our long-lost birth mother, defeated the greatest sum of evil over the course of six seasons, seen our grandparents die every which way to Sunday, turned back all those advancements for one final curse, beaten said curse, sat down for dinner, wrote a book on all those wonderful stories, seen it all fall apart, and then been greeted at our door by a little girl looking to do the same thing you did years back? It’s a tale as old as time. So as we welcome Once Upon a Time back, we’re ready because, in a way, haven’t we been here before,” writes Kirkland. The entire episode artfully echoes the pilot from 6 years ago while still standing on its own. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Vlada Gelman, tvline.com, discusses a theory about the new promotional photos for the second episode of the season. Emma (Jennifer Morrison) is back for her last episode ever! She will be reprising her role as savior, Henry’s mother and Hook’s wife in order to give the audience closure and to explain why her character isn’t around anymore. “In these new photos from the episode, Morrison’s Emma shares some emotional moments with both her husband Hook and her grown-up son Henry. The two men also embrace as the blonde lovingly looks on. Then there’s that other (potential) familial exchange: In one eyebrow-raising image, the couple appears to be clutching Emma’s stomach. Could the Savior be pregnant?!”

JENNIFER MORRISON, COLIN O'DONOGHUE

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Today we are going to talk about how two icons have died within week of each other.

Kendall Fisher, eonline.com, writes about the cause of death for Hugh Hefner. “According to his death certificate, the 91-year-old passed away after going into cardiac arrest and suffering from respiratory failure,’ says Fisher. Other contributing factors to his passing was a recent bout of E. Coli and Septicemia, which is a severe blood infection.

Jon Pareles, nytimes.com, writes of music legend Tom Petty, who died on Oct. 2. “Tony Dimitriades, Mr. Petty’s longtime manager, said in a statement that Mr. Petty suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, Calif., early Monday morning and was taken to the U.C.L.A. Medical Center, where he could not be revived. He was pronounced dead at 8:40 p.m. with family members, friends and bandmates present at the hospital, Mr. Dimitriades said,” writes Pareles.

So many American icons have died and now the entertainment world shines a little duller.

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The 14th season of Grey’s Anatomy started on Thursday with a very important episode.

Charlie Mason, tvline.com, talks about how the season premiere is also the long running shows 300th episode! “Of all the romances that have been sparked by Grey’s Anatomy, from Meredith and Derek’s to Callie and Arizona’s, one stands out as the greatest love of all: the relationship between the ABC drama and its audience. So it was with that in mind that recently-returned executive producer/co-showrunner Krista Vernoff sat down to come up with the script for the series’ milestone 300th episode. “I have written it,” she tells TVLine, “as a love letter to the fans who have been watching all 14 years,” said Mason. Vernon definitely didn’t disappoint. The episode was not only two hours long (putting the first two episodes of the season on subsequently), but had a familiar face and some big twists and turns.

Leigh Blickley, huffingtonpost.com, writes of the biggest twist of the special episode. “While her brain is being analyzed during a trial experiment on female masturbation led by Andrew’s (Giacomo Gianniotti) newly introduced OBGYN sister Carina (Stefania Spampinato), it’s discovered that Amelia has a massive brain tumor. Yes, the hospital’s neurosurgeon, and the late Derek Shepherd’s (Patrick Dempsey) sister, has a brain tumor,” said Blickley. While this is troublesome for any person on the show, fans know that most likely the only people in the “Grey’s” world who could attempt to get this thing out would be Amelia herself or her late brother, Derek.

We will just have to wait for this coming Thursday to see how the other chapters handle the news.

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We are diving right in and taking a look at the series finale of Teen Wolf.

A little background doesn’t hurt though.

The show started back in 2011 and was about a teenage boy, Scott McCall (Tyler Posey), who gets bitten by a werewolf and with the help of his friend, Stiles (Dylan O’Brien), navigate the woes of high school and supernatural bullies all while keeping his secret.

The show ran for six seasons finally ending on September 24, 2017.

Samantha Highfill, ew.com, sits down with the creator to talk about the final episode. “This finale did feel different than most Teen Wolf finales. It was almost less conclusive… ‘That was very specific. We didn’t want a finale that said “the end.” We wanted it to be an “and the adventure continues…” I like imagining that they’re going off to continue the fight. I didn’t want to see an end where they all have children and they’re happy and at home. That felt anticlimactic to me.'”

Gabe Bergado, teenvogue.com, talks of the finale coming full circle for the series. “‘We had started breaking this story during the election, and I said to the writers [that] I had this idea to make Scott and the other supernaturals pariahs in Beacon Hills to cast them as the ‘other’ again, and to make the real enemy this season humanity and other people. And take an idea where Gerard comes in and takes advantage of that. So it’s definitely influenced by current events.’ By doing this, it brought the show full circle. For Jeff, the show has always been about the outsider and feeling like an outsider, so the division between humans and the supernaturals allowed them to make that theme meaningful for the characters.”

I didn’t start watching the show until a few months ago. I watched the entire thing on Amazon, just in time to watch the ending live with many other loyal fans. I only have one thing to say about it, I was not disappointed.

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This edition is a little closer to my heart. Today I am discussing my favorite musician, Alexander Deleon. Alex possibly still is was the lead singer for the American Rock band The Cab. The got their start in 2008 and release two albums, Whisper War & Symphony Soldier, and one EP, Lock Me Up.

Tyler Sharp, altpress.com, write of Alex deciding to head in a new direction. “The Cab frontman Alexander DeLeon has returned with a new project, dubbed Bohnes. While not much has been revealed thus far, a minute-long teaser video has been shared, which offers a brief look into what the endeavor will boast in terms of sound,” said Sharp.

 

That was two years ago and me and all of his other fans have been freaking out waiting patiently for the new music. In the timespan from the announcement to now, Alex has released two solo songs, Guns and Roses and Middle Finger, and a cover of Frank Sinatra’s Witchcraft.

The glorious day has come and passed. On September 22, Alex, now going by Bohnes, release his debut single off of his new solo album, the three songs from above not being featured on the project. The song is titled “Six Feet Under”

Liz Calvario, etonline.com, highlights the very interesting setting for the new music video. “Directed by Justin Clough, the video was shot at the abandoned Nara Dreamland theme park in Japan, which was built in 1961 to look almost identical to Disneyland. Bohnes and his crew snuck in to film the clip before it was permanently torn down at the end of 2016,” said Calvario. On his Instagram, Alex has an interactive “tour” of the different parts of the abandon park for fans to look at and feel like they are there.

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Today’s post is going to be looking at the fairly new CW show Riverdale.

The show focuses on a group of high school students, versions of the characters from the Archie comics, who are forced to deal with this new reality when there is a murder in their sleepy, little town. The question on everyone’s mind, and not just the audience, who killed Jason Blossom?

Tim Stack, ew.com, had an exclusive with the cast about their upcoming season after they won the Entertainment Weekly fall tv cover challenge. “The hope is that the scares (and high body count) will not only please Riverdale’s already fervent fan base but be addictive enough to grow the series from solid success to bona fide hit,” writes Stack. While the murder-mystery of season 1 held my attention, I can’t wait for the next one because it can only get better.

In contrast, it has been said that Riverdale has some similar elements to the CW’s show Gossip Girl which ended in 2012. Tierney Bricker, eonline.com, sites a couple of comparisons between the two. “But their respective popularity isn’t the only similarity between the two glossy teen soaps,” says Bricker.

  1. Both shows landed on the cover of Entertainment Weekly ahead of their second seasons.
  2. Both main female characters have blonde and brunette hair.
  3. Both has fashion that people would love to steal or at least copy
  4. Both shows come from written content, Gossip Girl from the book series of the same name by Cecily Von Ziegesar and Riverdale from the Archie Comics of the late 1930s.

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