da vinci’s demons

Below is a few pieces of TV news for the following shows:  Dexter, Survivor, The Cleveland Show, Da Vinci’s Demons, Defiance, Falling Skies, The Newsroom, Grimm & Copper.

But first, a bit about the obvious from this terrible week here on U.S. soil

It’s been a sad & tragic week for many people involved with the Boston Marathon event, as a few spineless children chose to maim & kill runners, their spouses and their children.   My thoughts are with my fellow runners and neighbors who have been impacted by this heinous deed.

Consumer Warning:  Beware of bogus charity accounts trying to take advantage of people’s generosity.  Andy real charity has to register with a state agency before looking for donations.  Also, in times like this, the major known charities will have their own programs up and running.

As any regular visitor knows, I have my cancer charity links in my sidebar for a reason.  But that won’t stop me from searching out a reputable Boston Marathon Victim’s Charity and adding to my monthly outgoing stipend.

Yes… BruSimm cares.

TV News from the week that was, ending 4-19-13:

Did you know that Grimm is moving to Tuesdays following The Voice, starting April 30th?  NBC feels the show can pull better ratings on Tuesdays.  That’s good news that the network feels it can pull more viewers in, though I’m not sure about The Voice being a good lead-in for Grimm.

If you watch BBC America’s series, Copper, and you’re a fan of Alfre Woodward, you will be tickled to know she is joining the cast for the 2nd season of the show.

FYI:  TNT’s Falling Skies third season premiere will be on June 9th!  The promos look pretty exciting.  They’ve got new aliens (Remember that cool guy that landed in that final scene of the season finale?)  Are they friend or foe?  We’ll see.

Has Anyone seen HBO’s The Newsroom?  It will be returning for its second season series premiere on Sunday, July 14th, 2013.  It’s a rather riveting series where Jeff Daniels just hits it out of the park as a no-frills, hard-hitting journalist tackling the day-to-day business of doing the news, doing it right rather than pandering to ratings, and dodging some of his own personal bullets.

I’d recommend going to check out the first season if you are able to and see what you think.  I’d suggest giving the first few eps a chance before marking your score card!

Heaven just got funnier with Jonathan Winters having recently passed away.

If you’re a Syfy network watcher or fan, then you know that Defiance premiered this last Monday.  I predict it will be on the bubble because they have what seems to be an intricate or complex set of characters that will, in time, suck you into the realm of caring about them.  If you can find someone to relate to in the series.

[click to continue reading…]


‘Da Vinci’s Demons’ Series Premiere Review

April 13, 2013

Starz new period series, Da Vinci’s Demons, is from show creator David S. Goyer. (His other credits include the Dark Knight trilogy from Christopher Nolan, in which they’re not shy in letting us know.)  It stars Tom Riley (Monroe) as Leonardo Da Vinci and the breathtaking actress Laura Haddock (Upstairs Downstairs, The Inbetweeners Movie) as […]

Read the full article →