Is this the best month ever?! I think it might be. The CW has recently announced two renewals for their current midseason shows. Riverdale, a dark interpretation based on the Archie Comics, and The 100, based on the novel of the same name, are coming back for another season.
This is incredible news! Not just because I am a fan (I currently cover Riverdale on TV Fanatic - check it out), but also because these are great shows. With these renewals, Riverdale will be back for a second season while The 100 will get a fifth season.
Riverdale and The 100 join a long list of other shows already renewed by The CW. However, iZombie, The Originals, Frequency and No Tomorrow are currently left up in the air. If I was a betting man and had to make a few guesses, I think it's going to come down between iZombie and The Originals. No Tomorrow and Frequency didn't have the same media attention as the other shows on the network. The other two are current staples on the network and have already produced plenty of episodes for syndication/Netflix/Hulu.
As much as I love both iZombie and The Originals, I think The Originals may edge out the former for a chance at renewal. I recently did a binge-watch of iZombie and it seems like it's gearing up for a final storyline with the zombie war. The Originals is similar to The Vampire Diaries, as in they could find a reason to keep it going for a while. On the other hand, it may be cheaper to produce iZombie instead. We're talking about The CW here, nobody knows what will happen until it's decided.
Are you excited about this latest round of renewal news? Share your thoughts below.
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It's that time of year again! Prepare yourselves for a bit of frustration and patience: I'm updating the layout of the website. (I can hear your groans now.)
The current design of the blog has served its purpose, but I've reached the point where I need a bit of change. Something with colour, a redesigned (and more in-tuned) SEO, and updated features. Surprisingly, I've kept the current layout around for longer than I expected. Though, it could be due to being incredibly busy with my freelance writing the last year.
Don't get me wrong, I do like this blog layout! This could be the layout that's been used the longest out of the last three/four design changes. However, I need something a bit easier to use, especially design wise.
Stay tuned for changes to come. I don't know when I will be starting the update; I still need to search for a new layout. If you have any suggestions, flip your recommendations my way.
I've never been the biggest fan of the Wolverine movies. After the destruction of the first movie's timeline and the strange plot of the second movie, I didn't have high expectations for the third and final film in the series. In fact, I wasn't originally going to watch it. If it had not been out of sheer curiosity, who knows what would have happened. Though, based on my mini movie review today, I'm glad that I did. The movie I will be reviewing today is the last installment in the mutant superhero trilogy: Logan.
The Plot: Set in the near future, Logan (played by Hugh Jackman) is retired, a drunk, and works as a limo driver to make a living. After responding to a ride order, he encounters a mysterious woman with a small child, named Laura (played by Dafne Keen), who are being hunted by a military group. Logan teams up with familiar friends and new to protect Laura.
The Results: 5/5!
Logan is a dark and gritty action-filled thrill ride that will keep you hooked until the very end. The final part of the Wolverine trilogy makes up for the two lackluster films which proceeded it. Hugh Jackman brings emotional heart to this tired character we've seen for over a decade now, and this may be the first time an X-Men movie has reached a perfect mix of thoughtful drama and action. Dafne Keen does an amazing job of working alongside Jackman, especially with the few words she utters throughout the movie. The action is stunning, the pace is thought out, and the ending is emotionally gripping (there may have been some tears). However, if you're not one for bloody superhero fights and a grittier side to these X-Men characters, you may not initially enjoy the flick.
I would recommend to check out Logan. It's the last film in the trilogy and the last one featuring some of the iconic actors (this is Patrick Stewart's and Hugh Jackman's last X-Men role). This a fun popcorn flick to see in theatres.
Good news for our heroes and villains: You'll live to see another day! It's a super-sized renewal surprise for some of our favourite geeky shows at The CW.
Ahead of the Television Critics Association, the network handed out renewals to seven of their fall shows. Among the TV series getting the renewals is breakout hit The Flash, which will see a fourth season, and the recent CBS port Sugergirl that will return for a third season. Included in the list is Arrow (Season 6), Jane The Virgin (Season 4), Supernatural (Season 13), DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Season 3), and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (Season 3).
I'm excited for this news! As many of you who have been following this blog for awhile (or follow me on social media) know, I love shows from The CW. There is always a show I'm following or have sitting on my binge-watch list. Some of the shows that were announced are ones I'm currently following now, like Jane The Virgin and The Flash to name a few. But even with the good news, there's still some pressure.
Nothing has been revealed yet about The CW's other shows: The Originals, The 100 and iZombie, as well as freshman shows Frequency, No Tomorrow and the yet to air Riverdale. The Vampire Diaries and Reign were already cancelled and will see their proper series finales later this year.
Are you excited for these renewals? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
(Photos courtesy of CBS)