Anticipated TV Shows of 2018

Returning Shows in 2018

 

13 Reasons Why (Season 2)

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Although I have major issues with this show especially in the way they manage the suicide / mental health issues, I still want to know what happens next. I’m mostly interested in what Hannah’s parents will do with the tapes now that they have them. I want some sort of justice or closure for them and hopefully the tapes will help with that.

RELEASE DATE: Spring or Summer 2018

The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 2)

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Yes, another show I really want to watch because of the cliffhanger from the previous season. However, with this one I really have no clue what the show will do or how they will go forward because the book ends in the exact same way the season 1 did. In the show there are so many loose storylines it feels like anything is possible, but I won’t know until I watch the new season.

RELEASE DATE: April 2018

 

New Shows in 2018

Heathers

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The show is based on the 1988 cult classic of the same name. While the original is about the popular girls clique, known as the Heathers, the show is more focused on a group of misfits. That alone has me intrigued and I can’t wait to watch the show. If you haven’t seen the original movie, I’d definitely recommend in spite of all the murders and dark humor, but at least you will see Winona Ryder in her teens, and listen to all the iconic lines like, “F— me gently with a chainsaw, do I look like Mother Teresa?”

RELEASE DATE: TBA

 

The Assassination of Gianni Versace:

American Crime Story

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Frankly, I had no idea Versace was assassinated until I watched the trailer, so this will be entertaining and educational for me. I’m excited for three reasons 1) the cast which consists of Edgar Ramirez, Ricky Martin, and Penelope Cruz. 2) it’s taking place in my hometown of Miami. And 3) it’s true crime. This is the number one on my must watch TV shows of the year. This is the perfect show for a true crime junkie like me.  And the best thing? It’s right around the corner.

RELEASE DATE: January 17, 2018 on FX

 

Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and

the Notorious B.I.G

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Let the true crime shows continue! I may not have been alive when these two famous rappers were killed but I know plenty about them from years of watching TV. It will be interesting how the show covers their success stories, the assassinations, and the outcome. I really hope they are able to show both the before and after rather than just one over the other.

RELEASE DATE: TBA

 

Shows That MIGHT Return in 2018

The following shows will be returning for another season without a doubt, the question is when. Some, if not all, of these shows will be filming this year but will probably premiere at the end or beginning of the following year.

The OA (Season 2)

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I’ve been patiently waiting for the return of the OA ever since I finished watching the first season. I’ve been losing my mind trying to figure out what happened after that cliffhanger. At this point it’s almost cruel making me wait this long for a second season. I want to know what happened to Homer and if OA finally found him. Unfortunately, there is no official date but at least they’ve started filming the new season.

RELEASE DATE: TBA

 

Stranger Things (Season 3)

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I guess Winona Ryder never left the 80s, and neither have I (even if I was never born in that decade) because I still want more of Stranger Things which takes place in it. The last season had a nice ending, but there are still a bunch of story-lines left unexplored like that giant shadow monster. While I was happy that the kids finally reunited, it wasn’t enough for me. I would still like to see them interact with each other, especially Will and Eleven who seem to always be in different dimensions. Most importantly, I need to see more of Hopper and Eleven’s father-daughter relationship because that was pure gold.

RELEASE DATE: TBA

 

Mindhunter (Season 2)

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Apart from loving this show and its premise I also really hope to find out what happens to Holden, because the last time we saw him, he wasn’t in very good shape. There’s also the whole question of the BTK killer on the loose and if and when he’ll start his crimes. I doubt they’ll catch him next season but maybe they will start looking into it. Like I said in my review for this show, the best part of the show is the work they do rather than their personal drama, so I’ll b excited to see more of that.

RELEASE DATE: TBA

 

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TV SHOW: Mindhunters (Season 1)

TITLE: MindhunterImage result for mindhunter poster
NO. OF SEASONS: 1 – Ongoing
NETWORK: Netflix
EPISODES: 10
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: In 1970’s FBI agents Ford and T go on a pioneering study into the minds of serial killers to
GENRE:  Crime Drama
WARNING: Very explicit language and graphic scenes.
RATING: 4.5/5

By now you should know how much I love my true crime shows, so you can imagine how excited I was to watch this show when it showed up on my Netflix recommendations a couple of weeks ago. And let me tell you, it did not disappoint. I went in for one episode and instead found myself binge watching the entire 10 episodes. Now, here are all the reasons why you should watch it, and one or two things I didn’t really like. Continue reading

Favorite TV Shows & Movies From 2017

Now that 2018 is done and over with, I can finally talk about some of my favorite shows and movies from 2017. In general I think it was a good year for me and TV shows / movies, and in many cases I didn’t expect to love the show or movies as much as did.  I even learned to embrace a new genre I wasn’t sure existed. I’m just not sure what it says about me if all of my favorite shows happen to be either science fiction, horror (arguable), or crime.

NOTE: Mind you, these are shows and movies I watched this year. Also, it was really hard putting these in order.

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TV SHOW REVIEW: The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 1)

TITLE: The Handmaid’s Tale Image result for the handmaid's tale tv show poster
NO. OF SEASONS: 1 – Ongoing
NETWORK: Hulu
EPISODES: 10 – Ongoing
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Because of the low birth rate in Gilead, handmaids are forced to bear children to the families of the commanders.
GENRE: Dystopian | Drama
NOTE: Based on the Margaret Atwood novel of the same name.
WARNING: Graphic scenes and subject matter.
RATING: 5/5 Continue reading

My Favorite True Crime Shows

Within the past year or so I’ve found out that I really like true crime stories whether they’re shows, podcasts, or YouTube videos. I find them as fascinating as they are disturbing, and most of the time they make me angry. So why do I keep watching them? Because I love seeing how the justice system works starting from evidence, interpreting the signs, finding the criminal, the court case, and eventually the verdict. I think this list shows a different aspect of how the justice system works in the U.S. whether we like it or not. Continue reading

TV SHOW REVIEW: Girlboss

TITLE: Girlboss Image result for girl boss poster
NO. OF SEASONS: 1
NETWORK: Netflix
EPISODES: 13
ONE SENTENCE SUMMARY: Loosely based on Sophia Amoruso’s real life rags to riches story by selling vintage clothing online.
GENRE: Comedy
NOTE: The series has been canceled after one season by Netflix.
WARNING: Explicit language and (somewhat) graphic scenes.
RATING: 3/5 Continue reading

My Favorite Shows Featuring Latinos

American TV shows like Modern FamilyThe Fosters, and even Lost featured Latino actors and characters, but they weren’t about Latinos. In fact, there are very few shows out there that have a majority Latino cast as the stars of the show. So for Hispanic Heritage month here are five of my favorite shows featuring Latino / Hispanic families. Continue reading