As always, I'll give the show a few episodes before handing down my final judgement, but this one has quite a bit of work today. Number one being stopping with the terrible jokes. Like, maybe, be funny? Just a thought.
But there's promise there. So don't give up yet, Stamos & co.!
Grandfathered airs Tuesdays at 8pm on Fox.
'The Grinder' Review
Fred Savage plays Lowe's brother in the show, and they have good brotherly chemistry. The show still has a lot to build on and needs some improvement, but it was a strong first showing.
We even got a 'literally' out of Rob Lowe, Parks and Rec fans!
Overall, while not a deep or particularly fulfilling show, it is 20 minutes of fun. Especially if they cut some of the cornier jokes.
The Grinder airs Tuesdays at 8.30pm on Fox.
The cast has good chemistry together, and if you like medical/mystery dramas then this will be right up your alley. Plus, Miami is really beautiful, which definitely does help.
It's nothing special, but it's not bad either. If there's nothing else on (which, unfortunately because it's a Wednesday, that's unlikely), then it's a good runner up in show choice.
Rosewood is on Wednesdays at 8pm on Fox.
'Empire' Season Two Premiere Recap
Chris Rock made an appearance in prison with Lucious as someone him and Cookie used to run with when they were in the drug trade. AKA Frankie, the guy who Cookie snitched on last season.
(Also the prison they’re in looks nicer than most homes).
Jamal’s music is suffering because he’s too busy running the Empire in Lucious’s absence, but it hasn’t stopped him from his new romantic endeavour.
Despite originally agreeing to invest with Cookie et al, Mimi ended up investing with the other side.
Frankie sent Cookie a warning, and so Lucious had him killed, because he’s the most powerful man in prison now.
Oh, did we mention Cookie dressed up as a gorilla? Because she did.
'Scream Queens' Review
Emma Roberts stars as Chanel, the Queen of Kappa House, a particularly evil sorority on the Wallace University campus. Twenty years after the death of a pledge in 1995, the current class are facing a serial killer of their own.
The show is a Pretty Little Liars-type mystery of trying to figure out who it is that’s dressed as the devil. Meanwhile, new pledge Grace (Skyler Samuels) just wants to make the sorority house more like the one her dead mom enjoyed. One of empowerment and good times. Which won’t happen as long as Chanel is in charge.
Jamie Lee Curtis stars as Dean Munsch, who is also out to get the sorority, while Gigi (Nasim Pedrad), the National head of the sorority, is trying to save it even though she’s stuck in the ‘90s.
The role of Chanel was clearly written for Emma Roberts, and she naturally kills it. A surprise performance came from Lea Michele, who plays a new pledge who wears a neck brace, and is absolutely insane yet charming. She was the one I was expecting the least out of, but was pleasantly surprised by what she gave.
The show itself is classic Murphy, with sharp, witty writing, plenty of gore, and everything highly stylized. The fashion is spectacular, the house immaculate, and Murphy continues to be unafraid to go where most other network shows wouldn’t.
I’m mostly happy that this show wasn’t a disappointment after how high my expectations were, and even though the first episode was two hours, I already can’t wait until next week.
Get on it. Immediately. You will not want to miss out on this one.
Scream Queens airs Tuesdays at 9pm on Fox.
'Minority Report' Review
The plot itself is pretty intriguing, if not a bit idealistic and overdramatic in its writing. Following the same plot basics as a crime procedural, only in the future, I could see this show going the distance, since we all know those work. The futuristic twist really does give it a bit of a leg up.
I would definitely say this one is worth checking out, although it may not become a regular viewing, just one to pop in and out of on occasion.
The Minority Report airs Mondays at 9pm on Fox.