Tuesday, October 21, 2014

'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 'The Weeping Lady'

Courtesy Fox

Last week on "Sleepy Hollow," we followed the Pied Piper to his underground lair of revenge and Captain Irving discovered just how slimy lawyers can be. Let's do this.

Finally we discover how Crane keeps the same clothes - he has a period reenactor make them for him but alas, Miss Caroline is falling hard. Oh that Ichabod, so smooth with the ladies. Speaking of ladies, his main lady Katrina sends him a crow message right before Abraham barges in. Let me get this straight: you don't trust her but still want her to choose you willingly? Uh, yeah. Threats are vair sexy. How much does Abraham not trust her? Enough to engage Henry to put the kibosh on her witchcraft so she willingly plays the part Moloch wrote for her. A chance to cause his parents pain? It looks like Christmas came early for Henry.

Monday, October 20, 2014

A Look Inside This Week's 'The Walking Dead' Episode: 'Strangers'

Seth Gilliam as Fr. Gabriel
There are obvious spoilers in this so if you haven't watched this week's episode of "The Walking Dead," stop right here.

Season five's second episode was one of reconnecting, discovering a new "survivor," going on the grossest food shopping trip ever and attending a BobBQ from hell. AMC offered up an inside look into "Strangers" and the video, followed by a sneak peek of October 26th's episode, are embedded below. In the peek into this week's episode, they failed to mention the two most disturbing and talked about scenes. You know what I'm talking about. One was Daryl dropping that water jug...am I right? Kidding. Although I did cringe.

After saving Father Gabriel (Seth Gilliam) from certain demise and then heading to his church, the group goes to the local food bank to stock up. Did we think this was going to be an easy supply run? Of course not and it isn't. A bacteria-laden soup that is full of decaying corpses and smells like a sewer puked awaits and demonstrates that this group will stop at nothing to stock up on canned goods. Clearly jumping into this filth couldn't be too healthy and when Bob gets attacked and goes under, we can only imagine how many microorganisms he ingested. Also, was he bit or scratched? Is this why he later kissed Sasha (goodbye?), left the church then became tearful? Did he know he was slowly turning and was he going to off himself to protect the group?

Sunday, October 19, 2014

'The Simpsons' 25th Annual 'Treehouse of Horror' Airs Tonight

Courtesy Yahoo
Tonight at 8 pm ET on Fox marks a quarter century of horror in a Springfield treehouse. Yep, the 25th episode of "The Simpsons" Treehouse of Horror airs tonight and Bart and Lisa will be transported to an alternate universe. After the "official" synopsis, check out the promo and a hellish clip. Then, let us know what your favorite Halloween episode has been so far and if you remember the first one just like the old lady writing up this piece does.

The 25th annual 'Simpsons' Halloween special includes an alternate dimension, a "Clockwork Orange"-style gang led by Moe and a visit from the Tracey Ullman-era Simpsons.

-Larissa Mrykalo

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 'Go Where I Send Thee...'

Courtesy Fox

And we're back. Last week we met Hawley, the privateer version of Indiana Jones, while battling a Judas-coin wielding Henry. Let's do this.

When a child goes missing at night, you can usually assume abduction unless of course you live in Sleepy Hollow when it's naturally demonic possession. But none of that's as scary as Ichabod getting driving lessons and treating it like a real life "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift." Fortunately he stops driving before checking his phone for incoming messages. This one's an Amber Alert and they're on their way except Abbie's driving. Good call. The Lancasters are an old Sleepy Hollow family with a terrible curse which has claimed their youngest child Sarah. Ichabod is still banned from investigations so he skulks in the bushes waiting for Abbie to go investigate the woods where they find blood spatters. No bodies around but she does find a bone which Ichabod then proceeds to blow into because what else would a hollow bone be but a flute? (Also: gross.) Crane, your playing is so fine it put Abbie into a trance and he makes a shocking pronouncement: this is no ordinary flute! (No kidding.) Sarah was lured into the woods by a creature of legend - a Pied Piper. To the library! (Sorry, wrong show.)

Monday, October 13, 2014

'American Horror Story' Renewed For Fifth Installment

On the heels of a stellar fourth season premiere, FX is bringing back its Ryan Murphy-created anthology series, "American Horror Story," for a fifth installment. There is still a ton of Freak Show left but we can only speculate what the fifth season will entail. A haunted house, an asylum, a coven of witches, a freak show and...(insert your guess here).

Below is the complete press release and of course, we want your thoughts on the 13-episode order for season five. You can click here for a preview of the next Freak Show episode, "Massacres and Matinees" which airs Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET.

Full Press Release:
Producer Ryan Murphy’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning anthology miniseries “American Horror Story” has paid big dividends as his newest installment, “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” has broken all ratings records for FX with its premiere episode last Wednesday night (10/8/14).

In light of that record-setting performance, FX has rewarded “American Horror Story” with a 13-episode order for the fifth and next installment of the show, which will debut in October 2015, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions.