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Black Summer: 6 most WTF moments from Season 1

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What were the most WTF moments from Netflix’s new zombie series, Black Summer? Who died? Who lived? What happened in the end? Find out here.

Zombie fatigue has not struck Netflix as they commission the Z Nation prequel series, Black Summer. However, I give the streaming giant credit for taking a unique approach to the genre. Black Summer is a well-shot, extremely realistic, story of survival. It puts action first and character second. For some people that will be a welcome change, for others, not so much.

I appreciated the intensity of the show and the alternating timelines. We get to see many scenarios from alternating perspective. It’s also worth pointing out the direction of the series, there are some technically brilliant long-shots, the entire eight-episode season is full of them. It adds to the grounded terror of the show. This feels like it could happen.

Let’s recap the 6 most WTF moments of the first season.

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The Resident recap: A potential operator error threatens a surgeon’s career

On this week’s episode of The Resident aptly titled “Operator Error”, Chastain reels from the death of one of their own and QuoVadis makes a move to oust one of the best doctors to protect their brand name.

The Raptor’s career is on the line after Bradley dies on the surgical table. (On another note, I really wish FOX hadn’t spoiled his death in the promo from last week’s episode of The Resident).

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A windstorm stirs up drama on the midseason premiere of Grey’s Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy picks up right where it left off  — with three elevators stuck in limbo and the people trapped inside them desperate to escape before lives are lost.

Before Grey’s Anatomy went on its winter hiatus, Grey-Sloan Memorial was rattled by a terrible windstorm, one that wiped out the power and caused a shutdown in the elevators. Thus leaving Andrew and Meredith stuck in one, Bailey, Helm, and their organ donor Phoebe in another, and Teddy, Owen, and Amelia in the third.

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5 things we learned from the All American winter premiere

On the winter premiere of All American, Shawn’s death is the first domino to fall in a chain that begins in Crenshaw and ends in Beverly Hills.

It’s been several weeks since we left off with All American and I’ve been chomping at the bit for the new episode after the dramatic reveals and cliffhangers of the midseason finale. I’m pretty shocked Billy is sticking to his lie about his son’s drug test. I figured he wouldn’t fess up right away, but to lie straight to Olivia’s face after she asked him about integrity a bold and self-serving decision.

We still don’t learn much more about Spencer’s father, though Spencer does ask Billy about what the Malibu coach meant when he referred to the job Billy stole from him. Turns out the job was being offered to almost 50 different coaches, it wasn’t as if it were just a toss-up between Cory and Billy. Maybe Billy’s NFL experience did boost him over the edge but it was a job he earned.

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New Amsterdam – A Seat at the Table – Review: Full Chemo

Iggy has a patient again! Finally. I feel like its been ages since we’ve seen him with a new psych patient but maybe it was just the hiatus that made it seem that way. Either way, this guy has an imaginary wolf (and I typed this I heard some howling outside my window… creepy) that plagues his daily life in nightmarish hallucinogenic attack scenarios. Iggy’s job will be to work out why that is.

With his delusions growing, Iggy talks with the patient’s father to get clarity on how they would to proceed on the case. If he has the surgery then part of him could be fundamentally altered. Parts of his personality could change, interests, hobbies, etc. But his dad is willing if it means saving his life. He’d rather lose parts than the whole.

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The Rookie – Flesh and Blood – Review: Turducken

I may have said this last week but THIS was truly my favorite episode of the show so far, wow. Every single pairing was comedy gold or at least heartwarming in some way or other. Also this show just got me shipping about 3 more pairings too. I’m really falling in love with these characters! There was so many fun love/hate scenes in this episode and witty banter, ugh, love it.

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The Gifted – hoMe – Review: This is a Losing Battle

With the Inner Circle and the Purifiers on the rise, and the nation more divided than ever, the dream of the X-Men is on the verge of failure. In attempts to revive the Mutant Underground, Evangeline proposes a country-wide meeting.

Meanwhile, Lauren and Andy continue to disagree in their dreams and the Frost Sisters attempt to intervene. Caitlin makes the risky suggestion of connecting with a family member for vital intel, and Lorna tries to secretly investigate Reeva’s plans for the Inner Circle.

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Project Blue Book recap: The haunting story of the Phantom of Flatwoods

On the second episode of Project Blue Book, a woman and her children spot something unexplainable in the woods. Hynek and Quinn are called in to put an end to the small-town hysteria before it spirals out of control.

The case Project Blue Book draws from this week has many names: the Flatwoods Monster, the Braxton County Monster, the Phantom of Flatwoods, but the story always begins the same.

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Roswell recap: 3 things to consider after the premiere

The CW’s newest reboot, Roswell, New Mexico, is an entertaining, socially relevant, and romantic take on aliens with just a dash of the old-school WB charm.

As an ardent CW, teen drama, and supernatural drama fan, I’ve been looking forward to the Roswell reboot since its initial conception. Sadly, the original Roswell is one series I haven’t gotten the chance to watch yet, but I’m kind of glad now since I can watch this new version with nothing to compare it to. (That said, I’m totally going to binge the original someday too, promise).

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Fans of The Last of Us should check out FOX’s new series The Passage

The Passage is a series that fans of The Last of Us (which is currently stuck in film development hell) might find enjoyable because the main characters’ relationship is very similar to the one that Joel and Ellie share.

The Passage deals with an impending flu epidemic that is set to hit the United States. In order to prepare for it, a clandestine organization known as Project NOAH has begun testing out a new vaccine that will create immunity to all diseases. But there is a cost to this magical cure. All drug trial participants develop medically-induced signs of vampirism.

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