The Brave Valor of Seal Team


3 different shows, with varying casts. With more or less the same premise. I always wondered why so many shows of the same type had to come out all at once. (I remember one year I think ever Network station and a few cable as well all had the same type.)  This year in a sense, I can sort of understand why. one or 2 may fail and we may be left with one of them or they may all be a hit. (all I ask is if any of them get canned, can the cast(s)  move to the remaining? So with two of the shows starting the same week I’m going to review those two and compare them all to see which I think best. This way if you don’t have the time to watch them all I can at least tell you my choice of  which  is best.

two of the shows premiered in the same week

The first to premier was ‘action/thriller/drama  The Brave which stars  Mike Vogel (Under the Dome)  as Captain Adam Dolton of this special ops field team.  Anne Heche as Patricia Campbell the team’s director and Tate Ellington (Quantico) as Noah Morgenthau  both in the offices and all three are surrounded by a bunch of others I don’t think I’ve ever seen or heard of before. This is a  look into the lives and personal sacrifices of our brave military heroes. Juggling civilian life with more of a focus on  the Challenging dangerous missions to save individuals and take down terrorists.

The first episode they are tasked with rescuing a surgeon with Doctors without boarders who is nabbed not for what they originally think, but because she is a surgeon. I thought this was supposed to be a Seal team but I think someone broke out an Army shirt so that’s a no go.  I like the layout of the poster, I see it as showing all the sides of the characters. Profesonal Persona, Friends, mission and so on. To me it tells a story, and shows all the main cast members. So far for me this one is the most believable. Vogel in a sense already played a (former) soldier in Under the dome. Even if he didn’t I say he’s pretty believable at least to this civilian’s eye (let’s just say have had family and might currently still have a few cousins sprinkled through the military!) Feels a little intense at times and worry about (and warming up to) a few characters.

So far in the lead.. I think this one feels like it has more adrenaline in it compared to Seal Team, which comes off feeling a bit tame. Maybe because Seal team seems more family oriented, I’m not sure but I vote to keep watching this one.

 Official site

 

The next is Seal Team starring David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot,A.J. Buckley, Judd Lormand, Michaela McManus

This drama about the lives of the Elite Navy Seals as we get to see one of them as he goes through training, the big boys planning for as well as executing (sometimes literally) their missions, as well as some civilian life, but there’s more of that (or at least more often)on this show than on the Brave.  Boreanez plays Jason Hayes the big dog, who lost a team member (played by Daniel Gillies aka the suave Elijah from the Originals which plays Nate in this I’m so disappointed he’s not a regular) Michael Rooker  Plays the big Chief who we see watching the training of Thieriot’s character Spencer’s.

The poster/advertisement is too boring looking to me(no matter which you look at), is there supposed to be something in the background? To me looks like it might be desert hills.    The Brave’s advertisement at least shows me more of what the show will be like. I think Seal Team though is supposed to focus a bit more on family and civilian life than the Brave is supposed to. Mission accomplished the guys are hanging out on the beach and the last scene of the first episode is a bit of a cliff hanger.

Compared to The first episode of the brave (so far) this focuses mostly on family,  and some of the members of the Seal team are not as believable as those from the Brave, but that’s just my opinion and from what I’ve seen. Boreanez doesn’t seem to ‘work’ in fatigues, Max Thieriot the runt of the bunch looks like he’s fresh from boot camp(cause he is) and younger here than he did in Bates Motel. I swear you’d think this show was filmed before all his Bate’s scenes! I don’t know why some people look ‘right’ or wrong in Military uniforms to me Not sure if its their build or what. But I can’t help it. (I may not go nuts over people in uniform but I  have  had a lot of cousins in the military as well as VETs father, uncles, grandfather, family friend and older cousins in the Army, Navy, Air Force (Not sure if anyone was in the marines someone might have been in Coast Guard) but I guess The difference between these 2 shows is The ‘Seal team’ look a bit relaxed to me while on missions. Instead of the ‘stiff, alertness’ the Brave put on. On watching episode 2, I don’t like it as much as The Brave. I am trying to give it all the chances I can (especially being ‘Angel’ is in it)

Official site     *  David Boreanaz Learned From The Real Deal For SEAL Team

 

The October 9th  premier for the CW drama series VALOR  which I think stars Matt Barr  (Sleepy Hallow) as Gallo and Christina Ochoa (of Blood Drive) as Nora only because they are featured quite a bit in the previews plus in the adverts but IMDB’s cast listing does not have them as the first 2 on the main cast   page and from what I saw listed as ‘unknown episodes’. Their starring line is Joey Thurmond, Jared M. Reeder, Cecil M. Henry . This is about an Elite army  helicopter (i never seem to remember the name of them right but I think it’s shadow raiders) unit that perform  domestic and international missions. Something tells me if you watch all the trailers on the CW for the show, that you will have seen the whole first episode (just out of order)

I like the use of the dogs tags for the O. I do think they should maybe have had a chopper in there somewhere being its about some elite helicopter squad (unlike Seal team which has it in one of their posters and they are usually on one of those big cargo planes)  being as most wouldn’t know what the beret on her head is for.  There’s a mystery to this one that starts with he first episode. So I like it for that reason, and frankly in typical CW fashion Matt Barr is really nice to look at shirtless!  The mystery is they are flying a soldier back when their chopper crashes, losing their man. Gallo and Madani are stuck (I forget where it was or what amount of time). The soldier they were flying back had some domino on him before he disappeared. Now others with dominoes have popped up. I don’t think they were all the same numbered domino but I am just curious to what that part is all about. Also they have been trying to rescue a couple of their own mates that were captured. This is obviously an on going story, The Brave as far as I see is mostly a mission of the week, and Seal team has a minor mystery in it about Gillies character there are a few other little on going stories but not like Valor’s and so for the most part is a mission of the week deal as well,

 Official Site  Oh and  Matt’s IMDB picture would make you think he’s Chalie Hunnam (even though Charlie Hunam and Travis Fimmel have had Separated at Birth Moments.

 

Now I know I’m late on this one but I have a good reason on that.

For 1.  My computer died (thankfully it did so the end of October, so I got it in time for my mid November birthday)

  1. I was trying to mull over everything about the shows. They say Seal Team is a hit, but I can’t see how. Yeah its supposed to be the one aimed more at family but I haven’t seen much of that on the show lately.  The only ‘hit’ about it is all the Bones in the Bates basement are probably watching it.

I was all three each week if not live then on demand. As for my choice I say The Brave or Valor. Maybe the story telling is just more interesting on those shows

 

 

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News 17


Happy 13 Frights of Halloween.

Yesterday started the 13 Nights of Halloween and today we well I am celebrating

 DRACULA Day

YES! There really is a Dracula Day, today October 20th! It is also Bela Lugosi’s birthday you can celebrate by reading here or Here on my blog and for those of you that are just vampire nuts like me.. You can read  ” The Vampire Bible”  I add to this page (and blog version of Dracula Day) regularly (at least once a month or every few months when I have new information to add)

 

For those of you that enjoy a read, why not read something that fits the month?

 Good Reads Top 50 Favorite Horror Novels  I’ve Read “Is Your House Haunted by Debi Chestnut, also reading the Graphic Novel “My Favorite Thing is Monsters‘ and just started reading Plum Spooky by Janet Evanovich

 

Supernatural Spin-off Wayward Sisters

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Steven Yeun’s ‘Mayhem’ Movie Has Perfect Review Score

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John Boyega Says Star Wars Should Be More Progressive

THe Best Drive in Theaters in the U.S.

I thought there was only one or 2 left if any! I’ve been to a drive-in before. Sadly with some drama a friend was going through I didn’t get to watch it. It was My Cousin Vinny and I think something else was on before or after it.

Warner Bros. Launches ‘Wonder Woman’ “For Your Consideration” Page For 2018 Oscars 

If Wonder Woman wins then we know the Oscars REALLY are BullSHIT!

 

Supergirl


While Supergirl was on CBS, the only episode I watched was the Flash crossover. being as I watch Flash I figured it might be a good idea to watch in case something carries over from the Supergirl episode. With this one episode..

To me in the coming attractions and even this one episode I really could not stand the actress that played Supergirl,to me she came off as insecure/self conscious and there was something else I  still can’t quite pinpoint what it is or was, I could barely watch crossover episode, even with Flash in it.  Also I wasn’t crazy about the overall pace and storyline of the cross over.

So maybe others felt the same way as I in one way or another, and so with the show

Now on the CW for season 2, I thought I’d give it a try (well when its posted to the free on demand channel)

I still can’t figure out why CBS had the show in the first place, especially when all the DC comics shows are doing so well on the CW.

before I get to Supergirl herself  I will say I definitely did not like the actor portraying Superman…in this. I do wish ‘Smallville’ would make an appearance in some way ..sorry I should say Tom Welling and anyone else from that show, After all, this is a multi-earth/dimension universe. Well so far no ‘Smallville’ but we get Dean Cain!!!

So far she still comes off as… maybe its not insecurity but awkward to me and that’s WHEN she’s Supergirl. This is even as I finish writing this up in March (of season 2 with the finale likely to air in May). I would think the ‘Awkward’ and anything I didn’t like about a character or actor would have subsided by now. I do in a sense like the actress, she’s cute Kara wise, even when she’s perky and I hate perky but for her it works. There is still a little something there that bothers me when she’s Supergirl. I will also say the show is a lot easier to watch than when it was on  CBS.

Well if I didn’t watch it before or skipped an episode here and there… I’ve been making sure  I watch each week now that the charming Chris Wood (Vampire Diaries, Containment) in blatant CW fashion has yet again recycled (or is it re-purposed) him into another CW show. For him I’ll watch and see how his story arc goes. Plus I’m waiting for more crossovers of the collective shows…

I heard something about a possible musical but I don’t recall if it was flash and supergirl (which sounds really annoying to me) or maybe the crossover (nope… thankfully)… but I think a musical episode would have been better with Arrow (as long as John Barrowman was in it)

I do hope we get a mini movie with all the heroes in one show (one epiosde) at some point…maybe a 2 hour TV movie special. That would work well as a follow up on (or lead up to) a crossover story or the best way is to finish a season, and even better use for a series finale!

Hello @CW @DC do you hear me!!!! I’ve got some ideas for your show(s)!!! Make.It. Happen.!!!!

(Can we make the #ArrowMusical happen?  I saw @Stephen Amell & @JohnBarrowman singing at SDCC   (San Diego Comic Con)…

Definately IMPROVED (and saved)

 

 

the CW Invasion ~ Heroes vs Aliens


Based on the 1988 comic book miniseries Invasion! event from Keith Giffen, Bill Mantlo, Todd McFarlane, and Bart Sears, the plot of the story is The Dominators descended on Earth to bring an end to the “threat” of Earth’s burgeoning meta-human community.

So Supergirl kicks the whole thing off, however I don’t think I qualify it as cross over material. We just get what turns out to be a few time holes that pop into this scene or that and at the end (like the last 30 seconds…literally!) Barry and Sisco show up . For me that’s just a Supergirl episode, now if they had popped in half way through and participated more in the epiosde I would consider that a cross over. So as far as her episode goes, I’m not happy with it. If this were still on CBS I would chalk it up to that but sadly for me Barry and Sisco feel like they were just added to the story at the end and of course the time holes too. 

I will be re-watching the shows but this one I won’t as I do not recall anything in it having to do with the Aliens (aside from Supergirl herself and Mon-El)

 

I hope the Flash’s entry into the crossover event will be better.

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Happy NEWS Year


I’m going to try something different this year.  I waited 2 weeks before sending out the first Edition of the news of the new Year… I will try t do the same making the news bi-weekly.

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Charmed Reboot To Be A Standalone Show
Constantine CW Seed Series Poster Released

Just heard Peter Dinkledge may have a key role in upcoming  Thor Ragnarok (to be released Nov 3rd of this year)

 

New Transformers: The Last Knight TV Spot Released
Star Wars: Woody Harrelson Officially Cast in Han Solo Movie

CW Renews Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, and Legends of Tomorrow

Sarah Michelle Gellar Comments On Possiblity Of A Buffy Revival
Internet Reacts to Carrie Fisher’s Prozac Pill-Shaped Urn

and the Joke of 2016 continues!!  Batman V Superman Appears On Razzie Nominations Shortlist More Than Any Other Film

20 Top Grossing Movies Of 2016
WWE: Ric Flair Is Deadlifting 400 lbs At Age 67!
Agents Of SHIELD To Reveal How Mace Got His Powers
AMC Releases 14 Bizarre New The Walking Dead Teaser Images

Birthday News


I’m sending this a few days ahead of time as Friday the 18th I will be out celebrating my birthday (which is actually Saturday)

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OMG I couldn’t stop laughing when I read this!!!

Michael Shannon Fell Asleep Watching Batman V Superman

It WOULD have been nice if they tried to decode what they are talking about here

Were Daryl And Rick Sending Hidden Messages During The Walking Dead?

 

That massive CW Arrow, Supergirl, Legends & Flash crossover? ….Happens starting Monday 28th

The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln Talks How Long Rick’s Been Keeping A Secret

Oh yeah it was such a big secret! Gee who forgot that whats her face was cheating on her husband (when she thought he was dead and more so after he came back?) I so wasn’t surprised!  I figured Judith was Shane’s if not Rick’s I mean she was preggers all too fast.

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Ryan Reynolds Gets Roasted by His Twin in GQ Interview
Suicide Squad Ends Domestic Theatric Run With $325 Million
Dungeon & Dragons Inducted Into Toy Hall Of Fame

Harley Quinn Birds of Prey Spinoff Movie Gets a Writer

Marvel Announces Inhumans Series On ABC

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Frequency


2016    tv series  CW adapted from movie

 

I remember I watched the movie with Dennis Quaid and liked it at the time, though aside of what it was about I really cant remember it. So thanks to my regular show being switched to another day and have not yet started and nothing else being on the same night as the pilot, I gave it a try.

 

In the series its the daught in our present 2016 and the father in the past in 1996. Its interesting and from vampires to zombies…. having been and still being a trend for tv series apparently time travel is the new trend be it leteral or figurative. This one being technical…as only speaking to the past and changing things by the past person changing circumstances. Meanwhile Legends of Tomorrow and Timeless being the actual time travel shows, I think we may be in for more shows of this ilk.

As for this, the father was a cop but was double crossef and killed. The daughter grew up to be a cop, and now though apart, father and daughter solve crimes together. They sometimes send evidence and other things the way he’d get her birthday cards and gifts to her, a tin can irvwas it lunch box buried near the house, there’s aslo the crawl space.

I enjoy watching this to see how they work together, and how the present and past come together to solve crimes.

 

 

*sorry this and many other reviews have been delayed, been having medical problems