My performance of the week ending 8/24/19 on TV goes to…

Alisha Boe as Jessica Davis on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why season 3.  One of the biggest character transformations on the series belongs to Jessica Davis.  While Jessica was already making such an impact on me in season 2 with her courage, she is not holding anything back in season 3.  Please note major spoilers have been left out for your convenience.

While I am only three episodes into the new season, Alisha Boe is already impressing me with her realistic and heart-wrenching performance as Jessica.  Jessica is absolutely a girl with so much untapped power and strength within her and she is now demanding change at her school.  When she runs for class president, it’s about more than being a leader or doing something that looks good for college applications.  Jessica wants to bring about real change in the students there and she is willing to fight for what is right.

Ani, the new character on the show, notices the power surging within Jessica from her first real encounter with her, informing her that she is a woman with power who finally knows what to do with it.  Jessica is also exploring her sexual identity further, learning how to love herself again after her traumatic experience, which is far from easy to do.

There is a moment of sheer vulnerability when Jessica undresses in front of the mirror.  While she is hesitant about what she sees in front of her, Jessica tries her best to love and appreciate her body.  With each day, she is getting stronger and stronger and she is inspiring others around her.  Jessica has been broken for so long, but the woman I see in season 3 is strong and fearless.  She may not be making all the right calls, but she is no longer staying quiet and I think that is extremely powerful.

What’s next for Jessica?  We’ll have to wait and see, as I still have 10 episodes left of season 3 to binge-watch and I have already seen some interesting theories floating around.  I’m trying not to spoil anything for myself, but I’m hoping that Jessica can continue to channel her inner strength.  Has her search for power gone too far?  I’m not so sure, but I absolutely admire her for being courageous enough to stand up for herself and other victims and I’m truly hoping she hasn’t made an irrevocable mistake.

So far it’s an interesting start to season 3 and I am still adjusting to the narration from new character, Ani, as I have a feeling we have a lot left to uncover about her as well, but I am continuing to root for Jessica and I hope that she learns to truly accept the love around her because she deserves it and is beyond worthy.

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 10: “It’s All About the Money, Honey!”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 10, I realized that we don’t always know what the future holds and we all have a past.  But as Charles pointed out, “in order to have a future, you move on from it,” but what if your past is way more complicated than that?  And if we can’t move on from the past, is it time to revisit it?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  

In last night’s episode, “It’s All About the Money, Honey,” Liza spots the intimate advertisement for Infinitely 21 on display and worries what Charles will think.  Meanwhile, Josh contemplates the future and Kelsey and Charles head off to secure a new business partner.  Things seem to be going well until Kelsey’s private video is accidentally added to her Insta story.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 6 episode 10 are:

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“Oh my god…”

The advertisement is up for Infinitely 21 and Liza and Josh look fantastic, but Liza is beyond shocked when she sees it.  Liza and Josh look extremely happy and cozy in the picture and Liza worries about what Charles may think.  She reaches out to Kelsey for help, trying to keep Charles from seeing the advertisement before she talks to him about it first and Kelsey hilariously does her best to distract Charles.

Our girl Kelsey certainly knows how to improvise and she even tells Charles that she hates escalators because they are weird just to keep him away.  Talk about a good friend!  It’s only a matter of time before Charles sees the advertisement; however, as Liza finds out that it is now going national.  Liza decides to get on a plane to talk to Charles about it before it’s too late, but will this plan backfire?

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“I left a voicemail for you.”

Lauren and Diana get a little bit of screen time during this episode and Lauren does her best to play publicist for Liza.  After all, she did leave a voicemail!  Even though Lauren’s efforts don’t work, she keeps the laughs coming and I have to say that I am really happy that Diana is going to select a wedding dress that truly makes her feel special because she deserves it.  I can’t wait to see her in it!

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“It’s literally a sign.”

Josh is in for a surprise when he finds out that Clare has gotten a job opportunity in L.A. and plans to move there with Gemma.  Clare wants what is best for their daughter and so does Josh, but he seems so perfect for fatherhood and I can’t bear to see him separated from his daughter.  Josh has a heart-to-heart talk with Maggie and tells her, “No matter how much you love someone, it doesn’t mean you’re what’s best for them,” thinking of Liza here as well.

Maggie helps spark something in Josh; however, as he decides to approach Infinitely 21 about a partnership with Inkburg, which could bring in some big bucks for Josh.  Let’s hope this is enough to keep baby Gemma in town, but is it possible that a flame will be rekindled between Liza and Josh as well?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it looks like some big questions are going to be answered in next week’s episode.

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“Guess who got the money, honey?!”

Kelsey is quite impressive at her meeting with the business partners and it looks like she has sealed the deal with Charles’s help.  After celebrating with perhaps too many drinks, Kelsey decides to send a private DM to Zane to show off her…assets.  Only Kelsey’s sexy private video gets posted to her Insta story by mistake and she wakes up to a social media disaster.  Kelsey takes down the video, but it comes up in search engines and she knows that she will now need to explain herself to their new potential partners.

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“This is the right move for Millennial.”

After speaking with the new potential business partners, they explain that they are still willing to invest in Millennial, but only if Charles is now the publisher.  Charles stands up for Kelsey and talks about how dedicated and hard-working she has been, but Kelsey accepts this and understands that it’s what is best for the company.

I felt so bad for Kelsey in this moment, but I also think it shows how much she has grown too.  She made a mistake and she owns it and I’m hoping she will bounce back from this, but I thought it was truly impressive that she put the company first.

Sometimes we need to make tough decisions for the good of others and at the end of the episode, Liza tells Charles that she will not see Josh anymore, but is this a promise she can truly keep?  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on Younger below in the comments section.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Fear the Walking Dead” season 5 episode 10: “Candy Beansies”

Happy Monday TV fans!  After watching AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 10, I realized that sometimes knowing the truth isn’t necessarily better.  We need to hold on to the belief that there is a tomorrow and make every day truly count.  Whether that means following through on a promise or making someone smile, there are endless possibilities to make our days truly meaningful.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.

In last night’s episode, “210 Words Per Minute,” Morgan and Grace try to help someone named Chuck and wind up on an extreme escalator adventure at a shopping mall.  Meanwhile, Dwight goes off on a dangerous mission of his very own and Morgan makes a tough decision.  My top 5 moments from Fear the Walking Dead season 5 episode 10 are:

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“We’re not doing careful.  We’re doing right.”

That may be, but Dwight seems to be a little bit more worried about Logan and his men than Morgan.  Dwight has been there before with the Saviors and realizes that Logan and his people may not see the good they are trying to do, but Morgan is going to keep helping others no matter what.

We know that Logan wants gas and he wants to find out where the oil fields are, but we still don’t understand his full agenda just yet.  We’ve had a lot of setup for Logan and I’m anxious to find out what he truly has planned for our favorite characters.

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“Someone gave me a second chance and it’s the same chance I’m giving you.”

Dwight decides to head off on his own mission and anticipates that one of Logan’s men will follow him.  Dwight doesn’t get too much information out of the man, but things get a little intense when the man starts burning one of Sherry’s letters.  Dwight could have easily taken a route of revenge here, but he gives the man a chance instead and decides to let him go, proving that he is really taking a leap of faith here. 

Is it the right call?  I’m not so sure, but I think this was an important step for Dwight as a character and you can tell that he is truly trying to change.  Sometimes you just need to take one step at a time, but I’m curious to see what Dwight does next.  I’m really glad he is getting the opportunity to shine on Fear TWD, similar to Morgan.

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“Give me the chance to do something real while I can.”

So, I have been interested in Grace’s character for a while now and I’m really glad that we finally got the chance to learn more about her in this episode.  Morgan agrees to help Grace get to the Urgent Care in the shopping mall so that she can determine how sick she is after she faints in the beginning of the episode.  This leads to some beyond adorable moments between these two, as we actually get to witness Morgan smile! 

Morgan is amused that Grace thinks jelly beans are called “candy beansies,” but he also has a blast using a remote control car to lure away the walkers in the mall.  After initially hesitating, Morgan does open up, sharing some stories about his son and his own remote control car and Grace talks about her past as well.  It’s hard to deny the spark forming between these two, but is Morgan truly ready to embrace a chance at happiness for himself?

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“It’s perfect…”

After an intense close call with the walkers on the escalator, Morgan and Grace discover that Chuck is still alive.  Chuck made it to the rooftop, just wanting to see the stars one last time and Grace is able to make that happen with a projection since it is a cloudy night.  Chuck thinks it is perfect and is beyond grateful that they answered his call for help.

This moment was important because you could truly see that what Morgan and the others are doing matters.  This moment also impacts Grace, as she realizes that every single day counts and perhaps she doesn’t have to be scared of starting something she may not be able to finish after all.  Although, listening to A Tale of Two Cities in its entirety is quite the challenge.

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“That’s being alive…really alive.”

After the encounter with Chuck, Grace realizes that she doesn’t want to find out how sick she is and decides that she is “just going to believe there’s more than today.”  Morgan reminds her how brave she is and the two of them share a beyond sweet moment together on the carousel.  I have to say that this may be one of my favorite moments on the show, as Morgan finally lets go and reveals a glimmer of happiness.

Only later on, Morgan realizes that perhaps he isn’t ready to move on and decides to head off to find Al instead of going along with Grace.  Is it because he still feels guilty over his wife and son or is it because he feels that he simply doesn’t deserve a chance at happiness right now?  I’m not sure, but when Morgan drives away with tears in his eyes, I was crying my eyes out.  So incredibly heartbreaking!

Is there any hope for Morgan and Grace?  I’m not so sure, but I thought this was a really touching episode.  Oh and PS, Dwight getting a haircut from Daniel was everything!  Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on Fear the Walking Dead in the comments section below.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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My Ship of the week ending 8/17/19 on TV goes to…

Kelsey and Zane on Younger!  There are some amazing ships on this show, but I am so in love with Kelsey and Zane and I have been rooting for them for quite a while now.  Kelsey hasn’t had the best luck in her previous relationships, but I felt that instant spark and chemistry when she met Zane. 

His charming confidence was the perfect match for Kelsey’s stubborn tenacity and these two really compliment each other, while entering into some friendly competition as well, but that’s what makes their relationship scream passion!

**Please note some spoilers are ahead if you have not watched season 6, episode 9 yet.  Even though it seems like Kelsey and Zane are the perfect match, they haven’t really had their moment in the spotlight yet.  Kelsey and Zane both care about their jobs a lot and it has often gotten in the way of their relationship, but it looks like that is finally about to change!

In season 6, episode 9, Zane is hurt when he finds out that Kelsey has been lying to him about Liza’s real age and she tries to work things out with him.  This leads to a real and honest conversation between them, as Zane asks Kelsey what she really thought when he told her he loved her.  The obstacles appear to be out of the way for now and Kelsey tells Zane that she loves him too, which had me jumping up and down for joy!

Kelsey is such a strong woman and her past relationships consisted of men who simply did not deserve her.  Either they didn’t see how amazing she was or they were too busy being selfish, but she was so far out of their league.  Even though Zane tries to pretend like he doesn’t care, he does, and he proves that he has a softer and romantic side when it comes to his feelings for Kelsey.

Kelsey and Zane deserve a real chance at happiness and I believe in their relationship.  They are beyond adorable together and I love when they go out drinking, as the walls come down and they are finally just themselves with one another.  Perhaps Kelsey should leave the cooking to Zane in the future though…

What’s next for Kelsey and Zane?  Now that it looks like they are finally giving their relationship a chance, what does this mean for their working relationship?  Zane is currently reporting to Kelsey, but this will most likely need to change if they want to avoid more scandal at Millennial, but I can’t wait to see some more swoon-worthy moments for these two and I hope nothing else stands in their way because they are end game for me!

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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My performance of the week ending 8/17/19 on TV goes to…

Lennie James as Morgan Jones on AMC’s Fear the Walking DeadOne of the best things to happen to the Fear TWD series was to have Lennie James join the cast.  Part of what makes Morgan so essential to the series is that someone who was previously lost and alone has now become the leader of the group.  He touches the lives of each character in one way or another and he continues to see the good in the world, even when it may seem like there is none left.  Please note some spoilers are ahead.

In season 5, Morgan has continued his mission of helping others in need, trying to do one good deed at a time.  It is inspiring, but I have been more moved by Morgan’s self-reflection, understanding that perhaps he needs to help himself as well, which is easier said than done.  It often seems like Morgan is always keeping busy so that he does not have to deal with his own inner pain and that comes out more in season 5, episode 9.

After Morgan risks his life to help a woman and child, Morgan is the one who needs saving and he has to put his full trust in someone else.  When Morgan opens up later in the episode, he finally starts talking about his own grief, realizing that he never truly said goodbye to his wife and son and that he doesn’t know how to.

This moment of sheer honesty and vulnerability really elevated Morgan’s character in my opinion.  He’s always in motion and he tries to help those around him, but he finally takes a second to talk about what he needs to do and how he is feeling.

What’s next for Morgan?  We’ll have to wait and see, but it will be interesting to find out what happens when he faces off with Logan.  Morgan is not to be underestimated, but is he able to do what is truly necessary to survive?  We have seen Morgan in similar situations before where he continues to try and fight for someone, even when they have shown their true colors again and again.

You have to admire Morgan’s willingness to continue to see that tiny sliver of goodness, but you also have to wonder if it will ultimately be his downfall.  Either way, Morgan is a true leader and he is so inspiring.  I love watching his interactions with every character and my favorite friendship is his one with Alicia.

Morgan sees so much of himself in Alicia and I love that he is doing everything he can to help her, reminding us that family is about more than blood.  Morgan may have lost his own family, but he has the opportunity to save his new family and you can’t help rooting for him.  I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Stay tuned for a recognized performance on TV each week!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 9: “Millennial isn’t an age. It’s an attitude!”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 9, I realized that maintaining a positive spin on everything isn’t necessarily a bad thing to do, but when you say “there’s no place to go but up,” are you really just asking for trouble?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.

In last night’s episode, “Millennial’s Next Top Model,” Liza deals with the consequences surrounding her recent age reveal, but is she ready to be in the spotlight?  Meanwhile, Kelsey and Zane finally discuss their feelings for one another and Maggie samples a “talent crush.”  My top 5 moments from Younger season 6 episode 9 are:

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“Guess what…I’m a flipper too!”

Maggie deserves some screen time and she definitely gets her fair share in this episode, keeping us laughing hysterically.  During an art exhibition, Maggie meets a “talent crush,” who is a man and decides to change things up.  Is she truly just sampling the opposite sex or is there something more here?

Well, we don’t have to wait too long for an answer, as Maggie agrees to a date with her talent crush and learns that he is actually a “flipper,” taking a little too much satisfaction in trying to convince lesbians to sleep with him.  Well he’s in for a surprise since Maggie is somewhat of a flipper too, deciding to flip the table before she makes her exit.  Go Maggie!

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“We want YOU to be the face and legs of Infinitely 21.”

After Liza’s true age is revealed, it seems like the business is in big trouble, but Liza continues to stand up for herself, which is impressive.  After Infinitely 21 initially wants to freeze their partnership with Millennial, they have second thoughts when Liza reminds them, “Millennial isn’t an age…it’s an attitude!”  Go Liza!  It looks like Liza has sparked something even greater here, as Infinitely 21 decides to make her their new model.  Age really is just a number and Liza continues to break boundaries, reminding us that she is strong, beautiful, and capable.

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“What did you really think when I said I love you?”

Finally!  A real and true moment for Kelsey and Zane.  I have been waiting for something like this for two seasons!  Zane is clearly hurt after he discovers that Kelsey knew about Liza’s age and kept it from him.  Kelsey decides to head over to Zane’s place for a peace offering and offers to cook him dinner and Zane hilariously asks her, “Do you know what a peace offering is?” 

Kelsey’s cooking skills may leave a lot to be desired, but this does allow one of my favorite ships to finally have a real heart-to-heart talk, discussing their feelings for one another.  Kelsey and Zane realize that honesty is the best policy and it looks like their love is out in the open now.  Swoon!

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“I would have believed anything she said.”

Josh decides to visit Liza during her photo shoot and starts talking about his first impressions of Liza, which were beyond adorable and sweet.  Josh says, “She was smart and sexy.  I would have believed anything she said.  I just wanted to keep talking to her.”  Liza is clearly touched here and so is the head of Infinitely 21, who decides to have her cameraman take some natural shots of Josh and Liza without them realizing.

I have to admit that the photo chosen was pretty amazing, but I think I would have preferred a Charliza photo!  Either way, once everyone sees this billboard, it’s safe to say that there may be a lot of drama headed in Charliza’s direction.  After all, a picture is worth a thousand words.

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“Fire her!”

Quinn returns and acts like she is perfectly OK with the revelation of Liza’s age and decides to use it to make herself look good for her own political campaign. Only the plan backfires when Liza tells the reporter that Quinn knew about the lie previously off the record, which later blows up in Quinn’s face on camera.

Quinn is far from pleased and tells Kelsey to fire Liza, but Kelsey stands her ground.  Go Kelsey!  Quinn means business; however, as she pulls her funding and checks immediately start bouncing.  Charles is working on getting some new investors, but will the company be able to survive the fallout from Liza’s lie? Stay tuned!

I hope you enjoyed the list and feel free to post your own theories and thoughts on Younger below in the comments section.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Spoiler-Free Review of “The Terror: Infamy” on AMC: A Faint Flicker of Ghostly Potential

**This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!**

“There’s something evil…I can feel it.”  Well perhaps it is the real life terror that these characters are facing in the midst of World War II, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for some supernatural occurrences too.  Or does it?

The Terror is a historical drama horror anthology series on AMC. The second season will feature 10 episodes and it premiered on August 12th 2019.  The Terror: Infamy looks deeper into the real life horror that Japanese-Americans went through during World War II, leading up to Pearl Harbor.  It stars Derek Mio, Kiki Suzekane, Shingo Asami, and George Takei.  After watching the season premiere, I have some mixed thoughts and I’m wondering if this show really needed the ghostly elements.  Let’s find out!   

The Pros:

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Cringe-worthy horror scenes.

In particular, the opening scene was extremely gruesome and almost difficult to watch and yet you can’t shift your eyes away from it.  There are a lot of images that will truly make your skin crawl, so be warned if that is not your cup of tea.  And speaking of tea…

Interesting exploration of Japanese folklore.

I am actually really invested in this story-line and I like learning about supernatural occurrences from different cultures.  The scene with reading the tea leaves was mysterious enough and I am intrigued to find out more about evil spirits, which are referred to as the Yurei.

The real life historical backdrop is compelling.

So, I really appreciate that this series is trying to take a deeper look at terrifying times in history, while giving us a different supernatural take, but the scenes that focused on the real life moments in history could almost be a stand-alone series.  I know that this show is trying to create a balance, but I thought that these moments were truly captivating, so it will be interesting to see if the balance is tipped toward the historical moments more in the coming episodes.

The Cons:

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Uninspiring characters.

Other than Yuko, who seems to have the most potential, I had a difficult time connecting to the characters and the fluff and setup overwhelming the season premiere.  The main character, Chester, was just kind of OK and I’m hoping that he can captivate me more in future episodes, but there was a lot to process in the opening episode and I almost felt like I had to take notes to keep up.

Slow moving in parts and unsure of its identity.

The season premiere lasted for a little over an hour, but I felt like I was watching it for two hours.  Part of the issue for me was that the opening scene was so incredible and then the remaining parts just kind of fell off.  Even though we continued to get glimmers of interesting story along the way, there were just so many moments that had me dozing off.  I also sort of feel like this show is trapped between a movie and a mini series, as perhaps it doesn’t translate particularly well to a traditional weekly television series.

So am I in or out? 

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As of right now, I am in about 75-80 percent, but I wouldn’t say that you need to stop what you are doing to watch this.  The opening scene was fantastic and there are some truly chilling moments sprinkled throughout the premiere, but I’m not sure that the show can keep up with this pace if it continues to rely more on unnecessary dialogue and excessive setup. 

There were also not too many surprises, but I’m hoping that the mystery surrounding the Yurei can measure up.  I will continue to watch for now, but I am hoping that the coming episodes can form their identity a little bit better.

I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on The Terror: Infamy in the comments section below.  Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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