My Ship of the week ending 8/3/19 on TV goes to…

Diana and Enzo on Younger!  Even though Liza’s relationships get the most attention on the show, Diana and Enzo deserve some recognition for being one of the most adorable ships I have seen on television in a long time.  From the first moment Enzo walked into Diana’s life as the plumber from Staten Island, I fell in love with these two and I will continue to ship them together.

**Please note some spoilers are ahead if you have not watched season 6 episode 7 yet.  Even though Diana and Enzo come from different worlds, they are willing to meet each other halfway.  Diana has actually grown so much as a character because of her relationship with Enzo, as she even finds herself boarding a ferry to Staten Island and putting up with Enzo’s judgmental mother, which is no easy task!

Diana has made some mistakes when it comes to Enzo, but she risks it all and throws appearances out the window when she finds out he is trapped in the sewer.  Even though Enzo is covered in filth, Diana embraces him, refusing to let him go.  We have witnessed so many passionate and swoon-worthy moments between these two and Diana even writes about her tale of love in the paper, revealing that she does have a softer, romantic side and reminding us that it’s never too late to find that kind of epic love that some only dream about.  

I really enjoyed Diana’s article where she talked about truly appreciating and loving the person next to you because at the end of the day, that’s the person of your dreams.  He or she may not be everything you thought you wanted, but perhaps they make you a better person and help you become a greater version of yourself.

In season 6 episode 7, Diana begins to panic when she finds out that Enzo has previously had a “one year expiration date” on all of his past relationships.  Only our girl Diana has nothing to worry about because she truly is one of a kind, as Enzo decides to spontaneously propose to her!  Diana initially comments on the lack of ring, but decides to just go with it and enthusiastically says yes, embracing the possibility of true love.

With all of the drama surrounding Charliza, Josh, and Kelsey and Zane, it was nice to just truly appreciate a couple that is head over heels in love and I can’t say enough good things about this ship.  What’s next for Diana and Enzo?  It will be interesting to see Enzo’s mother become Diana’s mother-in-law, but we know that she can hold her own!  Either way, this ship is timeless, passionate, and inspiring and I will continue to root for Diana and Enzo against all odds!

Stay tuned for a recognized Ship on TV each week!

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Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 6: “I Think We’ll Be Stronger Together”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 6, I realized that home is where the heart is and in this case, home is where your publishing family is.  Sometimes all we need is a little compromise in order for everyone to be happy.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Merger, She Wrote,” Liza and Charles are invited to a mind altering retreat and bump into an unexpected guest.  Meanwhile, Kelsey and Zane talk things out, Diana shows off a hidden talent, and Maggie tries to get her mojo back.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 6 episode 6 are:

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“I wish there was a way we could work together…”

In this episode, Liza approaches Charles about a potential “big bang boom merger,” hoping that there is some way for everyone to get along and work together.  It seems like a good idea since Charles essentially gets the profit from both publishing houses, but Charles initially proposes that Liza come work for him at Mercury instead.  Liza does not think that she can do that to Kelsey, explaining that their working relationship is also a friendship.  It’s clear that Liza does not want to hurt anyone’s feelings here, but is there another solution?

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“The problem is you didn’t audition.”

The romance author Millennial snagged is auditioning voice actresses for her new book, but no one seems to really get the role right.  That is, until Diana starts reading from the book and everyone realizes that she is absolutely perfect for this.  Diana seems hesitant at first, but starts to really try out her husky voice to enhance the experience and I think she may have found her true calling!

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“And where does that leave us?”

During the voice recording, Zane walks in with Audrey Colbert, ready to dazzle Kelsey.  Only Audrey’s reading leaves a lot to be desired.  Zane thinks that perhaps she just needs to warm up and suggests trying it again with more feeling, which prompts Audrey to provide us with an over-the-top extremely emotional reading, which is laugh out loud funny.  Perhaps Kelsey dodged a bullet with this one after all and we get to witness an adorable moment between Kelsey and Zane afterwards, as they share a drink together and discuss their potential future.  I’m still shipping these two together, but it looks like they have more obstacles headed their way soon.

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“You have to experience microdosing first hand.”

Liza and Charles both get invited to an interesting retreat by a potential new author and get an unexpected surprise when they discover that Josh is there as well.  Liza’s dose has some interesting effects, as she starts to see Charles and Josh practically morphing into one another, leading to a show stopping dance number with…a plant.  Perhaps microdosing is not for Liza after all, but it does lead to some interesting questions.  Is Liza truly over Josh?  It seems like this love triangle hasn’t vanished completely just yet, but the Charliza fan in me is still on Team Charles.

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“I want to come home.”

It seems like the retreat also gets Charles thinking, but in a different way, as he starts to truly contemplate the importance of family.  Charles asks Kelsey to buy Mercury…for one dollar.  He wants to return as an editor and also work with Liza with their relationship out in the open.  Everyone seems to be on board and I’m glad our favorite publishing family is back together, but where will this leave Zane?  Can he truly handle having Kelsey as his boss?  We’ll have to see how this plays out, but I’m not certain that the drama is over just yet.  Also, congratulations to Younger for being renewed for season 7!  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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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 3: “We Will Just Have to Eat It”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 3, I realized that integrity is important, but sometimes it’s not as simple as clearing your name.  So do you “eat it,” as Kelsey so eloquently put it, or do you find another way to spin the scam?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “The Unusual Suspect,” Quinn’s book is making its way up the best seller list, but there is something fishy going on.  Meanwhile, Maggie finds a potential new romance, Josh adjusts to fatherhood, and Liza and Charles spice things up with an interesting role play.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 6 episode 3 are:

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“I haven’t been able to look at her since the incident.”

In this episode, Maggie gets some well deserved screen time and has clearly been traumatized after helping Clare while she was in labor.  Lauren tries to help Maggie get through this and brings her to some kind of therapy group for this very thing, but it looks like this was the right call, as Maggie meets a new potential romantic interest named Beth.  Beth informs Maggie that she “also teaches privates” and it looks like Maggie is ready to take her up on this offer.  We’ll have to see how this new romance unfolds, but I’m happy for Maggie.

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“I guess I need to listen to episode 7.”

Everyone is obsessed over the trending podcast, Exonerated, as Liza and Kelsey prepare to meet with Audrey Colbert, played by the wonderful Willa Fitzgerald for all of you Scream fans out there!  Audrey is definitely a little off and is pitching her book to Millennial, but she needs to be convinced that Liza and Kelsey believe that she is innocent of murder.

Liza and Charles also spice things up, as they act out different scenarios in the podcast, leading to some interesting role plays, but I’m always happy to see an episode that features some Charliza time.  Still swooning over this!  Liza actually plays the femme fatale very well, so Charles better look out when it comes to his new business deal!

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“Clare…will you…?

So I’ll admit it, when I first saw the preview for episode 3, I thought Josh was going to propose to Clare and I didn’t like it at all!  I’m glad this did not happen, as Josh realizes that they are not right for each other.  I think it’s so amazing that they are going to raise their baby together, but Josh realizes that they need to keep the romance out of it, which is the right call in my opinion.

Josh gets down on one knee and says, “Clare…will you divorce me?”  It looks like Clare is on board, but what does this mean for Josh’s romantic life?  We know that there are still feelings floating around for Liza, but will he continue to pursue this or is there someone else catching his eye?

2

“You and Zane…again?!”

I mean, it’s not like I mind Kelsey and Zane getting together again, as I absolutely adore these two together!  Kelsey bumps into Zane at the liquor store and thinks that he is pretending about having a new job.  Zane continues to turn on the charisma and invites Kelsey to help him drink the bottle he just bought.  It looks like things are definitely on again for this couple, but Zane is about to shake things up when Kelsey finds out about his actual new job.  Drama!

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“A messy bitch who lives for drama.”

That’s our girl Kelsey and we adore her for it!  After Quinn’s book continues to climb on the best seller list, Kelsey discovers that Quinn bought her books in bulk, which resulted in a dagger next to her name at number one.  It’s a scam and Kelsey is not ready to take the fall for this.  Kelsey initially thinks about coming clean and placing the blame on Quinn, but Liza gives her some great advice and reminds her that she is their investor and she can’t throw an author under the bus.

Kelsey proves to be someone you do not want to mess with when she is asked about the bulk sales during an interview.  With perfect poise, she explains that the books were bought for speaking events and decides to announce Quinn’s intent to run for senate earlier than Quinn had intended.  Quinn is clearly not pleased with this, but no one puts our girl Kelsey in a corner!

Things are looking up, but Kelsey soon discovers that Audrey is actually going to go with a new publishing company named Mercury.  We learn that Zane is the editor, but they start to wonder about where he got all that money, as a light bulb goes off in Liza’s head, realizing Charles’s connection to all of this.  I can’t wait to see what happens next here!  Stay tuned!  New episodes return July 10th!

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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My Ship of the week ending 6/22/19 on TV goes to…

John Dorie (like the fish) and June (June Bug) on Fear the Walking Dead! I really can’t say enough about these two, as their relationship gives me all the feels!  In a zombie apocalypse, they are still able to give us swoon-worthy moments that just make you smile.  Please note some spoilers are ahead.  There is just something so incredibly sweet about these two together.  I fell in love with their relationship back in season 4 and I was worried that they wouldn’t get that much screen time in season 5, but episode 3 didn’t disappoint, as these two headed off to the wild wild west together.  I almost felt like they were on a real date, even though those pesky walkers decided to break up the party. 

The reason why I love these two together so much is that their love inspires those around them as well.  In season 5 episode 3, they cross paths with Dwight, who is searching for his own lost love, but John and June refuse to let him give up hope, recognizing what it feels like to keep searching for that special someone, even though it seems like it may be impossible.  However, anything is possible with these two…even the impossible and that’s why I adore them so much. 

You know how some movies just make you cry uncontrollably when you think about how incredibly romantic they are?  The Notebook comes to mind for me, which I can’t watch without sobbing, but I almost feel like John Dorie and June could star in their own version of an epic love story because their love is that powerful.  There is just something so enchanting and beautiful about it and I just hope that the writers on the show don’t tear them apart.  I honestly couldn’t take it at this point because I have fallen in love with both of them and I will continue to root for them against all odds.

What’s next for John Dorie and June?  We’ll have to stay tuned to find out, but it looks like a lot of new threats are headed their way.  John Dorie is the fastest gun in the west and June can keep up as well, creating a great tag team, but Fear TWD does have a habit of splitting characters up, so I’m just really hoping that doesn’t happen here.  These two are already amazing characters on their own, but together they are something truly remarkable.  I can’t wait to see what happens next for them!

Stay tuned for a recognized Ship on TV each week!

Best,

Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 2: “Baller Move”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 2, I realized that sometimes “life gives you more than you thought,” but what if it doesn’t turn out exactly how you planned?  Do you continue searching for that possibility or do you settle?  Maybe it’s not settling at all, but accepting and understanding the love that’s been there in front of you the whole time.  But nothing is ever that simple on our favorite show.  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Flush With Love,” Liza and Kelsey attempt to approach Quinn about pushing back her book.  Meanwhile, Zane decides to shake things up with Kelsey and Josh tries to prepare for fatherhood.  My top 5 moments from Younger season 6 episode 2 are:

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“Guess who wrote a masterpiece…it will be our first release!”

In episode 2, Kelsey is still adjusting to her demanding role as publisher, but quickly realizes that she has a new dilemma on her hands, when a focus group reacts strongly to Quinn’s book, Claw, and not in a good way.  The group has some strong reactions, including one reader who hilariously asks if it is possible to unread something.  Kelsey knows that it will not be easy to simply push back Quinn’s book release since she is her boss, but she worries about having a huge flop on her hands.

Kelsey and Liza team up to try and approach Quinn, but Quinn doesn’t want to hear it and decides to break out into a loud and obnoxious cheer at lunch to get everyone on board.  Kelsey desperately wants to do the right thing here, but is she out of her depth?

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“I don’t want to be friends with you anymore.”

I’m so glad I didn’t have to wait too much longer for a swoon-worthy moment between Kelsey and Zane since I ship them oh so much!  Zane approaches Kelsey and tells her that he doesn’t want to be friends anymore.  Kelsey realizes that he must have gotten a job, but Charles and Zane still have not revealed their big announcement just yet and I’m anxious to hear it.

However, Kelsey and Zane do share a passionate kiss so it looks like things are looking up for these two, but will Kelsey feel the same way once she finds out what the job is?  We have to assume that Zane will end up being Kelsey’s competition, but I really hope it doesn’t get in the way of their relationship because these two are end game for me.

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“This kid is so lucky to have you as a dad.”

Liza and Josh continue to share some sweet moments together, when Liza helps Josh out with some baby shopping.  Liza has a lot of experience with being a mother and she helps Josh filter through the list so that he doesn’t panic so much.  Liza tells Josh that he is going to be a great dad and I have to agree, but it looks like Josh doesn’t have much time to prepare when Clare’s water breaks at the reveal party, causing her to begin going into labor in the back of an Uber. 

Clare and Josh have a healthy baby girl, but Liza watches Josh with his newborn with an interesting look on her face.  It’s clear that Liza is beyond happy for Josh, but is she now having second thoughts about letting him go?  I’m Team Charles all the way, but there have still been some lingering feelings floating over to Team Josh, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out, although it looks like Josh may be looking to get a second chance with Clare.  We’ll have to wait and see!

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“Put it in writing…baller move.”

After Kelsey comes up with a plan to back one of Reese’s books before Quinn’s, she starts to have second thoughts, especially when Charles puts his two cents in.  Liza promises that she will no longer keep Charles in the loop, recognizing that it is putting a potential strain on her working relationship with Kelsey.  Kelsey decides to channel her inner baller and meets with Quinn again.  She strikes up a deal with her:  she will release Quinn’s book first and if it’s a flop, Quinn promises she will walk away.

Kelsey doesn’t take any chances here and tells Quinn to put it in writing, but is she making the right call?  Can we really trust Quinn to keep her word?  Either way, I was very proud of Kelsey here in this moment because it’s not always easy standing your ground, but she does it so well!

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“Did you mean this?”

Even though Liza, Kelsey, and Josh are all dealing with a lot of drama, Diana gets her moment in the spotlight as well.  Diana and Enzo have an argument after Diana talks about how she used to always think she would end up with Charles.  I know that Diana always speaks her mind, but maybe she should remember that some things can come out in a hurtful way, as she ends up driving Enzo away, who thinks that she is merely settling with him.

Enzo deserves better and he’s right, but luckily Diana realizes it before it’s too late.  Diana has her story, “Flush With Love,” published in the newspaper, talking about her modern day romance with Enzo, but she also explains how it is important to dream about the man next to you, rather than focusing on the “man of your dreams.”  Enzo asks Diana if she means it and the two have a sweet moment together.

I’m so glad that Diana realized that she has the real thing with Enzo because these two are absolutely adorable and I can’t bear to see them apart!  There seems to be a lot of love in the air so far in season 6, but we know that drama is never too far away.  Who will crack first?  Stay tuned!

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Ranking the top 5 moments from “Younger” season 6 episode 1 season premiere: “Timing”

Happy Thursday TV fans!  The wait is over and your favorite summer show is back!  After watching TV Land’s Younger season 6 episode 1 season premiere, I realized that timing is everything.  You may think you have everything figured out, but sometimes things go in another direction.  So do you stay on the path you are on or do you take a risk and try something new?  Please note spoilers are ahead if you have not gotten a chance to watch the latest episode yet.  In last night’s episode, “Big Day,” Liza and Charles adjust to life together after Charles’s huge decision, but are they ready to take the next step in their relationship?  Meanwhile, Kelsey embraces her role as the boss, Josh finds out if he is the father of Clare’s baby, and Zane continues to charm us with his mysterious new job possibility.  My top 5 moments from the Younger season 6 episode 1 season premiere are:

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“It’s harder than I thought.”

Change is in the air, but our girl Kelsey is ready to take on her new position.  Kelsey is beyond excited about being the new publisher, but she quickly realizes that there is a lot that comes with the job.  Kelsey has had to trade in her passion for books for forecasts and spreadsheets and we learn that the company is not doing that great, which puts a tremendous amount of pressure on Kelsey. 

That being said, Kelsey is strong and intelligent and I think she will make a fantastic publisher, but this is not going to be easy for her.  I’m ready to go on the adventure with her and it will be interesting to see how the dynamic shifts at the office now.

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“Are we friends?”

I am so beyond excited that Zane is back this season, as things were kind of left up in the air after he left Empirical last season.  I have been shipping him and Kelsey for quite some time now, but Zane seems like he wants to keep their relationship professional for now, even after Kelsey makes a few hints at some possibilities for them.  We know that Zane is charming and strategic when it comes to business, but what is his next move with Charles?  I’m very interested to find out, but will this put a further strain on his possible relationship with Kelsey?  We’ll have to wait and see!

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“Don’t encourage them!”

The drama is far from over at Millennial when Kelsey learns that an article is about to be leaked about Charles having an affair with a 28-year-old employee.  Even though we all know this is Liza, it looks like everything is pointing in Kelsey’s direction, which could be quite scandalous for her recent promotion.  Liza finally comes clean and decides to announce to the entire office that she is the one having a relationship with Charles.

Diana is shocked and clearly hurt by this announcement and begins to look elsewhere for employment opportunities, but it looks like Diana just truly needed some appreciation.  Liza and Kelsey track her down at her favorite singing bar, “Marie’s Crisis Café” and put on a show stopping performance to “9 to 5,” which was so much fun and hilarious to watch.  I love this trio right now and I’m happy that Diana ultimately had a change of heart.  We need her!

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“I know you’re busy but…”

Josh has a lot on his plate when his former wife, Clare, shows up heavily pregnant.  She tells Josh that the baby is his, but Maggie suggests a paternity test to confirm everything.  The results are in and Josh…you are the father!  Josh is freaking out, but he has a heart-to-heart talk with Liza, who promises to be there every step of the way to support him.  Only it seems like Josh still has some lingering feelings, as he talks to Liza about timing and how she is now with someone else.  Even though I’m feeling Charliza, Team Josh is always in the back of my mind as well.  I mean, we need some kind of drama for our girl Liza, even though she is pretty much floating on a cloud with Charles right now.

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“When I’m with her, I feel free.”

Team Charles and Charliza fans rejoice!  We get some super sweet moments for our favorite couple in the season premiere.  Charles even goes out of his way to surprise Liza with a new bed, which I have to say was absolutely swoon-worthy!  Charles is adjusting to life outside of Empirical and he definitely has a lot to figure out, but it looks like he won’t have too much free time for long, as he is working on something with Zane.

Liza ends up saying “I love you” to Charles and runs away before he can respond, but Charles is ready to take the next step with Liza and ends up saying it back to her later in the episode.  I mean, after all, he has had feelings for her for 16 years now with her recent age reveal!  I can’t wait to see what’s next for Liza and Charles, but it looks like her loyalties may be tested later on when it comes to choosing him or Kelsey.  I can’t wait to see how this unfolds and I’m so happy this show has returned!  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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Spoiler-Free Review of “Swamp Thing” on DC Universe: The Swamp is Lovely, Dark, and Deep

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“I don’t like mysteries…I like solutions.”  Only CDC investigator, Abby Arcane, is about to find herself tangled in a mystery, one that lurks beneath the surface of the swamp waters, but is she up for the challenge?  It looks like she may not have a choice, discovering that returning home to Marais, Louisiana will be far from drama free.  If you are looking for your next favorite show, you may be in the right place, as the pilot episode delivers and stays true to the horror label that has been attached to it.

Swamp Thing is available to watch on DC Universe and season one features 10 episodes.  The pilot premiered on May 31st and the remaining episodes will air weekly on Fridays, leading up to the scheduled season finale on August 2nd.  The show stars Crystal Reed, Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Virginia Madsen, Henderson Wade, and Jennifer Beals.  We follow Abby Arcane, who returns home to investigate a deadly virus spreading in the swamps. She meets a biologist named Alec Holland, who is researching the virus on his own.  As Abby tries to find answers to explain the horror she is seeing before her eyes, she ends up coming face to face with a mysterious creature, but is he a friend or foe?

The Pros:

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An origin story that truly pulls you in.

Much like Gotham and Smallville, Swamp Thing has successfully pulled me into this world, revealing an origin story that is unique and riveting.  Whether you are familiar with the comics or not, this show can stand on its own, allowing us to truly explore and understand the character development here.  I’m a fan of comics in general, but I can’t say that I am an expert on Swamp Thing.  But you don’t really need to be because the show already has so much potential just from its pilot episode and the plot is captivating and intriguing without ever making you feel lost or too unfamiliar with the story.

This show is worthy of the horror genre.

While many shows dabble in the horror genre, this show deserves to keep that label.  The show is genuinely scary and there are already so many parts that will creep you out.  The opening scene is chilling and fantastic.  I was on the edge of my seat, watching the horror unfold before my eyes, which is not always easy to accomplish in just one episode.  The show has a fast paced tempo and it doesn’t seem like the character building or small town drama will get in the way of this.

Crystal Reed is your new crush.

Crystal Reed is absolutely fantastic as Abby so far.  Typically, it takes me about three episodes to get used to a show to determine if I truly want to give it my undivided attention or not.  With Swamp Thing, I have already been pulled into this world and part of that is because Abby’s character is so interesting.  She has many layers and a backstory that will need to be explored further, but there is something magnetic about her, which makes me want to go on this dark journey with her that much more.

The Cons:

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The show is only on DC Universe.

Honestly, the only con I can come up with so far is that this show is exclusively airing on DC Universe.  I started a 7 day free trial so that I could check out the pilot, but since the episodes air weekly, I would need to commit to a subscription in order to keep watching and I have so many streaming subscriptions already.

Also, this show has the potential to be binge-watch worthy and I wish that all of the episodes were available to stream now so that I don’t forget about them.  Having said that, this show has started off in such a fantastic way and as long as the rest of the episodes can measure up to the pilot, it seems like it is worth the wait and the investment.  Don’t let us down, Swamp Thing!

So am I in or out? 

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I am in 100 percent!  This show has so much potential and I can’t wait to dive into the next episodes.  Swamp Thing perfectly blends horror, mystery, and romance all in one.  The characters are intriguing and the shots by the swamp are well done, creating a world that is so fantastically creepy.  I never felt bored by anything going on and I was on the edge of my seat during several moments.  Let’s just hope that the remaining episodes live up to this amazing pilot because I am ready to submerge myself completely into the swamp!

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

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