Manifest – s01 ep 01 – “Pilot” – SERIES PREMIERE

After watching the NBC’s Primetime Preview with the cast of Brooklyn99, I am very familiar with all the shows that NBC offers.

“Manifest” did catch my eye. It felt like an episode of “Fringe”!

It’s about a flight full of passengers that takes off in 2013 and, after some turbulence, mysteriously reappears in 2018. The rest of the world has aged 5 years but for them it has only been a matter of hours.


April 7th, 2013

We see a typical white family at the airport and the narrator, Michaela Stone, (Melissa Roxburgh) tells us who they are: her brother Ben (Josh Dallas), his wife Grace (Athena Karkanis) and their children (Luna Blaise and Jack Messina) (one of them is suffering from leukemia), her parents and she gives us hint about her own personal life.

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Apparently she refused a marriage proposal, broke up with her fiancée or something along the lines of that and that she had an “accident” that still gives her nightmares.

Michaela, her brother Ben and his sick son Cal decide to take a later flight while the rest of the family goes home as planned.

Then a pretty bad turbulence happens all of a sudden and as they land, the trio faces an unexpected surprise. They are met by the police and other law enforcement agencies who tells them the date: November 4th, 2018.

They have all been missing for 5 and a half years.

And now everything gets more interesting, spooky and supernatural.

They are finally reunited and while the rest of the family has aged, those who were on the plane did not. Michaela and Ben are met with terrible news: in the 5 years that went by, their mother has died.

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The FBI is investigating the mystery and coming up with nothing to explain what went down.

And now we fin out more things about Michaela! She works for the NYPD, her boyfriend/fianceé Jared (J.R. Ramirez) is married to somebody else (her best friend) and there is something in her past that is still left unsaid.

And she keeps hearing voices!

That voice told her “slow down”, she told the bus driver she was in to hit the brakes and she saves a child’s life!

WHAT IS HAPPENING?! This could really be an episode of Fringe! I’m waiting for Olivia Dunham and Peter and Walter Bishop to pop up on my screen. (I miss them so much).

And now her brother hears voices too! Ok, I am intrigued.

WE ALMOST FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED! She was in a car crash in which somebody named Evie died.

One of the other passengers, Saanvi (Parveen Kaur) turns out to be the doctor whose research could help little Cal live.

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On the other hand, Michaela keeps hearing the same voice telling her to set a pair of dogs free. Turns out, the dog’s owner had kidnapped two little girls (whose news of the disappearance we had heard before in the background)

THIS SHOW KEEPS ON DELIVERING MYSTERY AFTER MYSTERY.

On top of that, it seems like Ben’s wife Grace has something to hide. She keeps receiving texts AND her daughter knows what it is all about. (And if you allow me to speculate, so do we. It’s a boyfriend because after 5 years, she rightfully moved on)

Michaela and Ben saved the two little girls who were kidnapped and in the middle of the night, all the people who were on the plane are compelled to come back to the airport and when they do, the plane blows up.

WHAT!?

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The explosion was super fake and we can see it from a mile away. Even 2008 Doctor Who had better special effects than this.

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I told myself I was going to keep this short” says 700 words later.

Even though the plot seems cool and interesting, I am not blown away by the performances.

They are deadpan and the delivery is off.

To me, there is no emotion behind the acting. It is a traumatic experience they have gone through and there is little to no reaction. I would have had a mental breakdown, had this happened to me. And yet, they pick up their life where they had left them and it seems like everybody is okay with it.

There is no reaction whatsoever. I was expecting the characters to react more naturally to what happened.They are already uptodate with all technological devices, have no questions about America’s President, Donald Trump. They don’t seem preoccupied by the fact that they have missed 5 years.

The dialogue is not bad, kind of cheesy but hey, it’s network television. (Had it been more realistic, everybody would have started swearing like sailors). What irritated me was something Michaela’s former boyfriend Jared said: “You still take my breath away.”

I would have punched him in the face. Let alone the fact that he is married, what the fuck, dude? Seriously? You start with the most common and most stupid pick up line ever?! COME ON!

But it’s the plot itself. I would have appreciated it more, if they had diluted the events and concentrated a bit more of the character’s introspective and their feelings.  It’s a bit too much plot-heavy.

Anyway, I enjoyed it and I want to find out what happens next!

If you want to shut your brain off for 40 minutes and don’t question if the writing and acting is good or not, I would recommend it.

Is it my next favourite show? No.

Will I start watching it regularly, week after week? Probably not. Only if I have time and nothing else better to do.

Did you see “Manifest”? What were your thoughts? Will you keep watching? Am I the only one who immediately thought of “Fringe”?

Tweet at me, find me on tumblr or send me an email! Let’s chat!

xxx

Georgia

 

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2018 Fall TV Preview – Shows I’m Keeping An Eye On

IT’S PILOT SEASON!!!

It’s my favourite time of the year (along with the Mid Season one) and I can’t wait to dive into these brand new shows!

I hope I won’t be disappointed! In case you missed them, check out my fall line-up of returning shows for the month of September and October.

A MILLION LITTLE THINGS (ABC)

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It’s the first thing I wrote down while browsing the list. It’s another emotional show that revolves around a group of friends intertwined in each other’s lives and the aftermath following the death of one of them.

The ensemble cast includes David Giuntoli, Ron Livingston, Romany Malco, Allison Miller, Christina Moses, Christina Ochoa, James Roday, Grace Park, Stéphanie Szostak and Lizzy Greene.

I’m curious to see it. I hope ABC produces a worthy drama without being overtly trashy (like Grey’s Anatomy).

PREMIERE DATE: Sept. 26th


ABBY’S (NBC)

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Mike Schur is an executive producer on the show. It’s the only information I need to watch this show.

It’s about a very peculiar bar in San Diego and the life of Abby, its weird rules and the lives of its customers.

PREMIERE DATE: Midseason


I FEEL BAD (NBC)

Amy Poehler produced this. The trailer looks fun and there is a woman of colour as protagonist! YAY!

It’s about Emet (Sarayu Blue) a well-rounded woman with a career, family and friendships that tries to juggle everything as best as she can.A cool 30-minute comedy show that will definitely bring a smile to your face.

PREMIERE DATE: Oct. 4th


Manifest (NBC)

I watched the trailer of this NBC show and I saw it being advertised quite a lot!

Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely after a turbulent but routine flight and the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on

It intrigued me! It sounded interesting and with just a hint of weird and supernatural stuff. And that is something I haven’t found of a TV show since FOX’s Fringe (one of my all time favourite shows).

I’m not sure if I’ll like it but I’m definitely giving it a go.

PREMIERE DATE: Sept. 24th


CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA (Netflix)

Produced by the same guys as Riverdale and created by Roberto Aguirre Sacasa (who also created the comic back in 2014).

It was intended as a Riverdale spin-off but later moved to Netflix, which ordered a two-season run, shot back-to-back. Apparently there will be no connections with The CW’s show.

I used to watch the old adaptation when I was younger and this is definitely something completely different.

Its going to be so much darker than “Riverdale” with a lot more horror elements in it.

Playing Sabrina, Kiernan Shipka along with a full cast of characters.

I don’t know that much about it and the suspence is killing me.

While you wait till the end of October, check out the newly released trailer:

It looks creepy and trashy and the birthday song reminded me of Betty singing it to Jughead on episode 10 of the first season of Riverdale.

PREMIERE DATE: Oct. 26th.



Here they are! The shows I’ve been waiting for!

Let me know if you’re also interested in them or if there is anything else I should be checking out!!

xxx

Georgia

 

Brooklyn Nine-Nine At San Diego’s Comic Con

THE NINE-NINE WAS AT COMIC CON 2018!!!

NBC hasn’t aired an episode yet and it has already done more publicity to the show than FOX in 5 years.

I love NBC right now. Home of the best comedy TV shows ever aired.

There was a panel, loads of interview and Q&A! In case you missed them, here are all the ones I have found!

Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Comic-Con Panel 2018 Highlights (Digital Exclusive)

I haven’t watched it yet. I need to be in the right state of mind otherwise I’ll cry like a baby foom beginning to end.

(I am sure I’ll end up crying anyway.)

‘Brooklyn Nine Nine’ Cast on Being Saved by NBC | Comic-Con 2018 | TVLine

Comic-Con 2018: Andy Samberg Makes A Plea For Bruce Willis To Guest Star On Brooklyn Nine-Nine

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Season 6 Comic Con Cast Interviews


One more interview by Entertainment Weekly and the live Facebook interview with some of the cast!

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So much happened at Comic Con and I could not be happier. The show was finally celebrated as it truly deserved, there was so much love from fans (even Mark Hamill in incognito at the panel)

I am so happy for them. And I cannot wait for season 6 to air in 2019 ON FORKING NBC!!!!

xxx

Georgia

Mid-Year Update! A Look Back into the Past 6 Months!

We are already halfway through 2018!

Only 6 more months and it’s 2019! BROOKLYN 99 COMES BACK!!! No, of course I don’t measure time based on my favourite tv show…

EXCEPT THAT I DO!!!

This year has been good for me. Television wise. I’ve fallen back in love with some shows, I’ve hated some, I discovered new series…

JANUARY


FEBRUARY

  • Posted part 2 and 3 of my First Impression January Pilot series
  • I reviewed Mozart in The Jungle’s 4th season
  • I did a beauty autumn haul despite being February
  • I went back to University
  • Season 3 of unREAL premiered

MARCH

  • I voted in our government elections (it went super poorly, btw)
  • Cried about university a lot
  • Watched the premiere of FX’s “Atlanta” and then stopped.
  • NBC’s “Rise” premiered
  • NBC’s “This Is Us” ended.
  • I watched Jordan Peele’s Academy Award Winning movie “Get Out”
  • I started watching “Key and Peele” and became obsessed with them.
  • HBO’s “Barry” premiered with my man Bill Hader
  • I taught english to a lot of people
  • I went out for drinks twice in one week
  • Silicon Valley’s 5th season premiered

APRIL

  • Easter happened
  • I started watching “One Day at a Time” from its 2nd season and royally fucked up.
  • Went out shopping with my best friend (we’re both such cheap people we didn’t buy anything)
  • I spent an entire day with my best friend and we watched Paddington 2 (It was adorbs)
  • The Suits finale happened and yes, I’m still angry about it.
  • Went to the cinema for the first time in ages to watch a movie about Silvio Berlusconi. (It wasn’t propaganda. Not at all.
  • Mozart in The Jungle got cancelled by Amazon

MAY

  • John Mulaney’s “Kid Gorgeous” became available on Netflix so of course I watched that AND “The Comeback Kid”
  • I kept on going to uni (YAY)
  • Finally watched The Lonely Island’s “Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping” and loved it and its stupid stupid songs.
  • I studied a lot
  • Watched the best and most trashy three nights of the year: The Eurovision Song Contest (I’m still mad about Portugal; Italy was robbed last year)
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine got cancelled and I cried like there was no tomorrow
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine got picked up by NBC THE NEXT FUCKING DAY
  • Started watching my first australian TV show “The Let Down”.
  • Most TV shows aired its season finales
  • Watched the Royal Wedding
  • Went to my mom’s school for a day as a guest teacher.
  • Did my exam and got 30 cum laude (yaaaaaaaay!!!!)

JUNE

  • Studied like crazy
  • Did another exam
  • Watched some episodes of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace”
  • Started watching TNT’ “The Alienist
  • Helped my boss move out of her office
  • Attended our organization’s summer concert
  • Avoided a relatives all-day-long gathering
  • Started watching “Riverdale
  • Finally relaxed
  • My 22nd birthday happened
  • and then… I went on holiday!

So here is what happened in the last 6 months of my life.

What did you do? I’d love to know! How do you think the rest of the year is going to be like?

Leave a comment here, find me on Twitter or you can send me an email!

xxx

Georgia