From Netflix: In the near future, a group of international astronauts on a space station are working to solve a massive energy crisis on Earth. The experimental technology aboard the station has an unexpected result, leaving the team isolated and fighting for their survival.
Season 2 April 22 Coming to HBO
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Speaking of Super Bowl drops, Westworld came in to blow us away. Season 2 is coming back to HBO for ten episodes on April 22nd, and until then, enjoy the sheer terrifying beauty of this trailer:
Live without limits in a world where every human appetite can be indulged. Starring Evan Rachel Wood, Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Ed Harris and more — this dark odyssey follows the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Season 2 premieres April 22.
“Both Sides Now” – Season 3, Episode 13
Mon Feb 5 – 8PM
On The CW
Purity is coming to Supergirl. And by Purity, we mean there’s a new Worldkiller on the loose—played by Krys Marshall—and she’s about to wreak some havoc on the world…and on our brains. What does this mean for Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Reign (Odette Annable)? How many more Worldkillers are there? How long ’til we get to see the ultimate showdown?! Meanwhile, the Legion of Super-Heroes get stranded in present day when their ship is destroyed, so is the Supergirl timeline about to get twisted? Dear The CW, can you fix Earth’s timeline so we can find out what happens sooner??
From The CW: The DEO captures a second Worldkiller, Purity (guest star Krys Marshall). Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) and Alex (Chyler Leigh) use very different methods of interrogation with Purity in the hopes of finding out how to defeat Reign (Odette Annable). However, Purity escapes and attacks the city’s subway tunnels. Meanwhile, J’onn (David Harewood), Winn (Jeremy Jordan) and Mon-El (Christopher Wood) band together to fix the Legion ship.
“True Colors” – Season 4, Episode 13 Tues Feb 6 – 8PM On The CW
If you thought Barry (Grant Gustin) being stuck in prison was bad enough, this week he’s going on a little field trip…to a, uh, different kind of lockdown. After Warden Wolfe (Richard Brooks) learns Barry’s secret and sells him to Amunet (Katee Sackhoff)—yup, sold him like a used Prius—our Flash must decide whether to reveal his powers so he can save his fellow cellmates. C’mon now, you knew The Flash wasn’t going to let its main character be stuck in prison the whole season—we’re just itching to find out how he’s going to zoom out of this one.
From The CW: After hearing that Amunet (guest star Katee Sackhoff) has struck a deal to buy all of the metahumans in Iron Heights, Barry (Grant Gustin) must decide if he should expose his powers in order to save his cellmates. After a visit from an old friend, Ralph (guest star Hartley Sawyer) is reminded of his shady past and wonders if he’s really a changed man.
THIS IS US
“The Car” – Season 2 finale Tues Feb 6 – 9PM On NBC
Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC
We’re getting double episodes this week. On Sunday night we learned just what we lost in the fire, and what could be gained from remembering a loved one. Bravo, Mandy Moore for a performance rife with raw emotion and maternal fortitude. And cheers to the show for an unexpected look ahead, in which we learn if someone looks and feels like family…maybe, just maybe they are. Now that we’ve witnessed the worst night of The Pearson’s collective lives, it’s time to end this season of This Is Us on a nostalgic note. Through the unique lense of the family car, we journey through a father’s love. From heartbreaks to triumphs, the family is held together by an unbreakable bond that continues to live on through the triplets, their future families and their relationships—which is exactly what Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) would have wanted. This episode will certainly be sad, with plans for his funeral on the books, but it’ll also warm your heart in the way only This Is Us can. And there’s a visit from a special guest that we just know will reduce us to clutched chests and tearful smiles.
Ya hear that? It’s the boom of Thunder, and we’ve never been so happy to say a storm is coming. Like father, like daughter, Anissa (Nafessa Williams) is showing off more of her newfound powers we got to see a glimpse of last week—and she’s only going to get stronger as Black Lightningcontinues to pull us into its deeply thrilling world.
From The CW: Black Lightning (Cress Williams) is recruited to rally against The 100 gang. Anissa (Nafessa Williams) investigates the new drug hitting the streets. Meanwhile, familiar faces begin to reappear.
“On Shaky Ground” – Season 3, Episode 8 Tues Feb 6 – 10PM On NBC
From NBC: After discovering that a patient’s family might have been abusive, Dr. Choi (Brian Tee) and April (Yaya DaCosta) contemplate calling child services. Dr. Manning (Torrey DeVitto) and Dr. Halstead (Nick Gehlfuss) struggle to see eye to eye in guiding a family who is dealing with their premature baby. Dr. Rhodes (Colin Donnell) is persuaded into preforming a risky surgery on Dr. Bekker’s (guest star Norma Kuhling) mentor and world renowned surgeon, Dr. Marvin Jaffrey (guest star Malcolm McDowell). Meanwhile, Dr. Reese (Rachel DiPillo) joins Dr. Charles (Oliver Platt) on a visit to the Cook County jail.
“Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart” – Season 2, Episode 13 Wed Feb 7 – 8PM On The CW
Just who is the dead guy in the Cooper house? Looks like the family have a whole lot to deal with this week (oh, y’know, disposing of a dead body is probably going to take up the best part of an evening…depending on whether they use pigs or acid…) What? This show is totally Archie in Twin Peaks. Everything is possible. But while we all know nothing ever stays buried in Riverdale, we get the feeling our first question is going to unearth a whole lot more questions…some of which we’re afraid to find out the answers to. With eyes wide and pulses racing we’ll be watching because we’re in too deep—Riverdale has captured our hearts and our attention, and we’re all in.
From The CW: Betty (Lili Reinhart) turns to Jughead (Cole Sprouse) for help when the consequences of a hasty decision come back to haunt her. Veronica (Camila Mendes) organizes a face to face meeting after tensions between Hiram (Mark Consuelos), FP (Skeet Ulrich) and Jughead spiral out of control. Elsewhere, Archie (KJ Apa) is forced to make a tough decision after Agent Adams (guest star John Behlmann) takes things one step too far.
“Un-Break My Heart” – Season 1, Episode 7 Wed Feb 7 – 8PM On Freeform
Photo: Freeform/Tony Rivetti
Now that The Good Place has concluded S2 we’re clinging to Grown-ish like it’s the last drop of that one lipgloss we love. We need it. We need all of it. Breakups are bullsh-ish. Even when your girls band together for a trash-the-ex night. “Who’s got the hot cheetos?” Why is it when everything goes dark, the secrets come to light? This week’s episode of Grown-ish sees Zoey (Yara Shahidi) having to confront her mirrors of truth (read: Her friends) about her breakup with Cash (Da’Vinchi) and it turns out things aren’t as #over as they looked.
From Freeform: After going through a traumatic breakup, Zoey begins partying to get out of her feelings, but when a power blackout on campus forces her to stay in for the night, she must confront her true feelings in order to begin the healing process.
Taped before a live audience at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre, the show features the fun, fearless queens dishing on “Cocoa Khaleesis,” dating white baes, sex, New York-living, the best borough for pizza and more.
Fri Feb 9 On Netflix
Photo: Vlad Cioplea
Nowhere does horror quite like Scandinavia. Don’t get us wrong, it is beautiful, and wild, and fascinating, but the folklore and legends that are woven into the landscape strike fear into the bravest of hearts. If you believe in such things of course…and you’re about to withThe Ritual. When four British lads head out on a hiking weekend deep into the Scandinavian wilderness, the drama is amplified tenfold as the banter stops and no-nonsense disbelief starts to divide the group. We’re not sure if this is a dark and twisted horror retelling of Norse legend, or the world’s most effective advertisement about the dangers of going camping. Either way, we’ll be resolutely staying inside with this wicked tale to keep us there.
From Netflix: Reuniting after the tragic death of their best mate, four old friends from university set out to hike through the Scandinavian wilderness. But a wrong turn leads them into the dark and mysterious forests of Norse legend, where an ancient evil still exists and stalks them at every turn.
STAR TREK: DISCOVERY
“Will You Take My Hand?” – Season 1 finale Sundays at 8:30pm On CBS All Access
In the current timeline, The Klingons may have nearly destroyed the Federation, but it ain’t over yet—and Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) is whipping universal ass with much sass. The Federation is about to get a Terran shake up and hopefully they’ve got enough fight left in them to survive the Klingon chaos and an Emperor turned Starfleet Captain. We know our hearts can barely take it. This week on Star Trek: Discovery will yet again test how far Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) will go to keep her crew alive by any means necessary—even if that means upholding Starfleet values in a world where nefarious tactics are the easy way out. Damn, this season finale might just be the end of us. BTW did you see that Michael x Ash (Shazad Latif) breakup? Brutal.
“Enemy of the State” – Season 7 premiere Sun Feb 11 – 9pm On Showtime
Photo credit: Showtime
Season 7 of Homeland doesn’t waste any time throwing you back into the deep end, as Carrie (Claire Danes) takes on President-elect Keane (Elizabeth Marvel). If anyone can take on the President it’s Carrie (we only wish she was real). But she’s got an uphill battle, and she doesn’t know who she can trust. Especially when Saul (Mandy Patinkin) manages to worm his way out of prison and into the position of National Security Advisor.
From Showtime: Carrie and Franny are living with Maggie’s family in DC. Saul and the federal employees detained after the attempt on the President-elect’s life are in prison. President Keane’s administration comes under scrutiny. Season premiere.
Season 1 Streaming now in full On Amazon Prime
Photo credit: Amazon
With every new episode, Absentia raised even more questions than in its first teaser last week. In fact, we’re still reeling from the fact they managed to tie all the loose ends—and the murders—together, a challenge they rose to with devastating effect (and more than a little confusion). We’re still unsettled and unsure… Who’d have thought a dishwasher could bring back so much trauma? You’re not supposed to know who (or what) to trust and, if the writers have their way, you never will. Instead you’ll get pulled into this grim world full of people you never quite understand. Good job Amazon have renewed Absentia for season 2, giving us all just enough time to wrap our heads around season 1.