TV Ratings Thursday: Elementary Weak Return, HTGAWM Down

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ABC

Scandal up from a 3.0 to a 3.1. How To get Away with Murder down from a 3.0 to a 2.7.

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The Big Bang Theory returns lower on Thursday, going from a 4.6 to a 4.1. Mom premiered to a solid 2.5, higher than the last season finale of a 1.9. Two and Half Men premiered to a 2.4, up from the last season finale of a 2.1. The McCarthys premiered ok to a 1.7. Elementary premiered weak to a 1.2, down from it’s last season finale of a 1.4. The show definitely lost a lot of fans due to a fall in quality in the last episodes of the second season, plus a lot of heavy competition with HTGAWM.

FOX

Bones down to a 1.3. Gracepoint steady at 0.8 once again.

NBC

Bad Judge dropped more from 1.0 to a 0.9 (the drop made the show get cancelled). A To Z down from a 0.9 to a 0.7 (the drop made the show get cancelled). Parenthood down from a 1.2 to a 1.1.

The CW

The Vampire Diaries steady at 0.8. Reign steady at a 0.5.

For more on today’s ratings, visit our source TV By the Numbers:

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/10/31/thursday-final-ratings-the-vampire-diaries-mom-two-and-a-half-men-the-mccarthys-elementary-adjusted-down/322376/

How To Get Away With Murder Episode 6 Review

How to Get Away With Murder

Freakin’ Whack-a-Mole Review

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This week’s episode of How to Get Away with Murder starts off very intense, picking up exactly from the moment Wes confronts Annalise. This moment really had great performances by both Viola Davis and Alfred Enoch. They also tried to explain why Wes is so determined to help Rebecca by stating that he just wants justice for those that can’t afford it. While I think that’s great, I think we need more exposition to Wes in his past, to really understand where are those emotions coming from. With this entire struggle between the characters, I am really curious how this show is suppose to continue after that big event. I also enjoyed this week’s case because it felt like a more positive case where justice was truly been served, instead of defending questionable people. It was also great to see the spotlight put on Asher Millstone in this episode, as it was the only character we had not seen in the future flashbacks.

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I also enjoyed what they gave to him on this episode, in terms of the case of the week. He finally showed a more emotional side of him, rather than always pulling out jokes and stuff, things got more serious for him and ultimately became a key part of solving the case. Not to mention the last minute reveal of what he was doing in the future flashbacks was a pretty shocking one. If there is a show that has truly surprised me constantly every time in its last minute, is definitely this one. It can be the most boring episode ever for you, but the last minute of the episode is totally worth it. What I also enjoy about the future flashback format is how we feel part of the show, we are analyzing the situation and facts so we can ultimately determine who could be the killer and if there is any way to save this characters from going to jail in the process.

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This week’s episode is full of intense drama, including Emmy worthy acting from Viola Davis throughout the entire episode she continues to express so many emotions of her character. The show overall has a pretty solid cast, which is something rare these days, there is always a weak link but here there is not. Granted, characters like Michaela or Connor or even Asher may not be likeable for everyone, but the actors do justice to their characters and have definitely shown different sides to them. They promise us that in two weeks we will know who is the killer of Annalise’s husband, and I can’t wait for that big reveal!

Score:

8.5 out of 10

Arrow (The Magician) Review

Arrow

 The Magician Review

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This week’s Arrow continues the grieving of characters due to Sara’s death, with the arrival of Nyssa Al Ghul. Nyssa arrives to Starling City looking for Sara, who was sent to investigate the rumors that Malcolm Merlyn was alive. Unfortunately, she was killed off before she could inform anyone what she had found. While this episode was pretty exciting, I feel that Sara’s death story is dragging a little too long. Initially they find Malcolm Merlyn, and they immediately think he is Sara’s killer but Malcolm swears on Thea’s name that he didn’t do it. So in the end the mystery continues again.

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This episode however was really great in introducing us a wide sort of villains. Although we had seen Malcolm on the last episode, he now returns to Starling and starts battling it out with The Arrow and Nyssa. The trio battle between Arrow, Nyssa and Malcolm was really sweet as nobody was fighting together; it was a complete battle royal. Malcolm’s intentions are not clear yet though, he says he is only there to take care of Thea but I really doubt that’s true. Remembering that Thea said in the last episode that she felt he made her win, like he wanted to go to Starling.

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Laurel was also there still struggling with Sara’s death, they better not kill her father or she might turn water or something. Anyway, it was nice to see however the bonding between Laurel and Nyssa as it continued to develop throughout the episode. There were also some flashbacks of Oliver killing a man on Argus’ orders but they still feel flat and don’t support much to the story in the present. Hopefully we see something related to our main story later on, like we saw with Deathstroke last season.

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Yet the biggest reveal and biggest scene was definitely the reveal of Ras Al Ghul in the last minute of the episode. Matt Nable looked so similar to Liam Neeson in physic that I had to pause and look again; they really chose well this part. I also loved how Ras’ dialogue leaves you with so many doubts and theories of what’s to come. Ras pretty much says Sara was never part of us, making you think he could be the killer. There is also the fact that maybe it was his intension all this time to take care of Starling City. Granted, this is suppose to be a different Ras than the one on Batman Begins, but I could still see his only solution to save Starling City is to wipe it all clean. I can’t wait to see more of Ras Al Ghul in future episodes!

Score:

9.5 out of 10

TV Ratings Wednesday: Arrow Up, Stalker Down

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ABC

The Middle down from a 2.1 to a 1.8. The Goldbergs steady at 2.2. Modern Family up from 3.4 to a 3.5. Black-ish up from a 2.4 to a 2.7. Nashville steady at 1.4.

CBS

Criminal Minds down from a 2.5 to a 2.3. Stalker drops from a 1.7 to a 1.6.

NBC

The Mysteries of Laura down from a 1.3 to a 1.2.

The CW

Arrow up from a 0.9 to a 1.0. The 100 steady at 0.5

FOX

No shows, just sports.

For more on today’s ratings visit our source Tv By The Numbers:

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/10/30/wednesday-final-ratings-the-goldbergs-modern-family-the-100-nashville-adjusted-down/321842/

TV Ratings Tuesday: Agents of Shield Up, The Flash Down

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The Ratings

ABC

Agents of Shield up from a 1.6 to a 1.7. Forever down from a 1.2 to a 1.1.

NBC

Marry Me down from a 1.8 to a 1.5, dropping significantly a lot. About A Boy dropped from a 1.4 to a 1.2. Chicago Fire down from a 1.9 to a 1.7.

CW

The Flash dropped a little from a 1.5 to a 1.4. Supernatural drops from a 0.9 to a 0.8.

CBS

NCIS up from a 2.4 to a 2.6. NCIS New Orleans down from a 2.4 to a 2.3. Person of Interest up from a 1.5 to a 1.7. As predicted, the show is safe now.

FOX

Sports aired, no shows were aired.

For more on Tuesday Ratings, visit our source Tv By The Numbers:

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/2014/10/29/tuesday-final-ratings-the-flash-the-voice-ncis-marry-me-adjusted-down-final-world-series-numbers/320740/

The Flash (Going Rogue) Episode 4 Review

The Flash

Going Rogue Review

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Felicity finally arrives to Central City to visit Barry and see how he is doing; in return we received another fantastic excellent episode. The chemistry between Barry and Felicity was great in Arrow and in this episode is no exception. I would even dare say their chemistry is even better than ever and it brought some more natural humor to the show itself. Plus the very last scene of them together was really sweet and it pretty much answers all your doubts and questions for all those Olicity fans or Barrycity fans (I just made that up I think). But the episode was not all fun and games as this week’s villain will be our first recurring villain throughout the season, and is none other than Captain Cold.

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I enjoyed a lot the introduction of Captain Cold because it’s a different kind of villain, is not another guy with superpowers in town, he is actually a clever criminal who happens to have a freezing gun. The story of the freezing gun was a bit strange though, with the fact that Cisco created it because he wasn’t sure about Barry being a good guy. It would have made more sense if a character like Caitlin had made the gun since she has gone through a lot, still I enjoyed that they did made some interesting tension in the team. I also loved how Felicity became a mentor for everyone on the team, sharing her experience as being part of Team Arrow. I am still surprised no one actually wonders more about Dr. Wells life, they all take him for granted but never question his motives or what does he do when he is alone, or why is there a secret room lying around.

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Still, this was an exciting episode that promises great things in the future for the show as Captain Cold escapes and seems to be uniting with another familiar villain. Plus the team moral overall was boosted up thanks to Felicity, which hopefully provides us with a more united team. I can’t wait to see what’s more in stores for our hero and his team on the upcoming episodes!

Score:

9.5 out of 10