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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Primetime TV Update - June 2016

Here's a quick description of all of the shows I've watched and completed in June 2016. Of course, as always, there is a possibility of spoilers for any prime time show I mention.

This month, was mainly about binge watching various shows and completing others.

On BBCAmerica, I finished season four of "Orphan Black".  This is one of the few shows I watched week to week including their after show. Best part, Delphine isn't dead. Of course, it is possible one or many of the clones will die in the show's last season next year. My favorite funny portion was Alison singing "Jesus Christ Superstar" as Judas, while we didn't know if she had betrayed Sarah.

On Freeform, I viewed three shows: "Recovery Road", "Shadowhunters", and "Stitchers". Recovery Road was a 10-episode series that was cancelled and ended on a cliffhanger. Maddie is a teenager with a substance abuse problem, whose mother gets her to go to a sober house after she gets caught with alcohol at school. The sober house has people of all ages, as they fight to get better. The show has its moments, and the cast is interesting if you watched Skins generation three especially. Shadowhunters had its first season and was renewed for a second. It is based on the Mortal Instruments book series, and is a different cast than the movie. There is a M/M ship on the show, which is treated like any other pairing as well. Stitchers's second season also ended. It was interesting to see Kirsten have some emotions unlike earlier in the show.

On MTV, I watched the last episodes of "Awkward" and "Faking It". Both shows were cancelled and the networks states they are going to be having more music themed programs. We'll see if that actually happens. Awkward ended with Jenna and the others visiting their former summer camp that now was closing. Decisions were made for the future, and everyone was relatively happy. When the end of Faking It was written, they didn't know it was the end. So unfortunately the last moments of the show weren't shared between the main characters of Karma and Amy. That being said, I appreciated how Faking It had so many different kinds of people with varying genders and sexuality.

On Nickelodeon, I watched "Miraculous Ladybug". If you never heard of it, well it was the most popular show on Tumblr for one week in June. It is a cartoon about two teenagers, who end up becoming superheroes. The show was originally in French, but dubbed in English. Ladybug's real name is Marinette and Cat Noir, her sidekick is Adrien. They don't realize they know one another, and Marinette has a crush on Adrien, thinking Cat Noir is silly, while Cat Noir crushes on Ladybug not realizing she's Marinette.

On Syfy, I watched the first season of "Killjoys". The second season begins on July 1 of this Canadian show. This show takes place in a future, where things are somewhat bleak and killjoys are the bounty hunters of the universe. They go between planets filling warrants. The main characters Dutch and Johnny are best friends. There is a kill warrant for Johnny's brother D'Avin. They rescue him, and he becomes the third member of their team.

This month, I completed two reality shows: "Kids BBQ Championship" on Food Network and "Genealogy Roadshow" on PBS. The first was a competition of kids cooking on grills (both gas and charcoal style over many episodes), while the other is about family history. Both were feel good shows or at least not feel bad series for the most part. It is hard to judge kids and life stories should never be judged.

So that's what I've watched and finished during June 2016. Happy Viewing!

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