Except for a couple of notable exceptions, everyone seemed to be going through the motions last night. Look, this happens. Especially at the end of a three-show run -- near the end of a long season –- looking ahead to the final stretch of shows of this season, which begin on May 3. The end is in sight! But, boy, there were some dull moments during Seth Rogen’s hosted effort that played out, at times, in front of an almost-silent studio audience. (Shhh! Don’t wake them!) Here’s this week’s pretty mellow Scorecard…
For as much as Marvel's 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' has undergone a dramatic uptick in quality, aided by the game-changing events of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' we've wondered when ABC might formally announce a season 2 pickup, or at least progress on the proposed 'Agent Carter' series. Now, in lieu of an official confirmation, new reports suggest 'Agent Carter' might go to series with an airdate between 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' season 2.
Last night's 'SNL' had a digital short that had it all. Two characters speaking in a fictional language while wearing Halloween masks. Guest host Seth Rogen being racist against monsters. A surprise celebrity cameo. Children being scared. A minor rant about the inaccuracies of 'Monsters, Inc.' We're not sure what everyone was eating before they wrote this Monster Pals sketch, but they should order from there more often.
'Da Vinci's Demons' is finally setting sail for the new world in tonight's episode and it will be interesting to see how the show balances its characters, with Da Vinci and Riario stuck on boats as Florence is under pressure from the fake pope, and there's now movement in the Vatican to possibly dethrone the imposter. And we're less than halfway through the season! It's a busy year.
Here is just a small sample of some of the topics Nicolas Cage covered in a fast-talking, quickly moving, and oddly satisfying interview with Jimmy Fallon on 'The Tonight Show' last night: childhood Kiss performances, if it's cool we know what the Kiss guys look like without make-up, life insurance, (almost) dying while surfing, a tiny sculpture Jim Carrey made of him, a lizard wearing a top hat -- and that's just stuff that happens in the first half of the interview (the second half is embedded below).
With Adalind and Nick's mom Kelly back in Portland, tonight's 'Grimm' is definitely building to a season three finale. How that plays out is anyone's guess as the show has spent a lot of time this year building on the show's created universe and tonight's episide completely abandons any pretense of having a monster of the week.
Only five episodes remain in all of 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.''s first season, and they're going to need every minute of them after the 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' fallout of "Turn, Turn, Turn." The team has been scattered to the wind, but could one of their own really have joined the ranks of Hydra? Find out in the opening minutes of next Tuesday's "Providence"!
The fourth season finale of AMC's 'The Walking Dead' left our heroic survivors in something of a pretty pickle, more literally than you might think, but the fifth season might bring about the biggest bad of all. Find out what series creator Robert Kirkman had to say about the fifth season potentially introducing a famous comic villain even worse than the Governor!
'Game of Thrones' season 4 is already underway on HBO, but even those familiar with George R.R. Martin's books need a bit of refresher course to keep the wide world of Westeros straight. Let us tame those mighty dragons for you in a mere minute, telling you everything you need to know about 'Game of Thrones' Daenerys Targaryen in 60 seconds!