Welcome to the TV Week That Was. Actually, I guess, it has been the TV Two Weeks That Was, since I did not do a write-up last week. It has been a slow period over the holidays, and that was okay since we had the 2017 Year in Review list to work on.
One of the major things that happened during this period was the huge special The Schmoedown Spectacular 2 from the Movie Trivia Schmoedown. Three videos dropped on December 22 of six special Movie Trivia Schmoedown matches. This is like the show’s Wrestlemania with major match-ups and feuds being settled. “The Inglorious One” Samm Levine became the new Movie Trivia Schmoedown Champion by defeating Kristian Harloff. The Patriots, JTE and Jeff Sneider, continued to retain their team titles by defeating Above the Line, Levine and “The Godfather” Drew McWeeny. A new Star Wars champion was crowned as Sam Witwer knocked off Ken Napzok in an Iron Man Match. Then, Top 10, John Rocha and Matt Knost, defeated Team Action, Andrew Ghai and Ben Bateman. Following that match, Ghai attacked Rocha and tackled him. Jason Inman became the new Innergeekdom Champion by defeating Hector Navarro. Finally, Emma Fyffe won the first ever Manager Bowl and revealed that her surprise client was Marc Andreyko, who left the Lion’s Den. There were so many great moments throughout the video that the Movie Trivia Schmoedown continued to up their game.
Without much on television, I started to binge the first season of Ash vs. Evil Dead on Netflix. I made it through the first season and I enjoyed it tremendously. I loved how the show used the history and mythology from the original movie to deepen the story. The return to the cabin from the movie was a great touch as well. Bruce Campbell is the king of cheese, and he brings that fully through this series. He is very charismatic with the other characters in the show. There was a lot of blood and gore, although some of it seemed cartoony. I hope to be able to finish season two on Netflix as well.
There was also the next episode of The Runaways on Hulu. It was really great too. Victor had been shot and the attempts by Pride to save him were tremendous. We also are moving closer to the possibility of the Runaways actually running away. Chase destroyed the computer with the video on it because he was in such a bad way after seeing his mother shoot his father. There was also more with Old Lace, which is awesome. Runaways has been a slow burn and I am enjoying that.
Tonight is New Year’s Eve and I am going to miss the team of Kathy Griffin and Anderson Cooper. Kathy was released by CNN after her ill-advised comedy tweet where she posed with a picture of a decapitated head of President Trump. It was a stupid thing for Kathy to do, but it also shows how some people get punished for their actions and other people continually get away with their bad behavior. CNN replaced her with Andy Cohen.
Coming up in 2018… American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Black Lightning, Roseanne (returns), Jessica Jones 2, Waco…and, starting this Wednesday… The X-Files!