Our Top 5 Reactions From The CW’s ARROW FLASH Crossover Event!

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It’s been a week since the awesome FLASH and ARROW crossover and if you know anything about the theTVaddict.com, you know that we love a good crossover. So since we all have finally had time to recover and re-watch (admit it, you know you did), let’s talk about the best parts of the two episode event.

The Olicity Moment that happened and then didn’t happen
There was a crazy breakup scene between Ollie and Felicity, everyone. They actually broke up before Barry went back in time and caused Felicity to not catch Ollie in his lie. Oliver being a father is huge and the fact that he is going to keep that secret from Felicity will definitely come back to bite him in his green shorts. Felicity has come so far over that last couple of seasons so she may never forgive Ollie for lying to her about something this big. Why Ollie can’t be honest with her when he knows this is going to blow up in his face, I’ll never know. An even bigger question, how can Ollie’s baby mama think it’s ok to even ask this of him?

The Flash and Arrow interactions
The best part of these two episodes had to be when Barry tried to hug Ollie and Ollie said he isn’t a hugger but Barry hugged him anyways. Barry has always been able to lighten Ollie and Ollie has always been able to get to the heart of any issue Barry is having. Seeing these two superheroes interact always makes me wish that there was a crossover every episode.

Barry will have to tell Patty the truth now, right?
Will Barry tell Patty about his secret identity now? I for one hope so. I get that Iris and Barry are probably endgame but I just don’t see it. What I do see is how adorable Barry is with Patty. So why not tell her his secret? At this point how else does the gang explain that she didn’t shoot the Harrison Wells that killed Barry’s mother but instead she shot the Harry Wells from Earth 2. Without Barry telling Patty the truth he will look completely insane and she will probably never trust him again.

What is Malcom up to?
There have been so many times when I wondered why the Arrow writers decided to make John Barrowman a series regular. Don’t get me wrong, Barrowman is great as Malcolm Merlyn but I didn’t think there was a permanent place for in the show. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Merlyn somehow always finds his place in the thick of all the drama. And this crossover event was no difference. Why did Meryn take the ashes of Vandal Savage? What could his play be? And did he say Savage would owe him? Are they friends? This is the one development that I need answered/explained immediately.

Legends of Tomorrow looks like it is going to be awesome!
The most exciting reaction to come from this crossover is just how epic Legends of Tomorrow is going to be. Learning about Hawkgirl and seeing her crazy flashback to her past life got me so excited for all the different avenues that Legends can take. We already knew that Sara and Ray are amazing characters so it’s nice to see that I probably will care about Hawkgirl and Hawkboy just as much. I will say one thing though, if we don’t get to see the reunion between Nyssa and Sara (now that Sara has her soul back) my head will explode. Balls in your court, Legends of Tomorrow writers!

Fall TV Preview: QUANTICO

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The Premise: A diverse group of recruits has arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. “Quantico” stars Priyanka Chopra as Alex Parrish, Josh Hopkins as Liam O’Connor, Jake McLaughlin as Ryan Booth, Aunjanue Ellis as Miranda Shaw, Johanna Braddy as Shelby Wyatt, Tate Ellington as Simon Asher, Graham Rogers as Caleb Haas and Yasmine Al Massri as Nimah Amin. “Quantico” was written by Joshua Safran. Executive producers are Joshua Safran, Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper, Jake Coburn and Robert Sertner. “Quantico” is produced by ABC Studios.

The Premiere Date: Sunday, Sept. 29 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on ABC (CTV in Canada)

The Competition: CSI: CYBER (CBS) and NBC’S NFL FOOTBALL

The Quick Take: Despite an cringe-worthy elevator pitch that screams, “It’s GREY’S ANATOMY meets HOMELAND!” QUANTICO completely works. From the shocking opening scene revealing a terrible 9/11-esque attack to the pilot’s crazy cliffhanger of an ending, QUANTICO played like a roller coaster ride that will keep you on the edge of your seat (or in our case, couch) for the entirity of its forty-four minute run time. Seriously. Complete with all the elements that make a great pilot: Interesting and diverse characters coupled with some solid storytelling and pitch perfect ending, QUANTICO should most certainly be on your list of shows to catch this fall.

QUANTICO: Watch the First 8 Minutes of the New ABC Series

The Bottom Line: We’re in for two reasons. (1) We detest football, and (2) should this show be a success, we’re mighty curious what season two and dare we say season three look like!

Today’s TV Addict Top 5: New Fall Shows We’re Buzzing About

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With the new Fall television season kicking off this week, we thought now would be as good a time as any to spotlight five of our favorite pilots that you may wish to consider setting your DVR (or if you’re in Canada, PVR!) for.

BLINDSPOT
From the moment the tattoo-covered-naked-body of star Jaimie Alexander was first introduced to us TV Addicts, the world has been buzzing about BLINDSPOT. A buzz that has only gotten stronger over the summer thanks to creator Martin Gero’s (LA COMPLEX) ridiculously intriguing premise: An very attractive woman wakes up in a duffle bag with a number of tattoos all over her body and has absolutely no idea who she is. Coupled with an easy-to-follow episodic conceit: Aformentioned woman solves crimes with thanks to clues hidden within her tattooed body while at the same time realizing she may-or-may-not be some sort of super agent who can speak multiple languages and kick everyone’s butt! (Airs Mondays at 10PM on NBC)

SUPER GIRL
Is there such a thing as too many superhero shows? There may be, but we sure as heck aren’t about to draw the line at this new entry from the the gifted storytellers behind ARROW and THE FLASH (Greg Berlanti and Co.) In fact, the only question surrounding SUPER GIRL is how the show will fare on the older-skewing Tiffany Network (CBS) versus Berlanti’s traditional home that is The CW. (Premieres Monday October 26 at 8:30PM on CBS)

THE GRINDER
Despite its not-very-google-friendly-title, THE GRINDER was one of our most enjoyable surprises of the screener-palooza that was this past month. Rob Lowe and Fred Savage are completely believable as brothers and have the kind of chemistry you just can’t fake. We only wish THE MINDY PROJECT were still airing on FOX so we could fill our Tuesday with back-to-back-to-back comedies. (Premieres Tuesday September 29 at 8PM on FOX)

QUANTICO
If you hear a faint beating in the background while you’re reading this, it’s our heart… which hasn’t stopped racing since viewing the adrenaline fueled pilot. Like last season’s big ratings winner HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, QUANTICO uses a similar flashback style to uncover the mystery surrounding one of the biggest attacks on New York City since 9/11. Unlike HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, you’ll actually care and be rooting for the young group of FBI trainees that the show revolves around! (Premieres Sunday September 27 at 10PM on ABC)

CODE BLACK
If you’ve been missing your weekly dose of medical jargon since the good-ol-days of ER, or your weekly dose of Marcia Gay Harden since the dearly departed TROPHY WIFE (Seriously, still not over it), you won’t want to miss this Harden top-lined medical drama. (Premieres Wednesday September 30 at 10PM on CBS)

Related: Your Definitive Fall TV 2015 Calendar: Print and Download Here!

Fall TV Preview: SCREAM QUEENS

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The Premise: The girls of Kappa House are dying for new pledges. SCREAM QUEENS is a new killer comedy-horror series from award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”), Brad Falchuk (“Glee,” “American Horror Story”) and Ian Brennan (“Glee”). Kappa House, the most sought-after sorority for pledges, is ruled with an iron fist (in a pink glove) by CHANEL OBERLIN (Emma Roberts, “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Scream 4”). But when anti-Kappa DEAN CATHY MUNSCH (Jamie Lee Curtis, “Halloween,” “A Fish Called Wanda,” “True Lies”) decrees that sorority pledging must be open to all students, and not just the school’s silver-spooned elite, all hell is about to break loose, as a devil-clad killer begins wreaking havoc across the campus. An over-the-top, biting satire, SCREAM QUEENS is part black comedy, part slasher flick and a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder…or could easily be the next victim.

The Premiere Date: Tuesday, Sept. 22 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (City TV in Canada)

The Competition: AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.LD (ABC), NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (CBS), CHICAGO MED (NBC), iZOMBIE (THE CW)

The Quick Take: Bad news for SCREAM QUEENS, MTV’s small screen version of the hit horror film SCREAM already premiered this summer and did a much better job in the tongue-in-cheek-meta-serial-killer-storyline department. And while that will no doubt have little impact on Ryan Murphy’s opus from topping the ratings chart, not to mention the Facebook, Tumblr and Snapchat feeds of Fox’s coveted 18-49 demographic, SCREAM QUEENS left us with that awful feeling we got while watching GLEE at its worst (Think: Over-the-top and desperate for attention.) The only stand out being Emma Roberts, who is fantastic as the show’s uber-mean girl.

The Bottom Line: Skip the senseless SCREAM QUEENS violence for the bloody brilliance of Rob Thomas’ timslot competitor iZOMBIE over on The CW.

Fall TV Preview: THE GRINDER

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The Premise: Starring Emmy Award nominee Rob Lowe (PARKS AND RECREATION, THE WEST WING) and Emmy Award and Golden Globe Award nominee Fred Savage (THE WONDER YEARS), THE GRINDER is a new comedy about two brothers: one a spotlight-grabbing actor who plays TV’s most popular lawyer and the other, a real-life, small-town attorney who has yet to find his spotlight. When his long-running hit series comes to an end, Dean (Lowe) finds himself at a crossroads in life and decides to move back to his small home town thinking he has the experience to take over his family’s law firm, where he butts heads with his brother, Stewart (Savage).

The Premiere Date: Tuesday, Sept. 29 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (City TV in Canada)

The Competition: FRESH OFF THE BOAT (ABC), THE FLASH (The CW), THE VOICE (NBC), NCIS (CBS)

The Quick Take: Despite its somewhat sitcom-esque premise (One brother’s a lawyer… one plays one on TV!) this single-camera comedy played much better then advertised. The show’s premise not only allows for the show to take some seriously funny shots at serialized dramas with a nice blend of meta and not-quite-meta gags, Lowe and Savage appear to be having the time of their life playing off one another. Also working in the show’s favor, both Lowe and Savage’s ridiculously likeable on screen personas turn what otherwise might have been annoying and over-the-top characters into likeable winners.

The Bottom Line: Seeing as though we have a severe weakness for shows that send-up Hollywood (RIP: ENTOURAGE and ACTION), we’ve already awarded THE GRINDER a season’s pass. Of course, whether that pass actually last the entire season will depend on whether the show can evolve pass its sitcome-esque premise. #staytuned

Was Last Night’s PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Season Finale Satisfying?

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Spoilers upon spoilers upon spoilers below

PRETTY LITTLE LIARS finally revealed who A is last night after years and years of build up. Now, the question has to be asked if we are all satisfied with the reveal. I for one am pretty satisfied although I was hoping Wren would be the ultimate big bad. CeCe Drake was revealed as A or Charles as we have been calling him this whole season. Charles, the lost DiLaurentis sibling, was a transgendered child and transition to Charlotte in her teens and Charlotte later created the identity of CeCe. I didn’t see this plot twist coming and for that I’m a fan of it. PLL has for so long been somewhat predictable so a plot development catching me off guard was fun. [Read more…]

The Top 10 Shows to Binge-Watch This Summer

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Summer is upon us which means that there are slim pickings when it comes to what to watch on television. Luckily there are many ways to watch television shows now and one of the most popular ways is to binge watch shows on Netflix. Well, prepare to thank us TV Addicts because we have compiled a list of the top 10 shows you should binge watch this summer. [Read more…]

What Was Your Favorite Moment From this Past Television Season?

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The fall season has come to an end and there were many tears shed during our favorite show’s final episode of the season. And now that you have finally been able to dry your eyes, it’s time to reflect on your favorite moment, development or plot of the 2014-2015 Fall season. My favorite development was the one show that made me cry just so many happy tears. That show was LAW & ORDER: SVU. Law & Order has been known to not really get into the personal lives of it’s characters or if it does, it seems out of the blue and random. But this season had viewers follow as Detective Olivia (Liv) Benson raised and went through the adoption process of her foster son, Noah. FYI: Noah is adorable and amazing. [Read more…]

We Countdown Nina Dobrev’s Top 10 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES Moments

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Nina Dobrev’s time as a series regular on The Vampire Diaries has come to end (I still have hope Elena won’t die and we will see her again). When something comes to an end, it is normally a good time to reflect all that has happened. So I’ve been reflecting on how awesome Nina Dobrev has been on this show. And since she is leaving us and the show, let’s talk about Nina Dobrev’s top 10 moments on The Vampire Diaries. Fair warning, please grab some tissues now because Dobrev likes to emotionally traumatized viewers.

Katherine as human (Season 5, Episode 2)
One of my favorite storylines is Katherine as human because it allowed for Dobrev to show a comedic side. I mean, Katherine running around as human is literally the funniest thing to watch. There were many great moments to choose from but this moment is the best from Dobrev. Katherine still has her standard sassy but Dobrev is able to show Katherine still somewhat vulnerable because she needs help, like needing Matt to buy her medicine.

Jenna’s Death (Season 2, Episdoe 21)
This wasn’t the first nor the last time Elena would face death. This moment has Dobrev very early on showing her emotional depth. She goes from showing strength and standing up to Klaus to fear for Stefan and then, of course, sadness for Jenna. I honestly can’t watch this scene without tearing up when I start to hear Dobrev sob and say, “Jenna, no.” And then I completely lose when she tells Jenna to turn it off so she won’t be scared anymore. And if you thought you couldn’t cry any more just wait for Dobrev’s wail when Jenna is really gone.

Nadia’ Death (Season 5, Episode 15)
There are many more Katherine moments on this list but this one is special because it is one of the rare times where Katherine showed emotion and compassion. Katherine’s face when Nadia rambles all the horrible attributes that describe Katherine is kind of heartbreaking. What I love about it best is that the face is different than any other face we’ve seen from Dobrev. She didn’t recycle a Elena face, it’s a pure Katherine face and one that viewers have never seen before. And somehow Katherine crying is just the saddest thing ever.

Katherine as Elena pretending to care that Jeremy was kidnapped
Katherine pretending to be Elena was one of my favorite storylines ever because it was amazing to see Dobrev switch between these two characters seamlessly. This moment in particular is on list because of the eye roll after Katherine sees the photo of Jeremy. Dobrev gives the best eyeroll when acting as Katherine. Plus, how she went from giddy about Jeremy potentially dying to crying in Stefan’s arms, well it was just fantastic.

Hunter’s Curse (Season 4, Episode 6)
Watching Elena deal with the hunter’s curse ghosts one of which is her mother is almost hard to watch because it hits so close to home for Elena. When Damon pulls her out of talking to said ghost mother and she very quick give a subtle look of sadness that her mother has left her again, it’s just gold.

Elena and Katherine’s first meeting (Season 2, Episode 4)
This is the first scene where Dobrev had to play both doppelgangers in the same scene. This is the scene where Dobrev had to establish a Katherine stand/look/attitude versus a Elena stand/look/attitude. Yes, Katherine had appeared in many scenes before this but when the two characters are standing next to each other, everything is amped up. Every moment of this scene is perfect so there is nothing I can say that will even describe its epicness so just watch and enjoy. Also, how great is that smile Katherine leaves the scene on?

Elena tells Damon she loves him Season 4, Episode 23)
This scene is acted perfectly by Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder. Their speeches could have been too typical or cheeky but they weren’t. They were just perfect. The two actors played great off each other and some of the best moments are their reactions to the other’s speech. The best Dobrev moment? A tie between how she says “you’ve been a terrible person,” and her big breath/sigh before she says, “this will prove to the worst one.” Enjoy!

3 Doppelgangers (Season 5, Episode 7)
How can a scene be anything but epic when there are three doppelgangers! Dobrev again had to play different characters that were all standing directly next to each other and have the viewers know who is who. I mean, all of their voices sound different, how does Dobrev do it?! They all cry out in pain differently, how does Dobrev do it?! Watch and be amazed.

Jeremy’s “Death” (Season 4, Episode 15)
This scene has been talked about at length but it deserves every word said about it because Dobrev knocked it out of the park. Dobrev may have the best cry and cry face in the business. She completely murderers it and I can’t ever get through it without crying. Her spiral into complete despair and utter panic should be studied. I would explain more but the only way to understand this scene is by watching it.

Damon’s “Death” (Season 5, Episode 22)
More Elena cry face! I debated a lot on if this or Jeremy’s death should be #1 but I obviously concluded on this one. I love Elena’s face when Bonnie tells her that it is too late for Damon. I was sobbing at the point when Elena begs Damon not to leave. The main reason why I chose this one as the best Nina Dobrev moment is that she had to do a lot of this scene without Somerhalder in the room. She was by herself, with no one to play off of and was still able to completely empty out my tear ducts.

What are your favorite Nina Dobrev moments? Did I miss your favorite? Sound off below!

Have The CW Anit-Heroes Gone Too Far?

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This week has two season finales that are sure to be action packed. These two finales are both on The CW and both involve “anti-heroes.” Anti-heroes are those characters that seem to be in the “heroes” category but don’t actually follow any conventional hero characteristics. The two CW shows I’m talking here are ARROW and THE ORIGINALS. What these two show’s anti-heroes have in common is that they both have made some very bold and potentially unforgivable moves in the episodes leading up to the finales this week. So I ask have Klaus Mikaelson and Oliver Queen gone too far? [Read more…]