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Manhattan, Ep. 2.06, “33”

18 November 2015 5:08 AM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Manhattan, Season 2, Episode 6, “33”

Written by Scott Brown & Megan Ferrell Burke

Directed by Kimberly Peirce

Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (Et) on Wgn

Following last week’s unofficial midseason finale, Manhattan‘s “33” deftly resets the table for the second half of the season. As the series edges closer to the fraught Trinity test that was teased in the season premiere, the main players on the Hill — both the godless and the god-fearing — are struggling with ethical dilemmas. Whether it’s squeamishness over their current actions (Jim), guilt for what they have already done (Abby), or a feverish need to wrangle in what they’ve unleashed (Frank), they’re all wrestling with demons.

First there’s Frank, who in “The World of Tomorrow,” seemed to be coping with life back at Los Alamos as well as a powerless man can, essentially playing possum until he can find an opportunity to undermine Darrow and the Gadget. »

- A.R. Wilson

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Manhattan, 2.04, “Overlord”

3 November 2015 11:45 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Manhattan, Season 2, Episode 4, “Overlord”

Written by Alexander Woo

Directed by Christopher Misiano

Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (Et) on Wgn

“If it helps to pretend you’re me, pretend. It’s what I do.” Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer

The first three episodes of Manhattan‘s second season have largely focused on the disappearance of Frank Winter. While they have all been outstanding, the narrative has felt a little fragmented without all the characters on the Hill together. In “Overlord,” the story is still split between the goings on at Los Alamos and the fate of Frank, but it ultimately brings the implosion team—and the narrative—back together in a satisfying fashion.

“Overlord” refers to the code name for the Allies’ D-Day invasion at Normandy, which serves as the backdrop for this episode. But it’s also a reference to science chief J. Robert Oppenheimer, who experiences a dangerous case of cold feet, »

- A.R. Wilson

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Watch: Something Stinks with These Tax Forms in Exclusive 'Manhattan' Clip

3 November 2015 11:39 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Read More: Review: Wgn America's 'Manhattan' Brings 'Mad Men'-Esque Polish to the Mysteries of Los Alamos From creator and writer Sam Shaw and Emmy Award-winning director Thomas Schlamme, the Emmy Award-winning drama "Manhattan" returns with a new episode November 3. In this exclusive clip, William Petersen's and Ashley Zukerman's characters find a brown present left for them on a tax form. The official Season 2 synopsis reads: "The second season of Wgn America’s critically acclaimed drama 'Manhattan' follows the tangled lives of the residents of Los Alamos, New Mexico, as they race to create the first nuclear bomb in history. Locked away in the world's most secretive city, the scientists and their families surrender their freedoms, compromise their marriages, and even sacrifice their sanity to end one war and usher in another—the Cold War waiting just over the atomic horizon—all while embedded spies »

- Sonya Saepoff

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Competition: Win ‘Hannibal – The Complete Season 3′

1 November 2015 1:38 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

To celebrate the release of Hannibal: The Complete Season 3 – on DVD and Blu-ray 19th October – we have a copy on Blu-ray to giveaway!

Hannibal is TV at its most compelling – gory, shocking, stunningly shot, and with a cast to die for! Based on Thomas Harris’ best-selling books comes the third season of the acclaimed series from Bryan Fuller (Heroes). Following the events of Hannibal and Red Dragon, we return to a very familiar place as Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) seeks Dr Lecter’s (Mads Mikkelsen) help to catch a deranged killer.

The series is shot to perfection, with each scene meticulously framed and brought to life with breathtaking cinematography. Add to that detailed writing, compelling plot twists, and TV’s grisliest murders, and you have another brilliant season of the gruesome Hannibal saga. It will leave you hungry for more!

Hannibal The Complete Seasons 1-3 is also available on DVD and Blu-ray 19th October. »

- Phil Wheat

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Manhattan, Ep. 2.03, “The Threshold”

27 October 2015 9:54 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Manhattan, Season 2, Episode 3, “The Threshold”

Written by Lila Byock and Vinnie Wilhelm

Directed by Andrew Bernstein

Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (Et) on Wgn

“Men always want a woman who understands them, but when they get one, they learn what a burden it is to be known.”—Kitty Oppenheimer

Being known can be a burden if it leads someone to outsmart you, become bored by you, or decide you’re not worth it. However, being known can also lead someone to recognize when you’re not yourself and need another chance. It can lead them to fight for you. To forgive you.

Manhattan‘s third episode of the season, “The Threshold,” begins with a flashback to January 1939, when Liza was locked in the Seneca Falls Sanatorium after the “incident” (suicide attempt) she alluded to in the series premiere. There is a naked woman on the floor and other women are screaming in the background. »

- A.R. Wilson

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200 Greatest Horror Films (70-61)

27 October 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Special Mention: The Last Wave

Directed by Peter Weir

Written by Tony Morphett and Peter Weir

Australia, 1977

Genre: Psychological Thriller

The tagline reads, “The Occult Forces. The Ritual Murder. The Sinister Storms. The Prophetic Dreams. The Last Wave.”

Peter Weir follows up on his critically acclaimed masterpiece Picnic at Hanging Rock with this visually striking and totally engrossing surrealist psychological thriller. Much like Picnic, The Last Wave is built around a mystery that may have a supernatural explanation. And like many Peter Weir movies, The Last Wave explores the conflict between two radically different cultures- in this case, that of Aboriginal Australians and the white Europeans.

It is about a white lawyer, David Burton (Richard Chamberlain), whose seemingly normal life is rattled after he takes on a pro bono legal aid case to defend a group of Aborigines from a murder charge in Sydney. The mystery within the mystery surrounding »

- Ricky Fernandes

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Manhattan, Ep. 2.01, “Damnatio Memoriae”

13 October 2015 8:45 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Manhattan, Season 2, Episode 1, “Damnatio Memoriae”

Written by Sam Shaw

Directed by Thomas Schlamme

Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (Et) on Wgn

“Science isn’t a quest for truth but a process of correcting your errors.” Charlie Isaacs, Manhattan

There weren’t many errors during Manhattan‘s first season. Perhaps a few too many episodes (this season has been cut from 13 to 10 installments),  maybe an extraneous character or two. But overall, the only real mistake made by this atomic-age period piece was being produced in the era of “peak TV,” a time when being very good is often not enough to survive. However despite low ratings, Wgn decided to renew Manhattan, which was created by Sam Shaw (Masters of Sex) and Thomas Schlamme (The West Wing, The Americans), for a second season. And based on its season premiere, it appears the sophomore series is doing all it can to deserve its second shot. »

- A.R. Wilson

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Manhattan: Season Two Premieres Tonight; Sneak Peeks

13 October 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Wgn America's series, Manhattan, kicks off its second season tonight. A World War II period piece, Manhattan is set not in the Big Apple, but rather in Los Alamos, New Mexico. It is there, where the federal government has secreted away the scientists (and their families) who are developing the world's first nuclear weapons, i.e. the Manhattan Project.

Manhattan stars Rachel Brosnahan, Michael Chernus, Christopher Denham, Alexia Fast, Katja Herbers, John Benjamin Hickey, Harry Lloyd, Daniel Stern, Olivia Williams, and Ashley Zukerman. William Petersen joins the cast in season two. To get you ready for tonight's second season premiere of Manhattan, we've got a slew of video content, below. Read More… »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Fallout begins in Manhattan Season 2

13 October 2015 7:10 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Wgn America’s gripping drama Manhattan, set in the New Mexico desert during the top-secret development of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, returns Oct. 13 for its second season. New to the cast is William Petersen, who plays Col. Emmett Darrow, the new military leader at the camp where the research is taking place (this is Petersen’s first TV role since leaving CSI in 2009). Also joining the cast this season are Griffin Dunne as reporter Woodrow Lorentzen; Mamie Gummer as Nora, a member of the Women’s Army Corps; and Neve Campbell as Kitty Oppenheimer, wife of J. Robert Oppenheimer (Daniel London), … Continue reading →

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- Jeff Pfeiffer

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Review: 'Manhattan' sharper than ever as atomic bomb drama begins season 2

13 October 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Geniuses aren't like you and me. It's not just that they know more, but that they see the world differently from us, or even from each other. You don't come up with the idea of splitting the atom, let alone the means to do it, if your thoughts bounce around your skull in the same pattern that someone else might use to build a house or calculate their taxes. TV has understood this, but has tended, particularly of late, to present all geniuses in a one autism spectrum disorder fits all package, when in fact there's far more variety and volatility even among the most wicked smart. "Manhattan," the excellent drama about the men and women who built the world's first atomic bomb, returns to Wgn America tonight at 9, and continues to understand genius's many different flavors. Once again, it captures the enormous creative possibilities that come from putting a »

- Alan Sepinwall

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'Fargo,' 'Jane the Virgin,' 'The Knick' & more: Sophomore sensations return

12 October 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Once upon a time, there were obvious weeks to get excited about TV premieres. The last full week in September was when the broadcast networks premiered most of their fall shows, cable networks would start rolling out their big guns in the first or second week of January (also when the networks started debuting their midseason replacements), and there would often be a third wave of network and cable stuff in mid-March. In Peak TV in America, though, big premiere weeks can happen at any time, like the mid-October one we're in right now. In particular, it's interesting because it features the sophomore debuts of five series that were either very good or great in their first seasons: "Jane the Virgin," "Fargo," "Manhattan," "Kingdom," and "The Knick." I'll have individual pieces on all these shows at different points in the week, but a few general thoughts right now: "Jane the Virgin »

- Alan Sepinwall

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TV Review: ‘Manhattan’ Season 2

9 October 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Early in the second season of “Manhattan,” William Petersen strides into the isolated New Mexico encampment housing the scientists at work on the first nuclear bomb. Petersen’s fantastic performance as the base’s new Army commander, Col. Emmett Darrow, instantly gives the show an injection of charisma, and it’s one of several elements that upgrades the sophomore season of the Wgn America period drama.

Last year, “Manhattan” was generally pretty good or at least above average, but it took a while to establish consistent dramatic momentum, and it often felt overpopulated with underdeveloped characters. The bigger problem is that when viewers have hundreds of options in the scripted-drama realm, reasonable competence isn’t enough to ensure loyalty.

However, in the first four episodes of “Manhattan’s” second season, the atomic-age drama contains quite a bit of fruitful conflict and meaty character development, all of which amp up the »

- Maureen Ryan

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Top 5 TV: The Return of 'Empire'

28 September 2015 10:20 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The big topic of conversation among TV fanatics this past week? The overall lousiness of the network's new fall shows. After a summer filled with UnREAL, Mr. Robot, Show Me a Hero, and The Carmichael Show — not to mention the soon-departing Fear the Walking Dead, which aired its best episode yet — it was damned dispiriting to have to slog through the likes of Life in Pieces, Blindspot, and Rosewood. Where's the panache? Where are the series with something to say?

Yes, ABC's The Muppets and Fox's Scream Queens had memorable debuts, »

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‘CSI’ Series Finale: Gil Grissom And Sara Sidle Ride Off Into The Sunset

28 September 2015 7:26 AM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

CSI said goodbye Sunday night after 16 seasons with its most beloved former cast members returning for a two-part finale. CSI Finale At the center of the finale were erstwhile couple Sara Sidle (Jorja Fox) and Gil Grissom (William Petersen). They’re pulled back together during the finale after Catherine’s (Marg Helgenberger) Las Vegas casino suffers […]

The post ‘CSI’ Series Finale: Gil Grissom And Sara Sidle Ride Off Into The Sunset appeared first on uInterview. »

- Chelsea Regan

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‘CSI’ Finally Becomes a Chalk Outline With Series Finale (Spoilers)

27 September 2015 11:03 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Appreciating the “CSI” finale – 15 years, countless bodies, piles of cash, and multiple spinoffs later – really requires going back to the beginning. This was a show that CBS had relatively little faith in, placing it behind what the network saw as its likely star in the class of 2000, “The Fugitive,” on Friday nights. Disney was so disappointed about the scheduling the studio, which developed it, backed out as a financier, one of those decisions that produce headaches and finger-pointing with eight or nine zeroes attached.

All that came to an end on Sunday night, with a two-hour movie intended to provide an element of closure. By now, of course, the ratings had shrunk to a fraction of where they were in the program’s heyday, with multiple cast changes and different leads (William Petersen, Laurence Fishburne, Ted Danson) over the run.

Among the program’s more dubious contributions to society was »

- Brian Lowry

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CSI Series Finale Recap: How Did CBS' Long-Running Procedural End?

27 September 2015 8:40 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The flower did it.

Ok, not exactly, but with William Petersen’s Gil Grissom back on the case, you knew there was going to be some obscure botanical reference — plus crazy twists like bees used as tracking devices (!) and some Lady Heather safe-word mumbo jumbo — in the pursuit of a dastardly bomber.

RelatedGeorge Eads Opts Out of CSI Finale, Forcing Last-Minute Script Revision

The final case — which brought Grissom (now working as a rogue investigator/eco-vigilante trying to save marine life) and Sidle (applying for the exiting Russell’s position) and Sanders and Brass and Willows (to name a »

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‘CSI’ Finale: Creator Anthony Zuiker on Emotional Endings, Origins and Longevity

27 September 2015 9:13 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

It’s one of TV’s great rags-to-riches stories: Young guy from Las Vegas delivers a global smash hit with his first-ever TV script.

Anthony Zuiker, 47, was not so far removed from his job driving a tram for a Sin City hotel when he managed to field the pilot for “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” for Jerry Bruckheimer TV and CBS in 2000. A well-arranged marriage of Zuiker with veteran showrunners Carol Mendelsohn and Ann Donahue set “CSI” off on a journey that would change the course of TV history and spawn three spinoffs, most recently the Patricia Arquette starrer “CSI: Cyber.”

With the mothership wrapping its 15-year run with a two-hour movie airing Sunday night, creator/exec producer Zuiker spoke with Variety about the emotional experience of writing the finale, reuniting with original “CSI” stars William Petersen and Marg Helgenberger and his deep appreciation for Mendelsohn, Donahue, CBS’ Nina Tassler, Leslie Moonves »

- Cynthia Littleton

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9 TV shows you must watch this week: This Is England '90 finale, Clarkson on Hignfy, last ever CSI

27 September 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

From the sequin-tastic return of Strictly Come Dancing to the promising prospect of The West Wing and Birds Of A Feather colliding as Rob Lowe and Pauline Quirke star in You, Me and The Apocalypse - pull up an easy chair for Digital Spy's top TV picks for the next seven days.

1. CSI - Tuesday, 10pm on Channel 5

After 15 years and uncountable grisly murders in Las Vegas, the CSI team will say farewell in a feature-length movie. Rejoice as William Petersen is back as Gil Grissom, alongside a host of former faces to solve one last case.

It's not a complete end, as Ted Danson has moved sideways to spinoff show CSI: Cyber, but it should be a tough act to follow.

2. You, Me and the Apocalypse - Wednesday, 9pm on Sky1

Like a TV supergroup, this needs to be seen purely because of the eye-rubbingly impressive cast. The West Wing »

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Marg Helgenberger on the Legacy of 'CSI' and Finale Scene That Made Her Cry

26 September 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Catherine Willows (Marg Helgenberger) is returning to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation for one last hurrah.  The long-running CBS procedural calls it quits after 15 seasons with a two-hour series finale on Sept. 27. The series capper sees Grissom (William Petersen) and Willows reconnecting with the CSI team in Las Vegas to help solve a pivotal case that is threatening the entire city. Helgenberger spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about why she didn't miss her character after she left CSI, the surprising scene in the finale that kept causing her to well up with tears and whether the show should

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- Ryan Gajewski

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How I was very very wrong about the success of 'CSI'

25 September 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Earlier this week, IndieWire's Sam Adams interviewed me, Mo Ryan, and Tim Goodman about the increasingly strange and outdated practice of reviewing new shows based just on the pilot episode. At one point, Sam asked what was the wrongest I ever was about a show's quality based on the pilot episode.  I didn't have a great answer for that one, since I have a pretty good Spidey sense about when pilots aren't to be trusted (case in point: "Studio 60"), but I did think of an answer to a related question: What show was I most wrong in predicting its commercial success based on the pilot? The answer to that one's easy, and timely, because the show in question is airing a series finale special Sunday night at 9: "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation." It's not that I was predicting its outright failure or anything. I actually found the pilot interesting »

- Alan Sepinwall

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