Due to unforeseen circumstances and for the sake of my sanity, Untempered Television is going to look a little bit different moving forward.
I started this site at the very end of 2013 and have had a blast running it for past 11 months and don’t want it to end—so it’s not going to. At the same time, I’ve been running this site like a person who writes about television as their full-time job. I don’t. This is just for fun and while I do run Google Ads on the site, I probably make about 25 cents for every hour of work that goes into producing content. I’d love to watch and write as much as I have this whole past year but it’s a workload I can’t possibly keep up with while also doing work that actually pays me. Perhaps one day I’ll get paid to write about television, but for now, I have to make some changes….
This Week’s Rundown:
0:00-7:00 Recent Cancellations/Other TV News
7:00-19:00 State of Affairs
19:00-40:00 How To Get Away With Murder
40:00-64:00 The Newsroom
79:30-93:00 The Blacklist
93:00-102:00 Marry Me
The Blacklist has proved itself one of the biggest and most durable hits on NBC’s schedule but it’s now facing its biggest challenge to date. In order to use its Monday night post-Voice timeslot to launch a new series (State of Affairs starring Katherine Heigl; expect a full review later this week), The Blacklist is taking an early hiatus just eight episodes into its second season. It will remain off the schedule until Superbowl Sunday where it will air in the plum post-game slot before moving to its new home on Thursdays at 9pm. The network is hoping the audience will follow it there and give them a hit in a more competitive time slot that they’ve struggled in for years (after owning the night for a couple decades before that).
I don’t know if people ship hair colors, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Team Brunette and Team Blonde pop up after tonight’s episode of Arrow.
After joining the show mid-way through season one, fan-favorite, Felicity, took center stage in tonight’s outing as a rogue super virus she’d designed in college was unleashed on the city just as her mom happened to drop in for a visit. The flashbacks also belonged to Felicity as well which means no trips to Hong Kong this week; I know, you’re so disappointed.
Well, “Penguin’s Umbrella” was touted as a big episode for the hit FOX series …..and it was. There’s a lot to be said about this episode but no one could use the word dull speaking of the latest entry in this series about the single moral man in the most corrupt city known to man. Gordon’s outnumbered status has always seemed to be a bit of a stretch, but it was even harder to buy tonight as he somehow walked away unscathed from the escalating danger of the hour with a warning and a bit of advice from the otherwise formidable Carmine Falcone.