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TV Rundown: May 25 - 30: A Lifetime Double Feature & More!

Memorial Day Marathon: The Dollangangers: Lifetime gave viewers the treat of a double feature, first airing January’s “Flowers in the Attic” before following it up with the premiere of its sequel "Petals on the Wind" and it didn’t disappoint. The latest installment in the camp-tastic series featured car wrecks, ballerina mayhem & tons of hook-ups.

The fireworks from the guilty pleasure fully committed to its disturbing voyage into the underworld of forbidden lust. Rose McIver gave a wonderful performance as the adult Cathy and was complimented by Heather Graham’s villainous turn as Corrine. Lifetime struck while the iron was hot and lucky for them the result was a sizzling drama.

To read Eclectic Pop's Review of "Flowers in the Attic", click here
To read Eclectic Pop's Review of "Petals on the Wind", click here

Franken-Don’t: Penny Dreadful: As hypnotically fascinating as the series is with its Frankenstein and spawn storyline, it is personally becoming increasingly grating. After the previous episode’s wretchedly disgusting kill of Proteus, a newly revealed former “child” of Frankenstein soon revealed himself. As he laid out his lamentation of the Dr.’s crimes against him, “The Creature” came across a tad indulgent in his self-pity, not seeming at all grateful for his second chance at life.

One glaring problem with the entire storyline is the still unexplained mechanism of how Frankenstein has even brought these people back to life, in the first place. Worst of all the series continues to subtract time from the Vanessa Ives/Sir Malcolm/Ethan Chandler storyline to give to this particularly brutal chapter that has been far from the series’ most captivating aspect.

Slippery Score: Fargo: Lester coolly gave the statement that would send his brother up the river and rewarded himself by hooking up with his deceased nemesis’ wife. Meanwhile, Molly quickly rose out of unconsciousness determined to put him away. Now it is completely understandable that she would want to bring him to justice but there’s only one problem.

The two crimes she thinks he’s guilty of, he didn’t actually do. That means contrary to the show’s presentation of her being a wiz detective, she is actually batting 0 for 2. The direction during the episodes yielded a blazing gun battle that took place off-screen. It was a masterful use of “less is more”.

Fake Chat: General Hospital: Tony Geary’s farewell performance before his summer sabbatical was chillingly well-done as Geary alternated between the dual roles of the despondent Luke, strapped helplessly in a straightjacket and the villainous imposter whose identity remained a mystery as he slipped into the ether. Elsewhere, Julian framed Ric as his mob boss, a twist that hopefully won’t last long.

[Featured Image by Lifetime]