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TV Rundown: Sept 21 - 26 | Death Strikes 'Dallas', 'The Blacklist' Returns, Plus 'DWTS' & more!

The Blacklist | Red and company made their return to television in a satisfying season premiere that proved to be a rather eventful affair. There was a stellar Red-centric opening sequence, a fantastic performance by guest star Krysten Ritter, a shocking revelation (Red has a living ex-wife) and the much awaited return of Harold.

Here’s hoping Red’s ominous reference to Harold’s health doesn’t turn out be anything serious. Elsewhere, Liz opted for a sleek bob and looked to move on with her life post-Tom. Despite the bad way things ended between them, it would be unfortunate for Tom to really be dead. It feels like the series had just scraped the surface of their convoluted marriage.

Movie Review: 'The Maze Runner' (2014)

A social experiment and dystopian adventure rolled into one,“The Maze Runner” takes an understated approach to a story that is more of a character study than anything else. When a young man (Dylan O’Brien) wakes from unconsciousness, he is greeted by a young adult, and all-male community.

Let's Discuss: The New Seasons of 'Arrow', 'Vampire Diaries', 'Revenge' And 'OUAT'

"Arrow" (The CW) A new season of television is upon us and with that comes a fresh batch of optimism that some series will get a chance to hit a whole new mark. Starting its junior year is “Arrow”, The CW’s caped crusading drama which avoided a sophomore slump last season, though it did …

Best New Movie Bets: Sept 19 | 'A Walk Among the Tombstones' & more!

Best New Bet: A Walk Among the Tombstones Liam Neeson returns to theaters in this gritty actioner. An adaptation of Lawrence Block’s novel of the same name, the plot revolves around former cop turned P.I., Matthew Scudder (Neeson). When a drug dealer’s (Dan Stevens) wife is kidnapped he hires Scud…

TV Rundown: Sept 14 - 19 | The Return of 'DWTS' & more!

Dancing with the Stars | This past week’s season premiere featured some spectacular opening numbers. “Pretty Little Liars” star Janel Parrish wowed in an electrifying debut that impressively marked her entrance as a force to be reckoned with. Tommy Chong’s highly entertaining number was everything you could imagine a dance from him would be.

Best New Movie Bets: Sept 12 | 'The Drop' and more!

Best New Bet: The Drop There are few movies that have peaked as much personal interest since their inception as “The Drop” and it has accomplished this for good reason. Directed by Michael R. Roskam whose feature film debut “Bullhead” was nominated for the Oscar in 2012 for Best Foreign Language F…

TV Movie Review | 'Houdini' (2014)

Part 1 | “Some things can hit you in the gut worse than any punch”; a huskily voiced Adrien Brody narrates repeatedly throughout the first half of History Channel’s two part mini-series.

Tuning into this supposed biopic it was a sucker punch to realize it was in actuality a highly fictionalized account of the iconic Harry Houdini’s life. About the only accurate details that exists in the script is that a man named Erik Weisz, who went by the stage named Houdini, and was a revered magician, illusionist and escape artist.

Fall's Best New TV Bets: FOX

Gotham | The highly anticipated Batman TV series stars Benjamin McKenzie as James Gordon before he became the commissioner of Gotham. Apparently it will be the hybrid of a crime-of-the-week procedural, while also teasing introductions to the famous mythology. A young Bruce Wayne, Penguin, Catwoman and Poison Ivy are set to appear.

FOX’s foray into superhero television comes after The CW’s notable success with the retired “Smallville” and recent hit “Arrow”. Last season, ABC attempted to produce similar results with “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”, which after sufficient early buzz saw its share of struggles. “Gotham” has a 16-episode order so FOX is taking a cautious approach before committing to more, a move that should prove fruitful either way. Premieres: Sept 22 & Airs Mondays @8pm EST

TV Rundown: Aug 31-Sept 5 | Betrayal on 'Dallas' & more

Dallas | Elena revealed her manipulations to the Ewings and demanded retribution. Why she never felt she could come to Bobby when she first learned of JR’s deed switch is still hazy. What's clear is she crossed a line she will never be able to return from. In all of her indignation she failed to acknowledge her own hypocrisy. Her brother was responsible for the death of Christopher and Pamela’s unborn twins and she and her mother knowingly harbored him from the law, justice and the Ewings. Her brother had killed innocent babies.

Fall's Best New TV Bets: NBC

A to Z | Airing after “Bad Judge” is another single camera sitcom, this one stars “Drop Dead Diva” alum Ben Feldman as Andrew, a romantic working at an internet dating site. When he meets Zelda (Cristin Milioti, “The Wolf of Wall Street”) a no-nonsense attorney, sparks fly. The show’s setup indicat…

Fall's Best New TV Bets: CBS

Madam Secretary | Tea Leoni returns to television as the Secretary of the State in this political drama. The series will explore both her personal and professional life as she strives to balance both aspects of her life. There is major talent both behind and in front of the camera on this one. Morg…

Eclectic Pop News: #RKC Presents...

Dear Eclectic Pop Readers, I hope this message finds all of you well. Eclectic Pop is proud to announce a new venture. I have begun working as a Selector on #RKC. Starting tomorrow, #RKC [@RadioKC] will begin airing “Eclectic Selection” which is a playlist of music that has been personally chosen. I would like to thank Jerome at #RKC for this incredible opportunity and support.

Fall's Best New TV Bets: The CW

The Flash | After last season’s 2 part backdoor pilot during “Arrow”, “The Flash” was rushed to series and so far the buzz has been encouraging. Grant Gustin (“Glee) stars as Barry Allen, a young scientist who gets the gift of super speed following a lab explosion. The accident which leads to Barry’s superpowers already occurred on “Arrow” and he has been in a coma ever since. Now he will awaken on his own show.

The CW is planning to do a crossover between the two series and fan favorite Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) will be the character conduit between the two series, a wise move. Another wise choice was casting the charismatic John Wesley Shipp as Barry’s father. Shipp portrayed The Flash on TV in the 90’s and hopefully his run will be more integral to the series than his recurring status implies. There is a lot of hype surrounding this freshman series and expectations are high. Viewers will soon discover if it lives up to it. Premieres: October 7 & Airs Tuesdays @8pm EST

Fall's Best New TV Bets: ABC

How to Get Away with Murder | From Shonda Rhimes, the creator behind ABC mega-hits “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” comes this legal drama and procedural. Oscar nominee Viola Davis stars as a law professor who gets tangled up in a murder plot along with her students. Little else is known about the plot so viewers are in for a few surprises when it premieres. The college campus is a surprisingly rare setting on television and an underused creative possibility.

When it airs “How to…” will make Wednesdays a full night of programming from Rhimes, closing out the line-up. ABC has been trying to get a legal drama going for several seasons and this looks a lot more promising than 2010’s defunct “The Deep End”. Premieres: Sept. 25 & Airs Wednesdays @10pm EST