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Show Guide: 'Holmes Family Effect'

Written by 20 February, 2021

Synopsis: Holmes Family Effect follows TV icon and professional contractor Mike Holmes, his daughter, Sherry, and son, Michael, as they tackle their most important projects to date. Inspired by people who are making a difference in their communities, each episode follows the Holmes family as they surprise these deserving people by transforming their spaces. From a neglected school building to a rundown youth center, the Holmes family help these heroes in their quest to make a difference. (Courtesy Fox, 2021)

The Episodes:
1-01 Episode One--03/16/2021

1-02 Episode Two--03/23/2021

Last modified on Saturday, 20 February 2021 23:34

Show Guide: 'Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge's Mine Rescue'

Written by 04 January, 2021

Synopsis: Gold recovery expert Freddy Dodge helps struggling mine owners in this six-part series. If he can increase the owner's weekly gold haul, he gets a cut of the profits, but if he fails…he doesn't charge a dime. (Discovery+, 2020)

The Cast:
Freddy Dodge as Himself

Production Credits:

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide (Discovery+)
1-01 Last Chance Gold--01/04/2021
Freddy & Juan rescue a homemade operation in Arizona.

1-02 For Pete's Sake--01/04/2021
Freddy & Juan discover an easy fix that changes a miner's fortunes.

1-03 The Gold Devil--01/04/2021
Freddy & Juan battle the Arizona heat to turn around the "gold devil."

Last modified on Monday, 04 January 2021 19:44

Show Guide: 'Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge's Mine Rescue'

Written by 03 January, 2021

Synopsis: Freddy Dodge is no stranger when it comes to gold mining. With nearly 40 years of mining under his belt, he’s known around the world as the “Gold Guru” and the person struggling mine owners call when they’re striking out. Now he’s going on the road to help struggling mine owners to hit the motherlode.

Freddy is a cheat code when it comes to gold mining. The gold fields of America have become packed with regular people — out-of-work families, groups of friends and lone wolfs – all looking to cash in on rising gold prices. But after sinking everything into their operation, many are ready to call it quits. In each episode, Freddie will share his hard-earned practical knowledge about where to look for gold as well as the inside tips on mining and sluicing it.

To help him turnaround the operations, Freddy has teamed up with expert mechanic and fellow Gold Rush miner Juan Ibarra. At each location, the mining duo will use their knowledge of geology, prospecting, drilling and testing to get back on the paydirt.  But it isn’t just running their dirt faster. It’s about making the operations better, and more importantly, running cheaper.

Freddy and Juan will team up to overhaul washplants, introduce never-before-seen gold recovery techniques and attempt to transform each operation. If Freddy succeeds, he could change the mine owners lives forever. With all the tools and skills in place, the miners could hit the jackpot. (Courtesy Discovery+, 2021)

Production Credits:
Gold Rush: Freddy Dodge's Mine Rescue is produced for Discovery Channel by Raw Television, where James Bates is Executive Producer and Richard Cracknell is the showrunner.  For Discovery Channel, Carter Figueroa is executive producer and Greg Wolf is coordinating producer.

Last modified on Monday, 04 January 2021 01:51

Show Guide: 'Headspace Guide To Meditation'

Written by 26 December, 2020


The Cast:

Production Credits:

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide (Netflix)
1-01 How To Get Started
What is meditation? Begin your journey toward a calmer, clearer mind by learning the basics and try a guided meditation that focuses on the breath.

1-02 How To Let Go
Drop that baggage--and let go of anger, frustration and longing. This effortless guided meditation takes an easygoing approach to visualization.

1-03 How To Fall In Love With Life
Pause for a moment of gratitude, and learn to listen to the mind. Andy explores ways to fall in love with life and introduces a reflection meditation.

1-04 How To Deal With Stress
Overwhelmed? It often begins within. Change this relationship to anxiety and cope with stress using a simple, powerful meditation technique: noting.

1-05 How To Be Kind
Release resentment towards others--and oneself--and learn to lived with greater compassion. Andy guides a loving meditation.

1-06 How To Deal With Pain
How do we experience pain? Be present without the suffering that feels unbearable, and bring the body and mind together with a body scan meditation.

1-07 How To Deal With Anger
Transform your anger into something positive. Andy discusses how a shift in perspective can be a life-changing tool when relating to others.

1-08 How To Achieve Your Limitless Potential
Open your mind. Andy explores why the possibilities are limitless with a consistent mindfulness practice and leads a resting awareness meditation.

Last modified on Saturday, 26 December 2020 22:44

Show Guide: 'Go-Big Show'

Written by 18 December, 2020

Synopsis: The ultimate talent show is here on a scale never before attempted. The most dangerous and spectacular talent acts in the world converge on Macon, Georgia in the hopes of winning a $100,000 prize. The biggest ramp jump ever in competition, the world’s most dangerous feet, a mutant superpower and a use of the eyes you’ll wish you could unsee. Judged by Snoop Dogg, Rosario Dawson, Jennifer Nettles and Cody Rhodes. Hosted by Bert Kreisher. (Courtesy TBS, 2020)

Last modified on Friday, 18 December 2020 16:09

Show Guide: 'The Flight Attendant'

Synopsis: The Flight Attendant is a story of how an entire life can change in one night. A flight attendant (Kaley Cuoco) wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man – and no idea what happened. The dark comedic thriller is based on the novel of the same name by New York Times bestselling author Chris Bohjalian. (Courtesy HBO Max, 2020)

The Cast:
Kaley Cuoco
Michiel Huisman
Rosie Perez
Zosia Mamet
Michelle Gomez
Colin Woodell
T.R. Knight
Merle Dandridge
Griffin Matthews
Nolan Funk 

Production Credits:
Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter, Kaley Cuoco, Steve Yockey, Meredith Lavendar, Marcie Ulin, and Susanna Fogel executive produce.

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide (HBO Max)

Show Guide: 'His Dark Materials'

Synopsis:  Adapting Philip Pullman’s award-winning trilogy of the same name, which is considered a modern masterpiece of imaginative fiction, the series follows Lyra (Dafne Keen), a seemingly ordinary but brave young woman from another world. Her search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and becomes a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. 

Season two begins as Lyra, distraught over the death of her best friend, embarks upon a journey in a strange and mysterious abandoned city.  There she meets Will, a boy from our world who is also running from a troubled past. Lyra and Will learn their destinies are tied to reuniting Will with his father but find their path is constantly thwarted as a war begins to brew around them. Meanwhile, Mrs. Coulter searches for Lyra, determined to bring her home by any means necessary. (Courtesy HBO, 2020)

The Cast:
Dafne Keen as Lyra Belacqua
Ruth Wilson as Mrs. Marisa Coulter
James McAvoy as Lord Asriell Belacqua
Clarke Peters as Dr. Carne
Lin-Manuel Miranda as Lee Scoresby
Ruta Gedmintas as Serafina Pekkala
Ariyon Bakare as Lord Carlo Boreal
James Cosmo as Farder Coram
Lucian Msamati as John Faa
Anne-Marie Duff as Ma Costa
Ian Gelder as Librarian Scholar Charles
Will Keen as Father MacPhail
Georgina Campbell as Adele Starminster
Mat Fraser as Raymond Van Geritt
Geoff Bell as Jack Verhoeven
Simon Manyonda as Benjamin de Ruyter
Andrew Scott as Col. John Parry / Jopari
Lewin Lloyd as Roger Parslow
Daniel Frogson as Tony Costa
Tyler Howitt as Billy Costa

Production Credits:
Produced by Bad Wolf in association with New Line Cinema for BBC One and HBO. Executive producing the series are Jane Tranter, Dan McCulloch, Joel Collins and Julie Gardner for Bad Wolf; Philip Pullman, Jack Thorne, Tom Hooper; Deborah Forte, Toby Emmerich and Carolyn Blackwood for New Line Cinema; and Ben Irving and Piers Wenger for the BBC.

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide (HBO)
1-01 Lyra's Jordan--11/03/2019

1-02 The Idea Of North--11/10/2019

1-03 The Spies--11/17/2019
Following her kidnapping, Lyra (Dafne Keen) falls in with a new group, but struggles to know who to trust.
Written by: Jack Thorne
Directed by: Dawn Shadforth

1-04 Armour--11/24/2019
Arriving North, Lyra (Dafne Keen) seeks allies in the witches, an aeronaut and an armored bear.
Written by: Jack Thorne
Directed by: Otto Bathurst

1-05 The Lost Boy--12/01/2019
The alethiometer sends Lyra (Dafne Keen) and Iorek (Joe Tandberg) on a new path, leading to a shocking but vital clue.
Written by: Jack Thorne
Directed by: Otto Bathurst

1-06 The Daemon-Cages--12/08/2019

1-07 The Fight To The Death--12/19/2019

1-08 Betrayal--12/22/2019
As the Magisterium closes in, Lyra (Dafne Keen) assists Asriel's (James McAvoy) efforts, but at great personal cost.
Written by: Jack Thorne
Directed by: Jamie Childs

Season Two Episode Guide (HBO)
2-01 The City Of Magpies--11/16/2020

Lyra (Dafne Keen) and Will (Amir Wilson) explore a new world. The Magisterium take action on past events. Lee Scoresby (Lin-Manuel Miranda) embarks on a mission.
Written by: Jack Thorne
Directed by: Jamie Childs
2-02 The Cave--11/23/2020
Lyra (Dafne Keen) and Will (Amir Wilson) head to Oxford for answers. The Magisterium is faced with a choice.
Written by: Jack Thorne and Francesca Gardiner
Directed by: Jamie Childs
2-03 Theft--11/30/2020
Lyra (Dafne Keen) ignores the alethiometer’s advice leading to dangerous consequences.
Written by: Jack Thorne and Sarah Quintrell
Directed by: Leanne Welham
2-04 Tower Of The Angels--12/07/2020
Will (Amir Wilson) and Lyra (Dafne Keen) make a plan, unaware of the dangers or the cost involved.
Written by: Jack Thorne and Namsi Khan
Directed by: Leanne Welham
2-05 The Scholar--12/14/2020
Will (Amir Wilson) and Lyra (Dafne Keen) set out to retrieve what’s been lost.  Mary (Simone Kirby) takes a leap of faith.
Written by: Francesca Gardiner
Directed by: Leanne Welham

Show Guide: 'Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life!'

Synopsis: Tamar Braxton is back! After nearly losing everything, including herself, Tamar is determined to turn her life around and take matters into her own hands by sharing her truth in a revealing new docu-series that follows her every move. Tamar teams up with music and TV mogul Mona Scott-Young to bare it all and bring her “baggage” – aka the camera crew -- along with her for the ride. But nothing can prepare Tamar for the most epic journey of her life. In a series of shocking revelations and extreme breakthroughs, it’s the most authentic side of Tamar Braxton ever as she vows to show the good, the bad and the ugly. Cameras continue rolling during Tamar’s most vulnerable hours as she invites love back into her life with her new boo David, relaunches her music career, navigates co-parenting with ex-husband Vince Herbert, and battles the pressure to reconcile and reunite with her family. In the end, will Tamar be able to bounce back and turn her life around or will all of her demons defeat her? This is her last shot. (Courtesy WEtv, 2020)

The Cast:
Tamar Braxton

Production Credits:

The Episodes:
Season One Episode Guide (WEtv)
1-01 The Journey Begins--09/10/2020
Tamar Braxton must find her life after losing her husband, career, and family! With a dream coach and documentary crew in tow, can she heal herself to make music again and build a relationship with her new boyfriend David, or will it all be too much? 

1-02 Break Room Breakdown--09/17/2020
Tamar’s journey to turn her life around blows up when her ex-husband Vince Herbert comes between her and David. Tamar faces her fears in a recording session with J. White, and cameras continue rolling when Tamar explodes over issues with production. 

1-03 Old And New Wounds--09/24/2020
Tamar’s journey to her dream life comes to a dramatic halt when cameras are forced to shut down. Tamar’s caught in the crossfire between David’s suspicions and relaunching her career. A long-lasting family feud hovers over Tamar and Mona steps in. 

1-04 Caught In The Middle--10/01/2020
Halfway through her journey, Tamar is caught in the middle of a disaster between her new boo and the path to relaunch her music career. Cameras roll while David fights to protect Tamar from witchcraft. 

1-05 Celebration And Chaos--10/08/2020
Tensions rise at David’s 50th birthday. Tamar experiences a major breakthrough when reconciling with family, relaunching her music career and reclaiming love all come to a head. Goli and David clash in an epic showdown behind closed doors. 

1-06 Final Word--10/15/2020
The Braxton family reunites at Trina’s wedding. Tamar suffers the aftermath and David reveals all. Tamar’s final days of production unravel and Mona steps in. 

Show Guide: 'Grow'

Synopsis: The eight-part drama series is a tale of self-discovery and morality that evolves into a suspenseful thriller, following as a young stockbroker, dissatisfied with his ordinary, apathetic life, is captivated by the murky underworld of drug dealing as he seeks out his deceased father’s past.

Production Credits: