With Labor Day in our rearview mirror, it’s time to break down something we’ve been waiting for all summer: fall tv premieres.
One of the more enticing additions to ABC’s fall line-up is the Alison Tomlin led sci-fi drama, Emergence.
Described as a “character-driven genre thriller” that follows Jo (Tomlin), a police chief who rescues a young child, Piper (Billions’ Alexa Swinton) at the site of mysterious plane accident.
In the clip, Piper is disoriented and has no recollection of what happened or who she is.
Or so she’s letting Jo to believe.
If this sounds oddly familiar, well, that’s because it is.
Crashing planes, people with mysterious powers, supernatural energies, a government conspiracy, it’s the recipe for every sci-fi thriller ever.
Emergence is, in short, attempting to do what Manifest couldn’t.
And it is to the 2019-2020 lineup what Manifest was to the 2018 TV lineup, which is precisely why the success of this show can go in one of two ways.
The brief 9-minute teaser trailer packed more action and answers than all of Manifest’s first season. And no, I’m not hating on Manifest because I’m actually rather fond of the series, though, we must acknowledge that they aren’t being forthcoming with the answers, which is a major frustration for genre thrillers.
Then, there’s the fear of the series getting cancelled prematurely after a short-lived season, which also seems to be the case for genre thrillers. Think Heroes Reborn, The Passage or even Timeless.
It’ll be interesting to see if Emergence stands the test of time. But if they deliver on their promise made at San Diego’s Com Con to unravel the mystery at a good pace.
“We’ve been surprised as a cast just how quickly information comes about Piper and revelations for all of us,” said Owain Yeoman. “That’s very satisfying.”
Plus, we have to acknowledge the stellar cast supporting this new drama.
In addition to Tomlin, the “character-drive” thriller also stars Yeoman as Benny Gallagher, Ashley Aufderheide as Mia Evans, Robert Bailey Jr. as Officer Chris Minetto, Zabryna Guevara as Abby Frasier, Donald Faison as Alex Evans, and Clancy Brown as Ed.
Let’s break-down the first 9-minutes filled with mystery, intrigue, and a stellar cast that leaves you wanting to know more.
The Crash Landing
An explosion wakes up Jo and her family wake up in the middle of the night. As the family steps outside, they see a bright glowing aura around the crash site. When Jo arrives at the crash site, it’s revealed that she’s the Chief of Police.
Despite the crash being so bad that “no one should have survived,” a little girl did survive and she’s hiding out in the bushes. Jo notices her and establishes trust by pointing out that she’s a good guy too just like Woody on the Toy Story shirt that the girl is wearing. The little girl clenches onto Jo who accompanies her to the hospital for treatment. Again, at the hospital, the doctor tells her that there’s not a scratch on the child so it’s unlikely that she was a passenger on the plane.
The doctor tells Jo that the girl most likely has “dissasociative amnesia” explaining that something traumatic must have happened causing her to block everything out. “Something traumatic like a plane crash,” Jo asks.
A group of NTSB employees arrive at the hospital demanding to speak to the girl and look at her chart. Jo leaves the room leaving behind the girl and tells the hostile NTSB officer that they don’t have arrest authority and don’t preside over the case. During the commotion, the little girl runs away, which leads us to believe that she didn’t lose her memory like she led everyone to believe. She’s scared and running away from the NTSB officers who, turns out, are fake. Jo gets a call from her employee at the crash site who says that “no one knows who the first NTSB officers” were.
The Girls Secret Powers
Jo runs to her car and is unable to start it when suddenly, she notices the rain falling on her windshield is being manipulated. Everything begins flickering on and off, her police sirens turn on, and the little girl pops up from the backseat and asks Jo not to be mad. And then, the trailer ends. Who is this little girl? What are her powers? Is she like Eleven from Stranger Things? Who are the bad men coming after her? What do they want from her? How did she survive the crash?
When ABC announced the 9 minute trailer, they made it a point to say that “at 3:10” the accident happened. Considering how vital the 828 in Manifes’ts Flight 828 was, we’re now curious about what the time stamp means.
Watch the trailer below:
If you’re bummed that NBC benched Manifest until 2020, we suggest you tap into the forces that are strong within Emergence when it premieres on ABC on Tuesday, September 24.
One Company Wants to Pay You $1000 to Watch ‘The Office’ Remotely With Friends During Quarantine!
Is it your dream to sit on your couch, watch The Office and get paid for it? Well, you may be in luck.
While 2020 is an actual nightmare because of the coronavirus outbreak, we’re all stuck inside because of self-quarantine, which means it’s the perfect time to get paid for doing quirky and oddball things like watching TV from the comfort of your own home.
So… calling all Office fans!
During these hard times, Overheard on Conference Calls, a business-focused blog, wants you to remember the good times.
How? By hiring someone to host a remote watch party of The Office with their friends!
The best part is that they’re paying a qualified applicant $1,000!
According to the post, they’re looking for someone who loves the Steve Carrell led sitcom and has friends who love it too. Other qualifications include the ability to host a remote watch party (no breaking the social distancing orders for this) and the ability to watch15 episodes in one week with your select group of friends. All applicants must also be 18 years of age or older and residents of the US.
Those who are chosen have to agree to host the party, watch the episodes, fill out worksheets provided by the company while you watch, and share your experiences on social media.
Easy enough. Did I mention they pay $1,000?
If you’re interested, apply RIGHT HERE!
Winners will be selected and notified by April 27, 2020.
Best Tweets and Memes About ‘The Bachelor’ Spinoff ‘Listen to Your Heart’
If you go on Twitter and read tweets about The Bachelor’s spinoff Listen To Your Heart, you’ll notice a pattern of people expressing interest in the series solely because of boredom from quarantine.
The ABC spinoff, which is equal parts dating series and equal parts singing competition, is benefitting from the fact that everyone has absolutely nothing to do this month that they’ll take any piece of drama amidst the social distancing.
The series premieres Monday, April 13th at 8|7c on ABC, and yes, we’ll be reviewing it, so bookmark our site and follow us on socials!
And now… check out the best tweets about the series before its premiere!
My thoughts on watching #ListenToYourHeart
Me before Me after COVID: COVID: pic.twitter.com/bVWKJWZc7k
— Amanda Orr (@amandakokesh) April 6, 2020
Do you think ABC Spread Covid-19? No one was planning on watching #ListenToYourHeart and now we are all stuck home and going to resort to watching it. Convenient timing…
— Jill (@Jildooo) April 6, 2020
Me before: no way in hell im watching #ListenToYourHeart
Me 3 weeks into quarantine and chill thinking about watching: pic.twitter.com/Xv0mTBu1Y1
— Holly Clausen (@Hollyolly22) April 5, 2020
— Bachelor(ette) Rants (@TheBachRants) April 6, 2020
I just keep saying “it’s no fun singing a love song when you’re not in love” to myself alone in my house. It’s the only thing that gives me joy. #listentoyourheart
— newG (@KindaGwenish) April 6, 2020
— Alayna (@lanieddd) April 3, 2020
— Bach Queen Mellie 👑🍷🌹 (@BachNight_) April 4, 2020
— actual holes in my head (@sbellum) April 6, 2020
One Tree Hill: Where Are They Now?
Teen drama One Tree Hill ended its nine-season run in 2012, and there hasn’t been a show quite like it since.
Many of the actors catapulted into stardom thanks to the series and are now killing it on both the big and small screen. Meanwhile, others have removed themselves from the spotlight completely.
However, nothing bonds a group of strangers quite like a TV show. Their bond has remained strong, and they continue to hang out and keep in touch with fans at conventions which have also kept the legacy of the series alive for new and old fans alike.
There are even talks of a possible revival in the near-future.
So, let’s return to Tree Hill and see what your basketball-loving, small-town actors have been up to since the series wrapped.
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