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Cult- You’re Next (1×01)

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“Sometimes these things just snap right off.”
I decided to give this new CW show, Cult, a try and I have mixed feelings. Basically it’s a show within a show, which has potential of becoming to serialized and confusing. Tuesday’s premiere did not debut to positive ratings drawing in a mere 950,000 viewers. Pathetic. In all honesty, the show probably deserved much better.

Jeff, whom we know is a reporter at some crappy magazine after he got fired from The Washington Post for fabricating sources in a story and imprisoning six guilty police officers, meets up with his brother Nate, who is a dedicated follower of the show The Cult that airs on The CW. Yes, Cult on The CW is a show in the show thats called Cult and airs on The Cw. Neat right? Self promotion at its finest. His brother has a past with drugs, so Jeff kind of blows him off thinking that he’s just paranoid again. Nate leaves him with a contact to Meriam and some glasses.

While we follow Jeff to the WB studios where he meets Skye, a researcher on the show thats interested in the fan base that actually believes that once you get into this show the things actually start happening. Their like a cult following cultivated by the cult leader Billy Grimm. There is a little cafe that people go to, to watch the show and do research to dig deeper into their obsession. People dress up like the characters in the show and mimic what those characters do. Its really some kind of mind control thing. Well anyways, Skye and Jeff track down one of these places where people do secret meets and Jeff finds Miriam here. Before he can get any answers she utters the phrase, “sometimes these things just snap right off” which is a really popular phrase used in the show and by the people associated with the show in real life. What the phrase really means, no one knows but its used right before people die.
Well, these events lead Jeff to the police officer, who calls him out on his Washington Post firing and that he’s suspiciously everywhere they go. At the end of the episode it is revealed that she has a cult tattoo, so she is a supporter or she organizes the whole thing. Also, there is some girl, that works at the meeting place cafe, that is eyeing one of the guys working on the show. When he leaves the set, she stumbles on him and that red car from the show pulls up and kidnaps him. This show has me wondering if the viewers of this show just cannot tell the difference between reality and fiction or if there are subliminal messages sent to the viewers?

Well Jeff it persistent on finding his brother, so he finds some DVD that he pops into his computer that basically puts all his information online and makes him accessible to the cult cyberspace. He gets a call from his brother, who is so mad that he put the dvd in and that he shouldn’t come find him, before the call is interrupted again. Than Billy Grimm (the cult leader) pops up and says, You’re next. What does that even mean? I mean Billy Grimm gives me the chilly willy’s but is he really involved with the crimes being committed outside of the show or is he just an actor? How much potential does this show really have to grasp peoples attention before it gets way too confusing and complicated??

Memorable Quotes

  • Billy: I don’t prey on anyone. I seek out no one.
  • Billy: They come because they want to belong. To be part of my unconditional love.
  • Marti/Kelly: He wants me out here tonight. He’s never forgiven me for leaving
  • Billy: You were obsessed with me than and you’re obsessed with me now.
  • Billy: But you have no idea how many followers are out there now.
  • Skye: Its not like any other show. It totally gets under your skin.

Photo: The Cw/Cult

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  1. Unknown

    March 4, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Finally after 6 years we get Cult…and so far, so good. I like that it seems to genuinely be darker in tone than other shows on the CW, even some of their previous shows that were supposed to be a bit darker and edgier. Also, the two leads seem to have a great natural chemistry based off the pilot. I loved Matt Davis in The Vampire Diaries, and think he was a great choice for Jeff.

    One other thing I loved too was how they were able to use some good haunting music to set the mood in the pilot. A great example was when they used Junip’s “White Rain” in the cafe when we see Nate for the first time – it totally has a cool haunting vibe without being overboard spooky or goth music.

    • Lizzy

      March 6, 2013 at 1:53 am

      I agree with you, TheCW really needed a show like Cult to give it some edge amongst the more girly and bubbly shows like The Carrie Diaries and 90210. Unfortunately, when looking at the ratings it doesn’t seem to be doing so hot and maybe it is because Fox has The Following on at the same time, which is getting a lot of viewers and they have similar storylines. All in all, I would like the show to be more successful because the idea behind watching a show within a show is just a brilliant concept, thats quite frightening when your in the moment. Thanks for reading the post! 🙂 Like us on facebook >https://www.facebook.com/CraveYouTV and Twitter!

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The 2019 AMAS Were All About Statements and Nostalgia

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“Less is more” was the takeaway of the 2019 American Music Awards.

The night celebrated the years most popular songs and artists, but it was the oldies that made the show resonate with audiences both inside the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and watching worldwide.

There was plenty of nostalgia going around starting with Kesha’s first performance in 6 years that included her latest single “Raising Hell” but also her 2011 hit “Tik Tok.”

She was finally granted permission to sing her old songs following a public battle with Sony and producer Dr. Luke.

The crowd also had warm reactions to these oldies but goodies: “Green Day’s 1994 “Basket Case,” Toni Braxton’s 1996 “Unbreak My Heart,” and Shania Twain’s 1997 classic “I Feel Like a Woman.”

Plenty of statements were also made at the AMAs as artists proved that they were no longer afraid to stand up to the status quo.

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All three ladies aimed their jabs at the music industry.

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But since then, Arthur has taken a break from the church; he’s in a new phase in his life.

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Adam Huber plays the uber dreamy Liam Ridley, the latest addition to the Dynasty cast.

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Sure.

Amidst all of that, you’ve been up to series regular. Congrats. Were you expecting it? 

No, I honestly wasn’t.

There have been other people. Wakeema, whose on the show and plays Monica Colby. You know, me and her were kind of doing the same thing we were just recurring, and you kind of go until you book another show or they give you a contract.

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So, you know, it worked out well. I wasn’t getting on PD Blue, so they had me a series regular. No, I was expecting it. I was just kind of chilling. I was just happy to be there.

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Right?

Has the way you approach and prepare for the character changed now that he does have a deeper storyline and is so loved by audiences?

I have been putting, I think, more work into it. I mean, I’ve always put work into it, and definitely just trying to stay fresh and just trying to understand him.

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