Perry Mattfeld On In the Dark’s Ineffability, Season Two’s Darkness, and the REAL Love Story!

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If you haven’t caught up with In the Dark, run to your nearest device and get to bingeing.

It’s one of the most unusual series on The CW, and it’s no wonder the underrated gem takes off and generates excitement and chatter when it hits Netflix.

After a gripping first season, In the Dark Season 2 took us on a hell of a ride going in some of the most unexpected directions and keeping us glued to our seats and the screen.

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We were fortunate to catch up with the warm, personable, and truly delightful star of the series, Perry Mattfeld, to chat about the exciting sophomore season and what we can expect when the show returns.

Warning, there are MAJOR spoilers for the entire second season below. If you haven’t completed the series, I highly recommend you go do that first, then double back for all the details.

TVF: Congratulations. You guys have a third season coming!

Yeah, T.G! It’s a really hard time to be an actor right now.

I can only imagine with everything shutting down and all. How’s that working for you guys?

We really lucked out. We wrapped I want to say the last week of January? Then I went straight from Toronto to Miami to go to the Super Bowl. And now that I think about it, there I was at the Super Bowl, surrounded by hundreds of thousands of people.

And no one had any idea. Little did I know, that was the last time I’d ever be … you know? It’s crazy; we got lucky. Then I came home, and I started a project, and then about four days later, that got shut down. Now here we are.

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Speaking of crazy, I’m dying to know what it was like for you reading the script for the second season? Because there was such a tonal shift. It feels much darker than it was the first season.

Yeah, I mean definitely. I feel like after season one, I think everyone — the creative team, the cast, the producers –everyone was reassured maybe is the right word after the show did so well on Netflix the first season.

Because I’ve said it before, it’s such a unique show. I didn’t even know how to describe it. When people would ask, “what’s this show you’re working on about?”

I was like, “uh, it’s this woman, um, blind, dog, guns.” I didn’t, you know, it’s funny, but it’s not, but it’s not a murder mystery, but I had no idea.

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Right? [laughs]

And so after the show found its audience — and it’s this quirky, Indie type show on The CW, and so that’s even unfamiliar because The CW doesn’t have many shows like that.

So after it found an audience, that was confirmation that we had done something right — that there is an audience for such a unique show and that people loved it. Going into season two, everyone had a lot of confidence. Like, “OK, we’ve got something, let’s really go with it.”

Yeah, I agree. It’s a difficult show to [describe], it slips in and out of so many different genres that you can’t define it, and I do think that’s what makes it so great.

Yeah, we didn’t know exactly what we were doing. This was a passion project for Mark Pedowitz, an experiment.

Then it was so good that The CW said, “Alright, go ahead. Make your show.” That was just the biggest endorsement for everyone for season two — to just go that much deeper.

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This season, a lot of the relationships are tested. I always say that at the heart of the series, I think the real love story is the friendship between Murphy and Jess.

Wow, Jasmine! You are so spot on. No one ever gets that!

Ha! Sometimes, I gravitate more towards the non-romantic bonds. I love theirs, especially since there are few female friendships and dynamics that are really at the center of shows.

Can you talk a bit about their friendship and their journey this season? It got rough for you guys.

It’s impressive that you picked up on that! I know Corinne — she’s our showrunner creator — she’s brilliant and so intentional with the relationship that she has created on the show.

But she also said she wanted Murphy to make decisions, especially in season one, because of nonromantic relationships. She wanted her to make decisions because of a woman not because of a guy.

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You know, yes, there’s an entire love story between two friends. In season two, Corrine completely ripped them apart and tore that bridge between them down to see how strong that friendship was.

I think there’s like two or three episodes in season two when Murphy and Jess aren’t speaking to each other. And one of my favorite scenes in season two is when Murphy comes back to the apartment, and Jess is packing up to leave.

Murphy is feeling bad, and she suggested that she didn’t want Jess to leave, but if anyone needed to go, it should be her, and Jess agrees. It’s kind of like, “I was kidding, but OK.”

[laughs]

And then they don’t speak. And Jess is fed up. Another one of my favorite scenes is when they’re standing out in the rain, and Jess admits to enabling Murphy and putting them in this kind of loop of codependency.

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Yes. I love that scene!

And, excuse my language, it’s such a f***d up relationship that they have, but it’s some sort of love that keeps them together, that there’s something wrong.

They’re in a bad situation, and then without speaking for the next couple episodes, Jess still comes back to save Murphy because she’d never let anything happen to her.

You and Brooke were fantastic this season. I loved watching the turning point between you two.

You’re right; it’s a non-romantic relationship, but those can also be the relationships worth killing for. Literally!

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Another interesting relationship was Murphy and Nia. She treated Murphy as a potential protege. What do you think Nia saw in Murphy that made her trust her so much, and how did Murphy feel about that?

I’ve even said it too, Dean and Murphy are similar. Nia and Murphy are similar. They are loyal to a fault.

Dean is so loyal to his daughter, that he will make the worst decisions. Murphy’s so loyal to Tyson, and to Jess, and Max that she will hurt other people to protect the people that she loves.

I think Nia saw that fierceness and passion for protecting the people that she loves and that can be a good thing, and it can also be extremely dangerous. I do love that there’s also a very intense kind of female par and back and forth between Nia and Murphy.

Nia is the first woman who intimidates Murphy. She’s not intimidated easily, but I think Nia definitely scares her.

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It’s a strong series with central female characters. All of the women and the relationships, they’re complex and flawed. But of course, there’s the romance stuff too.

Oh, you gotta give the fans what they want! [laughs] You gotta give the fans what they want.

You guys, yeah, you definitely give the fans what they want. [laughs]

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Everyone, loves, loves, LOVES Max and Max and Murphy. And of course, that got complicated because you had a love triangle with Max and Josh, too. Amid all of the stuff Murphy had going on, she managed to fit that in too.

What is it about Max that Murphy just can’t shake? It’s like they’re kind of addicted to each other.

I think Murphy is definitely an adrenaline junkie. We got a chance to showcase that during the first season in the first few episodes. It was revealed that she fulfills herself with any and every external stimulus, whether it’s alcohol, or random hookups, or cigarettes — anything to displace her from her reality.

And I think Max, in a way, is a part of that. They’ve never had a normal relationship.

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They never had a chance.

No, they’ve never had a cookie-cutter, normal relationship, and I don’t think Murphy feels she deserves that. I don’t think Murphy believes she can ever have that.

I think Josh was a glimmer of that, “oh, is this what it means to be with a nice guy?” Someone who’s not involved with prison, who’s not involved with drugs as well, but there is something about Max that is an additional part stimulus.

It’s an additional part of that adrenaline rush. They have a very on and off toxic kind of relationship, but yet they care about each other so much. You hear about that all the time how people become addicted to relationships like that. And I think Josh is what she thinks she should want, but I’m not even sure if those feelings are genuine.

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I was wondering about that too. Was she only taking advantage of his position? Did she really think they could have a relationship when she’s hiding that part of herself?

Yep, and I think there’s this really interesting kind of perspective. What do you become obsessed with? Is it your reality or the idea of what your reality could be?

I think even for Josh — he genuinely started to care for Murphy, but is it just because he feels some comfort in knowing that she’s like him? How real are these feelings? And then the season just ended, so we don’t really know. [laughs]

It was so messed up what she did to him in the end, turning off the lights. 

It was so bad, but it was also so funny. I felt horrible for laughing at it.

Of course, then there was that dramatic breakup with Max, so we’ll see.

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Murphy’s relationship with Dean was toxic. Did you know early on that it would be his final season? What were your thoughts on closing that chapter with Dean?

I did not know, and when I found out, I was devastated. Not only do I think Rich [Sommer] is so talented, but I also felt like he brought a lot of sophistication and clout to our show.

He has such a resume, and he’s such a respected actor, so having him, in my opinion, added such a sense of legitimacy to the show, and we’ve just become so close. I adore him.

But Corrine, again, I trust every one of her decisions. She even said you can only have a villain live for so long. You can only have a villain get away with so much, and you can only have a villain isolate himself so much, and she was right.

People hated — they despised him and all they wanted was for him to get what he deserved, but then when it happened it was still —

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Sad and tragic.

And that’s exactly what you want. There’s a sweet spot where you don’t want to override that. It goes too long, and you’re like, ” Kill him already,” but then you also don’t want to be too soon.

She found that sweet spot. There was a glimmer at the end where you didn’t want him to hurt himself, and Murphy did not want him to hurt himself.

Both Dean and Murphy, even when they were at odds with each other, they were prioritizing Chloe’s protection. I thought that was interesting.

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Do you think we will see that relationship in season three, with Murphy and Chloe? I don’t know what an opening for that looks like.

I don’t either. I don’t know.

I think as hard as Murphy is on the outside, the relationship with Chloe is a really important part of being able to showcase that soft side of Murphy and giving the audience a part of Murphy to root for and to love and care about.

I think there could be an opportunity to show how Chloe fully navigates on her own and what that’s like for a blind person. We have multiple writers who are blind, and our writers’ room is always coming up with creative ways to incorporate what life looks like living with blindness and how you might have to navigate without resources.

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Like we were saying that was a heck of a cliffhanger that you guys worked on, and I honest to goodness, I said it at the end of my review, I have no idea whatsoever where you guys will go in season three. I don’t know what to expect!

The one good thing that has come out of quarantine is we have like seven scripts already for season three.

Really? Do you have any teasers or anything?

Uhh, I will give the people relief that Max is not gone. But anything can happen.

There’s that scene in the end where they feel like they have the 40 grand from Josiah. They’re all kind of thinking they’ll just go back to work, and I remember Morgan, who plays Felix, I can’t get through one scene without laughing he’s so funny.

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I can believe that!

He is so funny in real life, so Morgan and Felix the character have completely blurred for me, so I have lost complete control of being able to talk. I can’t even take him seriously because he’s so funny. Anyway, he had improvised in that last scene.

Felix and Max didn’t know each other, and now they just spent 48 hours together burying bodies. He says something like, “Yeah, I’ll just get your number from Murphy.” The most casual bit, and you realize that they had never really met before.

[Laughs] It was one of my favorite little moments too.

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The first time they were interacting, and it’s burying bodies. They’re eternally bonded by illicit activities, and now they’re friends!

There’s this normalcy amid chaos, and we leave on that, and then we also had the same thing that happens in season one. We get some closure, and then it’s not really the end.

In season two, we get some closure,” Hey get your number from Murphy and we can grab a sandwich sometime,” and they’ll all go back to work and then —

Now, they’re probably going to be on the run together or something.

Yeah, and it’s not done.

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It was a great season. It had a different tone from the first one. It was unpredictable and exciting.

Thank you. I do feel like every episode builds on itself. I think being able to watch the episodes on Netflix is extremely impactful because of the build-up, because of the suspense.

These episodes– there isn’t much time that passes between each episode. So when you’re working with The CW, seven days for you and your life have passed, but within the In the Dark world, it’s just 20 minutes later. It’s hard to kind of, you know, you feel distant, and I’m so happy that people are watching on Netflix in a day.

You’re living in it, and getting stuck in it, and just consumed by it.

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Right! It is a totally different vibe. And it works so well as a binge, so it doesn’t surprise me that so many people wait until it hits Netflix. It does change the way you respond to the entire series. It’s a different experience, but I do think it heightens it too.

I think so too.

Thank you for supporting the show, and finding it, and writing about it. And for taking the time to talk to me. I appreciate you and thank you.

I appreciate you guys. You’ve been doing an amazing job with this series, and I cannot wait to see what else you have for us. I think it’s one of the most underrated gems out there, and I hope people continue to find it and support it and you all.

I hope so too! Thank you.

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You can binge the entire series on Netflix, or you can watch In the Dark online here via TV Fanatic.

Also, check out full In the Dark reviews of the entire second season.

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Ratched Trailer: Sarah Paulson Slays as Nurse Mildred Ratched

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Nurse Mildred Ratched can play nice … or very peculiar. 

Netflix on Tuesday dropped the official trailer for Ratched, a prequel to One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. 

From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, Ratched is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched.

nurse ratched

In 1947, Mildred arrives in Northern California to seek employment at a leading psychiatric hospital where new and unsettling experiments have begun on the human mind.

On a clandestine mission, Mildred presents herself as the perfect image of what a dedicated nurse should be, but the wheels are always turning and as she begins to infiltrate the mental health care system and those within it, Mildred’s stylish exterior belies a growing darkness that has long been smoldering within, revealing that true monsters are made, not born.

Sarah Paulson is Ratched

Ratched was inspired by the iconic and unforgettable character of Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and was created by Evan Romansky.

The series stars Sarah Paulson as Mildred Ratched, Cynthia Nixon as Gwendolyn Briggs, Judy Davis as Nurse Betsy Bucket, Sharon Stone as Lenore Osgood, Jon Jon Briones as Dr. Richard Hanover, Finn Wittrock as Edmund Tolleson, Charlie Carver as Huck, and Alice Englert as Dolly, Amanda Plummer as Louise.

The cast also includes Corey Stoll as Charles Wainwright, Sophie Okonedo as Charlotte Wells, Brandon Flynn as Henry Osgood and Vincent D’Onofrio as Gov. George Wilburn.

The series is executive produced by Ryan Murphy, Ian Brennan, Sarah Paulson, Alexis Martin Woodall, Aleen Keshishian, Jacob Epstein, Jennifer Salt, Margaret Riley, Michael Douglas, Robert Mitas, and Tim Minear.

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Netflix ordered Ratched to series back in 2017, ordering two seasons. 

The first of which will see the light of day September 18. 

At first glance, the trailer is very reminiscent of American Horror Story, and given that the FX smash hit is taking the year off because of COVID-19, this might make the wait for new episodes seem shorter. 

Paulson is no stranger to playing complex characters. Just look at how she managed to kill it every season as a new character on AHS. 

“I identified very deeply with her loneliness,” Paulson told Vanity Fair about her decision to play the iconic role.

Ratched Season 1 Poster

“I think ultimately at the end of the day, that is sort of what drives Mildred: a pursuit of survival and of finding some sense of home.”

She continued, “Even though the methods that she chooses to achieve that internal security are somewhat questionable, I would argue that she’s doing them with a potentially selfish need, but a survival need nevertheless.”

“Sort of an animal need that blinds her to the inappropriateness of some her actions.”

Have a look at the full trailer below. 

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The Last Dance

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Why bury the lead? THE LAST DANCE is the best sports documentary I’ve ever seen. It’s available on Netflix, produced by ESPN. Glad to see it’s nominated for a number of Emmys

Due to the Trumpvirus and lack of live events, ESPN moved up its premier to April. I just got around to it, frankly because ten hours seemed a little daunting.

It’s essentially a profile on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990’s. I like Mike but ten hours? Then I thought: sitting through one baseball game with no crowds or excitement feels like ten hours, why not give THE LAST DANCE a try?

So glad I did. I binge-watched the whole thing in two days and was sorry when it ended.

I have not read a single review. I know some people had issues with it. I don’t know what those are, nor do I care. I found it compelling throughout and it seemed to portray Michael (I just call him “Michael” because I’m cool) in a balanced light. His greatness is constantly on display, but so is his dark side (and sometimes dick side).

Hey, he’s a complex guy dealing with extraordinary circumstances. With greatness comes expectations and unbelievable pressure. Fame can be a curse. And having an amazing gift doesn’t shield you from heartache. How much of his glory and riches would he gladly trade not to have his father murdered?

The filmmakers chose a great topic filled with colorful characters, weird twists, and real life suspense. Plus, they were given amazing access to behind-the-scenes revealing moments. The documentary gives us plenty of time to really see who Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman (a fucking loon who happened to possess athletic skills), Phil Jackson, Steve Kerr and numerous other personalities (both teammates and opponents).

They managed to get just about everybody to be a talking head. Two former presidents (Obama & Clinton) and two former Gods (Magic & Bird). I’m only sorry it wasn’t made for CNN because then they probably would have used me.

Finally, (and maybe this is a secondary lead I am burying), you don’t have to love the NBA or basketball to enjoy this documentary. It’s a sweeping novel and the basketball sequences are filled with suspense and artistry. And it’s not made up.  It’s all true!  As otherworldly as you think Michael Jordan is, when you watch the span of his entire career it just takes your breath away.

And you get to see some behind-the-scenes moments of SPACE JAM.

THE LAST DANCE – check it out. Yes, it’s ten hours, but where you going for the next six months?
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Lucifer Season 4 Recap | Netflix

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Get caught up on the last season of Lucifer before all hell breaks loose. Season 5 Part 1 premieres August 21 only on Netflix.

Watch Lucifer, only on Netflix: http://netflix.com/lucifer

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Lucifer makes a tumultuous return to the land of the living in hopes of making things right with Chloe. A devil’s work is never done.

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Love on the Spectrum | Where Are They Now? | Netflix

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The cast of Love on the Spectrum tells us what they’ve been up to since the series, their dreams for the future, and their thoughts on love. All episodes are now streaming.

About Love on the Spectrum: Finding love can be hard for anyone. For young adults on the autism spectrum, exploring the unpredictable world of dating is even more complicated. Watch Love on the Spectrum on Netflix.

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Disney Plus new shows and movies for August 2020 – five treats to enjoy!

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Lots to look forward to on Disney Plus this August…

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe is one of the new Disney Plus show and movies for August 2020

Disney Plus has some great new shows and movies coming to the streaming service in August 2020.

From enthralling documentaries to new movies, there’s lots to look forward to on Disney Plus. Head to the official Disney Plus website to get the service.

Here’s the Disney plus new shows and movies for August 2020

Howard – 7th August

Howard Ashman is a Disney legend. He was the fantastic lyricist behind Disney classics like Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and The Little Mermaid. Howard also created musicals including Little Shop of Horrors. This new documentary will tell his untold story through personal films, photos and never-before-seen archive footage. It will also look at his childhood in Baltimore, his formative years in New York and ultimately his death in 1991 aged just 40.

The One and Only Ivan – 14th August

Disney Plus new shows in August include The One and Only Ivan

Eagerly-anticipated The One and Only Ivan is one of the highlights on Disney Plus this August

The One and Only Ivan tells the magical tale of Ivan, a 400-pound silverback gorilla who lives in a shopping centre with Stella the elephant and Bob the dog. Adapted from the award-winning book, we discover that Ivan has very few memories of the jungle where he was captured. However, when a baby elephant called Ruby arrives, something is reawakened in Ivan. Ruby was separated from her family in the wild and Ivan starts to wonder about his own life. This heartwarming family adventure features the voices of Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito, Helen Mirren and stars Bryan Cranston.

MORE: Muppets Now – everything you need to know about the new Disney Plus series

Weird But True – 14th August

Weird But True host Charlie

Dinsosaurs are first up for Weird But True’s Charlie (credit: National Geographic/Gabe Spitale)

Weird But True is a fun educational series packed with amazing facts which is coming to Disney Plus for a third series. Host Charlie Engelman is this time joined by children’s star Carly Ciarrocci – he previously fronted the show with his sister Kirby. Expect lots of weird true facts like sharks have seven senses and astronauts shrink in space! The opening episode is about dinosaurs while other topics include trains and rockets.

Magic Camp – 14th August

This movie opens with a boy, Andy, attending the Institute of Magic at a secluded mountain retreat. Wind forward to adulthood and Andy (played by Adam Devine) is a disgruntled professional illusionist. But his life changes when he’s asked to return to the magic camp as a counsellor. Andy finds himself dealing with a bunch of aspiring magicians and his former partner and arch rival Kristina Darkwood (Gillian Jacobs).

MORE: The 51 best Netflix series and shows to enjoy right now

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe – 28th August

Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe is one of the Disney Plus new show an movies for August 2020

Animated adventure for all the family to enjoy (credit: Disney Plus)

Phineas and Ferb: The Movie sees a race across the galaxy as stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb attempt to rescue their older sister Candace. But does Candace really need rescuing? In this animated adventure she’s found peace away from her annoying brothers! Fans can also watch the original animated series, Phineas and Ferb Mission Marvel, Phineas and Ferb Star Wars and Take Two with Phineas and Ferb.

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Fetch TV new features

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Fetch TV has announced new features and an updated User Interface.

New features include the introduction of Integrated Universal Search, a 24-hour reverse EPG, and the ability to set channel favourites for easy navigation. Fetch users with a Mini set-top-box will also gain access to the Amazon Prime Video app (previously only available on the Fetch Mighty).

The User Interface makeover adds darker colours, finer fonts, larger text, and simplified icons.

Scott Lorson, CEO of Fetch TV said: “A defining characteristic of the Fetch service is its dynamic nature, thanks to our highly agile in-house design and development capability. We are constantly looking for ways to improve the user experience by adding new features, evolving the User Interface, and enhancing our content offering. This latest release achieves all three, and there are more exciting changes to come.

“Fetch and our partners are focused on leading the market in both value and user experience. In a constantly evolving market with more choices than ever, Fetch is delivering All your entertainment, easy.’”

The upgrade (known as 3.10 Abercrombie) will be progressively rolled out this month, starting from today with the Fetch Retail customer base, and represents the first of several major upgrades planned for the next 12 months.

Summary of key features:

  • Integrated Universal Search – a single search query now provides results across Free-to-Air, subscription channels, recordings, Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime Video, hayu, 7+, 10Play, 9Now, ABC iView, SBS on Demand, the Fetch TV and Movie Stores, and YouTube. A “Ways to Watch” listing allows for easy selection from available options.
  • Updates to the TV Guide
    • Channel Favourites – enables users to nominate “Favourite Channels”, with these channels then appearing at the top of the guide listing, for easy access.
    • New look grid view – provides contextual show imagery and information, making browsing and selecting content easier than ever.
    • 24 hr Reverse mode – allows on demand viewing of programs that aired up to 24 hours earlier for both Free-to-air, and Subscription channels.
    • New look Info Bar – provides prompts for different ways of viewing shows across all channel types – join in progress, play from start, view shows that aired in the past 24 hrs, and view future scheduled programs now (the latter being for Virtual Playlist Channels only).
    • New channel scanner – a quick and easy way to see what is now airing on adjacent channels and to navigate to watch.
  • Updates to Movie & TV Stores – The Fetch interface has moved from a 3×3 to a 4×3 grid, increasing the number of titles available to view at a time. Rotten Tomatoes ratings and classification information now appears automatically when the user pauses on a movie or show tile.
  • New Home Page layouts – flexibility has been added to the layout of the Home Page, allowing for variations in the configuration to increase vitality and editorial impact. Actionable half-page take overs can now be used to promote key content or to deliver educational messages intended to enhance users’ knowledge of the features of Fetch. Additional layout options to be added in coming months.

More info is here:

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The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Episode 10 Review: The End of Something

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If it’s not one thing, it’s another. 

The Hargreeves siblings were able to stop doomsday, sure, but President Kennedy was assassinated. 

To make matters worst, nearly all of them are suspected of being involved in the assassination. The news has identified them as a terrorist organization.

Day After Assassination - The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Episode 10

In The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Episode 10, things get crazy and quick. 

Vanya had a vision of Harlan and realizes when she saved his life after drowning, they established a connection. She rallies her family to help her save him.

Before leaving, she and Klaus are alone and he asks about Ben. She finally gives him the message Ben shared.

He wanted me to tell you that he was too scared to go to the light. It wasn’t you that made him stay.

Vanya

We now know why Ben has been around all this time. Klaus practically begged him after the funeral to stay, but it turns out Ben was just afraid to move on. 

Klaus and Ben had a co-dependent relationship. Klaus didn’t want to be alone and Ben was afraid of what’s next. It’s comforting to know, though, that they’ve both found a sort of peace.

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Everyone gets to the farm and is surprised to find a major cold front. Harlan is enclosed in a sort of vortex and has caused a snowstorm, too. That’s something we haven’t seen Vanya even do just yet.

Sissy was hesitant to let them in and help, especially after seeing the news about the assassination.

Vanya: Look, I didn’t know who I was. But I do now. And we are not the monsters that they say we are. We did not kill the president. We are not terrorists. We’re not here to hurt anyone.
Sissy: Then who are you?
Vanya: The only one that can help Harlan.

She realizes, though, that Vanya is the only one capable of helping. 

Unfortunately, they get some unexpected guests.

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Lila and The Handler showed up and delivered some unexpected news. She’s decided to “eliminate those responsible for assassinating the board of directors.” Five realizes he was a fool for agreeing to their deal (from which he didn’t even reap the benefits). 

Trusting The Handler will never prove to be a good idea.

An army of Commission soldiers seems like small potatoes, though, compared to the Hargreeves siblings. Diego can throw knifes (and bullets now, apparently). Five is an accomplished assassin. Vanya is a living bomb. 

Vanya, though, is in complete control of her powers now and took out the whole army.

Except for two.

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The Handler has thrown them a complete curveball with Lila. Lila doesn’t just have Vanya’s powers. She can jump like Five. Rumor like Allison. She even has super strength like Luther. 

After realizing this, the siblings stop to consider that she may, in fact, be one of them.

Vanya: Maybe we need to consider that there’s more of us out there.
Allison: Are we surprised? Dad never told us the whole truth about anything.
Diego: But she’s not our biological sister… right?

Viewers know that it was 43 women who suddenly gave birth in October 1989, but Reginald Hargreeves only acquired seven children. The other 36 children out there have been a mystery. One of those mystery slots, though, has just been filled.

Lila confronts Five about the murder of her family and for a moment, he’s confused. That’s the job. Lila’s done it. She knows how it is.

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But then, the pieces fall into place.

The Handler gave me the kill order. She came on the job, which she’d never done before. You’re Commission. You know execs never go on jobs, but that day in London, she was there. Ask yourself why.

Five

First, Lila finds out her parents weren’t killed in a home invasion. Then she finds out they were actually taken out because of the Commission kill order, allegedly ordered by AJ. Now, she’s being told they were killed all so The Handler could take her as a trophy?

It’s a lot to take in.

If anyone understands what she’s going through, it’s the Hargreeves siblings. Reginald collected them like an antique set and trained them up to be soldiers. The Handler is no different.

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Diego: The Handler stole you, Lila. Just like our asshole father took all of us.
Lila: No. It’s not the same thing.
Diego: You’re right. Because he didn’t have our parents murdered.

Lila is definitely one of them. It was a suspicion for all of about five minutes, and was confirmed when Diego told her her birthday. It’s the same as all of theirs.

Diego relates to what she’s feeling — all of them do — but Diego is the one with the connection. Despite the lies and betrayal, he and Lila love one another. This revelation is nothing but another thing to strengthen their connection.

She is clearly starting to realize everything they’re saying is true, but The Handler comes in and shoots everyone in the room.

Handler: Darling, I need to know that we can get past this, be a happy family again. Hmm?
Lila: They’re my real family.

The Handler all but confirmed to Lila this was the truth. She killed Lila’s parents so she could have Lila to herself. Lila tries to kill her, but she’s not quick enough, because The Handler kills her, too. She almost finishes Five until The Swede joins the party.

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Finally. He gets his revenge and kills The Handler. This is when the prediction from The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Episode 6 Review comes into play.

Reginald advised Five to start out small with time travel, seconds instead of years. We knew that recommendation would come back up before the season ended. Sure enough, it did.

With his and his family’s lives on the line, Five managed to go back minutes in time to mere seconds before The Handler entered the room and was able to disarm her. 

This scene was so satisfactory, because Reginald’s advice was just hanging in the air since that dinner. We knew they would have to come back to it. It happening during a life-or-death moment makes it even more satisfactory. 

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This time, with the gun on The Handler, Lila questions her, but The Swede still shows up and takes her out before Lila gets answers. This will leave things hanging for awhile, because now Lila didn’t get the confirmation she needed to fully turn on The Handler.

It’s going to take her time to get over it, but we have to think she will return in season three. If for no other reason, but Diego’s sake.

Luther: I almost had her. Why the hell did you stop me?
Diego: Because… I love her.

We as viewers all know Diego and Lila (#Liego, I’m officially coining it) love each other. They have yet to actually say it to each other, though. This is angst made for a shipper’s heart, and there is still hope.

In the aftermath of the big fight, Vanya is able to help Harlan by apparently taking her powers back from him.

Nursing Heartaches - The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Episode 10

She wants Sissy and Harlan to come back to 2019 with them, but Sissy decides to stay. Although it crushes Vanya, Sissy’s reasoning makes sense.

Sissy is a mother first. She has to protect Harlan. Following them to 2019 where Vanya is likely to find herself in yet another battle is irresponsible. She can’t put her son in harm’s way like that. While the police might look at her for Carl’s death, this is the best decision.

You have given me the greatest gift of a lifetime. You let me feel alive for the first time. You helped me find hope again. That’s a wonderful thing.

Sissy

Vanya is not the only one who has to say goodbye to their 1960s attachments.

Allison writes Raymond a letter telling her she’s long gone by now, but they saved the world. Bigger picture and all.

Raymond's Letter - The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Episode 10

It’s a shame, really, because I loved Raymond as an addition to the cast. Hopefully we can get a glimpse at him in season three if Allison decides to look him up and see what happened to him.

Keep faith. Believe that good things will happen. Because the fight for a better world is never over.

Allison

Luther tries to reach out to Jack Ruby, but he’s off plotting to kill Oswald. The Swede is joining Klaus’s cult. Sissy hits the road, headed to California. Everyone in this timeline goes back to their lives.

The siblings plan to get back to theirs, too, when Herb gives them a briefcase. They find 2019 is not exactly as they left it, though.

Diego: Why is there a painting of Ben over the mantelpiece?
Reginald: I knew you’d show up eventually.

Reginald is alive, The Umbrella Academy is now the Sparrow Academy, and there is some alternate version of Ben alive and well.

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Honestly, though, what did they think would happen when they returned? 

They met Reginald and told him everything about their family and how they caused not one, but two apocalypses.

“Ill-manered malcontents.” That’s what Reginald called them when he met them at dinner. He clearly thought he could do better, and formed a new and improved group of superhero children. 

Strangely, though, the Sparrow Academy kids are younger than the Umbrella Academy cohort. If they are all the same, surely they would have been born the same date in 1989?

Sparrow Academy - The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Episode 10

That will be yet another mystery to unpack in a hopeful season three.

The Hargreeves siblings know time travel can have negative effects. Now they’ll have to deal with what they set in motion in 1963. 

Overall, the season was phenomenal. From the real-life historical facts to the aliens to the final battle. It was a well-executed season where very little story went to waste. Netflix will do well to make sure it’s renewed. Us fans need more Ben and Sparrow Academy! 

Over to you, Fanatics! What did you think of the season? 

Were you expecting that Lila twist? What about Ben? 

Sound off in the comment and share your thoughts!

Source: TVfanatic.com

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