on nbc.com

Why you should watch Trial & Error

-it’s Parks & Rec meets courtroom drama
-it’s basically a giant parody of crime docs a la The Staircase
-fairly diverse cast considering it takes place in small town South Carolina
-LGBT representation-especially bisexual
-its funny as hell
-you like the trope of group of co-workers become a family? this is the show for you
-even though it’s sitcom you can treat it how y'all treat dramas and analyze the shit out of it for theories
-josh/carol anne is the love-hate on opposite sides otp I’ve seen in a million fanfics actually on screen
-dwayne/summer is kinda weird and won’t happen but it’s still hilarious to watch and it’s made clear when dwayne is being weird about it too instead of the show treating it as romantic
-the cast is fairly attractive if you’re into that
- not only is the main cast funny as hell-but every supporting and side character is equally hilarious and adds so much to the show
-it’s made clear that the Rich White Man is being offensive when he is
-like father/son dynamics like jake/holt? Oh boy this is your show
-Josh, dwayne, and anne is the golden trio if the golden trio had no idea what they were doing-so it’s just like Harry Potter i guess
-John lithgow is a national treasure

The entire thing is on nbc.com for free and it has great reviews, why aren’t you watching it???

Deleted Continuity in S18

Just from these last 2 episodes, we know 3 scenes were either completely deleted or otherwise chopped up.

From Genes (18x13), which was meant to air directly after Barba’s secret was almost? revealed), we lost 2 Barba scenes:

(i.e. a scene in Barba’s office, in which he is seen accepting chocolate as a present, from an unknown sender, possibly after the events of Know It All, since that episode was supposed to air first. There’s a chance someone from the squad gave him the gift, or someone new, but mentioned in Know It All. The scene was shown, but only after it was edited to remove the chocolates. We’ll never know who sent them, or why.)


(i.e. a scene between Barba and former ADA Strauss, who is now a defense attorney. There’s a chance they talked about Strauss and his change of careers, which was never mentioned in the actual episode, with Barba sassing Strauss like he used to, in previous seasons. Or, they may have even mentioned the events of Know It All, with Strauss either taunting Barba about the secret, or telling him to come over to the dark side, because that’s where the money is. We’ll never know Barba’s reaction.)

From Net Worth (18x14) we know this moment was missing:

(i.e. a scene in which Fin tells Sonny and Amanda he passed the Sergeant’s exam, and they hug him proudly, as seen in a fan-filmed video from a tumblr post I saw and forgot to reblog dammit. Because who wants to see a sweet family moment like that, between the squad?)

Who knows what’s been cut from the previous episodes? These character-based scenes, full of potential, three in total, were cut just from the last two eps. Two of them were about Barba, who has a “personal” storyline this season, for once. The repercussions of that storyline, of his secret, have been completely erased!

I can’t imagine what else is missing (but was actually filmed!) from all the 14 episodes we’ve seen so far. And we haven’t even gotten any deleted scenes, because they would technically be spoilers for episodes which have yet to air.

disclaimer: i considered going through the stills from the previous episodes on nbc.com, but i realize i wouldn’t be able to tell what aired and what didn’t, because i have forgotten pretty much everything that happened this season, and i haven’t rewatched a single ep. so yeah.

anonymous asked:

sorry for the dumb ask but what is powerless about ?? where can one find it and should one watch?

powerless is a comedy on nbc set in the dc universe, where emily locke (vanessa hudgens) works for wayne security as the vice president of r&d. her department is basically supposed to make gadgets that protect people from overhead superhero battles- there’s a lot of talking about their favorite superheroes and they mention batman a lot, obviously, but mainly it’s just a fun comedy with a really cute and diverse cast and emily is #goals in both her outfits and in the fact that she’s a really excellent businesswoman? watch powerless

you can watch it on nbc.com or on the nbc app, if you’re in the states! i unfortunately don’t know how to stream it outside the US.


So I’ve always loved the bumper photos on SNL. These are always some of my favorite photography moments in pop culture, and I think they are often overlooked. But scroll through them sometime all together, they are really fantastic celebrity photos. Above are a few of my recent favorites, but there are so many to choose from. All credit to nbc.com and SNL of course. 

Here’s some seriously awesome news for fans of Parenthood and Friday Night Lights: NBC is launching a four-part digital ‘companion series’ called Friday Night at the Luncheonette.. It follows Amber as she keeps an eye on Max, while working after hours at the recording studio. Jesse Plemons and Derek Phillips will reprise their roles of Landry Clarke and Billy Riggins!

The series will be available to stream on NBC.com, Hulu and YouTube this Thursday, February 13.

Red is not Liz's biological father (Evidence Summary Post)

I was recently sent an ask wanting links to posts providing reasoned arguments as to why Red is not Liz’s biological father. I’ve tried to list a variety below. I suppose some are more “reasoned” and evidence based than others, but that magical chemistry between Red and Liz has to be taken into account as well as the more factual evidence.

1. Megan Boone (Liz Keen) states Red is not Liz’s father. The actual video is in a “Beyond the Blacklist” segment which may be found at nbc.com.

[Link] to gif set of Megan’s quote

[Link] to post with video link

2. Several scenes have answered the question in subtle and not so subtle ways. Below is a link to selinabln’s post summarizing the info. In addition, Red’s daughter is always blonde (the bubbles and ballet scenes) while Liz is clearly not.


3. The show creator, Jon Bokenkamp, said the question to the daddy question was answered in S1E10, Anslo Garrick-Part 2.


4. The pilot script, S1E1, clearly has a sexual undertone from Red’s point of view when he interacts with Liz, and this is exactly how James Spader played Red.


5. Red told Liz he has never lied to her in Ivan, S1E17, which backs up Red’s “no” when Liz asked if he was her father in S1E10.


6. Red doesn’t know exactly what happened to his family. We learned this in The Cyprus Agency, S1E13, during his conversation with Diane Fowler (just before he killed her). However, Red has known Liz for years. Tom states Red funneled money through Liz’s adoptive father for years in Mako Tanida, S1E16. In addition, Red’s speech about his family in Madeline Pratt, S1E14, indicates he knows something terrible happened on Christmas Eve in 1990 (either his wife and/or daughter were taken or murdered)… “all there was was blood”.

[Link] to Diane Fowler

[Link] to Tom Bond

[Link] to Madeline Pratt

7. Jon Bokenkamp, the creator of The Blacklist, tweeted that he’s learned a new word, “Lizzington”. A portmanteau (combination of two or more words) with relation to two people (i.e. Brangelina) indicates a romantic couple.


8. The incredible chemistry between James Spader and Megan Boone. Below are links to wonderful fan made videos demonstrating that chemistry.

[Link] to selinabln’s “I Hope That I Don’t Fall In Love With You”

[Link] to another fan vid

9. The song selected at the end of Frederick Barnes, S1E8, (when Red blew up the home he raised his family in), is about a parent losing a child. Not to mention the scenes where Red is clearly mourning his daughter’s death or disappearance, i.e. remembering her ballet performance in 1987. 

[Link] to song

[Link] to ballet scene and Red’s letter on loss

10. The music selected for a number of the key Red and Liz scenes has a romantic undertone

[Link] to “Wicked Game” which played when Liz went to Red (couch scene) in The Courier, S1E5

[Link] to the song in Milton Bobbit, S1E18

[Link] to “Hear with Me” which played when Liz opened the ballistics report and Red opened his the envelope from Wujing, S1E2

11. James Spader (Raymond Reddington) gave a huge hint during the live stream Emmy event on 4/2/14.

[Link] to James’ quote



The Hannibal Fandom is unrivaled when it comes to beautiful fanart, so it’s time we make it part of Season 2!

Create and submit your Hannibal Season 2 Poster design on Tumblr with the tag #Hannibal Did This for a chance to be chosen as one of 13 Hannibal Fan-Artists in Residence.* Your art could be featured online, in print and on-air! Plus, you could win some other delectable prizes.

Contest ends February 16 at 9pm PT. See rules for details.

*What’s a “Hannibal Fan-Artist in Residence?” you might ask. Each of the 13 winners chosen will be given the opportunity to create a piece of art representing one of the 13 episodes in Season 2 (one person per episode). This art will be featured on NBC.com, in print (think Comic-Con), possibly on merchandise and maybe even ON-AIR during Hannibal! As a “Hannibal Fan-Artist in Residence” you’ll also win a Season 1 DVD and a framed printed poster of your art!

Let’s see what you got…