TV Talk: Shameless, The Purge, Mayans M.C. & More!
Early Season Premiere
God Friended Me (CBS)
God Friended Me is described as a humorous, uplifting series that explores questions of faith, existence and science. It centers on Miles (Hall), an outspoken atheist whose life is turned upside down when he is friended by God on Facebook. Unwittingly, he becomes an agent of change in the lives and destinies of others around him. Violett Beane will play Cara Bloom. Confident, compelling and quick-witted, Cara is a leading writer at an online magazine. Under pressure for her next big story, her life takes an interesting turn when she meets Miles—thanks to God’s friend suggestion.
Get Shorty (Epix)
Get Shorty follows “Miles Daly, who works as muscle for a murderous crime ring in Nevada. For the sake of his daughter, he attempts to change professions and become a movie producer, laundering money through a Hollywood film. But instead of leaving the criminal world behind, he accidentally brings it with him to Los Angeles.” Daly ends up working with “Rick, a washed-up producer of low-quality films who becomes Miles’ partner and guide through the maze of Hollywood.
Mayans M.C. (FX)
“Mayans M.C.” is the next chapter in the “Sons of Anarchy” saga. Set in a post-Jax Teller world, Ezekiel “EZ” Reyes is fresh out of prison and a prospect in the Mayans M.C. charter on the California/Mexico border. EZ, the gifted son of a proud Latino family and former golden boy, sees his quest for the American dream snuffed out by border violence. Faced with carving out a new identity for himself in his small town, EZ’s need for vengeance drives him toward a life he never intended and can never escape.
The Purge (USA)
During a 12-hour period when all crime — including murder — is legal, a group of seemingly unrelated characters cross paths in a city in an altered America. While the clock winds down, some will fight, some will hide, others will embrace what it means to purge to its fullest extent — whether for revenge, personal gain, protection, or unadulterated glee. As each character is forced to reckon with his or her past and plot how to better their futures, they soon discover how far they will go on Purge Night.
Rel, a loving husband and father living on the West Side of Chicago, finds out his wife is having an affair — with Rel’s own barber. As hard as it is to find a good spouse, it’s even harder to find a reliable barber. Plus, with the barbershop being an epicenter of neighborhood gossip, Rel finds that his embarrassing business is known by everyone before Rel can even process the emotions himself. Offering Rel support — when they themselves aren’t butting heads — are Rel’s best friend and unfiltered sounding board, Brittany, and his wayward younger brother, Nat, as well as Rel’s prideful dad, who perhaps has taken the news even harder than Rel. After his kids move to Cleveland with their mom, Rel must begin the difficult task of rebuilding his life as a long-distance dad. He jumps back into the dating pool — head first — and often finds himself the victim of his own well-intentioned hubris. He continues his search for love, respect… and a new barber.
Oscar-nominated actor William H. Macy stars as Frank Gallagher, a single father of six who spends much of his free time drinking at bars. The Gallagher children — led by oldest daughter Fiona (Emmy Rossum), who takes on much of the child-rearing responsibility due to her mother’s absence — manage to raise themselves in spite of Frank’s lack of parenting and unusual parenting style when he does choose to act like a father. The drama is an adaptation of the BAFTA Award-winning British show of the same name.
Full Season Review
Save Me (Starz)
On a tireless quest to find his missing daughter Jody, Nelly will go to any length to uncover the truth and he’ll discover more about him than he could have ever imagined.