SFF TV This Week (September 6-12)

The long awaited True Blood season finale is at hand this week. It is the climax of an excellent and twisted season and it was pure evil of HBO to have a one week hiatus last week.

This new week looks interesting

New Series

Nikita 1.01 – Pilot (CW) – Series premiere Thursday

I think this will be fun to watch.

When she was a deeply troubled teenager, Nikita was rescued from death row by a secret U.S. agency known only as Division, who trained her as a spy and assassin. Nikita was eventually betrayed by the only people she thought she could trust. Now, after three years in hiding, Nikita is seeking retribution and making it clear to her former boss, Percy and her former friends Michael and Birkhoff that she will stop at nothing to expose and destroy their covert operation. Division continues to recruit and train other young people, among them Jaden and Thom, erasing all evidence of their former lives and turning them into cold and efficient killers. One of these new recruits, Alex is a beautiful girl with a violent past and a story not so different from Nikita’s. The recruits all spend part of their training with Amanda, a master manipulator who can turn any ugly duckling into a swan and any bleeding heart into a killer.

Lost Girl 1.01 – Pilot (Showcase) Series Premiere Sunday

Another supernatural show with nudity and sex is my first thoughts but I can live with that. The concept sounds interesting with a Succubus and the Fae but this in-between kind of detective series have been done before with various degrees of success. Blood Ties where Peter Mohan was Executive Producer comes to mind. It was cheesy but had a certain appeal. The crew and cast make this look like Mutant X the reunion. Cheesy with sex and nudity, count me in but I don’t expect high quality.

A new sexy supernatural drama about Bo, a Succubus who feeds on the sexual energy of humans. She is the Girl Next doors until she drained her boyfriend to death in their first sexual encounter. Now she has hit the road alone and afraid. Bo’s succubus nature tangles her in a sexy, romantic love-triangle with Dyson, a shape-shifting homicide detective, and Lauren, a human doctor who has found a way through science to help give Bo the sexual self-control she’s been aching for.With the help of her human sidekick, Kenzi, and Dyson, a sexy police detective, Bo takes on a challenge every week helping a Fae or human client who comes to her to solve a mystery, or to right a wrong.

Read more about it in my Lost Girl post.

Season Premieres

The Vampire Diaries 2.01 – The Return (CW) – Season 2 premiere Thursday

KATHERINE HAS RETURNED WITH A VENGEANCE — Picking up on the same night as last season’s finale, Elena arrives home to a nightmare as she discovers Uncle John’s and Jeremy’s fate. At the hospital, Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) is comforted by Matt, Bonnie and Damon while she waits to hear if Caroline will survive the car accident. After a confusing conversation with Elena about the night’s events, Damon is the first to realize that Katherine has returned. Katherine’s arrival sends Stefan and Damon on a path to find out what she wants, why she’s back, and how much of a threat she is to the people they love. Meanwhile, still reeling from his father’s death, Tyler is surprised when his charming and mysterious uncle, Mason Lockwood (guest star Taylor Kinney, “Trauma”), arrives to console the family.

Merlin (BBC One) – Season 3 premiere Saturday

A year after her disappearance and when almost all hope is lost, Morgana returns to Camelot. While Merlin is afraid she might remember the circumstances of her disappearance and give him away in front of the king, a delighted Uther announces a banquet to celebrate.

However, soon afterwards evil magic starts to take hold of the king’s mind, putting the safety of Camelot at risk as he is consumed with hallucinations and enemies reach his door. Merlin suspects Morgana is behind the enchantment but his search for the truth puts his life in peril while Arthur is forced to take control and face new foes on his own.

Will they succeed to rescue the king and Camelot from destruction?

Season Finales

Eureka 4.09 – I’ll be seeing you (Syfy) 4th season summer finale Friday

A stolen Global Dynamics project brings Carter, Allison, Jo and Fargo together, and Grant’s disappearance turns him into a suspect in the theft. Carter and Jo find evidence linking Grant to Beverly Barlowe before a catastrophe strikes.

True Blood 3.12 – Evil is Going On(HBO) – 3rd season finale Sunday

In the third-season finale, Eric’s overwhelming thirst for revenge against Russell presents a moral dilemma. Meanwhile, a frustrated Sookie gives serious consideration to a life without vampires; Hoyt ignores his mother’s pleas to stick with Summer; Lafayette’s bond with Jesus grows stronger; Tommy’s latest screwup gets on Sam’s last nerve; and Jason thinks about yet another new career.

New Episodes

Warehouse 13 2.10 – Where and When (Syfy) Tuesday

Pete and Myka travel to 1961 via H.G. Wells’ time machine to stop a killer who is turning women into glass.

Haven 1.09 – As You Where (Syfy) Friday

Audrey’s new Haven friends throw a surprise birthday party for her at a local hotel, but the celebration sours when the group learns that a predatory shape-shifter has replaced one of the party-goers.

The Gates 1.11 – Surfacing (ABC) Sunday

Aunt Nancy and a social worker visit Claire; Nick contends with an issue from his past; Dana tries to reunite Charlie with Andie.

Videos after the break


Warehouse 13

Nikita



Eureka

Haven

Merlin

True Blood

Lost Girl

The Gates
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