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It’s here. When the clock struck midnight on December 1, something stirred over at the Freeform offices, where they readied themselves for another 25 days of their now-iconic Christmas marathon. It happens every year, and they play (mostly) the same movies every year, but there’s something especially comforting about the Freeform 25 Days of Christmas Marathon, which offers us the respite of sentimental classics and beloved cartoons. It kicks off today, with a jam-packed slate that includes Disney’s A Christmas Carol, Miracle on 34h Street, the two Home Alone movies, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Deck the Halls. And there will plenty more Christmas classics to come.

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31 Nights of Halloween

It’s October, which means it’s officially Halloween season (although I’ll be honest, I’ve been in Halloween season mode since August). It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and it brings with it various networks and streaming services running all sorts of spooktacular content. Freeform just revealed their 31 Nights of Halloween schedule, which includes all sorts of creepy goodness, and also…Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, for some reason. See the lineup below.

And, for those living in the Los Angeles area, there’s also Freeforms Halloween Road, a drive-thru experience “filled with tricks and treats for Halloween lovers.”

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31 Nights of Halloween lineup

The world is admittedly a hellscape right now, but at least the Halloween season is coming up to potentially take our minds off things for a little while. And if Halloween is just around the corner, you know what that means: it’s almost time for Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween, a month-long programming stretch of spooky films leading up to All Hallow’s Eve. This year’s 31 Nights of Halloween lineup has been revealed, and for those of you in the Los Angeles area, you may be able to hop in your cars and participate in a themed drive-through immersive experience that will serve as the proper launch of the event in October. Get the full schedule of movies and details about the drive-through event below.
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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • The Party of Five reboot has been canceled.
  • Black Mirror: Smithereens will be part of the Emmy TV movie race.
  • Stephen Graham is joining Peaky Blinders.
  • HBO Max is developing a series based on Jake Tapper’s novel The Hellfire Club.
  • Watch a trailer for HBO’s I May Destroy You.
  • Sorry everyone, but Idris Elba’s Netflix DJ show has been canceled.
  • Train To Busan director Yeon Sang-ho is directing a Netflix series.

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asian descent freeform

As the Fresh Off the Boat team disembarks from the groundbreaking ABC sitcom after six seasons, several of them are preparing to develop another Asian-American-led comedy on Freeform. Fresh Off the Boat executive producers Melvin Mar and Jake Kasdan are teaming up with series writer and co-producer Cindy Fang to develop Asian Descent at Freeform, a dark comedy about an aspiring musician who moves back home with her immigrant parents.

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Freeform 25 Days of Christmas Schedule

Halloween is over, and since Thanksgiving decorations totally suck, it’s time for Christmas. In honor of the forthcoming holiday, Freeform is wasting no time getting their 25 Days of Christmas schedule out there for people to get excited about. Every year the channel is decked out with classic holiday movies, beloved Christmas specials, and even some original Yuletide stuff, and this year is no exception.

Along with the expected arrival of movies like The Santa Clause, Home Alone, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and The Nightmare Before Christmas, there’s also the addition of some of The Simpsons holiday episodes in what Freeform is calling The Simpsons Holiday-thon. The Springfield family joins other television specials like Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, Frosty the Snowman, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Plus, for all you hardcore Freeform fans, The Fosters is having a holiday reunion special. Get the full Freeform 25 Days of Christmas schedule below. Read More »

cloak and dagger review

Now that Kevin Feige has ultimate power in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the new Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, it seems like he’s cleaning house and getting all the comic book company’s media ducks in a row. Or in this case, he’s putting one of them out of their misery.

Hot on the heels of news that Marvel Television executive Jeph Loeb was stepping down from his post, Freeform has canceled Cloak and Dagger, the series which focused on Tandy Bowen (Olivia Holt) and Tyrone Johnson (Aubrey Joseph), two teenagers from very different backgrounds who find themselves burdened with and awakened to newly acquired superpowers, which are mysteriously linked to one another.  Read More »

freeform 31 nights of halloween

The leaves are turning and a brisk chill is in the air, which means only one thing: Halloween is right around the corner. The season of spooky movies and teeth-rotting candy is coming, and Freeform is prepared with one of its signature all-month marathons. The marathon-obsessed TV network released its Freeform 31 Nights of Halloween schedule, which featured, among other things, Hocus Pocus, Hocus Pocus, and a lot of Hocus Pocus.

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Cloak and Dagger Season 2 Finale Review

We’ve finally made it to the finish line, everyone! With the last episode of this season’s Cloak & Dagger story, “Level Up,” we are left on a semi-satisfying cliffhanger that promises burgeoning romance for our two leads as they head elsewhere, away from New Orleans. It’s a fresh start for these two as they take their vigilantism on the road after defeating Andre and setting New Orleans free from his jazzy grasp.

We’re also led to assume that Mayhem and Father Delgado successfully cleared Tyrone’s name by hanging up Connors’ corpse in the police office and providing the police with the necessary documents to arrest Connors’ uncle. I would have personally liked to have seen how all of that played out instead of having it rushed past us as part of the denouement, but I have bigger fish to fry since we knew Tyrone was going to get cleared at some point anyway.

While this finale was great in that Tandy and Tyrone finally had to face themselves in order to kill Andre, it also made me wonder about some things regarding the overall story this season tried to tell. Here’s what made me squint my eyes and stroke my chin as I watched the episode.

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Cloak and Dagger Blue Note Review

Okay, so after all of my complaining over last week’s episode, I am happy to say that this week’s Cloak & Dagger episode, “Blue Note” was actually very good. I still have some issues, which maybe just more of a personal thing, and my personal qualms will be the basis for this week’s review. With that said, let’s dive into what worked and what still made me uneasy this week.

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