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TV Trends: The ‘Dirty Dancing’ Nightmare, ‘Game of Thrones’ Trailer, and ‘Claws’ Impresses

Each week we will bring you the latest in television news, episode trailers, and promotional news. From what’s streaming this week to the best scenes from hit series, we’ve got you covered.

Put Baby Back in the Corner

If you happened to stumble on social media on Thursday night, you may have seen endless posts for the ABC remake of the iconic film “Dirty Dancing.” The TV movie starred Abagail Breslin, Debra Messing, Sarah Hyland, Billy Dee Williams, and several other regretful individuals. Proud owners of a 20% Rotten Tomato review, the movie received an overwhelming negative reaction. It was without a doubt, one of the worst things I have ever seen. The movie was the perfect mixture of terrible acting, horrifying vocals, poor writing, and a directorial vision that was in shambles.  The choreography was like watching the Tin Man in “The Wizard of Oz” before they gave him the oil. Even if the film had stayed true to the original and recreated it shot-for-shot, it wouldn’t have been marginally entertaining.

I could rant and rave. I could go on talking about plot points or list 1,000 reasons why “She’s Like The Wind’ should’ve never been a techno song. But I will simply say; don’t watch this movie! Don’t watch it as a dare. Don’t hate watch it or give a second of your eyesight to it.  Patrick Swayze deserved better.

News

-Netflix throwback series The Get Down has been cancelled. The Bar Luhrmann production learned of it’s fate this week. Rumors of an impending cancellation swirled for months as the reports of the show’s all consuming budget, production delays,  and lukewarm streams came out.

-HBO has released the newest railer for the seventh season of Game of Thrones. The highly anticipated new season promises an ultimate showdown for the Westeros throne. The trailer includes the Starks, The Lannisters, Daenerys’ surging forces, the exciting women of Dorne make an appearance, and more:

-Speaking of shows coming to a close, the fifth season of Orphan Black will be its last.  The BBC America clone themed drama has had many shocking moments through the years. Helmed by Emmy award-winning actress Tatiana Maslany, the sci-fi thriller is going next level with this bow out trailer:

-Amazon has ordered a full series from NBCUniversal for the production of Hanna. The show follows the 2011 Saorise Ronan, Eric Bana, and Cate Blanchett child assassin film.

-Actress Sophia Bush be leaving the NBC Drama Chicago PD after four seasons on the cop series. Bush played detective Erin Lindsay since the creation of the show and was one of the few female leads. The finale of the series showed Erin Lindsay getting the call for a promotion with the FBI. Her ominous ending in the episode appears to have sealed her character’s fateful departure. Here’s hoping Bush would be down for a spinoff:

-The CW is no stranger to superhero projects. Supergirl, The Arrow, The Flash, and more have all found home at the network. The newest cape and costume hero to be highlighted on The CW will be Black Lightning:

Shock and Jaw Dropping Moment of the Week

Dancing With the Stars has been one of the highest rated television programs since its premiere on ABC. Like any celebrity fueled competition, there have been several shocks and surprises each year. Every time someone is booted from the show, there is always a crazy fan response. This week, when Fifth Harmony singer Normani Kordei placed third on the successful series and NFL player Rashad Jennings took home the mirror ball, many people were stunned.

Promo of the Week

(Pretty Little Liars, Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST on Free Form)

What You Should Be Watching

Claws is a new TNT series premiering on June 11th. Last week, the network showed a sneak peek of the series. The first episode of Claws aired giving fans a taste of whats to come after the June premiere date. The nail salon drama is produced by actress Rashida Jones. The entertaining and racy show stars Niece Nash, Carrie Preston, Penn Lyon, Harold Perrineau, Dean Norris, Karrueche Tran, and more. The plot centers around five manicurists and their insertion into the world of organized crime and money laundering. The action is fast paced and the drama is intense. The show has great production value and is sentimintally anchored by these women’s earnest and sincere devotion to each other and their families. This will be a show to watch this summer.

Tweets of the Week

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