Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The Handmaid's Tale Premiere, Riverdale, The Originals, Emmerdale & Coronation Street Are Our Picks For What To Watch Tonight

Where else can we start but with The Handmaid's Tale? The show burst onto the scene to much acclaim last year and the second season more than lives up to the hype & you can enjoy diving head first into the double episode premiere on Hulu.

S2 E201 'June'
Original Streaming Date: April 25, 2018

Offred reckons with the consequences of a dangerous decision while haunted by memories from her past and the violent beginnings of Gilead.

S2 E202 'Unwomen'
Original Streaming Date: April 25, 2018

Offred adjusts to a new way of life. The arrival of an unexpected person disrupts the Colonies. A family is torn apart by the rise of Gilead.

Over on Network TV you can watch The CW's double helping of Riverdale at 8pm and The Originals at 9pm. The full set of promotional photos have been released by The CW for Riverdale tonight and the episode promises to be an emotional roller-coaster as always.

THE BEGINNING OF THE END — After an incident at Riverdale High leaves the town on edge, Archie (KJ Apa) leads the charge to uncover the culprit. Meanwhile, the reveal of a devastating secret leads to a violent showdown between Chic (guest star Hart Denton), Jughead (Cole Sprouse), Betty (Lili Reinhart) and Alice (Madchen Amick). Elsewhere, Veronica (Camila Mendes) takes matters into her own hands when someone from her past comes to town seeking revenge. Finally, Hermoine (Marisol Nichols) and Cheryl (Madelaine Petsch) conspire to take down Sheriff Keller (guest star Martin Cummins). Luke Perry, Ashleigh Murray, Mark Consuelos, Skeet Ulrich and Casey Cott also star. Jennifer Phang directed the episode written by Cristine Chambers (#219). Original airdate 4/25/2018.

THE RETURN TO NEW ORLEANS — When a mysterious disappearance brings Klaus (Joseph Morgan) back to New Orleans, Hope (Danielle Rose Russell) looks forward to the prospect of seeing her father again. However, when the dark magic that had been keeping them apart begins to manifest in dangerous ways across the city, Vincent (Yusuf Gatewood) turns to Ivy (guest star Shiva Kalaiselvan) for guidance about what it may mean. Elsewhere, Marcel (Charles Michael Davis) returns to New Orleans amidst increased tensions between the supernatural factions, while Freya (Riley Voelkel) makes a decision about her future with Keelin (guest star Christina Moses). Finally, Roman’s (guest star Jedidiah Goodacre) surprise visit to the Mikaelson compound forces Hope to reveal some dark truths about her family. Steven Krueger also stars.

Carol Banker directed the episode written by Carina Adly MacKenzie (#502).

Original airdate 4/25/2018.

For those across the pond in the UK, well tonight continues to offer the same amount of entertainment value as always; nothing at all. I'm probably being a little harsh there since Benidorm's latest season continues on ITV at 9pm, The Secret Life of the Zoo continues on Channel 4 at 9pm (and is strangely quite a gripping programme) The American Crime Story finale is on BBC 2 at 9pm for those watching at UK pace, and the Legends of Tomorrow finale airs at 8pm on Sky One (you can read our thoughts here)

And of course I have to talk about the soaps. We have a rather amusing sneak peek of tonight's Emmerdale below (on ITV at 7pm in case you needed a reminder)

Frank struggles to find a job and offers his service to Rishi at the factory - but has to swallow his pride when he is offered a position on the production line, Nicola is not happy with Jimmy's sensitivity, and Tracy makes a decision.

Following after at 7:30pm with the first of tonights double bill is of course Coronation Street. If you missed Monday's episode or need a catch-up, you can read our review here. It'd be very much safe to say that the drama is continuing on all fronts with Kate battling her needless jealousy, the Platt's reacting to David moving Emma into the house and Tracey attempting to throw Billy & Summer out of their flat.

Imran offers Zeedan an investment, and Tracy orders Billy to move out of his flat. Elsewhere, Aidan suspects Summer of having a crush on him.

Kate fights her insecurities over Rana, and David's family confronts him over Emma. Meanwhile, Shona asks Adam to save Billy from eviction.