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So long, Wicked City: ABC has slashed the show.

In last week’s recap of Wicked City, I noted that the nobody seems to be canceling anything this season, including Wicked City … but the show’s abymsally-low ratings have caught up to it. No more killing for Kent Grainger … that character is dead, along with his show, after just 3 episodes. Wicked City‘s timeslot has, for the time being, been filled with Shark Tank reruns. Bye, Felicia.  

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Recap: Wicked City – Episode 3 (Should I Stay or Should I Go)

Recap: Wicked City Episode 3 “Should I Stay or Should I Go” – ABC, original airdate Tue. 11/10/15 (For all Wicked City recaps, click here.) This week’s episode of Wicked City had a lot less blood (no killing, but yet another head in a box) and even less music than last time (come ON, I had “Should I Stay or Should I Go” in my head all day today, and it wasn’t in the episode at all). The ratings on this show aren’t too great (but, if you’re keeping track at home, the networks are pretty much not canceling anything this season–at […]

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Recap: Wicked City – Episode 2 (Running With the Devil)

Recap: Wicked City Episode 2 “Running With the Devil” – ABC, original airdate Tue. 11/3/15 (For all Wicked City recaps, click here.) I’m starting to get into Wicked City — although I noticed that though tonight’s episode was called “Running With the Devil,” we never actually heard Van Halen’s “Runnin’ With the Devil.” Meh, that’s okay, I guess. Onto the recap! The episode picks up where the pilot left off, with Kent and Betty walking out of the Whisky with Mallory. They pile into a beautiful Mercedes convertible — a different car than I remember from the first episode — all three […]

Wicked City Pilot
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Recap: Wicked City – Pilot Episode

Recap: Wicked City Pilot – ABC, original airdate Tue. 10/27/15 (For all Wicked City recaps, click here.) It’s August, 1982, and we see Kent Grainger cruising down the Sunset Strip – that wicked, wonderful world of excess and debauchery – to the tune of Billy Idol’s “Dancing With Myself.” He spends some time at The Whisky a Go Go (the club that gave so many bands their big break). In the ladies’ room of that same club, a pretty young cokehead (Emily) brags about a real estate bigshot she just met, alongside Karen McClaren, a beautiful, young, non-coked-out lady who just doesn’t […]

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The City of Angels Is Hardly Angelic in ABC’s Wicked City

L.A.’s Sunset Strip was where people went to see and be seen in the early 1980s — but the glitz and glamour had a dark side, which is the backdrop for the first season of ABC’s gritty new crime anthology, Wicked City. The series will focus on a new case in a different era each season, but will remain in L.A., “a place where people are slightly blinded by their own ambition [which] makes for an easier world for nefarious characters to operate within,” explains Jeremy Sisto (Suburgatory), who plays detective Jack Roth on the series. Season 1 revolves around […]