Entries from September 2011

INTERVIEW: Lyndsy Fonseca (Alex) from Nikita

September 30th, 2011

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Nikita returned last week and I’m excited it’s back! What’s to come for Nikita, Michael, Alex and the rest of the fractured Division? I can’t wait to see what happens. I recently had the chance to chat with Lyndsy Fonseca (who plays Alex — one of my favorite characters) at Comic Con. She talked about Alex’s love life, her relationship with Amanda and what we can expect from the upcoming season.

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REVIEW: The Secret Circle “Loner”

September 30th, 2011

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Tonight’s third episode of Secret Circle was certainly an improvement over last week! I’m going to split this review into two parts this week because I think there’s an aspect of the show that’s really working and another aspect that needs some work…

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REVIEW: The Vampire Diaries “The End of the Affair”

September 30th, 2011

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E here for some more madness on The Vampire Diaries. This episode is entitled “The End of the Affair.” Well, that can’t be good news.

We start with Katherine calling Damon for a chat as he has his morning booze. There’s some banter, and we learn that she knows Klaus and Stefan are in Chicago.

We then visit the dynamic duo in Chicago (which is indeed one of Stefan’s old murder stomping grounds). Get ready for some flashbacks! We visit the 1920s because who doesn’t love to do the Charleston? All you need to know for the set-up here is that Stefan has ridiculous hair. And we see him killing a lady. Also, he visits a speakeasy where peeps seem to know him including the lounge singer. A vamp chick comes up to him and can still smell his recent kill on him. Sexy?

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REVIEW: Happy Endings Returns Tonight & DVD Review

September 28th, 2011

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Everyone had sung the praises of Happy Endings when it premiered last year as a mid-season replacement. Friends of mine compared it to one of my favorite television shows of all time, “Friends.” I made a mental note, and decided to catch up in the off season. When I received the review DVD, I literally sat on my couch for almost a day and a half straight (let’s not take any time to judge this, shall we?) watching it. When it first started, I wasn’t sure how I felt. The show centers around a group of friends — two of whom did not get married (she left him at the altar) — and some who are roommates and their lives together. It stars Adam Pally, Damon Wayans Jr., Casey Wilson, Eliza Coupe, Elisha Cuthbert and Zachary Knighton. Only a few of those names really pop out at you, but the ensemble cast is great. My favorites are probably Adam Pally (who plays a very non-stereotypical gay character Max) and Damon Wayans Jr. (who plays the hilarious Brad). And I’m generally not a fan of Casey Wilson, but she grew on me and her character, Penny is (in her own words), am-ah-zing.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Emily Van Camp (Amanda/Emily) and Madeline Stowe (Victoria) from Revenge

September 28th, 2011

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Tonight is the second episode of Revenge, and I can confidently say it holds up to the amazing pilot episode. It still remains one of my favorite new dramas and I can’t wait to see even more. I recently had the chance to chat with two of the wonderful stars of the show, Emily Van Camp (who plays Amanda/Emily Thorne) and Madeline Stowe (who plays Victoria Grayson, the Queen of the Hamptons). They talked about what to expect in episode two, how their relationship is going to continue to develop and why you should tune into the show. Check out my video interview below!

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Glee “I Am Unicorn”

September 27th, 2011

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The season premiere of Glee was very solid. I wasn’t crazy about the song choices but I like what was set up for the season. Tonight’s episode, “I Am Unicorn” is amazing — brought me to tears, must watch numerous times amazing. The musical numbers were fantastic, although all were from the Broadway realm. I was blown away. The episode centers around Kurt running for Senior Class President and Brittany’s hilarious and grandiose campaign ideas. She wants to run his campaign based on the fact that he is a unicorn, which means he’s special. But it’s not exactly what Kurt had in mind. Also, Shelby (Idina Menzel) comes back into town as a part time Show Choir director. Don’t worry, she’s not going to try to take down New Directions (there’s been plenty of that already). She was hired by Sugar’s (played by the amazing Vanessa Lengies) wealthy father to make her the star of a show choir. Shelby’s presence obviously has a huge impact on Rachel, Quinn and Puck. There’s a big part with Quinn and Puck wanting to see their baby, Beth. I don’t want to spoil too much, but it sets up a very interesting arc.

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INTERVIEW: Desi Lydic (Valerie) from Awkward

September 27th, 2011

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The big Awkward season finale is tonight (2 episodes!) and I am so excited. I have been singing this show’s praises to anyone who will listen, and I just think it keeps getting better and better. There are so many amazing characters — from the protagonist Jenna, who rises in popularity because of her accidental suicide attempt, to Valerie, the guidance counselor who loves to get involved. I recently had the chance to chat with Desi Lydic (who plays Valerie) about awkward high school moments, the big finale, Valerie’s good intentions and what her home life might look like.

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FALL PREVIEW: Hart of Dixie

September 26th, 2011

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Hart of Dixie premieres tonight on the CW, and this pilot totally won me over. The show centers around Dr. Zoe Hart, who thinks she has her entire life planned out. She’s going to follow in her dad’s footsteps and become a cardio-thoracic surgeon. But first, she’s going to win a prestigious fellowship in that field. Her dreams don’t turn out the way she planned them though. Her boyfriend dumps her because she cares more about being a doctor than being in a relationship, and she gets denied the fellowship because her professor tells her she needs better bedside manner. Then she recalls an older man, Dr. Harley Wilkes, who offered her a job at her medical school graduation in Blue Bell, Alabama. He keeps sending her postcards to come down there, but she keeps ignoring them. But when she’s left with no job options, she decides to give Blue Bell a chance.

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INTERVIEW: Scott Porter (George Tucker) from Hart of Dixie

September 26th, 2011

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Hart of Dixie premieres tonight on the CW, and I will be posting my Advance Review soon, but it is just one of those shows that makes you feel good. The acting is great, the premise is interesting and it’s a fantastic mix of charming, funny and heartwarming. It reminds me of old school WB shows in the best possible way. I recently had the chance to talk to Scott Porter, who plays George Tucker (town lawyer/popular guy) about his new show, the love triangle between George, Zoe (Rachel Bilson’s character) and Lemon, as well as his time on Friday Night Lights and whether he might be returning to The Good Wife.

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INTERVIEW: Craig Silverstein (Executive Producer) of Nikita

September 23rd, 2011

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Nikita is back tonight! I’m very interested to see how this season shapes up and how Birkhoff and Owen and other returning characters factor in. I recently got the chance to catch up with Executive Producer Craig Silverstein at Comic Con, where he previewed the big premiere, talked black boxes and new characters, and Michael and Nikita.

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