Entries from October 2012

Q&A: Mindy Kaling (Creator/Mindy Lahiri) from The Mindy Project

October 30th, 2012

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The Mindy Project is one of my favorite new comedies and it has remained consistently hilarious since the pilot. What I love most about the show is the voice. It is truly unique and real, which is not commonplace on comedies these days. Tonight’s episode (which was supposed to air last week but got preempted) is the Halloween episode, and Mindy is going on a Halloween date. I recently had the chance to talk to Mindy Kaling (who plays the protagonist Mindy Lahiri) on a media call, and she talked about the voice of the character, avoiding stereotypes and possibly bringing some of her former Office cast-mates onto the show.

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Sarah’s Snap Shots: Jill Flint Edition

October 29th, 2012

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Jill Flint is one of my favorite actresses and most people have no clue who she is…except for the random old people like my mother who love Royal Pains and could probably identify her on sight but still not know her name. Mark my words, Jill Flint is going to be a star one day*. If you aren’t too familiar with her work, go check out her IDMB. Do some googling, YouTube-ing even. If you watch a show that’s shot in New York, there’s a very good chance that Jill Flint has appeared at one point. As we creep closer to pilot season, I can only hope that this is the year that someone finally casts her as the lead of her own show. Until then, I’m cool with her sticking around on The Good Wife.

*Star of her own TV show. I make no predictions about the success or failure of her movie career. Her turn as a receptionist in The Amazing Spider-Man probably didn’t do much to further that aspect of her career.

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REVIEW: The Vampire Diaries “The Rager”

October 26th, 2012

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E back again with The Vampire Diaries and “The Rager” (which incidentally is the name of my band; We’re playing in your mom’s basement next Friday).

Okay, so the opening is sort of the same, but sort of changed every week. Strange. But I’ll buy it.

We then open with Tyler at the hospital. Connor stops by for a bedside vigil, and by bedside vigil, I mean he temporarily paralyzes him and extracts venom from his gums. Conor then goes back to his winnebago so he can do some science and look over his files – including Jeremy’s and Elena’s folders.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Stephen Amell (Oliver Queen) from Arrow at NYCC

October 24th, 2012

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Arrow has quickly become one of my favorite parts of Wednesday night TV. Last week’s episode was fantastic and I’m excited for the appearance of some DC villains coming up in the next few episodes. I am the first to admit that superhero genre shows aren’t always my thing, but Arrow is different. It’s about Oliver Queen’s journey and how it impacts everyone around him. I can certainly get behind a tale of survival struggles, questionable friends and family drama. I recently had the chance to chat with the super passionate Stephen Amell (Queen) at New York Comic Con, about the tremendous reaction to the show (both in the U.S. and his native country, Canada), being stumped at superhero trivia on live TV and more.

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ADVANCE REVIEW: Suburgatory “The Witches of East Chatswin” & Cheryl Hines Previews Season 2

October 23rd, 2012

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is one of my favorite comedies on TV. I adore all of the crazy Chatswin residents. If you aren’t watching yet (seriously, get to it!), here is the basic premise of the show: Single father George Altman is doing his best to raise his sixteen-year-old daughter Tessa in the big city. When he discovers a box of condoms in her bedroom, though, he decides the time has come to move her to a more wholesome and nurturing environment: the suburbs. The Halloween episode of Suburgatory “The Witches of East Chatswin” is fantastic. Rachel Dratch guest stars as Paula (a “witch”) who isn’t exactly what she seems. But that doesn’t stop Tessa and Lisa for thinking she is out to get them.

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Willa Holland (Thea Queen) from Arrow

October 23rd, 2012

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Arrow was one of my favorite pilots of the fall season and the second episode kept up the momentum and delivered in a big way. Oliver continues to fight against the city’s wrong-doers as The Green Arrow, while his mom continues to be evil (she sabotaged the yacht, people!) and Laurel decides to embrace her friendship with Oliver a little (I mean, could you blame her?). At New York Comic Con, I had the chance to chat with Willa Holland (who plays Thea Queen, Oliver’s rebellious and drug using sister) about the possibility of becoming a superhero (Speedy), working with Stephen Amell and more.

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Sarah’s Snap Shots: We’ll Miss You Crystal Edition

October 22nd, 2012

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I have written a Haiku to express my grief over Crystal’s unemployment. RIP Animal Practice. (Not really, it was terrible.)

Crystal is a genius/
Someone hire her quickly/
Annie’s Boobs returns?

But seriously, not only does Crystal have to deal with her show being cancelled but she also has to watch a competitor do a guest spot on 30 Rock. Tough week. Also, are tiny monkeys on TV shows a thing we’re doing now? How many other shows this season are planning monkey cameos?! Let’s hire Crystal for all of them. She’s very versatile.

 

If you watched this week’s Vampire Diaries and haven’t already downloaded “Ungodly Hour” by The Fray, then you’ve just wasted the last few days of your life. Consider this my Public Service Announcement on the matter. Download. Listen. Repeat. You’re welcome. [Ed. Note: “Ungodly Hour” is known to reduce one to tears. Especially when a certain vampire is mourning a certain other person. You have been warned.]

 

 

 

 

 

 

There really aren’t words to adequately describe how much I love Suburgatory. This picture of the Shay family dressed as cats for a town talent show really sums up genius of Emily Kapnek. From Tessa’s mom issues to the Medium fan club performance to the Lisa/Sheila showdown, this premiere was everything I hoped it would be and more.  Additionally, let’s be thankful that Alicia Silverstone is gone and we’re basically pretending that Eden didn’t happen. I’ll leave you with this quote: “Who will put you to sleep at night? Who will make you taquitos post-pi-la-tes? Who will tell me to stop shaking you when I shake you? Because you know I’m inclined to shake you, girl!”

 

 

 

Connie Britton is an amazing actress and we all know that, but it’s important to take a moment to recognize how flawless her hair is. Lately, Connie’s hair has been reaching Stana Katic levels of perfection. Someone even wrote a whole article dedicated to it. It also has it’s own Tumblr page.

GIVEAWAY: Outback Hunters Prize Pack – CLOSED

October 19th, 2012

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The creators of Swamp People take us “Down Under” for an all-new series that introduces viewers to the fearless crocodile hunters of the Australian Outback! Outback Hunters follows six Aussies as they face the deadly threat posed by the ferocious saltwater crocodiles, in an effort to manage this dangerous population. The Outback Hunters are quite the characters! Keep reading to see how you can enter to win a fantastic prize pack from Outback Hunters and the History Channel!

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VIDEO INTERVIEW: Josh Jackson (Peter Bishop) from Fringe

October 19th, 2012

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While a majority of the Fringe cast took to their Comic Con panel teary-eyed and emotional, Josh Jackson managed to keep it together and keep up a humorous spirit. But just because Jackson was the only one to keep his eyes dry didn’t mean that it was easy to see how grateful he was to reflect on his time spent with the show – and what it meant to him that Fringe got the closure it so deserved.

“Most TV shows end in bloody awful ways, and that sucks,” says Jackson. “So for us to have the opportunity…knowing that we’re going into it that it’s the last season, to know we have 13 episodes to go out and tell a really concise story…it challenges everyone in the right way. I’m happily challenged by it and excited by it.”

Watch the video below to hear more from Jackson, including why he loves Comic Con so much – and what he hopes to see for Peter and Olivia as the series comes to a close.

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REVIEW: The Vampire Diaries “Memorial”

October 19th, 2012

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October is awesome because there is so much Vampire Diaries to be had, whee! This week’s episode is ‘Memorial.’ First things first, the new opening is here to stay. With added bonus material this week!

We begin with Elena and Stefan in the woods getting ready to do some hunting. This scene is crosscut with Damon and Stefan arguing about Stefan’s plan to get her on the straight and narrow right off the bat by eating only animals. He’s hoping she can avoid a bender this way whereas Damon is like, vamps eat people – this is one of your dumber plans. We cut back to Stefan and Elena in the woods – things are about to get hot. Everything is now heightened for Elena – we’re hearing heartbeats and everything. But, then she goes and barfs some blood. Ruh roh.

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