TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 5 – “Sunset”

Denis O'Hare and Ryan Kwanten in a scene from TRUE BLOOD Sunset | (c) 2012 John P. Johnson/HBO

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann Woll, Michael McMillian, Denis O’Hare, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Todd Lowe, Carrie Preston, Lauren Bowles, Valentina Cervi, Janina Gavankar, Lucy Griffiths, Giles Matthey, Jessica Clark, Robert Patrick, Carolyn Hennesy, Kristina Anapau, Phil Reeves, Erica Gimpel Writer: Angela Robinson, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Lesli Linka Glatter Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: August 19, 2012 The TRUE BLOOD episode “Sunset” considerably ups the stakes (pardon the pun) in the vampire/human …Read On »


TV Review: HELL ON WHEELS – Season 2 – “Durant, Nebraska”

Eva (Robin McLeavy) stares on in HELL ON WHEELS Durant, Nebraska | (c) 2012 Michelle Faye/AMC

Stars: Anson Mount, Colm Meaney, Common, Dominique McElligott, Tom Noonan, Christopher Heyerdahl Writer:  John Shiban  Director: Adam Davidson    Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: August 19, 2012 Well at the end of the last episode of HELL ON WHEELS we left Cullen Bohannan (Anson Mount) in a bit of a bad spot, which is pretty much where the new episode “Durant, Nebraska” picks up…but I want to actually talk about another moment of this episode first. There is a really well shot, completely speechless moment between Bohannan and the Swede (Christopher Heyerdahl) after Bohannan has surveyed his new living …Read On »


Exclusive Interview: More TEEN WOLF Season 3 news from showrunner Jeff Davis

Dylan O'Brien, Crystal Reed, Tyler Posey and JR Bourne in TEEN WOLF - Season 2 - "Master Plan" | ©2012 MTV

TEEN WOLF ended season 2 with another slam-bang ending. Many things were resolved, but it also set the stage for Season 3. Some of the more significant things we learned: 1) The villains for part of Season 2 will be an “Alpha Pack” made of some pretty badass werewolves. 2) Gerard (Michael Hogan) has been dying of cancer and was hoping to become a werewolf himself to live on – but he was tricked by Scott (Tyler Posey), so even though he’s still alive after getting the curse, what exactly that means for him is a mystery. 3) Jackson (Colton …Read On »


TV Review: COPPER – Season 1 Premiere – “Surviving Death”

Detective Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) in COPPER "Surviving Death" | © BBC AMERICA/Cineflix (Copper) Inc.

Stars: Tom Weston-Jones, Kevin Ryan, Ato Essandoh, Anastasia Griffiths, Tanya Fischer, Kiara Glasco, Franka Potente Writer:  Tom Fontana & Will Rokos    Director: Jeff Woolnough      Network: BBC America, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: August 19, 2012 So BBC America is now getting into the period drama game as well as networks like A&E and AMC, with their new show COPPER. Set in the Five Points slum area of New York in 1864, this ambitious series chronicles the lives of a group of policemen and the people that are part of their world and everyday lives. I like this series …Read On »


Interview: THE NEWSROOM’s Alan Poul Provides Insight into Season 1

Jeff Daniles in THE NEWSROOM | (c) 2012 Melissa Moseley/HBO

Created by Aaron Sorkin, THE NEWSROOM is set at a fictional cable news network, but the stories it deals with – theLouisiana oil spill, the killing of Osama bin Laden – are real. Jeff Daniels stars as news anchor Will McAvoy, who goes from bland to searingly opinionated in the opening episode, with Emily Mortimer as Mackenzie MacHale, his former lover and current producer, and Sam Waterston as their boss. The series airs Sundays at 10 PM, with the season finale airing August 26; the show has already been picked up for a second year. Alan Poul, one of NEWSROOM’s …Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Barry Levinson gives the scoop on COPPER on BBC America

COPPER - Season 1 | ©2012 BBC America

COPPER is the first original series made by BBC America (as opposed to those it acquires from the BBC). Premiering Sunday August 19 at 10 PM, COPPER is set in the dangerous Five Points neighborhood of New York in 1864. Irish immigrant and Civil War veteran Kevin Corcoran (Tom Weston-Jones) is a police detective there, who relies on his erstwhile Union Army buddies, wealthy Robert Morehouse (Kyle Schmid) and Dr. Matthew Freeman (Eto Essandoh), as well as fellow detective Francis Maguire (Kevin Ryan), in solving crimes. The series is executive-produced by Barry Levinson and co-creator Tom Fontana, who previously collaborated …Read On »


TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 5 – “Gone, Gone, Gone”

Kristen Bauer in TRUE BLOOD "Gone Gone Gone" | (c) 2012 HBO

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Deborah Ann Woll, Michael McMillian, Denis O’Hare, Jim Parrack, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Todd Lowe, Lauren Bowles, Valentina Cervi, Janina Gavankar, Lucy Griffiths, Tina Majorino, Giles Matthey Allan Hyde, John Billingsley, Dale Raoul, Jessica Clark, Keram Malicki-Sanchez, Kristina Anapau, Chloe Noelle Writer: Alexander Woo, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Scott Winant Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Telecast: August 12, 2012  There are moments in the TRUE BLOOD episode “Gone, Gone, Gone” where we …Read On »


TV Review: LONGMIRE – Season 1 Finale– “Unfinished Business”

Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) has a lot on his mind. He stops in at the Red Pony to throw some darts and get advice from his close friend, Henry Standing Bear (Lou Diamond Phillips). | (c) 2012 A&E

Stars: Robert Taylor, Katee Sackhoff, Lou Diamond Phillips, Cassidy Freeman, Bailey Chase, Adam Bartley, Louanne Stephens  Writer:  Hunt Baldwin & John Coveny, Series created by Hunt Baldwin & John Coveny, Based on the novels by Craig Johnson Director: Nelson McCormick     Network: A&E, airs Sunday nights Original Telecast: August 12, 2012 Wowee! Now that’s the way a season finale should be done! LONGMIRE rounds out its tenth episode and season finale with a deeply satisfying episode on so many levels, and teases a LOT more to come for the second season. “Unfinished Business” is again a bit of an adaptation …Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Genie Francis on NOTES FROM THE HEART HEALER

Genie Francis in NOTES FROM A HEART HEALER | ©2012 Hallmark Channel

Genie Francis is happy to be returning to a role she’s played before – and no, it’s not Laura Spencer on GENERAL HOSPITAL. Francis, who continues in her regular run on CBS’s THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, is back as Peyton in the third NOTES movie from Hallmark Channel, entitled NOTES FROM THE HEART HEALER, which has just been released on DVD. The actress talks about the series of telefilms at a party thrown by Hallmark in honor of its stars at the Tournament House inPasadena. ASSIGNMENT X: Collectively, what are the NOTES films? GENIE FRANCIS: It’s a franchise of movies. …Read On »


TV Review: WAREHOUSE 13 – Season 4 – “Personal Effects”

A scene from WAREHOUSE 13 Personal Effects | (c) 2012 SyFy

Stars: Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, Genelle Williams, Allison Scagliotti, Aaron Ashmore, Jaime Murray, Ashley Williams, Kate Mulgrew, Alessandra Torresani Writer: Ian Stokes   Director: Andrew Seklir Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: Aug 6, 2012 In the third episode of this new season of WAREHOUSE 13, the specter of Walter Sykes (Anthony Michael Hall) rears his ugly head again. Seems in “Personal Effects”, the team has to contend with multiple breakouts of artifacts that Sykes had acquired in his grab for power and revenge. Of course, all of the artifacts turn up in one town, Devil’s Lake, …Read On »

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