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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 13 – “Funeralia”

Jared Padalecki as Sam in SUPERNATURAL - Season 13 - "Funeralia" | ©2018 The CW/Diyah Pera

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Ruth Connell, Erica Cerra, Lisa Berry, Amanda Tapping, Kayla Stanton, Jason William Day, Luc Roderique Writer: Steve Yockey, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Nina Lopez-Corrado Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: April 19, 2018 Unable to find Gabriel to get his help or his grace, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) try their unreliable witch ally Rowena (Ruth Connell). Rowena has gotten superpowers, which makes the guys understandably nervous, since she is not normally “good.” Rowena is sweet to them on the phone, but she’s busy in Oregon, […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 13 – “Bring ‘Em Back Alive”

Misha Collins as Castiel and Jared Padalecki as Sam in SUPERNATURAL - Season 13 - "Bring 'Em Back Alive" | ©2018 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved./Robert Falconer

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark Pellegrino, Richard Speight Jr., Felicia Day, David Haydn-Jones, Jeffrey Dean Parise, Danneel Ackles, Erica Cerra Writers: Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Amyn Kaderali Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: April 12, 2018 In the SUPERNATURAL Season 13 episode “Bring ‘Em Back Alive,” we’ve got storylines, storylines everywhere. This is actually a good thing, as nothing overstays its welcome and the plot moves significantly forward. In the bunker, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Castiel (Misha Collins) bicker about the wisdom of letting the treacherous but […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 13 – “The Thing”

Jeffrey Vincent Parise as Asmodeus in SUPERNATURAL - Season 13 - "The Thing" | ©2018 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved./Dean Buscher

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Richard Speight Jr., David Haydn-Jones, Jeffrey Vincent Parise, Magda Apanowicz, Ivan Wanis-Ruiz, Tiffany Smith Writer: Davy Perez, series created by Eric Kripke Director: John F. Showalter Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: April 5, 2018  The SUPERNATURAL episode “The Thing” is actually less like THE THING than it is a riff on H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos. It ties in nicely to the scavenger hunt for rift-opening objects that’s been running through much of Season 13 and, bonus, we get Archangel Gabriel (Richard Speight Jr.) back, who has been a wonderfully fun character […]Read On »

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CITY ON A HILL: Aldis Hodge talks about new Showtime drama and LEVERAGE fans – Exclusive Interview

Aldis Hodge is Decourcy Ward in CITY ON A HILL - Season 1 | ©2019 Showtime/Eric Ogden

The title of Showtime’s new Sunday-night series CITY ON A HILL refers to early ‘90s Boston. “The irony abounds,” as several characters might say. Despite its lofty physical setting, the Boston of CITY ON A HILL is rife with racism, corruption and crime. Aldis Hodge plays Assistant District Attorney DeCourcy Ward, who’s just arrived from Brooklyn. By the end of the first episode, Ward has been so manipulated by both the Boston police and his own office that he’s willing to do just about anything to avoid further abuse. Ward joins forces with crooked FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) […]Read On »

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE: Series creator Bruce Miller talks about the hit Hulu series – Exclusive Interview

THE HANDMAID'S TALE - Season 3 poster| ©2019 Hulu

THE HANDMAID’S TALE, which just premiered its third season on Hulu, has been a phenomenon. Adapted from Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel, THE HANDMAID’S TALE in its first became the first series on a streaming service to win Emmys for Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Lead Actress (Elisabeth Moss as June/Offred), Outstanding Supporting Actress (Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia), Outstanding Direction (Reed Morano), Outstanding Writing, Outstanding Guest Actress (Alexis Bledel as Emily/Ofglen), and Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program. The second season brought two more Emmy wins (Guest Actress for Samira Wiley, Outstanding Editing, and a second win for […]Read On »

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WHEDONCON 2019 convention preview plus tales from the 2018 WhedonCon

WHEDONCON 2019 | ©2019 WhedonCon 2019

WhedonCon 2019, celebrating all of the works of Joss Whedon while raising funds for charity, is coming up this weekend, June 7-9, at the LAX Hilton Hotel. Guests include Julie Benz (Darla on BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER and ANGEL, as well as Rita on DEXTER), Summer Glau (River Tam on FIREFLY and SERENITY, the ballerina in ANGEL, Bennet Halverson in DOLLHOUSE), comic book artist Georges Jeanty, Dagney Kerr (Kathy on BUFFY), Juliet Landau (Drusilla on BUFFY and ANGEL), Miracle Laurie (Mellie on DOLLHOUSE), James C. Leary (Clem on BUFFY), Julia Lee (Sister Sunshine/Chantarelle/Anne on BUFFY and ANGEL), James Marsters (Spike […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 13 – “ScoobyNatural”

Sam, Dean, Scooby and Shaggy in SUPERNATURAL - Season 13 - "ScoobyNatural" |©2018 The CW/Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Peter New, Michael Girardin, Kegan Frith; (voices) Frank Welker, Grey Griffin, Matthew Lillard, Kate Micucci Writers: Jim Krieg & Jeremy Adams, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Robert Singer Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: March 29, 2018 SUPERNATURAL is a series where the characters can legitimately try to figure out what they ought to do next based on “the last time we were sucked into a television show.” SUPERNATURAL, as we know, runs the gamut from the dead serious to the insane to the supremely silly. “ScoobyNatural” falls into […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 8 – “The Iron Throne” – Series Finale

Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington in GAME OF THRONES - Season 8 - "The Iron Throne" | ©2019 HBO/Helen Sloan

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham,Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Jacob Anderson, Gwendoline Christie, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, John Bradley, Daniel Portman, Gemma Whelan, Jerome Flynn Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Directors: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: May 19, 2019 It’s often hard to know what to say at the end of a beloved series. With GAME OF THRONES, there is certainly an argument for ending it as […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 8 – “The Bells”

Marc Rissmann in GAME OF THRONES - Season 8 - "The Bells" | ©2019 HBO

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Liam Cunningham, Maisie Williams, Jacob Anderson, Conleth Hill, Rory McCann, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Pilou Asbaek, Hafpor Julius Bjornsson, Anton Lesser Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, series created by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Miguel Sapochnik Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: May 12, 2019  When Daenerys’s forces finally faced Cersei’s army, we knew we were going to lose characters we care about. We just may not have expected “lose” to have so many meanings. […]Read On »

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STATION 19: Executive producer and director Paris Barclay chats Season 2 – Exclusive Interview

Miguel Sandoval, Jaina Lee Ortiz, Alberta Frezza, Danielle Savre, Jay Hayden, Jason George, Grey Damon, Okieriete Onaodowan in STATION 19 - Season 2 - "For Whom The Bell Tolls" | ©2019 ABC/Mitch Haaseth

STATION 19, now in its second season on ABC, is set in a Seattle fire station. The series is a spinoff of the venerable GREY’S ANATOMY, which immediately precedes STATION 19 on Thursday nights. GREY’S ANATOMY is created and executive-produced by Shonda Rhimes, who also executive-produces STATION 19 and worked with series creator Stacy McKee in bringing it to life. Paris Barclay is a highly experienced director/executive producer, a position he fills on STATION 19. Barclay directed the series pilot and five other episodes; he also supervises other directors on the show to make sure there is a consistent look […]Read On »

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