TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 5 – “Original Sin”

Janina Gavankar as Tessa in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES "Original Sin" | (c) 2013 Bob Mahoney/The CW

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Kat Graham, Zach Roerig, Candice Accola, Michael Trevino Writers: Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, Melinda Hsu Taylor, Rebecca Sonnenshine, series created by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on characters created in L.J. Smith’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES novels Director: Jesse Warn Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: October 17, 2013 (Season 5 – Episode 3) “Original Sin” was a spectacular episode in my opinion as it answered a lot of questions, finally! Who is Silas and how did the Doppelgangers come to light? It was great that they …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE ORIGINALS star Charles Michael Davis talks about Marcel

Charles Michael Davis in THE ORIGINALS - Season 1 | ©2013 The CW/Mathieu Young

In the new vampire show THE ORIGINALS, a spin-off from THE VAMPIRE DIAIRES, Charles Michael Davis stars as Marcel, a vampire sired by Klaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan), one of the original vampires, hence the name In the first episode, “Always and Forever”, it opens where Klaus returns to New Orleans, a city that was built by Klaus and his family, but Marcel is now the King of the Quarter after the Mikaelson’s had to leave the city so their father wouldn’t find them. Sitting down with Charles at the CBS/CW/Showtime TCA Party in August to talk about his character and …Read On »

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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 5 – “I Know What You Did Last Summer” – Season Premiere

Nina Dobrev as Elena and Steven. R. McQueen as Jeremy in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES I Know What You Did Last Summer | (c) 2013 Annette Brown/The CW

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, Steven R. McQueen, Kat Graham, Zach Roerig, Candice Accola, Michael Trevino Writers: Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec, Caroline Dries, series created by Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec, based on characters created in L.J. Smith’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES novels Director: Lance Anderson Network: The CW, Thursdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: October 3, 2013 (Season 5 premiere) The summer has ended and Elena Gilbert and Caroline Forbes are off to college, finally. Elena has broken the sire bond, and picked Damon as the love of her life. Stefan upset and hurting has disappeared, but as …Read On »

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TV Review: THE ORIGINALS – Season 1 – “Always and Forever” – Series Premiere

Daniel Gilles in THE ORIGINALS - Season 1 - "Always and Forever" | ©2013 The CW/Bob Mahoney

Stars: Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Claire Holt, Charles Michael Davis, Phoebe Tonkin, Daniella Pineda Writers: Julie Plec & Michael Narducci, series created by Julie Plec, based on characters created in L.J. Smith’s THE VAMPIRE DIARIES novels Director: Chris Grismer Network: The CW, Tuesdays @ 8 PM Original Airdate: Thursday, October 3 at 9 PM (special premiere timeslot) The good news for fans of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES who will watch the premiere of its spin-off, THE ORIGINALS – the opening episode, “Always and Forever,” is almost all new material, rather than simply a reworking of the DIARIES episode “The Originals,” which …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Julie Plec vamps on THE ORIGINALS and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

Daniel Gillies as Elijah, Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley, Charles Michael Davis as Marcel, Joseph Morgan as Klaus, and Claire Holt as Rebekah in THE ORIGINALS - Season 1 | ©2013 The CW/Mathieu Young

Julie Plec has her hands full executive-producing series for the CW. She’s still on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, the series she and Kevin Williamson developed from L.J. Smith’s novels, now entering its fifth season Thursdays at 8 PM. Plec is also one of the executive producers on THE TOMORROW PEOPLE, a thorough going revamp of a British series about teenagers with some powers that may indicate a change in human evolution, which premieres next Wednesday at 9 PM. Last but not least, Plec is both creator and executive producer on THE ORIGINALS, the VAMPIRE DIARIES spin-off that premieres Thursday October 3 …Read On »

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SPARTACUS: WAR OF THE DAMNED Highlights this week in Blu-ray, DVD and VOD Releases

SPARTACUS WAR OF THE DAMNED | (c) 2013 Anchor Bay Home Entertainment

ZYour time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. Movies: EMPIRE STATE – A decent action flick set in the 80s about a robbery that took place at an armored truck company that gets investigated by a hard nosed cop thinking that it was an inside job. Turns out he was right as Chris (Liam Hemsworth) fails …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Mia Kirshner tricks out DEFIANCE

Mia Kirshner in DEFIANCE - Season 1 | ©2013 Syfy/Joe Pugliese

In Syfy’s DEFIANCE, which has its first-season finale Monday July 8 at 9 PM – it’s been renewed for a second season – Mia Kirshner plays Kenya Rosewater, the human proprietor of a bar/brothel that caters to humans and aliens of all genders.Kenya’s sister Amanda (Julie Benz) is the new mayor of the town of Defiance, formerly St. Louis,Missouri, and both women have an interest in the recently appointed town Lawkeeper, Jeb Nolan (Grant Bowler). Kirshner, who hails from Toronto, is no stranger to the science-fiction and fantasy genres – her first on-camera work was in an episode of WAR …Read On »

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Interview: Taylor Kinney chats CHICAGO FIRE and THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

Taylor Kinney in CHICAGO FIRE - Season 1 | ©2013 NBC/Matt Dinerstein

On CHICAGO FIRE, in its first season NBC Wednesdays at 10 PM, Chicago firefighter Kelly Severide is having quite a year. First he was feuding with fellow first responder Matthew Casey (Jesse Spencer) over who was responsible for the death of a friend and fellow first responder. Then Severide suffered a back injury, which he hid from the department. The secrecy and physical pain led to Severide getting addicted to drugs. Finally, he had experimental back surgery, and lately he’s engineered a reunion between his ex-fiancée and her brother. In short, Severide’s been through a rough time. However, Taylor Kinney, …Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE FOLLOWING’s creator Kevin Williamson talks serial killers and Season 1

The FBI dive deeper into the mind of serial killer Joe Carroll in THE FOLLOWING | (c) 2013 David Fiesbrecth/Fox

Kevin Williamson famously created the big-screen SCREAM franchise and, as executive producer/writer brought L.J. Smith’s VAMPIRE DIARIES novels to television in the successful series still running on the CW, where Williamson had previously created DAWSON’S CREEK. Williamson’s new series creation, THE FOLLOWING, is both bloodier and more serious than his previous work. THE FOLLOWING, which airs on Fox Mondays at 9 PM, deals with haunted FBI Special Agent Ryan Harding, played by Kevin Bacon. Ryan once before put away charming, brilliant serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), at great psychological and personal cost. In the first episode, Joe escaped from …Read On »

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News: The CW gives the scoop on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES spin-off THE ORIGINALS – TCA 2013

Joseph Morgan in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 3 - "Before Sunset" | ©2012 The CW/Annette Brown

It was recently announced that The CW is creating a spin-off to their popular THE VAMPIRE DIARIES series and now The CW President Mark Pedowitz has revealed some more details about what will be called THE ORIGINALS. At today’s The CW Winter 2013 session, Pedowitz revealed that THE ORIGINALS will focus on Klaus (Joseph Morgan) and the Original family of vampires and this is going to be a backdoor pilot that will be part of DIARIES. Phoebe Tonkin will also be reprising her role of Hayley. “If you have something you can incubate and get it on the air, it’s …Read On »

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