TV Review: BEING HUMAN – SEASON 1 – “Wouldn’t It Be Nice (If We Were Human)”

Sam Huntington in BEING HUMAN - Season 1 - “Wouldn’t It Be Nice (If We Were Human)” | ©2011 Syfy

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Sarah Allen, Gianpaolo Venuta, Andreas Apergis Writer: Chris Dingess Director: Jerry Ciccoritti Network: Syfy, Airs Monday nights Airdate: February 7, 2011 So far, the U.S. BEING HUMAN is following the broad strokes of the U.K. original. “Wouldn’t It Be Nice (If We Were Human)” expands a bit on the werewolf education subplot by having the mentor figure, here called Ray (Andreas Apergis), turn out to be violently anti-vampire, which provides a bit of extra suspense here. Of course, werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington) doesn’t know this about Ray when Ray introduces himself – in […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: V star Joel Gretsch doesn’t let those lizards get under his collar

Joel Gretsch in V - Season 2 - "Unholy Alliance" | ©2011 ABC/Jack Rowand

In Season Two of V, it’s become pretty clear that the alien Visitors, lead by Morena Baccarin’s stern Anna, do not have the best interests of humanity at heart. What the Vs do have is an enormous amount of high-tech weaponry. Standing against them are a small group of mixed humans and Vs known as the Fifth Column. Joel Gretsch plays Father Jack Landry, a key member of the Fifth Column whose faith is powerfully tested by both the existence and actions of the Visitors. Gretsch is something of a genre veteran – he was in the extraterrestrial miniseries TAKEN […]Read On »


TV Review: CASTLE – Season 3 – “Lucky Stiff”

Stana Katic CASTLE - Season 3 - "Lucky Stiff" | ©2011 ABC/Karen Neal

It’s back to CASTLE as usual this week, when a lottery winner turns up dead in his apartment in the “Lucky Stiff.” The banter is back as best-selling author turned crime-fighting dilletant Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) takes advantage of the situation to quiz the gang at the station about what they’d do if they won the lottery.


TV Review: CHUCK – Season 4 – “Vs. The Seduction Impossible”

John Larroquette in CHUCK - Season 4 - "Vs. the Seduction Impossible" | ©2011 NBC

Stars: Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski, Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Vic Sahay, Scott Krinsky, Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence, Bonita Friedericy Writers: Chris Fedak & Kristin Newman Director: Patrick Norris Network: NBC, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: February 7, 2011 When domestic issues at home become too overwhelming for Chuck (Zachary Levi), Casey (Adam Baldwin) and Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski), they realize they “need a bad guy” and a “mission” in “Vs. The Seduction Impossible” episode of CHUCK. Consider this a nice little treat for die-hard CHUCK fans. After a first half of the season showcasing the Big Bad villain […]Read On »


TV Review: THE CAPE – Season 1 – “Goggles and Hicks”

David Lyons in THE CAPE - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC

Stars: David Lyons, Keith David, Summer Glau, James Frain, Jennifer Ferrin, Ryan Wynott, Vinnie Jones, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Chad Lindberg, Izabella Miko Writer: Craig Titley Director: Deran Serafian Network: NBC, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: February 7, 2011 THE CAPE usually has well-structured episodes that have multiple levels and good payoffs, but while “Goggles and Hicks” has a fine guest actor in Pruitt Taylor Vince – and a nicely scary turn from Chad Lindberg as his partner/brother – it feels a bit haphazard overall. A prologue shows us how adept hit men Goggles (Vince) and Hicks (Lindberg) are at their […]Read On »


The X List: PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 one of the Highlights to DVD/Blu-ray Releases This Week

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 | © 2011 Paramount Pictures

Your 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 PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2 – This will probably be the most in-demand film this week – the follow-up to the low budget ghost horror film all caught on tape. While this one also continues to prove that you don’t need high special effects budgets to make a good […]Read On »


TV Review: THE CHICAGO CODE – Season 1 – “Pilot” – Series Premiere

Delroy Lindo, Billy Lush, Matt Lauria, Jennifer Beals, Jason Clarke, Devin Kelley and Todd Williams in THE CHICAGO CODE - Season 1 | ©2010 Fox/Karen Hill

Stars: Delroy Lindo, Billy Lush, Matt Lauria, Jennifer Beals, Jason Clarke, Devin Kelley and Todd Williams Writer: Shawn Ryan Director: Charles McDougall Network: Fox, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: February 7, 2011 It’s been some time since a network drama has stormed out of the gates and made you sit up and take notice. Fox’s new drama THE CHICAGO CODE created by THE SHIELD’s Shawn Ryan is that show. THE CHICAGO CODE is without a doubt one of the best new shows of the new season – and it’s a shame it’s taken five months for it to rear its […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Delroy Lindo cracks THE CHICAGO CODE

Delroy Lindo in THE CHICAGO CODE - Season 1 | ©2011 Fox/Justin Stephens

THE CHICAGO CODE, created by Shawn Ryan and premiering tonight at 9 PM on Fox, is a police drama shot on location in the title city. While the series has its procedural elements, there is also an ongoing story about the efforts of the police superintendent, played by Jennifer Beals, and one of her officers, played by Jason Clarke, to bring down the intimidating yet charismatic corrupt alderman Patrick Gibbons, played by Delroy Lindo. Lindo is no stranger to portraying antagonists – he was a memorable criminal boss in Spike Lee’s CLOCKERS and essayed Clarence Thomas in the telefilm STRANGE […]Read On »


Breaking News: Simon Cowell says what he feels about new AMERICAN IDOL

Ryan Seacrest, Jennifer Lopez, Steven Tyler and Randy Jackson in AMERICAN IDOL - Season 10 | ©2011 Fox/Tony Duran

While speaking to the press about his new reality singing competition series THE X FACTOR today (which is set to debut in the fall on Fox), producer and judge Simon Cowell talked about how he feels his previous show AMERICAN IDOL is doing in his absence with Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez serving as new judges alongside Randy Jackson. “I think they’ve done a good job,” he says. “I haven’t see a full episode, but I saw a three minute recap. From what I’ve seen, from what I heard, it all seems to be going well. I thought that would […]Read On »


Breaking News: Simon Cowell reveals $5 million dollar THE X FACTOR plans

Simon Cowell judges THE X FACTOR | ©2011 Fox

Wondering how different Fox’s THE X FACTOR TV reality singing competition will compare with it’s own AMERICAN IDOL? Well, today producer and judge Simon Cowell spoke about the new series which will debut in the fall and is an adaptation of a successful format he created in Britain. “I think we’re going to do something different,” says Cowell. “The stakes are high and I have no idea what it’s going to look like until we start shooting.” The big news is the winner will receive a recording contract with Sony Records and a whopping $5 million dollar cash prize. “The […]Read On »

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