LONGMIRE: Lou Diamond Phillips works the West – exclusive interview

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Lou Diamond Phillips shot to movie stardom playing real-life Fifties pop star Ritchie Valens in 1987’s LA BAMBA. Since then, he’s worked continuously in film (YOUNG GUNS, THE 33), stage (earning a Tony nomination for his portrayal of the King of Siam in the Broadway revival of THE KING AND I) and television (most recently, an arc on BLINDSPOT). For the past four years, Phillips has played Henry Standing Bear on LONGMIRE. Based on a series of novels by Craig Johnson, LONGMIRE is a contemporary Western procedural, centering on Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor), sheriff of Absaroka County, Wyoming. Henry is […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 4 – “We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes”

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 4 - "We All Go A Little Mad Sometimes" | ©2012 The CW/Annette Brown

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder Writer: Evan Bleiweiss & Julie Plec, Based on the books by L.J. Smith Director: Wendy Stanzler      Network: The CW, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: Nov 15, 2012 At least in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES “We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes” we find out that Elena (Nina Dobrev) isn’t really just losing her mind after taking her first human life. Mystic Falls’ resident vampire hunter Connor Jordan (Todd Williams) actually had a death curse that released when Elena killed him last episode and he is haunting her in an effort to get her […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 4 – “The Killer”

Candice Accola in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 4 - "The Killer" | ©2012 The CW/Bob Mahoney

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder Writer: Michael Narducci, Based on the books by L.J. Smith Director: Chris Grismer      Network: The CW, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: Nov 1, 2012 You might think that the title of the latest episode of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, “The Killer” would be a nod to Mystic Falls’ resident vampire hunter Connor Jordan (Todd Williams), but I really feel that it is referring to the killer inside of Elena (Nina Dobrev) that breaks the surface in this episode and shows us all just how close to coming apart she really is. I love […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 4 – “The Five”

Kat Graham in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 4 | ©2012 The CW/Annette Brown

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder Writer: Bret Matthews & Rebecca Sonnenshine, Based on the books by L.J. Smith Director: Joshua Butler      Network: The CW, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: Nov 1, 2012 With the latest episode of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, “The Five”, we’ve entered the dangerous territory of too much mythology layered in upon itself. This is a trap that a lot of genre television falls into where the writers have painted themselves into a corner and need to create new mythology to get them out of it and move forward. It kind of reminds me of […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 4 – “Memorial”

Candice Accola in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 4 - "Memorial" | ©2012 The CW/Annette Brown

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder Writer: Jose Molina & Julie Plec, Based on the books by L.J. Smith Director: Rob Hardy      Network: The CW, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: October 18, 2012 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES continues the evolution of Elena (Nina Dobrev) in the new episode “Memorial”, and while that is the central point of this one, there’s a lot going on in and around a few other storylines as well. This show has had its fair share of Vampire hunters and the like, and the supernatural population of Mystic Falls has always had the town council […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 4 – “Growing Pains” – Season Premiere

Claire Holt in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 5 - "Growing Pains" | ©2012 The CW/Bob Mahoney

Stars: Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder Writer: Caroline Dries, Based on the book by L.J. Smith Director: Chris Grismer      Network: The CW, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: October 11, 2012 THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is finally back for a fourth season, and the first episode “Growing Pains” is a nice dénouement to the cliff hanger from season three, and also opens all kinds of interesting doors for this new seasons to pursue. Last we saw Elena (Nina Dobrev) she was opening her eyes on a slab in Mystic Falls’ hospital morgue. So this episode starting with her in her […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: John Coveny on the LONGMIRE Season 1 finale and Season 2

Robert Taylor in LONGMIRE - Season 1 - "Dog Soldier" | ©2012 A&E

In the first-season finale of LONGMIRE, tonight on A&E at 10 PM, matters reach a boiling point between Absaroka County, Wyoming Sheriff Walt Longmire (Robert Taylor) and Deputy Branch Connally (Bailey Chase) over personal and professional matters. Based on the novels by Craig Johnson, LONGMIRE deals with not only criminal investigation in the wide-open spaces, but its characters and the environment they inhabit. Executive producer John Coveny, who is one of LONGMIRE’s show runners with his writing partner Hunt Baldwin, talks about where the show has been in its first season and what we can look forward to in Season […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: LONGMIRE star Bailey Chase chats about the new hit western series

Bailey Chase in LONGMIRE - Season 1 - "8 Seconds" | ©2012 A&E

LONGMIRE is A&E’s new contemporary Western procedural based on the mystery novels by Craig Johnson, airing Sundays at 10 PM. In it, we see that Absaroka County, Wyoming, has a lot of crime for such a sparsely populated expanse. Robert Taylor’s character Sheriff Walt Longmire is in charge of maintaining local law and order with the help of his deputies. Bailey Chase plays Deputy Branch Connally, who hankers after both the boss’ job and the boss’ daughter Cady (Cassidy Freeman). Chase, born in Chicago and educated at Duke University in North Carolina – he attended on a full athletic scholarship […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Cassidy Freeman talks about dying on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES

Cassidy Freeman in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 3 - "Break on Through" | ©2012 The CW/Quantrell D. Colbert

Actress Cassidy Freeman has another hit series on her hands. The talented and beautiful young woman can currently be found on A&E’s top rated cable series LONGMIRE. In this series, Cassidy plays Walt Longmire’s (Robert Taylor) daughter Cady, who is a lawyer in a small town in Wyoming. Once the LONGMIRE pilot was shot, the actress had about a year in between that and the second episode to fill. During that time she did a guest star run on the popular CW show THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. ASSIGNMENT X chatted with Freeman about LONGMIRE, but also got the chance to see […]Read On »

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Exclusive: SMALLVILLE star Cassidy Freeman talks about the end of the Superman series

Cassidy Freeman in SMALLVILLE - Season 8 | ©2008 The CW/Frank Ockenfels

Actress Cassidy Freeman has another hit series on her hands. The talented and beautiful young woman can currently be found on A&E’s top rated cable series LONGMIRE. In this series, Cassidy plays Walt Longmire’s (Robert Taylor) daughter Cady, who is a lawyer in a small town in Wyoming. Before that show got up and running a lot of fans know her best as Tess from the long running CW series SMALLVILLE, and she did a guest star run on another popular CW show THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. She spoke to ASSIGNMENT X recently about the end of SMALLVILLE and how she […]Read On »

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