TV Review: COMA Miniseries – Part 2

Lauren Ambrose in COMA | ©2012 A&E

Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Steven Pasquale, Joe Morton, Ellen Burstyn, James Woods, Richard Dreyfuss, Geena Davis Writer: John J. McLaughlin based on the book by Robin Cook Director: Mikael Salomon Original Telecast: August 5, 2012 Network: A&E If the first night of the two-part, four-hour COMA miniseries wasn’t enough torture, A&E delivers a second half that’s more excruciating as the first. Why, oh, why did this suck so bad? Here’s an example of how COMA fails miserably: whenever something interesting or suspenseful happens, suddenly the characters start looking at charts and talking ominous about what’s on the page. Or in other […]Read On »

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TV Review: COMA Miniseries – Part 1

COMA - miniseries poster | ©2012 A&E

Stars: Lauren Ambrose, Steven Pasquale, Joe Morton, Ellen Burstyn, James Woods, Richard Dreyfuss, Geena Davis Writer: John J. McLaughlin based on the book by Robin Cook Director: Mikael Salomon Network: A&E Original Telecast: August 3, 2012 When you name your mini-series COMA, you better deliver a suspenseful, taut thriller, otherwise, puns from journalists reviewing it will be aplenty. So yes, here’s one coming now – COMA puts you to sleep. Yes, the first two hours of this mini-series airing on A&E is a complete bore. The script is sluggish, the scenarios ridiculous and the pay-off (which finally happens during the […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Vik Sahay talks the end of CHUCK and AMERICAN REUNION

Vik Sahay at the TELEVISION: OUT OF THE BOX exhibit celebrates Warner Bros. Television Group | ©2012 Sue Schneider

Vik Sahay is having quite a year. Shortly after his five-season run on CHUCK as Buy More employee/part-time rocker Lester Patel came to a close, Sahay was on the big screen as the mean boss of Seann William Scott’s Stifler in AMERICAN REUNION, which is now out on home video. Sahay also had a lead role in the upcoming feature comedy MY AWKWARD SEXUAL ADVENTURE and got on a plane to Romania to film a lead role in the horror film WER, although at press time, the actor isn’t allowed to reveal much about either the latter project’s plot or […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Peter Gallagher handles COVERT AFFAIRS for Season 2

Peter Gallagher in COVERT AFFAIRS - Season 2 | ©2011 USA Network/Frank Ockenfels

On COVERT AFFAIRS, which begins its second season tonight on USA at 10 PM, novice CIA operative Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) looks like just the gorgeous young woman next door, but she’s shown herself to be highly capable undercover. Her CIA handler is Joan Campbell (Kari Matchett), who is married to CIA Director of Clandestine Services Arthur Campbell, played by Peter Gallagher. When last season ended, higher-ups were trying to force Arthur to resign and had offered his job to Joan, making for a tricky situation, though Arthur and Joan vowed to support one another. Stay tuned to find out […]Read On »

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