LUCIFER: Lauren German on working with the Devil – exclusive interview

Lauren German stars as Detective Chloe Decker in LUCIFER | © 2016 Brendan Meadows/FOX

California native Lauren German has played a number of characters who can take care of themselves and the people around them. She was hardworking paramedic Leslie Shay, still mourned by her peers, on several seasons of CHICAGO FIRE, and before that, she got the best of the sadists in the feature HOSTEL: PART II as “final girl” Beth. Now German is playing LAPD detective Chloe Decker on Fox Network’s LUCIFER, which has just been picked up for a second season; the first-season finale airs Monday, April 25 at 9 PM. Detective Decker has a lot to deal with – she’s […]Read On »

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TV Review: ARROW – Season 2 – “Three Ghosts”

Danny Dworkis in ARROW - Season 2 - "Three Ghosts" | ©2013 The CW/Cate Cameron

Stars:  Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne, Susanna Thompson, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Manu Bennett, Colton Haynes, Celina Jade, Summer Glau, Caity Lotz, Kevin Alejandro, John Barrowman Teleplay by:  Geoff Johns & Ben Sokolowski Story by:  Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg Director:   John Behring Network: The CW, airs Wednesday Nights Original Telecast: December 11, 2013 I’m impressed with “Three Ghosts,” the mid-season finale of ARROW’s second season, both for putting a Dickens reference into the show’s de facto Christmas episode, and for greatly exceeding the expectations I had coming in, based on last week’s underwhelming set-up episode.  […]Read On »

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TV Review: ARROW – Season 2 – “The Scientist”

Grant Gustin as Barry Allen in ARROW - Season 2 - "The Scientist" | ©2013 The CW/Cate Cameron

Stars:  Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne, Susanna Thompson, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Manu Bennett, Colton Haynes, Celina Jade, Summer Glau, Caity Lotz, Kevin Alejandro, John Barrowman Teleplay by:  Andrew Kreisberg & Geoff Johns Story by: Greg Berlanti & Andrew Kreisberg Director: Michael Schultz Network: The CW, airs Wednesday Nights Original Telecast: December 4, 2013 ARROW’s transformation into a show that inhabits a pure comic book universe is largely complete with this week’s episode, “The Scientist.”  The titular scientist is Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), who fans of DC Comics will recognize as the secret identity of “The […]Read On »

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TV Review: ARROW – Season 2 – “State vs. Queen”

Seth Gabel in ARROW - Season 2 - "State v. Queen" | ©2013 The CW/Katie Yu

Stars:  Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne, Susanna Thompson, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Manu Bennett, Colton Haynes, Celina Jade, Summer Glau, Caity Lotz, Kevin Alejandro, John Barrowman Writer: Marc Guggenheim and Drew Z. Greenberg Director:  Bethany Rooney Network: The CW, airs Wednesday Nights Original Telecast: November 20, 2013 If you are a fan of hard-hitting courtroom drama, you probably got very little satisfaction out of the latest ARROW episode, “State vs. Queen.”  If you’re a fan of all things DC Comics, however, this episode was probably a revelation.  After all, we’re now seeing ARROW take a turn […]Read On »

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TV Review: ARROW – Season 2 – “League of Assassins”

Caity Lotz and Navid Negahban in ARROW - Season 2 - "League of Assassins" | © 2013 The CW/Michael Courtney

Stars:  Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne, Susanna Thompson, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Manu Bennett, Colton Haynes, Celina Jade, Summer Glau, Caity Lotz, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Kevin Alejandro Writer: Jake Coburn & Drew Z. Greenberg Director: Wendey Stanzler Network: The CW, airs Wednesday Nights Original Telecast: November 6, 2013 ARROW takes on issues of guilt, forgiveness and redemption in this week’s episode, “League of Assassins.”   And while the episodes’ two main storylines nicely illustrate the agony and self doubt that result from a guilty conscience, I find myself wondering once again whether it’s wise for ARROW to keep […]Read On »

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TV Review: ARROW – Season 2 – “Crucible”

Caity Lotz in ARROW - Season 2 - "Crucible" | © 2013 The CW/Jack Rowand

Stars:  Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne, Susanna Thompson, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Manu Bennett, Colton Haynes, Celina Jade, Summer Glau, Caity Lotz, Bex Taylor-Klaus, Kevin Alejandro Writer: Andrew Kreisberg & Wendy Mericle Director: Eagle Egilsson Network: The CW, airs Wednesday Nights Original Telecast: October 30, 2013 In case you’d forgotten ARROW was based on a comic book, this week’s episode, “Crucible,” went out of its way to remind you by doing something that usually only works in the comic books.  But even though this episode features more suspension-of-disbelief issues than normal, it does a fairly good […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Theo James chats about GOLDEN BOY

Theo James in GOLDEN BOY - Season 1 - "Next Question" | ©2013 CBS/Nicole Rivelli/Warner Bros.

In GOLDEN BOY, which has its finale on CBS tonight, Theo James’ character Walter Clark has become the youngest-ever commissioner of the NYPD. The story flashes back to seven years earlier, when an act of heroism on Walter’s part vaults into the ranks of the city’s homicide detectives. There Walter meets mentor and partner Det. Don Owen (Chi McBride) and idol/rival Det. Christian Arroyo. Despite playing a New Yorker through and through, James is actually from Oxford, England. He appeared in one pivotal episode of DOWNTON ABBEY as Mr. Pamut, who died in Lady Mary’s bed. Two years ago, James […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: Actor Kevin Alejandro on GOLDEN BOY and TRUE BLOOD

Kevin Alejandro in GOLDEN BOY - Season 1 - "Beast of Burden" | ©2013 CBS/Giovanni Rufino

On CBS’ freshman series GOLDEN BOY, Tuesdays at 10 PM, Walter Clark (Theo James) has become the youngest police commissioner inNew York City history. Much of the series takes place in flashback, showing us Walter’s rise to the top. When Walter becomes a homicide detective, one of his heroes who quickly turns into a squad room nemesis is Kevin Alejandro’s character, Detective Christian Arroyo. Christian has plenty of ambition and doesn’t mind bending a few rules to get ahead. Alejandro spent three seasons on TNT’s acclaimed SOUTHLAND as LAPD homicide detective Nate Moretta, who was fatally gunned down. On TRUE […]Read On »

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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 5 – “Somebody That I Used to Know”

Rutina Wesley and Kristin Bauer van Straten in TRUE BLOOD – Season 5 – “Somebody That I Used To Know” | ©2012 HBO/John P. Johnson

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Joe Manganiello, Carrie Preston, Deborah Ann Woll, Michael McMillian, Denis O’Hare, Jim Parrack, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Todd Lowe, Lauren Bowles, Valentina Cervi, Janina Gavankar, Lucy Griffiths, Scott Foley, Kevin Alejandro,  Dale Dickey, Anastasia Garias, Lara Pulver Writer: Mark Hudis, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Stephen Moyer Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: July 29, 2012 TRUE BLOOD doesn’t really have uneventful episodes, but even by this show’s standards of activity, a hell of […]Read On »

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TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 5 – “In the Beginning”

Annie Abrams and Denis O'Hare in TRUE BLOOD - Season 5 - "In the Beginning" | ©2012 HBO/John P. Johnson

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Joe Manganiello, Carrie Preston, Deborah Ann Woll, Michael McMillian, Denis O’Hare, Jim Parrack, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Todd Lowe, Lauren Bowles, Valentina Cervi, Janina Gavankar, Lucy Griffiths, Scott Foley, Chris Heyerdahl, Kevin Alejandro, Tina Majorino, Dale Dickey, William Sanderson, Allan Hyde, Jessica Clark Writer: Brian Buckner, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Michael Ruscio Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: July 22, 2012 The finale of the previous TRUE BLOOD episode “Hopeless” had renegade vampire […]Read On »

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