I stopped watching “The Walking Dead” some years ago…I don’t really know what happened or why (maybe it had to do with other television shows competing with my attention?). But, “Fear The Walking Dead” looks amazing and I’m so amped to watch the first episode this coming Sunday! I just hope that it doesn’t disappoint me like “Hemlock Grove” did.
Click HERE to see the first three minutes of the premiere episode!
After all of the rumors and talk, I am SO very happy that “Girl Meets World” is happening! I have so many fond memories of watching “Boy Meets World” and if I ever catch it on television with nothing to do, I have to sit and watch. It’s such a classic, timeless show with life lessons that can never get old.. Here’s to hoping that “Girl Meets World” will be just as successful and entertaining.
Let’s just call today Premiere Monday, shall we? Besides My Mad Fat Diary across the pond, we have a completely new show premiering tonight called Star-Crossed. It’s one of the newest CW shows to hit the airwaves tonight and I’m curious enough to check it out. Gossip Girl, One Tree Hill, and 90210 are gone, I’ve parted ways with The Vampire Diaries, and Beauty & The Beast, Reign, and The Carrie Diaries have yet to make it into my DVR queue long enough for me to actively watch a full episode with undivided attention. Then there’s The Originals, The Tomorrow People, and Arrow… all unseen by moi, but there’s a reason binge watching was invented.
The cast of Star-Crossed boasts many familiar faces, especially from the Friday Night Lights universe with Aimee Teegarden, Grey Damon, and Dora Madison Burge. You may also recognize actor Matt Lanter from 90210 and actress Malese Jow from The Vampire Diaries and The Social Network. Coupled with a sci-fi centered plot, this show has potential, but will it make it to a second season? Tune in if you can, or if you wish, and cast your vote!
I took one of Marki Costello‘s infamous hosting bootcamps in New York and was inspired, yet also a wee bit intimidated. This women is FIERCE and has a BIG personality. It’s no wonder that she has her own, new reality show on E! It’s not only a show for entertainment, but if you’re an aspiring talent, you best listen up to Costello’s wise advice. For instance, don’t show up to an open call, or any talent call, with a wallet-sized photo that looks like it was produced a decade ago. Always, ALWAYS arm yourself with a professional-looking headshot and attached resume! Also, never show up to a talent manager or agent’s office unannounced and then cry/beg/plead to be signed. You don’t want to be negatively labeled in Hollywood as you’re just starting your career. Marki KNOWS what she is talking about- I’ve witnessed her magic up close and personal kids!
Based on last night’s premiere, I have no doubt that Ms. Costello’s is going to gain more fans and that her expertise will continue to be in high demand. Plus, I love Paisley, co-sign on Kirby being picked as new CMEG talent, am intrigued by Sloane Brown, and want to see more of Tamara Jaber. That woman’s candor is refreshing.
I went to see a sneak preview screening last night of the first episode for Almost Human, a J.J. Abrams/Bad Robot television production. There was a big turnout at the theatre that included a local Fox News anchor and cameraperson for interviews. (I was not ready for this and, of course, was interviewed along with a friend who accompanied me.)
Now, Almost Human is slick looking with filmic special effects and a considerable dose of violence. It’s actually too good-looking of a network TV show and its cinematic proportions could hold its own as the first half of a full-length feature film. I was pulled in by not only this but the chemistry between lead actors Karl Urban and Michael Ealy. Their back and forth banter between android (Ealy) and PTSD-affected cop (Urban) is poignant, yet there are some wonderful humorous scenes where the audience could not stop laughing. I love this new turn in Urban’s career. It was not long ago that my friend who saw this screening with me and I were discussing his IMDB page. (Yes, we are entertainment/pop culture geeks!) Dredd was not the big success that it could have been, but we always saw potential in Urban. He’s a fine actor and Almost Human will garner him more fans and accolades. The same goes for Ealy. I think that a jump to television at this stage in their acting careers and in the roles they were given for Almost Human was a smart move.
Karl Urban and Michael Ealy in “Almost Human”
I was also pleased to see Lili Taylor (who could forget her character “Jojo” in Mystic Pizza?), Minka Kelly, and Mackenzie Crook (“Skins UK”, “The Office UK”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest”, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”) in this new series. I’ll always support the Friday Night Lights fam and Taylor and Crook are just two lovely performers. They are always so grounded and natural in whichever characters they portray onscreen.
As for the plot? Well, consider a world where human cops and androids partner up to fight crime, which, is up 400%. Oh yeah, and it’s the year 2048. Tasty. It’s a plot that’s ripe for engrossing storylines week by week. I didn’t want the show to end when the end credits began to roll. If this show doesn’t get cancelled, it could be one of the breakout hits of this year’s Fall season.
While I’ll be blubbering at the movies tonight during a screening of “12 Years A Slave”, others in my PLL fam will be watching the long-awaited Halloween special tonight.
The main questions of the hour will be: Is Ezra really A? What will he do? Will our Pretty Little Liars find Ali? Or will Ali find our Pretty Little Liars first? I’m also excited to see which costumes we’ll find our Liars wearing this year! I’m curious to know what could top this:
Spencer/Troian Bellisario as Mary Queen of Scots
Aria/Lucy Hale as a 1920s flapper
Plus, Ravenswood premieres right after! I like Caleb/Tyler Blackburn, so I hope that this show becomes a huge success.