Wednesday, September 12, 2012

From LA Examiner: 'The Vampire Diaries' Cast Shots; 'Scandal' Cast Previews Season Two; 'Hawaii Five-0' & 'Person of Interest' Premiere Previews...

There is still a month to go before The Vampire Diaries returns to The CW for season four with a new Elena (Nina Dobrev) and a few new characters, still yet to be seen. To keep your appetite strong, The CW has released new cast promotional shots of all of your favorite returning characters, but remember: Julie Plec told us the show is "definitely populating [its] universe," so stay tuned for more! ... [MORE

If you read our take on the Scandal second season premiere, you know that some things go down that have some of Olivia Pope & Associates' antennas up about their fearless leader. If you've seen even one episode of the series for yourself, it's obvious that all of the characters have secrets-- that no one is who they seem to be. However, they have always been warriors-- "Gladiators in suits," as Harrison (Columbus Short) likes to post. What that amounts to is a group of soldiers falling in line behind their leader (Kerry Washington). Until now.... [MORE]

"Hawaii Five-0 S3 shakes up the team with the return of Doris McGarrett"

Admittedly we’re not quite sure how much of the Hawaii Five-0 audience really overlaps with the audience of The CW’s Supernatural. They are different genre shows and on different networks, but both deal with an elite team hunting the bad guys. And as you will learn in the third season premiere of Hawaii Five-0, both also have mythologies that can be traced back to the mother, rather than what you were first led to believe... [MORE]

"Person of Interest's second season premiere intrigues with Root's endgame"

A procedural series with a strong mythology element like Person of Interest has should be a treat in season two. After twenty-two episodes of easing the audience into this slightly surreal world, where a machine can spit out a number of a person that’s in need of saving, viewers understand the basics of the bigger picture, and they truly know the character types they are dealing with. The case of the week element can drop away, though never full disappearing, in order to bring in more of that mythology—the hows and whys and what nows that follow. Thankfully, that is exactly the pattern that Person of Interest seems to be following, primarily by expanding Root's (Amy Acker) reasoning. The danger here, though, is that Root is easily the most intriguing character, completely overshadowing the show's two supposed heroes... [MORE]

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