Thursday, October 4, 2012

From LA Examiner: 'The Vampire Diaries' Premiere Review; Men of 'Nashville', Eric Close Edition; 'Beauty and the Beast' & 'Always Sunny' Advance Review; 'Arrow' Photos...

"The Vampire Diaries season four transitions & "things will never be the same"

“The whole council knows who we are now. Things will never be the same.” Truer words have never been spoken on The Vampire Diaries, even though a number of times per season Julie Plec manages to introduce cool new twists to shake up her supernatural story. But the season four premiere, “Growing Pains,” truly sees the whole world of Mystic Falls—not just Elena (Nina Dobrev) transition... [MORE]

"Eric Close talks about being the man behind the music legend in Nashville"

"Here’s the thing I like about potentially working on [Nashville] for seven years,” Close started when LA TV Insider Examiner caught up with him in Los Angeles... [MORE

The CW is taking a page from their big brother network, CBS, and getting in the procedural game, but since their demographic is a younger, cooler audience, theirs comes with a supernatural twist. Beauty & The Beast is a modern day retelling of the 1980s series of the same name, starring Kristin Kreuk as Catherine Chandler aka the Beauty and Jay Ryan as Vincent Keller aka the Beast. It’s a noble effort, but in order to truly tell a tale built for millenials, they need to dive deeply into the rich back story and mythology of the Beast, as well as the complicated pull of Catherine to him, rather than the all-too-easy and misogynistically dated case of the week that constantly requires him to come to her rescue... [MORE

"Always Sunny season eight plays with pop culture, politics, & new personalities"

More often than not, comedies that are entering into their eighth seasons are somewhat strained, subtle versions of the gems they once were. Those that don't attempt reinvention end up settling for repetition and routine. Those that do attempt reinvention often find themselves changing or outright eliminating the very elements that made an audience think it was a revolutionary, funny show to begin with. But somehow It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia managed to beat all of the odds. With its eighth season premiere, "Pop-Pop: The Final Solution," re-explores a previously assumed "in passing" story point, creating a whole new world of opportunity for its characters to make the terrible decisions we have come to love and expect... [MORE]

"PHOTO PREVIEW: Arrow in training & facing off against Deadshot"

Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) may be returning to the rich and fabulous life in Starling City, but he isn't letting his island-training go soft. And that's not only a good thing for fans Arrow who want to see their hero walk around without his shirt, but also for the titular character himself, who is about to find himself up against a brand new foe... [MORE]

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