Monday, March 11, 2013

From LA Examiner: 'Dallas' Cast Previews Life Post-J.R. Ewing; Valorie Curry Talks New 'The Following' Chapter; 'Bates Motel' Advance Review; 'Friends' Reunion on 'Go On'...


"Dallas' Patrick Duffy, Linda Gray, & Jesse Metcalfe on saying good-bye to J.R"

You can't have Bobby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) without his brother J.R. (Larry Hagman)-- J.R. said as much in the first season of the TNT version of Dallas, when he went to visit his sick brother in the hospital. Who would each man be without the other to serve as a challenger, as inspiration, as a barometer of actions? Unfortunately Dallas has to explore that question because of the passing of Hagman. Though series executive producers ultimately decided to do another "Who Shot J.R.?" story in which J.R. was actually fatally killed off and properly mourned, it does not mean his presence won't still be felt long after he's gone-- namely in the behaviors and actions of those who knew and loved him best... [MORE]



"Valorie Curry previews Emma's new chapter with Joe on The Following"

Despite her genuine feelings for Jacob (Nico Tortorella), it certainly seemed like all Emma (Valorie Curry) wanted on FOX's The Following was to make Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) proud enough that he would love her the same way she loves him and so they could build a life together. After delivering his son to him, Emma should get her wish, right? Maybe if this were a series finale or a fairy tale, but it's a Kevin Williamson thriller-- and only half-way through its first season-- so there is no concrete "happily ever after"... [MORE]



A&E’s Bates Motel dares to go where even Hitchcock left alone: into the formative years of Norman Bates (Freddie Highmore) to look at his life, even if not quite his mind, to learn just what made him snap and start killing all of those people. But Bates Motel can’t seem to find itself, let alone its horror, in the pilot episode, leaving us to wonder why we’d want to watch week after week of failures and missteps, that in the end, only lead to the degradation of some kid anyway. We’re not that sadistic, but furthermore, the show doesn’t take a clear enough stance in its first impression, let alone leave a hauntingly memorable mark... [MORE]


"First Look: Matthew Perry and Courteney Cox reunited on NBC for Go On"

Immediately upon the end of NBC's Friends came the questions of a reunion movie. Though almost a decade has passed since the hit sitcom shut off its lights, that movie has never manifested. But the cast and crew have not stayed away from each other this entire time. Both Lisa Kudrow and Jennifer Aniston recently guest starred on Courteney Cox's new comedy, for example, and David Schwimmer appeared on the last season of Kudrow's web series-turned-showtime comedy, too. But for us personally, NBC's Go On wins because it is reuniting Cox and Matthew Perry on-screen, and they were the best ones! Forget Ross and Rachel, we shipped Monica and Chandler way before the show told us to! ... [MORE]

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