Tuesday, April 23, 2013

From LA Examiner: Ashley Rickards Talks 'Awkward' S3; Stephen Amell and Emily Bett Rickards on 'Arrow' Tension; Felicia Day on Charlie's 'Supernatural' Backstory...

MTV's Awkward may be a quippy comedy, but it knows how to deliver deep and meaningful character drama, too. The first season offered a powerful gut-punch when we learned that Jenna's (Ashley Rickards) own mother was the one who wrote the carefrontation letter, and then in the second season, we saw more of her vulnerabilities emerge when juggling feelings for two boys at the same time. But it is the third year now-- of the show and of these characters' high school lives-- and all has matured accordingly. Already in the season premiere we have seen a much more serious turn for Jenna, who worried she might be pregnant and internalized her concerns, rather than confiding in friends or her boyfriend. And really, that is just the tip of the iceberg... [MORE]

The CW's Arrow started its debut season with a solitary man on a mission. Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) was alone on the island in the pilot episode, and alone on his quest to take down corruption in Starling City once he was rescued from said island and returned home. But as episodes have gone on, he has developed a small team around him, relying on both his bodyguard Diggle (David Ramsey) and computer genius Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards) to aid him as the vigilante. The three spend a lot of secret time together in pretty close quarters under Oliver's nightclub, where he created a training facility and information center. And though they're working towards a common goal, it's only a matter of time before methods-- if not personalities-- begin to clash... [MORE]

"Felicia Day previews Supernatural "beautiful character study" of Charlie"

Felicia Day guest starred on The CW's Supernatural in season seven as a hacker who helped Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) get information on the top Leviathan. By all usual Supernatural accounts, it should have been a one-off role, ending in hacker Charlie's sad but expected death at the hands of her former Leviathan boss. Instead, Sam and Dean managed to save the day a little bit brighter by putting her on a bus out of town with only a broken arm. The Supernatural writers clearly knew they had someone special, not only with Day, but with the character of Charlie herself, who was instantly accepted into the Supernatural universe as a surrogate sister type in a show full of testosterone. Perhaps because they see so much of themselves reflected in Charlie, fans have reacted with overwhelming cries of "Please don't die!" for the character, per Day, and Supernatural has thankfully, thus far, obliged... [MORE]

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