Monday, July 22, 2013

From LA Examiner: C.S. Lee on 'Dexter' Fatherhood; Lea Thompson Talks Directing 'Switched at Birth'; 'Unforgettable' Advance Review...

For seven-point-three seasons, Masuka (C.S. Lee) has lightened up the homicide offices of Miami Metro PD on Showtime's Dexter with sex jokes and half-serious advances about women he finds attractive. So in season eight's "Scar Tissue", when his co-workers told him he had a cute, young girl stopping by his office, many fans may have assumed they were messing with him or even hiring him a hooker to have commentary of their own to spew. Instead, though, the show delivered something much more thematically on point and offering a chance to finally see a different, and dare we say even more serious, side to Masuka's character. They made him a dad... [MORE]

Lea Thompson has directed television projects before but never an episode of her own ABC Family series, Switched at Birth-- until now. Though she shared with LA TV Insider Examiner that she had been asking to direct ever since the first season, it took a little while to actually get the shot. As the first actor to step behind the camera for an episode, Thompson takes the reigns on "Prudence, Avarice, Lust, Justice, Anger", an episode that sees a number of relationships taking news steps-- and being tested. And that's exactly how Thompson likes it... [MORE]

"Summer 2013 TV Preview: CBS' Unforgettable"

Often a second season note for a network show is to "expand the world" by adding new characters and larger scale, longer-term complications and conflicts. But for CBS' Unforgettable, the show's second season was announced after the plug had initially been pulled, marking not an expansion but a resurrection. To say that the show comes back bigger, bolder, and yes flashier, is an understatement. The characters that get to stick around are still the same ones we got to know in the first season, only new elements of their personalities are creeping out and putting the few survivors at direct odds with each other, intensifying the drama that much further... [MORE]

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