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Return of ‘The Walking Dead’

AMC’s The Walking Dead returns Sunday, 12 February.  I can’t wait!  How ’bout you?  What’d you think of the mid-season finale?  Were you happy with Shane’s actions?  What will happen now?   Here’s AMC’s sneak peek at Ep 208, Nebraska. [SPOILER ALERT: Video clip contains spoilers from Episode 07 of Season 2.]

For those who have missed some episodes, don’t fret.  AMC is airing a two-day marathon beginning on Sat., Feb. 11 at 8/7c, covering the full series to date. They’ll show all six episodes of Season 1 back-to-back on Saturday starting at 8/7c. Then on Sunday, the marathon continues with Season 2 episodes starting at 1:30PM/12:30c, leading right into the Midseason Premiere, “Nebraska” at 9/8c.   You can check here for the full recap schedule.

Word is the show’s third season has been extended to 16 episodes.  While I’m thrilled I have more Walking Dead to enjoy, I hope the episodes are more intense that they have been so far in Season 2.  Is it just me or where the episodes in Season 1 just a bit more edge-of-your-seat intense?  That said, I have enjoyed Season 2’s more character-based episodes.  They have allowed us to get to know them all a bit better, even if that means we like them a little less.

I have to say, the character who surprised me the most in Season 2 is Daryl.  In season 1, he was just a background character and not one of my favorites.  In season 2, we get to see him shine.    He is quickly becoming one of my favorites.  Who’s your favorite?  Are you ready to see some changes in the group’s leadership? Or think all is as it should be?

If you’re not already a fan of the series, what are you waiting for?  Catch-up this weekend and you’ll be hooked like the rest of us!

Be sure to check out AMC’s “10 Ways to Get Ready for The Walking Dead Midseason Premiere” for more videos.  You can also take their “Which Character Are You?” quiz to see who you’d likely take after should you survive the apocalypse.

[The Walking Dead Midseason Premiere Airs Sunday, 12 Feb]

Related Posts: Get Ready for the Return of The Walking Dead, The Walking Dead Returns, and Zombie Awareness Month (ZAM).

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“Cold Winds Are Rising” ~ Game of Thrones S2 Teaser

Season two teaser of Game of Thrones narrated by Stannis Baratheon, the dead King’s elder brother.

Game of Thrones Season Two Sneak Peek

A behind-the-scenes look at season 2 which premieres April 2012.

Get Ready for the Return of The Walking Dead

WooHoo, Baby!  Are You Ready for Season 2?!

 

If you just can’t wait until Sunday, there are other ways to get your zombie fix:

  • Catch the latest trailer with the Sheriff bustin’ some zombie heads like coconuts
  • Design your own zombie avatar with AMC’s ‘Spread the Dead’ application on Facebook
  • Check out their Sneak Peek (US only, unfortunately) video
  • Or the daily Webisodes
  • Pop over to HalloweenCostumes.com and find a wicked zombie getup for this year’s tricks-and-treats day
  • Try your hand at AMC’s ‘Ultimate Fan Trivia Game
  • Or crack some skulls in one of the games at ZombieGames.net
  • And, if you missed out on Season 1, don’t despair, you can catch up here
  • Finally, check out the new book!

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor  

In the Walking Dead universe, there is no greater villain than The Governor. The despot who runs the walled-off town of Woodbury, he has his own sick sense of justice: whether it’s forcing prisoners to battle zombies in an arena for the townspeople’s amusement, or chopping off the appendages of those who cross him. The Governor was voted “Villain of the Year” by Wizard magazine the year he debuted, and his story arc was the most controversial in the history of the Walking Dead comic book series. Now, for the first time, fans of The Walking Dead will discover how The Governor became the man he is, and what drove him to such extremes.

The Walking Dead: Rise of the Governor by Robert Kirkman, Jay Bonansinga,  Published October 11th 2011 by Thomas Dunne Books, is available for purchase at Amazon | BookDepository | B&N

“The Secret Circle” Pilot Available Early @ iTunes

Watch the pilot for free @ iTunes

Cassie Blake was a happy, normal teenage girl – until her mother Amelia dies in what appears to be a tragic accidental fire. Orphaned and deeply saddened, Cassie moves in with her warm and loving grandmother Jane in the beautiful small town of Chance Harbor, Washington – the town her mother left so many years before – where the residents seem to know more about Cassie than she does about herself. As Cassie gets to know her high school classmates, including sweet-natured Diana and her handsome boyfriend Adam, brooding loner Nick, mean-girl Faye and her sidekick Melissa, strange and frightening things begin to happen. When her new friends explain that they are all descended from powerful witches, and they’ve been waiting for Cassie to join them and complete a new generation of the Secret Circle, Cassie refuses to believe them – until Adam shows her how to unlock her incredible magical powers. But it’s not until Cassie discovers a message from her mother in an old leather-bound book of spells hidden in her mother’s childhood bedroom, that she understands her true and dangerous destiny. What Cassie and the others don’t yet know is that darker powers are at play, powers that might be linked to the adults in the town, including Diana’s father and Faye’s mother – and that Cassie’s mother’s death might not have been an accident.

The Secret Circle is based on L. J. Smith‘s young adult trilogy by the same name. The show was well cast. I haven’t read the books, but the familiar (and some not so familiar) faces should prove to be a big draw. My favorite – Gale Harold, who I first fell in love with when he starred as Brian Kinney on the amazing series Queer as Folk, plays a baddie. He’s the father of Diana, who I’ve nicknamed Glenda, the good witch. Here’s a breakdown on the characters we’ve met so far.

Cassie Blake, 16 years old
— Mom, Amelia, deceased (died in fire “accident”)
— Dad, “a bad man”, deceased (died 16 yrs earlier in “accident”)
— Grandma, Jane
Nick Armstrong, “guy in the window”, Cassie’s neighbor
— Mom ?
— Dad ?
Adam Conant, Cassie’s “star mate”, but Diana’s boyfriend
— Mom, deceased (died 16 yrs earlier in “accident”)
— Dad, owns Boat House, a drunk, loved Cassie’s mom, she was his “star mate”
Diana Meade, appears to want to do the right thing
— Adam’s girlfriend
— Dad, Charles, powerful baddie
— Mom, deceased (died 16 yrs earlier in “accident”)
Faye Chamberlain, loves her the new strength of her powers, doesn’t want control
— Mom, HS principle, Dawn, working with Charles to “bring power”
— Dad, deceased (died 16 yrs earlier in “accident”)
Melissa, appears to be Faye’s follower
— Mom ?
— Dad ?

These six make up the “Secret Circle”. The five had some powers prior to Cassie’s arrival in town. But, since her arrival, their powers have increased. In the pilot, we find out that some sort of “accident” happened 16 years earlier. In that accident, each of them lost one parent. Diana tries to convince Cassie that she too is a witch. They all must bind their powers so they can learn to control them. Faye isn’t looking to control her powers, she’s reveling in them. But, her arrogance may just get the best of her. Adam’s dad tells Cassie how much he loved Amelia, “It was written in the stars …” they were meant to be together. But, her father came to town and everything changed. He also tells Cassie that she and Adam are fated to be together too. Que love triangle between Cassie – Adam – Diana. I really don’t like love triangles. But, we’ll see how this one plays out.

So, will you be watching? Have you read the trilogy? If so, let us know how the show compares to the books.

Whet Your Appetite … V3, baby!

Vampire Diaries Season 3 premieres 15 September

The final episode of Season 2, “As I Lay Dying” aired on 12 May 2011

Official Synopsis:
Mystic Falls screens “Gone with The Wind” in the town square, and Damon’s memories of Katherine in 1864 mix with the reality of present-day Elena. Stefan pays a steep price after trying to prevent a tragedy, and Sheriff Forbes makes a dangerous mistake while trying to keep everyone safe. Multiple lives hang in the balance as the consequences of the sacrifice ritual play out to a horrifying conclusion.

In case you need a visual reminder of how things in Mystic Falls left off, here’s a recap vid for ya.

And here’s what we have to look forward to in the premiere.


The Walking Dead Returns!

October can’t get here fast enough!


AMC’s wicked series, The Walking Dead, returns 16 October. I cannot wait! Oh how I wish Comic Con would come to Japan! In case you missed it too, be sure to stop by AMC’s The Walking Dead website to check out Highlights From The Walking Dead Comic-Con Panel, How to Kill a Walker and more. And, io9 got to chat with the cast at Comic Con and shares their notes with us.



Season 2 Premieres 16 October!


Recap: True Blood ~ S4, Ep6 “I Wish I Was The Moon”

TB Recap & Review Header by StephB

“I Wish I Was The Moon” ~ Song by Neko Case


Eric Gets Some Sookie Nookie!

Of course that is what sticks out in this episode for me. After Pam slipped the news that Eric is hiding out at Sookie’s place, Bill zips over only to catch them semi-nekked on the sofa. Eric immediately pops fang and attacks this Wimpy King. Sookie stops him from harming Bill telling him he’s his King. To which Eric drops to one knee and says, “My liege, forgive me.” Oi! Bill arrests Eric for being a threat, saying he’s being controlled by necromancers. He even goes so far as to ask for the Council’s approval for final death. Eric awaits his sentencing in a cell with Pam. When he walks in he says, “It smells like death in here.” Poor Pam!

Sookie begs Bill to let Eric go. She believes he’s doing this solely because he’s jealous of the two of them together. Bill delivers one of the season’s best lines when he tells her, “Believe it or not, my entire existence does not revolve around what or who is between your legs.” OUCH! He also tells his henchmen to arrest her if she ever steps foot on his property again.

Meanwhile in the cell, Pam reminds Eric, “Let me tell you a little something about King Bill: He is a self-loathing, power-hungry, pompous little dork, and you hate his guts.” When Eric won’t hear it, Pam gives it to him straight, like no one else can by saying, “Eric, snap the fuck out of it! You are a Viking vampire and a god and you bow to no one. If someone crosses you, you rip out their liver with one fang.”


Silver, Kingly stake in hand, about to deliver Eric’s sentence and Eric says, “Please tell Sookie I went to my true death knowing how to love, tell her thank you. I hope you two find your way back to each other.” Bill is taken aback by Eric’s statements and asks why he would say such a thing. Eric says, ” … she deserves happiness with whomever can give it to her.” Awwww. Now, kick his ass and get outta there! Thankfully, for reasons yet unknown, Bill lets him go and Eric finds Sookie wandering the woods in search of a traumatized Jason. Que the Marvin Gaye tunes …

“It’s like a werewolf, except a big-ass cat.”

No one can say Sookie doesn’t know her stuff. Very informative indeed. Jason’s freakin’ out because it’s the night of the full moon and he’s convinced he’s going to turn into a werepanther. When he tells Sookie, she promises to help him out, “And I’ll be here to help you any way I can. Other than shoot you in the head.” When he takes off into the woods, Sookie follows after him. She bumps into Alcide and Debbie, who have decided to run with the Shreveport pack, and asks them about werepanthers. Apparently, in TB TV, you cannot be turned by a bite, you are born a shifter – one or both of your parents must have shifter blood. Will Jason turn or not? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

The Wee Wicked Firestarter

Arlene and Terry awake to a flaming house. Terry carries Arlene out of the house. She’s kicking and screaming about Mikey and all I kept wondering is … what about your other two kids? No worries – they were already outside safe and sound. Seems Mikey has a ghostly friend who must’ve helped him outta the house because the kids tell Arlene, he was just sittin’ in the yard with the freaky doll when they got there. When Sam asks if they are all okay, Arlene says, “The ghost of my serial-killin’ ex-fiance just tried to murder us in our sleep. We’re just peachy.”

Sam’s gotta deal with the mess, so he calls Tommy to let him know what’s up and asks if he can open Merlotte’s for him. Tommy agrees and proceeds to throw a self-hate pity party. During his tantrum, he morphs into Sam. Remember earlier in the season when Luna told the story about shifters being able to shift into any animal, even humans, if they kill a parent?

Tommy is all excited about trying out his Sam Powers. He prances around Merlotte’s, fires Sookie when she comes into the office asking for the day off (to deal with Eric business), chats up Maxine and POP! His bubble bursts when Maxine rants to Sam/Tommy about Tommy saying, “That boy’s dumber than a bucket of spit, and just as useful.” While back at Sam’s trailer, Sam/Tommy gets a surprise visit from Luna who undresses while telling him what a handsome, thoughtful and caring man he is. No post-coital snugglin’ here – Sam/Tommy kicks Luna out, tossing her dress at her, like she’s a $10 whore he picked up. Ooooh, Sam’s gonna pay for that one later!

Got Tongue?

Jesus and Lafayette are down in Mexico seeking a way to gain power from Jesus’ freaky Grandfather and his pregnant wife. Sitting around the table, they are given goat tongue for dinner. Yum! The look on Lafayette’s face was hilarious! Grandpa tells Jesus he doesn’t know what he wants, but if he can bring a sacrifice, he’ll think about helping him. Out in the fields, waitin’ for a sacrifice to “come to them”, Lafayette tells Jesus his Grandpa is crazy. Jesus keeps insisting they need the help. Their sacrifice ends up being a rattlesnake. Hokus Pokus, Mumbo Jumbo, POOF! Grandpa makes the rattler bite Jesus and locks them in the room. Lafayette is crying for help when some spirit floats into him and chants a healing prayer over Jesus. Guess Jesus lives because he’s hollerin’ at Lafayette in the next episode’s preview.

Look Who’s Coming to Dinner!

Tara’s lover, Naomi, shows up at Lafayette’s looking for her. Tara tells her why she went to New Orleans and changed her name. Basically, why she lied about everything. Naomi forgives her and they have some make up sex. Afterward, Tara takes her to Merlotte’s. While strolling through the parking lot, Pam shows up all pissed off and … I’m guessing by the preview clip that she snacks on Naomi causing Tara to go all vamp-hunter with Marnie/Antonia.


Ep. 43/Season 4, Ep. 7 ~ “Cold Grey Light of Dawn” Preview



Recap: True Blood ~ S4, Ep5 “Me and the Devil”

TB Recap & Review Header by StephB

“I had a bad dream.” ~ Eric


I had a dream … Godric was there
Our favorite 2,000 yr old vamp makes an appearance in Eric’s dream. This time Godric’s not the peaceful mentor, but the “you know you wanna drink her blood and be able to walk in the sun” type. He gets Eric all hot and heavy, fangs drop and he’s panting over Sookie when he awakes from his nightmare.
Still aroused from the dream, he wanders into Sookie’s room. She’s startled awake before he can take a nibble. Old Eric would’ve taken what he wanted, but Eric 2.0 goes Weepy Wendy and tells Sookie, “I had a bad dream.” He lays down with his head in her lap and cries bloody tears seeking comfort.

He says he’d never hurt someone as beautiful as her. He asks permission to stay with her, she agrees as long as he keeps his hands and fangs to himself. While they spoon, it’s obvious that his vulnerable new self is slowly, but surely breaking down Sookie’s “I’ll never be with Eric Northman” wall.

Tara pops over for some BFF support after her girlfriend finds some mail with her real name and address on it. Needless-to-say, Naomi is hurt to learn that “Toni” has lied to her. Sookie advises Tara to go to her now and fight for the girl she loves. She’s also trying to get rid of her before Eric saunters out of his cubby. Tara realizes something’s up with Sookie and before she can tell her, Eric walks into the room. Tara freaks out, screams and cusses at Sookie for housing such an evil vamp after all he’s done to her. When Tara leaves, Eric is once again saddened to learn that everything Tara said is true. And when the wall finally comes tumblin’ down, we get our moment … Eric and Sookie k-i-s-s-i-n-g! If you missed it, here’s a loop for ya.

I had a dream … I killed mama and papa
Tommy, still caught in Joe Lee’s choke collar, passes out – or so they think. Instead he jumps Joe Lee and wraps the chain around his neck trying to kill him. Mama’s none to happy and starts beating on Tommy begging him to stop. Joe Lee just won’t die – kinda like a cockroach – so Tommy grabs a pipe and beats him in the head until he’s dead, dead, dead. Only problem, mama got so angry and kept jumping Tommy, so he OOPS! kills her too.

In his panic, he packs them up in a van and heads to Sam for help. Sam helps Tommy wrap them and drives them to the swamp for gater bait. On the way, Andy pulls him over demanding to see in the back of the van. Tommy, grew a brain for 5 seconds and shifted into a gater to scare him off. The bodies, which are floating, are finally gobbled up by gaters when Sam tosses in some marshmallows because, “Gators love marshmallows. You should know that.” Umm, ok.

I had a dream … I f**ked Jessica and Hoyt was there
At the end of the last episode, Jason was found passed out on the side of the road by Jessica and Hoyt. Jessica feeds Jason some of her blood to help heal his wounds. They get Jason home in bed to rest and recover. Hoyt can sense something is up with Jessica, she’s being distant, but insists she’s just exhausted from being a blood donor. Hoyt, not buying what she’s sellin’, decides to stay with Jason for a bit. The brofriends have a chat about Jason’s Hot Shot “experience”. He tells Hoyt, in his best God-voice (actually sounded more like the movie trailer guy, but no less hilarious) “Jason Stackhouse, you have f**ked too many hot women. Now let’s see how you like it!”

Back at home, Jessica crawls up Jason and he’s quick enough to ask, “Is this a dream?” Jessica confirms and he puts a short stop to the seduction as he feels a pang of guilt over Hoyt’s love of Jessica, then he blows it off … it is a dream after all. While smexin’, she keeps calling out Hoyt’s name which is freaking him out, but nothing does that as well as Hoyt showing up on top of Jason which shocks him awake.

I had a dream … my face was falling off
Poor Pam! She shows up at Bill’s decked out in her best funeral attire, veil and all. He says, “Oh good, the world needs more beekeepers.” Best Bill line in a looong time. She is understandably pissed off and exclaims, “You f**k with my face, it’s time to die.” She demands that he “Convene your sheriffs so we can kill this uppity wiccan c**t … your majesty.”
He tells her that cannot be done, vamps cannot kill humans. Bill’s wicca spy meets with Marnie and Bill’s goons step in to “arrest” her. They lock her up in Bill’s state-of-the-art prison. He whammies her to find out exactly what she knows about the disappearance of Eric and how to reverse the melting spell on Pam. As we all know, she knows nothing. Pam and Bill meet with the other sheriffs in Louisiana to discuss the wiccan threat. Pam accidentally spills, in front of them all, that Eric has had his memory wiped. Bill demands to know everything she knows and where he is staying. Pam can’t resist his Kingly powers and tells him Eric’s at Sookie’s house.

I had a dream … Zzzzz I dosed off, what’d I miss?

Jesus convinces Lafayette to head to Mexico to visit Grandpa. Why? When Jesus was young, his grandpa gave him a goat. Little Boy Jesus was thrilled to have a pet, only grandpa had other plans. Demanding he kill the goat and take in his essence. When he did, he felt something so powerful …. he believes that power is what he and Lafayette need now to protect themselves from two vamps and a crazy ass witch.

Sookie listens in on Holly’s inner monologue and learns about the Moon Goddess Emporium. She heads over there and introduces herself to Marnie. When Marnie refuses to do a reading for her, she says, “When I was a kid, my two favorite TV shows were Sabrina and Charmed!” Marnie gives in and during the reading Sookie’s Gran shows up. Gran tells Sookie not to lose her heart to this boy, his situation is temporary. Then, she tells Sookie to stay away from this witch, she’s dangerous … RUN! Sookie thanks Marnie, telling her when her Gran tells her to run, she runs.

Arlene is freaked by the writing on the wall. Terry calls for some religious back up to cleanse the house of Rene’s spirit. Turns out the preacher he calls is Reverend Daniels and his wife, Tara’s Mom. They sing some songs and do some smudging around the house. Great line: Arlene says, “Smells a little like pot.” Terry responds, “Not really.” Convinced that took care of their problem, they have some satin sheet nookie and spoon. On the dresser, a matchbook lights and burns out on it’s own.

Alcide gets a visit from Shreveport’s pack master, Luna’s baby daddy. He tells Alcide he’s been in town long enough and should’ve registered with pack by now. Alcide’s decided to go it alone and tells him to buzz off. (In case you haven’t seen it, Alcide, in all his hot muscled glory, is sportin’ the cover of Muscle & Fitness’ July 2011 issue. The photos are hawt! It’s a MUST see!)

Portia just can’t take no for an answer and shows up at Bill’s with reasons why incest isn’t a good enough reason for the two of them to stop f**king seeing each other. He puts the vamp whammy on her so that anytime she sees him she’ll want to run from the room screaming, which she does.


Check out the trailer HBO premiered at Comic Con! Looks like it should be an interesting season!


Ep. 42/Season 4, Ep. 6 ~ “I Wish I Was the Moon” Preview


If the House is a’Rockin’ …

Spoiler Alert

 

Don’t say I didn’t warn ya!!

E! Online’s  shared some True Blood news I just had to share with you!

But, Sookie, I luuuuv you...

 

A fan asks the team for any news on Bill with all the Eric + Sookie togetherness so far this season.  They tell us, “Bill (Stephen Moyer) has awful timing. Horrific timing actually. In an upcoming True Bloodepisode he vamp-speed runs into a mostly naked Eric-Sookie moment, and to say he doesn’t react well would be putting it mildly. But between the true death orders and heartbreaking look, it is abundantly clear that Bill still loves Sookie and would do anything to make her happy. Even if that means letting her move on with a gorgeous amnesiac Viking.”

Woohoo, baby!  Can’t wait! 🙂

{Artist Verauko} Awww, Poor Bill. NOT!