The Oscars airing last night made me think about some of the bad-ass acting we have gotten on television lately. And I’m here to shine the spotlight on a couple of hidden gems. Last week (and this whole season really) of television saw the emergence of two supporting actresses to full fledge acting powerhouses. The two in question here are Candice Accola as Caroline on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES and Marina Squerciati as Officer Kim Burgess on CHICAGO PD. Each of these actress showcased some high quality acting chops last week. [Read more...]
Have you ever thought that you could improve your favorite shows with your awesome ideas for storylines? Well, I not only think that, I know that my ideas would make for some darn good TV. I have even dubbed myself “The Show Whisperer” (patent pending…). Since no one involved with any of my shows will listen to my ideas (currently, that is), you get that luxury fellow TV Addicts. [Read more...]
Wondering how Executive Producer Extraordinaire Julie Plec plans to WOW fans this fall when THE VAMPIRE DIARIES returns for its much-anticipated sixth season? Well, wonder no more, because we recently caught up with the workaholic herself (Plec), alongside some genetically blessed men of Mystic Falls. See what Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley and Matt Davis had to say for themselves in these San Diego Comic Con shot videos, handily posted after the jump. [Read more...]
A recent post on the TheTVAddict about the brilliance of Tatiana Maslany (which is every bit deserving) brought up some thoughts I had while watching Orphan Black. I recently started watching Orphan Black as well and found myself just as mesmerized as Victoria Nell. I too had to pause and remind myself that I was watching one actor play all these different characters (There’s no way Maslany is playing Cosima… she can’t be, right? I’ve convinced myself they don’t even look alike) but I also found myself thinking about another actress that has to play multiple characters. Nina Dobrev.
I’m not taking anything away from Maslany because as I said, she is fantastic and there are many reviewers/bloggers/journalists that rave about how difficult it is to play multiple characters. Yet, they don’t give any recognition to Dobrev which she without a doubt deserves. Well, fellow Addicts, that stops now! [Read more...]
We knew it was too good to be true – the one and only friend Damon (Ian Somerhalder) had left, Enzo (Michael Malarkey), died. But as we quickly saw, the bonds of death will not hold Enzo for long. He is already making plans to return from the Otherside and will be tapping on his frenemy Damon’s shoulder in order to make his great escape. But just how angry will Damon be with Stefan (Paul Wesley), Elena (Nina Dobrev) and Bonnie (Kat Graham) for failing to let him know that Enzo is dead? Well, that will soon be found out in next week’s episode.
In the meantime, during a recent press conference, star Ian Somerhalder and executive producer Caroline Dries talked about the ramifications of Enzo’s death, his ongoing vendetta, what the disintegration of the Otherside means for our heroes both in our world and in the supernatural beyond. [Read more...]
Fans of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES know that the show likes to flirt with the darkness. But this week’s episode goes a bit darker than most. It reveals a dark secret and some even darker motives at play. Fortunately, it allows for our heroes to be heroes and the villains to be villains and everyone gets a chance to play with fire in this episode — some more literally than others. Those Travelers, as we have seen, are quite fond of fire. But this time, it will be someone else who says, “Shall we burn together, you and I?” Fire is employed both literally and metaphysically in this week’s episode “Man On Fire.”
As discovered in last week’s episode, the wall between the Otherside and our world is crumbling and it is causing supernatural spirits to disappear into the void. It is also pulling on Bonnie (Kat Graham), who serves as the anchor and if the Otherside continues to crumble, it could take down Bonnie in the process. [Read more...]
This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Thursday March 13th episode of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. [Read more...]
This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Thursday March 6th episode of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. Direct from The CW, “FLASHBACKS TO NADIA’S SEARCH FOR KATHERINE — While Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda) remembers her centuries-long search for her mother, Stefan (Paul Wesley), Caroline (Candice Accola) and Matt (Zach Roerig) come up with a desperate new plan to save Elena’s (Nina Dobrev) life. For the second time, Bonnie (Kat Graham) and Jeremy (Steven R. McQueen) must turn to Liv (guest star Penelope Mitchell) for help. Damon baits Tyler (Michael Trevino) into a nasty confrontation, then takes off to seek revenge on Dr. Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett). Caroline and Tyler come to a new understanding. Finally, Bonnie learns of a terrifying secret that will threaten the lives of all her friends. Lance Anderson directed the episode written by Melinda Hsu Taylor.” [Read more...]
This just in, new episode photos and previews from the Thursday February 27th episode of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. Direct from The CW, “GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS — As Damon’s (Ian Somerhalder) behavior escalates from destructive to deadly, Stefan (Paul Wesley) begins to regret their last conversation and decides to track Damon down and intervene. For reasons of her own, Elena (Nina Dobrev) volunteers to come along. Dr. Wes (guest star Rick Cosnett) enlists the Travelers to set a trap that will once again test Damon’s friendship with Enzo (guest star Michael Malarkey). After a heart-to-heart talk with Nadia (guest star Olga Fonda), Matt (Zach Roerig) enlists Caroline (Candice Accola) and Tyler’s (Michael Trevino) help to protect Elena, leading to a violent confrontation. Later, when Stefan tries to comfort a dejected Caroline, their conversation leads to a horrifying realization. Michael Allowitz directed the episode written by Brian Young.” [Read more...]