ARROW Preview: “Streets of Fire” (Masks, Mirakuru, and Malcolm Merlyn, Oh My!)

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Ever since we found out that Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) was not only still alive, but that he is also Thea Queen’s (Willa Holland) father, we knew that Malcolm would one day return to Starling City to finish his mission to destroy the Glades and to claim what he thinks rightfully belongs to him — his daughter. Unfortunately for Thea, upon the death of Moira (Susanna Thompson), Malcolm now feels safe enough to return. Without Moira’s threat to unleash the League of Assassins on him, Malcolm returns and undoubtedly has another diabolical plan that he wants to spring upon everyone.

But will Malcolm stand and fight with Oliver against Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) to protect Thea or will Malcolm simply steal Thea from right under Slade and Oliver’s noses? And how will Roy (Colton Haynes) feel about Thea’s father resurrecting from his very richly deserved death and coming back to perhaps finish off the Glades, Roy’s home turf?

As if Oliver Queen did not have enough on his plate at the moment, having to face and deal with Malcolm Merlyn is the last thing he needs; unless Malcolm is sticking around to help out and fight against Slade Wilson and his Mirakuru army, Malcolm is one more problem to deal with another day.

But will Thea see it the same way? Maybe she is intrigued by the idea of getting to know her biological father. After all, she has not been privy to Malcolm’s extracurricular activities as the Dark Archer and all the times he and Oliver faced off. So maybe in her mind Malcolm is just the parental figure she needs right now. Though I suspect even if Thea were initially swayed by Malcolm’s charm, she would ultimately sense the one thing she cannot abide by – the lies. After listening to her own family’s lies for years, Thea is pretty finely attune to when someone is lying to her and it remains a hot button for her. Malcolm had better tread carefully or she might unleash all her pent-up rage and anger against him if she finds out he is also lying to her about anything. [Read more…]

BATES MOTEL Scoop: Freddie Highmore and EP Carlton Cuse Preview Tonight’s Season 2 Finale

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The tale of how a serial killer became one of the most notorious serial killers in cinematic history is not one that television viewers would normally latch onto. But due to the inherent charisma of the actors and the fascinating characters they have brought to life in A&E’s series BATES MOTEL, viewer cannot help but be entranced on the journey of Norman and Norma Bates and how their intense mother-son relationship molded the serial killer that would one day be terrifyingly brought to life in the film PSYCHO.

In a recent press call, star Freddie Highmore and executive producer Carlton Cuse talked about bringing the life of Norman Bates to television and how they have crafted a special story that audiences cannot help but be captivated by. They also preview where Season 2 will leave the tense story of Norman, his mother Norma and his brother Dylan as their lives intersect at a pivot moment for each. [Read more…]

ORPHAN BLACK Redux: Sarah Got A Gun, Felix Got Chapped, and Kira Got Her Picture Taken!

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Season 2 of ORPHAN BLACK was off to a rip-roaring start as Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) frantically searched for her missing daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler) – unfortunately, with both the Neolutionists and the Prolethians closing in. So it was a race against the clock for Sarah to get a gun and take down her sister pro-clone Rachel at the Dyad Institute in order to rescue Kira.

It took was some fancy clone shenanigans to get Sarah into Dyad; namely Alison had to procure a gun and get it to Sarah without the nosy cops and their monitors from finding out. Then Sarah infiltrated Dyad posing as Cosima into order to slip past Dr. Leekie (Matt Frewer) and security; and, fortunately, Rachel’s insistence on having Paul (Dylan Bruce) nearby also worked to Sarah’s advantage once things got a bit dicey.

But the terrifying surprise of it all was Rachel never had Kira; someone else had taken her. So all of Sarah’s efforts and planning to confront Rachel were for nothing. The moment Sarah realized that she did not know who had her daughter or where to begin searching for Kira was when we saw her strength disintegrate inside her. It was the helplessness that any parent would feel not knowing where their child was – and that moment of truth was devastating. [Read more…]

Mark Deklin Dishes on DEVIOUS MAIDS Season 2

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Mark Deklin stars on the addicting Lifetime series, DEVIOUS MAIDS. Deklin plays Nicholas Deering, Marisol’s new fiance with a huge mysterious back story. We spoke about his characters relationship with Marisol and his maid, Opal. Whether we can expect a wedding this season, and what we will see on tonight’s season premiere. [Read more…]

ORPHAN BLACK Preview: The Clone Club Is Back With a Vengeance for Season 2

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If you were one of the privileged few that discovered this gem of a television series last year when it first aired on BBC America, then you are a bone fide member of Clone Club. But, hey, anyone who subsequently discovered the series online or through the DVD’s also qualifies, because Clone Club welcomes all members to the ORPHAN BLACK universe as the show returns for its second season. As fans are already well-aware, it is going to be a global social media party as Clone Club rises up to dominate on Twitter, Facebook and all other social media venues on April 19th.

So what does Season 2 of ORPHAN BLACK have in store? The answer is obvious: more clones. That’s right – plural. In a nice twist at the end of the first season, ORPHAN BLACK’s hero Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) came face-to-face with the original clone Rachel Duncan. Rachel joins the ranks of the known clones: Sarah, Beth, Cosima, Alison, Helena, Katja, Danielle, Aryanna, Janika and Rachel. The other new clone that viewers will meet in Season 2 is Jennifer. [Read more…]

ARROW Post-Mortem: EP Andrew Kreisberg Weighs In on the Events in “The Man Under the Hood”

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As promised, this week’s episode of ARROW was a non-stop thrill-ride.  It began with Oliver (Stephen Amell), Felicity (Emily Bett Rickards), Diggle (David Ramsey) and Sara (Caity Lotz) breaking into Queen Industries’ warehouse and blowing it up so that Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett) could not get his hands on all the cool scientifically advanced devices inside.  Then it was a race to Central City to try to stop Slade again, but that time they were too late; but it was sure fun to meet Caitlin and Cisco and get an update on Barry Allen (Grant Gustin).  [Read more…]

ARROW Preview: “The Man Under The Hood”

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Gotta give props to ARROW for the spectacular use of the character Slade Wilson (Manu Bennett). You don’t just bring in a character like that and use him sparingly. ARROW has gone full tilt towards the Oliver Queen/Slade Wilson ultimate face-off — and with each new battle, we are reminded that Slade Wilson is not in this to win on just one front, but all fronts. He has preplanned his battle strategy down to the finest nuance. He does not just want to kill Oliver (Stephen Amell) — he wants to destroy him; destroy Oliver from the inside so that he is in as much emotional agonizing pain as Slade is every day of his life, and to isolate Oliver so that he has no friends or allies left to turn to. It is a brutal, ruthless and efficient battle strategy and, to our horror, it is working. [Read more…]

First Look: BBC America Unveils ORPHAN BLACK Season 2 Character Posters

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Press Release: Today, BBC AMERICA released four ‘Orphan Black Character Posters.’ The character posters are extensions to the Iconic Cast Photo revealed in March, and offer further insight into the highly-anticipated new season of the dramatic conspiracy thriller. Season two of Orphan Black premieres Saturday, April 19 at 9:00pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA. [Read more…]

PaleyFest 2014: Snappy Answers to Silly Questions with The Cast of THE MINDY PROJECT

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In the midst of its second season, THE MINDY PROJECT continues to follow the romantic misadventures of Dr. Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) and her co-workers at their medical practice in New York City. When the show last left off, Mindy and Dr. Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) had finally succumb to their burning sexual attraction and kissed while enroute to back to New York after a desert adventure in search of Danny’s estranged father. Sure to pick back up where that kiss left off, or after much speculation of where it ended, THE MINDY PROJECT returns this week with an all new episode entitled “French Me, You Idiot.”

While attending last week’s PaleyFest 2014, taking a moment to provide snappy answers to a few questions on the red carpet the cast of THE MINDY PROJECT revealed fun answers to the questions: what their characters’ idea of a perfect romantic getaway would be, the perfect love song for that romantic getaway, and the one quality they most appreciate and admire about their zany characters that populate Shulman & Associates. [Read more…]