One of the hottest new sci-fi shows coming to television this Fall is Fox’s new series ALMOST HUMAN. Set 35 years into the future, robots and androids have become an integral part of everyday life; so much so, that many are paired with police officers in street patrols and to respond to criminal complaints. ALMOST HUMAN introduces viewers to John Kennex (Karl Urban), a police officer injured in the line of duty, who comes back from his convalescence to find himself paired with an unusual android, Dorian (Michael Ealy). The show seeks to explore themes of what it means to be human and how working together can benefit both humans and droids. The series is an unexpectedly touching and humorous look at life in the future, which also hides a darker side just as treacherous and volatile as the world we live in today. In a exclusive interview at last summer’s Television Critic’s Association Fox party, creator and executive producer J.H. (Joel) Wyman talked about what inspired the series and the fantastic casting for its key characters. [Read more…]
You’ve seen the commercials. You’ve heard the hype. Now there’s only one thing you want to know: Which of the new fall shows are worth watching and which should be avoided at all costs? In this continuing series, we give you the scoop on some of the most highly-anticipated shows of the season, with today’s subject being PERSON OF INTEREST.
The Boilerplate: Since these pilot presentations may go through numerous rewrites and casting changes prior to premiere, this by no means should be considered an official review. Rather a preview of what one can expect come Fall. [Read more…]
The TV Addict & J.J. Abrams at the FRINGE Premiere Party in New York
1. THE TV ADDICT HEARTS J.J. ABRAMS:
J.J. Abrams gave the TV Addict a cupcake. A scrumptious chocolate cupcake. No really. As a mea culpa for arriving thirty minutes late to New York’s Gansevoort hotel, where Abrams, alongside fellow FRINGE co-creators Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Executive Producers Bryan Burk and Jeff Pinkner were kind enough to take the time to talk up their new series [premiering tonight at 8PM on FOX], Abrams brought cupcakes from New York’s famed Magnolia Bakery. So not only is Abrams the genius behind one of my all-time favorite shows — ALIAS. He helped co-create LOST and FELICITY, is currently putting the final touches on a little movie you might have heard of called STAR TREK and gave me a cupcake! Which I’ll soon be auctioning off on eBay… [kidding!]
2. FRINGE HAS AN ACTUAL PLANNED OUT END GAME:
Rest assured frustrated AAA fans, that’s ALIAS ADDICTS ANONYMOUS for those still scratching their head over what the deal with Rambaldi was. FRINGE executive producer Alex Kurtzman promises that there is already a planned end game to the show’s mythology and more importantly that the ending is very flexible in terms of when we get there. Elaborated Kurtzman, “If they [FOX] let us run for twelve seasons you’ll see it in season twelve. If they take us off the air after nine episodes you’ll see it there.”
Recently, WGA members Charlie Craig and Thania St. John started a web site called WHY WE WRITE, a series of essays by prominent – and not so prominent – TV and Film writers. In response, this TV Addict thought he’d share this video of J.J. Abrams, in a post I’d like to call WHY WE WATCH.
In the most entertaining twenty minutes you’ll experience all day, J.J. Abrams traces his love of the unseen mystery — the heart of ALIAS, LOST, and the just released CLOVERFIELD — back to its own magical beginnings, which may or may not include an early obsession with magic, the love of a supportive grandfather, or his own unopened Mystery Box.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Could J.J. Abrams be any cooler? Turns out he can. Click here to check out this incredible story courtesy of Aintitcoolnews.