First Look at Heroes: Reborn

First Look at Heroes: Reborn

25 Jun, 2015

Remember Heroes? The awesome show (at least in it’s first season) where we had to “Save the Cheerleader”? Well, it’s back…with a twist. While some fan favorites are back (Masi Oka and Jack Coleman) from the original, the rebooted series has a bunch of newcomers (Henry Zebrowski, Judith Shekoni, Robbie Kay, Kiki Sukezane, Ryan Guzman, Gatlin Green and Danika Yarosh) and one that may be very familiar to Chuck fans. That’s right, Zachary Levi is also part of the new cast…and he doesn’t look to be a good guy this time. Taking place five years after the end of Heroes, the folks from the original series are back in hiding. Watch the trailer and read the official description from NBC below: A year ago, a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives. Two such vigilantes include Luke (Zachary Levi, “Chuck”) and Joanne (Judith Shekoni, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2”), who are seeking to avenge a tragic loss. Noah Bennet, aka H.R.G. (Jack Coleman, “Heroes”), has gone off the grid but conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady (Henry Zebrowski, “A to Z”) finds him and opens his eyes to the truth behind the Odessa tragedy. While in hiding, some are discovering their newfound skills. Awkward teen Tommy (Robbie Kay, “Once Upon a Time”) just wants to be normal and win the girl of his dreams, Emily (Gatlin Green, “Criminal Minds”), but normalcy is virtually impossible after learning of a new ability that terrifies him. Coming from a very sheltered upbringing, a bold and ethereal teenager, Malina (Danika Yarosh, “Shameless”), has been told she is destined for greatness. In Tokyo, a quiet and unique young woman, Miko (Kiki Sukezane, “Death Yankee 3”), is trying to track down her missing father while hiding an extraordinary secret that will make her a force to be reckoned with. Elsewhere, a different type of hero is emerging through former soldier Carlos (Ryan Guzman, “The Boy Next Door”). What did you think of the trailer? Don’t forget to tune into NBC on Thursday, September 24th! Blogger: Sharlene Mousfar Source:...

TV REVIEW: Outlander, S1, E10: By The Pricking Of My Thumbs

TV REVIEW: Outlander, S1, E10: By The Pricking Of My Thumbs

12 Apr, 2015

This was a bit of a snoozer episode – lots of setup for things to come in future seasons but there were some great moments, especially from Lotte Verbeek. Geillis makes a reappearance and you know that nothing good can come of that! The Duke of Sandringham has arrived and Jamie’s hoping that he can help lift the price from his head, while Claire attempts to save an abandoned child (and once more not listening to Jamie!). WAKE UP CALL Is it hot in here or is it just me? If you thought last week’s sex scene was sizzling (say that 3x fast), then the opening scene from this week will likely have you reaching for a fan. Jamie Fraser is a very thoughtful husband (but I guess so was Frank when he did this) and wakes up his wife by giving her a bath of sorts! A blissful way to start the day, at least that’s what it looks like Claire thinks. That’s one way to apologize for being an ass. Speaking of those, we don’t get to see Jamie’s this time but Murtagh almost gets an eyeful as he bangs on the door and is subsequently embarrassed when he realizes what he almost interrupted. But he has important news – the Duke of Sandringham has arrived – the one person who might be able to get the price lifted off of Jamie’s head not only because of his title, but because he has an affinity for young men (and at one point, 16 year old Jamie). At the sound of the name, Claire sits up and before speaking what she knows, she confirms that Jamie won’t question just how she knows this information – and let’s him know the disappointing news. Mr. Fraser is pretty naive in plenty of things so he has to tread carefully when engaging the Duke. THE SLAP While Jamie’s meeting with Ned Gowan to draw up his appeal to the courts, Claire has some business of her own to take care of. That of little Miss Laoghaire putting her wares on display to her husband and leaving a nasty ill wish under their bed. Stomping her way to the kitchens, Claire...

TV REVIEW: Outlander, S1, E9: The Reckoning

TV REVIEW: Outlander, S1, E9: The Reckoning

5 Apr, 2015

It’s baaacckkkk! Ok, that sounded creepy and not at all like the exciting squees heard round the world as we’ve come to the end of Droughtlander! The long winter break for the back half of the first season was definitely worth the wait but the honeymoon is most definitely over. This episode also contained one of the more controversial scenes from Diana Gabaldon’s series – The Spanking. Yes, I put that in capital letters, for that’s how much buzz it’s generated. NEW POINT OF VIEW Woah – Claire’s voice got a lot deeper! Oh wait – it’s now our favorite mo nighean donn but our favorite Scotsman instead! Jamie ruminates about how he got to this point in his life, with added sweeping vistas and rushing rivers for added effect. We last left our clan of merry men finding out that an English deserter named Horrocks may be able to testify to the fact that Jamie did not commit murder. But before he can go find him, he’s informed that Claire’s been taken by the English so that’ll have to wait. I didn’t realize that putting on a kilt was that much effort – thank you for all your hard work in getting that on (and off!) Mr. Fraser! TO THE RESCUE It’s off to Fort William and with a little help from his friends (who don’t sing as far as I know but can whistle secret calls) and a terrified scream from his wife, Jamie quickly rappels down the side of the British fortress – we’re back to the cliffhanger scene from last year. It’s a Mexican standoff between Black Jack and Jamie – “I’ll thank you to take your hands off of my wife.” That sounds threatening to me but Randall is incredulous that Claire married the “striped-backed thief”, laughing with a crazy-eyed look on his face. He wants to see his handy work but the request is denied – and Jack looks more than a bit disappointed at that. Trading verbal jabs, Jamie eventually puts his gun down so Claire doesn’t get gutted (literally). As Jack takes it up and fires – nothing happens. All the weapons have been unloaded and Claire’s jaw is on...

Lost Girl’s Ksenia Solo Joins Orphan Black

Lost Girl’s Ksenia Solo Joins Orphan Black

25 Nov, 2014

Kick-ass lady shows collide! Fresh off Kenzi’s heart-breaking departure from Lost Girl, some happy news! Ksenia Solo (lots of K’s going on here…) is joining the clone club! BBC America’s Orphan Black is also adding James Frain (Intruders) and Justin Chatwin (Shameless) to the cast starring Tatiana Maslany as the lead sestra of female clones. Chatwin will be playing the recurring role of Jason Kellerman – a savvy drug-dealer disguised as a charming businessman with Frain portraying Ferdinand, a smart, intimidating “cleaner” and part of a secret, multi-national political faction with questionable ethics (you could say that of many political factions but I digress.) But I have no problem saying I’m extremely excited to see Solo back on TV as Shay, a soulful healer with an awesome sense of humor (but of course!) who’s likely to become friends with our favorite scientist, Cosima! Maybe Cosima turns to the healing arts where science has failed to cure her illness? These three actors join a slew of new characters, possibly related to last season’s revelations about Ari Millen’s character Mark. Kyra Harper (Warehouse 13) is Dr. Coady, a ruthless military doctor and Earl Pastko (Murdoch Mysteries) is Bulldog, Ferdinand’s imposing bodyguard. Goes without saying that if James Frain’s Ferdinand needs a bodyguard, they are into some super shady business. Co-created by Graeme Manson and John Fawcett, the 3rd season is currently in production, returning in 2015 – check out the Season 3 teaser trailer below and visit www.bbcamerica.com/orphanblack for all your clone-y goodness! Blogger: Sharlene Mousfar Source: BBC...

TV REVIEW: Outlander, S1, E8: Both Sides Now

TV REVIEW: Outlander, S1, E8: Both Sides Now

28 Sep, 2014

Well, it’s that time folks. We’re in for a long, long winter as the mid-season finale of Outlander is upon us and we won’t get to see anything new until April 4th, 2015. After the amount of anticipation built and perfection delivered for “The Wedding”, you think it’d be hard to match that in this episode. But you’d be very, very wrong on that. With my eyes like saucers and jaw pretty much dropped, Ron Moore and his team have truly outdone themselves. I ended up shouting “They ended it there?!” and I’m sure that mostly everyone – book reader or not – had a similar reaction. Overall, I enjoyed the fact that we had the opportunity to see what’s been happening in the present/future since Claire’s trip through the stones. Tobias Menzies is an incredible talent and the glimpses of a certain Captain from the eyes of the usually mild-mannered Frank is chilling. THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE A phone is ringing. There’s no phones in 1743 so we know we’re in the 1940’s, specifically inside the Inverness Police Department. It’s obvious from what’s being said that Frank has been hounding the officers for awhile now but they’re fed up. With no leads and no trace of Claire, they can only assume that she’s run off of her own volition with the mysterious Highlander “ghost” that Frank saw the night before her disappearance. If they only knew that that’s actually what’s happened…except for the “of her own volition” part, but they’re not going to assume time-travel is mixed up in all this. This Frank is not the mild-mannered, sweet Frank of Claire’s memories. This Frank is tired, irritable and short-tempered and is starting to resemble his ancestor – Black Jack Randall.  He’s a bit scary when he loses his cool – yelling at the police for not finding anything new. Realizing he’s caused a scene – he gathers his things to leave. It’s a little bit funny, this feeling inside, I’m not one of those who can easily hide…ok ok, no more Elton John lyrics, I swear! But they’re pretty spot on as that’s essentially what Jamie and Claire are talking about, sitting on a hill together as...