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“[In Copper Season 2] we wanted to raise the stakes and dive into the 1860s political machine by bringing in a Boss Tweed-like character to shake things up,” says co-creator and executive producer, Tom Fontana. “With the addition of General Brendan Donovan, we reveal a highly volatile faction of old New York City, Tammany Hall, and sink our characters into storylines including counterfeiting, illegal Union Army recruitment, the 13th amendment and its ramifications for ‘freed’ slaves, public health hazards and more. By making the universe a little fuller, it gave us a chance to breathe new life into the history … Continue reading
Summer is here and so is the art of the deal on Major Crimes. Don’t forget to tune in Monday, June 10 (and set your DVRs), when Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) and one of television’s best ensemble casts returns for a second season. Seven million viewers watched Major Crimes last year, ranking Major Crimes as basic cable’s No. 1 new series of 2012. As their second season opens, Lt. Provenza (GW Bailey) continues to drop hints about retiring while Lt. Flynn (Tony Denison) commits to 10,000 steps a day to help his health. Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) has settled … Continue reading
By Anna Belle The term “Elysian Fields” has numerous meanings. In Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields in Elysium were the final resting place of the souls of the heroic and the virtuous. The Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris means the Avenue of the Elysian Fields. There’s an Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans as there is a city in Texas called Elysian Fields. These are just a few Elysian Fields references I know. When I googled “Elysian Fields” I found about 10 or more. It’s no wonder I felt a sense of dread after seeing the title and watching the … Continue reading
By Anna Belle The last couple of episodes of “The Closer” have definitely been worth watching and entertaining, but I haven’t been blogging about them. I apologize for this but I’m sure you’ve been kept abreast of what’s been happening through tnt.tv (you can watch complete episodes at this site). “Strike Three” starts out with the sound of a helicopter circling over a crime scene, a sound that’s unmistakable if you’ve ever been in a large metropolitan city with helicopter traffic. The police helicopter first reports on a victim down and upon circling the scene again and in reply to … Continue reading
By Anna Belle The third episode of The Closer opens with Sgt. Gabriel sitting in a bar; he’s on his second drink. In walks Cmdr. Taylor; he orders a diet cola. Cmdr. Taylor hands Sgt. Gabriel a card in a yellow envelope and David asks, “She won’t even let me apologize?” You think you are finally going to find out what happened between Gabriel and Daniels and … gunshots ring out. Gabriel and Cmdr. Taylor run outside and find a body lying in the street. When Gabriel hears someone fleeing from the scene he orders them to stop and when … Continue reading
Victim … suspect … victim … it was difficult to tell who was who in the second episode (Blood Money) of “The Closer.” Continue reading
By Anna Belle Last night’s Hammertime episode was a full hour instead of two half-hour episodes and it flowed much better. No doubt, in part (hey, I must have some rapper in me) from the film crew and editing, but the subject matter (the Hammer family) and Tracy, Calif., and other scenery along the way combines for an enjoyable 50 or so minutes.
“Ears don’t jump into toilets,” says Dr. Akalitus (Anna Deavers Smith) as she grills Jackie and Zoey about the diplomat’s ear being found in the toilet. Continue reading
If he (Hammer) was an octopus, 8 tentacles wouldn’t be enough for him, he’s got that many things up in the air at one time. Continue reading