Supernatural recap: “Alex Annie Alexis Ann”

Supernatural recap: "Alex Annie Alexis Ann"

After the CW’s episode of Supernatural last week, I think it’s safe to say that we’ve all had enough of Metatron (Curtis Armstrong). Thankfully, it looks as though we’ll be taking a break from him as this episode opens up with one of our favorite characters, Sheriff Jody (Kim Rhodes). Jody has sure taken some tips from Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) by killing some vampires of her own. Even though she’s become one bad hunter all on her own, she still needs the help of Sam and Dean because it looks like there’s a nice big nest … Continue reading

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Janet Montgomery on “Salem,” Mary Sibley, mice and Margaret Thatcher

Janet Montgomery in Salem

British actress Janet Montgomery has dabbled in a number of American TV series, from FOX’s Human Target to CBS’ Made in Jersey, but nothing has come even close to her newest role as Mary Sibley in WGN America’s Salem. “I do know when I read the scripts it definitely gives me the chills and sometimes I’m like, ‘Oh my God, that seems so risqué,’” Montgomery says of Salem, which airs on Sundays at 10pm ET beginning April 20. The series is set in 17th-century Salem at the height of the Salem witch trials, and follows Montgomery’s character Mary Sibley and … Continue reading

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Preview of “Salem” on WGN: Sex, nudity and Janet Montgomery as one wicked witch

WGN America Salem preview

When it comes to TV’s portrayal of witches, American Horror Story: Coven had its moments, but the newest entry in the genre — Salem — takes a more disturbingly realistic approach to the topic.  The Season 1 premiere of Salem on WGN America (Sunday, April 20 at 10pm ET/9pm CT) takes little time to embark on a wildly wicked and provocatively dark telling of how the 17th-century Salem witch trials actually came to be. And, let’s just say, it wasn’t pretty. TV vets Brannon Braga (writer on series like 24 and Star Trek: The Next Generation) and Adam Simon (The … Continue reading

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The Vampire Diaries recap: “Resident Evil”

The Vampire Diaries recap: "Resident Evil"

It’s been a long couple of weeks, and the CW’s The Vampire Diaries is finally back. First of all, this whole love triangle thing between Elena (Nina Dobrev), Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) is getting a little old. Now that Elena has officially ended things with Damon she’s been thinking a little too much about Stefan. Now we all know that the relationship between Elena and Damon was far from perfect but when it finally happened many of us were just so happy that she finally picked one of the brothers. Well, now things are flipped upside down … Continue reading

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ABC’s “Black Box”: A doctor’s secret is locked up in new medical drama

Black Box ABC

ABC’s new medical drama Black Box (Thursdays beginning April 24 at 10pm ET/PT) is set in the most mysterious place in the universe: the human brain. “Marco Polo of the Brain” Catherine Black (Kelly Reilly) is a brilliant neuroscientist at a top medical facility where she studies patients with some of the strangest, most complex brain disorders. In each episode, Catherine and her colleagues attempt to unlock the mysteries of patients’ hallucinations and other frightening conditions. While the case of the week might be Black Box’s neurons, Catherine’s personal life forms the synapses that fire the show. Catherine has bipolar … Continue reading

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New official trailer for Orange Is the New Black Season 2

New official trailer for Orange Is the New Black Season 2

Netflix today released the new official trailer for Orange Is the New Black season 2, along with a video featuring the cast trying to use three words to describe the upcoming 13-episode season, premiering June 6 on Netflix. The ensemble cast of Orange Is the New Black includes Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon, Kate Mugrew, Danielle Brooks, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Michael Harney, Samira Wiley, Yael Stone and more. Lorraine Toussaint joins the cast in season two as Yvonne “Vee” Parker, and we get a little sense of her (and her apparent conflict with Galina) … Continue reading

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Supernatural recap: “Meta Fiction”

Supernatural recap: "Meta Fiction"

This season of The CW’s Supernatural has been a little out of control, especially with the fallen angels, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) doing a lot of fighting—not that that’s anything unusual. What is unusual about this episode is that it seems as though Metatron (Curtis Armstrong) has decided to take matters into his own hands and come up with his own version of a story. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean are still on the hunt for Abaddon (Alaina Huffman). Their research gets interrupted, though, when Castiel (Misha Collins) calls with news that Gadreel (Tahmoh Penikett) is still up … Continue reading

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Eric Mabius on “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” and guest star Valerie Harper

Eric Mabius in Signed, Sealed, Delivered on Hallmark Channel

Ugly Betty alum Eric Mabius stars in Hallmark Channel’s delightfully endearing new drama series Signed Sealed Delivered, which premieres Sunday, April 20 at 8pm ET/PT. The series follows a group of postal detectives who are dedicated to delivering undeliverable mail from the past, an act that often transforms the recipient and/or sender’s life. The series is written by Martha Williamson (creator of Touched by an Angel), who has a gift for writing appealing programming for a broad age range. “Anyone from 8 to 80 can sit around and watch because there are aspects from each of these characters that everyone … Continue reading

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MTV’s “Awkward.” Returns For Senior Year

Awkward.

MTV’s teen dramedy Awkward. premieres its newest season on Tuesday, April 15.  Season 4 chronicles senior year for fictitious Palos Hills High School, so what challenges will the gang face this year? I chatted with Greer Grammer, who plays vapid but sweet Lissa, for the details on senior year. “We have college apps, college tours, class rankings come out, so it’s funny to see with all of Jenna’s misbehavior from last season where she is as far as school is concerned. There’s lots of fun stuff with Jenna and Tamara, and Jake and Tamara have their own thing, Jake kind … Continue reading

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“Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” tying in stories with “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

"Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" tying in stories with "Captain America: The Winter Soldier"

NOTE: THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS ABOUT THE FILM CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER After being one of the many who saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier this past weekend (the film set a record for best April opening, grossing an estimated $96.2 million), I doubt if I was the only one who wondered how, if at all, the plot of that film would affect the TV series Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD. After all, by the end of the film, SHIELD has been brought crashing down by Cap, Nick Fury, Black Widow, Falcon and others in light of the discovery that, … Continue reading

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