As some one who started reading comics more than six decades ago and quickly got into science fiction, horror, and mystery movies and TV shows, I find today’s pop culture to be something I could never have even dreamed about even fifteen years ago.
Greg Grunberg, creator of AMC’s Geeking Out (and co-host with the always unfiltered Kevin Smith) is a man after my own heart – and Geeking Out seems to be a dream come true for him. Follow the jump for his take on what the show is all about.
Bitten (Syfy, Mondays, 11/10C) begins its final season this week and series stars Laura Vandervoort, Grek Bryk and Greyston Holt and Executive Producer J.B. Sugar took a bit of time to chat with a group of bloggers/journalists about it.
In a few cases, the simplest questions sparked the most interesting answers as the four talked about what’s ahead and reminisced about their time on the series. Occasionally, because there were so many participants, the transcriber lost track of which voice belonged to which actor, so there are a few comments ascribed to ‘Male.’
Syfy’s The Magicians (Mondays, 9/8C) is a series that looks at what it might be like to have real magic in a real place (New York City) right now – from the point of view of Quentin Coldwater, a graduate student who kind drifts onto the quad at Breakbills College for Magical Pedagogy, and his best friend, Julia. Created by Sera Gamble (Supernatural) and John McNamara (Vengeance Unlimited, Aquarius), The Magicians is adapted from the bestselling novels by Lev Grossman.
Fox’s Second Chance (Wednesdays, 9/8C), which premieres tomorrow night, follows Jimmy Pritchard a former Seattle sheriff forced to retire because of his extralegal methods, who is killed in a break-in and resurrected by a brother/sister team of scientists in hopes of curing the sister’s cancer. The revived Jimmy is rejuvenated – Jimmy in his prime (early thirties) – and at the absolute peak of physical human perfection.
The series was created by Rand Ravich (above left) and stars Rob Kazinsky as the rejuvenated Jimmy. Late last week, both men took time from their busy schedules to talk with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show.
Mena Suvari first appeared in a couple of episodes of Boy Meets World, so when American Beauty became both a commercial and critical success, she’d paid her dues and played a range of characters. Despite working steadily since then, that film seems to be the one thing everyone knows her from.
With WE tv’s South of Hell (the first season of which marathons on Black Friday) – created by Jason Blum and Eli Roth (Roth directed the premiere) – might just change that. In the series Suvari plays a woman who is forced to co-exist with a demon – and uses that demon to return other demons to Hell.
Suvari spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers recently about tackling not only a lead in a series, but a double lead.
Grimm’s (NBC, Fridays, 9/8C) fifth season gets underway this evening and things have changed quite a bit over the years. For instance, the evil Adalind we know and love to hate took on the appearance of Nick’s fiancée and slept with him – getting pregnant in the process. Then she was used and betrayed by the Royals.
Finally, with her Hexenbiest powers suppressed and with nowhere else to turn, she came to Nick for help. With everything in Nick’s life rapidly going to hell in the proverbial handcart, their baby might be the only good thing going on in his life right now. So he and his allies – Bud, Hank, Monroe and Rosalee – agreed to help her out.
On Thursday, Claire Coffee took some time out of her busy schedule to talk with a group of bloggers/journalists about the new, improved Adalind, the baby and how she and Adalind differ in their parenting styles.
This week the hard science of Dr. Temperance Brennan and the supernatural world of Ichabod Crane are going to collide in a one-of-a-kind Bones/Sleepy Hollow crossover, Thursday, October 29 (beginning at 8/7C).
Bones showrunner Jonathan Collier and Sleepy Hollow showrunner Clifton Campbell spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists about their unique crossover.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (NBC, Wednesdays, 9/8C) brings aboard a new detective, Sergeant Mike Dodds onto the team. Andy Karl, who plays Dodds, and showrunner Warren Leight recently spoke with a group of bloggers/journalists about the show’s seventeenth season and how Detective Dodds fits into the picture – especially since his father is Peter Gallagher’s Deputy Chief Dodds.
NBC’s Blindspot (Mondays, 10/9C) is the saga of a woman found naked in Times Square, her body entirely covered in fresh tattoos – one of the most prominent being the name of FBI Special Agent Kurt Weller. But that’s not the only thing about Jane’s tattoos – they seem to be clues leading to situations requiring FBI involvement… and part of an even bigger picture.
Oscar®-nominee Marianne Jean-Baptiste plays Assistant Director Beth Mayfair – Weller’s team’s immediate superior and someone who seems to have both a personal and professional vested interest in what Jane’s tattoos might leading to.
Ms. Jean-Baptiste recently spoke with a group of journalists/bloggers about the show.