First off, don’t miss Misha Collins live on twitter tonight at 9pm EST. He will be checking in with the fans Misha Collins-style while the show airs on the east coast. If you haven’t read any of Misha’s tweets, you definitely don’t want to miss out tonight.
Supernatural is coming down to the wire for the 5th season’s apocalyptic storyline, so I was wondering why S5.20, The Devil You Know was such a slow moving episode it was almost standing still. About the only analogy I can come up with is that it is like the part in the roller coaster ride where you make that slow, ratcheting climb to the top of first hill the ride is about to go whizzing down. I sure hope that S5.21 and S5.22 have that kind of excitement to them cause the last episode was sort of boring. But only sort of—this is Supernatural after all so it did take some interesting twists while it was ratcheting up that hill.
In Supernatural S5.20 Castiel (Misha Collins) hadn’t back from out of nowhere yet, but the dapper, smooth talking demon Crowley (Mark Sheppard) had. And he is back with self-absorbed plans to use the Winchester brother’s battle to defeat Lucifer for his own personal gain. With Crowley back for S5.20 and tonight’s episode 5.21 Two Minutes to Midnight and seeing how well he fits in and suits the storyline, it got me to thinking about something I’d like to share.
Ok, so yes, I am old enough to have seen the original 1984 version of A Nightmare on Elm Street in the theaters. To remember sitting in the darkened theater and being mesmerized and scared by this horrifying looking creature who could kill people in their dreams. Freddy Krueger,as created by Wes Craven played by Robert Englund, was nightmares personified. However I am also open minded enough to go into a reboot of any movie and see what the new creative forces behind it have to offer from the old. I liked the reboot of Halloween by Rob Zombie, I like Marcus Nispal’s updated version of Friday the 13th.
However I was, for the most part, left unimpressed with New Line Cinema/Platinum Dunes’ and director Samuel Bayer’s attempt to update and reboot A Nightmare on Elm Street. The most disappointing part about this reaction, is that I really wanted to like the movie, I really wanted to come out of it as impressed by the characterizations and storytelling as I was when I came out of the theater after seeing the original back in 1984.
The CW is determined to continue making a niche for itself as the home of teen dramas even though its top rated scripted dramas have been “Smallville” and “Supernatural“, both shows falling well outside of that targeted niche. And both shows continue to hold their own despite lower ratings this year as a result of one being moved to Friday, commonly referred to as the death slot, and the other facing even more Thursday night competition than ever before. Luckily for The CW, their freshman drama “The Vampire Diaries” has proven to be a bona fide hit, as it capitalizes on the Twilight craze, even though technically Vampire Diaries was the novel published first.
In the ever-present cycle of what’s-old-is-new-again, Melrose Place is a reboot of the 1992 series of the same name that featured the sexy misadventures of a diverse group of twenty-something residents at the apartment complex from which the show got its name, and dominated the night-time soap scene of the time despite a rocky introductory year. Along with the original Beverly Hills: 90210, it offered an unbeatable ratings team at the time, which The CW was anxious to recapture with the newly resurrected versions.
Tonight, Daphne Zuniga drops by for a visit! Delicious guilty pleasure MELROSE PLACE continues to mix it up with a combination of old cast and new cast mingling together. The CW has released the following description for episode six, titled “Windsor,” with video clips.
Summer hasn’t even officially begun, but over at the CW they are already heating up for their new Fall line up of television shows.
One of the most hotly anticipated new series from the CW is The Vampire Diaries, which will be the new lead in for the venerable, but still hot hit CW series Supernatural now headed into its 5th season and stars Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles as the monster hunting, demon fighting Winchester brothers Sam and Dean.
With the "Twilight" phenomenon still going strong and HBO’s True Blood making good on the cable network this summer, it was only a matter of time before the CW decided to adapt the cult-classic books The Vampire Diaries into a TV show.