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The holidays are here, and while some would argue that this time should be spent with your family and friends, we think you should grab some coco and use this much-needed break to catch up all of the best TV shows that you keep putting off.
While the usual batch of television shows are currently hibernating in their winter hiatus, you should take advantage of the small screen slumber to get caught up on all the series that are worth watching (or even re-watching) before the new year approaches.
We at ETonline have created your ultimate guide to help you figure out which shows you need to catch up on or binge before Christmas break is over. So put on those sweatpants and blow off those family obligations because your schedule is now jam-packed with these can't miss shows…
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Twin Peaks, Season 1, Episode 8, “The Last Evening”
Written by Mark Frost
Directed by Mark Frost
Aired May 23, 1990 on ABC
“Oh, I’ve been going over this in my mind and… see if you can follow my thinking. We’re all born into life and we have a certain number of years to move and breathe and have our vein. That’s from a book on Oriental philosophy I read when I was in the joint. And maybe somebody, somewhere, knows how much time we have. I don’t, do you?” – Hank Jennings
It’s interesting to consider how Twin Peaks would have been received if it aired today. The viewing culture of the 2010s is one that’s been bred for the ad infinitum dissection of television shows: episodes are picked apart in real-time on Twitter, reviewers dig for greater analysis in the days between installments, and cliffhangers and twist »
- Les Chappell
Twenty-five years ago this week, kids were finalizing their holiday wish lists, which probably included a Nintendo home gaming system or the company's brand new handheld device, the Game Boy.
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They were also gearing up to see The Wizard, a brand new movie about -- what else? -- Nintendo.
Older generations may not recall The Wizard, but I do, since it was aimed right at my demographic. For one thing, it starred Fred Savage, a kid my age I saw each week on The Wonder Years. For another, it offered our first peek at Nintendo's highly anticipated new game, Super Mario Bros. 3. And even though I wasn't a serious gamer, that still sounded fairly interesting.
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The Wizard follows two runaway brothers, Corey and Jimmy (Savage and Luke Edwards) on a cross-country trip to compete in a Nintendo tournament. Savage is chatty and a quick thinker, but Jimmy hasn't »
In these social media-friendly days, when anything with a Facebook page gets called a phenomenon, it may be tough to comprehend just how much cultural impact Twin Peaks had when it first hit the airwaves back in 1990. Safe to say it changed television by proving mainstream Us audiences can flock to something surreal and ambiguous. The televisual golden age in which we apparently now live wouldn’t glister so much without Twin Peaks laying the groundwork, planting the seeds for such adventurous fare as True Detective and Fargo. It may have looked, on the surface, like any other TV drama, all slick sets and photogenic performers, but it quickly peeled off this seductive, respectable veneer to reveal the darkness that lay beneath (a trick »
- Phelim O'Neill
Jesus Christ, this has been one hell of a year for horror. There were so many genre films that for one reason or another, really spoke to me. Some were intense experiences, ones that led me to think about certain parts of life differently. Some were just plain ol’ fun entertainment and just brightened my dark heart for an hour and a half. Whatever the case was, each film on this list really stood out to me, and to be completely honest, so many others did as well. While I could very easily stretch this list out to 14, 15 or even 20 titles, I put forth a challenge to myself, to really think about ten films that for one reason or another, stayed with me, long after their credits rolled. It was definitely a challenge, and some of my favorite films were festival films that I watched, ones that still haven’t »
- Jerry Smith
2014 has been a landmark year for comic book movies. Not only did we get two of Marvel's best-ever films (Guardians of the Galaxy and Captain America: The Winter Soldier), but the major studios announced enough future superhero adaptations to take us all the way up to 2019.
It's been a pretty landmark year for comic books too. It feels as though more genuinely exciting new titles launched in 2014 than in the past ten years combined, with DC, Marvel and especially Image taking big risks and creating some seriously compelling comics in the process.
We've picked out our 14 favourite comics from this year in terms of big-screen potential:
The Comic: On paper, Spread doesn't sound like the most original book on the market. Like The Walking Dead, it's set in a post-apocalyptic world where survivors fight off gruesome monsters and each other. As with The Thing, those monsters are giant shape-shifting »
Yep, in this 1994 footage from the Et archives, a 15-year-old Danes is seen blading on the Venice Beach boardwalk and musing about newfound fame being just around the corner.
"It's a little frightening, but I don't want to be afraid of it," Danes said at the time.
Keep in mind that at this point in her career, the actress wasn't actually all that famous; she had spent just a few short weeks in the public eye as Angela Chase, the teen lead of My So-Called Life. (Before the ABC family drama from the producers of thirtysomething came along, her TV experience included little more than a Law & Order guest spot, pretty much a prerequisite for every actor.)
"I do feel a little powerless right now," she told Et »
Amidst the cacophony of Gamescom 2014 — what with all the triple-a hype and horror goodness provided by Hideo Kojima — was Life is Strange, studio Dontnod’s sophomore title following its work on last year’s Remember Me. Billed as a quirky love story with mixes of time travel and episodic storytelling, the property quickly became one of the most talked about games in the following months for its naturalistic art style and intriguing set-up.
And today, the Parisian developer has announced that Life is Strange will have its premiere on January 30 when the first episode arrives on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PC. Publisher Square Enix is yet to formally confirm the pricing for the episodic series, but it’s understood that it will be available in the UK individually for £3.99, while those who take a shine to the hand-drawn art and story can purchase the season pass for £15.99.
- Michael Briers
Cameron Crowe’s Showtime pilot Roadies has received a shot of sass with the news that Mad Men‘s Christina Hendricks is joining the cast. She’ll get on the bus alongside Imogen Poots (fast becoming the most ubiquitous name in showbiz) and Luke Wilson in this comedic take on the behind the scenes craziness of a rock tour. Promising territory and one ex-music journo Crowe is no stranger to. He covered similar ground in 2000’s Almost Famous. Hendricks will play production manager Shelli, described as “tough, but privately emotional, married to her job… and scary-good at it.” Not a million miles away from her role as Joan in Mm, but no less welcome for it.
- Steve Palace
From the apparent death of the romantic sitcom to the resurgence of superhero shows, there have been a lot of developments in television over the year. But if there is one trend that has defined 2014 in television, it has been the migration of directors to the small screen for season-long projects. While not an idea that’s unique to the year, as the Jane Campion-helmed first season of Top of the Lake signalled the trend in 2013, this year’s television firmly established the migration as something more than a novelty.
Of course, big name directors hopping in for an episode or two of shows they are executive producers on is nothing new. Martin Scorsese’s direction in the pilot no doubt convinced some people to give Boardwalk Empire a chance, as did Neil Marshall’s work on the pilot of Constantine »
- Deepayan Sengupta
The setup behind Syfy’s Ascension might take a minute to get your head around. What if, the three-night limited series posits, at the height of the Cold War, and with the space race still dominating public thought, President Kennedy signed off on the launch of a spaceship carrying 600 people into the far reaches of space? That starship, the Ascension, would act as an ark for humanity and, in the event of nuclear Armageddon, keep the species alive.
Ascension takes that admittedly preposterous idea and runs with it, opening halfway into the ship’s century-long mission to repopulate a new world. Completely cut off from Earth, the crew and passengers of the Ascension have created their own society, complete with a class system that dictates everything from occupation to with whom particular passengers are permitted to breed. It all feels rather Titanic, an ambiance aided by the period fashion (no »
- Isaac Feldberg
With the nation still reeling from Trixie’s shock departure, the five remaining contestants performed two dances each. Who made it through to the grand final?
So that’s it from me until the Grand Final, thank you as ever for joining in and being entirely brilliant in the comment box.
Join me from 6.30pm next Saturday for the first part of the final – we’ll hang some streamers down below and make it a party.
So that means we have our four final couples – Mark and Karen, Caroline and Pasha, Frankie and Kevin and Simon and Kristina. Caroline is looking like the favourite to win, but that’s by no means a done deal – it’s going to be a cracking final, I reckon.
So it’s goodbye to Jake the Snake and his amazing shimmying hips. Am not surprised, but would have »
- Heidi Stephens
Based on the famed explorer’s adventures in Kublai Khan’s ornate court in 13th century China, the 10-episode Netflix original series Marco Polo is set in a world filled with greed, betrayal, sexual intrigue and rivalry. Marco Polo (Lorenzo Richelmy) is a young Italian merchant who arrives in China with a father he barely knows, who then offers him to the Mongol emperor Kublai Khan (Benedict Wong) as a servant. Captivated by the traveler’s way with words, Kublai Khan and Marco Polo develop a deep trust and bond that leads to many tales of adventure and legend. During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Joan Chen (who plays Kublai Khan’s wife, Empress Chabi) talked about first getting this script a long time ago, why the role was a no-brainer, what she liked about the character, what it took to be a strong woman in that era, »
- Christina Radish
Welcome back everyone for the final day of Daily Dead’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide! Because it’s been an exceptional year for genre fans, we’re focusing today on recapping more books and films that would make for great gifts this holiday season and are perfect for all fans. We’ve also got another great find from over on Etsy and we’re celebrating a new subscription service from the fine folks over at Waxworks Records.
And be sure to check out today’s final Holiday Horrors trivia question below for your shot at winning some awesome merchandise from our fine sponsors at HorrorDecor.net, Scream Factory and Anchor Bay Entertainment.
Thanks so much for following along with our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide and I hope you guys had as much fun reading the series as I had putting it together!
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Waxwork Records specializes in releasing horror, »
- Heather Wixson
Twin Peaks, Season 1, Episode 7, “Realization Time”
Written by Harley Peyton
Directed by Caleb Deschanel
Aired May 17, 1990 on ABC
“What’s up, Doc? Just a few words before I go to sleep. I feel like I’m going to dream tonight. Big bad ones, you know? The kind you like. It’s easier talking into the recorder. I guess I feel I can say anything. All my secrets. The naked ones. I know you like those, Doc. I know you like me too. That’ll be my little secret, okay? Just like your coconut. Why is it so easy to make men like me? And I don’t even have to try very hard. Maybe, if it was harder…” — Laura Palmer
With the sheer breadth of stories being told on an average episode of Twin Peaks, it’s startling to take a step back and realize that each episode only covers a period of 24 hours. »
- Les Chappell
Reader for more binge-watching? The new Netflix event Marco Polo debuts tomorrow! Here's Jose to talk to its glamorous stars...
The most surprising thing about Netflix's new series Marco Polo may be how much attention it gives to its non-titular female characters. Keep in mind, that the show takes place during the 13th century, an era in which women had little say in politics and were ignored by the history books filled as they are with male explorers and conquistadors, including the title character played by the gorgeous Lorenzo Richelmy. In a show which could have treated its women like decorative supporting objects, series creator John Fusco, the writers, and the actresses make them the most fascinating people we meet. As the boys plan wars, train in kung fu and engage in sword fights of all varieties, the women show their power through intellect.
Two of the best characters in the show are Empress Chabi, »
Big, ambitious and more than a little weird, Syfy’s “Ascension” is being billed as a three-night limited-event series, which is misleading at best. That’s in part because this strange project ultimately feels more like a teaser for the hoped-for series to come, as its intriguing premise carries through the first two chapters before beginning to unravel in the third. Those who board the flight will likely be curious enough to want to see the trip through to its conclusion, but while there are strands of “Battlestar Galactica” in the project’s DNA, the idea never ascends to that level.
Granted, it’s not every day that you run across a miniseries rooted in the 1960s, and a super-secret century-long mission — birthed during the Kennedy administration — to launch an ark filled with 600 people, into space. Fifty-one years later, two generations have grown up aboard the facility, adopting their own unique rituals and culture, »
- Brian Lowry
There are weird people out there. It’s just one of those things that we’ve got to learn to accept: They’re out there, with their crazy ideas, watching and waiting.
That being said – weird is far from a bad thing. In fact, weird is wonderful! Weird people gave us Twin Peaks, Star Wars and Pulp Fiction. Weirdos probably invented the doughnut and the car. Weirdos are, hands down, the best of us. It’s being weird that sets anyone or anything aside from the millions of others out there, and in a market as crowded as gaming, this is almost a mantra. Being generic and falling in line is easy enough, but creating an experience that has your character dancing in their boxer shorts on the moon, Risky Business style, to ridiculous J-Pop, is much more fun.
And at the end of the day, what are you going to remember more? »
- Sam Driver
Words cannot describe how stoked we to return to “Twin Peaks” via Showtime and David Lynch. If you’re like us and simply cannot wait to absorb all of the surreal goodness that lies ahead, this story is for you! Showtime… Continue Reading →
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- Steve Barton
The actors will voice the parents of the animation's lead character Riley.
The film will take a look inside all three characters' minds, reports USA Today.
The film centres around the changes taking place externally and internally in the life of 11-year-old Riley (Kaitlyn Dias).
The short film Lava will play to audiences before showings of the movie.
Lane will reprise her role as Martha Kent in 2016's Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Inside Out will be released in the Us on June »
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