9 items from 2014
“I Think I Banged Lucille Ball” is the title of a recent “Two and a Half Men” episode featuring comedy legend Carl Reiner, so it seems entirely appropriate to stroll down the Memory Lane of “My First Time” with a guy who broke through on stage at the Biltmore in downtown L.A. 67 years ago and hasn’t slowed down since. Who knows what else he might remember?
V: You were in the touring company of “Call Me Mister,” which had been a big hit on Broadway. Did the Variety review help your career?
Cr: The review that really changed things was Claudia Cassidy at the Chicago Tribune. If she liked you, you were in like Flynn. She had seen the show on Broadway and hated it. She ripped the sh*t out of it. She said, “Don’t bother stopping in Chicago.” Then she saw the production I was in and she said, »
- Steven Gaydos
The Originals delivers another fascinating flashback episode this week, one that provides an insight into Klaus' psychology...
This review contains spoilers.
2.3 Every Mother's Son
Flashback episodes of The Originals are always a heck of a lot more interesting than flashback episodes of any other show. There are various reasons for this, but chief among them is the fact that the flashbacks always have the same thematic throughline as the modern-day action, without it ever being forced – this show is about a supremely, mythically dysfunctional family, and the flashbacks are there to demonstrate that it's always been that way, vampirism and magic aside.
Every Mother's Son was one such episode and, after focusing on Kol (strangely absent here) and his role in the Mikaelson clan last week, it's now the turn of Esther and Finn. That 'always and forever' mantra crops up again, this time from the family matriarch (played by original actress, »
The Originals stirs more vampires into the mix this week, and is all the better for it. Here's Caroline's review...
This review contains spoilers.
I always hated Kol. On a show (The Vampire Diaries that is) full of characters I either absolutely adore or violently dislike, Kol was definitely in the latter category. But that was then. Now? Call me fickle but Kol might be one of favourite characters on The Originals.
That’s good, too, since the littlest Original looks set to play a huge part in season two. This episode was basically all about re-introducing him to new viewers and, despite some little anomalies I’m sure existing Kol fans will be able to point out, it did a good job of pitching him to sceptical people like me.
Of course, I was already much more on board with the character after discovering he’s »
Directed by Jeffrey Hunt
Airs Mondays at 8pm on The CW
On this week’s The Originals, Marcel and Elijah search for the white oak stake, Klaus helps Hayley combat her savage side, Kaleb treats Davina to a violent dinner, and Mikael attempts to escape.
The Originals is so much more fun with the whole family around. Despite being named after the first vampire family, The Originals began with only half of it’s namesake present; of course, the majority of them were dead. But, it’s a good thing the show found a way around this minor problem, because no other family on earth is capable of creating the same level of drama as the titular Mikaelson’s.
Unfortunately, The Originals chose to bring Mikaelson mama Esther back in the form of a small and thoroughly non-threatening teenage woman. »
- Ashley Laggan
Ready to rejoin “The Originals” tonight for Episode 2.02, “Alive and Kicking”? Here to get you ready for the ep, in which guest star Nathaniel Buzolic appears in flashbacks, are executive producers Julie Plec and Michael Narducci with a preview… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
Sneak Peek new footage and images supporting Season 2 of "The Vampire Diaries" spin-off "The Originals, and the episode "Alive and Kicking", written by Michelle Paradise and Michael Narducci, airing October 13, 2014:
"Still under the control of 'Davina' (Danielle Campbell), 'Mikael' (Sebastian Roche) grows impatient while she attempts to uncover a spell that would protect those closest to her. When Elijah turns to 'Marcel' (Charles Michael Davis) for help in tracking down a vital piece of information, he is forced to remember a time long ago when they were on better terms.
"Meanwhile, Davina and 'Kaleb' (guest star Daniel Sharman) find themselves in a dangerous situation when unexpected visitors show up and crash their dinner. Finally, Klaus grows suspicious after a meeting with 'Cassie' »
- Michael Stevens
In next week’s Episode 2.02 of “The Originals,” entitled “Alive and Kicking,” the character of Kol returns in a flashback, which means we’ll get to see Nathaniel Buzolic once again. Here’s the ep’s trailer along with a new promo for… Continue Reading →
- Debi Moore
Recently, CW served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "The Originals" episode 2 of season 2. The episode is entitled, "Alive and Kicking," and it sounds like things will get very interesting and dramatic as Klaus gets very suspicious, Davina and Kaleb get threatened, and more. In the new, 2nd episode press release: "Klaus will encourage Hayley to regain her position within her werewolf pack. Mikael is going to try to uncover a spell that will protect her loved ones. Davina and Kaleb are going to get threatened when unexpected visitors crash their dinner. Klaus will grow suspicious when a meeting with Cassie doesn't go as planned." Guest stars will feature: Natalie Dreyfuss as Cassie , Nathaniel Buzolic as Kol and Sebastian Roche as Mikael. Episode 2 is set to air on Monday night, October 13th at 7pm central time on The CW. »
I remember not long after it was released, one of my friends bought me Dark Souls for my birthday. It wasn’t a game I’d heard very much about, and so was intrigued as to how good a game I’d been given. No more than an hour into the game I was starting to think I was the victim of some cruel joke my friend had played, and yet, something about Dark Souls kept me going back to it. From Software had created a game so unforgiving it was infuriating, and yet it was never unfair, and it is for that reason, when I was given the opportunity to review Dark Souls II I jumped at the chance.
I always like to keep an open mind when I play a game, since no game is the same as its predecessors. Sequels I find tend to be a bit »
9 items from 2014
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