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Now, further details have been revealed about the show, which will be a six-part series set around London and shot documentary-style.
Garvey must revolutionise a PR department struggling to keep up in the modern age of rolling news, smart phones and an information-hungry public.
The film follows those efforts across all levels of the force. Daniel Kaluuya »
- Garth Franklin
As always happens when the current Doctor decides to leave the show, speculation is rife as to who will be regenerating into the Twelfth Doctor. I almost don’t want their identity revealed until the regeneration, because that way they would be avoiding all the hate that Matt had to go through when Tennant left and he stepped into the Converse trainers.
I won’t lie; when I discovered that the new Doctor was going to be so young, I had some hate going on too because I’ve watched the show since childhood and none of the other Doctors have been under the age of possibly thirty-five. Perhaps a little older.
Matt, however, surprised everybody. He managed to be a 900+ year old Time Lord and he managed to do it perfectly. He was – if anything – Patrick Troughton all over again (he even borrowed Troughton’s dress sense and a lot of his quotes, »
- Gemma Wright
As the jaunty dwarf Bofur in Peter Jackson’s triology of films based on The Hobbit he brings a lightness to Middle-earth, one rarely glimpsed in the Lord of the Rings films. I spoke to the actor recently about finding the tone, and finding his place among the raucous Company of Dwarves.
The Hobbit is available right now on Blu-ray and DVD.
The post The HeyUGuys Interview: James Nesbitt on The Hobbit appeared first on HeyUGuys. »
- Jon Lyus
On Thursday nights, Rock Center with Brian Williams has been drawing truly terrible ratings for NBC. Will replacement drama Do No Harm do any better or will it do even worse? Will it be quickly cancelled or run for years? Is it worth watching?
A Jekyll and Hyde series, Do No Harm revolves around a respected neurosurgeon (Steven Pasquale) who has a dangerous and sociopathic alter ego. The doctor's bad side has been controlled by medication but all hell breaks lose when the drug stops working. The cast also includes Alana De La Garza, Michael Esper, Ruta Gedmintas, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phylicia Rashad, John Carroll Lynch, and Samm Levine.
Does the show sound interesting or is it an automatic pass? Here's what the critics have to say:
La Times: "Of course, there's only so much an actor can do with a villain »
I didn't have time to write a review of NBC's "Do No Harm," though Dan and I discussed it for a while on this week's podcast. The short version: though I like Steven Pasquale, this is a weird show that can't entirely settle on a tone, covering the same modern Jekyll & Hyde territory(*) that Steven Moffat's "Jekyll" handled so much better a few years back. (*) IGN's Matt Fowler pointed out to me on Twitter that Pasquale's character, if you just use the initial of his first name, is J. Cole. Sigh. I've seen two episodes and while I didn't »
- Alan Sepinwall
Like Sherlock Holmes, Robert Louis Stevenson's classic tale the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde has been done and redone to death. But also like Sherlock, there are still ways to modernize it and keep it fresh. Whether Do No Harm is one of those who can do so well remains to be seen. Viewers of the BBC series Jekyll, healmed by Sherlock and Doctor Who scribe Steven Moffat, will find a lot of similarities with Do No Harm. But the later series has the opportunity to not turn into the same mess Jekyll eventually became (within six episodes!) if it just sticks to the basics. Hit the jump for more on this updated classic. The idea of Jekyll and Hyde can also manifest as a personality disorder, such as a person having "alters" (like in Showtime's great but very uneven series United States of Tara). But »
- Allison Keene
New information has emerged about “Tuck Everlasting,” “Aladdin,” “and “Jekyll & Hyde,” three large-scale musicals that have their sights set on Broadway.First, a new musical based on Natalie Babbitt’s popular children’s novel “Tuck Everlasting” will have a run at Boston’s Colonial Theatre this summer, a stint that is being billed as a pre-Broadway engagement. Dates for the New York production have yet to be announced, however.Andrew Keenan-Bolger (“Newsies”) will star in the Boston production as Jesse Tuck, the producers announced Jan. 23. The cast also includes Sadie Sink and Tony Award nominee Carolee Carmello. With a score by “Burnt Part Boys” songwriters Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen and book by Claudia Shear, the musical follows a young girl who becomes friends with a family who have tapped into eternal life after drinking from a spring in the woods. As previously announced, Tony-winning “Book of Mormon” director-choreographer Casey Nicholaw is directing. »
There are more than a dozen scripted programs debuting in early 2013, including a new riff on Jekyll and Hyde, Felicity as a 1980s Kgb spy and a quirk-free (!?) David E. Kelley drama. To help you re-prioritize your DVR, TVLine is offering First Impressions of several of the new shows. Next up on our list…
The Show | Fox’s The Following (Mondays at 9/8c, premiering Jan. 21)
- Matt Webb Mitovich
8 items from 2013
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