10 items from 2013
The Dublin-set gangster story is heavily influenced by Us crime dramas. But its unflinching willingness to explore modern-day Irish culture makes it a powerful and compelling show
With the exception of Broadchurch, the most talked-about dramas of the year so far have come from beyond the English coastline: The Fall from Belfast, the French show The Returned and Top of the Lake via New Zealand. And, tonight, another classy overseas import arrives: Love/Hate is an Rte show that has had three high-rating and prize-winning runs in the Republic of Ireland since 2010, with a fourth tranche to be broadcast later this year.
A Dublin friend pressed a box set of series one to three on me some time ago and, having watched, it surprises me that this has taken so long to reach the UK, and that it arrives on a network not celebrated for high-quality fiction.
Love/Hate is »
- Mark Lawson
The 2013 Eisner Award Winners have been announced at San Diego Comic-Con with Chris Ware leading the wins for his celebrated work Building Stories, alongside Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples’ Saga which also won a number of awards.
The Eisners are awarded each year at the San Diego Comic-Con and are the most prestigious awards in the comics industry, being the comics equivalent of the Oscars.
The Eisners are named after Will Eisner, one of the most celebrated artist/writers in comics whose works included creating the superhero series The Spirit as well as his masterpiece, A Contract with God, one of the best books of the 20th century.
This year saw artist/writer Chris Ware pick up the lion’s share of the awards for his book/construction project Building Stories, winning Best New Graphic Album, Best Writer/Artist, Best Lettering, and Best Publication Design.
Also among the winners »
- Noel Thorne
The cast of HBO’s bloody-good hit series previewed the second half of season six — even if one of them won’t make it to season seven.
With five episodes left before True Blood bows out for another year, the HBO series’ cast had a lot of ground to cover July 20 during the show’s Comic-Con panel. Needless to say, Sookie’s (Anna Paquin) love life and the identity of this season’s buzzed-about victim were among the hottest topics of conversation.
‘True Blood’ Spoilers From Comic-Con
For starters, Anna told the crowd she’s glad Sookie isn’t as much of a “doormat” this season — I assume she’s referring to her bad-ass confrontation with Warlow last week — which means you probably shouldn’t hold out for a reunion between Sookie and Bill (Stephen Moyer) this season, either.
Speaking of complicated relationships, Sam Trammell acknowledged that Sam’s got »
- Andy Swift
Plus, Michael McMillian previews Steve Newlin’s ‘surprising’ journey in season six.
As we venture deeper into True Blood‘s sixth season — we are officially half-way through it, in case you weren’t aware — Truebies everywhere have one burning question on their collective brain: Which major character is heading for the grave? HollywoodLife.com chatted with Michael McMillian, who plays the lovable (former) reverend Steve Newlin, for his take on the upcoming death; and he assured us it’s going to be devastating.
“I obviously can’t say who it is, but I was definitely surprised when I found out,” Michael admitted, adding that the shocking death “changes the tone of the show” entirely.
Um… that‘s not comforting!
Ever since showrunner Brian Buckner revealed that “one of the principal characters will not make it all the way through the season,” fans have speculated which vampire will meet his (or her) true death. »
- Andy Swift
Irish network Rte's acclaimed dramatic gangland series Love/Hate is coming to the U.K. on Channel 5, and it stars Robert Sheehan (Misfits), Ruth Negga (Misfits, World War Z), and Aiden Gillen (The Wire, Game Of Thrones). Love/Hate is a drama series from Rte set in Dublin's gangland. When a catastrophic event ignites the tensions in a small-time drug gang, family, friends and community must live with the impact. Starring Aidan Gillen, Robert Sheehan, Ruth Bradley, Ruth Negga and Brian Gleeson. I've seen it. Trust me-- it's worth watching if you like violent gangland shows that have a bit of romance sprinkled in. Readers may remember Negga and Sheehan previously worked »
- Emmanuel Akitobi
Irish network Rte's acclaimed dramatic gangland series Love/Hate is coming to the U.K. on Channel 5, and it stars Robert Sheehan (Misfits), Ruth Negga (Misfits, World War Z), and Aiden Gillen (The Wire, Game Of Thrones). Love/Hate is a drama series from Rte set in Dublin's gangland. When a catastrophic event ignites the tensions in a small-time drug gang, family, friends and community must live with the impact. Starring Aidan Gillen, Robert Sheehan, Ruth Bradley, Ruth Negga and Brian Gleeson. I've seen it. Trust me-- it's worth watching if you like violent gangland shows that have a bit of romance sprinkled in. Readers may remember Negga and Sheehan previously worked together on the E4 series Misfits, and in the stage production Playboy Of The Western World. In Love/Hate, they play a formerly romantic couple caught up in the drama of an Irish gang's ruthless ways. Love/Hate »
- Emmanuel Akitobi
I knew Sookie’s parents were racist, but were they also murderers? Probably, yeah.
Let’s start this week’s recap with a few rhetorical questions: Why does Sookie (Anna Paquin) keep digging into her past? Hasn’t she learned by now that the more questions she asks, the more people come out of the woodworks to kill her? Oh, who am I kidding? This is Sookie we’re talking about; she’s a big fairy dumb-dumb who gets off putting herself, and others, in harm’s way — which explains why the July 14 episode of True Blood ended with her being drowned in a damn lake.
Rewinding a bit… Warlow (Rob Kazinsky) told Sookie that when he killed her parents, it was only to stop them from killing her. It turns out he came to Mr. and Mrs. Stackhouse with his intentions to turn Sookie into a vampire, but they »
- Andy Swift
True Blood answered a major question last night -- Who is Warlow? -- by revealing mysterious faerie Ben was not only a vampire but also the masked man searching for Sookie. That answer, however, begat a million more questions, so I turned to Robert Kazinsky, the beguiling Brit who plays Ben/Warlow and has served as an adrenaline needle to True Blood's heart this season.
Kazinsky not only broke down how and when the Warlow news was revealed to him, but cautions that viewers haven't seen the depths of his depravity or the lengths he'll go to for love quite yet. Luckily for his ever-expanding fanbase, this break-out True Blood gig isn't the only reason 2013 is shaping up to be a stellar year for Kazinsky -- he also stars in the hotly anticipated Pacific Rim, a potential cinematic game-changer that he equates with Jurassic Park!
ETonline: Did you know from day one you'd be playing Warlow »
Browse our gallery of summer TV couples and vote for your fave(s)!
Summer lovin’ isn’t just for Danny and Sandy anymore! Some of our favorite TV shows come on when the weather gets warm, so HollywoodLife.com is saluting the couples that are truly turning up the heart. We’ve got ‘em all from Pretty Little Liars, True Blood, Teen Wolf, Awkward, Degrassi and even Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
‘Pretty Little’ Lovers
When it comes to Rosewood, we come for the lies, but we stay for the red-hot couples! Now that Toby (Keegan Allen) is back on the good guys’ side — we think, anyway — he and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) have been more inseparable than ever, and we’ve loved every minute of their time together.
- Andy Swift
The casual irreverence of Spike’s Guys Choice Awards was evident everywhere during the show’s taping, from the upscale tiki/woodsy decor and leopard-print carpet to the green room that felt more like an A-list cocktail party than a staging area for busy celebs just waiting to do their bit on stage and rush off to another, possibly cooler event.
But that didn’t stop Jimmy Kimmel from putting the show in its place. “People talk about the Oscars and they talk about the Emmys and they talk about the Tonys, the People’s Choice Awards, the Soul Train Awards, »
- Lindsey Bahr
10 items from 2013
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