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10 TV characters who knew how to make an entrance

From Battlestar Galactica to Farscape, Doctor Who and more, Juliette cheers on 10 TV characters who made a big first impression...

Some characters slip onto our TV screens quietly and sneak into our hearts slowly. We watch them develop and grow, and come to love them over time, sometimes despite very inauspicious beginnings (being eaten by a wheelie bin springs to mind).

Others make more of an impression from the get-go.

In this list, we’re celebrating some of the most memorable and impressive entrances of characters from TV shows. To make the list, a character had to be (or eventually become) a regular or frequently recurring character – no one-shot wonders here. And note this is a list for TV characters, so you won’t see any Captain Jack Sparrow or even the Borg Queen – all of these had to make their big impression on the small screen.

10. Madame Vastra and Jenny,
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'Dallas' finale postmortem: Producer, star talk about losing a Ewing

'Dallas' finale postmortem: Producer, star talk about losing a Ewing
In Dallas’ big season 3 finale, fans were forced to say goodbye to one member of the Ewing family. Specifically, they were forced to watch as Nicolas blew up Christopher’s car … with Christopher inside. But with one Ewing gone, there’s another on the horizon, because John Ross also discovered he has a sister. Needless to say, it was a gasp-worthy end to a season full of twists, turns, sketchy cartel members, and more.

Unfortunately, Jesse Metcalfe wasn’t able to hop on the phone, but the star did issue this statement about his departure from the series: “In classic
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Review: 'Louie' - 'In the Woods'

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Review: 'Louie' - 'In the Woods'
A review of tonight's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I fart for science... "In the Woods" puts the various arcs of season 4 on hold for an epic-length (without commercials, the "episode" runs 66-plus minutes) flashback to Louie's adolescence, as catching Lily smoking pot reminds him of one of the dumbest episodes of his life. Louis C.K. grew up in the era of the "After School Special," well-meaning but often unintentionally hilarious stories trying to warn kids away from drugs, drinking and all the other tomfoolery teenagers get up to. (Here's an excerpt from "Stoned," produced the year before "In the Woods" is set, starring Scott Baio as a straight-laced student whose life falls apart after he experiments with the marijuana.) And though C.K. has much greater command of tone — and respect for his audience's intelligence — than the makers of those specials did, there's always a danger
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Can Tom Hanks rescue Walt Disney from Saving Mr Banks?

The actor delivers another charmer, but this story about Mary Poppins is more atrocious than supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

"Uneasy wedlock". That's how Pl Travers, the creator of Mary Poppins, described the two weeks she spent on the Disney lot in Burbank in 1961, during which Walt Disney attempted to prize the screen rights to her beloved creation from her vice-like grip. Those two weeks have now become a movie, Saving Mr Banks, which is directed by John Lee Hancock, starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks, and brought to us by none other than Walt Disney Studios, which threw open their lot for filming, relaxed their hawk-like copyright control to allow songs from the original movie, and dug up a small woodland mammal last seen cavorting through Sleeping Beauty's forest, which clings to Emma Thompson's head throughout the entirety of the new film.

Ah, actually I'm told it's a wig. My mistake.
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'Dallas': Julie Gonzalo on Pamela's surprise wedding (and return to Southfork?)

It takes a lot to shock Dallas fans, but seeing Pamela Barnes (Julie Gonzalo) and John Ross Ewing (Josh Henderson) wed in Vegas this week — binding them and their respective shares in Barnes Global and Ewing Energies — did it. “I was sitting on a comfortable couch, and I was reading the episode,” Gonzalo says, “and I literally yelled, ‘What? They’re marrying them already? No way!’ At first, I was like, ‘That’s so soon,’ but now I’m like, ‘That’s awesome. They’re brilliant.’ They’re a great duo and really complement each other. I don’t think
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What to Watch Monday: Carrie Diaries Closes and Other Finales, Double Dallas, Ncaa Finals & More

What to Watch Monday: Carrie Diaries Closes and Other Finales, Double Dallas, Ncaa Finals & More
On TV this Monday: Everything’s bigger in Texas – especially tonight’s double shot of Dallas, The Carrie Diaries has its last dance at prom, Monday Mornings and Burning Love end their seasons and the college-basketball season culminates in the Ncaa Championship’s final game. Here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

8 pm Dallas (TNT) | Special time: In back-to-back episodes, Christopher closes in on finding his mother, and John Ross begins to question putting his trust in Pamela.

8 pm The Carrie Diaries (The CW) | Season finale: Carrie’s psyched to be going to her junior prom, but when some big secrets are revealed,
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What to Watch Monday: General Hospital Turns 50, Castle Hits 100, DWTS Goes to Prom and More

What to Watch Monday: General Hospital Turns 50, Castle Hits 100, DWTS Goes to Prom and More
On TV this Monday: General Hospital‘s anniversary is a real ball, Castle channels Hitchcock, a couple’s not-so-Secret Life is revealed and a Revolution-ary falls. As a supplement to TVLine’s original features (linked within), here are 10 programs to keep on your radar.

2 pm General Hospital (ABC) | Nurses’ Ball! Celebrate the soap’s 50th anniversary with a revival of the beloved charity gala, returns from your favorites and special guests. (Check out 23 photos.)

Preview | Bones Season 8 Spoiler Video – Booth’s Got Shocking News for Brennan about Christine

8 pm Dancing With the Stars (ABC) | Put on your corsage, rent a
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Amazing Race 22 Eliminated Pamela Chien & Winnie Sung In Episode 7 Tonight

Amazing Race 22 eliminated Pamela Chien & Winnie Sung in episode 7 tonight. Tonight's episode,kicked off with the teams,finding out they had to drive to Bora village to get their first clue for this leg of the race. Anthony & Bates got the chance to do a Fast Forward challenge,which served up the reward of skipping all the other challenges and heading straight for the pit stop. The challenged involved doing some water skiing,which they successfully completed. The other teams were presented with a Road Block, where they had to transport a couple of baby goats to the correct location and then return back, to get their next clue. After that, the teams had to head to another location on the island to retrieve their next clue. Meanwhile, Max & Katie had to do an exclusive "Speed Bump" challenge for finishing last in the last leg of the race. In it,
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Dallas Star Weighs In on the Finale's Big Reveal: 'I Get to Play a Whole Different Character!'

The following contains spoilers from the Dallas season finale.

TNT’s trip back to Dallas wrapped its freshman run on Wednesday night by dropping a bombshell that some saw coming, yet nonetheless foretells much more family feuding in the season(s) to come.

As the season-ending hour unspooled, Christopher’s estranged wife Rebecca (played by Julie Gonzalo) cleaned up the literal mess she made by putting a bullet through her “brother” Tommy, in self-defense — and with more than a little help from an unseen benefactor whom she speed-dialed the instant blood was spilled.

But no sooner had Tommy’s body
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Crackers - an animation film based on 26 November

Crackers, an Animation film, inspired by and based on the 26 November attack on Mumbai, held its muhurat with song recording with Shaan and Hariharan. Directed and produced by Anil Goyal under the banner of R.T.M. Technologies, Crackers is destined to be India’s first 3–D full length animation feature film with 4–D Technology.

It’s scheduled to release before the end of the year 2010. The film is being made in India using professional animation talent for which India has been a known outsourcing destination by the leading Hollywood film studios. Deepak Sehwag, is working with a project–team of 70 professionals of R T M Technologies Pvt Ltd. Story is by Priyank Dubey and music is by Dilip Sen. Songs are done by singers Shaan, Shreya Goshal, Hariharan, Pamela Jain, Raja Hasan, Jolly Mukherjee etc.

Usp of the movie is its great Music and never seen before action sequences
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Music Review: What’s Your Raashee?

Album: ‘What’s Your Raashee?’; Music Director: Sohail Sen; Lyricist: Javed Akhtar; Singers: Aslesha Gowariker, Shaan, Bhavya Pandit, Sohail Sen, Marianne D. Cruz, Tarannum Malik, Rajab Ali Bharti, Bela Shende, Ashutosh Gowariker, Pamela Jain, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan and Madhushree; Rating: ***

Ashutosh Gowariker’s films are synonymous with A.R. Rahman’s tunes, but for his ‘What’s Your Rashee?’, which has Priyanka Chopra and Hurman Baweja in lead roles, the director has got on board a new composer, Sohail Sen - who has done a commendable job.

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Sohail Sen’s music impresses in What’s Your Raashee?

Film: “What’s Your Raashee?” Music Director: Sohail Sen Lyricist: Javed Akhtar Singers: Aslesha Gowariker, Shaan, Bhavya Pandit, Sohail Sen, Marianne D. Cruz, Tarannum Malik, Rajab Ali Bharti, Bela Shende, Ashutosh Gowariker, Pamela Jain, Alka Yagnik, Udit Narayan and Madhushree Rating: *** Ashutosh Gowariker’s films are synonymous with A.R. Rahman’s tunes, but for his “What’s Your Rashee?”, which has Priyanka Chopra [...]
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