IO9 recently reported that Amazon has hired a director to make the first two episodes of their big-budget Lord of the Rings series. At this point in time, that's about all that has been confirmed. Rumours are elusive and contradictory. I've heard that the series is to feature Aragorn, in the years before the events
Honestly, the only two reasons why we started watching Counterpart (CraveTV in Canada) is because JK Simmons is in the lead, and it was about spies. We didn't know anything else about it, hadn't heard anything, seen reviews, nothing. Only, the show is not exactly about spies. And JK Simmons isn't in the lead. He's both leads.
I think everyone considers, at least once in their life, and usually when they're young, the idea of pursuing fame and fortune as a movie star. I know I did. Lately, though, I have begun to think screen actors have the worst job in the world. Just to begin, most of them have to shuck
It's a sign of the times: I have learned over the last few years to be wary of any book published by the last remaining five traditional New York publishers because the price is usually outrageous, and the story a re-hash of recent best sellers, with anything resembling originality edited out of it. For the
I’ve become fascinated by the phenomenon of binge TV watching lately. I mistakenly thought I was the only story-addict who sat up until the small hours of the morning watching episode after episode of an entire season of a particularly good TV show. Fringe is the first show I ever did that with, years and
I really hit a wall with this theme. I was fine coming up with paranormal TV shows I love. [See here for that post]. There’s just a teeny problem with my other favourite genre, romantic suspense. (1) When it comes to suspense/intrigue in TV series, you can’t swing a dead cat without hitting a dozen
This is a purely personal list – I haven’t watched every show out there (time!!!), and none of these are reality shows or documentaries. (Story Rules!) But these are ones I’ve loved and adored. They’re not in any particular order. Being Human (UK) Being Human was fantastic for three seasons. Aidan Turner, whom most paranormal
Drama on TV has become edgier and more absorbing by the minute these days. They're pushing the envelope every year in terms of storylines, and once you move beyond the big four Mom & Pop networks, anything goes in terms of content. That's not to say it's gratuitous, but production companies use the lack of