Archive for August, 2010
Rolling Stones Magazine recently listed their Top 10 list of Sexiest Vampires of all time:
Deborah Ann Woll (#9)
As the newly-turned teen vamp Jessica on the HBO series, Woll shows the boy bloods how it’s done. There’s a wildness in this character that Woll handles with extraordinary skill. An early sequence, in which Jessica sneaks home to visit her family — including her abusive father — burns in the memory.
Alexander Skarsgard (#4)
As Eric Northman, a 1,000-year-old Viking and the current vampire sheriff of Louisiana, Skarsgård provides heat the Twilight movies lack. His scenes with Anna Paquin’s all-too-human Sookie Stackhouse flare like nothing else in a series that is already a sexual bonfire.
and Ian Somerhalder (#3)
Kevin Williamson’s terrific series on the CW network casts Somerhalder (formerly Boone on Lost) as Damon Salvatore, the bad boy vampire in hot pursuit of the woman his brother Stefan (Paul Wesley) loves. Somerhalder deftly balances dangerous and funny without compromising either quality. Says Damon: “I do believe in killing the messenger. Know why? It sends a message.”
Unfortunately, Aidan Turner’s Mitchell from Being Human was not listed… what gives???
Who would you have liked to see on the list?
By: Maria G.
It’s that time of year again, when the TV world gets to pat themselves on the back for the programming that aired throughout the year. Unfortunately, for you True Blood fans, you will have to to figure out what’s more important… seeing Alexander Skarsgard, Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer in their Sunday best or watch the second to last episode of Season 3.
I know, I know… dilemma.
Now, let us digress for the moment, as you know True Blood was nominated for a few technical Emmy’s, but the one that counts is for Best Drama Series. This is always a tough category for True Blood, because it is up against the likes of Breaking Bad. Dexter, The Good Wife, LOST and Mad Men.
Start your praying now.
Now, if you are going to watch the Emmy’s, be rest assured that Alexander Skarsgard has landed in the US and Mr. and Mrs. Moyer are in newlywed bliss as they attend all the festivities around Tinseltown. Actually, Anna and Stephen were asked what moment of their careers would they most like to see frozen in time. Anna answered, “Finding out I’d been hired for True Blood.” Stephen stated, “The moment when Sookie and Bill touch hands for the first time.”
In the following video, you will see some of the cast talk about True Blood and what they are going to wear to the event.
Joe Manganiello was asked about his plans for the Emmy’s and he said, “”Season 2′s got the nominations, and it’s their year,” he said of cast members such as newlyweds Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin . “We’re going to watch on the couch and then head out.”
What will you be watching? True Blood or the Emmy’s?
Beasts of all shapes and sizes are popping up everywhere you look these days. It’s no surprise that a Battle Royale for supreme sexy beast would eventually happen. Thank you, Entertainment Weekly, for finally laying all of our favs out on one page and giving us the chance to pick who should reign supreme.
All images courtesy of the CW.
From Entertainment Weekly:
Amazon UK has posted both a title and a synopsis on their site for Sookie #11, which will be available in May.
The title listed is Dead Reckoning and the synopsis is as follows …
With her knack for being in trouble’s way, Sookie witnesses the firebombing of Merlotte’s, the bar where she works. Since Sam Merlotte is now known to be two-natured, suspicion falls immediately on the anti-shifters in the area. But Sookie suspects otherwise and she and Sam work together to uncover the culprit – and the twisted motive for the attack. But her attention is divided. Though she can’t ‘read’ vampires, Sookie knows her lover Eric Northman and his ‘child’ Pam well – and she realises that they are plotting to kill the vampire who is now their master. Gradually, she is drawn into the plot -which is much more complicated than she knows. Caught up in the politics of the vampire world, Sookie will learn that she is as much of a pawn as any ordinary human – and that there is a new Queen on the board . . .
So, what do y’all think?
Naomi reviews City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. This is the first book in the Mortal Instruments series. Recently, it was announced that Simon and Schuster has requested two more books for the series about a teenage Demon Slayer.
The two new books under contract–City of Lost Souls and City of Heavenly Fire–are scheduled, respectively, for May 2012 and September 2013.
There is also a prequel to the Mortal Instruments series, the first book in the Infernal Devices series is Clockwork Angel.
Film rights to The Mortal Instruments have been optioned by Unique Features.
To read Naomi’s review please click here.
Yes, it is a dreary hump day. But, I have something that will cheer you up. If you attended the San Diego Comic-Con, than you recall Michael Trevino wishing that he and his character (Tyler Lockwood) had more to say and do and I guess they granted his wish. It seems that with the recent casting of Taylor Kinney (Uncle Mason) and Simon Miller (the patriarch of the Lockwood pack) and the recently released new pics, it is safe to say that a lot of emphasis will be placed on The Lockwood clan this season.
Btw, here is the synopsis for the first episode which will be airing on Thursday, September 9th.
“The Return” Season 2 Episode 1 – Picking up on the same night as last season’s finale, Elena (Nina Dobrev) arrives home to a nightmare as she discovers Uncle John’s and Jeremy’s fate. At the hospital, Sheriff Forbes (guest star Marguerite MacIntyre) is comforted by Matt (Zach Roering), Bonnie (Katerina Graham) and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) while she waits to hear if Caroline (Candice Accola) will survive the car accident. After a confusing conversation with Elena about the night’s events, Damon is the first to realize that Katherine (also played by Nina Dobrev) has returned. Katherine’s arrival sends Stefan (Paul Wesley) and Damon on a path to find out what she wants, why she’s back, and how much of a threat she is to the people they love. Meanwhile, still reeling from his father’s death, Tyler (Michael Trevino) is surprised when his charming and mysterious uncle, Mason Lockwood (guest star Taylor Kinney, “Trauma”), arrives to console the family.
Finally, here is a promotional pic of Nina Dobrev for the second season of The Vampire Diaries:
Are you looking forward to it as much as we are?
TVG’s Ask Matt Roush: Question: I’ve been getting a bit concerned about Being Human lately. It’s gotten very dark this season as Mitchell has headed down a very scary path in the power vacuum after Harrick’s death. It’s bothered me that we’ve lost some of the whimsy that made me love the first season so much. I hope they lighten things up a bit as we go. I did thoroughly love the scene where Mitchell, stressed out by a long day of vampire taming and a really bad date, goes ape nuts because his favorite TV show has been moved. There’s a vampire after my own heart. — Ann Marie
Matt Roush: Yes, the show is darker and (with those mad experimenting scientists) scarier this season, but I’m OK with that. The characters themselves remain so engaging and amusing, when they aren’t being beaten down by their inner and sometimes outer demons, that I find the new conflicts in their lives (and afterlives) quite gripping. This is still among my favorite supernatural shows of the moment, and I hope Syfy’s Americanized version doesn’t diminish my appetite for this very original piece of dark brilliance.
Question: I’m loving The Gates on ABC. I really didn’t think I would, expecting something like a paranormal Desperate Housewives. Instead, it’s a mix of The Vampire Diaries, Moonlight and an oh-no-they-didn’t mystery. I find myself reliving the episode throughout the week and eagerly awaiting Sunday nights. Any word yet on whether it’ll survive to return again? As for Scoundrels, I’ll ask the same question, even though I’ve been on the fence about it. Virginia Madsen is great, but the show as a whole didn’t really grab my attention until the season finale. — Susan
Matt Roush: Unlike Rookie Blue, the Canadian import that clicked instantly and has already been renewed by ABC for (I’m presuming) next summer, neither of the new Sunday shows were quite as successful, although The Gates did at least generate some buzz for its mash-up of genres and it was my favorite of ABC’s scripted summer series. I think you can forget about Scoundrels ever coming back, but no decision has been made yet (or so I hear) regarding The Gates’ future. If it makes economic sense to bring it back, I’d think “maybe.” But that’s being hopeful.
And here is a little spoiler from TV Guide:
Stefan seemed different in the Vampire Diaries finale. Where is he heading? — Katherine
MICKEY: Interestingly, it’s Katherine’s arrival that awakens something in Stefan. “He accepts that he’s a vampire more; he’s less plagued by being a victim and being run over by his brother,” Paul Wesley says. “He becomes more proactive, and he knows how to have fun sometimes.” In other words, get ready for Freaky Friday: Sibling Vampire Edition.