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In Today’s World, Who Will be The Leftovers?

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The Leftovers is a supernatural television drama series broadcast on the American network, HBO. The show was created by Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta, based on Tom’s novel of the same name. Tom is also one of the executive producers along with Peter Berg, Sarah Aubrey, Mimi Leder, and Tom Spezialy. The show debuted on June 29, 2014 on HBO, and has since then completed two full seasons. The third season is on its way, and is slated to be the final installment of the show.

Background

Amy Brenneman is Laurie Garvey
Amy Brenneman is Laurie Garvey

The show revolves around the mysterious disappearances of people all over the world. Roughly a hundred and forty million people, which is about 2 percent of the global population, have suddenly disappeared under mysterious circumstances. This global event is termed as “Sudden Departure” and happened simultaneously all over the world at once. The people who disappeared, simply left no traces as to what happened to them. Not even clothing. People who were driving cars disappeared while the vehicle was in motion, leaving their car to crash. Even fetuses disappeared from their mothers’ wombs. Scientists all over the world tried their best to explain the phenomenon, but completely failed to understand what happened. Interestingly, nobody has seen anyone actually disappear. The pets, who did, turned hostile towards humans, and even turned vicious.

The series itself is set after three years of the Sudden Departure. It follows the lives of a family in the fictitious town of Mapleton in New York. Garvey family and their acquaintances are still grappling with the whole situation when it appears that the worst might not be over for them yet. While the first season of the show was set in Mapleton, the second season shifted to another fictional city of Jarden in Texas. After the Sudden Departure, the world’s major religions have lost their followers and simply lost their relevance. The void left by them has been filled by numerous cults that emerged from all corners of the world. The most notable of these cults is Guilty Remnant, which is growing stronger with time. The Garvey family is not immune to these events. Kevin Garvey is the Chief of Police, and has quite a lot on his plate. He is trying to maintain some level of rationality in the society, which is now marred by the grief and cluelessness of losing their loved ones inexplicably. His wife Laurie has joined the Guilty Remnant.

Cast

Justin Theroux is Kevin Garvey
Justin Theroux is Kevin Garvey

The role of Kevin Garvey Jr. is played by Justin Theroux. The father of two has been hit both professionally as well as personally with the Sudden Departure. It is upon him to maintain order in a society whose structures are increasingly falling apart and new ones are emerging in unprecedented ways. Also, his unborn daughter was among the ones who disappeared. After the event, his wife Laurie has left the family. With his son Tommy leaving for college and his teenage daughter Jill acting out, he is simply clueless as to what he should do about his family breaking up like this. Kevin’s wife, Laurie is portrayed by Amy Brenneman. At some point after the global event, Laurie left her entire family and joined the Guilty Remnant, a cult force that is growing in size and influence. Kevin’s son, Tommy, is played by Chris Zylka. Tommy dropped out of his college and is significantly being influenced by a strange person who goes by the title, “Holy Wayne”. While Kevin’s daughter Jill, played by Margaret Qualley, has been a straight-A student all her life, her relationship with her father has been less than warm.

The former reverend, Matt Jamison, played by Christopher Eccleston, believes the global event to be a Biblical rapture, and is unable to cope with the fact that many sinners were taken, while he, a good Christian was left behind. He self-publishes a tabloid that outs sinners. His sister is Nora Durst (Carrie Coon), who lost her husband, daughter and son in the departure. Matt’s wife, Mary Jamison (Janel Moloney), was paralyzed by a car crash that occurred during the departure. The other notable cast on the show include Ann Dowd as Patti Levin, Michael Gaston as Dean, Max Carver as Adam Frost, Charlie Carver as Scott Frost, Emily Meade as Aimee, Amanda Warren as Lucy Warburton, and others.

Development

HBO was quick to acquire the rights for the development of the series based on Perrotta’s novel even before the novel hit the shelves in August 2011. The network also signed up Perrotta as a writer and executive producer for the show along with other executive producers Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger. By 2012, HBO had brought Damon Lindelof onboard to be the showrunner. By February the next year, a pilot was ordered and by September, HBO decided to produce a 10-episode season for the show.

The first season completely covers the main events from the book. However, the second season is all original content created specifically for the show. The show is produced by HBO in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Reception

Margaret Qualley is Jill Garvey
Margaret Qualley is Jill Garvey

The show has received generally favorable ratings from the audience as well as critics. Critics have praised the performance of the actors, and how the show has managed to bring life to its various characters. However, the show is best noted for its portrayal of events that are thought provoking and a commentary on what makes people tick under duress. The show has received a number of award nominations, including Critics’ Choice Television Award, Writers Guild of America Awards, the Satellite Awards, and so on.
It is interesting to note that the show gathered an average response from the audience in its first season. By the second season, it had developed a cult following among its fans. So much so that after the conclusion of the second season, fans demonstrated outside the offices of HBO in Manhattan in a bid to convince them to not give up on the show, and produce a third season. HBO has given the nod for the third season, but it will be the conclusion of the series.


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An Essential Guide to Lost Girl

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Lost Girl is a Canadian series which originally aired on the Canadian channel Showcase. It eventually premiered on international channels, including the Australian, British and American versions of the SyFy Channel.

The series is considered to be a supernatural drama, and originally premiered in Canada on September 12th, 2010. The show continued for a total of five seasons; before the fifth season premiere in August of 2014, the network Showcase announced to fans that the fifth season would be the final season for the show, although the network did decide to order 16 total episodes in place of the regular 13 episode order for the last season.

Anna Silk as Bo
Anna Silk as Bo

Since its premiere, Lost Girl has earned generally favorable reviews, particularly from critics who specialize in science fiction, supernatural and niche genre TV shows. The show was generally considered a success due to good ratings and a positive response from fans. The success of the show has even led to the rumor that a spin-off series was in the works, but as of the fall of 2015, Showcase has neither confirmed nor denied these rumors.

Whether you’re a major Lost Girl fan or are just now catching onto this supernatural drama, consider the following essential guide to Lost Girl.

The Premise

The premise of Lost Girl is as follows: Bo is an otherworldly succubus from the Fae world, who was unknowingly adopted by a human family who was unaware of her true nature. Bo did not realize that there was anything different about her, either, until she entered puberty and accidentally killed her boyfriend by draining his life force during their first intimate moment. After the accidental killing, Bo found out she was adopted and discovered more about her true origins; she decided to run away, living instead with no real identity on the run.

Rachel Skarsten as Tasmin
Rachel Skarsten as Tasmin

Bo eventually meets and saves a human woman from a sexual assault, and the two team up to form a detective agency geared towards human and Fae interaction. Meanwhile, Bo discovers that there is more to the world of Fae than she originally thought—and it’s not always safe.

The Cast

The show stars Anna Silk as Bo Dennis, the main character and succubus who discovers her unearthly powers when she accidentally kills her boyfriend. Bo wants to learn more about her true nature, her powers, and how–or if–she can control them. In addition to her role in Lost Girl, Anna Silk has starred in several commercials, had a reoccurring role in Being Erica, and has had several small film roles.

The show also features Kris Holden-Ried as Dyson, a wolf-shapeshifter who works as a homicide detective and uses his wolf powers to solve crimes. He is ordered to keep an eye on Bo, but their relationship begins to take a serious turn when he realizes that Bo is not the monster others believe she is.

Paul Amos is Vex
Paul Amos is Vex

Ksenia Solo appears as Mackenzie Malikov, better known as Kenzi; Kenzi is the human woman that Bo saves, and the two become fast friends. Kenzi hides under the cover of being Bo’s “property “when they are in the presence of people from the Fae world, since human-Fae interaction is generally forbidden with the exception of Fae who own humans that do their bidding.

The show also features Zoie Palmer as Dr. Lauren Lewis; Rick Howland as Fitzpatrick McCorrigan; K.C. Collins as Hale Santiago; Paul Amos as Vex; Inga Cadranel as Aife; Emannuelle Vaugier as Evony; Kate Trotter as Norn; Aron Tager as Mayer; Anthony Lemke as Ryan Lambert; Athena Karkanis as Nadia; Raoul Rujillo as Garuda; and Deborah Odell as Stella Nashira.

The Creative Team

Lost Girl was created by Michelle Lovretta; the show is Lovretta’s only major work to date. Jay Firestone joined the project as an executive producer early on. Firestone has been involved in numerous films and TV shows over the years, including: Rules of Engagement, Relic Hunter, Mutant X, Andromeda, Dark Matter, and Rat Race.

Other producers include Peter Mohan, who was an executive producer for season 2; Grant Rosenberg, who was a co-executive producer for season 2; Emily Andras, who was an executive producer for seasons three and four; and Michael Grassi, who was the executive preorder for season 5.

Ratings and Reception

The initial reception to Lost Girl was mixed but generally favorable. Most early critics called the show “enjoyable,” “watchable,” and “fun.” Some of the more notable favorable reviews note that the character of Bo was exceptionally well-written, particularly within the genre of supernatural or science fiction television. Some of the criticism aimed at the show noted that the special effects and budget were on the lower end, although this may have been the reason that the series ended up being shown internationally, as the lower cost for filming translated into lower licensing fees from the executive producers.

Zoie Palmer is Lauren
Zoie Palmer is Lauren

Another point of criticism was aimed not at the show itself, but the American SyFy channel for editing out 90 seconds from each episode in order to fit in more commercials. In addition to this editing taking away scenes for American viewers, the specific scenes removed—namely, scenes depicting more explicitly romantic scenes between the lesbian characters in the show, which appeared to have been cut out of the series for their more explicit LGBT  content. Although the official Lost Girl creative team claimed that they edits were purely done for time and not specifically due to their content, many fans noted that it could not have been a coincidence that the cuts almost always seemed to occur during those scenes and not intimate scenes between the heterosexual couples and characters.

The ratings for the show are difficult to measure due to the Canadian viewer count system. By most accounts, the viewer ratings tended to go in between 200,000 and 400,000 per episode for the first season. The show’s second and third season had higher ratings, although the exact numbers are unknown. The ratings for the show’s international airings are currently not available.


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Essential Guide to The 100

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The 100, which airs on The CW network, is a post-apocalyptic science fiction drama series which premiered on March 19th, 2014. The show was developed by Jason Rothenberg and is adapted from a book series written by Kass Morgan. The show is currently renewed for three seasons; the third season is expected to begin airing sometime in 2016.

The 100 is considered a successful show for The CW network. It has maintained fairly stable ratings throughout its two seasons so far, and it currently has a large fan base. Some of the show’s success can be attributed to fans of the original book series, who are eagerly tuning in each week to see how one of their favorite books is being adapted for television.

Whether you’re a longtime fan of the original books, a fan of the series despite not reading the books, or just someone interested in learning more about this unique show airing on The CW, consider the following essential guide to The 100.

The Premise

Marie Avgeropouls as Octavia Blake
Marie Avgeropouls as Octavia Blake

The premise of The 100 is as follows: the storyline is set almost 100 years after a nuclear war has wiped out almost every bit of life on the planet Earth. The only known survivors of this nuclear war are people who were living on a series of space stations orbiting the earth, which were present prior to the breakout of the nuclear war. The space stations, now banded together as “The Dark,” are home to just 2,400 people. Limited resources have drastically changed life on the Dark, where any crime (no matter how severe or the circumstances surrounding it) is punishable by death through ejection into space. The only exception is people who are under 18 years of age, who are kept imprisoned.

When it is discovered that The Ark needs to immediately be rid of a significant amount of people in order to continue supporting the current population, 100 teenage prisoners are classified as “expendable.” They are chosen for a mission, believed to be a certain suicide mission, to see if the Earth can support any life—that mission? “The 100.”  After they are sent down to earth, they discover that not everyone was wiped out in the war—and the survivors aren’t always friendly.

The Cast

Eliza Taylor as Clarke Griffin
Eliza Taylor as Clarke Griffin

Eliza Taylor was cast as Clarke Griffin, the daughter of Jake Griffin and Dr. Abigail Griffin; Clarke was imprisoned after she was found guilty of being an accessory to crimes her father committed.. Clarke is depicted as natural but compassionate leader-type character, who is hardened by life on Earth, although she hopes that the people on the planet and the people on the Ark will be able to live in peace together.

Bob Morley was cast as Bellamy Blake, the brother of Octavia Blake. Bellamy clashes with Clarke initially due to the fact that Bellamy prefers a more militaristic approach to leadership whereas Clarke is more democratic; but he eventually reveals a softer, more compassionate side for both The 100 and the survivors on earth.

Other actors in the series include Paige Turco as Abigail Griffin; Thomas McDonnel as Finn Collins; Marie Avgeropoulous as Octavia Blake; Lindsey Morgan as Raven Reyes; Devon Bostick as Jasper Jordan; Ricky Whittle as Lincoln; Henry Ian Cusick as Marcus Cane; and Isiah Washington as Thelonius Jaha.

The Creative Team

Adina Porter as the grounder warior Indra
Adina Porter as the grounder warior Indra

The TV series is based on a series of novels originally written by Kass Morgan; the show itself was developed by Jason Rothenberg, who has done previous work for shows and films such as Body Politic, American Cuisine, and original Intent. Rothenberg is also an executive producer on the show, along with Leslie Morgenstein, Bharat Nalluri, Gina Girolamo and Matt Miller. The series is produced by CBS Television Studios, Alloy Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Television, who distributes it.

Reception and Ratings

The series premiered to exceptionally high ratings on The CW. In fact, the ratings for the season premiere—2.7 million viewers—were the highest ratings in that timeslot on the CW. The critical reception of the show’s first season was generally favorable; with a 72% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and praise from critics. On Rotten Tomatoes, the show is given a consensus review that notes the show is ‘flooded with stereotypes’ but that it has a ‘suspenseful atmosphere [which] helps make The 100 a rare high-concept guilty pleasure.”

The second season of the show had even higher critical reviews, with a rare score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. The show’s second was described by critic Kyle Fowle as one of the “very few shows [which] manage to push the boundaries of moral compromise in a way that feels legitimately difficult. … Those shows never back down from the philosophical murkiness of their worlds; refusing to provide a tidy, happy ending if it doesn’t feel right. … The 100 has done the same, presenting a finale that doesn’t shy away from the morally complex stakes it’s spent a whole season building up.” Although the second season’s premiere did not have as many viewers as the first, the average viewer per episode was only slightly down—from 2.59 million on Season 1 to 2.46 million in season 2. In any case, the glowing reviews for season 2 are considered to more than make up for the slight dip in ratings, which are still very high for any show on The CW.

Trivia

The show has some amazing CGI effects
The show has some amazing CGI effects

The show actually began filming before the first book in the series was released; developer Jason Rothenberg picked up the filming rights for the series before it had been published.

Raven, who does not appear directly in the original books, was originally supposed to be Finn’s mother; however, the script writers decided to give her characteristics similar to those of Glass from the original book.

Raven was only supposed to stick around for one season, but the character was so popular that the show’s creative team decided to promote her to series regular for season 2 instead.

The book and TV series have many differences—including new characters, characters who are alive in the book and dead in the series (and vice versa) as well as a darker past for Clarke who, in the book, is a drug addict.


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Game of Thrones Controversies

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Game of Thrones, adapted from the George R. R. Martin books, is no stranger to controversy. In fact, ever since the show’s first season, the series has frequently been called one of the most controversial on television. Some of the controversy stems from the show’s frequent depiction of nude people—usually the actresses—as well as its excessive sexual content; but other controversies have been related to the show’s treatment of the books, particularly in how it has deviated from them in ways that significantly alter the characterization or depiction of certain characters.  Many of the changes that the show has made have actually made the scenes more controversial than they were in the books themselves!

Let’s take a closer look at some of the most controversial moments in the HBO TV series, Game of Thrones—so far.

Jamie rapes Cersei

'Jamie' and 'Cercei' in Game Of Thrones
‘Jamie’ and ‘Cercei’ in Game Of Thrones

Fans who had read the books were wondering if the show would go so far as to depict one of the book series’ strangest scenes: in the books, after the death of Joffrey, Cersei and Jamie are in the royal family’s tombs and have a sexual encounter. In the books, the encounter is consensual, although at first Cersei is worried about being caught.

The TV show, however, completely altered the dynamic between Jamie and Cersei in this scene. Rather than being consensual, Jamie raped a clearly unwilling Cersei—and to no one’s surprise, fans were pretty upset. The controversy did not necessarily come from the depiction of sexual assault, which had been shown on the show before, but from the fact that the scene in the books was consensual and it was changed to be non-consensual.

The Red Wedding

Micchelle Fairley as 'Catelyn Stark'
Micchelle Fairley as ‘Catelyn Stark’

The Red Wedding wasn’t exactly a bowl of sunshine in the original Game of Thrones books. However, the TV version of The Red Wedding went a step further by adding a character at the feast who was not originally there: Talisia, the pregnant wife of Caitlyn Stark’s son. Her presence led to one of the most brutal deaths depicted in the show, which depicted her being stabbed repeatedly in her very pregnant belly before being stabbed in the chest herself. All the while Caitlyn Stark was forced to watch the carnage.

This addition seemed to serve no purpose other than to make an already disturbing scene even more shocking than it already was.

The invention of female characters that exist solely to be abused or brutally murdered

In addition to altering storylines to make some sexual encounters from the books consensual, the show is notorious for inventing female characters solely for the purpose of having them be sexually abused and/or killed in a brutal fashion which usually emphasizes their gender. By contrast, there are very few show-only male characters who have been introduced, much less introduced for the sole purpose of sexually abusing or murdering.

For example: The character of Ros is a show-only character who was introduced as a prostitute that worked with Littlefinger; she eventually became something of a business-partner, but when she tried to go beyond the scope of Littlefinger’s plans, he gave her to Joffrey. Joffrey then tied her up and used her as a living target, specifically targeting her private regions. Another example is the aforementioned Talisia; in the books, the woman that Robb marries is of no consequence, but in the show she was given characterization and plenty of screen time to develop her relationship with Robb. Fans thought that perhaps she would be woven into the series after the Red Wedding, but instead she was brutally murdered in a fashion directly tied to her gender—her pregnant belly; she became yet another female character invented for the show to kill off.

Oberyn Martell’s death

'Oberyn Martell' dies in Game of Thrones
‘Oberyn Martell’ dies in Game of Thrones

Oberyn Martell’s death, as depicted in the show, is fairly accurate to the books. In both the book and TV show, Oberyn is brutally killed during an arena fight—his head is literally crushed by his opponent, who takes him off guard during a weak moment.

Although the brutal nature of his death didn’t deviate from the books, many fans were shocked at just how graphic the show was during this particular scene. The show hasn’t exactly shied away from violence before, but most of the extremely violent scenes—such as the ones where rats eat through a man being tortured—were not explicitly shown, and instead viewers were allowed to grasp the horror through facial reactions instead of a literal depiction of the carnage.

In Oberyn Martell’s case, however, viewers saw the full horror of what happened to him. To many, it was a clear sign that Game of Thrones had no problem pushing boundaries in any direction.

Sansa and Ramsay Bolton

This major departure from the novels was perhaps one of the most controversial moments of the entire series so far; in fact, it led to many people deciding to quit watching the show and in some cases, notable pop culture blogs decided to stop their regular updates about Game of Thrones episodes.

The controversy comes from the fact that the writers exchanged one storyline in the books for another; in the books, Ramsay marries Jeyne Poole, a childhood friend of the Stark family, who is disguised as Arya Stark. Ramsay not only sexually assaults Jeyne, but puts her through mental and physical abuse. She and Theon eventually escape, and until the next book is released, their fate is unknown.

The TV show, however, replaced Jeyne Poole with Sansa Stark—Sansa, who only just gained some agency after finally being freed from the grip of the Lannisters. Before this sudden departure from the novels was announced, the writers were being praised for finally giving Sansa a chance to play ‘the game of thrones’ herself, manipulating Littlefinger and those around her to her own advantage. The decision to force Sansa into yet another situation where she is helpless to avoid sexual abuse was not taken lightly by many Game of Thrones fans, especially since the show had already heightened Sansa’s helplessness from the books in many ways.

Although Sansa—like Jeyne—has now fled with Theon, it would take a team of excellent writers to reverse fan’s feelings about how they’ve written Sansa.


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Things You Didn’t Know About Supernatural

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Supernatural, which aired originally on the WB and currently airs on The CW network, is a supernatural fantasy horror show which first premiered in 2005. The show stars Jared Paladecki and Jensen Ackles as Sam and Dean Winchester, a pair of brothers with the ability to see and hunt various supernatural creatures; in the earliest seasons of the show, the brothers were often called upon to investigate “monster of the day” type cases, and everything from ghosts to urban legends (such as Bloody Mary) ended up being featured on the show. As the series progressed, demon and angel characters were introduced, and the series lost much of its ‘monster of the day’ format in favor of a wider, almost Buffy The Vampire Slayer-style story arc.

The show is currently in its eleventh season, which premiered in October of 2015. So far, the show has not been renewed for a twelfth season, but fans and TV prediction experts believe it will likely be renewed due to the extremely large fan base which helps keep the show’s ratings up–and its profits high. As of eleventh season, the show became the longest running science-fiction series to air in the United States.

There is a lot to learn about Supernatural over its many seasons. Whether you’re a longtime fan or a newbie, take a look at some of interesting trivia and other facts that you probably didn’t know about Supernatural.

Jared Padalecki as 'Sam Winchester' in Supernatural
Jared Padalecki as ‘Sam Winchester’ in Supernatural

The original concept for the show was very different

The premise of the pilot episode of Supernatural involved two brothers who hunt demons, ghosts, monsters and other ghouls. But the original concept for the show, as conceived by creator Eric Kripke, was much different than what viewers ended up seeing–and ultimately loving.

The original concept was for the show to be about a pair of unrelated reporters who investigate urban legends and local ghost stories; they would then write about their investigation and findings in a newspaper column. The show was originally supposed to be called Unnatural, which was also the name of the column in the original concept.

The ‘FBI’ badges in the show aren’t what you’d expect

Although the brothers technically have FBI badges in the show, the prop badges created for the series ran into a problem when they discovered that it is illegal to make a fake but authentic looking FBI badge–even if it’s being used as a prop for a film or TV show. To bypass the problem, the creative team used different colors, logos and a different full name on the badge, which can’t really be read unless you’re specifically looking for hi-res images of the brothers’ FBI badges. Instead of Federal Bureau of Investigation, the fake TV bags read Federal Bureau of Justice, United States Department of Investigation.

The brothers weren’t originally Sam and Dean Winchester, either

Eventually, the show’s creator revised the series’ concept to include two brothers, rather than two reporters. However, the Winchester brothers weren’t created just yet: the original names for the brothers were Sal and Dean Harrison. Kripke was advised to change Sal’s first name because it was unusual at the time, but he was insistent on keeping the last name Harrison as a nod to his favorite actor, Harrison Ford. Unfortunately, the last name had to be changed when it was discovered that there was a real life Sam Harrison living in the same state as the fictional brothers of Supernatural. So Harrison was changed to Winchester, and the rest is history.

The reason for the brother’s Impala car is interesting–to say the least

In the original scripts, the car that the brothers drive was a 65 Mustang. Creator Eric Kripke chose the car because he thought it was stylish and interesting to film; however, he ended up deciding to give the brothers a tamer Impala to drive. The official reason? You could fit a body in the trunk of an Impala, something that the monster-hunting Winchester brothers would have to do on a regular basis.

Misha Collins auditioned for Star Wars

Misha Collins, who was cast in the role of ‘Cas,’ or Castiel, was working as an actor while also running a software company to make a more steady income. Collins decided to shut down his business when it became clear that his acting jobs were pulling in more money than the company.

Before he landed the role of Castiel, however, there was another part that Collins was after: that of the older Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones. In fact, Collins got so far into the audition process that he was invited to a meeting with George Lucas at the famous Skywalker Ranch. Collins decided to explore near a riverfront before his meeting, ended up showing to the meeting a bit tousled and dirty—and didn’t get the part.

Sam and Dean were nearly Clark Kent

Collins isn’t the only actor to have a near-brush with another major role. Both Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles were seriously considered for the role of Clark Kent/Superman in different properties. Jensen Ackles ended up being the second choice for Clark Kent in Smallville, while Padalecki was in the top running for a Superman reboot that ended up never happening.

There might be a spin-off

Jensen Ackles as 'Dean Winchester' in Supernatural
Jensen Ackles as ‘Dean Winchester’ in Supernatural

The great popularity of the series naturally led producers to consider a spin-off set in the Supernatural universe. In fact, a pilot episode for a spin-off called Supernatural: Bloodlines was created and released for fans to watch. However, the overall fan reception for the spin off was negative due to the significant differences in theme and tone from the original, and the fact that it didn’t star any of the main characters from the core Supernatural show. Supernatural: Bloodlines never made it past this pilot episode and the spin-off idea was dropped for a time. But both the show’s creator and the show’s producers have not completely nixed the idea of a spin off happening at some point in the future.


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The Walking Dead’s ‘Glenn’s Sudden Death?

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During the show’s first season, it would seem unlikely that Glenn—the scrawny, somewhat annoying young guy who didn’t do much in terms of fighting—would become one of the show’s most popular and beloved characters. Yet several seasons later and some excellent character development later, there it is: Glenn, along with Rick and Daryl, is one of the show’s most popular characters.

Which is what makes the show’s decision to possibly kill him off so shocking and yes, even controversial. Ever since that fatal episode where Glenn fell into a crowd of walkers and appeared to be torn apart, fans have been speculating like wild: is Glenn dead? Is he alive? What are the writers planning? The truth of the matter is that no one knows—yet. Glenn may be dead. And he may be alive. Let’s take a closer look at the arguments for and against Glenn’s untimely death.

Alive: Glenn had a gun in his hand when he fell

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Glenn wasn’t totally helpless when he fell into the crowd of walkers. Eagle-eyed viewers noted that Glenn was still holding onto his gun as he fell, which means he could theoretically starting shooting and run like heck to get to some sort of safety. A little bit unlikely—maybe; but the show has given us far more daring escapes.

Dead: No sign of the flare gun

Although the storyline in Alexandria has progressed, there’s been no sign of the flare gun that Glenn promised to light off as a signal. The flare gun was made a major plot point in the episode, so it seems unlikely that the writers would have just forgotten about it. If Glenn was alive, wouldn’t he have used the flare gun by now?

Alive: The flesh and guts are too high to be Glenn’s

The show’s creators may not have been counting on people to obsess over every single frame featured in Glenn’s “death” scene, but they have. And another thing they’ve noticed is that the flesh the walkers are tearing into—and promptly pulling intestines out of—are way too high to be Glenn’s guts! They are where Glenn’s chest would be, not his stomach, which means it’s very likely that the guts are actually Nicholas’ instead.

Dead: Glenn will be noticed by the walkers

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Some fans have suggested that the walkers won’t notice Glenn because he’s covered in blood—just like the episode in the first season where he and Rick covered themselves in blood and made it to safety in the walker-heavy Atlanta. However, all of the instances where characters have used blood to keep themselves safe among walkers have one thing in common: the characters used walker blood and guts, not the blood from someone still living. Walker blood is essentially ‘dead blood,’ whereas Nicholas blood would be oxygenated or ‘alive.’ The walkers would not mistake Glenn for a walker covered in the blood of a living person.

Alive: Glenn didn’t get the usual “dead character” treatment

Without exception, all of the characters who have died on The Walking Dead have gotten two special treatments: they’ve appeared for a post-mortem talk on The Talking Dead talk show segment and they’ve gotten a spot in the “in memorium” montage towards the end of The Talking Dead. Glenn got neither of these treatments. If Glenn was definitely dead, they would have had his character appear on The Talking Dead and in the montage.

Dead: Maggie is pregnant

It was recently revealed that Maggie is pregnant. Although the show has deviated from the comic books in many ways, in the comic books Glenn’s death occurs right about the time that Maggie finds out she’s pregnant, adding an extra layer of tragedy to the events. The writers may have decided to speed up Glenn’s death—which occurs during the ‘Negan’ arc in the comic book, which hasn’t yet started in the show although casting has already begun—as a way of changing things up.

Alive: The show is never this cavalier about main character deaths

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It’s true that main characters—or at least popular characters, like Dale and Hershel—have been killed in the show. But the show’s creative team and writers have never been this cavalier about beloved character deaths before. Given the extremely popular status of Glenn at this point in the show, it’s very unlikely that they would send him off without some sort of fanfare.

Dead: The writers might not want Glenn to die the comic book way

The show’s creative team recently revealed that they have cast the character of Negan, who in the comic books is a sadistic, violent man who is introduced when he kills Glenn in a very brutal, graphic manner. The show’s writers may have decided to spare Glenn from such a violent death by making it more random, unfortunate—but ultimately more merciful than what happened in the comic books.

Alive: Glenn appears in behind the scenes photos with a new character

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Some behind the scenes photos of an upcoming episode recently leaked which depict Steven Yuen in full Glenn costume filming scenes with Daryl, Rick—and a new character called Jesus, who shows up during the later parts of the Alexandria arc. Unless the writers have randomly decided to make Jesus a flashback, there’s no way that Glenn could appear in these scenes unless he was still alive.

Alive: Glenn could be rescued by someone else

There is a possibility that Glenn might be rescued by one of two distinct characters: the aforementioned new character Jesus—since it would be very “Walking Dead” for a character to be saved by someone named Jesus; or Enid, who ran away from Alexandria and could possibly be in the general area when the Nicholas and Glenn incident goes down. Enid knows how to live in the wild among the walkers, so it wouldn’t be too unlikely for her to figure out a way to save Glenn.


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The Cast of 2 Broke Girls gives us the secrets

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It is of little surprise that 2 Broke Girls follows the lives of two young girls who are waitresses trying to earn enough money to get along in life. Both girls are in their mid twenties. One of them, Max Black, comes from a broken home and a poverty-stricken mother. Caroline Channing grew up in an environment exactly opposite from Max, but although Caroline had a wealthy childhood she is now just as penniless as Max. Max is street-smart and promiscuous and Caroline, despite having lost all of her wealth, tends to look on the bright side of life although she is sometimes high-maintenance. As the two young women get to know one another better they gradually become roommates and build a friendship. They even have a common goal between them—to do something aside from the Williamsburg diner in Brooklyn where they both work and to open up their very own cupcake shop. Eventually in the second season Max and Caroline do open up their business as they dreamed, but unfortunately things all spiral downwards and they have to walk away from their cupcake shop broker than ever. In the third season of 2 Broke Girls Max and Caroline once again open their business, this time as part of the diner. Caroline goes to work for the Manhattan School of Pastry and Max enrolls in the school.

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Kat Dennings plays Max Black and Beth Behrs plays Caroline Wesbox Channing. Garret Morris plays Earl, the elderly cashier and Max’s father-figure, Jonathan Kite plays Vanko Oleg Golishevsky, the flirty cook who is of Ukranian descent, Matthew Moy plays Han Lee, the effeminate owner of the diner, and Jennifer Coolidge plays Sophie Kaczynski who gets involved with Vanko.

Recurring guests include Chestnut as Caroline’s horse, Brooke Lyons as Peach Landis, Nick Zano as Johnny, Ryan Hansen as Andy, Federico Dordei as Luis, Gilles Marini as Nicolas, Mary Lynn Rajskub as Bebe, Eric Andre as Deacon “Deke” Bromber, Patrick Cox as John, Sandra Bernhard as Joedth, and Austin Falk as Nashit “Nash”.

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Special guest stars include Martha Stewart herself, Steven Weber as Martin Channing, Cedric the Entertainer as Darius, 2 Chainz as himself, Missi Pyle as Charity Channing, Debra Wilson as Delores, And Dick as J. Petto, Piers Morgan as himself, Kyle Gass as an FSX operator, Lindsay Lohan as Claire Guinness, Hal Linden as Lester, Kim Kardashian West as herself, Jesse MetCalfe as Sebastian, Valerie Harper as Nola Anderz, and Caroline Rhea as Bonnie.

Kat Dennings was born on June 13th, 1986. When she was brought into the world in Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania she was named Katherine Litwack but as an actress she is known as Kat Dennings. Her mother is Ellen Judith Litwack and her father is Gerald J. Litwack. Her mom works as a speech therapist and poet and her dad is a molecular pharmacologist in addition to a college chairman and professor. She was raised in a Jewish family as the youngest of five other children. All her life Dennings was homeschooled with the small exception of a half-day at Friends’ Central School. When Dennings was only 14 she graduated from high school and around that time she moved to Los Angles where she decided to act full-time. Her parents certainly didn’t approve of her desire to act but she did so anyway and adopted the surname “Dennings.”

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When she was 10 she began to appear in commercials. At last, at the age of about 13, Dennings made her first big breakthrough on Sex and the City during a brief episode. Afterwards she went on to appear in Raising Dad and The Scream Team as a teenager. Dennings is best known for her roles in The 40- Year Old Virgin and Nick, Noah’s Infinite Playlist, and Thor.

Beth Behrs was born on December 26th, 1985, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Her mother was Maureen, a first grade teacher, and her father was David, a college administrator. She has a younger sister. A few years after she was born, in 1989, she and her family moved to Lynchburg, Virginia. Behrs was raised in Lynchburg. She played soccer as a youth and attended E.C. Glass High School. When she was the age of 15 she moved again with her family to Marin County, California, and that is where she started at a new school called Tamalpais High School.

When she was only four Behrs started developing her love for the theater and performing in it. In San Francisco she studied at the American Conservatory Theater and soon performed in Dangling Conversations: The Music of Simon and Garfunkel, a musical. She also appeared in a few plays like A Bright Room Called Day and Korczak’s Children . In 2004 she moved to L.A. so that she could study acting and attend the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. During her studies Behrs also began to train vocally and she was given the award of Young Musician’s Foundation Vocal Scholarship after she had graduated from college. In her senior year she had begun auditioning. Her first big role in a film happened to be American Pie Presents: The Book of Love and she went on to perform in Adventures of Serial Buddies, NCIS: Los Angeles, Castle, and eventually 2 Broke Girls.

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Garrett Gonzalez Morris was born in 1937 in New Orleans Louisiana. He was part of the original Saturday Night Live and he was also involved in The Jaime Fox Show. Since then he has also appeared in The Jeffersons, Murder, She Wrote, Married With Children, and Severed Ties, among others.

Jonathan Kite is an American actor, impressionist, and comedian. He grew up in Skokie Illinois and went to Niles North High School. He has been involved in Wizards of Waverly Place, The Life & Times of Tim, American Dad!, Kickin’ It, and Raising Hope.

Matthew James Moy was born in San Fransico on February 3rd 1984. He has appeared in How I Met Your Mother, Good Luck Charlie, Kickin’ It, and Criminal Minds.

 

Jennifer Audrey Coolidge was born on August 28th, 1961, and she has been involved in Friends, Seinfield, Plump Fiction, Legally Blonde, American Pie, and Desperate Housewives.


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Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

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Late Show is an icon in the history of television. So, when David Letterman, the first ever host of the show, announced his retirement, it was almost impossible to think of a replacement. After much speculation, the job went to Stephen Colbert, the host of The Colbert Report and The Daily Show on Comedy Central.

David Letterman had hosted the Late Show for 22 years before he announced his retirement in the April of 2014. The Late Show premiered its first episode in the August of 1993. It was produced by CBS and Letterman’s production company, Worldwide Pants Incorporated. Letterman’s satire, presence of mind, humor and charm, among other things made the show a grand success. Other than Letterman’s popularity and the ratings of the show, its success can be gauged from the fact that the TV Guide’s 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time placed it in the seventh position.

Though The Late Show always had a high viewership, it was experiencing a decline in the recent years. In 2013, 3.1 million people watched the show on an average. This went down to 2.8 million, the following year. There was another area of concern for the show that may have had the network go looking for a replacement. Among all the talk shows on air, the Late Show, had the highest proportion of older audiences. A decision to bring in a younger host may have been made to attract the younger crowd, as well as give a boost to the show to improve ratings.

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There is no doubt Colbert was facing sky-high expectations when he took over the legendary Late Show from an equally iconic host, David Letterman. If you do equally well, nobody notices. But, if you have even so much so as a glitch, you are doomed. So, the only real option that Colbert had was to put up a spectacular show and so he did. Undoubtedly, there was pressure, but Colbert seemed absolutely comfortable in his skin as he began his journey as the host of the Late Show.

The show was successfully able to capture the feel of the Late Show, as under Letterman, and that was one of the major factors that Colbert must have been vying for. The other big hurdle that he would have to cross is that he had to separate himself from the past shows that he had done.

The show began with the new host singing the national anthem. The overnight rating of the show indicated that people definitely wanted to sample Stephen Colbert. The ratings were not only high, but showed a little more than a 100% jump over the season premiere of the last season with David Letterman. The press was also all praises for Stephen Colbert. ‘Colbert Shines’ was what The New York Post had to say, while the Los Angeles Times said, ‘Colbert Is Off To a Strong Start’. It is definitely a great start. Nevertheless, the real test for Stephen Colbert will be the ratings for the subsequent episodes. This will show how many people actually like his hosting and actually enjoyed the show.

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Stephen Colbert was visibly ecstatic. So much so that he even broke into a dance. He started the show with a tribute to the man who made it all happen, David Letterman, that too in his own eclectic style. He said “We will try to honor his achievement by doing the best show we can and occasionally making the network very mad at us.” Then there was also a surprise from Jimmy Fallon, his head-on competitor, who wished him luck. Then began the Trump-a-mania. Stephen Colbert started with Donald Trump’s speeches about abstaining from Oreo and then just kept going, leaving the audience laughing.

His long list of Trump jokes later gave way to a stream of guests on the show. The very first guest on the first ever Late Show with Stephen Colbert was George Clooney. Now, he does not know Clooney personally, but he decided to get him a wedding present, after one year of the ceremony. No less, a paper weight that said, ‘I don’t know you’. This particular segment, though interesting initially, later became more of a stretch. Clearly, Colbert needed to work on the substance of his interviews with movie stars, other than talking about their charities. Although a noble cause indeed, that is not what the audience is looking for on this platform.

Though he has donned a new avatar for The Late Show, political satire has always been and is still a big part of Colbert’s repertoire. So, how could he not invite someone from the political arena? He sure did. His next guest was Jeb Bush. Colbert thanked him for joining the show and that was where the niceties ended. One pointed question after another combined with Colbert’s quick wits made the interview one of the highlights of the show. Being a Republican candidate for the post of president, Jeb Bush had been campaigning a lot, and this was where most of the questions came from. He also asked him about how he was different from his brother, by bringing in his own brother in the audience and telling about their differences. Given the fact that Colbert has been into political humor, this was an area he had no problem playing the host to. The first edition of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert ended with a sing-along with Mavis Staples and the band.

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The show was recorded for two hours and was edited to fit its one hour format. The show went through quite a long production process of 9 months. It was tightly packed to accommodate as much action as possible to keep the audiences glued. The several months saw a continuous stream of promotions to ensure that there was enough build-up by the time the Late Show with Stephen Colbert actually aired. The network went all out to make the show feel grand and measure up to the institution that the Late Show is. There is a lot of competition in the late night show format and despite a big name, Stephen Colbert will have to carve a niche to keep his audiences coming back for their weekly fix of entertainment. This will redefine the show itself. Everything said and done, it was apparent that the host is more than excited to be doing his job and that is always a good sign. The smart, humorous, accessible and entertaining host that Stephen Colbert is, the show is going to be a crowd puller.

If you are already like Stephen Colbert, then you would find be satisfied with his performance. However, if you are watching him for the first time, you would be entertained and would want to check out his next appearance on the Late Night Show. The show had some glitches but then again, it was just one episode. Given the caliber of Stephen Colbert, these will be ironed out. Another interesting thing to note here is that the show changed its last host in 22 years, and it will be safe to say that Stephen Colbert is also in for the long haul and that a new era of Late Night Show has just begin.

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Ash vs. Evil Dead

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Ash vs. Evil Dead is an upcoming American horror comedy TV series, which will premiere on the Starz network on Halloween (October 31, 2015.) The series, directed by Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell, will take forward the hugely successful Evil Dead franchise. The show is produced by Rick Jacobson, while Sam Raimi, Bruce Campbell, Robert Tapert, and Craig DiGregorio are the executive producers.

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Each episode of Ash vs. Evil Dead will be a thirty minute fest of blood, gore and humor. The series itself is set in the same timeline as the events in The Evil Dead, Evil Dead II and Army of Darkness, and take place about 30 years after the events of Army of Darkness. The titular character from the original series, Ash Williams, will make his return with this edition of the show. The half-hour series will have 10 episodes in the first season, and the episode guide is already out. However, the guide has many spoilers and viewers are anyway better off away from them. The ageing chainsaw-wielding, demon hunting Ash will do more than just return to the show. He spent the last 30 years coping with the encounter he suffered at the hands of the legions of hell. But, the dark Beyond has not forgotten Ash, and has no intention of sparing him. This time, however, they will try to break him both mentally and physically. A new Deadite plague threatens to end all of mankind, and initial news about the series indicates that Ash, in his supreme stupidity, will be responsible for bringing the Deadites back to the earth again. How the iconic anti-hero will face the challenge, is to be seen this Halloween.

Bruce Campbell resurrects his iconic role as Ash Williams in this TV adaptation of the cult movie franchise. Although 30 years have passed, Ash continues to suffer from survivor’s guilt. That isn’t a surprise as every one of us remember that he loved his girlfriend in the movies. The guilt, the trauma, and the pain of it all has transformed him into a trash-talking middle aged man, bordering insanity. He acts like he knows everything, but is as stupid as he was in the movies. However, that doesn’t mean he is an easy prey for the Deadites. He is still the guy that brings nightmares to the very spawns of hell. And he is bringing down their empire again.

A new character named Ruby Knowby also forms a part of the series, who was not there in the original movie franchise. She is a new addition and is portrayed by Lucy Lawless. Lucy Lawless brings her own cult following to the show, thanks to her Xena fame. Ruby holds Ash responsible for the Deadite plague, which destroyed her family and her life with them. Pablo Simon Bolivar, played by Ray Santiago, is the yin to her yang. Pablo is an immigrant, who believes in Ash’s heroism even if Ash himself doesn’t. He becomes a sidekick of the chainsaw-wielding demon hunter. Amanda Fisher is another character in the series hell bent on making Ash pay for what she considers as his mistakes. Amanda, played by Jill Marie Jones, is a disgraced Michigan State Trooper, whose sole purpose is to find Ash and hold him responsible for the murder of her partner. Caught in this storm is Kelly Maxwell, played by Dana Delorenzo. She is a moody child trying to run away from her past. With the Deadite slaying partners, Ash and Pablo, she finds a semblance of a family that she truly needs.

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First news about the possible resurrection of the franchise came in 2014, when director Sam Raimi disclosed that he was developing an Evil Dead TV series, at San Diego Comic-Con. It was decided that Ash will be played by the original actor Bruce Campbell, who was a friend and long time film contributor to Sam Raimi. The show is being written by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi (Sam’s brother), and Tom Spezialy. The by February, co-stars Ray Santiago, Dana Delorenzo, and Jill Marie Jones were selected for their respective roles. By March end, Lucy Lawless was also a part of the team. The shooting for the series began in the spring of this year in New Zealand. In fact, the entire show is expected to be shot in New Zealand.

The show deviates slightly in its portrayal of Ash Williams’ world of horror. While the original movies were horror movies in every bit of sense, the TV series will have more than a touch of humor to it. Apparently, the show creators felt that, unlike a movie, a TV series is a pretty long thing, and may become unappetizing for many audiences if it is purely horror. Moreover, as Campbell says, “Sam always likes to mix it up. He likes to mix up the sorts of horror — whether it’s creepy horror or shocking horror or disgusting horror.” So, there is a lot of gut wrenching stuff to be expected in the TV series, which will certainly not be everybody’s cup of tea. To make things a bit easier on the audience to “digest”, the show will have a humorous angle to it. In fact, humor will form such a significant portion of the series that the audience might just laugh off all the gory action.

The TV series will also have many memorable elements from the original movie franchise. Rumors are abound that Ash’s girlfriend from the movie might make a surprise visit too. That will be some scary stuff, considering that Ash killed his demon-possessed girlfriend in the first movie itself. The show producers, however, have not yet hinted at any possible inclusion of time travel. Although the first and second movie were based in the present times, at the end of the second movie, Ash gets transported in time to 1300s. The third installment in the movie franchise, Army of Darkness, starts in the same era. Therefore, expectations of time travel from the series is only natural for the viewers. What little information is available regarding the show indicates that the first season of the show will not have any time travel, while there is no word on the second. This is understandable considering that Starz has right now only ordered for the first season, and obviously waiting to see the performance of the show.ash v evil dead starz

The trailer of the show is already out and, as bloody and scary as it is, it appears that the show will be missing a few elements of the original franchise. As some of the fans might know, when the Army of Darkness sequel was announced, there was a host of legal issues surrounding the movie. There hasn’t been much clarity among the producers as to who owns the rights for a host of things that appeared in Army of Darkness. As a result, instead of S-Mart, where Ash got his trusty broomstick and other tools, he will be getting them from Value Stop this time. This is true for a host of things. What this means is that the show producers might simply not refer to the events of Army of Darkness at all. For all practical purposes of the TV series, Army of Darkness did not happen at all.
So, it will be an interesting state of affairs to see how the producers will refer to Ash’s backstory, if they do. Nevertheless, the fans will love the show for what it is, rather than what it was. So, if the Sam and Campbell can do justice to the resurrection of Ash after so many years, then why bother with what’s missing!


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The Good Wife

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The Good Wife first premiered on September 22, 2009, on CBS. The legal and political drama was created by Robert King and Michelle King. The present executive producers are David W. Zucker, Ridley Scott, and Charles McDougall. Many of the story lines in the show begin and end within each episode. Most of CBS’s shows are procedural, making The Good Wife something of an outliar on the network. In May of this year the TV show was renewed for its seventh season. People from all over the world can watch the series, including those in Australia, Canada, China, South Africa, the UK, and India. The first season saw 13.12 million viewers, the second season had 13.00 million, the third had 11.83 million, the fourth 10.98 million, the fifth 11.43, and the last sixth the season had 12.17 million viewers. The series and actors have also won and been nominated for numerous awards. The show and cast have been nominated for 35 Primetime Emmy Awards and in 2010 The Good Wife won a Peabody Award. Jullianna Margulies has won a series of awards, including the Primetime Emmy Award, Critics’ Choice Television Award, Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award, and TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama.

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The central character of The Good Wife is Alicia Florrick. The story begins after her husband was arrested and put in jail for being apart of a sex scandal and political corruption. Alicia was once an attorney like her husband, but she quit her job to be a stay-at-home wife and mother. After her husband Peter Florrick goes to jail she goes back to work as a lawyer to provide for her family. The Good Wife was inspired by several different American political sex scandals, such as the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal, the John Edwards scandal, and the Bill Clinton scandal. Michelle King explains that these scandals are all over our culture and society always sees the men on television making a public apology with their wife standing beside them. What are those wives thinking? Another interesting pattern is the fact that the women are frequently lawyers, such as Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Edwards.

After Peter is put into jail Alicia must begin from the bottom of the career chain. She starts working as a junior litigator at the state law firm Stern, Lockhart & Gardner. Will, an old high school friend, helps her to get the job so she can take care of her children Grace and Zach. Alicia is a talented lawyer and a very protective mother, and throughout the series she struggles with her feeling for her husband, Will, and the difficult situations she is presented with. Will is something of a ladies’ man and a senior partner of the lawfirm where Alicia works. Will has a good relationship with Diane Lockhart, another senior partner at the firm. She is a feminist, quite liberal and becomes something of a mentor to Alicia. Kalinda Sharma is one of Alicia’s closest friends and the firm’s in-house investigator. She can be violent and often works below the law but she is nevertheless very effective at her job.

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The cast of The Good Wife consists of Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick, Matt Czuchry as Cary Agos, Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma, Graham Phillips as Zach Florrick, Makenzie Vega as Grace Florrick, Josh Charles as Will Garner, Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart, Alan Cumming as Eli Gold, Zach Grenier as David Lee, Matthew Goode as Finn Polmar, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan as Alex. Some recurring characters include Chris Noth as Peter Florrick, Mary Beth Peil as Jackie Florrick, Titus Welliver as Glenn Childs, Michael Boatman as Julias Cain, Scott Porter as Blake Calamar, and Anika Noni Rose as Wendy Scott-Carr.

A lot transpires over the course of the six seasons. Alicia and Will plan to have an affair and eventually do, and at a later point in the series Will dies. Grace runs away for a period of time and Zach eventually goes off to college. New characters come and old ones go. The sixth season has brought with it a host of exciting events, as Alicia considers running for State’s Attorney or getting Diane to come to her new firm to work with her. At one point Alicia and Will’s past relationship is revealed through hacked emails and Kalinda goes on the run.

The Good Wife also explores the relationship between technology and the law, which has attracted the attention of a surprising number of technology enthusiasts. The series has even been called one of the most “tech savvy” shows on television. The Good Wife touches on quite a few different kinds of technology, such as NSA surveillance, virtual conferencing robots, Bitcoin, and vital marketing in political campaigns, among many others. It was even the first TV show to feature Bitcoin, the virtual currency. In general all of these aspects of technology are involved in law or politics somehow.

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For the most part The Good Wife has been liked. Metacritic gives it an approval rating of 75%, IMDb gives it 8.3/10 stars, and TV.com gives it 8.7/10 stars. In light of the show’s awards, ratings, and the fact that it is broadcast around the world, it doesn’t come as much of a surprise that there are quite a few enthusiastic fans and positive reviews about The Good Wife. Those who like the show call it smart, compelling, polished, with crafty dialog and a great combination of romance, mystery, and humor. They praise the character development, acting, and plot.

Some people have said that there may be cliches lurking in The Good Wife, as some worry the series may be running out of fresh material. There are of course those who do not like The Good Wife, a few of which claim the series is sexist against women, making them out to be hormonal man-eaters. Some are even of the opinion that it is offensive to minorities, homosexuals, and religion. Some critics find the series boring and do not like the acting, saying that the lawyers appear fake and not believable as professionals.

 


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