Before you die, you will get the chance to ‘Rectify’

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The first original TV series from SundanceTV, Rectify, was created by Ray McKinnon. The show debuted on the network on April 22, 2013. The second season was aired in the June of 2014, while the third season was broadcasted on July 19, 2015. Even before the third season ended, the channel had ordered the fourth and final installment of the show. This season is expected to premiere in the fall of 2016, although an exact date is yet to be announced.

Clayne Crawford is Ted Talbot Jr
Clayne Crawford is Ted Talbot Jr

The series is about the life story of Daniel Holden from Paulie in Georgia. When he is a teenager, he is convicted for the rape and murder of his 16-year old girlfriend. However, after spending a good 19 years in the prison on death row, some new DNA evidence comes to the fore and he is acquitted of all charges. But, there is still some doubt about him being completely innocent. Anyway, he is released from the prison and returns to his hometown. Rectify is an account of the new lease of life that Daniel gets, his adjustments with the society after 19 years in prison, and the new events that are now unfolding in his life.

Aden Young is amazing in the lead role of Daniel Holden. He is not angry for what has happened to him, but is rather trying to adapt to the society. His character is more nuanced than that. Abigail Spencer has played the role of Daniel’s sister, Amantha Holden. She is the one person in Daniel’s life, who never doubted the innocence of her brother and his acquittal is an achievement for her. Spencer has delivered a fascinating and engaging performance in the series. J. Smith-Cameron is equally amazing as Daniel’s mother, Janet.

Clayne Crawford as Ted Jr. and Adelaide Clemens as Tawney Talbot have done justice to their roles. The same can be said for the entire cast actually. Whether it is Bruce McKinnon as Daniel’s step dad, Jake Austin Walker as Jared, Daniel’s half-brother, or Luke Kirby playing his lawyer, Jon Stern – each one of them is impressive.

Aden Young is known as Daniel Holden
Aden Young is known as Daniel Holden

Season 1 of the show is really slow. In fact, many people might find it quite boring. But, the pace is important for the character development, which will pay off later in the next seasons. It explores the consequences of spending so much time in prison. In all probability, he was not a monster before he went to prison. However, the prison time did make sure that he got a little twisted in the head. It is psychologically stirring and makes the viewers think and reflect on life. The intelligently crafted show has been well-received by the audience as well as critics. It got great reviews across the board. While Metacritic gave it an average rating of 82/100, the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes were even better and got this season an awesome 90% score. However, the disclaimer was reiterated by everyone that the show only rewards who are patient.

The first season of the show was like a Litmus test for SundanceTV and therefore, only 6 episodes were ordered. Even when the season ended, it felt like that it was just the first act of an otherwise longer story. The success of this season ensured that the complete story would be told in the later seasons of the show.

Adelaide Clemens is Tawney Talbot
Adelaide Clemens is Tawney Talbot

The 10-episode season 2 of Rectify is the longest in the series yet. This season impressed upon the audience that the show may be following Daniel’s life, but it is not completely focused on him, and instead, sheds some light on the life of the people around him too. Many relationship dynamics are explored. Whether it is Abigail’s distress over Daniel’s misery or it is Ted’s growing problems with Daniel that are pulling the family apart, it is all there. Then there is the incident where vigilantes beat Daniel to the limit where he lands in a coma. The sheriff investigates the case, but he also understands why the vigilantes behaved the way they did, although he does not support their actions. Then, there are the vigilantes who do not think that they have punished an innocent guy, but also get that the sheriff will have to investigate them. This is the kind of depth that the story has. There are no in-your-face dialogues, there is no black or white, there is no absolute right or wrong and that is what makes this season even more interesting.

This is why this season received even better reviews that its predecessor. Metacritic gave it an outstanding ranking of 92 out of 100 and on Rotten Tomatoes, the season fared even better with a rating of 95/100. The nuanced understanding of how people think and act resonated with the audiences. It was delightful to see that the pauses in the show said much more than multiple dialogues and that audience appreciated the approach.

With the first and second season doing exceptionally well, the third season of the show that came out in 2015, had to match some really high expectations. And match it did. This season was as impactful as the first two. It maintains the slow pace of the show and does not overlook any of the main storylines. The show sees Daniel moving out of his hometown to a new abode. This one also concentrates more on the investigation of the case and Jon’s constant efforts in setting Daniel completely free. Again, a huge amount of time is invested in how the different relationships among the siblings are emerging and the individual paths they are taking in life.

Abigail Spencer is Amantha Holden
Abigail Spencer is Amantha Holden

The third season of the show was highly acclaimed by the critics. But, the audiences loved it the most. On Rotten Tomatoes the show got a 100% rating from them. Its Metacritic score stood at a solid 87/100.
Given the shining credentials of the show, the fourth season has a lot to live up to. The pressure is more here, because it is apparently the last season. The story of the show is something which can go on forever and it will be interesting to see how the showmakers choose to wrap it up.
The show is without a doubt one of the best shows on television. However, it has not been able to rope in as much audiences. Though anyone who watches the show goes gaga over it, the word of mouth has not been that strong for this gem of a show reasons that are beyond understanding.


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Is it a catastrophe, or the best thing in the world?

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Catastrophe is a British TV show that is broadcast on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom and is available on Amazon Prime Instant Video in the USA. The sitcom is created by Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan, who are also the lead characters of the show. Rob Delaney stars as Rob Norris, while Sharon Horgan as Sharon Morris. The show has already completed two of its seasons. The show also features Carrie Fisher, Mark Bonnar, and Ashley Jensen.

Rob Delaney in Catastrophe
Rob Delaney in Catastrophe

Catastrophe’s Plot

The show is half an hour in length, including the commercial break. In that half hour, it is hardly possible to introduce the characters, build up a story, have people connect with it, and leave them laughing hilariously on the ground. But, Catastrophe manages to do all of that and much more, thanks in no part to the incredible duo that is Horgan and Delaney. The show begins with their characters – Rob Norris and Sharon Morris, meeting by chance. Morris is a teacher in London, while Norris is a New York businessman or an executive, or something like that, in London. Their meeting starts in a cute way, and within the next couple of minutes invariably ends up in bed. That’s it, after some four odd minutes of this circus, they move on their separate ways. They have some affection for each other, but manage to underplay it. There is not much sentimentality to this whole affair, no cheesy parting lines at the airport and such. It’s clear both of them treat it as nothing more than a casual encounter.

Fast forward a few weeks in time, and Rob is having dinner with a date in New York. Things are fine until he receives a call from Sharon. She is pregnant! Well, Rob could have played this in many ways, but he decides to take a direct flight to London, to find a solution to this. As to why, the only plausible explanation is the “underplaying affections” theory that was discussed before. So, back to London again, and they are now discussing as to what they should do about it. The discussion is not some in-depth listing of pros and cons of each scenario. In fact, the actual decision takes place in a park bench, where they throw crisp and condensed one-liners at each other, leaving the audience feeling as if they are watching a tennis match. At the end, they decide to keep the baby. What’s more, they even move in together, fall in love and eventually get married too. By the end of the first season, however, Morris is yet to deliver the baby.

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The second season shows Morris still pregnant, but the appearance of a toddler announces that the show has taken a time leap, and Morris is pregnant with a second baby. The nappies in the trash are hers and not her baby’s. There is some depravity, hard hitting comedy, eerily familiar situations, and the showmakers have not left any stone unturned to make it as realistic as possible. The writing is excellent and the comic timing of the cast is simply superb.

Catastrophe’s Cast

Sharon Horgan makes her character Sharon Morris completely believable. That’s not surprising coming from the actor, director, and writer, who has to her credits the likes of Pulling. Horgan has won multiple awards and is hilarious in her role as Morris. Rob Delaney, her character’s husband, Rob Norris on the show is no less either. He has been sending people into laughing fits on Twitter and a remarkable stand-up comedian, which his performance on the show clearly justifies.

Star Wars fans would love to see Carrie Fisher on the show. She plays the role of Rob’s mother, Mia. In the first season she was confined to appear on the other end of the phone. But, in the second season, she is firmly in the life of Sharon and Rob. It seems her visit in not a fleeting one, and is bent on being a part of their lives. On Sharon’s side, Gary Lilburn plays the role of her father, Des. Des is the most Irish dad ever. It has been suggested that he has dementia, and has a hard time remembering the names of the very people he love. However, Des has managed to win the hearts of the audience, especially during that one scene, where he slips a tenner for the baby. Classic Irish dad.

The other members of the cast include Ashley Jensen, Mark Bonnar, Jonathan Forbes, Daniel Lapaine, Tobias Menzies, Sarah Niles, Emmanuelle Bouaziz, Seeta Indrani, Marta Barrio, and Amanda Hale.

Catastrophe’s Production

Sharon Horgan helped write Catastrophe
Sharon Horgan helped write Catastrophe

Rob and Sharon had been trying to get the show happen for more than a year, before it actually commissioned by Channel 4. In fact, the showmakers had first approached the BBC, which had turned down the show after reading the script. Avalon Television came forward to produce the pilot for the show in 2013. The pilot was a quite a success, but it would be another year before Channel 4 picked up the show for their TV lineup. Finally, in May 2014, the show received the go for the production of the first season. The first season premiered on January 19, 2015. The show was an immediate success and has been gaining momentum ever since. In fact, within 10 days after the debut of the first season, Channel 4 commissioned another season of the sitcom, which was to be broadcast in January, 2016. However, the show’s rating and performance compelled the network to do away with the waiting and instead, they ended up premiering the second season on 27 October 2015. Each season of the sitcom has six episodes.

Catastrophe’s Conclusion

The producers of the show have not made it clear whether there will be another season of the show or not. However, going by the ratings, it can be safely assumed that the couple – Rob and Sharon – will be back with more gags. So far, no date has been announced for the season 3.


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The Bachelor: Love, Money, Scams

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The Bachelor is a competitive reality show that premiered on the ABC network in 2002. The show was created by Mike Fleiss and has been a runaway success. Since its debut, the show has completed nineteen seasons and is presently running its 20th season. The success of the show has inspired many spin-offs which include The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, and Bachelor Pad.

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The concept of the show is pretty simple. Each season has one bachelor, who gets to choose from a group of eligible women, who are interested in him, his most suitable partner. In an ideal scenario, at the end of the show, the bachelor gets engaged to one of the girls and subsequently get married. Of course, this is not always the case. Sometimes, there is no proposal made in the finale or even when there is a proposal, the couple sometimes breaks up even after getting engaged on the show. The group stays together for multiple weeks, with a girl getting eliminated each week, until finally there are only two left. The group visits beautiful destinations and live in a mansion together, which is interesting to watch.

The bachelor decides everything on the show. There are different kinds of activities that the couples indulge themselves in – the traditional one-on-one date, the interesting two-on-one date and the awkward group date. However, all these give the bachelor a good picture of how any girl really is and helps him in making a decision. There are parties, fun contests, and interactions between the bachelor and the girls in each episode. The Bachelor makes a judgment on the basis of everything that he observes and feels. Then, at the end of the episode, he offers roses to the contestants. Those who get the rose continue to stay, while those who don’t have to leave.

After weeks of spending time together, towards the final episodes, the bachelor visits the family of each of the girls. At this time, four girls are still in competition. After getting acquainted with the families, the bachelor eliminates one of the girls.

Now, it is the time for one-on-one dates. This usually happens at an exotic location and luxurious suite. During this time, the couple spends some real alone time with each other, away from the cameras for the night. At the end of this round, the bachelor selects the two finalists. At this time, it is the turn of the girls to meet the family of the bachelor. This is the point when the bachelor gets the chance to consult his family for help in choosing his fiancé.

This is followed by the final rose ceremony, where the actual proposal takes place. In the history of the show, almost 50% of the seasons have not resulted in the proposal. Also, the girls are free to leave the show at any point in time, if they lose interest in getting hitched to the bachelor. It is a rare event, but it can also happen that a particular girl is evicted from the house for not following the rules.

The bachelor is usually a pretty affluent person

The first season of the show started airing in 2002 with Alex Michel as the first ever bachelor on the show. The management consultant was not sure enough to choose any of the girls to be his wife, but did enter into a relationship with Amanda Marsh. It was a wise decision on his part, as the couple parted ways only months after the show. Alex later married a childhood friend. The very same year in September, Aaron Buerge came on air to find a life partner. He was the VP of a chain of family owned banks. This bachelor did propose to Helene Eksterowicz at the end of the show. Surprisingly, they broke up only weeks after the show culminated. They are now married to different people.

In 2003, Andrew Firestone, a sales executive came looking for his life partner on the third season of the show. In the finale, he did propose to Jen Schefft, but the relationship did not work out. He is now married and is father to three kids. Bob Guiney became the next bachelor in the fourth season of the show. The entrepreneur did not find a wife on the show. But, he left the show with a relationship with the finalist, Estella Gardinier. But, this relationship also met the same fate as all “The Bachelor” love stories. Jesse Palmer, the college football player and The Bachelor of season five did not have any different luck either. He did not make a proposal and his relationship with Jessica Bowlin bit the dust almost immediately after the show ended.

There was a slight tweak in the format of the show in the sixth season. Apart from having 25 bachelorettes, the show also featured two bachelors, Byron Velvick and Jay Overbye. The women had to choose a bachelor at the beginning of the show and Velvick ruled the votes. At the finale, he proposed to Mary Delgado. The relationship seemed solid, but after five years together, this couple also decided to go their separate ways.

The seasons from seven to nine did not see any proposals from the Bachelors. The tenth season did break the jinx with the naval officer Andrew Baldwin’s proposal to Tessa Horst. However, they could not break the jinx of the show and called off their engagement within a month. The bachelor of the eleventh season actually rejected both the finalists.

The Bachelor contestants get to do amazing things on set

It was seasons twelve to seventeen that brought really good news. There was a proposal at the finale of each of these seasons. Season 13 came with a surprise of sorts when the account executive Jason Mesnick broke the engagement he had with Melissa Rycroft on the show and started a relationship with the runner-up, Molly Malaney. They eventually got married, which was a first for The Bachelor. Season 17 gave the audiences the moment they had all been waiting for. A proposal in the finale by Sean Lowe was accepted by the finalist Catherine Guidici. They stuck to the commitment and got married in 2014. Season 18 saw no proposal, while Season 19 witnessed the engagement of Chris Soules and Whitney Bischoff. However, it was called off later.

The twentieth season of the show is yet to conclude and it will be interesting to see if the software professional, Ben Higgins, is able to find his perfect bachelorette.


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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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