Being Human: Season Two Blu-ray Review
www.blu-raydefinition.com: The BBC’s paranormal sci-fi series Being Human was a breakout hit for the channel in its first season. The series, focused on the lives of three twenty-something supernatural beings struggling to reintegrate into human society, brought a refreshing twist to the genre free from the current overwrought sensibilities of franchises like Twilight or excessive darkness like True Blood. It entertained with an easy going casualness, realism and offhanded humour that brought a surprising humanity to the creatures that go bump in the night.
For Season Two, the creatures are back, they’re just a little bit darker, and their struggle is a little bit harder. Imagine the series as rehab for supernatural creatures, and begin at the ending of Season One, with the leader of the vampires, Herrick, now dead. Our recovering vampire, Mitchell (Aidan Turner) has now become the leader of the local vampire coven, George the werewolf (Russell Tovey) has lost his true love to lychanism, is now struggling with a new relationship and to keep his inner-wolf inside, and Annie the ghost (Lenora Crichlow) is being hunted by “the other side.” Add to these new struggles a mysterious new religious group determined to bring down the supernatural “demons,” led by a fanatical priest with a grudge and an attractive doctor, and just as the three friends lives were beginning to seem more human, the world comes crashing in on them.
Tom Welling on Hellcats
www.canmag.com: Tom Welling is the star of The CW’s long running hit Smallville. He’s been stepping behind the camera more and more and now he’s producing the network’s new series Hellcats. Cheerleading may be a different world from superheroes but it’s still in the family.
“I think that when this project started coming together, we knew that this was going to be a perfect fit for The CW,” Welling said. “I know that there were some relationships that I had at The CW who, if it wasn’t for Smallville, I wouldn’t have had those relationships. So I was able to go to them and speak to them very easily, with sort of an open environment, and it really came together quickly, and here we are.”
‘Fringe’ casts Shawn and Aaron Ashmore as alti-versions of each other
blog.zap2it.com: “Fringe” becomes more and more brilliant by the day.
Acting twin siblings Shawn and Aaron Ashmore will guest star on “Fringe” this fall playing the alternate universe versions of each other, reports Show Patrol, who was on the Vancouver set.
There aren’t a lot of details about the Ashmores’ stint yet (why ruin the surprise?) but there’s lots of action promised.
“We’re having fun with it, running around on set and fooling everybody,” says Shawn Ashmore. “It’s been fun. It’s a huge experience and a good show.”
Laura Vandervoort on Smallville Season 10
www.comicbookmovie.com: Laura Vandervoort, currently portraying the Visitor Lisa on ABC’s “V”, returns to Smallville this season as Kara (a.k.a. Supergirl), Clark Kent’s cousin. In this exclusive interview the actress discusses the episode on the role Kara plays in Clark’s destiny as Superman.
VOICES FROM KRYPTON: Each time we’ve spoken, a recurring theme was how badly you wanted to go back to Smallville. Now, of course, you’ve had that chance.
LAURA VANDERVOORT: I was so excited, because I really had a good time shooting season seven, and everyone would ask me after then, “When are you going to return?” It started becoming a theme, where the answer would be the same: “I don’t know, they haven’t asked,” and then they called.
VOICES FROM KRYPTON: Have you shot that yet?
LAURA VANDERVOORT: Oh yeah, we’ve shot it and actually I wrapped the day before we started season two of “V”, so it’s been done for quite a few weeks now. It went well.
VOICES FROM KRYPTON: Timing wise it worked perfectly.
LAURA VANDERVOORT: Yes, the timing worked. We were worried that it wouldn’t and we’d have to wait a little while, but had I started “V” I probably wouldn’t have had the chance to shoot Smallville, so we got it in there. And I just finished a film prior to doing Smallville, with Ray Liotta. So that wrapped, and then two days later I started Smallville.
Smallville Exclusive: Aquaman resurfaces!
ausiellofiles.ew.com: Smallville is turning up the, ahem, AC in its final season.Sources confirm to me exclusively that Alan Ritchson has signed on to reprise his role as Arthur “AC” Curry (a.k.a. Aquaman) during November sweeps.
AC was last seen in season 8, when his secret identity was discovered by LuthorCorp. I’m told the Justice Leaguer will resurface in this season’s ninth episode.
Ritchson joins a growing list of Smallville alums returning to the show in its final season. That list includes John Glover (Lionel), John Schneider (Pa Kent), Laura Vandervoort (Kara/Supergirl), James Marsters (Brainiac), and Michael Shanks (Hawkman).
It’s so great that the new seasons are coming back this week, they all sound like they’ll be really interesting. I’m really excited to Vampire Diaries and Smallville. It’s Smallville’s last season and it looks like the fans will be seeing the return of some of their favorites characters.
What do you think of the Ashmore twins appearing in Fringe?
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