Random Casting News

A lot of things have come out on this last days about the castings for the new shows and existing shows coming this fall.

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First of all is a not so very good news (at least for me): Captain Gates is no more. Yes, Castle will not have the adorably grumpy Captain coming fall, as Penny Johnson Jerald will not be returning for season 8. I really don’t like this, and I suspect that the game plan will be putting Beckett in charge of the 12th, but I don’t think that’s right… that’s jumping way to many hoops to get there.

On a much happier note, Sendhil Ramamurthy will reprise his role as Mohinder in Heroes Reborn. I always loved Mohinder, and I LOVE Sandhil, so I’m pretty excited about this!

Speaking of Heroes of some sort, Arrow’s Tommy will move to Chicago. Yes, Colin Donnell is the new series regular at Chicago Med, and he’s thought to be playing a doctor in pediatrics… oh my… By the way, Chicago Med was just pushed up to the fall!!!!! Yeah!

Joel McHale, fresh out of Community, just landed the first guest role in the X-Files revival. He’ll be playing Tad O’Malley, who is a conservative Internet news anchor who becomes an unlikely support for Mulder. Excitement forming!

And I guess it’s time to catch up on Elementary, as John Noble was cast to play Sherlock’s dad next season!!!

Agents of SHIELD upped two of its members to series regular, Henry Simmons, who plays Mack and newcomer Luke Mitchell, a.k.a. Lincoln. I’m quite happy about this, though not having yet seen the last 5 episodes of the season, I’m a bit wary of both of them. In the meantime, I really want to know what’s Nick Blood’s status, because that’s the one I want to stick around.

If I still watched Grey’s Anatomy, I would be pretty happy about this news. Jason George was just promoted to series regular. I’m still happy for Jason though, I absolutely love him 🙂 .

ABC renews Galavant, Castle, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., etc… and they cancel Forever

Oh ABC, I’m really happy with you today, though it took it took you long enough! The network has announced yesterday the renewal of 22 shows, including some that made me real happy, such as Castle that will be back for its 8th season (with Stana Katic’s return still up in the air); Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which will be back for a 3rd season; Marvel’s Agent Carter was granted a 2nd season (and it’s probably the one I’m most happy about!) and Galavant, that amazing comedy, will be back for a second year!

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Other shows renewed include Grey’s Anatomy (season 12), How to Get Away With Murder (season 2), Scandal (season 5), Nashville (season 4), Once Upon a Time (season 5), Secrets and Lies (season 2), Black-ish (season 2), Fresh Off the Boat (season 2), The Goldbergs (season 3), The Middle (season 7), Modern Family (season 7), …

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Not everything was good news though, ABC has decided to pull the plug on Forever, not renewing it for a second season, and Resurrection.

This Week on TV (30 March – 05 April)

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Scorpion: Crossroads

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I can’t believe that Toby messed that up! Happy was gorgeous, wearing a dress, heels and even perfume, and Toby fell asleep?! What a shame… and I do hope she gives him another chance before the end of the season, I hope they do not drag this much longer, at least one of the couples deserves something good.

About Walter, I’m so glad he finally admitted somehow to Toby and himself that he’s in love with Paige, but talk about bad timing, right?!

    

Castle: Habeas Corpse

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Best part of the episode was, hands down, Esposito and Ryan practicing their dance moves. It’s also great to see how close Alexis and Beckett have gotten.

    

iZombie: The Exterminator

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This week Liv consumed the brain of a hitman, someone who showed no emotions or sympathies… so she spends the whole episode not reacting to things… obviously when the effects wear off, she fells everything and is a bit overwhelmed… poor Liv!

She and Ravi find a new zombie, her friend from Med School, but there’s a catch, this zombie hasn’t eaten since she was transformed, so she’s full zombie and Ravi wonders if he feeds her, if she will return to her more Liv-like undead state. It doesn’t work and she almost kills Ravi, and Liv, haven eaten the brain with no emotions, takes a bit too long to save him, but she eventually does, and all is well, except that she killed a person… not good!

Meanwhile, what the hell is Blaine doing with those kids? Is he eating them?! Or transforming them?! We might need some answers… soon!

Liv always has the most amazing things to say, “Are you cool with naming our trivia team Piggy And The Brain?”… enough said!

   

The Flash: Tricksters

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Casting the original Trickster as The Trickster was a stroke of genius, specially integrating so well he’s age and the new one.

Then there the big matter, Barry doesn’t know how to trust Wells and spends the episode pulling back, until finally realizing that for the time being he needs to trust him somehow. This, and in order to protect Iris, Barry reveals himself to Eddie, and he and Joe ask Eddie’s help in keeping her safe, to which he agrees. So now, Eddie knows the secret too! And so the plot thickens… right now, Iris is the only one left in the dark. That was a definitely change in these kind of plots… generally the actual boyfriend doesn’t know that her BFF/future something is in fact the superhero.

We also got a bit of a backstory to Harrison Wells, or Eobard Thawne, because now that we know that the real Wells is indeed dead, is weird to call him that, right? Does that thingy means that he can change his appearance again if he chooses to?!

    

Forever: Punk is Dead

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David Krumholts as younger Abe was a perfect casting, just perfect!

I don’t see Jo and Isaac together… it just seems weird, I don’t see any chemistry there, at all.

The best part of the show for me continues to be Joel David Moore as Lucas… he’s great!

A lot of the “science” in this episode made very dubious, like after hydration, I have my well founded doubts that the body would look so “fresh”. Also, getting a DNA sample just like that in a body that has been inside a wall for over 20 years, mummified and hydrated?! Damn, I know of better preserved samples in which obtaining DNA of any kind is much harder…

   

Cougar Town: Mary Jane’s Last Dance

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And it’s over =( !!! Six seasons… I can’t believe it’s really over! The last episode was great, with everyone saying to Jules what they really feel about her… oh the tears!

   

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: One Door Closes

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I maintain last week’s position, though not so firmly… The only thing good that Mac did was to save Fitz’s life, thank him for that, but everything else… well….

I love the flashbacks, there were a nice little tie-in to Captain America: the Winter Soldier, though, and even after hearing all those stories, I still can’t understand why these 5 people decided that theirs would be “the real SHIELD”… why?! Because they all get a vote? Not buying it!

I’m still convinced/hoping that Bobbie’s allianges are really to Coulson, especially because she insisted to go to get Skye, in order for them not to hurt her, though that quite didn’t work out like it was supposed to.

And how cool was that it was actually nice little Simmons who brought down Mockingbird?! Epic!

Speaking of Simmons, and Fitz, please tell me that they won’t get all wrapped up in this whole “real SHIELD” business, please?! I really want them to be on the same page and with Coulson.

Melinda May is my hero, ‘nough said!

It’s great that Skye is learning to control her powers, though having just wounded someone might be a step back. Now she off with Gordon, does that mean that she’s leaving the team? Going off the grid?!

Hunter is back! Man, I love that guy! From all the new characters, he’s my favorite, for sure. His exchange with Coulson by the end was hilarious, so now, finally, Hunter is a SHIELD agent!!!!

    

Arrow: Public Enemy

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Wow, after a few bumps in the road, I feel that Arrow is getting on track again. Things are not looking good for Oliver.

After Maseo’s attack, the Mayor is dead and Ray is hurt. Felicity spends most of the episode on the episode looking after Ray, while I get why this is, I felt that she should have been with the team, but hey, we can’t have everything. On the plus side, she saves Ray’s life – which I’m glad, I like him – and he decides to tell her that he loves her. Well, this is Felicity, and this is her 3rd “I love you” to which she did not reply, this one though, she clearly didn’t feel the same and made some very weak excuses and left the room. Her mother, who sees right through her, tells her that the reason she did not say that she loves him back is because she doesn’t, she loves Oliver, and she’s got a choice to make. The fact that Ray knows the plot to the 34 seasons of Doctor Who left me super happy… point to Palmer!

Meanwhile, Lance issues a manhunt for the Arrow and Ra’s (being the little son of b****h that he is) helps the issue by telling him exactly who it is behind the mask… Oliver Queen! So Lance wastes no time at all and issues an arrest warrant for Oliver, who after running and putting every single person of his team in jeopardy, feels he has no other choice than to surrender. Team Arrow is not happy about this! But while John Diggle doesn’t know what to do next, Roy takes matters into his own hands, buts on the Arrow green uniform and presents himself to the police announcing that they have the wrong man! Roy Harper, you are officially my favorite member of that team right now!

Captain Lance needs to chill, seriously, it’s getting absurd! I wonder if somehow Sara is revived, if he will still feel the same about vigilantes. Accusing Oliver of being responsible for her joining the league?! Bah, he wasn’t to blame… His treatment of Laurel? Very bad! And hey, I did not like Laurel before, but man, she’s really growing on me and her father is being ridiculous.

    

Law & Order: SVU: Devastating Story

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It’s incredible how a lie can do much more harm than a thousand truths…

   

Supernatural: Inside Man

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Bobby’s back!!!

Dean and Crowley are bonding!!!

Sam and Castiel are keeping secrets from Dean and trying to break Metatron out of Heaven!!! And wow, did that turn around… Castiel and Sam are not kidding around.

Crowley finally threw Rowena out! Finally man!

Oh, I love this show!

   

The Big Bang Theory: The Skywalker Incursion

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My inner geek was super happy about this episode, half of it is about George Lucas and Star Wars and the other half is about Doctor Who … wonderful. The fact that Penny actually watches Doctor Who, albeit forced by Leonard, lifts my spirits… and she pays attention too! Then there’s the whole Game of Thrones reference, priceless!

This week on TV (like, Monday and Tuesday, 2-3 Feb)

The whole week was getting a bit big, so, here’s Monday and Tuesday’s shows:

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Jane the Virgin (Chapter 12):

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This week Jane and Rafael visited Luisa in the “nut house”; Rogelio was fired from his telenovela, Milos finally found Petra and we finally learned the identity of “Sin Rostro”.

I have to admit that I love Rafael and Jane together, I love how normal their relationship is. Jaime Camil’s Rogelio is just amazing, it’s impossible not to love him, he totally broke my heart while he was dealing with the loss of his job and the fact that his daughter finally called him “dad”. Petra and Milos working together was just amazing and the fact that Jane was actually her shoulder to cry on. Finally, did you see the identity of “Sin Rostro” come?! I totally thought it was Petra’s mom… I was so mistaken!!!

“You can’t have The Passions of Santos without Santos! Then it’s just Passions, and that show failed!”

   

Sleepy Hollow (Spellcaster):

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A lot of witchcraft going on… So, Henry is alive and well and ran into some conscious problems, but not anymore… and what’s more, Frank is working with Henry and they’re planning something nasty!

I still don’t like Katrina, and now, with the white eyes and messed up things going on, she’ll definitely turn bad at some point.

Also, how’s Ichabod and Katrina’s marriage?! They’re living under the same roof, but are they even having sex?!

   

Castle (I, Witness):

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Poor Castle had it rough this week. After an old school classmate asks for his help as a PI, determining if he’s having an affair, and ends up being a witness for a crime that did not happen… he really had a tough time.

As entertaining as it is this whole PI thing from Castle, when does he get back to the precinct?!

   

Broadchurch (Episode 5):

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Wow, it still amazes me how they are keeping up the quality of this show. I still have no idea who the Sandbrook killer really is, I think Tom know more about Danny’s death than he has let on.

I’m so scared that Alec is not going to survive this season… he looked really bad this last episode.

Ellie Miller is my hero! “I’m gonna solve this!”, that’s the spirit girl!

   

Marvel’s Agent Carter (The Iron Ceiling):

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Why aren’t more people watching this show? It’s amazing! This week we got the Howling Commandos back, Thompson finally saw Peggy’s worth, while Sousa started to connect the mysterious blond to Peggy Carter.

It was great to see “Dum Dum” Dugan again and to see how the Howling commandos treat Peggy, so differently from the people from her own squad. They respect and admire her, and view her as an equal sometime, and as a superior most of the times.

Dottie… oh man, Dottie… she’s a Black Widow right? Same type of training and everything… it’s scary!

  

Forever (Hitler on the Half-Shell):

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I really enjoyed this episode, though how can they be somehow “pardoning” Adam, after the way he had just killed that guy in the container, is beyond me.

   

Supernatural (About a Boy):

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Mini-Dean (Dylan Everett) was just the best, almost as good as real-Dean (Jensen Ackles), he nailed it … I mean: “My voice is weird and I’ve got like nine zits and I have zero control over this. I mean, it’s up, it’s down, it’s up for no reason!”… Hilarious!

I love that they got Mrs Patmore from Downton Abbey to play the Witch, she was marvelous!

And Dean (mini and big) liking Taylor Swift?! OMG, I laughed so hard at that!

   

The Flash (Crazy for You):

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Caitlin and Barry coming to the conclusion that they have no personal life, going up for drinks and karaoke, and then Barry not only holding her hair while she throws up, but putting her on her pajamas, getting her to bed and staying with her until she fell asleep?! Cutest thing ever!

It’s great that they both decided to move on, but was it just me, or Caitlin was a tiny bit sad that Barry had a date with another girl? Speaking of Linda, how bad was that burn Iris?! Right? Is she going to realize now, that the guy is dating, that she might have had feelings for him all along?

The thing that surprised me the most was that fact that Cisco was kind of a badass… he’s got some moves.

I love that Barry’s dad figured it out that he’s The Flash, and managed to tell him how proud he is of him and for him to be careful, without actually telling him that he knows. Barry has the best dads!

Mal Reynolds is coming to The Big Bang Theory

If you love Nathan Fillion, Firefly and TBBT, then you’re gonna like this. Nathan Fillion is set to appear as himself in an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory, as Entertainment Weekly reports.

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“The Castle star—whose geek cred includes Firefly, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog—will appear in the Feb. 19 episode, in which Raj (Kunal Nayyar) and Leonard (Johnny Galecki) see him sitting at a restaurant and debate whether or not it’s really him and whether or not they should ask him for a picture. 

The casting comes as no surprise, considering how much Firefly has played a role on the series. Sheldon (Jim Parsons) is a huge fan of the show and frequently laments its premature cancellation—he initially included a clause in the roommate agreement dedicating Friday nights to watching the sci-fi series since he believed it would last for years to come. Firefly co-star Summer Glau also made a cameo on Big Bang as herself in season two.”

I’m so excited about this, Nathan Fillion is one of my favorites TV actors and I love that The Big Bang Theory still doesn’t let FOX forget their terrible mistake in cancelling the amazing Firefly.

This Week on TV (1-7Dec)

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Sleepy Hollow: So, when they return, will Ichabod be riding a motorcycle?! Irving?! Come back Irving… Ichabod’s fight with Katrina was intense, he clearly still loves her, but they seriously need to work on that relationship…

Supernatural: I love Jody Mills. I think she became some sort of substitute for Bobby in the boys lives. So naturally I really enjoyed this episode, a follow-up of sorts in Jody’s life after she took in Alex. Pairing up Jody with Sheriff Donna Hanscum was a stroke of genius! I love their chemistry and I do hope that they make their way to another episode soon, and together. But can we vary the kind of monsters that Jody faces?

Forever: This week Forever tackled the issue of living a false life and finally addressed the problems that Henry faces when someone who saw him die sees him again. Is it cool that I was way more excited about Abe’s ex/future girlfriend than I should because of Fringe?!

Castle: Expendables, anyone?! Just saying… Castle was such a great fanboy in this episode 😀

Elementary: Is it OK that I’m liking Kitty way more than Watson and Sherlock (combined)?!

This week on TV

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Sleepy Hollow: Is it OK not to like Katrina?

Castle: It was nice to see an Esposito episode, I have missed those.

Jane the Virgin: I’m pretty sure I’m team Rafael, Jane and Rafael just make the cutest couple. And also, Michael wasted no time at all to get the “waiting time” back…

2 Broke Girls: Is it just me or the writers are not very sure in which way to take the show? Last year it was the whole “pastry school” debacle and now Max doesn’t even has a name for her project?! HHHmmm… I’m pretty sure that if it wasn’t for Kat Dennings this wouldn’t even be worth it… Granted, Caroline is more tolerable this season.

Scorpion: Can Toby and Happy get together? Like, now?! I’m so happy that he was finally able to tell her how he feels.

State of Affairs: Why am I starting to think that the person sending those messages is Charlie’s former boyfriend?

The Flash: Eddie on pain meds is just hilarious, could we see more of him?! Pretty please? Also, was it just me or Caitlin and Barry shared some kind of moment (3 times)? Are they playing some kind of “Felicity” card here? Not that I mind, I would rather see him with Caitlin than with Iris anyway…

Supernatural: Am I the only one sad that Hannah is gone? I really liked her with Castiel and that kiss left room for a lot more (I’m not even going to talk about his face when she got naked in front of him…). Also, didn’t they just deliver the BEST WTF moment in a long long time with that final scene?!

Criminal Minds: So… Rossi has not only a daughter, but also a grandkid?! =D

Castle: the third time’s the charm

Castle… this was an episode 7 years in the making. I seriously doubt that I’ll spoil anything for any of you, so here it is: Castle and Beckett got married and it was PERFECT!!!

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After all the drama following Rick’s disappearance on the end of last season, he finally decided that they just had to pass over it and get married, right now – this happened after he got a glimpse at what his life would be without her in it. So the man proposes (again) and her face says it all: it is a woman who just can’t wait to get married with her guy – and who could blame her?!

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They take the plunge, in the Hamptons, and just with their families present – which means no Espo and Ryan and something tells me that they’ll not very happy about that. Kate finally got it right with the dress… after the first hideous one that was destroyed (thanks to some divine force of intervention!) and a second really lovely one, which she was wearing when she got stood up and thought her boyfriend was dead … But the third was the charm: a lovely pants and blouse combo, so very Beckett, amazing!

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2014/15-TVshows Week planning!

The season of 2014/15 TVshows is officially open! There are so many shows, that sometimes it’s hard to keep track when each one airs, so, here is how my week looks in terms of shows that I watch and intend to follow this season (some I still have to catch up, but I’ll get there)…

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TV Shows premiere dates

September is almost gone, but I hadn’t had time yet to put my head in order in regards to the shows I’ll be following this season. But today, I finally got some time (and disposition). So here are the premiere dates of September for my favorite shows and the new ones that I’m planning to watch:

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Can’t wait for Sleepy Hollow to come back! And Castle, and Brooklyn 9-9, SHIELD and TBBT. And here the October dates:

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Can’t believe I have to wait for October 7 and 8 for Flash, Supernatural and Arrow. And Gracepoint, can’t wait for that!