Friday, March 18, 2011

TV Shows you gotta watch Part II


Creator: Nick Wauters
File:The Event 2010 Intertitle.svgStarring: Jason Ritter, Sarah Roemer, Laura Innes, Ian Anthony Dale, Scott Patterson, Taylor Cole, Lisa Vidal, Bill Smitrovich, Clifton Collins Jr., Zeiljko Ivanek, and Blair Underwood.
Supportig Cast: Heather McComb, D.B. Sweeney, Hal Holbrook, and Necar Zedegan as Isabel.
Reasons I love to watch: Um, twists and turns people!! This show has everything from aliens to conspiracy, and everything in between including secret organizations, hidden agendas, kidnapping and weird experiments involving children. The storyline is top notch and the suspense never really let's go from beginning to end. The acting is flawless a part from Heather McComb, who seems to be coming straight out of acting school.
Look out for: Laura Innes who gives a bone-chilling performance as leader of the alien race, Sophia Maguire. The pilot was good but really wait for the second episode which sealed the deal and made this show an instant cult classic.


Creator: Bryan Fuller
Starring: Ellen Muth, Laura Harris, Callum Blue, Jasmine Guy, Cynthia Stevenson, and Mandy Patinkin
Supporting Cast: Rebecca Gayheart, Britt McKillip, Greg Kean, Crystal Dahl, Patricia Idlette and Christine Willes as Delores Herbig
Reasons I love to watch: The wit, the sarcasm, and of course the very dry, dark humour that surrounds the storyline. The bond that these actors share is incredible and so evident when you watch them on the small screen. They feed off each other's energy and it works wonders. The writing is incredible, and the idea of Grim Reapers walking, and working, amongst us is fascinating.
Look out for: Dear lord, just about everyone. The cast is marvelous and even the mysterious Crystal (Dahl) and the quiet Kiffany (Idlette) help to round out this stellar group of actors.


Creator: Serge Boucher
Starring: Maxime Denommé, Catherine Proulx-Lemay, Evelyne Brochu, Benoît McGinnis, Danielle Proulx, and Guy Nadon
Supporting Cast: Marie-Ginette Guay, Steve Laplante, Pierre-Alexandre Fortin, and Marie-Hélène Thibault as Manon
Reasons I love to watch: This show has made me cry on several occasions, especially from the performance of Guy Nadon, as a father who has to cope with the surfacing of a dark past that ate away at his adopted son's soul. I have shivers just THINKING about his award-winning performance. The cast is simply astounding and almost all of them were nominated at the Gala Artis, the Quebec equivalent to the Emmys. If you like "foreign language" shows then this one is one you simply cannot overlook. Secrets are never tucked away forever.
Look out for: Guy Nadon. When he cries, you cry. Period.


Creator: Based on the comic by Tony Moore, Robert Kirkman, and Charlie Adlard; develloped for the small screen by Frank Darabont (The Green Mile, The Shawshank Redemption)
Starring: Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Jeffrey DeMunn, Steven Yeun, and Chandler Riggs
Supporting Cast: Emma Bell, Jeryl Prescott Sales, Norman Reedus, Andrew Rothenberg, Melissa McBride, and IronE SIngleton as T-dog
Reasons I love to watch: When you have a backstory as violent and gruesome as a zombie invasion, you HAVE to tone down the dialogue, the movement, and the cinematography. This isn't a movie, it's a serialized drama. And who better to turn a violent backdrop into a truly touching masterpiece then Frank Darabont, who has mastered three Stephen King novels (including The Mist). The acting is subtle yet to the point and you really do scream at your screen and cringe when your favourite character dies. Although it is based on a ongoing graphic novel series, I have to admit it does not ressemble the comic at all. It's dissapointing to see new characters get screen time while my favourites, including Carol (McBride), is barely visible on screen. And excuse me, she shaves off her hair wayyyy later on. And the CDC...really?
Look out for: ZOMBIES!!!!!!


Creator: Tim Kring
File:Heroes logo.pngStarring: Hayden Panettiere, Jack Coleman, Dania Ramirez, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Greg Grunberg, Cristine Rose, Adrian Pasdar, Milo Ventimiglia, Noah Gray-Cabey, Ali Larter, Sendhil Ramamurthy, and Zachary Quinto
Supporting Cast: Kristen Bell, Dana Davis, Tawny Cypress, Leonard Roberts, Santiago Cabrera, David Anders, Robert Knepper, and Jimmy Jean-Louis as The Haitian
Reasons I love to watch: I only started the first two seasons, I have yet to embark on the last two. I was a little bit weary after hearing the show was cancelled. Season 2 was also cut short because of the writer's strike (I HATE YOU WRITER'S STRIKE!), which caused a lot of characters to be kinda left out, if Wikipedia can be trusted. Apart from that, so far, this show is flawless! I love myself some character connections à la LOST and this show has it. The storyline is seamless, just flows so perfectly well and they casted this show brilliantly. I cannot wait to see what they do with the character of Niki Sanders (Larter). If you loved LOST and The 4400, you will love Heroes!
Look out for: Masi Oka who portrays the goofy and quriky Hiro Nakamura. Another one that I am sad to see will not return in the 3rd and 4th season (how they will explain that, I don't know) is Monica Dawson (Davis) who can mimic anything she sees. Who wouldn't want that ability??

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