Monthly Archives: September 2012

TV Duos Bracket – Round Four, Day 34

In our second quarterfinals match, we have two duos who won against very tough competitors in their previous matches to make it into this round. Peter and Neal of White Collar (who’ve defeated Gibbs & Abby of NCIS, Angela & Hodgins of Bones, and Castle & Beckett in previous rounds) face Merlin and Arthur (who’ve previously defeated Nikita & Michael, Andy & Barney of The Andy Griffith Show, and Supernatural’s Dean & Sam – the latter by only 30 votes out 3000 cast!). Which duo gets your vote this round?

Our next-to-last matchup from round three (House & Wilson vs. Lucy & Ethel) just finished – be sure to check out the results and all our current matchups here! The winning duos will advance to the next round. (P.S. Be sure to stop by our new show poll as well!)

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here (edited to show most of our round three eliminations!). Round four matchups are in purple. Each of the round four matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pair will make it into the next round! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you share this post, or you can mouse over the image above!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 4.2

  • Merlin and Arthur - Merlin (55%, 1,012 Votes)
  • Peter and Neal - White Collar (45%, 827 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,830

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Grimm – The Good Shepherd

Grimm returns with a more widely-known tale – the story of the wolf in sheep’s clothing. A Blutbad is pastor to a flock of Seelengut (sheep-like Wesen), and Monroe goes undercover to solve a murder.

An embezzling case is brought to Nick and Hank (why was it brought to them in the first place – aren’t they homicide detectives?), but when the suspected embezzler turns up dead, it becomes a murder investigation. In one of Grimm’s more gruesome deaths (though they didn’t show much), the victim was throw alive into a wood chipper, and was only identified by his metal hip replacement.

See full review at: Billie Doux: Grimm: The Good Shepherd.

TV Duos Bracket – Round Four, Day 33

In our first quarterfinals match, Spike and Buffy the Vampire Slayer (who’ve defeated The Odd Couple’s Oscar & Felix, How I Met Your Mother’s Marshall & Lily, and Star Trek’s Kirk & Spock in previous rounds) face Doctor Who and Donna (who’ve previously defeated Chuck’s Casey & Morgan, Veronica Mars & Logan, and Rizzoli & Isles). Which speculative show duo gets your vote?

Our sixth matchup from round three (Merlin & Arthur vs. Sam & Dean) just finished – be sure to check out the results and all our current matchups here! The winning duos will advance to the next round. (P.S. Be sure to stop by our new show poll as well!)

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here (edited to show most of our round three eliminations!). Round four matchups are in purple. Each of the round four matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pair will make it into the next round! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you share this post, or you can mouse over the image above!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 4.1

  • The Doctor and Donna - Doctor Who (54%, 410 Votes)
  • Spike and Buffy - Buffy the Vampire Slayer (47%, 358 Votes)

Total Voters: 759

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Elementary – Pilot

“You have two alarm clocks. No one with two alarm clocks loves their job. Two alarm clocks mean it’s a chore for you to get up in the morning.”

Elementary has an uphill battle to fight. TV snobs complain that it’s just another CBS procedural drama. Sherlock devotees whine that it’s a blatant and inferior rip-off of their beloved show. Clueless TV dabblers assume it’s set at a school for young children. But what is the show actually like?

It’s fast-paced, witty, and shows many flashes of brilliance. And the same could be said for its lead, Jonny Lee Miller. He owns the role of the role of the legendary detective, and plays it a bit more jaded than Cumberbatch’s, and a bit less than Downey’s. I was overjoyed when I found out Miller was keeping his British accent, though the breathless clip with which he delivers his lines had some viewers searching for closed captioning buttons on their remotes. I didn’t have any trouble understanding him, though.

I didn’t think Miller would have much trouble pulling off a great Holmes, but I was a bit more wary about Watson. I’m not familiar with Lucy Liu’s acting, and I worried that it might become just another will they/won’t they couple teaming up to solve crime (not that I don’t love many shows with that format, it just doesn’t seem very Sherlock Holmes). Since the producers have assured many times that they don’t intend the Holmes/Watson dynamic to turn romantic, I then focused on what Liu would bring to the table as Watson.

Liu’s Watson is far less awed by Holmes’ brilliance (perhaps partly due to a false deduction he made to spare her feelings) than a typical rendering of the character, has a painful past, and has some skill of her own at noticing clues. She plays the calm one to Holmes’ manic tendencies, but also shows a more playful side occasionally (as in the ending scene). Her enjoyment of both opera and baseball hints at a layered personality.

The initial crime to solve had a decent amount of twists, though it isn’t earth-shattering. Thankfully, the previews didn’t give much away. I was surprised by how willing Captain Gregson was to let Sherlock into the case, but him working with Holmes before in England made it more plausible.

One of my favorite parts was Holmes crashing Watson’s car into a suspect’s vehicle. Like Watson, I assumed he did it because it would help them get evidence to arrest the murderer. But no, he just did it because he was mad. Spoiled rich kid.

Elementary isn’t basing its cases on the classic Doyle stories, though I suspect Moriarty will show up soon enough. And after Watson deduced that Sherlock’s spiral downward was caused by a woman (yes, Holmes isn’t the only one with deducing skills), my first thought was that could be Irene Adler.

In all, while this pilot didn’t blow me away, I enjoyed every minute of it, and my high expectations were fully met. I love the character of Sherlock Holmes, and a movie every two years and three episodes every 18 months leaves plenty of room for another version of Holmes. Also, Holmes-inspired shows like Monk and House have now ended, leaving room for more anti-heroes with excellent deductive reasoning. I definitely plan to continue watching.

TV Duos Bracket – Round Three, Day 32

In our final match of round three, brilliant legal minds Harvey and Mike of Suits go up against Troy and Abed of Community (who just narrowly beat another USA Network duo, Shawn and Gus of Psych). Which duo gets your vote?

Our fifth matchup from round three (Doctor Who & Donna vs. Rizzoli & Isles) just finished – be sure to check out the results and all our current matchups here! The winning duos will advance to the next round. (P.S. Be sure to stop by our new show poll as well!)

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here (edited to show most of our round three eliminations!). Round three matchups are in green. Each of the round three matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pair will make it into the next round! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you share this post, or you can mouse over the image above!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 3.8

  • Troy and Abed - Community (92%, 2,498 Votes)
  • Harvey and Mike - Suits (12%, 333 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,723

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USA Renews ‘Royal Pains,’ ‘White Collar,’ ‘Covert Affairs’ – Hollywood Reporter

Meant to post this earlier – USA has renewed Royal Pains, White Collar, and Covert Affairs! Glad we’ll be getting more Peter and Neal (who just advanced to round 4 in our duos bracket) and Annie and Auggie! And Royal Pains fans should be extra happy – the show got a 2-season renewal!

USA Renews ‘Royal Pains,’ ‘White Collar,’ ‘Covert Affairs’ – Hollywood Reporter.

TV Duos Bracket – Round Three, Day 31

In round three of our TV duos bracket, polar opposite doctors House and Wilson face the zany Lucy and Ethel from I Love Lucy. Which duo should make it into the elite eight?

Our fourth matchup from round three (Nate & Sophie vs. Claudia & Jinks) just finished – be sure to check out the results and all our current matchups here! The winning duos will advance to the next round. (P.S. Be sure to stop by our new show poll as well!)

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here (edited to show most of our round two eliminations!). Round three matchups are in green. Each of the round three matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pair will make it into the next round! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you share this post, or you can mouse over the image above!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 3.7

  • House and Wilson - House (65%, 236 Votes)
  • Lucy and Ethel - I Love Lucy (36%, 129 Votes)

Total Voters: 363

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TV Duos Bracket – Round Three, Day 30

In round three of our TV duos bracket, two evil-fighting duos, one in present-day US, one in medieval England, now face each other. Which are you rooting for, brothers Dean and Sam of Supernatural, or legendary Merlin and Arthur of Merlin?

Our third matchup from round three (Brenda & Fritz vs. Leonard & Sheldon) just finished – be sure to check out the results and all our current matchups here! The winning duos will advance to the next round. (P.S. Be sure to stop by our new show poll as well!)

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here (edited to show most of our round two eliminations!). Round three matchups are in green. Each of the round three matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pair will make it into the next round! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you share this post, or you can mouse over the image above!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 3.6

  • Merlin and Arthur - Merlin (51%, 1,517 Votes)
  • Dean and Sam - Supernatural (50%, 1,487 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,955

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‘Grimm’ Promotes Claire Coffee to Series Regular — Season 2 – TVLine

Wondering if we’ve seen the last of Adalind? Fear not (or maybe you should fear), since her portrayer, Claire Coffee, has been promoted to a series regular on Grimm, we’ll be seeing a lot more of her on the show.

Spoilers for the first few season 2 episodes below!

Adalind already got revenge on Nick for destroying her Hexenbiest side, but with the death of her mother (killed by Nick’s mom, but she probably doesn’t know that), she’ll have more reason to come after Nick and his friends. But she also hates Renard, so who knows where her loyalties will eventually lie? I could see her becoming the Grimm version of Spike with a chip in his head or Anya without her powers to the little Scooby gang that has formed on the show. But with Renard’s true nature revealed, it would also be natural for a half-Hexenbiest and a former Hexenbiest to team up. Plus, with her knowledge of potions and such, she’s a natural evil counterpart to Rosalee.

‘Grimm’ Promotes Claire Coffee to Series Regular — Season 2 – TVLine.

Coming to ‘Castle’: ‘Firefly’ teases, ‘Eureka’ actor | Inside TV | EW.com

Castle is getting a little Eureka and a whole lot of Firefly! There have been hints about Castle heading to a Comicon-like event this season, and that it would be full of Firefly spoofs and hat tips. Many of the convention attendees will be fans of “Nebula 9,” a nod to the nine members of Firefly’s main cast. Eureka’s Ed Quinn will play a washed-up actor whose life went downhill after his cult scifi show (in which he played Captain Max Richards) was canceled.

Coming to ‘Castle’: ‘Firefly’ teases, ‘Eureka’ actor | Inside TV | EW.com.

BSG’s Ron Moore will be going medieval on us for new ABC series | Blastr

A Knight’s Tale might be remade as a TV show for ABC! I love the movie, so if the show hits the same notes I think it will be well worth watching. Battlestar Galactica’s Ron Moore is helming the project. Interested in seeing who they cast in the show – it has a lot to live up to with Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Rufus Sewell, and Alan Tudyk in the original movie. But ABC has done an amazing job with many pilots/shows over the past several years, so I’m hopeful that this will take the right direction. The combination of modern rock tunes and middle ages setting will help it stand out. (Just please don’t let it become Medieval Glee – that would be awful!)

BSG’s Ron Moore will be going medieval on us for new ABC series | Blastr.

TV Duos Bracket – Round Three, Day 29

Next in round three of our TV duos bracket, Rizzoli and Isles face Doctor Who and Donna! Which duo deserves to make it to round 4?

Our second matchup from round three (Castle & Beckett vs. Peter & Neal) just finished – be sure to check out the results and all our current matchups here! The winning duos will advance to the next round. (P.S. Be sure to stop by our new show poll as well!)

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here (edited to show most of our round two eliminations!). Round three matchups are in green. Each of the round three matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pairs will make it into the next round! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you share this post, or you can mouse over the image above!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 3.5

  • The Doctor and Donna - Doctor Who (60%, 764 Votes)
  • Rizzoli and Isles - Rizzoli & Isles (40%, 510 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,270

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TV Duos Bracket – Round Three, Day 28

Next in round three of our TV duos bracket, Nate and Sophie of Leverage, who defeated Pete and Myka last round, go up against another Warehouse 13 duo, Claudia and Jinks! Will the hacker and former ATF agent succeed where the former Secret Service agents did not, and beat the grifter and the mastermind?

Our first matchup from round three (Buffy and Spike vs. Kirk and Spock) just finished – be sure to check out the results and all our current matchups here! The winning duos will advance to the next round. (P.S. Be sure to stop by our new show poll as well!)

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here (edited to show most of our round two eliminations!). Round three matchups are in green. Each of the round three matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pairs will make it into the next round! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you share this post, or you can mouse over the image above!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 3.4

  • Claudia and Jinks - Warehouse 13 (51%, 233 Votes)
  • Nate and Sophie - Leverage (49%, 222 Votes)

Total Voters: 454

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TV Duos Bracket – Round Three, Day 27

Round three of competition continues with Brenda and Fritz from The Closer facing Leonard and Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory. Which duo gets your vote?

Our last pair of matchups from round two just finished – be sure to check out the results and all our current matchups here! The winning duos will advance to the next round! (P.S. Be sure to stop by our new show poll as well!)

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here (edited to show most of our round two eliminations!). Round three matchups are in green. Each of the round three matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pairs will make it into the next round! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you share this post, or you can mouse over the image above!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 3.3

  • Brenda and Fritz - The Closer (56%, 176 Votes)
  • Leonard and Sheldon - The Big Bang Theory (45%, 143 Votes)

Total Voters: 317

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TV Duos Bracket – Round Three, Day 26

The second day of round three of competition has two crime-solving duos square off. Peter Burke and Neal Caffrey from White Collar face Rick Castle and Katie Beckett of Castle. Which duo gets your vote?

Our next-to-last pair of matchups from round two just finished – be sure to check out the results and all our current matchups here! The winning duos will advance to the next round! (P.S. Be sure to stop by our new show poll as well!)

You can find a full list of upcoming TV duos matchups here (edited to show most of our round two eliminations!). Round three matchups are in green. Each of the round two matchups will be open for 72 hours (3 days), so spread the word quickly so your favorite pairs will make it into the next round! Fans have used Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, forums, Reddit, blogs, and chatboxes to get the word out about past polls. Our toolbar at the bottom of the page has lots of quick links to help you share this post, or you can mouse over the image above!

Which is your favorite TV duo? Round 3.2

  • Peter and Neal - White Collar (56%, 563 Votes)
  • Castle and Beckett - Castle (45%, 453 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,001

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