There are good and bad ways to look back. Comparing one's self to Michael Jackson: bad. Taking a thoughtful look at one of the most influential Americans: good. Cheeky references to classic horror movies: we don't know, but a lot of fun. Welcome to our Top Moments, nostalgic edition. 6. Worst Crash: While Rescue Me 's Tommy and family revel in their drunkenness at the bar, the consequences of their choices strike like a semi - when a semi really does hit. Sure, we saw Ellie's car crash (and presumed death) coming as soon as she left the bar, but the scene was still powerful and uncomfortable to watch. 5. Most Misplaced Anger: Top Chef : Las Vegas' Ashley seethes at having to cater a bachelor and bachelorette party, because she herself is a lesbian who cannot legally marry. Noting that she's expected this challenge (we hope so, since Top Chef has had wedding challenges in seasons past), Ashley says it isn't fair to her and the other gay contestants. Fellow lesbian Preeti, who's been with her partner for 13 years, says she understands Ashley's anger, but isn't bothered by the challenge. 4. Best Homage: Once True Blood 's Jason realizes Bon Temps has been seized by party zombies, he declares the upcoming faceoff, "the war I've been training for." He suits up for it with a chainsaw. (Someone's seen the Evil Dead movies.) It's just too bad not a single one of the revelers even flinches. 3. Worst Song: Can you guess which 2009 Miss Universe guest performer dressed like an '80s figure skater while lip-syncing poorly and dancing a beat ahead of her on-point backup dancers, and later failed to correct her husband when he compared her to Michael Jackson? We're pretty sure the reality-villain couple in question only does this kind of stuff to get their names out there - and we hope not using those names will discourage their silliness. Find out the Top 2 Moments here
We saw her...lower leg...during the final seconds of last Sunday's True Blood - "New World in My View" and come this Sunday, the character of Queen Sophie-Ann (Evan Rachel Wood) will be making her full-fledged True Blood debut. In an interview with E!Online, Wood reveals some juicy tidbits about the character's, er, sexuality - as well as how she managed to nab the coveted role on the series. Read more: Is Evan Rachel Wood Playing a Lesbian Vampire? Check out the Queen on this Sunday's all-new episode of True Blood, "Frenzy", at 9/8c on HBO. Watch a video preview of the episode here .
We're left with only two episodes before True Blood concludes its second season and I'm sure these last two installments are going to be jam-packed with action and suspense that's enough to keep us intrigued for season 3. The anticipation isn't easy now that the show has reached its climax and all that's left for us fans to do is to wonder: How the hell can we stop a maenad like Maryann? I don't have the straight answers and the cast of True Blood is surely not giving any details away. But if you're really dying to find out, here are some clues (and spoilers) to ease the wait. Warning: Spoilers ahead!!! To Read More Click Here .
Remember Ed Quinn? He recently played trigger-happy Dallas vamp Stan Davis on the second season of HBO 's True Blood where was killed in the explosion that Luke sets off at Godric's residence. Well, he won't be dead for long. He's actually heading to New York City to join the cast of The CW's The Beautiful Life . After playing Nathan Stark for two years on Syfy 's Eureka and serving as Godric's lieutenant on True Blood, it's hard to imagine Quinn stirring up drama in the world of high-fashion. But according to Eonline.com, he'll be gracing The Beautiful Life as Elle Macpherson's dear husband. For Macpherson's part, she plays Claudia Foster, a former supermodel who now runs a modeling agency as a no-nonsense businesswoman, representing lead characters, Sara Paxton's Raina Mayer and Ben Hollingsworth's Chris Andrews. As of this moment, there is no word yet on what's in store for Quinn's character but he's slated to make his first appearance on The Beautiful Life in mid October and is said to be sticking around for several episodes. Quinn is the latest actor to join the cast of The Beautiful Life. The show has been expanding its cast almost every week, enlisting Dexter babe Jaime Murray as powerful wardrobe stylist who has eyes for Corbin Bleu's Isaac and tapping former Miss Israel Gal Gadot as a Gisele Bundchen-type model at the top of her game. So far, The Beautiful Life has earned early rave reviews with its premise and its ever expanding cast, in spite of all the off-screen Mischa Barton-related drama. And hopefully, it will be more than just a bunch of male and female models sharing a residence in New York when it officially kicks off on September 16 at 9pm on The CW . Source Here
Get your spoilers here from E!Online's Weekly Spoiler Chat. Grey's Anatomy is getting two new guest stars, and they're a little...different. We've got the scoop on these new characters in the spoiler section below. Plus, we spill on Sam Merlotte's attempts to escape Maryann on True Blood , the dish on how Hilary Duff's past catches up to her on Gossip Girl , what brings Jayma Mays back to Heroes and the truth about Laura Leighton on Melrose Place. Read on for the dish! Spoiler Chat: What Creature Is Coming to Grey's Anatomy?
Sookie, Bill and Jason return to a Bon Temps turned upside down by Maryann. Lured to Merlotte's by Arlene, Sam and Andy find cold comfort in their refuge from a group of bloodthirsty revelers. Bill discovers that traditional vampire techniques don't work on Maryann; Hoyt and Jessica try to keep a lid on Maxine's madness; Sookie tries to push through the darkness consuming Tara. With all hell breaking loose, Jason takes the bull by the horns to rescue Sam, at least for the moment. Watch & Discuss: Watch True Blood Season 2, Episode 10: "New World In My View" Read True Blood Review: Season 2, Episode 10 - "New World In My View"
With only two episodes left in the season, the Bon Temps residents are hunting the killer, even if it means destroying someone to save it. Watch a video preview of "Frenzy" Read more.
Watch the preview at True Blood "New World In My View" Season 2 Episode 10 airing this Sunday August 23 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on HBO . Episode Synopsis: TRUE BLOOD "New World In My View" Season 2 Episode 10 - Sookie, Bill and Jason return to a Bon Temps turned upside down by Maryann. Lured to Merlotte's by Arlene, Sam and Andy find cold comfort in their refuge from a group of bloodthirsty revelers. Bill discovers that traditional vampire techniques don't work on Maryann; Hoyt and Jessica try to keep a lid on Maxine's madness; Sookie tries to push through the darkness consuming Tara. With all hell breaking loose, Jason takes the bull by the horns to rescue Sam, at least for the moment. To Watch The Preview Click here . Source Here
" True Blood " will go back to Bon Temps in the brand new episode next week. Returning to their small northern Louisiana town, Sookie, Bill and Jason are presented with chaos and a series of challenges. Bill discovers that he doesn't know how to defeat Maryann as traditional vampire techniques don't work on her. Sookie attempts to get through to Tara, who is engulfed in darkness. Hoyt and Jessica try to keep Maxine's madness a secret, while Sam and Andy are lured back to Merlottes by Arlene and find refuge from a group of bloodthirsty revelers. With all hell breaking loose, Jason takes the bull by the horns to rescue Sam, at least for the moment. Directed by Adam Davidson, the next episode of this HBO 's vampire drama series is written by Kate Barnow and Elisabeth R. Finch. Entitled "New World in My View", it will air Sunday, August 23 at 8/7c. To Watch The Promo Click Here . Source Here
Summer TV often just leaves us longing for our favorite fall shows to return, but this summer, while we've still been missing our regular season favs, there have been many great new summer shows, extraordinary moments on our favorite returning summer shows, and more! Check out SideReel's favorite events of TV this summer and add your thoughts in the comments below! True Blood : Season 2 Season 2 of True Blood this summer has in my opinion made True Blood the best summer show, period. In fact, while I'm thrilled they've kept it a summer show for the sake of our entertainment, I think it's become so excellent that if it did air during the regular TV season, it would still be among my top 5 shows I'd be most excited for weekly. This season has been especially fantastic in developing the vampire vs. human conflict, Eric as a fascinating multi-dimensional character, and the open possibilities of various non-human creatures in human form becoming included. This season has proven to do nothing but surprise us all over again with how original, creative, and down right juicy and addictive this show is and can be! Breaking Bad Season 2 Finale This one is just on the edge between spring and summer TV, but with the Season 2 finale having aired on May 31st and being particularly awesome, I felt it belonged on our summer TV hit list! This show continues to be a nail-biting roller coaster ride, and I can't get enough of it! After Season 1, I had no idea how they could continue it for a full second season since it's so intense all the time and our main character had a cancer death sentence. But Season 2 was killer all the way through, and had an especially mind-blowing finale. We'd been waiting all season to discover how Walt's house ended up blown up - presumably in his drug dealing coming to a disastrous head, but while a lot of that did happen in crazy and unexpected ways, the disaster scene of the Whites' house we kept seeing was caused by... a plane crash?? Besides that bizarre cliffhanger, we got the shock that Walt was practically cured and in recuperation from his cancer and Jesse was falling back into the dark hole of drug use after Walt watched Jesse's scheming girlfriend die. Now is any of that something you can say of any other summer finale? Burn Notice Season 3 Midseason Finale Burn Notice was always a show I watched for some light summer viewing since there wasn't much else on, but Season 3 hooked me in more than I ever expected, and while the last 2 seasons had good finales that stepped it up from the regular episodes, I think this summer's Season 3 midseason finale was the best yet. Instead of just having a crazy cliffhanger ending, the entire episode was very intense and entertaining as Michael threw on an Irish accent to help defend Fi's life along with her brother. We got a lot of great character and relationship development, and shocking subplot development as well as Michael killed Strickler! I was impressed by the action and quality of the episode in general, and loved the cliffhanger it left us with for its winter return making me very pleasantly surprised that a lighter show like this could be improving so much even into 3rd season. Entourage - Jamie-Lynn Sigler's guest star run In Season 6, I feel like Entourage has slipped considerably from its early days as can be expected in any show's 6th season. While I'm not loving Season 6 because of that, I think The Sopranos star Jamie-Lynn Sigler's running guest star appearance is really a crowning aspect of the beginning of the season. She hasn't made enormous waves on the show, but her presence has really changed Turtle's role on the show and in the group which is a great development, she fits in well with the group and adds an extra cool girlfriend layer to the show that's been missing for sometime. She's also just plain mixed things up on an otherwise possibly stagnant season. Mad Men Season 3 Premiere The Mad Men Season 3 premiere surprised me by making some of the waves from the end of Season 2 much more calm than I expected, but overall with the subtle but substantial changes in Don and his family, the shocking (let's remember we're in the '60s here) homosexual scene for Sal, and the intriguing lack of information around any changes for Peggy and Pete plus the developing changes for their company, Mad Men proves that it will continue to be an outstanding summer event. All the remaining mysteries promise an enticing new season, plus those jarring moments reminding us of the show's different period including Sal's experiences and Betty noting "what a little lesbian" her daughter is becoming for playing with daddy's tools, make this show one of the most unique and fascinating shows out there! Monk Final Season Return I've enjoyed Monk over the seasons and believe it's always been strong for the fun USA Network dramady it is, but I was particularly impressed by its strong return for its 8th and final season this summer. The plot not only has remained strong, but I found the first few episodes particularly strong with the mystery plots, I found Monk particularly endearing and properly annoying, and the humor still going strong. It promises to finally bring Monk and us fans answers around Trudy's death which I've found myself surprisingly excited to finally get a conclusion for. I'm also really intrigued to see how they'll unravel the mystery after waiting for 8 seasons, and to see what kind of Monk comes out on the other side. I think so far its final season has been strong, and the season as a whole is and will be a highlight of the summer! The Philanthropist - Hottest Network Newbie I've enjoyed a few of the other new shows this summer, but of the new shows on the main networks, The Philanthropist is by far the best. Not only is it a well-produced, well-acted, and well-written NBC drama, it's a very unique and socially conscious show that's extremely unusual these days. It seems the only shows that make this much commentary on world issues are documentaries on cable channels which are fantastic, but reach a different audience in a different way than I feel The Philanthropist has. I'm not sure this one will go on beyond this season, but I think it's been a surprisingly interesting and great show without being preachy as a displaying some rich guy realizing he needs to make a difference in the needy parts of the world could so easily become. Make It or Break It - Hottest Cable Newbie ABC Family has its niche of teen dramedies, and while I'm past the target age, Make It or Break It has become a guilty summer pleasure! For any girl who watched the Olympics in awe of the feminine powerhouses dominating the gymnastics scene, Make It or Break It is like getting to see what would have happened had we stuck with the sport past tumbling. It's the perfect mix of teen drama with backstabbing friends, cheating boyfriends, endearing make-ups, and the seriously competitive world of gymnasts reaching for the gold. 10 Things I Hate About You - Surprisingly Fun Newbie 10 Things I Hate About You hasn't been as big of a hit with me personally or viewers on ABC Family as Make It or Break It, but it has still made a big splash as fun inside from the summer sun. Its main allure was being based on the hit movie by the same name, and while it doesn't follow the movie beyond the original set-up of the sisters and dating situation, it's a surprisingly cute and fun show about two very different sisters dealing with high school life. Throw in a few love interests, life lessons, and just moral enough moments to not be too cheesy, we've got another summer fav for a breezy Tuesday night. Royal Pains - The Better Summer 'House' The summer newbie Mental is actually much like House in its serious medical drama way, but it just couldn't hold my attention beyond the first episode. Royal Pains fits perfectly on USA Network partnered with another summer fav, Burn Notice , as a fun and surprisingly more endearing and funny show than expected, with good medical cases for a very dramedied-up House-like style of mysterious cases. Mental may have the serious drama, but it didn't have the endearing characters or light comic relief our summers needed, so sorry Mental, this doctor dramedy beats you out on our favs list!