Watching Way Too Much TV For You!

Sorry about the lack of posts recently but I have been a bit sick lately and haven’t really felt up to doing much of anything (besides TV!).  While I am away I want to know what you have been thinking lately? What was your favorite show on last night? Are you loving CASTLE as much as I am and are you think that this is the second best season of 24 behind season 5? Here is a quick take on my thoughts of the last couple shows I watched.

Castle

Castle

Castle on ABC:  This show gets better ever week it is on. The show has found its stride and the chemistry between Castle and Beckett is getting hot. I loved last night’s episode with the conversation on the crazy Nikki Heat name. Love it!

Gossip Girl on The CW: What has been up with the upper east siders? Every since the show came back three weeks ago it has been terrible. The joy and love of drama in NYC is gone and now it just about family troubles. I want my show back!

Tricia Helfer on Chuck

Tricia Helfer on Chuck

Chuck on NBC:  I love this show! Last nights episode was just plain brillance. The guest turn by the always stunning Tricia Helfer was great as Agent Alex Forrest and I want her on my TV each week! I can’t wait for the last three episodes of this season and lets just hope they won’t be the last of the series.

Kelli Williams on Lie to Me

Kelli Williams on Lie to Me

Lie to Me on FOX: I caught up on the last three episodes this week and they were just fabulous. The show is just so interesting and you learn so much by watching it. Kelli Williams is great as Dr. Foster and I love how she is as flawed as anybody which makes her so real. Also, did you hear Jennifer Beals is coming on as Cal’s ex-wife for a recurring role. Awesome.

Life on Mars on ABC: Also caught up on about the last four episodes of the dying ABC drama and they showed me how much this show is so great. Life on Mars is just a great period drama about real people that are flawed and the last couple hours were great. The guest turn by Paige Turco and remember the series finale airs tomorrow at 10/9c, where all your questions will be answered.

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Comments on: "Sorry, I Am Under The Weather but Some Quick Thoughts" (5)

  1. Note to TVMadMan; Tricia Helfer has signed on for the Canwest tv pilot called “The Dealership”. If the show gets picked up to series it will most likely air in Canada only since Canwest is a Canadian production company

  2. Thanks dee, I had no idea and if it does get picked up seeing as I am not in Canada, I will definitely check it out online.

  3. Hey TVMadMan, here’s the shows; full info

    The Dealership pilot announces casting
    Posted by: Diane in Uncategorized
    From a media release:

    CANWEST’S NEW DRAMA PILOT ‘THE DEALERSHIP’ SIGNS TRICIA HELFER, WILLIAM DEVANE & PATRICK J. ADAMS

    Canwest’s Original Canadian Series pilot THE DEALERSHIP has signed on Tricia Helfer and William Devane, along with up and comer Patrick J. Adams to star in the new one-hour pilot about love, larceny and luxury used cars. In addition, Fremantle Media Enterprises (FME), a division of FremantleMedia, has signed on as worldwide distributor of THE DEALERSHIP.

    The pilot, which was announced by Canwest in November, will star Helfer (BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, BURN NOTICE) in the lead role of Rachel Carson. Rachel is the beautiful, tough as nails sales manager who runs Carson Luxury Auto Gallery, a civic institution started by her irascible father Frank, played by Devane (JESSE STONE, WHAT ABOUT BRIAN). Rachel spent the last decade waiting for her father to retire, cementing her defacto control of the dealership and holding off the banks. Now that the car industry in North America is in the grip of recession, Rachel is fighting to keep the place alive with the help (or in spite of) her unreliable younger brother played by Patrick J. Adams (FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, OLD SCHOOL). When Frank un-retires and tries to help, things go from bad to worse.

    THE DEALERSHIP is a darkly funny one-hour drama series about the dysfunctional world of Carson Luxury Auto Gallery, a family-owned, used-car dealership. Market collapse, credit crisis, the shrinking global economy – everything is conspiring against Rachel, Jack and Frank Carson. But this main street family isn’t going down without a fight and will do whatever it takes to make the sale and live for another day.

    Tricia Helfer is notorious for her portrayal as Cylon ‘Number Six’ in the critically acclaimed award-winning sci-fi drama BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, which has enjoyed four hit seasons. In addition to BATTLESTAR, the current TV Guide cover girl has been heating things up in an eight-episode story arc on BURN NOTICE, and is slated to appear as Chuck’s new handler on the hit spy series CHUCK. Helfer recently wrapped production in Vancouver on the sci-fi drama HUMAN TARGET for director Simon West.

    Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominated actor William Devane, has appeared in the television series WHAT ABOUT BRIAN, CRUMBS, and 24. Devane reprised his role alongside Tom Selleck in the fifth installation of the popular JESSE STONE franchise, titled JESSE STONE: THIN ICE. Distinguished for his political and “tough-guy” roles, the veteran actor’s additional television credits include STARGATE SG-1, THE WEST WING and KNOTS LANDING, among others. Feature film credits include SPACE COWBOYS, PAYBACK, MARATHON MAN, YANKS, and FAMILY PLOTS.

    Patrick J. Adams made a dent on American pop culture with his scene stealing debut turn as “Patch,” in the 2003 Will Ferrell classic comedy OLD SCHOOL. In 2008, Adams landed back-to-back starring roles in a string of independent feature films including 2009 Berlin Film Festival competitor RAGE, with Judi Dench, Jude Law and Dianne Weist, and WEATHER GIRL, which was in competition at the 2009 Slamdance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah. His television credits include appearances on LOST, JACK & BOBBY, NCIS and GHOST WHISPERER.

    THE DEALERSHIP is a Vérité Films production, created and executive produced by Virginia Thompson (RENEGADEPRESS.COM, CORNER GAS, INCREDIBLE STORY STUDIO), Writer/Showrunner Andrew Wreggitt (MAYERTHORPE, SHADES OF BLACK: THE CONRAD BLACK STORY, ONE DEAD INDIAN), Robert de Lint (RENEGADEPRESS.COM, CORNER GAS, INCREDIBLE STORY STUDIO) and Jeff Beesley (DOLAN’S CADILLAC). Bernard Bourret and Ty Hyland are producers for the pilot. THE DEALERSHIP is directed by Ken Girotti (MAYERTHORPE, RESCUE ME, LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT

  4. Also here’s some info on other Canadian shows that might make it stateside.

    Feb

    18

    2009
    Production complete on Lost Girl pilot
    Posted by: Diane in Uncategorized
    From a media release:

    PRODIGY PICTURES FINDS LOST GIRL
    New Pilot features a sexy, intelligent hero in search of answers

    Prodigy Pictures is proud to announce completion of principal photography on the action-packed pilot “Lost Girl.” The pilot stars Anna Silk (Billable Hours, Ghost Whisperer), Kristen Holden-Ried (The Tudors, MVP), Ksenia Solo (Human Trafficking, MVP), and Sarah Allen (Human Trafficking, MVP), and was commissioned by Canwest Broadcasting.

    “Lost Girl” focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo (Anna Silk), a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her supernatural clan and its rigid hierarchy, Bo is a renegade who takes up the fight for the underdog while searching for the truth about her own mysterious origins.

    “Our intention with this project is to create a new generation of female action hero – one which fuses strength with sexuality and passion with intelligence,” says Jay Firestone, Executive Producer.

    Written by Michelle Lovretta (Mutant X, Fat Like Me) and directed by John Fawcett (The Border, Ginger Snaps), “Lost Girl” boasts a creative team with a reputation for taking viewers to the edge with hard-hitting action, fantasy and adrenaline-filled storylines.

    Canwest taps top talent for new drama pilots
    Posted by: Diane in Uncategorized
    From a media release:

    Ben Bass, Luke Kirby and Callum Keith Rennie Take Lead Roles
    Ken Girotti, John Fawcett, Bobby Roth, David Wellington At Directorial Helm
    Canwest today confirmed an impressive line up of creative and on-screen talent for its most recently announced slate of drama pilots.

    “Great scripts attract great talent and we are thrilled with the calibre of directors and actors who have come on board to these exciting new projects,” said Christine Shipton, Senior Vice President, Dramatic and Factual Content.

    The one hour drama Shattered, a Force Four Films Ltd./Blueprint Film and Television Ltd. production to be shot in B.C., will be directed by Bobby Roth (Prison Break). The roster of acting talent confirmed today also includes Callum Keith Rennie (Californication, Battlestar Gallactica, Hard Core Logo) as the series lead, Kyle Logan, an ex-cop with a multiple personality disorder.

    David Wellington (Would Be Kings, The Eleventh Hour) directs the House of Films Inc./Four Seasons Productions Inc. drama Clean, to be shot in Toronto. Ben Bass (The Eleventh Hour, Law and Order, Queer as Folk) is cast in the lead role Bobby Gould, an addiction counselor with Tom McCamus (Shake Hands with the Devil, Queer as Folk, Slings and Arrows) confirmed as a series regular, Dr. Wilson McKenna, CEO of Happy Valley Treatment Facility. Sonja Bennet (Young People F(*)cking, Control Alt Delete) plays Caroline, one of Bobby’s colleagues.

    Luke Kirby (Tell Me You Love Me, Slings and Arrows, Mambo Italiano, upcoming feature Labor Pains) takes on the role of the lead character, insurance adjuster Jimmy Burns, in the Whizbang Films Inc production of Lawyers, Guns & Money.

    Clark Johnson (The Wire, Homicide: Life on the Street, also an Emmy nominated director on The Shield), joins the production as Walker Hearn, a retired cop and Jimmy’s unofficial mentor alongside Carole Cave (The L Word, Regenesis) as Angela, a company lawyer. Steve Bacic (The Guard) is Pavel Korkov, an ambitious local gangster who clashes with Jimmy. Ken Girotti (Mayerthorpe, Rescue Me) takes the directorial helm of this production which will be shot in Hamilton, Ontario.

  5. I DO watch Castle, but not the other shows. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Castle and you’re right, the tension between Beckett and Castle is amazing! This show is definately a keeper.

    I’m sad to hear I missed Kelli on Lie to Me thought, she’s one of my faves!

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