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“The Paradise”

The Paradise: an undeniably charming European production. This “televised theatrical drama” is based on a classic script adapted from an original French novel by Emile Zola. The drama is helped forward through great casting and excellent performances by a top crew. The first “series” (the first season) drew 6 million viewers (which is a strong rating for the UK). Trivia: […]

Nostradamus Never Said That

I was looking into peoples’ general plans for december 12, 2012. It could be fun to know since many get married or plan festivities and events on dates like August 8, 2008 (“080808”) etc. It was saddening to instead see the many lies by doomsday “interpretators”, of dubious origins. Claims about The Mayans, for example, […]

“You’re Only Renting This Life, My Friend”

666 Park Avenue… (ABC, 2012) Many try to write and produce the kinds of show openings that grab you from the very first second and never let go. Most fail, despite big budgets and famous faces in the cast. The storytelling in ABC’s new hit show is grade A. Every detail; camera, coloring, angles.. has […]

India De Beaufort = On-screen chemistry

“Jane By Design” (2012). on ABC Family. The thing with India De Beaufort is that she radiates a “golden” heart. In various forms. For example her Jane By Design character’s devoted feelings for  the co-worker “Jeremy” is unquestionable. Showrunners should be so lucky to get these kinds of performances and end results on screen.

Bobadilla

Bobadilla Daniella Bobadilla is not a new kid on the block. Prior to playing “Sam Goodson” in Charlie Sheen‘s new comedy Anger Management, she had roles on shows like Awake, Desperate Housewives, Lie To Me, Supernatural, and Smallville. She’s good. Trivia: “Stockholmians” or “Stockholmites” from “back in the day” say that there used to be […]

“The Closer” Is Like Collector’s Wine

 The Closer (2005-2012) Savoring “The Closer”. It is like opening a 300-year old bottle of wine. Bittersweet. The magic is coming to an end after seven years. Thank you Kyra Sedgwick. Thank you “Brenda Leigh Johnson”. There’s a magical dictionary in which your image is next to the word “Presence”.

“What’s Innocence & Fairness Got To Do With It?”

“What’s Innocence Got To Do With It?” How safe and protected are Americans each time the system feels like locking somebody up and throwing away the key? Movies keep boasting that the U.S. is not like one of those corrupt and lawless countries in some obscure parts of the world. Because in some of those […]