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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: […]

“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 […]

2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team: Gold!

USA Basketball: 2012 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team. Thank you, team USA, for a wonderful final. Team Brazil men’s soccer team has got a lot to learn from you. Way to go, leading by twice as high scores as the opposing team and still going for every point right up to the final signal as […]

Karynn Moore – Good at being bad.

Karynn Moore  (center)

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.

“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”.

Real Acting Equals Credibility/Believability

Actress Elizabeth Chomko “rocks” her recurring role as “Alex MacFarland Mitchell” in “Common Law” (2012) Elizabeth Chomko does a wonderful performance as “Alex” in the television series “Common Law” (on USA Network, 2012). She brings believability to the table; the mark of an excellent performer and actress.