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Foyle’s War Returns for a Season 8

Michael Kitchen as Foyle

If you haven’t watched Foyle’s War, you should. It’s a British show set in World War II with a charming detective. One of my family’s favorites to watch. When the show was set to finish back in 2010 we were disappointed. Apparently in November of 2010 Acorn Media (which had the DVD rights since 2003) acquired all the other rights for the show as well (including: underlying intellectual property rights, Internet streaming, download-to-own, and broadcast television).

Since Season 7 was set a the end of the war, Season 8 will deal with post-WWII spying and espionage (and, of course, more murder). According to the press release, “Three two-hour films have been ordered from Eleventh Hour Films, the production company founded by producer Jill Green. Eleventh Hour Films takes pride in the research work undertaken for each story as all three episodes are firmly based on true stories from 1946 onwards.”

Michael Kitchen is back as Foyle and Honeysuckle Weeks will be returning as Samantha Stewart. Jill Green will produce Foyle’s War and further casting details will be announced later this year. A director is yet to be appointed

Production will start in London in September 2012 and will likely air in 2013.

You can catch up on Foyle’s War in the meantime on DVD.

QuadZ Has Seen the Return of Spartacus – And it Was Good

It’s been two years since Spartacus: Blood and Sand left it’s indelible mark on cable television. The smartly written, blood and gore soaked series titillated audiences in a way probably not seen since the Roman times the series is set in. This adults-only drama is part comic-book gore and part-backstabbing-thriller/drama. But it’s been two long years for fans to see what happens to Spartacus next. Sure, we had the very amazing and tantelizing prequel, Gods of the Arena, but after the Blood and Sand blood-bath finale, it’s time to find out what happens next.

Lisa and I were invited to the red carpet screening of the first episode of Spartacus: Vengeance and mixed and mingled with fans and Hollywood alumns who all craved a little of the arena blood.

Of course, most fans know why the long wait. Lead, Andy Whitfield, whose performance as Spartacus was as legendary as the man himself, sadly was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma and later succumb to the disease.  Robert Tapert, one of the Executive Producers, explained before the screening that Andy made sure that the cast and crew knew how much he wanted the series to go on once he realized he could not perform. The touching part of the screening was the final part of the episode contains a tribute to Andy, which, I’ll admit, made me a bit teary eyed.

Liam McIntyre at Premire of Spartacus: Vengeance 1/18/12 Photo credit: / WENN

The event, held at the Archlight Theater on Sunset, was a lot of fun. Costumes from the series and props were on display and free popcorn/soda provided for guests. The red carpet was full of fans and photographers waiting to catch a glimpse of the stars (who film in New Zeland, so it was fun to see them in LA). Including our new Spartacus, Liam McIntyre.

I’ll admit, I wasn’t quite ready to let go of Andy as Spartacus. After all, he was the actor portraying the character that I held my breath for, that I cheered for, that I wanted to see get his vengeance. But, as we watched the first episode, my fears were quickly dispersed. Liam brings the quiet rage that we had come to love from Spartacus.

I won’t spoil the episode, you can watch it for yourself on Jan 27th on Starz, but I will say that Spartacus is back with all of it’s bloody glory. There were quite a few surprises and some very “ewwwww” turn your head moments. I have to give props to the writers making the story fit seamlessly with the first series. It’s like we never left.

If you need to catch up before the new series, Spartacus: Blood and Sand is available on Netflix Instant currently. Just remember it is as violent as ancient Rome was, with strong language and nudity.

One Tree Hill Season 8 – Bonus Features

When I got Season 8 of OTH on DVD I couldn’t wait to dig into the extra bonus features. That’s one of the most rewarding things about buying TV on DVD. The DVD set didn’t disappoint with 2 hours of all-new featurettes, 2 episode commentaries, deleted scenes and gag reel.

One of my favorite parts of any TV show I love is the gag reel. It shows the actors at their funniest. Apparently from S8 gag reel you can tell that the cast of OTH are a bunch of pranksters! The commentaries are great too, especially episode 11, which details how they did the storm scenes and give you a real sense of working on a TV show. Stuff like how they got this kind of scene:


One Tree Hill – S8 ‘Stop!’ by thewbdotcom

 

 

For fans of One Tree Hill, the Eighth Season will definitely be one to own! Includes all 22 episodes on 5 discs plus all-new featurettes, commentaries, deleted scenes and gag reel http://bit.ly/w2DhRu!

Want to catch up quickly? You buy the download of Season 8 on UltraViolet HERE

 

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One Tree Hill – Music

One of the most impressive parts of One Tree Hill (to me at least) has been the music. So it was delightful when I heard that no only was “I Don’t Wanna Be” coming back in the 8th season as the theme song for the show, but that it would be covered by a variety of artists. The actual original version by Gavin Degraw only played 3 times in Season 8. I thought it was an innovative choice and gave viewers a really fun reason to watch through the credits every time. Artists like Andy Grammer, Amiee Mann, Laura Izibor, Tegan and Sara, Tyrone Wells, Ben Rector, and Missy Higgins all took a crack at their own interpretation of the song.

 

I really enjoyed the variety of artists that redid the theme, but I have to admit I have a fondness for the original by Gavin. Especially after the adorableness of Jamie and Gavin singing the theme together.

If you’re a fan of the show, what version of the theme did you like? Who do you think should cover the theme in Season 9?


One Tree Hill – Season 8 on DVD & UltraViolet by thewbdotcom

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Pretty Little Liars Returns Jan 2 – What’s Next?

Pretty Little Liars returns on January 2nd and I can’t wait. I just mainlined the entire series in anticipation! I can’t wait to see what happened, especially after those creepy dolls… will we see Dr. Sullivan again.. will we get closer to knowing who A. is? What did A have on Dr. Sullivan?

I’m expecting for the girls to get in even hotter water than before. After all, they keep driving away those close to them. Though after Hanna getting run over by a car, Ian getting pushed off a bell tower and Dr. Sullivan being kidnapped (???) who can blame them?

Hopefully, we see Mike getting better (that storyline was just weird). I’d also love to see some more of Alison’s mom (wasn’t she awesome).

And, of course, I can’t wait to see who A really is. If it’s not Alison it’s someone who studied closely under her bitch-ness. Which is the only part of the whole story that I find incredible… even out of the grave Alison has an incredible hold over the group. Reminds me why I’m glad I was homeschooled.

I’d also really love to see Lucas again and he’d better be super happy.

And, of course, hopefully the games continue.

 

Whatever happens, I can’t wait. Pretty Little Liars returns Jan 2nd on ABC Family at 8/7c. Find out more at the show’s website: http://abcfamily.go.com/shows/pretty-little-liars/

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Pretty Little Liars – Who is A?

In a show all about secrets one of the biggest is who is A? While there’s been a million spoilers and speculation I’m still flummoxed. I have had my theories about it being an adult (like Melissa) or even one of the four girls (how twisted would that be?) or even something ridiculous like Ezra Fitz (come on, he fell in love pretty fast with a teenager).  Of course, the true identity of A. is revealed in the novels, but I’m not sure the show will take the same road (knowing that everyone whose read the books will already know).

 

More of the mystery will be revealed soon as Pretty Little Liars returns on Jan 2nd at 8/7 on ABC Family! Can’t wait!

 

Who do YOU think A is?

 

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Still Flying Episode #002 – The Train Job (Oldbies)

 

Join Tabz, Garrett, Nick and Allie as they discuss the episode “The Train Job” from Firefly and our newbies reactions to it.

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The Wedding of the Girl Behind the Red Door – One Tree Hill


One Tree Hill – ‘I Love the Way You Love Me’ by thewbdotcom

It was an episode that was a long time coming. After 8 years on TV, Brooke finally got the guy. The characters have pretty much paired off over the years, but Brook remained married to her career,until the Season 8 episode “The Other Half of Me.” Since the show wasn’t entirely sure it’d be picked up for a full season, this episode could have served as the finale and, appropriately so it’s chock-full of call backs to the rest of the seasons.

Weddings have always been a big deal in my family. A beautiful wedding, complete with a dress and chock full of family and friends has always been featured in my fantasies. I think more important than how Brooke’s wedding look was the truth behind it – never settle for less than what you deserve. While her friends all married, Brooke held out. She met her true love, Julian, as an adult (not in high school like the other characters). Since I just turned 30, I love this message.
Some of my favorite moments included when Julian’s dad stepped in for the Father/daughter dance. Especially after all the family problems Brooke has had. I also loved the best man/maid of honor’s speeches. Those “family” and togetherness moments have to be the best part of any wedding.

 

Missed the RSVP to the wedding? Here’s your special invitation with Season 8 of the One Tree Hill http://bit.ly/w2DhRu!

 

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