The new short 8 part film series Queers will premier October 14th to bring awareness to the 50th Anniversary of the Sexual Offenses Act. The Sexual Offenses Act partial decriminalized homosexual acts between men in the UK. Mark Gatiss (Sherlock) directed and curated the film series with award winners Alan Cumming, Ben Whishaw, Rebecca Front, Russell Tovey, Gemma Whelan, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan and Fionn Whitehead. Taking in 1957’s Wolfenden Report, the HIV crisis and the 1967 Sexual Offence Act itself, the eight monologues will explore some of the most poignant, funny, tragic and riotous moments of British gay history and the very personal rites-of-passage of British gay men through the last one hundred years.
Sarah Barnett, BBC AMERICA President, commented, “Queers is a unique and affecting series of short films about the British Gay experience. Brilliantly written and performed, these monologues may be compact but they are brimful of humor, heartbreak, joy, humanity and tenderness.”
In The Man On The Platform, Ben Whishaw (London Spy, Spectre) returns from the trenches of the First World War, while a hundred years later, Alan Cumming (The Good Wife) reflects on gay marriage in Something Borrowed.
More Anger finds Russell Tovey (Him and Her, Being Human) playing a gay actor in the 1980s, and Rebecca Front (War and Peace, Humans) contemplates her very particular marriage in Missing Alice.
Gemma Whelan (Game of Thrones, Decline and Fall), Kadiff Kirwan (Black Mirror, Chewing Gum), Ian Gelder (Snatch, Game of Thrones) and Fionn Whitehead (Dunkirk, HIM) appear respectively in A Perfect Gentleman, Safest Spot In Town, I Miss The Warand A Grand Day Out, each examining the very different attitudes and social changes in gay men’s lives over the century.
The films are written by Matthew Baldwin, Jon Bradfield, Michael Dennis, Keith Jarrett, and Gareth McLean, who are writing for television for the first time, alongside established screenwriters Jackie Clune, Brian Fillis and Gatiss himself.
The series is produced by BBC Studios Pacific Quay Productions and is a co-production of BBC and BBC AMERICA.
BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming including the worldwide phenomenon and critical darling Planet Earth II, top-rated science-fiction phenomenon Doctor Who, fan-favorite Orphan Black, groundbreaking unscripted series Top Gear, buzzy and wildly bizarre Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency starring Elijah Wood, as well as the upcoming series Killing Eve from Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Blue Planet II, the next chapter in the epic story of our planet. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide (the commercial arm of the BBC) and AMC Networks, BBCA’s influential shows have attracted critical acclaim and earned Emmy® Awards, Peabody Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards and Golden Globes®. Created in 1998, the irrepressible network has garnered one of cable’s most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Available through cable, satellite TV and streaming services, BBC AMERICA broadcasts in both standard and high-definition. Get caught up, BBCA offers full episodes On Demand across all major digital platforms, BBC AMERICA app and bbcamerica.com. Follow @bbcamerica.
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It’s the sixth and final season of The Mindy Project on Hulu which means we will be without the series that had a stylish female lead who didn’t compromise about being professional AND embracing color!
“Costume designing The Mindy Project has been a career defining experience for me, I could never have imagined how magical this project would be. Looking back over six seasons and 117 episodes, I am very proud of the colorful, fashionable world I was able to create and share with the fans of The Mindy Project. This exhibit is a gift to the fans who have been so supportive all these years,” said costume designer Salvador Perez.
To celebrate this milestone the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills will have “The Mindy Project”: Six Seasons of Style Curated by Costume Designer Salvador Perez interactive exhibit with cast costumes from past and present seasons. It will feature life-size episodic photography, costume sketches and behind-the-scenes video segments that will take visitors inside Mindy Lahiri’s fun, fabulous and oh-so-stylish closet! The first-of-its-king exhibit is curated by the series’ Emmy-nominated Costume Designer and President of the Costume Designers Guild, Salvador Perez and will run exclusively at the Paley Center beginning August 26, 2017.
“We’re thrilled to give fans of The Mindy Project the rare up-close opportunity to see the fun and vibrant costumes worn by the loveable Mindy Lahiri,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “This exclusive exhibit is one of the many examples of the unique, artistic, and immersive exhibit experiences the Paley Center provides to visitors year round.”
“Salvador Perez is an incredible artist who matched Mindy Lahiri’s larger-than-life personality with couture beyond any woman’s dreams. You may not approve of everything Mindy says, but you always approve of her fashion,” said The Mindy Project creator, writer, executive producer and star Mindy Kaling.
The final, sixth season of The Mindy Project premieres Tuesday, September 12 on Hulu, with new episodes streaming weekly on Tuesdays. All episodes of seasons one through five are currently streaming on Hulu.
In addition to the exhibit, the cast and creative team of The Mindy Project, including Mindy Kaling, will appear at the Paley Center on September 8, as part of PaleyFest Fall Previews. The evening will include a special preview of the upcoming season and an intimate discussion with the cast and creative team, followed by an audience Q & A. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit paley.me/previews.
“The Mindy Project”: Six Seasons of Style Curated by Costume Designer Salvador Perez which is free and open to the public, will run at the Paley Center through October 1, 2017. For more information visit paley.me/mindyexhibit
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About The Mindy Project Season Six:
She’s done it! After five seasons of The Mindy Project, Mindy’s (Kaling) bagged herself a husband. Sure, an impulsive elopement wasn’t the fairy tale wedding of her dreams, but now it’s finally time to see what comes after “I do.” But it’s hard for Mindy to settle down as a married lady when there’s so much juicy drama at Shulman and Associates! As Jeremy (Ed Weeks) and Anna (Rebecca Rittenhouse) navigate the uncertainties of a new relationship, Tamra (Xosha Roquemore) signs on to be Lahiri Fertility’s newest (and top-secret) patient. And as The Mindy Project‘s hilarious final season draws to a close, will Morgan (Ike Barinholtz), Jody (Garret Dillahunt) and the rest of the doctors and nurses find their happily ever after? And will Mindy decide that “having it all” is really all she ever wanted?
The Mindy Project stars Mindy Kaling, Ed Weeks, Ike Barinholtz, Beth Grant, Xosha Roquemore and Fortune Feimster. The Mindy Project is created and executive produced by Mindy Kaling. Executive producers also include showrunner Matt Warburton, Howard Klein, Charlie Grandy and Michael Spiller. The Mindy Project is a Universal Television production, in association with 3 Arts Entertainment.
Hulu is a leading premium streaming service that offers instant access to live and on demand channels, original series and films, and a premium library TV and movies to millions of subscribers in the U.S. Since its launch in 2008, Hulu has consistently been at the forefront of entertainment and technology. Hulu is the only streaming service that offers both ad-supported and commercial-free current season shows from the largest U.S. broadcast networks; libraries of hit TV series and films; and acclaimed original series including Emmy-nominated series The Handmaid’s Tale, The Mindy Project, The Path, 11.22.63, the Golden Globe® nominated comedy series Casual, as well as the upcoming Future Man, Castle Rock, Marvel’s Runaways and The Looming Tower. In 2017, Hulu added live news, entertainment and sports from 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, NBCUniversal, CBS Corporation, Turner Networks, A+E Networks and Scripps Networks Interactive to its offering – making it the only TV service that brings together live, on-demand, originals, and library content all in one place, across living room and mobile devices.
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This years FXhibition is going to be even bigger than last year with interactive experiences that will have you on the edge of your seat! The installation is from July 20-23 ready to keep fans of FX Network ready to tune in and drop in living out fanboy/fangirl dreams .. or is that horrors the Strain is on the lawn too! I was hooked on Legion after episode three so am very curious about the Sessions: The Legion Mixed Reality Experience that will be powered by Microsoft HoloLens and bring the series to life or nightmare. You will be ‘David Hailer’ using the HoloLens to be a part of his world and test his world. You can make reservations beginning July 17th at LegionSessions.com
American Horror Story fans will get a chance to get a tease of the upcoming season with the larger than life AHS Zoetrope that promises to show the series in a new chilling and (am sure) horrifying way. Fans will also get to learn the title of the new AHS series July 20 with Ryan Murphy announcing the news! Exhibition will have a photo booth inspired by the freshman series Atlanta.
Other sharable video and photo opportunities at “FXhibition” include:
For details and more information on how to be a part of the “FXHibition” experience, visit FXSDCC.com.
ABOUT FX NETWORKS
FX Networks, a business unit of 21st Century Fox, is comprised of the networks FX, FXX and FXM and the video on-demand app FXNOW. FX, the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, launched in June of 1994 and is carried in 90 million homes. The diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series, includingThe Americans, The Strain, Taboo, Legion and Snowfall; the critically-acclaimed limited series American Horror Story, Fargo, American Crime Story, FEUD: Bette and Joan and the upcoming Trust; and acclaimed hit comedy series including the award-winning Louie, Baskets, Better Things and Atlanta. In 2016, FX received a basic cable record 56 Emmy® Award nominations and a basic cable record 18 wins, including 9 for The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. FXX, the newest network, launched in September 2013 and is carried in 85 million homes. Geared towards a young adult audience, the schedule features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, the Emmy® Award winning comedy series Archer, You’re the Worst and the upcoming untitled Marvel’s Deadpool animated comedy series. FXX is also the exclusive cable home to The Simpsons, the longest-running comedy in TV history. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in 55 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day (FXM Retro), and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming.
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The Profiles in History’s Hollywood Auction 89 was just a few weeks ago on June 26 – 28th and comprised of the definitive collection Battlestar Galactica & Buck Rogers spaceship filming miniatures. It was 23 spaceships all belonging one Boston based collector named Gary Cannavo that was purchased over a period of 25 years. The miniatures were designed and built by the creators who worked on Star Wars. These are from series that still used the art technology of miniatures before Hollywood switched to CGI.
The owners hope that the collection will stay in tact and be exhibited for fans to be able to enjoy them so they decided to sell in a single lot for an estimated $1,500,000 – $2,000,000
Highlights from the collection include the screen used heart and soul of the Battlestar Galactica rag-tag fleet, the Galactica and the screen used, Battlestar Galactica Colonial Viper. From Buck Rogers, Buck’s screen used Star Fighter and Buck’s screen used Ranger 3.
The Paley Center for Media Selects An Evening with One Day at a Time on May 4
2017 PaleyLive LA Spring Season
The Paley Center For Media in Beverly Hills One Day at a Time Program will Feature a Special Screening of the Series, a Panel Conversation and Audience Q&A with the Cast and Creative Team as part of the PaleyLive LA Spring Season of events including the CW’s Riverdale (April 27th), Speechless (May 9th) and the Dirty Dancing Musical (May 18th).
Buy tickets and spend an evening with the cast and team behind the Netflix series ‘One Day at a Time’ a reboot of the original 70s series from the creative sitcom genius Norman Lear. This modern update keeps the basic story of a divorced woman juggling career, being catholic, an opinionated mother, kids and being a divorcee but with a modern twist. Added in the mix is the reality of dealing with the bureaucracy of service as a former soldier, immigration and sexual orientation
I am very excited to cover and attend the panel to learn why Mr. Lear decided to reboot the series on Netflix, hear about the casting of the series and the new spin with the hispanic family in the new gentrified Los Angeles. We can look forward to new stories with Season 2 on Netflix but before that happens leave a comment below of what I should ask the cast and production team.
Justina Machado, “Penelope”; Rita Moreno, “Lydia”; Isabella Gomez, “Elena”; Marcel Ruiz, “Alex”; Norman Lear, Executive Producer; Gloria Calderon Kellett, Showrunner & Executive Producer; Mike Royce, Showrunner & Executive Producer; and Brent Miller, Co-Executive Producer, are scheduled to participate, with additional panelists to be announced.
“Upon its premiere, One Day at A Time proved to be one of the smartest and freshest new shows to enter the television landscape,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “PaleyLive programs are praised for presenting the best of what television has to offer and this event is no exception. We’re so proud to add An Evening with One Day at a Time to the incredible lineup of shows featured at the Paley Center this spring.”
One Day at a Time, Netflix and Sony Pictures Television’s inspired update of the classic 70’s-era sitcom, has received well-deserved praise from audiences and critics alike. Featuring an incredible ensemble of actors and a brilliant creative team led by Executive Producer Norman Lear and Showrunners Gloria Calderon Kellett and Mike Royce, the series is at once timeless and decidedly of the moment. The series introduces the Alvarez family including single mom “Penelope” (Justina Machado), a nurse and Afghanistan veteran; daughter “Elena” (Isabella Gomez); son “Alex” (Marcel Ruiz); and Penelope’s mother “Lydia” (Rita Moreno), along with their building superintendent, “Schneider” (Todd Grinnell). Together they bring to life one of the most heartfelt and consistently funny series on television today.
PaleyLive programs are known for offering television fans the rare opportunity to engage with the cast and creative teams of their favorite programs in exclusive events held at the Paley Center’s New York and Beverly Hills locations. All PaleyLive programs are selected by the Paley Center to not only expand society’s understanding of the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, but also for their ability to educate and entertain the public.
For more information, panel updates, and to purchase tickets please visit paley.me/oneday.
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Alas if you did not buy tickets they are sold out but you may be able to screen it partially on Hulu or at the Paley Center archives. Of course the best way to avoid missing out on these great events is to join the Paley Center as a member with the benefits of early member only sales, events and supporting the museum in NYC/LA.
This series is turning the Archie comic book we grew up watching in a new direction and I LOVE it! I had a chance to chat with some of the cast and producers at Wondercon where we chatted about the process to bringing the comic book to network TV, that the show is based on the rebooted comic book series and that the hardest part was finding the perfect actors for the roles. Any fan who’s watching has to agree the chemistry and strong acting coupled with the writing has fans tuning in every week!
Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and Josie are the core of the series but the entire cast from parents to the supporting cast has created a Riverdale that feels so real … I mean real where everyone is GORGEOUS it is on the CW <guffaw> so it’s still the dream hometown of America but with a naughty twist of teachers dating students, a HS getting pregnant, family rivalry, catty mothers, jerk dads and high school where EVERYONE feels out of place.
The PaleyLive event is one of many Paley Center year-round public programs that offer TV fans the opportunity to engage with the cast and creative teams of their favorite programs in exclusive and intimate events. All PaleyLive programs are selected by the Paley Center to not only to expand society’s understanding of the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, but also for their ability to educate and entertain the public.
|WHO:||KJ Apa, “Archie Andrews”
Lili Reinhart, “Betty Cooper”
Camila Mendes, “Veronica Lodge”
Cole Sprouse, “Jughead Jones”
Marisol Nichols, “Hermione Lodge”
Madelaine Petsch, “Cheryl Blossom”
Ashleigh Murray, “Josie McCoy”
|Casey Cott, “Kevin Keller”
with Mӓdchen Amick, “Alice Cooper”
and Luke Perry, “Fred Andrews”
Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Executive Producer
Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer
Jon Goldwater, Executive Producer
Moderator: Dominic Patten, Senior Editor, Deadline
|The event is sold out. For additional information and panel updates, please visit: https://www.paleycenter.org/2017-riverdale|
|About The Paley Center for Media: The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org
About RIVERDALE: Based on the Archie Comics characters, Riverdale stars KJ Apa (The Cul de Sac), Lili Reinhart (Surviving Jack), Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse (The Suite Life of Zack and Cody), Marisol Nichols (24), Madelaine Petsch (The Curse of Sleeping Beauty), Ashleigh Murray (Appearances: Younger, The Following), with Mädchen Amick (Twin Peaks), and Luke Perry (Beverly Hills, 90210). Riverdale is produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Everwood) in association with Warner Bros. Television, and the series airs Thursdays (9:00–10:00 p.m. ET/PT) on The CW.
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iZombie – Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother
Warning spoilers for Tuesday’s iZombie
I was on pins and needles at the end of Season 2 trying to figure out what did everything mean! Well the season premier ‘Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother’ answered a lot of questions and set up the overall moral quandary not only for Liv (Team Human or Team Zombie) and how her friends (human and zombie) will navigate the reality of what would happen if people learned that we have zombies among us.
On the S3 premier Tuesday Liv and Clive headed to Fillmore Graves HQ. It was the moment when it hit both of them that they were dealing with some major badasses with superhuman powers and the money to make life a lot simpler for assimilation. One of the more touching moments of this episode that will be a more emotional core for Clive is when he sees a cute little boy, Wally that used to live in his apt building. Neither of them had thought about zombie kids and what that would entail (education, living life and eating brains). I think as the season progresses the murder of Wally and his mother Anna will propel Clive to find who killed them and make zombies seem more like individuals. I suspect it might be a conspiracy nut who called into the radio station saying that he had ‘zombie’ neighbors after Liv & Clive weren’t able to stop the security guard from spilling the beans.
I thought it was quite cleaver to take care of the investigation by blowing up the space so that it will burn up most of the bodies and forensic evidence. As well as getting to all of the survivors of the Chaos Killer to have a good cover story absolving Major. Sadly a few witnesses will not stop people from still thinking that Major is guilty and he WAS guilty so …. As Major tries to get back to normal he was reminded that it’s hard to find a job when people think your a serial killer! Luckily he’s a man with a special skill set so he signs on with Fillmore Graves. Hopefully Vivian never learns that HE killed her husband cause she doesn’t seem like a forgiving type of woman! But Major is basically a decent guy which is why he didn’t kill anyone but he still kidnapped people and left the entire city terrorized. His new life is going to have him evaluate what he wants to do next from taking the cure to finding the hooker with a heart of gold or embracing the life of a mercenary and how those decisions will affect his friendships. It wasn’t the life he planned as a teacher!
It’s always good to be rich and as Vivian Still, CEO of Fillmore Graves begins to use her position to set up a Zombie Homeland off Seattle. As they prepare for ‘Discovery Day’, when humans learn about their brain-eating living dead neighbors the plan is to have a self sustaining place for them to live with schools, homes and of course her mercenary business! I can imagine a LOT of people wanting to hire some undead mercenaries <guffaw>. I mean they are mercenaries so how moral can the business or leadership truly be??
Liv is coming off the mercenary brain and is having some major emotional fallout after she had to
shoot her zombie boyfriend when he was brain crazy and going to kill Clive (BFF). I think this season is going to be a major upheaval for the entire gang from Peyton, Ravi and Blaine love triangle as she’s torn between a sexy good doctor or a sexy drug dealing kingpin … such a hard choice! Not that Ravi doesn’t have a LOT on his plate with only 19 cures and no way to make more and working on offsetting the memory loss he’s going to be one busy doctor. I’m also thinking his arch-nemesis who fired him might come back to the lab as she tries to figure out WHY the body was in such a advanced state of decay and had brain in the stomach! I’m not sure how Liv & Ravi will explain that but am sure it will be a doozy of jumping through hoops.
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Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘What if ….’ (S4)
Well am so happy that the mid season premier has kicked off in the Framework since it’s one of the best episodes ever! So if you haven’t seen the new episode on ABC please stop reading cause this if FULL of spoilers.
My recap well in the Framework Hydra won and they have taken over the world with an iron fist and boots upside everyone’s necks. Pretty much everyone is either working for them, fearing them or trying to hide that they are inhuman since in this world it’s pretty much a death sentence. They have the technology to test genetic markers and will take you away to torture, experiment or do goodness know what to inhumans so it’s one scary place to be different. Daisy is an agent so uses her access to look up friends and Lincoln (sadly he’s dead after an experiment so no useful power help) so that she can try to ‘wake’ them up. Jemma Simmons isn’t so lucky cause she wakes up buried in the woods all dirty with smoky marks on her chest. Jemma is able to flag down a passing car when another woman picks her up (likely thinking she was attacked by a rapist) who is willing to take her to WDC till they get to a Hydra checkpoint and realizes she has no Hydra ID. Instead she’s S.H.I.E.L.D. and tells her to get out before the wrath of Hydra rains down on them like hellfire (no new friends).
Jemma is mildly curious about the how realistic it seems and is intellectually curious how the system is working (who can blame her). Next we Coulson teaching at a high school spouting Hydra propaganda till one kid is escorted out and for one moment I though the would do something but he just told him to grab his book bag. Another kid says that Hydra was founded by Nazi scientists and is evil as heck but Coulson is keeping his neck down so tells the kid he’s wrong but (at least) doesn’t report him. Instead he uses an example of an inhuman being brought back from Behrain and put in ‘normal’ school but he kills everyone kicking off this witch hunt. A memory that even in this perfect world is hunting Melinda May as she leads a Hydra (looks like she’s 3rd in command) team including Ward & Daisy who she directs to question an inhuman prisoner. May is ruthless as usual but with no tempering so she’s not one to play with in the Framework! During the presentation Daisy recognizes the prisoner ‘Jason Rojan’ but doesn’t out him (it’s Vijay Nadeer) as she’s directed to turture him with Ward to get necessary information about the resistance. May is watching them like a hawk and when Daisy stumbles is reminded to do her dang job and torture inhumans for intelligence. May comes in pissed that Ward and Daisy are failing and Vijay talks some major smack about Bahrain almost earning a bullet to the brain till Daisy talks her down. Daisy is told to turn him over to the ‘Doctor’ for enhanced interrogation and while escorting him tries to get some info on the down low but he tries to escape sadly straight into the arms of some the Doctor’s goons. Was I the only one shocked to see Fitz as the evil doctor looking quite fetching in a tailored three piece black suit?? Why does evil always look so damned sexy?? Am sure he REALLY wished he’s given up the info to Daisy and Ward cause the Doctor is brutal with that machine he was using . Jemma tries to meet Daisy at the rendezvous point but since she was nowhere to be found she marked ‘X’ as the spot and looked for Coulson in the Hydra cop car’s computer. Off to the school she went (how nobody put out an APB is beyond me but ) to try to wake him up. She’s all hysterical so comes off as a lunatic and he thinks it’s some sort of a test so he calls the po po aka Hydra to inform even after she points out the T.A.H.I.T.I. Hula Doll and asks him to think
Daisy is on her way out of the Doctor’s toruture room when May walks into to tell him about the report of a subversive female at Coulson’s school and he reminds her of her past failure as he says get the team out and find this person. The Framework seems to have little glitches since he kinda has a twinge about Jemma but doesn’t know why but off he goes to report everything to the boss. It’s A.I.D.A. and she has Fitz wrapped around her finger sealed with a kiss. Nope I didn’t see that coming either!
Daisy and Jemma try to use the ‘wake up’ remote but A.I.D.A. closed that loophole and they are trapped like rats in a maze! Daisy heads over to Coulson’s school to see if she can reason with him after he leaves the classroom after perusing newspaper clippings to try to figure out what is going on. Since Daisy has ALWAYS been his favorite he wakes up almost the moment she speaks and they lock eyes in the rearview mirror. I know that she’s not his kid but I STILL think that’s his kid with May somehow!
I have to say that I’m impressed with this episode and that they are using the graphic novel as a framework so it offers so much more freedom than keeping in the movie timeline. I am excited to learn more about the people in the Framework .. the all Hydra are Nazis kid is my new best friend and am curious where the rest of the team will be found in next week’s episode.
Read below for a little more fangirl writing about my favorite twists from the mid-season premier.
The episode has Daisy walking up beside her man and it’s not the one we expected it’s Ward! Daisy aka Sky wasn’t the only one that shivered since I had no idea how they were going to bring him back but I have to say this third ‘mini series’ has me on the edge of my couch. I was so intrigued that I watched it live and was NOT disappointed. Now Daisy woke up in a gorgeous bedroom sadly Jemma woke up buried in the dirt near the bordered up old S.H.I.E.L.D. offices with dark marks all over her sweater. As the episode goes on and I tried to figure out if she was a zombie (she’s not) and why she wasn’t snuggling up with Fitz it was revealed that she was likely murdered by Hydra (nearly explaining the two smoke marks near her heart). Of course we realized it was a whole new world when she hitchhiked to a checkpoint and showed her new ‘friend’ that she had a S.H.I.E.L.D. ID. The welcome mat was rolled up real fast after that!
We got to see a few of our beloved characters living life in the Framework and it was not what I expected. Mae is high up in Hydra taking names and running her team like a boss.
Everyone is fearful of the Doctor (who is NOT the person I thought) nope it’s Fitz looking quite debonaire in a three piece black suit with a black pit where his heart used to be torturing inhumans and enemies of the ‘state’. I was surprised to find Colson having drank the KoolAid teaching high school students propaganda lies and allowing a kid to be taken by the ‘authorities’. I think he may have been an inhuman or maybe part of the resistance but no matter what nothing good was going to happen to that cute little ginger. His buddy tried to push back against Colson saying that Hydra was founded by Nazi Scientists and is the evil empire but he got shut down by ‘teacher rules’ (he’s darned lucky he didn’t get informed on!).
Ward still loves Daisy aka Sky enough to say nope to moving in (a bit of foreshadowing) but since he hid her paperwork showing that she’s a inhumane have forgiven him for being evil .. did I mention he had his shirt off <hubba hubba>. Watching Daisy aka Sky try to navigate Hydra from logging onto the computer, talking smack to co-workers and interrogating a prisoner was interesting since she was not blending all the well and I thought that Mae was going to give her a drug test or ask if she was drunk! Blend girl blend when you are surrounded by Hydra!
I found it fascinating that Jemma didn’t try to blend in by washing up in a bathroom to look more presentable since she looked homeless which of course brought her to the attention of the authorities. So of course everywhere she turned people were giving her the stink-eye they probably thought she was going to ask for some money!
I love Coulson at school trying to keep his head down for fear of being dragged off to be tortured and the saucy kid who was NOT having it with the Hydra propaganda!
Leave a comment below on what was your favorite part about the new world order!
I’m counting the days down until the Starz premier of American Gods on Sunday, April 30th in the U.S., and Amazon Prime Video internationally on Monday, May 1st. While I’m waiting am curious as a cat about the Neil Gaiman deal has with Freemantle Media North America. The first look deal after the first season of ‘American Gods’ means that Neil will be getting a lot of new fans since the show looks GREAT!
“Neil Gaiman is one of the most distinctive writers of our time and we’ve been incredibly fortunate to be entrusted with his vision while adapting American Gods. Our experience together has proven more than collaborative – it’s a shared ambition to create, develop and produce singular, bespoke content. We couldn’t be happier to diversify and expand our relationship to future projects”, Craig Cegielski, co-CEO, FremantleMedia North America
I wonder what the next project will come a live on TV from the author? FMNA is expanding with more scripted TV projects and with a catalog as rich as Neil and the strides FX has made TV shows can rival a lot of films. The multi-year first look agreement is a continuation of working on ‘American Gods’ and will include not only his novels, short stores and more for TV. It will also allow the adaptation of 3rd party source material and intellectual properties and includes all of his work as a writer and producer with his Blank Corporation and Cat Mihos (Director of Development)
ABOUT FREMANTLEMEDIA NORTH AMERICA
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is a premier content studio. FMNA and its portfolio of companies, including Random House Studio, Original Productions and 495 Productions, create entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, syndicated and digital partners. Its diverse, critically-acclaimed and award-winning slate includes America’s Got Talent (NBC), Family Feud (SYN), Let’s Make A Deal (CBS), The Price Is Right (CBS), The Great Christmas Light Fight (ABC), Deadliest Catch (Discovery), Jay Leno’s Garage(CNBC) Married to Medicine (Bravo), Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party (VH1), Blue Collar Millionaires (CNBC), Storage Wars (A&E), Celebrity Family Feud (ABC), To Tell The Truth (ABC), Match Game (ABC) and American Gods (STARZ), among others. FMNA also operates BUZZR, a retro game show channel that launched in 2015, and is available in the top 10 U.S. markets, and 65 percent of the country.
FMNA is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business. As one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV brands in the world, FremantleMedia’s comprehensive global network has operations in 31 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 45 formats and managing over 350 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. For more information follow us @FMNATV and visit our Facebook page.
ABOUT NEIL GAIMAN
Neil Gaiman is the award-winning author of books, graphic novels, short stories, and films for all ages, including the Oscar nominatedCoraline, and Norse Mythology, currently the #1 work of fiction on both The New York Times and London Times Best Seller Lists. Some of his most notable titles include the groundbreaking Sandman comics series, The Graveyard Book (the only book ever to win both the Newbery and Carnegie medals), and The Ocean at the End of the Lane, the UK’s National Book Award 2013 Book of the Year. The film adaptation of his short story How to Talk to Girls at Parties will be in released in 2017. Born in the UK, he now lives in the United States.
Am so excited to hear that the Paley Center for Media is welcoming Prison Break, Riverdale, Speechless, and the New ABC Musical Event, Dirty Dancing for the 2017 PaleyLive LA Spring Season! <scream> so many great programs that my head is spinning!
“The programs selected for our PaleyLive events represent the best television has to offer and tackle today’s most compelling themes and issues,” said Maureen J. Reidy, President and CEO of The Paley Center for Media. “The programs in our PaleyLive Spring Season run the gamut from thriller to mystery, from romance to the challenges facing a special needs family. Each one promises to spark the entertaining and informative conversations that have made PaleyLive programs the premier experience for both the public and industry professionals.”
PaleyLive LA this Spring selection of programs, feature screening, premier episodes, panel talks AND the opportunity for the audience to ask questions! I just found out about these new panels and if you are a member you can buy tickets before the general public!
An Evening with Speechless
Tuesday, May 9 at 7:00 pm
I’m a huge fan of ABC Studios, and Twentieth Century Fox Television’s Speechless it’s a show that represents the challenge of a family struggling to live in a neighborhood to offer the best to their kids. The portrayal of JJ DiMeo by Micah Fowler that shows a HS kid living his life and not allowing anyone to stand in front of his wheels! Out of the entire family I must admit I want to hang with JJ and not just to cut in line <guffaw>. The Paley Center will host Minnie Driver (Maya DiMeo); John Ross Bowie (Jimmy DiMeo); Mason Cook (Ray DiMeo); Micah Fowler (JJ DiMeo); Kyla Kenedy(Dylan DiMeo); Cedric Yarbrough (Kenneth); Scott Silveri, Creator & Executive Producer; Melvin Mar, Executive Producer; and Jake Kasdan, Executive Producer; for a premiere screening and conversation.
Prison Break: Premiere Screening & Conversation
Wednesday, March 29 at 7:00 pm
I’m ready for a new adventure with Prison Break and the new nine part event series with original series stars reuniting for an all-new adventure that has the thrills and cliff-hangers of the Golden Globe Nominated original series when it aired on FOX (2005-2009). The Paley Center welcomes back members of the cast & creative team including Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield); Dominic Purcell (Lincoln Burrows); Sarah Wayne Callies (Sara Tancredi); Robert Knepper (T-Bag); Paul T. Scheuring, Creator & Executive Producer; Vaun Wilmott, Executive Producer; and Executive Producer, Michael Horowitz, who last appeared on the Paley stage in 2008; for this special screening and conversation in advance of the broadcast premiere on April 4 at 9:00 pm ET/PT.
Riverdale: Screening & Conversation
Thursday, April 27 at 7:00 pm
Riverdale, the CW and Warner Bros. Television’s newest series has turned Archie and the gang into a modern teen soap series heavy on the mystery! Archie Comics has always stayed relevant over the decades but this new story has introduced them to not only old but new fans! The show has captured the CW viewers and has already been renewed for Season 2! Archie, Betty Veronica, Jughead and Josie are living a small town life with big city dreams and murder simmering under Pop’s shop as the teens sip milkshakes and exchange very simmering glances! The Paley Center welcomes the talented ensemble cast and creative team for screening and conversation including: KJ Apa (Archie Andrews); Lili Reinhart (Betty Cooper); Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge); Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom); Marisol Nichols (Hermione Lodge); Mӓdchen Amick (Alice Cooper); Ashleigh Murray (Josie McCoy); Sarah Schechter, Executive Producer; Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Executive Producer; Jon Goldwater, Executive Producer; and additional guests to be announced.
Dirty Dancing: The New ABC Musical Event
Premiere Screening & Conversation
Thursday, May 18 at 6:30 pm
No fan of the 1987 movie classic can miss the 30th anniversary musical premiering this year on ABC! Paley Center is offering a first look AND talk with the talent and team behind the upcoming three hour filmed musical event that will be produced by Lionsgate and Allison Shearmur Productions. We get to see the romance of Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman and Johnny Castle during a summer vacation in the Catskills that I think will have all of us singing the songs from the original movie and era. Those lucky enough to score tickets to the premier screening will have a chance to hear from Abigail Breslin, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Colt Prattes, and Katey Sagal just before the ABC Television Network TV premiere on May 24. So don’t put baby back in the corner instead have a Dirty Dancing Party at PaleyLive: Los Angeles!
As part of the many benefits of Paley Center Membership, Paley Center Supporting and Patron Members will have the opportunity to purchase tickets starting March 7. Tickets go on sale for Paley Center Individual Members on March 8, and to the general public on March 9. To learn more about other benefits of Paley Center Membership, which includes the opportunity to experience more intimate events with today’s most famous television stars and other noteworthy personalities, please visit paleycenter.org/join-us.
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About The Paley Center for Media
The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms for the professional community and media-interested public. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the collection and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org
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