The former Being Human star (with the incredible downward sloping eyebrows) plays the Knave of Hearts in the Once Upon a Time spinoff, which I’m told is like OUaT on steroids. And acid. And crack. In other words: A billion times better. (Top photo: Pacific Coast News)
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A number of things. First, that Anna Faris is old enough to have a teenage daughter makes everybody in America ooooooooold. Second, the shirtless boy eating the banana, Spencer Daniels (whom you might remember as Benjamin Button, age 12) was A REVELATION! Simply spectacular! Adorable! I love him. I CAN’T BELIEVE Tumblr isn’t clogged with gifs of him this morning. Get on it, people! Third, MY GOD it was racy. About ten minutes in, somebody casually mentioned that French Stewart’s character had “gotten an 8-ball and left with the pastry chef” and I about fell off my chair. I had to rewind three times to make sure that was a cocaine joke and a gay hook-up joke in one sentence… ON NETWORK TV! And not just any network, ON CBS! The old people station! Everyone wants to be Breaking Bad, I guess. Is the show any good? It’s a bit shrill, like most Chuck Lorre shows, but I LOL’d a number of times, so it definitely bears another viewing. What did you think?
So a vaguely humpy and fashionably scruffy Ichabod Crane (Tom Mision) wakes up in modern day Sleepy Hollow after being killed in the Revolutionary War 250 years ago, and partners up with Sheriff Abbie Mills (Nicole Beharie) in order to stop the Headless Horseman, who is sort of like Jason Voorhees sans tête. There’s a lot of nonsense about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Book of Revelation and George Washington, Demon Hunter, and don’t get me started on Ichy’s wife, the witch, who’s trapped in his dreams and being chased by an evil hammerhead-shark thing. I wish it had spent a little more time letting Ichabod adjust to the new century instead of plunging us headfirst into the show’s already muddled mythology. Tom Mision is cute, but I’m not sure if he’s Tumblr cute, if you know what I mean. And I’m not sure if I’ll continue watching. I DID like his battered and deconstructed military coat, very Dolce & Gabbana 2009. It was perhaps my favorite part of the show.
Here’s FX’s just-released full-plot synopsis for the coming third season of American Horror Story: Coven. ”Over 300 years have passed since the turbulent days of the Salem witch trials and those who managed to escape are now facing extinction. Mysterious attacks have been escalating against their kind and young girls are being sent away to a special school in New Orleans to learn how to protect themselves. Wrapped up in the turmoil is new arrival, Zoe (Taissa Farmiga), who is harboring a terrifying secret of her own. Alarmed by the recent aggression, Fiona (Jessica Lange), the long-absent Supreme, sweeps back into town, determined to protect the Coven and hell-bent on decimating anyone who gets in her way.”
The third season will divide between both present and 1830s New Orleans and features newcomers Christine Ebersole, Kathy Bates, Emma Roberts, Angela Bassett, Patti LuPone and Gabourey Sidibe, along with returning franchise regulars Jessica Lange, Lily Rabe, Taissa Farmiga, Frances Conroy, Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters. (via ScreenCrush)
Most of it sounds just TERRIBLE, of course. There’s a new series called The 100 about a group of 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth after a nuclear holocaust to see if it’s fit for recolonization. So it’s Terra Nova meets Revolution meets The Hunger Games, which is way too “high concept” and just feels overly ambitious and doomed from the beginning. There’s The Tomorrow People from executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) and Greg Berlanti (Arrow, Brothers and Sisters), about a a troubled teenage boy who discovers that he has psychic powers, which COULD BE promising. The problem is that the troubled by is played Robbie Amell, cousin of Stephen Amell, and looking at Google Images of him, I’ve already decided he’s a lunkhead and I hate him. Next up, is Oxygen about alien boy who is sent to high school to assimilate, where he sparks a romance with a human girl. Normally, I would be ALL OVER that shit, squealing like a 12-year-old girl at the premise. But, again, the casting kills the buzz. It stars Matt Lanter who was SO TERRIBLE on 90210. Seriously. Just a bump on a log for five fucking seasons. You might as well put a toupee on a turnip and cast IT. You’d get more emotion. And wasn’t he too old to be a high school kid six years ago? I mean, why not just cast Luke Perry? ANYWAY. There is ONE show that sounds interesting. Reign, starring Adelaide Kane and Toby Regbo (above). Adelaide plays 15-year-old Mary Queen of Scots, who arrives in France betrothed to a Prince (Toby) she’s never met. Now THAT I would watch. What do you think? Do ANY of them spark your interest? Which ones? (via Zap2It)
Well, this is potentially VERY EXCITING. NBC has picked up a semi-autobiographical comedy written by and starring stand-up comedian (and occasional Weekend Update cutie) John Mulaney, to be produced by Lorne Michaels. The Hollywood Reporter says: “The multicamera comedy is described as young ensemble vehicle loosely based on Mulaney’s life. The untitled comedy was one of a handful of projects Lorne Michaels’ had in development this season, including entries starring Saturday Night Live‘s Kenan Thompson and Seth Meyers.” John Mulaney AND Seth Meyers? I’m in hottie heaven!
I don’t know, you guys. Alien abduction AND serial killers AND mad scientists AND hybrid creatures in the woods AND evil, repressed nuns AND interracial marriage AND lesbianism AND nymphomania AND blah blah blah? Just stick to one or two threats and stop trying to throw in everything and the kitchen sink. It was too much, too much. And the accents. DEAR GOD, THE ACCENTS. And Chlöe Sevigny with her Skrillex haircut and that modern way she talks. It’s like she was hanging out poolside at the Chateau Marmont. I’ll give it another shot next week, mainly because I find Evan Peters so completely enthralling, but I don’t know. What did you think?