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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Danny Desai is a smoldering, gooey-eyed hunk who is released from juvie after murdering his aunt many years ago, we don’t know why. He’s not exactly welcomed back into the community with open arms. Everywhere he goes, he’s taunted with cries of “SOCIO!” “SOCIO!” “HERE COMES THE SOCIO!” But Danny’s cool, you see. He doesn’t let it bother him. When the most popular girl at school (named Regina, natch) is found MURDERED after texting him that she knows why he murdered his aunt, Danny is the number one suspect. Avan Jogia, who plays Danny, has an appealing face, a winning smile, and a sexy-as-all-get-out 1991 Bridge-and-Tunnel hairdo. In fact, he looks like every boy I ever plied with drugs and tried to snog in a club bathroom stall. Avan is also the founder of Straight But Not Narrow, a group of heterosexuals who think that homosexuals are just swell and deserve equal rights (THANX, GUYS!), which makes me think I could probably get my hand down his pants without him punching me. But I digress. Twisted, on ABC Family, is actually really fun and Avan is SO HOT, he just might bring long, douchey hair back into style. You should give it a whirl (the show, not growing your hair. Your hair is fine).
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 might be exciting: A thrilling 10-part, fresh and contemporary take on the classic characters from Alexander Dumas’ novel The Three Musketeers. Luke Pasqualiano (top, left) from Skins and The Borgias will play D’Artagnan and Santiago Cabrera (right) from Merlin and Heroes will play Aramis in the new series, which commenced shooting last month. From Deadline London: “The Musketeers is about a group of highly trained soldiers and bodyguards assigned to protect King and country. It’s set on the streets of 17th century Paris, where law and order is more an idea than reality, and will feature a fresh story each week, kicking off when skilled fighter D’Artagnan meets Musketeers Athos, Aramis and Porthos while on a mission to avenge his father’s death.” And even though none of them seem especially dreamy in the bottom picture, I’m sure I’ll find plenty of squeal-worthy looks to blog about, so count me in.
Aside from the guy’s eyeballs literally popping out (a bit cartooney for me), this is actually a pretty stellar transformation sequence. If this clip is a taste of what’s in store for viewers, I’d say it might be wise to have a vomit bag handy alongside your popcorn.
Let’s take a moment to breathe… in through the nose and out through the mouth. Okay. Due to the overwhleminlgy positive response to the Boy Meets World spinoff, Girl Meets World, Warner Bros has ordered a pilot script for a sequel series to arguably one of the most beloved sitcoms of the 80s/90s, Full House. Now, before we go into a catatonic state, let’s note that today is April Fool’s Day and this could just be a CRUEL and elaborate internet hoax. But we can dream, can’t we? According to ScreenRant, the show will focus on older sisters, D.J. and Stephanie Tanner, with most of the cast interested in returning save for Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. But who cares about them? We all know the original series was all about Stamos. So if this really does happen, we’ll most likely have the WHOLE Katsopolis family onboard including the show’s second set of famous twins, Nicky and Alex. And thanks to BuzzFeed, we can see what the boys look like all grown up. Throw Lori Loughlin’s Aunt Becky into the mix and you have one VERY attractive family. Oh, screw it. Let’s just have the entire spinoff be about them. Call it House of Katsopolis.
The highly anticipated spinoff series featuring the immortal siblings Klaus, Rebekah, and Elijah begins tonight as a backdoor pilot on The Vampire Diaries. Says the show’s creator Daniel Gilles to ET: “The advantage the show carries is that, because Klaus, Rebekah and Elijah have been alive for a millennium, we can bounce all over time. Different timelines mean different things in different regions of the world. Because they’re invulnerable, it makes everything kind of fun — if people are falling in the streets because of the Bubonic Plague, it’s awful, but they’re resilient. Or if you take them to the time when Jack the Ripper is threatening the streets, that could be kind of amazing. I would love to see them as they develop their powers, I’d love to take them to Asia. I would love to see what they could do in The Middle East or among The Vikings – it’s all so exciting.” Unfortunately, it also means the end of “Klaroline” on Vampire Diaries, which (now that Michael Trevino and Steven R McQueen are gone) was one of my last remaining reasons to keep watching. I might give up on the Diaries and just do The Originals next season.