31 January 2013

Tom Welling Joins 'Parkland'

Oh Tom Welling, I miss having your name on my blog. Thanks for this breaking news, there will be heaps to blog about with your name on it. 

Deadline has reported that Tom Welling will co-star in an up-coming movie Parkland, produced by Tom Hanks Gary Goetzman and Bill Paxton. The movie is about the hours following the assassination of JFK in Parkland Hospital. Tom will be joined by Paul Giamatti, Zac Efron, and Billy Bob Thornton. Parkland will be shot in Texas and directed by Peter Landesman. 

Parkland is based on a book by Vincent Bugliosi called Reclaiming History: The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. This movie reminds me of Bobby, which came out a few years ago. It was a good movie. I hope Parkland is good, I will definitely be watching Tom Welling in it! Not sure which role he will be playing, but I'll be keeping my eyes on it as news surfaces.

Parkland is scheduled for theatrical release in 2013, in time for the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination.

Speaking of movies, there are two movies on my to-watch-list -- Hansel and Gretal, and Oz The Great and the Powerful. Bring me Wicked the movie already!!!

30 January 2013

Previewing Henry Winchester

To get ready for this week's episode, As Time Goes By, Supernatural's EP Robert Singer recently gave an interview about the Winchester family mythology and some background information about Henry Winchester. Source TVLine.

Bob also told us which characters will return soon. It is no surprise that we will see Castiel, Kevin and Benny again. Charlie is also returning later on in season eight. What about Garth? There is no mention of DJ Qualls' return. But I hope he will appear soon!! Check out the full interview here.

I am a huge fan of the Winchester family episodes -- Home, Something Wicked, What Is And What Should Never Be, A Very Supernatural Xmas, In the Beginning and The Song Remains the Same. A rewatch is imminent! It's been awhile since we have a Winchester family episode. I am super excited about Henry Winchester. The whole thing is just blowing my socks off!

8.12 As Time Goes By:

SAM AND DEAN MEET THEIR GRANDFATHER — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are stunned when a man who claims to be Henry Winchester (guest star Gil McKinney), their grandfather, suddenly appears in their hotel room demanding to know where he can find John Winchester. Henry has time-traveled to stop a demon named Abbadon (guest star Alaina Huffman) and was looking for John’s help. Through Henry, Sam and Dean learn more about their father and the Winchester blood line. Serge Ladouceur directed the episode written by Adam Glass.

Here is Jeremy Carver previewing the episode:

29 January 2013

J.J Abrams -- The Force Is With You

"What do you think of a J.J Abrams Day at Comic Con, George?"
Let me start by saying this: J.J Abrams is insane! If he is not an alien, he must be a super human being who is capable of attracting the force to be with him. I am beginning to think that Bad Robot has successfully cloned J.J Abrams in order for him to be involved in God-knows how many TV shows, new pilots and movies. Apart from the massive news in intergalactic proportion that J.J will be directing Star Wars VII, he also has two new pilots which have been ordered by NBC and Fox respectively.

'Who are you' is not the question... It is.. WHAT ARE YOU? Don't get me wrong, I admire J.J as a filmmaker, I love his work. But his plate is so full, I honestly don't have a clue about how he does it! May be he is half human half machine? May be he is Vader?

I am calm. I am really calm! 

Following the announcement of Star Wars VII, VIII and IX, Disney/ Lucasfilm have named the director, producers and writer for Star Wars VII. The news could not get any bigger that this. I know having Joss to direct The Avengers was huge, but just when I thought news couldn't get any bigger, it did. It was announced that J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars VII, which is scheduled to be released in 2015. Star Wars VII is being written by Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3; Little Miss Sunshine; The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), produced by Kathleen Kennedy (Lucasfilm), Bryan Burk (Bad Robot) and J.J Abrams (Bad Robot), with Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg serving as consultants. 

So, ok.. here is what I think.

I totally think J.J Abrams is the right choice. He is not the only choice, but he is the right choice. He is the most in-demand director on planet Earth. I don't doubt him for a second. He will do an awesome job. Everyone will love him -- the cast, the crew, the studios and the audience. George loves him and he loves George. J.J is THE director every Hollywood celebrities want to do a movie with right now. The Academy or Foreign Press may not think he is award worthy, but who cares when you're loved by fans and studios! He is the new Spielberg and Eastwood. Get over it! Who knows? May be he will beat Christopher Nolan to win a major award for genre stuff.

J.J came out and said he wasn't interested in directing the new Star Wars when the announcement of the movies was made awhile ago. But I think George Lucas/ Lucasfilm must have been very convincing during negotiation. Was it aggressive negotiation? Was it money? Was it the creative control? Will J.J. have any creative input into the story? There must be something he couldn't say no to. May be George was using the force -- "This is the movie you want to direct."

Over the past few days, the web is swamped with speculations of the story directions. I see that there are a lot LOST references. Daddy issues and strong female characters, I get! But flash sideways? I like the idea but I think it's too LOST. Keep in mind, J.J. is not writing the story, he may have creative influences on the story direction but Michael Arndt is writing the script -- which can be seen as the bible that sets the direction not only for VII but for VIII and IX too. 

As an Oscar winning writer, I have not doubt Michael Arndt will produce great dialogues, characters and stories. I love Star Wars, but we have to admit, the scripts could have been a lot better. And I think this is the hole Arndt can fill. His writing suits today's audience, as does J.J's craft. Lens flare, anyone?

What I want is very simple. There is no Star Wars without a Skywalker. My hope is that there will be a Skywalker in the story. I will live if there isn't a Skywalker in it. But Supernatural isn't the same without Sam and Dean; 24 isn't the same without Jack Bauer; and 007 isn't the same without James Bond. Star Wars certainly isn't the same without a Skywalker!

We don't know when the story will take place and what the focus will be. But the force is strong with this lot. 2015 is set to be a massive MASSIVE year of genre movies. The Avengers II aside, Star Wars VII is going to make me cry! 

This news is so big I cannot process it! Wait until I hear about the cast, I think I am going to be sick!

Review: Supernatural 8.11 LARP and the Real Girl

LARP and the Real Girl was a SUPER fun episode to watch. After reading a selection of reviews of Torn and Frayed. When some fans said that episode was difficult to watch, I realise that it wasn't an episode 'to enjoy' because it was a dark and intense with lots of torture and emotional issues surround the characters. It wasn't about Torn and Frayed being a badly written episode -- no one 'enjoyed' watching an angel being tortured by demons! I realised that my feeling towards Torn and Frayed was similar to my feeling after watching Les Miserables. Our protagonists were going through the toughest time, certain events had made them very desperate and miserable! After an intense episode like Torn and Frayed, seeing Dean and Sam played dress-up with Felicia Day was much needed. To Dean and Sam, it was a break they needed too. A break that allowed them to have a bit of fun.


LARP and the Real Girl was directed by Jeannot Szwarc, who is no stranger to television. For Supernatural, he directed Adventures in Babysitting and Mannequin 3: The Reckoning. He has also directed many shows such as Smallville, Fringe, Bones, Heroes, Boston Legal, JAG, Ally McBeal, and here is my favourite, Somewhere in Time, one of my all time favourite romantic flicks.

LARP and the Real Girl was written by Robbie Thompson, who has recently joined Twitter! He has become one of my favourite writers on the show. His writing is like a love child of the work of Carver and Edlund. I have much to learn! I love Supernatural for so many reasons. One of the key contributing factors is the writer's ability to integrate pop culture references. One can tell whether or not the writer enjoyed writing a particular episode. I can tell, Robbie Thompson had a blast writing this episode. And therefore, we had a blast watching it.

It wasn't the first time Supernatural touched on LARPing (Life Action Role Play). Monster at the End of the Book is one of my all time favourite episodes, squalling with The End, Home and The Song Remains the Same. Monster at the End of the Book was epic because of the whole Chuck the prophet of the lord thing. I didn't know what LARPing was and had zero exposure to this 'interactive literature'. The Real Ghostbusters was a relatively weak episode but it was still fun to watch at the time -- Chuck saved it and I like the ending when the where about of the Colt was revealed. It was also a good attempt to highlight how much the heroism of the real Dean and Sam meant to fans of books. 

While I am sure Supernatural can get more 'LARP-y' than LARP and the Real Girl, but this episode went all out with no reservation -- the set, the LARPers, the Charlie and Fairy flirtatious scenes, the story-within-the story, the costume, even Dean and Sam couldn't resist Braveheart! Most importantly everyone had fun making it and we had fun watching it. Am I the only one who have watched the Braveheart scene 66 times already? 

"I think we can take care of a bunch of accountants with form swords."
Jensen Ackles can do anything, and I mean anything! He plays a hero on Supernatural, but over the years, we've seen him playing different versions of Dean on the show -- a serial killer (Skin; Slash Fiction) and demon Dean (Dream a Little Dream of Me). We have also seen a darker, cold blooded version of Dean (The End), we have seen how comfortable Dean was as a cowboy (Frontierland) and as an Untouchable (Time After Time). We know Jensen can play happy, funny, sad, depress, angry, frustrated.. you name it! Basically Jensen has nailed every emotion that is required of him to play the role of Dean Winchester. LARP and the Real Girl has strengthened Jensen's resume -- the Braveheart speech and the hair was nothing but epic! And if I may, I am going to go all fan-girl right now -- every shot of Jensen in this episode was super hot! 

Jensen is a great actor, he is one of the best actors in his generation. I think he leads a scene very well and he always has great chemistry with any guest stars. What I love about about this episode is his chemistry with Felicia Day. Dean and Charlie had great chemistry because they are practically on the same wavelength! I think Dean really respects Charlie and digs her as the civilian who turns hero because she is brave and she knows what's the right thing to do. This is a great quality even hunters like Gordon and Martin do not possess.

"Not the Glinda from Wicked?"
Sam has been struggling with himself and Dean. After breaking up with Amelia, he can only bury himself at work and try not to think about it. Dean is talking to Sam and Sam is calmly listening and interacting. Sam knows that family is all he's got, Dean is all he's got. Let's admit it, Dean and Sam are two very people and after all these years they are still learning how to deal with each other especially during crisis. When Dean is sad and depressed, Sam is mostly there for him. When Sam is sad and damaged, Dean is hurt too, he would do anything to protect his little brother. Sure, they have augments and they do things that piss each other off. But as Kripke said "they always come together in the end." 

Sam, the 'time traveler' didn't look very enthuse in this episode when it came to dressing up and LARPing. He just did what was required of him -- researching and saving people. But in the end, Dean did great in convincing Sam to dress up! I think that was a great way in wrapping the episode. The Dean and Sam dialogue before the Braveheart scene was almost funny, because you knew what was coming! The Braveheart scene was a great way to end the not-so-good part of their brothers relationship. I love how a filler episode like LARP and the Real Girl addressed such an important part of the brother relationship without doing too much. 

There is usually a thing or two that trigger my mind into focusing my review on a different aspect. Hopefully I am giving you something different from what you've already read else where. I have blogged about the development of a supporting cast 2.0. Over the years, the show has built strong team of supporting cast -- just look at the guest lists of any Supernatural conventions! But because this IS Supernatural, it's almost like a policy that the writers must keep killing the supporting cast! 

I feel Supernatural was going through a transition period when Cas was in his darkest hours and when Bobby went GhostBobby. Did it ever occur to the writers that what if both Cas and Bobby left the show? They must have. You just never know who is going to stay and who is going get killed off quickly. I think the introduction of Garth, Charlie, Kevin and Crowley is probably the strongest supporting cast and has the most potential for further development since Cas, Chuck and Lucifer appeared in season four and five.

Charlie (Felicia Day) returned as the civilian who got dragged into the supernatural war between the Leviathans and humans. I think her character has great potentials. We get to know Charlie a bit more in LARP and the Real Girl. She explained to Dean why she was into LARP-ing. Same reasons why anyone would get into LARP-ing -- to escape from their boring reality to become a hero for one weekend. LARPing is all fun and game, but people do take this seriously. When they are in characters, they are more alive than ever. Some people are dying to be part of something and become heroes. Give them an apocalypse and they will be happy to fight zombies and to save the world!

After the death of two LARPers, Charlie should leave the camp for safety reasons, but the Queen has the duty to stay and fight with her people. Charlie didn't think she was significant in the real world, but Dean disagreed. He told her she was the hero, they wouldn't success in taking Dick Roman down without her help. She was heavily involved in episode. She also met a Fairy, and did what I think was typical of her -- the flirty type (kinda like the female version of Dean). In the end, she destroyed the book -- very Harry Potter! she worked well with the boys. The whole saving people thing revealed who Charlie really was, she was a hero. I am sure this won't be the last time we saw Charlie.

Let's talk about Garth quickly. I think the writers have every intention in bringing DJ Qualls back. While Garth is not in every episode, his character is in the background busy doing things and gets mentioned in every or every second episode. Garth is being developed without being in every episode. The whole Garth-has-a-GPS-on-us is elevating his statute from zero to Nick Fury. I love the fact that Garth is taking the initiative to take the lead and keeping an eye on the hunting community. When something is wrong, he should be the first one to to know. And because he loves Dean and Sam so much, they will be the first to know things. After all, they are on the biggest case on Earth! I think it is imminent that Garth and Charlie will be in an episode together. 

LARP and the Real Girl is ten kinds of awesome. Hands down, this is one of my favourite episodes of season eight. It seems that I have said this on many occasions this season, but it's a sign of a great season!!

"They will never take our fandom!!"
Next episode, As Time Goes By, is highly anticipated. I cannot begin to describe how much I love a good Winchester episode. Grandpa Samuel was a bit of a disappointment in season six. I have high hope that Grandpa Henry will be much better and Samuel. I don't normally watch spoiler clips, but I can't help it this time. I can tell you that Henry is everything I want to see. I cannot wait! Will Henry's appearance tight into the overall of the myth of season eight? What will be the impact of Henry's appearance in the boys lives? I cannot wait!! I really cannot!!!

"Grandpa would be so proud!"
I opted for the Canadian promo this time because they always have better (but sometimes spoilery) promo.

25 January 2013

Supernatural 'Trial and Error' Description

Hi folks, here is the episode description for 8.14 Trial and Error.

KEVIN DECIPHERS THE TABLET — Kevin (Osric Chau) deciphers the tablet and figures out how to close the gates of Hell. He tells Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) that according to the tablet one person must face a series of three tests designed by God.  The first one – kill a hellhound. Sam and Dean argue over who should complete the trials.  Kevin Parks directed the episode written by Andrew Dabb. Source: KSiteTV

SUGAR!!!! Bring back CHUCK already!!!!

Happy Friday all, I haven't started reviewing LARP and the Real Girl, but this episode was EPIC!! It was so much fun! Watch this space!

20 January 2013

Supernatural Review -- 'Torn and Frayed'

Supernatural kicked start the second half of season eight successfully with Torn and Frayed. This episode was more intense than any other mid-season premiers in the past, positioning the story exactly where it should be. 

Torn and Frayed presented a few key game-changing challenges for our heroes and set the direction for the rest of the season. This episode was really both the end of one chapter and the beginning of another. Firstly, in the centre of all the madness, the best hunting family, the protectors of innocent people on Earth, the Winchester brothers have managed to stow their crap and moved on as a family decisively. This is essential in keeping the family mojo alive -- saving people, hunting things, the family business. It takes at least two to make up a family, and hunting is a two people job! Secondly, we began to scratch the surface of Naomi's secret agenda, and sadly, with Castiel being the pawn. Finally, Crowley discovered about the angel tablet through the very painful and bloody torturing of Heaven's most adorable angel, Samandiriel (aka Alfie), giving Crowley the opportunity and advantage to get in front of the game. Heaven has been compromised, and as far as the angels are concerned, not only this is the beginning of a new war, this matter is now personal.

Let's talk about brothers' relationship first. Benny and Amelia were written as support material to illustrate the emotional state of mind of Sam and Dean in the first half of this season. Sam found peace when he met Amelia, they had a life together for awhile and he quitted hunting. Sam cared about Amelia a lot, and he didn't want her to end up dead like Jess. Dean escaped Purgatory and befriended Benny the vampire who helped him escaped. Amelia changed the way Sam think about life, and Benny changed the way Dean think about monsters. While Dean didn't think it was wrong to call Benny a friend, Sam didn't think it was right. While Sam wanted a normal life, Dean thought Sam was acting irresponsibly by leaving everything behind including having no wills to locate his missing big brother.

I have not been investing in the Sam and Amelia story as much as I thought I would. The relationship had more time that it should. For the 100th time, I get it, I get why Sam did what he did. Good for him for finding a girl! But at times, the placement of their scenes were a bit out of place and slow. Having said that, perhaps it was intentionally done to remind us normal and happiness didn't belong to the Supernatural. No matter how much Sam and Amelia wanted it, no matter how hard they tried, it was never meant to work. It wasn't written to make us to believe that they belonged to each other.

Dean's friendship with a vampire has been a challenging one. I think at times, Dean felt he was obligated to help Benny because Benny was his responsibility. For Dean it wasn't so much about proving Sam wrong, but it was more the case of taking care of Benny as a friend. Dean is a big brother to Sam, but he is also a big brother to many. Dean cares about his friends in way he doesn't realise sometimes. Moreover, Dean wouldn't want any innocent people dead because of Benny. After all, it was Dean who brought Benny back from Purgatory. But Sam obviously had a big issue with Benny. I admit, I am a fan of Benny. Benny wasn't doing a 'Ruby' or 'Crowley'. It is refreshing to see someone like Benny on the show. The complicity of his character had been more well written than Amelia, Benny is more flash and blood. I think he is a very intriguing character and it challenges the tradition notion of a monster on the show. Was it wrong to befriend a vampire? At least half of the Winchester household thought it was wrong. Was it wrong for Dean to trick Sam into thinking Amelia was in danger? An apology was made, but I don't think Dean meant it. If Sam wasn't stubborn and just trust Dean on this, it wouldn't have happened. Dean was hardly wrong about choosing his friend, except Gordon. But past experience told Sam, thanks to Ruby, befriending a monster could bring upon the apocalypse. Sam only reacted the way he did based on his instinct -- what if Dean was wrong about Benny and Sam could've done something about it? It's about perspective, there is really no right or wrong here.

Supernatural continues to handle human and family relationship extremely well. The core of the show is about the brothers. Torn and Frayed reminds us a very important point -- hunting is a two people job. The brothers do their job best when they work together. They are stronger as a family. Dean didn't think he needed help, he could do the job by himself. But Castiel obviously wanted him to get all the support to get Alfie out. Good move for bringing Sam back. Both Sam and Dean had to sacrifice their relationship with Amelia and Benny respectively to keep House Winchester in order. In the end, the brothers stowed away their stubborness -- Sam chose to be with his big brother, and Dean chose his little brother over Benny. The last scene summed up the whole situation. It reminded me of the last scene in A Very Supernatural Christmas -- two brothers having a beer, watching a game. 

Let's talk about the angels. I am aware of a lot of fans are assuming Naomi is one of the villains of the story, especially after seeing what she did to Cas. That is a fair assumption. But I am not so sure I am getting that vibe just yet. Here is my theory. We still have no clue as to who she really is. She went to great lengths to cover her tracks from rescuing Alfie to killing him. All in the name of 'protecting a secret that any of them would die to protect'. She didn't want anyone to know she initiated the rescue. She also forced Cas to kill Alfie because Crowley's torture session uncovered a secret about Heaven or the angels hidden inside Alfie's 'operating system'. What is this secret, exactly? Alfie's dying words were "they are controlling us". Who? The Goa'uld? The Asgard? The Furlings?

Cas saw flashes of Naomi doing something to him. My initial thought was that she was hiding something in Cas' 'operating system'. Cas' memory was obviously intact -- he remembered what happened before, what he did, his time in Purgatory etc. Nothing is 'missing'. But if a secret was hidden in the 'operating system' of every angel, then perhaps Naomi was trying to remove it from Cas, in case he is captured by Crowley. WHAT IF Naomi is doing a 'Princess Leia' and stored something in R2D2 for Obiwon to see? What if that 'something' is like a weapon or a knowledge that protects Heaven should it be under attack? Perhaps a distress signal to God? 

It's interesting how Naomi insisted on Cas working with the Winchesters when she first appeared. Why does she care about the Winchesters? Perhaps she is taking advantage of their friendship with Cas and simply 'outsourcing' this important task to them because she is not supposed to interfere. If she was allowed to interfere, she would have come to Earth herself and got rid of Crowley long ago. Either she has an agenda of her own, or she is bounded by some rules she cannot interfere. I won't be surprised to find out she is Metetron -- who returned from wherever she was and found out the tablets was missing. If she was a loyal service for God, the first thing she would do was to recover the tablet. And because she couldn't do it herself for whatever reason, she told Cas to do it. She seems pretty powerful, she rescued Cas from Purgatory and summoned Cas whenever she wanted to. I'd be more than happy to invest in her story and I can't wait to see what she is up to! Whatever Naomi's agenda is, what will the Heaven do now? Will the angels seal the gate of hell before the demons get to them? Will Crowley attack first? But the Winchesters have Kevin, so in theory they could take advantage of the situation and seal BOTH the gate of Heaven and Hell once and for all before the apocalypse is back on the agenda again.

"Stayin alive..!"
There were some light moments in this episode. Dean and Cas continued to have this amazing 'Guy Love' chemistry. For those who watch Scrubs would know what I mean by 'Guy Love'. I think Cas did the right thing by bringing Sam back to the case. This move was very well integrated into the story. But what I really want to say about Cas is that, from the bottom of my heart, I feel really really sorry for him! The 'what if I cannot control myself and hurt people' mentality has always been floating at the back of Cas's mind. What will happen when Cas find out what Naomi did to him? As much as he wanted to be free, because of what he is, he can never be completely cut off from Heaven. As much as he wanted to do good, it seems that he will always be 'controlled' by something else. Cas is still feeling guilty about what he did before and the blood on his hand. Killing Alfie and being a pawn on Naomi's chess board will only torn his damaged soul further. To Cas, 'guilt' cuts deeper than swords. 

Torn and Frayed was a solid episode, setting the pace for the rest of the seasons. I really enjoyed it and it left me wanting for more. Last season, I enjoyed more filler episodes than the Laviathans ones, but I am fully back on board with the whole war of Heaven storyarc. I think Jeremy Carver's plan is working in an awesome fashion. Things are resolved when the moment is right. I am usually pretty reserved when it comes to new writers on the show, but having working on Supernatural for years, Jenny Klein's writing did justice to the characters, mythos and story of the show, in ways better than some of the episodes written by Andew Dabb and Daniel Loflin. (But Dabb and Loflin are stepping up and improving.) Torn and Frayed may not be the most epic episodes ever, and over-night success doesn't happen very often. But Jenny Klein put the story in a place where it should be. Sam and Dean are in the right place and the right the mindset to continue doing this family business as a team. Saving the world is a two people job. The Winchesters have Kevin, it is very likely that they will cease the opportunity and stop both angels and demons once and for all. 

What more can a fan ask for? I am happy with the episode.  
In rating news, Torn and Frayed had a 0.9 rating with 2.071 million viewers. Previous episode, Citizen Fang, had 2.058 million viewers. That's a gain! The CW boss, Mark Pedowtiz, recently commented on the possibility of a renewal during the TCA Winter Press Tour. While nothing has been picked up and the network is closely watching the ratings, he indicated that "there's a good shot Supernatural will get another season and that it's in a good place, creatively." Source: TVByTheNumbers and E!Online.

Next week, I welcome a much lighter episode. Here is the promo for next week's LARP and the Real Girl. Charlie is back, bitches!

17 January 2013

Supernatural 'Everybody Hates Hitler' Episode Description

Ben Edlund writes! 

Here is the episode description of episode 8.13 Everybody Hates Hitler.

SAM AND DEAN FACE OFF AGAINST A GOLEM — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate the death of Rabbi Bass (guest star Hal Linden, “Barney Miller”), who spontaneously combusted. The case becomes ever more confusing when they learn that the Rabbi was researching Nazi Necromancers. Sam and Dean are attacked by a Golem (guest star John DeSantis) who turns out to belong to the Rabbi’s grandson, Aaron (Adam Rose). The key to the case lies with the Golem but Aaron doesn’t know how to control him, which leaves everyone in danger. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Bed Edlund. Source: KSiteTV

Finally we are doing a Jewish folklord. The description doesn't really tell me what kind of episode this will be. But Edlund wrote this! I can't wait!!

Meet Grandpa Winchester in 'As Time Goes By'

Henry Winchester is a hottie! 

That was my first impression! I know where John got his good look from! I must say Henry Winchester (Gil McKinney) looks more like Matt Cohen than Jeffrey Dean Morgan. 

I don't know about you, but I LOVE the look of this episode already! Did Grandpa know about the bloodline and the angels? I am going to loose my cool. I LOVE a Winchester episode. Dean is wearing one of my favorite shirts of his! You can find more photos on KSiteTV

Here is the description of episode 8.12 once again:

SAM AND DEAN MEET THEIR GRANDFATHER — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are stunned when a man who claims to be Henry Winchester (guest star Gil McKinney), their grandfather, suddenly appears in their hotel room demanding to know where he can find John Winchester. Henry has time-traveled to stop a demon named Abbadon (guest star Alaina Huffman) and was looking for John’s help. Through Henry, Sam and Dean learn more about their father and the Winchester blood line. Serge Ladouceur directed the episode written by Adam Glass.

OMG, Henry is reading John's diary! Holy Cheeseburger, Batman!

16 January 2013

Jeremy Carver Previews 'Torn and Frayed'

I love seeing Jeremy Carver on my screen. There is something nerdy about him, but he is also kinda cute. 

Oh wait.. what? I am not objectifying him. My gosh, he is the boss of Supernatural now, show the man some respect! 

Here is Jeremy previewing this week's episode Torn and Frayed. This episode sounds promising in terms of the bigger picture and the brother relationship. Just give it to me now! I cannot wait!!

15 January 2013

Supernatural 'LARP And The Real Girl': OMG! What Have They Done To Dean; Crossover Ideas

OMG! Right?1 I thought it was a fan-made photoshop thing.. But NO! It's real! Dean Winchester! You! You!!! Move over King Arthur and Robin Hood! Dean Winchester is taking over your territory!

In case you miss it, here is the description of episode 8.11 LARP And The Real Girl. More pics can be found on KSiteTV
FELICIA DAY RETURNS! — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) investigate the mysterious deaths of two LARPers (Live Action Role Playing) who were playing a game entitled Moondoor. The guys are thrilled to discover the Queen of Moondoor is none other than Charlie (guest star Felicia Day). The three learn that a fairy (guest star Tiffany Dupont) has been commandeered to harm people and the only way to stop her is to find her master. Jeannot Szwarc directed the episode written by Robbie Thompson. 

LARP And The Real Girl airs on January 23. 

What's up bitches?
Episode like this really provides a great opportunity to do crossover. While I am at it, what crossover do you want to see? I want to see Supernatural to cross over with Smallville, OUAT, The Avengers, The X Files, Super Mario Bros or The Simpsons. AWESOME! 

What else do I want Jensen to be dressed as? CAPTAIN AMERICA!!!!!!

Whoever did this, is AWESOME!

Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D - The Pilot, Setting & Cast

"I live, bitches"
Joss Whedon is one of the busiest and in-demand geniuses in showbiz, not only now, but for the next few years. Not many writers/ directors/ producers are in demand in both movie and TV land, J.J Abram is one, and Joss is the other. One thing that separates them? Joss has directed musical projects before.

Anyway, I am a busy TV fan and blogger. I know I have heaps to watch and blog. But I do not forget what I need to watch. S.H.I.E.L.D is happening and it's gonna happen real fast! according to The Hollywood Reporter, The Pilot is likely to begin filming in March and ABC Boss, Paul Lee, is optimistic that the Pilot will land a series order. If The Pilot is picked up, we could see S.H.I.E.L.D this fall. AH!!!! If, and I stress IF, the TV series is a huge success, there is no reason why Iron Man and friends won't make a guest appearance. Just saying!

It's been reported that the story of S.H.I.E.L.D will take place after The Avengers. No major characters from The Avengers will be in the TV series except Agent Coulson. Coulson lives! How? Who cares! As long as he is back! He is awesome! 

Joss has cast his team for the ABC series -- Clark Gregg (as Coulson); Brett Dalton (as Agent Grant Ward); Iain De Caestecker (as Agent Leo Fitz); Elizabeth Henstridge (as Agent Gemma Simmons); Ming-Na Wen (as Agent Melinda May); and Chloe Bennet (Skye). 

This is the one show I will definitely be blogging about! 

14 January 2013

Supernatural Returns This Week With 'Torn and Frayed'

Supernatural is back this week with episode 8.10 Torn and Frayed! This hiatus wasn't as painful as I thought it would be. Supernatural didn't disappear at all -- there were rewatch, news, new pics, new descriptions, awards and baby news. Take a deep breath, the second half of season eight is going to be one hell of a ride! 

"Shit! I just painted this wall! Who did this?"
CASTIEL MUST SAVE A FELLOW ANGEL — Naomi (guest star Amanda Tapping) tells Castiel (Misha Collins) that Crowley (guest star Mark Sheppard) is holding an angel captive and Castiel must rescue him before Crowley finds out their secrets. Castiel turns to Dean (Jensen Ackles) for help. Meanwhile, Sam (Jared Padalecki) meets with Amelia (guest star Liane Balaban) who asks him to make a choice: stay with her or leave and never contact her again. Robert Singer directed the episode written by Jenny Klein.

"Here is my number. You can What's App me."
I think the story will go forward judging from the episode synopsis above. I am also expecting a few curve balls. Naomi remains a mysterious character to us, we don't know what her agenda is, which angel she is supposed to be (although I am getting the 'Metatron' vibe), and what her role is in the 'bigger picture'. Angels are back this season, but they are in the background. I think Naomi's greater purpose is to getting her ducks in a row to protect God's words, and put the Heaven and Earth back in order. To me, she is the angel who left. If she is Metatron, and if she is still loyal to God, her purpose really is to put the house back in order and protect it. I am going a bit beyond anything we've seen this season by asking, will we see God and Death? Will there be a show down? What if Naomi is back to put the house in order because she knows God is returning and she wouldn't want to piss him off? Just saying!

"I almost won a People's Choice Award!"
The Dean and Sam thing isn't going to go away. By looking at the episode stills, the brothers obviously will have a chat about Dean's phone trick in Citizen Fang and the 'must-resolve now' Sam and Amelia relationship, which is going in circle. But let's see where Torn and Frayed will take us. More photos can be found KSiteTV

Here is the clip for Torn and Frayed. Kevin, you do look crap! As Dean would say, get some air and watch some porn!  

Supernatural returns this Wednesday, January 16th on The CW at 9pm. Do not miss the return of Team Free Will.

Related posts:
Review: Citizen Fang

Supernatural - 'As Time Goes By' Description

Here is the description of one of the most anticipated Winchester episode of Supernatural. It's another rare occasion to see the Winchesters together in one episode! Here comes Grandpa Winchester! 

Description of 8.12 As Time Goes By

SAM AND DEAN MEET THEIR GRANDFATHER — Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) are stunned when a man who claims to be Henry Winchester (guest star Gil McKinney), their grandfather, suddenly appears in their hotel room demanding to know where he can find John Winchester. Henry has time-traveled to stop a demon named Abbadon (guest star Alaina Huffman) and was looking for John’s help. Through Henry, Sam and Dean learn more about their father and the Winchester blood line. Serge Ladouceur directed the episode written by Adam Glass. Source: KSiteTV

If you are in Australia, Supernatural returns to Eleven on Monday 21st January! YAY!! Rejoice!!

11 January 2013

Happy Friday! Best Dress! Best Moment! J2 & Wives

Are we over the frenzy yet? I cannot get over how cute Jensen was when he put his hand on Danneel's baby bump. I think it's a girl! 

Jensen made it to a few Best Dress list, here is one.

"BEST: Jensen Ackles. The Supernatural star proves that men can mix it up on the red carpet. His aubergine suit stands out without being too ostentatious." Yahoo

Too right buddy! He doesn't let the outfit to dress him, he makes the outfit look good. He looks good in anything.. even in his sports coach look in Supernatural! Oh wait.. what?

Very sweet! Jensen hardly kisses Danneel in public like this. Very sweet!

Another pic of Jensen and Jared from the People's photo booth.

Here is Jensen and Danneel entering the red carpet. 

Here is Jarpad and Genpad entering the red carpet.  

The CW has created a banner to acknowledge the win for Supernatural and Beauty and the Beast.

10 January 2013

Jensen Ackles Interview on People's Choice Red Carpet

Right?! I cannot even speak right now!!

Jensen said the baby will be due in summer, as in during the summer hiatus. So this is great timing and which also kinda means Supernatural may get season nine? He is funny when he said he will be a confused but excited dad. Why so confused? Heheh.. "What do I do?" Danneel will tell you what to do!

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Recap and Congrats -- Supernatural Won Two People's Choice Awards

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I am so so proud to be part of the Supernatural family. I vote for Supernatural. I watch People's Choice for the fandom. The crew up in Vancouver was also watching it too. I feel like I was watching my family with my family on TV.

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First and foremost, congratulations to Supernatural for winning two awards -- Favourite Sci-Fi/ Fantasy show and Favourite TV Fan Following 'SPN Family'. Jensen and Jared didn't win the Dramatic TV Actor, this award went to Nathan Fillion, who mentioned his brother voted for Jensen! (HA!) I feel so gutted that Jensen didn't win! But I am going to look pass the disappointment and look on the brightside of life instead. Less the singing, of course. Should we?

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It isn't the first time Supernatural won the People's Choice Awards, but it was the first time the cast of Supernatural was invited to attend. Jensen and Jared accepted the Favourite Sci-Fi/ Fantasy show award on stage. This was a big win for the fandom. Thank you Sweetondean for uploading this.

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Favourite TV Fan Following 'SPN Family' received a few seconds mention on screen, but hey, go hug and congratulation yourselves. YOU WON! I WON! Should I make an acceptance speech?

"I would like to thank myself for voting. For months, I've been voting for Supernatural, for Jensen and Jared. I would like to thank Kripke for creating the show, and Gamble, Carver, Singer and the writing staff and production crew for holding the show together. I want to thank the hottest actors ever Jensen, Jared and Misha and everyone else for keeping me busy. And if I get to vote for the Hottest Wives awards, Danneel and Gen would be my winners. On behalf of me, myself and the fandom, thank you." ~~ Tiny

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The red carpet is definitely a highlight for me. Jensen and Jared looked super hot. Danneel glowed as Baby Ackles was cheering on for daddy! Gen was stunning in that dress and hairstyle. Getty has a few images, which I don't think I am not allowed to post them. But you are welcome to browse for your pleasure. Or your can go to WinchesterBros.

Apart from all the Supernatural related excitement, to be honest this year's People's Choice Award as an event does look a bit flat. It has its moment -- Robert Downey Jr was always entertaining and never disappoint and that was Tony Stark right there; Kaley Cucoc was a great host; Stephen Amell looked very nervous but very hot! I don't really care about most of other winners -- The Beauty & The Beast won the Favourite New TV Drama was probably the biggest WTF moment other than Jensen and Jared didn't take home the Dramatic Award. Every year People's Choice Award is like 'Other People's Choice Award' to me. But let's look on the brightside.. Supernatural won! 

The greatest 'feel-good' moment was when The Big Bang Theory won Favourite Network Comedy Award. When The History Of Everything was played, a big smile appeared on my face! It is interesting to see to the event wrapped up with a Comedy award, and Simon Helberg made the acceptance speech! To me, it was probably the most hilarious and best moment of the entire show! I love this show, it was a great speech from Simon.  

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Here is the full list of winners of this year's People's Choice Awards.