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True Blood’s Eric Northman

by Delaney M. March 5th, 2015 | Character Spotlight
When you think of vampires, you have a distinct perception in your head about what they would look like. Since they are only fictional there is no "right" image. In the HBO series True Blood, you get a taste of what vampires would be like. Eric Northman, played by Alexander Skarsgard, is the epitome of what I would want a vampire to be, if they really existed.

Eric  is one of the leading roles in the series. He is an older vampire who was created by Godric. He came to Louisiana from Sweden where he was originally born as an
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Character Spotlight

Animal Practice’s Dr. Rizzo

by Ronald A. Rowe March 4th, 2015
The emergence of Dr. Rizzo, a monkey, as the highlight of last week’s sneak preview of Animal Practice brought up the subject of the best animal actors and roles in the history of television. Lassie, of course, comes in near the top of the list. Mr. Ed has to be up there, too. But both of those animal performers were active during the golden age of television long, long ago. What about more recent TV history?

Eddie the Jack Russell Terrier from the Cheers spin-off Frasier was popular. So popular, in fact, that he single-handedly (single pawedly?) drove a boom
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TV Highlights

TV Highlights for Week of 10-27

by Jennifer S. Rowe October 27th, 2014
Finally! Elementary is returning for season 3 on Thursday, October 30th at 9pm on CBS. When last we left Holmes & Watson, aka Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, there was much turmoil between them as they struggled to re-evaluate their professional and personal relationships. What with Joan Watson sleeping with Sherlock’s much maligned brother Mycroft, and MI6 getting in the middle of everything, who knows what’s coming up next! Season three premier title is “Enough Nemesis to go Around” and as Sherlock returns to New York City after being fired
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Top 10 Shows

Thursday Night Football (Den vs. SD) 60 Minutes
Sunday Night Football (NO vs. GB) World Series Game 2
NCIS World Series Game 5
NCIS New Orleans Dancing With the Stars
The Big Bang Theory World Series Game 1

Add It: The Walking Dead

by Ronald A. Rowe October 28th, 2014 | Add It
Add It
Is there a better show on TV right now than The Walking Dead?  After a painful six-month hiatus, Robert Kirkman’s masterpiece is back on AMC and it shows no signs of slowing up.  Quite the opposite, there was so much action in last week’s Season 5 premier that it was hard to keep up.   The premise of The Walking Dead (two words: zombie apocalypse) is so straightforward that the show is always accessible to new viewers but the show continues to build an encompassing world that is increasingly self-referential.

The inclusion of Sam – however briefly – in the
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Delete It – Nail’d It

by T Akery October 30th, 2014 | Delete It
Delete It
Nail'd It is a new competition show featuring the world of nails and the artwork showcased on them, but the show is really more about the drama between the contestants rather than making nail art. A majority of the show is on their little spats rather than on the nails. It is also a difficult thing to show off properly especially on television.

The show features three contestants vying for the opportunity to move on in the competition. Like many shows similar to this, there is a quick challenge which allows the winning contestant to have some kind of advantage.
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Toss Up – Peaky Blinders

by Elizabeth Gunto October 31st, 2014 | Toss Up
Toss Up
A gangster wheels and deals in post-World War I Birmingham, England in Peaky Blinders. Cillian Murphy plays Tommy Shelby, is the unofficial leader of the Peaky Blinders, a brutal Irish gang in England that gets its name from the blades its members keep in the brim of their wool caps. Meanwhile Sam Neill (Jurassic Park!) plays Northern Irish Chief Inspector Campbell. Parliament member Winston Churchill brought him from the Royal Irish Constabulary to set on Shelby's tail for a crate of weapons Peaky Blinders discovered by mistake and stole. The British show, brought to America via Netflix, is a polished take on
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