Monsters and creatures of the night come in all shapes and sizes, although not if you’re talking about werewolves. For a very long time, werewolves have been macho monsters, which is why it is more than a little refreshing to see a woman ripping into the throats of her enemies in the new Space channel series, Bitten.
Helix is an enigma wrapped in a riddle and buried in the dark confines of a research base in the frozen reaches of the arctic, and it’s fantastic.
Winter might be raging across Canada right now, but back when Lost Girl was filming their big fourth season in Toronto, the hottest days of summer had the city sweltering. The cast, for their part, were calm and cool on set as I sat down to chatted with them about the developments from season three, and where things were headed for the show’s new season that was still in the midst of production.
As fall seasons go, 2013 has not been all that impressive, especially when it comes to dramas. Aside from Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which has been a slow burn, and Sleepy Hollow, most of the new shows have been dull, dreary, or just plain dumb, but Almost Human is finally a new show that begs to be watched.
Lost Girl star Anna Silk, who plays the succubus Bo on the hugely popular series, has had a big year since the last time The GATE was on set with her and the rest of the Lost Girl cast. While Lost Girl started filming the fourth season, Silk was busy as a new mom, and she had even discovered that she was pregnant at the end of the last season. Silk had given birth to a boy during the show’s hiatus, ahead of season four, and had him on set with her during filming for the new season.
Kate Hewlett may not have much free time, but that seems to suit the busy actress and writer, who stars in the two-hour crime mystery Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery, just fine.
For the longest time I have been equating the work being done by HBO to the stuff that was being done during the last great epoch of American cinema–the seventies. In the seventies maverick filmmakers like Coppola, Schrader, Friedkin, Altman and Scorcese flourished with a kind of hard edged, reality-based storytelling that was still being served up to audiences in an interesting and entertaining way that made a number of their works classics and made their careers legendary.
Degrassi is a teenager this year, celebrating 13 years of life lessons and relationships with twists and turns for the group of new and returning students at Canada’s most well-known high school. (That’s not even mentioning the fact that the entire series turns 33-years-old this year.)
A power outage might stop some people from getting on with their day, but not the team behind Lost Girl, and certainly not during the show’s upcoming fourth season.
Jaime Murray brings a level of charm, class, and intelligence to all of her roles, but in the case of Stahma Tarr, in Showcase’s Defiance, she turns intelligence into pure and almost frightening cunning.