CTV’s The Social celebrates its 1000th episode today, in the midst of the show’s 5th season, so I sat down with the four hosts of the talk show to find out about their favorite moments, and how they connect on and off the show.
Krysten Ritter has been fortunate enough to land the coveted role of one of pop culture’s most endearing and timely heroes in recent memory. Returning for the second season of Marvel’s Jessica Jones in the titular role, Ritter is the latest performer to transform their career by portraying a “superhero” of sorts that everyday people can actually relate to instead of an unstoppable, goody-two-shoes crime fighter. And to talk to Ritter, one gets the distinct sense that she wouldn’t have it any other way.
I first fell in love with podcasts in the days of Lost and Battlestar Galactica. Each of those series embraced the medium and had official podcasts hosted by their executive producers that offered more insight into the series. It was like a commentary track but even better, since you didn’t have to wait for the eventual DVD release. I started podcasting in 2008 about the show True Blood, and started a Vampire Diaries podcast the following year. It was a way for a group of fans–and some of us who straddled the line between fandom and TV blogging–to discuss each episode of the show in depth, or talk about theories and predictions.
The Magicians have lost their mojo. At the end of the supernatural drama’s second season, magic seemed to simply disappear. Poof! That left numerous characters in quite the predicament, most notably Margo (Summer Bishil) and Eliot (Hale Appleman). The two current rulers of Fillory were about to contend with an army of inhospitable fairy invaders–and, now, they are powerless. However, in season three, audiences know that whether she’s capable of casting spells or not, never underestimate Margo. Ever.
Call this our annual gift to you: the 2017 holiday TV schedule is ready, and you can follow along in our special calendar.
What does the future hold for Ivar The Boneless? Ahead of tonight’s two-hour season 5 premiere of Viking on History, I sat down with actor Alex Høgh Andersen to talk about the complexities of playing Ivar, the frequently vicious, intense character, who also has a deeply vulnerable side hidden away.
I love Canadian television. Over the last fifty years there have been so many great series on TV, and they’ve been shared around the world, and now you can get your fix for classic episodes from some of the best shows of yesteryear on YouTube, for free, thanks to Encore+.
In 1986, three kids mysteriously died after knocking at the door of 59 Oakwood Lane. The case was never solved. The killer never locked away. The urban legend says that anyone who knocks on that door again will meet the same ghastly fate. On Halloween night, Grace (Wynonna Earp’s Dominique Provost-Chalkley) and her friends ignore that superstitious warning and instead, they knock knock, knock.
Kevin Alejandro believed he knew all the ins and outs of portraying a law enforcement agent–until Lucifer. The 41-year-old actor honed those types of procedural roles on various TV series, including Southland, Golden Boy and The Returned.
Bruce Campbell is one of my favorite horror icons. He’s fun, acerbic, and honest in the most down-to-earth way possible. This week he arrives in Toronto for Fan Expo, and I had the chance to speak with him about his new book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B Movie Actor, the Starz series Ash vs. Evil Dead, and what it’s like meeting with fans. Campbell even had some advice for fans coming out to meet him this weekend.