The TV Showrunners: Creating LGBT Characters, Telling LGBT Stories (Part One)

The year was 1977 and even without the Internet to spread the word on controversy I knew that there was something freaking people out about with this new sitcom called “Soap.” The show was supposedly racy, sexual and bawdy like no other show had been before and among its regular cast, it also had a […]

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NBC’s ‘Event’ Returns with a Vengeance

Zeljko Ivanek and Blair Underwood, two of the stars of NBC’s “The Event,” have almost as little information about the direction of the show as viewers do. And that’s fine by them. “I just kind of want to take the ride as my character takes the ride,” said Underwood of his character, President Elias Martinez. […]

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‘The Event’ Recap: To Have Loved… And Lost

NBC’s ‘The Event‘ once again managed to pack tons of action sequences into an episode where, in the end, only two things of significance happened. Sophia (Laura Innes) continued her journey to Thomas (Clifton Collins Jr.) on an empty D.C. Metro train. When Simon (Ian Anthony Dale) warned Thomas that Sophia had been fed a […]

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‘The Event’ Recap: The Aliens Use The Nuclear Option

It’s the most shocking episode of ‘The Event‘ ever! Stuff actually happened!  Not coincidentally, the episode was heavy on President Martinez (Blair Underwood), and light on the Sean (Jason Ritter.) Thomas (Clifton Collins Jr. ) is still threatening to kill all the plane crash survivors in 24 hours if the president does not release the […]

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‘The Event’ Recap: Missed Connection

The fourth episode of ‘The Event‘ was rather, well, uneventful.  There was action and tension and flashbacks but when the closing credits rolled, barely anything of significance had happened. Sean (Jason Ritter) and FBI Agent Collier (Heather McComb) speed away from the shoot out that ended last episode in an SUV belonging to a Fake […]

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