The Drama Club: ‘Parenthood’s Berkeley Is Hella Inaccurate

I approached Tuesday night’s premiere of ‘Parenthood’ with a mixture of excitement and fear.   The multi-generational, low-concept family drama stars Peter Krause and Lauren Graham, two terrific actors.  I love the Ron Howard movie that inspired the series.  Best of all, the show is Executive Produced by Jason Katims, who also runs one of my […]

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The Drama Club: February Sleeps

Drama Free February It’s the end of February sweeps.  Normally, this would mean the biggest, most dramatic episodes of the most popular series.  Midseason usually means a lot of new series launch.  Instead, thanks to the Olympics, the networks basically took the month off.  Thursday night, ABC is airing reruns of both ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and […]

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The Drama Club: Flying Below The Radar

Is That Show Still On? Call it ‘NCIS ‘syndrome.  There are a few television shows that, despite good ratings and dedicated fans, never get any hype.   These shows have the dubious distinction of being unappealing to journalists who live in New York and Los Angeles.  Yes, I am guilty as charged.  ‘One Tree Hill’ is […]

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The Drama Club: Back to the Future

Grey’s Condition Upgraded To Stable And Improving Newsflash: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ is watchable again.  Perhaps that it has finally found the optimal cast combination: plenty of Meredith, no Izzie. Katherine Heigl, please keep making movies.  Seriously.  The show has been entertaining since it returned from its winter hiatus. Perhaps it is that making Derek the new […]

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The Drama Club: Desperately Bi-Curious

‘Desperate Housewives‘ new stripper-with-a-heart-of-gold, Robin (Julie Benz), has a not so shocking secret: she’s a lesbian.  The pole dancer turned elementary school teaching assistant will be romantically paired with Katherine.  So DH, a show created by an out and proud gay man, is playing on both the old crazy lesbian stereotype and the hot lesbian […]

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The Drama Club: Interview With The Vampire (Diaries) Teen Witch

Katerina Graham’s Bonnie began the season as Elena’s ditzy best friend on ‘Vampire Diaries.’  She soon was revealed to be a witch whose ancestor played a key role in Mystic Falls’ history. Graham has expertly transformed Bonnie from a carefree teen to a young woman who is embracing her  powers.  Graham warned that the cast […]

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The Drama Club: We Are The Champions

On American television, hour long dramas are about the best and the brightest.   We tune in to see the brilliant doctor who can diagnose the most vexing patients, the police officers who always find the real killer, the advertising genius who crafts commercials that make insightful social statements.   The mediocre and the bumblers have their […]

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The Drama Club: New ‘True Blood’ Love Interest Scoops Season 3

Though ‘True Blood’s‘ third season is not scheduled to premiere on HBO until June, the show’s fans are already speculating about what will be happening in Bon Temps.   The vampire saga’s new cast members include Lindsay Pulsipher, who previously co-starred on A&E’s ‘The Beast,’ as Jason Stackhouse’s new love interest Crystal.  She shared what it […]

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