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The Strain Recap: Episode 103 ‘Gone Smooth’
I’m traveling this week and unable to make it on the weekly “What the Flick?!” recap video show to discuss The Strain episode 3, so I figure I’ll stay on top of things and provide a traditional breakdown of what happened last night with some feelings on how things are progressing. I continue to be entertained by the show in spite of its persistent clunkiness. This entry – written by co-creator Chuck Hogan – is cleverly called “Gone Smooth” and I’d say that it’s indicative of the storytelling for once. The show has been juggling various characters and sub-plots to varying degrees of success and I think they got it right this time.
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True Blood Recap: Episode 706 ‘Karma’
This was one of the better episodes of the season. There were a lot of story threads, nothing particularly explosive, but sometimes that is all you need. Sarah escapes while Eric is killing an oncoming wave of Yakuza. He kills them all while carrying the jaw of the Yakuza he killed last week. The last wave includes an unpleasant surprise: Pam wrapped in silver. Eric is tired, so he gives in. The Yakuza take the two of them to the Yakamono Corporation, where they are left alone in a room with a timer, counting down to sunrise. Three minutes before their time runs out, the president of Yakamono comes in. He wants Sarah Newlin’s location. Both he and Eric want to kill her, and they are having a pissing contest about who gets the honors. As the sun comes up and the vampires start to blister, Pam brokers a truce: Eric gets to kill Sarah; Katsumo gets her body. When the sun goes down, Eric will take him to Amber’s house.
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Comic-Con: Three Things You Should Know from the True Blood Panel
The cast of HBO’s True Blood made their last appearance at San Diego Comic Con on Saturday. The show has wrapped production and the cable network is currently airing the seventh and final season, which continues to follow the sexy and twisted tale of vampires and locals in the fictional town of Bon Temps, Louisiana. While executive producer Bryan Buckner was on hand to keep spoilery talk to a minimum, he along with a few members of the cast did confirm some things that will be happening as this last season plays out.
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True Blood Comic-Con Trailer Looks at the Weeks Ahead
HBO posted a new “weeks ahead” trailer moments after debuting it to Comic-Con attendees. This is the final season for the series and it’s closely in on the final episodes. It looks like Rutger Hauer is coming back. Tara, too. And Jason’s vampy girlfriend appears to be going bonkers. Ah, the drama. Check out the trailer here.
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Comic-Con: David Anders, Rose McIver Preview iZombie for Us
Rose McIver and David Anders star in the upcoming CW series iZombie, a tale of a young woman and brain-eating. McIver hails from Once Upon Time and Anders is no stranger to horror having starred in The Revenant. Based on the Vertigo comic book series created by Chris Roberson and Mike Allred, iZombie is executive produced by Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero. We spoke with Anders and McIver at Comic-Con where the show was being previewed for attendees. Click on the players here to learn a bit more about the series.
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Comic-Con: We’ve Got a Small Darkside Update from Joe Hill
Joe Hill can’t say much about Darkside, his retooling of the ’80s anthology horror television series, but he can continue to hint at the direction he’s taking with the show. Shock spoke to the writer of Locke & Key and Horns at Comic-Con to get an update and he said things are moving along nicely. Previous reports have said that Hill will be overseeing a stable of contributing writers and will creatively guide the show.
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Comic-Con: What You Can Expect from Bates Motel Season 3
This afternoon, at Comic-Con, Shock Till You Drop was present for a slew of Bates Motel interviews. While some of the discussion of these interviews was anchored to season two chatter, there was some talk about season 3 and what we can expect when the show returns to A&E in early 2015. For the actors, it was tough to draw any information because they all admitted they had not received any scripts yet. You see, Bates Motel season 3 doesn’t begin shooting until October in Vancouver. Writers-producers Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin, however, were a bit easier to get intel from.
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Comic-Con: Raul Esparza Explains His Return to Hannibal Season 3
Fans of Hannibal cheered yesterday afternoon when they learned Raul Esparza was returning to the series in season 3. The actor, who plays Dr. Chilton, was… SPOILER ALERT …shot in the face in season two. Chilton – who was under suspicion for murder at the time he was shot – was never to be seen again on the show leading many fans to believe he was dead. But showrunner Bryan Fuller says that is not the case and that Chilton will, in fact, have a pretty significant part in season 3.
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