OK, first off, how fun was last weeks interview with Joss Whedon? You guys went to town on that one. Honestly, I havent taken that many hits since high school, if yall know what I mean.Which brings me to this weeks bidness. Being November, the month of Thanksgiving, Ive decided to devote each of the next four columns to shows I am grateful to have on DVD. And since high school is on my mind these daysjust had my 20th class reunion last weekend (and let me tell ya, we still look good!)the first batch are all shows from back when the Bonner boys were wearing our Capezio jazz shoes, thin leather ties and trying to understand why all the Prendie girls thought their massive Aquanetted walls of hair and liquid eyeliner looked good. So for Jerry Leyden, Chuck Wurzbach, Art Hoath and the rest of the crew, I offer you the best of the Class of 1987!The Cosby Show By its third season, Denise was just about to show off her Angel Heart (and more), Rudy ...
Helen Slater, Smallville
On the heels of Dean Cain's guest spot last month, another actor with ties to the Man of Steel mythos lands in Smallville (8 pm/ET, CW) tonight when 1984's big-screen Supergirl, Helen Slater, begins a two-episode arc as Clark's Kryptonian mom, Lara.
"You know how people love this kind of stuff," enthuses Slater, adding that we first meet a pregnant Lara in Superlore-tweaking flashbacks set on her doomed home planet. "After learning that Krypton is going to be destroyed, I go through a portal to Smallville to see where my baby will be raised... because [her husband] Jor-El has already been to Earth and picked the Kents to be Clark's family."
In a passing-of-the-torch touch, Supermom makes the trip with her niece Kara, better known now, of course, as Supergirl. And it's a go
David Boreanaz in Angel courtesy 20th Century Fox
Awww, yeah. Its finally here! Right in time for Halloween, one of TVs best vampire series ever is sinking its fangs into the shelves with Angel: The Complete Collectors Set. Its like a David Boreanaz bender! And just like I promised, heres some supernifty insight from series creator, executive producer and master of the Whedonverse, Joss Whedon, about our favorite soulful bloodsucker. (Yeah, I have the coolest job in the world. I know.)Thanks so much for taking the time to talk. I know you have a lot going on.Hey, its my pleasure.So Angel the Complete Series
this is a big deal!It is for me, just because I actually use my complete Buffy series all the time. [Laughs]Yeah, right? I think a lot of people do! Is there anything new included with this collection thats not in the individual-season sets?Um, well there isnt anything that I got to do with this set that I didnt get to do with the series itself, because this is the serie...
First off, lets all say a quick one for the folks over in Malibu and San Diego. I dont care who you pray to, they can use all the positive energy they can get right now, you know?OK, so now that were only a week away from the greatest holiday (that doesnt involve wrapping paper), its the perfect time to whip out the fondness for some of TVs best Halloween episodes, whichlook at that!are also saluted in tvguide.coms supernifty Halloween section! Some are funny, some are freaky, some are just damned frightening. But they all celebrate the season and are available on DVD, so they also therefore rock..Buffy the Vampire SlayerHalloween In the words of Marie Osmond, oh crap. Was this Season 2 howler from 97 a blast or what?! The Scoobies and most of Sunnydale slip into cursed costumes from a shop run by Giles nasty crony and soon, the town is overrun by trick-or-treaters whove morphed into whatever ...
Wanna see something really scary?Then wait for MTV to repeat their recording of Legally Blonde: The Musical, because that mess is all the proof you need that the Devil is alive and working. On Broadway, no less!However, if you wanna see something scary-weird rather than scary-dreadful, then grab the third volume of Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Wow, that dude is out there with a capital Macguffin. And based on these very cool episodes from the 1957 season of his CBS anthology, Hitch was also the man when it came to scoring serious talent.Fresh off the bat, theres Jessica Tandy in The Glass Eye as a spinster who falls for a ventriloquist. Youd think that would be creepy enough, seeing how anyone who talks to wooden dolls is scarier than Jason Voorhees on cheap trucker meth, but no. It gets way wilder after Miss Daisy starts to hang out with the object of her singular affections. Trust me, you almost feel dirty by the final credits. Then theres ...
Dean Cain, Smallville
Man of Steel, meet… Man of Steel? Sort of. Former Lois & Clark cape-waver Dean Cain flies back into the comic-book scene on Oct. 18 for a visit to Smallville (Thursdays, 8 pm/ET, CW). But this time around, he's leaving the heroics to Tom Welling, television's current Clark Kent.
"I'm pretty evil," the 41-year-old Cain says, laughing, of his role as Dr. Curtis Knox, a neurosurgeon who, despite working for Lex Luthor, has "sort of good intentions. He's cured many meteor-infected patients." What that means for Allison Mack's Chloe — who possesses the kryptonite-fueled ability to heal people — is one of th
So its week two of my favoritest month of the year and the scary shows on DVD are keeping my playerand Pepito the Wonder Chihuahuaworking overtime. And I know this column was supposed to be all about boorific B&W fare, but the vampires struck back over the weekend and theres no denying these pains in the neck!Obviously, if were talking about bloodsuckers, theres none better than Angel. BUT
that one were saving for the end of the month and a big old chat with a certain Whedonverse whiz kid we all know and love. (Hmmm, wonder who that could be?)Anyhoo, with David Boreanazs Angelus on hold, I say we give the love to Buffy the Vampire Slayer, since the show that gave us Angel continues to rock well beyond its own cancellation grave. Why, the uninitiated may ask? Three words, people. Best. Writing. Ever.If Im lying, Im undyin. Honestly, theres something spooky about how well the dialogue stands up, even four...
The CW's Smallville (Thursdays at 8 pm/ET) ups its "hot alien" quotient this week with the arrival of Clark's interstellar (and interminably sexy) cousin, Kara, aka Supergirl. Filling the comely Kryptonian's standard attire of "half-tops and short shorts," as she puts it, is Laura Vandervoort, a Canadian knockout with a hefty resume up North. "I started acting at 13," she says. "And did a lot of shows in [Canada]," including Goosebumps, Are You Afraid of the Dark.
Vandervoort also did a guest spot on CSI last season, but it was her super debut at this summer's fanboy-packed Comic-Con that really put her face out there. Way out there. "I was worried that I wouldn't be accepted because the cast has been together for six years and here I
Before we get started, lemme just say that I got a new tattoo last night and its quite fetching. Red circle with a star in the center on the inside left forearm. Even the artist dug it. My buddy Jake got an anchor on his bicep
little jealous, not gonna lie. Hurt like a mofo, though. Kids, dont try this at home.OK, now that we got that out of the way, its time for a little more sharing: I love the scary. Horror movies. Haunted houses. Hell, I yelped like a girl at those Burger King commercials with the wooden-faced whatever-that-is. And to anyone who was sitting near me during Rob Zombies Halloween remake, I apologize. Welbutrin make me all better now.Honestly, I have willingly chosen to have the bejebus freaked out of me for like, the last 7 years, spending almost every night in October watching some scream gem or another (ask me about The Boogens, please!). So, in honor of my inner scaredy-cat and the glorious approach of my personal High Holy Day of Ha...
OK, first off, how freakin hilarious was The Bachelor Monday night? Holy human desperation, I loved it! And Hillary from my hometown made the first cut. Represent, Philly ho!Now that we have that out of the way, lets talk last weeks Emmys. Yes, the in-the-round stage was a hot circular mess and why so many statues went to TV-movies, Ill never know. Its not like any of the good Sci Fi Originals get nominated. Hello, Mansquito? So robbed. But Seacrest didnt totally suck, the opening Family Guy number was inspired and some of the winners were deserving.So if youre like me and think you suffered a stroke that made the word Gandolfini sound like Spader, or ya cant get your head around anyone from Torque ever winning anything, you might want to grab the champs on DVD. Turns out that the slights are, in fact, slight.Ugly Betty Much like Bettys Guadalajara poncho, you could spot America Ferreras Outstandin...