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And Things Start to Heat Up....

Hello, all you Hidden Palms fans! My, but you are an exclusive lot. Perhaps a tad too exclusive. That might be why the network is now showing two episodes (that’s right, two original episodes back-to-back!) this Wednesday and next Wednesday, in the hopes that they can ignite Hidden Palms fever by the time our finale airs on July 4. (Cue fireworks here.)That being said, I deeply appreciate all your comments and votes of confidence and will continue to blog no matter what. Or at least until TV Guide tells me to stop. Which might happen on July 5. We’ll see. Anyway, let’s talk about our two upcoming episodes. I think you will enjoy them for the following reasons:1. The mystery surrounding Eddie’s death deepens.2. The adults start to become more of a factor in the developing events. Trust me, this is a good thing. Kids misbehaving is one thing, but when the adults go naughty, it’s a hoot!So, here's the scoop:• Cliff finally has it out with his mom’s sl... read more

June 13, 2007: "Some of Us Are the Demons"

Well, we're three weeks into this new teen drama, and tonight's episode was the one that pulled me in. Up until now, I wasn't sure I wanted to keep watching, but I see more potential for this Palm Springs crew now that I'm getting to know them a little better. Plus, Taylor Handley keeps impressing me with every episode, so he's a big part of this soapy summer indulgence for me.So, the big reveal tonight was Liza sending the instant messages and old blog videos to Johnny. Clearly she knows the truth, and I'm not surprised, considering she seems to be the eyes that witness a lot of neighborhood activity. But I'm ready to hear about the murder. Throughout the episode, my mind kept yelling, "What is the truth?!" Watching that old video of Greta and Eddie didn't really explain anything further except for the obvious fact that Greta can't let go of it all, which we already knew from her moments with Cliff.Speaking of Cliff, what is he hiding? One minute, he's the devil, the next, he's com... read more

June 6, 2007: "Enjoy the View"

I feel tangled in a web I can't quite figure out. The circles of flirting and warnings are making me dizzy, and most frustrating is the enigma of Eddie. What on earth was that whole computer appearance at the end? "Welcome to my world." More like, "Welcome to my room" — the familiar backdrop was pretty creepy. It was already clear he didn't kill himself before Johnny received those shady instant messages, but now I'm even more confused. Cliff's fluff talk wasn't fooling anyone and with Bob confirming that the Realtor only mentioned a death not a suicide, and Greta uttering "what we did," I can only begin to imagine what actually happened between the three of them. But there's lots more to go around than that mystery. Nikki's (Tessa Thompson) arrival was key, if only to provide a little competition to win Johnny's attention — not everything revolves around Greta. Nikki was there for maybe a minute before the two girls were staring each other down. But her appearance also op... read more

Who's Who in the Steamy-hot Hidden Palms

Amber Heard and Taylor Handley, Hidden Palms

Hot, rich kids with equally attractive parents, a sexy California setting, and a new guy who doesn't quite fit in. Sound familiar? "Of course we're getting all The O.C. comparisons," says Kevin Williamson, the creator of the CW's brand-new Hidden Palms (Wednesdays at 8 pm/ET), who was also the brains behind Dawson's Creek. "But we were just trying to make something fun and juicy, a guilty pleasure." There's Johnny, who moves to Palm Springs with his mom and her new husband after his dad's suicide and his own brief stint in rehab. He's befriended by slick Cliff and falls for gorgeous Greta, whose former boyfriend supposedly killed himself in what is now Johnny's bedroom. But if you ask science geek Liza, it was more like murder. Hooked yet? Johnny, " read more

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