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Summer DVD reviews, Harper's Island recap, Big Bang scoop and Starbuck on 24!

Summer DVD reviews, Harper's Island recap, Big Bang scoop and Starbuck on 24!

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The L Word – Summer DVD Review – Pilot
Angelique – Associate Staff Writer

For my summer DVD reviews I choose a show which I will dearly miss next January. A show that has been around for the past six years, From the first moment I heard the rumors about a show with this storyline I was dying to see it. Especially since I myself was struggling with my own sexuality a show like this was helpful in ways. More even so because there never really where any lesbian characters in television. At least not with mayor story lines evolving around the issue. I was completely psyched and counting down the days when January 18th 2004 finally rolled around, I watched it and I loved it. The only thing I ever really hated about the show was the fact that it only had 12 episodes a season, and of course that there where only 6 seasons.

‘The L Word’ is a story about the lives and loves of a group of lesbian and bisexual friends living in Los Angeles. The first episode mainly shows you the relationships in the group and where everyone is in their life.

Read more about the Pilot episode.

Harper's Island - Gurgle (Air Date: 6-6-09)
Karen- Sr. Staff Writer

Oh My God! This show is getting more intense as the weeks go by. I am just going to say to all of you that are not watching- START! Or get the DVD when it comes out, I will! It is that good! Anyways, here is what is happening: Everyone is packing to leave and get the hell off this God forsaken island of doom, but creepy Madison is missing and can’t be found. Henry asks for help to look for her and would you believe that Cal is the one who steps up to the plate first? Way to go English!

Recap and review of Gurgle

Spaced – Summer DVD Review – Beginnings
JD – Associate Staff Writer

You put Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright together, and what do you get? Genius films like Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead. Of course, those are all the big screen efforts, but what about the small screen? Well, look back a decade in the past to 1999 and you’ll find Spaced, a quirky comedy about a group of people trying to find their place in the world as they tread that murky place somewhere between youth and adulthood. Well, that’s the serious way to put it, anyway. The more realistic way to put it is “a group of utter nutjobs who wind up thrust together by a twist of fate and have to learn to endure each others issues… all while trying to find their place in the world at a rather confusing stage of life”.

Read more about Beginnings

Big Bank Scoop!

Check out EW.com’s sneak peek of CBS’s Watch Magazine September issue cover story on The Big Bang Theory. Themed in the vein of “Gentleman Prefer Blondes,” it’s a whole new look for the cast!

Subscriptions to Watch Magazine are FREE — and if you subscribe within the next two weeks, you should be all set to receive this issue when it ships. Subscriptions can be placed here.

We also want to congratulate The Big Bang Theory for their TCA nomination for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy, and Jim Parsons’ nomination for Individual Achievement in Comedy.

And in case you missed the news, Jim Parsons will be joining Chandra Wilson on July 16 to announce the Emmy nominations.

Don’t forget, The Big Bang Theory moves to its new home (er, timeslot) tonight: Mondays at 9:30pm on CBS!

24 nabs Starbuck

She wowed on Battlestar Galactica, she was one of the only good things on Bionic Woman and she even spoke with TheTwoCents a while back. Now, according to Hollywood Reporter, Katee Sackhoff is joining the cast of 24 for next season.

“In a casting straight out of fan central, Katee Sackhoff, best known for her role as Kara “Starbuck” Thrace on “Battlestar Galactica,” has been tapped to co-star on another series with a big fan following, Fox’s “24.”

Sackhoff will play Dana Walsh, a smart, competent, expert data analyst at CTU with a secret past who is involved with CTU agent Davis Cole (Freddie Prinze Jr.).”

Also from FOX: Freddie Prinze Jr., Mykelti Williamson, John Boyd, Jennifer Westfeldt and Chris Diamantopoulos have joined the cast of 24 for the series’ eighth season. The Emmy Award-winning drama starring Kiefer Sutherland returns for its next astonishing day with a two-night, four-hour premiere beginning Sunday, Jan. 17 (9:00-11:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

As previously announced, Sutherland, Jones, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Annie Wersching also return. In addition, Bollywood icon Anil Kapoor (“Slumdog Millionaire”) makes his American TV debut as OMAR HASSAN, a Middle Eastern leader who comes to the U.S. on a peacemaking mission.

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