The only thing that comes to mind after watching the first episodes of "Jericho" TV series are unexpected. It stands out among the flow series do not bear any semantic loading. After you'll view it, you'll start thinking ... and how long would you survive? Could you make your own rules of the new world and not lose your "humanity"?
About the plot. This series demonstrates that what can become with the world in the event of nuclear war. This is especially important in our turbulent times. Residents of Jericho are facing a big problem: how to keep order, where to get fuel, food and more. Of course, all this is accompanied by, and human victims. But this is only one city, all actions take place in the U.S. But what if this happens all over the world? On the other hand such kind of plot is rather hackneyed.
About actors. Watching movies (any one) sometimes you think: "This actor would play better", sometimes you don't even think over the play of certain actor.
Jericho" is it something third. It's simply impossible to imagine another cast. Like a role written specifically for those actors. They really convey the image of the character the way it should be, the change at least one actor it would have been a regular series of the second category. One can also note the external representation.
Well, all actors are rather great. Especially Lennie James. I really liked his role of the mysterious police officer from another city, and he played it well qualitatively, not bowing stick with the importance of his character. Not bad shown himself Skeet Ulrich, the hero - is something like Shepard from "Lost". The same respectable citizen in this situation, rescuing those in need, but not without a skeleton in the closet, so to speak.
"Jericho" music fits perfectly into the overall process, diluting the monotonous scene and keeping busy in the right spirit of situations. Some of the tracks are not sin to listen once or twice outside of series view.
About continuation. Despite the fact that the first season finale has left open, the second season of the series look like some far-fetched, there is no feeling that arose before the plot moved to the size of the country - has changed the main theme, harmonious work, of which I spoke as if disappeared somewhere.
Too bad that the series has turned out short, but it was enough to satisfy the needs of the audience and reveal the most important things...
Full Name: Nicky Lynn Okoks (Nicki Aycox)
Date of birth: May 26, 1975
Birthplace: Henessey, Oklahoma (USA)
Height: 1.63 m
Total movies: 37
The first film in 1990 , the last film in 2009
A very famous actress, which is more specialist on serials, rather than on full-length films. Her acting career includes some 14 known and 16 other serials. Nicky has begun her ascent from the role of FBI agent in the film "Control Shotâ€.
"Secret FBI agent Catherine Hansen (Nicky Okoks), introduced in drug trafficking, trying to reach its leaders. But whenever Catherine and his assistants calculates the next intermediary on its way gets a mysterious killer with a firm "sign", picking a way to cartel ringleaders".
After starring in the acclaimed action film - drama, Nicky has received worldwide recognition. Worldwide the film has collected a small $11 million, but remembers not money, and acting game. Then Nicky tried to try her force in melodramatic series "Dark Angel", and again successfully. She understood that her destiny - series.
"I was just contemplating the fact that the series - it is as if the same film, but strictly scheduled and dozen", - said Nicky.
Also, viewers may remember her small role in the acclaimed horror film "Jeepers Creepers 2." Probably, in this movie, she moved closer to the horrors, and then has to combine her addiction and agreed to star in "Supernatural" as a demon who was always on the tail of the brothers Winchester.
Facts of Life: Nicky has learned German for a long time.
She plays the piano and sings angelic voice.
Loves British men, especially those who give an interview to "Jack" magazine.
Films: Ticking Clock, Tom Cool, Dark Blue, Animals, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, Criminal Minds, Supernatural, Dead Birds, Cold Case, Las Vegas, Jeepers Creepers II, CSI: Miami, Twilight Zone, Slap Her... She's French, Rave Macbeth, Ed, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Dark Angel, Opposite Sex, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, Family Law, Cruel Justice, Dogwalker, Providence, Ally McBeal, Double Tap, Defying Gravity, L.A. Heat, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Weird Science, Boy Meets World, X-Files, Law & Order.
Those who look the new British mini-series "Prisoner" will feel a little deja vu. And it's not strange, as series actions are very similar to two very popular Hollywood films in the late 90's "Pleasantville" and "The Truman Show." That certainly speaks about the positive qualities of this new film.
The man woke up in the middle of the desert, does not remember how he found himself here. After some wandering, he finds himself in an unusual place, which citizens call the "Village", each resident instead of a name has a number, and our main hero is called "number six". Moreover, they begin to assure "number six" that he lives in "village" from the date of his birth, drive a bus and has a family, about which he remembers nothing. And the main thing everyone says that apart from "village" there is nothing else in the world! Trying to understand, "number six" leading the investigation, he begins to understand that all life of the "village" is artificial, not real and is controlled by a person called "number two" ... Maybe such plot is a little confusing, but very interesting!
The "Prisoner" series has two strong pluses. First, a large number of puzzles! What is this mysterious "little town"!? Another planet or a parallel world? How did our hero get there? Was he abducted or all his previous life only the fruit of his imagination? If the "number two" is a chief in their world, then who is "number one"? All this is intriguing!
You know, watching this series I've once again proved that the British were able to film deep serials. In this work, the depth does not appear immediately, but gradually, involving the small steps like go on a little light in the darkness. The further you go, the more confident is your step and the more you want to get there quickly. Unusual manner of visual feed only reinforces, strengthens the effect.
Another positive quality, duration. There are only six series. From the first minute you dipped in the thick of things, start to empathize with the heroes and with them trying to understand what is happening...
The cast is very great. Though I have only known Lennie James, and Ian McKellen, but other actors have also tried. McKellen - just super. His every remark and important and interesting. And this says it all.
It has already been said that each new series - is a new questions. There are many, but they can be merged into one: "What the hell is going on?". And I would not be surprised if in the end we will not give an answer but give a new question "What the hell was that?"
Date of Birth: January 24, 1979
Place of Birth: Lawrence, Kansas,
Dean is 26 years old, the eldest of the brothers Winchester. He was 5 years old when he witnessed a supernatural death of his mother. Since then, he grew up with his father and Sam, the eternal road, and his training was almost military in order to eliminate everything supernatural (spirits, ghosts, demons ...)
Dean is a man who absolutely does not respect the law and authority. He is very confident in himself, he doesn't afraid anything, he can go anywhere, do anything, "pick up" any girl.
He kept lying about everything: himself, his life, about his feelings. It's not easy to express feelings that he feels for those who liked him. He always mocks in a slightly "sentimental" moments. His only aim in life - following in the footsteps of his father and destroy the supernatural forces.
He lives his life at a speed of 200km per hour, and we can hardly imagine him like a family man. He does not understand why his brother Sam decided to go to university instead to hunt with him and with his father. At the same time, from series to series, Dean reveals himself more and more, and this makes him a very compelling character!
Sam (Samuel) Winchester
Date of Birth: May 2, 1983
Birthplace: Lawrence, Kansas
Sam is 23, the youngest of the Winchesters. His mother was murdered at his birthplace in the day, when he was 6 months (an important date!). He has very few memories of her, and, consequently, he feels less affected by hunting demons, which dictates the rhythm of life of his father, and Dean.
After graduation he decided to go to university and tears with his family. Within 2 years of his life will be "normal", with friends and girlfriend Jessica. But once Dean is coming for him, because their father disappeared, and after the murder of Jessica, he goes along with Dean, with only one desire: to avenge the death of his girlfriend.
Sam is very different from his brother. He does not like the life of hunter demons, neither the constant lying around (even if it looks very convincing when lying), he feels ill at ease when it comes to commit an unlawful deal. He is much more respected the law and police, than Dean (He was on the faculty of law). Jess death has changed him very much and it is clear that he had no great desire to either move forward or make new friends (when they hang out with Dean to the bars, the elder brother "picks up" girls while he looking for spirits, which must be destroyed!).
His relationship with his father is far from ideal. And besides, he wants to find his father in order to find the killer of Jessica.
But he slowly acquires the habit of hunting demons, and his disagreements with the family promise tense moments and ... moments of happiness.
Few days ago we were able to watch the first episode of the second season of "The Vampire Diaries". A series is predictably called "The Return", that is, return of a series on the broad (and other) screens, and the return of the main villain - a vampire Catherine (Nina Dobrev).
The second season begins exactly with the same place when finished the first season. Fortunately, at home back Helen and malicious Catherine fearing her runs briskly.
A groaning John has been rushed to the hospital, where he quickly returned to his former health.
Well, you know that, as in "Crank 2": "He has died, but he felt better."
Stupid Jeremy, committed suicide at the end of last season, even that could not be done as follows - Stephan it without straining pumped and even shook his finger, saying that he did not do so more. The son of the murdered innocent drinks, cries that the dad was a fool, that's why he died.
Also, instead of fleeing in panic vigorous Jew Soltsman, we see another looser-uncle, this time for Tyler. Uncle is older his nephew at least for a year and a half, but he is muscular and curly, and definitely like a female audience.
Meanwhile, Salvatore gets to know that Catherine is alive. Damon greatly suffered and looked forward for Catherine reciprocity, Stephan rightly assumes that anything good this plot twist is not threatened, Nina Dobrev breaks, playing two people at one time (and pretty well, by the way!) and Caroline doesn't say and do nothing, because she is breathless at the hospital.
Overall, a very good episode - the rate is set very true, the characters rush hither and thither. Damon heavily weighs on compassion (Judging by tearful girls' reviews - successfully), Stephan is pumped by brutal lines and the theme of werewolves is almost not been touched.
Looking forward for new episode!
He has been filming for more than ten years, and has a significant advancement in his career, as a screenwriter, Wentworth Miller is still inextricably linked with the only role: battling brothers - Michael Scofield in the TV series "Prison Break". Soon, however, all possible changes, as Miller took the lead in a feature film playing Chris Redfild in "Resident Evil: Afterlife". And though Chris - the main character in the cult video game after three released movies, he appears for the first time, reunite with his sister, Claire (Ali Larter) and teaming up with Alice (Milla Jovovich) in their journey to end the corporation Umbrella.
- Tell us about your role in the movie?
Well, I'm playing Chris Redfild. It is obvious that he was the protagonist in a video game from the start, but he first appears in the film version of "Resident Evil", so it was a kind of a problem, preparing for this part. I wanted to make my own study of the image and see what that would justify the expectation of fans, in this case be handled with respect to what has been, in terms of mythology and history. This idea was not far from the truth, and my job was to ensure that emerged in the fourth part, quietly become a part of this whole. I like to think that I have made all efforts to be among those who influenced the process changes.
- If you - Claire's brother, why did not she come back before and get you just in this fourth film?
This is an excellent question. There is a sort of reunion between the two in this part of the movie. This is the dynamic that I like about Chris and Claire Redfield, and that, I think, brings a new flavor, it is the fact that they - a brother and sister. This is - family relations. This is what the people sitting in the room can easily relate with themselves. Movies crammed with special effects and zombies - spectacular show. But at the same time, if you do not care about the characters of heroes, later, when with them is something terrible, this response and empathy does not arise. Thus, it was important to outline in detail the characters and the relationship between Chris and Claire, primarily to give additional weight to "buffet" of special effects.
- Zombies are pretty popular thing in modern culture. How do you think, why are they an inexhaustible source for fiction and horror?
I think there is something evil in this recklessness and ruthlessness, which is incredibly frightening and impossible to stop. This onslaught of terror, I think, speaks to our darkest fears of the evil that comes to us, and there is nothing we can do about it.
- When you become a part of something like this, do you go back to the video game as to the source, or do you view the movie itself?
It was a symbiosis of both. I asked producers to add and connect together the most significant events from video games which were directly related to the personal files of my hero, so I could get close to where it actually occurred. I was struck by how (at least in the earlier video games) he looked like a clear-eyed, with a thick tail hair. Someone who is only at the beginning of this horrific way. And then you meet him in the movie, and he has many miles from the start. He - quite a different person with other premonitions.
- How was it to be a new guy in the shooting team?
It was pretty smooth. They are - a great team with which you can work together, and there are obviously significant and complex framework, which Paul and Milla have created together. Like Paul has built a car and Mila is driving, while the rest of our team is going with them, and in parallel shot from the shotgun. It was only a chance to jump on board and immediately feel the breeze in the hair.
Misha Collins was born as Misha Dmitri Tippens Krushnits in August 20, 1974 and grew up in Massachusetts. After visiting Greenfield school, he has graduated from Mount Hermon Norsfild in 1992. The following year, he had many interests, including work at the headquarters of the NPR (national public radio), training in the White House, construction work and a certificate course in first aid. After, he has entered the University of Chicago, where he studied social theory. After college, Mischa moved to Washington with his girlfriend Vicky (now wife) and began to participate in the training company for software development.
Then, abruptly, Misha decided to go to acting class and soon was in the center of the change in his career. He received a call about the role of "Height of Liberty" (directed by Barry Levinson), then starred in "Girl, Interrupted" (played with Angelina Jolie). He moved to Los Angeles and now he has an impressive list of actors' work (under the name Misha Collins), including roles in the television series "24", "ER", "CSI", "Charmed," "NYPD" and "Supernatural."
- A few years ago he has lived in a Tibetan monastery in Nepal among the monks ... Not just for the sake of learning Buddhist meditation, which he has practice before, but also because in the Himalayas, a man can feel the physical closeness to the heavens.
- Misha is a published poet. Two of his poem "Children's pants" and "Old Bones" can be found in the publication of Colombian Poetry – 21, of 2008.
- He was an intern in the President Office (Bill Clinton).
- Misha's mother was an actress in amateur theater and professional storyteller. Misha played a child in her performances.
- His mother went to Russia when she was in college. There she met a guy named Misha. And to the chagrin of the boy father, she called him after that guy.
- Misha's brother name is Sasha. They are not Russian, but apparently, their mother has dreamed about this.
New York Police (TV series), ER (Series), Seven Days (TV series), Charmed (TV series), Freedom Heights, CSI Crime Scene Investigation (TV series), 24 Hours (TV series), Defective Detective (TV series), Without A Trace (TV series), Next to the house (TV series), Things to Do Before You're 30 (TV), Supernatural (TV series), Paul Bernardo 2007 Reinventing the Wheelers (TV), Over Her Dead Body, producer of Loot-2008.
To date, I've seen only two seasons of the series "Sons of Anarchy". Can not but rejoice that fact that channel FX has decided to extend the series for a third season, which started on the channel last week.
So, what is this series about? The series is about biker club called "Sons of Anarchy", which was established many years ago by bikers, before the narration of our history in order to protect their civil rights and liberties. By the beginning of the movie action, the club has turned into a serious organization, major earnings which are the sale of weapons. But what is an amazing, that city residents, where is settled Club, love and trust bikers, "sons" do not give to sell the drugs on the streets and watching the city order. But not all so smoothly...
... For the life in the quiet town is closely watching the bikers from the club "Mayan family" and neo-drug dealers, whom the "sons" are prevented from doing business, and they had no objection by any means clear the way to the streets of their city.
In the center of the picture is the life and inner experiences of the young vice-president of the club, the son of the founder of the club, which is trying to decide for himself what kind of Club he want to see in the future - continued to engage in criminal business, or returning to the origins of its creation...
In general, the series is a serious family crime drama from the creators of the police series "The Shield", with great actors in the lead roles.
Creator of the series "Sons of Anarchy" Kurt Sutter promised that the third season will be different from previous ones.
He wrote in his blog that in the new series, the audience will be able to watch a lot of new and interesting.
"It would be the easiest bit of fixing up a second season and to hand it over to third. I am sure that viewers would have liked, but then I would have betrayed myself, it creative spirit, and, of course, would act ugly towards our fans, "- wrote Sutter.
Kurt promises to avoid the trap of the third season.
"Writers and producers often have tasted success in the first season, do not change anything in the second and again trying to do the same in the third ... I'm sure it's dead-end solution. In turn, I'll try to look for something new, take risks!
The third season of "Sons of Anarchy" started on September 7 at the FX channel.
Crime series - one of the most popular topics. Not for nothing there are dozens of excellent, spanning from the head, interesting TV projects on criminology. This topic was overtaking virtually all sides. Starting with Colombo and finishing with Dr. Laitman (from the famous series "Lie to me").
"The Shield" shows criminal world quite differently. Here are, are ruling streets. The world is cruel and mercy can be expected. Not anyone can be trusted. The atmosphere of crime created an incredibly realistic. And the operator's work leaves its mark.
Detective Vic Mackie is the central figure of the "Shield". He does not recognize the rules, he acts on his methods. And only by such methods he can reduce crime. He violates all the laws, and get out of scrapes in various ways. And his steeper and charisma virtually have no limits.
The Strike Team consists of detectives: impenetrable and going to ram Wick Mecca, the restless Shane Vendrell, a peaceful and responsive Lem (Curtis Lemanski) and sensible and quiet Ronnie Gardokki.
In the same building work and concerted companions in the face of detective Claudette Wims and Dachboy Vahenbah, and officers Danny Sofer and Julian Lowe, detectives Tevon Harris and canny Armando Rent, beautiful and naive agent Olivia Murray and lieutenant John Kavanagh.
The series subjects are very interesting. Manipulations of "bad" cops almost drive them to prison, but they find a way out. Although, I think that sometimes, creators are overdoing with erotic scenes. You do not have to show them in such large numbers. It is worth mentioning that the series is very similar to one of my favorite - "Training Day". Bad cop, own methods, one goal - are the key words that link these projects.
The cast picked up very well. Michael Chiklis was three times nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor, and once he took the trophy. His character and his game make "The Shield" even more special.
From the first training the series plunges the audience into a kind of bloody meat grinder: murderers, rapists, pimps, pedophiles, freaks, drug dealers, prostitutes, and so each series. The film is very dynamic and filmed in a realistic manner and is replete with naturalistic scenes of violence. The situation is changing literally every minute. Also, there are guest stars - Forest Whitaker is great in the role of one of the antagonists of Mecca officer of the department of internal investigations.
The series looks easy and addicts. If you like tough cops, detective investigation, fire, lie - this series is created for you. There you can find many interesting things!