by Billie Doux
Happy New Year!
This week: New at Doux, and I do mean new -- Dexter and Homeland finales -- Leverage canceled -- Star Wars vs. Firefly -- Deception -- Arrow coolness -- Justified -- S.H.I.E.L.D.
New at Doux, and I do mean new
I have big news about our site! We have a cool new name and we're moving to a new domain, hopefully tomorrow -- the next big step in our master plan to combine my original site and our blog and get it all under one roof.
Nothing else is going to change, I promise! Same writers, same shows, same format, nobody's going anywhere, and Josie and I will still be co-owners. We're just moving to another address on the information highway. We'll keep you all posted, of course.
Late news, but still worth talking about
The season finales of Dexter and Homeland set rating records on Showtime. Very cool, especially considering that it was Dexter's seventh season. I still haven't seen Homeland, but it's probably time I got around to it, huh?
Leverage, a show that features Angel fave Christian Kane, was canceled after five seasons. The last episode aired Christmas night. Even though I've missed most of the last two seasons, I still plan to watch the finale at some point; it's waiting on my DVR. (I once drove five hours to wait in line for hours to meet Christian Kane. I admit it.)
A couple of weeks ago, there was an opinion piece on Salon on the purchase of the Star Wars franchise by Disney and why Joss Whedon's Firefly is an outright better story with better characters than Star Wars. Presented without much comment, although I'll readily admit the writer has a point. I still think Star Wars has a certain amount of magic, though.
This week in casts
Okay, it's news from earlier than this week, but holidays.
Victor Garber, who played my favorite character on Alias, has signed on to play the patriarch on Deception, a new show that looks just a wee tiny bit like Revenge.
Arrow is continuing its delightful habit of casting science fiction favorites. I was pleased to hear that they've cast Colton Haynes as a continuing character; in fact, I hope they make him a cast member. Haynes's work on Teen Wolf as Jackson Whittemore was memorable. I sometimes hated him and sometimes felt sorry for him, but Haynes managed to evoke some sort of emotion from me in nearly every episode. That's saying something.
I could say much the same about the character James Callis played in Battlestar Galactica, and guess what? He's got a guest star spot coming up on Arrow, too. And I could have sworn I reported it in an earlier issue of Doux News, but Seth Gabel from Fringe is also going to be on Arrow. This all makes me wish I liked Stephen Amell more than I do.
Sam Anderson, who played Holland Manners on Angel and Bernard on Lost, will be playing a recurring character on the upcoming season of Justified.
Casting for S.H.I.E.L.D. is now complete. How come there's no Nick Fury? (Is it obvious that my knowledge of S.H.I.E.L.D. is limited to Iron Man and The Avengers?)
That's it for this week. Opinions, raves, rants, questions? Post a comment!