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Doux News: August 26, 2012

This week: Grimm -- Person of Interest -- Teen Wolf -- Lost Girl -- Arrow -- Revolution -- Falling Skies -- Tweets -- Cats

New on Doux

I'm happy to announce that we are now covering four more shows. Four! In fact, we're practically at capacity, and right before the new fall season descends upon us.

New contributor Katie Hart is covering Grimm. Welcome to the site, Katie! She comes to us from her own impressive site, TV Breakroom. I've been catching up with season one of Grimm on DVD and am now wishing I'd given it more of a chance last fall.

New contributor Sunbunny will be covering Person of Interest. Welcome to the site, Sunbunny! She'll be doing her best to catch up with season one Person of Interest reviews before the second season starts. Person of Interest had a strong first season that just got more compelling as it came to a close, and I'm looking forward to what they do this fall.

Our own Panda has decided to take on Teen Wolf, and he started posting reviews of season two this past week. I've been telling myself that the title of a show is soooo not indicative of its quality, as a fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer should very well know. :) So I'm planning to give Teen Wolf another try.

And last but far from least, Samantha M. Quinn and Mark Greig have teamed up to review one of my new faves, Lost Girl! Samantha will finish out season two (which is airing on Syfy right now) and will do as much retro reviewing as she can manage this fall. And then Samantha and Mark will be tag teaming reviews of season three when it begins in January. I might be contributing, too, either with season three reviews, retro reviews, or both.

For the rest of what we're covering this fall, check out our fall preview for details. (The short version? Along with Grimm and Person of Interest, we're covering Doctor Who, Revolution, Haven, Castle, Fringe, Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Dexter, 666 Park Avenue, Supernatural, Arrow, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, Community, and Nikita.) (Wow. Remember when this site was just me?)

This week in casts

Torchwood fans (including me) were thrilled to hear that Captain Jack himself, John Barrowman, was taking on a continuing role on Arrow. They've also cast the Huntress. And Kelly Hu will be playing China White. Not that I actually know who these characters are, but I'm looking forward to finding out.

First Elizabeth Mitchell was recruited for Revolution, and now Jeff Fahey. Do you think they're trying to get Lost fans enthused?

The Doctor is in. Matt Smith is planning to stick around Doctor Who until 2014. I hope this one isn't just a rumor.

Falling Skies ended on an odd note this week, and (I'm trying not to spoil you if you haven't seen it) the new character they introduced has joined the cast and will be played by Doug Jones. (More about this here.)

Fringe star John Noble is back at work after being treated for a serious sleep disorder. Stay well, Mr. Noble.

Not exactly casting news, but Danny Strong, who is known for playing Jonathan on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is making a name for himself as a writer and will be writing a series for CBS about... lawyers. Unfortunately, not evil supernatural lawyers. Oh, well.

This week in cats

Presented without comment -- a cat named Arya singing the theme song from Game of Thrones.

Tweets of the week

Here's my Tweet of the Week from my favorite tweeter, Tim Carvell:
My favorite unseen "Breaking Bad" character: The Albuquerque meth connoisseur. "Oh, only the blue stuff for me, thanks."
Jared Padalecki posted a naked picture of himself as a bribe for his followers for following his friend Steve Carlson.

Misha Collins, at a Creation Supernatural con, just tweeted:
I just stopped in to a hotel in vancouver to use the bathroom & steal some hand towels & everyone is acting like they know me. It's creepy
Finally, a moment of reflection for Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon, who died this week at the age of 82. One giant leap, Neil. His family asked that in lieu of memorials or contributions, that the next time we walk outside on a clear night and see the moon, think of Neil and give him a wink.

That's it for this week. Opinions, raves, rants, questions? Post a comment!

--- Billie Doux loves good television and spends way too much time writing about it.


  1. John Barrowman on Arrow..ok I'm there. Yay for Lost Girl reviews. Great little show.

  2. LOL for the cat video. On the other hand, I've NEVER seen an UNtalented puss. Never.

    Well, well, well. I see up there the picture of Michael Emerson. I'm still flabbergasted by his performance on Lost. (and yes, a few episodes later on; weird but great season 4 so far)

    Congrats for the new contributors; will spend even MORE time on your site.

    I remember fondly Danny Strong in Gilmore Girls : his character was perfect for the awesomely nutcase Paris Gellar. I also remember him fondly is the great movie Pleasantville. He was awesomely....mute (they probably cut his few spoken lines(?))

    Goodbye Neil. Since I often watch the Moon, I won't forget ya. Who's gonna be the first one to step on Mars ???

  3. That cat is FREAKY!!!

    Congrats on all the new contributors! But how on earth am I going to find time to read all the other blogs I follow with so much excellent stuff coming out of here?!

    *sigh* Bring on the 48h days... :p

  4. I agree Celticmarc, never seen a cat who wasn't very talented. ;)

    Yeah for the addition of more Person of Interest coverage. This is a great show and with that great season finale, I'm really looking forward to Season 2.

  5. Ooooh, Doug Jones! He was the Pale Man in Pan's Labyrinth (and Fauno)! So, so freaky! Almost more terrifying than the original Alien. I enjoyed his work in the Hellboy movies, too. I look forward to seeing what he brings to Falling Skies.

  6. Oh, my, I just starting watching Nikita...now I need to add Grimm (I had given up on it too early, it seems), POI, and Lost Girl...in addition to the shows I already watch (Fringe, Haven,Dr Who, OUAT, and Supernatural if Netfix ever adds last season....)...and I don't own a DVR (cable was charging too much for it)...something tells me I will just have to wait and catch up on them later!!

  7. AT last! Lost Girl is now on board for review.

    Thanks, Billie. I'm sure J.D.and Mark will make a great tag-team.

    I love this show and I hope it will continue to have great stories and always mind its continuity with its transfer to LA.

    May the force be with you, Billie and your Jedi Knights. :)


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