No. 15: The Graysons, Revenge
Retribution is a dish best served over the holidays, if you're a member of the Grayson clan on ABC's smash primetime soap Revenge. Blackmail, corporate espionage, insider trading and not-quite-fatal tumbles off balconies could all be on the gourmet menu, but for the chance to break holiday bread with Queen Victoria (Madeleine Stowe), we'd risk it.
On today’s Pop Confidential podcast Jamey Giddens, Luke Kerr, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels weigh in on the latest pop culture hot topics and TV headlines, including:
Lindsay Lohan is allegedly attacked in New York City. Arnold Schwarzenegger writes a memoir. Sons of Anarchy star Johnny Lewis dies in a murder/suicide.
The fall TV season is in full swing with the returns of Modern Family, The New Girl, Private Practice, Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, Revenge and Once Upon a Time. Find out which shows the PC gang can't get enough of.
A number of new series have also premiered this fall. What does the PC crew think about Ben and Kate, Partners, Revolution and Last Resort? Regan weighs in on the Weeds series finale.
In music news, the Foo Fighters are ending. What does the PC gang think of “Gangnam Style” as the song rockets up the charts? A brawl breaks out at the BET Awards.
All this and much more on today’s Pop Confidential podcast.
“This [character] is going to have some deep psychological issues,” Revenge creator Mike Kelley told TVLine back in May. “So we’re going to need somebody that can play volatile and dangerous; all of the scariest parts of Emily’s personality are going to be present and apparent and a little bit out of control in her mother. But at the same time, what works so great for Emily is that sweet façade, so this woman needs to feel like she’s got potential for kindness. You look at her and you don’t know that she’s as damaged as she is inside. But you’ll quickly learn that this is a very dangerous person.”
Cameo appearances for All My Children alums prior to the show ending its ABC run are apparently becoming standing room only. Sources close to Michelle Trachtenberg reveal the primetime princess (Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Gossip Girl, Weeds) reached out to the soap's brass about returning ala her onetime Buffy big sis Sarah Michelle Gellar however, due to AMC's two-hour TV finale being scrapped in favor of a one-hour send off, Trachtenberg was reportedly turned down!
"Michelle would love to come back for the fans, but now that the finale is one hour they don't know how to fit her in," says the source. READ MORE
Weeds and The Big C return to Showtime–where the best cable comedies call home–on June 27. Before you dive into an On-Demad marathon to get ready for their return, might I suggest you brush up on one of the funniest series on the web, Then We Got Help!. Each and every episode of Then We Got Help! gives such TV series a run for their money.
On this week’s “A Kiss is Just a Kiss” Part 2, Marcia DeBonis (The Big C and Letters to Juliet) returns as the hilarious couples counselor in training, Sharon. The group pounces when she accidently reveals information about her personal life. Dan (Nicholas Rodriguez) and Eric (Blake Hammond) are emotional as they reveal to the group what has happened with their adoption.
The Golden Globe nominations were announced today and in the TV categories former daytime star Kyra Sedgwick has been nominated as Actress in a Drama along with Brothers and Sisters' Sally Field. Also nominated, HBO's True Blood in the Television Series Drama category. General Hospital's Graham Shiels appeared on True Blood several times this season.
On the comedy side of things former Ryan's Hope star Mary-Louise Parker took home a nomination for Weeds while America Ferrera was nominated for Ugly Betty and Debra Messing earned a nomination for The Starter Wife.
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