Archive for October, 2011

October 12, 2011

Pronto Toronto: from Degrassi to Being Erica

by The Girl

This week’s epsiode of Being Erica saw the return of Lauren Collins (best known for playing Paige on Degrassi)!

As with all Canadian shows, we’ve seen a lot of familiar faces on Being Erica. Below are the Degrassi stars we’ve seen on Being Erica!

Paula Brancati

The ultimate accomplishment. Paula Brancati was a series regular on both Degrassi & Being Erica at the same time. While it’s impressive she was on two shows, what’s more impressive is on the shows she played ages 17 and 32, respectively.

 Jane Vaughn (Degrassi)                                     Jenny Zalen (Being Erica)

John Bregar

Dylan Michalchuk (Degrassi)                                 Barrett (Being Erica)

Aubrey Graham

Jimmy Brooks (Degrassi)                                 Ken (Being Erica)

Cory Lee

Ms. Oh (Degrassi)                                 Chantel (Being Erica)

Lauren Collins

Has appeared in two episodes as Young Barb (Erica’s mother).

Paige Michalchuk (Degrassi)                                 Young Barb Strange (Being Erica)

Jake Goldsbie

Jake Goldsbie, Jake Epstein, & Alexandria Benoit were all in the same episode together.

Toby Isaacs (Degrassi)                                 Beezer (Being Erica)

Jake Epstein

Craig Manning (Degrassi)                                 Malcolm Abrams (Being Erica)

Alexandria Benoit

Sadie Rowland (Degrassi)                                 Rachel Zimmerman (Being Erica)

Shannon Kook-Chun

Rich Taiwanese playboy partier of undetermined age. Everything he did was hilarious.

Zane Park (Degrassi)                                 Kendrick Kwan (Being Erica)

Adamo Ruggiero

Adamo has made two appearances as Brant’s assistant at River Rock Publishing.

Marco Del Rossi (Degrassi)                                 Luis (Being Erica)

Tamara Duarte

While I don’t actually like Charlie on Degrassi (recurring character), Tamara Duarte’s guest spot on Being Erica is one of the funniest things I’ve seen. She played a Latina Floridian that gets in a fight with her cheating boyfriend & Jenny (Paula Brancati).

Her whole scene is throwing things & yelling in Spanish. It is amazing.

Charlie (Degrassi)                                 Rando (Being Erica)

October 9, 2011

This Week’s Favorite Guest Stars

by The Girl

Some very exciting guest stars this week!

Katie Leclerc from Switched at Birth (Daphne Vasquez) was on The Big Bang Theory! I was so excited to see her. I can’t wait for Switched at Birth to come back.

Cousin Emily (90210) showed up for a few seconds on Suburgatory!

Detective Jo Rosati from Rookie Blue (Camille Sullivan) guest starred on The Secret Circle

Kelly Parker from Make It Or Break It (Nicole Gale Anderson) and Grace Bowman from The Secret Life of the American Teenager (Megan Park) appeared as mean girls in Happy Endings

October 8, 2011

The Secret Circle Couple: Episode 4

by The Girl

Continuing on my post about Faye & Melissa from The Secret Circle. Welcome to post two of what is obviously going to need to be an ongoing series:

Episode 4: Heather

Some questions are answered by Heather Barnes, but more are raised. Who cares about the parents & the past, what was going on with Faye & Melissa in this episode?

1. Melissa helps Faye open her locker with their new bound magic. What a helpful girl.

2. Faye tells Melissa how she really feels. “Look. I know you like this guy, but we both know it’s not going to last.” Oh? Why’s that I wonder?

3. Faye tries to show her support for Melissa & her beard, Nick. “The last thing I want is for you to think I was jealous of him.” The image below is what is referred to as “a knowing smile”

4. While making out with Nick, Melissa literally says Faye’s name. It may be because she can see her being attacked next door. Maybe. She does however push Nick off of herself to run to the window!

4. After the crazy incidents of the night, Melissa say to Faye, “I’m glad you’re alright.” With some touching. Nick glowers.

4. As any respectable girlfriend would, Faye says to Melissa, “Come on I’ll give you a ride home.”

Alright! Looks like we’re still going strong on Faye/Melissa front!

October 7, 2011

Just hire me in Dunder Mifflin Accounting & make me a purser!

by The Girl

This math is going to blow your mind!

I’m really suprised The TV Addict hasn’t done a “Separated at Birth” post for Erin Hannon (Ellie Kemper) from The Office & Colette Valois (Karine Vanasse) from Pan Am. I think they look so much alike!

After some quick math, I discovered what should be an unspoken backstory for Erin.

As we know, Erin was adopted & does not know who her biological mother is. Pan Am takes place in 1963. Are you following my train of thought???

We have to make some assumptions/take averages for this little excersie to work, but here we go!

  • Pan Am takes place in 1963
  • To be a Pan Am stewardess you have to be college educated & not over 32 years old. So, Colette is anywhere from 22-32 years of age.
  • Erin is currently 29

If we put Colette at the mean age of stewardess age regulations, 27, she would be 75 in the year 2011. She could easily be Erin’s grandmother!

Yes. That just happened.

October 5, 2011

I like my Tim Tams like I like my TV schedule…slammed

by The Girl

Anyone else notice a lot of Australian actresses crop up as main characters in the new shows this year? Here’s a rundown:

Rachael Carpani (Against the Wall)

Abby Kowalski. The Internal Affairs detective from a family of cops. Because who doesn’t love an Aussie playing a Chicagoan in what is suppsoed to be Chicago, but is obviously Toronto.

Phoebe Tonkin (The Secret Circle)

Faye Chamberlain makes up 1/6 of the titular Circle & 1/2 of my new favorite couple.

Rachael Taylor (Charlie’s Angels)

Another Abby! Abby Sampson. Former Seattle Grace-Mercy West surgeon New York socialite really into burglary. Now an Angel.

Margot Robbie (Pan Am)

Laura Cameron. Newest Pan Am stewardess, Life magazine cover girl, & sister of the awesome Kate.

Poppy Montgomery (Unforgettable)

Carrie Wells. The NY detective with hyperthymesia.

Side note: not really sure I like the Pops as a redhead.

Bonus: Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries)

It’s not a new show, but it is a new character! Claire Holt is back! Hooray! After her stint as Emily “Revolving Door” Fields’s girlfriend on Pretty Little Liars, she is now playing recent undead Undead & Original sister, Rebecca, on The Vampire Diaries. She gets to rock a British accent!

Another bonus involving Claire Holt? She & Phoebe Tonkin starred in the Australian show “H2O: Just Add Water” together.

October 4, 2011

The Secret Circle Couple

by The Girl

So we’re three episodes into The Secret Circle and there is one storyline that has me very intrigued.

Faye & Melissa.

From  the way things have been going I’m being led to believe that they are setting Faye & Melissa up as a couple, & I’m believing it alright!

I mean, it seems incredibly blatant that they are either already a couple or are soon going to be. But then sometimes I feel like that can’t actually be happening. Like Rizzoli & Isles, where it’s so apparant & you forget that it’s not part of the story. But then when you stop to think, you are aware that in the end it’s not going to turn out like we all expect.

So, really, I’d just like to know. Are Faye & Melissa the next Circle Couple? Let’s go to the evidence!

Episode 1: Pilot

1. The first time we see either Faye or Melissa they are together. Aw cute!

Episode 2: Bound

Episode 2 is our first look at the Nick & Melissa’s secret hook-ups. At one point while getting dressed, Nick asks Melissa

2. “Do you always listen to Faye?” (The answer to this questions is yes.)

And Melissa tells Nick

3. “Don’t tell anyone about this” (And by “anyone” she means “Faye,” of course)

4. At school, Faye & Melissa are lab partners (standard) & start doing magic together, which in The Secret Circle world is…ya know…bow chicka bow wow. The lab scene also has the best line of all time…or just for the purposes of this post:

Melissa: What are you doing?
Faye: Experimenting. Try it.

Spit-take worthy or what?

5. Diana is trying to convince Faye to Bind the Circle, but of course she puts up a fight. So Diana asks Melissa, “Can’t you talk to her?”

6. Melissa running to catch up with Faye

Next up is hands down my favorite scene so far in the series.

7. Ring toss. Or as it is now know, Flirty Ring Toss.

8. Nick & Faye are taking hits off a potion & being stupid. Melissa looks annoyed….and jealous.

9. At a party, Melissa watches Nick & Faye dancing. She looks absolutely miserable.

10. When Nick starts getting a little handsy, Faye says, “It’s not going to happen. Do you honestly think I would get with you?” Faye promptly walks over to Melissa.

11. Faye hands Melissa her solo cup. Melissa takes it without looking or question.

Episode 3: Loner

Melissa asks Nick to the school dance, which for now, we will disregard.

12. Nick asks Melissa, “What if Faye finds out?”

13. Faye & Melissa are doing “magic” together again. This time moving a phone across the floor.

14. Nick makes a lame comment, “I’ve got an idea what we can do with the three of us.” Faye responds, “Dream on, Nick”

15. Faye & Melissa argue about going to the school dance & whether or not it is lame.

16. Melissa tries to get Faye to come! Ah hah! Asking Nick was all a ruse!

17. At the school dance, Faye’s hilarious “Melissa!”

18. Melissa is looking all sad, so this conversation happens:

Faye: Did you come here for Nick?
Melissa: No!
Faye: Hey did something happen?
 
19. Faye confronts Nick, “And if you’re going to date Melissa. Treat her right. She deserves better. So do it right or get lost.”

And finally, the ultimate:

20. Nick & Melissa happily walk away together from the school. Faye looks on, proud of whipping Nick into shape. She smiles, then the smiles faulters!

So yes, they may be setting up a Melissa-Nick-Faye love triangle. But I prefer to think Nick is not a variable is this equation. Faye & Melissa as a couple seems like the way they should go/already are going!

Here’s a little diagram of what they are possibly trying to, but what is being conveyed.

Now excuse me while I go watch some ring toss.

October 2, 2011

The Best Show You’re (Probably) Not Watching

by The Girl

SLiDE is Australian series that began running in mid-August. It is centered around five teenagers in Brisbane (Ed, Tammy, Scarlett, Eva, & Luke).

For many obvious reasons, it is described (but not sold) as Australian Skins. A group of teenagers that randomly become friends, like to party, smoke spliffs, etc. But it is far less dramatic than Skins, just as funny, & much sillier.

And while the opening of the original promo (embedded below) brings to mind the Skins Gen 3 promo, give it a chance! SLiDE is rather amazing & yay for Australia producing content!

After the first episode, or even half way through it, you may think you have a favorite character. Then Scarlett in Episode 5 rolls around & makes you reconsider everything…get ready.

And remember, everyone, “Save the World or Die”….and….

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