Archive for ‘Pilot Watch’

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.