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'Twin Peaks' Cast: Where Are They Now?

by Kim Potts, posted Apr 8th 2010 12:00PM
'Twin Peaks,' David Lynch's cult classic serial drama about the quirky, cherry pie-and-coffee-lovin' FBI agent Dale Cooper and the mysteries he investigates among the equally quirky denizens of fictional Twin Peaks, Washington, debuted 20 years ago today. And because its impact on pop culture endures -- as do airings of the series on A&E's Crime and Investigation Network, as well as NBC Universal's Chiller -- it's the perfect time to catch up with what the Lynchian stars have been up to in the past two decades.

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'Castle' - 'Suicide Squeeze' Recap

by Jane Boursaw, posted Feb 9th 2010 4:45PM
Castle - Suicide Squeeze
(S02E15) First of all, those stilettos Beckett had on were awesome. I'm not saying that so much as a girl crush, but as more of a 'Sex and the City' sort of style thing. Her mullet seems to have calmed down a little, and overall, I'm liking her style (though I'm still on the fence about her jacket pictured above). Girlfriends, what say you about the jacket?!

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Review: Dollhouse - The Left Hand

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 5th 2009 10:00AM
Dollhouse(S02E06) In our last episode, our hero Echo was tied to a table and getting her brain fried by the evil and deranged Bennett Halverson. And now, part two ...

Admittedly, the "two parts in a single night" works well with this show and its current penchant for cliffhanger endings. Plus we don't have to wait until next week to see how our heroine Echo gets out of her current trap.

Tonight we also discovered a new application for Dollhouse technology: the ability to experience other people's memories without actually taking their personality.

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Reaper guy joins Dollhouse

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 16th 2009 1:06PM
Ray WiseI'm kinda amazed that FOX's Dollhouse is coming back for another season. This isn't a commentary on how good or bad the show was, but didn't it just have the smell of a show that wasn't going to come back for a second go around? The ratings dropped, critics and fans were mixed on the quality, and they even released a first season DVD set with an extra episode. It just seemed like it would be one of those culty sci-fi shows that FOX cancels early. But the second season premieres on September 25.

Ray Wise, who played the Devil on The CW's short-lived but loved-by-many Reaper, is joining the cast of the FOX sci-fi drama.

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Arianna Huffington to Produce ABC Comedy & More TV News

by Andrew Scott, posted Sep 16th 2009 1:00PM
Arianna Huffington ABCArianna Huffington teams with ABC, 'Dancing With the Stars' to pay tribute to the late Patrick Swayze, Ron Howard returns to Fox and more of today's top TV headlines.

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Subtle Subtitles: Reaper

by Bob Sassone, posted May 29th 2009 4:32PM
American IdolIf you haven't seen our game before, we give you a picture from a recent episode of a TV series and you provide the caption! Last week we had a pic from the season finale of American Idol, and the winner is grimmie with this:

"And what is the bid for this KISS wannabee?"

This week's pic is from the series finale of Reaper. Yes, it could be just a season finale if it gets picked up by someone else, but for now it's "series."

Reaper

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Reaper goes out in a Hellfire of glory

by Brad Trechak, posted May 28th 2009 1:03PM
ReaperGood news for all you Reaper fans who are disappointed at the lack of renewal of your favorite Satanic show. TV Guide reports a surge in the number of people watching the final episode (2.22 million). I haven't kept up with the individual episode ratings, but I assume they were less. Sadly, it still got beat in viewership numbers by According to Jim, which is why it is still difficult to think of The CW as a real network.

Seriously, the show is still in the market, and this lends a strong case to allowing the show to get picked up elsewhere. The ratings show there is still an interest (hopefully not brought about by a lack of interest in the competition). I could see Reaper working on a cable channel such as SyFy or Comedy Central, although it may require an even greater drop in production cost if that's possible.

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Reaper: The Devil & Sam Oliver (series finale)

by Brad Trechak, posted May 27th 2009 12:22AM
Reaper(S02E13) Reaper has been axed by The CW and until I hear that another network has picked this show up, I will consider this the series finale and not simply the season finale. Admittedly, it ended on a mixed note.

I'm glad the Devil actually has a weakness with regards to his vanity. When a character is all-powerful, they get boring rather quickly. Thankfully, Ray Wise has the talent to keep the character interesting despite his handicap of near-omnipotence. When you consider that, you have to wonder how Sam could have possibly thought he had an advantage during the first game of quarters.

The character of Mary Pat (whom I found amusing, but only because she reminded me of some people I know) was gone pretty quickly. At first I thought Steve was back because they couldn't get Tony for the finale until the broken hand occurred. Obviously, the creators planned a bigger role for Sam as a pawn of the war between Heaven and Hell. It's a pity that unless the show miraculously gets picked up, it will never get resolved.

The entire situation with Nina was a cute homage to the Exorcist movies. At least Ben is happy at the end of the series.

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Reaper: Business Casualty

by Brad Trechak, posted May 20th 2009 1:31AM
Reaper(S02E12) While I enjoyed tonight's episode (mostly due to the extended Ray Wise sequences in the beginning), I have to ask: why did the Devil ask Sam to work at the office in the first place? Is it to set up Sam's eventual take-over of the Devil's duties? Was it just to screw with Sam's head? It's tough to tell. Judging by Ray Wise's body language, it might be a little of both.

One could tell that tonight's story was going to be a little different when they wrapped up the escaped soul capture in the opening segment. Wasn't that horn just the cutest little vessel? It didn't even have to touch the soul, just make a silly noise.

The Devil obviously wanted Sam to escape the trap in the beginning. Is it favoritism or something more sinister?

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TV Squad Ten: Most mysterious characters on television

by Jason Hughes, posted May 13th 2009 2:27PM
Michael Emerson as Benjamin Linus on Everybody loves a good mystery. Well maybe not everybody if the ratings for Harper's Island are any indication. But mysteries and suspense have been a part of television since it's inception. It's one thing for the plot to be full of mysteries. Things like "Who shot J.R.?" can become a part of popular culture. But J.R. himself wasn't a mystery, we knew him pretty well.

But there are those characters we don't know much about. Think about Benjamin Linus from Lost when he first appeared as Henry Gale among the Flight 815 survivors. There were so many secrets and mysteries surrounding him that we couldn't take our eyes off of him when he was on-screen. Well Ben's story may be more or less told, though something tells me there's still more to be gleaned, but there are plenty of familiar faces on television with not so familiar back-stories. And while Ben didn't make the list, that doesn't mean Lost went unrepresented.

If you just want the list, click here.

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TV Squad Ten: Most mysterious characters on television - the list

by Jason Hughes, posted May 13th 2009 2:27PM
Misha Collins as Castiel on
10 - Dr. Helen Magnus (Sanctuary, SyFy)

9 - Captain Jack Harkness (Torchwood, BBC America)

8 - Castiel (Supernatural, The CW)

7 - Tony Almeida, (24, Fox)

6 - Angela Petrelli, (Heroes, NBC)

5 - The Devil (Reaper, The CW)

4 - Christina Scofield (Prison Break, Fox)

3 - The Doctor (Doctor Who, SyFy)

2 - Richard Alpert (Lost, ABC)

1 - Walter Bishop (Fringe, Fox)

Want to see the pictures or leave a comment? Click here.

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Reaper: To Sprong, With Love

by Brad Trechak, posted May 13th 2009 1:11AM
Reaper(S02E11) While tonight's episode had some cute bits, I have to say that it wasn't one of the best. I blame the serious lack of Ray Wise. He did shine for a moment when he convinced that guy to buy his fiance a cubic zirconia instead of a diamond, but that was about it.

In fact, the more I watch the series the more I'm becoming convinced that Sam and Andi are the least interesting aspect of the show (can't they just get together already?). Sock remains interesting via his outrageous behavior, Ben remains interesting in his metrosexuality, and Ray Wise totally rocks as the Devil. I'm hoping they're saving more of him for the season finale.

I love how Ted could make Sock become a tool and Sock enjoys it. There is some sort of hidden revenge in that for years of mistreatment.

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Reaper: My Brother's Reaper

by Brad Trechak, posted May 6th 2009 1:04AM
Reaper(S02E10) What better way to celebrate Cinco De Mayo then watching the Devil once again torment Sam Oliver. I liked that they made some progress with the whole Morgan storyline. It would be a good story to have Morgan escape Hell to hunt down Sam for vengeance while Sam has to hunt Morgan to get him back to Hell.

I'm glad there was an ulterior motive for Nina's flirtations with Morgan, otherwise there is no logical explanation for her attraction to Ben. Ben is not evil. Ben is the opposite of evil. If a demon is attracted to evil, she would not be attracted to Ben.

On the other hand, I thought Morgan would sleep with Nina before the episode finished, thus ending (or at least complicating) both their characters. I didn't see that twist coming.

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TV Squad Ten: Series that should be renewed

by Isabelle Carreau, posted May 1st 2009 5:40AM
ReaperLast week, TVSquad readers made our "Which shows are renewed, canceled, or on the bubble?" post the most viewed and most commented of the week. Most of the commenters voiced their opinions as to which show should be renewed, and since I also watch loads of TV, it's with no surprise that I wanted to chime in, as well. (Look for my "Series that I think should be canceled" post later this week.)

Here I present you, the 10 shows I think should be renewed. Note that I did not include in this list shows that have been confirmed as renewed by the network (such as Gossip Girl), nor those that have been officially canceled (bye bye Pushing Daisies).

If you just want the list, click here.

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Reaper: No Reaper Left Behind

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 29th 2009 1:50AM
Reaper's Ray Wise(S02E09) There were those expected Reaper funny moments, but overall, this was a pretty serious episode. We really only juggled two major storylines this week, and neither of them were about collecting escaped souls. We had Sam beginning his instruction in bringing about the end times as our main focus. On the opposite end of the spectrum, and providing the most laughs, surprisingly enough, was the ugly breakup saga of Nina and Ben.

Andi was right about Sam; he's getting darker for the world he's trapped in. His machinations tonight with the Devil's shut-in "girlfriend" Sandy were downright diabolical. Sure, his ultimate goal of taking down the Devil and freeing himself is noble, but is he willing to do too much to get out of it? Not that I really see a more pure approach working. In fact, I've always wondered just how much the Devil knows. I would think he knows everything that Sam does, even when Sam's trying to betray him or undercut him in some way. Hell, he's the Devil. He's probably proud of him when that happens.

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