Sunday, June 30, 2013
Yesterday saw the defeat of many of the shortest quotes in the contest, but it was very close in several polls. Losing by only 3 votes was Sam telling Gordon that only Dean could call him Sammy. That makes the second quote from Bloodlust in a row to barely miss round 2. Also close with 48% of their polls' votes were Dean and Michael bonding over being big brothers and John giving Sam a gun when he was 9. All 3 were awesome quotes. Today marks the last day of round 1. Unless the plan has changed, the Favorite Show contest should start tomorrow. Woo hoo! I hope you all enjoy participating in that one as much as I do. The key of course is to get the word out fast and far. Supernatural has always done well in this contest. If the Favorite Show competition is delayed, we will start round 2 until it begins. As always, happy voting!
Quotes Too Long for Poll:
Poll 51 - Dean: "It's kind of wild right? I mean it's like they're coming right for us. Never done that before. It's like we've got a contract on us. Think it's because we're so awesome? I think it's 'cause we're so awesome." (Jus in Bello)
Poll 53 - Dean: "You cannot be in that crater back there. I can't…If you're gone, I swear I am going to strap my Beautiful Mind brother into the car and I'm going to drive us off the pier. You asked me how I was doing? Well not good. Now you said you'd be here. Where are you?" (Hello, Cruel World
Poll 55 - Dean: "Sam, come on. Oh Sam. Sam, Sam hey. Hey come here. Come here. Let me have a look at you. Oh hey look. Believe me it's not even that bad. It's not even that bad alright. Sammy. Sam! Hey, listen to me. We're going to patch you up okay. You're going to be as good as new. Huh. I'm going to take care of you. I going to take care of you. I've got you. It's my job right. Watch out for my pain in the a** little brother. Sam. Sam. Sam. Sammy! No. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. Oh God. Sam!" (AHBL1)
Poll 58 - John: "I'm surprised at you Sammy. Why didn't you kill it? I thought we saw eye to eye on this. Killing this demon comes first. Before me, before everything." Sam: "No sir, not before everything." (Devil's Trap)
Poll 59 - Dean: "Guess what you do next? 'Sam turned his back on Dean, his face brooding and pensive.' I mean I don't know how he's doing it but this guy is doing it. I can't see your face but those are definitely your brooding and pensive shoulders. You just thought I was a d**." Sam: "Guy's good." (The Monster at the End of this Book)
Poll 60 - Dean: "We hunt demons." Andy: "What?" Sam: "Dean." Dean: "Demons and spirits. Things your worst nightmares wouldn't even touch. Sam here he's my brother." Sam: "Dean, shut up." Dean: "I'm trying. He's psychic kind of like you. Well not really like you, but see he thinks you're a murderer and he's afraid he's going to become one himself because you're all part of something that's terrible. And I hope the hell that he's wrong but I'm starting to get a little scared that he might be right." (Simon Said)
Poll 63 - Dean: "Oh I normally don't get this friendly until the second date but…" Kate: "You know we could have some fun. I always like to make new friends." Dean: "Oh sorry, I can only stay with a chick that long. Definitely not eternity." (Dead Man's Blood)
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Saturday, June 29, 2013
Well it finally happened! We have a tie. Dean's "white meat" quote from Wendigo and his ugly art one from Provenance each got 56 votes and so they both go on to round 2. It was only one of many tight races this round. Dean's enthusiasm for Baby finally getting fixed lost by 4 votes while classic "I hope your apple pie was freakin' worth it" lost by 6. That one hurts. Bobby's "Family don't end with blood boy" lost by 7 and is the biggest travesty in the contest so far for me. Just a reminder today and tomorrow's polls will end round 1. At that time the Favorite Show contest run by Adam should begin. We will put this contest on hold unless there are breaks in the Favorite Show one for more than 24 hours. During any big gaps we will continue where we left off so we can finish this contest before October. Happy voting!
Quotes Too Long for Poll:
Dean: "Hey don't forget the extra onions this time, huh?" Sam: "Dude, I'm the one who's going to have to ride in the car with your extra onions." Dean: "Hey see if they've got any pie. Bring me some pie. I love me some pie." (AHBL1)
Dean: "Here's the thing. When we were young, I pretty much pulled him from a fire and ever since then I've felt responsible for him. Like it's my job to keep him safe. I'm just afraid if we don't find him fast….please, he's my family." (The Benders)
Sam: "Hey I think maybe you're around and if you are, don't make fun of me for this but…um, well there's one way we can talk." Dean: "Oh you've got to be kidding me." Sam: "Dean? Dean are you here?" Dean: "God I feel like I'm at a slumber party. Alright Sam, this isn't going to work…I'll be damned." Sam: "It's good to hear from you man. It hasn't been the same without you, Dean." Dean: "Damn straight." (In My Time of Dying)
Dean: "Nothing. It's just an angel and a demon riding in the back seat. It's like the setup to a bad joke, or a Penthouse forum letter." Sam: "Dude, reality. Porn." Dean: "You call this reality?" (Heaven and Hell)
Sam: "You know we could get day jobs once in awhile." Dean: "Hunting's our day job and the pay is cr**." Sam: "Yeah but hustling pool? Credit card scams? It's not the most honest thing in the world Dean." Dean: "Well let's see. Honest. Fun and easy. It's no contest. Besides we're good at it. It's what we were raised to do." (Bugs)
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Friday, June 28, 2013
Yikes, yesterday's polls were a mess for me as almost every quote I can't stand made it into round 2. Should make that round very interesting. Again there were some close votes. Dean's "Am I boring you with this hunting evil thing?" lost by 5 votes. Dean calling out John on never answering the phone got 45% of its vote as did his comment about taking down the shapeshifter posing as him. Today another 16 quotes will fall by the wayside and then we will only have 2 more sets to end round 1. Thanks everyone for voting and commenting. Sorry I haven't commented as much myself but real life is pressing in hard. Happy voting!
Quotes Too Long for Poll:
Poll 18 - Dean: "How you feeling Sammy? I guess mixing whiskey and Jager wasn't such a gangbuster idea was it? I bet you don't remember a thing from last night do ya?" Sam: "Agh, I can still taste the tequila." Dean: "You know there's a really good hangover remedy. It's a greasy pork steak sandwich served up in a dirty ashtray." Sam: "Ah, I hate you." Dean: "I know you do."
Poll 20 - Sam: "Yeah because I've been following you around my entire life. I mean I've been looking up to you since I was 4 Dean. Studying you, trying to be just like my big brother. So yeah I know you. Better than anyone else in the entire world and this is exactly how you act when you're terrified. And I mean I can't blame you. It's just…" Dean: "What?" Sam: "It's just I wish you would drop the show and be my big brother again cuz…just cuz." (Fresh Blood)
Poll 21 - Dean: "My name is Dean Winchester. I'm an Aquarius. I enjoy sunsets, long walks on the beach, and frisky women…and I did not kill anyone, but I know who did or rather what did. Of course I can't be for sure since our investigation was interrupted, but our working theory is that we're looking for some kind of vengeful spirit. (The Usual Suspects)
Poll 27 - Dean: "You're the same thing only bigger. The same brand of cockroach I've been squashing my whole life…an ugly, evil, belly to the ground, supernatural piece of cr**. The only difference between them and you is the size of your ego." (The End)
Poll 31 - Dean: "Woo listen to her purr! Have you ever heard anything so sweet?" Sam: "You know if you two want to get a room just let me know Dean." Dean: "Don't listen to him Baby. He doesn't understand us." (Bloodlust)
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Previously - Eternally Doomed Teacher (EDT) found out werewolves exist but decided Derek was irresistible anyway, Alphas came to town, Derek's previously dead sister Cora was alive and hungry, Derek bit Mrs. Argent to save Scott, Isaac's dad deserved his death, Horny Teen died, and a serial killer came to Beacon Hills because things there aren't freaky enough as it is.
Stiles however freaks out over virgin-killing serial killers as evidenced by the many, many times he shouts "virgin" in the boys' locker room. He asks Scott if Unknown looked like a virgin and thus fits the pattern. Not quite sure how someone looks like a virgin, Stiles. Scott snarks back about sleeping with all the clinic's clients. Scott and I laugh. Stiles not so much. So Scott reassures him that missing does not equal dead. Come on buddy, this is Beacon Hills. Of course he's dead. Stiles won't let this conversation go anytime soon. Stiles: "You know who else is a virgin? Me. I'm a virgin okay and you know what that means? It means that my lack of sexual experience is now literally a threat to my life." Only on MTV folks. Stiles loudly declares that he has to have sex "right now," at which time Danny joins the fun. Ha! He warns Stiles though, "I like to cuddle." Stiles: "That was so sweet. Are you kidding?" Danny: "Yes. I'm kidding." Stiles: "You know you don't toy with a guy's emotions like that." This whole scene is fabulously well-played and I chortle at Stiles and Danny's facial expressions. Plus Stiles stops shouting "virgin" so it's all good. Coach stops the fun as Isaac joins cross country practice. Hmm, must be the lacrosse off season. Coach explains that cross country is mandatory to keep from getting flabby, but it's real purpose is to slow pan half naked lacrosse team members. Flabby is not an issue. The Alpha Twins have joined the team and Isaac takes off after them because that is such a great plan! Scott reluctantly follows. This slow motion chase scene is sponsored by Nike. Coldcocking Isaac, the twins read from the Cheesy Villains Handbook but Scott punches one before they get too far. Thanks Scott. Everyone wolfs out and growls out at each other, but human screaming wins the match.
deeply angsts over her tragic childhood and complains about Derek's leadership skills. Derek: "Sorry to disappoint you." Yikes, Derek replaces Jackson as this year's punching bag. The emo fest is delightfully interrupted by Derek's homemade intruder alarm. Yep, it's an alpha invasion. Elevator Alpha enters and Cora rushes him because Derek's surrounded by idiots. She's instantly taken down and it looks like there will be a fair fight between him and Derek when Shoeless strolls in too. Still no sandals lady? Derek and she have an awesome first round but then she pulls a pipe from the ceiling and Derek's down far too easily. He is an alpha too right? Derek gets rebarred through the chest as Deucalion makes a grand entrance. "Is everybody done because just listening to that was exhausting?" Ha! Bonus points for snark but deductions for starting a villain monologue. Meanwhile, Deucalion's buddy, Duplicitous Guidance Counselor (DGC) is now also the French teacher. Allison's French teacher to be exact. That's got to be uncomfortable…or maybe not since Allison's sound asleep. DGC and Allison have a standoff about sharing info as neither is willing to explain their illegal bank activities. However the word of the day is impasse. These vocabulary lessons used to drive me nuts but now I just laugh, especially when we move to Science class to learn the difference between inertia and momentum. Isaac needs to learn impulse control instead. He senses the twins in the hall and excuses himself to go to the bathroom. Sadly, when Scott goes to follow Mr. Harris vividly describes how much that is NOT going to happen. Things turn baffling when one twin starts beating up the other in the hallway. Can you say setup? Isaac is blamed for fighting. Finally smart werewolves.
Instead it's on to werewolf proposals. Shoeless calls Deucalion "Duke" and tells him to speed up the
monologue before it's too late for Derek to heal from the extra hole she's giving him. Duke instead riffs on how being the Alpha in an alpha pack is hard. Everyone wants to be boss. Duke: "Me, I'm more about discovering new talents…like you." Derek: "Not interested." Duke: "But you haven't even heard my pitch." No offense buddy but if you skewer potential recruits, no one's going to be interested in joining your army. Derek won't kill his pack. Duke says no problem - he just needs to kill one. His newly awakened lust for power will do the rest. Duke: "You really want to stay beholden to a couple of maladjusted teenagers who're bound to become a liability and believe me, they will become a liability. In fact, I've a feeling one of them's getting himself into trouble right now." Nice segue Duke right into lunch detention where Isaac protests to Harris about restocking the janitor's closet with Allison. Mr. Harris has no sympathy because he's evil. Of course, it wouldn't matter if this school actually had a discipline plan. Urgh! They do apparently have a truancy policy though because Boyd is back to honor Unknown's memory at a makeshift locker memorial. They were in JROTC together. Stiles is shocked to see him. Boyd: "Yeah I would have told you but we're not actually friends." Ha! Sad that Boyd's only friend was Erica and she's dead. Yes, that's the second confirmation Erica is dead. Give it up dreamers. Hope is no longer alive.
He's not the only one with problems though because as Isaac and Scott brag about Aidan's suspension, the Alpha Twins show up in the hallway for a good old-fashioned standoff. The brothers strip off their shirts Teen Wolf style and morph into one superwolf. Their faces seam together in an awesome effect with a weird tattooed symbol in the middle. Cool! Isaac is on drugs or something because he thinks they can take them. Scott and I trade, "Are you nuts?" looks as he pulls Isaac away. Sadly superwolf is faster and they go flying down the hall, right next to Duke who is none too pleased. The twins demorph as Deucalion takes off the tip of his cane to reveal a blade which he swiftly flicks across the twins' faces. They do nothing but follow him out. Isaac: "Who the hell is that?" At the same time VetBoss, Stiles, and Lydia arrive too late to save Harris. Luckily he left a clue in the test grades. They spell out Darach, which is a druid that goes rogue. It means dark oak. Our serial killer now has a nickname. Too bad Isaac no longer has a home. Derek kicks him out but refuses to tell him why. Come on Derek. You learned better than that last season. Now Isaac thinks he did something wrong and there's broken trust in the pack again. No good comes from this. To finally convince Isaac to leave, Derek heaves a bottle at his head, just like his dad did the night Isaac left. Isaac flees to Scott's house, while Cora looks on. Still Mr. Harris is the big loser of the night. He knows who Darach is. He apparently helped him or her, but that doesn't keep him from being strung to a tree and garroted. Chanting and lightning abound as the credits come up.
Most Intense Scene - Isaac trapped in the janitor's closet
Most Interesting Questions - Who is Darach? What does Darach gain by completing this ritual?
MVP - Deaton. Glad he's sharing his specialized info now.
Best Reason to Watch - the mystery of Darach
Best Lines -
Stiles: "You know I guess you probably heard that people are kind of getting murdered again and it's his job to figure it out." Deaton: "Gathered as much from the sheriff title."
Stiles: "Scott, your eyes turn into yellow glow sticks okay. Hair literally grows from your cheeks and then immediately disappears and if I were to stab you right now, it would just magically heal. But you're telling me you're having trouble grasping human sacrifices?" Scott: "That's a good point too."
Boyd: "Yeah I would have told you but we're not actually friends."
Allison: "Could I ask you a question?" Isaac: "Do you have to?"
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Welcome to the second half of round one. 64 quotes are already out. We have another 64 to go. One to go was Dean asking if he looked cool getting hit by a car, and Sam giving him a reality check. It only lost by 4 votes though so every vote counts. Other close quotes include Sam's 'We've got work to do" with 48% and Ash explaining his mullet with 46%. This poll has the most infuriating choice in it for me. I hope things are easier for you. Happy voting!
Quotes too long for polls
Poll 2 - Dean: Did you bring quarters?" Sam: "Dude, I'm not enabling your sick habit. You're like one of those lab rats that pushes the pleasure button instead of the food button until it dies." Dean: "What are you talking about? I eat." (Houses of the Holy)
Poll 3 - Dean: "Dude you were out…and making some serious happy noises. Who were you dreaming about?" Sam: "What? No one. Nothing." Dean: "Come on, you can tell me. Angelina Jolie?" Sam: "No." Dean: "Brad Pitt?" Sam: "No, no." (Dream a Little Dream of Me)
Poll 5 - Dean: "Sam, you and dad…you're the most important people in my life, and now…I never should have come back, Sam. It wasn't natural and now look what's come of it. I was dead and I should have stayed dead. You wanted to know how I was feeling…well that's it. So tell me, what could you possibly say to make that alright?" (Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things)
Poll 7 - Sam: "Oh my life was so simple, just school, exams, papers on polycentric cultural norms." Dean: "So I guess I saved you from a boring existence." Sam: "Yeah occasionally I miss boring." Dean: "Alright so this killer truck…" Sam: "I miss conversations that didn't start with this killer truck." (Route 666)
Poll 7 - Dean: "Just hold on, hold on. You seriously think that because none of it…none of it is true. Listen man, I know we've had our disagreements. Okay hell I know I've said some junk that's set you back on your heels, but Sammy come on. I killed Benny to save you. I'm willing to let this b** and all the SoB's that killed mom walk because of you. Don't you dare think that there is anything past or present that I would put in front of you. It has never been like that…ever! I need you to see that. I'm begging you." (Sacrifice)
Poll 10 - Dean: "Sam." Sam: "Yeah." Dean: "Too much information." Sam: "Hey I told you I was coming clean." Dean: "Yeah but now I feel dirty. Okay, well uh…brain-stabbing imagery aside so far all you've told me about is a manipulative b** who uh screwed you, played mind games with you, and did everything in the book to get you to go bad." Sam: "Yeah well there's more to the story." Dean: "Just…skip the nudity please." (I Know What You Did Last Summer)
Poll 11 - Bobby: "You know what else? I get a pedicure once in a while…this nice Vietnamese joint." Dean: "Okay. Okay please stop." Bobby: "This one gal, Nhung Phuong - her name means Velvet Phoenix - tiny thing, but the grip on her. She starts on my toes and I feel like I am gonna…" Dean: "Whoa, whoa! Hey come on man…now I'm scarred for life. Thank you." (You Can't Handle the Truth)
Poll 12 - Dean: "Well look at me, I mean I came back from the furnace without any of my old scars right? No bullet wounds, knife cuts, none of the off-angle fingers from all of the breaks. I mean my hide is as smooth as a baby's bottom, which leads me to conclude, sadly, that my virginity is intact." Sam: "What?" Dean: "I've been rehymenated." Sam: "Please Dean, maybe angels can pull you out of hell, but no one could do that. Dean: "Brother, I have been rehymenated and the dude will not abide." (Monster Movie
Poll 12 - Dean: "Before Dad died he…he told me something….something about you." Sam: "What?" Dean: "He said that he wanted me to watch out for you, to take care of you." Sam: "He told you that a million times." Dean: "No, this time was different. He said that I had to save you, that nothing else mattered, and that if I couldn't, I'd…" Sam: "You'd what Dean?" Dean: "That I'd have to kill you. He said I might have to kill you Sammy." (Hunted)
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013
This one is getting posted a little early because I will be podcasting about one of my favorite Supernatural episodes when it goes up. Sorry. That means that some of the results I'm posting here may end up being slightly wrong. I will update if anything major changes. This set of polls were a lot like the first ones, in that most of it was not close at all. The closest one had Crowley telling Cas he'd be glad to kill him losing with 44% of the vote. The next closest were Possessed Sam snark at almost 44% and Drugged Dean's ticked off sandwich. I am really sorry to see the latter one go so early. I love that quote.
Quotes Too Long for Poll:
Poll 53 - Dean: "You and me and dad, I want us to be together again. I want us to be a family again." Sam: "Dean we are a family. I'd do anything for you, but things will never be the way they were before." Dean: "Could be." Sam: "I don't want them to be." (Shadow)
Poll 56 - Dean: "Hey I've got a question for you. You've seen a lot of horror movies yeah?" Kat: "I guess so." Dean: "Do me a favor. Next time you see one, pay attention. When someone says a place is haunted, don't go in." (Asylum)
Poll 58 - Dean & Sam in tandem: "Right, you're a mind reader. Cut it out Sam. Sam. You think you're being funny but you're being really, really childish. Sam Winchester wears make-up. Sam Winchester cries his way through sex. Sam Winchester keeps a ruler by the bed and every morning when he wakes up…OK, ok, enough." (Mystery Spot)
Poll 63 - Crowley: "Don't worry about…what? Like Lucifer didn't worry, or Michael, or Lilith or Alastair or Azazel didn't worry? Am I the only game piece on the board who doesn't underestimate those denim-wrapped nightmares?" (The Man who Would be KIng)
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Brendan Penny, who stars as Detective Brian Lucas on ABC's Motive, is ready to answer your burning questions. Motive is a crime drama with a twist - the killer and victim are revealed in the beginning but detectives work to find the motive behind the crime. Brendan also stars in the soon-to-be released film The Virginian with Ron Perlman (Sons of Anarchy) and singer Trace Adkins. He played Calvin in The True Heroines and Danny in The Assistants, while Supernatural fans may remember him as Steve in Scarecrow and a demon in Survival of the Fittest. He has also guested on The Killing, Flashpoint, Stargate Atlantis, and Smallville.
Submit your great questions in the comments section below or tweet me @dahne1 by Friday morning to get your questions answered.
David Alan Basche, who currently plays Stuart on The Exes, wants to answer your questions in an e-mail interview. The Exes airs on TV Land and also stars Donald Faison from Scrubs, Wayne Night from Seinfeld, and Kristen Johnston from 3rd Rock from the Sun. David previously starred as Kenny on The Starter Wife and Mike on Lipstick Jungle as well as having guest star roles on The Mentalist, White Collar, Royal Pains, 30 Rock, Rescue Me, and many others. As an avid environmentalist, his home has been featured on World's Greenest Homes and Renovation Nation.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013
On the USA Network, characters do face hard times and hard choices but the personal consequences of those choices tend not to last very long. Within a few episodes they diminish and new problems take their place. It's not nicknamed the Blue Sky Network for nothing. As a result things on USA Network tend to be more black and white with a few scant shades of grey thrown in. I actually like that about the network since my moral coding falls more to the black and white sides of the scale too. Graceland however plays all in the grey as episodes 1.03 and 1.04 clearly show. Are you still a hero when you use subterfuge to purposely force someone to transfer when they don't want to? Are you still a hero when your decisions threaten someone's very life?
This episode starts off in typical case of the week style. Paige participates in a drug bust but she's suspicious about the quality of the pot they find. She enlists the help of Jakes and Johnny to investigate Achica Pearl, a pot farmer whom Jakes investigated before. She now legally grows pot but Paige believes she's exceeding the legal limit she is allowed to grow and selling it on the streets for more money. Since Jakes' first contact with Achica came through the Mexican mafia, Johnny needs to be the buyer instead of Paige. Unfortunately Johnny doesn't take pot farming very seriously, which comes back to bite them. Meanwhile Bello calls a meeting with Briggs and Mike, who is a bit gun shy after the last time. To Briggs' shock, it is Mike he wants to do business with and Briggs is sent away.
While Charlie and Briggs got most of the screen time in the previous episode, this one delves more into Jakes and Johnny while Paige gets bonus points for kicking butt. Fans who wanted to see more of these three shouldn't be disappointed. They each make questionable decisions but there's no question that they have each others' backs. The interdepartmental cooperation remains stunning as always. However it is Mike who is hit hardest in this episode. It's his first shot going solo on a major case and it should have lingering consequences if I'm reading this show right.
Although this episode started rather ho-hum for me, it ended up riveting. I dropped my pen and stopped taking notes about halfway through. I also jumped twice. Pizza Box does a good job of mixing tense moments with buddy comedy, and while Charlie and Briggs are not in it very much it is clear that they are the masterminds and authorities of Graceland. I also enjoyed Mia Kirshner as Achica. This role is different than her role as Kenya on Defiance and it was interesting to see. At the risk of sounding repetitive, to me this is the best episode of Graceland yet. It's a slow build but pays off in the end.
The "What Were You Thinking" Award - Johnny
Best entrance - Paige
Best back story - Johnny
Best scene - Charlie and Briggs and rum
Most intense scene / Best reason to watch - about 10 minutes before the end
Most touching offer - Briggs
Biggest subtext - Food
- TVP is not about textured vegetable protein and a pizza box isn't getting delivered by Dominos. Even the sauce comes with its own back story.
Great lines -
"I know you're a white boy but come on man, that sounded ridiculous."
"I think we can both agree that 'Abby Who Likes Crabs' is a nickname that should not stick."
"I'll save you 30 seconds and a broken hand."
"In what alternate Mexican universe do drug dealers suggest skinny dipping?"
"So what are you most interested in - the yards or the ring?"
"Sweetheart, I don't need vocational advice from some low-level banger selling ditchweed out of his El Camino."
"We didn't have summer camp in the ghetto man."
"You want to keep your eyeballs?" "Uh…yeah."
Graceland airs Thursdays at 10/9 C on USA Network.
Talent management is a cutthroat business and Dani has landed herself smack in the middle of a war. When Connor offers Dani's services to a struggling basketball player who is repped by SBG Management, it sparks a poaching war with his former assistant, Bruce. Things get nasty as V3's computers are hacked causing Nico to search for the hacker with a reverse Trojan horse and Connor to give 2 vaguely threatening speeches on the importance of loyalty. He may be campaigning for cult leader status. He's definitely matching Troy in my alert levels. Dani calls it "spinning the situation." I call it suspicious.
TK, on the other hand, has reverted back to his season 1 personality now that he has been sober for a full year. He's got the okay to date again and that means some of the most obnoxiously cheesy pickup lines ever. Luckily Rex is there to shorten the excess, dead panning, "You're ridiculous." Agreed. The scene between TK and Rex is a winner; you simply cannot go wrong quoting Top Gun. However TK's cocky attitude apparently works because in 3 seconds flat he has a date with Abby, who is not quite what she appears. Let's just say she's charmed by TK, whom others might consider the date from hell.
The best part of the episode for me, besides the ending scenes with Nico of course, was actually the case of the week. Langer is a client made to root for and while his complicated relationships may be over the top, they give him depth. I wouldn't mind seeing him as a recurring character. He recognizes Dani by reputation, thanks to her past successes with TK and Rex and welcomes her help. They seem to bond right from the beginning and Langer's problems tailgate with Dani's issues with her own children. Lindsay makes a few brief appearances and has a touching scene with Dani at the end. This episode is a fairly typical one for Necessary Roughness as Dani continues to make the difficult transition into the corporate world with its politics.
"But…I don't like that word 'but.' Nothing good follows."
"Great, so I'll go down to the local 7-11. I'll use the crack phone to call Peyton or Eli."
"I always tell him I don't call you sun because you shine. I call you son because you're mine."
"Next time don't have me followed. Just ask."
"What if it's a bomb?" "It's too late." "What if it's anthrax?" "Then we'll be dead in a week."
"You like sushi, beer, sweaty men in shorts?"
Life lesson: "The secret to patience is finding something else to do in the meantime." Good advice, Dani.
Best metaphor: tie - Paloma calls Nico a cephalopod / Connor calls Dani a peacock feather
Best reason to watch: Still the mystery of what Nico is doing there
Best use of music: Jumper montage
Necessary Roughness airs Wednesdays at 10/9 C
on USA Network.
Under the Dome airs Mondays at 10/9 C on CBS.
Jolene Purdy, who plays Dodee on the new CBS hit show Under the Dome, has been acting since she played an orphan in the musical Annie. Her big break came when she was chosen to play Cherita Chen in the cult classic Donnie Darko, a role that garnered her a lot of praise. She has also starred in such shows as Do Not Disturb, 10 Things I Hate about You, Gigantic, and Glee. Follow her on Twitter @jojopurdy to stay current on what is sure to be an exciting summer for her.
As Under the Dome scored a whopping 3.2 in demo with over 13 million viewers last night, Jolene is poised to break out in a big way. Her character Dodee is an audio engineer for the local radio station in Chester's Mill. When a mysterious dome descends on the town with no way to escape or get supplies, Dodee's natural skills in technology and engineering become vital. She figures out how to hear communication outside the dome in the premiere and that's just the start.
On the eve of Under the Dome's premiere, Jolene Purdy was kind enough to answer some burning questions from SpoilerTV viewers. Below are her e-mail answers to your queries. (I read in another interview that she had not read the book in order to stay true to the TV version, so that question was omitted.) Don't forget to check out Under the Dome on Mondays. The review of the premiere should be posted Wednesday and I strongly suggest you check this show out - fun, summer fare.
What would be your first reaction if you found yourself trapped under a dome? Would it be similar to Dodee or another character on the show?
I would freak out! No cell phone, no way out and no idea what is going on- it would be crazy. Dodee is not as scared of the dome, as much as she is determined to outsmart it. I am glad I get to experience the dome as Dodee, she's a smart, determined, methodical lady.
In interviews with BuddyTV and Red Hearts a few years ago, you talked about the issues of a fuller sized woman getting roles in Hollywood. Have you seen any changes in casting or the entertainment community as a whole? What advice would you give woman of all sizes both in the entertainment field and outside of it?
There are more plus sized women represented in entertainment today. Women like Melissa McCarthy who do fantastic work, and stay true to themselves. The opportunities are not equal in any means, but there are definitely more creative minds out there looking outside of the old Hollywood box. I would say it is more about loving and accepting yourself. Be happy being who you are! If you spend time worrying about what other people think about you, you are just cheating yourself of a life that is yours to live. Be true to you, and in that you can't go wrong.
Jake Gyllenhaal's comment on what a profound affect the character Cherita Chen would have on those who deal with bullying seems to have made an impression on you. How would you like the role of Dodee to influence others? What aspects of the character do you most admire?
I love that Dodee is so smart and not easily persuaded to give up when facing a challenge. I admire her passion and persistence. Some people might overlook Dodee, because she is not too intimidating and her skill set may be considered "nerd-like." As her time under the dome continues, people will realize that she is definitely not someone to be overlooked. I hope this makes people realize the importance of not dismissing people based on their appearance, and your initial response to them. You may really miss out on quite a gem!
You've done a lot of shows since Donnie Darko. Which one was the most enjoyable to work on and why?
I loved the multi-camera sitcom I worked on "Do Not Disturb." Coming from theatre, I think being in front of a live audience was a natural fit, but [Under the Dome] has by far been the most interesting in terms of style, story, and tone. It has also helped me check off some "bucket list" items on my actors dream list.
Your character in Gigantic embraced the paparazzi. Do you enjoy the attention that comes from being in a major TV event like Under the Dome or do you prefer to be more low-key?
I am pretty low key. I definitely appreciate the support and encouragement though!
Under the Dome Questions:
Beautiful, unexpected, intriguing
How did you get the part of Dodee?
I was sent the script and I fell in love with the concept coupled with the quiet tone focusing on the characters and their journey. I went in to audition, I really geek out over characters and what makes them tick. I found out I landed the role while I was at Disneyland with my mom and sisters! It was awesome to get to celebrate and cheer in a place where it's not considered out of the norm.
How are you like Dodee and how are you different? What was your process in developing the character?
Dodee and I are very persistent. We don't give up easily, especially when people think we can't accomplish something. I definitely plan ahead and play life like you play chess, and so does Dodee. I think the major difference between us though, is Dodee is relatively calm and collected, a little more calculated because she is smarter than I am- as much as that pains me to admit it! She is an electrical engineer, scientifically inclined and linear in thinking. I am an actress, and actresses tend to lead with our feelings and emotions. To prepare I really thought about what Dodee's strengths and weaknesses are. Also, what her passions are: technology, intellect, and problem solving. Being so deeply invested in her passions, she would have little time or desire to be extremely social. Someone who is smart, in this crisis situation, wouldn't necessarily trust just anyone or think she needs anyone. She does however have one person that she needs, loves and trusts, her buddy Phil (Nicholas Strong). When I was figuring out their relationship I drew from the people and relationships in my life. Also, my husband is an audio engineer and he helped me really understand the technological aspect of what Dodee does.
What was the most difficult scene to film so far and what is the most difficult part in playing Dodee?
Dodee is so smart! I like to think of myself as an intelligent woman, but I got nothing on the brains that Dodee's got. I think the most difficult stuff is coming up. I just read episode ten and I am eager to tackle these new challenges. I wish I could tell you, but tune into episode ten and you will see!
What has been the highlight of working on the show so far?
The cast! The relationships I have made with some of the cast I hope to carry with me for life. Nicholas Strong, Alex Koch and I spend so much time laughing together doing nothing at all. It's great!
You started your career in musical theatre and your character works in a radio station. Any chance we will hear you sing?
I would love it! Nicholas and I have had some late night music sessions. It would be pretty cool if we could incorporate our natural musical abilities within the characters under the dome.
What was it like working with Stephen King so far?
Stephen King is awesome! He's so smart, witty and sweet! I told him how the movie IT scared me so bad as a kid! He leaned in and said, "Well you better do a good table read or the clown's gonna getcha..." His work is so creepy but he is so sweet and funny, it makes you think- what's in that head of his?
We have a lot of Supernatural fans at SpoilerTV. What is it like working with Colin Ford? It seems like the two of have fun together from what you've posted on Twitter.
My nickname for Colin is "swag" - he is always so cool has his own chill, energetic style. We hang out on and off set and play pranks on each other. It's fun!
We also have a lot of Breaking Bad fans. What was it like working with Dean Norris again?
When I worked with Dean on Breaking Bad he was so giving as an actor. A real team player. So, when I found out he was going to be Big Jim I knew it was going to be a breeze. He is so charming and funny! A great actor and good time on set!
Who is the biggest joker on set?
We all have a good time! I would have to say that Nicholas is the best prankster ever!
Is there a lot of ad-libbing on set or do you mostly follow the script?
The story is so great and intricate that it is important that we keep to the written words. It's really cool how as we have gone on, the writers hear how we speak in life and have incorporated the text to roll out of our mouths more naturally.
What's the biggest difference between working on a movie, play, and a TV show?
When working on a play you rehearse until it's show time and then you go out there and have one shot to give it all you've got. There is a live audience and you get that instant gratification from your performance. In television, you have the opportunity to develop a character and tell a story that is on going. You have the chance to take multiple takes, but the pace is fast and the filming is not chronological so you have to know what the character is and is not aware of in the scene you a filming. When working in film, it is the same as television in regards to shooting out of order. The major difference from TV is that there is an end that the character is working towards and you as an actor are aware of it and create an arc that leads to it.
Who would you most like to work with in the future?
I would love to work with Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She is such an amazing comedic actress I bet she could teach me a lot!
Anything else you would like to say to your fans?
Thank you so much for your encouragement and support. We have worked so hard to bring Under the Dome to life and I really hope you enjoy the ride!
Watch Under the Dome on Mondays at 10/9 C on CBS and don't forget to follow Jolene on Twitter @jojopurdy.
Pictures by VINCE TRUPSIN
Monday, June 24, 2013
One poll down, 16 episodes retired from the contest. Overall most polls weren't even close. The two that just missed moving on were PossessedSam's taunt to Jo about her father and Dean's vow to kill the Benders if they touched Sam. Today's polls work just like yesterday's. Happy voting and remember comments make hiatus go faster.
Quotes Too Long for Poll:
Dracula: "Ah you have brought a repast, excellent. Continue to be of such service and your life will be spared." PG: "Uh huh, that will be $15.50." Dracula: "Tell me." Pizza Guy (PG): "Yeah." Dracula: "Is there garlic on this pizza?" PG: "I don't know. Did you order garlic?" Dracula: "No." PG: "Then no. Look mister I've got 4 other deliveries to make. You want to just pay me the money so I can go." Dracula: "Of course yes, but I have a coupon." (Monster Movie)
Dean: "Nobody's shooting my brother." Duane: "He's not going to be your brother much longer. You said it yourself." Dean: "Nobody's shooting anyone." Duane: "You were going to shoot me." Dean: "You don't shut your pie hole, I still might." (Croatoan)
Dean: "SOB. My father was an obsessed b**. All that cr** he dumped on me about protecting Sam, that was his cr**. He's the one who couldn't protect his family. He's the one who let mom die, who wasn't there for Sam. I always was. He wasn't there. I didn't deserve what he put on me and I don't deserve to go to hell." (Dream a Little Dream of Me)
Dean: "So little girl, shiny red apple…I'm guessing that mean something to you, fairytale boy." Sam: "I think it's Snow White." Dean: "Snow White, ah I saw that movie. Or the porn version anyway." (Bedtime Stories)
Dean: "Get out of the car." Sam: "I'm going with you." Dean: "You're just going to slow me down." Sam: "Tough." Dean: "This is dangerous and you could get hurt." Sam: "Yeah and so could you, Dean." Dean: "Sam…" Sam: "Look whatever stupid thing you're about to do, you're not doing it alone and that's that." (WiaWSNB)
Dean: "All of them…everyone you saved, everyone Sammy and I saved. They're all dead, and there's this woman…haunting me. I don't know why. I don't know what the connection is, not yet ayway. It's like my old life is like coming after me or something, like it doesn't want me to be happy. Course I know what you'd say…well not the you that played softball, but you'd say, 'Go hunt the djinn. It put you here. It can put you back. Your happiness over all those people's lives…no contest.' Right? But why? Why is it my job to save these people? Why do I have to be some kind of hero? What about us huh? Mom's not supposed to live her life, Sammy's not supposed to get married? Why do we have to sacrifice everything dad? It's…yeah." (WiaWSNB)
Dean: "Dad, I know I've left you messages before. I don't even know if you get them. But I'm with Sam and we're in Lawrence and there's something in our old house. I don't know if it's the thing that killed mom or not, but I don't know what to do so whatever you're doing, if you could get here. Please, I need your help dad." (Home)
Dean: "You know what, there's a ton of lore on unicorns too. In fact I hear that they ride on silver moonbeams and that they shoot rainbows out of their a**." Sam: "Wait, there's no such thing as unicorns?" (Houses of the Holy)
Dean: "I kinda have this problem with uh…" Sam: "Flying?" Dean: "It's never really been an issue until now." Sam: "You're joking right?" Dean: "Do I look like I'm joking? Why do you think I drive everywhere?" (Phantom Traveler)
Dean: "You know when we were little, I mean you couldn't have been more than 5, you just started asking questions. How come we didn't have a mom? Why do we always have to move around? Where'd dad go? I mean he'd take off for days at a time. I remember I begged you, "Quit asking Sammy. Man you don't want to know." I just wanted you to be a kid just for a little while longer. I was trying to protect you, keep you safe. Dad didn't even have to tell me. It was just always my responsibility you know. It's like I had one job…I had one job, and I screwed it up. I blew it…and for that I'm sorry. I guess that's what I do. I let down the people I love. I let dad down and now I guess I'm just supposed to let you down too. How can I? How am I supposed to live with that? What am I supposed to do? Sammy…gah, what am I supposed to do? What am I supposed to do?" (AHBL2)
Dean: "What's there to tell? She was wrong. There was nothing protecting her. There's no higher power. There's no God. I mean there's just chaos, and violence, and random unpredictable evil that comes out of nowhere and rips you to shreds. You want me to believe in this stuff? I'm going to need to see some hard proof. You got any?" (Houses of the Holy)
Dean: "You know it's kind of funny talking to a messenger of God on a cell phone. It's kind of like watching a Hell's Angel ride a moped." Cas: "This isn't funny Dean. The voice says I'm almost out of minutes." (The End)
Dean: "So I found something on…uh, Crazy Eyes McGee. Turns out you two knew each other." Sam: "What?" Dean: "Biblically. I just spoke to her roommate. I've got to say man, you really got around. I mean soulless or not, I'm actually kind of impressed." (Unforgiven)
Screen cap by Home of the Nutty
Our second set of polls where a little closer than the first with only a few votes separating the winners in several cases. The closest was the Meg-Cas "pizza man" exchange which lost by 6 votes. Next closest were Dean's threatening to shoot Dwayne in Croatoan and Sam's bikini inspector line in Something Wicked, which each lost by 7 votes. Yesterday's polls took us through 1/4 of round one. Today's polls should be interesting because they include some of my favorite and some of my least favorite lines in the entire series. Happy voting!
Quotes Too Long for Poll:
Dean: "Dude, I'm okay. I'm okay, okay. I swear the next person who asks me if I'm okay, I'm going to start throwing punches. These are your issues. Quit dumping them on me." Sam: "What are you talking about?" Dean: "I just think it's really interesting this sudden obedience you have to dad. It's like 'oh what would dad want me to do?' Sam you spent your entire life slugging it out with that man. I mean hell you picked a fight the last time you ever saw him, and now you want to make it right? Well I'm sorry Sam, but you can't. It's too little, too late." (Everybody Loves a Clown)
Dean: "Don't get mad at me. Don't you do that. You know I had to. I had to look out for you. That's my job." Sam: "And what do you think my job is?" Dean: "What?" Sam: "You save my life over and over. I mean you sacrifice everything for me. Don't you think I'd do the same for you. You're my big brother. There's nothing I wouldn't do for you. And I don't care what it takes, I'm going to get you out of this. I guess I've got to save your a** for a change." (AHBL2)
Sam: "I am smart and so are you. You're not a grunt, Dean. You're a genius. When it comes to lore, to…you're the best damn hunter I have ever seen. Better than me. Better than dad. I believe in you Dean, so please, please believe in me too." (Trial and Error)
Sam: "Dean back from the dead. Getting to be a regular thing for you isn't it? Like a cockroach." Dean: "How about I smack that smarta** right out of your mouth?" Sam: "Oh careful now, wouldn't want to bruise this fine packaging." (Born Under a Bad Sign)