TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/10/11

This week, we have spoilers for Supernatural:

Supernatural (Friday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

The watchword for this week’s spoilers is “vague”.

The big news this week is the official confirmation that Supernatural is getting an extra episode this season, bringing the number to 23. The news has been out for over a month, but the network only confirmed it last week. Nikita also got an extra episode order, while Gossip Girl and 90210 got orders for …

Paula R. StilesTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/10/11

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/3/11

This week, we have spoilers for Supernatural:

Supernatural (Friday nights, 9pm, CW)
By Paula R. Stiles

The week after Comic-Con is always a bit slow with the spoilers and this one is no exception. But we still have some.

First, there’s an interview with Guy Norman Bee, who is currently directing episode 7.02 (third filmed, second aired). There isn’t a lot of spoilerage for his new episode if you haven’t been following his tweets, but he does talk quite …

Paula R. StilesTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/3/11

Review: Game of Thrones 1.04

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

[spoilers ahead]

The plot thickens like good clam chowder in A Game of Thrones. This episode, there is intrigue, sex in a bathtub, gory tournament death, discussions on illegitimacy, badmouthing of eunuchs, talk of prostitutes, and a whole wad of disenchantment. If you, dear viewer, have not figured it out, yet, the Seven Kingdoms are a heartless, harsh place.

The nicest person in this stew of villany is probably Tyrion Lannister, who continues to pepper everyone …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaReview: Game of Thrones 1.04

Review: Supernatural: “Saving People, Hunting Things”, special issue in the journal “Transformative Works and Cultures”

By Paula R. Stiles

Tosenberger, Catherine, ed. “Saving People, Hunting Things” in Transformative Works and Cultures. Vol. 4 (2010).

This is a special issue in the sociology journal “Transformative Works and Cultures”, which examines fandoms of television shows. It consists of an Editorial, a Praxis (theoretical) section, a “Symposium” section which appears to be a collection of articles by fans, a section of interviews of tie-in authors and fansite administrators, and one of reviews of tie-in works and works …

IFPReview: Supernatural: “Saving People, Hunting Things”, special issue in the journal “Transformative Works and Cultures”

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 6/7/10

This week, we’re beginning a new column reporting and discussing any upcoming spoilers for the three main shows we’ve been reviewing (if we start reviewing other shows, or we get spoilers for ones we’ve reviewed in the past – like Life after People – we’ll put ’em here, too). Those three currently are: V, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural, with spoilers being listed in order of the shows’ appearance on the weekly schedule.

V (Tuesday nights, 10pm, …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 6/7/10

Review V: The Original TV Miniseries (1983)

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

[spoilers ahead]

The original V is sometimes corny, sometimes laugh-inducing and sometimes quite fun. It’s a product of its time, with special effects consisting of Star Wars-like laser-guns which never hit anything properly (despite advanced technology, the aim of the Visitors sucks), ultra-obvious references to Nazism, clunky spaceships, and reptiles in disguise.

The miniseries opens in media res: TV journalist Michael Donovan and his partner are shooting a story in El Salvador in the midst …

IFPReview V: The Original TV Miniseries (1983)

Review: V: Premiere

By Silvia Moreno-Garcia

I don’t remember too much about the original V. I do remember it was up right before War of the Worlds, another series about horrible aliens in our midst, and that the female leads had big hair. The remake of V looks cleaner and more sophisticated than the series I used to watch, but aside from some cooler-looking spaceships it’s pretty similar to its predecessor. It’s no Battlestar Galactica re-imagining, and that’s not necessarily bad. …

IFPReview: V: Premiere

Sometimes Love Sucks

By Amanda Spedding

Innsmouth, MA – Rumours from the set of hot new TV show, Heir of Dracula, are ripe with speculation of a love triangle between the two leads, Sebastian Predeaux and Kristy Ryder, and cameraman Darrell Lehane.

Tension between Predeaux and Ryder has been evident on set, with crewmembers witnessing arguments between the two, who share a fiery sex scene in the Pilot.

A source from the set has told how Predeaux is said to be furious at …

IFPSometimes Love Sucks