Category Archives: The Secret Circle
- Monday, December 31st – TV.com’s Top 100 Best of Everything ranks FOX saving Fringe for a final season as 12th.
- Monday, December 31st – TV.com’s Top 100 Best of Everything ranks death of Bobby on Supernatural as 17th.
- Monday, December 31st – Television Without Pity names Etta’s death on Fringe as jaw-dropping TV drama moment.
- Monday, December 31st – Television Without Pity names the purple haze, aka magic, coming to Storybrooke on Once Upon a Time season one finale as jaw-dropping TV drama moment.
- Monday, December 31st – Television Without Pity names Robert Carlyle — Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold – of Once Upon a Time as one of TV’s most valuable performers.
- Sunday, December 30th – TV.com’s Top 100 Best of Everything ranks TV welcoming horror shows like The Secret Circle and upcoming Bates Motel as 28th.
- Wednesday, December 26th – TVLine names Once Upon a Time’s Snow White & Prince Charming the best romantic couple; Snow White and Emma as best female bonding; and Bailee Madison as young Snow White as most spot-on casting
- Wednesday, December 26th – TV Line names Fringe‘s Olivia as the runnerup for most kickass parent and Georgina Haig as POlivia’s daughter Etta the runnerup for most spot-on casting
- Wednesday, December 26th – TV Line names Arrow‘s Oliver in pilot’s salmon ladder scene as best display of skin
- Wednesday, December 26th – TV Line names Supernatural‘s Benny as the best new character on an established show and Sam & Amelia as runnerup for worst love story
- Wednesday, December 26th – TV Line names The Killing‘s Sarah Linden as worst parent
- Sunday, December 23rd – BitTorrent ranks Fringe as the 9th most-pirated TV show with 2.3 million illegal downloads for single episode.
- Saturday, December 22nd – TV.com’s Top 100 Best of Everything ranks Stephen Amell’s abs on Arrow as 68th.
- Friday, December 21st – Entertainment Weekly TV critic Ken Tucker ranks Fringe as the 13th Best TV Show of 2012; EW readers rank it as 8th
- Friday, December 21st – Entertainment Weekly names Arrow‘s Stephen Amell a Breakout Star of 2012
- Friday, Decmeber 21st – TV.com’s Top 100 Best of Everything ranks Fringe‘s animated homage to Monty Python as 75th
- Wednesday, December 19th – TV.com’s Top 100 Best of Everything ranks the harness factory on Falling Skies as 98th.
- Wednesday, December 19th – TV.com’s Top 100 Best of Everything ranks a guy exploding on The Secret Circle as 99th.
Even when under threat from witch hunters or dark magic, The Secret Circle’s young female witches — played by Britt Robertson, Phoebe Tonkin, Shelley Hennig and Jessica Parker Kennedy — could be counted on to wear really cute clothes.
And those clothes proved to be the biggest draw at The Secret Circle film studio liquidation at North Shore Studios in North Vancouver earlier this week.
The CW cancelled this one-season series ahead of its New York upfront in mid-May to make way for five new drama series, three of which will be filmed in Vancouver.
Before learning his show had been cancelled, The Secret Circle showrunner Andrew Miller teased to Entertainment Weekly online where a second season would take the witches of Chance Harbour, Washington. Britt Robertson’s Cassie would have fallen into dark magic after killing her evil father in the season finale. Phoebe Tonkin’s Faye would relish and seek to expand her individual magic with the circle broken. Shelley Hennig’s Diana, who leaves town with Grant (Tim Phillipps in my photo above) in the finale, would fight the dark magic tormenting her half-sister Cassie. Jessica Parker Kennedy’s Melissa would hook up with her baddest boy yet — Thomas Dekker’s former boy scout Adam on a very dark path. And Chris Zylka’s Jake would be done with being manipulated by dark forces and fight to bring Cassie back to the light.
Six good reasons to Save the Circle, as the fan campaign to bring the show to MTV was known. Fans donated $7,500 to the Make-a-Wish Foundation in MTV’s name, with Andrew Miller giving the proceeds from the auction of a show poster signed by him and some cast. It shows what a loyal and generous young fan base The Secret Circle had.
Published July 21, 2011 on Vancouver is Awesome
How’s this for Comic-Con craziness? Twihards starting lining up outside the San Diego Convention Center three days early (on Monday) to be among the six thousand lucky enough to get into The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 1 panel in Hall H, which took place just before lunchtime today. Breaking Dawn 1 was the first panel in Hall H so that Twihards couldn’t ruin Comic-Con like they usually do. What’s even more crazy? That the vampires and werewolves of the mainly Vancouver-shot Breaking Dawn 1 aren’t the most popular panel of the hundreds at Comic-Con 2011. Not even close. That honour belongs to the zombies of AMC TV series The Walking Dead.
Breaking Dawn 1 isn’t even among the most popular of Vancouver-filmed movies and TV series at Comic-Con, which has become less about big movies and more about cult television series in recent years. Locally-shot TV series Pscyh cracked the Top 25 most popular panels and Fringe, Eureka, Supernatural and Alcatraz are all in the Top 50. Breaking Dawn 1 and Underworld Awakening (the fourth in the movie franchise but only the third to star Kate Beckinsale and her vampire cat suit) barely made the Top 50 cut.
Psych presented today to standing-room-only, people-turned-away capacity, with Psych-os either dressed as pineapples or carrying them. Apparently series star James Roday (seen above directing a vampire-themed episode) improvised with a pineapple in the show’s premiere and there’s been one hidden in every episode since. Nominally a detective series, Psych knows how to play to a Comic-Con crowd, with several episodes in its sixth season (now filming in Vancouver) crossing over into genre stuff like vampires, super heroes and Star Trek. In a real casting coup, the original Captain Kirk — William Shatner — plays the father of one of the main cast in an episode filmed
Published April 21, 2011 on Vancouver is Awesome
In less than a month, the five American broadcast networks start to unveil their fall plans in New York and we will know if J. J. Abram’s Alcatraz and a handful of other TV drama pilots we saw filming in Vancouver will make it to series for next season. Of course some drama pilots which filmed elsewhere may end up as a 22-episode production in our city too because it’s still cheaper to film here. Still, nothing is guaranteed with 42 drama series pilots in total vying for a limited number of primetime slots.
FOX drama pilot Alcatraz, which has strong early buzz, follows a police officer, played by Sarah Jones, investigating the reappearance of 300 prisoners and wardens missing for 50 years from the notorious San Francisco island prison. But it will be tough for the network to find a spare spot for another scripted drama after renewing J.J. Abram’s Vancouver-filmed Fringe for a fourth season. The cult TV show creator reportedly flew up here for few days in late January to oversee filming of the Alcatraz pilot, also starring Jorge Garcia (Lost’s Hurley), plus a hilarious scene of Fringe featuring guest star Garcia getting high with John Noble’s Dr. Walter Bishop. I tried so hard to find where Alcatraz was filming during Abram’s visit but kept showing up after they’d wrapped for the day: first in Queen Elizabeth Park where they filmed a funeral scene with a freshly-dug grave covered in floral wreaths in a fake graveyard and then at a house in Shaughnessy where nobody was left except crew dismantling the set.
I finally caught up with Alcatraz on West Pender Street at an abandoned bank building turned into