Witness History, repeating itself?!

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Kinda, but not the the way you’d think!! Read on:
May I just start by saying that the “previously on The Secret Circle” crap before the episode starts is really beginning to annoy me. If you are an dedicated follower of the show, you know what’s going on, right?! I’m certain there may be some stragglers who need to catch up—but I’m not them, so stop please, writers, don’t taint my television with one minute of wasted air time!!!

Okay, so Where were we?
Right, we were left off with Cassie and Adam making out in the abandoned houses basement and Jake walks in……! He’s back and has his eyes set on Cassie!!

Now,
After six months of casually alluding to it, The Secret Circle finally ventured into the vaunted boat fire mystery that killed a dozen people 16 years ago, via Cassie incepting Jake. And after Heatwaves & Frosbites from last week, this show has finally rattled some momentum.
Was it how you imagined? The boat fire? My imagination would’ve been no where close to the elephants’ graveyard of Chance Harbor. Unlike past attempts, this time however, the writers deftly handled the Great Boat Fire of 1995, actually. We got a lot of information to play with and a few lingering hooks, the most prominent, of course, is that John Blackwell is ALIVE.

But what else? For one, Jake knows the witch hunter Evan — which means he did NOT die when Blackwell lit him on fire. Back in the day, a rift in the circle developed between trusting Blackwell and an offer to appease the witch hunters; what’s kind of interesting is the way the show keeps insisting on dark magic’s utility. Cassie can solve the mystery — with black magic. Blackwell can survive — with black magic. And the witches who survived that day? They were the ones siding with dark magic. On the other hand, they also ended up like Dawn, Charles, and Ethan, so maybe there’s not much that’s come to order.

Cassie’s descent into Jake’s memories, (Yes, he was there the night of the fire, which reflects on the episode’s name, “Witness“) and through the boat, however, worked. The writers drew it out properly where you’re trying to gather as much information as you can, while Cassie moves inwards towards the execution. Even in the one moment that was really funny — when Cassie brushes off the girl (WHO IS SHE?) who can suddenly see her in the memory, super casual, too, like the girl was one of those clipboard people on the street — it generally made sense because her dead father was in the room. Of course, she’d go further. Like Diana said, “I’d do it too, if I could. Just to see them? To know the truth?”

Finally, the story seems like it’s going to start shifting its ways, now that we know Ethan was also on the boat that day. Conveniently, Ethan has turned sober and not let Dawn play him into giving up his newly acquired crystal. Looking carefully into that scene, you’ll notice that Ethan came from the direction of the room in which the others were murdered. Hmm…..
Cassie uncovering that Ethan was there the night of the fire is making me question his loyalty. We know how much he hated John Blackwell, so I could totally see him working with the witch hunters to end John’s reign for good. Plus, he had a little too much fun making Charles choke on water. P.S. Dawn Chamberlain is super sketchy and majorly manipulative.

Also, we find out that Amelia, Cassie’s Mom was pissed that John betrayed her… now, I doubt it’s the whole dark magic scenario so I’m going to go with the whole cheating on her and having an illegitimate child with someone else. That makes sense. Gawd, I should write for this show!!! Don’t you think?!

Melissa is missing in action, AGAIN, no surprise there. I really REALLY hope she’s the other Balcoin (Blackwell) child so Jessica Parker Kennedy can get some screen time! Like, seriously, why is she always out of town??!

And elsewhere,

Faye—resident bad girl gets her hands on some forbidden magical drug. Although it’s very predictable, I’m hoping the writers spice it up a little bit and avoid Faye ending up in magical drug rehab. Imagine if that existed?!! It probably does. LOL! Phoebe Tonkin’s acting just keeps getting better and better. I can confidently say she is one of my favorite characters to watch.
Whilst at it, Lee tells Faye that his ex, Eva took too much of that magical drug stuff and it really messed her up. I love how even after Faye hears about the dangers of it she still takes it from that creepy dude, Creepy Callum (Michael Graziadei, So hot!!! Loved him in American Horror Story as Jessica Lange’s sexy boy toy!).

Aussi, Diana and Adam are trying to be friends post breakup but it doesn’t seem to be working out that well. You can tell they miss each other, but not enough to get back together. It really breaks my heart every time Diana and Adam are in a scene together; Shelley Hennig’s delivery is sheer perfection. I get choked up just watching because you can totally relate to her character. Dear writers, give Diana a better story line, the one where could be sweet slut next door!!!

Cassie and Jake dug up her supposed dead fathers grave and found what seems to be animal remains. Oooh, scary. Not. Totally saw that coming.

Addict Verdict: Presents more questions, but answers few!

Fix-Your-Eyes-On-Me-Scene: When John Blackwell, is supposedly burned alive as a part of a ritual to eradicate witches, courtesy Witch Hunters. The whole scene is quite revealing if you watch it closely, John escapes, dropping his “Medallion“, yeah, that’s the name of the next episode, and also, the writers made us believe that John reversed the spell and lit all the witch hunters on fire, except that’s not the case!!

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Sex And The Class?!

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Oh, Yes!!!
Get “Carrie”-ed away to High School, replacing hot hunks with sexy studs, and martinis for slushes(?!)!

Carrie Bradshaw could be heading back to school AND to television.

 The CW has ordered a pilot for “The Carrie Diaries,” Entertainment Weekly has confirmed. “The Carrie Diaries” book series from Candace Bushnell, centers on Carrie Bradshaw during her senior year of high school in the early 1980s as she asks her first questions about love, sex, friendship and family while navigating the worlds of high school and Manhattan. The first book in Bushnell’s origin story was published last year and, like Sex and the City, is told from Carrie’s point of view. It follows the aspiring writer through her relationship with Sebastian Kydd and rivalry with popular girl Donna La Donna. It is not clear if the new show would feature Carrie’s later-in-life “Sex and The City” best friends, including Samantha Jones, who was featured in “Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel,” or Miranda Hobbes, who was also in the book, which was released in April 2011.

But, how can we imagine Carrie without her “soul mates”?! I can’t! Can you?

 Gossip Girl and Hart of Dixie duo Josh Schwartz, Stephanie Savage and Len Goldstein‘s Fake Empire Productions will executive produce alongside Warner Bros. Television. Former Sex and the City scribe/co-producer Amy B. Harris will adapt the book and serve as showrunner. This marks Fake Empire’s second pilot at the CW this season; it also co-produces Cult.

HBO owns the rights to the series, with corporate cousin the CW hearing the pitch in September and immediately committing to the project.

Can’t get enough Gold?!

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Didn’t think so! The temptation’s too good to resist, I know! Read On:

The Alphabet has given the green signal to the pilot of Gilded Lillys, a period drama written/executive produced by The Nine co-creator KJ Steinberg and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes. Set in 1895 New York City, Gilded Lillys is described as an epic love story that follows the opening of the first luxury hotel in the city and the intermingling of love, vicious family rivalries, scandalous secrets, and conflict and commingling of classes. The project, from ABC Studios and Rhimes’ studio-based Shondaland, was one of ABC’s first bought scripts in August and is now among the network’s first pilot pickups.

 KJ Steinberg, who spent four seasons on Gossip Girl as co-executive producer, made a two-script deal at ABC Studios at the beginning of this season.

 

 

 Shonda Rhimes, creator of the hit television dramas, Grey’s Anatomy & Private Practice is executive producing Gilded Lillys with Steinberg and Betsy Beers.

It was the first pilot to get the green light last pilot season.

Only time will tell whether this Lily is Bold enough to be showered with Gold! 

An April Fools’ Game of Thrones…?!?!

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Oh Yes! This is no joking matter!

The return to Westeros is upon us, as HBO announced that the second season of Game of Thrones will debut on April 1 2012 and will consist of 10 episodes. This season will feature twice as much intrigue and drama as the first!In addition to be a domestic hit, ”Thrones” drew millions of viewers around the world.

In case you are the type to read the book and watch at the same time, this coming season will be based off of A Clash of Kings which is the second novel in the George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Fire & Ice series.

Considering the unprecedented growth throughout the show’s first year on the air, it is expected the viewers will return in full force and ratings will hit a new high-water mark for the award-winning drama.

I remember the goosebumps last season’s finale gave me, I was at edge of my seat, biting my nails off, as the world witnessed quite the turn of events, following Ned Stark’s death (*SPOILER ALERT*)! Ergo, on a concluding note, I am truly jumping in excitement!

Honey, let me tell you, the only April fool will be  YOU,  if you happen to miss the Season 2 Premiere!

Let Fire burn Ice….?!

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It sure looks that way!

This week’s episode of The Secret Circle called “Fire/Ice” was a little mellow for me. The brief blazes of heat were chilled by some murdering suspense that appear characteristic of the shows episodes centered around a dance, and odd character choices. Read on for my take on the Heatwaves & the Frost bites of the episodes:

Heatwave: The bonding between Melissa and Diana was commendable. Any insight into their lives sans the witchcraft and misery was soft on the eyes. Also, we found out these two used to hangout before Diana started dating Adam, and Melissa became Faye’s shadow. I only hope that this Melissa-Diana story line has a decent backbone!

Frostbite: While I loved watching Faye going to new highs to obtain her goal in becoming an “indie” witch, her constant trial at getting there, seemed to take desperation to a whole new level. I wasn’t completely enthralled when Faye just strut onto the dance floor and start abusing magic in front of everyone, I mean, she has done it before, but, tell me, How much can she do??  To quench her thirst for power, Faye, with the help of Lee Lebaque, she tried to drain the powers of Cassie, but, instead of doing that, her actions affected the entire circle! It makes me wonder that when the Circle started to pass out on the dance floor in clear view of the people around them, no one seemed to notice? No wonder witches settled in Chance Harbor.

Heatwave: Most of this week’s episode revolved around how far would Faye go get Power. Even though, Faye’s feelings have been smoldering beneath sarcastic comments and bitchiness to spare all season, not to mention her spontaneity flare into some freakish displays of magic (the storm on the boardwalk), and horrific misfires (Sally Matthews dashed on the rocks) before. However, the emotional fallout of Faye’s ill-fated dark magic heist is what sets her latest power trip apart from the others. The Circle confronts Faye about her dangerous stunts, and she turns the tables on them, stating that Cassie’s mischief equals hers. Although, Cassie argues that her incidents were accidental and Faye’s intentional, I agree with Cassie, but I appreciate Faye defending herself because it reveals a certain personality trait about her that I find quite attractive!

Frostbite: Earlier Faye was enraged that Lebaque knew she’d be tapping the Circle’s power source instead of Cassie’s, and pinned him against the wall.  But, then to sneak back into his shop? Shouldn’t she be setting his shop ablaze, and squeezing his balls  for good measure? As curious as I am to see where this is going, I can’t help but feel a little irritated!

Addict Verdict:  Sufficient to say, greed is a deadly deed. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods (in this case, the circle’s).

Fix-Your-Eyes-On-Me Scene: Faye, rejuvenated with her new-found powers, tries her malicious acts on the dance floor, and while doing so, she gives a smile, that is so devious and sinister, that I can’t help but swallow! Damn, this woman is Oh-Sooo-Sexy!!!

BTW, I’ve just seen the promo for the next week’s episode, and its oozing with Revelations!!! Can’t Wait!!

Melrose Place 3.0?!

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You got that right!
4616 Melrose Place  is yet again bought by The CW, this time nearing a deal to acquire upcoming Canadian soap The L.A. Complex. In addition to that, the network will produce 7 more episodes to the 6 already produced episodes, bringing the total to a 13-episode arc! Its predecessors, Melrose Place (1992) and Melrose Place (2009), are one of the few in the Beverly Hills, 90210 franchise, the latter was the network’s previous attempt at resurrecting the original FOX drama, but, ended up with the new show being cancelled after just 18 episodes!

In the spirit of Melrose Place, L.A. Complex revolves around twenty-somethings living in the same LA apartment complex as they try to make it in Tinseltown. The series features an international cast: Jonathan Patrick Moore (from Neighbors) as Connor, a breakout Australian with a dark past; Cassie Steele ( of Degrassi) as Abby, a Toronto girl ready to fight to get to the top in Hollywood; Joe Dinicol (from Life With Derek) as Nick, a nice-guy comedian; Chelan Simmons (of Kyle XY) as Alicia, a dancer who will do whatever it takes to make ends meet; and Benjamin Charles Watson (from Soul) as Tariq, a talented hip-hop artist from Montreal working as an intern.

Created by Canadian writer-producer Martin Gero, L.A. Complex is expected to be a key piece of a full-fledged summer original slate.

Only time will tell if an “international” cast is able to bring life back into 4616 Melrose Place!!!

Unleash the Darkness within…….!

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Its time to bundle up your gifts and become a part of the guiltiest circle on television. Yes, that’s right, Its the highly awaited winter premiere of The Secret Circle! Rightfully, titled “Darkness“, this episode revolves around how Cassie Blake (the New-in-town-and-stirs-up-trouble girl) need to come to terms with her evil side, in order to follow her lineage, yeah, she come from a long line of Dark Wizards, viz., the Balcoins, starting with Francis Balcoin, which later became the Blackwells, John Blackwell, Cassie’s father.

Enough with the sounds-so-familiar-yet-so-unknown lineage, now, lets start with the opening. Here we have Jake, doing a very Edward-Cullen-esque type sneak-into-the-bedroom-when-she-is-sleeping thing. But, the problem with this dream sequence is that, Jake ends up choking on his own blood, courtesy, Cassie Blake’s “Dark Powers”! (FYI, that’s definitely not the way I dream of Jake at night!)

Also, that choking out blood stuff was not just limited to her dreamworld, No, quote Faye, “She almost choked Adam to his death using her MIND!” Oh, and, It gets better, not only does she find out more about her lineage, Cassie even learns how to control her “powers’, courtesy, Diana’s Grandmother, the fairy godmother with a bad motive! C’MON, She tried to kill Cassie,  believing that her Dark Powers would go with her! First, she lures the poor girl into the woods promising her to get rid of the dark potential then, then, knocks her out and buries her ALIVE!!!

Now, Lets move to the other simultaneous  storyline, that of Faye, the-up-to-no-good Bee-Otch is back to her sinister self! And this time, she has Melissa join her in her shenanigans! Whilst hungry for individual power, Yes, She can’t use her powers since the circle was bound, she comes across Lee Lebaque, played by Gray Damon (Aashay flutters his eyes & reminisces The Nine Lives of Chloe King)! Lee appears to know quite about voodoo and magic, so says his blog…(HUH?!) But, au contraire, he’s just an imposter, and Faye only arrived at this conclusion after Lee got to second base with her!

Addict Verdict: Less Magic, More Talking! Leaves much to be expected!

Fix-Your-Eyes-On-Me-Scene: Cassie unleashes the darkness within her and releases herself from her captivity by exploding the wooden box she was trapped in, into the air!!!