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Finally!

“Smash”, the singing and dancing Broadway drama, will start tomorrow Saturday, 10pm on Sky Atlantic!

 

Far too long has Europe been deprieved of Jack Davenport’s excellent dastardly-then-again-not-really choreographer Derek Wills. There are two really good videos of an interview with Jack Davenport talking about the character and his thoughts on the show. Part I is here (can’t be embedded, sorry), part II here.

“He [Derek Wills] couldn’t care less about what anyone thinks about him. I sadly do care what people think about me, I wish I cared less but I don’t and it’s quite liberating to play someone like that.”

Jack Davenport (Derek Wills in "Smash")

I’m very curious how “Smash” will be received over here. The British press loves to eat their own, but at the end of the day, it’s the fans who make or break a show. Up to you now, guys!

I’m leaving you with a shot of Jack on the red carpet of the Olivier Awards. Unsurprisingly, he won the award for Best Tux of the Evening.

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Any time capsule left for future generations should contain the “This Life” DVD collection. Few other TV shows have captured the spirit of the 90ies the way this BBC production has, and it was the starting point for many great careers. Aside from our very own Jack Davenport as Miles, Andrew Lincoln (Egg), Daniela Nardini (Anna), Amita Dhiri (Milly)  and Jason Hughes (Warren) have become familiar faces on our TV screens.

As we’re talking about Andrew Lincoln: try to get your hands on “afterlife”, a tv series featuring the fantastic Lesley Sharp and Andrew Lincoln; it’s one of the best things ITV has ever created.

But back to “This Life” – because it will be back!

STARTING ON 26 OCTOBER, 2011, 9PM, ALL EPISODES OF “THIS LIFE” WILL BE AIRED ON SONY ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION, SKY CHANNEL 157

This Life, cast series 1, © 1996 BBC

“This Life” centres on the lives of five law graduates in their twenties, embarking upon their careers while sharing a house in South London. It’s great, wild drama, featuring a cast of talented actors and lots of nekkid bums. Come ON, don’t pretend you’ve skipped that scene in the shower. Or the one where Miles was chained to the bed, and wooof, Tony Curran in a kilt! And out of it! And then there was that one time when- ehm. Ahem. Yes. You get the picture.

So, if you’ve missed “This Life” first time round (which makes you a lot younger than me – the pox on you!) this is your chance to catch up with this cult classic.

“There have been nights when I’ve lost it. I always seem to find it again in the morning.” – Anna

Watch the trailer!

Have a look at the gallery on “Good Boy, Sparky!”

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This looks very promising – first look at the complete cast! Just click the picture below to watch the clip:

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Over at NBC, things are moving fast!

THE OFFICIAL NBC SMASH WEBSITE

is online, and provides some pictures, information and clips. And believe it or not, they already have a message board, though the show won’t air before fall. Click here if you dare.

Of special interest is the clip with Derek (Jack Davenport), who seems to have his own ideas about how auditions should be held… please click the screwed up embedding code below to watch:

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Ah, isn’t he a wonderfully snotty git! And there’s no American accent this time, which means I am happy and New Jersey is grateful. Sacrificing that squeaky bone to the TV Gods wasn’t in vain, after all.

I’ll update the “Smash”-section of the website later this day, and have for now added a link to NBC’s official website to the navigation bar.

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The only “games” I have on my computer are the ones that are pre-installed, but the new trailer for the Lego video game of “Pirates of the Caribbean” looks like great fun. I might give into temptation and order it; my inner 12 year old would greatly approve!

Here’s the trailer:

And here’s what our dear Norrington will look like as a Lego figure:

Quite a dashing gentleman – brickleman? – if I may say so!

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Tons of interviews,
big and small –
it’s impossible to track them all.
If you try, I wish you luck,
Go to Twitter and enter “Jack”…

Hey, I never claimed to be Shakespeare.

While the world prepares for the return of “FlashForward”, exclusive interviews with the cast are popping up all over the internet. I decided to pick only one and let you all use your own google-fu.
It goes without saying that I went for the one where the interviewer starts his article with the words “I’ll admit, I’m not a huge fan of TV romance. It’s a guy thing.” A pity, that – somebody who can write a sentence like “The Lloyd and Olivia ship has been anchored in the bay of forbidden love for sometime on the show…” is a natural for writing romance.

Anyway, please click the link below for article and videos:

TVOvermind – Interview with Jack Davenport and Sonya Walger

If the videos shouldn’t load for you (either the site is overwhelmed with traffic or has a Firefox ad-blocken allergy), you can try the following site, which also offers a summary of the interviews in Spanish – and the videos load without problem.

Entrevista a Jack Davenport e Sonya Walger

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Just when you thought that all news was bad news, we get some good news:

FLASHFORWARD: SEASON ONE PT. 1 (Region 1)

is now available for purchase!

Region 1, that is. Woe is us, we Europeans have to wait until 27 September, 2010, for the Region 2 version, but hey – you can already

PRE-ORDER THE REGION 2 DVD!

You all know the plot (“Blackout! FlashForward! Chaos! Kangaroos! The Hobbit did it! No, Sparky did! Shakespeare?!?”), so I won’t repeat it here. When it comes to DVDs, the extras are of special importance and interest, and it looks like the FlashForward DVD has some interesting tidbits to offer. The 2-disc box set includes all 10 episodes from the first half of the season, and the following bonus material:

CREATING A CATASTROPHE: THE EFFECTS OF A GLOBAL BLACKOUT
Go behind-the-scenes of the pilot and discover what went in to creating FlashForward’s most iconic scene, the freeway disaster.  Through interviews with David S. Goyer and his production team we go on the set to see how destruction is developed and explosions are executed.

FLASHFORWARD: A LOOK AHEAD
Be the first to get a “FlashForward” with this exclusive look at the teaser to episode 111.

“COULD”
A look at the second half of FlashForward Season 1, narrated by Dominic Monaghan.

Sounds good? Very likely is! Check out the teaser clips:

AFTERMATH (FILM)

A LOOK AHEAD (BONUS)

ACTION ACTING (BONUS)

And because we’re shallow and Jack Davenport is a certified M.O.T.E.M. – pictures!

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