Starpulse.com

Television

What Marvel Villain Will David Tennant Be Playing?

January 27th, 2015 1:01pm EST
David Tennant Cast As Villain 'Kilgrave' In Marvel's Netflix Ser
For those that were fans of the former Time Lord and tenth 'Doctor Who,' you'll be happy to hear that Netflix has cast and signed Scottish actor David Tennant to their upcoming series “Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones.”

Tennant will be playing super-villain Zebediah Kilgrave (also know as Purple Man) in the 13-episode series. He joins the show starring Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) and Mike Colter (Luke Cage), which is being produced by Melissa Rosenberg who is looking forward to the addition of Tennant.

“I'm so honored and excited by the prospect of David inhabiting this multifaceted chara...
READ MORE

Joe Weisberg And Joel Fields Talk Building 'The Americans'

January 27th, 2015 12:02pm EST
Joe Weisberg And Joel Fields Talk Building 'The Americans'
Wednesday brings back one of the best shows on television: FX's The Americans. The Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell-led series looks like a spy thriller, feels like a character drama, rings true as a Cold War period piece, and has all the right stuff to make its own place in history.

What makes it so great and where is it going in season three? We posed those questions to executive producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields when we met them at FX's Television Critics Association presentation in Pasadena, and here's what secrets we could get out of them as to how they've built such an unbelievably...
READ MORE

'The Fosters' - 'Stay' Recap: Will Callie Leave The Fosters?

January 27th, 2015 9:38am EST
'The Fosters' Season 2 Episode 13 'Stay' Recap: Will Callie Leav
The Fosters' stress reaches an-all new high on last night's episode. Callie's frustration grows with more life complications. Meanwhile, The Fosters sets up the building blocks from issues that will plague the rest of the family. "Stay" also marks the return of two characters: Emma and Kiara. It also introduces a new one, Rafael.

Kiara's Decision

Callie's academic future becomes another uncertainty in her life. She may not graduate high school. A lot of her credits aren't transferring and she needs to take summer classes. Later, Callie receives an urgent call from Kiara.

Callie wakes u...
READ MORE

'Top Gear' (UK) Recap: The Second London Race

January 27th, 2015 9:05am EST
'Top Gear' (UK) Recap: 'Series 22, Episode 1' - The Second Londo
Tonight on Top Gear, now that no one's being chased out of a country, it's time to get back to the usual motoring hijinks - which in series twenty-two, include an attempt at being cowboys that ought to go better than Richard Hammond's, The Stig's Australian cousin, and that long-awaited crossover with the American Top Gear.

First, though we're going in reverse and re-doing the infamous London race from series ten, since the guys botched it so badly by allowing James to drive the car. Except it's not in London, it's in St. Petersburg, Russia. And James isn't in the same car; he's in a Renau...
READ MORE

Getting Down And Dirty With BBC America's 'Mud, Sweat & Gears'

January 26th, 2015 2:05pm EST
Getting Down And Dirty With BBC America's 'Mud, Sweat & Gears'
BBC America has been on a continual quest to find something to pair with the juggernaut that is Top Gear. So how about two more slightly crazed presenters destroying cars - this time on purpose? That's the general idea behind Mud, Sweat & Gears, a sort of Junkyard Wars for petrolheads led by Top Gear magazine editor Tom "Wookie" Ford and Fifth Gear co-host Jonny Smith.

We caught up with Wookie and Jonny during the filming of Mud, Sweat & Gears' season finale to ask them what they think they're doing, as well as get some inside scoop on this car-creating competition that always ends with a ...
READ MORE

'Downton Abbey' Recap: Sex And Drugs (Rock ’n Roll Hasn’t Been Invented Yet)

January 26th, 2015 10:57am EST
'Downton Abbey' Season 5 Episode 4 Recap: Sex And Drugs (Rock ’n
Tony Gillingham (Tom Cullen) doesn’t understand how a lady can sleep with a man, then not want to marry him; Thomas Barrow (Robert James-Collier) returns to Downton a heroin addict; and Robert, Earl Of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) has a freak out at dinner.

Thomas is back, and as Mr. Carson (Jim Carter) puts it, “Charming as ever, I see.” Not only is the valet still surly, he’s looking ill and constantly MIA. When Thomas steals a spoon from the kitchen, everyone suspects he’s cooking in his room (a DA no-no), but Baxter (Raquel Cassidy) oddly enough keeps coming to Thomas’s rescue with excus...
READ MORE

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Jake's Heart is Crushed, And So Is Ours

January 26th, 2015 10:36am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Jake's Heart is Crushed, And So Is O
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" might be a comedy, and we might have laughed plenty at "The Defense Rests" (if you sat there stonefaced while Holt cackled at the genius of Wuntch's name autocorrecting to "butt," you may be a robot).

But it wasn't the funniest episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" history. And that's intentional- "The Defense Rests" is probably the closest thing this show will get to a Serious Emotions episode.

And those Serious Emotions come from Jake and Sophia, finally doing what was foretold when Eva Longoria only signed on for three episodes- breaking up.

At first, it's not a breakup...
READ MORE

'Mulaney' Recap: 'He Has An Achilles Body'

January 26th, 2015 10:31am EST
Mulaney
What type of TV universe does “Mulaney” exist in? Is it the kind in which psychopaths can thrive in their own little pocket like in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”? Is it the show business exaggeration of “30 Rock”? Is it the mostly realistic world populated by main characters who act like they are at a slight remove from everything, a la “Seinfeld”? Or is it the touchy-feel sort of so many sitcoms that try to teach real-world lessons so didactically?

Because of this state of uncertainty, it is hard to know what conclusions to make about Lou teaching John about power moves. The op...
READ MORE

'Bob's Burgers' Recap: 'Late Afternoon In The Garden Of Bob And Louise'

January 26th, 2015 9:44am EST
Bob's Burgers
Bob Belcher’s passion comes out when he gets into activities that are not typically known for inspiring passion. This could be a recipe for annoying others, but for the most part, he does not indulge his interests at the expense of the people in his life who do not share them. This is partly because he has not very often had the opportunity to fully indulge his passions. Acceptance into the community garden changed all that.

Bob insisted that this opportunity was for the sake of the restaurant, and thus the family. He certainly seemed to believe this. Not that this was a particularly ...
READ MORE

'Girls' Recap: Someone Finally Tells Jessa Off!

January 26th, 2015 9:09am EST
'Girls' Recap Season 4 Episode 3: Someone Finally Tells Jessa Of
Previously - Hannah discovered that she's not exactly a revelation as a writer. And Elijah came to stay.

This episode of Girls finds the majority of the characters just talking and talking and talking these BS touchy-feely circles around everyone else as a way of masking their own selfish wants and needs. You’re like “uh, that’s pretty much the show, J.” I know, but it felt a lot more prevalent this evening.

Hannah has been in Iowa for pretty much a day when she’s all of a sudden deep into a personal crisis over writing. Maybe she doesn’t WANT to be a writer, she questions? As she tells ...
READ MORE