Thursday, April 30, 2015

JOSH RADNOR, MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD LEAD RIDLEY SCOTT'S CIVIL WAR SERIES 'MERCY STREET'! STARZ RELEASES 'FLESH AND BONE' TENSE TV SERIES TRAILER! VICTORIA JUSTICE GUEST STARS IN 'UNDATEABLE'

'MERCY STREET' SERIES 
JOSH RADNOR & MARY ELIZABETH WINSTEAD IN RIDLEY SCOTT'S PBS CIVIL WAR DRAMA
The first American series at PBS in ten years Ridley Scott's Civil War drama MERCY STREET has announced its cast! Josh Radnor, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Gary Cole and Cherry Jones will star in the series that follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War — New England abolitionist Mary Phinney (Winstead) and Confederate supporter Emma Green. The Green family’s luxury hotel in Alexandria has been transformed into Mansion House, a Union Army hospital tending to the war’s wounded. The series is inspired by memoirs and letters from real doctors and nurse volunteers at the hospital in Alexandria, the longest occupied Confederate city of the war.

VICTORIA JUSTICE TO GUEST
STAR IN 'UNDATEABLE' NBC SITCOM'S LIVE EPISODE
In other TV news, our favourite TV sitcom, the wonderfully warm, delightful and joyful UNDATE- ABLE has announced Victoria Justice as the guest star in the penultimate episode of the second season which airs live for both coasts May 5th! Airing at NBC on Tuesdays, this wonderfully charming comedy show follows a group of loving friends who spend most of their days at their bar helping each other find love in life. The sitcom stars Chris D'Elia, Brent Morin, David Fynn, Rick Glassman, Ron Funches and Bianca Kajlich.

'FLESH AND BONE' TRAILER 
NEW STARZ LIMITED TV SERIES
Starz has released the first trailer for their new Winter 2015 limited series FLESH AND BONE which shows that ballet can be a rather tense and dangerous affair! Not what you'd expect from a bunch of tutus flying around. The eight episode series will follow an aspiring ballet dancer (Sarah Hay) who leaves home for New York. Her natural talent lands her a spot in a high-profile ballet troupe run by a demanding teacher (Ben Daniels), but she must make peace with her past in order to achieve her dreams. Acclaimed American dancer Ethan Stiefel is doing the choreography for the series which also stars Marina Benedict and Tovah Feldshuh.

30 comments:

  1. "Mercy Street" sounds like it will be good. Right now on PBS I'm watching "Wolf Hall" and enjoying it very much.

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    1. Glad you do, Debs, I personally could not. Stopped at the third episode... it was too uninspired and dreary for me and I hated the lighting in it

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  2. I could be a ballet dancer. I'd be a country ballet artist. No?

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  3. Flesh and Bone looks kind of sadistic and erotic, if that makes any sense. I guess that's what I think of the discipline of ballet. LOL

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    1. I've always imagined those dancers have tones of swinger parties... everybody with everybody.... if you know what I mean....

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    2. Good point. Why do you think they so uptight?

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    3. because they're mostly gorgeous

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  4. I read an interview from Victoria Justice not too long ago. The girl seems to not have very many brain cells, and her favorite word is "cool". Absolutely annoying! I don't recall any of my 20 something friends ever sounding as childish or stupid as she seems.

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    1. yes, she does come from MTV.... They've throw in Bridget Mendler into the UNDATEABLE cast this season... she is from Disney... and she definitely doesn't have much acting talent either... which is a shame, since the rest of the original cast is outstandingly marvellous... one of the best I've ever seen and they have such an amazing chemistry

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    2. I haven't seen this show yet. I've got it added to my every growing list to catch up on. Wasn't Bridget Mendler from the Good Luck Charlie show on Disney? I'm pretty sure I recall my girls watching her quite often. I also found that one annoying!

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    3. yep, but she wasn't irritating in that Disney sitcom, as she is in this one. The girl just can't act... she is trying, but her efforts are ruining the otherwise perfect sitcom. It's kinda like throwing Kirsten Stewart in a movie with Oscar winners

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  5. All things about MERCY STREET intrigues me... not sure if Josh can pull it off. I am willing to see his acting chops in a serious set up.

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    1. My thought exactly... he wasn't much of a comedian either, it will be interesting to see him in a serious role... a very serious one since he plays a surgeon

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    2. see great minds... think alike! :)

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    3. too true... only when you're not thinking up some shenanigans... or maybe even then... you may proceed....

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  6. Mercy Street is right up my alley. A period piece with strong female leads. I still don't know much about the ACW. We didn't study that. Did you guys?

    Flesh and Bone looks excellent. I've seen documentaries on that industry and it is brutal. What the dancers put themselves through physically and emotionally is hellish. I hope I can see that one.

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    1. Nope, and I'm kinda glad because I usually find US history dreary :) I prefer the world history and will watch anything on it, but American usually not.

      Kinda like little Chinese Gymnast but ten times less worse.

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  7. Cool! There's life after HIMYM for Josh Radnor. He's very talented...I was hoping he hadn't pigeonholed himself.

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  8. Flesh and Bone sounds interesting.
    When they explain that it is a series "which shows that ballet can be a rather tense and dangerous affair!" It makes me think of Black Swan.
    I'll have to check out the series.
    Thanks!

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    1. I think that the lead actress starred in BLACK SWAN too... and that sentence about affair is mine :)

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    2. Nice sentence giving a summary of the series... Clearly it caught my attention!

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  9. I agree with Lauren too. Flesh and Bone does have a Black Swan vibe.

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    1. the lead actress is from the same movie :)

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  10. My goodness, the ancient Egypt set series TUT is graphic but seeminly interesting.

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    1. we wish there were more Egyptian programmes.... but we will have GODS OF EGYPT with Gerard Butler arriving next year

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