Scene Stealers – 12 Television Actors You Need To Know

8bcb622d7827b9d2f436d20320b6We are living in an era of great ensemble television.  As viewers we are being spoiled not only with their work on screen but with cast interaction on social media platforms like twitter.  It has the effect of making you feel included in their TV family, and as a result you the viewer feels a sense of loyalty to them.  Shows like Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Grimm & Revenge have been excellent at this.  Though nothing could rival the social media power of CW stars, a class on which should be taught at the LaineyGossip Faculty of Celebrity Studies.  The best part for me is getting to hear from the cast members who aren’t necessarily the face of the show.  The actors who go to work every day and do a great job even though they don’t always have their own storyline.  The ones who aren’t going to be promoting it on talk shows.  The ones whose names you may not have heard.

I thought it was time to fix that.  Here are 12 people doing consistently good work that you need to know the names of. Continue reading “Scene Stealers – 12 Television Actors You Need To Know”

Here’s a Photo of Hayley Atwell, Neal McDonough, and Kenneth Choi Reprising Their ‘Captain America: The First Avengers’ Characters on ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’

Agent Carter / Hayley Atwell / Kenneth Choi / Neal McDonough

The new Marvel TV series Agent Carter doesn’t début for some time yet by Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. starts up again soon and the première episode os going to feature a flashback to the 1940s/50s featuring Hayley Atwell as Agent Carter, Neal McDonough as Dum Dum Durgan, and Kenneth Choi as Jim Morita, all reprising their roles from Captain America: The First Avenger. There’s no word on McDonough or Choi joining the cast of Agent Carter just yet but I kind of hope they rope as many of The Howling Commandos in as they can as well as Tommy Lee Jones as General Tommy Lee Jones and Dominic Cooper as Howard Stark as much as possible.

Admittedly, these guys have careers, but hopefully they find some time.

(source: TV Guide)

Who’s Your Daddy?

Chloe Bennet as Skye in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Chloe Bennet as Skye in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Casting news!  Kyle MacLachlan has been cast in the role of Skye’s father in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Why? No idea. How? No idea. When? Nope, still no idea.  That’s Marvel’s version of news for ya!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S01E04 and S01E05 Discussion

Agents of SHIELD

Ok it has been a while since I wrote about Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. It’s been nearly a month actually and in that time there have been two new episodes.

There are a few reasons for this. The first is that I was on holiday. The second is that, as much as I hate to say it, I haven’t been enjoying the show. So here’s a brief recap of the episodes we missed and the some discussion about the state of the show and where it’s going.

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