The doctors are in the lion's den on this week's episode of Grey's Anatomy, and not just in the figurative sense. A lion attack gets the surgeons in a tizzy (and gives Derek and Meredith a good story to tell). Owen gets himself into even hotter water when he puts his foot in his mouth, and Teddy manages to insult a group of widows.
The biggest development of the episode is what could have been with Lexie and Mark, but without the climax, it's a bit of a dull episode. Let's break it down when youread more
What do you think lies ahead for Owen and Cristina? It looks like next week his lady friend will be unmasked, but will his relationship be able to recover?
"GAME OF THRONES" SPOILERS AHEAD!
In today's ASOTV showcase about the 'Game Of Thrones' whore Ros, I reprinted the story behind her story - how she isn't really a character in the book. (Author George R.R. Martin only mentioned a red-headed whore in the first book. Series producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss fleshed that out to create Ros, who makes for a very fetching expositional character.
Apparently there will be a lot of changes to the book's story and characters before they reach the screen. And because of my Toob-centric tendencies, I actually encourage this. It helps to delineate the division between the fictional universes of Toobworld and BookWorld*.
With the second series premiere, several fans of the novel noted another major difference:
From SLB:I can't believed they killed Dani's Silver!!!! Just finished the last book and that horse is still alive. Not only was it her first gift from Drogo, but it made her an official "horse lord". Now she's a Khaleesi without a horse. Not sure what the reasoning for that was.
From BronnJeremy: haven't gotten through the third book, yet, so I don't know what kind of action would have been in store for Silver...but HBO decided to discontinue the horse-racing series "Luck", due to an unfortunate streak of horses dying on-set.
Being that Silver is distinctly all-white, maybe producers thought it easier to forgo the Silver storyline to avoid having to spend their FX budget on replacement horses, should something happen, in the future?
(I have no idea, really. I'm totally just guessing.)
I'm sure this won't be the last time we something like this happen.
* "BookWorld" is a term that I'm borrowing from another source, as I did with the "Cineverse" which came from a trilogy by Craig Shaw Gardner. "BookWorld" is from Jasper Fforde's series of novels starring Thursday Next, which takes place in a universe where the printed word becomes real. Like Toobworld and the Cineverse, BookWorld as a term is simple yet conveys so much.
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When I mentioned the four Harry Mortons of the Burns and Allen TV show, it put me in mind of another TV character from the early days of TV who was recast three times so that four actors played the role in the space of only five years.
Martin Kane was TV's first private eye, and if I'm not mistaken, the first TV character to cross over into the four-color world of comic books. (Kane was a true multiversalist. He was also in the radio universe during the whole TV run, having debuted on radio only three weeks before his TV premiere.)
'Martin Kane, Private Eye' ran from September 1949 to June 1954, and was fully sponsored by the United States Tobacco Company. They made sure that most of the storyline took place at the local smoke shop so that its commercials could be integrated into the program. (I wrote about that aspect of the show once before.)
William Gargan was the first Martin Kane, playing the role for two years. This makes him the official version for Toobworld. He was followed by Lloyd Nolan, Lee Tracy, and finally Mark Stevens.
Like I said, Gargan was THE Martin Kane of Earth Prime-Time. But recastaways Nolan, Tracy, and Stevens were not quantum leapers, nor was Martin subjected to plastic surgery, "wish-craft", or impersonations by aliens or androids. And I don't think the "Arthur Dales" splainin from 'The X-Files' about siblings with the same name would be logical in this situation.
Instead, I'm calling on a simpler splainin for a far simpler time - Nolan, Tracy, and Stevens were the Martin Kanes from other Toobworlds.
Because he was the first replacement, Lloyd Nolan could be the Martin Kane from the Land of Remakes, for example.
As he once played the former President of the United States in the movie version of Gore Vidal's "The Best Man", I like the idea that Lee Tracy was the Martin Kane in the same TV dimension that housed 'The West Wing'. Perhaps he was also the Martin Kane from the dimensions for '24', 'Commander-In-Chief', 'Mr. President' & 'Hail To The Chief', and for the Movie Of The Week' TV dimension (which had a slew of alternate presidents.)
By the way, the picture above of Lee Tracy is probably from some other production, or just a generic publicity shot.....
And let me make this perfectly clear - I have nothing against Mark Stevens. I think he made a great private eye over in the Cineverse in a fun little noir called "The Dark Corner". But even the "Evil Mirror Universe" needs its own Martin Kane. (FYI: By the time Stevens took the role, the series underwent a name change to just 'Martin Kane, Detective'.)
So the detective show did a multidimensional tour of the TV Universe, starting out with Martin Kane on Earth Prime-Time and ending up in the evil dimension first introduced (or at least made popular) in 'Star Trek'.
Three years later, however, we revisited the private eye as played by William Gargan in 1957's 'The New Adventures Of Martin Kane'. So we were brought back full circle to the main Toobworld with this British production.
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On "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" (Fridays at 10 p.m. ET on TLC), it's typically young gypsy and Irish Traveler wives that viewers see in massive, brightly-colored gowns, attempting to stuff themselves into horse-drawn carriages to say their "I do's."
On this week's installment, the dress is just as big, but the venue is different. Cassa is the only traveler going to prom and that, along with her pink dress, causes some big problems. "It's like a bouncy castle on her legs," one fellow teen comments of the ensemble. But Cassa's sister, 14-year-old Lottie worships the bubblegum-colored gown. "She looks like a Barbie slash princess and then, slash Rapunzel because of her hair," Lottie says.
Though Cassa's mother arranged for a stretch Hummer to drive her to the prom, the school insists she take the bus that students are required ride in order to get to the evening's festivities. The problem is ... Cassa's dress won't fit.
Find out what happens in the exclusive clip above and tune into "My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding" this Friday, April 6 at 10 p.m. ET on TLC to see the dress drama unfold.
Bryan and Allison once again got a chance to talk with Gillian Larson from Survivor Gabon about her fundraiser Reality Rally. She talks about what’s different this year, how much bigger the event has gotten and how she got the idea for the fundraiser in the first place. Reality Rally: RealityRally.com
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Stephen Hawking has done several guest appearances on television shows over the years, but perhaps none of them felt quite as right as when he appeared as himself on "The Big Bang Theory" (Thu., 8 p.m. ET on CBS). After all, there is no bigger fan of the brilliant physicist than Sheldon Cooper, who considers himself Hawking's only equal.
When he found out that Howard had been selected as the engineer to help keep Hawking's specialized wheelchair in tip top shape during his lecture stay, Sheldon was beside himself with jealousy. But realizing he had the upper hand for once, Howard first had him perform a series of humiliating stunts, before admitting that he'd already given Dr. Hawking Sheldon's paper.
The doctor wanted to meet Sheldon to tell him it was impressive work, save for a miscalculation. Hawking insisted on doing the voice work himself for his guest spot, rather than let producers add in his signature mechanical voice later. And he proved quite adept, as Simon Helberg noted on his Twitter feed, at comedic timing.
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CREATED BY:George R.R. Martin& David Benioff and D. B. Weiss (Apparently, Martin only mentioned a red-headed whore in the first book. Benioff and Weiss took that and fleshed her out to become Ros.)
PLAYED BY:Esme Bianco
AS SEEN IN:'Game Of Thrones'
LOCATION:Winterfell & King's Landing, Westeros, on the planet Mondas(Mondas as the planet is strictly a Toobworld conceit.)
From the "Game Of Thrones Wiki": Ros is a recurring character in 'Game of Thrones'. She is played by guest star Esme Bianco and débuts in the first episode of the first season. Ros is a prostitute and renowned beauty in a brothel in Winterfell's outlying town. She has drawn the attention of the young nobles of Winterfell including Theon Greyjoy and Jon Snow. Theon is a regular customer while Jon is not.
Arriving in King's Landing, Ros finds employment at a brothel owned by Littlefinger. He tutors her in the art of seduction. Besides Theon Greyjoy, among her other high-profile clients are Tyrion Lannister (while in Winterfell) and Grand Maester Pycelle (in King's Landing.)
Ros does not appear in the books and is the first character created specifically for the show. However, some fans have speculated that her role is based on the 'red-headed whore' who appears very briefly in the first novel. This is strengthened by the fact that Bianco was originally announced as playing 'red-headed whore' and that the character was given a name at George R.R. Martin's suggestion. Martin has stated that he intends to work the character into later books in the series, probably as a throwaway cameo just to tie her presence into both the series and books.
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TV Tango recently participated in a conference call with MAGIC CITY's star, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and creator/executive producer, Mitch Glazer. Morgan and Glazer dished about how the character of Ike Evans will evolve, discussed the importance of filming in Miami, and revealed their stories of how they became involved in the series.READ THE Q&A INTERVIEW WITH JEFFREY DEAN MORGAN & MITCH GLASER OF "MAGIC CITY"...
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It's a classic Internet success story. Two college BFFs move to opposite coasts for law school and stay in touch via G-chat, sending each other funny GIFs to describe and share events, situations, and the way they're feeling. The girls decide to turn their GIF convos into a Tumblr page, which goes viral and now receives between one and two million hits per day. Such is the story of the newest viral Tumblr sensation, #whatshouldwecallme.
Founders Libby & Leah told The Huffington Post: "One day we decided to create a Tumblr account where we could both post about what was going on in our lives -- that way, the other one could check it to stay in the loop. Within a month, we had a few thousand followers, and now we have almost 80,000."
And the rest is history. The GIFs on the blog feature Disney characters like Arielle from The Little Mermaid, Mrs. Doubtfire, Pauly D from Jersey Shore, Michelle Tanner from Full House, cute animals, and more to illustrate some of life's most relatable quandaries (for example, "When I realize it's not Friday yet" and "When I almost hooked up with my friend's ex.")
We couldn't resist rounding up 15 of our favorite GIFs from the blog. Check out the below slideshow, and tell us which is your favorite in the comments below!