“Maybe if I just stay in here I won’t have to decide on Maggie or Isabelle.’ (Drew Roy, TNT)
Will the skies in TNT’s long-running sci-fi drama Falling Skies finally clear and let the sunshine through? Or are the Masons and everyone on their team losing their final battle for peace?
That’s where we are as we head into the final hour of the Steven Spielberg-produced series, which says goodbye this Sunday.
Before we could say goodbye, though, it was time for one last sit-down with series star Drew Roy to find out if we’ll see a happy ending for our team, is Pope (Colin Cunningham) really dead, Roy’s feelings about how he’s changed as an actor since that pilot episode and whether fans will get some sort of resolution with Hal and his love, Maggie (Sarah Carter).
Here are two parts of our interview from last week at The Abbey in West Hollywood with the third part posting Monday as a post-mortem to that final episode. (I have seen it and it’s epic and very, very satisfying).
Falling Skies airs its final episode this Sunday at 10pm on TNT.
There are a lot of podcasts out there for you to spend your time listening to and I’ve thought about doing one in the past but I didn’t want to do one just to do one. I wanted to make sure I was giving you something unique and different than a lot of the other pop culture podcasts on the landscape.
So when my buddy and fellow journalist Trish Bendix and I started talking about doing a podcast together, two voices talking about LGBT programs, talent and issues out there made sense to me. Trish, of course, brings a lesbian perspective to our team but the girl knows her stuff across the board (hear her gush about Matt Bomer in this first episode) and she always brings a genuineexcitement to the work that she passionately does at AfterEllen.com.
Once we really dove into the idea, we came up with a name and found some cool people to help us with a logo and even a theme song. But there was one more daunting task…
…we had to come up with the perfect first guest!
With the mid-season premiere of MTV’s “Faking It” being this Monday and also being a show Trish and I both loved because it features LGBT characters (as well as an intersex character) and regularly pushes the envelope, we thought there wasn’t a better person than the show’s Executive Producer/showrunner, Carter Covington.
And big thanks to Samee Junio who made us all sound great and edited the interview in with the regular part of our podcast.
Some have survived (so far) and some have perished (RIP, Shawn) but it’s all been heading towards this…the Power season 2 finale, which airs this Saturday night on Starz.
Per the episode description, “Bodies from Ghost’s organization are dropping left and right, with each death inching closer to Ghost (Omari Hardwick) and Tommy (Joseph Sikora). Still, the threat of Angela (Lela Loren) submitting Jamie for investigation as Ghost as well as Kanan (50 Cent) wanting to put him down both prove to be just as lethal.”
That could be the motto for the new Netflix prequel for the beloved cult classic film, Wet Hot American Summer. It took time and probably some masterful scheduling to get the entire cast from the 2001 film back together for an 8-episode series but creators David Wain and Michael Showalter made it happen.
What will we see in the series, which has the added title First Day (the film, if you aren’t familiar) was the final day of camp, is the origins of many stories and relationships including the film’s gay romance between Bradley Cooper and Michael Ian Black. The series also stars David Hyde Pierce, Ken Marino, Chris Meloni, Janeane Garofalo, Amy Poehler, Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, Josh Charles and many, many more.
I talked with Wain and Showalter during a recent Netflix junket and they filled me in on including the gay relationship in the original film as well as who is rocking the short shorts in the series, which, like the film, is set in 1981.
Wet Hot American Summer is available with all episodes streaming on Netflix.
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Jim Halterman is a freelance writer who spends his days interviewing the top tier of talent and creative forces in the entertainment world and, because he's that kind of guy, he gives away stuff, too!. Follow him on TVFanatic.com, XFinityTV's LGBT site, TheBacklot.com & more! (Photo: The brand new, super gay Hollywood QCast has launched! Find it in Podcasts on Itunes!)