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The 2014 Emmy Nominees

Check out this year’s Emmy nominees;

Outstanding Drama Series

Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Detective (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO)
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)
Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO)
Woody Harrelson, True Detective (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)
Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex (Showtime)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey (PBS)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC)
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey (PBS)

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Louie (FX)
Modern Family (ABC)
Veep (HBO)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
Louis C.K., Louie (FX)
William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
Ricky Gervais, Derek (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly (CBS)
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Adam Driver, Girls (HBO)
Jessie Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (ABC)
Fred Armisen, Portlandia (IFC)
Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (FOX)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC)
Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)
Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Outstanding Miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Fargo (FX)
The White Queen (Starz)
Bonnie and Clyde (A&E, Lifetime, History)
Treme (HBO)
Luther (BBC America)

Outstanding Television Movie

The Normal Heart (HBO)
The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)
Killing Kennedy (National Geographic)
Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge (Starz)
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo (FX)
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
Martin Freeman, Fargo (FX)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
Kristen Wiig, Spoils of Babylon (IFC)
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
Minnie Driver, Return to Zero (Lifetime)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race (CBS)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
So You Think You Can Dance (Fox)
Top Chef (Brav0)
The Voice (NBC)

5 Simple Reasons You Need To Join The Veronica Mars Cult

Were you confused when you noticed how uncontrollably giddy with excitement your friends became, when the trailer for the Veronica Mars film finally showed up online? Couldn’t understand why? Well, if you’re not acquainted with what was arguably one of the most critically acclaimed television series of the last 10 years, it’s time you took a swig of the cool aid and discovered what all the fuss was about.

This story of a high school student moonlighting as a casual detective certainly wasn’t a ratings powerhouse on the air, but has developed a loyal, dedicated cult following that’s active to this day. Click here to catch a glimpse of the first scene of the Veronica Mars movie, and read on to discover five simple reasons you should get your hands of series one, jump on the bandwagon and join the Veronica Mars cult.

Kickstarter

Veronica Mars

In March 2013, series creator Rob Thomas and lead lady Kirsten Bell launched a kickstarter to produce a Veronica Mars film, with a goal of reaching $2 million. That target was met within 10 hours. After a month, 91,585 donors ended up breaking a range of kickstarter records, raising $5,702,153 for the cause in the process. Numbers don’t lie – it’s time to check Veronica Mars the complete series out.

Characters

Veronica Mars features a strong supporting cast of engrossing characters. From Veronica’s ex-boyfriend Duncan to her PI father and even Veronica, this series is populated with a wealth of strong performances and engaging characterisation to keep even the most casual Marshmallows (die-hard Veronica Mars fan) captivated.

Critically Acclaimed

Critical success was never a problem for the Veronica Mars television series. Ranked highly in numerous “Best Television Show” lists, Veronica Mars is a multi-award winner taking home two Satellite Awards, four Saturn Awards and a grand-spanking five Teen Choice Awards. Not bad for a show cancelled after three seasons, huh?

Kirsten Bell

Veronica Mars was Kirsten Bell’s step into the big-time and she’s arguably never been better as she was as the sassy, sardonic high school student come amateur sleuth. Bell’s portrayal of the show’s title character takes hard-core Marshmallows through a gamut of emotions with her impeccable timing and tough attitude.

Guest Spots

If you’re the sort of person who goes gaga for guest spots you’re going to love watching Veronica Mars. The guest spot lists reads like a “Who’s Who” of Hollywood with big names like Amanda Seyfried, Leighton Meester, Alyson Hannigan, Dianna Argon and even the guy behind Buffy, Firefly and The Avengers Joss Whedon stepping into Neptune, California for their own star turns.
So, do you think you’ve finally been converted into a genuine Marshmallow? Ready to get on-board? Seen the show and think we’ve missed a reason why Veronica Mars is definite must-see TV? Leave any questions, comments or suggestions below. Be sure to check out the Veronica Mars television show when you get a chance so you can see what all the fuss is about. You never know, you might find yourself turning into a hard-core Marshmallow.

Vikings Season 2

Vikings season 2 is getting better and better. The TV series continues to impart history and be as educational as in the last series.

The series continues as Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) tries to raid more and more western lands. Giving him the chance to see how other people lives in other lands as contrast to his own people.

Shown in the series also are the struggles of Athelstan as his faith is tested. In Episode 4, Athelstan is nailed on a wooden cross and is awaiting death as punishment for treason.

Vikings Season 2Now on Episode 8, Vikings is a must-see TV series.

And Oh! You shouldn’t miss Episode 7 – the wrath of Ragnar is revealed here.

Bill Seeks to Ban Foreign Series on Primetime Television

I have a lot of friends who are fans of Koreanovelas. They’re happy watching it on primetime TV. It’s nothing bad. Viewers have his/her own choice what to watch on TV. If they’re happy watching the said telenovelas, cool.

However, I hope they’re hearing the news lately that these Koreanovelas, or Asianovela and other foreign TV series will be prohibited from showing during primetime TV once a legislation was passed in Congress.

House Bill 3839, otherwise known as “An Act prohibiting the broadcast of foreign television series, also known as teleseryes, during primetime, while the local television industry is recovering, and for other purposes” was authored by Buhay Party-list Rep. Jose “Lito” Atienza
Jr.

Atienza further added that foreign teleseryes have been airing on primetime schedules of television companies thereby pushing the time slot of Filipino teledramas on a much later time.

“I know that my proposal will cause controversy, but there is need to regulate the entry of foreign teleseryes into primetime programming to promote local creativity and empower Philippine producers to create content and employ more local talents,” Atienza stressed.

I am not so sure how Asianovela fans will react to this.

My take? Shouldn’t be Atienza addressing local producers? That perhaps they should produce telenovelas that may be similar or more better than foreign TV series in order to woe back our local fans and get to consider watching more of our own locally-produced tv series.

Let’s see who comes out a winner on this issue.

Falling Skies on the Watch

Finally, was able to finished all Season(1, 2 and 3) of the TV series, Falling Skies. Though I knew what was expected at the Season Finale – I did find myself glued to my seat watching it to the very end.

Falling Skies

Season 4 coming in?

If Steven Spielberg is at the helm again – Bring it on!

Can’t wait for the Mason boys and their family drama invade the TV screen.

Vikings: Season 1

Finally, I am done watching Vikings (the TV series). I started last week, stopping on weekends, continued watching on Monday, and finished the last episode on Tuesday. Then, because I find the story interesting, I watched again few episodes.
Vikings -TV Series
I must agree, the Vikings TV series is deprived of the grandeur of such other famed TV series as the Game of Thrones. It even lacks the deep storyline which the likes of Rome and Sons of Anarchy have. At least, in its simplistic historic-saga storytelling, it shows less on capturing sex and violence combined which the likes of The Borgias and Spartacus have. With the Vikings, you’ll be drawn by each characters and how well they lived as normal people at a time when Vikings or Norsemen were considered as uncivilized, barbaric and bloodthirsty warriors.

Vikings is a story (Season 1) that revolves on Ragnar Lodbrok -his family and of their religion, their beliefs, customs and traditions. As chieftain and warrior, it was also shown his desire and his successful raids into unexplored lands -with great emphasis on how great Vikings were in terms of shipbuilding and sea navigation. The series shows drama, relationship, intellectual and spiritual awakening -and, historical accounts -for the series deflects the Vikings we knew from the oral tales.

Vikings Season 1 has 9 episodes. In its season finale, as Ragnar pledge his fealty to King Horik, he’ll now be provided with more ships so he and his team can raid more places.

Season 2 was already in the offing. History Channel is now running the Season 1 in their prime time schedule.

By the way, do you know that the actor who played Ragnar Lodbrok was a model who posed for a Calvin Klein underwear ad in 2002?

Here was Travis Fimmel a decade ago with his controversial poster…
Travis-Fimmel(Check out other Calvin Klein underwear ads that defy all odds.)

And, here was Travis as Ragnar Lodbrok – sporting a scruffy look to play rough and tough in the Vikings.
Travis Fimmel as Ragnar LodbrokHis eyes are the bluest? He’s Australian, by the way. Still a hottie even after the underwear ad.

Breaking Bad Finale

Breaking bad finally bid “Felina”. The final episode was so straightforward, everything you wish for was laid down in a definitive end.

breaking bad finale car 650For one, AMC killed of its anti-hero, Walter White. It’s a fitting end for Mr. White. Not because he’s doomed to die because of his cancer. But because, it goes to show, crimedoes not pay. However, before he goes dead, he set out somehow what it looks like a mathematical killing-spree precision. Starting off with Elliot and Gretchen -I thought that even if Mr. White wouldn’t kill both, he’d set out a punishment for the two that viewers wouldn’t forget. But, then, the fear that were felt by the two by White’s almost sheer intimidation -that was a sweet revenge for Walter.

And, the ricin resurface finally -“Well, goodbye Lydia”, says Walter.  Sweet! Even the machine gun that was tucked inside his hood was cleverly put to good use. Mowing down the Aryan Brotherhood gang before finally pulling a trigger to Jack.

As for Jesse, as much as he wanted to kill Mr. White, he did knew for a fact Mr. White had saved him, taking a bullet for him. Was it a loving nod that the two had exchanged before Jesse exits the scene?

And, what could have been a journey for Walter for making up for Skyler. It was most touching. Finally, he admitted to her that what he had done was for himself, “I did it for me. I liked it. I was good at it. And I was really, I was alive.”

Yeah, the brilliant chemist, the teacher who had been inflicted with cancer. Knowing everything went breaking bad, he makes it more bad by cooking meth and making himself a criminal mastermind..

In the end, something had to happen appropriately – Walter White “…got what he deserved.”

Mitoy: Winner of The Voice Philippines

MitoyMitoy Yonting was the first ever “The Voice of the Philippines” winner beating Klarisse de Guzman, Myk Perez and Janice Javier in a star-studded finale which was aired live from ResortsWorld Manila, Sunday night.

The calm but possesses a very powerful voice was coached by multi-awarded Broadway star Lea Salonga.

Mitoy won a cash prize of Php 2 million, a tour package, brand new car, and a four-year recording contract with MCA Universal.

Congratulations, Mitoy!

Breaking Bad Cooking Off Soon

Brilliant badass chemist, Mr. White A.K.A Heisenberg…

This is the scene that tops Season 1 of Breaking Bad. Now on its 5th season’s ending episode (this Sunday)… I hate to see such a phenomenal boob series just poop out…

Vince Gilligan, I say you cook some more for Mr. White and Jesse, pretty please.

Oh! You haven’t seen this 2013 Emmy Award drama series? You’re missing out on all the fun chemistry tweaks :)

For the list of awards for the last 5 breakingly bad season…

Brilliantly done!