Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ep 110 Paranormal TV July 23 - Aug 27, 2012

We're back! Suzie & Shannon are back for an epic end-of-summer catch up episode where we chat about a whole ton of our shows! We cap off the summers seasons of Teen Wolf, Continuum, Haunted Highway & School Spirits, dive into Season 2 of Alphas & Grimm, plus check out Face Off, Sinbad and The Almightly Johnsons. It was a pretty freaking awesome summer! We've also decided to keep with Grimm even though we didn't chat all through S1 (and Shannon only saw some of it), we're going to add it to the roster of chatting along with our regulars.

Show Notes

0:00 - 1:35 Intro
1:35 - 5:25 News
5:25 - 19:20 Teen Wolf wrap up S2 Ep 9 - 12
19:20 - 30:30 Continuum S1 Ep 8 - 10
30:30 - 36:00 Haunted Highway - S1 Ep 3 - 6
36:00 - 40:50 School Spirits - S1 Ep 3 - 6
40:50 - 53:10 Alphas Season 2 Ep 1 - 6
53:10 - 1:07:45 The Almightly Johnsons Ep 1 - 6
1:07:45 - 1:14:45 Sinbad Ep 3 - 7
1:14:45 - 1:33:05 Face Off Season 3 Ep 1
1:33:05 - 1:55:20 Grimm S2 Ep 1 Bad Teeth & 2 The Kiss
1:55:20 - 1:56:30 Outro

The Fine Print (spoiler notations)
We talk about the shows in depth, so please watch first and then listen. We don't look ahead or watch trailers, teasers, look at casting info, so any predictions and commentary are from our own minds.

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Monday, August 27, 2012

Paranormal Pick of the Week: Doctor Who Season 7 Begins on Space Sept 1, 2012

Image from Doctor Who Season 7, Episode 1: "Asylum of the Daleks"
MATT SMITH as The Doctor, KAREN GILLAN as Amy Pond and ARTHUR DARVILL as Rory Williams

Although I'd rather deny that sometime this week it will be September, I can't deny the awesomeness of the return of Doctor Who, which is airing here in Canada now on the same day as the UK. That makes it this weeks Paranormal Pick of the Week:

Doctor Who Season 7 Premiere
Saturday September 1, 2012 at 9pm EST on Space

Here are some details from the media release on Season 7 (the spoiler-sensitive might want to divert their eyes): "In Season 7 of DOCTOR WHO, the Doctor, the Ponds, and a TARDIS-load of friends sign on for brand new escapades through space and time as they puzzle an unexpected invasion of Earth, save a spaceship full of dinosaurs and don Stetsons in a Wild West adventure. The explosive season concludes with Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory's (Arthur Darvill) heart-breaking farewell - a race against time through the streets of Manhattan. Will the Doctor really lose the Ponds forever?

In the premiere episode of this season, “Asylum of the Daleks,” the Doctor (Smith), has been kidnapped by his oldest foe and is forced on an impossible mission – to a place even the Daleks are too terrified to enter … the Asylum. A planetary prison confining the most terrifying and insane of their kind, the Doctor and the Ponds must find an escape route. With Amy (Gillan) and Rory’s (Darvill) relationship in meltdown and an army of mad Daleks closing in, it’s up to the Doctor to save their lives, as well as the Pond’s marriage."

While I dropped off the Tardis train somewhere in season 6, I think I might have to hop back on and see how season, er series 7 shapes up for a ride.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Hexed Announcement: We Have Switched Hosting - Please Update Subscribe Feed!

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Space Announces Kelley Armstrong's 'Bitten' Series to be Adapted For TV

With FanExpo running all weekend long here in Toronto, it's definitely a time to perk up your ears for awesome news. News like the announcement that Space is ordering a new Canadian drama, Bitten, based on the novel series by Kelley Armstrong. If you want to find out more and will be at FanExpo, check out Kelley at the Bitten for Space TV Panel on Sunday August 26, 2012 (see details here).

I'm a big fan of Kelley Armstrong (you can see Suzie's post on her HalCon appearance in 2011 here!), but I actually haven't yet dived into the world of Bitten, her 13 book long series that's got werewolves & other supernatural creatures, awesome women and will apparently totally suck you into it's world once you start reading. Let's take a look at more about the series adaptation from a media release:

"Toronto, ON (August 23, 2012) – Bell Media’s SPACE announced today at the start of Fan Expo Canada™ that it has ordered the new original scripted drama series BITTEN from Vancouver’s No Equal Entertainment and Hoodwink Entertainment, and Toronto’s Entertainment One (eOne). Based on the best-selling Women of the Otherworld novels by Canadian author Kelley Armstrong, thirteen episodes of the one-hour drama have been ordered, with production set to begin in Toronto next spring. Armstrong, and Executive Producer, J.B. Sugar, will be onsite at Fan Expo Canada™ this weekend, appearing on a SPACE panel on Sunday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. ET (Room 715) to discuss her novels and the new SPACE series.

Set in Toronto and upper New York State, BITTEN follows the adventures of 28-year-old Elena Michaels, the world’s only female werewolf. An orphan, Elena thought she finally found her “happily ever after” with her new love Clayton, until her life changed forever. With one small bite, the normal life she craved was taken away and she was left to survive life with the Pack. Today’s announcement follows SPACE’s order of new 13-episode drama series ORPHAN BLACK in June. eOne will handle worldwide distribution for the series.

“This sexy new series is the perfect mix of suspense, action and heart, with compelling storylines and a really strong female lead,” said Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. “We’re very excited to work with No Equal Entertainment, Hoodwink Entertainment, and eOne to bring this best-selling novel series to the screen.”

“I could not be more thrilled about this. A writer always hopes her stories will live on after the last word is written, and now Elena's will, finding fresh life in a new form,” said Armstrong.

“Kelley Armstrong’s novels contain a rich world, compelling characters, and a deep mythology from which to build a dynamic television series,” said J.B. Sugar, Executive Producer/Director, No Equal Entertainment. “Together with Hoodwink Entertainment, eOne, and Bell Media, I look forward to producing a long-running series with world-wide appeal.”

“The excitement around BITTEN is infectious,” said Margaret O'Brien, eOne Television's President, Canada & COO. “Kelley Armstrong’s characters have found a home with readers and are sure to resonate with TV viewers. We’re thrilled to be working for the first time with No Equal Entertainment and Hoodwink Entertainment on the next big hit for our supportive SAVING HOPE broadcast partners.”

Seeking refuge in Toronto, Elena constructs the fa├žade of a normal life, working as a photographer and dating a new man. But when bodies turn up in the backwoods of Stonehaven, the rural mansion that has served as a werewolf sanctuary for generations, and the Pack is threatened by an unknown predator, they turn to Elena for help. Caught between two worlds and two loves, Elena returns to Stonehaven out of duty, but once back in the fold she realizes that when push comes to shove, like any true alpha female, she’ll stop at nothing to defend her family – including putting her own life on the line.

An erotically charged thriller, BITTEN examines the age-old battle between man and beast as human and inhuman forces come to a head in one small town and within one woman’s body.

BITTEN is based on the critically acclaimed series of novels from Kelley Armstrong, a Globe and Mail and New York Times bestselling author. Originally from Sudbury, ON, Armstrong’s first book, Bitten, was released in 2001 by Random House Canada. She has since written 12 additional books in the Women of the Otherworld series, with the final book, Thirteen, released on July 24, 2012. Armstrong still lives in Southwestern, Ontario with her husband, kids, and far too many pets."

I guess I know what book series I'll be reading next!