Posts by Carrie Bell
- carriebell at Yahoo TV3 days ago
Turns out “Game Of Thrones” didn’t throw 2013’s only Red Wedding. Although considerably less intense and (according to the previews) 100 percent less fatal, the long-anticipated Emily Thorne-Daniel Grayson marriage on Sunday's winter finale of “Revenge” similarly ended in betrayal and bloodshed.
“The wedding was this wonderful engine for the first ten episodes, as there’s something so elegantly chaste about a wedding,” explained executive producer Sunil Nayar at a press preview of the episode held last week in Burbank. “We’ve tried to explore what her mission has turned her into, what are the merits of her mission, and answer who shot her and why. Now post-shooting, you’re going to see, especially in the next three episodes, the real humanization of her. We can get into the more salacious, ‘Revenge’-y interpersonal stuff and show the darker colors of all the people. In the second half, we wanted to get back to the girl that was destroyed and to the family that destroyed her.”
'Revenge' Midseason Finale Preview: Emily's Big Day Goes Out With a Bang, but Who's Holding the Gun?carriebell at Yahoo TV5 days ago
You're invited to the social event of the "Revenge" season on Sunday, and the lavish wedding of Emily Thorne and Daniel Grayson will not disappoint.
It has all the decadent and devilish details one has come to expect from a soapy ceremony: a couture gown, a beautiful setting, an elaborate cake made by an ex-lover/current mistress, a morose mother-in-law as well as other unexpected and unwelcome guests, stolen kisses, sappy speeches, and honeymoon high jinks that are un-fun for the whole family.
- carriebell at Yahoo TV9 days ago
Boston strong couple Jason Case, 34, and Amy Diaz, 29, met in a Rhode Island hookah bar, dated for 18 months, and then decided to test their skills and their relationship by applying for "The Amazing Race 23." Six months later, their love affair is still going strong, an engagement is imminent, and their bank accounts are healthier, thanks to avoiding Philimination. Yahoo TV spoke exclusively with this season's winners Monday while they were on a train to New York about the highs and lows of the competition, their controversial alliance, and how the race affected their bond.
How does it feel to finally be able to tell people you won?
Amy: We are so relieved. Our moms needed tranquilizers throughout the entire season and definitely last night.
Jason: It was really tough not to tell anyone, but it was harder not to mess up and give anything away. People would try to trick us and ask questions to try to figure out if we'd won or lost. Amy and I were very prepared for that. We had a great poker face for the last few months, so we completely blew people's minds when we won. They had no idea.
- carriebell at Yahoo TV10 days ago
SPOILER ALERT: This recap contains spoilers for the season finale of "The Amazing Race."
After roughing it through 11 legs, 4 continents, 9 countries, and more than 35,000 miles, Team Boston rose above their signature second-place spot (they finished second a record six times over the course of the competition!), proved just how strong of a partnership they really had, and won the $1 million prize on “The Amazing Race” 23.
“This is definitely the beginning of my happily ever after,” Amy choked out after getting over the initial shock and disbelief of arriving first to Phil’s final mat in Juneau, Alaska — undoubtedly alluding to her plan to spend the money on a ring and a wedding. “We’ve experienced so many highs and lows that I feel like we can pretty much take on anything.” Jason added, “It was about coming out here and working as a team, determined to finish every goal and push through every leg.”
- carriebell at Yahoo TV12 days ago
Over the course of the 23rd "Amazing Race," teams have slipped and fallen, butchered pronunciation, botched math, smelled strongly of fish, argued in public, sang opera horribly, cross-dressed, and participated in plenty of other equally embarrassing tasks we don't have room to list all in hopes of winning the $1 million prize. If they'd had a shred of dignity left when entering the last leg, we're pretty sure they kissed that goodbye too based on the contents of this exclusive clip from Sunday's two-hour finale.
It appears one member of each duo has to participate in a Road Block in a Tokyo park that looks like it was cribbed from some superwacky Japanese game show's playbook.
- carriebell at Yahoo TV13 days ago
While "The Sing-Off" was never officially canceled by NBC, things looked grim for the a cappella singing competition, which hadn't aired since November 2011. Luckily for a-ca-ballers and a-ca-followers everywhere, the film "Pitch Perfect" became a box-office beast: Its "Cups" song was omnipresent, "Glee" continued to keep the beat on the small screen, and "Sing-Off" Season 3 winner Pentatonix became a bona fide YouTube phenomenon. We're guessing NBC couldn't ignore those numbers, so the series was saved from certain tone death.
"It's exciting to see what I think is a renaissance in a cappella music and to think the little engine that could, 'The Sing-Off,' has been part of spawning that renaissance," the show's host, Nick Lachey, said during a set visit held last August when the new installment was being filmed. "We all do this because we have real passion for music and a cappella, and it's pretty cool to see what people are interpreting a cappella to be. It's great to be back."
Apparently, it is hard for Grayson/Dracula (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) to reach his full potential as a captain of industry when he doesn't keep daylight office hours and knows he is running out of time as the Order of the Dragon, on top of his less nefarious business associates in Victorian England, is growing increasingly suspicious of his tendency to burn the midnight oil.
On this Friday's episode, "Of Monsters and Men," it is show-up-or-shut-up time. In an attempt to flush out the beast, Browning is throwing a midday meeting in his solarium, and our vengeful vamp knows he needs to make an appearance or "all our efforts will have been in vain. We can't win if we don't go all in." He needs to become a daywalker, stat.
You know what they say: The couple that Grimms together, stays together.
With all of Nick's supernatural skeletons out of the closet, Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) is officially part of the Portland Scooby gang. Now Nick (David Giuntoli) can share case details, browse his ancestor's creepy and seemingly professionally illustrated journals, and brainstorm bad guy abatement with his beloved.
And from what transpires in this exclusive clip from Friday's episode titled "Stories We Tell Our Young," the newest team member — a vet who knows a suspicious amount of human doctor-type factoids — could really come in handy when Nick and Hank catch a case of a child who has shown signs of possession for a year.
It is that most wonderful time of the year again. There are gifts to shop for, cookies to bake, candles to light, parties to attend, vacations to plan, and holiday classics like "A Christmas Story," "Love Actually," and "It's a Wonderful Life" to fill your DVRs. So at this point, starting a new TV series — even a highly anticipated one filled with familiar faces and created by a respected name — may seem daunting.
But if you don't add TNT's "Mob City" to your TV to-do list, you will be missing out.
- carriebell at Yahoo TV17 days ago
"Who are you, pod person?"
That phrase was on a continuous loop in our heads as we watched the tenth leg of “The Amazing Race.” At this point in the season, the penultimate episode, you think you have a pretty good handle on the players; yet throughout this Indonesian round, it was as if the reliably loud, snappy, aggressive, and demeaning Pinkie had been body-snatched.
Gone was the girl that everyone loved to hate at the watercooler, on Twitter, and in Yahoo TV’s comments. After weeks of criticizing her partner’s driving, date-arranging, and overall gameplay, she seemed to have been replaced with a calmer, more logical, and generally nicer model.