Posts by Dru Moorhouse
- Dru Moorhouse at Yahoo TV1 day ago
SPOILER ALERT: This recap of the "Orphan Black" Season 2 premiere contains character and storyline spoilers.
They're baaack! Open your crafts closet, grab a glue gun, and design a big ol' thank you card, because our favorite clones — including one we didn't expect to see again — finally returned in "Orphan Black's" thrilling (and hilarious) second-season premiere on BBC America.
Like the series premiere — when Beth took off her heels and jumped in front of a subway train — "Nature Under Constraint and Vexed" got off to a fast and furious start. It picks up moments after the season finale, with Sarah frantically searching for her kidnapped daughter, Kira, and her guardian, Mrs. S.
Farm to table
Who do we have to kill to get some organic eggs around here? In a scene as tense as "Pulp Fiction's" diner robbery, Sarah found herself at the center of a shootout between two creepy cowboys and a gallant diner owner. She eluded the only other survivor ("Nikita's" Ari Millen) by kicking out a hole in the bathroom wall, because that's how you do when you're a badass like Sarah Manning.
- Dru Moorhouse at Yahoo TV23 days ago
All rise for the vice president! The cast and creator of "Veep" hit the PaleyFest stage Thursday night to preview the third season of HBO's hit political comedy. Among other revelations: The scathing, sidesplitting satire of Washington, D.C., is truer to life than most voters would like to believe.
Truth Is Scarier Than Fiction
Although "Veep" lampoons politicians, Armando Iannucci and the cast have heard mostly positive feedback from Washington insiders who praise the show's realistic portrayal.
"It's been very gratifying that people say it's accurate," Iannucci said. "It's frightening but gratifying." One staffer told him, "I just came from a meeting, and there were two Jonahs and three Dans there." Even after the most ludicrous scenes, the showrunner said, he gets alarmed calls from Washington demanding, "How did you find that out?"
- Dru Moorhouse at Yahoo TV25 days ago
"Psych" closed down its consulting detective office for good Wednesday night with a series finale that was about as deliciously satisfying as fans could've hoped for.
Shawn (James Roday), en route to join Juliet (Maggie Lawson) in San Francisco, bid farewell to his friends and family in a series of video messages that were both hilarious and heartwarming — especially the one he made for Gus (Dulé Hill).
It made even creator Steve Franks cry, and he wrote the episode.
"I get teared up watching the moment at the end when Shawn is essentially saying goodbye to Gus," he told Yahoo TV. "Of course I know what's coming after that, but I'm just so appreciative of this experience, and to these guys."
- Dru Moorhouse at Yahoo TV26 days ago
"Psych," which ends its eight-season run Wednesday, is known for celebrating '80s pop culture. As it turns out, stars James Roday and Dulé Hill aren't just playing '80s fans on TV. Along with "Psych" creator Steve Franks, they lived and loved the greatest decade.
From Depeche Mode to Bon Jovi, from "Ghostbusters" to "A Different World" and "Magnum, P.I.," the hilarious trio revealed to Yahoo TV what molded them from boys to men — and yes, that includes Boyz II Men — in a POPsessions lightning round on the eve of their series' finale.
1. What was on your favorite T-shirt when you were growing up? Roday: The Smiths' "The Queen Is Dead" album cover. Hill: The Pelé soccer camp jersey with Pelé's number 10 on the back.
- Yahoo TV1 mth ago
"Veronica Mars" was on TV such a long time ago, we almost forgot what Veronica's (Kristen Bell) voice sounded like.
OK, not really — but it sure is sweet to hear it again in the opening to the new film, just released by Warner Bros.
Just like the show, which signed off in 2007 after just three seasons, Bell catches viewers up via a voiceover — this time over a video collage presented like photos tacked to the wall of a detective's incident room.
"A teenaged private eye," Bell says, as we glimpse snippets of her past. "Trust me, I know how dumb that sounds."
And for the uninitiated who might mistakenly assume the feisty blond high schooler was just padding her allowance by investigating stolen lip gloss and cheating cheerleaders, the movie's intro sets the record straight.
The CliffsNotes version: Veronica Mars became a pariah after her best friend was murdered and her dad lost his job as sheriff.
- Yahoo TV1 mth ago
"Being Human" is closing the doors for good on the Boston brownstone shared by four supernatural roommates. Syfy announced Tuesday that the American adaption of Toby Whithouse's British series by the same name will end after its fourth-season finale on April 7.
Since the announcement was accompanied by video of cast members thanking fans, the cancellation presumably wasn't entirely unexpected. Hopefully, the creative team had enough warning to craft a fitting farewell — one we expect to be as poignant, darkly comic, and twisted as "Being Human" has always been.
With just six episodes remaining in the series, here's our ideal sendoff for our beloved vampire, ghost, and werewolf newlyweds.
- Yahoo TV1 mth ago
The "Veronica Mars" premiere is just weeks away, which means Yahoo TV can finally spill some of the scoop we learned when visiting the movie set last summer.
At the swanky art deco-steampunk nightclub the Edison in downtown Los Angeles, we caught glimpses of the big brawl that disrupts Neptune High's 10-year reunion. (Fun fact: It's very wet.)
In between takes, we caught up with creator Rob Thomas and the cast.
For starters, fans won't wait long to find out what happened after the series cliffhanger. "We learn in the first scene of the movie that Keith was indicted," Thomas revealed, "that he lost the election [and] that he probably can't be a cop again because of what Veronica had done."
- Dru Moorhouse at Yahoo TV2 mths ago
It's a dark day for "Psych" fans: USA announced that the comedy detective series is ending after its eighth-season finale on Wednesday, March 26.
As fake psychic Shawn Spencer (James Roday) said way back in Season 1, "that's some seriously dark jujumagumbo."
Watch a special message from Roday and Dulé Hill to Psych-Os:
Here are just some of the things were going to miss after the "Psych" office finally locks its doors next month.
1. '80s Pop Culture: "Psych" aired from 2006 to 2014, but its spiritual home is the 1980s. From "Airwolf" and "Highlander" to "ThunderCats" toys, John Hughes, and Terence Trent D'Arby, "Psych" has made countless references — obscure and obvious — about the raddest of decades.
2. Guest Stars: "Psych" has reinvigorated the careers of many '80s icons by casting them in guest roles. Nearly the entire "Breakfast Club" crew has made an appearance, and "Twin Peaks" star Ray Wise has guested in three episodes, as has Tears for Fears's Curt Smith.
See a clip of Ralph Macchio on "Psych":
- Yahoo TV2 mths ago
And the real winner of Super Bowl XLVIII is… Prince on "New Girl"!
Unlike the big game, His Purple Majesty's much-hyped appearance on the FOX comedy did not disappoint.
Playing himself in "Prince" (the episode's title, because Prince!), the pop legend made pancakes, played ping-pong, and volunteered himself as a sort of relationship guru for Jess.
She desperately needed his help, too, because as she and Cece were leaving in a limo for a party at Prince's house, Nick told his girlfriend he loved her for the first time.
Her response? Finger guns!
Nick managed to crash the party with his other "dearly beloved" roommates, but Jess only made things worse — until Prince arrived on the scene and offered to help.
"How rude of me," he offered, with the self-referential whimsy that infused his "New Girl" role, "I haven't given you enough time to freak out yet."
- Yahoo TV2 mths ago
The "Psych" boys are back in business — and this time Woody the Coroner's (Kurt Fuller) life depends on Shawn (James Roday) and Gus (Dulé Hill) solving the case.
In this hilarious preview for Wednesday's brand-new episode, perfectly titled "Someone's Got a Woody," cranky interim chief Trout (Anthony Michael Hall) has apparently lifted the Santa Barbara Police Department's ban on the consulting detectives — and even issued them some badass bulletproof vests!
They need the backup, because the coroner is being held hostage by someone who might be crazier than Woody Strode himself. To prevent an escalation of the crisis, Juliet (Maggie Lawson) has asked Shawn and Gus to secretly stall their trigger-happy chief.
As a delaying tactic, they draw on their shared expertise: snack talk! More specifically, debating the merits of celery in tuna salad sandwiches.