We here at Collider are happy to debut a behind-the-scenes featurette for the second season finale of the online sitcom Husbands. Written and created by Brad Bell and Jane Espenson, the series stars Bell and Sean Hemeon (Criminal Minds) as a tabloid darling and recently outed LA Dodger who spark a media firestorm when they get drunk-married in Las Vegas. The marriage equality-geared series has broken barriers by becoming the first online series presented by the esteemed Paley Center television institute, and ushers in what is hopefully a more welcoming and inclusive era of series TV. Ira Glass remarked of Husbands, “You’re peeking at a future of TV, of America.”
The show has been host to a multitude of guest stars like Joss Whedon, Jon Cryer, Felicia Day, Tricia Helfer, John Hodgman and more, and this featurette goes behind the scenes of the show’s season two finale and features interviews with Husbands‘ creators and stars. Hit the jump to check it out.
by Rob Vaux Posted: December 31st, 2010 at 7:00 am
“What went wrong with Caprica?” is a popular refrain among sci-fi circles this holiday season. Syfy cancelled the would-be successor to Battlestar Galactica’s legacy after just one season, engaging in a hasty retooling over the hiatus before dropping the whole thing in a very ugly mess. The second half of–well, of the entire series–has been released on DVD, with five as-yet unaired episodes constituting the set’s major draw. Watching it reminds one that, while the show ultimately couldn’t measure up to BSG, it still has a number of things to recommend it. Hit the jump for my full review.
In case you’re still holding out and haven’t seen Syfy’s excellent Battlestar Galactica prequel Caprica, you’re missing out on one of the absolute best shows on TV. You don’t have to have seen any Battlestar to enjoy it, so don’t let its fantastic nerd pedigree scare you off. This recap of the first half of season 1 is a good primer for what’s happened so far: basically, a teenage girl (Alessandra Torressani) dies in a terrorist bombing but her avatar is still alive in a steampunk-meets-Grand Theft Auto virtual world, and her father (Eric Stoltz) creates the Cylons while monotheistic fringe groups and James Marsters create chaos. Caprica returns on Syfy on October 5th at 10pm. Watch the 5 minute recap after the jump:
I don’t like my casting news contradicted. Hollywood, if you’re going to re-cast a role, I want a huge, messy blow-up transparently covered-up with the time-honored excuse of “creative differences”. So when we reported on Rolling Stone’s reporting that “Caprica” actress Alessandra Torresani in the upcoming biopic about the all-girl rock band The Runaways (co-starring Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett and Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie), we thought that was the end of the story. But today, Variety is reporting that the film has found its Lita Ford in “Halloween” actress Scout Taylor-Compton. While I’m happy to pass the buck to Rolling Stone and take no blame for a previously false casting report, nothing can cover up my indifference towards who plays Ford in this biopic. But I would like to know what happened with Torresani.
For the entire four years that the all-girl rock group “The Runaways” existed they had only one star – their kittenish singer Cherie Currie. Anyone who knows their rock history, however, will tell you that in the years after “The Runaways” imploded the group spawned two huge guitar stars – Joan Jett and Lita Ford. With Kristin Stewart already signed to play Jett (opposite Dakota Fannning as Currie) the question of who would play Ford remained – though I doubt anyone was losing much sleep over it.
Well now we can all get even more sleep – producers of “The Runaways” biopic have found their second guitar goddess. According to Rollingstone.com her name is Alessandra Torresani. Her name may be familiar if you’ve been following “Caprica” news. Other than that the 22 year-old actress is pretty much unknown. She is SUPER excited to meet Lita Ford, though – calling her “the most incredible woman.” Wow, high praise indeed for the woman who once humped a guitar in her “Kiss me Deadly” video! “The Runaways” begins shooting next week.