HBO’s True Blood is back this Sunday, June 10th, at 9pm, and the show’s fifth season is sure to be full of bloody mayhem that will hopefully rectify some of last year’s lackluster performance. As the number of magical creatures and love triangles (love-dodecahedrons, at this point) continues to increase, it may be hard to keep track of who’s alive, who’s dead, who came back and what kind of magic they possess. Take a spoiler-filled refresher course after the jump to relive the last four seasons of True Blood, including some of the best, worst and weirdest surprises from Bon Temps over the last few years (or moments, if you’re on fairy time).
On the hit freshman drama Necessary Roughness, actor Mehcad Brooks plays Terrence “TK” King, the New York Hawks’ star wide receiver and his own biggest fan. Wild, confrontational, charismatic and stubborn, TK is a gifted player who is something of a loose cannon with a violent temper and no regard for authority. In an attempt to have him clean up his act before he gets booted from the team, he is sent to Dr. Dani Santino (Callie Thorne) to help him work through his issues, which is a big task for anyone to take on. Luckily, Dr. D seems up to the challenge.
During this exclusive interview with Collider, Mehcad Brooks talked about his hesitancy in signing on for another television series after his last one was abruptly canceled, how playing TK is the most fun he’s ever had on set, how inspiring it is to work with his co-star Callie Thorne, that anything is possible when it comes to his character, how even he wouldn’t want to be friends with TK, and that he believes that it’s going to take a lot of time to heal TK’s wounds. He also talked about his time playing Eggs on Season 2 of True Blood, and his experience making the feature thriller Fencewalker with writer/director Chris Carter (The X-Files), which still has no definite release date. Check out what he had to say after the jump:
Following the rousing success of Modern Family’s debut last season, ABC originally slotted two new mockumentaries for this fall: Detroit 1-8-7 and My Generation. Over the summer, 1-8-7 dropped the structure, which is not the one I would’ve picked if polled.
But for better or worse, the format is more integral to Generation, which catches up with a group of 28-year-olds ten years after they graduated from an Austin, Texas high school together in the year 2000. An interesting premise, to be sure, and one I was looking forward to. My review after the jump.