As we countdown to SDCC 2013, here are a few fun candid photos from San Diego Comic-Con 2012. (Please do not repost these photos at other sites. Links only. Thank you!)
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Five weeks away and with attendee badges in scarce supply, this year’s San Diego Comic-Con is about to take off. Soon the press releases announcing everything from exclusive memorabilia and one of a kind collector’s items to the hottest movies/TV shows hosting panels will be popping up across the internet.
It’s not all about just the 4-day star-studded event anymore; it is about the anticipation that builds in the weeks preceding, as fans salivate at the prospect of acquiring exclusives and catching a glimpse of their favorite stars. San Diego Comic-Con is the oldest reigning fan event, dating back over 30 years – and if there is one thing they have mastered it is the art of building anticipation.
Here at TheTVaddict.com we are already massively excited about the prospective TV panels at Comic-Con. Courtesy of Seat42f, a running list has been compiled of some of the TV shows that will be gracing the hallowed halls of the San Diego Convention Center this year:
THE BIG BANG THEORY
GAME OF THRONES
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
MARVEL AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
ONCE UPON A TIME
ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND
PERSON OF INTEREST
SONS OF ANARCHY
THE TOMORROW PEOPLE
THE VENTURE BROS
THE WALKING DEAD
Undoubtedly there will be more TV shows added in the weeks to come, but a few that we are particularly excited about include the new network TV shows just greenlit for the 2013-2014 television season. In case you have not seen the sizzle reels for the new shows this Fall, here’s a peek:
ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND:
MARVEL AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
THE TOMORROW PEOPLE:
We are also hopeful that the new shows ORPHAN BLACK and VIKINGS make appearances this year. Here’s recent preview videos for each, just in case you weren’t already in love with these shows!
Finally, we have our fingers crossed that returning to San Diego Comic-Con this year will be faves, such as: DOCTOR WHO, ONCE UPON A TIME, TEEN WOLF, LOST GIRL, ELEMENTARY, BEAUTY & THE BEAST, SUPERNATURAL, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, NIKITA, and WAREHOUSE 13.
While last year’s Comic-Con hosted panels for the 10 year anniversary for FIRELY and the final appearance by the cast of FRINGE, both memorable highlights of the 2012 SDCC event, this year promises to hold a few more highly anticipated panels, one for the new VERONICA MARS movie (currently in production)
and another for the 50th anniversary celebration for DOCTOR WHO.
So as more information about what TV shows will be making appearances and hosting panels at this year’s Comic-Con becomes available, start prioritizing your “must see” shows and events so that you do not miss out on something spectacular. It pays to not only get excited and join in the anticipatory fun, but to have a flexible, yet strategic schedule in mind for spectacular 4-day event.
See you at Comic-Con!
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Let me just say this: I loved THE FOLLOWING. It offers some of the best which television has to offer in casting, storylines, suspense, drama, and complicated heroes and villains. But, that being said, it is not an easy show to watch. It is, after all, a show about serial killers. And we’re not talking about the warm and fuzzy kind from another well-known Showtime series. In THE FOLLOWING, these killers are the kind that will give you nightmares.
THE FOLLOWING is about a cult of believers who worship at the alter of Joe Carroll (James Purefoy), a renown serial killer. Carroll may be incarcerated and awaiting execution, but he is looking to make his mark on the world outside by encouraging his “followers” in their evil deeds. Carroll has become the poster-boy for those of similar inclination and with his encouragement and approval, a terrible plan is set in motion.
Playing the hero in this dark drama is star Kevin Bacon, portraying FBI Special Agent Ryan Hardy. He tracked down Carroll years before and is the man wholly responsible for Carroll’s incarceration. To say that there is no love lost between them is an understatement. Yet, oddly enough, there is a symbiotic relationship between these two men. Every hero needs a villain to complete him; as does every villain needed a nemesis seeking to bring him down. One cannot exist without the other. For Hardy and Carroll, there lives are irrevocably entangled. Hardy caught Carroll, but at a terrible price.
In the decade that has passed, Hardy has done everything he can to forget Carroll ever existed, while Carroll plotted ways to destroy Hardy pieced-by-piece. THE FOLLOWING takes us back into their deadly game of cat-and-mouse, and viewers will never be exactly sure who is the hunter and who is the prey. The stakes are high and the risk is real. Death comes easily at the hands of a serial killer and his minions. So do not get attached to anyone who may pop up on the television screen — death awaits each of them and you will not know when.
As dark and dire as it sounds, one may wonder: Why is this show worth watching? In one word, because it is “addictive.” For better or worse, THE FOLLOWING has offered characters that are so compelling to watch that you will not be able to look away, and you won’t want to. Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy as the lead hero and villain are riveting to watch. Perhaps imbued by their natural chemistry together, it is fascinating watching them on screen. Then fleshing out their worlds are equally riveting characters lead by a strong ensemble of Natalie Zea, Shawn Ashmore, Annie Parisse and Maggie Grace. Natalie Zea portrays Claire Matthews, the ex-wife of Joe Carroll; Shawn Ashmore and Annie Parisse portray FBI agents Mike Weston and Debra Parker; and Maggie Grace portrays Dr. Sarah Fuller (the only victim of Carroll to ever get away).
To hear more about what to expect from THE FOLLOWING, be sure to check out these video interviews with executive producer Kevin Williamson, and stars Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy and Shawn Ashmore:
Give THE FOLLOWING one episode and you will see exactly what I mean. You will be addicted too. But don’t blame me for the nightmares, that blame rests squarely on the show. Don’t say you weren’t warned! THE FOLLOWING premieres Monday, January 21st at 9:00 p.m. on Fox.
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