B&B Short Recap Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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Hope and Liam are together at the cabin. He’s overjoyed that she’s letting him move back in. She’s concerned about him, but he doesn’t tell her about what happened or why he’s been so upset. Later, Hope tells Brooke that she’s letting Liam move back in. Baker questions Bill in his office at Spencer about Liam and his involvement with Vinny. Bill is indignant and evasive. Liam arrives, happily telling Bill that Hope has welcomed him back, before he sees Baker. Baker asks him whether he killed Vinny.

At Forrester, Quinn goes on and on to Carter about how she and Eric are not doing well. He tries to be supportive and urges her to fight for her marriage. Meanwhile, Donna and Eric are chatting before he goes off on a short business trip. She can tell something is wrong between him and Quinn, but she doesn’t say anything. She’s straightening his tie when Quinn enters and sees them. Quinn keeps her temper in check while she says goodbye to Eric, hoping that they can get closer once he’s back. He reminds her that he’s still not ready for that.

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B&B Short Recap Friday, April 23, 2021

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Hope phones Liam, who is groggy and lying on Bill’s couch. She tells him that she’s worried about him and wants him to come over, so he agrees to. Brooke comes in just as Hope is speaking with Liam. Hope explains why she’s worried to her mom. She sees Liam struggling and wants to help him. At the police station, Baker and Sanchez talk about Vinny’s hit-and-run case. Baker isn’t so sure that it was random or drug-related. They talk about going over the evidence. Baker still needs to chat more with Thomas, Finn and Liam.

At home, Bill can tell that Liam didn’t sleep much. Liam still feels very guilty, despite Bill constantly nagging him to get his life back together. Bill thinks it’s a great idea for Liam to go over to see Hope. Later, Bill chats with Justin on the phone about how Liam got rid of his great car because a sheik wanted to buy it. Katie comes in, so Bill cuts it short. She wants to know if everything is OK because they haven’t seen him much lately. He says he’s just been busy helping Liam out. Meanwhile, Liam arrives at Hope’s and says hi to Brooke, who leaves. Liam, stricken with guilt, apologizes for not being around her or the kids as much lately. She tells him that she’s missed him and is worried about him. She tells him that she can forgive him and asks him to move back in. Liam is overjoyed and they kiss.

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B&B Short Recap Thursday, April 15, 2021

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Detective Baker questions Thomas about Vinny’s death. Thomas resents it when he thinks Baker is implying that he had anything to do with his friend’s death. He wants the murderer found and punished. Baker wants to know who might have wanted Vinny dead, so Thomas tells him that Vinny was a drug dealer and also explains why he thought he was doing him a favor by switching the paternity test results. Hope arrives and Baker leaves. Thomas thinks that Baker might already know who killed Vinny and just needs proof. Meanwhile, at Bill’s place, Liam is very agitated and upset after hallucinating Vinny yesterday. Bill tries to get Liam to calm down and realize that he needs to be practical and think of his family. They argue a lot. Liam doesn’t know how he’s going to be able to pull himself together, like Bill insists. Hope phones again and asks Liam to come by her office so they can work out the children’s schedules, and also so they can talk about them. She hints that she might be open to working on forgiving him. Vinny’s death has given her new perspective about life. Liam comes by but sees Baker standing outside the office, so he hides around the corner. After Baker leaves, he walks back to the office. He hears a voice from behind, telling him to hold it right there and that he has him. Liam slowly raises his hands.

Quinn visits Carter in his office so that she can work on him forgiving Zoe. Carter doesn’t want to discuss it. Eric arrives and is cold to Quinn. Quinn tries to get him to go out to a romantic dinner, but he tells her that he has a meeting that he can’t reschedule. Later, Quinn visits Carter at his house to work on him some more. Zoe and Paris chat at Forrester. Quinn comes by and tells Zoe that she couldn’t get Carter to listen to her yet. Zoe tells Paris that she and Quinn have become friends. Quinn is a big fan of second chances.

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B&B Short Recap Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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At the cottage, Thomas and Hope talk about Vinny’s death and how he had to identify his body. He’s very angry and sad about his friend being the victim of a hit-and-run in Bel Air (of all places). Hope wonders if someone that Vinny worked with in his drug dealings might have done it deliberately, but Thomas doesn’t think Vinny acted like someone was after him. Meanwhile, at Bill’s house, Liam and Bill argue about lying to everyone about the hit-and-run, especially Wyatt. Liam really doesn’t want to keep lying, but Bill insists that he do it. Bill gives every reason that Liam should keep his mouth shut and not risk his future. Liam resents everything Bill has done. Hope phones to let Liam know about Vinny. He has a hard time keeping his composure, and she can tell that something is wrong.

At Forrester, Quinn chats with Zoe about Paris and Zende’s romantic evening, which they ruined with the smoothie that made Paris sick. Zoe says that it didn’t make Zende any less into Paris, and she feels very guilty about what they did. Paris and Flo come by. Zoe tells Paris that she supports her and Zende’s happiness. Paris is glad to hear it. Flo also thinks they make a cute couple. Meanwhile, Zende and Carter have just finished working out, so they’re changing their shirts. Zende thinks Carter should give Zoe another chance.

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B&B Short Recap Thursday, April 8, 2021

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Liam is at home, clutching a sofa pillow. He keeps having a flashback to the night he hit Vinny with his car. Bill comes in, saying he went for a jog. It soon becomes clear that he was establishing his presence with the neighbors in case of any problems with the police as well as checking out what possible video footage there might have been last night. Liam thinks he should go to the police, but Bill thinks he’ll be sentence to jail because Vinny almost destroyed his marriage to Hope. Liam keeps telling him that he won’t be able to live a normal life with this guilt, but Bill doesn’t listen. His only concern is protecting Liam from going to jail. Liam also thinks that the police will catch him, despite Bill’s precautions.

Hope flashes back to kissing Liam. Finn drops by for a visit; Steffy and Kelly took a little trip up the coast. He couldn’t get out of work. Hope asks him how he was able to forgive Steffy so easily. Finn replies that it was a one-time thing, so he just decided to forgive her, which is healthier, anyway. He focused on their future. He thinks Hope should do the same. Hope tells him that she’s looking forward to having lunch with Liam today. She texts him about their lunch. He had forgotten about it and starts freaking out. Bill says Liam shouldn’t go anywhere in his current condition. Liam texts her that he can’t make their lunch after all. He starts to hyper-ventilate, so Bill talks him into getting calmer. He refuses to let Liam go to prison. Meanwhile, Finn meets up with the Coroner. She tells him that she can’t go to their training session today as planned because of the new hit-and-run of a young man. He looks at the man’s face and is shocked that it’s Vinny.

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B&B Short Recap Tuesday, March 30, 2021

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At Forrester, Brooke and Ridge chat about the Logans bringing Flo into their family. He’s proud of her for her forgiveness. She’s worried about Liam and Hope’s separation but hopes they can fix their marriage. She thinks that Liam and Hope are each other’s destiny. She’s also worried that Thomas will use the situation to get back with Hope. Ridge seems surprised that she still doubts Thomas. She still doesn’t trust him when it comes to Hope. She thinks he’s still obsessed, even though she admits that he’s improved a lot. They argue about Thomas. He hears them yelling at each other as he walks by, so he listens at the door. Brooke says that there’s no way Thomas will never have a future with Hope.

At the office, Thomas and Douglas chat about drawing and designing. Hope is there, too. Douglas wonders where Liam has been lately. They try to find a delicate way to tell him that Liam is just spending some time with his dad and apart from Hope without making Douglas worry. Douglas thinks that Thomas should move in now that there’s more room. They tell him that it doesn’t work that way, but he doesn’t understand. Hope assures Douglas that no matter what, she, Liam and Thomas all love him very much. After Douglas leaves, Thomas and Hope have an awkward conversation. She knows that he’s changed and asks him to stop apologizing for how his head injury led to Liam and Steffy sleeping together. She tells him that he doesn’t mind Douglas’ questions, even though she doesn’t always have an answer. He tells her again that he just wants her to be happy, no matter what.

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B&B Short Recap Monday, March 29, 2021

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Brooke and Katie briefly discuss work. Then they talk about how Flo is now officially a Logan and how proud Storm would be. Ridge overhears them. He’s surprised about them welcoming Flo so much (especially Brooke). Brooke admits that she hasn’t told Hope yet. At Spencer, Flo admires her new engagement ring while Wyatt chuckles and how happy she is. They talk about high school a little. Wyatt has been planning the proposal for a long time. He wants to go home and celebrate, but she suggests that they go tell their moms the good news.

Shauna drops by the Forrester mansion to see Quinn, who’s there with Eric. Quinn hasn’t seen her for awhile. They discuss their past a bit and how they’ve all moved on from when Shauna was mad at her. Quinn is still apologetic for accusing her of chasing after Eric. After Eric leaves, they discuss their kids. Shauna tells Quinn about Flo being a Logan. Later, Flo and Wyatt drop by and, after teasing them a little bit, show them the ring. They’re ecstatic that their kids are getting married.

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Interview with Tarun Keram

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Tarun Keram of "The Stand" on CBS All Access

Interview with Tarun Keram of “The Stand” on CBS All Access by Suzanne 2/25/21

This was a delightful interview. He’s a very talented young actor, and I think we will see a lot more of him. I was excited to learn that he’s been in some of my favorite shows. I’m looking forward to seeing his “Debris” episode coming up.

Here is the audio version of it.

Suzanne: So, tell us about your character in The Stand, which, I think, just finished up last week.

Tarun: Yeah, it just finished. So, I play Steve, the orderly. He used to be a vet technician, and the apocalypse hit. Everyone’s dead, so there’re no doctors around. So, I have to step up and become a doctor and assist in labors.

Suzanne:
Great. And I heard you did a little research about being a vet technician.

Tarun: Yeah, I’ve done a little. I have a dog. So, I’d ask the vet some questions and all that, because there wasn’t – my character doesn’t exist in the book. So, the only information I had was the vet technician part and what it would be like to transition into being a doctor.

Suzanne: Great. What kind of dog do you have?

Tarun: I have a husky.

Suzanne: Oh, I love huskies.

Tarun: So great. So much hair, though.

Suzanne: They’re so pretty though. We almost got one.

Tarun: So pretty. Then, he’s got two different colored eyes.

Suzanne: Oh, that’s great. We when we had our first dog, we went to the shelter, and we wanted this husky there that was so pretty, but it had kennel cough, so we couldn’t get it.

Tarun: Aww.

Suzanne: I know.

Tarun: That’s too bad. Poor dog.

Suzanne: I hope it ended up okay.

Tarun: Yeah.

Suzanne: Do you have Instagram? Do you have pictures of your dog on there we can see?

Tarun: Yeah, absolutely. It’s just my first name last name, and you can check out my myself and my dog on Instagram.

Suzanne: Oh, cool. I’ll have to check that out. I’ll definitely do that. I follow a lot of dog and cat and other pet things on Instagram.

Tarun: Oh, really?

Suzanne: Yeah.

Tarun: I do too. Do you follow Loki, the wolf dog?

Suzanne: I don’t know. There’s so many that I follow. I don’t remember. I’ll look for him though.

Tarun: He didn’t do it, like the celebrity of dogs.

Suzanne: Oh, okay, cool. So anyway, you finished The Stand right before the pandemic, correct?

Tarun: Yeah, that’s right. I think it the first week of March was my final day, and I think everything shut down the week after or the week after that, but we just made it, and we didn’t have a wrap party.

Suzanne: Aww. Well, I know it’s a mini series, but is there any talk of a sequel that you’ve heard?

Tarun: Not that I’ve heard of yet. But the ending, if you’ve seen it, has changed from the book. So it’s sort of open ended.

Suzanne: No, I haven’t seen it, but I heard that it was left that way. So, that’s why I was wondering if maybe [it would].

Tarun: Yeah, I mean, I hope it does, but I haven’t I haven’t heard anything quite yet.

Suzanne: You’re also going to be an episode of the new NBC series, Debris?

Tarun: Absolutely.

Suzanne: What role are you playing there?

Tarun: I play a secret agent that’s a tech head. So, I deal with computers and spyware, figuring out where people go, that sort of thing. That’s pretty much all I can really say about it.

Suzanne: Are you in just one episode or multiple episodes?

Tarun: So far, just one.

Suzanne: I saw the first episode, and I interviewed two of the guys from there the other day. It looks like a good show.

Tarun: Yeah, looks like NBC is really pushing the sci-fi now for – What is it? They have a new streaming platform, right?

Suzanne: Do you mean besides Peacock?

Tarun: Oh, yeah, that’s the one, I guess. I don’t know if it’s out already.

Suzanne: Yeah. It’s hard to keep track. There’re so many.

Tarun: There’re so many now, yeah.

Suzanne: Do you have anything else coming out that you tell us about?

Tarun: Yeah. So, I’m in an episode of Nancy Drew that’s coming out. I just shot that. I just shot that one [recently]. It’s been super busy. Then, I’m working on Legends of Tomorrow, I think, next week.

Suzanne: Cool. Is that one episode or do you have a recurring role?

Tarun: It’s like a pseudo guest star for Legends.

Suzanne: Okay, cool.

Tarun: I don’t want to think too much, because there’s a lot of moving parts of that show.

Suzanne: Sure. I love that show. I watch all the CW superhero shows.

Tarun: Awesome.

Suzanne: I’ll watch for you on there.

Tarun: Yeah, please do. I actually quite like them. The last one I saw was Flash, but I haven’t seen any other ones since then.

Suzanne: Yeah, I think Flash is coming back soon.

Tarun: Yeah, that’s right. I have been auditioning…for for some roles. I’ve been in Supergirl already, so now I’m in Legends, and I was in Arrow before, so I’m trying to try to make the rounds here.

Suzanne: Yeah, I saw that you were in there. Those are all my favorite shows. It’s great.

Tarun: That’s awesome.

Suzanne: Well, there’re so many TV shows of all different sorts, and there’s a lot of good ones out there. So, you have to sort of like, figure out and prioritize which ones [to watch].

Tarun: Yeah, you’re going to have to get all the streaming services.

Suzanne: Right. Well, I pretty much do have almost all of them, but I try to watch them all, at least one episode for reviewing, for my site. But, I mean, for my personal viewing, I try to prioritize superhero shows and some sci-fi and other things.

Tarun: …Yeah, that’s right; you have to.

Suzanne:
Yeah, because, otherwise, you’re always behind, and you’re always stressed out and like, “Oh, I can’t watch it all. It’s too much.”

Tarun: Yeah, I feel that.

Suzanne: Did you grow up reading comics?

Tarun: I did not. I did not read any comics. I mostly read – I wasn’t a big reader, to be honest. The last book I read was Eragon, all the way through, but then I picked up a Vertigo graphic novel. I don’t know if you’ve heard of it. It’s called Fables.

Suzanne: No, but that’s okay.

Tarun: It’s all about fairy tales, but they all live in New York and have to deal with a bunch of problems. Beauty and the Beast is in it, Cinderella. It’s pretty cool.

Suzanne: Oh, it sounds a little bit like – there was a show like that on NBC awhile back…Grimm.

Tarun: Oh, I didn’t watch that one.

Suzanne: Yeah, that was a good show. Anyway, it’s similar to that with fairy tale characters in modern day society type of thing.

Tarun: Same idea. I guess [its], like Once Upon a Time; it’s kind of like that.

Suzanne: Yeah, it’s similar to that, but I think it was more of a gritty show than Once Upon a Time. So, are you back to auditioning now for other stuff, then?

Tarun: Absolutely. I don’t think that’s ever going to end. It’s changed a little bit now though, where I’m on set, and I have a call from my agent saying, “Send in a tape for before tomorrow morning.” So, it’s a little bit different than before where I’m sort of waiting around.

Suzanne: Well, I guess if you get big enough, at some point, you won’t have to audition.

Tarun: I hope so. I mean, I kind of like auditioning, but I remember Odessa Young from The Stand. One of the days we were there, she had an audition for the next day, and it was like twelve pages long or something, but she was on set shooting sixteen hours. So, I’m not sure. I’m not sure when when that would end, if the leads are doing it on The Stand.

Suzanne: But you actually like auditioning?

Tarun: I do. I do. The game’s sort of changed a little bit where there’s not many callbacks around for TV and film. So, when I showed up to set for Debris, I hadn’t met anyone, and I didn’t really know what their vision was for this character. So, I would do something one way, and then they would go a complete 180 on me. That sort of would have been figured out at the audition, or the callback, I would say, but it’s just adjusting.

Suzanne: Is that because of the pandemic and having to do everything remotely?

Tarun: Yeah, absolutely. You can’t really go in the room anymore.

Suzanne: So, they basically audition you on tape, and then they hire you, and then you sort of figure out the character together. Is that what you’re saying?

Tarun: Yeah, yeah, pretty much. You can give them your take, and you can show up to set with how you presented the character, but you’ve just got to be ready for some changes, as always.

Suzanne: To your knowledge, have they ever hired someone, and then when they get there, they find they just really can’t get this person to act the way they want to, and then they say, “Nevermind,” and they get somebody else?

Tarun: Oh, I don’t know. I feel like that might be a little costly. Yeah, you just kind of have to roll with the punches and work with what you’ve got.

Suzanne: Well, it’s good that they streamlined it, especially nowadays. Everything moves so fast anyway with the filming.

Tarun: Yeah, exactly.

Suzanne: …So, what have you been doing this past year to keep busy during the pandemic?

Tarun: Oh, I started a garden in my backyard. I built a fence, and I just relaxed. It’s a huge change of pace from auditioning all the time.

Suzanne: I’ll bet. Was this in Vancouver or somewhere else?

Tarun: Yeah, I live in Surrey, which is about an hour from Vancouver. It’s kind of like the [unintelligible].

Suzanne: That’s cool. So, did you know anything about gardening before, or did you have to learn everything?

Tarun: Absolutely not. I knew nothing. I just thought everything took the same amount of water; that’s not true. I ended up picking peppers and a bunch of other plants, and obviously, the peppers don’t need as much water, but I’d still water them the same amount. But after a week, I figured it out pretty quick[ly], because they did not look good.

Suzanne: I think that was very smart of you. Most people it takes awhile, or they just give up.

Tarun: Yeah, no, I didn’t. I actually enjoy cooking now. So, it’s nice having fresh thyme and fresh rosemary on hand. It’s so nice.

Suzanne: Great. And I see you’ve been a both a producer and a director. What do you like best actor, producer, or director if you had to choose?

Tarun: I feel like it depends on what kind of mood I’m in, because sometimes I just want to create my own project, and in that case, I love being the producer. Sometimes I just want to act. I don’t know. I don’t know. I would say that I like producing and acting more than directing, but I also like writing more than I like producing and directing, if that makes sense.

Suzanne: Sure. Well, I guess it’s a good thing you don’t have to choose, then.

Tarun: Yeah, exactly.

Interview Transcribed by Jamie of http://www.scifivision.com

MORE INFO:

Tarun Keram’s stirring and rooted performances have the industry taking notice. He was born and raised in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada where he grew up spending his days playing sports with friends after school. In grade eleven Tarun began playing Ultimate Frisbee where he won multiple MVP medals. He came to the craft in his last semester of high school when he enrolled in a theatre class and uncovered his joy for acting. It took him a few more years to acknowledge his passion and talent for it but soon after he began landing coveted roles in TV and film. After high school, he dedicated himself to acting through the Vancouver Film School and an agent and roles soon followed.

Tarun has worked on numerous TV shows including The CW’s “Arrow”, “Supergirl”, “iZombie” and “Supernatural”, Amazon’s “Upload”, Netflix’s “Travelers”, Lifetime’s “UnREAL”, NBC’s “The Arrangement”, FOX’s “Prison Break” and ABC’s “Once Upon a Time”. He also had prominent roles on CBS’s “Twilight Zone”, The CW’s “Charmed”, Hulu’s “Marvel’s Helstrom” and SYFY’s “The Magicians”.

Most recently Tarun landed the coveted role of Steve on CBS All Access’ anticipated limited series “The Stand”, an adaptation of Stephen King’s classic novel. The series premieres December 17th.

LIMITED SERIES: The Stand

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Stand is Stephen King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail (Whoopi Goldberg) and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied in a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg (Alexander Skarsgård), the Dark Man. THE STAND will close with a new coda written by the famed author himself.

CHARACTER: Steve

PREMIERE DATE: December 17th on CBS All Access

Get to Know Tarun

I did a DNA test and I’ve got Welsh and Japanese ancestry.

I was the Captain of my Ultimate Frisbee team in high school and won an MVP medal.

I’m very superstitious.

When I auditioned for Star Trek it was in a warehouse full of people who were auditioning for the Bridge Crew members.

I’m still in close contact with my Bridge Crew members to this day.

I grow my own ghost peppers to spice up my mom’s curry recipe.

I’m the owner of a print shop.

It takes me an hour to get to my auditions on a good day. I commuted an hour and a half every morning and evening .

When I was going to film school, I once thought I met Idris Elba , but it was actually his stunt double in an alien costume.

Proofread and Edited by Brenda

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B&B Short Recap Thursday, February 18, 2021

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Flo, Wyatt and Bill stand in Bill’s office, talking about the news that Steffy’s baby is Liam’s. Bill is about to visit Genoa City for his deal with Summer. Meanwhile, Brooke and Donna also chat about Liam and Steffy at Brooke’s house. Bill arrives to let Brooke know that he’s committed to Katie and Will and to ask them to speak to Katie on his behalf.

At Forrester, Katie and Paris chat about Zoe. Katie admires how Paris stood up to Zoe and didn’t let her older sister push her around. Publicist Eva arrives, so Katie introduces them. Eva makes clueless remarks about how much Paris must love working with her sister. Meanwhile, Carter and Zoe argue at Forrester some more about their failed engagement. Zoe explains about the delayed text message. Just then, Zende arrives, so Carter yells at him. Zende protests that he wasn’t trying to interfere, but it falls on deaf ears. Paris arrives, so Carter angrily asks her to let him know whether Zoe is telling the truth or not.

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Interview with “Brad William Henke”

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actor Brad Henke

Interview with Brad William Henke of “The Stand” on CBS All Access by Suzanne 1/15/21

It was fun to talk to Brad. I’ve watched many shows that he’s been in.

Here is the audio version of it.

Suzanne: Tell us how this role on The Stand came about for you.

Brad: The writer, the creator of the show (Benjamin Cavell) called me, and he wrote for me on Justified, and he wrote on Sneaky Pete. So, he called and offered me the role.

Suzanne: Oh, cool.

Brad: So, I got to read all the scripts, and I said, “yes,” of course. Then I had like three months to prepare, which was awesome. That’s how it happened.

Suzanne: That’s great. So, have you done so much TV work now that pretty much they just call you and offer you the role, or do you still have to audition?

Brad: I think the funny thing is, sometimes when you audition, you hear someone else already has an offer, and they don’t know if it’s gonna go through or [not]. So, I do audition, but most of the roles I get are offers.

Suzanne: Sounds like it’s a little bit like a regular job interview.

Brad: Yeah, I guess so.

Suzanne: I’m glad you mentioned Justified. I was looking at all the roles you’ve done. You’ve done some of my favorite shows like Justified and Dexter, and I remember the show you were on October Road.

Brad: Oh, you do?

Suzanne: Yeah, I watched that.

How did you prepare for acting as a developmentally disabled man?

Brad: Well, I’ve had a couple of friends – like I had someone that I knew in high school. He was two years older than me. He played football in college, and he got a blood clot in his head. After that, he was never the same. He was kind of like Tom.

Then I knew another person who was born mentally challenged, and when I was actually teaching at a junior college and coaching football, and he took my weight training class, I made him the manager of the football team, kind of like that movie, Radio. I just did a lot of things like that.

I learned the voice, because a lot of times when someone has a head injury, they learn to talk again by singing, and so I used a Dolly Parton song, “Coat of Many Colors.” It was like, “My coat of many colors – Hi! My name is Tom Cullen,” so I kind of made it so I could match that pitch. So, that’s how I kind of invented his voice.

Suzanne: Did you have to learn how to move a particular way?

Brad: I just made it so like one of my arms and one of my legs felt a little heavier, just because my character fell off the roof and was also kicked in the head. He had a head injury like that, so I just studied the effects of that.

Suzanne: How long did shooting take for The Stand?

Brad: It started at the beginning of October, and it ended March 12th.

Suzanne: Last year, right? It started in 2019.

Brad: Last year.

Suzanne: What did you like best about doing the show?

Brad: Well, I liked the producers, Benjamin Cavell and Taylor Elmore. I liked all the actors. They were really into it, and they made it fun. Angelina [Kekich], the costume designer, like everyone was just really into it, and so I really liked that. I liked being in Canada shooting it. It was really rainy and cold and isolating, and I thought that was really good for my character. I was just there with my two, fifteen year old Puggles. Some days in December the sun never even came out. It just felt good for the mood of the show.

Suzanne: Your dogs are so cute. I went on your Instagram.

Brad: Thank you. One of them is sixteen now.

Suzanne: Oh, wow.

Brad: I [saw] this kids’ movie called Soul. Have you seen it?

Suzanne: I haven’t seen it. I’ve heard about it. I haven’t watched it yet.

Brad: It’s really good. It won’t ruin anything, but when you die, your soul goes up this escalator into the sky, and sometimes I feel like he’s on that escalator. I’m like, “[unintelligible] get off the escalator.”

Suzanne: What did you like least about doing it? Was there a particular challenge that you had?

Brad: No, I loved it all. It was a challenge to play this character, because it could be simple; it could be offensive. You can really fall on your face, and that’s what I really liked about the – I don’t want to call it stress, but the [idea that] I could ruin the whole show, or I could make the show better. So, I like that feeling.

Suzanne: Did it shock you that the pandemic happened right after you guys finished shooting The Stand with a similar story?

Brad: Yeah. Sometimes I would fly back and forth, and you have to go through customs and stuff, and it takes like two hours. So, I flew back, and I only had two weeks off or something. I was basically done, but I had to shoot one more scene. I had to shoot the scene from Episode Four where I ride away on my bike. I get to Canada, and there was absolutely no one in customs. It was like a ghost town, because Canada was ahead of the US. Then I go to this hotel, and there’re like five people in it. I’m like, “I hope we did this justice.”…But then when I watched the show; I think we did.

Suzanne: Had you worked with any of the cast or crew before?

Brad: Just Ben and Taylor on Justified and on Sneaky Pete, but no one else.

Suzanne: Do you have any fun anecdotes about shooting? Any fun things that happened?

Brad: Every day was fun. A cool thing that happened, was my dogs had never been in snow before, and I was taking them one day from my my trailer to the makeup trailer, and one of my dog’s girlfriends, she just held up her paw in the air like, “I can’t do it anymore.” It was so cute. Then I picked her up, and I took her in there, and I told them what happened, and then every day they would give my dogs little hot towels on their paws. It was so cute. That was really cool, because they’re getting old, so it was kind of like our last big thing together. So, it will always be special to me in so many ways.

Suzanne: Wow, that’s nice.

So, had you read the original book or seen the other mini-series before doing it?

Brad: No. Well, I read the book after I got offered the job. I didn’t watch the mini-series, because I didn’t want to be influenced one way or the other.

Suzanne: It’s actually funny, because we saw a part of the original miniseries being filmed.

Brad: Oh, really?

Suzanne: Yeah, we were in Las Vegas, and we were staying at the Golden Gate downtown, which is right in the corner there, and this was before they had that whole canopy in Vegas with the light shows and all that. They had roped off that part of the downtown, and they had made it for their movie. So, they had a lot of the windows blacked out, and they said stuff like, “stay away” or “the virus,” whatever. I can’t remember the catchphrases. They had built all these things, and they had a giant horseshoe – like the horseshoe had fallen fallen off Binion’s in the middle of the street, and we could see them filming right below our window. So, that was fun.

Brad: That’s great.

Suzanne: Yeah, if you’re not living in LA, or you’re not in the industry, you don’t get to see those things too often, unless you just happen to be where they’re filming.

Brad: Yeah, but, you know, so many things don’t shoot in LA anymore.

Suzanne: That’s true.

Brad: This is the longest I’ve ever been in LA in years. They shoot in Canada; they shoot in Chicago.

Suzanne: Yeah, a lot of it’s in Canada, and a lot of it’s in Atlanta.

Brad: A lot of it’s in Canada and Atlanta too, yeah. I had never really worked in Canada. I shot one movie in Canada, but it’s [unintelligible], so being in Vancouver, I really really, really enjoyed.

Suzanne: Yeah, that’s surprising, I guess. It seems like everybody I talk to nowadays are filming in Canada.

Brad: Yeah.

Suzanne: So, what have you been doing during the pandemic to keep busy?

Brad: At first I worked out a lot, then I stopped that. I’m back on it this week. Got two kittens. I got a Doberman puppy, which if it wasn’t a pandemic, I would not have time to train and take care of. So, I love her, but she’s a lot of energy.

Suzanne: Yeah, I have a dog that’s about three and a half years old, and we we got her when she was three months, and I had never trained a dog before. So, I know what you mean.

Brad: I have little dogs, so you can let them get away with a little more. [Not] like with big dogs jumping on people’s legs.

Suzanne: Yeah, I understand.

Brad: I get on the couch and curl into this corner like she’s tiny or something.

Suzanne: Yeah. I have a sort of – she’s low to the ground, but she’s kind of big, fat, but small. It’s hard to explain. She’s part Corgi and part Bassett, and she still thinks she’s a lap dog, but she’s a little too big and fat to be a lap dog.

Brad: Yeah.

Suzanne: Well, I’m going to look forward to those pictures of your cats on your Instagram. Do you have any yet?

Brad: Yeah, I have one, when one cat was laying with my dogs, like, “If they do it, why can’t we?”

If I have a minute, I’m gonna start posting, because I wasn’t posting anything until the show started being on TV. I’m not that interesting. People don’t want to see me eat a salad [unintelligible].

Suzanne: So, I read that you gained a lot of weight and then lost it for your roles. What was your secret? What did you do to lose the weight again?

Brad: To lose the weight, I ate five tomatoes a day, because they have – it begins with an “L.” It has something –

Suzanne: Oh, lycopene?

Brad: Yes, and that will help you lose weight. Actually, Henry Zaga, who played Nick told me about this, because he went to like the Hollywood – because he lost a lot of weight. And I would drink a glass of water and a tomato five times a day, and then that makes you not as hungry.

Suzanne: And that’s all you ate?

Brad: You know, pretty much, but I wasn’t that hungry. I mean, like if you eat that before your meal, you’re not that hungry.

Suzanne: Oh, that makes sense. It’s like eating a salad, practically.

Brad: Yeah. Then, you know, for me, like whey-wise, I can gain weight easy. I was a pro football player. Not everyone can weigh 300 pounds and move around. [Gaining] it’s not hard, and losing, it feels like it’s hard to stop the train for a while, and then the train stays in one position. It’s hard to get it to go the other direction, but once it goes the other direction, with eating right and exercising like six days a week, it starts to come off.

Suzanne: Do you have anything else that you’re working on or that is coming out that you can tell us about?

Brad: No. I have a couple things that I hope that I get, but nothing that’s been going on. It’s like really, really frustrating. I don’t know what I’m going to do next. I had a couple of things that were supposed to go in – like, I started working on them in October, like, “Hey, it’s gonna go in December,” and when everything started to spike up, they’re like, “No, that’s not happening.” There’s a couple that I’m waiting on. I know there’s one that for some crazy reason, I’m the second choice, so I hope the first choice doesn’t take it.

Suzanne: Right.

Brad: [Unintelligible] but any job that I wasn’t the first choice/

Suzanne: Yeah. Well, break a leg, good luck, whatever it takes.

Brad: Whatever it takes, exactly.

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Breakout “Orange is the New Black” star and SAG Award winner Brad William Henke makes a statement in the star-packed limited series adaptation of Stephen King’s iconic 1978 novel, THE STAND, which premieres on CBS All Access on Thursday, December 17th. Henke plays Tom Cullen opposite Whoopi Goldberg, James Marsden, Amber Heard and Alexander Skarsgård.

In an ominously well-timed series, THE STAND is adapted from the Stephen King novel of the same name which is about the Biblical aftermath of a global pandemic that kills 98 percent of the population, setting a stage for a clash of good vs. evil. The series stars Whoopi Goldberg as Mother Abagail, Alexander Skarsgård as Randall Flagg, James Marsden as Stu Redman, Jovan Adepo as Larry Underwood, Amber Heard as Nadine Cross, and Owen Teague as Harold Lauder. The nine- episode new series will air weekly on CBS All Access. The new version will include a new coda at the end of the finale written by Stephen King himself.

Henke is an accomplished character actor in Hollywood, appearing in some of the most iconic TV series including “Lost,” “Orange is the New Black,” and “Justified,” and in a number of films including the David Ayer films FURY and BRIGHT and opposite Maggie Gyllenhaal in SHERRYBABY and CHOKE with Sam Rockwell. Before heading into acting, Henke was drafted out of college into the NFL for the New York Giants. He was subsequently picked up by the Denver Broncos and played in Super Bowl XXIV against the San Francisco 49ers.

When he’s not on set, Henke is usually boxing, doing Jiu Jitsu, riding his bike or playing with his three dogs and two cats (lovingly documented on his Instagram @bradwilliamhenke).

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Primetime DVD Review: “The Twilight Zone (2019): Season Two”

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“The Twilight Zone (2019): Season Two” Review by Suzanne 1/10/21

I love this show. This season was even better than first season. There were more great guest stars and interesting stories. Jordan Peele and his team do a great job of paying homage to the original series as well as taking it a step further. Season 2 is just as great as Season 1.  Of course, since it’s an anthology series, you can watch any episode by itself and be entertained. However, just like season one, there is a plot throughline. You should watch them all.

Unfortunately, the set is sorely lacking in extras. They just have some deleted scenes and a gag reel. Still, it’s a great set to own and should make a very good gift to any adult. It has some violence and adult themes, so you shouldn’t give it to any kids. I can’t wait for season 3!

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Season two of the America’s anthology series The Twilight Zone will be available on DVD on January 12th from  CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring Academy and Emmy Award winner Jordan Peele, Oscar nominee Kumail Nanjiani, and Peter Atencio, the series is heavily based on the original 1959 series created by Rod Sterling.

TWILIGHT ZONE: SEASON TWO

Street Date: January 12, 2021

Format: DVD

Description: This updated version of Rod Sterling’s 1959 classical series consists of tales revolving around science fiction, mystery, and horror. Each episode features its own mind-bending and insane journey into a different dimension filled with endless possibilities for the viewers to explore. The conscious storytelling consists of a standout cast that includes Oscar nominee Kumail Nanjiani, Seth Rogen, Tracy Morgan,  John Cho, Zazie Beatz, and many others. Not only that, but the modern take on the all-time classic is hosted by Academy Award and Emmy Award winner Jordan Peele. It truly captures the mind-blowing world that fans of Rod Sterling classic would be able to enjoy.

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Primetime TV Review: “Coyote”

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“Coyote” on CBS All Access Review by Suzanne 1/9/21

This is a very good and compelling drama. It definitely kept me glued to the screen. It has a tight script and very good acting. Michael Chiklis (who’s always so good) stars as Ben, a retiring border patrol agent who gets caught up with gangs down in Mexico. The premise may sound far-fetched, but they make the story work. Also, I expected Chiklis’ Ben to be as corrupt as his character on “The Shield,” but he’s not.

Ben is a hard-working border cop who has clearly put everything into his job, since he has an ex-wife and college-aged daughter (and he doesn’t seem to have any friends outside of work). He’s not happy about retiring. He makes a big bust on his last day. Later, he goes down to a Tijuana because his late partner, Javi, bought some beach property down there and was fixing it up for his family (presumably to retire to). Ben wants to help out Javi’s widow by fixing it up to sell. He’s a guy who’s just trying to do the right thing, but he doesn’t seem to be very equipped at life outside his job.

If you liked “Breaking Bad,” then you’ll probably love this show as well. Honestly, I don’t like these types of shows where the protagonist ends up being a bad guy or breaking the law, but at least Ben is a good, honest cop (at the beginning). There have been so many shows like now: Weeds, Ozark, Claws, and Good Girls. Few are as good as this, though.

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COYOTE is the story of Ben Clemens (Michael Chiklis), who after 32 years as a border patrol agent is forced to work for the very people he spent his career trying to keep out of the United States. Now exposed to life on the other side of the wall, Ben will start to question his black and white views of the world, challenging his ideology and his loyalties.

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 7 on CBS All Access with all six episodes dropping at once.
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Michael Chiklis

Juan Pablo Raba

Adriana Paz

Kristyan Ferrer

Octavio Pisano

Cynthia Kaye McWilliams

Julio Cedillo

 

 

(Ben Clemens)

(Juan Diego “El Catrin” Zamora)

(Silvia)

(Dante)

(Sultan)

(Holly Vincent)

(Neto)

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Michelle MacLaren, David Graziano, Michael Carnes, Josh Gilbert, Mike Richardson, Keith Goldberg, Rebecca Hobbs, and Michael Chiklis

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Primetime DVD Review: “Hawaii Five-O (2010): The Complete Series”

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“Hawaii Five-O (2010): The Complete Series” Review by Suzanne 12/1/20

This was a good show and a successful reboot (one of many on CBS). It was a very middle-of-the-road show, in my opinion.  Don’t get me wrong… They worked hard to make this show full of action and character development over the years. Unfortunately, when shows have so many action, they keep trying to outdo themselves each season. At some point, it gets ridiculous.  Also, I have a hard time believing in the show because I lived in Hawaii. There is very little crime there – especially violent crime. Oh, well. What do I know? The show aired for 10 years and has many fans. I know that the actors were very good to their fans, especially the ones who lived in Hawaii. Every Fall, they had a big fan get-together on Waikiki, “Sunset on the “Beach” with a big screen. They would watch the first episode and chat with the fans. They had a red carpet and would take selfies with fans. Over 10,000 people went to this event each year. I always wanted to go, but it would have required camping out there the day ahead of time to get a good seat, and I’m a little too old for that.

In the series, Alex O’Loughlin stars as former Navy Captain Steve McGarrett, and Scott Caan plays his partner, Danny Williams. They run a special state police task force, answerable to the governor. The original “Hawaii Five-0” was based on a real-life police task force that existed in the 1950’s.  It’s enjoyable drama with a fine cast.

I’m happy to have the DVD set, since I didn’t watch the show regularly. Besides the 240 episodes, the set also has over 20 hours of special features, which includes Detled and Extended scenes, gag reels, alternate endings, music videos, behind the scenes featurettes, launch promos and more, plus audio commentaries on select episodes and an all-new bonus disc featuring the cast and crew looking back on the show.

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Action-packed CBS drama Hawaii Five-0 (2010): The Complete Series will be available on DVD on December 8 from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment. Starring Alex O’Loughlin as Steve McGarrett, and Golden Globe® nominee Scott Caan as Danny “Danno” Williams, Hawaii Five-0 follows the island’s best detectives as they investigate crimes from kidnappings to murders to terrorism and so much more.

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Street Date: December 8, 2020

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Description: HAWAII FIVE-0 is a contemporary take on the classic series about an elite federalized task force whose mission is to wipe out the crime that washes up on the islands’ sun-drenched beaches. Detective Steve McGarrett, a decorated Naval officer turned cop, returned to Oahu after Hawaii’s former governor persuaded him to head up the new team: his rules, no red tape and full blanket authority to hunt down the biggest “game” in town. Joining McGarrett are Detective Danny “Danno” Williams, a relocated ex-New Jersey cop who is committed to keeping the islands safe for his children; Captain Lou Grover, who formerly headed Hawaii’s SWAT unit; Jerry Ortega, the islands’ local conspiracy theorist; Tani Rey, a bold, recent police academy graduate; Junior Reigns, a former SEAL who comes to McGarrett looking for a job.and Adam Noshimuri, a friend with old ties to a deadly crime family. Helping them is Kamekona, a local entrepreneur who has his pulse on the Island; Sgt. Duke Lukela, a trusted member of the HPD; and medical examiner Dr. Noelani Cunha. The state’s brash FIVE-0 unit, who may spar and jest among themselves, remain determined to eliminate the seedy elements from the 50th state.

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Primetime DVD Review: “Mission: Impossible: The Original TV Series” [Blu-ray]

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“Mission: Impossible: The Original TV Series [Blu-ray]” Review by Suzanne 11/25/20

I watched this show growing up; I have three older brothers who are comic book and scifi fans, so they loved it. I’ve always enjoyed it, but it’s even better to watch as an adult. It was a little over my head when I was that young.  Although the first episode is a bit slow, the others aren’t. There is plenty of action and intrigue. If you like James Bond movies or John le Carré novels, you should love this series. There were many spy shows on TV back then, like “I Spy,” “Wild Wild West,” “Man from U.N.C.L.E.” and “The Avengers.” This was as good as any of those.

In each episode, the IMF team gathers to plan their next operation. Jim Phelps (Peter Graves) They usually have a target in some country. They use disguises, accents, electronics, deception, sleight-of-hand, impeccable timing and quick thinking to accomplish their mission. It’s a very cool show and often fun.

If you’re a younger person who’s never watched an old show, you might find it shocking because the early episodes are in black and white. People are smoking.  Latinos and Asians are mostly played by white people.  You don’t want to think too deeply about the fact that they infiltrated other countries to commit illegal acts and weren’t bothered by the fact that they were responsible for many deaths.  Back then, the bad guys were all bad, so it was okay.  Still, like “Star Trek,” they were progressive in many ways.  They had a multicultural cast (for the time).  Barney, their electronics expert, played by a black actor Greg Morris.  Morris was also the actor who was on the show the longest. It ran 7 seasons, which is a good run. Barbara Bain played Cinnamon.  She wasn’t just eye candy, though. She was shown to be very intelligent and had some sort of medical training.  Unlike many shows back then, she was an important part of the team.  Later on, Lesley Ann Warren and Linda Day George replaced Bain in the series. After “Star Trek” was canceled, Leonard Nimoy joined the cast for a few years.

It’s fun to watch these old series to see so many actors we recognize from movies or other shows (especially those that went on to more fame). Sam Elliot was a regular on the show in 1970.  Lee Meriweather was on for 8 episodes. I’m sure you’ll recognize a lot of familiar faces, such as Anthony Zerbe, William Windom, Fritz Weaver, Pernell Roberts, Mark Lenard, Robert Conrad, Joanna Cassidy, Dina Merrill, and many more.

There was a reboot of the series in the 1980’s that I liked, starring Thaao Penghlis (Tony/Andre on “Days of Our Lives”) and others. Peter Graves reprised his role of Phelps on that one.  I never saw the movies because I heard they were very different from the original series.  If you love those, you may be disappointed in the series.

This DVD set is great. The series is finally on Blu-ray!  It has a very cool case. Each season has its own mini-case and says, “Your mission should you decide to accept it” and “These discs will self-destruct in 5 seconds.” Those catch phrases are both from this show.  My only complaint is that there are no features. I’m disappointed because I would really liked to have seen those. I find it hard to believe that there aren’t some old interviews, behind-the-scenes features, or promos they could have found in their vaults to add. For that matter, they could have interviewed the surviving cast members Barbara Bain, Peter Lupus, Lynda Day George, Lesley Ann Warren, Sam Elliot, Sid Haig, Lee Meriweather and others, or any other surviving crew or cast. Still, it’s worth having, just to see all of the episodes, and in such good condition.

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Mission Impossible: The Original TV Series follows the Impossible Missions Forces (IMF) is a government agency of extraordinary spies assigned to do the most dangerous espionage missions. Each episode starts with the famous tape-recorded message detailing the upcoming, exciting mission, from overthrowing corrupt leaders to exploiting dangerous crime lords. The IMF crew consists of the leader, first Daniel Briggs then later Jim Phelps, and spies with different areas of expertise, from disguise experts to electronics technician.

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Primetime DVD Review: “The Good Fight – Season Four”

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“The Good Fight: Season Four” Review by Suzanne 9/20/20

I love this show and always enjoying watching it. They took some interesting chances this season, but they worked. The first episode was an alternate reality (a dream by Diane).  Most of the season is about Diane and company trying to find out what the mysterious “Memo 618” is.

The season was cut short (as it was for most TV shows). Episode 7 was the unintended finale for the season, so they had to add some scenes that were intended for later episodes.  They usually have 10 episodes per season. I don’t think it’s all that noticeable, though. They did a good job with it.  I guess that’s why there are no features. That’s too bad.

Still, it’s a great season of this show and worth buying or renting.  Don’t miss it!

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The Good Fight: Season Four

Street Date: September 22, 2020

Format: DVD

Season four of The Good Fight finds Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart navigating a very different landscape. After they lost their biggest client, Chumhum, and their founding partner’s name was tarnished, Reddick, Boseman & Lockhart was forced to accept an offer by a huge multinational law firm, STR Laurie, to become a small subsidiary. Suddenly, all of their decisions can be second-guessed by the giant firm that is literally on top of them. While STR Laurie initially seem like benevolent overlords, we find Diane Lockhart and her colleagues chafing at their loss of independence while simultaneously investigating the emergence of a mysterious “Memo 618.”

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Primetime DVD Review: “Bull – Season 4”

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“Bull: Season 4” Review by Suzanne 9/12/20

I don’t normally watch this show, but I love Michael Weatherly (who plays the title role). The rest of the cast is good, too. I think they’ve really improved it a lot since the first season, when I saw a few episodes and wasn’t thrilled with it. Sometimes it takes a while for a show to really build what it’s going to be.

A lot happens this season as Bull prepares for father hood with his ex-wife, Izzy (Yara Martinez) and has to make up with her brother, Benny (Freddy Rodriguez).  Benny is his main lawyer, and he can’t win trials without him. The two had a falling out in the previous season.

The writers keep the show exciting with many interesting cases, and there is also a lot of humor and fun dialogue between the characters (when the show is not being heavily dramatic).  Their cases vary between murder, wrongful death, fraud, assault, negligence and more. I like that this show focuses on the jury and voir dire. So few legal shows do.

Anyone who enjoys drama should like the show. Like most series this year, it was cut short due to COVID, so there are only 20 episodes instead of 22. That’s still a lot of great TV episodes to watch, but it means that the final episode was not meant to be the final episode. There is no cliffhanger or any kind of feeling that it’s the last episode of the season.

There are only two main features. They have audio commentary on two of the episodes, and a “behind the scenes” feature about the season. It’s done well, despite the fact that many of the actors were obviously being filmed via remote camera.

One thing I always appreciate about CBS videos is that they have the “Play All” choice, which makes it easier to go through all of the episodes. Also, they have the extras on the last DVD rather than making you have to go through all of the discs to find them.

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Coming to your home screen this September are two hit TV shows from CBS Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment.

Action-packed crime drama Magnum P.I.: Season Two will be arriving on DVD this year on  September 1. Starring Jay Hernandez as Tom Magnum, an American hero and Navy SEAL returning from war who uses his military skills to become a private investigator in Oahu, Hawaii.

Dr. Jason Bull and his psychological tricks are back again when Bull: Season Four arrives on DVD on September 8. Starring Michael Weatherly, Dr. Bull uses his psychological skills and high-tech data to persuade the jury, witnesses, attorneys. His sharp-witted charm and tactics leaves clients uneasy, that is until they are proven not guilty and walk out the courtroom free.

Bull: Season Four
Street Date: September 8, 2020
Format: DVD
Description: BULL stars Michael Weatherly as Dr. Jason Bull in a drama inspired by the early career of Dr. Phil McGraw, the founder of one of the most prolific trial-consulting firms of all time. Brilliant, brash and charming, Dr. Bull is the ultimate puppet master as he combines psychology, human intuition and high-tech data to learn what makes jurors, attorneys, witnesses and the accused tick. His personal life proves harder to manage as he tries to live a healthier lifestyle following a heart attack and learns he is expecting a child with his ex-wife. Bull employs an enviable team of experts at Trial Analysis Corporation to shape successful narratives down to the very last detail. This includes his quick-witted former brother-in-law, Benny Colón, a lawyer who acts as defense attorney in the company’s mock trials; Marissa Morgan, a neurolinguistics expert from the Department of Homeland Security who monitors shifting jury reactions in real-time for Bull; former NYPD detective Danny James, the firm’s tough but relatable investigator; Taylor Rentzel, a working mother and former colleague of Marissa’s who is an expert in coding and computer hacking; and Chunk Palmer, a former all-American lineman and stylist-turned-law student who helps clients prepare their look and testimony for trial. In high-stakes trials, Bull’s combination of remarkable insight into human nature, three Ph.D.’s and a top-notch staff creates winning strategies that tip the scales of justice in his clients’ favor.

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