Many were quite sad with the announcement that the ongoing sixth season (in the United Kingdom at least) of "Downton Abbey" will be its last one. In the TV age where vampires and werewolves rule primetime television, many felt that the British period drama was an incredible breath of fresh air. Despite the finale being a couple of episodes far away still, many already anticipate crying their eyes out once it premieres.
In a recent interview with Collider, Hugh Bonneville, who plays Robert Crawley, Earl of Grantham, talked about the last episode awaiting fans this season and why he thinks handkerchiefs should be prepared. He goes, "For the last episode, you'll need some handkerchiefs. I needed handkerchiefs reading it. It wasn't because it necessarily moved me while reading it, but it was the experience of reading it when I realized it was the last time I was ever going to be reading one of those scripts. That was quite terminal. I suppose the theme is that it's the end of an era. This estate has to face an uncertain future."
Although viewers have watched the estate go through a lot of difficult moments in the past five years, it seems that the changing era will be too much even for it. A lot of letting go and adapting to what can possibly happen will somehow become the main theme of the rest of the season. Bonneville further added that these struggles will be "characterized in the first episode when a friend from across the county has to sell the family silver to keep going, which so many of these estates did. These estates started eating themselves and their land because that piece of land no longer brings an income. It spirals in on itself until you ultimately have to sell the house, and that is looming on the horizon." more >>
It seems that "The Blacklist" season 3 will start off in an action-packed run, a continuation from where the finale of the last season left off.
Elizabeth "Liz" Keen (Megan Boone) and Raymond "Red" Reddington (James Spader) were definitely in a bind when viewers last saw them, and it doesn't seem like they will be getting out of it so quickly.
In a trailer presented by NBC, it is shown that Liz would be running from basically everyone. First would be from the FBI, the second would be the Cabal, and finally even her own task force after her stunt of killing the U.S. attorney general in the finale last season. more >>
"The A-Team" first made it big as a television series back in the 1980s, which was then produced by Stephen J. Cannell. The series has seen a movie adaptation as well. Recently, news came out that 20th Century Fox TV is working on a remake of the series for television once again. According to a report in Deadline, the remake will be a "contemporary take" on the series.
Some names have already been identified with the remake, such as the writer-producer of the "Fast and Furious" franchise, Chris Morgan, who is reported to serve as executive producer together with Cannell's daughter, Tawnia McKiernan. Writing the new adaptation is Albert Kim, who is also the executive producer of "Sleepy Hollow."
According to the report, the new take, while still revolving around a team of American Special Forces operatives with different abilities and areas of expertise, will be featuring a team of male and female members. It will not follow the original formula of an all-male group. It will, however, still follow the same premise of the group as one that wants to prove its innocence after it has been accused of committing a crime that it did not commit. The group believes that a conspiracy is behind all this trouble and throughout the series, they are dead-set on finding out who is behind it all. While doing this, they also end up helping out people in need "using their singular military skills, high-tech expertise and often conflicting individual approaches." more >>
The portrayal of sex by Hollywood might lead many to the believe that sex is sinful and that it undermines the beauty of Christ's holiness, but Christians should not think this way, says theologian John Piper in his latest blog post, which states that sex in marriage belongs to Believers.
It was false teachers, as pointed out by Paul in 1 Timothy 4:1–5, who believed that "sex in marriage and eating foods freely were at best for second-class Christianity," writes Piper, chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary, in his blog, desiringGod.
For believers, "the sex of marriage and the pleasures of food are made holy — that is, they are set apart from the sinful use of the world and made pure and precious and beautiful by participation in the goodness of God," he explains. more >>
Oprah Winfrey will premiere the seven-night OWN television event "Belief" next month, an interfaith program that claims to examine "humankind's ongoing search to connect with something greater than ourselves."
In a video posted to YouTube, the media mogul became emotional while sharing her own belief practice. She also spoke about her understanding of God and how, as a child, she grew up learning biblical stories before nursery rhymes.
In the lead up to the show's October premiere, the former daytime talk show host has been promoting the program by sharing a series of videos with the hashtag #beliefstories in which she openly discusses her Christian faith and her interpretations of Jesus Christ and the Bible. more >>
The greatest mystery in the hiatus of "Game of Thrones" lives on, that is whether Jon Snow, played by Kit Harrington, lives on. Th shocking end of the season 5 finale had everyone asking the same question over and over again. After witnessing the multiple stabs he had taken, denial took over the fans, despite the obvious death of one their favorite characters. For a few months now, rumors have been circulating that Jon Snow is alive as the series (and the books) has much bigger plans for him. With Harrington seen pretty much almost everywhere "Game of Thrones" is filming, the belief that he will return from the dead is quite strong.
In a recent report released by Screen Rant, a fan tweeted of a photo taken faraway of Harrington in a full-pledged costume in a current set. This certainly had everyone excited since it's the very first picture that confirms Harrington being part of the upcoming season. However, taking into account the consistent insistence of the director and Harrington in previous interviews about Jon Snow's death, it may be possible that his return won't exactly be in the current story line's timeline. One of the suspected ways that his appearance may possibly occur is in a dream, flashback, or a vision of a character who is alive in the upcoming season, such as Bran.
As to how Jon Snow will be able to regain his lost life once more, the most plausible theory would probably Melisandre giving him the "kiss of life," as Jon's death was questionably in coincidence with Melisandre's return to Castle Black. Although many think that if Melisandre does perform the rare spell on Jon, there is a big possibility that he will be very different from the righteous Jon everyone has come to love. more >>