B.D. Wong & Cherry Jones Talk "Awake," Premiering Tonight

By Jamie Ruby

AwakeTonight, NBC premieres the new series Awake, which follows the life of Detective Michael Britten (Jason Isaacs), who doesn't know when he is awake or asleep. In a car accident in one reality he lost his wife, while in the other reality he lost his son. Britten refuses to make a choice of which is real, or it would mean accepting that a loved one is dead.

Britten is forced to see a therapist in both realities: in the world where his wife survived, he talks to Dr. Lee, played by B.D. Wong, about the loss of his son. In the other, he talks about losing his wife with Dr. Evans, played by Cherry Jones. Both therapists go at Britten's problems with different angles, which makes for interesting sessions on the show.

Wong and Jones talked to the digital media earlier in the week about the new series.

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Wake Up! This Is Not a Dream

It finally begins tonight with the premiere of Awake on NBC. To keep your appetite whetted, here are some great clips and interviews to watch before tonight, as well as the pilot if you'd rather not wait! But first be sure to check out Awake on Facebook and Awake on Twitter, #Awake.

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White Collar 3.16 Review: "Judgment Day"

By John Keegan and Gregg Wright

white-collar-posterAs the final episode of season 3 begins, a question clearly comes to mind. Will Neal's sentence be commuted? Or will Neal be stuck with the anklet for another two years? It all seems pretty clear cut. Even with Kramer involved. Agent Kramer doesn't trust Neal, so presumably, he wants things to stay exactly as they are. The stakes don't seem particularly high. Either Neal sticks around and solves cases with Peter, or he sticks around and solves cases with Peter while wearing an anklet. Still, the season and mid-season finales pretty much always impress on "White Collar", so my expectations were fairly high.

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The River 1.5 Review: "Peaches"

By John Keegan and J.M. Graham

the-river-icon"The River" has been one of the more confounding viewing experiences so far this season. Despite some pretty subpar writing, mediocre acting and a dubious central conceit, it has somehow managed to be very entertaining and watchable. One might even say that the show has a certain magic to it, if one wanted to pluck the low hanging fruit. So on the heels of a decent episode that brought up some concerns about the urgency around the search for Emmet but still suffered from all of the foundational issues plaguing "The River", viewers are suddenly and without warning treated to an absolute knockout of an episode that for an hour manages to get almost everything right.

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Person of Interest 1.16 Review: "Risk"

By John Keegan and Edmund Boys

person_of_interest_iconAfter shaking things up for a few episodes, “Person of Interest” was taking it easy this episode.    Its players moved around the chess board, lulling observers with a pleasing, if conventional, mid-game. But then, the minor pieces move aside, and, like a discovered check, expose the attack of a much more powerful player. It was another 'Gotcha' moment, and one of Grand Master proportions.

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"The Voice" Week 5: Team Christina & Team Cee Lo

By Jamie Ruby and Karen Moul

The Voice Week 5: Who Did Christina and Cee Lo Choose?

The VoiceLast Monday brought the first round of The Voice - blind auditions - to a close, as the coaches completed their teams. Cee Lo filled out his squad with Honolulu native Cheesa, 18-year-old student Wade, and the rock duo the Shields Brothers.

Christina was extremely picky in this last this week, passing on eight straight contestants before selecting Lee Koch. She then filled the final slot of the competition with Sera Hill, delighting everyone by joining Sera on stage to sing a few lines of Mary J. Blige's "I'm Going Down."

Before heading into the battle rounds, the competitors spoke with digital journalists about their experiences to this point and what they expect in the upcoming head-to-head battles.

The Voice airs Mondays on NBC.

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"The Voice" Week 5: Team Blake & Team Adam

By Karen Moul

The Voice Week 5: With Final Auditions, Blake and Adam Complete Their Teams

The Voice on NBCThis week’s edition of The Voice brought us the fifth and final round of blind auditions as the coaches filled the few remaining spots on their teams. The contestants who made it through were a diverse crowd that included jazz, blues, Motown, country singers, and even a rock duo.

Before it was over, Blake Shelton chose sultry jazz singer Lex Land and fellow Oklahoman Adley Stump, while Adam Levine went with bluesman Orlando Napier and seasoned musician Whitney Myer, who’s been performing with her dad’s band since she was just 14 years old.

The successful contestants made time to speak with journalists about their backgrounds, why they chose their coaches, and what lies ahead.

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Awake: Brilliant in Any Reality

By Jamie Ruby

AwakeAwake, which premieres tomorrow on NBC, stars Jason Isaacs as Detective Britten as he struggles with living two lives, not knowing which is real. Britten has been involved in a car accident, and in one reality his son Rex (Dylan Minnette) is alive, but his wife Hannah (Laura Allen) has died. In the other, his wife survived, but they lost their son. Britten has no idea when he is awake and when he is dreaming, and doesn't want to know. He refuses to live in only one reality and accept that someone he loves is gone. Whether Britten's mind is fractured by the emotional distress, or whether perhaps something completely different is going on, is not told to the audience.

It's hard to categorize a series that is so many things. The series to me had a slight science fiction vibe, yet it's not really sci-fi – anything can happen in your dreams. The show is somewhat hard to classify because it's outside the box – it's procedural – you can watch only one episode and understand what is going on. Each episode has a case (or two) which at least for the most part will be resolved. Yet the show definitely has an overall story arc that gets more complex as the story moves beyond the pilot. As much as it is drama, I do think science fiction fans like myself will enjoy it as I have. It is definitely a unique story and there's nothing like it on television, or has been in the past.

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The Walking Dead 2.10 Review: "18 Miles Out"

By John Keegan and Gregg Wright

The-Walking-Dead-icon"18 Miles Out" is yet another episode containing a surprising amount of action and suspense, along with quite a few zombies. I find it hard to complain, given that the genre elements were the main reason I started watching. I do enjoy good drama, and so I've had to learn to appreciate "The Walking Dead" for what it has become. A certain amount of drama is necessary in virtually every genre. But on a more superficial level, I started watching "The Walking Dead" because I wanted to see people experiencing the suspense, dread, and horror of a zombie outbreak. So far, the second half of the season seems to be offering a good deal more of that than the first. So it's fair to say that it's aligning more closely with my core tastes as a consumer of entertainment.

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Dreaming of Success: Jason Isaacs Stars in "Awake"

By Jamie Ruby

Jason IsaacsMany people may know of Jason Isaacs because of his portrayal of the villain Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter series. The British actor, however, has a long list of credits to his name. He has appeared on film in other hit movies such as Dragonheart, Armageddon, The Patriot, Black Hawk Down, and last year's Abduction. He has also appeared on the small screen in starring roles such as The State Within, Brotherhood, and more recently, Case Histories.

Isaacs returns to television once more with his starring role in the new NBC series, Awake, which premieres March 1. The story follows Isaacs' character, Michael Britten, who after surviving a tragic car accident, finds himself awake in two separate and distinct realities. In one reality his wife Hannah died, and his son Rex survived. In the other, Hannah is still alive, but they lost their son. Britten cannot tell which reality is real and which is a dream, and refuses to give up either of them.

Britten is also a detective, and information from cases in both realities start to bleed through, giving him a special insight into solving them with his unique perspective.

Isaacs recently sat down with the digital media to discuss his new role and dual realities his character finds himself in.

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Awake: Special Full Episode Preview

You can now not only watch the full pilot of Awake at NBC.com but right here on SciFi Vision as well!

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Lost Girl 1.7 Review: "ArachnoFaebia"

By John Keegan and Paul Pearson

Lost-Girl-Season-2-thumbA much better A-story than the previous episode compliments the very strong, continuing trend of great character stories. A formula has definitely emerged, but it's a fun formula, and this time around the "Lost Girl" writers use it to touch on an aspect of the show that has, until now, been taken for granted.

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Being Human (US) 2.7 Review: "The Ties That Blind"

By John Keegan

Being-Human-icon-being-human-us-17425916-150-150Things come to a head with Nora and the twins, while Aidan faces down dissention in the Boston vampire ranks and Sally learns the identity of her dark stalker.  Sure enough, it’s the mid-point of the season, and that means it’s definitely time for the supernatural chickens to come home to roost.

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Exclusive: Ksenia Solo on Talks "Lost Girl"

Exclusive Interview with Ksenia Solo of Lost Girl
Interview by Jamie Ruby
Written by Jamie Ruby

Ksenia SoloSyfy Powerful Mondays continue to get better and better with each episode that airs of their newly acquired series Lost Girl. The network has already picked a date, April 16th, to air season two of the series.

The show follows Bo, played by Anna Silk, a succubus who must learn to control her hunger. She is helped by her friend, roommate, and sidekick, Kenzi. While Kenzi doesn't have powers of her own, she has a lot to offer, such as a great sense of humor and a kick-ass wardrobe. She's brave and will do whatever it takes to help Bo.

The spunky character of Kenzi is played by actress Ksenia Solo, who has appeared on television series such as Moonlight, Life Unexpected, and Nikita. She has also appeared on film in movies such as Black Swan.

The actress sat down last week with Jamie Ruby of SciFi Vision for an exclusive interview to talk about life and her work on Lost Girl.

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Grimm 1.12 Review: "Last Grimm Standing"

By John Keegan

Grimm-2I suppose it was inevitable that “Grimm” turn to that most tired of genre clichés, the “alien” gladiator games.  How many genre shows have had an episode based on this premise, early in the series’ run?  I think back to “Babylon 5”, an otherwise top-flight show, and how “T.K.O.” was one of its worst episodes in its entire run.  Few series ever make it palatable, and “Grimm” is certainly no exception.

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Spartacus: Vengeance 2.5 Review: "Libertus"

By John Keegan
spartacus-posterIt’s come to my attention that there are those who feel that this season of “Spartacus” has been too slow, too boring, and generally lacking in the kind of well-oiled mechanics that made “Blood and Sand” and “Gods of the Arena” so addictive.  I believe that this episode stands as a statement to those critics, as half a season’s plot threads come crashing down, along with most of the arena in Capua.

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Fringe 4.14 Review: "The End of All Things"

By John Keegan

Fringe-Glyphs-meu-anjo-17630623-160-160It’s amazing when a show can sustain a mystery for nearly four seasons, only to provide a resolution that is not only logical but deceptively simple.  I can’t say that the origins/nature of the Observers is particularly shocking, since it was one of the many theories that has been tossed around since the beginning, but I love how it fits so perfectly with what we have seen.

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Fringe 4.14 Review: "The End of All Things"

By John Keegan

FringeIt’s amazing when a show can sustain a mystery for nearly four seasons, only to provide a resolution that is not only logical but deceptively simple.  I can’t say that the origins/nature of the Observers is particularly shocking, since it was one of the many theories that has been tossed around since the beginning, but I love how it fits so perfectly with what we have seen.

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Justified 3.6 Review: "When the Guns Come Out"

By John Keegan and Henry Tran

Justified_iconThis fine season of "Justified" continues on. While I have the small inkling that a stumble might just be around the corner, I'm really enjoying the ride for however long it keeps going. The danger in Harlan County seems to escalate with every episode, and it's kind of neat to see how each character reacts to those events.

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Ringer 1.14 Review: "Whores Don't Make That Much"

By John Keegan and Henry Tran

ringer_iconIt feels like those responsible for making episodes of "Ringer" wants viewers to be surprised by the revelations they dole out in each episode. The thing is, those surprises are often telegraphed early and don't feel very earned. Everything that happened here wasn't as confusing as previous episodes, but it's missing that emotional connection to draw people in.

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