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"Defiance" review by Suzanne
Airs Thursdays 8/9c on Syfy
I enjoy this show, even though it has so many characters
that you have to have a "Lord of the Rings" style map to
keep track of them all, and I get confused sometimes as to
what's going on. Less now, though, than when the series
first started and there were so many different types of
aliens to keep track of.
I'll watch anything with Julie Benz, but I also do love
Grant Bowler and the other actors. Last season ended
with some shocking deaths and other strange stuff, and it
picks up with lots of strange and shocking things as well.
This is not the kind of show you probably want to pick
apart, but just sit back and enjoy the ride!
groundbreaking, highly-rated Defiance
returns for a second season on Thursday, June 19 @ 8pm. As
the story of Defiance
resumes, the lives of the townspeople are in drastic
turmoil. The Earth Republic has assumed control of the
town, with far-reaching consequences including a new mayor.
Nolan (Grant Bowler) traverses the badlands to find a lost
Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas), Amanda (Julie Benz) has an
unexpected new role in the town as she searches for her
sister and the Tarr family desperately tries to keep control
of their criminal empire in the midst of dramatic changes.
James Murray joins the cast
in the integral role of Mayor Pottinger, the new mayor of
Defiance. William Atherton also
joins the cast to portray high-ranking Earth Republic
official Viceroy Mercado, and Anna Hopkins will play the
role of Earth Republic soldier and documentarian Jessica
“Berlin” Rainier. Linda Hamilton will play the key
recurring role of Pilar McCawley, the wife of Rafe McCawley
(Greene) and mother to their three children.
Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica) resumes
his role as executive producer and showrunner. Kevin
recently collaborated with Laurence O’Keefe to provide book,
music and lyrics for a musical adaptation of the 1988 black
comedy “Heathers” which sold out in a Los Angeles limited
run and opened Off-Broadway in March 2014.
SYFY’S NEW EPIC SUPERNATURAL DRAMA SERIES DOMINION
AND RETURNING DEFIANCE SCORE
STRONG PREMIERES ON THURSDAY, JUNE 19
NEW YORK – June 20, 2014 – Successfully establishing a
potent Thursday night original scripted programming block,
the premieres of Syfy’s new epic supernatural drama
series Dominion and the second season return
of the popular series Defiance
each delivered two million total viewers during their June
9-10:24PM (ET/PT) time
period, Dominion averaged 805K Adults 18-49
and 935K Adults 25-54. Compared to all ad supported cable
scripted drama series premieres year to date, Dominion
ranks #4 in L+SD rating among both Adults 18-49 and Adults
25-54, and #2 among Men 18-49 and Men 25-54.
saw more tweets than recent scripted series premieres of
AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, A&E’s Those Who Kill
First and TNT’s Murder in the First.
Kicking off the night at
8PM (ET/PT) with its Season
2 premiere, Defiance
delivered 776K Adults 18-49 and 948K Adults 25-54.
Season two of Defiance
stars Grant Bowler stars as Nolan, along with Julie Benz as
Amanda Rosewater, Stephanie Leonidas as Irisa, Tony Curran
as Datak Tarr, Jaime Murray as Stahma Tarr, Graham Greene as
Rafe McCawley and Jesse Rath as Alak Tarr. The cast also
features Dewshane Williams as Tommy, Trenna Keating as Doc
Yewll, Justin Rain as Quentin McCawley and Nicole Munoz as
Christie McCawley. New this season are James Murray as Mayor
Pottinger, William Atherton as high-ranking Earth Republic
official Viceroy Mercado and Anna Hopkins as Earth Republic
soldier and documentarian Jessica “Berlin” Rainier. Linda
Hamilton will play the key recurring role of Pilar McCawley,
the wife of Rafe McCawley (Greene) and mother to their three
children. Kevin Murphy (Desperate Housewives, Caprica)
resumes his role as executive producer and showrunner.
Smallville’s Darren Swimmer and Todd Slavkin return as
executive producers for Season 2 and Michael Taylor serves
as consulting producer. Michael Nankin (co-executive
producer) directed the Season 2 opener.
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— Airs Thursdays at 8/7c
On Defiance, Nolan and
Irisa get a warm welcome from the occupying E-Rep.
Meanwhile, Alak tries to right the wrongs he hasn’t
committed. Share the sneak peek below, along with the
Inside Defiance look at the
first episode of season two.
In My Secret Life – Sneak Peek
Nolan and Irisa get a warm Defiance
welcome from the occupying E-Rep. Alak rights wrongs he
didn't commit. No one is safe in Season 2 of
Defiance, Thursdays at 8|7c on
Episode 1 – Inside Defiance
The cast talks about the premiere of season two and the new
dynamics of Defiance.
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