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Whats HOT on TV – ‘Bullet In The Face’ & ‘The River’



There are tons of series showing on TV these days but the question is how many of them should you bother watching and how many of them should you just ignore and tune to something else.

Movie Markers presents “Whats HOT On TV” and “Whats Not So HOT On TV” to help you choose what to tune to on TV and this would focus on different TV series which are currently showing on TV, just got cancelled/put on hold or just got completed.

Now lets get right to business as i kick off with “Whats HOT On TV“…

Bullet In The Face
Starring:
 Max Williams, Kate Kelton, Eddie Izzard, Eric Roberts, Neil Napier, Jessica Steen
Premiere Date: August 16, 2012

Synopsis
Following a botched jewel heist, sociopath criminal Gunter Vogler awakens in a hospital, surrounded by cops, his head wrapped in bandages. When the bandages come off Gunter’s new face is revealed and police force him to work undercover to take down the city’s crime lords. Created and executive produced by Alan Spencer (Sledge Hammer!), the cast includes Max Williams as Gunter Vogler, Neil Napier as Lieutenant Karl Hagerman, Jessica Steen as Commissioner Eva Braden, and Kate Kelton as Martine Mahler, alongside guest stars Eddie Izzard (ValkyrieOcean’s Thirteen) and Eric Roberts (The Dark KnightThe Expendables) as notorious crime lords.

Why It’s Hot!
A perfect mix of sarcasm, wit, action, violence and most notable of all “comedy”, IFC’s Bullet In The Face, brings a refreshing thing to TV. If you like comedy and action, this one is for you. The show is built around a man shot in the face twice…talk about lightening striking same spot twice, lol. Of note is the fact that the writer is the same person behind the old classic TV series- Sledge hammer. So, hey this definitely is one you should look out for and thankfully its just in its just ended its first season so you don’t have much to miss!

 

The River:
Starring: Bruce Greenwood, Joe Anderson, Leslie Hope, Eloise Mumford, Paul Blackthorne, Thomas Kretschmann, Daniel Zacapa, Shaun Parkes, Paulina Gaitan
Premiere Date: February 7, 2012

Synopsis:
Famed explorer Dr. Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) went looking for magic deep in the uncharted Amazon and never returned. The shocking truth about his disappearance is out there, somewhere, just waiting to be discovered. To the millions of kids who grew up watching his nature show, Dr. Cole was a hero. To his own son, Lincoln (Joe Anderson), he was more of an enigma. Now, six months after he vanished, Lincoln is finally ready to bury the past when Dr. Cole’s emergency beacon suddenly goes off. At the urging of his mother, Tess (Leslie Hope), Lincoln reluctantly joins her on a search for his father. To fund the rescue, they agree to let Dr. Cole’s cagey ex-producer, Clark (Paul Blackthorne), film the mission documentary-style. The mixed crew of old friends and new acquaintances includes the sexy and resourceful Lena (Eloise Mumford), loyal mechanic Emilio (Daniel Zacapa) and lethal bodyguard Captain Kurt Brynildson (Thomas Kretschmann).

Why It’s Hot!
Okay, at the risk of sounding silly, I have to say I shed exactly three drops of tears when I heard this show had been cancelled. Why! Why!! Why do the best ones always go first! This one came courtesy of ABC network and on the list of producers is the legendary Steven Spielberg. For horror/thriller goons like myself, this is just a delight.

Based on the recently popular found-footage mode of shoot, it centers around a group of people who voyage into the amazon to look for a missing wildlife explorer. It has just about the right mix of suspense, mild action and mystery attached to it. And also, for yoruba movie aficionados, you also have your bit of superstitious tales in it. Sad to say it was cancelled due to low ratings, it wont hurt to check this out. Q says so!

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