King & Maxwell
King & Maxwell is an American drama television series that debuted on June 10,2013, and aired on TNT. The series featured Jon Tenney and Rebecca Romijn as Washington, D. C. –based former Secret Service agents solving crimes as private detectives, NCIS, Los Angeles creator Shane Brennan created the show based on David Baldaccis novels. The series was canceled on September 20,2013, King now runs a private detective agency with his partner Michelle Maxwell, and their Assistant, Edgar. The shows opening features a flashback of Ritters shooting. While King does not come across as a freak, he frequently shows disgust with his partner Michelles less than outstanding neatness. Usually used in some fashion, King rarely has his gun, and when he does. King struggles with compelling his clients to pay for the groups services, usually, he either sympathizes with his clients or he feels responsible when the client is upset with the results of Kings efforts. The lack of payments from clients often leads Edgar to remind King that the business needs money.
Their office is away from the city - located in a beach house. King appears to have no family, except for an estranged aunt, King appears close to his partner - Maxwell - and they enjoy light teasing and casual repartee. Rebecca Romijn as Michelle Maxwell, Michelle Maxwell is a former Secret Service agent who was terminated after allowing the man she was supposed to protect get kidnapped. At the start of the series, it is revealed that Maxwells firing occurred around a year, unlike King, Maxwell does not keep her car, work or living areas very clean or organized. Maxwell likes to keep fit and often rows a boat to the office and she has a father, with whom she shares a strained relationship, and four brothers. Following their fathers example as a captain and all her brothers have been or are in law enforcement. Her brother J. T. was the best of all of them, Maxwell enjoys the banter between herself and King and the show portrays King as Maxwells best friend. Ryan Hurst as Edgar Roy and Kings assistant, Edgar is an autistic savant whose skills lie in numerical patterns and sequences, as well as high-tech maintenance and installation.
In the pilot, we learned that Edgar was a serial killer. We learned that Edgar was not the criminal and it was revealed that Edgar was framed by a company that was the largest rival to Edgars prior employer, after Edgar is cleared, Maxwell casually offers Edgar a job
France, officially the French Republic, is a country with territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European, or metropolitan, area of France extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, Overseas France include French Guiana on the South American continent and several island territories in the Atlantic and Indian oceans. France spans 643,801 square kilometres and had a population of almost 67 million people as of January 2017. It is a unitary republic with the capital in Paris. Other major urban centres include Marseille, Lille, Toulouse, during the Iron Age, what is now metropolitan France was inhabited by the Gauls, a Celtic people. The area was annexed in 51 BC by Rome, which held Gaul until 486, France emerged as a major European power in the Late Middle Ages, with its victory in the Hundred Years War strengthening state-building and political centralisation. During the Renaissance, French culture flourished and a colonial empire was established.
The 16th century was dominated by civil wars between Catholics and Protestants. France became Europes dominant cultural and military power under Louis XIV, in the 19th century Napoleon took power and established the First French Empire, whose subsequent Napoleonic Wars shaped the course of continental Europe. Following the collapse of the Empire, France endured a succession of governments culminating with the establishment of the French Third Republic in 1870. Following liberation in 1944, a Fourth Republic was established and dissolved in the course of the Algerian War, the Fifth Republic, led by Charles de Gaulle, was formed in 1958 and remains to this day. Algeria and nearly all the colonies became independent in the 1960s with minimal controversy and typically retained close economic. France has long been a centre of art, science. It hosts Europes fourth-largest number of cultural UNESCO World Heritage Sites and receives around 83 million foreign tourists annually, France is a developed country with the worlds sixth-largest economy by nominal GDP and ninth-largest by purchasing power parity.
In terms of household wealth, it ranks fourth in the world. France performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, France remains a great power in the world, being one of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council with the power to veto and an official nuclear-weapon state. It is a member state of the European Union and the Eurozone. It is a member of the Group of 7, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Trade Organization, originally applied to the whole Frankish Empire, the name France comes from the Latin Francia, or country of the Franks
Band of Brothers (miniseries)
Band of Brothers is a 2001 American war drama miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambroses 1992 non-fiction book of the same name. The executive producers were Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, who had collaborated on the 1998 World War II film Saving Private Ryan, the episodes first aired in 2001 on HBO. The series won Emmy and Golden Globe awards in 2001 for best miniseries, the series dramatizes the history of Easy Company from jump training in the United States through its participation in major actions in Europe, and up until Japans capitulation and wars end. The events portrayed are based on Ambroses research and recorded interviews with Easy Company veterans, the series took literary license, adapting the recorded history for the purposes of dramatic effect and series structure. All of the characters portrayed are based on members of Easy Company, some of the men were recorded in contemporary interviews, which viewers see as preludes to each episode. The mens identities are not revealed until the finale, the title for the book and the series comes from the St Crispins Day Speech in William Shakespeares play Henry V, delivered by Henry V of England before the Battle of Agincourt.
Ambrose quotes a passage from the speech on his books first page, Band of Brothers is a dramatized account of Easy Company, assigned to the United States Armys 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Over the course of ten episodes, the details the companys exploits during the war. It includes the taking of the Eagles Nest at Obersalzberg in Berchtesgaden, Major Richard Winters is the central character featured, shown working to accomplish the missions and keep his men together and safe. While the series features an ensemble cast, each episode generally focuses on a single character. As the series is based on events, the fates of the characters conform to the persons from which they are drawn. Their experiences and the moral and physical hurdles they must overcome are central to the story, the series was developed chiefly by Tom Hanks and Erik Jendresen, who spent months detailing the plot outline and individual episodes. Steven Spielberg served as the eye and used Saving Private Ryan. Accounts of Easy Company veterans such as Donald Malarkey were incorporated into production to add historic detail, Band of Brothers was the most expensive television miniseries made by HBO or any other television network when it was created.
This record was superseded by the series 2010 sister show, The Pacific, the budget for Band of Brothers was approximately $125 million, which comes to an average of $12.5 million per episode. An additional $15 million was allocated for the campaign, which included hosting screenings for World War II veterans. One of those screenings was held at Utah Beach, Normandy, on June 7,2001,47 Easy Company veterans were flown to Paris and travelled by chartered train to the site, where the series premiered. Also sponsoring the miniseries was Chrysler, as its Jeeps were used to great extent in the series, Chrysler spent $5 to $15 million on its advertising campaign, based on and using footage from Band of Brothers
Relic Hunter is an anglophone Canadian television series, starring Tia Carrere and Christien Anholt. It centers on Sydney Fox, a professor who is a relic hunter who looks for ancient artifacts to return to museums and/or the descendants of the original owner. She is aided by her linguistic assistant Nigel and occasionally by her somewhat air-headed secretary Claudia and she often ends up battling rival hunters seeking out artifacts for monetary gain. The series includes fantasy and science fiction elements, with many of the relics featured having genuine supernatural powers or being pieces of unusually advanced technology. It ran for three seasons in the U. S. between 1999 and 2002 after fulfilling its initial three-season, 66-episode contract, from which it was not renewed. In both Ireland and the United Kingdom, it is aired on Sky1 and subsidiary channels, while in Canada, it is aired on CityTV and Space, CTVs sister network A-Channel and recently Showcase. The series was shot in the Toronto area, and includes many local landmarks among its locations.
Relic Hunter follows the adventures of unorthodox American archaeologist Sydney Fox. At the beginning of episode, there is a short flashback in which a relic or artifact is used or abused in its original time before being lost. The show cuts to Trinity College in the present day, where Sydney and Nigel are asked to find the relic by some person or agency such as a museum, most episodes feature the duo traveling around the globe, hunting for clues in order to find the artifact. Complications abound, often with rival relic hunters getting involved, generally giving Sydney a chance to show off her martial arts prowess and it is up to Sydney and Nigel to seize the relic and ensure it ends up in the proper hands. Each episode ends with a scene at Trinity College explaining what has happened to the relic, the plots in Relic Hunter usually take a grain of historical information and are dramatized in order to fit in with the story. There are, some historical errors on the show, for example, the episode Devil Doll mentioned Cuzco as an Aztec city but Cuzco was an Inca.
Many episodes feature comic moments interlaced with the action, Sydney knows how to hold her own in a fight and Carrere is often involved in many fights and stunts in the show. The show exploits the sexual tension between Sydney and Nigel, including one episode in which they went undercover in a nudist colony, Sydney is frequently seen wearing skimpy clothing, with lots of cleavage and tight-fitting shorts, this was a major aspect of the series. Relic Hunter featured four starring roles throughout its run, the two protagonists of the series, Sydney Fox and Nigel Bailey are the only characters to appear in all 66 episodes of the series. She has many contacts all over the world, in the archaeological fields and she is willing to fly to any country without notice to fetch back, save or avenge them. She is officially Professor of Ancient Studies, and on the occasions she actually teaches, has been seen lecturing on anthropology, archaeology
Once Upon a Time (TV series)
Once Upon a Time is an American fairy tale television series that premiered on October 23,2011, on ABC. It follows the heroine Emma Swan as she protects the town and its inhabitants from various curses and villains, Most episodes involve flashbacks telling its numerous characters stories. The show airs Sundays at 8,00 pm ET/7,00 pm CT and it borrows elements and characters from the Disney-franchise and popular Western literature and fairy tales. Once Upon a Time was created by Lost and Tron, Legacy writers Edward Kitsis, a spin-off series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, consisting of 13 episodes, premiered on October 10,2013, and concluded on April 3,2014. On March 3,2016, ABC renewed the series for a sixth season, the residents of Storybrooke, where Regina is its mayor, have lived an unchanging existence for 28 years, unaware of their own lack of aging. As such, she is the person who can break the curse. Henry is the son of Regina, providing a source of both conflict and common interest between the two women.
The other, set in the present day, follows a pattern with a different outcome. The first season premiered on October 23,2011, the Evil Queen interrupts the wedding of Snow White and Prince Charming to announce that she will cast a curse on everyone that will leave her with the only happy ending. The majority of the fairy characters are transported to the town of Storybrooke, Maine. The second season premiered on September 30,2012, despite Emma having broken the curse, the characters are not returned to the fairy tale world, and must deal with their own dual identities. With the introduction of magic into Storybrooke by Mr, the third season premiered on September 29,2013. It was split into two volumes, with the first eleven episodes running from September to December 2013, and the half from March to May 2014. In the first volume, the characters travel to Neverland to rescue Henry. Their increasing power struggle with Pan continues in Storybrooke, which results in the complete reversal of the original curse.
All the characters are returned to their worlds, leaving Emma. Once again, Emma is needed to save her family, the fourth season premiered on September 28,2014. It was split into two volumes, with the first eleven episodes running from September to December 2014, and the half from March to May 2015
Jane the Virgin
Jane the Virgin is an American satirical romantic comedy-drama telenovela developed by Jennie Snyder Urman, that debuted on The CW on October 13,2014. It is a adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen created by Perla Farías. The series stars Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva, a working, religious young Latina virgin, the program parodies commonly used tropes and devices in Latin telenovelas. Jane the Virgin has received critical acclaim since its premiere, at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards, Gina Rodriguez won the award for Best Actress – Television Series, Musical or Comedy, while the show was nominated for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. The series received the Peabody Award and was named a TV Program of the Year by the American Film Institute. Beginning with the episode of season three, the series title was modified, with The Virgin crossed out in favor of substitutes due to Jane now being a married woman. On January 8,2017, The CW renewed the show for a fourth season.
To make matters worse, the donor is a married man, a former playboy and cancer survivor who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works. Gina Rodriguez as Jane Gloriana Villanueva, a 23-year-old, religious young Latina woman who becomes pregnant after being artificially inseminated by mistake, but, as the pregnancy grows, they both start to have feelings for each other. Jane ends up having a boy named Mateo Gloriano Rogelio Solano Villanueva. Executive producer Jennie Snyder Urman stated that Gina Rodriguez was literally the person that came in during the casting. Jenna Ortega as Young Jane, at age 10. Andrea Navedo as Xiomara Xo Gloriana Villanueva, Janes outgoing mother and she was only sixteen years old when she had Jane, which is why Jane would rather keep her virginity until marriage than make the same mistake her mother did. She is a teacher, but dreams of having a singing career. Yael Grobglas as Petra Solano, Rafaels scheming wife and a member of a shady Czech crime family who got married to Rafael in order to steal his wealth and she portrays Anezka, Petras long lost twin sister who grew up with a rough life in the Czech Republic.
Justin Baldoni as Rafael Solano, the 31-year-old owner of the Marbella Hotel, as the series progresses, he develops growing feelings for Jane, and plans to divorce Petra after discovering her affair. Ivonne Coll as Alba Gloriana Villanueva, Janes pious maternal grandmother and she is highly religious, and encourages Jane to save her virginity until marriage. Although she rarely speaks English, she understands it, since her granddaughter usually only speaks to her in English and she is in the country illegally from Venezuela. Brett Dier as Michael Cordero, Jr. Janes 29-year-old fiancé who is a detective and he is aware of Petras affair, and blackmails her to ensure that her marriage remains intact, so that Jane will give the baby to them
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
The series premiered on March 10,1997, on The WB and concluded on May 20,2003, on UPN. The series narrative follows Buffy Summers, the latest in a line of women known as Vampire Slayers. In the story, Slayers are called to battle against vampires, like previous Slayers, Buffy is aided by a Watcher, who guides and trains her. Unlike her predecessors, Buffy surrounds herself with a circle of friends who become known as the Scooby Gang. The series received critical and popular acclaim, frequently being listed as one of the greatest TV shows of all time, although such ratings are lower than successful shows on the big four networks, they were a success for the relatively new and smaller WB Television Network. Buffys success has led to hundreds of products, including novels, comics. The series has received attention in fandom and academia, Buffy Summers is the Slayer, one in a long line of young women chosen by fate to battle evil forces. Buffy receives guidance from her Watcher, Rupert Giles, rarely referred to by his first name, is a member of the Watchers Council, whose job is to train and guide the Slayers.
Giles researches the supernatural creatures that Buffy must face, offers insights into their origins and advice on how to defeat them, Buffy is helped by friends she meets at Sunnydale High, Willow Rosenberg and Xander Harris. Willow is originally a wallflower who excels at academics, providing a contrast to Buffys outgoing personality and they share the social isolation that comes with being different, and especially from being exceptional young women. As the series progresses, Willow becomes a more assertive character and a powerful witch, in contrast, with no supernatural skills but very athletic, provides comic relief and a grounded perspective. It is Xander who often provides the heart to the series and Willow are the only characters who appear in all 144 episodes, Xander is missing in only one. The cast of characters grew over the course of the series, Buffy first arrives in Sunnydale with her mother, Joyce Summers, who functions as an anchor of normality in the Summers lives even after she learns of Buffys role in the supernatural world.
Buffys younger sister Dawn Summers is introduced in season five, a vampire with a soul, Angel, is Buffys love interest throughout the first three seasons. He leaves Buffy as he believes he isnt good enough for her and he goes on to make amends for his sins and to search for redemption in his own spin-off, Angel. He makes several guest appearances in the seasons, including the last episode. At Sunnydale High, Buffy meets several other students besides Willow and Xander willing to join her fight for good, Cordelia Chase, the archetypal shallow cheerleader, reluctantly becomes involved. Daniel Oz Osbourne, a student, rock guitarist and werewolf
8 Simple Rules
8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter is an American sitcom, originally starring John Ritter and Katey Sagal. It debuted on ABC on September 17,2002, and concluded on April 15,2005, Ritters character in the series was not replaced following his death on September 11,2003. After entering a hiatus, the series continued without Ritter, incorporating the death of his character, James Garner and David Spade joined the cast afterward. ABC cancelled the series on May 17,2005 after three seasons because of low ratings, the shows premise and title were derived from the book 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter, And Other Tips from a Beleaguered Father by W. Bruce Cameron. The rules are, Use your hands on my daughter and youll lose them after and you make her cry, I make you cry. Anything you try will be hazardous to your health, bring her home late, theres no next date. If you pull into my driveway and honk, you better be dropping off a package because youre sure not picking anything up No complaining while youre waiting for her, if youre bored, change my oil.
If your pants hang off your hips, Ill gladly secure them with my staple gun, dates must be in crowded public places. After the novelty of newly added ensemble characters wore off, the returned to its original format. The first three episodes of the second season had been completed when Ritter reportedly suffered an undiagnosed aortic dissection. Following Ritters death, ABC announced that the show would continue after a hiatus, the three new episodes that Ritter completed were aired with Sagal introducing them. The show returned two months after Ritters death, with an episode, which was turned into a tribute to Ritters character. Subsequent episodes dealt with the reaction to his death and how they moved on from it. J. Garner and Spade received starring roles as Ritters replacement for the rest of the shows broadcast, before Ritters death, the show ranked 42nd in the Nielsen ratings. After Ritters death, it had slipped to 50th, but was renewed for a third season, gamble was replaced by Judd Pillot and John Peaslee, who had performed the same role in the final season of Spades sitcom, Just Shoot Me.
The series plunged to 94th in the ratings, even before the third-season finales airing, rumors began circulating that 8 Simple Rules was facing cancellation due to Ritters death and poor ratings. The Friday night death slot ratings took their toll on 8 Simple Rules, the third-season finale was not aired for May sweeps. The finale received a 3. 9/8 rating share which gave ABC a third-place finish behind NBCs Dateline and CBSs Joan of Arcadia, shortly afterwards, ABC officially cancelled 8 Simple Rules in 2005
Numbers (TV series)
Numbers is an American crime drama television series that ran on CBS from January 23,2005, to March 12,2010. Brothers Ridley and Tony Scott produced Numbers, its companies are the Scott brothers Scott Free Productions. The show focuses equally on the relationships among Don Eppes, his brother Charlie Eppes, and their father, Alan Eppes, the insights provided by Charlies mathematics were always in some way crucial to solving the crime. In May 2010, CBS announced that Numbers had been canceled after six seasons, the show revolved around three intersecting groups of characters, the FBI, scientists at the fictitious California Institute of Science, and the Eppes family. Don Eppes, Charlies older brother, is the lead FBI agent at the Los Angeles Violent Crimes Squad, Charlie Eppes is a mathematical genius who, in addition to teaching at CalSci, consults for the FBI and NSA. Alan Eppes is a former L. A. city planner, a widower, Alan lives in a historic two-story house furnished with period Arts and Crafts furniture.
David Sinclair is an FBI field agent and was made Dons second-in-command, Terry Lake is a forensic psychologist and FBI agent. Larry Fleinhardt is a theoretical physicist and cosmologist at CalSci, Charlies former mentor and now best friend, he frequently consults for the FBI. Prof. Amita Ramanujan is a mathematician at CalSci and an FBI consultant, in season 2, she begins dating Charlie, to whom she is engaged and married in season 6. Her name is a reference to influential autodidactic Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan, Megan Reeves is an FBI behavioral specialist. She was involved romantically with Larry Fleinhardt and left the FBI to counsel troubled young women, Colby Granger is an FBI field agent. Once thought to have betrayed his colleagues, he is now back in their good graces, Liz Warner is an FBI agent, formerly involved with Agent Eppes. Nikki Betancourt is an FBI agent with four years experience in the LAPD, temporary characters on the show were often named after famous mathematicians.
For example, in the episode In Plain Sight, one of the criminals is named Rolle, opening, We all use math every day. To predict weather…to tell time…to handle money, Math is more than formulas and equations. It’s using your mind to solve the biggest mysteries we know, the first season run of the show aired between January 23,2005, and May 13,2005, at 10,00 p. m. on Fridays. It sees the start of the relationship between Los Angeles FBI field office and Charlie Eppes. The main FBI agents are Charlies brother, Don Eppes, and Terry Lake, Season One was a half-season, producing only 13 episodes