Once again it was great to see some very interesting guest stars on my favorite summer shows this past week.
Letâ€™s start with Sunday night (August 28) and the episodes of The Glades, Drop Dead Diva, Against the Wall and Leverage. First, actors James McCaffrey and Billy Lush both appeared on The Glades.Â James played a small boat charter owner while Billy played a college educated moonshine maker. James got his start on the 90â€™s TV shows Viper and Swift Justice and then he appeared in New York Undercover and the daytime soap As the World Turns. Later he appeared in the short-lived shows Beautiful People and Canterburyâ€™s Law, but is probably best known for his recurring role on Rescue Me.Â Meanwhile, Billy most recently starred in the short-lived FOX drama The Chicago Code, but has also been in The Black Donnellys and the mini-series Generation Kill. Â
Over on Drop Dead Diva, actor Raphael Sbarge appeared as the jumper who Jane (Brooke Elliott) stopped from jumping off a building. Raphael has a long resume dating back to Risky Business with Tom Cruise, guest appearances in 90â€™s TV fare such as Quantum Leap, Sisters, L.A. Law, Murder She Wrote and Star Trek: Voyager. He later appeared in The Guardian, ER, Numb3rs, The Closer, CSI: Miami, 24, Greyâ€™s Anatomy, Bones and Prison Break.
Meanwhile over on Leverage, actor Tom Amandes appeared as the step-father of a chess champion who turned out to be the biological daughter of Sterling (Mark Sheppard). Tom is best known for his work on the critically acclaimed series Everwood, but he has also appeared in Eli Stone, Big Love, Eastwick, Parenthood, JAG, Private Practice and NYPD Blue.
Then on Against the Wall, actor Jason George appeared as the husband of Abbyâ€™s (Rachael Carpani) partner while actress Alona Tal appeared as an undercover IA officer working as an exotic dancer. Jason got his start on Sunset Beach then he appeared in the short-lived series Titans and then he moved on to Off Centre and Eve. He also appeared in What About Brian and Eli Stone. More recently he has appeared in Eastwick, Off the Map and Greyâ€™s Anatomy.
As for Alona, she has appeared in Veronica Mars and the short-lived series Cane, but she is probably best known for her recurring role on Supernatural. She has also guest starred in Ghost Whisperer, Leverage, The Cleaner, Pretty Little Liars, Lie to Me and The Killing.
Then we move over to Monday, August 29 with actor Aaron Douglas appearing in Eureka. He was the space camp counselor in one of Fargoâ€™s flashback scene to when he was a kid.Â Aaron, of course, is best known for his role in Battlestar Galactica, but he has also appeared in Dark Angel, Stargate: SG-1, Jeremiah, Andromeda and Smallville. More recently he appeared in Hellcats and the Canadian series The Bridge. He also had roles in the mini-series Taken, the made-for-TV movie Lucky 7.
That same night over on Rizzoli & Isles, actors Jonathan Cake and Brian Hallisay appeared as a third-world country doctor and lover from Mauraâ€™s past and a mugging victim who turned out to be a drug smuggler (respectively). Jonathan appeared in a number of British productions, but got his start in the States on the short-lived series The American Embassy and then he appeared in another short-lived series Six Degrees following those up with guest appearances on Chuck, Law & Order: Criminal Intent,Â Off the Map andÂ most recently in Desperate Housewives. He also appeared in the made-for-TV movies Riverworld and Empire.
Meanwhile, Brian is probably best known for his role on the short-lived but fan favorite series Privileged, but he also had guest roles on Eastwick, Cold Case, Without a Trace, CSI: NY, Bones and Medium.
Lastly on Thursday, August 31, actor Austin Basis guest starred on Necessary Roughness as the cursed former mascot of the football team. Austin is best known for his part in Ghost Facers, the â€œrealâ€ ghost-busting team for which the Winchester brothers occasionally have run-ins with on Supernatural as well as the fan-favorite series Life Unexpected.
Those were the familiar faces that I found on my favorite shows for this past week.Â Did you see anyone that you recognized in any of your favorite shows?Â Please share.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.
Catching Up with Ted Lasso and Previewing Season 2
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] The not so dirty little secret about how I approach a new series is that I sometimes make a call based on the headspace I’m in at the time. It’s been a minute since I’ve picked up a show after the first season and then binge…
Interview: Henri Esteve on Grown-ish Season 3
An interview with Henri Esteve, who plays Javi on Freeform’s Grown-ish. He talks about his season three experience.
For All Mankind Season 2: Talking with Wrenn Schmidt, Krys Marshall, Jodi Balfour, and Sonya Walger [Exclusive]
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] One of the hooks of For All Mankind is that it’s very much a story about the women of NASA. In Season 2, we explore the journeys of the women in the program, either through their own service or through their family affiliations. Four of those…
Rosy McEwen Talks The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Season Finale [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers for the season finale episodes.] How’s everyone after that finale? I will freely admit I got a little misty in episode eight as John told Sara why he loved her, and later that he wanted her despite what he might forfeit, and then at the end when he…
Rosy McEwen Talks The Alienist: Angel of Darkness [Exclusive]
Hands down, one of the best surprises of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness is that the serial killer this season has been front and center alongside the cast as a fully-formed character. We’ve watched Libby Hatch devolve from a prim, mild-mannered nurse to a woman in a rage hell-bent on…
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness Relationship Recap: John and Sara
[Warning: Spoilers for “Belly of the Beast” and “Memento Mori”] If you’ve read me for a while (thank you!), you know two things — I lean way, way in on the characters I adore and I loathe love geometry arcs. So, I’m torn about where we are and where we…
Louriza Tronco Talks The Order Season 2 [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Season 2.] The Order’s second season is dark yet delightful entertainment on many levels, and one of its biggest sources of joy and snark is the sassy Gabrielle Dupres. Last season, she was assertive and deadly and fairly annoyed with the world. This season, she’s been…
Previewing Netflix’s Virgin River
[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] Full disclosure: I have a Netflix account for my Mom, but I’m not a regular viewer. If I get a heads up on something, I’ll go look for it, but I don’t have a wander across its offerings, which, as I understand it, is how most…
Final Thoughts From the Killjoys Team [Exclusive]
This is the day of the week I’d normally hit you up with a Killjoys preview, but now that we’ve put the series to bed and released Team Awesome Force into the wild, I have one more treat for you–some final thoughts excerpted from my conversations with the Killjoys folks….
Michelle Lovretta Talks Wrapping Up Killjoys [Exclusive]
[Warning: Spoilers for the series finale.] To quote Miss Jackson, “That’s the end?” Yes, friends, it is. And like I promised you, everything would be, was, and is alright. I went to the Killjoys source, series creator Michelle Lovretta, who wrote the last episode, to break down that delicious finale….
What They Said: Three Revealing Conversations from Survivor’s Remorse “Closure”
WARNING: Spoilers for Survivor’s Remorse “Closure” The latest episode of Starz’s Survivor’s Remorse featured conversations that showed characters really digging deep into their thoughts, emotions and motivations.
Two Takes: The Catch “The Knock-Off”
Who can you trust? If this episode of The Catch was any indication, the answer is just about nobody. Betrayal was running rampant as Felicity (Shivani Ghai) arose from the dead to seduce-con Margot, Gretchen (Maria Thayer, Gotham, The Mindy Project) played gold-hearted Alice 2.0 before swindling Ethan, Tessa jumped…
What They Said: Top 3 Quotable Moments from Preacher “El Valero”
Both Quincannon and Jesse refuse to give up on what they each think is rightfully theirs. While Jesse is struggling to face the consequences of his actions, Quincannon has laid his past demons to rest and is hellbent on moving forward and putting Annville on the map again. Despite a…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Supergirl “Worlds Finest”
Oh, Supergirl. That ending was cold. But I can’t hate on you because the latest episode has quickly become one of my favorites.
What They Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Black Sails “XXIII”
The dialogue in “XXIII” is phenomenal. It’s always a fun ride when Black Sails carries its viewers along without giving them the chance to catch their breath. When an episode moves at this unforgiving pace, there is no chance for a breather nor is there a respite from the information…
What Lucifer Said: Favorite quotes from Supernatural “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”
Supernatural episodes are almost always funny but thanks to the dialogue and a certain man speaking said dialogue, I laughed a lot during “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” You know, when I wasn’t busy fearing for Sam’s life or wondering what in the world was going on with Dean and…
What They Said: The Flash, “Legends Of Today” and Arrow, “Legends Of Yesterday”
Two nights of Arrow +Â The Flash = what more could we ask for?! I don’t know what it is about blending these shows, but I canâ€™t help but feel that every time they come together, they somehow become greater than the sum of their parts. And thatâ€™s saying a lot…
What they Said: Top 4 Quotable Moments from Graceland “Little Bo Bleep”
Shoot outs. Fake outs. And long-awaited revelations. “Little Bo Bleep” was a jam-packed episode that wrapped up some loose ends and totally frayed others. Â It finally gave us one Sarkissian in jail and pulled back the curtain on Briggs’ master plan, but it also set up Jakes for a world…
What They Said: Favorite Quotes from Poldark “Part 4”
â€œWhat have I told you, I don’t require my wife to crochet and sip tea, but I do require her to remember she’s not a beast of burden.â€ No, Iâ€™m not talking about The Rolling Stones! I have to admit though, just for a second, the lyrics popped into my…
3 Moments of Goodness from Brooklyn Nine-Nine “Johnny and Dora”
The most satisfying part of this season’s finale has to the Jake and Amy kiss. Well, they kiss three times but the last one is the best one — and it means something. The Charles and Rosa dynamic was also great. I love how she’s convinced he doesn’t know anything…