8. Moonlight (2007-2008)
Created by: Ron Koslow (Beauty and the Beast)
Stars: Alex O’Loughlin (Hawaii Five-O)
Sophia Myles (Triston + Isolde)
Plot: The show’s about Mick St.John( Alex O’Loughlin) a private eye with a big secret. Mick’s a vampire trying to deal with his friendship to a fellow undead, Memories of his ex-wife who created him and a new relationship with a human named Beth (Sophia Myles).
Why I liked it: People hear vampire and for some reason it turns them off to show almost immediately. I don’t understand why though, this show is done really well. I stumbled upon the show by accident when flipping through the channels at a hotel and I gave it a chance. Next thing I know I’d watched a whole marathon of it and I wanted more. That’s when I found out it was already cancelled and on DVD. The show has a great storyline for a plot that seems a little campy. There’s something nice about the minimalistic effects they use for the vampires. Sometimes shows and movies go too far with the vampire effects and it takes away from everything. It’s a cool show to check out if you’re into supernatural beings and mystery.
Where are they now?:
Alex O’Loughlin went on to star in the TV show Hawaii Five-0.
Sophia Myles is rumored to be in the upcoming movie Transformers 4.
Ron Koslow went on to create Beauty and the Beast which is on the CW.
Created By: Tara Butters (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit)
Michele Fazekas (Law and Order: Special Victims Unit)
Stars: Bret Harrison( V, Breaking In)
Tyler Labine( Rise of the Planet of the Apes)
Rick Gonzalez (Old School)
Plot: On his 21st birthday, Sam (Bret Harrison), finds out that his parents sold his soul to the devil before birth and now he must be a bounty hunter chasing souls until he dies.
Why I liked it: First off the plot was great and the idea to make it a comedy was even better. The cast was great even though I had never seen them act in anything before. This is one of those shows that I didn’t get tired of no matter how much I was watching it. I could see this show being cool as a movie.
Where Are They Now?:
Bret Harrison went on to do episodes of V and Breaking In.
Tyler Labine is going to be in the upcoming movie That Burning Feeling.
Rick Gonzalez is going to be in the movie 179th Street.
Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas both wrote episodes of Hawaii Five-0, NCIS:LA and Dollhouse.
Created by: John Enborn (Veronica Mars)
Dan Etheridge (Veronica Mars)
Paul Rudd (Role Models)
Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars)
Stars: Adam Scott (Step-Brothers, Parks and Recreation)
Ken Marino (Role Models, Veronica Mars)
Ryan Hansen (Veronica Mars)
Martin Starr (Knocked Up, Freaks and Geeks)
Lizzy Chaplan (Cloverfield, True Blood)
Megan Mullally (Will & Grace, Parks and Recreation)
Jane Lynch (Role Models, 40 Year Old Virgin)
Plot: A group of up and coming actors in L.A. making a living as caterers while trying to make it big.
Why I liked it: This is another show that I stumbled on by mistake. At first I wasn’t sure if I was watching a show or a movie because I caught it mid episode. I was able to find all the episodes and get caught up just to find out the show was over. I was already a fan of most of the cast from other movies and shows so that was one reason I was watching. The show was written well and was quite funny. I wish it would have stuck around for more than two seasons.
Where are they now?:
John Enborn wrote for the show Free Agents and is rumored to be working on a Party Down movie.
Dan Etheridge produced The Carrie Diaries and the upcoming Veronica Mars movie.
Paul Rudd is acting in Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
Rob Thomas developed 90210 and wrote, directed and produced the upcoming Veronica Mars movie.
Adam Scott is taking John Cusack’s place in Hot Tub Time Machine 2.
Ken Marino is writing and acting on Children’s Hospital and is going to be in the upcoming Veronica Mars movie.
Ryan Hansen is going to be in the new Veronica Mars movie.
Martin Starr is going to be in the new Veronica Mars movie.
Lizzy Chaplan was in True Blood, Hot Tub Time Machine and is going to be in the upcoming TV series Masters of Sex.
Megan Mullally acted is going to be in Trouble Dolls and Axe Cop.
Jane Lynch has been acting in Glee.
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Creator: Tim Kring (Crossing Jordan)
Stars: Jack Coleman (Dynasty)
Ali Larter (Final Destination)
Hayden Panettiere (Remember the Titans)
Milo Ventimiglia (Gilmore Girls)
Masi Oka (Scrubs)
Sendhil Ramamurthy (Covert Affairs)
Greg Grunberg (Alias)
Adrain Pasdar (Carlitos Way, Near Dark)
Zachary Quinto (24, Star Trek)
Plot: A group of ordinary people discover they have extraordinary powers. While learning to cope with these powers, they must also make the correct choices to save the world.
Why I liked it: Heroes was an awesome show about superheroes. I got into the show a little late but I’m glad I got into it at all. It’s one of the coolest shows about superheroes that ever made it onto TV. The story left you wanting more and more after every episode. This was a show that you could marathon trough without even thinking about taking a break. Plus it had a large cast of well known actors in it that did a great job making their characters come to life. This is one of those shows that I wish got a proper final season.
Where are they now?:
Tim Kring created the TV show Touch.
Ali Larter is going to be in You’re Not You and Love Sick.
Hayden Panettiere is going to be in the film Over The Wall.
Milo Ventimiglia is going to be acting in the movies Walter and Heat.
Masi Oka is in the upcoming film Sensei.
Sendhil Ramamurthy is currently in Beauty and the Beast.
Greg Grunberg is going to be acting in It’s Dark in Here and Doubt.
James Kyson is going to be in Guardian and Wingman Inc.
Adrian Pasdar is going to be acting in Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.
Zach Quinto is going to be in the films Invitation and rumored to be in You Were Never Here .
Jack Coleman acted in Burn Notice.
Created by: Jason Katimis (Friday Night Lights)
Stars: Shiri Appleby (Life Unexpected)
Jason Behr (Skywalkers, Breakout Kings)
Katherine Heigl (Knocked Up, Grey’s Anatomy)
Brendon Fehr (Final Destionation, CSI: Miami)
Majandra Delfino (Life As We Know It)
William Sadler (Rocketman, The Green Mile)
Emile De Ravin (Lost, Remember Me)
Plot: A group of aliens crash land in Roswell, New Mexico and have been living amongst the humans. They are following the destiny of their dying race who they hope to save.
Why I Like It: This show has a sort of teen drama feel to it, but despite that I like it anyway. Roswell came out at the end of the nineties and still had that awesome nineties vibe to it. I enjoy shows about aliens and supernatural beings so this was right up my ally. It’s a fun story to follow and it’s fun to watch a young Katherine Heigl at work.
Where Are They Now?:
Jason Katimis developed Parenthood and is writing the new series About A Boy.
Shiri Appleby is going to be in the movie All American Christmas Carol.
Jason Behr acted in Breakout Kings.
Katherine Heigl is going to be in the upcoming films North of Hell and Nut Job.
Branden Fehr is going to be in Roswell FM and Zara’s Law.
Majanda Delfino is going to be in Friends With Better Lives and The Farm.
William Sadler is going to be in The Suspect and Machete Kills.
Emile De Ravin is currently on Once Upon A Time.
Created By: Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Avengers)
Stars: Nathan Fillion (Castle, Slither)
Gina Torres (Matrix Revolutions/Reloaded)
Alan Tudyk (Dodgeball, I,Robot)
Morena Baccarin (V, Homeland)
Adam Baldwin (Full Metal Jacket, Independence Day)
Jewel Staite (Stargate: Atlantis, Flash Forward)
Sean Maher (Make It or Break It)
Summer Glau ( Terminator: The Sarah Conner Chronicles)
Ron Glass (Barney Miller, Lakeview Terrace)
Plot: The story of a crew of renegades in the future aboard a small spacecraft trying to survive as they travel through the galaxy and dodge authorities out to get them.
Why I Liked It: I’m a big Joss Whedon fan so I try to check out anything that he’s produced. I’m also a pretty big Sci-Fi fan so this was a no brainer. You couldn’t really ask for more in a Sci-Fi adventure show. It had cool characters, a great story and awesome ships and planets. Although after the show was cancelled they did make a movie called Serenity, I still wanted more.
Where Are They Now?:
Joss Whedon directed and wrote the Avengers and wrote Cabin In the Woods.
Nathan Fillion did voice acting in Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox and is acting in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
Gina Torres acting in Suits.
Alan Tudyk was in Frozen, Premature and Justice League: War.
Morena Baccarin is going to be in Back In The Day.
Adam Baldwin is going to be in a movie called The Last Ship.
Jewel Staite is acting in the State Of Sin.
Sean Maher is going to be in Heads We Do.
Summer Glau is acting in Knights of Badassdom and Peter Panzerfaust.
Ron Glass is in Major Crimes.
Created By: Judd Apatow (40 Year Old Virgin, Knocked Up)
Stars: Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder)
Carla Gallo (Superbad)
Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy)
Monica Keena (Freddy Vs. Jason)
Seth Rogan (Knocked Up, Pineapple Express)
Timm Sharp (Friends With Money)
Plot: The story of six dorm mates and the experiences they have in college.
Why I Like It: I’m at the age where I could relate to the characters and the experiences, so for me it’s a bit more likeable. Being that it’s done by Judd Apatow you know you’re in for a few laughs. The show nails college life perfectly. Also if you haven’t seen this show before you’ll recognize a lot of the faces from current Apatow productions.
Where Are They Now?:
Judd Apatow is producing Anchorman: The Legend Continues.
Jay Baruchel is going to be in Robocop and How To Train Your Dragon 2.
Carla Gallo is going to be in Beneath the Harvest Sky.
Charlie Hunnam is going to be acting in Triple Nine.
Monica Keena is acting in Star Trek: Renegades, a TV movie.
Seth Rogan is going to be in Townies and Kung Fu Panda 3.
Timm Sharp is going to be in a movie called The Energy Specialist.
1. Freaks and Geeks
Created By: Paul Feig (Bridesmaids)
Stars: Linda Cardellini (Scooby Doo, Grandmas Boy)
John Francis Daley (Waiting…, Bones)
James Franco (127 Hours, OZ the Great and Powerful)
Samm Levine (Inglorious Bastards)
Seth Rogan (This Is The End)
Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall)
Martin Starr (Knocked Up)
Plot: TV show about two groups of teens in high school during the 1980’s.
Why I Liked It: This show was way too short lived for my liking. It was one of those shows that nailed the feeling of being in a certain “click” in high school. The show was also funny and yet had some drama mixed into it. It could have been a great story to play out for a few seasons. It would have been cool to see the characters progress a little bit more.
Where Are They Now? :
Paul Feig is directing a movie called Wishlist.
John Francis Daley is acting in Rapture-Palooza and is directing the Vacation remake. He’s also writing Horrible Bosses 2 and the Vacation remake.
Linda Cardellini acted in Wecome to Me.
James Franco is writing, directing and acting in Black Dog, Red Dog and Child of God.
Samm Levine is acting in Vamped Out.
Jason Segel is acting in a movie called Sex Tape.
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