Twin Peaks on Showtime: Exec Producer Mark Frost Talks Returning Cast, Storyline and (Much) More
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Facing a big decision about Vince’s career, the boys head out of town to contemplate their next move.

(Joshua Tree National Park, 74485 National Park Dr, Twentynine Palms, United States)


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Tara left the rehab place and then she called Kelly

(Corner of E. 6th St and Mateo St, Los Angeles)


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David Silver went to that park with his baby sister, Erin. He fell asleep and when he woke up she couldn’t find her. He was high on meth.

(Joslyn Park, 633 Kensington Rd, Santa Monica)



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Silver grew up here

(440 S Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills)


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Colin Robbins Venice Loft

2224 Main St, Santa Monica


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A historic moment! Me posing for the mother of Streetgeist and amazing photographer, Alkistis Tsitouri, wearing 90210 Silver’s original jackets @ Downtown LA

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Meeting with the amazing 90210 costume designer, Kime Buzzelli was a blast. Went to her vintage shop called The End at Yucca Valley and we talked about Silver and the project ”Introducing Silver”, I did in 2011. Also bought original Silver’s stuff !!! How cool is that? Will post more details soon.

Meeting with the amazing 90210 costume designer, Kime Buzzelli was a blast. Went to her vintage shop called The End at Yucca Valley and we talked about Silver and the project ”Introducing Silver”, I did in 2011. Also bought original Silver’s stuff !!! How cool is that? Will post more details soon.


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Two Theories about Who Could Actually Be Jon Snow’s Real Mother

When D. B. Weiss and David Benioff met George R. R. Martin to talk him into making Game of Thrones into a TV show, he asked them to guess something he hadn’t written yet so that he could see how well they could read his mind. He inquired if they knew who Jon Snow’s mother was. They probably guessed correctly, and their collaboration was born. Still, at the moment of writing this piece, the show has not yet developed this particular storyline, save from some aside remarks, and this seems very fishy. 

But let us see for a minute how things stand so far: about 17 years ago Ned Stark fought alongside his close friend Robert Baratheon in the rebellion against the Mad King Aerys II Targaryen and his son Rhaegar, who had kidnapped Ned’s sister and Robert’s betrothed, Lyanna Stark. Robert won and was crowned king, Aerys II and his son died, as did the unfortunate Lyanna, and Ned went back to Winterfell with a bastard son – possibly the result of his sleeping around while at war – called Jon Snow. 

From the very first episode, Jon asked Ned to tell him about his mother, as did King Robert in a very personal discussion that took place a short while after, but Ned, evidently embarrassed by the requests, actually dodged the subject in both instances.

Lately, I can’t get off my mind the idea that the most possible scenario is that Jon isn’t Ned’s bastard after all (Ned as a character was the model of a family man and faithful husband) but, rather, the offspring of an illegitimate tryst between his sister and Prince Rhaegar (who, as mentioned above, had kidnapped her). Prompted by the shame about the fact that that Lyanna was dishonored by the enemy (back then, it was easier for real men to present such a child as a bastard-love child rather than as the child of their engaged virgin sister who was seduced by the enemy), or the fact that the baby was his own flesh and blood anyway, Ned decided to present and raise him as his own child without revealing the truth to anyone.

So, in this case, Jon Snow is a Stark and a Targaryen, i.e. he is first cousin to his half-brothers and half-sisters and at the same time is Daenerys’s nephew! (Come to think about it, in this story, a hunk like him could never be just another bastard, the offspring of some common wench! He looks like a demigod, to say the least.)

The only thing not fitting into place with this theory is that the Targaryens all have platinum blonde hair and Snow is swarthy, and for that reason I leave open a small window (embrasure) for the second theory, i.e. that Lyanna was a totally debauched person and indulged in “fornication” (that’s how it was called back then) with Robert too. And this would probably mean that Jon is half Baratheon, which means that he is related only to Stannis, since no other member of this clan is left standing. 

Season 4 of Game of Thrones just began airing, with three more seasons ahead (the show is planned to last for seven seasons). Most likely, the veil of mystery will be lifted in the next four years. 


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Δύο θεωρίες για το ποια μπορεί να είναι τελικά η πραγματική μητέρα του Jon Snow

Όταν ο D. B. Weiss και ο David Benioff συνάντησαν τον George R. R. Martin ώστε να τον πείσουν να γίνει τηλεοπτική σειρά το Game of Thrones,  εκείνος τους ζήτησε να μαντέψουν κάτι που δεν είχε γράψει ακόμη ώστε να καταλάβει πόσο μέσα στο μυαλό του ήταν. Τους ρώτησε ποια πίστευαν πως ήταν η μητέρα του Jon Snow. Εκείνοι μάντεψαν μάλλον σωστά και η συνεργασία μεταξύ τους ξεκίνησε. Ωστόσο μέχρι και αυτή τη στιγμή, εκτός από ελάχιστες μπηχτές, η σειρά δεν έχει κατευθυνθεί προς τη συγκεκριμένη ιστορία και αυτό νομίζω είναι λιγάκι ύποπτο. 

Η ιστορία έως τώρα έχει ως εξής, πριν από περίπου 17 χρόνια ο Ned Stark πολέμησε στο πλευρό του επιστήθιου φίλου του Robert Baratheon εναντίον του τρελού βασιλιά Aerys II Targaryen και του γιου του Rhaegar, ο οποίος είχε απαγάγει την αδερφή του Ned και αγαπημένη του Robert, Lyanna Stark. O Robert νίκησε και στεύθηκε βασιλιάς, ο Aerys II και ο γιός του σκοτώθηκαν αλλά μαζί με αυτούς και η άτυχη Lyanna και ο Ned γύρισε πίσω στο Winterfell με ένα μπάσταρδο γιο - απόκτημα πιθανού τσιλιμπουρδίσματος τη περίοδο που βρισκόταν στον πόλεμο. Το όνομα αυτού, Jon Snow.

Από το πρώτο κιόλας επεισόδιο ο Jon ζητάει από τον Ned να του μιλήσει για τη μητέρα του, το ίδιο κάνει και ο βασιλιάς Robert λίγο αργότερα σε μια πολύ προσωπική συζήτηση με τον φίλο του αλλά ο Ned εμφανώς ζορισμένος και τις 2 φορές αποφεύγει να μιλήσει για αυτήν. 

Κάπου εδώ μου καρφώθηκε στο μυαλό τις τελευταίες ημέρες πως το πιθανότερο σενάριο είναι ο Jon να μην είναι τελικά το μπάσταρδο που του Ned (ο οποίος ως χαρακτήρας ήταν παράδειγμα οικογενειάρχη και πιστού συζύγου) αλλά ο καρπός του παράνομου έρωτα της αδερφής του με τον πρίγκιπα Rhaegar (που όπως είπαμε την είχε απαγάγει). Λίγο η ντροπή πως η Lyanna ατιμάστηκε από τον εχθρό (εκείνα τα χρόνια αν ήσουν πραγματικός άντρας, πιο εύκολα το παρουσιάζες ως μπάσταρδο - κέρατο παρά ως παιδί της λογοδοσμένης παρθένας αδερφής σου που ξεμυαλίστηκε απ’ο τον εχθρό) λίγο το ότι το μωράκι ήταν αίμα ούτως ή άλλως, οδήγησαν τον Ned σε αυτήν την απόφαση, να τον παρουσιάσει και να τον μεγαλώσει ως δικό του παιδί και να μην αποκαλύψει σε κανέναν την αλήθεια ποτέ.

Σε αυτή λοιπόν τη περίπτωση ο Jon Snow είναι και Stark και Targaryen, δηλαδή είναι πρώτος εξάδελφος όλων των αδελφών του αλλά και ανηψάκι της Daenerys! (Εδώ που τα λέμε, σε μια τέτοια ιστορία, ένας τέτοιος γκόμενος δεν μπορεί να είναι απλά μπάσταρδος με μάνα κάποια κοινή γυναίκα! μοιάζει το λιγότερο ημίθεος)

Το μόνο που μου κλωτσάει σε αυτή τη θεωρία είναι πως οι Targaryen είναι καραξανθοί (πλατινέ) και ο Snow είναι κατίμαυρος και για αυτό το λόγο αφήνω ανοιχτό ένα μικρό παραθυράκι (πολεμίστρα) για τη θεωρία Νο 2, η Lyanna να ήταν τελείως εξώλης και να είχε “πλαγιάσει” (έτσι το έλεγαν τότε) και με τον Robert. Κάτι τέτοιο σημαίνει πως ο Jon είναι μισός Baratheon άρα βασικά συγγενεύει μόνο με τον Stannis μιας και δεν έχει μείνει και κανένας άλλος από το σόι. 

Ο τέταρτος κύκλος του Game of Thrones μόλις άρχισε και έχουμε άλλους τρεις να περιμένουμε (έχουν υπογράψει για επτά συνολικά). λογικά το μυστήριο θα διελευκανθεί τα επόμενα τέσσερα χρόνια. 


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I just created my family arms for HBO’s Game of Thrones. Join the Realm and create yours now:

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Tragic Irony Is an All-Time Classic (Spoiler Alert)

What kind of story could be more tragic in a TV series like True Blood? Amidst maenads with zombie followers, addicted werewolves who get high on vampire blood, necromancers possessed by the spirits of witches that were burned during the Middle Ages, who in turn torment darling vampires and ancient psychopathic, intimidating vampire hybrids that threaten to eat everyone, the most tragic story is that of the unfair and untimely death of a common mortal cook. 

Iraq war veteran Terry Bellefleur has more or less managed to overcome his post-traumatic stress disorder. Terry is a well-meaning man with beautiful eyes, who works as a cook at the neighbourhood bar of his friend Sam Merlotte and is married to waitress Arlene, loving her children like his own. 

The curse uttered by an Iraqi woman (an innocent local killed by Terry during the Second Gulf War) just before her death has awoken a fire demon that, like the Erinyes, will gradually begin to threaten the character’s quiet home life and activate his traumas. 

Terry will try to get away from his loved ones (so that they don’t get into trouble), break the curse by killing again, and even take his own life. When all these efforts fail, Terry, seeking redemption, pays an old war buddy to kill him at an unsuspected time. Naturally, he doesn’t share his secret with anyone. Not even with his wife, who in turn, suspecting that her husband is still suicidal, enlists a vampire family friend to charm him into forgetting everything (vampires do have this ability, which is called glamouring), retaining only the fact that he is a happily married father and cook. As a result, the memory of hiring someone to kill him is erased along with his war experiences and demons, and so Terry dies a few days later, unsuspecting but happy. A bullet is what does the job, while Terry is taking out the garbage, proving that the series’ writers know how to handle age-old dramatic devices such as tragic irony, which, if properly used, as in the case of Terry Bellefleur, is much more shocking than any extreme evisceration.   


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Η τραγική ειρωνεία είναι all time classic (spoiler alert)

Τι είδους ιστορία θα μπορούσε να είναι η τραγικότερη σε μια  τηλεοπτική σειρά όπως το True Blood; Ανάμεσα σε Μαινάδες με ακόλουθους ζόμπι, εθισμένους λυκανθρώπους που φτιάχνονται με αίμα βρικολάκων, Νεκρομάντες που εξουσιάζονται από πνεύματα μαγισσών που κάηκαν στο Μεσαίωνα και που με τη σειρά τους ταλαιπωρούν αγαπημένα βαμπίρ και αρχαίους ψυχοπαθείς τρομοκράτες βρικόλακες που απειλούν να φάνε όλο το κόσμο, η τραγικότερη ιστορία είναι αυτή του άδικου πρόωρου θανάτου ενός κοινού θνητού μάγειρα.

Ο βετεράνος Terry Bellefleur έχει πια καταφέρει να ξεπεράσει ένα μεγάλο μέρος του μετατραυματικού στρες που αποκόμισε από τη θητεία του στο Ιράκ. Πρόκειται για ένα καλοκάγαθο άντρα με όμορφα μάτια που εργάζεται πια ως μάγειρας στο συνοικιακό μπαρ του φίλου του Sam Merlotte, είναι παντρεμένος με την σερβιτόρα Arlene και αγαπάει τα τρία της παιδιά σαν δικά του.

Η κατάρα μιας Ιρακινής λίγο πριν πεθάνει - αθώου θύματος του Terry στο πόλεμο - θα “ξυπνήσει” τον δαίμονα της φωτιάς που σαν άλλες Ερινύες θα αρχίσει να απειλεί την ήρεμη οικογενειακή ζωή του ήρωα και σιγά σιγά να ενεργοποιεί τα τραύματα του.

Ο Terry θα προσπαθήσει να φύγει μακριά από τους αγαπημένους του (βασικά για να μην τους πάρει στο λαιμό του), να λύσει τη κατάρα σκοτώνοντας ξανά ακόμη και να αυτοκτονήσει. Δεν τα καταφέρνει όμως και προκειμένου να λυτρωθεί και να λυτρώσει καταφεύγει σε παλιόφιλο βετεράνο και τον παρακαλεί να τον δολοφονήσει σε ανύποπτο χρόνο έναντι αμοιβής. Φυσικά δεν μοιράζεται με κανένα το μυστικό αυτό. Ούτε με τη σύζυγο του, που από τη πλευρά της, υποψιασμένη πως ο άντρας της εξακολουθεί να έχει τάσεις αυτοκτονίας, ζητά από έναν οικογενειακό φίλο βαμπίρ να τον μαγέψει και να τον κάνει να ξεχάσει τα πάντα (ναι τα βαμπίρ έχουν αυτή την ιδιότητα που στην επίσημη αγγλική ονομάζουμε glamouring) και να κρατήσει μόνο το ότι είναι ένας ευτυχισμένος σύζυγος, πατέρας και μάγειρας. Όμως μαζί με το πόλεμο και τους δαίμονες του θα διαγραφεί από τη μνήμη του πως είχε ήδη πληρώσει κάποιον για να τον σκοτώσει και έτσι λίγες ημέρες αργότερα ο Terry θα πεθάνει ανυποψίαστος αλλά ευτυχής. Μια σφαίρα θα κάνει όλη τη δουλειά, την ώρα που ο Terry θα βγάλει έξω τα σκουπίδια, αποδεικνύοντας έτσι πως οι σεναριογράφοι της σειράς ξέρουν καλά να διαχειρίζονται παλιές καλές τεχνικές τραγωδίας όπως η κλασσική “τραγική ειρωνεία” που αν αποδοθεί σωστά –όπως στη περίπτωση του Terry Bellefleur– ταράζει πολύ περισσότερο από οποιοδήποτε ακραίο ξεαντέριασμα. 


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The Silver Storyline (spoiler alert)

I began watching Silver in 2008, almost from the beginning of 90210. What initially drew me to her was the fact that she was a television character created for another series, redeveloped, many years later, as a teenager in a spin-off, apparently in the hope that she would help the ratings of the series. 

Being one of the main stars, she was in for a hard time as all the favorable conditions for a dramatic development of her life were there (she was a child from a broken home with a substance-abusing mother and a manic-depressive brother) and possibilities abounded. In the first season of the series, she decides to present a film of her and her boyfriend having sex as a school project. The explanation for this is that she suffers from manic depression. In season two, having gained total awareness about her situation and set to make a new start, she learns that her estranged mother is dying from cancer. As a reward, she gets the series’ hottie, breaking up with him in season three because he’s gay. Shortly after, she develops romantic feelings for a childhood friend, who also happens to be the boyfriend of her best friend, and, despite the fact that it was wrong, has a secret affair with him (the Kelly Taylor gene apparently plays a part here). Naturally, her best friend finds out, and a vicious cycle of revenge begins, which involves a nude picture of Silver that is emailed to the entire school, a tap water poisoning in Mexico, and, as a coup de grace of sorts, a switching of Silver’s bipolar medication with unknown pills. Silver, however, survives and even manages to get the upper hand (after all, the whole pill switching thing was a bit too much). 

In season four, the now adult Silver, having been rejected from her dream college (manic episode during her interview with the guy from NYU), decides to stay in Los Angeles so that she can be close to her friends and move in with her boyfriend (the one she stole from her friend), who happens to have serious family and legal troubles. Unsurprisingly, her relationship with her fiancé enters a downward spiral when his mobster uncle threatens her life.      

Still, she doesn’t stay single for long. Totally out of the blue, she meets a wonderful guy who makes her feel that she can have a life far from all this drama. But only for a brief spell, because a few episodes later we find out that her new beau happens to have adopted the daughter of her ex-best friend (the girl that tried to do her in), and so she ditches him. 

Towards the end of the season, Silver finds out that she has the BRCA gene – that is, a genetic tendency towards developing breast or ovarian cancer. Before undergoing a preventive cancer treatment, she asks her gay best friend to donate his sperm so that she can become a mother. He accepts, but then things get complicated again because he wants joint custody. In the end, they only speak through lawyers and hire a surrogate mother, who unfortunately miscarries later on. 

This story had massive development potential, and could have continued in season six, but the network decided to cancel the show before the end of season five. In the last episode to be filmed, Silver is single (in contrast to the other cast members who are in relationships) and, having lost her chance of becoming a mother, has just found out that she has cancer.  


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