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Charisma Carpenter TV Genre CrissCross


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One classic series I have been binge-watching on Netflix lately is Charmed.  This famous fantasy drama series is about three sisters who are witches known as the Charmed Ones.  Prue, Piper, and Phoebe fight crime in San Francisco.  They each use their own unique magical powers, as well as spells, to ward off from the bad guys.  Following Prue’s inevitable death in the season three finale, their long-lost half sister Paige Matthews take over her place for the ‘Power of Three’ from season four onwards.

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At season seven, there is something familiar about the character Kyra.  I knew I have seen her appear in other shows I have binge-watched before.  After a bit of searching, I realized that Kyra was played by Charisma Carpenter.  Interestingly enough, this isn’t Carpenter’s first role in a fantasy series like Charmed.

That takes us what is known as a TV genre crisscross!

So let’s get to it – Charisma Carpenter plays Kyra, a demon who eventually forms a friendship with Leo Wyatt.  She appears in three episodes of the seventh season.

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Charmed is not the only fantasy series Charisma Carpenter appeared in.  She also played as Cordelia Chase in season 1-3 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and had a main role in Angel.  While there weren’t other actors/actresses who were on the same screen with her, this still makes another role for her in a fantasy drama series.  Thus, making for an interesting TV crisscross.

Three different fantasy series, one actress appearing in all three.  Charisma Carpenter plays an incredible role for all three series.  All of them are a fantasy series, which makes her the subject for today’s TV genre crisscross.

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That’s all for today’s post.  Charisma Carpenter was in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Charmed.  She is the star of this week’s TV genre crisscross.

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Netlflix Ryan Murphy Highlights


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As you may or may not know, Netflix is releasing a lot of exciting titles this Fall.  One of the biggest releases is the new Breaking Bad film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Yeah Mr. White!  Yeah Science!).

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But the big winner has to go for Ryan Murphy’s new dark comedy series The Politician.  After another successful season of Pose, Murphy continues on with his next chapter of American Horror Story and The Politician on Netflix.

If you’re still feeling nostalgic from season 2 of Pose or you can’t contain your excitement for his next series, then don’t fret!  There’s lots of other titles out or soon to be coming on Netflix.  Niptuck may not still be in the library, but there’s plenty of other series from Ryan Murphy to enjoy.

Here are the latest series from Ryan Murphy that are out or will soon to be released for Netflix next month:

The Politician

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Our first show that is drumming up a lot of anticipation is The Politician.  Payton Hobart is a wealthy Santa Barbarian who uses everything in his power to achieve his political goals, with one of them being to become president of the United States.  The Politician will be released on September 27th.

Pose

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Season one of Pose is out on Netflix.  Catch up with the original season where Blanca first creates her own house of to compete in the balls.  You can enjoy the first season again if you can’t get enough of the slay game.

American Horror Story: Apocalypse

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Not only is American Horror Story returning on FX, but American Horror Story: Apocalypse is also releasing on Netflix as well.  Watch the twisted season where Michael Langdon creates the Apocalypse, becoming the true Antichrist of the world.  It’s an all-out battle between some of the biggest forces of evil.

Glee

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With The Politician having hints of musicals at times, Glee is another series to enjoy as well.  Glee follows a group of high schoolers who join the Glee Club.  It’s a comedic series with musicals that offer some heavy high school drama on the side.

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (Netflix)


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Netflix is getting REAL exciting in the Fall, especially with the announcement of Ryan Murphy’s new series The PoliticianThe Politician chronicles Payton Hobart’s political aspirations to become president.  It’s a comedic look into the murky life of a high school politician (think Glee with a touch of House of Cards).  Ryan Murphy will have that running as well as American Horror Story: 1984 on FX within the next few weeks.

And just when you thought Netflix couldn’t get any better… well folks, it JUST did.  Netflix just recently announced an upcoming film for the hit AMC series… Breaking Bad (Yeah Bitch!  Breaking Bad Movie!).

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The new film is titled El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.  It starts off from the events where Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) sped off in the stolen Chevrolet El Camino after being held captive from the Aryan Brotherhood gang.  Netflix provided a quick plot summary in which Jesse comes to terms with his past in order to forge some kind of future.  El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie will be released October 11th.

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I am so psyched for this movie coming out soon.  Over six years later and Breaking Bad will continue on with a movie for Netflix.  Breaking Bad is still one of the best binge-watched shows on Netflix after being on AMC.

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With that, Jesse Pinkman’s chapter continues with El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.  Check it out when it releases on October 11th.

Ryan Murphy’s The Politician (Sept. 27th)


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It’s only been a week later and I still can’t get over that glorious season finale of Pose.  Each of the characters lifted themselves from their own personal problems they faced in their lives.  In the end, they reunited at the ball for a truly special night.  We’ll have to wait for next year for season three to kick off (which should feature some intriguing surprises!).

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While Pose may be over now, Ryan Murphy always has even more exciting shows coming out soon.  There is American Horror Story: 1984 that is set to be released this September on FX.  The newest chapter will take place in summer camp, where a masked serial killer is out on the loose.

Besides American Horror Story, Ryan Murphy will also have another show coming out for Netflix.  His newest project is The Politician.

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The Politician is a musical-comedy series that stars Ben Platt as Payton Hobart, a wealthy Santa Barbarian who has big political aspirations.  Ben has his set of goals that include getting elected as student body president at Saint Sebastian High School and getting a spot at Harvard.  It won’t be easy, for he will have to face his ruthless classmates.  The cast include Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Lange, Zooey Deutch, Lucy Boyton, and many others.

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This show seems like it has lots of exciting potential.  A show created by Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk?  Check.  Jessica Lange returning as a sassy role model?  Check.  Drama and bad behavior spurring between wealthy Santa Barbarians?  Check.

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After watching the trailer a few times, I am definitely excited to see this in September.  Ryan Murphy always had amazing series from different networks and now he will continue his achievements on Netflix.

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Be sure to look out for The Politician on Netflix when it comes out September 27th.

Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling


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Rocko’s Modern Life was one of my favorite animated shows when I was a kid.  The famous Nickelodeon series was about a wallaby named Rocko who resides in O-town where he hangs out with his pals Heffer, Filbert, and Spunky.  He also lives next to middle-aged couple Ed and Bev Bighead.    Throughout each episode, Rocko encounters various problems and sheer craziness in his life.  It first debuted on September 18th, 1993, spanning four seasons and a total of 52 episodes.

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This hilarious, yet brilliant cartoon ended over twelve years ago after a good three-year run.  Rocko’s Modern Life is still on syndicate on TeenNick every now and then.  Nickelodeon hasn’t released any new episodes on TV, but something even BETTER happened – an original special that was released on Netflix.

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The new special is called Rocko’s Modern Life: Static ClingRocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling follows the events beginning from when Rocko’s house was launched into space.  Rocko, Heffer, Filbert, and even Spunky spent twenty years stuck in space.  After being stuck for a long while, the gang decide to go back home to O-town.  They discover a modernized world featuring food trucks, radioactive energy drinks, smart phones, and coffee shops on every corner.

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Not everyone was satisfied with the changes, especially Rocko.  He finds out that his favorite show, the fatheads, were cancelled during the 21st century.  Rocko makes it his personal quest to find Ralph, the original creator of the fatheads.

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Over twelve years later and Rocko’s Modern Life finally gets its reboot.  This new reboot was one of the best I have ever seen.  Rocko’s Modern Life got the perfect special it needed for its modern audience.  It was more modernized, yet still stuck to its original roots.  The special truly had its familiar characters, animation, story, and inside jokes.  I felt like I was five years old again, laughing at the same jokes I’ve seen over and over again.

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If you are craving for some nostalgic 90s content, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling is definitely the special for you.  It’s the familiar take on Rocko’s life, but on a MUCH more modern world.

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Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling is just another look at Rocko’s Modern Life.