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2015 round up and Smallville Alumni Report Card! [Jan. 1st, 2016|07:34 pm]
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Happy New Year everyone! I 'jacked a year end meme from lexalicious70

1. Your main fandom of the year? Impastor (and Smallville, still.)
2. Your favorite film watched this year? I'll say "Spy" and "Inside Out" because they kept me entertained on LONG flights to & from Australia.
3. Your favorite book read this year? "Coming Ashore" by Catherine Gildiner
4. Your favorite TV show of the year? Impastor!
5. Your favorite online fandom community of the year? I'm on twitter the most but still love LJ. Casual user of tumblr & still loathe facebook.
6. Your best new fandom discovery of the year? The actors who play Gotham supervillains trading kitten gifs on twitter <3
7. Your biggest fandom disappointment of the year? Not enough Tom!
8. Your TV boyfriend of the year? Y'all know this one!
9. Your TV girlfriend of the year? Michelle Gomez, bringing her comic timing & arch-villainy to Dr Who and Gotham!
10. Your biggest squee moment of the year? Having our lunch at a koala sanctuary crashed by Rosenbaum. Is this real life? Impastor renewal.
11. Songs of the Year? "Lampshades on Fire" by Modest Mouse and "Renegades" by X Ambassadors.

In May, it will be 4 years since Smallville ended...how have the cast been doing? Under the cut, my completely unscientific career rankings.



1) Eric! "The Knick" is a popular and critical hit, he's working with Soderbergh, playing a villain. The show's too grim to be my cup of tea but good on ya, Whitney, making the leap from twink to character actor.
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2) Laura! Bit of a toss-up between LV & MR for #2 but we'll give it to Laura to show I'm not too biased. Bitten airs internationally, keeps getting renewed and has a healthy fandom. I noped out because, while LV was great, the other wolves bored me but am always proud of Canadian shows that make it big.
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3) Michael! He's got a big role in a small movie ("Last Days of Summer"), a cameo role in a big movie "CHiPs" and Impastor is now airing in Canada and returning for S2, with a burgeoning fanbase. (Michael was legit astonished it was renewed but so pleased. I think the growing social media buzz and good reviews turned the tide.)
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4) Aaron! Good Twin (tm: dawnybee ) had a good year. His new show "Killjoys" has been picked up for a second season and airs internationally. I enjoyed the first ep & need to catch up on it - fun role for AA.
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5) Tom! By this time next year, Mr Reclusive may have bagged the top spot. He's got a potential series lined up with CBS which *fingers crossed so hard* will get picked up, playing an FBI agent with a past. Mmm, yes please. He's also got a sap-meets-cheese Nick Sparks movie coming out in February which I will feel bound to see in the theatre because: look how damn hot he is!
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6)Erica! Now, if the criterion was "most exposure on Canadian TV", Erica would sweep the field because "Saving Hope" NEVER leaves the Canadian airwaves. I kid you not; it airs on 4 different channels and is literally on for 3 hours every night. I've seen some griping from fans that ED has set aside her ambition but my guess is she's very happy with her life: raising her kids, helming a show as star & occasional director, living in Canada. And SH just got renewed again, so well done!
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7) Kristin! "Beauty & The Beast" has finished its run but 4 seasons is nothing to sneeze at and KK proved she can carry a show. I miss walking through B&TB's version of NYC - they filmed by my work and I walked through scene set-ups every day between Sept - March for 3 years. Will KK be looking around for a pilot or take a break for a year? We shall see.
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8) I think Cassidy's show is still on but I always forget it exists...seems to have succeeded with a "mature" audience? I should fall into that category I guess but found it a snooze. I want her playing a Bad-Girl-with-a-Good-Heart again!
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9) Justin is back on daytime TV - hey, honest work & he has a good attitude about it - but he deserves to be back in primetime & I hope pilot season returns him there.
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10) And Allison :( Just get yourself out of that cult, darling. KK seems to have done it. You can too!!! They're gobbling up your best years. There's a fanbase still waiting for you out there!
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[User Picture]From: tariel22
2016-01-02 03:45 am (UTC)
Interesting, newsy post! It was such fun to be an Impastor fan this year. So entertaining and so fan friendly! I'm thrilled it was renewed, for Michael's sake and my own. I still want Tom to guest star, even if his new show gets picked up.

Canadian cop and doctor dramas keep ending up on my top ten list of favorite shows: Motive, Remedy, Rookie Blue, and yes, Saving Hope. I only started watching it for Michael Shanks, but I legit love it, especially because the tiny touch of the supernatural in it appeals to my genre core. Eric played one of my favorite characters in Rookie Blue, but then they turned him into a bad guy (of course) and got rid of him. I'm too squeamish for The Knick, but I do enjoy following Eric on Twitter!

They recently announced that the season of Bitten they just finished filming will be the last, so I fully expect Laura to have a new project soon. She always has a lot of different irons in the fire, just like Michael does.

Pilot season swings into the production cycle after the first of the year, so I hope we have confirmation of a pilot order for Section 13 soon. CBS is developing 30+ drama pilots for the 2016-2017 season, but I hope having Tom attached pushes his show toward the top of the list.

I have a feeling your Australia trip will be hard to top for years to come. So happy everything worked out the way it did! As I've already told you, that's karma in action, right there. Wishing you a wonderful year in 2016, full of health, happiness, and fandom fun!
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2016-01-02 04:07 am (UTC)
I still want Tom to guest star, even if his new show gets picked up.
Impastor starts filming March 7 so even if Tom is filming the pilot, he should probably have some time to squeak in a guest role (yeah, I've been thinking about that!) Wouldn't it be cool if his pilot films in Vancouver

CBS is developing 30+ drama pilots for the 2016-2017 season, but I hope having Tom attached pushes his show toward the top of the list.
I hope so - or if CBS passes, they have the option of taking it to another network...would think they could already track the interest in Tom's projects by the amount of google searches he generates. I was looking for an impastor BTS clip on youtube last summer and autofill offered me "Impastor Tom Welling" because people were looking for him! Remember when Draft Day came out, Tom was the most searched name attached to the cast, beating out Costner & Garner? There's a hunger for him.

I'm too squeamish for The Knick, but I do enjoy following Eric on Twitter!
He's such a Dad. Dawnybee calls him the Dad of the SV group because he pops up remembering co-stars birthdays & such.

I have a feeling your Australia trip will be hard to top for years to come. So happy everything worked out the way it did! As I've already told you, that's karma in action, right there.
Aw, how kind. Thank you. Am profoundly grateful for Australia in what was rather a stressful period. (And grateful to MR, for his niceness.)

Wishing you a wonderful 2016 with a glorious abundance of TOM!
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[User Picture]From: ariss_tenoh
2016-01-02 07:25 pm (UTC)
God yes! It's about time Tom went back to a starring role in a good series.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2016-01-02 07:48 pm (UTC)
We're overdue to see him back on TV!
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[User Picture]From: ariss_tenoh
2016-01-02 07:51 pm (UTC)
True!

I recently learned he was divorced (don't really read celebrity news) and that's got to be tough, on top of the high alimony. *winces*
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[User Picture]From: rosy5000
2016-01-04 05:11 am (UTC)
I don't know why, but it always kind of surprises me to see Eric Johnson in so many shows/TV movies. I never liked him as Whitney, but after SV, he's probably become my 2nd favorite from the show after Michael. Loved Eric in Rookie Blue and gave The Knick a chance for him too. Ended up being a family (minus Dad) favorite show. It was really so different and intriguing. Eric really does play the villain so well.

Being an Impastor fan was toooooo much fun last year. The whole cast was so fun to follow and interact with on Twitter. I'm really happy for them all, but most of all Michael, that we get a season 2, and hopefully many many more. :D

I really hope the series for Tom works out. I would definitely NOT mind seeing him on my TV regularly again. Though, as much as I love Tom and made sure to watch Parkland and Draft Day because he was in them, I cannot convince myself to watch his new movie coming out. I avoid Nicholas Sparks movies like the plague.
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[User Picture]From: tasabian
2016-01-06 01:17 am (UTC)
Yay for Eric! He seems like a very nice guy, so the success is well-deserved.

Being an Impastor fan was toooooo much fun last year. The whole cast was so fun to follow and interact with on Twitter.
They're all so cute <3 Loved that they did some "reunion" tweeting last night. Two months until filming starts!

I avoid Nicholas Sparks movies like the plague.
This one sounds especially awful - never make me sit through something like this again, Tom!
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