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'Transporter: The Series': 'We Go Back' - What Gets Left Behind

December 14th, 2014 9:01am EST
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'We Go Back' - What
This week's installment of Transporter: The Series is one of executive producer Frank Spotnitz's favorites, and it's not hard to see why. Another glimpse into the past of Frank Martin continues to flesh out how he became the man we know and love, while there's a whopper of a performance from Chris Vance and a few tiny bits and pieces of what this new-look series is supposed to be.

Have another flashback to Frank's military history, and it's not a good one. Our hero and two of his colleagues are pinned down by heavy fire, at least until Frank can procure a car - no surprise, it's an Audi. U...
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'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Sex, Lies And Video Tapes' - Driving Into Human Traffic

December 7th, 2014 9:08am EST
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Sex, Lies And Video
Last week on Transporter: The Series, Frank Martin was moving on with his life and we were turned summarily upside down. This week, while we're catching up with him, Frank is involved in your average everyday political scandal and makes it about a thousand times more interesting. You can stop worrying quite so much now: Transporter is back.

Welcome to Prague, where Frank is someplace you don't want to be picking up a package from a guy he'd probably rather punch in the face. It happens to be lingerie stained with the DNA of a politician (stop us when this sounds familiar) that belonged to ...
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'Transporter: The Series': Frank Spotnitz Explains The Changes Of Season 2

December 6th, 2014 12:02pm EST
'Transporter: The Series': Frank Spotnitz Explains The Changes O
If you watched last week's season two premiere of Transporter: The Series, you probably had a lot of questions. Thankfully, we have answers.

Frank Spotnitz is the man who's now driving (pun intended) Transporter, and he also has a track record as one of the best creative minds in television. He's responsible for some of the most memorable episodes of The X-Files, and also helped lay the groundwork of a little show called Strike Back. On Monday, Frank took the time to walk us through the journey of Transporter from season one to season two, and explain some of the show's big changes.

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'Transporter: The Series' Recap: 'Cherchez La Femme' - A Stunning Season Finale

November 23rd, 2014 9:08am EST
Transporter: The Series
You know how season finales always want to be big, bad and better than ever? Transporter: The Series is all that and then some as it finishes out its first cycle. It delivers the spectacle of a season ender - including some of the finest action to be broadcast on television - and underneath that there's equally brilliant acting. It all comes together almost perfectly in the best finale you could ask for.

Frank's last package is an upstart hacker who goes by the street name Jet (played by Chelsea Hobbs); she's run off on her client, and he's been hired to retrieve her. As he completes deliv...
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'Transporter: The Series' Recap: 'Give The Guy A Hand' - Somebody's Last Laugh

November 23rd, 2014 9:01am EST
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Give The Guy A Hand
Transporter: The Series is closing in on its destination, and it's finishing up the season almost exactly as it began the run: by mixing up a cocktail somewhere between nerve-wracking and not so serious. With "Give the Guy a Hand," things are more for laughs and there isn't any real shock value unless you haven't seen a literal hand before. But there's the usual amount of first-class fights and a reminder that certain geographic locations may be hazardous to your health.

The last time Frank Martin was in Toronto, there was a fight and then a hockey game broke out. After this, maybe he shou...
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'Transporter: The Series': Life Lessons From Frank Martin

November 22nd, 2014 12:04pm EST
'Transporter: The Series': Life Lessons From Frank Martin
On TNT's Transporter: The Series, Frank Martin (Chris Vance) is one of TV's biggest action heroes. And while he's been delivering packages around the world, he's also taught us quite a few things about life. In honor of tonight's Transporter season finale, here are some of the many lessons we've learned from Frank.

01) Set ground rules (even if you're never going to follow them). It's important to know your boundaries, despite the fact that you will break at least one - and likely more than one - of them over and over again, to the point where we're not sure why you even bother repeating t...
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'Transporter: The Series' Season Finale Preview

November 21st, 2014 12:05pm EST
'Transporter: The Series' Season Finale Preview And New Behind T
Frank Martin will face his biggest showdown yet in Saturday's Transporter: The Series season finale - and audiences will see action like you've never seen before on television.

So far this season, viewers have watched Frank (Chris Vance) deal with countless henchmen and tough guys determined to stand in the way of his deliveries. He's also had a poison capsule injected into his neck, driven with a live bomb in the back seat, and most recently, set a plane on fire by throwing his phone into one of the engines.

But in "Cherchez La Femme," things get even more dangerous for Frank when his la...
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'Transporter: The Series' Recap: 'City Of Love' - Terrorism In Paris

November 16th, 2014 9:10am EST
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'City Of Love' - Ter
They say Paris is the "City of Love." After this week's second episode of Transporter: The Series, we can also call it the city that we messed up a little bit through Frank Martin's latest adventure. At least, we very nearly blew the place up and we definitely caused a few moments of panic. Keeps things interesting, doesn't it?

It doesn't start that way, though. When Frank is not doing his part to indirectly make the world a better place, he's inviting Juliette over for dinner. Several drinks later, they're having another conversation in which neither of them is telling the complete truth,...
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'Transporter: The Series' Recap: 'The General's Daughter' - Back To The Beginning

November 16th, 2014 9:04am EST
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'The General's Daugh
No, this is not that movie with John Travolta and James Cromwell. Nor is it an episode of Birds of Prey, despite the presence of Rachel Skarsten. This week's first episode of Transporter: The Series is better than both those things, even though it's clearly one of the first episodes in the entire series order.

Frank's day gets off to a glamorous start in an empty parking garage, because absolutely nothing good ever happens in an empty parking garage. For example, here's an SUV that rolls up and starts shooting, leaving Frank to throw an innocent bystander across his lap while he tries to m...
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'Transporter: The Series': 'The Switch' - The Art Of The Steal

November 9th, 2014 9:12am EST
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'The Switch' - The A
Fine art is one of those things: some people get it and some people don't. And some people forge it and get you in a lot of trouble, as Frank Martin discovers in the second of two Transporter: The Series episodes this week. Meanwhile, we're trying to figure out why anyone would think dressing up like a dominatrix is practical villain wear. Let's just say "The Switch" gives us a few things to think about.

Apparently a lot of things happen in Berlin. This includes Frank being stuck in his car with a dog, which he manages to irritate on the way to delivering it to its presumably wealthy owner...
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'Transporter: The Series' : 'Harvest' - Sonata For A Stolen Heart

November 9th, 2014 9:01am EST
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Harvest' - Sonata F
Remember a few years back when Chris Vance played a doctor in the Australian medical drama All Saints? Well, this week's first episode of Transporter: The Series is kind of like that, as Frank Martin is tasked with the delivery of a human heart. At least he doesn't have to do the transplant and this episode doesn't end with him being hit by a car. Instead, we get to look through his eyes for a little bit in a narrative that executes an efficient back and forth. But he does steal an ambulance.

The client is heavyweight crime lord Drago Sujic (Mike Dopud, who also turned up in the "Dead End"...
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'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Payback' - Old Friends Become New Enemies

November 2nd, 2014 6:15am EST
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Payback' - Old Frie
We've reached the halfway point of Transporter: The Series season one - or what was episode two in Canada and served as the first-season finale in the French broadcast order. Whatever you want to call it, "Payback" takes a common theme and still gets something special out of it thanks to capable actors and a script that doesn't try to be something it's not.

After a hilarious bit in which Frank schools a tourist in appropriate airport behavior (and which will only reinforce the stereotype of rude American tourists), our hero handles a package in Berlin without knowing he's been recognized. ...
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'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: '12 Hours' - Countdown To Disaster

November 2nd, 2014 6:02am EST
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: '12 Hours' - Countdo
Start the clock. In this week's first of two new Transporter: The Series episodes, Frank has a particularly bad day that forces him to race against time and deal with the twitchiest of clients in a game of international corporate misdeeds. We're not sure which is more frustrating for him, the countdown on his life or the client who may be his biggest pain in the behind yet. But at least it's a lot of fun for us.

After we sit through something akin to the Cyberdyne Systems presentation from Terminator 2: 3D, you know something is up because XIII: The Series antagonist Greg Bryk is the episo...
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'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Sharks' - Tough Day At The Office

October 26th, 2014 9:10am EDT
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Sharks' - Tough Day
At this point, Transporter: The Series is starting to feel like a well-oiled machine, just like the cars it so embraces. It's doing what every good TV series should do - take us on an extended journey with its characters. And just when it has made us laugh with one story, then it returns with a more serious mission that reminds us how well developed it's becoming and how talented its star is.

Frank's second contract in week two brings him back to his home territory of Paris. He argues with Dieter about why he still hasn't driven the red Audi we first glimpsed in "Trojan Horsepower" before ...
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'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Hot Ice' - Diamonds Aren't Forever

October 26th, 2014 9:04am EDT
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Hot Ice' - Diamonds
Transporter: The Series continues its high-speed drive in week two, with Frank going to a hockey game and a fight breaking out, but not before the audience enjoys some truly perfectly placed verbal jabs and a few guest appearances from some familiar faces. The result is the show's most fun episode to date, reminding us that it is possible to deliver the package and enjoy the ride, too.

Remember at the end of last week when Frank said he was going to Canada? Well, he's in Canada. Toronto, specifically, using a parking garage as his personal vehicle testing ground - you have to love the part...
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'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Dead Drop' - The Man Behind The Curtain

October 19th, 2014 9:15am EDT
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Dead Drop' - The Ma
The sophomore (sort of) outing of Transporter: The Series sends Frank Stateside to deal with a figure from his past who, naturally, needs his old acquaintance to save the day. You may have heard this plot before, but when it includes our first look behind the curtain at what shaped Frank Martin, plus some entertaining setpieces along the way, one can't seriously argue with traversing some familiar territory.

There's a street race going on in Philadelphia, and not even a phone call from Dieter can derail Frank's best Fast & Furious impression. But of course, this isn't just a joyride; there...
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'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Trojan Horsepower' - The Best New Ride Of 2014

October 19th, 2014 9:03am EDT
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Trojan Horsepower'
Buckle up, because we've just found your new Saturday night obsession. Jumping off from the film trilogy, Transporter: The Series finally makes its American TV debut two years after its premiere - and with speed, style, entertaining stunts and a sterling performance from Chris Vance, it's absolutely worth the wait.

For those of you who haven't seen the movies, a quick primer: former SAS and Special Forces operative Frank Martin (Jason Statham in the films, now succeeded by Vance) is a freelance "transporter" who has only three rules: never change the deal, don't use any names, and never op...
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Survive and Vance: Chris Vance Drives 'Transporter: The Series'

October 16th, 2014 12:10pm EDT
Chris Vance
Chris Vance has been hiding in plain sight. The English actor impresses no matter what role you hand him. He was the enigmatic yet still kind of likeable James Whistler on Prison Break. The entertaining antagonist Mason Gilroy in five episodes of Burn Notice. The charming and often inspiring Dr. Jack Gallagher on Mental. The "of course she fell for him" Casey Jones in Rizzoli & Isles. Even when he was a really bad guy on Dexter, he was still worth watching. And yet, most TV viewers probably can't tell you his name.

That's about to change. Vance has taken on his biggest role yet, and he's t...
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8 Potential Breakout Stars In Television

September 27th, 2014 5:08pm EDT
8 Potential Breakout Stars In Television
You know them: the actor who's really good at what they do, but for whatever reason, doesn't get as much attention as they deserve. Maybe they're on a show that doesn't have a huge audience. Maybe they get less screen time than their costars. Maybe they ought to have won several awards by now and they've never even been nominated. But you love watching them every week, and you just wish everyone else would give them more respect already.

The 2014-2015 TV season has quite a few of those actors, several of whom are poised to break through to bigger story arcs and wider acclaim. Whether they'...
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'Transporter' TV Series Star Chris Vance Injured On Set

October 14th, 2011 5:32pm EDT
Chris Vance
TV execs have halted filming on upcoming series Transporter after actor Chris Vance was injured during an action scene.

The former Prison Break star was shooting at the show's set in Toronto, Canada when the incident happened, and Cinemax bosses have stopped production on the program, based on the Transporter film series, for at least two weeks.

In a statement, showrunner Steve Shill says, "We want to ensure Chris' return to peak physical condition before putting him back in front of the camera to continue shooting this fast-paced, action-packed series."

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TV On DVD: 'Dexter: Season Five'

August 18th, 2011 3:10pm EDT
Dexter
This week, CBS Home Entertainment released season five of Showtime's hit series Dexter on DVD and Blu-Ray. Here's my look inside the DVD version.

The Show

After a spectacular fourth season (I don't know about you, but I have a really hard time watching John Lithgow in those 3rd Rock from the Sun reruns now), Dexter had a tough act to follow. While I don't dislike season five as much as some fans, I can see where their disappointment comes from - it's a worthwhile go, but the standard was set high and it didn't quite get there.

Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You) is the season...
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'Fairly Legal' 1.08 'Ultravinyl' Review

March 11th, 2011 10:29am EST
Fairly Legal
One way to make a good show? Bring a great guest star.

Chris Vance can turn up on my TV anytime he likes. I liked him as Mason Gilroy on Burn Notice (anyone ever notice how these USA shows tend to share guest actors?), loved him even more as Dr. Jack Gallagher in the short-lived Mental, and am glad to see him in this week's Fairly Legal as Paul Shelton, a former rock star who needs Kate to help him mediate a business deal with his two old bandmates. Unfortunately, Mack and Sherry are married, raising a family, and want nothing to do with him. As if that's not harsh enough, he's dying.
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Summer TV Guide: 'True Blood,' 'Nurse Jackie' & Much More!

June 1st, 2009 9:15am EDT
Nurse Jackie
There are many things to love about summer - the beach, the sunlight, the smiling faces all around you, and more reasons to get out and about. This means your television may be left lonely at home, but with the majority of fan favorite TV shows off the air, does it matter? Don't be silly, there are plenty of summer TV programs worth watching ... and some new ones you might just want to keep an eye on.

Here's a look at some returning and new shows for the summer of 2009, and for full schedule lists you can check out each channel's website!

RETURNING TV

Burn Notice (June 4, USA...
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