Trieste Kelly Dunn is surely having fun with current roles on Golden Boy (CBS) and Banshee(Cinemax). She plays a deputy sheriff on Cinemax’s original dark drama series Banshee and a journalist on CBS’s crime drama Golden Boy. Filmmaker Magazine dubbed Dunn as one of the 25 New Faces of Independent back in 2010 which was complemented by the LA Times label of a “break out star” for her independent films (Wiki).
Trieste Kelly Dun in ‘Loves Her Gun’ (2013)
Trieste Kelly Dunn in the ‘The Tragedy of Glady’ (2004)
Golden Boy is the newest crime-drama to join the CBS family. Because multiple versions of CSI & NCIS, a reboot of Hawaii 5-O, an Elementary re-imagination of Sherlock Holmes, a police procedural (& Southland wannabe) in Blue Bloods and gangster period tale in Vegas are not too much already. Yet, Golden Boy has high expectations and may be able to deliver. Why? Because you’ve got a creator, Nicholas Wootton, with credits for Law & Order and NYPD Blue. Golden Boy has a golden opportunity to be a character driven drama, with Theo James, on the same shelf as CBS’s hit The Good Wife.
“Golden Boy is a drama about the meteoric rise of an ambitious cop who becomes the youngest police commissioner in the history of New York City..” (IMDb)
CBS followed a trend which doesn’t seem to be proven yet; premiering the pilot online a week before the televised premiere. Additionally, they seem to be flopping around with the show. I’ve seen this before and the shows are quick to suffer and burn for a) not being taken care of and b) not being given a fair chance. Examples? Made in Jersey getting canned after two episodes but being set up for failure by having a regular spot on Fridays. CBS might think it’s giving the audience “more” with Golden Boy but it’s really just confusing everyone. In addition to an online premiere preceding the televised premiere (Tuesday, February 26th 2013): episode 4 (Fri) will air the same week as episode 3 (Tues); episode 6 (Fri) will air the same week as episode 5 (Tues). Then there’s a 2 week hiatus. Death will probably occur around then.
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Ella Rae Peck, the 22 year old American actress most known for her character of Lola on Gossip Girl (CW), is my latest crush. She’s moved from ‘teenage’ soap opera drama to ‘Deception‘ (NBC), a prime time soap opera drama. Ella plays Mia Bowers, an innocent socialite belonging to a powerful and corrupt family. Her sister is murdered and the deceptions ensue. She stars alongside a mega cast including Meagan Good and Victor Garber (cast). Her character is a true gem in the story as she portrays a typical teenage girl with some additional conflict.