Frankie’s bar is the only bar in town, so when Phil (Vincent Gale) needs to drown his sorrows that’s where he ends up. Count Laughula (Andy Thompson), a comic who makes terrible vampire jokes (and is likely the only comedian in town) gets under Phil’s skin, so Phil takes over the stage and tells the story of how he once was a vampire to everyone in the bar. When the lights flicker he puts a gun in his mouth and pulls the trigger. Phil twitches a bit, gets up from the pool of blood he was lying in, and walks away, saying: “Now, that’s funny.” Continue reading →
Doc (Rukiya Bernard) and Joline (Caroline Cave) are now a couple and are living together in Denver, Doc, whose real name is Sarah Carol, works at the local hospital. Joline is also working there, pretending to be a nurse, and has a creepy co-worker named Jared (Aidan Kahn) who says he recognizes her from somewhere. He asks her out, but retreats quickly when she says her girlfriend wouldn’t like it. Jaden is the same guy who asked Vanessa out when she gave blood at the clinic in Seattle where he worked shortly before the Rising (Episode 1.2). He told Vanessa at that time that he lived only a few blocks from her. Could Jaden be more than he seems? In any event, if Joline has a past in Seattle that she is concealing, it is going to come back to haunt her. Continue reading →
Rukiya Bernard (Doc) will be Danielle in FREAKY FRIDAY, the third remake of the 1976 film which starred Barbara Harris and Jodie Foster. This one is about Katherine (Heidi Blickenstaff) and Ellie (Cozi Zuehlsdorff), a mother and daughter who find themselves each in the other’s body after both express a wish to live the other’s life. (The magical device that does the switching is a pair of necklaces in the original film, fortune cookies in the 2003 adaptation, and an hourglass in this one.) This lastest incarnation of FREAKY FRIDAY is a musical (based on last year’s stage musical with music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey), and will premiere on the Disney Channel on 10 August. A trailer is available on YouTube.
Left to Right — Freaky Friday posters 1976, 1995, 2003, 2018
Bernard is also Megan, Cara’s best friend, in ONE WINTER WEEKEND. Cara (Taylor Cole), who writes for a women’s magazine, is challenged by her editor to write about her decision to refrain from dating for a while after she is dumped on New Years Eve. (She calls it a “dating detox”.) Carla, looking for inspiration, books an impromptu ski weekend with Megan, but the two discover they’ve inadvertently double booked their chalet with two eligible men, Sean (Dweshane Williams) and Ben (Jack Turner). Then the four of them get snowed in. ONE WINTER WEEKEND will next air on The Hallmark Channel on Friday, 31 August at 4pm. Continue reading →