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Danny Mahealani

Keahu Kahuanui as Danny Mahealani

Forgive me ahead of time if this sounds too much like a rant.  I have a lot to say about this matter.

On July 12th, while attending a U. K. based convention for Teen Wolf, Holland Roden (Lydia Martin) revealed that Keahu Kahuanui (Danny Mahealani) would not be a part of the show’s current season and quite possibly, any future season.  According to Roden, Jeff Davis, the creator of Teen Wolf, didn’t think Danny had any purpose in Beacon Hills.  Kahuanui himself responded on Twitter revealing only:  “So many questions.  So few I can answer.”

According to Stiles (Dylan O’Brien), everybody liked Danny.  Danny was Jackson’s (Colton Haynes) best friend.  He was a fellow lacrosse player.  He was Beacon Hill’s token gay character.  Unlike most dramas that deal with the coming out process, the focus was never on coming out.  He was out from the very beginning.  Everyone knew he was into dudes and no one gave a damn.  He seemed to be friends with everyone.

Danny was never a main character.  He was never an essential character, but overtime he was given more depth.  He brought his boyfriend to the formal in season 1.  He suffered a break up and rebound in season 2.  In season 3, he dated one of the Alpha twins, Ethan (Charlie Carver).  At the end of the season, viewers found out that Danny knew all along that Ethan was a werewolf.  “Dude, it’s Beacon Hills.” He knew all about the supernatural world that so many Beacon Hills was a part of.

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Keahu Kahuanui as Danny Mahealani and Charlie Carver as Ethan.

With that simple line, one would have thought that Danny’s role would have been furthered on the show, if only to explain how he knew of the supernatural goings of Beacon Hills.  However, Danny will not appear in season 4.  In fact, it’s quite possible that we will never see Danny again.  It appears he has been completely written out of the Teen Wolf script. He’s not dead or alive.  He just never existed.

In response, I’ve penned a letter to Jeff Davis.

You’re the creator, writer and executive producer of “Teen Wolf.”  You’re the creative force behind “Teen Wolf.”  If you didn’t think Danny had a purpose in Beacon Hills, then you could have given him a purpose.  You could have “written” a purpose for him.  Heck, he could have been the Benefactor.  If he had no purpose, then why did you give him the line “Dude, it’s Beacon Hills” in the first place.  It made me think he was going to be more heavily involved in the upcoming seasons, not completely taken out.  You could have at least explained how he knew about all the supernatural goings in Beacon Hills.

You’ve known ever since Peter slashed Kate’s throat that you were going to bring her back.  You didn’t know what season it was going to be, but you knew you were going to bring her back.  That tells me that you at least know how a season is going to play out one season before.  In Kate’s case, three seasons before.  If you thought Danny had no purpose, then why didn’t you kill him off or send him away in season 3.  Instead, you have chosen to completely write him out as if he never existed.  That is a complete disrespect to the character and to the actor himself.

Maybe something happened behind the scenes that we don’t know about with the actor.  After all, he will be the sixth actor the leave the show since season 1.  It’s not out of the ordinary for actors to want to venture to new projects, but your retention rate for your show is pretty low and pretty strange.  Jackson (Colton Haynes) went to London.  Allison (Crystal Reed) and Aidan (Max Carver) were killed off (surprisingly).  Issac (Daniel Sharman) went to France.  Ethan (Charlie Carver) left Beacon Hills.  Who knows where?

At this point, it’s not even completely about Danny.  It seems to me that you have trouble tying up loose ends.  The loose ends being the fates of the characters that you created.   Peter is still alive, even though he was and probably still is a bad guy  Gerald is still alive somewhere.  Jackson is still alive, even though he will probably never return.  Jennifer would still be alive if Peter didn’t kill her.   Deucalion is still alive somewhere.  Ethan is still alive somewhere.  Aidan is dead, but only because the actor was leaving the show and it made since for his character to be killed.  The same goes for Allison.  Isaac is still alive, even though he probably won’t be returning.  You see a pattern?  You have trouble giving your characters any definitive ending.  You can’t determine their fates.

If you didn’t think Danny had a purpose, then why didn’t you either (1) kill him off, (2) send him away Beacon Hills (like Jackson and Isaac), or (3) have Ethan and Danny leave town together?  At least, Danny would of had some kind of ending.  Instead, you wrote him out as if he never existed.  And now we have a new gay guy, who seems pretty cool, but how do we know that you won’t write him completely out as well?

Danny been there since season 1, but now I guest he never existed.  What a way to end a character.  I hope you’re happy with yourself. You’re a great writer.  You just don’t how to end things well.  But then again, not everyone is perfect.  You may not lose major viewership over this, but if you keep doing this, you may.

Sincerely,

A peeved off fan

 

 

 

 

 

Bates Motel (2013 – )

Bates MotelRecently, I got into the A&E series Bates Motel.  I remember the previews for the show before it premiered, but I forgot about it when it actually premiered.  I remember thinking it looked good, even though I hadn’t actually seen Psycho (yeah, I know – – un-American).

It was well into the first season before I even realized it had premiered.  Thankfully, I found a place where I can watch it before the second season premieres.

It stars Freddie Highmore as Norman Bates (Charlie and the Chocolate FactoryAugust Rush and The Spiderwick Chronicles), Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates (The Boy in the Striped PajamasSafe House and The Conjuring) and Max Thieriot as Dylan Massett (JumperMy Soul to Take and House at the End of the Street).

The series is a modern re-imagining to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960), which depicts the early life of Norman Bates and his mother prior to the events in Psycho.  The series begins after the death of Norman’s father.

Bates Motel

Apparently, there are different between the series and the Hitchcock film Psycho.  The series takes place in a fictional town of White Pine Bay, Oregon as opposed to the film taking place in Fairvale, California.  As someone whose never seen the original, it doesn’t make a difference to me.

If you’re looking for a new thrilling, drama-filled show, then this may be the show for you.  Bates Motel Mondays at 10/9 central on A&E.  Season 2 of Bates Motel premieres on March 3 (the day before my birthday!).

Supernatural

One of my favorite shows that still airs on television is “Supernatural.” It was one of my first non-cartoon, non-disney shows that I started watching as a teenager.

There’s intriguing storylines, shocking plot twists, kickass fight scenes, and a slew of sexy actors who end up playing two different personalities of the same character (one is good, and one is usually evil).

What makes the show the most interesting is the relationship between the two lead characters, Sam and Dean Winchester (played by Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki).

Over the course of seven seasons, Sam and Dean have grown closer together as siblings, and at times, farther apart. But to the end, they will always be brothers, and they will always be there for each other whether they like it or not.

Ackles as Dean Winchester

Padalecki as Sam Winchester

Before Sam and Dean Winchester even existed to their respective actors, there was just Ackles and Padalecki. Both have acted in movie roles.  Both have acted in television roles.  And, interestingly enough, both were born in Texas (although they didn’t know each other prior to “Supernatural.”)

And apparently, Ackles and Padalecki are both big Peta supporters.

Here’s a few pictures of Ackles before he became Dean Winchester.

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And here’s a few pictures of Padalecki before he became Sam Winchester.

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The Winchester brother have even unintentionally become part of their own genre known as Wincest, where the two brothers are depicted as being “more than brothers.”

Tune into the CW every Friday at 9 p. m. to see more of Ackles and Padalecki, and to catch up with season 7 of “Supernatural.” And don’t forget to watch season 8 of “Supernatural” in the fall on the same channel at the same time.

Although I couldn’t find a legitimate Peta photo of Padalecki, I did find this video of him loving the booty (I know I do).

Pretty Little Liars

Don’t miss the summer premiere of “Pretty Little Liars” tonight on abc family at 8 p. m.

With so many secrets still needing to be revealed, you can’t possibly miss this new season of “Pretty Little Liars.”

To recap:

Mona was revealed as ‘A.’ But it was also revealed that Mona wasn’t working alone. She was simply a part of the ‘A’ team who are out to get the pretty little liars.

Although she died after falling off a cliff in the book, she is still pretty much alive, and still pretty much insane.

And who was the person in the red coat who came to visit Mona?

Maya was found dead.

Ironically, Maya was the one who told Emily that Alison was dead in the first episode of “Pretty Little Liars” in the same place where Alison’s body was found.

And I’m pretty sure the same music was playing in the background as in the first episdoe when Maya told Emily.

Garret was arrested for the murder of Alison.

And to watch Garrett get arrested was none other than Melissa Hastings, who appears to be in some sort of relationship with Reynolds.

She may not be ‘A,’ but she sure could be a part of the ‘A’ team. She seems to have an axe to ground with Spencer and her friends.

Before Garrett was into Melissa, he was into Jenna, who seemed to have forgotten to mention to anyone that she can now see.

Even though Hanna saved her life, she could still have it out for Hanna and her friends.

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Toby was able to convince Dr. Anne Sullivan to return to save them from A’s torment (Mona’s torment).

Yet, I still don’t understand how a grown woman could let a teenager control her life, even if her son was being threatened. She was the adult in the situation.

And what of the pretty little liars love lives?

Will Spencer & Toby get back together, and stay together?

Will Aria continue to see Ezra?

Is there anything that Hanna’s & Caleb’s relationship can’t withstand?

And will Emily be able to move on after Maya’s death?

To find out the answers to all of these questions, tune into “Pretty Little Liars” tonight on abc family at 8 p. m.

Teen Wolf

I don’t know what I’m more excited about:  The “Magic Mike” premiere on June 29 or the “Teen Wolf” premiere on June 3.  Well, first thing is first:  “Teen Wolf”

I didn’t watch “Teen Wolf” when it first premiered in 2011 (mostly because I didn’t know about it), but thankfully, my friend got me into it before the start of season 2.  I was hesitant at first, but once I saw the first episode, I was hooked.

I never saw the “Teen Wolf” movie with Michael J. Fox, but I don’t think it’s necessary to see the movie to watch the show.  You can see the birth of the teen wolf phenomenon from the very first episode.

Although you may not be into the vampire/wolf phenomenon (and there are no vampires in “Teen Wolf,”) who could resist a smoking-hot cast?

Tyler Posey as Scott McCall

Crystal Reed As Alison Argent

Dylan O’Brien as Stiles Stilinski

Holland Roden as Lydia Martin

 

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Tyler Hoechlin as Derek Hale

Colton Haynes as Jackson Whittemore

And yes, “Teen Wolf” has an out gay character, Danny, who will be in season 2.

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Keahu Kahuanui as Danny

Don’t miss the season 2 premiere of “Teen Wolf” on June 3 at 11 pm on MTV! Here’s a preview.

Bravo to “Days of Our Lives”

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I’ve never really been a soap opera type of person, but I did watch “Passion” from early 2004 up to when it was cancelled in 2008.  I would only tune into “Days of Our Lives” for the last 5 mintues just to make sure I didn’t miss “Passions,” which came on right after Days.

Recently, I’ve started to watch “Days of Our Lives” again, and I mean really watch it, especially when I learned that one of the characters on “Days of Our Lives” would soon come out as gay.  Other soaps, such as “Passions,” “As the World Turns, and “One Life to Live” have all tried to incorporate gay storylines, but the only current soap opera to have a gay storyline is “Days of Our Lives.”

Chandler Massey as Will Horton

Chandler Massey as Will Horton

I would like to applaud “Days of Our Lives” for staying with the storyline.  I would also like to applaud Chandler Massey for being the actor to take on the role of Will Horton, who is slowly coming to terms with his sexuality.  I feel Will Horton (Massey) is a good representation for the millions of teens in the world who are struggling with who they are, and who are struggling to tell the ones they love who they are.

You don’t want to be rejected, so you try to hide who you are.  After a while, the charade becomes too much of a burden, so you have to tell someone.  Maybe it’s a close friend.  Maybe it’s a sibling.  Or maybe it’s one of your parents.  Either way, you have to tell someone.  It’s such a relief for even one person knowing who you really are.  For me, I have a close friend who “found out” I was gay, and who is very accepting of who I am despite his (and mine) religious background.

So again, bravo to “Days of Our Lives,” bravo to Chandler Massey, and bravo to the supportive cast and crew of “Days of Our Lives”  who are showing their support for equality for everyone.

Will comes out to his grandmother, Marlena

Will Comes out to himself

Will Comes out to his parents, Sami & Lucas