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 08 August, 2016
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Another post! In so many days no less! Well I’ve got an article from 2008 on Alexie’s show NEW AMSTERDAM where she starred alongside Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Alexie played the part of Dr. Sara Dillane, a woman who might have been “the one” John Amsterdam was looking for to make him mortal again. The show only ran eight episodes and was summarily cancelled by FOX Television in their quest to once again blow it on keep a truly quality show on it’s network. It was largely left in a cliffhanger. I’d love to know if it would be possible to bring it back considering Nikolaj’s success on Game of Thrones as Jaime Lannister, the Kingslayer?I would love to be optimistic, but I’m very much the doubting Thomas and will likely remain severely disappointed.

    

 07 August, 2016
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New event for 2016. Alexie attended the TVLand Icons Awards in tandem with her new role on the LOPEZ show in the role of George Lopez’s girlfriend Sheila.

    

 07 August, 2016
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I have some updates for some of Alexie’s past events. Please feel free to click on the links to go to the relevant albums.

 05 August, 2016
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As you can see, we finally have a new layout on both the main site and the gallery. I like how fresh and revitalized the site looks. I’m also hoping now to get some much needed updates done including Alexie’s television work. Take care.

 30 July, 2016
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I know we’ve been gone for a while, and I want to apologize for that. My domain ran out and I didn’t have the funds to renew it until now. So sorry to have had to do that. However, now we’re back I wanted to let you know that I’m working on a new layout for the site and some major updates. I have some event images of Alexie as well as some of her television work that I’ve yet to post. Please feel free to come on back to see them. Again my apologies for not having been around. Please know that I’m looking forward to bringing you more of Alexie’s work. She has some new things up the pike and a new show. Thanks for sticking with me. Take care.

 19 October, 2015
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An interesting article from PopOptiq on Alexie’s series NEW AMSTERDAM where she played the part of Dr. Sara Dillane opposite the current Kingslayer on Game of Thrones Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. The article outlines the show’s theme as well as an encapsulation of the series featuring a sort of “Where Are They Now” for the main cast.

Television that Home Video Forgot: New Amsterdam (2008)

Showcase Inventory

Created by Allan Loeb and Christian Taylor
Produced by Sarabande Productions, Scarlet Fire Productions, Regency Television, FOX Television Studios
Aired on FOX for 1 season (8 episodes) from March 4 – April 14, 2008

Cast

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as John Amsterdam
Zuleikha Robinson as Eva Marquez
Alexie Gilmore as Dr. Sarah Millay Dillane
Stephen Henderson as Omar York
Susan Misner as Detective Sergeant Callie Burnett

Show Premise

John Amsterdam has been around for a long time…a very long time. He’s an immortal man who was blessed with the gift after saving a Native American woman during his tenure as a Dutch soldier in the year 1624. The prophecy of the spell foretold that he would be immortal until the day he meets his one true love, who will make him whole again and ready for mortality. In modern day, Amsterdam passes the time as an NYPD detective, using his centuries of knowledge to solve cases.

The series begins as he meets a new partner, Eva Marquez. Unlike many of his former partners, she is up to the task of working with a talented yet hard to handle rogue cop. While in pursuit of a perp, Amsterdam is shot down and wounded to the point of death, but once he is awakened again, he senses that he has been in the presence of his one true love, and so seeks her out. The show is part procedural, part character study, and part history lesson on the ever changing city of New York.

Series Run

FOX Network had picked up New Amsterdam for a 13 episode season with a Fall 2007 premiere that would’ve paired it with successful hospital procedural House, MD. However, the producers at the network changed their minds due to creative differences with the show’s creative team of Allan Loeb and Christian Taylor, as well as the all-encompassing battle with writers in general during the Writers Strike of 2007-2008. The problems in production caused FOX to delay the premiere during the mid-season, and halt production after eight episodes had completed. The series premiered in March to mixed reviews that did not bode well. FOX cancelled the show after the ratings dropped to less than half of its pilot episode.

New Amsterdam had a very interesting premise, one that had a lot of promise that it barely scratched the surface of in its initial run. It had a strong lead in Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and he’s very capable of performing the task of an immortal that has changed along with the times, as presented in flashbacks. It’s a premise that is fitting for an actor who wants to show range and variety. This series was created sometime after Lost, and it picked up some of the episodic structure of that series, presented in a very unique and focused way. The use of flashbacks revealed mythology of the character of John Amsterdam, which was compelling, and it was paralleled against the modern day narrative, which varied from procedural to serialized plot. The show was structured very intricately, and demanded the audience’s attention in a way similar to Lost, but perhaps the returns were not as rewarding for some viewers. Had the series continued, surely the balance would’ve been better made, as what the series was doing with its narrative was fairly new.

At the center of this series is that fantastical element that John Amsterdam is immortal, which is not necessarily a new concept, yet it is one that has not been as exploited as one might thinks. Immortality is often made in connection with Vampires, but in New Amsterdam’s case, it is a gift given to him by a Native American woman as a reward for saving her life. It’s romanticized with the idea of the ‘One True Love’, as he needs to find her in order to become mortal again. Although this idea isn’t bad, it still relies heavily on the chemistry between John Amsterdam and his one true love. One of the negative marks against the show is the failed chemistry between Coster-Waldau and Alexie Gilmore, as it brings the audience to think ‘Her?’, which is not the best thing for the central relationship. The counter to this is his partner in procedural solving, with whom John has better chemistry, without the sexual tension. John Amsterdam is partnered with Eva Marquez (Zuleikha Robinson) who, despite not getting a whole lot of screen time due to far too few episodes, makes a strong impression with the lead.

The series is mainly episodic, with serialized elements that were barely hinted at due to the short run, but it is clear that the creators had an understanding of the history of the character. Each episode functioned three-fold; the modern day narrative of the possibility that he has found his true love in Dr. Sara Dillane (Alexie Gilmore), the flashbacks, which function mostly to give depth to the character, and lastly the procedural case of the week, which tied into both the modern day story and the flashback.

Where the season leaves off isn’t on a cliffhanger or anything, yet it is still not satisfying, as this show was still finding out how to best tell these stories, so where things are left off feels like the beginning of more interesting stuff that is yet to come.

Preservation Claim

The reason why this series failed isn’t because of poor quality or lack of creativity; in fact, it had plenty of interesting aspects that could’ve made this series truly remarkable. The problem lies in the lack of faith from the network, as this show really needed much more time to develop and find its audience. This show is one that should be paid attention to and learned from, as the concepts on how to structure an episode and a season is very unique.

Allan Loeb went on to be a screenwriter on films such as The Dilemma, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and the upcoming San Andreas, starring Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino

Christian Taylor would continue to write for television, working on series such as MTV’s Teen Wolf and Star Wars: the Clone Wars. He also developed the recently premiered MTV series Eye Candy.

Nicholaj Coster-Waldau has continued his career in films and starred in a failed pilot called Virtuality before finding acclaim for his current role in HBO’s highly popular Game of Thrones.

Alexie Gilmore has appeared as a guest star on a variety of TV series, from House, MD to CSI to Nurse Jackie. Most recently, she had a recurring role on TNT drama series Legends.

Zuleikah Robinson went on to recur on Lost, and had roles in Homeland, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, and most recently on ABC’s Intelligence.

Availability

Unfortunately this series is currently unavailable on any streaming service or any home video media.

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 11 December, 2014
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I’d like to take this time to wish Alexie the happiest of birthdays. She turns 38 today and it’s my wish that she has a blast. Settle in with a good bottle of wince, giant cake, family and some friends Alexie.

 06 December, 2014
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Alexie has completed a new film. It is called FOR ALL EYES ALWAYS and it is in post-production. The film also stars Sean Astin and Lynn Whitfield. I have one still and an article for you. Read on.

CURE FOR PAIN Director Adds Sean Astin And Lynn Whitfield To Indie Spy Comedy FOR ALL EYES ALWAYS

It was back in 2011 that we first came across the work of director Rob Bralver. The occasion at the time was his Cure For Pain: The Mark Sandman Story, an intimate look at the life of the former Morphine frontman that I like rather a lot and ended up programming as part of the Canadian Music Week film program in that year where it played to a very appreciative audience. Bralver has a pair of equally well received docs under his belt since then and is now launching production on his debut narrative feature, For All Eyes Always.

Indie spy satire ‘For All Eyes Always’ has added Sean Astin (Lord of the Rings, The Strain) and Lynn Whitfield (HBO’s The Josephine Baker Story) to an ensemble cast. Film is the narrative directorial debut of doc filmmaker Rob Gordon Bralver (Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton, Cure for Pain: The Mark Sandman Story, editor of Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia).

‘For All Eyes Always’ imagines the CIA’s efforts to win back the confidence of the American public by creating a reality TV show that purports to show with total transparency the covert operations that occur around the globe on behalf of the United States.

Said Bralver, “It is now a transparent world, and there are no such thing as secrets. How will the intelligence community adjust to this seismic change? Perhaps by embracing it like everyone else has had to do – using reality TV and social media to promote their goals.”

Ensemble cast also includes Joe Hursley (Fast & Furious), vine star Greg Davis Jr., Ganna Bogdan, Saïd Taghmaoui (American Hustle), Alexie Gilmore (Labor Day), Chasty Ballesteros (The Newsroom), Joseph Gatt (Game of Thrones), and producer Adi Shankar (Lone Survivor) playing a fictional version of himself.

Written and directed by Bralver, the film is produced by Amy Child via their shingle The Koaffalo Motion Picture Company.

Film is currently in production in Los Angeles.

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 07 October, 2014
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I’m working on a new layout I’m hoping will be done soon. Stay tuned to this space for further information. This is not an emergency drill of the broadcast system. Yeah, I hated those things.

 07 October, 2014
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Good news! I’ve finally gotten Alexie’s work as Kelly in the Bobcat Goldthwait found footage film WILLOW CREEK up in the gallery. There are three things including the main film caps, plus the extras…that aren’t much. The DVD/Bluray were a standard release with minimal extras. The upside is the screencaps for the main film are in 720p therefore a resolution of 1280X720 as are the HD trailer caps. The downside is the extras are in standard form with a resolution of 640×360. I couldn’t get any better quality than that without the pixels being blown or the quality being too blurry. Sorry about that.

I don’t know about anyone else, but I loved this movie with a capital “L”. I’m not all that fond of the found footage genre, however, this film is an exception. I love the premise as well as loving both Alexie (who wouldn’t) and Bryce Johnson as Jim. Bobcat Goldthwait knew what to do with this film. What was so good about it was the lore it was based upon. The infamous Patterson/Gimlin footage from 1972 was shown all over the world as proof of Sasquatch’s existence, however, there was plenty of scorn going around about the validity of the footage. I remember seeing this first on an episode of the Leonard Nimoy series In Search Of back in the mid seventies. I thought all the quirky characters including many in the area playing themselves added a bit of realism to the film. The draw though has to be the seventeen minute single camera shot toward the end of the film with Kelly and Jim waiting out the night as they are visited by what appears to be a Bigfoot. The rest of the film is just plainly delicious and the ending is unexpected so that when it does happen, it sort of shocks one. Though it does give a whole new meaning to the term “Forest Bride.” All I can say is poor Kelly. Alexie is just amazing in this and the audio commentary on the disc is so hilarious as Alexie is joined by Bobcat and Bryce, who is a Bigfoot aficionado.

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