NEPA Scene Staff

‘Dancing with the Stars: Live!’ steps into Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Jan. 10

‘Dancing with the Stars: Live!’ steps into Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Jan. 10

From a press release: Following back-to-back sold-out tours, “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” is taking its all-new production on the road. Fans of “Dancing with the Stars,” ABC’s leading entertainment show produced by BBC Worldwide Productions, will be given the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in Bethlehem at the Sands Bethlehem Event […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Centralia, the Pennsylvania town that inspired ‘Silent Hill,’ getting NBC TV show pilot

Centralia, the Pennsylvania town that inspired ‘Silent Hill,’ getting NBC TV show pilot

The creepy Pennsylvania town that inspired the 2006 “Silent Hill” movie may be getting its own television show. After competing with multiple bidders, NBC has ordered a pilot for a new drama based in the nearly empty ghost town, where a mine fire has been burning underground since 1962 and only a handful of residents […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ didn’t earn its killer ratings

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ didn’t earn its killer ratings

In almost every zombie apocalypse story I’ve watched or read, we follow a main character or two who meets up with other survivors during his or her travels. They learn to trust each other and work together as best they can, and the story focuses on this new “family,” even as they lose members here […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Dealing with change – saying goodbye to Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Dealing with change – saying goodbye to Jon Stewart on ‘The Daily Show’

If you have been keeping track of this column over the past months, you probably have some sort of inkling that I am not a big fan of change. If things could remain the same, I’d be totally fine with that. I like being comfortable in the things that I surround myself with. The direction […]

 Dee Culp

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Netflix series ‘Sense8’ sets standard for transgender representation in media

LIVING YOUR TRUTH: Netflix series ‘Sense8’ sets standard for transgender representation in media

I saw myself on TV the other day. Well, I actually was on TV a few weeks ago, being interviewed for an 11 o’clock news piece on the transgender community in Northeastern Pennsylvania for WNEP, but that’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about the metaphorical sense, the sense that there are finally positive […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Creativity is dead, and I know the killers and their motives!

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: Creativity is dead, and I know the killers and their motives!

There will not be a gentle, gradual slide into my argument today. I am the prosecutor in the court of public opinion, and today I am stating my case to the judge and jury. Or maybe I’m a lunatic on the streets raising a makeshift sign over my head proclaiming “the end” to any passersby. […]

 Rich Howells

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Daredevil’ is the superhero TV series with nothing to fear

INFINITE IMPROBABILITY: ‘Daredevil’ is the superhero TV series with nothing to fear

A few weeks ago, I was going to write a column about how “The Flash” is currently the best superhero show on television, but I hesitated because “Daredevil” was set to premiere on Friday, April 10 on Netflix. By Saturday, the Man without Fear had beaten the Scarlet Speedster for that title – and Barry […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The good and bad of ‘Gotham’ by TV light

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: The good and bad of ‘Gotham’ by TV light

My personal motto when it comes to the world of superheroes has always been, “Make mine Marvel.” The one exception has always been Batman. It is pretty hard to screw up Batman in my eyes. Comics, movies (although Joel Schumacher came pretty damn close with his movies), cartoons, videogames – Batman is arguably the one […]

 Rich Cicci

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: ‘Better Call’ Cinnabon

WILDLY FRUSTRATED: ‘Better Call’ Cinnabon

One of the most frustrating things in the world of nerdom is not getting in on something while it was still at the ground floor; I’m talking movies, book series, a comic run, or television program. This has happened to me from time to time over the years. One recent example is that I never […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: NEPA Scene is featured as Blog of the Week on ‘PA Live’ on WBRE-TV

VIDEO: NEPA Scene is featured as Blog of the Week on ‘PA Live’ on WBRE-TV

NEPA Scene was selected as NEPA Blogs‘ Blog of the Week last week, and webmaster Harold Jenkins also featured the website on his corresponding weekly segment on “PA Live” on WBRE-TV. “I’m humbled that out of all the great blogs in the area, Harold chose our site as the Blog of the Week. It’s weird […]