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Joy D'Angelo

I've worked in various areas of the film and music industries - but I really prefer watching & gabbing about what we see on TV.

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  • cooldudetru

    I love deception show very good work I pray for season two

  • Deception does not need to be canceled this show needs to stay on television air for more seasons because it is a great nbc show and this show should not be canceled and television on nbc will not be the same with out this show and this show needs to stay on televsion for more seasons

  • bena

    If deception does get renewed, it should pair up with grimm.

  • diane
  • diane

    Please fans help support Deception by signing petition for season 2.

  • Joy D’Angelo

    Just a quick update! Haven’t heard anything about “Deception” – but according to TV Guide “Smash” star Debre Messing has been cast in a new CBS comedy pilot. I think it’s safe to say that “Smash” has been Smashed! The details about the pilot make it even more interesting! You can find them at http://www.tvguide.com/News/Pilot-Season-Debra-Messing-CBS-Comedy-Smash-1063154.aspx Maybe they’ll move “Deception” to Tuesdays….

  • Austin

    The fact that Deception is even on ‘cancellation watch’ is stupid. It’s my favorite show. I heard about it 3 months before it came out and had been counting down the days. All the actors and actresses were completely knew to me, only to become my favorites (ESPECIALLY Katherine LaNasa and Ella Rae Peck). But I can see why some might not want it back, it revealed the killer in the last episode of season one. The show is all about discovering Vivian’s killer, and know that we know, we have no desire to stay up to watch it (part of the problem: people don’t stay up to watch). I personally would stay up till 12 to watch! I watch Revolution as well and was sad to watch it leave for a while, but Deception is SO MUCH BETTER! Revolution has an amazing story line, but the actors and actresses SUCK. The girl who plays Charlie is one of the worst I’ve seen, not to mention the actor who plays her brother is so bad! If Revolution was cancelled I wouldn’t be that sad, but great shows keep getting cancelled (like Zero Hour! How did 1600 Penn keep going and ZeroHour got cancelled?!). Anyways, back on topic, I’m actually not sure if I would completely be into Deception, just because I knew who the killer was from episode 1, it was kind of obvious in my opinion, so to keep veiwers like me watching they would have to bring new characters because it is, like you said, completely character based. I’d like to see more scandals as well, since none of the veiwers liked Haverstock we didn’t care he had cancer. But the mystery of Sophia’s past was my favorite. If they do bring it back, I don’t know what it would be about. Plus, I’m confused. He killed Vivian to keep his company safe, but the information she had on the tests was a lie? If it was false then why’d he murder her? And lastly, when Mia saw Sophia throwing things at her ex-boyfriend (is that even what he is? That confused me too!) and didn’t ask questions or tell anyone….? Oh well, Meagan Good is a fantastic actress so keep up the good work.

  • Meg

    Deception is a fantastic show! Great cast and great writers!!! People are too busy watching reality show crap to appreciate good dramas!! Deception better get a secon season!

  • m

    Deception is no competition for Scandal or Revenge. Like the article mentioned, it feels like a day time soap opera. It is not fast or slick enough. As viewers we are supposed to want Joanna and Will to find Vivian’s killer but there was no set up to make us care about Vivian. I want to care about the person who dies.

    The acting is good but the show needs to look like a crime drama set in the internet age, it feels like it’s plodding along in the 90’s.
    The finale was terrible, with far too many story lines left open. The producers must be confident that they are getting another series because that ending looked like it was the 10th episode with more to come next week.

    There is lots of room for improvement and i hope they get another season to improve this show.

    • Joy D’Angelo

      I don’t think it’s a clone of either show. I do prefer it over Revenge though. Revenge has a certain over-the-top fantasy quality to it that’s not my favorite. I know it’s loosely based on “The Count of Monte Cristo” which likely has something to do with that. I LOVE Scandal, but Deception was never trying to be that. It deals with power & corruption yes, but it really deals with the interplays of race and class in a way that Scandal doesn’t – because Scandal is about the rich and powerful. I know some find the idea of Johanna being Vivian’s best friend growing up in the house and being welcomed back strange, but if you live in NYC you see nannies with their charges and their own kids together all the time. It’s a great way to look at the idea of being caught between two worlds that is rarely looked at.

      As for Vivian, I think the build to care about her is in episode two, but they could certainly talk about it more. It’s around the death of her mother and then how Johanna unknowingly betrayed her. Johanna turning Vivian in cost Vivian her boyfriend and her baby. Can you imagine having to live in the house pretending your daughter is your sister – when you wanted to get away from your family and raise your kid with the kid’s dad? Not to mention, being a part of that family in general, like yikes! No wonder Vivian turned into a party girl. It wouldn’t surprise me (if the show continues) to learn that Vivian’s mother’s death was also a murder – and the stepmother had something to do with it.

      The finale was not one for closure – very true, and yes there is certainly room to grow and things to be tweaked and worked on. But people are actually interested in the story, and it’s overall quality has been steadily going up as it’s been finding it’s legs. Also, like you said, the cast is fantastic. That’s why I hope it gets a second shot. 🙂

      • m

        The reason why i said it’s no competition for Scandal or Revenge, is because it is being compared to those shows too often by Deception fans.
        Fans are saying Scandal struggled to find an audience at the start.
        Well, Scandal is a fantastic show which holds your attention every week. The intense relationship between Fitz and Olivia has created it’s own fandom. Watch the weekly reviews and Olitz clips on Youtube and see how people are going crazy over this show.
        The show is slicker and more polished, the scripts can be over the top but each episode is interesting.
        Revenge is a good show, which moves along nicely. We are given the opportunity to love the villains as well as the good guys. The shows feels and looks glamorous.

        With Deception, the main plot in season 1 was ‘who killed Vivian?’ Well, some watchers are saying, “Who cares?” We did not get to know Vivian and like or love her. Maybe there should have been more flashbacks with Vivian, her family and Joanna and we could have got to know her, love her and sympathize with her.

        Regardless if people are interested in the story or show, the ratings have not been good and although it was improving towards the end, there is not enough buzz for this show. I still hope it gets a second season, and they come back with a bang.

  • Brandy

    I would love for Deception to get renewed for an additional 13 episodes in order to build on the momentum that it’s gained over the last 3-4 episodes. The actors are all good at their craft & with some needed improvement in the writing department, the show could be successful.

  • It’s a good show, but they need to move on to another murder. Trying to solve the same/one murder during a season is a bit much. If they get renewed for another season and continue to work on the same murder, they might lose viewers… I know I wont watch it.

  • Tonya

    PLEASE do NOT cancel Deception!! I love this show and it just keeps getting better! It most definitely deserves another season! NBC listen to your loyal viewers please and thank you!

  • Christine

    Please do not cancel this show. It is awesome so much better then that other show, Revenge. The cast is wonderful and the story line is full of twists and turns.

    Please, please, please do not cancel it. I will be waiting for Season 2

  • Erin

    NBC should keep Deception. It just came across my radar a few weeks ago, and it’s pretty good for the genre. I’ll be mad if I don’t get to find out what happens next.

  • Joy D’Angelo

    Thank you all for commenting! The more noise on-line about a show the more likely the chance they’ll keep it around. Case in point, FOX’s Fringe. I would love to see another season of it. It needs out of that time slot though, and a different pairing. Also, they need to make season 1 fully available on-line from now until the hypothetical season 2. I would say if they’re going to pick up Parenthood as 12-13 episode order, that they pair Deception with that on a Tuesday or Wednesday. At least it would be an audience interested in family drama. Frankly, Wednesday would make more sense as a counter to ABC’s comedy block. If you’re on Twitter you can tell NBC you’d like another season of Deception. They’re @NBC (They kept it simple.) 🙂

  • Marie

    Deception has definitely improved by leaps and bounds since its first episode. I have come to adore the Joanna/Julian relationship (Meagan and Wes have great chemistry and sexiness) and total love the sometimes despicable Bowers clan led by one of my favorite actors, Victor Garber. Kathryn Lansa is my other fav besides Meagan. She makes me loooove Sophia with a vengence. Then there is Ella who plays Mia…one of the most realistically portrayed young women on tv right now. She is wealthy but not a spoiled brat in the sense that all she is consumed with is boys and shopping. Mia actually has a brain and a conscience and is often times more mature in her thinking than the adults around her. Tate is great as Edward and I’m loving John’s Haverstock. The only character that doesn’t have me doing flips is that of Laz Alonso’s Det. Marino. I like Laz and have enjoyed him in other projects but I don’t feel the chemistry with him and Meagan in order to sell a great love or even a worthy advesary in a triangle with Wes. Overall though…Deception needs to stay and allowed a chance to prove why it could very well turn into NBC’s own version of Scandal if they play it right and let the evolution continue.

  • Janet

    As I’ve said via Twitter, NBC has been the network to take risks and I hope that is the case with “Deception.” The mid-season replacement seemed to pick up viewers each week and had some buzz, too. With the caliber of actors on the show, “Deception” can only continue to get better. I noticed that NBC didn’t give it a lot of ad time (especially during Celebrity Apprentice), which may have hurt it a bit. Audiences are craving a slick and stylish show and “Deception” definitely fits the bill. Each character has a story and as more and more was uncovered, the audience became more and more loyal. Audiences are beginning to move away from reality and want to return to serial dramas, so NBC should order a second season, put it in a better time slot (it’ll never win against that ridiculous Hawaii 5-0) and allow it to develop into the classy must-see show that it has potential to become.

  • Ashley

    There should definitely be another season for Deception! Im so into it now and hate last night was the season finale and possibly the series finale.

  • Tree

    Love Deception. Looking forward to next season!!!

  • prettycitie

    NBC needs to listen to the fans. Deception is a great show and it keeps getting better!

  • Jay

    I agree with everything Joy wrote. Smash is definitely not written to be accessible to a wider audience. The majority of viewers probably have never been to a theatre show, let alone acted in one, so it’s difficult getting into the politics of it all. Deception though has only gotten better since its pilot. It’s more complex and intriguing while staying accessible to viewers. It’s a very smart, very smartly written drama.

  • Amy

    Deception is a fantastic show, great storyline, love the finale, got more story life….
    did Robert really kill Vivian or is he covering for someone? Did Beverly reveal more to Julian? What is Julian going to do with the info about his mom? Does he alrady know about Joanna being a cop? Haverstock, my favorite….he becomes attorney general? What happens to Will’s partner? What about Edward? Mia missing? What is Wyatt going to do? Agree with the post, NBC needs to get on Twitterland and have every single Deception actor needs to participate including Wes Brown…he probably will have the most fans, men an women love him (like Scandal folks…)

  • Christine

    Deception should definately stay for another season. The show is suspenseful, well written, with the actors making great zingers.

  • Momo

    I LOVE Deception. So many layers have been revealed since it debuted. I looked forward each week to a new episode, now I am sad that there are no new shows to watch. I want more Deception.

  • Lourdes

    Show should stay, show is well written has great suspense and always ends w/u wanting to see more.

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