Grape Disclaimer: Although I cringe to post this, I bring the people the information so I’ll clench my teeth & do it: AfterElton.com wrote an article entitled The 8 Most Annoying Gay Male Characters in TV History — Brian Kinney was #3. It is one opinion and this in no way reflects GaleDevotee‘s viewpoint.
I do think this was meant to be in good fun, so take it with a grain of salt. As Oscar Wilde once said, “the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.”
… Brian Kinney (Gale Harold) thoroughly evolved during every season of Queer As Folk, revealing himself to be a complicated, interesting version of the arrogant, dismissive guy we meet in season one, but come on. Brian was cruel to Justin, a bastard…
Thanks to Danielle Turchiano (@danielletbd) at LA TV Insider Examiner we have some spoilers about upcoming happenings on The Secret Circle from Gale Harold and Exec. Producer Andrew Miller (@MillerLoLife).
‘The Secret Circle’s’ Gale Harold & Andrew Miller tease “Balcoin” and beyond
…Harold revealed that one coming to town is none other than Charles’ mom, played by the fantastic Stephanie Kramer.
“Dear old mom,” Harold smirked. “Charles’ mother has got some issues to be resolved– or to start because we’ll resolve them later…And we slap each other around for thirty-five seconds, and then she’s gonna leave. So, yeah, she’s coming, and she’s pissed, and she’s very good at covering that, and how it relates to the other elders I’m not sure, but it makes Charles very nervous…
The Secret Circle’s Gale Harold: Charles’ Agenda of Protection
…Charles considers Dawn extended family because they were in the same coven, but what about Ethan (Adam Harrington)? Why does Charles have it out for him?
“There’s a history between Ethan and Charles in terms of what’s happened in the past,” Gale says. “But also he’s a drunk. He’s just an X-factor and you can’t really allow that to roam around free. And if I’m not going to murder the guy, then he’s got to know that everything he does has consequences.”…
RedeyeChicago.com interviewed Gale about his role in The Secret Circle.
Gale Harold gets wicked in ‘The Secret Circle’
By Curt Wagner RedEye
…According to Harold, Charles is a family man struggling to protect his daughter, Diana (Shelley Hennig), who happens to be another teen witch in the new circle. He’s also trying to protect his extended “witch family,” which includes Dawn, who was part of a coven that was disbanded and stripped of its powers years earlier after a horrible accident.
He will do pretty much anything to hide the witches’ way of life from those who would destroy it. And that’s when he gets wicked.
“There’s no way that the people outside the family are going to just roll over and die, regardless of who they are. And once they start to get dangerous, they have to be controlled,” Harold said. “And the more dangerous they become, the more extreme the control method has to become.”
So what exactly does that mean for Charles in the upcoming episodes, and possibly even in “Loner,” when Zachary (Dave Baez), a mysterious man who knew Cassie’s mom, comes to town?…
10 Things You Don’t Know About The Secret Circle’s Gale Harold
by Whitney Ricketts
Gale Harold’s sinister Charles Meade is one of the most captivating characters on The Secret Circle — and not just because (spoiler alert!) he murders Cassie’s mom in the opening scene. Gale’s spellbinding ability to smolder is honed from a long and accomplished acting career (and, ahem, chiseled good looks). The Circle’s hot dad is one of the best things about the show, so we dug up more on the actor who plays him. Here’s what you need to know about Gale:
10. There’s a reason he seems so towering onscreen; in real life, Gale is 6’3”...
***NOTE: There are 2 mistakes in this article. Gale’s name is Gale Morgan Harold III NOT Gale Harold Morgan III and his motorcycle accident was in October of 2008, NOT 2003.***
The Secret Circle’s Gale Harold Talks Conflict and The Power of The Craft
…But why are Dawn and Charles so obsessed with power –– after all, their craft is what killed half the original circle in the first place! “People have been hurt and somehow that wasn’t enough to take me off the path,” Gale says. “It’s interesting to try and play two very different sides within the same person.”
So far we’ve only seen the bat-crazy side of Charles, and we’re already head-over-heels…