My TV and Me

September 26, 2011

Beckett’s New Digs

Filed under: miscellaneous stuff — Tags: — gina64 @ 5:13 pm

The LA Times has a feature on the new look of Beckett’s loft and how it reflects her state of mind, post-shooting. Whatever. I just want to know one thing: When can I have a loft like that? The stairs in the kitchen? With the cookbooks? I love!

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September 21, 2011

The Fall TV Post

So guess what? Much to my surprise, there are quite a few new series that I’m actually looking forward to seeing this year. The most recent fall seasons have been fairly uninspiring – and that showed, I think, when almost none of the new shows got picked up for a second season – so I’m feeling encouraged about the prospects of this year’s crop.

*Inhale*

Quick and Dirty:

Returning Shows

Fringe – My current favorite, returns this Friday, September 23 at 9:00 on FOX.
Sons of Anarchy – Season 4 of SOA premiered on September 6 and I’ve got 3 episodes waiting for me on my DVR. It airs on Tuesdays at 10:00 on fX.
Castle – Season 4 of Castle premiered this past Monday. It airs on Mondays at 10:00 on ABC.
CSI – Season 12 finds the show on a new night – Wednesdays at 10:00 on CBS. Tonight is the season premiere. Laurence Fishburne is out and Ted Danson is in.
Modern Family – Season 3 of the Emmy-hog premieres tonight on ABC at 9:00 with an hour-long episode.
The Walking Dead – AMC’s zombie apocalypse show returns on Sunday, October 6 at 9:00 with a full 13- episode second season.
Survivor – I don’t usually watch Survivor, but my mother asked me to watch it with her, so I will. Season 4,391 premiered last Wednesday.

New Shows

This is a long list, and I will probably drop half of them. If I don’t, well, I have no idea how I will fit all of this TV-watching in!

BBCA Dramaville – Drama anthology that includes The Hour, Luther and Whitechapel, each a 6-part mini-series. The first installment, The Hour, began on August 17 and concludes tonight (I have only watched 2 episodes so far). The two remaining series will air through November 30.
Person of Interest – Airs on Thursdays at 9:00 on CBS, and premieres tomorrow night. Attraction for me: Michael Emerson of LOST and JJ Abrams. High hopes.
Terra Nova – FOX’s new sci-fi/dinosaur utopia-planet-that’s-not-really-a-uptopia-planet adventure series premieres on Monday, September 26 at 8:00. I love this kind of stuff, but preliminary reviews are lukewarm. I’m hoping they give it a chance.
Hell on Wheels – AMC’s newest drama, a post-Civil-War recovery Western, premieres on Sunday, November 6 at 10:00. I do love a Western when it’s done right. *sniff*Deadwood*sniff*
Prime Suspect – As a HUGE fan of the BBC original, I had all these built-in prejudices against the NBC remake but you know what? It looks pretty good. Premieres tomorrow night, September 22, at 10:00.
American Horror Story – You can read a description here. From the makers of Nip/Tuck and Glee and airing on fX? Enticing, to say the least. Premieres on Wednesday, October 5 at 10:00.
Once Upon a Time – This is another show that’s difficult to briefly describe, so here’s a link for you. Premieres on Sunday, October 23 at 8:00 on ABC.
Homeland – This one sounds pretty interesting, a psychological thriller involving the CIA, al Qaeda plots and personal demons (of course). The cast includes Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin and Mandy Patinkin). Look for it on Showtime on Sunday, October 2 at 10:00.

*Exhale*

And I think that’s about it. Ha! I’ll be lucky if I get to half of these in a timely manner, and that’s only if my DVR can handle the load.

I am excited about a lot of the new series, though, and that hasn’t happened in a while. How about you? What returning and/or new shows are you looking forward to?

September 20, 2011

Today’s Tweets

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — gina64 @ 4:07 pm

Via @EW‘Castle’ EP Andrew Marlowe on the season 4 premiere: ‘I’d say they are in a relationship’. I thought the season premiere was good. A bit dark for them, but after that finale I’m not sure they could have gone in any other direction. I’m happy with the way the writers found to move the story forward and not have Beckett in danger of getting killed every time she walks out the door. And I’m very glad that she remember the “I love you”. Her therapy scenes are a great opportunity for some Beckett character development, something she desperately needs. (PS, Rob Bowman directed this episode, and did a great job. Of course!)

Via @televisionary – Ty Mattson’s brilliant re-imagining of Dexter’s opening titles, inspired by mid-century modern design:

Via @vultureFour decades of ridiculous melodrama will come to an end when All My Children goes off the air this Friday. My God, look at how crazy the 80s were! And I bet Erica Kane was responsible for most of it!

Via @pajibaThe Return of the Weekly Power Rankings: The 10 Best Television Episodes of the Week. Beware of spoilers!!

Via @sutterink – From the “PILOT. photos Jax finds in the storage locker. young gemma. young john teller.” New episode tonight, at 10 PM on FOX.

Via @EW‘Simpsons’: See Kiefer Sutherland go all Jack Bauer on Sunday’s season premiere!

September 19, 2011

Tonight on TV

Filed under: miscellaneous stuff — Tags: , , — gina64 @ 3:57 pm

Just a two brief programming notes for tonight.

Season 4 of Castle premieres tonight on ABC at 10:00 PM. Will Beckett die? Hmmm, let me think about that one…

Eureka’s season 4 finale airs at 8:00 PM tonight on SyFy.

Add a new Warerhouse 13 episode into the mix and I’m a happy TV geek today.

March 1, 2011

Chatter

Filed under: miscellaneous stuff — Tags: , , , — gina64 @ 12:20 pm

Despite appearances, I do watch other television shows besides Fringe. Such as…

Castle. The obvious draw for me at the beginning was Nathan Fillion, and if I’m going to be honest, he probably still is; unfortunately, the chemistry between Fillion and Stana Katic is still not that great. I’m enjoying watching their relationship develop, but I get the feeling that they don’t really like each other all that much in real life. Perhaps it’s just me. The show doesn’t give me much to think about or blog about here, but I almost always enjoy watching it, especially now that we’re in the third season and the secondary characters are much better developed. (btw, Castle got an early 4th season renewal from ABC)

Face Off is one of my favorite new shows. I love it! It’s on SyFy on Wednesdays at 10:00 PM, and here’s the website description:

Face Off is a competition/elimination series exploring the world of special-effects make-up artists and the unlimited imagination that allows them to create amazing works of living art. The contestants are tasked with elaborate feature challenges including executing full body paint make up on models and creating their own horror villain. Not only will the show incorporate effects make-up, it will include a wide range of skill sets including prosthetics, 3-D design, sculpting, eye enhancers, casting and molding. Each episode involves incredible reveals of the competitors’ finished work, and the drama of one contestant being sent home by the panel of expert and celebrity judges. It all culminates in one winner and one grand prize that will launch a career.

To determine who emerges victorious, Syfy has signed three-time Academy Award winner Ve Neill (Pirates of the Caribbean, Edward Scissorhands) and Hollywood veterans Glenn Hetrick (Heroes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files) and Patrick Tatopoulos (Underworld, Independence Day, Resident Evil: Extinction) as Face Off’s judges.

The creativity and talent on display is remarkable to watch. I don’t usually like reality competition shows, but I find this one highly watchable. There is only one episode available to watch online (here), and you can view a video of the results of their challenges so far here. Amazing stuff!

V. V, V, V, V. V. Yes, I am still watching, and yes, it is still pretty terrible. I think I watch to see what stupid thing will happen next. Also, they ramped up the action in the last couple of episodes, so much so that I actually found myself thinking at the end of last week’s that I couldn’t wait to find out what happened. So, that’s something I guess. I really don’t understand why I’m still watching.

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