My TV and Me

September 28, 2011

A proper Walking Dead S2 trailer, at last.

Filed under: video — Tags: — gina64 @ 12:54 pm

I’m not sure why it took me so long to find this – it’s been on YouTube for 2 months – but here it is.  And it looks good.

 

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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 13, 2011

Today’s Tweets

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , — gina64 @ 4:03 pm

Via @sepinwallAlan’s review of Sarah Michelle Geller’s new show Ringer.

Via @GeekTyrant – The Walking Dead Season 2 teaser trailer (barely a tease, imo):

Via @vultureChristina Hendricks on Granting Wishes and All That Wonder Woman Talk.

Via @televisionaryThe Daily Beast’s Fall TV Preview.

July 25, 2011

Today’s Tweets: Reports from Comic Con

Filed under: tv news — Tags: , , , — gina64 @ 2:45 pm

Hello everyone! I am just back from a two-week vacation and trying desperately to catch up. It seems I’m always trying desperately to catch up, doesn’t it?

Now that this year’s Comic Con has ended (I will get there some day, I swear!), the reports, trailers, pics, etc. are rolling in. Here are a few recaps from some of my favorite TV sources:

Via @sepinwall – Hit Fix Daniel’s Best and Worst of Comic Con 2011

Via @EWWhat you missed at Comic Con – Best TV trailers, panel news.

Via @moryanComic-Con Q&A: The ‘Walking Dead’ Cast Talks Hotter, Scarier Season 2

Via @moryanComic-Con Q&A: ‘Fringe’ Panel Highlights & Cast Talking Favorite Moments

I’m sure there will be more to come. I’ll post any cool news, pics, trailers that I find in the coming days.

It’s good to be back!

June 8, 2011

It has not been almost a MONTH, has it?

Filed under: tv news — Tags: — gina64 @ 2:25 pm

You guys, I can’t believe I haven’t posted anything for almost a month now. That is just not right, and I am sorry. I usually slow down a lot during the summer, once the regular TV season is done, but never so soon!

I have a lot of catching up to do – the Fringe finale post, my thoughts on The Killing, Game of Thrones, Treme – but I won’t be able to post much of substance until next week. I’m going to Maine on Friday for a 4-day weekend for my brother’s wedding. Yay!

Let’s try to get back into the swing of things with this: AMC’s first look at zombies from season 2 of The Walking Dead.

The show returns in the fall, probably on Halloween again.

Thanks for hanging in there with me and please keep coming back – I promise I’ll have more for you soon!

December 1, 2010

Roundup: Big Finale Week!

Filed under: reviews, tv news — Tags: , , — gina64 @ 5:02 pm

I only watch 4 dramas religiously: Fringe, Sons of Anarchy,Terriers and The Walking Dead. This week, three of them have season finales and for one of them, it may be a series finale.

Last night was the very strong season 3 finale of Sons of Anarchy, and it felt particularly strong after what for me was a somewhat uneven season. SOA is one of the more well-written/acted series on TV today, but I think they stumbled a bit and lost some pace/momentum with the trip to Belfast (and the Tara kidnapping storyline was an obvious delaying tactic). However, these last few episodes – beginning with the moment Jax turned the tables on Father Ashby and finally took control of the situation in “Firinne” – were a return to form, with the amazing finale – “NS” – tying up multiple loose ends and setting the stage nicely for season 4. The episode was tautly directed, but also filled with great character moments, which is where the heart of this show lies. Can’t wait for next season.

Tonight marks the season 1 finale of Terriers, which in my opinion is the best new show of the season on any television network – pay, broadcast or basic cable (it’s on fX). It is a darling of the critics and it suffers abysmal ratings. This may be its one and only season, and that would be a shame. If you are not watching Terriers – and you probably aren’t – then please make an effort to do so. I’m not sure if watching it on Hulu or downloading it from iTunes at this point will make a difference when it come to a renewal decision, but I have to believe it won’t hurt. Here’s a post from Alan Sepinwall’s blog with an exclusive message from the Terriers creative team.

The Walking Dead, despite what Entertainment Weekly says, is NOT the best new show on television. It’s good, but Terriers is better. TWD’s season 1 finale airs this Sunday, on AMC. Last week’s episode took the story to a new level, finally (I was getting tired of these people at each others’ throats all the time in that camp), with a change in location and the introduction of a new character. It all felt very Desmond-in-the-hatch-y to me, and that’s a very good thing. In fact, the whole show is similar to LOST in its broad themes – survivors of a catastrophic event have to pull together in the face of some pretty freaky shit – without being an obvious (and doomed to fail) imitator. It’s been renewed for a second season of 13 episodes, and the ratings are through the roof (for AMC), which means the chances of it sticking around for a while are pretty darn good (unless someone does something stupid).

I guess I’ll have to content myself with Fringe and holiday specials after Sunday night.

August 24, 2010

A zombie TV miniseries?? AWESOME

Filed under: tv news — Tags: — gina64 @ 2:49 pm

AMC’s The Walking Dead premieres on Halloween – click this link to watch the trailer. (sidenote: I curse WordPress for not allowing me to embed video from just about any site except for YouTube. PBBTTHHHT!!)

So I’m watching the trailer and I’m thinking, “God this guy looks SO familiar…what the hell have I seen him in?” I looked it up and was shocked: He was the guy in “Love Actually” who was madly in love with Keira Knightley, who was his best friend’s new wife. Wow! How in the world did he ever get cast in this?!

The website describes the show this way:

AMC has greenlit The Walking Dead as a six-episode series based on the comic book written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics. The Walking Dead tells the story of life following a zombie apocalypse. It follows a group of survivors, led by police officer Rick Grimes, traveling in search of a safe and secure home.

Right up my alley.

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