Tuesday, September 25, 2012

New Boob Fare...


And by boob fare, I mean shows for the boob-tube... Oh, yeah... TV season starts this week for many of my favorite shows...

Now I don't watch much TV... in fact I watch NO TV while the shows are ON TV... but I run a fair bit via Hulu, Netflix, abc.go, Nbc online, CW.... yeah... actually I've probably got 10 or 12 shows I watch on any given week...

I mean my summer wasn't awful without new stuff. I watched all the recent generation of Doctor Who and Torchwood... Crossing Jordan, too... all in all, not a bad trio of serieses (seri?) But there are some shows I've been waiting for and about half of them are back this week, perhaps because I lean toward ABC.


Castle

This is especially hot now that I am watching more carefully for Firefly references. I mean I got the costume one—that one was pretty obvious. But having it confirmed the writers and Fillion like to stick 'em in there... I'm also curious to see whether they can maintain the chemistry now that Castle and Beckett have officially hooked up [<--spoiler warning—highlight if you want to see].

I am also a huge fan of whodunnits, though, and I love the pattern of one suspect seems obvious, alibi comes through but gives another clue... I mean in a book you wouldn't want it so linear, but I think this is a good show for me on the mystery writing front... suspects related not just to the victim, but often each other... motives coming from different angles. I just really enjoy it.


Revenge

Man, I can't WAIT to see this one. Of the seriesesi I follow in real time, this is probably my favorite. I normally don't care about the woes of rich people, but I LOVE this pseudo-Count of Monte Cristo plot—the father framed and young daughter sent to juvy... daughter finally given her share by a young billionaire the father believed in—she uses her wealth to plot the ultimate slow revenge--and by plot... I mean PLOT... taking the time to become a sharpshooter and martial arts specialist... learn languages... get degrees... this girl has DONE IT, and as she sets herself up to do it, gets raveled in the twisted plot herself... it's good stuff.


Once Upon a Time

This one sometimes lives up to its potential and sometimes not so much, but I love some of the characters and when they get it, they get it really good. I like the Rumplestiltskin strand best. That and the parallel stories in Storybook with the fairytales. I wish I could invest a little more in Snow White, but I don't think they invested quite enough in making Charming seem tricked into marrying his wife, so it makes Charming and Snow seem a little rotten. I like Emma and Henry, though, and the Wicked Queen is done well.


There are other shows... Grimm already started its season... the CW shows I watch start in a few weeks... and the REALLY painful waits: Downton Abbey won't start again until January in the US and Game of Thrones 2nd season isn't on DVD yet (we don't have HBO).


You hooked on any TV that is starting up again?



15 comments:

Creepy Query Girl said...

oh yes. I'm impatiently awaiting my favorite CW and ABC family shows- the Vampire Diaries especially. I tried watching Once Upon a Time and only got a couple episodes in before I lost interest. Revenge, however, looks awesome. I've been meaning to catch up on that one. Can't wait for October, when most of mine start up!

Tundiel said...

I watch ALL of these... with the exception of Downtown Abbey, which I haven't managed to see yet, though I've heard plenty about it. All the others though... yeah...plus a ton more. Hubby watches them too, which is AWESOME, because I can watch them on the TV rather than the laptop. LOVE Septemeber with all the new stuff!!

mooderino said...

Usually when a TV couple finally get together the show is doomed. Will be interesting to see if they manage to keep things going on Castle.

mood
Moody Writing

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I enjoy Castle specifically because of Fillion. And you have to watch carefully for those Firefly references.

Em-Musing said...

LOve Castle. I don't get the new shows here in Mexico...so I have to wait a month or two to see them. And I didn't know about the Firefly reference.

SA Larsenッ said...

I've heard so much about Revenge. I really should take a peek at that one.

And I'm with Creepy Girl; can't wait for Vampire Diaries to start up this season.

Sarah Ahiers said...

Can't wait for Downton, natch. But I'm really, really REALLY stoked for the final season of Fringe. You should give it a try. I think it would be up your alley.
We also watch Torchwood: Miracle Day this summer. Good times

KT Moreis said...

You know, there are times I regret giving up television. Then I look at my stack of editing and my reading list and think...

"I REALLY regret giving up television!"

Old Kitty said...

Dr Who! Dr. Who!

LOL!

Take care
x

Cold As Heaven said...

The only series I've been watching since Twin Peaks in the 1990s is Downton Abbey. Quite good. Next season starts on Sunday. I'll probably watch it >:)

Cold As Heaven

Cold As Heaven said...

The only series I've been watching since Twin Peaks in the 1990s is Downton Abbey. Quite good. Next season starts on Sunday. I'll probably watch it >:)

Cold As Heaven

Gina Gao said...

REVENGE. Oh my gosh, I cannot wait for this series! And have you ever heard of this show named Nikita? It's also really good.

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Helena said...

I'm hooked on Grimm and I wish I'd been keeping up on Once Upon a Time. Maybe I can still catch up. And I really like the premise for Revenge but would have to start with the pilot. Someday...

Sunni said...

I don't watch a lot of TV either and its all recorded so I can watch when I get to it and scroll past commercials. I love Castle, Revenge and Once Upon a Time. But I also love Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Person of Interest. I usually watch CBS or ABC. Never have seen Grimm or Downtown Abbey. I thought The Firm was pretty riveting.

Sunni

Stephen T. McCarthy said...

I'm looking forward to that upcoming TV series someone told me about concerning a Prom Queen who gets killed at the Homecoming Dance.

She gets revenge on her killers by returning to life as a psychic zombie vampire environmentalist martial arts expert. But the plot thickens when she falls in love with a woman who is married to the billionaire who wants to drill for oil and doesn't give a darn about global warming.

That's the show I'm most looking forward to, because it just sounds so original!

I think the title of it is... 'WHO WANTS TO BURY A BILLIONAIRE?'

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