Thus, I am pretty picky when it comes to shows. Now, there are a few things that TV can give me that will make me a bit lenient on whether a show is worthy of my DVR. Namely: magic. Sci-fi is nice and makes my television-watching senses tingle, but I am a total sucker for a chick with a book and some special effects.
Enter The Secret Circle. Can I just say....
O M Gs
I don't just get one girl with one book, but there are 4 girls and 2 boys and at least 2 books that we know of and sets of parents and grandparents and then strangers out of the blue popping up that are all witches. THEY'RE ALL WITCHES!!! Now, there have been detractors of the series. And, honestly, I can see where they're coming from. It's on the CW, so it is automatically based off of the "Way too many gorgeous teenagers per capita at a high school full of unbelievably gorgeous teenagers out in the middle of nowhere where - for some reason - the fate of the world is destined to be decided, because that's the kind of thing that happens in towns that nobody has ever heard of"thing that the CW is pretty famous for doing.
Did I mention that EVERYONE is a witch? Yeah...it's pretty effing awesome. It's cheesy. It's juvenile. It's a guilty pleasure, and it's so much fun. A preview is right here for your pleasure:
Also, Steven Spielberg is giving me Sci Fi joy in the form of Terra Nova. It's like Jurassic Park meets Avatar meets the Terminator - minus the time traveling robot. There's been one 2-hour episode, the series premiere, that you can actually download for free right now on iTunes. It's not such a guilty pleasure, because there is good acting and solid storytelling. While the plot is a liiiiitle on the flimsy side, it seems as though both the mystery and the sci-fi action bits are going to continue to get ramped up in the next show. With a $4 million per show budget, it better.
A few honorable mentions in this fall's new lineup: Death Valley on MTV, The New Girl on Fox, Alphas on SyFy, Charlie's Angels on ABS, and Ringer on the CW. All really great shows in their own way. (I'm really loving Ringer & Charlie's Angels. Such cheese. Such guilt. I feel like I should cover my face while watching to hide my shame from the Gods. LOL)
What are YOUR favorite new shows for the Fall?
Love and Lyte,