Monday, October 3, 2011

My Love of TV & New Shows!

It is both true and incredibly sad to say I love TV. I do. I love television. Movies are nice and all, but television is just about incredible. That being said, there are very few things on TV that I like to watch. Fat guy/skinny wife? Seen it. Ungodly attractive people living in dream worlds of luxury? Boring and not relatable. (Seriously, some financial experts looked at Carrie's life in Sex & the City and realized that not only could she not have actually afforded her life, but she couldn't have even afforded 1/4 of her life as depicted.) Since getting a criminal justice degree, I just can't enjoy the hundreds of shows on TV about the judicial process. (Don't even get me started on how unrealistic CSI is...my rant about tire tread lasts for hours...)

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,

Fire Lyte

6 comments:

  1. I am definitely enjoying Terra Nova. My new favorite comedy (well, new last season) is Mike and Molly. I am a sitcom junkie and I LOVE that show.

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  2. Secret Circle, I just can't stop watching it. I'm glad its not just me.

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  3. Tera Nova was excellent but I couldn't get into The New Girl much. Charlie's Angels is awesome. I love the law and forensic type shows, mainly Castle, The Mentalist, and Body of Proof. Necessary Roughness was a great summer show. Oh, and Kitchen Nightmares. (That was a huge ramble..sorry)

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  4. I love TV to death, which is why I'm sad that I'm not getting on with anything new this season. I miss Lost. And Battlestar. And Buffy. Fortunately, Vampire Diaries and True Blood (in the summer) are still on. Otherwise I would be entirely without joy. Well, were it not for podcasts.

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  5. Umm... You don't watch Glee?! What about Merlin?! We love it over here! Is it not big across the pond? Excellent and delightfully fun. Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Partner loves Desperate Housewives, and the list goes on. There is good tv out there! Don't give up!

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  6. And, I think everyone would agree you're not allowed to be pagan unless you publicly declare your love for every single TV show that includes some form of witchy or magical character. LOL

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