I love when I find a new author to glom! Especially when finding the new authors happens as a happy accident. Samantha Young writes YA paranormal/fantasy books that are GREAT!!! I’ll be detailing them in following posts with reviews but know now that I am totally in love with her writing! If you have a kindle I highly encourage you to download the samples at the very least. Ms. Young has filled the void for me while I am awaiting Jennifer Armentrout’s newest books in her Covenant and Lux series (which I will also be reviewing). I’m squeeeing with delight over here!
I’ve been MIA for quite a while. My Mom battled liver failure and for the past year to year and a half I have been spending a lot of time helping out. During that time, I lost a lot of passion for the things I used to love. Reading being one of those passions. Mom passed away earlier this month and while I am taking things slowly and trying to really work through my grief, I have found reading and writing as a passion again.
So, be on the lookout for new reviews, new thoughts and new shows as I settle back into a more “normal” routine!
On the Alphabet Thursdays 8pm EST this fall…Charlie’s Angels. Starring Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) and other people that I don’t recognize. I have to admit, I’m not sure about this one. It’s probably not going to be my cup of tea, even though I adore strong heroine figures in books, movies and television. It’s executive produced by Drew Barrymore, which means that I will give it at least 2 tries on the DVR or if something “better” comes along, I’ll watch the first 2 eps online… Click here for official press-release info.
Next up is Once Upon a Time with Jennifer Morrison (House, M.D.) on Sundays 8pm EST. She arrives in Storybrooke to find that fairy tales are true. Again, another show that looks like it could be interesting but is teetering on the edge for me. I’m thinking this one I might just have to catch online. I like the idea of fairy tale characters being real and living out their stories, but it will be a hard-sell for me to suspend my disbelief so thoroughly. Click here for official press-release info.
Then we have Pan-AM on Sunday 10pm EST. Ehh just no. It’s not going to be one I watch. I’m not always into period pieces and it looks like a glitzified soap to me. Click here for official press-release info.
Now here’s a story I can get behind. Call me petty but Revenge, Wednesdays 10pm EST looks like it’s got a spot on my roster. The chick from Everwood grew up in the Hamptons and was taken from her father and she’s back for renvenge. Click here for official press-release info.
It’s hot out today. Damn hot! I can’t believe 2 weeks ago I was lamenting the fact that summer just hadn’t seemed to ARRIVE yet. Leave it to Murphy to be eavesdropping…
I have been spastically everywhere lately! I have been reading (surprise!) and I have also been playing in the world of Second Life. I’ve also got a new job at “Smells GOOD” and I’m still doing the reg. job as well. I am one busy bee. But I like it. I enjoy being busy. Now if it wasn’t the maid’s decade to be off at my house. I feel so out of the reading loop. i haven’t read a RT magazine in MONTHS so anyone got any good reads to suggest? I’m currently reading a Karen Rose thriller and Kaylana Price’s second book in her Grave Witch series. Lovin’ both right now. Book reviews are coming. As well as reviews of what I think is hot (and NOT) for Fall watching on TV.
I’m back! It’s been a tough year and thanks to family and friends, I’m learning to cope with things in healthy ways. “They” say to start doing the things you loved. Well, I loved blogging about books, life, tv, fears, frustrations and well, just about anything that came to mind! So, I’m back to doing what I love.
So my advice to myself on this day of “Rapture” is to breathe, smile, love and share!
CBS. Oh how I used to love thee. Well, you’re a pretty darn close second to ABC for me now, but you’ve got some decent stuff you are trying to bring to the fall line-up. BUT. One thing you are bringing looks like it will SUCK and that is $#*! MY DAD SAYS with William Shatner. UGH.
Anyway, Blue Bloods looks like an awesome cop show. It’s written and produced by the God/ess’s who brought us The Sopranos. It stars Tom Sellick (Magnum PI), Will Estes (Reunion), Bridget Monyahan (Six Degrees) and Donnie Walberg (Runaway, Band of Brothers) and it’s about an Irish family who are all cops (well, one’s a DA) and I think it will be an incredible character driven show.
Hawaii Five-0 looks like it might be one to watch. It has Alex O’Loughlin (Moonlight), Daniel Dae Kim (Lost), Grace Park (Battlestar Galactica, The Cleaner) and Scott Caan (Ocean’s 11, 12, 13). And really, the scenery from Hawaii is just gorgeous. This will def go in the must try pile for me.
And last but not least I’m on board with the new Criminal Minds spin off if for no other reason than the guy with the hot Brittish accent. No video though as they already intro’d the characters through a regular night on Criminal Minds.
ABC shows a much more promising new fall showing than FOX — gee surprise, surprise.
Body of Evidence w/ Dana Delaney looks like it might be a great twist on all the medical dramas out there. She’s an ME working through the guilt of killing a patient while she was a neurosurgeon. I like forensics and this show looks like it will be interesting. A cross between House and CSI. And frankly, the CSI franchise is starting to bore me.
No Ordinary Family might be one to try. Kinda reminds me of The Incredibles only with real people but I like Michael Chiklis (The Shield) and Julie Benz (Dexter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Off the Map is coming to us from the brain of Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy) and stars Enrique Murciano (Without a Trace). Another medical drama but I like the idea of it being in a third world country where medicine takes on a whole new meaning.
And another legal drama pops up on my radar. The Whole Truth starring Rob Morrow (Numb3rs) and Joely Richardson (Nip/Tuck). I like that it seems fast paced and character driven. So I’ll put it on the must try list.
And points for cute goes to Happy Endings. A romantic dramedy about friends. Quite possibly a fresher more modern Friends-type show — which I have to admit, never really caught my attention.
So another day, another channel reveals their fall schedule. FOX is not a channel that I generally “like.” As in I don’t like the execs running it. They start shows, pull them at the drop of a hat and leave the viewers wondering what the hell happened. They are about the almighty bottom line, not necessarily good TV — hence their 50 zillion cartoons which suck.
But I did find ONE possible gem in the line-up. Lonestar looks like it could be…interesting. I’m not sure I’m going to be empathetic to the con man from Texas, but, maybe I will. Anyway, have a look-see for yourself.
I’m also mildly curious about Terra Nova, but there wasn’t a trailer readily available for it, so who knows. But the rest of what FOX is going to try and feed the world looks crappy. Here’s where I plug my fave current FOX show. Glee. Keep watching and if you haven’t seen it, what’s wrong with you? Get the DVD set and get with it!
I love May. May is the time for flowers, rain, sun and Upfronts. NBC announced their fall schedule and some of the shows looked intriguing. First up, Undercovers. Why I like it: JJ Abrams. Need I say more?
Next, I found The Event to be semi-intriguing. I’m not sure this trailer makes me jump for joy but it piques my interest just enough…
I reallllly liked the trailer for Chase. I really like Kelli Giddish (from Past Life) and LOVE Cole Hauser (K-Ville & Dazed and Confused. He has the cutest accent) and Jesse Metcalf (Deperate Housewives & John Tucker Must Die) not sure he can really act but he’s def great eye candy!
Typically, I am not a fan of law shows. In fact, I can’t remember the last “law” show I followed. Lawyers bore me, the cases seem monotonous, but Outlaw looks like it just might change my view on law dramas. It has Jimmy Smits (NYPD Blue) & Jesse Bradford (Swimfan & Bring It On) and is produced by John Eisendrath (Alias).
The Cape. This one is going to be either GREAT or a huge flop. Mostly unknowns (or not very well knowns) except Summer Glau (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles). It’s got a Heroes type theme but seems pretty straight-forward in plot.
Love Bites looks cute. Might catch it when there’s nothing else on. I usually can’t keep up with comedies in my personal “watch list.”
I have so many books piled next to my bedside table it isn’t even funny. I’m on this huge self-help kick right now and in the next few days will be giving a run-down on some of what I am reading and what I think about them so far. But I’d like to hear what others are reading and if they are enjoying it. Personally, I’m waiting for tomorrow when I can pick up the new Sookie Stackhouse!