The Secret Circle
Person of Interest
A Gifted Man
Hart of Dixie
Once Upon A Time
Charter member of the "We Always Believed in Ashley" Club and the "We Believe in Ricky" Club
Robbie & Val were one of the few successful, long-term marriages we've seen in the police force. It's a cliché but true that the divorce rate is very, very high among the police. Robbie & Laura would make a good match, though, because she has the same ridiculous hours and of course deals with the same kind of darkness in her job.
Meanwhile I watched episode one of Camelot, which just started airing on CBC. I thought it was ... okay. I love Joseph Fiennes as Merlin (heck, I'd love Joseph Fiennes reading the phone book), and Bower has the right mix of innocence and determination for a young Arthur. I could have done without the gratuitous sex scenes -- I think there were 4 or possibly 5 in the first episode alone -- but it wasn't enough to put me off everything else. And I love the look of the ruined Camelot castle.
So, good enough to have me tune in again next week at least. And about a million times better than the last version of the legend that made it on to TV. (That would be Merlin. Awful, awful, dreadful, and laughably bad.)
I'm trying to watch that and I agree with you about Fiennes as Merlin but the actors playing Arthur and Guinevere just look like they came in off of the surf in Malibu. That might not be fair to them but I can't get past this.
The Secret Circle--pretty good. I like that each character has a history that will likely be unveiled over the course of the series. The acting quality is uneven and the diversity is sorely lacking, but I have high hopes. I also love seeing shots of my hometown. Steveston is one of my fave neighbourhoods in Vancouver!
The Vampire Diaries, meanwhile, continues to rock my world. OMG, Matt and Jeremy are so hawt! And poor Andie!
CW is re-airing the pilots for Ringer (8:00) and The Secret Circle (9:00) tonight for anyone who missed them.
Not sure about Revenge. Sounds like a good movie or mini series but a prolonged tv series? I have my doubts but will try and catch the first couple of episodes. But Grimm looks GOOOOOOD!!!! I can hardly wait! Why could it be starting next week instead of the rest of those shows?! LOL
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“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” William Shakespeare
I watched the first 10 or 15 minutes of Secret Circle. I didn't dislike it, just decided I was waaay too old for it.
I wish they hadn't axed Eastwick from a couple of years back. Similar idea, for grownups. Of course, that one was worth watching just for Paul Gross.
I'll look for the Gross movies--I did see one about (of all things) curling. I thought I would be bored but really enjoyed it.
Shows that are debuting (in bold) and returning (not in bold) this week:
Monday, September 19
10:00 Castle (ABC)
10:00 Hawaii Five-0 (CBS)
10:00 The Playboy Club (NBC)
Tuesday, September 20
8:00 NCIS (CBS)
9:00 NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS)
10:00 Body of Proof (ABC)
10:00 Unforgettable (CBS)
Wednesday, September 21
9:00 Criminal Minds (CBS)
9:00 Harry’s Law (NBC)
10:00 CSI (CBS)
10:00 Law & Order: SVU (NBC)
10:00 Revenge (ABC)
Thursday, September 22
8:00 Charlie’s Angels (ABC)
9:00 Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
9:00 Person of Interest (CBS)
10:00 The Mentalist (CBS)
10:00 Prime Suspect (NBC)
Friday, September 23
8:00 A Gifted Man (CBS)
8:00 Nikita (CW)
9:00 CSI:NY (CBS)
9:00 Fringe (FOX)
9:00 Supernatural (CW)
10:00 Blue Bloods (CBS)
Sunday, September 25
9:00 Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
9:00 Desperate Housewives (ABC)
9:00 The Good Wife (CBS)
10:00 CSI: Miami (CBS)
10:00 Pan Am (ABC)
I'm curious about the Playboy Club. I'm not expecting it to be good, but I like Laura Benanti very much, so I'm at least going to give the first episode tomorrow night a shot.
I'm also going to check out Revenge. You can download the script for free on Amazon.com. I wasn't that impressed with the script, but I'm thinking about checking it out anyway.
Logic is in the eye of the logician --Gloria Steinem