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Weekly Preview 9/19/10

Finally! New television all week and I couldn’t be more excited. And I apologize for the YouTube explosion, I tend to over-inform when I get geeked about something.

Monday: Usually I’m all for watching “Dancing With the Stars” but after I heard this year’s cast, including Bristol Palin and “The Situation,” I knew I wasn’t going to be able to stomach it. This, however, clears the way for me to start watching “House” again. I was a huge fan when the show started, but after a while moved on to other things. I’m really excited to dive back in and I don’t even care that I’ve missed so much.

I’ve been hearing a lot of negative thoughts on CBS’ new comedy, “Mike and Molly” (9:30 p.m.), mainly at the idea of watching a show made purely of jokes at fat people. However, I don’t think that will be the case. Sure, there’s going to be a lot of focus on their weight, they meet at an Overeaters Anonymous group after all, but I think it looks like it could be a fun show.

The 10 o’clock hour unfortunately poses a problem for me. On the one hand, there’s “Hawaii Five-O” (CBS), the new show I’ve been dying to see since I saw the promo months ago. And then there’s the third season of “Castle” (ABC) which I have been religiously following since the beginning. On the one hand “Hawaii” has Alex O’Laughlin and I’ve missed seeing him on television since they cancelled “Moonlight.” On the other hand, Castle dressed up like  Mal Reynolds for Halloween and really, how can you deny that level of fandom love in a show? Luckily there’s this handy thing called the Internet and Comcast on Demand so I know whichever one I don’t watch live I can watch later.

I think it might be prudent to start a petition to change Tuesday to Gleeday, at least for the next two or three years because really, what else is there to watch? I’m not one to stay away from spoilers and from what I’ve seen so far, “Glee” looks like it could surpass its freshman season. Looks like Tuesday is going to be my new favorite day of the week! At least, until they move it to Wednesday to make room for “American Idol.”

Right after “Glee” is a new show “Raising Hope.” I hesitate to call it a drama or a comedy because it’s a bit of both. I guess you could call it a dramadey? It’s about a young man suddenly finding himself raising a baby on his own. Well, with the help of his family, including his crazy grandmother played by Cloris Leachman. Really, I’m just happy to see her acting again and off the dance floor. The show looks like it could be really sweet.

As always, Wednesday is the dry day. Usually I am all for “Criminal Minds,” but after I heard they fired Paget Brewester and A.J. Cook I knew I just couldn’t watch anymore. That being said, I’ll probably watch the premiere because Tim Curry is so deliciously insane as this two-parter’s unsub, but after that I plan on protesting by not watching. Whether or not it will actually help remains to be seen.

I’m really looking forward to CBS’ new drama “The Defenders,” airing after CM. Jerry O’Connell has always held a special place in my heart after watching him in “Crossing Jordan” so I’m hoping it will be good. It looks like it will be really clever and different than the other crime serials on these days.

Oh Thursday. You’re full of vampires, bones, fingerprint dust and hot Australians and I love you for it. I’m probably going to opt for watching “The Vampire Diaries” online and catch “Bones” live, though with the crappy ending to last year’s finale and the nonesense that is Bones and Booth’s deicsion to not pursue any romance after finally kissing, I might switch.

CSI has gone downhill since Warrick’s death, but I stubbornly refuse to stop watching. I’ll even sit through an hour of Justin Beiber’s hair for this show and that’s all due to my two favorite actors: George Eads (Nick) and Eric Szmanda (Greg). I have always loved them and I continue to watch the show for them, despite the frankly terrible storylines that have been coming out of the show lately.  As for the Mentalist, I kind of broke up with that show when Van Pelt and Rigsby did, and they haven’t given me my box of stuff back yet so I’m on the fence as to whether or not I can forgive them yet.

I’m pretty sure with “CSI: New York” moving to Friday and the loss of Melina Kanakaredes, the show is starting to die. And unlike “Criminal Minds,” I really don’t care as much about Stella so I don’t plan on not watching in protest, though I’m afraid I’m going to hate Sela Ward’s character. I just have this feeling…

With “Supernatural” starting its sixth season Friday that gives me four days to watch the rest of season four and all of season five to catch up! I’m pretty sure I can do it.

Also: “Brothers & Sisters” on Sunday. It’s going to be epic.

Sarah’s Weekly Preview – 9/12/10

First, I have to apologize for being absent lately. My excuse? I’ve been completely wrapped up in the sadly disappointing end of “As the World Turns,” and the couple I was watching for: Luke and Reid. Expect a rant dressed up as a column on that soon.Also, just as I sent Mel into the world of  “Merlin” and Camelot, she has trapped me in the back of Dean Winchester’s Impala. It’s so very comfy back there, I don’t plan on leaving soon.

So, finally, here is a preview to what to watch this week (this may seem like a repeat of my last preview, but never fear, next week will be better)!

Monday: Rizzoli & Isles. I can’t say enough about this show, it’s frickin’ awesome. God bless you TNT for airing this amazing show. And even if you don’t do femmeslash, the lesbian undertones in this show are barely undertones at all. I get why there’s so much slash fic for this show running around. Unfortunately the sneek peek from TNT won’t embed, so I can only give you the link: http://www.tnt.tv/dramavision/index.jsp?oid=69096&eref=sharethisUrl

Tuesday: The first half of the two-part season finale to “Warehouse 13” on SyFy airs this week! After a season of romance, insanity (literally) and body-swapping, it’s sure to be an amazing finale. They go to Egypt y’all, it’s bound to be epic. Also, the season finale of “Covert Affairs” on USA.

Wednesday: Because I don’t watch reality television, hump day is a dry television day, at least until “Criminal Minds” returns, and even then I’m not that psyched. So I plan on feverishly watching all the seasons of “Supernatural” so far so I can be ready for the sixth season. I suggest you use it to catch up on your favorite show too.

Thursday: The Vampire Diaries on The CW. I still consider myself somewhat a newbie when it comes to show, but I was very much impressed with the acting from all the lead characters last week. Nina Dobrev did amazing with the double-acting of Elena and Catherine, Paul Wesley seemed to realize he wasn’t the small screen’s Edward Cullen and went from broody to sinister and I loved it. Ian Somerhalder was, of course, brilliant and I’m really looking forward to see how the seaosn goes. After that there’s “Nikita,” which I also really enjoyed and didn’t expect to.

Mel already posted the preview for next week’s TVD, so here’s the promo for “Nikita”

The Weekend I leave up to you, gentle viewer, since there usually isn’t anything on except movies and sports. I plan on spending more time watching Sam brood behind his ever-growing bangs and Dean wolf down some more food.

See you next week when finally television returns!

I like long walks on the beach and candlelit dinners….

Oh wait, it isn’t that kind of site?

Seriously, though, I have been spending far too long staring at this stupid blinking curser trying to figure out the right wording to introduce myself to the masses. Or at least, what we hope will become the masses. I think the problem stems from the fact that I simply love way too much when it comes to pop culture.

My movie tastes range from action flicks to romantic comedies though I think it safe to say my favorites come from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Give me Danny Kaye and Orson Welles any day! The one genre I cannot stand, however, is the horror/thriller section of the video store. I can just barely watch “Repo! The Genetic Opera” and that has more to do with the music than the style of movie itself.

Television is a tough one to pin down too. At the moment I don’t watch any half-hour comedies, however I plan to change that very soon. I prefer the crime dramas, with “Criminal Minds” reigning supreme until the ill-advised (to put it mildly) decision to fire A.J. Cook and Paget Brewster. I absolutely adore “Glee” and, thanks to Mel, tune in for my daily hour-long session of daytime drama. I also am a huge fan of British shows, mainly “Doctor Who,” its spin-off “Torchwood” (only the first two seasons, anything beyond that doesn’t exist in my headcanon), “Primeval” and “Merlin.” So maybe I should amend that to British fantasy/sci-fi television.

The CDs in my car are a “Glee” mix, Adam Lambert’s “For Your Entertainment” Jamie Cullum’s “The Pursuit” and “A Very Potter Musical,” among others, to give you an idea of what I listen to on a daily basis. I’ll admit I own more movie soundtracks and Broadway cast recordings than any other genre, but I’m pretty sure I have at least one song from every style. Again, there’s a lot of Rat Pack in there, so I’m pretty sure I was born in the wrong era!

I don’t have a favorite author, but rather a favorite genre and judging from the two and a half shelves of “Star Wars” novels on my bookcase, I think we all know which. I also love historical fiction, especially anything set in the Tudor era and just about anything that catches my fancy: Harlequin, murder mystery and even have a few “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood” books.

I’ve gone on far too long about myself so feel free to have a look around! We’ve pretty much got something for everyone and don’t hesitate to join in and discuss!

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