Check-in to Season 2 of Bates Motel Tonight!

 
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I am so excited to see Bates Motel come back with its second season tonight on A&E at 9/8c.

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I have to say I was not one bit disappointed with last season! It was as creepy as I expected if not more, and I cannot wait for this season to see where it takes us next. Here were my thoughts about the season before it started last year, and before I had this site.

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Grey’s Anatomy is Back Tonight!!

Grey’s Anatomy…New episode tonight 9/8 C and 12 weeks of new episodes at that!

Seems like a very long time since I have watched Grey’s…luckily I had my obsession with the Winter Olympics to subside me!

So, where did we leave off? Man..I barely remember. All I do remember for sure was the big cliffhanger of April getting married to Matt and Jackson deciding to finally grow a pair and say how he feels (Awkward indeed for his date!)

So tonight we will see who April chose:AprilKepner

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Matt, the guy who has been there the whole time and is a nice guy, or Jackson, who April has “been with” (nudge nudge wink wink) and has a definite chemistry with and affection for.

I vote for Jackson Avery to be the guy she picks, but I don’t like the absolute last second approach he took…really sucks for the Matt guy.

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American Horror Story: Coven Finale Tonight!!

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It is here…the night we find out who the next Supreme is in the coven.

This season has been crazy in the most amazing way! Last week’s episode felt like a finale with all that was going on.

I can’t wait to see who the Supreme is, and how the season will end. I will say this season felt short, but maybe it just moved fast. Last season kind of drug on to me.

Anyone want to share their Supreme predictions?

I don’t think it is Misty. I  really hope Madison is NOT the next Supreme.  I had been torn between: Zoe and Nan, but Nan looks to be for sure out of the picture. I am going with Zoe. Since the zombie episode I have felt it was her.
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My secret obsession…holiday romance TV movies

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I love holiday movies!! All year round I watch horror (still do this time of year as well), but I have become obsessed with holiday movies. My favorite is the holiday romantic movie..comedy or light drama (nothing to make me cry). I used to watch them a little, but this year I cannot get enough of them!

Yes, they are predictable and have little plot but I love them!! I don’t know why..I can’t help it! I turn it on and can leave it on all day without worrying about the kids walking in and seeing someone being dismembered or topless (like horror likes to do).

logo_hallmarkchannelI have been watching most on the Hallmark Channel. (Hallmark’s schedule is here!) They have new premieres every Saturday and Sunday at 8/7c.

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Lifetime also a bunch of holiday movies as well (Lifetime’s schedule is here).


I can also watch bunches movies through my Netflix online streaming.  As I type this I am watching Desperately Seeking Santa on Netflix.

Here is a very small sampling of what I am seeing on Netflix


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Holiday TV Programming- ABC Family Schedule

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One of my favorite things is the “holiday special” on sitcoms or any show I watch, whether it’s Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas.

ABC Family has the 25 days of Christmas programming. Each day there are various family friendly videos on. I take this time to DVR ones we haven’t seen or I want to watch for a holiday movie night .

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Supernatural (TV series)



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I binged watched the first 7 seasons of  Supernatural (TV Series) on Netflix. I seriously get spoiled watching shows a whole season at a time..no commercials and no cliff hangers!

I got all caught up and was going to record them on my DVR. Then there was some drama with TV networks and the channel  was off our cable for a bit. So I ended up missing all of Season 8. Now Season 8 is available on Netflix, and I just saw Season 9 starts on The CW on October 8 at 9/8c..Woo Hoo!!
Supernatural: The Complete First Season Dvd from Warner Bros.
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Supernatural focusing on Sam and Dean Winchester. After their mother, Mary,  is murdered by a demon they are raised by their Dad, John,  whose mission becomes to find who/what killed Mary.  They are hunters of  demons, ghosts, vampires, etc. and help people on their own journey.samanddean

Besides the obvious supernatural stuff you have a story of two brothers. They are very opposite in many ways, have a lot of issues to work out, and that is a big part of this series.

Characters

Sam- the “goody goody” brother. He left the “family business” to go to college and try to be normal. He has guilt of being a baby when his mom died and feeling responsible somehow.sam

Dean- the “bad boy” brother (my fave of course). He is brash, loyal, but with a kind heart. He stayed with his Dad to help others and find out who killed his mom.dean

The Car- Dean’s baby (black 1967 Chevy Impala). She is a beauty and pretty much a character of the show. With all of their traveling they live in her at times.car2

Bobby Singer- the “Dad” the boys had while John was obsessed with hunting. I also now say “Balls!” when something goes wrong thanks to Bobby. He is also the behind the scenes guy who helps the guys with research and verifying their “identities”.bobby

Castiel- is an angel, literally. Things get pretty religious for a bit with a whole apocalyptic season (or two). He cracks me up. He is the perfect straight man, and can be quite a scene stealer.Castiel

John- he is missing and that is what brings the brothers back together.John

The Music- Such great song choices that just seem to fit with the car and the characters. They also like to do “The story so far” montages at the beginning of episodes with great song pics! “Carry On my Wayward Son” flows so well in this show.

Trivia Bits

Dean Winchester is played by Jensen Ackles, who I remember from his soap days on Days of Our Lives (Eric Brady).

John Winchester is played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who so many remember as Denny from Grey’s Anatomy.

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Fall 2013 TV Show Preview and Wishlist

The Entertainment Weekly Fall TV Preview came yesterday! It is like a toy catalog for me. I flip through pages looking for new goodies to watch, plus see if my favorites are starting soon.

There are some new shows that have caught my eye.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Premieres September 24 at 8/7c
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I am excited for this one, because I love superhero stuff. I was a big fan of Heroes, and watched it all the way to the end. I am curious how this will work with Marvel and the small screen.

Sleepy Hollow
Premiered September 16 with encore September 20 at 9/8c
New episodes air on Mondays at 9/8c
Fox
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Who doesn’t know The Headless Horseman? I remember that story as kid plus watched Johnny Depp (I try to watch all Depp movies!)
There is the twist of it being in modern times that I am curious about.

Witches of East End
October 6 10/9c
Lifetime
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I really have no idea what this about other than the obvious. I loved Charmed and in general any supernatural themes.

Current shows starting up again I am set to watch.

American Horror Story: Coven
October 9 at 10/9c
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American Horror Story has been a great, creative, and disturbing series. I love it!! I cannot recommend it enough! Cannot wait to see them take on Salem and Voodoo witches in New Orleans.

Grey’s Anatomy
2-Hour Season Premiere September 26 at 9/8c
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I have watched every season (some of those more than once) so I will continue to watch. I am very sad that Christina Yang will be with us for only one more season. Please don’t kill her off!!

The Walking Dead
Returns October 13 at 9/8c
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Curious to see where the show is going to go. First season was amazing! It was all about basic survival. Then we had the second on the farm, and other than a spectacular finale it was a snore-fest. Then the third season was a little of both, and the obnoxious and annoying Governor. I get they can’t be on the run all the time. They need to establish a home, and with that their will be mundane things. So here is the fourth season still at the prison with new residents as well. I am curious if we will get action or boredom this season. Honestly either way I will watch. I am loyal to my shows, and anything zombie I have to see.

Survivor: Blood vs. Water
Premiered September 18
New episodes on Wednesdays at 8/7c
CBS
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I love competition reality shows, and Survivor is one I have watched almost all of the seasons. This is #26..wow! The twist on this is former contestants and family members. Will they work together or turn on each other? Rupert wife says she would never put his name down. Whatever…if my Hubs and I were on it as long as one of us wins we are good!

Pretty Little Liars
Halloween Special October 22 at 8/7c
ABC Family
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I never thought I would watch this show. I thought it would be too young, but I love it! I cannot figure out who A is, and after the finale….Wow!! I knew he was shady, but I don’t trust it’s what it seems. I have read the books, but they do not follow 100%.

I am sure there are more shows that are restarting that I am forgetting, which is why I have a DVR to catch those I miss!

What new show are you most excited for? Any current favorite that you cannot wait for it’s new season?

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Sleepy Hollow on Fox

Sleepy Hollow premiered on Fox this week. New episodes will air on Mondays 9/8 Central.
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Premise

Ichabod Crane was a spy for George Washington and fought in the Revolutionary War. Ichabod shot, then beheaded  the (now) Headless Horseman. However Ichabod also died during this fight. We jump 250 years later as Ichabod wakes up in a cave outside of Sleepy Hollow completely confused by his very different surroundings. He makes his way to Sleepy Hollow to learn of murders taking place that are of the Headless Horseman he himself killed. It is revealed that this Horseman is one of the Four Horseman of the Apocalypse. He is now on a mission with Lt. Abbie Mills to stop the Horseman, the apocalypse and to save the world.

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Thoughts

I enjoyed the first episode. It is different than The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. It is a good Halloween or scary story around the campfire about the gangly and awkward Ichabod who was a school teacher and harassed by the Headless Horseman. That story I remember ends with Ichabod vanishing.

Then we had the Tim Burton movie adaptation Sleepy Hollow(1999) starring my favorite, Johnny Depp as Ichabod and Christopher Walken as the Headless Horseman. This time Ichabod is investigating the Headless Horseman and the murders. It appears that the Horseman is a kind of puppet and can be controlled by someone to carry out their wishes.

This show took a little of both. The new Ichabod was a professor, and there seems to be someone controlling the Horseman in this one as well. Of course they have the little bits of humor like Ichabod’s shock at the tax on pastries and that tell revolted over 2%. That is fun at first, but it will get old if they do this too much.

We have another adaptation, but still keeping some ties to the original that I appreciate. There is a definite “who can you trust” feeling going on right away. Seems that these murders and things have been going on for a long time. The question is: Who knew about and who is involved?

DVR Worthy?

YES!! I think this is definitely worth using a time slot on your DVR to watch. It is good for those who like mystery, supernatural, and a touch of horror. (Headless…that’s horror)

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Netflix Original Series, Derek

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Netflix is back on September 12 with another original series. So far I have really enjoyed Hemlock Grove and Orange is the New Black. I took a look at this one to see if I would be watching it next.

Derek is a Comedy/Drama produced by and stars Ricky Gervais (The Office, original UK one). He plays Derek Noakes, a caretaker at a nursing home. Derek is an eternal optimist seeing the good in those around him.  This seems to be a good way to deal with life, and all the crap it can send you way. In his job it’s dealing with constantly shrinking budgets and bureaucracy to keep providing the care the patients need.RickyGervais
I am not normally a fan of Dramas, but this has a comedic tone to it. The even bigger reason I am watching is this guy. He is Karl Pilkington, and I know him from An Idiot Abroad. It was a show by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant on the Science Channel. Karl was the guinea pig, who was sent on excursions that put him out of his comfort zone (Big Time). It was hilarious…Karl has a dry, sarcastic wit I love! So after seeing him in the trailer I knew I must watch this!
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All I know about this show is what I read on the Netflix page and from the trailer. Seems like a quirky, sweet show. It’s not going to be an extreme one like Orange is the New Black or Hemlock Grove. I think it will be a calmer one that will have some heart tugging moments. This of course could be completely wrong, but I’d be surprised.

Here is the trailer for Derek premiering September 12, 2013 on Netflix.

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Girl Friday- Before all the reality shows

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Survivor started in 2000 with Jeff Probst on CBS. Before that there was the Expedition Robinson. The format for it was made in 1992 for the UK, but officially the first aired one was on Swedish TV in 1997. So here we have a show for BBC called Girl Friday (referencing Crusoe’s companion). The Netflix description says Girl Friday “whose success helped spawn the blockbuster U.S. reality series “Survivor.” “ I cannot find that elsewhere, but the timeline fits.

Who, Where, and When

Back in 1994 BBC approached Joanna Lumley about doing a Robinson Crusoe type of program. If you don’t know who she is visit IMDb. She has an extensive acting history, and I know and love her most for her role on the appropriately titled, Absolutely Fabulous. She played a drug using, alcohol chugging, cigarette smoking living like she’s younger woman. I cannot describe the show in a small paragraph, and will have to write up much more on it later.joannalumley

They sent Joanna to the Irish Guards for one day survival training course, and then she was off to an uninhabited island off the coast of Madagascar. She was to spend 9 days there alone with the provisions she was allowed to pack (much better than what you get on Survivor)supplies She did have a couple bits of contraband. One, was a little jar of whiskey she snuck in and letters from Jennifer Saunders (co-star of Absolutely Fabulous).

Unlike the reality shows we have today we saw the crew in this one a few times, and she interacts with them. They (for the most part) don’t help her with anything. She does say they would leave her an apple or mango, and she appears to have gotten a cigarette from one (I think she took it).settingup

This was not a dramatic show. She was alone, and quite positive throughout the experience. She had some food rations of rice and flavoring cubes, plus the island had fruit trees. For the most part she found most things “Lovely”..that word was used a lot!tea

Survival Skills

I have to give her props for the things she did. The A Frame shelter she made the first day was really good and sturdy.shelter It wasn’t waterproof so she made a cave her home for the rainy weather that kept showing up. She figured out how to make a bed pad with grass, slippers out of a bra and insoles, and a palm leaf parasol for the really hot days.palmparasol

Final Thoughts

It was a nice show (short at only 74 minutes), and made me want to go to an island like that and try it myself. After all the years of watching Lumley as Patsy Stone this was a very refreshing thing for me.  Lumley admitted she enjoyed it, but the nine days was her limit. The video is older so the quality of the pictures may not be best, and when she does her own self recording you may only see her silhouette at times. The only down point really I’d give was the music. I really hated the 80′s Kenny G style soundtrack thing it had going for it.

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