posted on October 25, 2013 by
Jenn and I started this conversation about Dracula with the best intentions. We’re both really excited about the new series, but it’s just been one of those super crazy weeks, and the conversation ended up being this:
Jenn: The only reason why I wish to watch Dracula is purely due to the fact that Jonathan Rhys Meyers is in it. I think your hottie post this week pretty much explains why. Hello GORGEOUS! I loved him in The Tudors as Henry VIII. Dracula is sexier than ever with him in the lead role.
Ashley: Let’s face it, there is no shortage of vampire shows out there, so what makes this one different and why should we watch it? Like you, the main reason I’m watching is JRM – I think he has the perfect amount of brooding intensity and sensuality. And unlike The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, True Blood and Twilight (to name a few), this one is a period piece, which I’m also excited about. I do, however, think the 10pm Friday time slot is kinda…sucky. (Pun totally intended.)
posted on October 17, 2013 by
Ashley: Of all the new shows this season, I might be most excited for Reign. They are saying it’s like Game of Thrones meets Gossip Girl. I mean, that just sounds like the most perfect show ever! Reign is a historical drama about the rise of Mary, Queen of Scots (a beautiful, headstrong monarch played by Adelaide Kane). But it seems to be more of a modern history, weaving a contemporary soundtrack and fabulous fashion into the true story of Mary and her arrival at the French court. So, it sounds like it’s also a bit of A Knights Tale meets Ever After? Either way, this sounds like something I NEED to watch. Plus it’s on the CW, so you know the cast is full of pretty people. And by pretty people I mean hot guys.
Jenn: I love all historical dramas. I sometimes wish that I could have lived during those times but then I realize I would be lost without modern technology. I read a little about Mary Queen of Scots and she was the great-niece of Henry VIII. The Tudors immediately had me hooked so I am sure this show will do the same. And the fact that is incorporating a modern flair is even more intriguing. I wish we could have watched these types of shows in history class – I would have paid more attention (after researching the true events and not the glamorized Hollywood version).
posted on September 28, 2013 by
Jenn: Sex, sex and more sex…who doesn’t want to watch a show about that? Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, follows a true story about two researchers, Dr. William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who pioneered the study of human sexuality in the 1950/60s. A VERY controversial study at the time. Although the show will probably have a lot of nudity in it, it looks to have some substance behind it by showing the discoveries of the doctor and his associate, along with the criticism they received.
Ashley: I think Showtime has mastered the art of nudity + substance. I mean, look at The Tudors! I think it’s an interesting concept for a show, and we already know that 50/60’s era shows have appeal based on the success of Mad Men. One thing I could not be more excited about is the casting of Michael Sheen. I find him oddly sexy. And he’s a fabulous actor. And I knew I recognized Lizzy Caplan from somewhere – she played Janis in Mean Girls! I think she was also in a few episodes of True Blood. Gotta say, she’s looking way better than she did in her Mean Girls days! Sidenote: You know what’s weird? I never took a Human Sexuality class in college. I feel like I missed a rite of passage…
posted on September 27, 2013 by
Ashley: So I hadn’t really heard much about Betrayal, but when I read this description I knew I had to check it out: “Two lovers’ worlds will collide, culminating in a powerful and compelling story of sex, love, loyalty, marriage and treachery in the provocative, sensual and gripping new drama.” I mean, that definitely sounds like something I need to watch! So I did a bit more research and learned that it’s about a photographer named Sara (Hannah Ware) who is married to ambitious Chicago prosecutor, Drew (Chris Johnson). But then she gets involved in a scandalous affair with a stranger she meets at an art gallery. That handsome stranger is Jack, played by Stuart Townsend, who I only know because he dated Charlize Theron…
Jenn: I’m sorry, my heart just skipped a beat. How did I miss that Stuart and Charlize broke up? I just looked it up and it happened three years ago! I even thought they were married. Geez, I am OUT OF THE LOOP! I can somewhat imagine how it would be difficult to resist Stuart Townsend, he’s not too hard on the eyes. It also looks like there is a murder trial in the series too that puts the lovers on opposite sides…way to throw a major wrench in this relationship. I see that James Cromwell is in the cast (American Horror Story Emmy winner!). I love that guy! He creeps me out but I’m always drawn to his characters. He plays Jack’s powerful entrepreneur father-in-law, Thatcher Karsten. Oooh, this could be very intriguing.
posted on September 26, 2013 by
Jenn: Mork is coming back to TV! After 32 years, its pretty exciting that Robin Williams is coming back to the small screen in The Crazy Ones, a comedy about a father-daughter duo that own an ad agency. His daughter is being played by Sarah Michelle Gellar which I find to be a very interesting cast choice. I love her on the big screen. I never watched Buffy so I can’t comment on her in that series. Plus I don’t think I have ever seen her in a comedy. Correct me if I’m wrong?
Ashley: I had to IMDB her, and no, I’ve never seen her in a comedy! Unless you consider I Know What You Did Last Summer a comedy? I mean, it was so awfully good… I’m really curious to see how she pulls off funny, especially opposite a comedic legend. I adore Robin Williams. He’s so amazingly cooky. But it seems like she plays the Yin to Robin Williams’ Yang. He’s unorthodox and unpredictable and she’s focused and organized, and it seems as though she’s constantly having to keep him in line, if that’s even possible. And I had no idea it was about advertising!! I’m even more excited now! As you know, I work in the industry, and it will be nice to have a comedic spin on that world since Mad Men has more than covered the serious side.
Jenn: That makes more sense if her character is the serious side of the relationship. Speaking of Mad Men, James Wolk has a role in both shows playing Bob Benson in Mad Men and Zach Cropper in this show. I am interested to see how the two characters compare (if they do at all). I think this show is going to have a lot of criticism with Mad Men being so wildly popular – Simon Roberts versus Don Draper. Kelly Clarkson is making a cameo in one of the first episodes and I read that Josh Groban is signed on to make an appearance too. can’t wait to see who else they have lined up.
Ashley: Oh that’s exciting! I also heard Brad Garrett (from Everybody Loves Raymond) has signed on as well! I do think this will be so vastly different from Mad Men that it might be hard to compare. Don’s genius is more refined and restrained, and Simon’s genius is more…insane. But the best creative minds in the biz are all a bit eccentric, so I think it totally works. I imagine this show will be full of catchy one-liners! There is a lot of buzz about RW being back on the small screen, so I hope that works in the show’s favor and not against it. And it seems like RW and SMG have good chemistry (she is admittedly one of his biggest fans and was honored just to read for him), which can totally make a show.
Jenn: I heard RW improvised in a lot of his scenes and since they only had him in mind for the part, I think he will make the show. I also read in article that RW called James Wolk funny. I hope the show lives up to the hype and can stand on its own alongside an already successful advertising show.
Ashley: Sorry, had to get one last thing in. I’m sure a lot of people will be tuning in since it comes on after the much anticipated hour-long season premiere of The Big Bang Theory. And NO ONE is more excited about that than me! But I will have to decide what to watch at 9 – Glee (which is a bittersweet, Beatles-themed episode) or The Crazy Ones? Seriously, what would I do without my DVR??
The Crazy Ones premieres Thursday, September 26 at 9/8c on CBS.
posted on September 23, 2013 by
I should be sad about how fast summer went by and all that, but honestly, I don’t care. Fall is my fave season with the return of boots, Pumpkin Spice Latte’s, and most importantly, Fall TV. I spent all summer catching up on the shows I missed, like House of Cards and Gossip Girl (although I’m really late to the game on that and now it’s over, ugh), and now I feel like I have more TV to watch than ever. So, ladies, time to perfect the craft of DVR scheduling, and let’s see what girly new shows are being added to the Fall TV lineup!
Ashley: Jenn, I know you’re a huge TV fan like me, so let’s discuss some of the new, girly shows we’re looking forward to! I was going to start with Dads, mainly because I’m weirdly obsessed with Giovanni Ribisi, but it’s basically being pegged as the worst new show of the season, so let’s skip it and discuss Mom instead. I’m really looking forward to this one, and for two reasons: Anna Faris and Allison Janney. I love them both and it seems like they have great chemistry, so this has to be a hit, right?
Jenn: First, I just have to agree with you, September is my favorite month for so many reasons – beginning of fall, my anniversary, and FALL TV. Typically my husband and I travel in September and I have our DVR schedule packed full to watch when we return. This year is no different. I still have Dads set on my DVR, so I will probably watch the pilot and see how it is. It’s a shame really, you love Giovanni, but I am a big Seth Green fan. But on to Mom. I LOVE Anna Faris. She is beautiful and I think she is hilarious in every role. I’m excited for Mom since Chuck Lorre wrote and produced this show. He also brought us Two and a Half Men, which is brilliant, and The Big Bang Theory which I also really love. Anna Faris plays Christy, a single mom who is struggling with her new sobriety. Who doesn’t love an underdog?
posted on October 17, 2012 by
Clearly I missed a show on my Girly Fall TV list! Arrow premiered last week on The CW, to amazing ratings, and I can see why: Stephen Amell. And his abs. And pecs. And his blue eyes. And his 5 o’clock shadow. And his dimples. I don’t even know or care what this show is about, but it needs to be added to my DVR.
But in case you do care what it’s about, it’s an adaptation of the DC Comics character, Green Arrow. Stephen Amell plays Oliver Queen, an eccentric billionaire who was presumed dead for five years after a violent shipwreck. After he was discovered alive on a deserted island, he returns home to Starling City, desperate to make amends with the people he hurt as a teenager. By day he plays the part of the wealthy, careless playboy he once was. By night, he’s a superhero, using his new lethal skills to right the wrongs of his family and fight the war on crime.
Forget all of that. This is all you need to know: HOLY. FREAKING. HOT.
BATMAN. GREEN ARROW. I want to thank The CW for giving us lots of photos of Stephen exercising and doing physical labor…shirtless. But he’s hot, even when he’s fully clothed, looking like a sexy, leather-clad Robin Hood in his tight, black hoodie.
And in case you’re confused, let me break down his hotness for you in this chart:
So is anyone watching this show? It is on Wednesday’s, as in TONIGHT, at 8/7c on The CW, which just proves that hump day hotties actually exist!
posted on October 16, 2012 by
Hard to believe that we’re halfway into October and this is the last of the girly Fall TV posts! Emily Owens, M.D. is a new medical dramedy on The CW. The LA Times said it’s like a cross between New Girl and Grey’s Anatomy. I gave up on Grey’s a long time ago, so I do have a soapy-doctor-themed-series void to fill.
From what I can tell, this is more like high school meets hospital, proving that you never really get past the petty crap you think you left behind as a teenager. Great. Emily Owens (played by Meryl Steep’s lookalike daughter Mamie Gummer) is a recent medical school graduate starting her first internship at Denver Memorial Hospital, where she runs into her med-school crush, Will Collins (hottie Justin Hartley).
Emily tries to leave behind her nerdy and klutzy teenage self for a bright, new future as a doctor. But on her first day at work she realizes the cliques from high school still exist in the “real world.” The jocks are orthopedic surgeons, the mean girls are in plastics, the girl-next-door-types are in OB, the true geeks are neurologists, the stoners are in anesthesia, the rebels are in the ER…and the competition is fierce.
posted on October 11, 2012 by
The girly Fall TV list is winding down. Only one more post to go. So even though Beauty and the Beast is getting less than stellar reviews, I think I’ll still tune in for the premiere. It has the perk of being on right after The Vampire Diaries, and we all know I’ll be watching that. (Although that time slot didn’t help The Secret Circle…)
BatB is actually a remake of the 80’s version, which I remember but didn’t really watch. Although apparently this version is less sci-fi, fantasy, and big 80’s hair and more political, military, brooding hottie with an unfortunate scar and a temper. I love TWoP’s take on it: “A tale as old as time. Pretty young woman is nearly killed, a beastly guy saves her life. Years later she becomes a cop, they discover each other and how he lives off the grid because of his “disfigurement” and whatnot, and sparks fly. You’d be better off watching the Disney cartoon. Mrs. Potts and Cogsworth had better chemistry than these two.” Ouch.
posted on October 10, 2012 by
Four months ago I spent the night of my birthday watching the season finale of The Vampire Diaries. With cupcakes. Because that’s what’s important. So obviously I’m beyond excited about its return tomorrow night. I know I watch a lot of TV but VD is still, by far, my fave show. Well, except for Downton Abbey. And Homeland…
There has been a lot of discussion over the hotness of Ian Somerhalder on this blog. And a little bit about Nina Dobrev and Paul Wesley. But seriously, there is so much pretty on this show, I think it’s time to recognize all of the hotness. And in case you don’t make it to the end of this post, anyone else excited for Season 4 of The Vampire Dairies?
Nina Dobrev as Elena Gilbert
I have a MAJOR girl crush on Nina Dobrev. I like her so much that I’m not even mad at her for getting to make out with Ian Somerhalder, like, whenever she wants. She is absolutely stunning. And I’m looking forward to a vampire Elena!