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Returning shows I’m looking forward to

After waiting all summer, the time has finally come for the shows that ended in May, to return. Thought there are many shows I’m looking forward to returning, there are some that I’m looking forward to more.

The Vampire Diaries
This show was one of the best new shows last year. It had the ability to keep me on the edge of my seat every episode and its finale was no different. It was a finale that had me buzzing about it weeks after I saw it. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it from the very first episode as I was rolling my eyes at yet another show about vampires but somehow it continues to be fresh.

Grey’s Anatomy
Like The Vampire Diaries, it was one of my favourite finales but for different reasons – it played upon the emotions. We were promised a game changer and it certainly delivered. How the characters deal with the aftermath is the question.

Fringe
This show is in my top 5 shows and like the previous two, was one of my favourite finales. The show just keeps getting better with outstanding performances and storylines. With the alternative universe being shown more, the show looks to keep up its consistency of being something not to miss.

Community
This is one of my favourite comedies and if you haven’t seen it already, just watch the episode Modern Warfare and you’ll be hooked. It has one of the best ensembles with funny and consistent writing. I shall continue to review the episodes on Series.nu

Other shows that I’m looking forward to but just not as much
Parenthood
Life Unexpected
Modern Family
Cougar Town
Glee
Castle
The Middle
The Good Wife

Two shows that I was considering dropping form my viewing list were Gossip Girl and Desperate Housewives but the casting of Katie Cassidy and Vanessa Williams respectively have breathed a new sense of anticipation for me and I shall keenly watch to see how both shows utilize the actresses.

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Katherine Heigl’s possible Grey’s exit – do we still care?

The TV buzz over the past few hours has included the possible end of
Katherine Heigl's time on Grey's Anatomy (EW was one of the first to break the story). She's been missing for most
of the season due to extended leave to shoot a film and maternity
leave since adopting a child.

The long running saga, off camera, could possibly be coming to an end.
It has actually become boring hearing the same story of her leaving,
every season so if it's true, this yearly dance can come to an end.

In my opinion, the character Izzie was at her best in the first couple
of seasons. I for one found the whole hallucinating sleeping with your
dead fiancé ridiculous.

The show is over populated, so it can do with shedding a few characters. I haven’t missed the character at all and the show has proved that there’s sufficient actors/characters to follow.

As for the actress herself, her current film career is
filled with not very good romantic comedies that don't even use the
best clichés. Heigl proved with her Emmy win that drama is where she
sells it and she should try and burst out of the rom-com bubble before
she gets eternally typecast.

Grey’s Anatomy and The Time Warp

Forget about FlashForward, it’s all about flash sideways and flashbacks. Brothers & Sisters recently announced their casting of their flashback episode but, in the US, this week’s it’s the turn of Grey’s Anatomy.

The episdoe synopsis is “In his new role as Chief, Derek restores the hospital lecture series, and Richard, Bailey and Callie present to the group pivotal surgical cases from their pasts – Bailey reflects on her first days as a shy resident, Callie looks back on a polio case, and Richard recalls a case in which he and Ellis worked on a patient diagnosed with GRID, a virus later called AIDS.”

Guest starring will be Sarah Paulson and J. August Richards as Young Ellis Grey and Young Richard Webber and Missi Pyle as Bailey’s Former Nemesis, Dr. Nicole Baylow.

Check out the two promos below and in honour of the episode being named ‘The Time Warp’, a clip from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

My Misses List of 2009

There have been a lot of best and worst of 2009 lists floating around and I thought I’ll do my own little list. I warn you now, that this isn’t your standard best show and worst show list. I’ve been a little inventive with my awards. I start of with the misses list.

What were you thinking? – NBC cancelling Southland before the new series was aired

I can’t believe you’re still on the air – Heroes

Hail Mary attempt at more viewers – Claire’s lesbian kiss, Heroes

It’s not what it says on the packaging – FlashForward. Some billed it as the next Lost, well it’s not.

I should really turn it over – The Cleveland Show

Stop and stare moment – Heather Locklear’s face. There’s something going on that I can’t quite figure out.

Biggest waste of an hour – The Beautiful Life

Biggest waste of half an hour – Hank

I like you but I couldn’t keep watching your show – Alex O’Loughlin and Alfre Woodard, Three Rivers

Is it you or your character that annoys me – Joseph Fiennes, Mark on FlashForward

Are you trying to kill the show on purpose? – Fox moving Fringe from Tuesday to overloaded Thursday

Do you want people to watch you? – NBC’s dwindling primetime scripted shows.

Most obvious outcome in a cliffhanger – Grey’s Anatomy with George and Izzie

Fav Scene of the Week – 7 Nov 09

For this week, I chose a scene from Grey’s Anatomy and it doesn’t involve any of my favourite characters (Cristina, Callie, Mark or Miranda Bailey). It’s the scene with Arizona and the Chief. Now I like any scene when someone is telling off the Chief and in previous weeks, I could have easily picked Arizona or Shepherd telling off the Chief. It’s no secret that he’s on my annoying/boring character list so any time someone shouts at him, it gets a big cheer form me.

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Character Transplants Needed

The other week, I had a conversation about characters that I found either annoying or boring and could do with a personality transplant (a rewrite would do). So I decided to write them down.

Catherine and Orson from Desperate Housewives. I’m struggling to remember why they are even needed anymore. Catherine is so annoying that she’s actually taken over the role of the most annoying character, from Susan. I was actually disappointed that Susan didn’t do a better job of shooting her. What was once a intriguing character, Orson has now turned into a bad side show, like his kleptomaniac storyline from last season. Maybe with the plane crash coming, these two can finally be removed from our screens.

Thirteen and Foreman (Foreteen) from House. To put one annoying character with a boring one really made for one of the least interesting couples. Even the break up was boring and left me saying ‘so what’. For me, they were in competition for the title with Riley and Jonah from Melrose Place.

Speaking of Melrose Place, Violet is next on the list. You can critisize the acting, writing or both. Whichever way, this character is awful and uncomfortable to watch. I, for one, am happy that the end of this character is near. It doesn’t convey crazy very well, just sad and desperate, like Catherine from Desperate Housewives.

Langston from CSI. I’m I in a small minority of people that are not excited by the crossover. I will certainly watch it but if this is the plan to gain back the viewers that have left, then they should have used a different character. Maybe this could be the thing that turns it around for the character and we might get to see more depth. If not, I just feel that Laurence Fishburne should have been given a better character to work with.

Chief Webber from Grey’s Anatomy. You just have to watch it to know why. He’s going round sacking people and like Derek said, he needs to take some blame for the chaos he’s created. I loved Arizona’s scene with him on last week’s episode.

I’m sure there are more but those are my main ones though Ryan from Three Rivers nearly made the list. I thought I should give it a couple of more episodes.