Work has seriously been kicking my a*s and TV has been saving me.
I thought I’d go ahead and write up some quick thoughts on the CW premieres even though I’m already behind and haven’t seen the second episodes yet…
I DON’T KNOW. I guess it was… fine? The special effects (like the boat scenes) were terrible, though. I like all the actors involved so hopefully it loses its soap-y predictability in the next episodes. Because REALLY, I didn’t think it was such a surprise finding out Siobhan is still alive. Or that she was having an affair with her best friend Gemma’s husband. OR that the attacker that tried to kill Bridget was really after Siobhan. DUN DUN DUN. Anyway, Ioan Gruffudd was a highlight as I expected and maybe I’m crazy but I’m totally shipping his character Andrew with Bridget. They have great chemistry! And I know this is a drama but I hope the writers infuse *some* humor in the dialogue — I always thought Sarah Michelle Gellar did a great job with that on BtVS. Anyway, I’ll keep watching. Not much else on Tuesdays anyway.
The Secret Circle
Gawd, I’m such a typical CW viewer. I liked this a lot! Well, except for the main theme song. It totally freaks me out. Anyway, it’s basically a show about teen witches helmed by Kevin Williamson. I’m drawn like a moth to a flame. Heh. I have a soft spot for Britt Robertson from her role as Lux on the dearly departed Life Unexpected and I enjoyed her here too. The rest of the “secret circle” didn’t really impress me much. I found Diana & Adam pretty dull and Faye slightly rage-inducing. But that’s usually the case with pilots — there’s so much to set up that the characters don’t have much depth. It’ll be interesting to see if the show manages to keep the adults (yay Gale Harold) as entrenched in the story as they seem to be. They always start strong then fade into the background (ie. 90210, Gossip Girl).
The Vampire Diaries
Good season opener. I’m not a huge fan of Klaus and his quest for an army of hybrids so I wish Stefan wasn’t saddled with him. Actually, I wasn’t sold on anything involving the 3 leads (Elena, Stefan, Damon). Not even Stefan killing Andie. Or Stefan’s tearful phone call with Elena (who I love but really found kinda annoying in this episode). However, I totally adored Caroline & Tyler! They were funny and awkward, frustratingly adorable, then scorching hot. I love them so. But ACK! WTH Mrs. Lockwood! Finally, I’m so glad Jeremy has his own storyline — AND that it will apparently involve Matt. Both characters deserve something better to do than react to everyone else’s shenanigans.
Sooo glad it’s the weekend. I plan to catch up with TV. Definitely need the mindless entertainment. STAT.
I feel the exact same way about Ringer. I really need it to improve. Granted, I don’t watch anything else on Tuesdays anyway but still, I want SMG to have a successful show.
Also enjoying The Secret Circle, which, like you, I totally knew I would!
RINGER: I know what you mean about the show and how predictable it is. But so far, it’s ok enough that I keep watching it. Would be nice if there were more twists, or like you said, even some comic relief would help.
THE SECRET CIRCLE: The show reminds me of TVD a little. It’s a pretty intriguing show. The part that I enjoy the most is exactly WHAT are the ADULTS planning? Like their agenda is all secret and they’re using their own kids to try to do it. Is it just that they want their powers back?
TVD: I wouldn’t say the Season 3 premiere was THE BEST. But at least it ended well and with a cliffhanger. I agree with all the lead storylines…Not loving this “killer Stefan” very much. Not much exciting going on there. But Tyler & Caroline’s storyline was quite good. The ENDING with Caroline and Mrs. Lockwood was GREAT. Didn’t see that coming!
I loved The Secret Circle too! Probably because it was my fave LJ Smith trilogy of all of them. I totally agree with you on TVD though. I’m not enjoying the Klaus taking Stefan away storyline 🙁
OMG the boat scene from the premiere of Ringer was gawd-awful. Like seriously, they can shell out for SMG and Ioan Gruffudd, but they can’t make a boat scene look believable?