Sunday, September 28, 2014

TV shows ... Bits and Pieces

As usual, haven't written in a long time.

The new TV season is starting up so I thought I'd write a few lines, or more, about some of them -- new and coming back. (In no particular order.)

     NCIS -- I've been watching this one from the beginning. I think I watched it when the characters were introduced on JAG (another show I followed). And for the most part I have liked it. I hated it when Kate (Sasha Alexander) was killed off. But after a few episodes I really began to like Ziva David (Cote de Pablo). And I hated IT when she left the show. And it just hasn't been the same without her.
    The one character I never cared for (and still don't) is Anthony diNozzo (Michael Weatherly).  He was/is nasty, mean-spirited, sarcastic, misogynistic, and rather unlikable. And if this had been real life, he wouldn't have lasted two weeks with his attitude!

    Selfie -- This is a new show starring the delightful Karen Gillan (Amy Pond of Dr. Who) and John Cho. Only one episode has aired so far. And while I pretty much hate sitcoms  (not funny, boring, stupid and not funny) I kind of like this one. The only reason I watched was because of Karen. But the one thing I don't like is her American accent.
    Karen is Scottish, and I love hearing a woman with a Scottish accent (even more so than one with and Irish accent). Her voice sounds the same, but I want the Scottish back.
    The pilot episode was actually funny in spots, so I may watch a few more just to see how it turns out.

     Longmire -- This is (WAS)  modern western set in Wyoming near an Indian reservation. It starred Robert Taylor (who I never heard of) and Katee Sackoff (from the new Battlestar Galactica). I only started watching because of Katee. It was a good show but after three seasons it was canceled even though is got good ratings (for A&E) , but the audience was not the 18 - 40 demographic. So that sucks.
     I hear it is being shopped around for another network. USA or FX or TNT would be good homes for it.

    The Witches of East End -- This one is starting its third season on the Lifetime channel. I started watching since I was a big fan of Charmed. And like Charmed, the witches are all gorgeous women. But the only one I ever heard of was Julia Ormond, --Joanna, the mother.
    One of the daughters, Ingrid, is played by Rachel Boston. She looked familiar but I couldn't place her.
   The other daughter, Freya is played by Jenna Dewan Tatum. I had never heard of her, but she IS gorgeous. The other witch is an aunt, Wendy, played by M├Ądchen Amick, who I never heard of, but also is a real looker.
     The show has cool and clever magic, and interesting story lines, so I'll stay with this one.

{getting rather long, so just one more}
      Haven -- This is a show similar to The X-Files -- odd goings on and the investigators. I really don't like shows like this (couldn't stay with The X-Files or Supernatural), but for some reason I started watching this one and really like it.
    It is set in the small town of Haven, Maine. The town is plagued with the "Troubles."  Bad things happen because certain people of the town have supernatural powers, they sometimes don't realize they have, that causes other people to die, or buildings to burn or collapse, things like that.
     The star of the show is oh-so-attractive Emily Rose, who I had never heard of until I started watching.  Her character has lived in Haven as a different person many times in the past.
     For most of the first four seasons, her name was Audrey, and she was immune to the Troubles, so she could investigate and solve (with the local sheriff/love interest) all the chaos and mayhem. But in the current season she is now Mara, and she is evil.