Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Never judge a show by its network...

I will admit I am not always fair to some tv shows. I am notorious for not giving a show a chance if I am not sold by the preview for the show or the cast. Actually this year two such shows have been brought to my attention. Both shows were/are exceptionally well done and if I am being completely fair I would say the biggest thing they had going against them was the network they were/are on. I am not a huge fan of the CW formerly known as the WB, but my mind may be changing. Both shows have amazing writing and cast members. I would put these two shows up against any network show any day of the week. Are you ready to find out which two shows could have initiated enough of a reaction in me to cause me to blog about them. Hmmmm? Is the suspense killing you?

The first one that caught my attention was Supernatural. I watched the season premiere this past fall because nothing else was one. Holy smokes it was awesome. I immediately invested in the other seasons and after catching up in record time, I think I can safely put them in the Addiction category. It has everything I love in a tv show or movie. It is basically like a really well written hour long horror movie every week. Though the show has plenty of comedy and drama the underlying theme of each episode is always some monster or supernatural being that has to be dealt with. The two main characters have fantastic chemistry as the brothers Winchester and on top of that they are both pretty much smoking hot, so really I don't actually understand how I could have not watched this from the start. Grey's who?
"And on Thursdays we are Teddy Bear doctors."

The second show is Veronica Mars, which I am very sad to report to you was cancelled. I am still catching up on the three seasons of this show but it is fast-paced, witty, engaging, and brilliantly executed. The story lines surrounding this small California town of Neptune are edgy and mysterious. I would say it is Twin Peaks meets Nancy Drew with a hint of Buffy. The actors own their roles and again the chemistry between characters is out of this world. Not to mention some awesome guest stars including Kevin Smith, Joss Wheton, George Michael and Maebe from Arrested Development (I can't remember their real names), Leighton Meister, and Steve Gutenberg along with a slew of other people I would name if I had all the time in the world.
"Nobody likes a blond in a hamster ball."


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The possibility of physical and mental collapse is now very real. No sympathy for the Devil, keep that in mind. Buy the ticket, take the ride. - R.D.

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