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Watch If You’re Really Bored: The Gates

Basically, its a show about vampires and werewolves – how two groups of mystical species struggle to peacefully co-exist, all the while knowing that their long-standing feuds could at any moment boil over and expose their true identities to the rest of the world.

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Or also the same plotline that has begun to emerge in season 3 of the HBO vampire drama True Blood, now that Alcide and the other werewolves have become recurring plot fixtures.

And it may even become a big part of the next season of The Vampire Diaries, with all signs pointing to the fact that Tyler might very well be turning into a werewolf.

So with the world already so full of vampire shows and vamp vs. werewolf drama, what is it that sets ABC’s new hourlong Sunday night drama The Gates apart from the rest of the pack?

Well, nothing actually. Which is why you should only watch it if you’re really bored. Read the rest of this entry »

 

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What I’m Watching: Jonas L.A.

Now, I’m really not sure any self-respecting 22 year old should admit to watching a TV show that stars Disney tween favorites the Jonas Brothers. So I’m just going to blame my knowledge of this show on the fact that I have a 15 year old sister … and leave it at that.

Nick, Kevin, and Joe Jonas have dominated the young teen music scene for a solid couple of years now. And if tweens love attending their sold out concert tours, then why not give them a show on the Disney channel and see how it fairs? Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2010 in Jonas, Teen, What I'm Watching

 

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Favorite Jonas Brothers Song. Ever.

It’s true. They’ve had a lot of #1 singles and have stolen the hearts of 13 year old girls everywhere with songs like Burning Up, S.O.S, and Paranoid . . . but none of those even compare to what I unequivocally deem the best Jonas Brothers song ever.

It’s from the first season of their Disney channel TV show, and it is amazing.

My family and I first watched the music video on TV last summer while on vacation in Hawaii, and I am going to dare to say it pretty much became the soundtrack to our entire vacation, we sang it so much.

Of course the main thing that this song has going for it is that it is so ridiculously stupid and cheesy … get it, cheesy? … that you can’t help but love it.

Well, I can’t help but love it, at least.

See what you think.

Kevin being crushed by shreds of mozerella? Joe and Nick popping up out of giant olive slices? Nick playing guitar under a lean-to made of pepperoni? 

And you just may have the chorus stuck in your head for the next few days. You’ve been warned.

 
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Posted by on August 28, 2010 in Jonas, Teen

 

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Where Are They Now: Roswell

A few of them are famous. Some you have probably never heard of. Eight years after the show was cancelled, I take a look at where these angsty, lovelorn teens ended up.

[Note: click on the links/underlined text. Most of them are pictures that I really liked by don’t have copyright rights to.]

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Jason Behr for being the lead male character on Roswell, you’d really think Behr would have gone on to have a more prolific acting career. (I mean, how many girls who watched this show fell in love with Max Evans? I’m willing to bet most of them did.) Sure he starred along fellow late 90s teen superstar Sarah Michelle Gellar (Buffy) in the 2004 movie The Grudge, but he hasn’t really done much of anything since then. I couldn’t even find a current picture of him online. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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Cancelled TV Greats: Roswell

[Note: click on the links/underlined text. Most of them are pictures that I really liked by don’t have copyright rights to.]


It’s a show about two star-crossed lovers: one’s human and the other’s an alien. (Well, he’s a human-alien hybrid to be exact. But he looks totally normal.)

Roswell premiered on the now-defunct WB in 1999, before moving to the (also) now-defunct UPN in 2001, only to be cancelled that same season.

But if I do end up getting ever so slightly obsessive about certain TV shows (shush now and leave me alone with my denial!) … then Roswell is one of my most beloved TV obsessions. Read the rest of this entry »

 
 

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What I’m Watching: White Collar

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Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer) was one of the world’s greatest high-class art forgers and theives, until the day he was caught by FBI special agent Peter Burke (Tim DeKay).

But Burke offered Caffrey a choice: either live out the rest of his long jail sentence behind bars, or trade in his orange prison jumpsuit for the decidely more classy fare of sleek suits and stylish fedoras (accompanied as well by one very ubiquitous ankle monitoring device, of course).

Now Caffrey is out of prison and living the high life in New York City, teamed with Burke and serving as a special consultant to the FBI’s white collar crimes division.

Because who better to catch the world’s best art theives than one of the very best smooth-talking con men out there?

Bomer in the role of Caffrey is charming, likeable and charismatice, but it still begs the question: is the infamous Neal Caffrey really a reformed criminal? Or is his just playing good guy until he finally gets the chance to escape from under the FBIs watchful gaze?

 
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Posted by on August 25, 2010 in Drama, What I'm Watching

 

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Covert Affairs Actor Starred in a Chuck-like Precursor

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As much as I adore watching Covert Affairs (the new USA network spy drama I just blogged about), it definitely has made me want to see Christopher Gorham in some sort of role where he is not having to fake being blind.

So after a bit of internet research (okay… IMDB profile stalking), I discovered that Gorham was the star of his own spy drama back in the day. The show was called Jake 2.0, and it ran for one season before getting cancelled on UPN back in 2004.

Jake 2.0 is actually really similar to NBC’s 2007 spy dramaedy Chuck … in http://www.flickr.com/photos/heathbar/2802503718/the sense that a nerdy, awkward computer guy accidentally comes into contact with fancy technology and suddenly becomes a government superspy. Yeah. Very similar. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 15, 2010 in Chuck, Comedy, Covert Affairs, Drama, Pre-

 

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