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Watch if You’re Really Bored: Greek

So I watched the first episode of season 4 of Greek, ABC Family’s teen drama about the life of college sorority and fraternity students, with the intention of blogging about it.

Then I almost didn’t blog about it … well, because the show just makes me kind of bored.

Who’s Who on Greek

Casey (Spencer Grammar) is the pretty, blonde sorority queen at ZBZ who has an on-again, off-again romance with Cappie (Scott Michael Foster), the cute but totally unmotivated partyboy and president of the KT fraternity. Read the rest of this entry »

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Watch If You’re Really Bored: Melissa and Joey

I really want to like ABC Family’s new half-hour sitcom Melissa and Joey, but I can’t. I tried – really did. I just can’t.

It’s not the actors. I like both Melissa Joan Hart and Joey Lawrence a lot. My eight year old self thought Hart was so cool back in her Sabrina The Teenage Witch days. And Lawrence was pretty neat in the TV series Brotherly Love and his whole menagerie of late 90s Disney channel movies with younger brothers Matt and Andy.

Given that history, putting now 30-somethings Hart and Lawrence together seemed like a good idea. A funny little comedy – throw in a bit of 90s nostalgia … only one problem. Melissa and Joey really isn’t that funny.

Hart and Lawrence are good together. Their on-screen arguments and frequent banter are full of chemistry. Now only if the writing were any good. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2010 in Watch If Your're Really Bored

 

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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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Watch If You’re Really Bored: Make It or Break It

Make It or Break It. Mondays at 10pm on ABC Family.

This teen drama follows the lives of four high school girls training to be Olympic gymnasts.

Payson Keeler (Ayla Kell) is a hardcore perfectionst and the top female gymnast at The Rock, the girls’ private Colorado training club.

Right behind her are the wealthy and talented Kaylie Cruz (Josie Loren) and Lauren Tanner (Cassie Scerbo), whose intense training schedules seem almost overshadowed in the plot by their constant teenage drama, emotional backstabbing and fighting over boys.

The new girl in town is Emily Kmetko (Chelsea Hobbs), an intensely motivated gymnast with lots of raw talent, but no money or professional training to back her up. Emily works double shifts at the local Pizza Shack to help pay her family’s rent, so it is a struggle for her to fit into the priviledged and often expensive new world of competitive gymnastics.

Verdict:

Lauren is mean and conniving and she gets on my nerves. Kaylie is more sympatheic, but definitely has her moments of acting like an entitled, spoiled brat.

I like Payson well enough, but Emily’s storylines are by far the most interesting.

The elaborate gymnastic flips and routines in each episode are exciting to watch. It is neat getting a look into the both pressures and the perks of the world of competitive gymnastics. 

I do enjoy Make It or Break It, but the catty drama and petty fights can certainly get a little annoying to watch. However, this is a drama show aimed at teenage girls, so I guess a little cattiness is to be expected.

 

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Watch If You’re Really Bored: “V”

“V” : Tuesdays at 10pm on ABC. (Remake of a 1980s TV miniseries)

They say they come in peace.

But do they really?

Spaceships full of “Visitors,” or “Vs” – aliens who appear to have a normal human form – suddenly appear in major cities accross the world, declaring their intention to share their advanced technology and help the people of Earth.

V leader Anna (Morena Baccarin, Firefly) is beautiful and smoothly diplomatic, but it soon becomes apparent that she is a powerful manipulator who does not like it when things are not going her way.

FBI agent Erica Evans (Elizabeth Mitchell, Lost) is one of the few humans willing to believe that the Vs might not be as good-natured and innocent as they seem.

Problems arise when her son Tyler (Logan Huffman), starts dating a pretty blonde V named Lisa (Laura Vandervoort), who just so happens to be Anna’s daughter.

Erica puts together a small group of resistance fighters, including a priest, a mercenary, a man who’s family was killed by Vs, and a rebel V who has turned against his own kind to fight on the side of the humans.

Verdict:

There are a good deal of Sci-Fi schows that I honestly do enjoy (the outer space adventures of Firefly or the human-alien teen romance Roswell), so do not think I am dismissing this show simply because it is about aliens.

Most of the characters are mediocre and the plot is full of alien genre cliches, so V is not on the top of my TV watch list. However, it is interesting enough to capture my attention if I am really bored, or if I can find nothing else to watch.

 

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