Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The Event: Season 1 Episode 2 - To Keep Us Safe

Greetings Eventers!  Or should I say Earthlings???  Naaaa, I'm still not buying aliens yet, I don't care what any of you say!  Too obvious, too cliche'.  They're going somewhere else with this.  But visitors, extra-terrestrials or not, I am thoroughly still enjoying The Event!  Do I think LOST and 24 had a baby and its child is The Event?  Well, no NBC, no I don't.  But that doesn't mean the show isn't good!  And if we're crossbreeding shows, I would think we would need to throw Battlestar Galactica into the mix now.  Anyway, we are 2 hours in and there have been some twists and turns already. Some predictable, others not so much.  But what they are setting up is ALL good for the foreseeable future.  A nice thrill ride of a show with a dash of mystery!  And now, my friends, let's RECAP!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Quick Thoughts on Sunday 9/26 Shows: Dexter, Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire

Hello TV Addicts. Yikes, can Sunday get any more packed with awesome television? It's a shame that one of the 3 shows mentioned does not start at 8:00 so I can go to bed at a reasonable hour. Alas, I stayed up to watch another excellent Boardwalk Empire after devouring 2 awesome hours of Dexter and Mad Men as well. Since this is a QUICK THOUGHTS post, I'm just going to get right into it. As usual, one big SPOILER ALERT before we begin. If you haven't watched one of the shows just skip ahead to the comments on the next one. My thoughts after the jump.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fringe: Season 3 Episode 1 - Olivia

Hello Universe Hoppers!  Welcome to my first ever FRINGE recap!  Yes, I  have been a fan since day 1, but prior blogging engagements have had me occupied for years.  I'm not sure Fringe warrants itself to in-depth recaps trying to analyze all the secrets they are trying to hide.  In fact, I'm not sure Fringe really keeps many secrets from us.  They just throw these wild ideas out there and exploit them.  And hey folks, it has been one helluva ride!   I think when season 1 ended we had this desire to explore the alternate universe (over there) that was introduced.  But we really didn't get our first BIG glimpse of it until the season 2 finale.   Don't get me wrong, season 2 was AWESOME, but the finale was a big set up for what was to come in the future of Fringe.  The table is set and the STORY they have been setting up is about to begin!  Check out this interview with the executive producers about the evolution of what the show has become.  It's a great read.  I loved the premiere and I can't wait for the 2nd part of the premiere when we see our other favorite characters next week.   But for now, let's take a deeper dive into the OVER THERE world with our fresh set of eyes in our very own Olivia!   More after the jump.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Fall 2010 "TV Premiere Week" Quick Thoughts - Sunday 9/19 to Tuesday 9/21

Hello TV Addicts! I have to apologize as I have been super busy this week and have been unable to comment on more of my favorite television shows. It has been the perfect storm of "too busy at work" vs. "Fall TV Premiere Week". It couldn't have happened at a worse time to launch the "TV" Addicts Blog! Of course, I had already stated that my focus will be on THE EVENT and FRINGE. But, since this is an overall encompassing TV Blog, I wanted to be free to discuss ALL shows I'm watching. And I wanted to give all of you great readers the ability to discuss them as well. So, at least for this week, I wanted to just give a little blurb on every show I'm watching. In the future, if some EVENTFUL thing happens on a show, I may give it its own blog posting so we can discuss it separately. Here are my quick thoughts on what I have been watching in the NEW TV Season!  This goes without saying but SPOILER ALERT!  If you haven't caught up yet on a particular show, read on to the shows that you have watched.   My thoughts after the jump!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Event: Season 1 Episode 1 - I Haven't Told You Everything

Welcome all to the TV Addicts Blog!  Welcome to all LOST fans, 24 fans, FlashForward fans, and all those with hope that there may be life after an era of wonderful serialized television and character dramas.  THE EVENT is upon us folks.  The critics have been skeptical.  Everything that has attempted to follow in LOST's footsteps has been met with lots of reluctance from TV Viewership.  No one can quite crack the code that LOST found.   The problem is, the code that they cracked was being the right show, right place, right time.  Everything fell into place.   Can magic strike in a different way with a new show?  I, too, have my reservations.  But, I too, want to have hope.  I want a new show to capture my imagination and make me obsess over every detail.  Will The Event be this new show?   It's way too soon to tell, but I will say that I enjoyed this pilot episode very much and am definitely ready for more.  Hopefully, the show will continue to deliver.

Most of the Pilot episode was a "get to know the cast" episode.  And, if you have watched any television over the summer, gone to the movies, or just caught any of NBC's brilliant marketing...you probably have seen a majority of the pilot episode before it even aired!  I know I felt that way for most of the episode.  But the last 2 minutes, that everyone has been hyping was definitely worth sticking around for.  It opens up a whole realm of possibilities about where this show will go.  They were not afraid to let their Sci-Fi flag wave in the first episode.  That is a liberating feeling, but it also could scare audiences away.  I hope it's the former before the latter!  The recap begins after the jump!