I can't believe that not one of the Fall TV shows has been
canceled yet...but I'm not complaining! Here's a
great list of each broadcast networks' shows and where
they are in the ratings. Not surprised about any of
the lower-rated shows, but I hope they give "Crazy
Ex-Girlfriend" on The CW more of a chance...dumb name, great
show! I'm sad that "Heroes
not doing as well as it started out. Not loving the
ratings for "Castle," "Bones" and "Sleepy Hollow," either!
Make sure you check out this week's news page
here and next week's will be
here . We put up a lot of info and video clips every
I apologize because I haven't been posting this blog for
a few weeks! I've had terrible computer problems. The laptop
I use regularly died, and I had to buy a new one, so all of
my spare time has been spent learning Windows 10 and trying
to get the new laptop back the way I like it. The other
computer, a desktop, that I use for making the
transcripts, also died, so I'm waiting to hear if that one
can be repaired or not. It always happens at once,
doesn't it? I did back up my laptop, but in June, so I've
lost a lot. Marcos, who hosts my sites, is going to take a
look at it and see if he can salvage anything. Otherwise, it
would cost me hundreds of dollars to pay someone to try to
do it. Which I would really rather not spend!
So back up your data regularly. For me it's been kind of
a pain, so I need to find a better way to do it
Tonight I binge-watched the wonderful Amazon series "Red
Oaks." You want to make sure to check this one out! I only
intended to watch one episode and got sucked in. The
characters and their relationships are fantastic, and also
it's just a really good story, and very real, yet funny. You
will not be sorry.
Another good show I watched recently was this old 2006
British show called "The Eleventh
Hour" starring Patrick
Stewart. I found it on the Acorn TV channel/website. It's
only 4 episodes. I sure wish it were more. Stewart stars
along with the fabulous Scottish actress who played
Christina in "Ugly Betty." They remade it in the US,
but with different actors. I haven't seen that version yet,
but I hear it's good. The guy who created and wrote the
series, Stephen Gallagher, also has done some "Doctor Who"
episodes from the 80's and some other really good shows and
movies. I told him on Twitter how much I liked the show, and
I was very pleased that he replied and followed me. I look
forward to seeing more of his work. I downloaded two of his
books to my Kindle as well.
Otherwise, I've just been catching up on my usual DVR
shows. I really enjoyed this week's "Once Upon a Time,"
since I'm a huge fan of Rumple and Belle. "The Good Wife"
has been great as always. I was chuckling all the way
through this week's episode.
With baseball and everything else, some of our shows were
re-runs, like "The Daily Show" and the "Nightly Show" and
"Family Guy." It's okay - there has been
plenty to watch, anyway.
For the first time in, maybe ever....I'm behind on
watching "Bones." That's because there are so many other
good shows on at that same time. I do intend to catch up,
though. My DVR's can only hold so much.
I am caught up on "Blindspot." This morning I got to
interview Lou Diamond Phillips, who's always awesome. Who
doesn't like him? I mean, I've loved his work ever since the
80's when he starred in "La Bamba" as Richie Valens. He's
done so many great shows and movies. My favorites of his
were "Stargate Universe" and now "Longmire." We were
supposed to ask him about his guest-starring role on "Blindspot,"
but the thing is, he couldn't tell us anything, so it was
kind of funny. He was very nice, though, as he always
is on Twitter as well. It was a great call and I know he
will be a blast on the NBC show.
Last week's big exciting news for me was that they are
making a season 5 of "Longmire," which is great. A lot
of people on the Phillips call were asking him about that
and congratulating him. He's also starring in a movie
about the legendary night stalker serial killer, Richard
Ramirez. I'm sure he'll be fabulous as always.
This season so far, "Doctor Who" has been better. I
really didn't like the new doctor last season, but he's been
great so far now, and I love the stories. I think they're
way more original than they were. Sometimes they're a bit
weird, though, and then I get confused. But weird is way
better than predictable or stupid.
I really liked the show that airs after that on BBC
America, the one about the Vikings and Brits, but I haven't
had time to keep up with it so far. Another one that I liked
but don't have much time to watch is "Crazy Ex Girlfriend"
on The CW. It's a musical comedy and very out there. Just my
kind of show.
I'm still enjoying all of my CW shows, especially
"Supernatural" and "The Flash." I love seeing Jay Garrick (Chad Sears) on
"The Flash" and I loved the way the
last one ended (with us seeing the return of Harrison Wells
(not that he was ever really gone). Oh, and "Gotham"
continues to be great as well. I'm glad that the new chief
finally yelled at Jim for not following the laws and rules.
That was really bothering me. He needs to be a good guy.
I fell behind a bit for a few weeks on "Heroes
Reborn" so I
caught up on that as well. It's so good. Okay, I mean, it's
enjoyable. It's not the type of show that you want to think
too hard about, especially once time travel is involved.
There are just too many odd things that seem inconsistent if
you keep watching. It's just for fun. In fact, it needs more
fun, but I don't know if they'll be doing that with this
particular incarnation. As much as I love Jack
Coleman, I think they needed to have more superheroes and
more powers than what they've been showing. Perhaps it's a
budget thing. Otherwise, though, I've really been enjoying
it, and seeing Mohinder and Hiro last week was icing on the cake.
Unless something drastic happens, I don't think there will
be more "Heroes" after this outing. Too bad. By the way, a
girl I went to high school with, Lisa, is married to the
show's creator, Tim Kring; we were in choir and the musicals
when she was a sophomore and I was a senior (very talented
singer and actress back then). Her mom was a former actress
and drama teacher, I believe? She helped us out with
"Fiddler on the Roof," which Lisa starred in. We were
also both in the Chamber Singers and our group went to
Mexico for a tour for two weeks. I think we even roomed
together briefly. Very nice girl, and I'm sure she's turned
into a really nice woman. I just see her sometimes on Facebook. Anyway, her husband Tim always does top-notch
work. I wasn't a big fan of his last two series, but
"Heroes" is one of my favorite all-time shows, and I also
loved his show "Crossing Jordan." I'm sure that if "Heroes
finishes this year, he'll be on to some other great
Don't forget to check out our new "Supergirl" section,
although I'm still building it up a bit.
I'm really looking forward to the return of "Elementary"
on CBS and "Major Crimes" on TNT this week! Yay!
I'm glad to see that "Life in Pieces" is a hit....it's a
I still have 5 DVD's to watch this week and a few new
shows. Make sure to check out my
I was kind of bummed earlier today because I got turned
down by the TV Critics Association for membership. I hope
they'll give me a reply with a specific reason because the
one they gave so far was kind of vague, and insulting. :(
They said: "Thank you for applying for membership with the Television Critics
Unfortunately, we are not extending membership to you at this time. The TCA Board of Directors vetted your
application and your application failed
to meet the criteria set out on the official TCA website at time of
We appreciate your interest in the organization and you are welcome to
reapply when the portal for admissions opens in March. Please know that
all due attention is given to each applicant, the vote is taken at a
closed meeting and we do not divulge particulars about any candidate. "
I asked which criteria they didn't think I met because
the ones I read listed on their website, I definitely did
fit! They said your website or media has to be your full
time job (check) and your main source of income (check), and
devoted mostly to TV (check), and supported by ads (check)
and that you act in a professional manner (check). I thought
that saying I "failed" is kind of a rude way to put it,
personally. That last sentence may mean that they won't
reply to my questions, though. I guess we'll see. How can I
improve to apply again if they won't tell me why? That's
I've been running all of the soap transcripts from last week
to catch up. I really only watch bits and pieces. I'm
enjoying seeing the Halloween costumes so far. I loved
seeing Michael E. Knight on "The
Young & The Restless." I hope we see more of him!
I was very happy today because Larry Willmore of "The
Nightly Show" on Comedy Central favorited my tweet! LOL!
We watch his show regularly, but we noticed that on
Tuesday's show they used a word incorrectly. I tweeted: "We
love your show and it's usually really funny! By
your writers on Tuesday used the word 'equivocate'
incorrectly." So that's funny that he favorited that.
I tweet to him all of the time, so I'm glad he finally
noticed! Ha ha!
I've got another stack of DVD's to watch and
review... I was
very happy to get the movie "Mr. Holmes" today. It's a
movie, not a TV show, but that's okay. I've been looking
forward to seeing it. I love all forms of Sherlock Holmes!
That's why I created our page for "Elementary"
I'm afraid that after this, I stopped updating the blog! I
just got very busy. Now here it is, 11 days later. Oops!
I don't normally watch real or serious politics or news on
TV, but today I saw part of the second Democratic debate.
Doesn't it seem like every presidential election, there are
more and more debates (way too many)? My husband is an
expert on presidential debates, so he watches many of them.
I don't want Donald Trump to be president, but he would be
the first TV personality to become president! Ronald
Reagan was on TV, too, but he was more of a movie star, I
think (B movie star,
still...). Al Franken, who used to be on Saturday Night
Live, is in congress. Several other actors, including Gopher
from "The Love Boat" and the late Fred Thompson from "Law
& Order," among others, have been senators or
congressman or run for other offices.
I wish that one of the actors I liked would run for
president, but I guess most of them are too smart, or too
busy, to do that. They prefer to give money to their
favorite candidates instead. Too bad. Wouldn't President
Clooney be great?
They finally have canceled a new TV show - "Wicked City" on
ABC. I hadn't even gotten around to watching it yet. There
have only been three episodes! I think there were only 10
total, so I wonder why they bothered to
cancel it? Seems kind of silly. Too bad... I really love
Jeremy Sisto and he was playing another police detective,
like he did in "Law
& Order." He was so good in that. He looks great
in this new show. He's lost weight and looks very fit (and
they show him with his shirt off). I hope he finds
another good TV gig soon. Maybe people had trouble with it
being another show set in the past. There are so many now. I
do have to say, though, that the soundtrack to the show
plays lots of great 70's and 80's songs. Or maybe the show
was too dark for ABC, which usually shows
more family-friendly shows. It does remind me a little of
"Aquarius" on NBC.
There was some very sad news this week. Actor Nathaniel
Marston, most known for "One
Life to Live," was in a terrible car accident and died.
Everyone says he was a really nice guy and he'd turned his
life around after he'd had some anger issues and dealt with
them. He was a fabulous actor.
I've been keeping up on the soaps. This surrogate
story on "Bold & The
Beautiful" with Maya, Rick and Nicole is really
drawn-out and boring. It's just been over-discussed
and too talky. The rest of the show's okay. Y&R has been
keeping my attention still.
I can't believe it's already almost Thanksgiving!!! Where
does the time go?
There are so many great shows on TV now. Which one is your
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