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Falling Behind

I wish there were more hours in a day so that I could watch everything I want to watch. Unfortunately, time is limited and I’m starting to fall behind on some shows.

A lot of fall shows are either coming close to their winter hiatus or ending for the year (or ending for good, like Sons of Anarchy), so let’s talk about where things are going with my favorite shows and what’s coming up in the next few months.

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Week in Review 10/11

Another week of TV has come to an end, and there’s so much to talk about!

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Sunday

The Strain came to an end this past Sunday, and quite a few people, including Marc Buxton from Den of Geek, were not happy with the way it ended. It’s true that nothing was resolved in the finale, but from what I understand this series is closely following the novels written by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. I haven’t read the books myself, but I have heard that the season 1 finale ended the same way the book ended. The subsequent book, The Fall, takes place 2 weeks after The Strain and the final book, The Night Eternal, 2 years later. I enjoyed the first season of the Strain and am looking forward to season 2.

Monday

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The Voice – Blinds 3 & 4

It’s heating up! After nights 3 and 4, we’re getting closer to my favorite part; the battle rounds!

Night 3 of the blind auditions had a lot of talent, as usual. My favorite was Blessing Offor. I was having a panic attack waiting for someone to turn their chair for him, and was so overwhelmed with happiness when at the last second, all 4 turned around. Hopefully he makes it far on Team Pharrell. I was also happy to see Anita Antoinette return from season 3. She did so well this time around, and I am very happy that she chose Team Gwen over Team Adam; I think that her and Gwen will make a good match.

I wasn’t a big fan of Bree Fondacaro; her voice had good parts but it was just too airy. Maybe Blake will help her control her voice better and turn her into a top artist.

Night 4 was good as well. I really enjoyed Katriz Trinidad‘s audition, especially since she has a killer voice at the young age of 15. When I was 15, I was super awkward, so I always love seeing these kids with incredible voices at young ages. Speaking of young contestants, I was so happy that someone turned around for Tanner Linford. I wasn’t especially moved by his performance, but I would have been so heartbroken for him if he didn’t get a chair to turn two years in a row. I was impressed with Jonathan Wyndham as well, mostly because I am a huge fan of the song Say Something (as well as A Great Big World) but he sang it beautifully.

There can’t be many more nights of auditions left, most of the teams are almost full. I can’t wait for the battle rounds; they always bring fierce competition and you really get to see the contestants for who they are as performers.

My DVR is almost full

Why do I do this to myself?

As the ratings are coming in for the premieres of the last few weeks, I’m struggling to keep up with all the shows I want to watch. And the premieres aren’t done! Just this week Stalker, Gracepoint and A to Z are going to premiere. In the coming weeks, fan-favorites American Horror Story and the Walking Dead are returning.

Gotham had a strong premiere rating, which doesn’t really surprise me. I haven’t seen it yet, but I think the premise for the series is very interesting to most people, seeing as Batman has been a huge hit over the years for movies. The Voice had its lowest premiere rating ever, which again, doesn’t really surprise me. I’m sure everyone else is getting just as exhausted with singing competitions as me. It still is the best of its genre though. The Blacklist had a good season 2 premiere, which was expected since it was the biggest hit drama last fall. I am surprised to see that the Mysteries of Laura had good ratings for the premiere; maybe I’ll have to add that to my ever-growing watch list. The TV spots for the NBC dramedy seemed corny to me.

My DVR is filling up. I have Gotham, Scorpion, Sleepy Hollow, New Girl, The Mindy Project, The League, and Z Nation to catch up on. I’ll watch what I can on my day off this week. I have to, for the blog!

Tonight the Strain is on, and it’s the second to last episode of the season! It’s going to be good. Has anyone read the books? I’m interested to hear how the show compares.

The Voice – Blind Auditions 1 & 2

I have to say, I was really impressed with Gwen and Pharrell on the 2 night premiere of the voice. I think that they both make great additions to the panel. I can’t wait to see how they do as coaches for theses aspiring singers. As always, Adam and Blake were hilarious and stole the show with their banter. Gwen is proving to be just as hilarious as them, though.

As far as artists go, there were only a few that really caught my attention. The very first contestant on night 1, Luke Wade, really impressed me. I really liked Damien too, he had a very beautiful voice. I was really disappointed that nobody turned their chairs for the older gentleman who sang a country song, I can’t remember his name. At the beginning of his performance, I wasn’t interested. By the end, I was almost in tears because you could hear the emotion in his voice. I couldn’t believe nobody turned their chairs, although like Blake said, he did sound a little out of practice. On night 2, Taylor Phelan and Maiya Sykes were the two that really stood out to me.

Does anyone else miss the interactive game they had for the voice a few seasons back? If you didn’t play it, basically you created your own teams out of the contestants who make it past the blind auditions. It made the show more engaging, and I can remember getting really invested in it. There was a chance to win a prize if someone from your team made it into the finals, although I didn’t come close. It was a lot of fun, and I was very disappointed that they never brought it back after that one year.

 

What’s on Tonight?

There are FIVE shows that I want to watch that premiere tonight. I won’t be able to catch them all though. I’ll probably watch the Voice and Blacklist tonight, and the rest tomorrow. I ranked them from what I’m least excited about to most excited about:

5. Scorpion (CBS @ 9 PM)

Scorpion looks like it could be interesting, but out of everything I want to watch, it comes last. It might be hard for people to relate to these characters, since they are all “geniuses”. I liked Katherine McPhee in Smash, so it will be nice to see her in something else. I will be watching this one On Demand.

4. The Voice (NBC @ 8 PM)

I have been watching the Voice since halfway through season 2. Now at season 7, I still keep up with it but it is getting less exciting. I am interested in seeing how Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams do on the show. Hopefully they can still keep the program entertaining and it doesn’t suffer the same fate as American Idol (which I never really liked).

3. Gotham (Fox @ 8 PM)

I’m actually really excited for Gotham; I am a fan of Batman movies and video games so I think that a back story on James Gordon and the criminals of Gotham will be really interesting! It’s third on my list because I’m more excited for my returning favorites.

2. Sleepy Hollow (Fox @ 9 PM)

I loved Sleepy Hollow last year! It was so interesting and like nothing else on TV. Although I was really bummed that Clancy Brown’s character was killed in the first episode, I really enjoyed the first season. I love the little bits of humor that are thrown in as Ichabod Crane tries to figure out the modern world and stop the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

1. The Blacklist (NBC @ 10 PM)

The Blacklist was a lot better than I expected it to be. I really only watched it because it came on right after the Voice. I normally don’t like these kind of cop/FBI shows, but this one really intrigued me. I love David Spader; he plays a really convincing criminal mastermind. I hope that we find out who “Berlin” is tonight, although I feel like that might be stretched out a little longer. I loved the character of “Tom Keen”, or whoever he really was. I wish he wasn’t killed off so soon, his story line could have been really interesting.

So that is what I will be up to tonight/tomorrow! Is anyone else going to be watching any of these shows? What are you most excited for?

Talking TV

My name is Ashley, and I’m addicted to TV.

I’ve decided to turn my addiction into a social activity. I’ve been wanting to create a blog to talk about the shows that I watch for a while, because most of my friends aren’t into TV the way I am. And what better time to create this blog than the fall premiere months?

I don’t want this blog to be a journal of my thoughts, but a conversation about what is happening on my favorite shows. I will post my thoughts and discussions of shows as well as news about series, such as renewals, filming, casting, etc. I hope that everyone reading will join in the conversation.

These are the shows I am currently watching:

The Strain, Under the Dome, Sons of Anarchy, Z Nation, and Dexter (on Netflix). Starting this week is Gotham, Scorpion, Sleepy Hollow, The Blacklist, and The Voice (the ONLY reality series I will ever talk about).

Obviously there will be more shows to come in the next month or so as shows premiere. Hopefully this blog will attract some people who love TV and want to discuss it with me!