Posts Tagged ‘ABC Fall Shows’

ABC’s latest series, Nashville, premiered Wednesday, October 10th and one thing was pretty clear from the pilot: we’ll be dealing with two versions of Taylor Swift.  There’s a super sweet blonde who essentially embodies that Taylor Swift innocence, then there’s the semi bitchy blonde who is the real Taylor Swift.

I’m kidding, but one look at Hayden Panettiere in a gold sequined dress with the most ridiculous scowl plastered on her face, and I can’t help but imagine Taylor Swift doing the exact same thing. There’s public Taylor and bitchy Taylor, and luckily for us, Nashville will be bringing us both versions for the foreseeable future.

Quick synopsis of the first episode goes something like this: Connie Britton’s character is a country legend; Hayden Panettiere’s character is the up and coming ingénue with attitude to spare. As one tries to hold on to her lackluster flame, the other will stop at nothing to achieve the type of success that will keep her away from her drug-addicted mother. I can predict nothing but lots of drama and sequins this season, but I don’t think that’s going to be a problem.

If you’re interested in watching something a bit more ridiculous than real life, chock-full of obvious love triangles and dastardly ne’er-do-wells (sorry, I’ve always wanted to use that phrase), tune in. Plus, the mom from Halloweentown has a large part in the series, making nostalgia the biggest reason to tune in. Yay, for Disney Channel Original Movies!

-Tenaysia Fox

ABC’s Once Upon A Time

Posted: October 11, 2012 by jerkmagblog in WATCH -- TV
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Once upon a time, ABC provided viewers with excellent programming on Sunday nights. For the housewives looking for some alternate reality, there was Desperate Housewives. For the family going through some kind of arbitrary drama, there was Brothers & Sisters. And for those looking for some random comedy clips, they could tune into America’s Funniest Home Videos. Now, we can all look forward to Once Upon A Time.

The premise of the show is pretty simple: girl grows up in a foster home, finds out she’s actually the daughter of Snow White and Prince Charming, is told she must break a curse that’s trapping fairy tale characters in the real world. To be honest, it’s a pretty interesting show when you’re desperately seeking a distraction from that ten-page paper due at midnight.

The second season premiered September 30th, and to my dismay the show only seemed to get cheesier. You know how there are certain television shows that scream, “I should be a movie?” Well, this is one of those shows. While you might find yourself invested in the outcome of the storyline, there will always be this nagging sense that this alternate reality can’t last. There may not be a direct end game, but you can only write real-world story lines for fairytale characters for so long.

If you’re ever looking for some time consuming, slightly entertaining show, this is it. If you want to be challenged or kept guessing, look elsewhere.

– Tenaysia Fox