Monday, May 25, 2009

Future TV Addict

So, I was thinking (yet again) about Privileged being canceled and thinking (once again) about how devastated I am over this. And I was wondering - why did none of the hardcore fans that knew that there was a possibility that it be canceled start a "send cucumbers to the production team" campaign. You see, in the series, they always drink cucumber water when they study. This would have shown how much the fans loved it, which in turn would have made the CW think "well, if the fans love it this much, other people must love it, too. They've just not seen it."
This is what happened with Roswell. After the first season (the best season of any TV show ever to exist in the history of television - I just finished watching it again, and it is soooooo so so so SO good. I'm definitely going to regive the second season a try), the WB was thinking about canceling the show, and so all of the hardcore fans (minus myself, unfortunately) sent bottles of tabasco to the producers. This is what the aliens put on their food in the show. This showed them what dedicated fans Roswell had, and in the end, because of that, they decided to have a second (and then a third!!!! which I am psyched about finally watching) season.
So why couldn't the fans do this for Privileged? But then, maybe it wouldn't have worked, because apparently they moved the time of the show around and did massive publicity and just couldn't seem to get other people interested.

Anyhow, so yeah. I was super mad at the CW for a little while about that. But now that I have seen the new lineup for the next season of TV, I am over my anger, and I am actually incredibly psyched.
I will, of course, continue watching GOSSIP GIRL. Hopefully it will continue to be awesome. And, of course, I will keep watching SMALLVILLE. I'm with it until the very end.

And then, the show that I am absolutely the most psyched about, there is a new series called the Vampire Diaries coming out!!!! It is based on the books by L.J. Smith. I have never read them (although I am planning on getting on that promptly), but some of my favorite books back in the day were "the Secret Circle" trilogy by the very same author. They are sooooo good, and I am actually midway through rereading them now. Also, Ian Somerhalder, who is incredibly gorgeous, is going to be starring in it. Most of you probably know him from Lost, which I tried to watch, but it bored me. I, however, originally fell for his hotness on a TV show which (incredibly unfortunately) only lasted one summer season (why do I always fall for the shows that don't last?) - Young Americans. On which he is at an all boys school and starts falling for this person at his school, so he thinks he is gay. But it turns out it's a girl disguised as a guy trying to piss off her parents. Something like that. So, anyhow, I love vampires. I love L.J. Smith. Ian Somerhalder is hot and from Louisiana (born in Covington). I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Between me and the Vampire Diaries, if you missed that.

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Then, there is "Parental Discretion Advised," which actually looks really cool - about a girl trying to become an emancipated minor who ends up finding her parents in the process. More than all that, though, the awesomest thing about this show is that it stars SHIRI APPLEBY, of Roswell fame (have you noticed how everything always goes back to Roswell with me?)!!!!!!!! I love love love her to death, and I really don't think that anyone could have made a better Liz Parker than her. Unfortunately, though, I have seen her in very little since Roswell (I think Swimfan and Charlie Wilson's War are it, despite her having been in quite a few other things). Anyhow, so I'm really psyched about actually WANTING to see her new show.

And then there's Melrose Place. I'm not sure if I'm going to love it or not, but it seems to be starring Ashlee Simpson, and despite it being mega uncool to like her, I sort of think she's awesome. So I'm going to at least give it a try.
I've decided that I'm also going to give the Beautiful Life a try, although I don't really know why. It's got Corbin Bleu from High School Musical in it, so I am SLIGHTLY tempted, although I am FAR from convinced that I will actually love it.

Then, a TV show which I am more than overly excited about, and which I in no way have the CW to thank, is one that was based on one of the greatest teen movies of all time: 10 Things I Hate About You. That's right - it's becoming a TV show. Thank you ABC Family!!!! It premieres July 7, and I will be there.

Anyhow, that's enough from my TV addicted self today. I've got to finish the book I'm reading (sooooo good - book 1 in the Bartimaeus trilogy by Jonathan Stroud) and watch the first episode of Smallville Season 7 before Guillaume gets home and we go eat delicious Ehtiopian food.

For the record, I do do things other than watch TV. I taught until 3 PM today and then came home and worked out and took a shower. And then I worked on getting my resume perfect and sent some e-mails asking people to be references for me. And I talked to my Mom on the phone for a while and wrote this blog entry. And I studied Japanese for about an hour. So I really don't spend all of my life just watching TV.

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