Entries from January 2012

REVIEW: The Secret Circle “Witness”

January 20th, 2012

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I spent the better part of an hour trying to figure out exactly what I want to say about tonight’s episode of The Secret Circle and here’s what it comes down to: now that we’ve finally looked into the past maybe the story can move forward. Since Nick died all those episodes ago, the show has been at a stand-still. Stories happen each week and the witches quibble among themselves, but nothing ever really happens. The feeling I was most struck by when watching tonight’s flashback to 1995 is that I’d rather be watching that show. Those characters interest me; that story is compelling. Watching Adam pine over Cassie is not.

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REVIEW: The Vampire Diaries “The Ties That Bind”

January 20th, 2012

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E back again for this week’s TVD with “The Ties that Bind” – now with extra parent issues!

We start with another Bonnie dream. Coffin. Klaus. Traps her in the coffin. She panics like whoa. Someone opens it. (At first, I’m like who is this? Did I forget a character? But, I didn’t – I’m too awesome for that). She tells Elena about the dream (and shows her the coffin stash); turns out it’s her mom that popped open the coffin in her dream.

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REVIEW: Glee “Yes/No”

January 18th, 2012

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Because of the whole SOPA thing going on (which I agree with by the way), I wasn’t sure I’d be able to write this review. I tried last night to take notes but WordPress wasn’t having it. Anyway, last night’s Glee was actually quite enjoyable. I was reading a lot of dislike for it but I thought it had some pretty good music choices (hello, Lea Michele ballads are back!), plot (numerous proposals and one couple eloped) and a Maggie Smith bit that was hilarious.

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GIVEAWAY: Royal Pains DVD Prize Pack – CLOSED

January 17th, 2012

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Season three of Royal Pains, USA’s #1 hit series, returns tomorrow at 10 PM. When we last saw Dr. Hank Lawson (Mark Feuerstein) he was trying to revive an unconscious Eric Kassabian (guest star Wilmer Valderrama) after the patient was given the wrong medicine by Divya (Reshma Shetty), the result of Divya’s exhaustion juggling two jobs. At the urging of Hank, Paige’s (guest star Brooke D’Orsay) mom sought treatment for her depression. The General (guest star Bob Gunton) finally understood the toll his wife’s illness took on Paige and Evan. As the Hamptons summer continues, Divya’s secret could be exposed as her HankMed and hospital lives collide, Evan (Paulo Costanzo) tries to fit into his fiancée’s complicated family life and Jill (Jill Flint) makes an important decision about her personal and professional life. And most importantly, will HankMed lose its first patient as Kassabian life’s hangs in the balance? I’m excited to offer this great Royal Pains giveaway to celebrate the premiere! Keep reading to find out how to enter to win.

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INTERVIEW: Erica Dasher (Jane) and Andie MacDowell (Gray) from Jane By Design

January 17th, 2012

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After all the fashion challenges I completed for Jane By Design, I have to say, I feel a little attached to the show. The new ABC Family show centers around Jane, a high school student, who finds herself working at one of the biggest fashion houses, Donovan and Decker for notorious Gray Chandler Murray. She has to figure out how to balance school, a job and multiple (adorable) love interests. I recently had the chance to talk to Erica Dasher and Andie MacDowell (Jane and Gray respectively) about their unique relationship, the amazing clothes, and what’s coming up on the show.

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REVIEW: Pretty Little Liars “Let The Water Hold Me Down”

January 17th, 2012

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After last week’s crazy, action-packed Pretty Little Liars, there were a lot of questions unanswered. Last night, we found out that Lucas is alive (I had a feeling) and he’s not A or working with A. Although in my opinion, things are never as they seem in Rosewood, so we don’t know if perhaps he was working for A at some point in a sort of round about way that he didn’t know about. Also, the new guy is back. At first, I was all against Holden because I don’t like things getting in the way or Aria and Ezra, but perhaps he’s not so bad after all? “Let the Water Hold Me Down” kept up the momentum of this pretty great second half of the season.

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GIVEAWAY: White Collar Leisure Pack – CLOSED

January 16th, 2012

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White Collar returns tomorrow night and the mid-season premiere is pretty fantastic. I think I had forgotten just how much I love this show. Here’s some info on the premiere: In the shocking summer finale, Peter Burke’s (DeKay) world crumbled to pieces when he found out Neal (Bomer) was in possession of the stolen Nazi treasure and his wife Elizabeth (Thiessen) was kidnapped as a result.  Now with an uncertain future and both his personal and professional life at stake, what will Peter do? What has happened to Elizabeth? And will Neal choose a side? It all happens tomorrow night! And I’m thrilled to offer this great giveaway. Keep reading to find out how to enter!

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REVIEW: The Secret Circle “Fire/Ice”

January 13th, 2012

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This week’s Secret Circle episode, “Fire/Ice” continued to explore the growing strength of Cassie’s dark magic and its affect on the circle. Unfortunately, it sounds more exciting than it was.

Back in the fall when Secret Circle introduced dark magic into the equation, I thought we were on the edge of the show morphing into something great. Two episodes into the latter half of the season and all that potential has yet to transform into a consistently awesome show. The show vacillates between being a fun ride and completely boring. Sadly, this week’s episode fell into the boring category.

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REVIEW: The Vampire Diaries “Our Town”

January 13th, 2012

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Hi All! E here again for some more TVD. This time, with “Our Town.”

We start with Damon taking a shower with a chipper smiler on his face. [Ed. Note: It would be just fine if every episode started like this.] Meanwhile, Elena is working out with a vengeance at Alaric’s place. Guess these two had different reactions to their kiss the night before? Alaric comes in to where Elena is and is like what the what?! Nice job punching that bag, you okay? They also talk about how Jer Bear is packing and how it’s probably a good thing since the no-die rings seem to have a shelf-life. In our other scene, Stefan comes in when Damon is getting out of the shower and is like get your self together, we need to meet Bonnie to do some witch stuff. Also, Stefan is still a D-bag. I liked this at first, but it’s starting to give me the sads. (Spoiler Alert Future E: If you think you have the sads now, wait until the end of the episode).

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REVIEW: Pretty Little Liars “A Hot Piece of A”

January 10th, 2012

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Last night’s episode of Pretty Little Liars, “A Hot Piece of A,” had some very interesting clues as to who A might be. Or in my opinion, who A might be working with. It also was a bit of a heartbreaking episode for those rooting for a certain former teacher/former student relationship. There was also still some leftover tension with the girls from their fake fighting extravaganza. It was a great episode though, even if it was a little sad.

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