Saturday, August 23, 2008

Tubular Fall Television

Besides the fantastic fashion and latest and greatest new school supplies (which we've covered), another exciting thing about Fall is the start of a brand new television season. I admit that with the writer's strike last year, I completely abandoned almost all of the television shows that I had once regularly tuned in to watch. And some of them, like Grey's Anatomy, just took a complete nosedive causing me to lose interest. These days, I mostly watch different series on dvd as opposed to watching them when they actually air (with the exception of my guiltiest of pleasures, MTV's The Hills). This Fall though, there are a couple of shows on The CW that I am awfully excited about. Yes, I know that I'm not a teenager anymore (and haven't been for quite some time now). I do, however, apparently still enjoy some classic teeny bopper TV every now and then. Worry not, I make sure to pepper it with more sophisticated programming.

Here's the lowdown on some of the lighter stuff that I'm looking forward to on the tube, starting next month:

Gossip Girl The complete first season was released on dvd this past Tuesday and of course, I picked up a copy of my own. (Just in time too, because I'm all done with the Big Love marathon now, until Season 3 comes out...) What I love about Gossip Girl is that it's a complete escape for an hour. What can I say? Pretty faces and beautiful clothes plus interesting melodrama can be enough to draw me in. These ladies are amazing. The guys are pretty cute too. I'll admit it: S and B are my new fashion muses. While Serena works the rebellious natural beauty with tribute to our friend Kate Moss, Blair goes for meticulously groomed Park Avenue princess. Let’s just say the look that Serena Van der Woodsen and Blair Waldorf are sporting at age 17… a bit different than the look I was rocking in high school. I've been seeing the tantalizing clips and posters online of what Gossip Girl's second season has in store for us. Someone PLEASE tell me that they are as excited about this as I am. September 1st…mark it up!



"90210" Like many other girls my age, I grew up idolizing Kelly Taylor, copying Donna Martin's outfits and crushing on Dylan McKay. The original Beverly Hills, 90210 hooked a generation of viewers on trendy teen melodrama honed by creator Darren Star and executive producer Aaron Spelling. Now it's time for a fresh, and more provocative revival of the show's concept. To help spin the spin-off, original cast members Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley and Jennie Garth will reprise their roles as special guest stars on "90210." (Yay! I fell back in love with Ms. Garth when she appeared on Dancing With The Stars last year.) The new 90210 era is bound to be full of hot trends and fun, California fashion. Check out this spread in the latest issue of Nylon magazine for an indication of what may be to come. No one knows yet if this show is really worth watching or not, since the network has decided not to release any advance previews or screenings, but there is certainly a lot of hype around it. The new show, which premieres on September 2nd, should be interesting. I definitely plan on checking this revival out-but no promises that I'll get hooked.


It should be noted though, if the guy in the white shirt above is going to be on it, then that may be reason enough to tune in right there. (I really do seem like I'm 15 lately, don't I?)

I'm not gonna lie, there's also a good chance I'll tune in to Desperate Housewives and Brothers & Sisters when those premiere on ABC at the end of September too.

Photos courtesy of The CW

8 comments:

Keira-Anne said...

I...don't know what to say...

Keira-Anne said...

Juuuuuuust jokes.
xo

Melissa said...

agreed. Grey's is doing nothing for me anymore. I will be tuning into The Office, Desperate Housewives, The Amazing Race and Sarah's House. Of course, I'll be checking out Gossip Girl too ;-)

star anise said...

Oh yes... this fall will be excellent! I'm out at a concert on the night of Gossip Girl so I hope it'll be repeated later in the week... And 90210... Can't wait to see what Brenda and Kelly did with their lives... :) I hope Dylan makes an appearance...
Other shows I'm looking forward to: Lost and Grey's Anatomy. That's my tv lineup.

J said...

I didn't know that GG was on DVD now. I may have to check that out. 90210 looked decent as well even tho I never followed the original. We'll see what I end up following. I suppose there are only so many times I can watch the SATC reruns. Last week I actually caught myself watching Army Wives. I'm obviously in a funk.

- J @ Hollow-Star.net

Jennifer Stoddart said...

J, you've got to pick up GG on dvd...it just came out. It's so good, and totally worth it cause you'll watch the episodes over and over again, SATC style.

Raul (hummingbird604) said...

We should do a Gossip Girl night with popcorn and all. I LOVE that show :)

Jennifer Stoddart said...

Raul, I'd be totally down for that! :)