September 30, 2014

Jenn's Mini TV Recap- Renamed - Part 3

Yeah, yeah, I was supposed to be back on Friday with a Weds-Thursday recap, but I forgot.

Bad blogger.

I know.

It looks like Wednesdays are my new Mondays, prior to 24 that is. I remember when NOTHING was on Monday. At least Criminal Minds is back this week.

I did watch Survivor, I'll always watch Survivor, but not for the reason most people do. I'm a people watcher. It's helpful when trying to write realistic characters who are very different. Survivor brings all kinds of people on the show. Utopia tried to do that, but left me feeling meh.


Scandal - The White Hat is back on! I honestly thought they would make us wait a whole episode or maybe two before Olivia came back for real, but this is Shondaland, everything happens at breakneck speeds, which I should be used to by now, but sometimes it still surprises me. How about the tension in those last few mins between Fitz and Oliva. Wow. Hot. I don't agree with all the aspects of their relationship, but they have some off the charts chemistry even when they're not looking at each other.

How To Get Away With Murder - This was probably the best pilot I've seen in ages. It was weird and quirky and creepy and funny and with a whole lot of open questions that beg to be answered. I don't want to give anything away, but again, this is Shondaland, so you never have to wait very long for some answers. This one is a keeper!


I haven't watched Revenge yet. I hope it's good.

Once Upon A Time - Good start to the season, however, I'm really tired of the writers treating Regina like a ping pong ball. Let her be good for a little while, jeeze would it kill ya? She worked SO hard to overcome her crappy past, finally has friends in Storybrooke, and the respect of her son, and so what does she do about losing Robin? Turn full tilt evil again? Bleh. Other than that, I like Emma and Hook and his lack of knowledge of the present, makes for funny moments of dialogue.

The Simpsons - The season opener was okay, the cross over with Family Guy was brilliant. It poked fun at all of us and all of them. How fun!

Castle - Why do writers of TV show insist on treating their long time viewers like idiots? Every single person who watches Castle would NEVER in a million years believe that Kate, Espo, and Ryan would think Castle was "in on it" that quickly and with those few pieces of "evidence". No, after the 2 month montage, I'd more more inclined to believe it. Either way, I'm glad this season will give us a little more Castle background. He's a much more interesting character than everyone else on the show considering they're all the same type of character on every other cop show.

So those are the season premiers I've watched so far. What are you loving so far? What are you already taking off your watch list? No spoilers!

September 24, 2014

Jenn's Tuesday mini-TV Recap!

Day two of TV Premier week!

I watched Scorpion and Under the Dome from Monday. I thought Scorpion was decent, may be a fun show to keep up with. Dome, meh, the last few minutes were interesting and I would really love some answers seeing as they are different from the book, but, meh. Good thing it's a summer show.

Tuesday's show -

Forever - Episode 2 was good. It still feels like I'm watching New Amsterdam. Ioan is fun to watch and I love Judd Hirsh, so I'll keep watching for now.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D - The team is back! Sorta. Love Triplett on the team! Not sure I like the new direction they are going with Coluson being director, but I'll give it a chance. No spoilers but they better fix the Fitz-Simmons situation stat!

I recorded NCISNOLA to check out and ended up deleting Utopia. I'll just read recaps or something, I'm sure it'll be canceled soon.

Tonight's watch is Survivor and not much else, so I'll be back Friday. :-)

September 23, 2014

Jenn's Monday mini-TV Recap

If I didn't have a full time job I would write TV Recaps all day long.

If you know anyone who wants to hire me to do so, let me know. :-P

We're off to a good 2014-2015 TV Season I think.

No Spoilers!

New Shows:

Gotham - I was more excited to watch it than I should have been because having watched all the behind the scenes and trailers and extended clips, I pretty much watched the whole first episode. It was good, don't get me wrong, but nothing really surprised me. I will be watching this show, hope episode 2 is even better.

Forever - It's New Amsterdam meets Sherlock, but that's okay with me because after Time Travel, Immortality is one of my fave Sci-Fi topics. I watched the pilot a few weeks ago, but enjoyed it enough to check out another.


Big Bang Theory - Always hilarious. It's honestly the only sitcom I watch on a regular basis.

Sleepy Hollow - They got me. At first I was like ok, this can't be right, but they convinced me right before they pulled the rug out. Weird episode. Didn't have the same feel as last season until the very end. There's something about Abby and Icabod that just works better than any other combo on the show. Still, loving John Noble.

Blacklist - Not a bad return. I love Red, so as long as he stays true to his awesome self, Jenn will be happy.

Didn't get to watch Scorpion yet, that'll be tonight.

What did you watch? What did you like/not like?

September 15, 2014

Tag a friend, and win a signed paperback from @JennNixon!

Easy contest this time around. Go to my page, tag a friend in the comments section and you're entered to win a signed paperback of Lucky's Charm, the first book in my romantic suspense series.

Here's the link:

Likes are appreciated. :-)

Good Luck!

September 3, 2014

Jenn's 2014 Summer TV Recap

Wow did the summer just zoom by or what?

2014 wasn't the best year for Summer TV by any stretch of the imagination, but it had a few surprises for me.

Let's see what you think...

True Blood (Final Season) HBO

True Meh is more like it. I have no idea what the hell happened to the writing this season. Maybe the writers were just as annoyed with last season as we were and decided to see how many people they could piss off with their final season? I'm trying very hard to think of something, anything that sticks out for me now. Hmm. The Eric flashbacks and bits in Texas were good/funny. That's really all I have. Wow, it really did suck if I can't remember anything else good about it three weeks later. Shame.

The Leftovers (1st Season) HBO

I watched the first episode and didn't care enough to watch anymore. Just didn't grab me for some reason.

The Last Ship (1st Season) TNT

I'm a sucker for a good virus story, Outbreak, 28 Days Later, World War Z, etc, and it doesn't have to be a Zombie virus either, which it was not on The Last Ship. First off, great cast. Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Rhona Mirta (You know, the chick who kinda looks like Beckinsale and was also in the Underwold movies) and a couple guys I didn't previously know, Charles Parnell, John Pyper-Ferguson. (FYI I was a fan of Dane when he was on Charmed. I did/do not watch Greys. Sorry.) So, anyway, the navy sends  Dane's crew to the arctic with Fakeinsale without telling them much. We know she's a Doctor working on a cure for a virus. While they are away, things on the mainlands around the world get bad, very bad. You know the rest for the most part, they are The Last Ship. Only THEY can provide the cure. What will they do? Everything you don't expect. After watching Helix on SyFy I wasn't sure I'd really take to another virus story, but man this show sold me. It was fast and suspenseful every single episode and kept me on my toes. Highly recommended.

Suits (Season 3)

Wow. Just. Wow. The end of the season hit a home run. I still miss some of the smaller week by week cases they used to do in Season 1, but with everything that happened this season, I'll cut them some slack. Louis got some meaty stories this season and I do love him behind the sorta-antagonist, but I'm not sure I like ultra-scary Louis. He's better as a sly evilish villain that mean and nasty one.

Rising Star (1st Season) ABC

I lasted about 25 mins. Not worth my time.

Extant (1st Season) NBC

Also watched the first episode of this and didn't make it to episode two. So weird for me. I mean it's Sci-Fi and Halle. Maybe I'll try again.

Outlander (1st Season) Starz

It's only three episodes in, so I don't have a solid opinion of it yet, but I'm sticking with it.

Covert Affairs (Season 4?)

Is it just me or is Annie becoming a worse spy? I dunno, just seemed like a weird season. Eyal is coming back in the winter, that's probably the only thing keeping me interested at the moment. I do like McQuaid, so they'll probably kill him off.

Rizzoli & Isles (Season 5)

I love Angie Harmon. I even watched Woman's Murder Club because she was in it. Ugh. I've been a Bruce McGill fan for a while now, too, and I'm very happy to see him in a role as opposed to a guest spot. I enjoy the characters on this show. It's a fun procedural show. Nothing too heavy. I like the banter. Not to thrilled with cliffhanger season finales, that's so 80's, but whatever, I'm sticking with it.

So You Think You Can Dance (Season 11)

Yes, 11 Seasons! I've been watching since Day 1. This season has been pretty good. I think I liked last season more because the All-Stars had a week where they did the choreography with the contestant. The majority of those dances that week were amazing. They didn't do that this year, so I was a bit sad, but overall great season, awesome dancers, fun guest judges, except for miss prissy ballerina girl. The performance finale is on tonight, and I'm honestly not sure who will win, but I think it's between Ricky and Jessica.

Defiance (Season 2)

I'm not sure how many people are watching this show, but it's SO good, I wish I had more friends who watched it so we could talk about it. The two hour finale amazed me in good and bad ways. The characters are probably the best formed characters I've seen on a SciFi show in a very long time. They are layered and damaged and so real, it's almost like watching a SciFi version of Scandal. Several times during the last episode I kept saying to myself, "They're not going to do that...are they really going to do that....omg they just did that?" When I'm that surprised, I know I'm watching something special.

Under the Dome (Season 2)

I know there are a few more episodes to go, but I figured I'd just throw in my two cents so far. The first 5 episodes were so boring, the last 5 have been decent and the last two have really ramped up the plot, pacing, and the tension, so I hope the last three are the best of the bunch, though, I'm keeping my expectations low. Still, Barbie is cute, so that's something.

What were your favorite shows this season? What do you think will get the ax?