Congratulations, Laura Eno, on the release of Wish The Awakening, a YA Dark Fantasy!
Most residents of Pine Hill shy away from seventeen-year-old Lelah without knowing why. It's the Djinn magic surging through her blood. She lives in a world where wishes are really curses, dark power meant to twist and deceive in unimaginable ways.
When a fit of temper exposes Lelah for what she really is, she must flee to a sanctuary only whispered about, before her family is exposed and enslaved by their ancient enemy. What she discovers is a treacherous path filled with power, lies, and betrayal – a path that's destined to ensnare her and destroy a civilization.
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Now that I'm living back the USA, I was tickled purple (I'm not big on pink) to check out the new fall lineup. There are a ton of sparkling new shows and most of them have been suspiciously dubbed #1 New Drama or #1 TV Show. It makes me wonder who exactly is handing out these titles.
As a new mom, I'm short on time so I have to be selective about what I watch on DVR once the baby is down for the night and I've met my word count for the day.
The premise is obvious, but I'm up for devilish fun. With Terry Quinn and Vanessa Williams I really wanted to like this show. It just didn't strike the right balance of wit, sexy drama, and intrigue for me. Also, I'm not a fan of random ghosts popping up for shock value.
This show is campy and the characters are all so extreme it's unrealistic, but surprisingly it's kind of funny. Ellen Barkin's anti-P.C. character is hilarious. Please give her more screen time, and oh how I love her suits.
Sadly, this show is being boycotted because it features a gay couple, but that only gives me another reason to watch it.
Coming from Eric Kripke and J.J. Abrams, thus far, I'm pretty disappointed. It's not a bad show. It just doesn't live up to the hype of being a great show for me. I have so much to say about it I could write a whole post. I have no problem suspending disbelief regarding the overall premise of losing electricity across the globe, but when the writers expect me to suspend my intelligence on a staggering amount of things episode after episode it's insulting. Do you need an example?
Steam power. We started using steam power in the 18th century, yet no one has thought to 15 years after losing electricity. Really?
Also, there are no surprises. (Spoiler alert) The mother who was supposedly dead is actually alive. It's not a surprise when a major TV actress like Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost and V) is playing the role. On the episode where "they lose one of their own", I knew who was going die before watching because it was so easy to deduce. Don't you hate it when you see it all coming? I could go on and on.
I'm not big on country music, unless it has a mainstream feel. BUT I am big on Connie Britton after Friday Night Lights and I am an even bigger fan of smart writing! This show has an excellent cast (Powers Boothe--Wow, he plays a character to be afraid of and has some killer lines), solid writers who were smart enough to make it about more than just music, and musical talent I was delighted to hear.
The commercials made me extremely skeptical to watch this show. So like Revolution, I waited for a few episodes to record on my DVR before trying it. The show grabbed me in the first twenty minutes and has kept me wondering how it will all play out, how it could possibly turn out after the way it started. Darren Franich at PopWatch EW.com said, "the premiere steadily accrued in badassery, starting from a relatively straightforward Tom-Cruise-in-Top-Gun swagger and climaxing with a blitzkrieg of sequences that recalled War Games, Apocalypse Now, and the destruction of Alderaan in Star Wars." I couldn't have said it better myself.
Are you watching any new shows this Fall? If so, what and how do you like it so far?