Sunday, September 09, 2007

Amy (Belatedly) Reads the Week (of September 7th, 2007)

It’s been Quite The Week, Gentle Reader, for reasons vast and sundry. Needless to say, my Weekly Blogging Expectations quite got away from me. So here we are, two days late, and not much to tell, I’m afraid.

Well, that’s not Entirely True. I did finish a book this week (Greg Rucka’s Patriot Acts), as well as two television series (Dexter and Deadwood), and did try a new television series (Torchwood). Mr. Reads and I made our Fall Lineup Plans, and we are DVRed and ready to go come new season schedule.

What’s on the Reads Family Lineup, you ask? Well, Friends, I am Very Glad you did! Here are the shows We Reads are most excited about. Or, at least, will give one or two episodes a chance.

Bionic Woman perhaps tops the list. All the trailers and clips I have seen thus far look amazing, and there is bonus Katee Sackhoff, one of This Humble Author’s favorite actresses.

Chuck seems Quite Interesting indeed, as I’ve always loved the Philip Marlowe school of chance (bumbling person stumbles into intrigue and danger). Bonus Adam Baldwin.

Journeyman has what is for This Humble Author one of the most intriguing plot devices ever: time travel. Bonus Kevin McKidd.

K-Ville which I, as a New Orleans Native, must confess to a sincere curiosity about. After The Wire, there is no other cop show worthy of watching, in my humble opinion, but this is due at least one viewing from me.

Pushing Daisies, from the man who brought us Dead Like Me, Heroes, and Wonderfalls, can you argue with a pedigree like that?

Also new on the lineup for fall: Carpoolers, Reaper, Life, Torchwood, and Moonlight. Returning on the Reads Family Lineup: Heroes, 30 Rock, and The Office. But truly, it's the New Year I'm most looking forward to, Gentle Reader, because with it, the return of Battlestar Galactica.

6 comments:

Kailana said...

Hey Amy, thanks for stopping by my blog! I used to read here, but you seem to have vanished off my bloglines. Your commenting pointed that out to me! (I read too many blogs)

Blake said...

What, no Sarah Connor Chronicles ;)

This fall does look like an interesting lineup. I am esp. interested in Bionic Woman and Moonlight (because, apparently, I haven't seen enough vampire PIs).

What did you think of Dexter? Having watched it recently, I was unexpectidly delighted with it.

Best,
Blake

Dark Orpheus said...

I need to get around to watching Dexter on DVD. A lot of people have been telling me how good it was.

But Bionic Woman - I will definitely watch it for Katee Sackhoff. The trailer where they had the "cat-fight" in the rain was too good to miss. And I like watching Starbuck all wet, smoking psycho and edgy.

But with all the news about how Glen Morgan left the production team, I'm a little concerned about the quality of the show. I'm thinking it might suck.

I've enjoyed Glen Morgan and James Wong's run on The X-Files and Millennium. And I lovelovelove Space: Above and Beyond. His story-telling on Bionic Woman would have been the seal of quality for me.

Pushing Daisies -- I love Wonderfalls!

Great for the return of BSG -- unfortunately I catch the episodes on DVDs -- and the Powers That Be have not released Season 3 YET!

Amy Reads said...

Hi Kailana,
Hey Amy, thanks for stopping by my blog! I used to read here, but you seem to have vanished off my bloglines. Your commenting pointed that out to me! (I read too many blogs)

You're welcome, and no worries! Blogs can overtake the best of us, I'm afraid. Hope you're well, and thanks for dropping by!
Ciao,
Amy

Amy Reads said...

Hi Blake,
What, no Sarah Connor Chronicles ;)

Oh, I know, I know! I admit Some Curiosity, but that doesn't start up until Spring. Now also on the docket for spring is really the only new show I am Very Excited About, excepting the Bionic Woman: New Amsterdam. We shall have to wait, I'm afraid.

This fall does look like an interesting lineup. I am esp. interested in Bionic Woman and Moonlight (because, apparently, I haven't seen enough vampire PIs).

After the first vampire PI, there is no other (gratitude, Mr. Thomas)? After Angel, can there really be?

What did you think of Dexter? Having watched it recently, I was unexpectidly delighted with it.

I liked it as well! But I am a Very Big Fan of the books, and I confess to liking them more. However, I think it's because the other characters are fleshed out in the books but not as much in the show. Dexter, however, is Absolutely Perfect, in both.

But we also watched Deadwood at the same time, and really, nothing can compare.
Ciao,
Amy

Amy Reads said...

Hi Dark Orpheus,
I need to get around to watching Dexter on DVD. A lot of people have been telling me how good it was.

It's very good--completely enjoyable. But truly, the books are amazing.

But Bionic Woman - I will definitely watch it for Katee Sackhoff. The trailer where they had the "cat-fight" in the rain was too good to miss. And I like watching Starbuck all wet, smoking psycho and edgy.

What a woman, no? Ms. Sackhoff is Quite the Looker, if I may be so bold as to say. Cat-fight in the rain indeed! I am Very Much looking forward to it.

But with all the news about how Glen Morgan left the production team, I'm a little concerned about the quality of the show. I'm thinking it might suck.
I've enjoyed Glen Morgan and James Wong's run on The X-Files and Millennium. And I lovelovelove Space: Above and Beyond. His story-telling on Bionic Woman would have been the seal of quality for me.


I think there will be some quality still to carry it, so let us Cross Our Fingers and Hope!

Pushing Daisies -- I love Wonderfalls!

I miss Wonderfalls Very Much. Of course, not as much as I miss Firefly, but is there any comparison?

Great for the return of BSG -- unfortunately I catch the episodes on DVDs -- and the Powers That Be have not released Season 3 YET!

Oh, Friend! I am so sorry for you! Catch up as fast as you can.
Ciao,
Amy