Wednesday, 15 October 2008

TV: Sarah Jane Adventures, Gossip Girl and Supernatural

The Sarah Jane Adventures - season 2 - I love SJA. I love the concept that one of The Doctor's companions might have gone on to live beyond her adventures in the T.A.R.D.I.S. And of course, I love everything Doctor Who-related. 
 Sarah Jane
  • The Last Sontaran (S02E01/02) - The season started off with one of my favourite enemies, the Sontaran. Sontaran Commander Kaagh is stranded on Earth after The Doctor burns up the sky in The Poison Sky. His aim is to destroy Earth so that he can return as a hero to Sontar. He doesn't factor in Chrissie Jackson and her stiletto heels. I enjoyed this episode but I was really sad to see Maria Jackson and her very lovely dad Alan leave the show. I liked all of the main characters in the show (Sarah Jane, Luke, Maria and Clyde) and I liked their chemistry.
  • The Day of the Clown (S02E03/04) - I was all prepared to hate the new character Rani but she had me convinced within minutes. I like her and I am glad the script-writers didn't bother with the whole process of her having to be convinced and slowly coming to believe in aliens. She is completely up for it and so the series continues without Maria without skipping a beat. Now, why do clowns always get such a bad rap in supernatural shows? I used to love clowns as a child, especially Pierrot clowns - I used to paint them. *cough* I digress. This installment of SJA was really great and scary too! Hopefully next week The Husband will remember to record it so I don't have to watch on BBC iPlayer.
Gossip Girl - season 1 - this has got to be my guilty pleasure. I'm unsure as to why I never picked this show up because I was completely mad about The O.C. (as is evidenced by the fact that my cats are named Summer and Seth). 
Summer and Seth
Gossip Girl is written by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage who wrote The O.C. but I didn't take any notice of that until I noticed that Gossip Girl was number 1 in the TV.com (UK version) rankings. TV.com was previously known as "My Favourite Website in the World Ever" before they did their hideous redesign and forced UK traffic onto a sad UK version of the site. Now, I get to log in every morning to see what one-season-old US shows showed on television the previous evening because TV.com in all of their wisdom are not using Greenwich Mean Time. I digress, again.
I love Gossip Girl but it's not worth breaking it down episode for episode. It's pretty shallow stuff but it has my attention for now. Maybe I am kidding myself, but I don't remember The O.C. being so shallow? Yeah right, definitely kidding myself.
Supernatural - season 4 - Supernatural, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways... I love Supernatural. I'd honestly say it is in my top 5 shows ever, along with Doctor Who, Charmed, X-files and Homicide: Life on the Street. I love Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki. I loved Katie Cassidy as Ruby, Alona Tal as Jo Harvelle and Nicki Lynn Aycox as Meg Masters. I love the music from Supernatural, as I gushed about previously. I love the storylines (not surprising given my love of all things supernatural, fantastical or magical). This season is great and I'm really pleased with the introduction of God and angels into the storyline. I think the can get really creative with this and I think we are in for an exciting storyline.

Ruby and Sammy

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