Wednesday, April 17, 2013

TV Show Reviews - Part 2

Hello there. As a continuation from my previous post, the next new show favourite is Once Upon A Time. Unlike the other shows, this one I waited until after the first season finished to start watching it. This show is about fairy tale characters from the enchanted land being cursed and getting transported to the real world. In this world, they all live in Storybrooke where no one can leave and no one can come in. Because of the curse, no one remembers who they are except for the mayor Regina/the Evil Queen. One day, a stranger comes to town (the first one ever) and the town clock starts to work, even though it has never ticked since they came to Storybrooke. This ends up being the biological mother of Regina's son. I was about to type 'Regina George' and I just came to the realization that they are equal in terms of evilness and bitchiness :P Anyway so this stranger is Emma (Jennifer Morrison) and she also ends up being the biological daughter to one of the fairy tale characters! Throughout each episode, you get to see the characters in Storybrooke but also see flashbacks of them as their real characters in the enchanted land. In my opinion, this makes the show way more interesting and also gives a chance to show off their nice costumes! So far the main fairy tale characters of the show have been: Snow White, Prince Charming, Evil Queen, Rumpelstiltskin, the Seven Dwarves, Little Red Riding Hood, Jiminy Cricket, and many others. It's on the 3rd season now (I think) and I don't want to spoil it, but it is definitely getting interesting! And since it has fairy tale characters, it's a nice way to remind me of fairytales from childhood (a.k.a. Disney). This show streamable on the CTV website but also shows on TV on Sundays.

Now for another Sunday show (except on CityTV), Revenge. This one is about exactly what it sounds like, revenge. The setting is the Hamptons which means that it's all rich people and features a lot of high-class gatherings. The main character, Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) who is seeking revenge against the people that have wronged her and her father. Her father is David Clarke and many rich people worked together to frame him for wiring money to terrorists. He gets killed there but for the entire time he was in prison, Emily thought that he actually did help the terrorists and she hated him/never visited. She also acted out a lot throughout these years and got sent to juvie so she finally got released at age 18 and that is when computer genius and billionaire, Nolan Ross gives her a box that proves her father's innocence. From then on, she plans to get revenge for her father's death and works with Nolan to take down everyone that helped frame David Clarke. This is somewhat similar to Gossip Girl in that there is an all-knowing being and rich people just screw each other over. However, this is a lot more serious when they screw each other over, some people are hurt physically and do not just lose their social status (as it is in Gossip Girl). I really enjoy that the main protagonist is a female because we definitely need more shows like that! Acting is great and it's always nice to see all of Emily's revenge schemes :)

Lastly, another new show that I really enjoy is Nashville. It's all about country music stars and starts off featuring Reina James, who used to be big in the industry but is now less successful and in financial need. She tries to rebuild her career and by the middle of the show, she is back to touring and having a large fan base. Her main competition in this is Juliette Barnes (Hayden Pennitiere) who is more of a teeny bop country star. I don't really know why I watch this since it is country music and's country music, but it's actually pretty entertaining and the songs aren't too bad. Hayden Pennitiere actually sings well too and I'm surprised that she can pull off the Nashville accent since I was so used to her not having accents in any other movies/shows (ex. Heroes and Raising Helen). There are a lot of actors that I don't know, but I'm sure that majority of them are from other popular shows. I'm not sure how else to describe this show, but yeah it does focus a lot on Raina vs. Juliette and how screwed up Juliette is. It also focuses on the experiences of Scarlett, Gunner, and Avery (far left) as they try to make it big in Nashville. Just watch and I think you'll be able to see what I'm talking about!

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