Women’s History Month: Julie Plec

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Continuing with the current theme of Women’s History Month, we will be talking about Julie Plec.

Julie Plec is a producer and writer mostly know for The Vampire Diaries. I remember watching this show in high school and going back to school the next day, and talking to my friends about it. She is also know for the spin off series The Originals. You can say she is doing very well in the television industry. Even though Vampire Diaries ended its long run, The Originals is still going strong. These aren’t the only shows she has wrote for though. She also wrote for The Tomorrow People, Kyle XY and Containment. Not only can she write and produce but she has directed too. She is a woman that is another boss in this industry and a triple threat. I can’t wait to see what else she brings to television in the future. 

  There are some amazing women doing amazing things in this industry. They are making a difference and paving the way for future generations. I just wanted to take time to thank them and celebrate their accomplishments.

Please comment below if there are any other women in the television that should be recognized for their role. And The Show Must Go On.

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10 New Shows to Watch Over Break

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Easter Break is coming up and you are probably looking for a new show to start watching. If not, here are some suggestions anyway. All the shows I’m about to mention have 2 seasons or less, so it will be pretty easier for you to watch all the episodes over the break. We will the start the countdown at number 10.

10.Backstrom – If you are a fan of The Office then you might know Rainn Wilson aka Dwight. In this new show, he plays a detective that is rough around the edges. He isn’t your ordinary detective though, he doesn’t care how he solves a case just as long as he does it. He breaks a lot of rules to find the bad guy and adds a little humor while doing it. If you like crime shows or if you just want to see Rain Wilson on television again, check out this show. It comes on Thursdays on Fox.

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9.Young and Hungry – This show is a cute little comedy about a girl with a passion for cooking and the successful businessman she works for. In this show you will see Emily Osment and Jessie McCartney and others actors too. The cook named Gabi played by Emily Osment makes a dinner for her boss on the first day, for him to purpose to his girlfriend. Unfortunately, his girlfriend dumps him and Gabi is left there to comfort him. She ends up in bed with him the next morning, also the next day he gets back together with his girlfriend. Throughout this show you see how that drama unfolds in a comedic way. Check this show out Wednesdays on ABC Family.

8.Undateable – This show is about a bunch of friends that hang out in a bar and discuss their dating troubles. All of these people seem to have the worst dating experiences in this show. You might know Bridgit Mendler from Good Luck Charlie, she has just joined the cast for its 2nd season. This cast has a strange mix of characters but it works for them and it makes the show even funnier. This is a fun little comedy that if you like to laugh you should give it chance.It comes on Thursdays on NBC.

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7.Blackish – This show is a comedy about an African American family and the things that they deal with on a daily basis. This show is currently on its first season and has become very popular. I was hesitant about this show at first but trust me if you enjoy comedies you will like this show. This show comes on ABC on Wednesdays.

6.The Originals – This is a supernatural drama show dealing with The original vampires. This is a spin off of  The Vampire Diaries so if you like that show you might want to try this one out. This show is about the vampires trying take back New Orleans, which is the place they call home. In this show, you will see vampires, werewolves, hybrids, and witches. This show is currently on its 2nd season and you can check it out on CW on Mondays.

5.Eye Candy – This show is in the drama and horror genre. Victoria Justice from Zoey 101 and Victorious, now plays a girl named Lindy who is great with a computer. In this show, she is being stalked by someone she met on a dating app and this person is killing everyone close to her. She works with the police to try to catch the criminal. Just to warn you there’s a lot of blood and it gets kind of gruesome but that is why it is such a good show. If you like suspense, crime, or drama this show is perfect for you. The first season currently ended but you can catch up on MTV website.

4.Fresh Off The Boat – This is another comedy that I watch and let me tell you that this show will have you rolling. It is a show about an Asian family that moved to Orlando. The show focuses around the oldest son who has a love for hip hop. This is definitely something new on television and I believe that is why it is so popular. To see this hilarious show catch it Tuesdays on ABC.

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3. How to Get Away With Murder – You may have heard of this new show by Shonda Rhimes. A lawyer teaches a college class on how to get away with murder. She also lets 5 students work for her and they experience the law in the real world. But little do they know how their lives will change. It has been very popular and the suspense and drama is so good. This show has a lot of crime and also murder. If you would like to check this show out, it comes on ABC on Thursdays.

2.Jane the Virgin – This is another comedy that I enjoy. It is about a virgin that becomes pregnant, and yes she is still a virgin. This show is so cute and funny and it is kind of like the American version of a telenovela. But let us not forget all the drama that this show has, yes it is a comedy but it is not lacking in the drama department. This show is still on its first season and you can catch it on CW on Mondays.
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1. Empire – Let me just say that this show is HOT HOT HOT! This show has been breaking records in the television industry and has been able to increase its fan base every week. This show is about the hip hop music industry. The man that started Empire has a terminal disease and will has to choose between his 3 sons on who will take over when he dies. Also his ex wife Cookie has just been released from jail and she wants the part of the company that is hers. This show is about family and has so much drama you won’t believe. This show is a phenomenon and that is the reason it is #1 on this list. It just finished up on season one so catch up with empire before season 2.

I hope helps you out when deciding what to watch this Easter Break.  And if you were wondering, yes I do watch all of these shows and they are all definitely worth watching.

Get Ready for the New Year!

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Happy New Year everyone! I hope your New Years Eve and New Years Day was great.  With a new year,  it brings new shows and I can’t wait till that happens. New shows will start and existing shows will be back! Here is the layout for January. January 4Galavant will premiere and Revenge returns to ABC, Downton Abbey returns to Masterpiece Classic. Galavant is a new show that is a musical and it will be a 4 week extravaganza. It is a comedy that ultimately is about a man trying to win back a girl that he loved and lost. January 6Pretty Little Liars returns to ABC Family. January 7Blackish returns to ABC and Empire premieres on Fox. Empire is a show about the hip hop music industry and the work behind it. This show is about the battle for power and about family. January 9Hart of Dixie returns to CW. January 12Eye Candy premieres on MTV.  Eye Candy is a new show with actress Victoria Justice. It is about a serial killer that keeps killing people that are on a certain dating site. Victoria Justice’s character goes undercover, by dating people on this website to try to find the killer. January 19The Originals returns to CW. January 22The Vampire Diaries returns to CW and Backstrom premieres on Fox. Backstrom is also a new show premiering this month. Rainn Wilson from The Office, is the main character in this show. In this show, he plays a detective that brings comedy to each episode. He does this by his insults and blunt remarks while also solving crimes. January 29 – TGIT comes back and that includes Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away With Murder on ABC. This is just some of the shows that I will be watching this month and I can not wait for them to come back on. I am currently having withdrawal, but its not so bad when you have Netflix. Speaking of Netflix, the show Friends has just been added and I am super excited about that. I think I just found a new show to binge watch. I hope this list helps everyone for all their favorite shows in the New Year. A New Year with new drama, laughs, and love. I wonder what surprises these shows will bring in the year 2015.

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Sebastian Roche Coming To OUAT

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You may know this face as Mikael, on The Originals. He is the father of the original vampires and is feared because of his urge to kill them all. But he will be taking a break from that villainous role, as he goes on another show for a guest appearance. If you are a Once Upon A Time (OUAT) fan, then you will be seeing his face soon. He will joining the OUAT family for the second part of the most recent season. He will be playing the father of Aurora and it will be showing his troubles with Maleficent. I am super excited for him to appear on OUAT. I personally enjoy when actors or actresses double dip in shows that I watch, meaning, playing in different shows that I enjoy weekly. I am a committed watcher of The Originals and Once Upon A Time and I can’t wait to see what Sebastian Roche does with his character in his guest appearance. If you would like more information about this, check out Once Upon A Time on Twitter and Facebook. Once Upon A Time will have many new twist and turns coming and I can’t wait to see what they have in store for us viewers. Make sure you are ready to watch Once Upon a Time when it comes back next year.

What Will Happen Next?

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The Originals have been bringing the drama every episode.  I always look forward to seeing this show every week.  This show is a spin off of The Vampire Diaries but, I enjoy The Originals even more. The love triangles and the family drama is a great mix and the line between good and evil is not always clear and that makes you question the character that you love.  I personally enjoy that in a show,  I love being kept on my toes. I enjoy this show a lot and so far this season it has not disappointed.  I can’t wait to see what happens next.  So far, The Originals family members have come back to life,  including their mother Esther , brothers  Kole and Finn, and their father Mikael.  This family reunion so far has not been a great one. Other things happening, Davina and Cole have some chemistry between them but that’s not the only thing heating up.  We have 2 love triangles first Haley,  Elijah and Haley’s Fiancé and  then we have Marcellus,  Klaus,  and Cami. Can you say DRAMA!  Those aren’t the only thing brewing.  It looks like things have taken a turn for the worst.  Elijah has gone off the rails and baby Hope is in danger.  These originals need to come together to defeat the person who started it all and that was Esther.  The only question I have is what will happen next?  This show cones on Mondays on CW.

Daniel Sharman on The Originals

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I have loved Daniel Sharman since I saw him on Teen Wolf. I was sad that he left that show but it was bitter sweet, because he joined the cast of a show I love, The Originals. I knew he was coming to the show all summer but it didn’t sink in till the premiere of the current season. I was fangirling so hard when he first appeared and the accent is a plus. I can’t get enough of Daniel Sharman and I hope that he continues to act on The Originals and I can’t wait to see what happens with his character. This show comes on every Monday on CW.

October Shows

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So far this month two shows have premiered, The Vampires Diaries and Grace Point. They were both interesting, and I will continue to watch them throughout the season. The Vampire Diaries comes on CW on Thursdays, and Grace Point which is a new show, comes on Fox on Thursdays. For the rest of the month there will be, The Originals which will be coming back for a 2nd season October 6 on CW and A new show that will be starting is The Flash, October 7 on CW . This show is another superhero show like Arrow , and since Arrow has been so successful CW decided to bring in another show called The Flash.  Check out these shows when they premiere and I hope you enjoy them.

6 Tips to Find That New Show

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Many people watch TV as a part of everyday life. We have our favorite shows that we watch faithfully. What happens when that show comes to an end? Some people do not know what to watch next or they limit themselves and don’t realize what great shows are out there. Don’t fear cause I am here to help, here are a few tips and suggestions that might help and expand what you are watching.

  1. I always say to start with  your favorite show and the go from there.  Netflix is a great tool for finding things that are similar to what you usually watch. It tailors your account to the things you like to watch and what you might like to watch. I use it all the time it is a great tool for someone who is always looking for something new to watch. If I never know what to watch next, I go to Netflix. If you don’t have Netflix, Google is free.                      giphy
  2. Look at the writer of your favorite show. One writer that I enjoy is Shonda Rhimes. She writes Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How to Get Away With Murder. I enjoy the plots and twists in the first two shows and I feel that I will love the 3rd. If the writer of your favorite show has done other shows than you should check them out. The shows might have the same type of writing style, plots, or twists that you enjoyed in the first show.                                                    giphy-3
  3. Genre is also another way to find a show that you can watch. If you typically stick to one type of genre like Drama or mystery, then you should look at shows that are most watched in those categories. Here are some suggestions of the top shows in these categories and a few of my personal favorites. giphy-4
    • Comedies – “Baby Daddy” and “The Office”
    • Drama – “Grey’s Anatomy “and “Orange is the New Black”
    • Romance – “The Vampire Diaries” and “Gossip Girl”
    • Mystery – “Criminal Minds” and “Lost”
  4. Check out your favorite actors and actresses. You might remember Jennette McCurdy from iCarly. Now she is on a show called Between which I like. Another actress on a new TV show, is Ellie Kemper. I first saw her on The Office and now she is on one of my favorite comedies Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. For movies, people will go to see it just because of the actors/actresses playing in it. The same goes for television, if you personally like an actor/actress you should check out the shows they have been in or will be in.  giphy-5
  5. Check what is most popular. Certain shows are popular for a reason and that reason could be what makes you interested in it. Even if it is something you would never think you could be interested in, give it a try. I didn’t think I would ever watch Game of Thrones, but I heard so many people talking about it so I gave it a try and now I am addicted.                                               giphy-2
  6. Lastly, ask your friends. People you know are sometimes the best to give you advice on new shows. You and your friends probably like a lot of the same things so why would TV shows be anything different. Your friends are also some of the closest people to you and know you the best so they can suggest a show that would be perfect for you. They can also suggest something you wouldn’t even think to try which could broaden your horizon.  Asking my friends what they like, is how I started watching the show Scandal and I absolutely love it!giphy-1

I hope these 6 tips are helpful when you are looking for another show to watch. I am always looking for something new and these tips always help me out. If you enjoyed this check out the rest of my blog for everything TV shows.

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New Cast Members and Love Triangles

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The Originals and The Vampire Diaries come back this fall in October. The Originals had a great 1st season, with the season ending in the birth of a hybrid baby. I can’t wait to see what the 2nd season has to offer. A new member is told to be joining the cast. Daniel Sharman who previously played Isaac on Teen Wolf, will be joining the cast of The Originals. I am excited for this new cast member and hope is new role is something I will love. The Vampire Diaries ended with Bonnie and Damon left on the other side. I do not know the fate about Bonnie, but Damon who is played by Ian Somerhalder is not dead. Many fans were worried that he would not be coming back for the following season, do not fear Damon will not be gone forever. Ian Somerhalder will be working on other things as a part of his acting career. While he is working on other parts of his career a love triangle may be developing between Stefan, Elena, and Caroline. How do I feel about this? I don’t like it. Caroline and Stefan are friends and that is all that they should be. I knew sooner or later that a romantic relationship might develop around them but I didn’t want it to. Elena … well I just don’t think she deserves Stefan but they are destined so I might have to get over that. What do you think about the love triangle that might happen? Looking forward to the fall season and what is to come.

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