TOP 10: TV SHOWS YOU WISH WOULD COME BACK

Now that Heroes is signed to come back for a mini series and Veronica Mars is being made into a movie, it’s only fair we enjoy a relaxing Sunday and remember all the shows we wish would come back.

10. DEXTER

Okay so I know it’s only been a few months since the series finale but it left on such a disappointing note, I wish the writers would come back with a ‘resurrection’ season. It doesn’t even have to be about Dexter, I’m really up for the show going on with Harrison. I mean realistically his is unique enough to be the title of a hit show. He’s a good looking kid so I don’t see why he won’t turn into a sexy serial killer adult. The show won’t take place in Miami anymore, it’ll probably be in some ‘shi-shi’ part of Europe, or wherever Hannah decided to raise him. It would totally work.

9. Are You Afraid of the Dark?

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Yes, yes I am. This popular 90s hit TV show set the bar on tween horror shows, sorry Goosebumps you were never scary enough. First, I loved the characters on the show. They seemed like normal young teens who were lucky enough to have a fire pit just steps away from their backyard. They really should bring this back- maybe with a little more umph?

8. Dawson’s Creek

Loved the way this show ended, but I feel like every girl out there could use a little DC in their life. I feel like One Tree Hill had the same look and feel, definitely the closest show to a modern day Dawson’s Creek but it’s never as good as the real thing. Not that they were trying to copy it.

7. 7th Heaven

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The fact that they got rid of this brilliant family drama and introduced us to Keeping Up With the Kardashians says everything about pop culture today. We used to love a show about a priest and his fam-  even his sermons were entertaining. Now, there’s Kim Kardashian. Also, if they brought it back (okay maybe Reverend Eric Camden would be retired or dead) but we could still watch the lives of the kids. Like yummy Simon Camden, or perfect little housewife Lucy. And the best part,  maybe Mary Camden marries a famous pop singer and he’s obligated to make an appearance on the show. JT, how cool would that be?

6. Entourage

I know, I know there’s a movie in the works- but it’s never the same. I feel like the ending was bittersweet and it set up the perfect platform for a film, but this show could’ve gone on for another 5 seasons. They could’ve fast forwarded in time to change it up a little, whatever the format I think it would’ve been a hit. I’d rather watch an episodic show than one big most likely mediocre movie.

5. Friends

I shouldn’t have to elaborate on this. It could’ve gone on forever. Literally.

4. MTV Cribs

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Nobody EVER changes the channel when MTV Cribs is on. It was the most educational show on the network, and it was about nothing. The best part was it would always air as a marathon so you’d waste your entire Saturday watching Cribs- we all did it. They still show the old episodes, the other day I saw the one with Nelly back when he still wore dew rags and bragged about his jacked up GMC Yukon (circa 2002). Dear MTV, we want new episodes!

3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer

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This was probably my favourite show of all time growing up. I don’t know how they would bring it back, SMG is old now but I feel like they need to at least attempt a remake. Everyone knows the high school era was the best, if they blended a little American Horror Story with Vampire Diaries, I think the show would be a smash reborn hit. All new cast, ooh who would be your Angel?

2. The O.C

Looking back on The O.C always makes me feel like I failed at life. I loved the show from the beginning, it made me angry/depressed my parents didn’t decide to raise me in some suburban Southern California town. It was so hard to watch the show fall a part- I do think the departure of Marissa (Mischa Barton) was a huge reason the show went down, but I still think the show could’ve gone on. The writing was witty and shocking, there was no other teen drama like it on TV. I loved One Tree Hill but it had way more cheese than The O.C. Hopefully in the future, when someone casts for The O.C sequel, they won’t choose a 5’4 leading man, and an awkward coked up princess as the leading lady.

1. Friday Night Lights

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This is the most underrated show- ever. The movie was amazing, but forget that the show was absolutely brilliant. With the platform of football, Friday Night Lights was able to dive into a specific subculture of the American spirit so accurately. Yes the show was about sports, but it was much- much more than that. Friday Night Lights has been over for a few years but I still find myself watching old episodes and reliving the excitement as it was when the show aired. The best part is, out of all the shows we’ve discussed here, I think a FNL continuation is the most realistic. The characters might change, but the importance of football and the significance a town has on shaping all these different characters still makes sense. Football is so important to Americans, this show took that ran with it, scored a touchdown and made everyone in America feel like they were rooting for the same team.

TOP 10: TV Characters You Wish You Were Friends With

We all have our favourite characters in TV, whether we see a little of ourselves in them or we just plain out love what they stand for- we sometimes wish they could be real. We’re counting down the Top 10 TV Characters You Wish You Were Friends With – that’s if they existed in the real world of course.

 

10. Sheldon Cooper (Big Bang Theory)

It’s always good to have a friend that’s a genius. Like for instance when you’re at a restaurant and the bill comes, he can figure out how much everyone owes plus tips within seconds. And the best part, he doesn’t mind being the braniac friend!

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9. Vincent Chase (Entourage)

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It’s good to have friends in high places. Okay so maybe he’s not Oprah Winfrey high but he’s got a fun loving entourage and a sick party pad. Who wouldn’t want to be friends with Vincent Chase? Dibs on Turtle.

 

8. Rayna James (Nashville)

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Is like the country singer version of Celine Dion. She’s almost as famous as Vincent Chase- well she’s like Nashville famous not Hollywood famous. Regardless, it would be a good time being on road with her, okay so maybe she’s a little old- but she always knows how to have a good time. Since getting into an accident with drunk Deacon behind the wheel, Rayna takes extra precautions when going drinking with her girlfriends. She hires private cars to drive her drunk friends around awesome, right?

 

7 . Spencer Hastings (Pretty Little Liars)

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Whether your friend is dead and sending you letters from the grave- or you just want to know who stole your new sunglasses…having a friend that’s uber smart and calculating is always a plus. Spencer Hastings gets her smarts from her parents (lawyers) and is obviously the only one that attempts putting the puzzle together. Her devotion to the cause, and her probability of being the designated driver (she always wants to have a clear head) makes her a perfect candidate for best friend status.

 

6. Queenie (American Horror Story: Coven)

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This girl can enjoy a party size pizza while conjuring up spells for any ex boy or mean girl that’s been bad to you. Not only does she specialize in voodoo, she proves she is a top qualifier for supreme witch. She can bring things back to life, move things, levitate, start fires…you get the deal. She’s the perfect person to have by your side, and if you’ve had too much to drink and there’s no DD in sight…she can magically transport you back to your cozy warm bed.

 

5. Dexter or Michonne (Dexter/The Walking Dead)

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This one was tough. You always want that one friend who can kick total ass. They usually have a famous weapon they resort to using, Michonne has her Katana and she absolutely kills with it. Dexter doesn’t have a specific weapon he’s just really clean when he murders people, which is a good thing. You don’t just want to kill your enemy, you wanna get away with it. Michonne is good to have around just in case you decide to get dreads- you wouldn’t be the only crazy looking one. And if Dexter was your homie, he’d most likely bring Deb around and she seems like a hell of a good time. She’s always drinking her face away.

 

4. Shoshana (Girls)

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Coming off of last Sunday’s episode of Girls where Shoshana absolutely loses her s*** she would be the most honest friend you have. She had no shame in letting it all hang out, even if it meant hurting people’s feelings. Honesty is the best policy, and if you can wake up the next morning and move on as if things are better, then you’ve found the one. Also her super cute NYC condo is an extra plus.

 

3. Tina Fey (30 Rock)

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I’m confused as to whether or not I would want Tina as my mother or my friend. As a friend I feel like she would just want to sit at home and write…but as a mom she would be totally cool! You would be the funniest kid ever- I mean your mom is Tina Fey, right? You could get weekly tickets to the taping of Saturday Night Live, Amy Poehler would be like your godmother…it would be the perfect life.  Plus everytime you watch Mean Girls with your girlfriends you could be like, “My mom wrote that!”

 

2. Khaleesi (Game of Thrones)

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We’re getting down to the bottom two! This is so exciting, what would you do if Khaleesi was your homegirl? Well let’s get this clear, I definitely would only want to be her homegirl after the dragons were born. Before she was a slave to her brother. I hate seeings my friends in tough situations. Although I definitely would’ve liked to be a bridesmaid at her wedding to Khal Drogo- that wedding looked f%@#!$ crazy, in a good way. I’m not sure if Khaleesi gets her drink on, lately she’s been so focused on ruling the world and being a good mother to her dragons. But if she were to start slammin’ the bottle, we would have the times of our lives. You could either hitch a ride home with your dragon or one of the 10000 unsullied could carry you on their muscular tanned shoulders. The downside, it seems like Khaleesi’s close friends prefer not to wear any clothing…and they usually end up dead. So I’m a little hesitant, that’s why she’s in second.

 

 

1. Olivia Pope (Scandal)

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Would be my best friend/sister for life. She’s so real and so smart, okay well she has this huge secret of having an affair with the President but I’m sure she would tell me if we were best friends. She has the best sense of style out of everyone on this list (yes even you Shoshana). She’s so popular she gets all the designer hook ups. I haven’t seen the party girl side of Olivia yet, she usually opts for the secret getaways with her President lover, but I mean- no yeah she never goes out. She does love her wine, girls night in is always fun so I guess we wouldn’t really need a DD for that. She has daddy issues- who doesn’t.

At the end of the day, if you had a problem she would come running in her Louboutins and she would fix the s*** out of them. You wouldn’t have to pay her and her lecture/rants would feel like second nature to you.

Don’t forget to comment below and let me know what you think. If we missed anyone special on our list let us know, that’s what best friends are for.

Remembering GIRLS!

Season 3 of HBO’s surprise hit Girls is only a few months away…and although we don’t have an official premiere date…we can still rejoice in the crazy antics they left us off with in season 2.

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Charlie isn’t coming back so that whole scene with him and Marnie walking off into the ‘sunset’ is not going to make much sense in the upcoming season. We’ll see what Dunham has in store for us.

In the meantime, enjoy the video I put together!

 

 

Game of Thrones: Season Finale

I haven’t written much about Game of Thrones and all of its glory, because really no amount of words can sum up how amazing this show is, and how it has been a game changer for all cable network television shows. We all know HBO is a network with some big hitter’s, (Boardwalk Empire, Sex and the City, Entourage)…but Game of Thrones has definitely set the bar for all upcoming shows and shows that are on air, seriously I don’t think anything could top Whitewalkers and Dragons, I mean really.

For me, my Game of Thrones obsession started with everyone in my circle of friends and family telling me how amazing this show was, and that I needed to see it (especially being a film student). Granted, I hate that whole era of medieval times, and anything with shields and swords, but I fell in love with GOT from the first episode. I watched the first season in probably under a month, and recently caught up with Season 2 in under two weeks! Yes, clearly I’m obsessed.

Anyways, the show is so impressive, their sets are so magnificent and extraordinary, you sort of lose your sense of reality through the episode, feeling like you’re actually there, experiencing Jeffrey breaking up with Sansa, or you’re totally s******* your pants sitting with the fat guy watching the white walkers walk right by you!

I don’t want to write any of the spoilers, and really this show is so intricate, if you haven’t watched it from Episode 1 of Season 1, you’re likely to never grasp the true meaning of anything. Trust me, everyone needs to see this, or everyone that has an obsession with film and television, it’s just groundbreaking, and it definitely will go down in our history books as one of the best shows ever made. (Right alongside Vampire Diaries, of course)

It really sucks Season 2 is over, it was just getting interesting, the beginning of this season started off a little slow, but towards the end it picked up, it’s a shame there are only 10 episodes- we’ll have to wait another year for Season 3!

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Miss Entourage? Watch How To Make It

If you’re suffering from Entourage withdrawal and are anxiously waiting for the movie…try watching another HBO hit by Mark Wahlberg called How To Make It In America. It’s in the second season (started 2 weeks ago) and it’s definitely picking up real fast.

I guess I should explain what the show is about. It’s kind of like Entourage…but instead of the movie industry it’s the fashion industry. Two best friends (One Jewish,One Dominican) born and raised in NYC start their own clothing line called ‘Crisp’. It started off with a pair of denim jeans…and now they’re into hoodies and shirts. At the end of last season the boys set off to Japan to learn more about different fabrics and gain more experience. They sort of live a rockstar lifestyle while they were there (as shown in the season opener)…but once they return to NYC they realize they have to work really hard to build their empire. There’s a lot of competition…and the boys learn quickly that it’s not about what you design or how much you know- but more about who you know.

Yes…that’s Kid Cudi in the picture.

 

Entourage Final Season: Episode 3 RECAP

It’s the Final Season of Entourage, so you guys better be excited!! Weekly recaps right here…so stay tuned.

Here’s Episode 3…enjoy.