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I guess you would like to know a little bit about the person making all these proclamations upon good taste and horrid characters. I'm Andrea and when I was 15 I fell in love. An hour after meeting "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" I was forever altered in the way only love can, and I never questioned for one minute afterwards that television offered me an amazing chance to experience lives and moments that I could never imagine. So now, when I'm not getting distracted by my real life, I write about TV. I also read, am finishing a Master's degree in English Literature, travel, am attempting to learn vegan cooking, am the 5th of 6 children, and drive my roommate nuts by constantly cleaning our already clean apartment. Now that we're old friends, time for you to take my opinions as the be all and end all.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Life Unexpected: Why I Will At Least Watch The Pilot, And Probably Get Hooked.

Judge me if you will, but I am one of those people out there who really misses the good old days of The WB network: the combination of soppy earnestness (Dawson's Creek), indie-rock montages (Felicity), and paranormal ass-kicking (Buffy), with costuming all supplied by J Crew and writing that didn't suck. I'm not saying that there isn't merit in the sex-up, glamed-out shows of The CW (I kind of enjoy The Vampire Diaries), but there no longer seems to be any happy medium between the atrociousness of The Secret Life of the American Teenager (Worst. Acting. Ever.) and the STD-merry-go-round of 90210. The possible exception to this might be Greek. But even there, doesn't quite feel like the old days, and it is a totally different network. Sorry, tangent.

Does anyone else besides me remember when it mattered that people had sex?

So you tell me that there is going to be a show starring Shiri Appleby (most beloved Liz of Roswell) and Kerr Smith (darling darling Jack of Dawson's Creek) and it matters not how preposterous the premise looks or how high the "very-special-episode" probability is, there is no chance that I will miss it. This show might suck, and might die a quick death, but for at least an hour I am going to revel in a possible revival.

Plus, I think it is set in Portland OR, so woo-hoo to my hometown/current residence!

The TV Girl


camilla_fiore said...

You know what?
I watched the pilot (because I had the opportunity and really like Kerr and Shiri- just like you). I thought it would be lame, but my surprise was that it didn't suck at all!
It's pretty good. Great, actually!
I got instantly hooked.
Don't miss it.
I can't wait for the rest.

The TV Girl said...

This is great news! Thanks so much for sharing. Now I look forward to this show even more :)