October 17, 2011 at 11:26 am #232254
This is for commenting on all of the CW series, I know that they aren´t really award-worthy… well except Ian Somerhalder, Leighton Meester and Nina Dobrev 😛October 17, 2011 at 2:47 pm #232256
I’m glad someone started this, I feel like CW shows often get thrown aside because of the network they are on. In fact, I think “The Vampire Diaries”/”The Secret Circle” Thursday night block is one of the strongest on television! Speaking of which, both shows are having phenomenal seasons. “The Secret Circle” is fitting in just right, and is very reminiscent of the first season of “TVD.”October 17, 2011 at 2:59 pm #232257
I’ve watched Gossip Girl and 90210 but I stopped lol
Now I just see Ringer, The Secret Circle and The Vampire Diaries.
Ringer – I don’t know yet, I like it but I watch more because SMG is in it.
The Secret Circle – between all supernatural things, witches are my favorite and being produced & adapted by Kevin Williamson doesn’t hurt LOL, until now I’m really liking it.
The Vampire Diaries – honestly ? my favorite drama show in broadcast alongside The Good Wife, is so freaking amazing that I really want some recognition, especially Nina Dobrev.October 17, 2011 at 6:17 pm #232258
This is still a network with mainly shitty shows.
Of their four new series, strangely Hart of Dixie is the better one. And I love Rachel Bilson but I won’t go all SMG fanboy and praise a show just because of its star (I feel some are doing just that…again: some), I actually think Dixie is fun. Even with it’s major Gilmore ripoff aspects, it still manages to come out with very decent episodes.
H8R of course was one of the worst things this network has ever produced, The Secret Circle is yet another Kevin Williamson garbage show with clichés all over and Ringer cannot be worse but at least it has a huge guilty pleasure factor (more guilty than pleasure) thanks to all the mistakes and shitty plotlines they have which are hilarious. And its leading lady, the reason why everybody is watching might actually be one of the worst parts.
Of the oldies, Gossip Girl should’ve been done by now, it’s just getting embarrassing. I still watch it because it takes a lot for me to quit a show after so much time. Top Model is even more embarrassing but you can’t get any more guilty pleasure than that. 90210 was intolerable when I tried it back during it’s first episodes thanks to its two leading actresses.
I can’t watch a show like The Vampire Diaries even if I’ve heard from people whose taste I actually trust that it’s very very good. But my problem with Vampire Diaries is that the way it was marketed here when it started was such a turn off (the tagline here is “love written in blood”) that I never gave it chance and never will (although, I did say the same about GG…)
I’ve been looking for a thread for Hart of Dixie, I guess this’ll do.October 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm #232259
The Gilmore and Buffy days are missed. WB was a haven for clever, experimental writers. This CW shit is just o… eh. Moonves clearly thinks all young people are only interested in the soap opera of rich teens and of course hunky vampires and other hunky supernatural creatures. However, The Vampire Dairies has spent much of 2011 being the best drama on broadcast TV after Fringe. Nikita is also pretty good.October 18, 2011 at 7:51 am #232260
I’m glad there’s a CW thread now since I’m watching/DVRing half their lineup. The range of quality on the shows I’m watching is pretty wide, but at the end of the day, most of them are loaded with enough things that I enjoy — silly high school drama, pretty 20-somethings pretending to be teenagers, soap opera alums, cute couples, hijinks and shenanigans — that they don’t even have to be remotely well done for me to keep watching them.October 18, 2011 at 9:23 am #232261
I watch ‘Ringer’ and about the last 15 eps. of ‘90210.’ ‘90210’ is a joke, but it has some fun storylines and I think McCord and Stroup do an admirable job with the crap they’re handed.
Someone told me ‘Vampire Diaries’ was just as good as ‘Buffy’, so I watched an episode and will now never trust that person on anything again. May give ‘The Secret Circle’ a try, but the title alone is enough to keep me away.
I really do feel bad for the network. They have some quality actors, but seemingly horrible writers across the board. Too bad because before the merger of WB/UPN the networks had some HIGH quality shows in ‘Buffy’ and ‘Gilmore’ … now, not much going on.October 18, 2011 at 11:43 am #232262
TVD is certainly not as good as Buffy, at least not Buffy at its best. But it is a thousand times better than True Blood. In fact, it’s much closer to TB than Buffy in its tone and structure. It’s much more about visceral and plot twists, not dialogue and acting. For the most part it succeeds with its ambitions. It’s a hell of a lot more fun than any supernatural thriller on TV (True Blood, The Walking Dead), while never being as embarrassing as those shows.October 18, 2011 at 11:51 am #232263
Loving The Secret CircleOctober 18, 2011 at 2:12 pm #232264
90210 has become pretty crappy now, but I thought their second season and parts of the third season were pretty strong. AnnaLynne McCord was AWFUL during the first season, and has since really grown and become someone I actually enjoy watching. I always liked Jessica Stroup, but her role has been largely lackluster after the first season.October 18, 2011 at 2:32 pm #232265
But it is a thousand times better than True Blood.
I’m not sure that’s hard to do. I’d rather watch 24 straight hours of ‘Whitney’ than even the opening credits of ‘True Blood.’
And yes, though it was only one episode, I feel I can make the judgement that ‘Buffy’ is light-years beyond ‘Vampire Diaries’ in all aspects … though it wasn’t unwatchable. Just not really my cup-o-tea.
EmmyLoser: You are stronger than I to be able to have watched ‘90201’ from it’s fist episode. It’s a chore watching this show. I began at mid-last season – which wasn’t all too bad – but this season has really been horrible. I only continue to watch because I have a friend with a recurring role on the show, but I’m definitely done after that. The writing is atrocious, and as bad as McCord may have been in the past … she deserves better now.October 18, 2011 at 4:19 pm #232266
the last week episode of The Vampire Diaries was OUTSTANDING, imo.
an amazing screenplay with a very good cast working together, ‘The Renocking’ deserves some recognition.October 18, 2011 at 4:21 pm #232267
So I just watched the first 4 episodes of “Hart of Dixie” and I must say, I truly liked it. It was a bit refreshing in the current CW climate, it reminds me of what “Life Unexpected” was trying to do, but I prefer “Hart of Dixie”.
Though it isn’t as good as “The Vampire Diaries”, which I do believe deserves some recognition (Either for Series, Nina Dobrev or Ian Somerhalder). It is better than “Gossip Girl”, which is a show that is way past its prime (though I do believe that Leighton Meester deserved and still deserves some recognition for the top-notch performance), and miles better than 90210, which is a show that spent half of its first season completely lost, than found its footing but lost it again. A part for these shows, I only have watched Nikita, which was pretty good, but I just wasn’t able to like it and want to watch it week after week.October 18, 2011 at 7:56 pm #232268
TVD and Buffy really aren’t comparable. Yes, there’s vampires and there’s teen girls in love with them, but Buffy was a very personal, quirky action/soap. TVD is not driven by it’s characters, and its personal aspects are what’s least engaging about it. At its best it’s operating as a pure thriller. It does do suspense and action better than Buffy or TB ever have.October 19, 2011 at 7:22 am #232269
I think all that really kept me around for the first season of 90210 was loyalty to the original series and the presence of Kelly Taylor, and later Donna. Even then I would purposely saved up episodes to watch while I was cleaning or doing laundry or sending e-mails. It felt like such a reward when it actually got to be pretty good.
I’m not a frequent watcher of the show, but I have to say that I find Supernatural to be really enjoyable. It’s a good mix of fun, supernatural stuff, and two really good-looking brothers, with a couple of clever lines thrown in each episode. So far, I’ve only seen the pilot for Hart of Dixie, but I’m glad I decided to give it a shot because I liked that. I don’t know about comparisons to Buffy, but if The Vampire Diaries weren’t in such a competitive timeslot, I would have been watching that, too.
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