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Looking for writing tips for NaNoWriMo? What can your favorite tv shows teach you about writing? Quite a lot as long as you remember that tv shows are only written for the sense of sight, but novels need to appeal to all of the senses. Here are a few of my current favorites and a … Continue reading
This time of year, we are bombarded with new tv shows as well as all of our favorite shows returning for another season. There’s so much content available, it can be hard to decide what to watch. Obviously you know your opinion of returning shows, but what about all of these new ones? Here are … Continue reading
Did you see the season premier of Haven? This contains spoilers, so don’t read on if you don’t want to see spoilers about Haven or Revolution or FlashForward.
Back in July I shared a post about upcoming scifi and fantasy tv shows for 2012-2013. One of those shows was a new series on NBC called Revolution. I recently saw a preview for it on Hulu, and I am hooked.
The tv show, Grimm, had a lot to prove during its first season. Cop/detective shows with a quirky supernatural element are everywhere these days. At first I was disappointed with season 1 because it was mostly the “monster”/murder of the episode for a good portion of the season. That said, I must add that I prefer … Continue reading
How many science fiction and/or fantasy tv shows can you name? In no particular order: Babylon 5, Andromeda, Firefly, Stargate, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, Farscape, Once Upon a Time, Eureka, Warehouse 13, Smallville, Battle Star Galatica, Terra Nova, Game of Thrones, and 4 or 5 Star Trek series. How many can you name that are currently airing? Not many. … Continue reading
Are you familiar with a tv show called Touch? It’s about a little boy who has a talent for making connections between people who need to be connected in one way or another. The show is really inspiring, perhaps in part because of the themes: that everything and everyone is interconnected, and each person is … Continue reading
They plot and hound and hunt and scheme, but a few lucky ones also earn a place in our hearts. No, I’m not talking about the heroes/heroines, but the villains. Recently, I have been enchanted by a tv show called Once Upon A Time. It’s about a bunch of fairy tale characters who are sent … Continue reading
Blog: Who Succeeds When Similar Concepts Are Launched Simultaneously: #Grimm vs #OnceUponATime and #Haven vs #TheGates
It happens all the time. Two creative pieces arrive with similar plots. Rarely do both succeed. I noticed this in 2010 when Haven and The Gates aired on television at the same time. Both shows were about a small community that was a haven for people with unusual powers. The Gates was a rich gated … Continue reading
The way people entertain themselves is constantly changing with our busy lives in the ever evolving digital world. I no longer sit down in front of the television to watch shows live as they air. How do you watch tv shows? Do you schedule your life around your “stories” or watch everything on your own schedule? Or do … Continue reading