katikat: (W_Headphones)
Netflix ordered a remake of Lost in Space. And there's also a Riddick based TV show in the works, Merc City, and a 4th Riddick movie. And Frontier, a Jason Momoa led TV show about the fur trade wars in the West in the 18th century. And a limited series called Cat's Craddle, based on Kurt Vonnegut's story.

And all I do is read. Still. I haven't watched a single thing in weeks. I'm either listening to audio books or reading books and fanfics...
katikat: (W_UmbrellaRain)
Apparently, BBC has ordered Philip Pullman's book series, "His Dark Materials", to an event - or limited or mini, whatever you want to call it - series that's about to start filming in the foreseeable future in Wales, exec'd by the former Doctor Who producers Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner.

Sounds interesting. I've read many HDM AU fanfics but never the books themselves, they're just a few in my piles of many to read...
katikat: (F_StarTrek)
Apparently, there's going to be a new Star Trek show in 2017. CBS announced that Alex Kurtzman, he of the ST movie reboot fame and of shows like Hawaii 5-0, will be producing it and it will feature completely new characters.

Awesome. There's not enough space based shows out there. Though I fear that the old format, episodes with a lot of navel gazing and ruminating on the human spirit and whatnot, won't fly anymore. So, I wonder how they will make it "old" enough to appease the existing fans and "new" enough to pull in people who never cared about ST before... It'll definitely have to be more action driven than the old shows.


Oct. 28th, 2015 09:49 am
katikat: (A_MattSmith)
So, Limitless and Life in Pieces - not that I watch the latter - scored a full season pick-up. Blindspot scored six additional scripts. Supergirl is off to a good start with 3.1 demo.

From Dusk Till Dawn was picked up for S3. I still haven't seen S2, so there's that.

On the other hand, the networks cut the episode orders of Blood & Oil, Minority Report, Truth to be Told and The Player. And as someone pointed out, "trimmed" is the new "canceled". The only one I feel sad about is The Player - I still haven't seen an ep, mind you, but it has Philip Winchester in it, he of the Strike Back fame.

Hm... p. 2

Oct. 22nd, 2015 11:10 pm
katikat: (W_Laptop)
Haven has been back for weeks and I haven't even noticed (shows you just how much interest I've had in TV and this series in particular lately). Empire pissed me off with what they did with Jamichael last night. ABC canceled The Whispers and picked up Shonda Rhimes' sequel to Romeo and Juliet (I kid you not - can we at least get a gay couple out of it?). And one "established drama" is about to off its co-lead in this year's fall finale... Basically, just another day on the net.


Oct. 21st, 2015 11:04 pm
katikat: (T_Lime)
So, Netflix is now reviving Gilmore Girls, Charlie's Angels is getting yet ANOTHER reboot and NBC is planning on making a follow-up to Cruel Intentions, the film with Sarah Michele Gellar, into a TV show? Really? *sigh*

Well, at least the Shadowhunters cast was doing shadow puppets and it was hilarious: link. And they also played another game of Werewolf last night... Sweet!


Oct. 7th, 2015 04:52 pm
katikat: (W_PiperWindow)
* CBS put in development a young Miss Marple TV show. "After inheriting her grandmother’s bookstore and realizing that things in this small California town aren’t what they seem, a young woman begins working as a private investigator to get to the bottom of the town’s mysteries." Via Deadline.

* CBS is also interested in an older Nancy Drew series. "Now in her 30s, who is a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world." Via Deadline.

* Another show CBS is interested in, is one about Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. Described as "the reimagining of the iconic characters of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn as adults in modern day America at a time that harkens back to the racial and class divides that inspired Mark Twain’s books. After a murder case brings them together in St. Louis, Tom Sawyer hires his previously estranged boyhood friend Huck Finn as an investigator for his foundering one-man legal firm and together they take on cases for people who don’t have anywhere else to turn." Via Deadline.

Hm, is it just me or did they take various ideas with a very distinct flavor and streamlined them and pummeled them into as bland a mush as possible?

* And CBS is also interested in a TV show about Elizabeth Bathory, yup, that real life mass murdering countess from Hungary. link.


Oct. 4th, 2015 01:32 pm
katikat: (W_BlackHands)
So, uhm. Remember me mentioning that there would be The A-Team reboot and Jack Reacher as a series? Well, now they're turning Lethal Weapon into a series and rebooting MacGyver: link. Add to it that Rush Hour was turned into a series and will air mid-season on CBS. And Limitless and Minority Report are airing now... Isn't it a bit too much already?
katikat: (T_Coffee)

Looks like fun, in the Kingsman kind of way, lotsa humor, lotsa action...
katikat: (S_Hannibal)
Ever since the S5A of Teen Wolf disappointed me so terribly - if I could, I would punch the living daylights out of Scott "The Second Coming" McCall for how he treated both Kira and Stiles! - I fell into a funk that I can't seem to get out of. I was excited about so many returning/new shows and now... eh, I just can't seem to get into any of them.

Instead, I'm reading Magnus/Alec fanfics on AO3 or reading books. Right now, I'm reading "How To Name Your Cat" by minipage on AO3, a funny Malec AU fic. I'm also listening to "The Spirit Eater" by Aaron Rachel, 3rd in "The Legend of Eli Monpress" fantasy series. And I'm reading "Don't Let Go" by Harper Fox, 3rd in the "Tyack & Frayne" gay paranormal series. And I'm translating "The Legend of Drizzt: The Collected Stories" by R.A. Salvatore. And today, I bought a pile of Czech historical mysteries... Books. Books everywhere. My GoodReads goal for 2015 was 50 books. I just reviewed book #95! So yeah...

Also, I planned on going to see The Martian this weekend. But even that doesn't sound exciting anymore. And now that Matt Damon proved himself to be a homophobe - or a complete and utter ass, I don't know which would be better - by saying that gay actors should stay in the closet, that an actor's sexuality should be a mystery - while he himself prances around with his wife, so apparently the "mystery" applies only to queer people, straight ones can flaunt their heterosexuality as much as they want - an ass, like I said! - my interest in the movie dropped to freezing temperatures. Not even Sebastian Stan seems to be enough of an incentive for me to go and see it...

Eh. Curse the funk. Curse it!


Sep. 23rd, 2015 10:05 am
katikat: (A_MattSmith)
So, Monday TV night... Well.

Shows that I follow on DVD - or plan to follow one day, I have so many of them on my Amazon wishlist: The Big Bang Theory, Castle, NCIS:LA

Shows I dropped and/or generally feel meh about: Gotham, Scorpion

New shows I'm not interested in: Life in Pieces

New shows I AM interested in: Blindspot, Minority Report

As far as ratings go, Castle and NCIS:LA returned to series low, so I'm thinking this will be their last season unless they improve drastically. Blindspot had huge ratings - 3.1 demo - it's here to stay for at least one full season, so I'm going to watch it ASAP.

But Minority Report... OUCH! 1.1 demo only. Worst rated show of the night. Fox will be dropping it VERY soon. I think we will be lucky to get at least 13 eps. If it drops any lower next week, Fox will can it. This show is expensive and Fox is losing huge money on it already. They might just cut their losses. I think I'll just download what we get and watch it in one go once it's over. This won't last long... Disappointing, but it's this year's Almost Human.
katikat: (S_Spartacus)
♠ Apparently, there will be a Taken prequel series, sans Liam Neeson, of course. It'll be the story of how his character acquired his skills: link.

♠ And a Hart to Hart remake with a gay couple? OH, YES! Link. You know, say what you want about NBC, but they're the only network willing to go there, time and time again, see The New Normal.
katikat: (F_POTC)
Most shows already aired their season finales... and I don't give a flying banana *sigh* Not even when it comes to shows I used to follow religiously, shows I used to love. It's like I hit a funk of some kind at the beginning of this year and I can't get out of it. I see people in various fandoms bicker and argue about shipping and whatnot and all I can think is, "Seriously?" while I scroll by. Ship whatever you want to ship, but respect the canon vs. fanon reality, please.

Also, I deleted all the episodes of The Blacklist that I had saved, both those that I've seen already and those that I have not yet. This show lost me around S1.5 and the spoilers I read for S2... Eh. Just... eh. I found Red fascinating but Liz bored me, though I understood her POV. Maybe it was the actress? Who knows.

Maybe I'll pull out some of my old DVDs, return to oldies and goodies. This general feeling of meh is still clinging fast. How annoying...
katikat: (M_Beach)
I can't seem to get excited about anything recent these days. I'm disappointed by the direction in which the casting for Spider-Man is going, I'm disappointed by pretty much every spoiler for the MCU and their future movies... I see new eps of shows I followed religiously just a couple of years or even months ago popping up and I can't even get interested enough to download them, let alone watch them. I'm disappointed by the direction most of these shows took, especially Vikings and The Originals. The only one I'm even remotely interested in is Agents of SHIELD and that only because I love Lance Hunter. I can't seem to give a rat's ass about anything else.

These days, I'm watching Alarm für Cobra 11 and nothing else and the only thing that I'm looking forward to is Hannibal. I think I'll pull out my old DVDs and just watch Starsky & Hutch or The Professionals or maybe even Doctor Who S5. I have no idea where this malady came from but I've been feeling blue for some time, at least regarding movies and shows *sigh*


Jan. 18th, 2015 02:32 pm
katikat: (T_Coffee)
* Fox is talking about reviving The X-Files and they would like to get back David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson back: link.

* Fox renewed Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Gotham and Empire for another season: link.

* Tom Hardy dropped out of Suicide Squad: link. And there goes my interest. Official reason? Scheduling issues. Rumor has it, though, that he didn't like the script.

* Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen won't be in X-Men: Apocalypse: link. Not unexpected. As long as I get awesome scenes with McAvoy and Fassbender, I'll be happy.

* Emily Blunt was cast as the Snow Queen, the vengeful sister of Rowena, in The Huntsman, sequel to Snow White and the Huntsman: link.
katikat: (Actors_ShelleyHennig)
Did you know that there will be Resident Evil and The Mortal Instruments TV shows? Link. I hope they will recast TMI, all of the characters but Godfrey Gao as Bane, he was amazing. The rest of the cast can go.

Oh, and speaking of Resident Evil, apparently, I will continue translating the series by S.D. Perry. The first book is selling surprisingly well here. Interesting.
katikat: (A_JGL)

Hey, how come nobody told me Sharlto Copley was in this? I don't have Sony Playstation so I'll have to wait for it to pop up somewhere but it looks really good!
katikat: (F_HanselGretel)
Here's the synopsis of Sherlock, ep 302, The Sign of Three: link. It sounds hilarious!

There's a new Terminator show int he works: link. Interesting. I didn't like The Sarah Connor Chronicles, mostly because I found the actor playing John annoying and I really, really, really don't like Summer Glau as an actress.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is a pretty funny show! But the highlight of the Xmas episode was definitely spoilers! )

I finally understood what people meant when they said that, following episode 106, Agents of SHIELD gets really good. Because it really does. The Thor follow-up episode was especially great, it made me care about Ward, for the first time I actually liked him, he stopped being just a mechanical Ken doll. I could say, this, THIS is what I've been missing! And I really love spoilers ) And FitzSimmons! They are awesome! Fitz was incredible in 107! And Coulson... How DID he survive? I love the mystery!

So, both thumbs up from me. Even if you didn't like the premiere or the few eps that followed, stick with it, friends. It does get good and the team finally CLICKS!
katikat: (S_Bedlam)
Is it just me or are the shows this season particularly uninspired and bland? Nothing really holds my interest, nothing sets my heart aflutter - with small exceptions here and there - nothing makes me flail and go all, THIS! THISSSS!

Let's take it day by day...


Revenge: Only interested in Patrick and Patrick/Nolan. Lack of Patrick = lack of me caring.

The Mentalist: The hunt for Red John's finally coming to an end. Good. Though it feels way too convoluted, to be honest. Good for passing the time.

Witches of East End: A more boring version of Charmed.


Almost Human: I like the characters but the show hasn't wow'd me so far. I felt the same way about Fringe, though, and I ended up loving it, so I'm not giving up.

Sleepy Hollow: Again, intriguing characters and mythology, still, 'out of sight, out of mind.'

The Blacklist: Love Red, the rest... I don't know, Lizzie and her 'issues' don't really hold my interest.


Brooklyn Nine Nine: Some bits are hilarious, mostly though... It's definitely not as sharp witted as TBBT.

Marvel's Agents of SHIELD: What happened? This should've been THE show of the season and yet, it's so bland. But I hear it's getting slowly better, so I will stick with it. The characters are very uninspired, though.

NCIS: Still stuck in S10.

NCIS:LA: Good for passing the time. Very few good scenes with Sam and G. A lot of focus on Deeks and Kensi, which is not bad but can you really see it going well with these two? Train wreck in the making.

Supernatural: Bored. I loved Angel!Cas. Human!Cas is boring as hell. I can't believe I'm saying this but can he go away?


Arrow: Still loving Oliver/Felicity/Diggle and the action. Everything else is... eh. Is it the "Colton Haynes Effect"?

The Tomorrow People: If the show were focused on John Young and his love/hate relationship with Jedikiah, the guerrilla war of the Tomorrow People against Ultra, it would be my favorite new show of the year. But Stephen is as dumb as a pile of bricks and boring as hell.


Elementary: I like it better than S1, I'm glad we finally got rid of the Irene Adler/Moriarty clustercrap - I hated that storyline. Good for passing the time but not "Watch ASAP" material.

White Collar: Still stuck in S4. I don't like how Peter handled the thing with Neal and I honestly don't blame Neal for going darkside.


Dracula: Very low ratings, certain cancellation. Will wait for all 13 eps to air before watching. I hear the friendship between Dracula and Van Helsing is interesting, though.

Grimm: Still stuck in S2 and plodding through the Juliette clustercrap of doom.

Haven: I still love it, especially the friendship between Duke and Nate, and Jennifer. But the whole thing with William... eh.

I think that's all... Suddenly, I got a craving to watch Princess Fantaghiro again and her fight for Romualdo. Maybe that will, in the immortal words of Sherlock Holmes, 'cleanse my palate.'
katikat: (S_SherlockHolmes)

This is a promo for STARZ's new show Black Sails. And it looks quite good! I might even give it a try... The synopsis says: Captain Flint and his pirates, twenty years prior to Robert Louis Stevenson's classic "Treasure Island". Might be good...


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