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Television: Sneak Peek at The Vampire Diaries 1.05 Lost Girls

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The CW Network is giddy as a school girl over the success of their freshman series THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. 

In a recent press release of DVR =7 results, the CW announced that The Vampire Diaries had soared to 100% year-to-year growth in The CW’s target demographic, women 18-34, with a 2.6/8, good for a second place ranking in the time period. VAMPIRE also wooed more female teens than any other show on broadcast last night with a 2.8/11, an absolutely batty 155% increase from the time period a year ago. Additionally TVD grew 20% year-to-year in adults 18-34 with a 1.8/6 and 69% in women 18-49 with a 2.2/6. The show also equaled its bloody good total viewer number from a week ago of 3.5M. The episode, titled “You’re Undead To Me,” was mighty fine, btw.

In this Thursday’s episode titled Lost Girls, Stefan tells his story.

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Television: Sneak Peek Look at & Speculation on SUPERNATURAL 5.06 – I Believe The Children Are Our Future

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In Supernatural episode 5.06 I Believe The Children Are Our Future, which is directed by Charles Beeson and written by Andrew Dabb & Daniel Loflin, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester, who are still learning to hunt together again as a team, investigate a series of odd murders that strangely resemble fairytales and urban legends. The brothers track down an 11-year-old boy named Jesse (guest star Gattlin Griffith) and realize that whatever Jesse believes in comes true. Castiel (Misha Collins) tells Sam and Dean that Jesse is a serious threat and needs to be eliminated.

Well this sounds like an exciting episode, especially given the fact that in the “Soon” promo that the CW aired at the end of 5.05 Fallen Idols Castiel tells the Winchester boys that Jesse is a human/demon hybrid and more powerful and dangerous than either one of those things.

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TV Recap: 90210 Episode 2.6 Wild Alaskan Salmon

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Let’s dive right into the re-cap.  The show opens with Silver telling Kelly about Jackie Dieing.  Kelly’s response is that she doesn’t care. Annie is making time with Jasper – Beady Eyed Boy (B.E.B.). Jen hits Naomi up for $100,000 to supposedly hire a divorce lawyer.  Adrianna breaks up with Navid saying she needs time along. Poor Navid, when he’s not obsessing about sleeping with Adrianna he’s the only character I currently like on this show.  This is a strong opening for this week’s installment, let’s hope they can keep it up for the rest of the episode.

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TV Recap: Not a Lot of Loving It Going On Here–Commentary on Supernatural Episode 5.05 Fallen Idols

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Supernatural episode 5.05 Fallen Idols aired this last Thursday on the CW Network and as I said in my sneak peek posting, it is the episode with the most controversial guest star the series has ever had: Paris Hilton. Yet in watching Fallen Idols, for this reviewer, her presence as a guest star wasn’t the most controversial thing to come out of the episode. I had a lot of issues with the interactions between Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles).

However before I go into my review of Supernatural episode 5.05 Fallen Idols, lets take the usual look around the fandom first and see what’s been going on.

There seems to be a mixed perception between some fans of the hit series and the CW Network of how well Supernatural season 5 is doing. The CW Network is still ecstatic about the veteran action series’ overall performance coupled with its new lead in show, The Vampire Diaries. The CW released the following stats on Friday October 9th, which was the day after the airing of Fallen Idols:

VAMPIRE DIARIES and SUPERNATURAL Make It Another Killer Thursday For The CW With Double-Digit Year-To-Year Growth Across Key Demos SUPERNATURAL Up Year-To-Year in Adults and Women 18-34. SUPERNATURAL grew 8% year-to-year in both adults 18-34 (1.4/4) and women 18-34 (1.3/3).

Sounds like a good thing to them, but Brian over at supernatural-web.net seems to think otherwise and published this statement urging fans and viewers to take action and sign a petition.

“We’re sick and tired of the way, our favorite TV-Show, Supernatural is being treated. We get the minimum of promotion and losing viewers every week. Instead of taking chances and finally starting some promotion TheCW keeps on promoting shows, which don’t seem to have a future. If you want Supernatural to get its deserved ratings, please sign up.”

I would love to hear from Supernatural viewers and fans on this concept that Brian has put forth about the promotion of Supernatural. Do you agree or disagree with the lack of promotion. Do you think a petition is the way to go?

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TV Recap: Gossip Girl, Episode 3.5, Rufus Getting Married

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Did you know there is now a company that does Gossip Girl tours of New York? It’s from the same company that does Seinfeld and Sex and the City Tours. I think I’m going to have to give it a go in the next few weeks.  Anyway onto Gossip Girl, this week’s installment looks to be all about Georgina and I really don’t like the character or Michelle Trachtenberg. Let’s see how it goes. The name of this week’s episode is Rufus Gets Married.

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TELEVISION REVIEW: Sanctuary Gets Deadly in Season 2!

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Last season, Sanctuary [Syfy, Fridays, 10/9C] made the movie from webisodes to full blown television series – impressing a lot of people along the way. Its first season ended with a cliffhanger that was a real mindblower: the discovery that Helen Magnus’ daughter, Ashley, had been turned into a superweapon under the control [and through the scientific tinkering] of The Cabal. Worse, they’d taken five absolutely normal human beings and turned them into similar weapons.

Season Two begins pretty much where Season One left off – and the gloves are off!

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Television: Sneak Peek & Speculation on Supernatural 5.05 Fallen Idols and Thoughts on Paris Hilton -It’s In There!

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It’s hard to believe we are already five weeks into Supernatural season 5 and coming up on the episode with the most controversial guest star the series has ever had: Paris Hilton.

In the 5.0 5 episode Fallen Idols, written by Julie Siege and directed by Jim Conway, Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) Winchester, who have put dealing with the apocalypse aside of a bit as they are learning to hunt together as a team again, find their first job leads them to a small town whose inhabitants are being killed by famous dead icons like Abraham Lincoln and James Dean’s car. With the brothers already struggling to make sense of the goings-on, they become even less sure of what they are hunting when two teenage girls come forward and claim PARIS HILTON kidnapped their friend (the real Paris Hilton in a cameo appearance as an unknown entity impersonating…. Paris Hilton).

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TV Recap: 90210, Episode 2.5 Environmental Hazards

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Another thrilling install of 90210 without preamble let’s dive into the ReCap of Episode 2.5 Environmental Hazards. This week’s Episode opens with a good pre-credit string of activities – Navid is funny as the new non-virgin guy. Silver sees Jackie at Adrianna’s AA meeting and Dixon gets busted by Sasha, Naomi gets told she can’t go to her dream school and Liam wimps out can’t play Naomi the voicemail. All of this in the first five minutes, good start to the episode

After the break Liam gets his phone taken in class by Ryan so you know at some point he’s going to find out the truth and probably for some dumb reason delete the message. The mean girls try and cheer up Naomi and convince her to fight for admission to her dream school. I’m starting feel like I’m watching last year’s Gossip Girl. Ryan catches Liam going through his desk searching for his phone and flips out. What happened to cool guy Ryan from last year? Oh right, some student accused him of inappropriate contact and he had a relationship with Kelly which is enough to turn any man crazy. So I can absolutely understand him turning into an Assclown, but really, is anyone happy in Beverly Hills?

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TV Re-Cap: Gossip Girl, Season 3, Episode 4, Dan De Fleurette

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Disclaimer – My internet isn’t working properly this week so I’m not going to be able to fact check this week’s Re-cap so there may be errors. If so feel free to point them out and I’ll correct when I get to decent Wi-Fi.

It’s time for another thrilling episode of Gossip Girl. The buzz on campus is that there’s a hot new celebrity (Hilary Duff) who is coming to NYU for a normal college life. Of course Dan tells Nate he has no clue who she is and yes, they meet cute. Turns out she’s Vanessa’s new roommate. Serena and Rufus have a funny moment when they rehearse Serena telling Lilly she dropped out of school. Jenny tries to change Constance and Blair is not happy so she goes back to rule Constance once again. Serena looks for a job and is turned down by all of her Fashion industry friends. After a tough day job hunting she ends up meeting Hilary and her publicist who promptly offers Serena a job planning Hilary’s movie premiere. She befriends the movie’s co-star Ursula (Tyra Banks). Dan discovers his new crush is yes, the actress and he is not at all happy.

 

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TV Recap: When Deans Collide – A Commentary on Supernatural 5.04 The End

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Yes as you know by now, I like to take a quick look at what’s going on around the fandom before I start into the commentary on an episode. The first thing to take notice of is that The CW Network still has plenty of reasons to be doing the happy dance where season 5 of Supernatural is concerned. Here are some of the stats they have sent out following the airing of The End last Thursday.

SUPERNATURAL had another solid performance with “The End” episode—which does NOT represent “the end,” SUPERNATURAL fans—improving 17% over last week in adults 18-34 (14.4) and 7% in women 18-34 (1.6/4). SUPERNATURAL also performed well in both adults 18-49 (1.2/3) and women 18-49 (1.4.3).

And in the Live +7 stats that were released for the prior weeks episodes, we see that when these were compiled SUPERNATURAL had increase of 35% in women 18-34 (2.33rtg v. 3.83rtg), 47% increases in adults 18-34 (1.21rtg v. 1.78rtg) and total viewers increased 38% (2.9M v. 4M). That’s mighty impressive and I’m thinking that if this keeps up that 6th season is going to become a reality and hey I can handle one more season of having the Winchester brothers on my TV every Thursday night. And speaking of those handsome hunters of the supernatural, let’s move on to my commentary for The End.

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