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Fall Season Kicks Off
If you've been waiting patiently all summer to see how those pesky cliffhangers would be resolved, wait no longer. The 2014-2015 television season kicks off tonight with a returning favorite (The Good Wife) and one of the most buzzed about new shows (Madam Secretary). Josie has compiled a great list of the premiere dates for both new and returning shows, so be sure to check back with us as the fall progresses.
Although we will not be doing full reviews of all the new network shows, I will be doing periodic posts of quick reviews. Some of the new shows look quite interesting, but what do you think? Let us know which shows you are most looking forward to catching this fall. For some industry insiders' opinions, click here.
Hunger Games: Mockingjay
The first official trailer for the latest edition of the Hunger Games saga was released this week. Although the film will not be released until November 21, tickets go on sale October 29. Does this mean that the movie will be among the top grossing before it even hits the screens?
The Comics Come to Life
Because there are not enough comic book characters on television, Fox is reportedly developing a series around Lucifer in which he leaves hell to open a piano bar. I can imagine a piano bar being one version of hell, but there we are. As if the devil weren't enough, Supergirl have been given a series commitment from CBS. No news yet on who will be the lead.
Ben-Hur Rides Again
Speaking of things that probably don't need to happen, MGM and Paramount have decided that re-making Ben-Hur is a good idea. Jack Huston will join the already cast Morgan Freeman in the title role.
I am a Netflix junkie. I love the sheer volume of shows and films available and I love the instant gratification of streaming. This article, published this week by Vulture, has some wonderful suggestions about how to improve your viewing experience and sites that will help you choose what to watch. Happy marathoning.
Premium Channels Without the Premium Cost
Speaking of streaming, both HBO and Showtime this week very strongly hinted that each will be available to stream without paying a monthly subscription. Good news for all of us on a limited budget who still want to watch selected shows on those networks.
As we anticipate the final season of Justified kicking off in January, news has broken that Sam Elliott and Garret Dillahunt are joining the cast. To which I say, yippee!
ChrisB is a freelance writer who spends more time than she ought in front of a television screen or with a book in her hand.