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Arrow (CW):

Batman meets Robin Hood means I am in (though nobody stows their bow strung, ARGH!!!). Plus, it's CW so we are guaranteed a lot of hot guys and wangst.

Beauty and the Beast (CW):

I am a sucker for that type of narrative and I never saw the original so the whole 'remake' thing doesn't bother me at all. Plus, see what I said about CW as far as hotness and angst.

Revolution (NBC):

I love dystopias and this one has swords!


Johnny Lee Miller! Lucy Liu! I love everything about it, including the possibility of the leads getting it on. Moffat fans are up in arms because omg something. But then I can't stand Moffat and his horrifying portrayal of women so there...

Date: 2012-05-19 10:42 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ancarett
I love Lucy Liu so I am pumped for "Elementary"!

Date: 2012-05-23 04:21 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yes, she is a big reason for my enthusiasm

Date: 2012-05-19 10:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rectherapyfreak.livejournal.com
ooohhhhh. The 1st 2 look really good!! I hope they have them ondemand! CW sucks at putting shows ondemand!

Date: 2012-05-23 04:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Do they put them on hulu? (It's been so long since I've followed a cw show, I have no idea)

Date: 2012-05-19 11:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyxu.livejournal.com
I don't think Moffat's anywhere near Elementary, except maybe smugly Twittering his superiority for all and sundry, but the show itself won't suffer from his influence.

Date: 2012-05-23 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yeah, I didn't phrase it well enough and rephrased. Moffat's complaints about a show he hasn't seen, when he can't even write women to save his life, make me MORE predisposed to give Elementary a chance.

Date: 2012-05-23 01:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyxu.livejournal.com
Haha, people are like, 'Elementary's the only show we start liking because of spite', which seems to be an accurate attitude to the Moff running his mouth about how awesome he is.

I like the premise of Revolutionary but am annoyed that all the evil militia dudes are POC, which I hope they explain, because it looks kinda bad from over here.

Date: 2012-05-19 11:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fivil.livejournal.com
Hey, I love Moffat (well, I like his writing often times, a lot of his interviews are just facepalm-moments for me..) and even I think he needs to stfu about Elementary. The concept of modernised Sherlock can't be copyrighted, just like Amy Heckerling can't copyright Austen adaptations that take place in American high schools, or Vishal Bhardwaj couldn't copyright Indian milieu adaptations of Shakespeare's plays. He and Gatiss may have been the first to think of it and pull it off, but he doesn't own Sherlock, much less modernised Sherlock, so CBS are free to produce whatever the hell they like.

And I love Lucy Liu! I'm hoping it's a good show, but will probably watch it even if it's a mediocre procedural.

Date: 2012-05-23 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yeah, I am sure it won't be amazing genius, but it's not Moffat's show or characters so he needs to stfu.

Date: 2012-05-19 11:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] walkwithheroes.livejournal.com
I'm really looking forward to Revolution. I'm hoping that the popularity of dystopias in literature translates to the small screen: i.e. people who love all those dystopia book series will love this show.

Date: 2012-05-23 04:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I am hoping so too, I need more dystopian stuff out there.

Date: 2012-05-20 12:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] linfer.livejournal.com
I'm fed up with the Cumberbachitis that is roaming the Internet and I love Johnny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu, so I'm looking foward to it.
"Revolution" looks suspiciously like "Terra Nova", but it sounds good nevertheless, so I'll give it a shot, likewise "Arrow" (no pun intended *coughs*)
And "Beauty and the Beast" looks fantastic.

Date: 2012-05-20 05:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sisterjune.livejournal.com
oh my god sorry to intrude but YES what is so fucking appealing about bendicks cucumberbottoms. he's UGLY. his voice is nice but it is ruined by his face. I do not get it at all. but fandom just loves its basic white dudes.

Date: 2012-05-23 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
I'm fed up with the Cumberbachitis that is roaming the Internet

Amen! The man is a good enough actor but hardly the Second Coming, and is downright hideous looking, so I don't get it.

Date: 2012-05-20 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ladysaotome.livejournal.com
Elementary & Revolution look awesome!

Date: 2012-05-23 04:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yes and yes

Date: 2012-05-20 03:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
Pretty much the ones I'm planning on checking out so far, save that I don't have much interest in Arrow yet. A bit iffy on Revolution, though. it looks like a "lone woman in a sea of men" show (as the mother is apparently gone before long) and I'm not exactly thrilled with the "black man threatening the nice white people" setup. (And my history with JJ Abrams shows is rather mixed.) I have hopes though.

The funny thing about Beauty and the Beast is that I've never watched it on my own but my mother was a devoted fan when I was young and even before reading that it was a remake, I recognized that it was and was combining the two female leads into one. (The original main heroine, Catherine, died at the end of season 2 and in the last season, a female cop named Diana who was investigating her death was the female lead. And I remember this 20 years later without looking it up.)

Date: 2012-05-20 04:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hipployta.livejournal.com
Linda Hamilton's character died? I'm so glad I do not remember that.

Date: 2012-05-20 04:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
Yes. I think it was one of those times when someone decides to leave a show because their career is taking off and they want to explore other options? I do remember that I liked Diana a lot though.

ETA: She was killed after giving birth to her and Vincent's son and the plot of the last season was Diana and Vincent looking for the baby. (Why do I remember all this!)
Edited Date: 2012-05-20 04:52 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-20 02:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hipployta.livejournal.com
After giving birth and her child is missing? WTF show? I'm glad I didn't watch that season since I was like 6 LOL

Date: 2012-05-23 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Re: Revolution. Good point about PoC stuff. Not sure about male/female proportion though because I was only able to tell three main characters from the trailer - brother and sister and the uncle. No idea about any of the rest, so hope springs eternal...

Date: 2012-05-23 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meganbmoore.livejournal.com
I believe both Giancarlo Espisoto (militia dude) and J. D. Pardo* (archer dude with the heroine-probable love interest?) are meant to be regular characters. J.D. is actually hispanic, I believe, but sometimes cast as white. But also, most of the other characters we see, whether regular, recurring or one shot, are male. I'll be perfectly happy to be completely wrong, though.

*And I think I just misspelled both their names. I'm blaming prescription cough meds.

Date: 2012-05-20 04:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hipployta.livejournal.com
Yup...I'm checking out the same ones thanks to that i09 post on the sci-fi/fantasy shows

Elementary is going to be awesome. I love Lucy Liu so that is all she wrote...but Addict Holmes WILL BE EPIC.

*edit* Not going to lie...I thought they were going to bring back Green Arrow from Smallville, Justin Hartley, for the Green Arrow tv show. However, he did replace Aquaman for the that pilot so I guess him getting replaced is typical CW business
Edited Date: 2012-05-20 02:43 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-23 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yay, another io9 reader!

Date: 2012-05-20 05:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sundae-sweet.livejournal.com
I admit I was apprehensive about the concept behind "Elementary" but it would be stupid to dismiss a show out of hand without ever checking it out so I am absolutely looking forward to watching this and will be fervently praying that I love it. Unlike the majority of the Sherlock fandom who appear to have lost their goddamn minds. It'd be funny, if it weren't sort of frightening and sad.

Also, seconded that Moffat needs to man up and show some class because his bitchiness and inability to create a woman that is not a hot mess of female stereotypes and smarminess is starting to get on my nerves. As long as Joan Watson does not reach the horrifying lows of River Song and Irene Adler, I will probably end up loving her.

Date: 2012-05-20 05:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sisterjune.livejournal.com
you know the sad thing is, Moffat did once create a really amazing female character. Her name was Lynda Day and the show was Press Gang. I loved this character and the show SO MUCH that I bought all the dvds even tho I had to import them from like australia because they dont sell them in the US, so they are Region 2. The show was aimed at teens, it was up on youtube a while ago but I think its been since removed. Seriously tho, it sucks cause he WAS capable of not being gross. He just got worse and worse as the years went on tho.

Date: 2012-05-23 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yes, Irene and River (and the fandom love for them) are eternal mysteries to me.

Date: 2012-05-20 08:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] cleobulle.livejournal.com
Wow! I haven't watched any american TV show for a long time (ever since Stargate Universe was cancelled and Bones jumped the shark) but your post makes me excited. I'm out of the loop so I had no idea these TV show were coming to us this fall. I'll be all over these. They look great. I'm going to have a busy fall this year^^

Date: 2012-05-23 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Me too! Hope these are good

Date: 2012-05-20 08:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lesbiassparrow.livejournal.com
I plan to watch Elementary and buy the blu-rays as a vague piss off to Moffatt.

Date: 2012-05-23 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
LOLOLOL I approve

Date: 2012-05-20 09:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennyhime.livejournal.com
I used to watch the Beauty and the Beast that had Linda Hamilton when I was a kid^^ Kristin Kreuk's acting has improved from her Smallville days though.
I'll check out Arrow and even the new medical drama by the same network because it seemed cute and had the other Green Arrow (Justin Hartley).
Revolution seems cool but it might turn into Terra Nova number 2.
Elementary just doesn't seem good, I have nothing against the actors and I loved Guy Ritchie's take on Sherlock but this just doesn't seem very good.
666 Park Avenue is something that I'm also checking out, the story seems interesting and also The Following with Kevin Bacon and the underrated James Purefoy.

Date: 2012-05-23 04:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Oooh, thank you, they look interesting.

Date: 2012-05-20 02:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanaenam.livejournal.com
I adore Jonny Lee Miller and think it brilliant to have a woman as Watson, who is so put upon by Holmes all the time. Their power dynamic from the Victorian England translates so perfectly into an actual gendered one in the modern day. I also love that they're being very upfront about Sherlock's addiction. Why is it that we have so many Sherlock adaptations these days?

Date: 2012-05-23 04:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Yes yes yes to every word.

Sherlock is flavor of the month, perhaps?

Date: 2012-05-20 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sanaenam.livejournal.com
revolution looks amazing!!!!

Date: 2012-05-23 04:27 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-05-20 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sisterjune.livejournal.com
bbc sherlock/moffat fans are mad because watson shouldnt be a woman and also their "gay" narrative has now been made straight. its exactly as absurd as it sounds. and frankly if it wasnt for Lucy Liu i wouldnt even consider watching this shit.

Date: 2012-05-23 04:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
LOL, really? That's absurd. Ah, fandom.

Date: 2012-05-21 04:50 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I am going with Arrow and the Hatfields & McCoys starting Memorial Day on History.com.

Since I love Sherlock, Elementary does not interest me.

Apart from reruns and some reality shows, currently watching Grimm, Once Upon a Time, The Good Wife, and Missing. I need to catch up on Revenge.

Thanks for the 2012 fall lineup.


Date: 2012-05-23 04:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dangermousie.livejournal.com
Ooooh, thank you! I totally forgot about Hatfields and McCoys and I really want to check it out, thanks for reminding me.


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