Shows of Interest

It seems impossible to keep up with all the new shows these days on tv.  Between network shows, Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime, not to mention HBO and Showtime, there are just too many to keep up with.  One new one that I am seriously enjoying is A Million Little Things on ABC. I have been catching up through Hulu and it is so great.

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Synopsis:  It has been said that friendship isn’t one big thing, it’s a million little things.  That is certainly true for a group of friends from Boston who bonded under unexpected circumstances.  Some have achieved success, others are struggling in their careers and relationships, but all of them feel stuck in life.  After one of them dies unexpectedly, it’s just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living. Along the way, they discover that friends may be the one thing that can save them from themselves.

Housewives…

I watch a bunch of Bravo’s Housewives throughout the year.  Right now, New Jersey is done and they are showing the Reunion. I missed all of last year because I lost interest but this year it was so great.  It is funny to see Margaret Josephs on this show.  I had her MacBeth Collection line for a few years before they closed up shop.  She was always at the trade shows, exactly like she is on the show.

Beverly Hills just started and I am loving Denise Richards on here..she is so real and down to earth for a Hollywood Mom.  My other favorite is Teddi Mellencamp.  Dorit is just a little too much for me but Kyle and Lisa Vanderpump are always favorites.  This show is always amazing.

New York is about to start.  This is my favorite one.  I LOVE that Tinsley is still on and has managed to stay alive with these crazy girls.  The trailer for the upcoming season looks so great..take a peek here.

In a few months, Orange County will start..that is always fun.  I really can’t stand the OG of the OC Vicki Gunvalson and I really miss Heather Dubrow and Meghan King Edmonds. 

The Crown 
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown series 3 (Netflix)
No specific release date for The Crown Season 3 but it should be sometime in the next few months.  I am on such a London high from my trip and re-watched both Season 1 + 2 before I left along with The King’s Speech and The Queen.  Never too much royal entertainment.


This picture released the day before we got there was unbelievable-Kate and Prince Louis in the park..omg.  I would have died if I saw her out like this!

Homeland

Dying for the last season of Homeland to start..seemingly in June.  I love this show so much.  I have watched it so many times and own all the seasons on iTunes.  Once Rupert Friend left the show, I wondered if it would be as good..but it held up.  I will be super sad when this show is over for good, Season 8 is the last season.

Anything I should be watching???

XOXO, KP

Breaking Down Southern Charm

Being an ardent fan of Andy Cohen and most things that he has a hand in, I watch most shows on the Bravo network with a handful of exceptions.  Southern Charm is high on my list of must watch tv.  In its third season, I am now invested in this hilarious show based in one of the prettiest cities in our country.  It doesn’t matter that most of the cast aren’t true Charlestonians, but they certainly play them on this hour long show Monday nights.  Here is a breakdown of the cast…



The Firecracker
Cameran Eubanks..my favorite.  Adorable, perky, spicy and always willing to tell the truth and spill the beans on the other players.  She is so likeable, she can get away with saying pretty much anything…


The Real Deal
Thomas Ravenel, the one Charleston resident that actually is authentic.  Most of the cast has to cross the bridge bearing his name to get to Charleston.  He can’t really seem to get out of his own way these days and his dealings with Kathryn (see below) are cringeworthy.



The Lover
Shep Rose..the eternal bachelor on this show.  There doesn’t seem to be many girls left in Charleston that have not crossed his path.  Loves to comment on everyone else and seems to forget when he does that they will eventually see these comments aired.  When he talks, he can’t usually keep a straight face and he really cracks me up.


The Slacker
I have a soft spot for Criag Conover.  He hightailed it out of town last season after making colossal mis-steps at work and losing his job.  His trying to keep up with Shep got him in heaps of trouble but he always has a smile on his face and amazing dimples to boot.  This year, he came back to town and is in love with the mysterious Naomi.  He put a “sort of” ring on it last week and thinks this one might be THE ONE.  I am rooting for him.



The Grand Dame
Patricia Altschul..she has a wicked tongue and beware of crossing her.  Mother of Whitney (see below), her serious pedigree fuels her Queen Bee attitude and her moving from NYC to Charleston is just a location change, she is still quite in charge.  Her Mario Buatta-designed home is something to see and her house man is an added bonus on several episodes.  There is much more to come from her, possibly her own show?


The Creator
Whitney Sudler-Smith, the creator of this delightful show.  He is kind of a lurking-in-the-background player these days.  If you read any gossip magazine, you will know he has really set up shop in Los Angeles with a European model.  He is funny and since this whole show was his idea, I give him a pass for most of the snobbish things that come out of his mouth.  He definitely slept with Kathryn in the first season and that has provided uncomfortable scenes ever since.



The Innocent Villain
Who me? Last year, Landon Clements came on the scene, fresh from leaving her husband in Los Angeles.  She is trying to find herself this season but she really needs serious help. She hates Kathryn and doesn’t do a very good job of hiding that fact. Her whiny voice is slightly nails-on-a-chalkboard for me but I can’t wait to see her get herself in more trouble.  Her lying about inviting Kathryn to Shep’s birthday party last week landed her in hot water.  Her innocent act is wearing thin.


The Baby Mama
Kathryn Calhoun Dennis..she is the troublemaker baby Mama of Thomas Ravenel’s spawn.  This picture is a toned down version of her usually bright red lips and eyelashes an inch long.  Nothing is ever her fault and she likes to stir up trouble at the drop of a hat.  She is pregnant this season on the show, but in real life has already had her son.  Her craziness get old and I wish she would act slightly normal for a change.  Not sure what is in store for Kathryn down the road.
If you aren’t watching this show, it is entertaining and I highly recommend.  Never mind that most people that actually live in Charleston are horrified by its existence and becoming associated with it can make you sort of an outcast. Check it out if you haven’t already..I promise it will make you laugh.

I love Andy Cohen and all things Bravo,
xoxo, kp

Billions

Are you watching Billions on Showtime?  It has become one of my favorites this year.  Homeland’s Brody is now Bobby Axelrod, a NYC hedgefunder who is the target of the US Attorney played by Paul Giamatti.  This show is so good and it keeps getting better. It was renewed for Season 2 after the second episode, which is good news-I hate getting sucked into a show and then it gets cancelled!

This week’s Time Magazine has an article about .  Read it here.  Entertainment Weekly profiled this awesome show here


Catch up on Billions,
xoxo, kp

Panicked…

If I didn’t know better, I would think someone is playing a cruel joke on me. When the Kennedys mini-series got bought up by Reelz (I had never heard of it), I quickly checked my Comcast list and confirmed that I was able to get that channel on my line-up. As of yesterday, it has disappeared! I contacted Comcast and they did an entire re-boot of my cable box, assuring me it would magicaly appear and unfortunately, it did not. I am so annoyed that I either have to (1) go to someone’s house to watch…or (2) wait and see it when it is on DVD.

I am hoping for a Comcast miracle this afternoon. I guess I will watch the Borgias instead on Showtime!

TV Report Card

We are already in March and most of the shows are over half way through their seasons..nto sure how many are going to be around next year. I have my list of favorites right here:

I am holding my breath that The Deep End doesn’t sink. I read in an article that it was “on the bubble”, not a great sign, but this is such a fun show…I highly recommend.

Super happy that this one is still around. I really think it is one of the best shows on television-I have discussed it before, bit I liken it to a slow burn..you can’t help but get sucked into the story and root for Alicia who is starting to fade as Carol Hathaway in my mind-finally!

Having watched every season of 24 multiple times, I am not so excited about this season. Actually right now, there are 2 episodes saved on DVR that I haven’t seen-not a good sign. I think it might be time for Jack Bauer to hang up his stun gun and give the “tell me where the bomb is” rhetoric a proper burial. This is harsh but I would hate for it to go down in flames.


Oprah..well I have been meaning to write an Oprah post for a while. I just love love love Oprah Winfrey. I have been taping her show for years and watching every night. Rarely is there a show that I am not interested in. When she announced that the end of her show is coming, I started feeling a slight panic. My Mom and I have to get ourselves in that audience..this is one of my missions right now. Her shows lately have been so great, I am so excited to see them every day. Lately, they have been tear jerkers but seriously, as soon as I hear someone cry on the tv, I start tearing up. Also on a side note, she has been looking so pretty, her hair these days is fabulous.

I am looking forward to Gossip Girl to return, Friday Night Lights to return to non-Direct TV television and the new High Society..hope it’s great!