Oh, CW. I do love you so. I have a special attachment to the CW. First it began as my love for The WB. Remember the WB? I was the perfect age for The WB. I hit it just as they were courting the teenage viewers: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Dawson's Creek, Felicity- they were made for me and My People (and by My People I mean teens).
Then there was UPN. I didn't know much about UPN except for this little cult gem of a TV show called Veronica Mars. Now, if you've been following my blog (or have ever met me. ever.), you know my feelings on this show. When it was about to begin it's 3rd season (or face cancellation), the two networks merged and formed what is now The CW. Somehow my friends and I were magically able to attend (crash) their upfront party in Bryant Park that year and got to feel all fancy. It was then that my love of television programming/ratings/etc began. This was the moment I started looking at TV beyond nightly entertainment, and more as a genuine career path.
So yes, the CW has a special place in my heart. <3
Alan Kistler is a good friend of mine. For those of you who don't know him, he is an author and comic book historian who genuinely LOVES to help people understand/get into comics. Thanks to him, I know the basics of many super heroes, including Green Arrow. Of course I was psyched for the CWs attempt to fill the hole Smallville left behind. Then...I saw this clip.
Let me say that again.
STEPHEN AMELL DOES SHIRTLESS PULL UPS.
And if that isn't enough reason to be excited about this show, I don't know what is.
Remember how I said I was the right age for the WB? Well, they were not the first geniuses to come up with the idea of wooing teens. Fox was. Oh and watch I did. The ORIGINAL 90210. To this day, I have no idea why my parents allowed me to, but they did and I am grateful. If not, how could I have ever fallen in love with Dylan McKay? My very first Bad Boy with a Heart of Gold.
Times changed and Fox has moved on, but they still have some things that get me as excited as Donna Martin meeting Color Me Badd.
Such as this gem right here:
The Mob Doctor is a show that wouldn't normally be on my radar. I'm not a big procedural fan. That being said, oh Zach Gilford I will watch anything you're in. MATT SERACIN!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Plus, for a procedural, I'm somewhat intrigued!
Do you find any of these shows appealing?