Monday, September 26, 2011

Inspired by must-see-TV? Yup.

To say I'm excited by the new fall TV line-up would be a mild understatement. I'm borderline obsessed. I blame it all on my new Global TV iPhone app.

My friend Sue told me a few weeks ago that I could watch episodes of Days of our Lives if I downloaded the app, which has pretty much ruined my late-afternoon writing time (bad, Sue!) On the flip side, I'm much happier to make dinner or do other household chores, since my "TV" is portable. Nothing like folding laundry while watching Bo and Hope proclaim their undying love...again.

But Friday I was feeling kind of blue - a day for regrets, self-doubt, and wishing I had a time machine. (*end of pity party starts now*) Instead of writing productively, I watched a hella lot of TV on my Global app. I've already bookmarked a few of my favourites.

Like Sarah Michelle Gellar's new series, Ringer. I was NOT a Buffy fan. *ducks* And Ringer is being trashed by reviewers. But I've seen the first two episodes and have already added it to my "must-see-TV" list. Hubby...not as impressed.

So what's this got to do with Adam Garcia, this week's muse avatar?

In addition to my standbys, Supernatural, Vampire Diaries, Glee, and now Ringer, I've fallen head over heels for the police/crime drama, Prime Suspect. I love the grittiness of it, and I've always been a fan of Maria Bello, who I first saw on Coyote Ugly.

She starred alongside Garcia. Between his sexy accent, his adorable addiction to comic books, and his unwavering support of his girlfriend's talent (when she isn't shaking it on the bar), I challenge any girl not to have a crush on him. He's freaking cute!

I've been dabbling in TV scripts for a while now, and this weekend found myself ankle deep in a new idea (surprise!) that I *must* explore - even for a few hours. Although I don't think Adam is on the small screen (or any screen lately, for that matter), he reminds me of Maria Bello and my new show addiction, Prime Suspect. And of course, my new project...

I doubt he'll keep me on track (the non-new WIP list continues to collect dust) but he may just provide the inspiration I'm looking for to explore this new venture. And isn't that what a muse is for?

I'm almost afraid to ask...have I missed any of the season's great new shows? (I'm patiently waiting for Once Upon a Time and Dexter...) What's on your "must-see-TV" list?

Happy Monday!

- Dawn

The Book In My Bag Today: The Hypnotist, Lars Keplar


  1. I have to limit my TV watching (cuz I'm so easily sucked in) but my two must-watch shows are Castle and Project Runway. I have enough paranormal creatures stomping around my brain...watching them on TV is too stressful. Smooches!

  2. I keep meaning to watch Castle! I want to get past seasons on DVD (can't remember how many there are) but I'm afraid it will further dent my writing time... I get what you mean about paranorms, that's one of the reasons I'm suddenly in love with Prime Suspect and Ringer. Not a single vamp/were/witch to be found. xo

  3. LOL! Well, I am watching Vampire Diaries--wow! The new season is INTENSE! And Glee, and Ringer! I like it, too. Haven't read the reviews, but c'mon. It's only had two eps so far...

    That's it for me--other than ready for the next 30 Rock to start mid-season. Boo! ;p <3

  4. I remember him in Coyote Ugly!

    I watch so many shows it's not even funny.

  5. Exciting! You're working on script? Cool.

    My must see TV list is ridiculously long. My faves are Parenthood (beautifully written), Sons of Anarchy and Law and Order SVU. I was impressed with the pilot for Revenge, a new drama this season. I thought it was really well done. I also thought PAN AM was pretty well done. I was disappointed with Charlie's Angels. And I'm a Minka Kelly fan. :(

  6. LTM - Loving the intensity of TVD this season for sure. Glad to have another RINGER fan in the midst. I've never watched 30 ROCK, but so many say I should...hmmm...<3

    WHISPERING - I hear ya. My husband complained yesterday about my TV addiction, just before the season premiere of DEXTER. Another show I CANNOT miss.

    SUZANNE - Every time I see an ad for Parenthood I think, "I should watch that!" I've heard great stuff about Revenge (which I also think could be a great book series, just saying) and PAN AM. Sad I missed both premieres.