It’s September already?

Those are the words falling miserably out of mouths up and down the country, and really we shouldn’t be surprised. It happens nearly every year, we sit on the edges of our seats waiting for that moment when the sun will burst through the seemingly never ending run of clouds so we can spend more than a mere minute outside with our loving friend vitamin D.

It never happens and September rolls around with us feeling even more glum than the beginning of the year when we promised we’d give up that thing we LOVE to make us lose weight or to pretend we feel better about ourselves (just remember that time is coming again soon, 17 weeks, don’t hate on me for pointing this out I loathe that time of the year).

BUT, what comes with September, is the start of the television season. You may think I’m crazy but autumn (or fall) is when the country is supposed to retire in front of the box snuggled up on the couch with no sun to distract them, no more balmy evenings but cold and rain to keep them inside to watch the latest offerings on the tele.

And as I’ve mentioned countless times before US television is what matters, although as the cold months draw in UK television is good, one show I’m looking forward to is the Body Farm a spinoff from the very greatly missed Waking the Dead. And all the other thriller, killer drama’s that appear lovingly on my screen.

Every year there are double the amount of programmes on US tv, brand new shows competing with veteran shows, those that win over audiences are the successors some with devoted fans prevail others never last beyond their second or third episode after when viewing figures fail to ignite.

I happen to have a tough schedule this year, with 30* shows currently on my timetable I don’t know how I’m going to manage. My fellow US tv lover has 40, and has just discovered the wonders of a livestreaming channel, and the joy of no sleep whilst watching The Lying Game at 2am in the morning (I do not have the fortune of being able to stay awake until 2am I have to rise at 7am to get ready for work, he currently works from home on his own hours).

Here’s a run down of my list, what I will without a doubt not be missing, what I will be giving a try, and what I think will fall at the first hurdle even though it has made it to my list.

Wouldn’t miss if my life depended on it:

  • Fringe (Fox) – my love of Josh Jackson would never waver (I love you Pacey).
  • Supernatural (CW) – J-squared always have a place in my heart.
  • Vampire Diaries (CW) – Ian Somerhalder, those eyes, that body (Sorry you always play a dead guy).

Must-watch:

  • Gossip Girl (CW)
  • Nikita (CW)
  • Family Guy
  • Dexter (Showtime)
  • America’s Next Top Model (CW)
  • Glee (Fox)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Desperate Housewives (ABC) – this is the final series (thank god).
  • One Tree Hill (CW) – just getting back into this show after ditching it when Lucas and Peyton did…

New picks:

  • Apartment 23 (Fox) – it has James van der Beek in it, as himself. Nuff said.
  • Hart of Dixie (CW) – Summer is back, sorry Rachel Bilson.
  • New Girl (Fox) – I love Zooey Deschanel.
  • Ringer (CW)- Sarah Michelle Gellar on my screen again, and with a really great show.
  • The Secret Circle (CW) – From the same author of Vampire Diaries LJ Smith, and the man behind both tv shows Kevin Williamson (Dawson’s Creek, Scream)
  • *Terra Nova (Fox) – Forgot that this finally had an air date after being pushed back a few times, big CGI production, dinasours and produced by The Speilberg, I have to give it a try at least. (Sounds a little Primeval)
  • *2 Broke Girls (CBS) – I missed this when making the list, noticed it had Kat Dennings starring who I LOVED in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist.
  • *Pan Am – I don’t know why I forgot to put this show on the list, an original series following the Mad Men lead it’s set in the “Jet Age”. My only worry is I’ve never watched Mad Men because it didn’t appeal to me so I may lose interest…
  • Revenge (ABC) – the lead returns to the town she grew up in but noone recognises her… no big names. (REALLY GOOD)

    The Ringer

Could fall at the first hurdle:

  • Alcatraz (Fox) – only thing attracting me to this show its from the creators of Lost and has Hurley in it.
  • Charlie’s Angels 2011 (ABC) – I loved the originals, the movies were ho-hum, I’m not sure the gloss and glamour will work in the noughties without making it tacky but I am prepared to be swayed. AWFUL
  • Grimm (NBC) – great idea but is it strong enough to hold up for more than one season when there’s already a show like Supernatural that covers the ‘grimm’ aspects. A possible replacement if SN finishes after season 7?
  • Once Upon a Time (ABC) – same idea using fairytales, but the look of the show could be a let down.
  • Revenge (ABC) – the lead returns to the town she grew up in but noone recognises her… no big names.
  • The Finder (Fox) – this is a latecomer to my list so I’ll be applying last to join first to go if it fails to impress me.
  • Awake (NBC) – another one that I could let go, I just like the premise of living a life while you dream.

On hiatus:

  • Falling Skies (TNT)
  • Pretty Little Liars (ABC Family)
  • Teen Wolf (MTV)
  • True Blood (HBO)

If there are any other shows that you will be watching that I haven’t listed and think it would fit into my schedule then let me know. I like having US tv buddies, discussing the ins and outs of the shows are much fun and can make you go crazy (PLL ha).

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7th Annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards

Anna Wintour invited the best of the best to the CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards held in New York City last night (15th Nov).

And we all know first on that list is her current BFF Blake Lively. She looked hot as usual in Chanel, a dress (and top) from the 2011 Spring/Summer RTW Collection. I do think Blake needs to push the boundaries a bit more often as this is just a standard Lively look especially after the Lanvin outfit she wore to the Scream Awards not so long ago.

It felt like an episode of Gossip Girl though with all the main cast in attendance, Leigton Meester in Prabal Gurung, Ed Westwick and Chace Crawford looking so dishy.

Love this light blue ruffled column dress on actress Yaya DaCosta (TRON, The Kids Are Alright) and best known for being first runner up in Cycle 3 of ANTM.

I’m going to include a picture of Karlie Kloss in a Stella McCartney dress because, one I like her and two it’s not very often she makes a weird faux pas in the form of what appear to be 3d glasses?

Kim Kardashian was also in attendance alongside designer Zac Posen, I’m not entirely sure why Anna invited her seeing as though she is pretty much a reality star-turned-designer-turned-celeb-turned-whatever maybe she’d draw in the gossip pages because the dress she is wearing drowned her amazing hourglass figure.

Although I’m not a massive fan of her, Carey Mulligan hit the headlines for a reason other than her fantastic Chanel dress, she got a phone call from Baz Lurhmann who when she answered he said “Hello, Daisy Buchanan”. That’s right film geeks she got the starring role in The Great Gatsby, ensue a tearful breakdown in front of Karl Lagerfield and Anna Wintour after beating Blake Lively and Amanda Seyfried to the coveted part. This role is sure to catapult her right onto the most wanted actress list and garner a few more Oscar nominations.

"Hello, Daisy Buchanan"

Alexa Chung was there but I feel she’s just doing the same old same old and I’m never really wowed by her outfits, but that’s because she’s doing the “individual” thing which is getting boring fast, well for me anyway.

Mary-Kate and Ashley showed up in ginormous fur coats, whenever I see them I always wonder if they have bodies because they always seem to look like clothes horses wearing as much as possible.

Kate Moss like totally gets her boobs out again. YAWN.

We all know how untouchable Kate Moss is (cocaine incident anyone?) and how she still manages to model H-2-T (ANTM speak) but why oh why did she and Sam Taylor-pregnant-by-a-19-year-old-Wood think this ‘artsy’ shoot for French magazine Next Liberation was a good idea?

The shots honestly look as though Kate has pulled a few pieces of fur that she has tucked away in her extensive wardrobe and pulled them over her head and asked Lila to take pretty pictures of Mummy. The poses are all kinds of awkward and odd looking, and Alexander McQueen’s 10-inch Armadillo shoes even make an appearance just to make it that bit more weird.

Oh and I forgot that she has her boobs out, yeah that makes it more edgy, you know like we haven’t seen Moss’s tits drooping on he back of a yacht before. So here are some of the pictures from the spread that appear on the Huntington Post’s website.

"Rarrrr! I'm a giraffe, I think"

"Ooo look at me I'm standing on my tippy-toes"

"Oh my god like yeah, if I totally put this on the top of my head, then yeah it totally looks cool. And you can still see one of my nipples and plenty of my ribs"