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).

*Most recent additions

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Rachel Bilson enjoys a Magnum

I heard Rachel Bilson was working with Karl Lagerfeld a couple of months ago, I was beyond excited, what could it be about why her why him? And so I find out that Magnum ice cream are launching in the US (who knew they weren’t a global brand already?) and enlisted Karl Lagerfeld to direct a series of short films with Rachel Bilson starring and also featuring his favourite boytoy model Baptiste Giabiconi to promote them. I wonder how much Karl is getting paid for that, he recently admitted to W Magazine that he doesn’t even like ice cream or chocolate for that matter and claims that he hasn’t eaten sugar for 10 years and that he “eats with [his] nose”. WHAT?!

The first film was released at the Tribeca Film Festival entitled Photo Mood. We see a starlet (Bilson) being directed by a demanding photographer (Giabiconi) when a Magnum ice cream catches her eye, she stops the shoot to grab one out of the freezer that they just happen to have on set. It’s odd to say the least, there is no point to the ice cream, and no relation to what the shoot is about which usually happens when ad campaigns like this happen. Ah well, hopefully the next two will be better, Art Class and Applause are yet to be released.

Also today Karl was pictured further promoting Magnum by designing a Paris hotel room made entirely out of Belgian chocolate (the stuff he doesn’t like, yes) and even the model was edible… And as Heat rightly pointed out it looks more like Joey Essex than Baptiste Giabiconi who it was supposed to be. REEM.

Karl stroking a chocolate Baptiste...

Hair of 2010

I think I’d like to crown Michelle Williams with the best Hairstyle of 2010, the ice blonde cropped locks suit her petite features beautifully. Everytime I see her a part of me inside wants to chop all my hair off exactly like that, but it’s soo not practical at all.

Michelle Williams

The dip-dye trend has been mahoosive this year and who better to demonstrate this than Rachel Bilson and Drew Barrymore.

Rachel Bilson

Drew Barrymore at the premierf Going the Distance, which by the way was one of my favourite movies this year.

The sexiest hair obviously goes to Blake Lively, I mean I could probably give her an award for anything and everything so it’s no surprise. So from ruffled ponytails, sleek dos, and loose tumbling waves Blake can do no wrong.

Blake Lively and a sexy ponytail

With sleek straight hair

Transformation of the year would have to go to Emma Watson, yes pretty obvious, but she was brave enough to chop all of her Hermione locks off. I have grown to like it, but I’m still not sold on the British Vogue December cover, the outfit is too ageing. Although kudos to the person who came up with the entire “Star Issue” idea.

Emma Watson and that crop

And the biggest hair faux pas has to go to that actress with the forehead who I cannot stand. The whingy voice, the googly eyes and the ability to be that horrible (rumoured) to work with none of her male leads want to work with her again.

Yes you Heigl.

Katherine Heigl

Blogging Daily…

Agh yes it’s me again… You may wonder why i haven’t been blogging daily as you are so used to. Well my laptop broke the other week and my home computer is not as accessible, in fact it’s downright slow. I have no patientence with slow computers but I really need to blog as I miss it badly.

What has drawn my attention is just how popular Chanel’s Fall 2010 Couture Collection has been the past few months, we’ve seen Blake Lively, Rachel Bilson and now Keira Knightley in a selection of the pieces. Keira attended her London premiere of new film Never Let Me Go in this amazing dress, and I’m pretty much guessing she is the only girl in the world that could pull it off.

Keira Knightley

Secondly for those Supernatural fans amongst us (probably just me) the latest episode was a treat. For the opening  5 minutes we get to see the delicious Jared Padalecki shirt less. Yess I know it’s more abs but what a scene stealer.

Yum.

I am absolutely loving Alexis Bledel with solid bangs. Good effort, althoughit seems the new do was for the movie you’re currently filming with Saoirse Ronan called Violet & Daisy and what I love even more is that you replaced Carey Mulligan who was set to star in the role. Whoop.

Alexis Bledel at a charity benefit and on set of her new movie

And last I’m going to leave you with Emma Stone who is on the cver of Nylon magaine this month, I neeeeeed to go and see Easy A. Now. Please.

Oh Chace

How lucky for Chace Crawford, what being a hot bachelor the girls must be lining up around the block to date him. This week however he must be laughing to himself after been linked to not one but two celebrities. First up Rachel Bilson and him were spotted having dinner amongst a group of mutual friends, which meant they must be together and now he’s rumoured to dating Kelly Osbourne. I mean I know his Gossip Girl character, Nate Archibald, spent the summer going through Chuck’s Little Black Book but I like to think that Chace is just not the same. Although I would kinda like to see him and Rachel Bilson together.

Maybe next up is Naomi?

Style Crushing

Sorry I can’t help it when I see beautiful pictures of my style crushes, I have to post them. Here’s Rachel Bilson looking uh-maaa-zing in a Suno dress and Brian Atwood boots, everything about this look is perfect – the colour pop, the smoky eye, and of course the messy pony.

Rachel Bilson at The Sunglass Hut for Fashion's Night Out

And of course Diane Kruger in a perfect LRD, now I’m not sure of the designer at present but it is highly reminiscent of the Jason Wu dress I love her in so much, but could just as easily be something else. And those boots, my oh my I want.

Diane Kruger Fashion's Night Out at Saks Fifth Avenue