Ryan Seacrest is not wanted dead or alive.
It was reported the other day that The CW was only going to give Life Unexpected 13 episodes for its sophomore season, which makes the chances for a third season fairly slim. As viewers of this guilty pleasure, we just hope that the show will answer several burning questions for us while they still have time. No, not whether Cate and Baze end up together (we don't care), but the really important stuff.
OMG more Hellcats!
AMC's upcoming new series The Walking Dead has everyone talking -- and with good reason, since it's the first regular zombie show on TV, it's based on a great comic book and the early footage looks amazing. And withThe Hollywood Reporter asking if zombies are the next vampires (even though their comeback started way before the current vampire craze), we decided that America needs more zombies on television. But don't bother coming up with new series -- just convert existing series to a new zombie format! Like so!
This week's TV releases are full of down to earth people just trying to make it in the world like Coach Taylor, Sarah Palin, and (i)Carly Shay.
Ob-la-di, ob-la-da, Life goes on... but not for very much longer.
To help both shows expand their audiences a little bit, The CW will be sending two characters from One Tree Hill (Haley and Mia, if you care) to the Life Unexpected-verse for one episode this fall. While we don't watch One Tree Hill and have plenty of issues with Life Unexpected, this idea intrigued us. Here are ten other CW crossovers that we actually would watch.
Last season, I was charmed by the sweet tale of a 16-year-old who sought out her birth parents so she could get emancipated and ended up finding a family. Well, charmed for one episode, before Life Unexpected turned into a ridiculous love triangle between Cate and Baze and Ryan that just went around and around until I felt like I was going to puke from the whole tilt-a-whirl of it all. And Lux (the initially adorable teen) ended up being a totally selfish and unrealistic ass who dated a guy named Bug and was mainly good at turning people against each other. By the time Cate and Ryan's wedding rolled around at the end of the season, which Baze tried to crash and Lux tried to manipulate, I was completely over this show. But, being the masochist that I am, I decided to give the Season 2 premiere a look. The result: I only wanted to punch the screen some of the time, which is a marked improvement. Here are what I hope are the signs of good things to come this year:
RIP Life Unexpected, I guess.
Oh, this show. It started out with such promise and just devolved into this terrible mess of a predictable soapy series that was finally put out of its misery last night. Because of the abbreviated season and the rushed finale, a lot of convoluted storylines that were previously being dragged out got wrapped up rather quickly for the sole purpose of giving every character a cloyingly sweet happy ending by the close. This was not the Life Unexpected I signed up for when I watched the charming and heartbreaking pilot a year and a half ago.