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Fall TV: 5 Season Premieres I’m Dying To Watch

After my Friday Night Light binge, I had a TV hangover. I was distraught over the loss of my Dillon, TX family and had nothing else to watch. I searched and searched, but couldn’t find anything to fill the void.

I’ve been pining over my Fall TV Shows to come back, and now that it’s September there’s a light at the end of the tunnel. Here are the shows I’m most excited to see back on air.

T H E  M I N D Y  P R O J E C T
Premiere: Sept. 15

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Anyone who knows me, knows I’m obsessed with Mindy Kaling. This is one of the few comedies we are watching, and I’m hoping Hulu (who picked it up after Fox crazily cancelled it) doesn’t screw it up. As long as Danny keeps dancing, Mindy keeps being Mindy and Danny and Mindy keep being Danny and Mindy, I think we’re safe.

E M P I R E 
Premiere: Sept. 23

EMPIRE-LYONS-DEN-618“Welcome back to the Lyon’s den.” This show shocked me last season at how much I enjoyed it, though I don’t know why since it’s basically the hip-hop version of Nashville (which I LOVE, see below). I listened to the soundtrack on repeat, so I’m looking forward to more great music and of course, more Cookie.

N A S H V I L L E
Premiere: Sept. 23

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Ahhh, I love this show. And they cannot kill Deacon! They wouldn’t! He and Rayna are finally a couple and adorable (and I love Connie Britton even more now after FNL). I can’t wait to see more drama, more music and hopefully a Scarlett and Gunnar reunion.

T H E  W A L K I N G  D E A D 
Premiere: Oct. 11

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I don’t even know what to expect from this show anymore, except that it keeps me on the edge of my seat every.single.episode. I absolutely cannot wait for October 11 (which, by the way, is the weekend we get back from Europe, and this is a perfect coming home gift).

P R E T T Y  L I T T L E  L I A R S
Premiere: TBA

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I don’t even know if this show is coming back in the Fall or next year, but I couldn’t leave it off the list because I’m ridiculously obsessed. We finally found who “A” is, but of course that doesn’t mean it’s over. Fast forward 5 years and there’s a new mystery that brings all the girls back from Rosewood. The biggest question in my mind though – Who is Hanna married to? And is that a baby bump?!

[Also on the Alderman TV Lineup: The Good Wife, How to Get Away with Murder, iZombie, The Blacklist, Big Bang Theory, Scandal

NEW shows: Blood & Oil, Limitless]

What show are you looking forward to the most?

xo xo


TV Reviews [finale edition]: PLL, Mindy Project + Glee

P R E T T Y  L I T T L E  L I A R S 
{Season 5, Ep. 26}

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If I only had one word to describe this episode: disappointment. There was so much build-up to this episode for the #BigAReveal, and what did we get? A name. Charles. That’s it. But who the heck is Charles?? Okay so maybe we know Charles is Jason’s twin brother, but is it a character we already know by another name? Or are we creating an entirely new character? Marlene King said when we found out in this episode who A was, we would be heartbroken. I can’t be heartbroken about someone I don’t even know. All of my thoughts and questions are summed up perfectly in this hilarious (as always) Buzzfeed: http://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/whats-a-charles

I also just didn’t understand the Dollhouse. How in the world could they sleep?! Why didn’t they try to grab Charles or hurt him or remove his mask when they had the chance? UGH. But of course, despite it all, I can’t wait for the summer premiere. You got me, A.
T H E  M I N D Y  P R O J E C T 
{Season 3, Ep. 21}
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Okay, following the trend, one word to describe the episode: swoon. Oh Danny, I just love you so much, and I love your stubble, no matter when Mindy thinks her parents would think about it. This was a really good episode.  Okay first of all, how sad is it that Mindy didn’t get to go to Peter’s wedding?! They’re the cutest best friend duo ever, so why would they do that? (Side note: Peter has GOT to get rid of that haircut.) Secondly, this episode got pretty deep talking about marriage. I wanted to slap Danny across the face when he said he didn’t want to get married. But of course Danny’s mom (who I’ve LOVED this season), pretty much did just that when she told him she and him just hadn’t married the right people previously. As angry as I was at Danny, I knew he would redeem himself, which of course he did – in INDIA. I can’t wait to meet Mindy’s parents next season. Can we also get more of Rishi please? And perhaps a Bollywood episode?
Side note: Mindy quoting Cookie – I DIED.
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G L E E 
{Season 6, Ep. 12 & 13 – series finale}
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One word to describe the series finale: perfect. I could write an entire blog post about Glee and this finale. In fact, I have previously about the season 1 finale – Don’t Stop Believin’. Stop and read that post first to understand how much of an impact just the first season of Glee made on me. The show started my sophomore year of college. It was the show that I would get giddy over while watching every week. I listened to the soundtracks obsessively. I saw the Glee movie in theaters. I was so involved in the characters lives, that when the main actor Corey Monteith committed suicide in real life, I was more upset than I thought I’d be.
Each week, it took me back to my passion – singing, dancing, performing. Something I wasn’t doing during that time. It taught me to go after your dreams and not let anyone stand in the way. It taught me high school love isn’t necessarily just high school love. It taught me we are all misfits and we all need each other. It was such a brilliantly written show that pushed the bounds on some important topics. Sadly, it lost its luster when the main characters graduated high school and they tried to continue with a new group and followed the old group in their various new lives. So I stopped watching at around season 5. However, I knew I had to watch the series finale since I had invested so much of my time watching the show in the beginning. And like I said above, it was perfect.
The finale was 2 parts – the first part going back to 2009, to the very first episode of the series. They showed the scenes we didn’t see about how everyone made it to the Glee club. It made me so nostalgic that I wanted to start the series all over again. They did it perfectly. The second part of the finale showed where everyone was 5 years later. I don’t typically like it when shows do that, but this was so great. They focused on the original characters, and wrapped everything up so perfectly. Rachel wins an Emmy! (Her speech made me bawl.) Mr. Schu and Emma have kids! Kurt and Blaine are adorable! Sue is Vice President of the United States! But it was the last scene that brought the tears. Everyone on stage singing Don’t Stop Believin’ together. Oh my gosh, all.the.feels.
Okay, that’s all. I’ll be in my room crying now and re-starting Glee from Ep. 1.
xo xo

11 Reasons “Pretty Little Liars” Is My New Obsession

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{FYI – I’ve only watched the first two seasons, so I am NOT caught up. I repeat, I am NOT caught up. No spoilers please. Unfortunately I already know some, so no more!}

1. The fashion. Who dresses like that in high school? Scratch that. Who doesn’t wish they had dressed like that in high school? Or even post-high school??
2. Every single episode leaves me with another question and wanting more. (Case in point – the number of episodes I binge-watched Saturday, which I won’t tell you, but it was a lot.)
3. The four girls’ friendship through thick and thin (i.e. murders and swim meet championships) and their weekly gossip-fueled sleepovers.
4. Caleb is so bad boy dreamy. Fitz is so book nerd dreamy. Wren is so foreign dreamy. There’s a lot of dreamy.
5. The town square is the same set used as Gilmore Girls. (and we know I’m obsessed with anything GG)
6. Those texts from A are like a box of chocolate, you just never know what you’re gonna get.
7. It’s like Veronica Mars meets Desperate Housewives. Perfect.
8. The music change every time Jenna Marshall walks into a room and the looks all the girls immediately give each other, despite the fact that she isn’t doing anything … except walk into a room.
9. I can get my high school girl-crazy, hair-pulling bathroom fight and my front row seat to a murder investigation all in one place.
10. I don’t understand how/why this is on ABC Family, but that makes it even more scandalous.
11. Hidden lovers, hidden bodies, hidden secrets … what’s not to love??

“Only two can keep a secret if one of them is dead.”
xo xo

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