A Twist in the Show

Hello, my name is Isabelle Harper. Welcome to my blog, where all different interests, topics, and subjects collide.
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"A twist in the show, a turn in life."

Fall’s Best New TV Shows

Isabelle here! And I know…I’ve been gone for a LONG time. I’m so sorry, guys. That’s just what happens when school comes back. My social life gets ruined. BUT. I am back, nonetheless, and today, I have another blog post for you!

I have this intense love-hate relationship with September. I love it because it’s the time of year when all my favorite TV shows come back from a three-four month hiatus (eek!), and it’s also a time when I get a whole new plethora of shows to watch and favor. But, I also hate it because September= school. And when school is involved, I don’t have time for anything. So I’ll be honest, I haven’t been the best at keeping up with some of my new and old favorite shows, but guys. I’m working on it. It’s winter break which means more quality TV time! So anyway. From what I’ve seen so far, there’s some pretty darn good new shows out there this year! Seriously, I’m hooked! Today, I’m going to be sharing with you my top five favorite new fall TV shows (from what I’ve seen). As you can tell by the pictures above, I am not one for a comedy show. I’m just not. I’m a devout drama watcher and I plan to stay that way. Moving on, here are my top five NEW fall shows in no particular order (btw, this post will include NO spoilers):

1. Witches of East End

Calling all “Charmed” fans! If you’re missing  your favorite witchy show, then this one makes for a pretty good placeholder! It’s just so addictive. This is one of the shows that I have caught up with and WHOA. That season 1 finale was INSANE. You need to watch it. You can find some episodes on Hulu and I’m sure Lifetime will be replaying it sometime soon. The first season was only ten episodes and now I’m just so hungry for more. The show is about a family of witches who are all cursed and basically just try to stay alive. It’s pretty interesting, a lot like “Charmed”, and has got some serious eye candy. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes witchy goodness. You don’t even have to like witches, if you’re a girl - or guy - who loves drama and romance, this is one for you.

2. The Blacklist

"The Blacklist." Hmm. Where do I even start with this show??? Well first of all, this is one for all you mystery/detective/crime watchers. It’s largely considered to be this season’s "breakout hit", and truthfully, I’m not gonna argue with that. This show knows what it’s doing. This is also another show that I am completely caught up on, and I love it to death. James Spader is PHENOMENAL in his role as Raymond "Red" Reddington, a criminal on the FBI’s most wanted list. He surrenders himself to FBI and offers to aid in the takedown of some of the world’s most dangerous fugitives that the FBI  don’t know about, but there’s a catch: he’ll only supply his information to Elizabeth Keen, an FBI newbie. The pair make an interesting duo as they fight crime together and Red has become my favorite anti-hero. I always find myself rooting for him, but also wondering what the heck his game plan is. The show is clever in that it has individual plots in each episode, but it also has some major themes, like why does Red only want to speak to Elizabeth Keen? Why her? I’m not gonna say more than that. Guys, it’s a great show. Go watch it. You can thank me later. 

3. Reign

SHRIEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKK. Oh sorry, that was just my inner fangirl coming out. “Reign” gives me the feels. No freaken exaggeration. If you don’t know, I’m a major history buff and oh my freaken gosh… THIS SHOW IS INSANEEEEEEEEEEEEE. I do have to say that you should not expect historical accuracy from this series, because, let’s face it, this is a CW show. But, it’s an amazing show for any teenage girl. It’s filled with juicy drama and a very compelling love triangle. The show is basically about Mary Queen of Scot’s and her time at the French court, but again, not really because it’s terrible at historical accuracy. Either way, it’s filled with drama, betrayal, love, and FRUSTRATION. Oh this show makes me so frustrated. THAT MIDSEASON FINALE. Omg. I can’t. I just can’t. You need to watch it. You just have to. It’s my guilty pleasure and it will be  yours, too.

4. Sleepy Hollow

"Sleepy Hollow" is pretty darn crazy. It’s a retelling of the old story in the modern day world. This show really leaves me scratching my head and asking myself what the heck I just watched, but in a good way. It’s creepy, but only a little bit, and it’s got a whole lot of mystery on its side. "Sleepy Hollow" along with "The Blacklist" are two shows that are pro at giving you more questions than answers. It’s so frustrating guys. SO FRUSTRATING. But so addictive at the same time! "Sleepy Hollow" also does a pretty good job at debunking some American Revolutionary War history. Is it sad that I think I learn more history from "Sleepy Hollow" than I do from "Reign"? That’s just the truth. BUT I DO LOVE BOTH SHOWS EQUALLY. "Sleepy Hollow" is more of a mature show, as is "The Blacklist" so if you’re not into solving crimes and running for your life, then they’re probably not for you. But if you are, then give the shows a try. You won’t regret it.

5. The Originals

This show had a little bit of an upperhand at the beginning of the season because most of its principal characters where established fan-favorites from the CW’s hit show, “The Vampire Diaries” (if you haven’t watched that, go watch it. Ian Somerhalder should be enough of a reason for you). It follows the original vampires as they make their way back to New Orleans so that Klaus can reclaim his throne. I’ll be honest, of all the shows on this list, this is the one show that I have not caught up with yet. Doesn’t mean I don’t like it at much, it just means that I have been EXTREMELY displeased with TVD this year and I guess “The Originals” is guilty by association…? But despite my misgivings about TVD, I will be watching “The Originals” this winter break and I guess TVD as well while I’m at it, but yeah. “The Originals” has been amazing judging by what I’ve seen. You just have to watch one episode of this and it’ll make you feel better about your family drama, seriously. Those Mikaelson’s, always feuding. What a shame, it’s so heartwarming when they’re all getting along…

So that’s it guys, that’s the end of my recap! Now, these are just my favorites from the new shows that I’ve seen. Obviously I haven’t viewed every single new show, there’s too many to even count. I know that we all have our own opinions and all that and I would really love some show suggestions from you guys! It’s always nice to stumble upon hidden gems. Anyway. I’m sorry for the monstrous blogpost you guys, I honestly did try to keep it short. I hope that you try out one of these shows if you haven’t already and I hope that it can cure your boredom this winter break! Happy holidays, and until next time…!

Welcome to the Show

Hello! My name is Isabelle Harper, and this is my first blog post. I’ve been contemplating the contents of this post for a while now, and I couldn’t decide on the route I wanted to go down so I’m just going to free-write in the hopes that this post will turn into something decent. 

I created this blog a few months ago because I had this idea. Perhaps it’s been done before, but I still wanted to build on the concept of a blog that was the center of everything; fashion, literature, cinema, television, media, food, sports, music, etc. One day I just decided it was time to stop thinking and start doing so I created the account, picked the theme, and wrote the bio. What I didn’t do was write the post, so here I am, a few months later, finally doing it. 

You’ll find that the posts will be quite random and they’ll range from reviews to recaps and beyond that. After a period of silence, I’m finally writing and it feels so good. I don’t know where this journey will take me but I sincerely hope that you enjoy this blog. Thank you for joining me on this everlasting adventure. Until next time! :)

PS. You can find some of my book reviews here: http://wordsaboutbooks.tumblr.com/

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