Sunday, October 23, 2011

New fall TV shows I'm watching

The new fall TV season saw the return of many of my favourite shows, including House, Dexter, Fringe, Grey's Anatomy and Lost Girl. Like every season, there were also plenty of new shows and I tried to give many of them a chance.

Now that we are a few weeks into the season, there's only 3 new TV shows left I'm still watching. Those I couldn't be bothered to continue watching were: Free agents (It just wasn't funny), Prime suspect (The dumb humor made me switch off after just 10 minutes), the Secret Circle (After a few episodes it got rather boring), and Ringer (I really wanted to like it because of Buffy, but I just couldn't get into it).

So what am i still watching?

Person of interest
A guy who built a machine that tells you exactly who is going to be involved in a crime teams up with an ex-CIA hitman to prevent people from getting killed. Or more precicely, they try to prevent crimes before they happen. It's a very interesting concept, and so far it doesn't disappoint. The episodes are interesting and captivating and I like the main characters a lot, especially the quirky guy who has the machine.

Emily returns to the town where she lived when she was young to take revenge on the people who killed her dad and deprived her of a happy childhood. She takes getting revenge to a whole new level and it's intriguing to see just how far she will go. Most people in the town seem rather evil anyway, so you don't feel that bad for them. It's like watching an evil version of the OC, but with less teenagers.

Crime show featuring a woman who has a perfect memory, which helps the FBI solve crimes. It's a good crime show, although I have to admit it's not that outstanding and the first few episodes I kept forgetting what the show was about, making Unforgettable rather forgettable.

One show that will start next week that I am really looking forward to is Grimm, a creepy show where detectives try to solve crimes that feature (bad) fairytales coming to life. Put differently, all the fairytales are real and only one guy (one of the last Grimms) can stop them a la Buffy. 

What shows are you watching? Do you agree with my choices or not at all?

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Book after book book review: Edge by Jeffery Deaver

My latest book review has been posted on Book after Book:

Book review: Edge

By Jeffery Deaver

Reviewed by Natazzz

Jeffery Deaver is an international bestselling author of crime novels, having written over 25 books in the last 20 years. Yet somehow I'd never read any of his novels, let alone heard of him. After finishing Edge (2010), I wish I'd discovered him sooner. Edge is a crime novel, which, at first glance, looks kind of average and run of the mill. However, once I started reading I could not stop and it had me interested and intrigued throughout.

Edge tells the story of Corte, a protection officer whose job it is to protect a family targeted by a lifter named Henry Loving. The last time Corte came across the man, he ended up killing one of his mentors. Needless to say, Corte is very determined to catch Loving and not let him hurt anyone else every again. The members of the family he is protecting aren't making his job easier with all their personal drama, but in order to find out who hired Loving he does have to delve deep into their lives.

Read the entire review here.