Praise the Lord! TV’s Back

I am an entertainment junkie, a pop culture connoisseur of sorts, and nothing makes me happier than the start of fall TV. After putting up with a mind-numbing cycle of bad summer shows, it’s a relief when the good stuff comes back. Granted, this summer did have one surprise to which I am now completely addicted, Outlander – we all know that’s not the norm. I have no doubts that after this week’s mid-season finale I’ll be forlorn about its hiatus until January. Whatever will I do in the meantime you ask? I’ll be burning up my DVR, that’s what.

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Last night kicked off the season with the return of The Good Wife. It’s never been better. Few shows are at the top of their game after five seasons. The addition of Matthew Goode is an added bonus. Then there’s tonight, Monday. NBC and FOX are going to go to battle.

NBC has The Voice (new coaches Pharrell Williams and Gwen Stefani will make their debut) and The Blacklist. I love me some James Spader. Over on FOX is the premiere of Gotham. This might be FOX’s biggest show of the season. Lord knows they’ve put some serious time and money into promoting it. Let’s hope it’s worth the hype. Following Gotham, FOX’s big hit Sleepy Hollow returns. It’ll be interesting to see how FOX stacks up against NBC.

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Now, I’m not going to do a day-by-day breakdown of the best shows to watch, but check back in to see what’s rocking my DVR this fall. I’d also love to hear what shows you’re most excited about. Happy watching!

The Bromance

I’m a romance writer and a lover of all fairy tales, so of course I like love. Some would say, I’m in love with love and that’s okay. I’ll be the first to admit it, but there’s another relationship I can’t get enough of; it’s the bromance. Some people don’t care for the term and prefer fraternity, but for the sake of this article we’ll stick with bromance.

It is defined in the urban dictionary as a non-sexual relationship between two men who spend a lot of time together. Personally, I feel there’s more to it than that. A memorable one needs layers. Two characters, who give each other a hard time, have each other’s back and won’t let anyone come between them.

 I recently began watching Sherlock, a true gem, and it got me thinking about some of the other bromances out there that have really clicked.

On television :

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson – Sherlock
Sam and Dean – Supernatural
Damon and Alaric (RIP) – The Vampire Diaries
House and Wilson – House
Harvey and Mike – Suits
Kirk and Spock – Star Trek

In literature:

Harry Potter and Ron Weasley – Harry Potter
Frodo and Sam – The Lord of the Rings (with a special shout out to Legolas and Aragorn)
Athos, Porthos, Aramis and D’Artagnan – The Three Musketeers
Frank and Joe – The Hardy Boys
Edmond Dantes and Giovanni Bertuccio – The Count of Monte Cristo
Huckleberry Finn and Jim – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Forest Gump and Bubba Blue – Forrest Gump

 If you have one you love, please share it here.