Monday, September 24, 2012

Paranormal Pick of the Week: Three Way Tie of Haven, Fringe & Grimm Returns

I know, I know.  I should pick just one.  But I can't. 

We are right in the middle of the big launch weeks of TV and I can't decide between the awesomeness of Haven Season 3 Premiere (the lucky Americans got it last week!), the beginning of the final season of Fringe and the return of Grimm as it hits it's new Friday night home. 

And considering all of these shows are in the EXACT SAME TIMESLOT and they all repeat in timeshifting at the EXACT SAME TIME, I feel completely justified not to choose. Therefore, this weeks Paranormal Pick of the Week is the Friday Night Three Way Tie of Haven, Fringe & Grimm:

Haven Season 3 Premiere
Friday September 28, 2012 at 9pm EST on Showcase

Suzie & I have been watching, loving and podcasting through the entire series of Haven and are really excited for it's return. It's a fabulous show following FBI Agent Audrey Parker who finds she has a particular talent for helping the people of Haven with their unexplainable afflictions coined 'The Troubles', as well as having her own possible history with the town. Teaming up with local cop Nathan and often helped or hindered by importer/exporter Duke, this series has both the trouble-of-the-week as well as a larger mystery to uncover.  I'm still a little steamy that we get it an entire week behind the US airings, but hoping that maybe we'll be in alignment as the season goes on.  See podcasts & posts discussing Haven here.

Fringe Season 5 Premiere
Friday September 28, 2012 at 9pm EST on CityTV

We started podcasting through Fringe regularly last year with Season 4, after Shannon did a catch up marathon of Seasons 1 – 3 during the summer.  The show is centred on Fringe science, delving into the unknown and aligning the impossible with possible. Fringe often uses a mystery-of-the-week format but also has longer term arcs as well, and although I wasn't super thrilled with Season 4 I am very curious see how they round out the series in it's fifth and final season. See podcasts & posts discussing Fringe here.

Grimm Season 2 Return & Switch to Friday Night
Friday September 28, 2012 at 9pm EST on CTV

We only spoke of it occasionally of Grimm during Season 1, but as of the Season 2 start we decided to add it to our regularly discussed shows so we are definitely going to keep going on that train and see how Season 2 continues.  Grimm is set in Oregon and follows a new-to-his-talents Grimm, which is a criminal profiler who can see mythological creatures what blend into normal society.  See all podcasts and posts where we’ve discussed Grimm here.

I'm so stumped that they all play & repeat at the same time, and so jealous of PVR folk who can record more than 1 thing at a time.  I know there is the option of watching On Demand or online, but I've haven't had a lot of success with the reliability of either of those options.  I might have to getold-school creative for these.

Also Awesome:
  • Elementary Series Premiere Thursday 10pm EST on Global; new spin on Sherlock Holmes set in current day starring Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu and Aidan Quinn. Although this show likely won't have a paranormal edge to it, it certainly looks fabulous.  Very curious to see how it turns out.
  • Last Resort Series Premiere Thursday September 27, 2012 at 8pm EST on Global; a submarine crew goes against orders and again not likely to have paranormal spin but with the take-a-stand/likely-limited-location and do the right thing feel, it's definitely worth checking out.  Cast includes Andre Braugher, Scott Speedman and Daisy Betts.

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