There are a few of my favourite things: Television Edition

Shows are heading into their holiday hiatus and soon holidays will be taken-giving you the perfect excuse to catch up on new television shows you may have been missing! As with every television season there was an onslaught of shows filling the airwaves, but many of them are already not surviving. Here are my picks of three thriving and worthy shows to catch:

Revenge, Wednesdays at 10p.m.  on CityTV/ABC


Starring Emily Van Camp (formerly of Brothers and Sisters). When Emily Thorne arrives in the Hamptons, there is more than meets the eye.

Synopsis: “Wealth, beauty and status define the people in this town, but one woman is willing to destroy everyone for the sake of revenge. Emily Thorne is new to the Hamptons. She’s met some of her wealthy neighbours, has made a few new friends and seemingly blends into the town. But something is a little odd about a young girl living in a wealthy town all on her own, and the truth is that Emily isn’t exactly new to the neighbourhood. In fact, this was once her old neighbourhood, until something bad happened that ruined her family and their reputation. Now Emily is back, and she’s returned to right some of those wrongs in the best way she knows how – with a vengeance”

Revenge keeps you hooked week to week-infusing intrigue and suspense with dark humour.


Once Upon a Time, Sundays at 7p.m. CTV, 8p.m. ABC

An enchanting take on classic fairy tales, Once Upon a Time mixes “real life” with childhood tales, adding a dash of humour and action.


Synopsis: “And they all lived happily ever after – or so everyone was led to believe. Emma Swan knows how to take care of herself. She’s a 28-year-old bail bonds collector who’s been on her own ever since she was abandoned as a baby. But when the son she gave up years ago finds her, everything starts to change. Henry is now 10 years old and in desperate need of Emma’s help. He believes that Emma actually comes from an alternate world and is Snow White and Prince Charming’s missing daughter. According to his book of fairytales, they sent her away to protect her from the Evil Queen’s curse, which trapped the fairytale world forever, frozen in time, and brought them into our modern world…The epic battle for the future of all worlds is beginning, but for good to win, Emma will have to accept her destiny and fight like hell.”


American Horror Story, Wednesdays at 10p.m., FX

American Horror Story scares the pants off me every week, but I still seem to keep watching. It’s dark, twisted and graphic, definitely not a family show.


Synopsis: “American Horror Story follows the Harmon family, a family of three who have moved from Boston to LA for a fresh start but end up living in a sinister haunted house instead. From producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk comes the intriguing, erotic and scary story of life within the haunted house.”


That should get you started as the nights get colder and darker. Curl up with a blanket and some hot chocolate and check out these new shows! What are your favourite new shows of the season?

L. xo


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