All That Cubeness / Movies / Television

Weekly round-up: TCA’s, awards season and mini reviews

Stills from this week's Go On, Don't Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23 and Revenge  plus the "Best of 2012" pictured: actress Rebel Wilson and The Vampire Diaries

Stills from this week’s Go On, Don’t Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23 and Revenge
plus the “Best of 2012” pictured: actress Rebel Wilson and The Vampire Diaries

Welcome back, dear readers! It’s our first real week back in 2013. We hope you all had a lovely holiday just like us. The start of a new year is always promising… it means our beloved tv shows will return soon from their winter hiatus. Plus it’s the start of midseason, which means that our favorite summer shows return and the networks have a few new shows in store for us!

Awards season
The new year also means the start of the awards season and the TCA’s. We won’t discuss every award per se (although it’s ridiculous that Ben Affleck didn’t get nominated for “Best Director” at the Oscars… the folks at the Golden Globes and Critic’s Choice Awards seem to agree with us) it inspired us to do our very own “Best of 2012” movie edition. You can read it below.

TCA’s and The Vampire Diaries spin-off
This was also the week of the TCA’s, which meant that our Twitter Timeline was packed with the lastest scoop on our favorite shows (one of the perks of following loads of tv journalists – it was like Christmas all over again). Most peculiar was the announcement of The Vampire Diaries spin-off, which will concentrate on original vampire/hybrid Klaus (played by Joseph Morgan) in contemporary New Orleans and will also star werewolf Hayley (played by Phoebe Tonkin – you might know her as Faye from The Secret Circle). It will be a backdoor pilot, which means a normal TVD episode (called “The Originals”) will serve as a pilot. This will all go down in April, so get ready for a very Klaus centered episode. Our team has mixed feelings about this spin-off to be honest. Don’t get us wrong, we would love to see Joseph Morgan on a weekly basis as the star of his own show (we did name him Best Actor of 2012 after all). But we are also very worried about our favorite ship Klaroline, because there is no word yet on Caroline (Candice Accola) joining this spin-off. We think Candice will be stuck on TVD for six seasons (original cast members always sign on for six seasons), so we are not getting our hopes up that she will be joining Joseph Morgan any time soon. But let’s not get ahead of things… first we will have to see what this pilot will bring and then it has to be picked up by The CW. They did backdoor pilots for Gilmore Girls and Gossip Girl before, but those shows never made it to a second episode. We will know more in May!

Introducing: Mini Reviews
Before we get to our weekly round-up we want to introduce a new blog item to you! It’s called Mini Reviews. We wanted to give you a quick look into more shows we do not want you to miss out on. Last week we posted our first Mini Reviews (Suits, suburbs and baby burps) and below you can find this week’s edition. We are still fine-tuning the format, so feel free to share your thoughts and wishes in the comments.

Enough said, it’s time for this week’s round-up!

Television
Revenge 2×10: Fake up and make up – 7,5
Go On 1×12: “Hey Ryan” is my jam – 7/7,5

Television – Mini Reviews
Don’t Trust The Bitch in Apartment 23 2×08: James Van Der Beek rocks! – 8,5
Elementary 1×12: Know thy enemy – 8/8,5
The Mindy Project 1×10: Yo yo yo (that’s a photo title insinuating we can rap) – 8
Emily Owens M.D. 1×10: Dressing up on a scale of hoochie to debutante – 7,5/8
The New Normal 1×12: All good things come in three – 7,5/8
Ben and Kate 1×11: I pledge allegiance to the flag – 7,5
Nashville 1×09: The not so happily ever after – 7/7,5
Pretty Little Liars 3×14: Run for your life – 7
Suburgatory 2×08: Parenting Dance Off! – 6,5/7
1600 Penn 1×02: Floating along – 6,5/7
Don’t Trust The Bitch In Apartment 23 2×09: The Ghosts of Chloe’s future dating life – 6,5
Guys with Kids 1×12: The Never-ending Story of Scary fathers in law – 6/6,5

Best of 2012
9 things we learned from going to the movies in 2012
The best (and the worst) of tv shows in 2012

Next week on All That Cubeness
A lot – we definitely mean A LOT – of reviews thanks to our Mini Reviews! Plus we are going to check out The Carrie Diaries (it’s a new show on The CW). So you will read more about that too. Plus we need to catch up on our New Girl and Modern Family reviews. In the meantime you can tune in on our Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest board!

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