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First Look: Meet the ‘High Society’ of the CW

I, as much as its seems every person in the states, know about the craze and watched most of it of The Hills, The City, and the MTV reality show princess most recently on MTV’s smash hit Jersey Shore. But as the CW puts it, their new reality entry premiering March 10th after Top Model, is “what happens when you give the people from Jersey Show money.”

High Society follows New York socialite Tinsley Mortimer as she tries to be an “upstanding” woman in the fashion and City community. I am as much as anybody getting sick of reality shows taking over my screens, but only when they try so hard for me to hate the “characters on screen. I get the feeling through the clips (Will post a full review in early March), that Tinsley is not one of those girls but maybe her pals or enemies are.

Another unique aspect of High Society, is that we will not only be meeting Tinsley’s friends but also her family including her sister, and her mother that might think Tinsley is making a big mistake. The family is not as I said without the friends which include some crazy guys like Malik So Chic, a very stylish gay male, and Paul, the “party guy.”

Tinsley is of course in the fashion community and like my favorite Whitney Port over at MTV’s The City, she is trying to launch her own line, and working for a powerful fashion firm. I don’t know about the rest of you but I love the workplace reality and especially when there is great drama to go with it.

We will all she is Tinsley is worth following on a crowded Wednesday night premiering at a special time 9:30/8:30c on March 10th, then on March 24th High Society will move to its regular time at 9/8c to precede its companion Fly Girls.

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Catching up on TV Part 1

Since I am officially caught up with current television (minus me watching for the first time House and Supernatural), I thought it would be a good time to tell you my thoughts for each show, and I would love to hear what you think! Check back tomorrow for the comments on programs from the second half of the week.

Castle – There is only good news for the comedic procedural that has seemingly integrated itself into the ABC brand like no other. Castle is climbing in the ratings and for once beating CSI: Miami in the demos which isn’t heard of in the 10PM timeslot on Mondays. The other good news is even in repeats the show performers better than any other ABC drama which means that new viewers are coming in through repeats.

Now creatively the show has been strong. Becketts’s backstory with her mother’s death has really been front and center for a couple weeks and it almost puts a “Monk” like layer to the story that gives me more of a personal connection. The case-of-the-week seemingly are just avenues to provide fun dialogue between Nathan Fillion and Stana Katic and I love those two together along with Castle’s mom and daughter who put a smile to your face. Well done ABC, and Castle returns with new episodes on Match 8th.

How I Met Your Mother/The Big Bang Theory – Now to a show that has not been on top of their game this year in Mother. The majority of the episodes have felt off and not true to the series with repeating stories for Robin, Lily and Marshall playing way in the background, and no progress with Ted. The 100th episode earlier in 2010 was solid and provide some new information on the title story but in order for me to really care, you must continue it and that has not happened. Very uneven but its 9:30 counterpart on Monday has been anything but.

Big Bang has not provided memorable moments like it should but it has never fallen to the bad column this year. The humor is endless, and each of the characters seem to be showcased in different ways each week. Both comedies return to CBS Mondays on March 1st.

Chuck- Chuck vs. the Mask sure was a controversial one. In the hour, the producers featured both Chuck and Sarah move on to new relationships and I was not okay with it. It was not necessarily the realationship, it was the way it was went about. Kristin Kreuk is a great actress and I was very happy to see her character Hannah take a larger role but for the past two hours she is being used in a role that is starting to hate Chuck and I do not enjoy that. I wanted Hannah to come in to the Buy More as just a fun, quirky girl, that can play with everybody and for her and Chuck to really form a bond. As far as Chuck and Sarah, as long as they are still friends with each other and sociable I could care less if Sarah jumps on board Shaw’s bandwagon.

Chuck is a show that even in the heaviest of stories has come out as a comedic and fun drama but for a couple weeks now that seems to be never present except for the great pairing of Ellie and Morgan and if this season they don’t find out about our hero we will have a problem. The gig is up, and it returns March 1st after the Olympics.

Kell on Earth – For two weeks, Kelly Cutrone has made my Mondays. By far the funniest and bitchiest hour on the first day of the week, Kelly and her staff provide a fast paced and interesting hour with the past week just being interesting to see what goes into a Fashion Week show and how to get fired from one. This next week, Kelly will travel to London for work and I am sure we will go both to her offices in Paris and LA as the show continues till the first season finale on the 29th of March. (more…)