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Bekah – The Legend of Korra
This is the sequel series to Avatar: The Last Airbender, which in my opinion is arguably the best cartoon for kids that’s really much too good for children, especially the ones that also like iCarly or the Disney Channel as a whole. Gross. Get your heads checked, urchins.
The first book, or season, of Korra came out last year, wherein Korra, the new Avatar, emerges to bring renewed balance to the world 80 years after the previous Avatar, Aang, ended the 100 year war between the nations.
Avatar Aang, with the help of his friends, ended the war and founded Republic City, which by the time Korra arrives, has become a bustling steam-punk/Dixieland-inspired metropolis. It’s also a melting pot of benders (people who can control one of the four elements: earth, air, water, and fire), non-benders, and all the nationalities, and has become a beacon of unity, balance, and harmony to the rest of the world. Except that so many different people of such varied abilities can only live in harmony for so long.
The first book delivers all the satisfaction I had hoped for as a diehard Last Airbender fan, and the second one looks equally promising and is set to come out on the 13th. That’s two days away at the time I’m writing this. Squee!
Ally – Doctor Who
I’m most excited this year about the new season of Doctor Who. The Doctor (his name is actually “The Doctor,” “Doctor Who” is just the name of the show) travels across all of time and space, averting disaster and saving the universe. He almost always has a companion with him, who 9 times out of 10 is a young, attractive British female.
This season promises to be one of the most exciting yet: not only do we have the introduction of a new Doctor, Peter Capaldi, but the 50th anniversary episode will feature two Doctors at the same time! David Tennant (the 10th Doctor) and Billie Piper (Rose Tyler, the first companion of the rebooted seasons) will be crossing timelines with the current Doctor and companion duo, played by Matt Smith (the 11th Doctor) and Jenna-Louise Coleman (Clara Oswin Oswald).
I’m a big 10th Doctor and Rose Tyler fan, so I have high hopes for the special episode. Unfortunately, British TV follows a different schedule from what we’re used to. The 50th anniversary episode will air in November, and then the regeneration where Capaldi takes over will be the Christmas special episode during the holidays. After that, season 8 won’t officially start until autumn of 2014.
Fortunately, the last season didn’t end on too much of a cliffhanger. Unfortunately, I wasn’t too impressed with season 7. My biggest hope for Doctor Who is that the new Doctor will break the current head writer, Stephen Moffat, of his habit of repeating tired but dramatic plot lines. I also wouldn’t mind if this was his final season on the show. It’s time to revive some of the characteristics of previous head writer, Russell T. Davis.
Aubrey – The Vampire Diaries
Guilty pleasures? We all have them…mine is The Vampire Diaries, which I accidentally stumbled on years after it started airing (as usual, I’m a late bloomer when it comes to fads. You’re talking to someone who has never watched a full season of Friends). In fact, the new season starts in October and I just barely caught up… But this isn’t your typical sparkly-vampire saga. It is rich with character growth, plot twists, love triangles, good and evil characters, and a wonderful soundtrack to boot.
I’ve always had a thing for the bad boys in books and movies – and Damon (Ian Somerhalder) hits the mark perfectly with his broody acting and dark hair. I never was much of a Stephan fan so I was glad to see him replaced by Damon as the love focus for Elena (Nina Dobrev) – who by the way, plays a great “doppelganger” of herself as Catherine Pierce.
The fifth season is about the group starting college and the struggles of a long distance relationship between Damon and Elena with a lot of mysterious happenings such as you know, the unkillable Silas reappearing as Stephan! Confused yet? Just watch…and lie about loving it if you have to (I won’t tell anyone).
Cameron – The Voice
The show I’m most excited about returning this fall has got to be Star Trek! I just love all the wacky adventures, the dramatic one-liners, and the – wait, you’re telling me there’s no Star Trek on??
While we’re not quite Klingon speaking nerd-status, the wife and I are sorely disappointed by TV’s lack of cheesy graphics, errant taser shooting, and betting which Crewman is going to die on a mission. At least we’ll always have glorious Netflix to sate our nerdiness.
In the rare occasion we do lower ourselves to watching live television with the mere mortals, there is one show we’ll be watching.
And the gang’s all back this year. With Ceelo, Christina, Blake, Adam, and even host Carson Daly, the show wields by far the greatest chemistry between judges among singing competition shows. While other shows document awkward coach interactions and petty arguments, The Voice judges play off each other and keep the rivalry friendly.
The journey begins again September 23, and the wife and I may even come back from fighting the Borg and escaping impossible predicaments to tune in.