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Thursday, August 25, 2011

My Take on New Girl & Terra Nova

Be still my heart!   

That is what I said or rather thought when I received notice via email that I was eligible for a Klout Perk. 

I had the chance to be a FOX VIP. This perk was described as:

FOX and Klout are inviting select influencers to preview episodes from two of FOX’s new Fall series and to see what it’s like to be a FOX VIP. Participants will receive a FOX VIP hoodie and early access to the first episodes of NEW GIRL and TERRA NOVA! Additionally, the most active members will be selected to be a FOX VIP for the 2011-2012 TV season, with access to new FOX shows, one-of-a-kind FOX VIP merchandise, exclusive content to share with their networks, and maybe even a chance to meet some of their new favorite FOX stars!

It may sound silly to you, but to me it was so freaking awesome. I never ever thought I'd get to see early screenings of anything ever. I mean, I'm no celebrity. Plus, that hoodie is comfy. I tried it on and dreamed of the fall weather so I could wear it. It's like a bazillion degrees here so I didn't leave it on long. But still, I imagine it'll get lots of use when Fall does get here. And not to be over looked is that last part, potentially getting to meet new FOX stars! OMG! I know I sound like a complete dork or something but whatever. 

Brilliant idea by Fox and Klout to promote the new FOX Shows this way. Twitter and Facebook are powerful and fun tools. How many times have you heard, ok read it, on Twitter or Facebook before you hear/see it on the news? Exactly. 

 New Girl  Premiers Tues Sept 20 9/8C

First I watched New Girl. How can you go wrong with Zooey Deschanel? I just knew I'd love this show. Ok, so I hope I would. I loved her in Failure to Launch (she totally makes that movie, no ill will to Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew McConaughey intended) and in Tin Man. Those are the only two movies I recall her in. Meaning it's the only two I've seen her in.

In New Girl Zooey Deschanel plays Jess. Due to some unfortunate embarrassing incident she ends up looking for a new apartment. She eventually moves in with 3 single guys. Rather a bit like Three's Company flipped around. Jess is quirky with that certain something. It's hard to put a word to it. I say Jess is a mix of Kit from Failure to Launch and DG from Tin Man. It's that quirky but perky bubbly kinda something. That may not be the best description but it seems to fit, as far as I'm concerned.  The guys are Nick, Schmidt, and Coach. They all have their quirks, for lack of a better term. Seems that they all need and will benefit from each other. I know I am not doing this show justice as far as descriptions go but I do encourage you to look it up, read about it, but most importantly watch it when it airs. New Girl premiers on FOX Tuesday, September 20 at 9/8C. With the over abundance of reality shows, crime and medical dramas, of which some I am a fan of, New Girl promises to be a refreshing change. 

Terra Nova Premiers Mon Sept 6 8/7C 
As for Terra Nova, I must confess that Sci-Fi shows are not really my thing. I watch them and sometimes I  do like them. Hubby loves Star Trek, I can take it or leave it. In fact I even told hubby this show would probably be right up his alley. I'm not certain I recognize any of the actors/actresses in this show. You may.  They are Shelly Conn, Christine Adams, Stephen Lang, Landon Liboiron, Allison Miller, Jason O'Mara, and Naomi Scott.

It's about the human race and Earth dying. In order to save the human race people are being sent back to Prehistoric Days with the dinosaurs. In the hopes that the human race can save itself and once again prosper.

As I watched it, I must confess that it started drawing me in. So much so that I can hardly wait to see Part 2 of the Terra Nova premier. In the first hour we learn that it is 2149 and that Earth is no longer a healthy beautiful place to be. Families of four are ok, more than that against the law. The main characters have broken this law. The father goes to jail. When he learns his family, minus the littlest one, are being sent to Terra Nova a plot to break out commences. They all safely, if only by the hair of their chins, arrive in Terra Nova. As they are adjusting and acclimating we are introduced to other characters who I am sure will be very important in the coming episodes. 

While watching Terra Nova I was taken aback by the look of it. No surprise since Steven Spielberg is among the producers. That as much as the cast of characters and the story drew me in. Had me rooting for the success of this family and the human race. As odd as it may sound it kind of reminds me a bit of The Postman and Mad Max. It doesn't have that look but the feel of the world changing, struggling, and the human race trying to survive any way they can. We also learn that Terra Nova is not the only colony. One of the other groups sent to Terra Nova broke off and formed their own colony for reasons not yet revealed. 

Even if you're like me and not the biggest fan of Sci Fi anything, I do suggest you give it a try. You might just find yourself pleasantly surprised as I did. Terra Nova premiers on FOX Monday, September 26, at 8/7C in a 2 hour premier.

Necessary Disclaimer: 

I was given a free product or sample because I'm a Klout influencer. I was under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the product or company.