Posts Tagged 'Everwood'

This One’s for Jen

Ephram is back on tv!

Gregory Smith is starring in a new tv show this summer.  Rookie Blue is a show about young, out-of-the-academy cops…so kind of like a cop version of Grey’s Anatomy, I guess.  There seem to be a lot of cop shows right now, but this one could work.  It’s supposed to premiere on ABC on June 24th.

Um, so I was just checking out Gregory Smith’s Wikipedia page to see what else he’s been up to lately.  Apparently there was – and he’s in – a film version of the book The Dark Is Rising!  I’ve never actually read the book, but I’m running our Battle of the Book competition right now, and that book is one of the ones on this year’s list, so I feel like I have.  It’s just amazing to me sometimes how many book-to-movie adaptations there are.  I usually don’t even hear about a lot of them because there are so many that come in under the radar — The Thief Lord and Alex Rider: Stormbreaker (Alicia Silverstone was in this??), to name a few.  Not to mention all the children’s/teen book adaptations that just FLOP — Eragon, Inkheart (I still kind of want to see this; mostly because of Brendan Fraser), The Golden Compass.  Hmm.

Sorry, I digressed.  Back to Gregory Smith.  Don’t forget – you may see him on TV again in June!  Yay!  🙂

– Jill

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Hot Guys Hail From Everwood

I first saw the Letters To Juliet trailer all the way back in November with New Moon.  I knew right away that I wanted to see it because it is exactly my type of movie.  Beautiful foreign location, sappy love story, hot guy with foreign accent, etc.  I was super excited to see it and it is FINALLY coming to theaters in May.

The one thing I noticed while watching the trailer (which I have seen many times) is that I totally recognized the guy in it.  It was one of those situations where it drove me crazy because I could not place him until I woke up in the morning at 3 a.m. and yelled EVERWOOD!  He is the guy who tried to date Hannah during season four!!!  Hooray!  I should have known.

So, here is the trailer for this awesome movie.  Be warned though, it does give away the ENTIRE plot of the movie, so if you want to be a little bit surprised, don’t watch it.  But seriously, how could you not watch it?

Jen

P.S.  You’ll notice that having to post everyday, I will usually revert back to the basics of Everwood, Harry Potter, Twilight, or my cats.

Can You Tell Me How To Get, How To Get To Sesame Street (Cuz I Want To Live There)

I have a little series of posts on this blog called Fictional Characters I Would Date.  And yes, I know I haven’t updated in forever, but I think I will have at least one or two of them this month.  I was thinking about the idea of dating fictional characters and my mind began to wander and I started to think about fictional places I would want to live (don’t ask how I got there, because I can’t even tell you).  So the following is a list of places from movies, tv, or books that I would love to live.

Now I am following pretty strict rules for this.  It has to be a community that you would like to belong to.  I am not going to say “I want to live next door to Joey and Chandler,” because even though that would be awesome, there isn’t really a sense of community there.  I mean a collection of people and places that would make me feel at home.

1.  Everwood, Colorado:  Of course, most people probably already guessed this would be my first choice.  While watching Everwood on DVD you not only fall in love with the characters, you fall in love with the town.  The main street lined with shops that would never be able to stay open in a normal small town, the doctor’s office that used to be a train station, the school with the lunch tables outside (in COLORADO!!!), the snow capped mountains within walking distance.  This is a place I could live and truly call my home.  I would be best friends with Amy and Hannah and live right across the street from Nina and Dr. Brown.

Aaaaah, from this view you can almost see my house

2.  The Beast’s Castle:  I consider the Beast’s castle an entire community because it is huge and there are so many freakin’ people that live there (people, inanimate objects….whatever).  I would love to be Belle’s best friend, and I think it would be really fun to watch Lumiere and Cogsworth argue all the time.  I also wouldn’t mind the occasional opportunity to burst into song whenever I am all emotional.  I wouldn’t care if I was the royal toilet scrubber, as long as Belle let me use the library, I would live there forever.  Also, with all those servants around, I could totally find a cute French guy to date.  Maybe I would fall in love with a fork.

Gratuitous Library Picture

3.  Hobbiton:  It was a close call between Hobbiton and Rivendell, but I thought I would be a little intimidated if I had to be around really tall people who looked like Liv Tyler all the time.  Also, I think they would be surrounded by bugs all the time living in trees.  I would live in a little Hobbit house with a round door and little round rooms and it would be totally amazing!!!  We all know from reading the books/watching the movies that Hobbits know how to have fun.  They throw awesome parties, spend most of the time outdoors gardening and spend the rest of their time in the pub.  Not to mention the fact that some of the hobbits (ahem, Merry, ahem) are incredibly cute.  I could even get past the hairy feet (maybe…….).

Ummm, who wouldn't want to live here?

4.  Sesame Street:  Oh man, what person my age wouldn’t love to live on Sesame Street!!!  I haven’t watched it in ages, but I would love to live in 1980s era Sesame Street with Maria, Olivia, Gordon (and before Elmo made it big).  I could visit Oscar every day and then go hang with Big Bird in his nest.  I could REALLY learn to speak Spanish which is something College professors couldn’t help me with.  I would also get a big kick out of seeing the Count every day!  The only unfortunate thing is that there would be kids EVERYWHERE, but I think I could handle it.  I would probably just spend more and more time hanging out with Oscar.

See, it's all of my friends welcoming me home.

5.  Cabot Cove, Maine:  One of the things that I love most about Murder, She Wrote is that Jessica Fletcher is always outside riding her bicycle in the gorgeous Maine air.  I would love to be her junior detective sidekick and help her solve all of her mysteries.  I would enjoy rolling my eyes at the totally clueless sheriff and trying to lure Jessica away from her typewriter to work on a computer.  My mom pointed out that this might be a dangerous place to live, but I said that as long as I was a recurring character, I wouldn’t be in much danger.  I might be accused of murder, but Jessica would be able to prove my innocence.

Just picture me riding right behind her on my scooter

6.  Avonlea, Prince Edward Island:  This one probably would have been higher on the list, but they don’t seem to have the modern conveniences that I would normally require, so that’s why it is at the bottom.  (I mean, Rose Cottage has an outhouse!!!)  I would work at the general store with Miss Stacey and dine at the White Sands on the weekends.  I would be best friends with Olivia Dale and totally try to steal Gus away from Felicity…..or maybe I would just wait until Felix is old enough and steal him from Izzie.  I would adore the small town feel, all of the beautiful fields of wild grass, and the seashore, OH THE SEASHORE!!!  Yes, I could definitely live here, even if I didn’t have a real toilet.

Aaaah, Avonlea...my own personal haven.

So, that is all I can think of off the top of my head.  I considered putting in Sunnydale, California, but I’m pretty sure I would be eaten right away by one of the monsters-of-the-week (I wouldn’t even be special enough to be offed by the big bad).  My mom also put in her two cents and said she would live in Brigadoon.  Very good choice, very nice.

What do you think?  Which fictional community would you want to live in?

Jen

Sometimes on gloomy, rainy days….

I just have to watch a little “Everwood” to make myself feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

If I have not already mentioned it, Everwood is the greatest show in the history of television.  You might think that is an exaggeration, but it totally is not.  It is the only tv show that can make me consistently laugh out loud (not little giggles, but actually laughs) and cry at least once during every single episode.  The plot revolved around a brain surgeon from New York who packs up his son and daughter and moves to Everwood, Colorado after his wife dies, but of course it is so much more than that.  The show is kind of like Gilmore Girls (with lots of quick fire pop culture filled dialgue) except that father and son hate each other instead of being best friends.

Everwood is populated with so many phenomenal characters that it would be impossible to list them all, but of course  I will try: Dr. Brown, Ephram, Edna, Irv, Bright, Dr. Abbott, Rose, Amy, Hannah, Nina.  Aaahh, it makes me happy just to list their names.

Unfortunately I came late to the Everwood party.  I saw the last ten minutes of the last episode that ever aired.  I thought it was wonderful, but they never even showed reruns after it was canceled.  Then I found the first season DVD at Wal-Mart for $16 and bought it.  I would advise everyone to go out and buy it right now because it is totally worth whatever it costs.  None of the other seasons have been released (some lame excuse about music rights) but I was really bad and managed to get some bootleg copies.  They are some of my most prized possessions.  I know that is totally wrong, but if evil corporate empires are denying fans the episodes, I feel it is our right to get them by whatever means necessary.

Anyways, now I am just rambling, but I wanted to share my favorite scene that involves a fictional character that I would definitely date, Mr. Bright Abbott.  He starts out in the first season as a typical mean jock, but over the course of the series he screws up, grows up, and turns into a pretty fantastic guy.  Most people get all excited about Amy and Ephram, but I get all gooey over Bright and Hannah because it’s always nice when the popular jocks go out of their comfort zones and fall for the nerdy, plain girl (yes, Hannah is supposed to be unattractive even though she is gorgeous).

Anyway, here is the scene where they first kiss:

Jen

Because we all know libraries make the hormones go wild….

I saw this post on EW.com (which if you can’t tell, I visit a lot) called “18 Sexy Trips to the Library.”

You should definitely check it out, but I am a little confused by what they mean by sexy (Ghostbusters, Goblet of Fire……really???).  But of course I do agree with Atonement, Beauty and the Beast, and Indiana Jones being included.

It got me thinking about what my favorite library scenes from movies and tv are………..

Since I had to compose this list on the fly, I am sure that I am missing lots and lots of library moments.

5.  Nova Lee meeting Forny in “Where the Heart Is.”  Because I wish there was a librarian like Forny working at my library with his curly hair and love of children (in the GOOD way, not the bad way).

4.  I am sure I should include a Buffy moment in here somewhere, since they spend half their time in the library.  Giles is a pretty sexy librarian if you ask me.

3.  Edward and Eleanor debating the position of the Nile in “Sense and Sensibility.”

2.  The scene in “Becoming Jane” where Tom shows Jane the ‘dirty’ book (that happens in a library doesn’t it?).

1.  Ephram’s dream sequence in “Everwood.”  In the very first episode of this phenomenal show, Ephram has a dream sequence where Amy is lookin’ all cute in a red dress and speaking French while roaming through the school library.  If only everyone could walk into a library and morph into a French-speaking Goddess.

Can you guys think of any more “Sexy” library scenes??

Jen