What I’ll be watching new next season (ABC)

ABC has 3 shows that I’ll take a look at, though I have to admit that I’m not overly sold by any of them.


The Family

Does sound new, but it looks good and has the potential to be an amazing series, so I’ll have a look. It starts midseason.

The thriller follows the return of a politician’s young son who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. As the mysterious young man is welcomed back into his family suspicions emerge — is he really who he says he is? Starring Joan Allen, Zach Gilford, Andrew McCarthy, Alison Pill, Liam James, Rarmian Newton, Rupert Graves, Madeline Arthur, Margot Bingham and Floriana Lima.


As soon as I watched the trailer I was intrigued by the premise, I hope it is as good as it looks.

A diverse group of recruits have arrived at the FBI Quantico Base for training. They are the best, the brightest and the most vetted, so it seems impossible that one of them is suspected of masterminding the biggest attack on New York City since 9/11. With Aunjanue Ellis, Dougray Scott, Jake McLaughlin, Tate Ellington, Priyanka Chopra, Al Massri, Johanna Braddy and Graham Rogers.

Wicked City

This one actually looks damn good… midseason.

Each season will follow a different case set in a different noteworthy era of LA history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock and roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. With Erika Christensen, Ed Westwick, Taissa Farmiga, Darrell Britt-Gibson, Adam Rothenberg, Holley Fain, Anne Winters, Gabriel Luna and Karolina Wydra.

The Year of Taking Chances (Lucy Diamond)

>>>>  Nº 13 on My 2015 Reading Challenge – A book set in a different country <<<<


Because love is always worth the risk… 

It’s New Year’s Eve, and Gemma and Spencer Bailey are throwing a house party. There’s music, dancing, champagne and all their best friends under one roof. It’s going to be a night to remember. 

Also at the party is Caitlin, who has returned to the village to pack up her much-missed mum’s house and to figure out what to do with her life; and Saffron, a PR executive who’s keeping a secret which no amount of spin can change. The three women bond over Gemma’s dodgy cocktails and fortune cookies, and vow to make this year their best one yet. 

But as the months unfold, Gemma, Saffron and Caitlin find themselves tested to their limits by shocking new developments. Family, love, work, home – all the things they’ve taken for granted are thrown into disarray. Under pressure, they are each forced to rethink their lives and start over. But dare they take a chance on something new?

I liked this book a whole lot more than I was expecting. I had just finished reading The Perfect Match, by Katie Fforde and my expectations were kind of low – having that book been a bit less stellar than I had hoped.

The Year of Taking Chances follows the first months of a new year of 3 very different women. Gemma, mother of 2, with the perfect husband, is suddenly at a loss when her loving husband suffers an accident that leaves him unable to work and depressed. Having to earn money, which she hadn’t done in years and trying to save her marriage at the same time, she finds two friends in Saffron and Caitlin who become her pillar.

Caitlin is dealing with the death of her mother and just having found out that her boyfriend was cheating on her. A little lost, with no idea who or what she is, she soon discovers that she’s adopted and finds her solace working with Gemma and Saffron. Oh, she also finds the love of her life.

Saffron lives in London, on New Year’s Eve she’s trying to make a big decision. Will she keep the baby? She just found out that she got pregnant of a guy she was having a casual relationship with. She doesn’t want to tell him, because he’s already got 2 kids and mostly because she’s not sure she actually wants to keep it… This is my favorite storyline of the three. I just loved Saffron!

I really liked the writing, even though we have three POV’s with their own storyline, we get developments of every single one of the ladies through the others eyes.

Rating: 3.8 stars


Shadowhunters casts Harry Shum Jr. as Magnus Bane

ABC Family has (finally) announced the casting of Magnus Bane, and it is non other than Glee’s alum Harry Shum Jr..


So, thoughts? I have to admit that I’m a bit wary about this casting news. I love Harry Shum Jr., he was one of my favorites from Glee, I love his acting and he’s cute and funny and oh, what a body! But he’s just exactly not how I pictured Magnus… =/ and he doesn’t look Indonesian 😦 and I liked Godfrey Gao so much…

But I’ll keep an open mind, I like Harry good enough! And I’m just dying to see him with Matthew, MALEC!!!