Thursday, January 29, 2009
TV Plots We Love by Anne Mallory
I'm not a huge tv watcher, but I'm a faithful one when I find a show I love. I have been sucked into a new tv show that debuted in December on TNT - Leverage. If you watch TNT you can't miss the previews, but if you don't, the show is about a group of thieves and "bad guys" that unite under good guy Timothy Hutton to outscam the scam artists of the world and to help the little man. A kind of group Equalizer plot (loved that show too). Leverage has the classic elements I love - a group of skilled people working together with humor and cleverness. Little wonder that I started watching it when I have always loved shows like The A-Team and Mission Impossible. Tailor made for me, really. :) Movies like Ocean's Eleven and The Italian Job also rate in this category.
Other great team shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly didn't so much have the heist aspect present, but with their buddy/monster/badguy of the week setup they showed off their great dialogue and fun interactions. Supernatural falls into this category and I really love that show. I suppose it too is a show about skilled people working together with humor and cleverness. :) Love those Winchesters!
I'm hoping that the new Joss Whedon show Dollhouse also has these elements. :)
What is your favorite type of tv setup? Is there a show on now that exemplifies it? Or did you have a favorite setup in the past that you wish would be revived? Terra will select a winner from the commenters to receive one of my books - winner's choice. :)
Thanks, Terra, for having me at Yankee Romance Reviews!
Back cover blurb of The Bride Price:
Winner take all...
Sebastien Deville, the debauched, dangerously handsome illegitimate son of the Duke of Grandien, has waited his whole life for revenge - and suddenly it is there for the taking. A competition sponsored by the King has all the ton talking. The winner will receive an immense fortune, a newly created title, sponsorship, and a well-born bride - everything Sebastien needs to reclaim his mother's stolen lands and to wield the colossal power itching beneath his fingertips. His victory is all but assured...until he meets Caroline.
Caroline Martin knows all about Sebastien, the legendary heartbreaker who leaves women weeping in his wake, and she is determined not to see him win the competition in which he would claim her friend as his bride. Yet sabotage is so very hard to concentrate on when the target's searing glances promise incredible pleasure and his skillful hands vow unimaginable desire. She knows the danger he presents...the temptation he offers, yet she is willing to risk everything for all she holds dear.
But Sebastien Deville will do anything to win...and Caroline's heart may become the ultimate prize.