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February's FEATURED AUTHOR: Jennifer shares some thoughts...

February 24, 2010
It's time for our Featured Author, Jennifer Estep, to say a few words. I was wondering what she'd want to talk about. I mean, we've talked books, we've talked writing, what else is important? Other than chocolate, but I'm sure we covered that, too...

Anyway. Let's find out, shall we?
Greetings and salutations! For the last time, I want to say thanks to drey for inviting me to be the guest author on the site this month. Thanks so much, drey! It’s been a lot of fun. drey: Oh goody! Maybe you'll come back?

So drey said that I could talk about anything that I wanted to today, and I thought that I would focus on something that I do way too much of in my spare time - watch television.

Seriously, I am totally addicted to television. Some of my favorite television programs right now are Chuck, Burn Notice, How I Met Your Mother, Gossip Girl, and The Mentalist. And these are just a few of the shows that I keep up with on a weekly basis. drey: I heart Chuck! But I think the first season is better than the current one...

So what do these shows have in common? What makes me like them so much? Simple - they’re just fun. When I sit down to watch television, or read a book, or go to the movies, I want to be entertained first and foremost. I want drama, action, danger, romance, and witty dialogue all in one program. Whether it’s Michael Weston thwarting the bad guys on Burn Notice or Chuck Bass being deliciously evil on Gossip Girl, I like shows that just want to entertain viewers and don’t take themselves too seriously. Angsty dramas are okay every once in a while, but I’ll take sun, sand, explosions, and the shifting alliances and couples of the Upper East Side any day of the week. ;-)

I’ll admit that I also have a weakness for spy shows and programs that are heavy on action, which is why some of my all-time favorite television shows include Alias and The A-Team (I’m so excited about The A-Team movie that’s coming out this summer that it’s not even funny.) drey: OMG! There's an A-Team movie coming out?? I swooned over Dirk Benedict...

Watching these kinds of shows has influenced my writing - because I write books that are just fun. At least, that’s how I think of them and that’s what I want to give to readers - a fun read. Spider’s Bite, the first book in my new Elemental Assassin urban fantasy series, has everything that I like in a television show - action, drama, danger, fight scenes, and some sizzling romance. I like to think that the rest of my books do too.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a program to go watch. ;-)

What about you guys? What are some of your favorite television shows? Share in the comments.
I am addicted to NCIS. I love Mark Harmon. I also watch Private Practice, for all the eye candy on it. And The Amazing Race, for all the challenges the teams have to go through. Like Jennifer, I like to be entertained, otherwise what's the point? But it has to be quality entertainment... My all-time favorite is a 6-week miniseries from HBO, Band of Brothers, followed closely by Firefly, and Cowboy Bebop.


wheels209 said...

Hi Drey and Jennifer,
I am a newbie to NCIS. The other new show I like this season is Human Target. I really like Chuck, Castle and Fringe. I set my DVR and forget it. Much to my surprise I am not liking 24 at all this season.

Take care

Jennifer Estep said...

I really like Guerrero on Human Target. He's so deadpan and funny at the same time. I hope they bring it back next year.

drey said...

I haven't seen Human Target... Maybe I'll have to see if I can get it on Netflix?

enyl said...

My favorite tv shows are: Dr.G,Dateline ID, I Almost Got Away,NCIS,Law and Order Criminal Intent,Columbo,The Practice,Seventh Heaven,and Lincoln Heights.

Jennifer Estep said...

Drey -- It's kind of over the top in places, but it's a lot of fun.

Enyl -- Sometimes, I'll catch a Columbo rerun. I love the old mystery shows like that.

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