Friday FabOoolousness – Amber West on Smuggling, Scotch, Home Remedies, and The Ruth Valley Missing

Like most of the other writers I adore today, I first met Amber West on social media last year.  We hit it off… talking about writing, watching television, and sharing general life experiences with each other.  Then, one day, Amber contacted me with one of her brilliant ideas—we should start a weekly blog series where we review television shows to help busy people know what is worth a watch and what is not.  With that, Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday was born.

Author, Photographer, Blogger, Mother, And All-Around Awesome Amber West
(photo courtesy of Jonas West Photography)

Amber and I have grown so close over the last year and a half that it seems almost impossible that we’ve never met in person.  My parents are her friends on Facebook… and they also adore her.  Her sister and I chat on Twitter… and hopefully everyone meets her soon as I’ve asked her to use her fabOoolous fashion sense to do a guest post covering my Football Sweetheart characters… but that’s later; today is all about Amber.

I cannot express how much Amber means to me.  There have been days where I have wanted to bang my head against the wall, throw my laptop out the window, and quit writing altogether.  In these moments, Amber jumps in and talks me down off the ledge.  She makes me laugh; she makes me cry (tears of joy); she makes me feel loved.  One day, we will meet face to face.  And, when we do, I will hug her like there’s no tomorrow.  Heck, I hope she’s a hugger…

For those who are unfamiliar with Amber, here is a brief bio:

Amber West is a Northeastern transplant dodging rodent sized bugs and sweltering heat in the jungles of Central Florida. When she isn’t battling the urge to pass out, she’s busy being a wife, mother, geek, photographer, and writer, in no particular order. You can read her ramblings at her website or find her on Twitter where she abuses hashtags and makes people laugh. Or at least, makes herself laugh.

The bio is in Amber’s words, but I will concur that she makes people laugh.  A lot.  Just look at this video she built for our WatchWed series:

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Before we jump into the interview, check out Amber’s blurb for her debut mystery novel, The Ruth Valley Missing.

Enjoy!

The Ruth Valley Missing:

Jameson Quinn is sick of trying to find herself in the big city. After a gallery opening ends in a trip to the ER and an argument with her self-involved boyfriend, she decides to take off for the peace and quiet of a small town — Ruth Valley.

The small town has everything Brooklyn lacked: simple people, peaceful surroundings, and a feeling of safety. Jameson even finds the perfect house to rent from the town’s most eligible bachelor, Sheriff Jack. Life is finally headed in a promising direction.

But something isn’t right. A young man is mysteriously injured, then disappears — and Jameson finds he isn’t the only person to suddenly vanish. The suspicious behavior of an abrasive nun and a creepy priest set her off on an investigation of what’s really happening. Will she figure out the secrets of Ruth Valley before she’s the next to go missing?

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When you were a little girl, did you dream of one day writing a bestseller, or did you have something else in mind?

I don’t think being a bestseller was ever something I dreamed of, little or not so little. I was never the kid who had grand ideas of being rich and famous. I loved writing and acting, but never entertained either of those as a career. They were just something to do for entertainment.

Little did Toddler Amber know that her days of thievery would pay off in the end… as research for her books!
(photo courtesy of Jonas West Photography)

But, in fifth grade, the school I went to did one of those “slam books” for the entire fifth grade class. One of the questions was “what do you want to be when you grow up?” My answer: a writer. I guess that means that I just didn’t care if I made money being one.

Fifth grade was also the first time I had a work of mine published. A short story I wrote about an orphaned tiger was accepted for a Young Writers’ Anthology.

Really?  Why haven’t I read this short story, Amber?  You know I want to!

I don’t have it anywhere!  I may have to go on a little expedition in my mom’s closets…

Where do you find the inspiration for your stories?

I remember being on the monorail at Disney with my family when I was a kid and seeing a man looking out the window. He looked sad and alone, which seemed odd given where we were. For the rest of that day (and days after) I kept trying to work out his story.

Basically, I’ve always been a bit of a watcher. Well, that sounds creepy…like I’m some kind of peeping tom! I have a habit of watching how people interact, or the expressions on their faces, the way they stand, etc… If I see something that doesn’t quite fit, stories start popping into my head.

It’s not just people watching, though. I can be inspired by a place, too. I love photography, so even when I don’t have a camera with me, I’m always taking mental snapshots. Some of those snapshots turn into stories.

I also have really vivid dreams. Every once in a while, I wake up thinking, “That would make a great scene in a movie/story!”

Who are a few of your favorite authors?

I’m so incredibly behind in current reading, so I feel like my author list is completely antiquated. I’m a dorky Shakespeare girl, and I’ve read Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead about a million times. If it’s witty, even in the darker moments, then chances are I’ll enjoy it.

As a kid, Roald Dahl was one of my favorites, but I was a pretty voracious reader very early on, so the more I sit here and think, the more the list will grow.

Shakespeare likes to help Amber in the kitchen…
(photo courtesy of Jonas West Photography)

The cover art for your book is amazing.  Did you design it yourself?

Oh, thank you! I did, actually. I wanted something that would capture the mood of the book without really giving anything away; but being broke as all-get-out, I needed to design the cover myself. As I’ve mentioned, I love photography, so I used an original image of my own and built on that.

Many writers imagine a celebrity or familiar face when developing their characters.  Did you have anyone particular in mind when writing Jameson and why?

Oddly enough, no celebs in mind for Jameson. There aren’t too many redheaded American actresses that fit her, and I didn’t want to have the voice of an actress with an accent in my head while I wrote, so I didn’t try to have anyone in mind.

I’ve since explored someone who would fit, but still haven’t found the exact woman right for the role. When I write in first person, there’s a bit of me that feels like I’m method acting, so in some ways, I imagine myself in the role.

Granted, Jameson would be a red-haired, green-eyed, fitter version of me, but still.

I DID picture specific celebs for two other characters in the book. Taking a note from you, I may have to do a blog post on that in the future. 😉

I know exactly who you are talking about AND I can’t wait to see The Ruth Valley Missing dream cast! 

Speaking of celebrities, who are you thinking of at this very moment?

David Tennant. He might be occupying the role of a future character in another novel starring Jameson. Yes, after some really great feedback from readers who want more, I am considering making a series…

And I just watched The Decoy Bride, some episodes of Doctor Who, and an episode of the BBC’s QI on which he guest starred.

Personally, I loved Mr. Tennant in Fright Night. His portrayal of Peter Vincent was absolutely fabOoolous!

I wouldn’t be myself without asking about television – what are your four favorite television programs airing today? 

Oh…that is a tough one. The Good Wife used to be high on the list, but now that I am without cable, I haven’t been keeping up (CBS doesn’t have a great iPad viewing option). Parenthood, Grimm, Castle, and I’ll say Downton Abbey, since here in the states we are between seasons.

Now, let’s go to the movies… what is your favorite film of all-time?

Oh, that’s a terrible question. I can’t possibly answer it. But I’ll tell you three movies I own: Emma, Ever After, and Serenity. My movie collection is nearly non-existent, so the fact that I own these speaks volumes.

What snacks do you order when at a movie theater? 

Generally, I stick to stealing a little popcorn from my neighbor (so long as I know them, of course) and either water or Cherry Coke. I can’t handle a lot of sugar, so candy snacks don’t happen often, and most movie chocolate isn’t the kind I like.

If we are being honest, I’m more likely to bring snacks in my purse than buy any. When we were kids, we rarely got to go to the movies (five kids meant a lot of creative free outings), so when we did, we were total snack smugglers.

Amber and her group of smugglers… scheming their next job.
(photo courtesy of Jonas West Photography)

Besides writing, I’ve noticed you’re quite the photographer and you love to share tons of fun home remedies and recipes…

First, name one place that you’d like to visit with your camera and why…

Right now I am on a major Scotland/Ireland kick. I know. That’s two, not one, I know. So if you are going to twist my arm, Scotland. It would be the ultimate retreat for me. I’d do nothing but take photos and write.

And eat. And drink proper beer and scotch.

It’s a good thing I plan on walking a lot on this imaginary trip.

Now, share with us the craziest home remedy that everyone should know about…

Well, for any of your readers that didn’t read about me shoving a garlic clove in my ear, that probably sounds pretty crazy.

Also, dipping your feet in raw egg yolks to bring down a fever…

WHAT??!!??  Dipping your feet in raw egg yolks will bring down a fever??  That’s nuts!  But, I’ll try it next time.  Why not?

That’s pretty much how I approach most home remedies.  If they can’t hurt me, why not try them?

And, lastly, do you have a tasty, quick, and easy recipe you’d like to share with us today? 

My parents gave me a waffle iron sometime back. It is a very cool tool to have, but I was curious to find more uses for it than just making waffles. So, I took a can of biscuits, split the biscuits open and filled them with whatever I was craving – jalapeños and cream cheese – and stuck them in the iron.

In minutes, you get stuffed biscuits. A yummy quick and easy snack!

Another quick treat that is surprisingly delicious – roasted cauliflower. Chop it up, toss it in olive oil and some salt, crumble goat cheese and crushed walnuts over the top, then toss it in the oven to roast at about 375 degrees. When it gets nice golden edges, it’s done!

Roasted Cauliflower… I may have to try this, minus the goat cheese of course.  No cheese for me!

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Isn’t Amber amazing AND adorable?

Need more Amber?  Catch up with her at her website, or follow her via her Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Loveit accounts.

Do you have a question for Amber?  Have you read The Ruth Valley Missing yet?  If so, share your thoughts here!  We’d love to hear from you! 

And, because Amber is so fabOoolous, she’s kept her Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales price live just for the Ooo Factor readers!  Be sure to click over to Amazon and buy The Ruth Valley Missing today if you haven’t already.  It’s worth it!

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Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday – Viewers’ Voice: Which TV Review Has Hooked You?

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it is officially the holiday season.  Before we know it, 2013 will be here and we’ll all be left wondering where December went.  With all of the madness expected to surround us these next few weeks, Amber West and I have decided to switch things up again with today’s Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday reviews.

Instead of reviewing the remaining 2012 fall television programs we’ve yet to cover, we’ve decided to ask our viewers to participate in our Viewers’ Voice Special over the next few weeks.

Playing is simple.  Answer the below question and tell us why in the comments.

“Thanks to Amber’s/Tiffany’s (choose one) Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday reviews, I am now hooked on this television series: ______.”

To show everyone how it works, Amber and I are each going to choose one of the others blog posts that applies to this week’s question.  So, here goes….

“Thanks to Amber’s Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday reviews, I am now hooked on the television series: Scandal.

ABC’s Scandal, now it its second season, takes the word “scandal” to an entirely different level.

The series stars Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope, a former White House communications director who is now operating her very own private crisis management firm.  The character of Olivia is not completely fictional… she is loosely based on Judy Smith, one of President George H. W. Bush’s former press aides.  In return, Ms. Smith serves the Shonda Rhimes’ production as a consultant and co-executive producer.

But, back to the show…

So, what makes Scandal so scandalous?

Well, first there’s Olivia…

Olivia Pope can “fix” any problem, except maybe for her ongoing love affair with the President of the United States (President Fitzgerald Grant, played by Tony Goldwyn).  Everyone inside the President’s circle, including his wife (First Lady Mellie Grant, played by Bellamy Young), his Chief of Staff (Cyrus, played by Jeff Perry), and his entire Secret Service staff, knows about Olivia and President Grant.

Looks scandalous to me!

The mere fact that Olivia and the President share a romantic link is scandalous, but it’s not the most shocking twist to the story.  So, what makes this love affair even more outrageous and fun?  That would be the relationship shared between the First Lady and the President’s mistress.

Olivia’s and Mellie’s ability to work together and manipulate the President into doing exactly what they want makes for some of the best chemistry on the show… despite the fact the two women really don’t like each other.  These two, especially when realizing one can benefit from the other, are very scandalous!

Oh, and I should mention that Ms. Washington has stated in television interviews that Judy Smith did NOT have an affair with President Bush.  The writers and creators use Ms. Smith’s professional expertise to tell their stories… not her personal life.  Scandal is fictional television.

So, what else makes Scandal so scandalous?

Not only is Olivia keeping secrets, so is her team.

To complete her firm, Olivia hires a very qualified staff; a staff that successfully fixes the firm’s client’s problems, but that also brings their very own issues to the table: Columbus Short plays Harrison, a lawyer who Olivia helped escape serious jail-time for insider trading while he worked for a very corrupt man; the fabulous Guillermo Diaz plays Huck, the group’s computer expert who is haunted by his past… a past where he worked as a contract killer for the C.I.A.; Darby Stanchfield plays Abby, the team’s investigator and a survivor from an abusive ex who also happens to be from a very well “connected” family; and Katie Lowes plays Quinn (formerly Lindsey), a lawyer who Olivia helped beat a bombing charge that labeled her a domestic terrorist in the eyes of many Americans.

Eavesdropping… Breaking and Entering… Never an issue for Olivia’s team. They do what it takes to “fix” the problem.

See?  Even Olivia’s team’s backgrounds are sordid…

So, what else makes Scandal so scandalous?

Characters can only interest viewers to a certain point; the rest is left up to the writers…

To be honest, I wasn’t familiar with the name Shonda Rhimes until Amber reviewed Scandal last year.  As much TV as I watch, my regular viewing schedule does not include Grey’s Anatomy or Private Practice, two of Ms. Rhimes’ most popular creations to date.  But, now, I know who Ms. Rhimes is and what she is capable of.

I don’t want to give too much away about Scandal’s scandalous plot, but I do want to say that each and every episode draws me in, holds me in tight so that I don’t miss a word, and leaves me with my mouth gaping open in awe at the end.  The series is classified as a procedural in that each week Olivia and her team take on a new client and help “make their problems go away.”  But, Scandal can also be classified as a serial drama, or a nighttime soap opera, with an ongoing story that keeps getting better and even more scandalous with each passing week.

Scandal has drama; it has politics; it has love; and it has A LOT of scandalous twists and turns….

Now, it’s your turn: “Thanks to Amber’s/Tiffany’s (choose one) Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday reviews, I am now hooked on this television series: ______.”  Be sure to include why you’re hooked!  We’d love to hear from you! 

Remember to click over to Amber’s new & improved blog and see how she filled in the blanks…

Come back next week when Amber and I continue our Viewers’ Voice WatchWed series….  Stay tuned!

Remember to stop by the #watchwed hashtag in Twitter to discuss any of today’s reviews, or to mention any television programs that you’d like to see on Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday in the future.

A Recap of The WatchWed Review System:

GTV (Gourmet TV): Everything we want and more
MacTV (MacNCheese TV): Guilty pleasure. Not perfect, but is satisfies
GMacTV (Gourmet MacNCheese TV): A combination of fine wine and comfort food
JFTV (Junk food TV):It’s not great for us, but we’ll go back for seconds
TBPTV (Twice Baked Potato TV): Part gourmet and delicious, while absolutely horrible for our cholesterol
SSTV (Still Simmering TV): It has potential, but the jury is still out
NIV (NyQuil Induced Viewing): Perfect for that late night television sleep timer
LOTV (Liver&Onions TV): Do we really have to explain? Blech

Tele-Tuesday: Out With the Not-So-Old 2012 TV Shows and In With the New

Over the past few weeks, we’ve seen the first of the 2012 fall television programs swept into the trash.  It stinks when a show isn’t given the chance to truly gain a following, but it makes sense when we all know the networks have even more to premiere for the winter season; after all, there’s only so much room on the TV schedule for primetime programming.

Today, we’re going to send a warm goodbye to a few of the early cancellations AND welcome a handful of the new January programs headed our way.

First, to the show I will miss the most:

666 Park Avenue, I can’t believe ABC cancelled you.  I guess there just aren’t enough people like me who enjoy creepy and mysterious television…

Now, to the other shows that will join 666 Park Avenue in the Freshman One-and-Done category this year:

and, finally…

Side note: Made in Jersey may be cancelled, but CBS is airing the taped episodes right now on Saturday nights… I like it when a network at least airs the recorded episodes for those of us who actually liked the cancelled program.  Just sayin’.

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If one of your favorites was axed, that stinks.  But, look at the bright side—some of these cancellations are making room for the upcoming January 2013 premieres…

Who killed Vivian Bowers?

Deception is the story of two friends—Vivian Bowers, the wealthy socialite who is known for her partying, and Joanna Locasto (Meagan Good), Vivian’s childhood best friend.  The only problem is, one must now investigate the murder of the other…

The new series also stars: Victor Garber (Alias) as Robert Bowers; Laz Alonso (Breakout Kings) as FBI agent Will Moreno; Tate Donovan (Damages) as Edward Bowers; Katherine LaNasa as Sofia Bowers; and Wes Brown as Julian Bowers.

I could be mistaken, but I’m thinking from the cast of characters alone that perhaps a Bowers family member had something to do with Vivian’s death… so, how will the wealthy family react to her long-lost friend returning and looking into her alleged overdose?

Deception premieres Monday, January 7th on NBC.

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If it’s comedy you like, perhaps 1600 Penn will be right for you…

1600 Penn follows the Gilchrist family… just a normal family dealing with everyday things like adult children moving back home, teenagers who know everything (literally), and step-parents trying to form bonds with their new families.  The only difference is, this family has to learn how to do all these things while living in the White House!

The new sitcom stars: Bill Pullman as President Gilchrist… he also played the President in Independence Day; Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg) as Emily, the president’s new wife; Josh Gad as Skip, the grown son moving back home with his family; Andre Holland as Marshall; and Amara Miller as Marigold.

1600 Penn premieres Thursday, January 10th on NBC.

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Now this is my kind of show!

FBI agent Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon, um… Footloose) must track down serial killer Joe Carroll (James Purefoy from Rome)—again.  He first reaches out to Carroll’s ex-wife, a woman Hardy slept with, and then he informs a former witness and surviving victim of Carroll’s crimes that her nightmare has escaped prison and is more than likely headed her direction.

There’s only one problem… like most serial killers, Carroll has fans now… people who are willing to do anything to help him succeed.

The new thriller also stars: Natalie Zea (Justified) as Claire, Carroll’s ex-wife; Maggie Grace (the Taken movies) as Sarah, one of Carroll’s survivors; Shawn Ashmore (the X-Men movies) as FBI agent Weston; and Jeananne Goossen (Alcatraz) as FBI agent Mason.

The Following premieres Monday, January 21st on Fox.

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There’s more on the horizon for 2013, but this should get everyone’s palettes wet.

Will you miss any of the cancelled shows?  Which of these new programs coming in January 2013 are you most looking forward to and why?  I’d love to hear from you!    

Cyber Monday – Last Day for These Discounted Young Adult Indie Reads!

It’s Cyber Monday!!  Let’s keep the holiday shopping madness going by buying these latest YA Indie Reads for the fantasy, paranormal, and mystery lovers in our lives!!

Help support these small businesses, also known as independent authors, and purchase these fabOoolous discounted titles today.  Sales end at midnight, so grab ’em while you can!

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TIFFANY A. WHITE

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MYNDI SHAFER

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HEATHER McCORKLE

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*****

GWEN GARDNER

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ANGELA BROWN

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JULIE CASSAR

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DIANA MURDOCK

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ANGELA ORLOWSKI-PEART

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Fantastic YA Indie Reads – On Sale Now Through Cyber Monday!

Enjoying the holiday shopping madness? Keep it going and check out these fabOoolous independent authors! Their titles are discounted now through Cyber Monday – which means anyone can buy and give with just a couple clicks. Simple, right?

Follow these links for some Fantastic YA Indie Reads!

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ANGELA ORLOWSKI-PEART

If you shop on Amazon.com, click HERE  *  If you shop on Amazon UK, click HERE

*****

DIANA MURDOCK

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*****

JULIE CASSAR

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*****

ANGELA BROWN

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*****

GWEN GARDNER

If you shop on Amazon.com, click HERE  *  If you shop on Amazon UK, click HERE

*****

HEATHER McCORKLE

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*****

MYNDI SHAFER

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*****

TIFFANY A. WHITE

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Friday FabOoolousness – Football Sweetheart Holiday Sale!

It’s the biggest sales weekend of the year!  So, in honor of all the discounted prices at our favorite stores, I’ve decided to offer Football Sweetheart at a special holiday price for a limited time only!

To purchase for the Kindle, click here.

To purchase for the Nook, click here.

Who doesn’t love buying a book for under $5?  Be sure to take advantage of the lower price while it lasts!

Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday – Filling a Void

Tomorrow, many celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States.  Holidays are great, especially Turkey Day… but because the work week has been cut down to two days AND we have other family obligations looming, Amber West and I have decided to switch things up again with today’s Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday reviews.

Instead of reviewing the remaining 2012 fall television programs we’ve yet to cover, we’ve decided to answer the below question with links back to our previous posts.

“One of my favorite shows no longer on the air is: ______. To fill that void, I now watch: _____.”

First, let’s fill in the blanks…

One of my favorite shows no longer on the air is: Twin Peaks.

To fill that void, I now watch: Pretty Little Liars.

Remember Dallas’ ever-so famous mystery back in 1980: Who shot J.R.?

How about 1984’s Wendy’s slogan: Where’s the beef?

The 1990’s wasn’t far behind with its very own unique conversation starter: Who killed Laura Palmer?

Debuting April 8, 1990, this David Lynch serial whodunit captivated audiences.  Twin Peaks had everything—great music, beautiful scenery, familiar older actors, gorgeous younger actors, quirky characters, and murder.

But, the mystery is what pulled me in.

Many of us are familiar with the term hook… that crucial moment in a story’s opening that sucks the reader/viewer in and never lets go.

Twin Peaks did just that—a teenage girl’s dead body is found wrapped tightly in clear plastic on the bank of the town’s river.  The sheriff and town doctor arrive only to identify the body as Laura Palmer, the local homecoming queen.

Actually, now that I think about it, perhaps Twin Peaks is the reason I chose to write in the YA mystery genre in the first place?  But, that’s another conversation for another time…

Twin Peaks concluded its run after only two seasons.  Once the Laura Palmer case was solved, the show took a turn directly to crazy town.  But, that’s okay.  This show opened my eyes to what a serial whodunit really is…

… Which is one reason why I fill this void with ABC Family’s Pretty Little Liars.

Like Twin Peaks, Pretty Little Liars has it all: great music from modern-day artists; a beautiful small-town setting; familiar older actors playing the parental roles; gorgeous younger actors playing the teen protagonist roles; and most importantly… murder.

The Pretty Little Liars’ mystery begins with the discovery of Alison DiLaurentis’ body.  Not only was one of the most popular, yet antagonizing high schoolers murdered, but now all of her closest friends are being stalked and threatened by who we assume is the killer.  We’re three seasons in and I still do not know who killed Alison…

I’ll admit it—one of my favorite programs on television today targets a teen audience; but this thirtysomething loves the twists and turns week after week.

For a more detailed look at why I love these two serial whodunits, click here for Twin Peaks and here for Pretty Little Liars.

Now, it’s your turn:“One of my favorite shows no longer on air is: ______. To fill that void, I now watch: _____.”  Why did you select these shows?  I’d love to hear from you!

Remember to click over to Amber’s new & improved blog and see how she filled in the blanks…

Come back next week when Amber and I review something….  Stay tuned!

Remember to stop by the #watchwed hashtag in Twitter to discuss any of today’s reviews, or to mention any television programs that you’d like to see on Why It’s Worth a Watch Wednesday in the future.

A Recap of The WatchWed Review System:

GTV (Gourmet TV): Everything we want and more
MacTV (MacNCheese TV): Guilty pleasure. Not perfect, but is satisfies
GMacTV (Gourmet MacNCheese TV): A combination of fine wine and comfort food
JFTV (Junk food TV):It’s not great for us, but we’ll go back for seconds
TBPTV (Twice Baked Potato TV): Part gourmet and delicious, while absolutely horrible for our cholesterol
SSTV (Still Simmering TV): It has potential, but the jury is still out
NIV (NyQuil Induced Viewing): Perfect for that late night television sleep timer
LOTV (Liver&Onions TV): Do we really have to explain? Blech