Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Scandal, Rules of Engagement, Terra Nova

Boy Netflix just keeps adding to their catalog. They just added five new TV series. I have not seen Scandal or Rules of Engagement but the other three are very enjoyable.

Once Upon a Time (2011) – TV-PG

“Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin and Robert Carlyle star in this fantastical series that follows the travails of a young woman who is drawn to a small Maine town and discovers that it’s filled with the mystical elements of the fairy tale world.”

The ladies are great but Robert Carlyle steals the show as Mr. Gold. This show had one of the most satisfying season enders I’ve seen in a long time. No spoilers but it is clear that season two will be quite different.

Revenge (2011) – Rated TV-PG

“The Alexandre Dumas novel The Count of Monte Cristo inspires this modern-day drama about a lovely young woman who moves to the Hamptons and charms the pants off her new neighbors — while plotting their downfall for sins committed against her family.”

Revenge is a wonderful guilty pleasure. The first dozen or so episodes and the last couple are good but there are several episodes in the teens that bog down and become tedious.

Scandal (2012) – TV-14

“Olivia Pope leads a team of Washington, D.C., lawyers who specialize in making scandals disappear. As they secretly handle crises at the highest levels of government, the dysfunctional team must also cope with problems closer to home.”

Rules of Engagement (2007-2011) – TV-PG

“Three diverse perspectives on love and relationships are examined in this ensemble sitcom about longtime married couple Jeff and Audrey, the newly engaged Adam and Jennifer, and cynical bachelor Russell.”

Terra Nova (2011) – Not rated

“In this sci-fi drama series, the Shannon family travels with other settlers from the scorched Earth of the 22nd century to the prehistoric past, where they establish a colony to give humanity a second chance at survival.”