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The Owl Warren Central September 25, 2009

Shows You Should Be Watching The Gutt er Greek

Equal parts FBI, Homeland Security, mad scientists, and an Evil Corporation, hit frappe. Voila! You have “Fringe.” Walter Bishop was taken out of a mental hospital to work with the government on cases that require his expertise: fringe science. Bishop’s studies made the impossible possible. With the help of his son Peter and Detective Olivia Dunham, Walter changed the perception of reality, as we knew it.

As if college was not hard enough, try going to the same school as your ‘perfect’ sister, being a complete dork, and pledging for a fraternity. Feeling better about high s c h o o l ye t ? These are the shoes of Rusty, played by Jacob Zachar and Spencer Grammer, who plays his older sister Casey. Their lives are surrounded by the frats and sororities they are apart of. As is usual for a teen show, there is a lot of complicated drama and a whole mess of people to keep track of.

Why You Should Watch John Noble as Walter and Joshua Jackson as Peter made the story seem like it could be happening down your street, and the script for the show is perfectly written for the actors. Watch “Fringe” for the wonderful acting, intriguing cases and the ability to make learning about creepy microorganisms that will eat your brain, fun. “Fringe” is on Fox Mondays at 9 p.m.

Big Bang Theory Leonard Hofsteder, played by Johnny Galecki, and Sheldon Cooper, played by Jim Parsons, are professors; both have Ph.Ds, and yet neither of then has found the appropriate formula for speaking to a woman. Kaley Cuoco stars as Penny, the girl-next-door who brightens up the nerds’ otherwise dead social lives.

Why You Should Watch

Why You Should Watch

“Greek” is all about how to live during those important college years. All the different actors’ takes on the Greek system how it affects the students, the show has a lot of realism and makes college life look interesting. Follow the show around on ABC Family Mondays at 9 p.m.

“Big Bang Theory” is a must see because of the hilarious one-liners, awkward situations, and dry humor coming from the actors’ portrayal of Leonard, Sheldon and Penny.

Top Teen Shows

1. American Idol 2. Heroes

All about... Americans consume an average of 16 quarts of popcorn per person, per year. Oil popped popcorn only has 55 calories per cup. Zea mays everta is the scientific name for popcorn. Popcorn can pop up to three feet in the air. The official snack of Illinois is popcorn. The United States produces 498,000 tons of popcorn with 103,000 tons of that being exported. In the 40s, a team of archeologists found a 4000-yearold cob of popping corn in New Mexico. According to the Guiness Book of World Records, the largest popcorn ball was 12 feet across and weighed a ton. January 19 is National Popcorn Day.

3. Gossip Girl

The Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso, Indiana. the home of Orville Redenbacher, is held every year the Saturday after Labor day.

4. The Hills 5. iCarly

The majority of the popping corn in the United States is grow in the Midwest.

6. Greek 7. The Office 8. The Secret Life of an American Teenager 9. Lost 10. Smallville

---According to Teen Choice Awards 2009

Some of the most unusual popcorn flavors include: Dill Pickle & Ice Cream, Burgundy Wine & Cheddar Cheese, Beer and Spicy Pepper.


The Owl Warren Central September 25, 2009

New Fall TV Shows

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ABC “The Forgotten” “The Forgotten” is a show about amateur crime-fighters who work on identifying a victim after the police have given up so quickly. The series premiere was on Tuesday September 22. Be sure to follow this new drama every Tuesday at 10 p.m.

CBS “NCIS: Los Angeles” This “NCIS” spin-off revolves around a team of undercover agents who assume false identities, using advanced technology to bring down their targets and risking their lives. Chris O’ Donnel and LL Cool J are the main cast members of this hour-long drama. The season premiere wasTuesday, September 22 at 9:00 p.m.

By Natalie Verhines Entertainment staff After a hard day’s night, wouldn’t it be great to unwind with the most popular band of the 20th century in the comfort of your own home? Now you can, because the creators of Rock Band have given you the fix you never knew you needed with the release of “The Beatles: Rock Band” on 9/9/09. The game, selling for $59.99 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, follows in the footsteps of Rock Band’s past, promising any group of friends the opportunity to have fun while rocking out to some of the best songs music has to offer, and this new installment does not disappoint. Sales for the game exceeded Rock Band’s expectations, just barely trailing behind sales of “Guitar Hero 5” released roughly a week earlier, on Sept. 1. There are 45 classic Beatles songs on the video game, ranging from “Yellow Submarine” to “Twist and Shout” to “Helter Skelter”, which was deemed the most difficult song on the game. Throughout each song, you play right alongside the Beatles – well, their animated counterparts – as you sing, hit, and strum your way to the top of London’s Apple Music Headquarters in 1969. The best part? There are many more songs available online for just $1.99. The game actually follows the story of the Fab Four with players starting out

ABC “Eastwick” What do mysterious strangers, three housewives and margaritas all have in common? Each of them can be found in the new fall TV show “Eastwick.” The show is about three ordinary women who, with a little bit of magic, become friends and learn a secret that has been hidden from them for some time. “Eastwick” stars Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price, and Jaime Ray Newman. For more wicked fun, watch “Eastwick” every Wednesday night on ABC at 10 p.m.

FOX “The Cleveland Show” Those who like “Family Guy” and even those who do not, should take time to watch “The Cleveland Show”. This show is a spin-off of “Family Guy” in which the main character Cleveland Brown and his 14-year-old son move to Virginia. This show’s season premiere is Sunday, September 27 at 8:30 p.m.

in “The Cavern” in Liverpool, all the way to that 1969 London rooftop performance. The game helps a newer generation learn more about the band that heavily influenced pop culture. “It’s amazingly psychedelic,” sophomore, Kylie Adkins said. It does offer a few differences from past games within the Rock Band franchise. For instance, when your group fails and must re-play a gig, there is no booing. The difficulty levels are a bit more slack; easy is very easy for the seasoned player, but expert is still a challenge. For multiple microphones, there is a “harmonies” feature, where friends can sing accompanying melodies, a nice little treat for aspiring singers. For those Beatles fanatics, or those who just really enjoy a good time, “The Beatles: Rock Band” is a totally fab time.

ABC “Flash Forward” “Flash Forward” is based off the a Robert J. Sawyer 1999 novel “Flash Forward.” The entire world has a black out for two minutes and 17 seconds in which people see a glimpse of their life six months from then. This anticipated show’s season premiere is Thursday, September 24 at 8 p.m.


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