If I were to ask people to name a hectic time of year, I bet a lot of them would say Christmas. Back to school days. Or maybe the end of the school year. The dreaded tax season. But things get really hectic at my house during the fall premieres on television. We have one TV and one DVR, and balancing our must-see shows with new shows we want to try requires charts and highlighters and precision planning.
Paige Sullivan, the heroine of All He Ever Needed doesn’t own a television, but if she did, I bet she’d like The Gilmore Girls and Parenthood and, reaching back a bit, Northern Exposure. She’s spent her entire life looking for a sense of family and community and, though she’s found it in Whitford, Maine, I think those shows would still appeal to her. And maybe shows like Masterchef and Hell’s Kitchen, because she owns the diner.
Mitch Kowalski’s a different kind of guy. Sometimes the whole family and community thing is a bit much for him, and one of his favorite things about his job is the travel. As to what kind of shows he’d probably watch? When Paige asked him how he came to work in controlled demolition (imploding buildings), he said:
“I’d always had an interest in buildings and engineering. During college I got a part-time job with a demo company. Small stuff, mostly. But I had an eye for it—the ability to see how any action would impact the structure. After I got my degree, I signed on with a good company and built up my résumé and my skill set until I could get the loan and backing to go out on my own. I get to secretly be a math and science geek and still have the coolest job in the room.”
So he “blows stuff up”, but his passion is for the engineering and the science of controlled demolition. He’d probably enjoy CSI and Criminal Minds, but he’d mix them up with adventurous fare like Hawaii 5-0 and Justified.
With the fall premieres right around the corner, which returning show are you most looking forward to? And which new show has most piqued your interest?
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Shannon Stacey lives with her husband and two sons in New England, where her two favorite activities are writing stories of happily ever after and riding her four-wheeler. She can also be found blogging (almost) daily on her website, www.shannonstacey.com and is often spotted running amok on Twitter, Facebook,and the eHarlequin.com community. Her current release, All He Ever Needed, is available now from Carina Press.
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