The new CW promos? I like ‘em. I am still not a huge fan of the logo but I love how committed they are to it and, yes, I’m a sucker for green. I love the use of the green lines and putting people in green striped shirts and, I’ll admit it, I adore these type of promos. Other networks have them but the WB (CW now) actors always look to be having so much fun during their promos and I love the “family” feeling about them. I like imagining that they’re all just one big huge family who are all working together to make the network succeed.
KB’s outfit in said promos? God, no. What the hell, wardrobe people? For one thing, I am not a fan of KB in shorts. I’d think the suspender look would be cute on her but the shorts ruin it for me. Then the design on the outfit… I just. There are no words.
Don’t get me wrong, she’s beautiful. She is. I don’t dispute it and, even in an outfit that makes me physically cringe, she’s still 1000x more beautiful than a lot of other girls. That’s doesn’t excuse the wardrobe department from not paying attention to how an outfit looks on camera when they dress her.
And I’m usually one of those who thinks everyone is being too harsh about her clothes.
Also, I don’t think JD looks quite as adorable as everyone else seems to think he does. Maybe that’s because he’s very much JD there and, while I have great respect for JD and kinda adore him for his shyness, it’s Logan that I like seeing on the screen. Not to mention I think it’s Logan that the girls go gah-gah for, not JD. Makes me feel like he should be affecting a bit of the Logan persona in promos even if they’re being told to act natural and have fun. Which is odd (and probably not fair) because I’m not sure the other stars are projecting their characters but I never feel that way about them. But then it isn’t as easy for me to separate the character from the actor with the rest of those folk either.
It amuses me that Beverly Mitchell is consistently the face of 7th Heaven in these promos. Is that because she’s the only one* willing to do them anymore or because she’s the one person on that cast that best fits the demo the CW is aiming for? Not that I blame them, she’s stunning. I gave up on the show long ago but whenever I see her I kind of wish I could give it another try just for her. Plus, it’s fascinating to me that she can still appear to be so excited about the show after 10 years.
If nothing else, the CW has certainly been generating a lot of buzz. Though I suspect they’ll do no worse than the WB was doing, let’s hope they can maintain that through the Fall season.
* Before anyone feels the need to correct me, I’m pretty sure that’s David Gallagher in there briefly with her but she’s the one that’s most visible from their show.