Thursday, September 30, 2010

2010 TV Round Up - Part 2

  • Blue Bloods (CBS) - It's a decent cop show, but nothing we haven't seen before.  Pretty good cast, I'll see where they take it for a few episodes.
  • Detroit 1-8-7 (ABC) - I like the main guy, but again, this is a decent cop show where we already have too many cop shows.
  • The Event (NBC) - This is still boring and the writing is so lame.
  • My Generation (ABC) - Ugh.  I feel so pandered to.  This is insultingly boring and filled with every single stock character you can think of.
  • Nikita (CW) - This is actually okay.  I'm surprised.
  • No Ordinary Family (ABC) - I'll give it a few episodes to find its feet.  I like both Julie Benz and Michael Chiklis.
  • Outlaw (NBC) - Ugh.
  • Outsourced (NBC) - Are you fucking kidding me? THIS should have been the first axe of the 2010 season.
  • Terriers (F/X) - This show is great.  If you aren't watching it, you should be.
  • Undercovers (NBC) - I really want this to be great and do well, but it's been polished so much it's bland.  Would have done better on USA and with two leads who have better chemistry together.  (Separate, they're great actors.  Together...they fall flat.)

Shows I haven't yet seen, predict I will dislike, but will eventually watch at least one episode of: S#*! My Dad Says (CBS), The Whole Truth (ABC), The Defenders (CBS), Hellcats (CW).

Very sad Lone Star got cancelled, it was one of the best of this year's batch.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2010 TV Round Up - Part 1


That means in addition to my old favorites returning (like Chuck!), it's time for the new shows to premiere!  This makes my week incredibly hectic to get all my viewing in, but I've managed pretty well.  Thank you DVR and internet.

Here's the quick rundown of what I think of this season's new shows...or at least the ones that have air Sunday - Tuesday.

Boardwalk Empire (HBO) - Awesome.  Steve Buscemi is so good.  They've done a marvelous job on the sets and the story.  I'm looking forward to the rest of this season.

Chase (NBC) - It's a cop show set in Texas.  Nothing you haven't already seen before.  (What's up with everyone being enamored of Texas?  Is it the boots or the hats?)

The Event (NBC) - Boring.

Mike & Molly (CBS) - I could watch the 50% of the show that doesn't ask me to laugh at the characters for being fat.  But I'm going to skip this after the requisite 3 episodes. Also, the laugh track drives me up the wall.

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS) - Surprisingly alright.  I'll give it a few episodes to see if it makes the final rotation, but Grace Park is AWESOME.  Alex O'Laughlin (the lead) is the least charismatic of the actors on that show, but his co-stars more than make up for that.

Raising Hope (Fox) - Eh.  It's a serialized version of Raising Arizona but sans Holly Hunter and Nick Cage.  A few laughs, but doesn't come close to Modern Family, Community, Parks & Rec, or any other established comedy.

Running Wilde (Fox) - Ouch.  I think I laughed twice.  Ouch.  Bring back Arrested Development.