Let’s see how we’re doing on the TV season so far…I’ve already reviewed a bunch, so this past week was more about season premieres than new series. The Mentalist was a good solid start, with Patrick Jane acting very different than we’ve seen him before. Insistent, but low key. Some really good scenes between him and Lisbon, particularly for those ‘shipers who want to see them express their true feelings for each other. I’m still not convinced there isn’t another mole in the CBI. Van Pelt was acting weird…is she pregnant in real life? Lots of shots of her hidden by a desk.
I also confess I caught episode 2 of The Mob Doctor since the premiere wasn’t a really fair test — more about establishing the relationships than the actual relationships. I’m not that impressed with the scenes with the brother, hope he gets whacked soon, and they’ve added a big mystery about her father being killed. I’m sure end of the season you’ll find out he was alive, as there were multiple shows last season that ended with “OMG, my Mom is alive!” cliffhangers.
I watched the Hawaii Five O premiere with McGarrett’s mom and the scenes with her were pretty good. The whole “Wo Fat escape” scenario was hysterical though. Definitely not a show I’ll watch every week, but it was good to see the premiere.
Revolution had it’s second episode, and we got to see some actual realistic violence as opposed to hinted at or PG-ed out. Even Charlie got in on the action. The groups of people are proliferating though, so I hope they bring some back together, preferably before it turns into the Rebel Alliance urging Charlie to use the force/power and overthrow the evil Emperor/General.
See you around the channels…