I admire the success of the CSI franchise on TV. When the original CSI first aired, it blew the doors off the competition. It introduced viewers to the idea of Crime Scene Investigation, many for the first time seeing it as a profession within a profession. Ignore the requisite suspension of disbelief, it was just “new”.… Read the rest
My review is complete, and a table of my predictions is shown below. I previewed 98 shows in total.
Of the 72 shows that I’m not watching, I predict 21 will be cancelled mid-season and 51 that will make it full season.
Of that 26 shows that I am watching, I am expecting 3 will be cancelled mid-season and 23 that will go full season.… Read the rest
So I finished my list of network shows, covering off Sunday to Friday. Which might make you think the list would be done. But there are a few other shows that don’t make those lists because they aren’t part of the big network milieu. I won’t (nay, can’t) cover them all, just some of the shows I watch.… Read the rest
Friday night’s offerings are pretty eclectic, as most networks go for niche programming or leave it as the scorched earth / survival of the fittest test. Or they send shows there to die, even if they don’t admit it.
I confess that I don’t watch Shark Tank or MasterChef Junior.… Read the rest
Let’s start with the returning shows that I don’t watch — Grey’s Anatomy (this is still on the air???), The Vampire Diaries (wrong demographic but the show doesn’t completely suck, pun intended), The Millers, Scandal (just cuz you say it’s shocking doesn’t make it interesting), Parenthood (Married, With Children was more interesting), The Biggest Loser (nope, I don’t watch emotional fat people be exploited for fun or profit), Bones (chemistry was never there for me, but not terrible), Two and a Half Men (keep fighting, Chuck Lorre!… Read the rest
The sound of crickets chirping. That’s what you would hear, generally, for most of Wednesday night around my PVR.
There are eleven shows that are returning on Wednesday night where I have absolutely zero interest in them. American Horror Story: Freak Show isn’t exactly a “returning” show in the strictest sense, but it is another installment, so close enough.… Read the rest
My Tuesday night preview starts off with one of the five quirky new “relationship” comedies that debuted this year, Manhattan Love Story. I wish I had published my preview last week — of the five newbies, MLS was the one that looked the least focused, the least entertaining. And with the biggest pitch being that you get to hear what’s going on in their heads (like Herman’s Head, which I enjoyed), I figured it was a high contender for early cancellation.… Read the rest
For new shows, I have to confess, I am shocked by the allure of Gotham. By all accounts on the show running spectrum, this show should die a quick and horrible death. While the Batman franchise can live large at any time, a story where Bruce Wayne is a kid means that the basic story arc is that the entire city has to go into the toilet so that Bruce Wayne needs to become Batman to save it.… Read the rest
I am a huge fan of serialized storytelling, so the fall premiere is like my fantasy sports league. I try out new players, fall back on old stalwarts, lament the loss of retired ones, and avoid others that I wouldn’t draft even if nothing else was available.
Sunday night of the new season is a perfect example for me.… Read the rest