Way back at the start of the television season, I tried to predict the success factor for all the new shows as to whether or not they were likely to get renewal for a second season. Let’s see how I did…
The first group were the ones I predicted renewal for, and there were 12.… Read the rest
Back in the fall, I never saw much about a series called Absentia. I saw media reports earlier that Stana Katic, fresh off of Castle, was going to be in a new show sometime, but that was about it. But I recently saw a banner blurb about the show, and I thought it was just premiering this month, with no context for what it was.… Read the rest
When the new TV season started, I was surprised to see three new shows with what sounded like similar premises — Valor, a failed copter mission in Somalia; Brave, undercover military heroes; and this one, about Seals and weekly missions. That’s not unusual, multiple shows with a similar premise, but the fact that it was all hardcore military seemed unusual, particularly as few shows of this nature ever make it.… Read the rest
Each new TV season, I often try to watch at least one episode of just about every show that has even a scintilla of interest for me. This was the lowest scintilla of all, mostly just curious how the show would skew young to grab better demographics. The original Dynasty was campy for lots of viewers, yet a small but steady crew grabbed on to it because it was “new and different”.… Read the rest
CW: Valor – I would like to leave this one on the list as making it, and if it wasn’t the CW, I’d put it ahead of Black Lightning, with a serialized story about a failed copter mission in Somalia and flashbacks, could be great – CANCELLED;
The basis for the show is a helicopter mission to Somalia to deliver some soldiers to bring back a Somalia warlord as a prisoner.… Read the rest
I am brutal on sitcoms, very few in my mind are worth watching. And is there anything attractive about 9JKL?
Let’s see…parents live in 9J. Newly divorced actor son is “temporarily” living in 9K. And a married surgeon son with Asian pediatrician wife and new baby are living in 9L while a duplex is being renovated.… Read the rest
I have almost no idea what this show is about. I mean, I watched it, I understood the scenes, but I have no idea who half the people are, what their motivation is, or more importantly, why I would care about any of them.
Kyra Sedgewick is the main character…a mother in the middle of a divorce, with a young daughter.… Read the rest
The premise for WotC is harnessing social media, crowdsourcing the internet, etc. into a tool to solve crime. Unlike “Person of Interest” using an AI for predictive analytics, WotC is basically just a platform app to help people share their views about a crime, the evidence, etc. Launched by a CEO of a big company, the platform is named Sophie.… Read the rest
The original series. The animated series no one is sure is part of the canon. The movies. The relaunch of a new series, for the next generation. A static space station. Lost in the gamma quadrant. An origin story. More movies, with multiple generations. And a complete reboot with an alternate timeline.… Read the rest
It’s hard to know how to describe The Good Doctor from just one episode. The basic premise is a high-functioning autistic boy becoming a surgical resident. In the opener, while the Hospital board debates whether to hire the autistic resident, the kid saves the life of a boy injured at the airport.… Read the rest