September 2010 Archives
I'm still getting used to this new timeslot, but it seems like tonight's episode will be worth it because The Woz is going to be on. And it doesn't seem like he'll be dancing! That's a total bonus and well worth the DVR havoc that this show being on Thursday at 8 PM wreaks on my life.
I really wish more people were watching this show. I get that it has a fairly terrible title, but its dryly funny, dark and twisted and really just a solid series. And while it lacks Kristen Bell, I still stand by my statement that this is about as good of a substitute for Veronica Mars as I've seen since that also under-watched show went off the air.
Who would have thought that ABC would be the one to pick up the Heroes torch and launch their own superhero drama? Especially since they don't really have any other fantasy or sci-fi shows in their fall line-up, which means that this family-with-powers show gets paired up with the results episode of Dancing With the Stars. We'd say good luck getting the superhero-lovers to stick around and watch DWTS (especially not that Hasselhoff is gone), but the network is already going to have their hands full keeping the show from degenerating into a Heroes-esque morass.
After last week's brief diversion into Huddy-playing-hooky-to-hump-each-other-night-and-day-while-not-taking-care-of-Cuddy's-baby, we are mercifully back to the standard format, featuring a patient who is mysteriously ill, and it takes all episode to figure out why. Hooray?
People are rightfully trepidatious about the new Dexter season. The showrunner jumped ship, there's no Big Bad this year, Dexter's a single dad, Julia Stiles is happening -- there's a lot of cause for concern. Unfortunately I've only watched the premiere so far, so I can't really put any worries to rest, but I can tell you that this episode was... fine? I did not hate it? Oh, brother.
Six years ago, the question of whether or not Clark Kent would put on his Superman duds was a much-pondered one. "When would it happen? Season 5? Season 6? After all, it's not like they can go much longer without Clark wearing the red-and-blue tights... can they?" Well, they could and did. After nine seasons -- which, by the way, is more than twice as long as the run of Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, in which Dean Cain wore the tights in nearly every episode -- Tom Welling is finally going to wear the costume. Would you like to see a teaser trailer in which that happens? Well, too bad, because the official teaser trailer would rather show you the super-suit encased in crystal. I get that it's a teaser, but give me a flipping break.
It's back! The final season of The Office with star Steve Carell begins tonight, and 24 episodes from tonight we'll know who the star of the next season will be and who will run Dunder Mifflin's Scranton branch -- and the two positions may not be filled by the same person. In the meantime, here's hoping Michael Scott gets his happy ending, and we don't mean the kind Creed Bratton is probably thinking about. Okay, so how are we starting this season off right?!
I've really missed this show. I know that I didn't love the finale, mostly because the rest of the season was so good I couldn't help but feel underwhelmed. I didn't hate the finale, just felt alright about it. But now that it's coming back, I'm excited to see this bizarre extended family back together again. And apparently they bond over an old station wagon.
Get your squee pants on, it's Glee time! All over again! I've seen tonight's premiere already, and I really loved it. Probably more than I should, but who can blame me -- Glee premieres are exciting. They jump in with a self-aware opener -- including an online student petition against Schuester's rapping -- and it just gets better from there. Tanaka's gone, and there's a new football coach in town trying to take all the Cheerio and glee club money, and she's a bigger, scarier, more powerful lesbian than Sue Sylvester who talks in nonsensical barnyard metaphors like a juiced up Ross Perot. I think I'm in love with her, to be perfectly honest.
I've already examined the new lineup of "celebrities" to figure out who has the best shot of making it to the end, but honestly, the reason I watch this show isn't to see who wins (I couldn't care less) but to see who makes a fool out of themselves (more than normal) on national television. Not just who is a bad dancer, but who is going to go all Wayne Newton and Cloris Leachman crazy up in here. My money is on The Hoff. I'm thinking it will only be two weeks before he shows up in his Baywatch shorts dancing to "California Gurls".
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