Well, it was fun while it lasted. By "it," of course, I mean FlashForward, the twisty sci-fi show with the great cast, and by "fun" I mean "overly dramatic, kinda repetitive and unevenly written." Because while we're kinda sad to see it go, we aren't sad that we won't have to hear too much more about Mark Benford's marital problems, and Simon Campos's kidnapped sister, and Janis the
single double triple pregnant agent. The show racked up a pretty good body count, but never the people we were hoping would get shot in their mopiest body part.
It's a two-hour Smallville finale, which means it's two, two, TWO times the awfulness! Okay, so maybe some of the episodes this season have been halfway decent, but it's really not hard to deliver when people's expectations are so low. After all, this show has been disappointing people for ten years -- it's gonna pleasantly surprise them at least once or twice. But those ten years have all built up to this one episode, and a big chunk of it is gonna be about a wedding we've all known was coming for at least half that time. How can it possibly fail to let everyone down?
Hooray! Last episode of Scrubs EVAR! ... What? It hasn't been canceled yet? Or renewed? So this might just be a season finale, and not a series finale? *Sigh.* Dudes, just let it go. It' s not the same show any more, none of the old characters are on it, and as cute and funny as the new characters are, we'd rather see them go off and be cute and funny on a different show, rather than watch them tromp around the set of Teen Scrubs Jr.
I'm only an occasional watcher of Medium, so I won't go so far as to call myself a fan, but I will say that I enjoy the show when I watch it, although I do wish Allison would once in a while remember that her precognitive dreams are totally unreliable, and often deliberately misleading. I'm particularly a big fan of Jake Weber as Allison's husband Joe, so I'm actually a little disturbed by the capsule summary of tonight's series finale.
Has it been ten episodes already? It seems like we were just celebrating the debut of the TNT series starring Jason Lee as a quirky Memphis cop who takes music very seriously, and here it is, the finale! In the last episode of the season, Detective Hendricks investigates a man found with a bullet wound in a rough part of town who may be connected to a three-year-old case involving the beating death of a little girl. Yikes. Considering that the first episode started with the beating of an old woman, that's a hell of a way to bookend the series.
If you love Chris Rock's stand-up comedy and have been meaning to get around to watching his semi-autobiographical show Everybody Hates Chris... well, you have two more chances. Apparently, you should have tuned in earlier, because tonight's episode is the second-to-last episode of the series, ever. With no fifth-season renewal, Rock is going to send his teenage self out on a more or less factual note by having him take the GED test and drop out of high school in his sophomore year to become a stand-up comic, just like the real Rock. But first -- terrorism!