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2007 Fall Preview

by The Editors September 17, 2007
2007 Fall Preview

A new season of TV programming can feel really overwhelming -- well, at least until that executive VP over at FOX starts wielding his troll hammer on various one-hour dramas that didn't survive the interruption of baseball -- and the denizens of TWoP Towers can empathize. What if you think a show looks goofy, but it's actually awesome, and you didn't get in early? What if you bet on a show that's basically a waste, but then refuse to stop DVRing it out of stubborn pride? Not that Sars did that with Justice last year or anything. ...Yes, "that lawyer-whatever show with that guy, and that other guy from Alias." Shut up.

Anyway. If you're anything like us, you've got your Entertainment Weekly fall-preview ish open on your lap, your TiVo remote in your hand, and a problem of air-traffic-control proportions in front of you: Which shows to try? Which shows to skip? Which to tolerate politely at your in-laws' and which to avoid like the plague? And can any of your past favorites get cut from the team?

The TWoP editors have predictions for you. We'll tell you which new shows look the best (and worst) to us; which new shows won't live up to their hype (the "All Buzz, No Honey" entries), and which ones look destined for JAG-dom -- decent but uninspired fare that earns what we call "The Solid B-Minus."

Finally, we'll let you know which returning shows seem likely to Princess Grace it off a narrow mountain road -- the "Headed Off A Cliff" entries.

How heavily should you rely on these predictions? Well, we've seen a lot of TV; we've programmed a lot of TWoP fall slates; we've done a lot of living, boys and girls. On the other hand, we thought The West Wing would get shitcanned in three weeks' time.

With us thereby indemnified, let's start the show (tm Heidi Klum).

Joe R
Best New Show -- Reaper
It's likeable, funny, and reasonably clever, attributes which seem to be in short supply among new shows this season. I've never really seen him in anything else, but just from watching promos for The Loop during American Idol, I know I like Bret Harrison and want him to succeed. Ray Wise as Satan is beyond brilliant casting, and while I didn't have a problem with the re-cast Nikki Reed, I like her replacement Missy Peregrym even better. It's on the CW, so it won't be breaking new ratings ground, but if it can avoid cancellation, I'll be watching it all season.

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2007 Fall Preview

by The Editors September 17, 2007
2007 Fall Preview

A new season of TV programming can feel really overwhelming -- well, at least until that executive VP over at FOX starts wielding his troll hammer on various one-hour dramas that didn't survive the interruption of baseball -- and the denizens of TWoP Towers can empathize. What if you think a show looks goofy, but it's actually awesome, and you didn't get in early? What if you bet on a show that's basically a waste, but then refuse to stop DVRing it out of stubborn pride? Not that Sars did that with Justice last year or anything. ...Yes, "that lawyer-whatever show with that guy, and that other guy from Alias." Shut up.

Anyway. If you're anything like us, you've got your Entertainment Weekly fall-preview ish open on your lap, your TiVo remote in your hand, and a problem of air-traffic-control proportions in front of you: Which shows to try? Which shows to skip? Which to tolerate politely at your in-laws' and which to avoid like the plague? And can any of your past favorites get cut from the team?

The TWoP editors have predictions for you. We'll tell you which new shows look the best (and worst) to us; which new shows won't live up to their hype (the "All Buzz, No Honey" entries), and which ones look destined for JAG-dom -- decent but uninspired fare that earns what we call "The Solid B-Minus."

Finally, we'll let you know which returning shows seem likely to Princess Grace it off a narrow mountain road -- the "Headed Off A Cliff" entries.

How heavily should you rely on these predictions? Well, we've seen a lot of TV; we've programmed a lot of TWoP fall slates; we've done a lot of living, boys and girls. On the other hand, we thought The West Wing would get shitcanned in three weeks' time.

With us thereby indemnified, let's start the show (tm Heidi Klum).

Joe R
Best New Show -- Reaper
It's likeable, funny, and reasonably clever, attributes which seem to be in short supply among new shows this season. I've never really seen him in anything else, but just from watching promos for The Loop during American Idol, I know I like Bret Harrison and want him to succeed. Ray Wise as Satan is beyond brilliant casting, and while I didn't have a problem with the re-cast Nikki Reed, I like her replacement Missy Peregrym even better. It's on the CW, so it won't be breaking new ratings ground, but if it can avoid cancellation, I'll be watching it all season.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7Next

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