June 2011 Archives
This NBC series has been sitting around collecting dust for the past year, which might've been the best and worst thing to happen to it. Instead of premiering amid a sea of other relationship shows, it's got the genre to itself in the summertime, when everyone's standards are lower and viewers are more likely to have time to check out something new. But on the other hand, when a show is all alone in the scripted rom-com landscape, mediocrity really stands out. And with its poorly executed storylines, Love Bites has plenty it should want to hide from the public.
DC Comics recently announced that they were going to restart their legendary titles with new issue No. 1's, in addition to giving legendary characters a more contemporary look and streamlined histories in order to appeal to potential readers who've been intimidated by decades of convoluted continuity. The news has caused a justifiably huge stir in the comic book blogosphere (as has the parallel announcement of day-and-date digital downloads), but for us, the most interesting question was: could this work for television shows? Here are the current (or recently concluded) series that we think are most in need of a DC-style reboot:
The Event has been thrown a life raft of sorts...
Summer shows can be such fun, can't they? Like kids on summer break, most cable networks tend to let loose for a few weeks once the weather gets humid, goofing around with the light and frothy. It's a harmless tradition, and every now and again, something worth sticking with (like ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars) emerges from this brain-vacation time... But don't count on that happening with TNT's Franklin & Bash.
On Monday night, ABC premiered Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition (or as we've been casually referring to it in these parts, The Fatover) and last night, Lifetime got in on the weight-loss action with Love Handles. Both tackle subject matter that has been beaten to death with The Biggest Loser, Heavy and Shedding for the Wedding, but in execution one sinks like a ton of donuts while the other actually sheds some light on losing weight.
McDreamy's making a run for it!
We're not sure that anyone actually demanded an inside look at Paris Hilton's life, but nevertheless, Oxygen is rolling out The World According to Paris this week. To be honest, we'll probably tune in only because we think she's strangely fascinating and, whether you like it or not, extremely talented in the art of self-promotion (for example: a show called The World According to Paris airing on Oxygen). But with that said, there are plenty of other celebrities that we would've rather seen as the focus of a series like this. Here's just a few:
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