The new thing I really, really do not like is TLC's Fashionably Late With Stacy London. Honestly, you know who really didn't need her own show? Stacy London. I enjoy her on What Not To Wear; I really do. But there, she's balanced out by Clinton, who's warmer and funnier and (sorry, Stacy) smarter, and it makes her a lot easier to take.
This new show is really appalling, and I'm not kidding. The one I DVRd the other day had Angie Harmon, and she's generally very likable also, but the two of them looked like complete idiots. They kept driving home the "this is a show for GIRLS, with GIRLS, who act like GIRLS" thing so hard that it seemed like they were afraid you'd forget what gender they were. When they told the story of how they met at a party and they both insisted that they immediately thought they'd be great friends (and presumably never caught up ever again), I had to turn it off. The "sexy bartender," the little frou-frou drinks for everyone, the atrocious monologue (whoever decided Stacy London should do a monologue should retire immediately)...it's all bad. All of it.
It's pretty easy to compare the new TNT show Rizzoli & Isles to Cagney & Lacey -- after all, both are about a pair of female law-enforcement officers who are friends outside of work. But this pair aren't both tough street detectives -- okay, one is, but the other is a cultured medical examiner, which makes it more like Bones than anything, with Angie Harmon in the David Boreanaz role, and Sasha Alexander in the Emily Deschanel one. Only Alexander's Isles is more boring and normal than Deschanel's awkward Bones, and Harmon's Rizzoli might actually be more macho than Boreanaz's Seeley Booth. Too bad it's not a romance.