When Virginia Madsen was catapulted into relevance again by her 2004 role in Sideways, I was thrilled to see the Candyman star actually get nominated for some major awards. I don't know what happened after that, aside from her being in some pretty boring movies (Firewall, The Astronaut Farmer, A Prairie Home Companion, The Number 23), but now it seems that whatever cachet she had regained has been used up. Not that I'm pitying film actors who move to television, mind you, it's just that Madsen's new show, Scoundrels, resides in a neutral zone between comedy and drama that is not particularly comedic nor dramatic, which makes it hard for me to find it funny, take it seriously or even really like it.
"Golden Globe nominee Piper Perabo." Let that soak in.
Today's special is TV news, with three side dishes available: new pilots, silly law suits, or one small order of Bikini Boy.