It's summer, and I have nothing else to talk about, which means it's time to pretend to be serious about Drop Dead Diva again. Don't get me wrong -- I actually adore the show, despite knowing how bad it is for me, it's just that... it seems silly to review a premiere like this. What am I going to say? The writing is still terrible? The acting is still bad? That it still has no right to be an hour long? That the courtroom scenes remain as ludicrous as Legally Blonde's? All those things were true last season, and they were true of last night's Season 2 premiere. You know, Drop Dead Diva just might be the most consistent show on television, when you think about it.
Now, imagine this was a bloody railroad! Sounds amazing, right?!
When you think about it, all it takes is one deadly supervirus to turn most of the world's sci-fi into docudramas. Also, it could potentially eliminate the threat posed by the cast of The Hills. Oh, and if you like TV movies, Lifetime is awaiting your thank-you e-mail.
It's not much of a shocker that Project Runway continues to underperform at its new network considering the disaster that was Season 6 and the snoozefest airing right now (Anthony and Jonathan have been entertaining, but they ain't Christian Siriano, and Mila's no Jeffrey Sebelia in the villain department). Seriously, how many times are we expected to sit through a "design a dress for Hedi" or a "walk around New York City for inspiration" episode? A word of advice to the producers: Take advantage of your audience. You've got a ton of unexplored territory with Lifetime's over-the-top movies and hilariously bad TV shows, so why not use them as a creative resource? We've even come up with a few ideas to appeal to the 18-49-year-old-female demographic that is still generously giving you the time of day.
Who needs a produced pilot when your YouTube videos can become TV shows themselves?
Lifetime is trying really hard to expand by adding a host of new reality shows, but while Dance Moms and Roseanne's Nuts are fun shows, and Project Runway is classy, Russian Dolls is neither. It isn't compelling in any way, no matter how many stupid quotes are doled out in the teasers. It's tedious like Mob Wives, but without the constant phone calls to jail and ridiculous feuds. Still, there were ways that this show could have been good, but it missed out, at least in the series premiere.
Jake Pevelka being a famewhore! NPH in a Christmas movie! The '80s desperately trying to stage a comeback! It's all happening in today's news.
Jennifer Love Hewitt as a Texan hooker and a film about the true story of high school girls making a pregnancy pact. It's a guilty-pleasure DVD kinda day...
End dates, movies and nearly 50 new TV series in today's news!