OK, so KT and I have given a few new shows a shot – some good, some not so good. Here are a few quick recaps:
Stars: Skeet Ulrich, Gerald McRaney (W00T – Major Dad!), Ashley Scott, Pamela Reed
Premise: After the
My Personal Opinion: This show has potential. The writing was a little hokey and predictable. There are some typical situations (dad and son have falling out, then son becomes a hero and ALMOST gets dad’s respect back, blah, blah, blah), but the show will hopefully pick up a little now that the pilot has set it all up.
Score: ~O~O~O (It’s worth another shot or two.)
The Class – CBS Mondays
Stars: A bunch of nobodies and Jason Ritter
Premise: Some guy throws a surprise party for his fiancé by inviting a bunch of people from their 3rd grade class (when they originally met). She freaks out and dumps him in front of everyone, but people who haven’t seen each other in many years begin to connect again.
My Personal Opinion: Ugh. OK, so I laughed at a few things, but I’m not sure I can get past the overacting. The whole show seems forced. There’s over-the-top that can be funny, but this just seems in-your-face because they can’t figure out any other way to deliver the message.
Score: ~O~o (I’ll try it a few more times, but I won’t plan my DVR around it if something better is on.)
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip – NBC Mondays
Stars: Matthew Perry, Amanda Peet, Bradley Whitford, D.L. Hughley, Steven Weber
Premise: A failing SNL-type show finds itself with a new network VP and writing/directing team after an on-camera melt-down by the current director. However, the new dynamic duo used to be involved in the show and still have relationships (good and bad) with current cast members.
My Personal Opinion: This will never last, because I really liked it! The writing is sharp, the dialog is fast-paced and quirky, and the characters are developing well. In other words, it’s bound to get canceled. Let’s face it –
Score: ~O~O~O~O~o (Yep, after one episode I’m thinking this show is close to perfect.)
Standoff – FOX Tuesdays
Stars: Ron Livingston (Office Space), Rosemarie DeWitt
Premise: Negotiators find themselves in crazy predicaments, and accidentally dating each other.
My Personal Opinion: The sexual tension is actually kind of fun, and the show isn’t your typical formula show like I expected. Each show has tense, how-will-they-get-out-of-this moments and has been pretty entertaining.
Score: ~O~O~O~o (It’s a must-see so far!)
Still looking forward to Tina Fey’s 30 Rock – it premiers 10/11/06. Have you seen anything new and want to tell me about it? Well then leave a freakin’ comment!