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Renew/Cancel and 2015 Mid Season Premiere Dates

On the main page both the 2014/2015 Renew/Cancel tab has been updated (bye-bye Gracepoint) as well as the 2015 Mid Season Premiere Dates.  If anything is missing please let me know!!

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SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: Deception “Pilot” S1 E1

I’ve read a lot of reviews on the series premiere of Deception.  I had a conference call this morning and I was bored so I read reviews!   Just kidding boss…(not really.)  It was fascinating to see the early reports.  People either all out hated it or loved it and thought it was better than Revenge.   My opinion, somewhere in the middle.  I didn’t think the show was awful or incredible.  It’s a decent show that has potential.

The basic premise is Joanna Locasta (Meagan Good) is an NYC detective who was informed by her old partner and current FBI agent Will Moreno (Las Alonzo) that her best friend Vivian Bowers (Bree Williamson) has died of a drug overdose.  Since the FBI was already looking into the Bowers family for other crimes, he wants her to go undercover and infiltrate the family to see if she can find out what really happened to Vivian (both think she was murdered.)  He asks her because Joanna grew up with the family because her mother was the Bowers custodial manager and she and Vivian were best friends.  She agrees and the story begins.

We meet the Bowers family, the patriarch Robert (Victor Garber), the step-mother Sophia (Katherine LaNasa), troubled son Edward (Tate Donovan) and his “estranged” wife Samantha (Marin Hinkle), playboy Julian (of course he’s named Julian) (Wes Brown), and youngest sibling Mia (Ella Rae Park.)   Basically, everyone is a suspect (except Mia in my opinion) and they all have issues…drug, sex, something creepy and mysterious.  They’re nuts.  Who can you trust?   Absolutely no one!   Last night on Twitter, I went out on a limb to say that I wouldn’t be surprised to learn, eventually, that Sophia and Edward were the “good guys” on the show because they are coming across as the biggest asses right now.  However, if Sophia stayed deliciously nasty, I wouldn’t hate it!

There were many twists and turns for the pilot!  With the big one being that SPOILER ALERT……Mia is really Vivian’s daughter not sister……….SPOILER OVER.  And it confirmed the idea of something more sinister happening to Vivian when we see the close up of a wicked bruise on her check that has a distinct imprint on it and at the end of the episode we see SPOILER ALERT…….Julian hunched down and crying on the docks with a ring in his hand that matches the same pattern on Vivian’s face.  He then hurls the ring into the Hudson River………..SPOILER OVER.   We also see that Edward and Samantha are having issues.  I would go out on a limb to say they are separated over something Edward was alleged to have done.  They have their typical soap opera type cryptic conversation that leads to much speculation as to what the hell they are talking about. He also grabs her quite a bit, which I don’t like.  But she’s very afraid of him and he’s very aloof about life in general.  So what’s going on there?  The big question is can Joanna keep her secret about who she is, other than “Who Killed Vivian” of course!  We did have someone find out that she’s really a cop but he was killed before that storyline could have gotten really interesting.  But who killed him?  Is it the same person/people who killed Vivian?

What did I think?  I liked it.  Was it the greatest hour of TV I ever watched?  Nope.  Was it the worst?  Nope.  I was surprised how harsh some other critics were on the show.  It’s a nighttime soap so it’s going to be campy and silly at times.  I mean seriously?  Tate Donovan is Victor Garber’s son?  Did Garber turn 75 and I didn’t realize it or is Donovan really 40 years old?  I think not.  Garber’s 64 and Donovan is 50.  You do the math.  But this is not the first nor the last time there would be age issues on TV shows (see Kelsey Grammer and John Mahoney on Frasier.)   The one comment I saw in a few reviews that I agree with is that if you’re going to be a nighttime, campy soap, act like it.  Don’t try to be a serious show when you clearly aren’t.  And Deception does seem caught in a little bit of that “are we a serious show or a soap?”  Except LaNasa.  She got the memo.   And she’s great!  If Deception can realize who/what it realize is, I think the show will be fine.  I’m still not sold on Good as the leading lady yet.  She doesn’t command the screen the way Emily van Camp, Kerry Washington, Jada Pinkett Smith, or Kyra Sedgwick can.  But I’m willing to give her a chance.  She’s good but not as dominant as I’d like her to be.

What did you think of Deception?  Will you keep watching?  Did you hate it as much as some of the critics did?

DVR Rating: 3 DVRs

 

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Mid Season Premiere Dates

The first half of the 2012/2013 TV season is already over.  It’s really hard to believe!  So with the first half over and the holiday season almost complete, that only means one thing…it’s mid season time!

I added a new tab to the top of the main page here that lists all the premiere dates.  As more dates come out, I’ll update on this tab.

 
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Posted by on December 27, 2012 in Mid Season, Premiere Dates

 

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REVIEW: Alcatraz “Paxton Petty” S1 E6

I’m going to try to stay away from doing full-blown recaps.  I want to get into the nitty-gritty of the episode and I’m sure you do as well.  Plus, as each episode progresses, we are getting more and more peeks behind the curtain as to what is going on, who knows what and when, and who’s involved.  I’m not saying I’ve solved the whole mystery of the show, but things are starting to get clearer as more questions are rising.  And if I’m as good predicting Alcatraz as I was predicting Lost, I will have you completely confused because I will be totally wrong.   But at least I’ll have fun trying!

The 63 of Week: Paxton Petty

I have to say, the casting department at Alcatraz has done an AMAZING job casting these criminals.  They are so dastardly creepy and devious.  I love it!!!  I know, how strange does that sound?  I don’t love the criminal acts I just love the actors playing them because they are doing such a good job.

Petty’s a real creep.  His crime is basically that he’s a cry baby.  I’m not kidding.  He’s a cry baby.  He didn’t get the recognition in the war that he thought he deserved so now he is creating land mines and planting them around San Francisco to blow up innocent people.  Talk about sinister.  When people see an explosion, all they want to do is run away from it but in the case of land mines, they usually run right into…you guessed it….another land mine.

The big thing that Petty (played by James Pizzinato) confirmed this week is that the inmates don’t know what the hell is going on and that the “jump” the are experiencing is happening instantaneously.  One minute they are in 1963 and the next they are waking up in 2012.  The question that still remains is whether or not The Big Bads (that’s what I am calling them until I think of something better….or someone else does, which is more likely) are dictating when people “wake up” in 2012 or is it happening naturally?

We have seen some inmates that “arrive” in 2012 with a purpose.  Like Jack Sylvane and Cal Sweeney, they were sent to get keys and Sylvane was sent back to kill someone.  In the case of Ernest Cobb, it’s ambiguous whether or not he was sent to kill Lucy/Dr. Sangupta or she was in the wrong place at the wrong time.  I lean on the side of it being intentional because on shows like this, things don’t happen “accidentally” or “by dumb luck.”  But that is certainly a debatable topic.  As for Kit Nelson, Guy Hastings, and Paxton Petty, the reasons for their presence are unknown at this point.  Which lead us to another question, how/when does this awakening happen?  Did it happen to all the ’63s at once?  Is it happening in stages?  Is there a rhyme or reason to when and where they are waking up?   The only inmates we know where they woke up was Sylvane (on Alcatraz in present day) and Petty (in the bottom of tomb according to him.)  Another question I have is have they had multiple awakenings?  In the case of Sylvane, he “wakes up” in Alcatraz slightly confused by his surroundings.  But he clearly knows what his purpose is…get the key and kill the one guy.  So was he already coached/brainwashed before this Alcatraz moment?  Or was he asleep the whole time and the brainwashing is happening while they are under.  Or did it happen in ’63 before the jump and they don’t remember.   Most of them seem to not remember how they got there or what happened.   In Petty’s case, he is begging Soto for answers.  Ironically, Soto was hoping he would get some answers from Petty.  Both are out of luck but another really big question pops from their conversation…..

“There Were No Female Doctors on Alcatraz”

Dun dun dun dun!!!!  Our Alcatraz “expert” seems to be stumped yet again.  Soto was certain there were no female doctors on Alcatraz.   As Petty knows and we know, that is 100% not true.  Our very own Lucy was on the island in the 60s.  Talk about throwing Soto’s world for a loop.  Here’s a man who clearly believes he knows everything there is to know about the island and its inhabitants.  As he continues to work with Rebecca and Hauser, he is realizing that there is soooo much he didn’t know.   Here we go with another big question…

Is Lucy/Dr. Sangupta from the future?  I’ll let you sit on that one for a minute.

Minute’s up!   Is it possible that while we believed Lucy was from the past, is it possible, she is from either present or the future and time traveled back to the 60s?   I think this is very possible.  She is obviously someone decades ahead of her time when she is in 1960.  She seems to have the Warden’s support and we know he knows what is going on.  The Warden very easily sides with her when you would think in the 60s, he wouldn’t be so quick to side with a woman.   She is integral to what is going on, I just don’t know how yet.  But I think Lucy is someone from outside the normal time line.

It makes you wonder though, what else have we seen that isn’t “normal” on Alcatraz.  By normal I mean, common knowledge.  According to most people who studied the history of Alcatraz, there were no female doctors on the island.  But we know that isn’t the case.  So what else is common knowledge that isn’t true at all?

Mr Emerson Hauser

Ok, I need to address my man Sam Neill’s character.  I love Sam Neill.  He rocks my world!  No not that way.  Get your mind out of the gutter.  But his character is starting to annoy the crap out of me.

Here’s the thing, Hauser is a good character but he has the potential to be a great character.  But I’m not connecting with him.   Right now, he is the biggest jackass to the two people who are most trying to help him.  So why is he being so evasive and crass?  When Rebecca was working with him to try to crack the code to figure out where Petty buried his latest round of land minds, she was trying to get a better understanding of where his mind-set was so she could be of better assistance and all he did was basically tell her to shut up and “Windward.”  Then hangs up on her.  Would it have killed him to take two seconds to explain it’s a code he’s breaking to the location of the land mines?

Now that we are six episodes in, I’m starting to get to the point that with a character like Hauser, I need more back story.  I know we learned in the pilot that he was an SFPD cop who was responsible for transferring the inmates from the mainland to the island.  We also learned that Petty was his case in the 60s and that while bringing him to the Rock, he instantly falls for Dr Sangupta.  But what I want to know is why he has such a bug up his ass?  In particularly towards Rebecca and Soto.   I do have a theory.

I think Hauser and Sangupta eventually fell in love and they tried to stop the Big Bads from whatever they were trying to do.  That’s how Emerson and Lucy got hooked up in 2012 and it’s why Emerson is so invested in finding these missing people.  I think Sangupta found out what was going on (a clue to that was when she started asking Tommy why a perfectly healthy man was always going to the infirmary.)  She was either part of the initial experiment or in cahoots with the Big Bads until it turned in a direction she didn’t like.  Then she wanted to stop it but didn’t know how.  Enter Emerson Hauser who falls for her and would do anything for her (and he’s a cop.) So they try to stop it somehow but fail in 1963.  Sangupta “jumps” to 2011/2012, she tracks down Hauser, and they pick up where they left off.   That’s my theory on how they got together and why they are doing this.  It still doesn’t answer the question of why he’s so nasty to Rebecca and Soto.  The only thing I can think of is that it has to do with Tommy Madsen and he’s projecting his hatred of Tommy onto his granddaughter.  He may need Rebecca’s help, but he doesn’t like it.  And since he already tried to recruit her Uncle Ray years ago, it’s even more proof this has something major to do with Tommy.  I think the bug of his ass may have everything to do with the Madsen family and Rebecca is receiving the brunt of it.

What I haven’t been able to put my finger on yet is Dr Assface, I mean Beauregard.  He is also the same age as he was in ’63 and he’s also working with Hauser in 2012.  Yet, in the ’60s he and Sangupta clearly didn’t get along and didn’t believe in the other’s methods.  So why were they working together now?  Is he another person that was part of the experiment or involved with the Big Bads but jumped shipped for whatever reason?   Because he seems to have a very special ability of “fixing people.”

If you remember in my post about Cal Sweeney, I mentioned how when you looked in the ’63s room at the white boards, you saw that next to Sylvane, Cobb, and Sweeney’s names it said CAPTURED.  But next to Kit Nelson’s name (who was shot and presumably killed by Hauser) there was nothing.  It was blank.  But Hauser brought his body to Beauregard.  Why?  What can he do?  The same question applies to the last scene from this week’s episode.  Hauser steals Lucy’s body from the hospital after the doctor told him there was nothing more they could do for her and brings her body to Beauregard and shouts “FIX HER” to him and he lays her body on his table.  Fix her?  Fix her how?   What the hell can this man do?  Is he like Crowley the Cross-Road Demon that I can make a deal and bring her back?   What the fudge?  I want to know more.  I need to know more!!!!   Damn it FOX you better not cancel this show on me!!!!

Final Miscellaneous Thoughts

Why oh why do people continue to bring the awesome and gorgeous Mechad Brooks on my TV screen only to kill him off?  As soon as I saw Eggs from True Blood on my screen I knew he was going to die.  I though it was going to be at Windward Elementary school when he finished the sweep of the area announcing “there are no mines here” only to walk away and BOOM.  Well, right location, wrong time.  It happened later as he disarmed the bomb and announced “it’s all good everyone.”  Then, BOOM.

I hate to say this but they really need to start doing something with Soto soon.  Each week it’s the same thing. At the beginning of the show he announces who the inmate is after he hears the details of the crime.  He then relays the information about the criminal to Rebecca and then he basically falls of the radar screen for the rest of the episode.   That is until we get the obligatory shot of Soto grossed out at yet another crime scene.  Jorge Garcia deserves better than this.  They need to find a way to make him more useful to what is going on.  Right now, other than the initial intel he gives Rebecca at the start of the case (and magically knowing the air vent locations off the top of his head in the buildings of San Francisco) I’m not sure what other value he brings to the table.  One thing I would suggest (because I know the writers of the show are waiting with bated breath for my suggestions) is that Soto be in charge of interrogating the inmates and guards as they are captured.  No one knows Alcatraz better than Soto.  So who better to interview and cross-reference their stories, than an Alcatraz expert!  And I think we’re at the point that we need to start revisiting some of the captured inmates (which I think happens next week.)  But this should be Soto’s area.  With the show going a more procedural route…which I don’t think is wrong…Soto needs to change it up a bit.  Otherwise, it looks as if you cast Jorge Garcia as a ratings draw.  And again, he deserves better than that because he’s awesome!

I’m not going to lie, the ratings are starting to scare me.  Each week the show is losing copious viewers.  Here’s the problem.  One of the knocks on Lost was that it was so mythology based that if people came to watch Lost half way through the first season or started in season two, they were so out of loop and confused as to what was going on, they stopped watching.  Therefore, viewership was light, if not steady.  So with Alcatraz, JJ decided to make it more approachable by going a bit more procedural with the mythology thrown in.  That way, he can attract more everyday viewers without them feeling lost.  And as I’ve said, I like that the show clearly and simply states each week in the opening credits what the show is about.  So any new viewer will know what is going on (kind of…LOL!)  But by going this route, people hate it because it’s “boring” or “too procedural.”  I see on Twitter each week.  I guess you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t.  But I wish people wouldn’t give up on this show or if they haven’t watched it yet, start to check it out because it gets stronger each week!

I think I’m going to wrap it up there for today.  I’m sure I missed a ton of stuff because I only got to watch the episode once and I’m on the road in Long Island for work so I won’t get to watch it again.  But these are my initial thoughts.

What did you think of Paxton Petty?  And are you happy with the direction of Alcatraz and it’s characters.  let me know!

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2012 in FOX, New Shows, Recaps and Reviews

 

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NEW SERIES PREMIERE REVIEW: Smash “Pilot” S1 E1

I know I said I was on hiatus this week because of work.   But I had to pull away and forego my lunch break to talk about the show I was MOST excited for this mid-season (the other was Alcatraz.)   Smash was even better than the pilot that I watched last summer.  Which is silly to say because it didn’t change all that much (except for one scene that I noticed.)  But I watched it so long ago and I remember loving it, but I forget how incredible it was until last night.  I really don’t want to jinx poor NBC but…….could this finally be the hit show they have been looking for since ER and Law & Order went off the air?

I’m not going to get into a full recap but I’m sure they are out there but I will touch on the highlights.  The thing that surprised me the most about Smash is that you think this is going to be a show all about Karen Cartwright (played by Katharine McPhee) and her journey to the Broadway stage.  And while Karen’s character is the ingenue most people will want to root for, there are so many other levels to this story.  First you have Julia Houston (played by the wonderful Debra Messing) who is part of the creative writing team behind other Broadway hits and who is taking some time away from writing to adopt a baby.  I’m not going to lie, I could care less about this storyline.   The only good part about it, is that I get to see Broadway vet Brian D’Arcy James play her husband, Frank.  And somehow, someway, the producers HAVE to make sure that James sings!!!  Please!   But if they decided to do away with this storyline, I would be thrilled.  Unfortunately, Julia’s time off is short lived (much to Frank’s displeasure) because her partner-in-crime, Tom Levitt (played by another Broadway vet, Christian Borle) has been drawn down the path of creating a new musical based on a suggestion from his new intern, whom he has googly eyes for, Ellis (played by Jaime Cepero), who was reading about the life of Marilyn Monroe while house sitting for Tom.   Marilyn: the Musical is born.   I love that both Tom and Frank said “you could do a baseball number” since Marilyn was married to Joe DiMaggio.  More on that number later.

In addition you have a famous producer, Eileen Rand (played by the incomparable Angelica Houston), who is going through a nasty divorce and as a result her current project of a revival of My Fair Lady has been postponed.  So she and the man she has scheduled to direct My Fair Lady, Derek Wills (played by Jack Davenport) are now available to put all their eggs in the Marilyn: the Musical basket.  We learn that there is some bad blood between Tom and Derek, which could make this partnership slightly challenging.  We don’t know what started or caused the bad blood, but it has to be juicy (this is Broadway after all) and I can’t wait to see those onion layers peeled back!

Finally rounding out the cast is the biggest surprise in terms of character likability but certainly not in talent if you are a Broadway fan, is the woman competing with Karen for the iconic lead role of Marilyn, Ivy Lynn (played by the sensational Megan Hilty.)  I really thought the writers of this show were going to make Karen the likable person, the underdog that everyone is going to pull for while Ivy would be the bitchy, manipulative snake we would all love to hate.  But that didn’t happen at all.  I’ve already seen people say “Team Karen” or “Team Ivy” on the message boards and I think that’s a good thing.   (Team Ivy right here in case you were wondering.)  This show (and I’m talking Smash not Marilyn here) really hinges on these women.  While I think you could make each woman ambitious, you can make them both likable and make the audience torn on who they want to see play buxom beauty.  And I think the writers did that very successfully.  Two scenes really showed that last night.  The first was Karen’s scene at Derek’s apartment when he asks for a “private” call back and wants her to “do the sexy” right there in his apartment.  She excuses herself to the ladies room and while her eyes well up with tears, she pulls herself together enough to do what Derek wants her to do.   But she also stops him when he leans in for the kiss and says “Not gonna happen.”  You go Karen.  I’m not a huge McPhee fan (although you cannot deny her voice) but I couldn’t help but get in Karen’s corner after that scene.  I still don’t think McPhee has the acting chops just yet, but this scene showed she has the potential to get there because she played in beautifully.  The other scene was when Ivy was calling her mom to tell her about her call back for the role of Marilyn.  Hilty plays this scene so perfectly in that you know exactly how much her mother is blowing her off on the other end without ever hearing her mother speak.  You see it in Ivy’s face and hear it in her voice as it’s cracking.  Ivy’s a 10 year Broadway vet but has always been in the chorus.  This is her chance, her big break.  While I’m sure people will want to pull for underdog Karen, and I can understand why, I can’t help but pull for the girl who’s been breaking her neck in the chorus, who’s paid her dues, and is ready to take that next step.   Team Ivy!!!!!!

As for the musical numbers, there were some I loved, some I liked and one that was, meh.   The best number of the night was “Let Me Be Your Star.”   Both my husband and I said “Wow” at the end of that number.  This is where McPhee can go toe to toe with Hilty.  Vocally, these women are very different but can both sing the crap out of this song.  Where McPhee loses the edge, the acting.  You can tell Hilty has the Broadway acting experience because of how expressive she is during her audition, while McPhee just likes to stand there and extend her arms in the air all the time.  Edge: Ivy.  The two numbers I really liked were “Beautiful” and “National Pastime.”  Having said that, if National Pastime were just sung instead of choreographed, it would have gone in the meh column for me.  The song itself was ok but the choreography was terrific and Hilty pulled off Marilyn’s breathy flirtation with all the baseball players very well.   The meh song was “Never Give All the Heart.”  Now maybe it’s because it was just a snippet or just some one standing around belting out a tune, but it didn’t really pack much of a punch with me.

There has clearly been a line drawn in the sand.  One one side you have Derek and Karen and on the other you have Tom and Ivy.   Derek wants to create a star in Karen while Tom wants to support the woman who is ready for the next level in Ivy.  Julia and Eileen seem to be Switzerland at this point.   But I can’t wait to see who eventually gets the coveted role.  I think, it should go to Ivy, Karen could have a part in the chorus and be the understudy.  That’s my solution.   But as I mentioned before, the writers are going down the path of giving the audience the choice of whom to support instead of it being dictated to us, which is the smart way to go.  I think we’re still going to see some crafty sides to Ivy and I wouldn’t be surprised to see some of that from Karen as well.  She may be “light” but she certainly isn’t stupid and is highly ambitious.

Ultimately, this show is about characters.  This is NOT, I repeat, NOT a Glee knockoff.  I would never insult the writers or cast by calling it that.  The only two similarities are that there are Broadway actors cast in the show and that there are musical numbers.   THAT’S IT.  This is a point I continue to drive home because other than teenagers who wouldn’t know good TV if it jumped out of their smartphones and bit them on the nose, NO ONE thinks Glee is a good show.  It isn’t.  I don’t want this to turn into a Glee bashing post (I’ll save that for another time) but I want people to give this show a chance.  I don’t want Smash to be lumped into the disaster that is Glee and people not watch it for fear of watching a terrible show.  Smash is a terrific show that has the perfect balance of plot and character development (something Glee hasn’t seen since early in its first season.) This is a show about the people who just so happen to be putting on a Broadway musical.  You don’t have to be a Broadway or Musical Theater fan to enjoy Smash.  If you like watching smart TV with a strong story and solid character development, you’ll LOVE Smash.   So you need to check it out for the next 14 episodes Monday nights at 10pm on NBC.

Now it’s your turn to tell me what you thought!

DVRs: 5!!!!

 

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NEW PODCAST: Episode 23 Covers Mid Season Preview

It’s almost impossible to believe but yes, I did podcast two days in a row!  It up now at www.fortheloveoftvpodcast.com.  So click the link and check it out or download it from iTunes!

Episode 23 talks about the follow shows for Mid Season:

  1. Smash
  2. Alcatraz
  3. The Firm
  4. House of Lies
  5. Luck
  6. Touch
  7. The Finder
  8. Bent
  9. Good Christian Belles/Bitches/GCB
  10. The River
  11. Are You There, Chelsea
  12. Work It
  13. Missing
  14. Awake
  15. Veep
  16. Scandal
  17. NYC 22
  18. Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apt 23
  19. Rob
  20. Jane by Design
  21. Napoleon Dynamite
  22. Remodeled
  23. Girls

Not every show is in great detail because I’m not hugely familiar with every show.  But the ones I was more familiar with, I talked about in more detail.

I want to hear from you as to what you are looking forward to watching.  Or if maybe it’s too much new TV and you are only going with a handful of new shows.  Quite frankly, that may be what I do.  It gets to the point where there is just too much TV and not enough time (or DVR space) to watch it all.  But I will certainly try my hardest!

 
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Posted by on December 29, 2011 in Mid Season, Podcast

 

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2012 Mid Season/Winter New Shows

I can’t believe it’s December 23rd already!!!  Where the hell did this year go?  I blinked and it was 8 days away from 2012.  Wow!  But while we say good-bye to 2011, you know what it’s time to say hello to?    NEW SHOWS FOR THE WINTER/SPRING SEASON!!!!!!!

Here is my quick snapshot of what I am most looking forward to, what I’m not sure about, and what I could care less about:

Most Looking Forward to Watching:

  1. Smash NBC 2/6 10pm
  2. Alcatraz FOX 1/16 8pm (1/23 9pm regular time slot)
  3. The Firm NBC 1/8 9pm (1/12 10pm regular time slot)
  4. House of Lies Showtime 1/8 10pm
  5. Touch FOX 1/25 9pm (sneak peek) (3/19 9pm regular time slot)
  6. Bent NO PREMIERE DATE YET
  7. Good Christian Bitches/Good Christian Belles/GCB ABC 3/4 10pm
  8. The Finder FOX 1/12 9pm

Not Sure About But Will Watch The First 2-3 At Least

  1. The River ABC 2/7 9pm
  2. Are You There, Chelsea NBC 1/11 8:30pm
  3. Work It ABC 1/3 8:30pm
  4. Missing ABC 3/15 8pm
  5. Luck HBO 1/29 9pm
  6. Awake NO PREMIERE DATE YET
  7. Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apt 23 NO PREMIERE DATE YET
  8. Veep NO PREMIERE DATE YET
  9. Scandal NO PREMIERE DATE YET
  10. NYC 22 NO PREMIERE DATE YET

Could Care Less About

  1. Rob CBS 1/12 8:30pm
  2. Jane by Design ABC Family 1/3 9pm
  3. Napoleon Dynamite FOX 1/15 8:30pm
  4. Remodeled The CW 1/17 9pm
  5. Girls NO PREMIERE DATE YET

Holy crap that’s a lot of shows!!!   Dear Lord.  I still have 7 “Boss”, 10 “Dexter”, 13 “Survivor”, All “Grey’s” and 4 “Person of Interest” on my DVR I haven’t watched yet.  Not to mention, all the shows I regularly watch and adding these to it?  I seriously don’t know how reviewers do this all the time!  But then again, they probably have more than one person to review all these shows!!!

I have to make one comment.  I HATE when shows premiere a show at one time slot and day and then move it to it’s “real time slot and day of the week” after the premiere.    Why?   Just premiere the show at its regular time slot and its regular day.  I don’t get it.  Why confuse people?   Or in the case of Touch, let’s do a sneak peek in January but not come back with episode until mid March.   Huh?   How does that make any sense?  I know it’s not the biggest deal, but it’s a HUGE pet peeve of mine.  It’s hard enough with all these channels and shows for people to keep track of what show is on when.  So let’s make it even more challenging for a NEW show by moving it all over the place right out of the gate!   Ugh.

Well the first 8 shows, I will definitely watch and comment on.  But the rest, if I get to them, I get to them.  If something is really good, or really bad, then I will probably comment on it.  So stay tuned.

Next week I’ll dive more into each show in detail and let you know what I like and don’t.  But in the meantime, what about you?  What are you most interested in seeing or does nothing really strike your fancy too much?   Let me know!

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2011 in Mid Season, New Shows, Premiere Dates

 

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