Sunday, September 23, 2007
I do this every year. I look at the pilots scheduled to air and think wow, they've got lots of sci-fi/fantasy stuff this year. Obviously I am not the only one who likes this stuff. So here is a quick list of what the television networks have in store for us this year. Oh, and no YouTube on this post. It slows the loading of my blog waaaay down. I'll just link to the main page of the shows and any YouTube videos of interest. Chuck leads us off with it's premier tomorrow night. Chuck isn't really sci-fi/fantasy but I include it because it's kind of a comedic version of Bond. I've already come to love Burn Notice, so Chuck ought to fit right in. YouTube teaser clips can be found HERE. Journeyman also premiers tomorrow night. I haven't heard as much about this show. All I know is that it's about a reporter who suddenly finds himself traveling through time and able to change peoples lives. The cynic in me (and my journalism degree) scoffs at the idea of a journalist actually helping someone, but hey, this is Hollywood. Reaper starts on Tuesday and if any show can bring the CW out of obscurity this is probably it. The basic idea is kind of a lighter version of Brimstone, in which someone, whose soul belongs to the Devil, hunts down renegade souls and sends them back to Hell. Only this time the bounty hunter is a twenty-something slacker. Despite my love/hate feelings for Kevin Smith, this show looks very funny. Bionic Woman premiers Wednesday. This is produced by David Eick of BSG and is supposed to be a darker, grittier version of the original. Added bonus-- it looks like Starbuck shows up as a fembot. Additional YouTube teaser clips available HERE. Moonlight, our token vampire show of the season, premiers Friday. I will have to hold off commenting on this one until I've seen it. I'm not sure I can handle any more vampire-with-a-good-heart-but-struggles-with-his-true-nature television. Pushing Daisies premiers on Wednesday October 3rd. This is one of the shows I have been looking forward to the most, though I have no idea why. Ned, the main character, can bring the dead back to life, though if he touches them again they'll be dead permanently. He uses his gift to bring back murder victims and find out the mysteries of their deaths. Kind of like CSI-the easy way. So, do any of these look good to you?