Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Verdict So Far

I watched most, but not all, of the shows that premiered this week--though I'm still waiting for Pushing Daisies. Most of the shows were more or less what I expected them to be, though I ended up liking some more than I thought I would, and some less... Chuck: Very slick. Kind of a comedic Alias with the spies who can do all kinds of amazing martial arts. I ended up liking this one a lot. Maybe the gag will wear thin over time, but for now it's fun. And I love seeing Adam Baldwin back on a TV series. Reaper: Also funny with the Kevin Smith influences showing through in the dialogue. I liked it but I'm not sure if it will hold my attention. I'll give it a few more views and see what my opinion is then. Bionic Woman: I liked this more than I thought I would. For some reason the previews left me cold but the show was pretty damn good. I thought Michelle Ryan did a very credible job and the dark David Eick influence works well with the story. I wonder if Katee Sackoff (Starbuck) can play anything other than crazy? Moonlight: I couldn't finish it. If I want to watch vampire TV I think I'll go back to Blood Ties. I didn't catch Journeyman so you guys will have to tell me if it's worth watching. I'm still kind of obsessing about Dexter and the fact that I don't have Showtime, thus missing the second season. I know I'm weird. I just went back and re-read the Jeff Lindsay book, Darkly Dreaming Dexter and enjoyed it much more this time. I must be in the mood for some dark stuff right now. So what do you think of the premiers so far? Decent? Crap? What about the returning shows like Heroes? Let me know....

13 comments:

S.M.D. said...

I just found out that where I moved to I don't get any TV reception in my room :(. So I can't watch ANYTHING anymore. This is probably a good thing, but at the same time it's bad because I can only watch my DVD collection so many times before it gets old :S

SQT said...

That sucks! I know some shows will broadcast their current episode off of the website, so you might go to the official sites just so you don't get too bored.

Stewart Sternberg said...

Everything disappointed me, but Reaper was probably the best of the lot. You are correct though. In three weeks from now we'll have cast it aside as a mild curiousity and moved on.

I think my biggest diappointment was HEROES. The first episode underwhelmed me to the point that I drove to the nearest department store, bought a pair of granny panties, and threatened myself with them.

The best stuff on tv these days is The Dog Whisperer.

The Curmudgeon said...

I'm going to be wondering/worrying about Stewart's comment for the rest of the morning....

SQT said...

Curmudgeon

I guess that goes without saying...

Matt said...

How the heck do you watch Reaper? I have like 200 channels but the only thing I can find reliably is ESPN.

I liked Chuck's first episode but the second underwhelmed me. I'm hoping it picks up again.

I like the plotting from Heroes so far and I'll do my best to keep up with that one.

It's funny that Stewart mentions the Dog Whisperer (or as it's called on South Park, The Dog Wheesperer)because I find that show entertaining as heck. I think it's because I really like dogs but cannot have one of my own. That sounded a little too much like an infertile mother comment.

Katie said...

I missed all of them. I'm trying to catch up on everything online but I just can't find the time.

Crunchy Carpets said...

I just headed straight for the granny panties and the dog whisperer.

I didn't bother with anything this season...I have fallen out of love with tv.

I just can't commit to more mediocrity

SQT said...

I'm afraid I'm waaaay too content with mediocrity. That way, I don't have to think too much.

Hey there, Skippy said...

I thought Chuck sucked, Jayne-from-Firefly or no Jayne-from-Firefly...

Eric said...

I liked Journeyman - Even though it's very similar to Dead Zone - This guy almost looks like Michael Hall - The storyline is decent so far and the fact that they didn't give up on this guy having a family was important to me...Too many shows display characters with personal, or public, issues and suddenly their families walk out on them and move on to leave the main characters to wallow not only in self doubt with this new found trait or ability, but to deal with the loss of a loved one and forced to walk the streets to find their place in the world. Bottom line: Journeyman is good, but I don't think it has the staying power...though it may capture the interest of those who do not get the sci-fi channel. Then again NBC seems to be playing in that groove this season anyway...=)

SQT said...

Skippy

Yeah, Chuck didn't fare as well after a second episode. *shrug*

I like Reaper better after the second show though.

SQT said...

Eric

My husband keeps asking me if it's Anthony Michael Hall in Journeyman. I don't know how many times I have to tell him it isn't before he'll believe me.

Thanks for stopping by.