Thursday, October 2, 2008

Cheers and Jeers for the New TV Season

I'm slowly catching up on my television watching. The new season has been going for a couple of weeks now, so I'm ready to present my Cheers and Jeers for the new season (TV Guide, eat your heart out!)

Cheers:

Supernatural: This show keeps getting better and better. Bringing Dean back from the bowels of hell will add a great new subplot to the season. Sam is growing more and more powerful, which add even more mystery to the new season. Plus the show is damn funny and loaded with inside jokes for movie and music buffs.

Ghost Hunters: I am addicted to this show on Sci Fi. Most people will roll their eyes at the "experiences" caught on tape, but I think the show is great entertainment, and this season in particular has me scratching my head at some of the evidence from the other side.

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: This show is tasteless, crass, and hilarious. It goes beyond politically correct and it just doesn't care who is offended. In my opinion, the funniest show on television. This year's season premiere involving cannibalism and hunting humans is par for the course on how far this show will go for laughs.

Jeers:

Heroes: A very disappointing season premiere. Lazy writing dogged this episode, with no logical setup to the "secret formula" being lost, and the revelation for concocting a "Heroes syrum" was much too simple. The Sylar moment with the cheerleader was worthwhile, but for now this show has a long way to go before it matches its previous brilliance.

Smallville: More of the same - Clark's identity is in crisis and he gets help from the cheesy Justice League. Worse, Lex Luthor is missing. My only hope is that Doomsday makes an appearance and the Clark/Lois romance finally kicks into high gear. Props at least for finally moving the farm boy to Metropolis and the Daily Planet - but when do we get to see the trademark glasses?

Unknown:

I didn't get a chance to see Fringe - I missed recording it. It will have to wait until DVD - do you have any early reviews?

4 comments:

Fox said...

I actually am really liking Fringe.

I was fully expecting to not like this show, I can't really say why thought - something about the cast from the promo shot looked incredibly boring. Maybe that attitude watching it helped, because I'm really enjoying it.

John Noble makes it worth watching, if you don't know him, he was Denethor in Lord of the Rings. His character just spent 17 years in an institution, so you can expect he's not all there. This could have so easily been poorly done - however I think he walks the line of crazy person and genius pretty well.

Plot-wise, it's nothing unique. Episodic conspiracy stuff, which normally is boring me to tears these days, but J.J. Abrahms has promised it won't be as bogged down and convoluted as Lost.

As for the main point, the Fringe Science stuff. I've heard of some of it, some of it's insane. All of it though is bizarre and kind of fascinating.

I like that the show doesn't linger on pointless details like some other shows do, there's a couple examples but it'd take too long to really explain.

Overall it's one of the more appealing shows this season. I've pretty much given up watching TV it's gotten so bad and disappointing these days, Fringe is a small little light at the end of the tunnel for me right now.

Joseph R. said...

I have heard nothing good about Fringe from my friends who have watched it, so it may not even be DVD worthy.

Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles is okay. The writing is all over the place. Some bits are really well done, others are a little silly. The actors are pretty good in their roles.

I downloaded the first episode of the new Knight Rider show for free from iTunes and got what I paid for. It made me long for the acting skills of David Hasselhoff! The writing was extremely bad and the cast didn't help at all.

gdeo said...

dude...i have sooooo much TiVo'd ,it's not even funny.too much to watch and not enough time..take care and have a great weekend!

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