Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Top 7: New TV Shows

Big week for TV last week. Here are the new shows I find most promising (in order from best to worst):

1. Bored to Death HBO - Jason Schwartzman stars as a recently dumped writer who decides to become a private detective. It co-stars Ted Danson and Zack Galifianakis and it's funny and quirky and dark and awesome. I'm not gonna lie. My adoration for this show may be mostly based on the fact that I want to have 10,000 of Jason Schwartzman's babies. And yes, I realize he's, like, 5'2".

2. FlashForward ABC - Imagine, if you will, the entire human race blacks out for 2+ minutes and flashes 6 months into the future. What do you do with that knowledge of the future? WHAT DO YOU DO?!?!?! This one looks pretty cool and Lost-ish. I do wonder how they'll continue this story beyone one season. Will everyone black out and flash forward again? That would be retarded.

3. Castle ABC - So it's not technically "new" as it debuted last season, but it's new to me (I started watching reruns this summer) so I'm including it. Nathan Fillion is maybe the best thing on TV. So hilarious and dreamy. For the fellas, Stana Katic isn't too shabby herself.

Look at his cute ginger daughter!!!

4. Glee Fox - I think it's getting better because it's getting more ridiculous. Though, they really need to kill of Jessalyn Gilsig ASAP.

5. Community NBC - I'm warming to this new comedy. I do really enjoy Joel McHale...and Trudy from Mad Men is adorable...and who doesn't enjoy some Chevy Chase...but I seriously don't buy the premise that Joel McHale would work so hard to persue that blond girl. She's just not that interesting. I'll give it half a season to improve.

6. Modern Family ABC - I really want to hate this show, but it made me LOL several times...even if most of those funny moments were in the trailer. (Are they still called trailers if they are for TV shows?) I love the dad who thinks he's super hip, though, and will keep watching. "WTF: Why The Face."

7. Eastwick ABC - Okay, I'm really not sure about this one, but the first episode was kind of fun, right? Like Desperate HouseWitches, no? (P.S. I never watched DH) And it has the crazy lady from the movie version and WWW's girlfriend Sara Rue, so that's something. They guy who plays the Devil is truly atrocious, though. How did any test audience not pan this guy into oblivion? You know what? I think I just talked myself out of ever watching this again. Thanks, me!

What the frak was I thinking?!


Liz said...

I need to watch Glee. I keep forgetting

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Glee is thankfully as good as the hype would have me believe.

And the "WTF - Why the Face?" comment made me laugh out loud at the Modern Family trailer too.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I think it will be interesting to see how they'll tell the FlashForward story after episode 7.

Oh wait, never mind. They'll have no problems worrying about that.

words...words...words... said...

I think Glee lost me with the football dance. But I like Community and feel like it has a chance to get better if it's given the time. And that girl IS cute.

I cannot believe Sara didn't tell me that she was on a new show this fall. We are on the outs! We can still do it, though.

BeckEye said...

Flash Forward looks totally up my alley. And I'm really digging Glee and Community so far.

But I have to disagree on Bored to Death...even though I won't watch it. I refuse to because the thought of having even 1 of Jason Schwartzman's babies makes me want to vomit in terror.

Dr Zibbs said...

Just watched Modern Family and it's really funny.

Malcolm said...

I watched the first few episodes of "Castle" and really liked the Moonlighting-style interplay between Nathan and Stana. I just hope the producers don't pull a "Moonlighting" and have Castle and Kate hit the sheets. Castle's interactions with his daughter and boozy mother were well played too.