Friday, May 18, 2012

taking a break from my normal posts

To talk about my other love.  Yes I am a tv junkie.  I would love to say we never watch tv but that would be a lie.  I LOVE it, it takes me away from the real world so I can live vicariously through someone else.  This being said, I can explain I have been a little distracted lately as this is my favorite time of the year because all the networks have their 'upfronts' where they announce the new shows for the coming year and it is also that awful time when we find what they have cancelled.  This year wasn't so bad, most of the shows I loved that ended had long known they were going like Chuck and One Tree Hill.  I think my biggest upset is Awake.  It is such a smart show and they just didn't give it time.  Alas it is the manner of the beast.  
So tonight I began a journey, maybe a quest even, to find previews for all the new shows.  I am going to go through day by day and give my opinions on all the new shows (along with a clip).  So if you aren't interested just feel free to ignore the rest of this.  I do have an update on Baby Waffle and his speech but I will make that a separate post.  This might actually be come about 3 or 4 posts so the entries don't end up colossal.  And, away we go. 
     First of all I got my schedule information here fall-tv-grid-day-by-day-schedule-abc-cbs-fox-nbc-cw/falltvgrid2012r4/   
There seems to be a big shake up as far as old shows and slots but I am only going to address the new shows for now. Also all times I list are eastern.

 There is only one show to be brought to Sundays.  It is 666 Park Avenue on ABC at 10 pm.  This show has a little for everyone, Vanessa Williams, Terry O'Quinn and so many more.  A Midwest couple is offered the job of managing an upscale apartment building. All I can say is if it seems too good to be true.... RUN! 
I mean really what do you expect when 666 is RIGHT THERE IN THE NAME!!! 

All that said I will definitely be checking this out!

 We have three to look at for Monday the first is Partners on CBS at 8:30.   Sophia Bush (Brooke OTH) and Michael Urie (Ugly Betty) to name a few.  This is very reminiscent of Will and Grace so while I would like to like this, not sure I will. Let's let you decide.  

Next up is The Mob Doctor on Fox following Bones. 'Matt Sorensen' from Friday Night lights caught my attention first but really there are quite a few faces in this one.  It's no House but with that no longer and option this might fill the void. I really didn't want to like this but based on this clip I think I might get drawn in.  

 Finally the last new show for Mondays is Revolution. The ONLY bad thing I can find to say about this one is they have made the mistake of putting it up against Castle and if you know me you know that will always come first!  There was only one face I recognized and even with that it is no one I would swoon to a show just because they are in it. However it is all about the 'grid' going down and that is such a big thing in this day and age.  I HIGHLY recommend Revolution based on this clip! 


Tuesday has quite a few additions beginning with Vegas on CBS at 10pm.  Seems interesting and has quite few familiar faces.  Set in the '60's when Vegas began.  Dennis Quaid rides rough to hold down crime. I should add it is inpired by a true story. Not really my thing but I can see it would have potential with the right person which probably means CBS is the perfect spot for it.  You be the judge.

Next up are Ben & Kate and The Mindy Project both on Fox following their established comedies Raising Hope and The New Girl respectively. Ben & Kate has potential.  I really see it more as a rom com movie than a weekly comedy but I will reserve judgement. 
The Mindy Project is where your favorite aggravating Indian from the Office has landed. This was actually one of the first clips I came across and I have to say I am not impressed.  I really like Mindy Kaling in general so I may give it a change.  I just have trouble seeing her as a doctor. 

NBC is also bringing two new comedies to Tuesday to round off their comedy block.  First Matthew Perry is back (again) in Go On.  Like most of his post Friends work it looks good, it would have to he is a funny guy but somehow he doesn't seem to have much luck.  Maybe this will be the one to make people forget he will always be remember as Chandler Bing! 

NBC's second new Tuesday comedy so far wins in my book for looking the most promising.  The New Normal has it all, racism, bigotry, homophobia and that is just out of the mouth of the grandmother!  The story is a touching one of two gay men hoping to find a surrogate to give them their dream of a baby which in turn makes them decide to help the surrogate achieve her dream of becoming a lawyer. 

Finally the last new offering for Tuesdays is Emily Owens, MD on the CW.  It will follow Hart of Dixie. Especially following a show as good as Hart of Dixie I am going to go ahead and call this one LAME.  I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't cut before Christmas.  Maybe it is better than the clip but based on this clip I have to say FAIL!!

So that takes us through Tuesday but since this is getting long I will start a new post for the rest of the week.  Hope you enjoyed this enough to come back!!!

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