Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Good Week For TV

The networks have been rolling out a lot of their new shows this week (or, after playing a sneak preview of the premiere a few weeks ago, re-rolling them out) and I've been pleasantly surprised by how many of them I'll continue to DVR (which is pretty much all of them that Entertainment Weekly gave me the heads up on). In case you missed them, here are some new shows I recommend. I'm pretty much sticking to new shows in this post, as I've already raved enough about Community and Breaking Bad (or maybe not enough, seeing as how Community continues to flounder no matter how much I try to get people on board. But if you wanna wait until after the show is cancelled and then find it on Netflix and rave about the "new" show you found like you did with Arrested Development, go right ahead).

So, here's what's new that we're enjoying. As always, feel free to leave your new favorites in the comments below.

  • 10pm - Revolution (NBC)
    I'm still not convinced this is going to fill the hole in my heart left by Lost, but I found it engaging enough to stick around.
  • 8:30 - Ben and Kate (FOX)
    I laughed out loud numerous times. Smart and clever, this show will probably be cancelled within a season. I hope not, but that's what happens to all the good ones.

  • 9:00 - Go On (NBC)
    Slightly better than the last Matthew Perry vehicle, and I get a kick out of seeing the kid from Everybody Hates Chris.

  • 10:00 - Vegas (CBS)
    Dennis Quaid kicking gangster butt as a cowboy in the 60s? Who wouldn't wanna see that? Or so I thought. Watching it, I felt like an old lady watching Murder She Wrote. I'll give it another week to get as awesome as I wanted it to be, or I'm outtie.
  • 8:00 - Animal Practice (NBC)
    I can't help but feel that the Bobby Lee character is basically Chang 2.0, but the monkey is funny.

  • 9:30 - The Neighbors (ABC)
    Fun and funny, a nice mix of whimsy and sci-fi. Plus, it has Doug Jones in it.
  • 8:00 - Last Resort (ABC)
    This is the only one that EW didn't really rave about, but judging from the previews (and my pal Nick) I decided to give it a shot. I'm glad I did.

  • 10:00 - Elementary (CBS)
    A nice take on the characters of Holmes & Watson with plenty of wry wit and Sherlockian observations to keep Doyle fans like me happy.

The only show we recorded and subsequently removed from our DVR was Guys with Kids (hellooo, laugh track).
I'm still waiting for Sunday, which will bring us the premiere of 666 Park Avenue mostly because I miss John Locke.