So many new TV shows this Fall – So far – here’s what I’ve been able to view:
Blue Bloods – Cop drama – Revolves around a family of New York cops. – old mustachio Tom Selleck and NKOTB Donnie Wahlberg – first episode was promising – lots of drama/action – might be a great show.
Running Wilde – Comedy? – comedian Will Arnett and Felicity’s Keri Russell – not sure about this one yet – first episode puts Will’s character as a millionaire that hippie/earth lover Keri’s character has decided to move in and get him to do more ‘good’ with his money.
Raising Hope – Comedy – Jimmy becomes a 25-year-old single parent to an infant whose mother he had a one-night stand with after she ends up on death row. – Martha Plimpton and Garret Dillahunt (Terminator) are the two ‘stars’ in this new show – funny scenes so far – as the blind leads the blind on bringing up a baby.
Melissa and Joey – Comedy – After a family scandal leaves Mel, a local politician, alone with her niece, Lennox, and nephew, Ryder, she hires a man named Joe to become the family’s male nanny, or “manny”. – Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina the Teenage Witch) and Joey Lawrence (Blossom) – team up for this one – somewhat a ‘Who’s the Boss’ and ‘Charles In Charge’ for the 2010’s – I’ve actually found this one funny – about 9 episodes have aired so far – not sure if it’s nostalgia for the show’s I watched them on as a kid though – but I do like it.
Detroit 187 – Drama – Fictional documentarians follow and film Detroit homicide police. – I’ve only watched the first episode – looks promising – similar to ‘Law and Order’ and your other various ‘cop’ dramas.
Hellcats – Comedy/Drama – The wild world of competitive college cheer leading. – Alyson Michalka (Easy A – Bandslam) and Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical) – Don’t know why I watch this – but I do – guess I can’t let go of that teenage girl inside. About 4 episodes so far. Guys will like it for the scantily clad cheerleaders and their gymnastics – girls will love it for the drama/comedy.
The Whole Truth – Drama – Rob Morrow (Northen Exposure – Numbers) and Maura Tierney (ER) – new take on a ‘Law and Order’ type drama – Rob and Maura play lawyers on opposing sides – the first episode was quite interesting – takes you through both the defense and prosecution sides – and gives you views from every angle. This is one to keep an eye on.
Shit My Dad Says – Comedy – William Shatner (duh) – based upon the popular Twitter page – first episode was more of a subtle funny. We shall see where this one takes us. Is there enough quotes from the Twitter page to keep a series going?
Outsourced – Comedy – A manager is sent to India to oversee a staff of customer service representatives. – has potential – we shall see where it goes.
Terriers – Comedy/Crime/Drama – Just when you thought crime dramas were safe. – Donal Logue (Grounded for Life) and Michael Raymond-James (True Blood) – I wanted to like this one – given that I like the two main characters – but I just couldn’t get into it.
Mike and Molly – Comedy – A couple meets in a weight-loss support group. – Lots of ‘fat’ humor – a different approach to comedy – something new.
Hawaii Five-O – Drama – Alex O’Loughlin (Moonlight), Scott Caan (Entourage), Daniel Dae Kim (Lost), and Grace Park (The Cleaner) – revamped cop/drama from the 60’s – looks to be promising – hope this one works out for O’Loughlin – like him as an actor.
Lone Star – Drama – An oil man lives a double life. – not sure about this one yet – man raised as a theif by his father, to run the big scams – deals with two wives and the oil business.
Lost Girl – Crime/Fantasy – Lost Girl focuses on the gorgeous and charismatic Bo, a supernatural being called a succubus who feeds on the energy of humans, sometimes with fatal results. Refusing to embrace her supernatural clan and its rigid hierarchy, Bo is a renegade who takes up the fight for the underdog while searching for the truth about her own mysterious origins. – I’m liking this one for the fantasy aspect. There are several ‘fey’ characters and finding out about the various ‘beings’ is interesting. I’ll continue to watch this one.
The Glades – Drama – A former Chicago cop moves to a small Florida town and joins the state police. – This show is about 12 episodes in – I’m liking the main ‘detective’ and his character. Somewhat a mix of CSI, with less of the science.
Rubicon – Drama/Mystery – Will Travers is an analyst at a New York City-based federal intelligence agency who is thrown into a story where nothing is as it appears to be. – James Badge Dale (The Black Donnellys) – This one is about 10 episodes in – interesting decoding of clues within newspapers and other media – also follows a lot of the terroist tracking that is being done ‘secretly’ by the agency.