||[Sep. 25th, 2009|10:05 am]
rebb against the machine!
|||||Just - Radiohead||]|
So the new season has started and I watched way more of it than I intended too, but hey... I just didn't have that much going on these past two weeks.
Modern Family - It was funny enough, but I don't see myself watching it every week. The best stuff was the gay couple, but those jokes could wear a little thin over the course of a season. i do dig Ed O'Neal though. I never really liked "Married with Children", but he just makes such a convincing father.
Cougar Town - This was much funnier than I expected it to be. If this one turns out to have legs, you can pretty much see how they are setting it up. At some point, she will end up having a relationship with the neighbor that she hates. Cox came off as just enough Monica for us to be comfortable with her character but not so much it feels like a rerun. The son is great as well, trying to deal with a mother having what amounts to a midlife crisis.
Eastwick - So I imagine the meeting went something along the lines of "That Desperate Housewife's show is really popular, we should do something like that." "Couldn't agree more Johnson, but it has to be different. Let's add magic and jump on the remake bandwagon at the same time!" This show was mediocre at best and god bless Rebbecca Romain, but she's just not a very good actress. Granted this was a pure setup type of episode, the previews for future episodes looked kind of funny.
Community - K and I loved this show. Granted, we are pretty big Joel McCale (sp?) fans from The Soup so we are kind of biased. Also, it's great to see Chevy Chase. He did a great job in "Chuck" last year and so far he's been great in this show as well. As a whole, it's got a great up tempo banter to it that makes it fun and engaging to watch. BTW, the foreign student with Aspergers steals every scene that he's in.
FlashForward- Wow, talk about not living up to the hype. This premier did not deliver for me at all. The main lead is way to moody for me to care about (oh, and apparently he has the built in character flaw of being an alcoholic. Sorry writers, you need to try harder than that, plus no one will ever do it better than Dennis Leary on "Rescue Me".) He basically comes off as Dt. Scanlen from "Law & Order: SVU", he even kind of looks like him. The only good scene for me was watching the one dude walking around while everyone else was passed out. As a matter of fact, the best thing about the show was the commercial for the new "V" series that they ran. It looks better than I expected.