Saturday, September 29, 2007

Premiere Week--The Rest

Here are some more of the shows I watched during premiere week--the good, the bad, and the awful?

--BOSTON LEGAL
I have loved this show from the beginning. Who but William Shatner could play Denny Crane? No one, of course--the part was made for him to play. James Spader as Alan Shore is just sleazy enough to hate, but with some good qualities so that you don't hate him TOO much. The two of them together is always a lot of fun--just the thought of them dressed as flamingos is enough to make me laugh out loud. Now we come to the first show of the fourth season and I must confess I was disappointed. As has happened in the past, many of the characters from last year are gone. I really miss Denise and Brad and I even miss Claire a bit--her and Clarence/Clarice were good together. I'm not thrilled with the new characters and am not completely sold on John Larroquette--even though I have loved him as an actor since Night Court. I didn't see any real reason for the show to be expanded to 90 minutes--it just seemed too dragged out. I won't give up on this show until it completely 'jumps the shark,' and I hope it gets back on track soon. I love it best when it is being completely and totally silly. (And how silly was it to see Alan dressed in his 'Lennon sisters' dress, smoking a cigar and drinking his drink?)

--LIFE
This was just plain weird. I get that the main character was in prison unfairly. I get that he made a lot of money when he sued. I also get that he is a cop again so he can find out who set him up. What I don't get are his 'Zen' moments--which are really off the wall. I also don't get why it wasn't revealed till the end of the episode that he was set up to go to prison. Why not let it come out sooner? Of course, you have his partner who 'doesn't want to be his partner, but she screwed up, so this is her punishment.' This, of course, leads to her superior who wants her to 'watch' him and report any improprieties, so that he can be gotten rid of. Which she is willing to do, but by the end of the episode, she has a change of heart. This all has been done to death on many other shows. (And it is a bit confusing, too. I'm sure you can see that! :)) I probably will watch this one more time, but I don't think it will be around too long.

--DIRTY SEXY MONEY
Here we have Dynasty and Dallas updated for the 21st century. I'm not quite sold on it--I really don't do nighttime soaps. (Or daytime, for that matter.) This might be a fun show, but I have a feeling it won't be for me. Again, I will try another episode, but it probably will not be on my 'to watch' list.

--UGLY BETTY
Last year I loved this show. Unfortunately, after the premiere, this might be my this year's Desperate Housewives, along with (possibly) Heroes. I get caught up in the hype of some of these shows and then they can't hold me for the duration. I won't give up on this show just yet, but it just isn't the same. I'm tired of so many of the storylines and characters. Come on, when is Daniel going to grow up? When is Bradford going to see through Wilhemina? When are Henry and Betty going to--FINALLY--get together? And the plot twist that was just added: Alexis doesn't remember she IS Alexis--she thinks she is still ALEX! Okay, enough.

--MOONLIGHT
I LOVE sci-fi/fantasy/supernatural shows. This is why I watch/have watched The Dresden Files, Stargate: Atlantis, Supernatural, Eureka, Farscape, Firefly, etc. This is why I had to watch Moonlight. Here we have a vampire who is a private investigator. And that is the premise of the show. While I think Supernatural and The Dresden Files did 'supernatural' better, I will stick with this show for awhile. I have liked Jason Dohring since he was on Veronica Mars (he plays another vampire, Josef, in the show) AND Alex O'Loughlin (who plays the main character) is some nice eye candy, so what better reason to watch a show for an hour? :)

2 comments:

Burg said...

I'm looking forward to Pushing Daisies this week.. You?

cmk said...

For sure--I will be watching. I hope it is as good as it looks! I HAVE to have some good shows to watch--so far this season, too many shows are on my watch list because there just isn't anything else! I want shows that I can't wait to see.