Tuesday, August 30, 2005

The Fall Television Schedule

Tuesday, August 30, 2005
There are certain shows that I will be watching again this fall. Some are returning, others are new and i hope they don't suck. A couple look really intiguing.

Invasion: This is probably the one show I am most interested in. Why? Alien invasion, of course. What else would I be watching? CBS already cancelled Joan of Arcadia. There are lights in the sky and suddenly some people are acting a little weird. Might the aliens have taken over the bodies of citizens? This is the kind of crap that I like. Might this stink? Yep.

Lost: A very well regarded show and one of the "breakouts" from last season. I like the idea of it, and it is often fascinating. I don't love it, though. There is something about the execution that isn't quite clicking inside me. Still, I really want to know what's going on with that damn island.

Alias: I won't be watching this. Not because I don't like the show, but because I have only seen the first two seasons on DVD. This reminds me I should Netflix season 3 pretty soon. I mention it because I really, really like this show.

Commander in Chief: Yeah, I know. Geena Davis as President. Get Joan Allen and I'm sold. On one hand, I don't think this show will be as successful as The West Wing. On the other, I just read yesterday that it was created by Rob Lurie, the guy who also wrote and directed the vastly underrated The Contender. He wrote and directed the pilot episode here. If Lurie has creative control, this show could be a real sleeper. Maybe. I don't even know if I'll really give this one a shot, maybe just the pilot episode.

The Amazing Race: Whoa! There are too many people! This season is the one where each team is a family of four rather than a team of two. I had a hard enough time keeping track of who was who on previous seasons (all the models seem to look alike to me), and now I have families to deal with? With kids? Ugh. Points to the Race creators from trying something to keep from getting stale, but I don't know about this. I'm already looking forward to Season 9 when they go back to two person teams.

That's it for CBS. They cancelled Joan of Arcadia and that was the only other show of theirs that I wanted to see. Yes, I'm still slightly bitter about that. The fact that they replaced it with The Ghost Whisperer starring Jennifer "Give me a job, any job" Love Hewitt doesn't help matters. Bring back Amber Tamblyn and the rest of the cast!!

My Name is Earl: Two words: Jason Lee. The man has never failed to entertain me and surely he can take such a ridiculous idea as a man trying to right every wrong he has ever done in his life and make it work. The only reason I'm going to give this show a shot, though, is Jason Lee. Bonus: it co-stars Ethan Suplee.

The E-Ring: I'm positive this is going to stink. I'd rather watch Commander in Chief. And yet...a show about conflicts inside the Pentagon seems a little intriguing. You heard it here first, this is still going to stink. Will I watch it? I don't know. Probably not.

Nothing much for NBC. I still haven't seen an episode of The West Wing, though I'm sure I'll hit the point where I fly through every episode on Netflix. The rest? Nah.

Reunion: This the one that has the most potential to be something I want to see. Every episode the cast of characters ages a year, so everything is a year later. This could stink, but it could be really good.

Prison Break: Yeah, this could be the big show of the year. I'll probably catch it on DVD because right now I'm not willing to make the commitment for this show.


Amanda said...

I admit, I do want to see LOST. It sounds intriguing. However, it's on opposite Veronica Mars, which I have heard brilliant things about. Not that I'll be able to watch either since I have a Weds night class...but we'll see.
I just started watching season one of Smallville. I have to watch this show now. James Marsters is going to play a villian in season five, and that man is brilliance personified. =P

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