Fall Preview Madness   

I’ve already briefly offered my thoughts on the various schedules. Based on description alone, there aren’t a whole lot of shows I’m dying to see but, since it’s hard to judge from descriptions alone, I decided I owed it to them to check out all the video previews and reassess my opinions.

First, kudos to ABC and NBC whose fall schedules (and previews) are quick and easy to find from the front pages of their websites. Then there’s FOX who does have a link on the front page but it’s going to the wrong page. I’m sure that’s just a screwup on the website programmer’s fault but, still, something that should have been caught – especially this week.

CBS, on the otherhand, makes you search and peck for their link. You only have to go one level down, it’s on their “SHOWS” menu, but I am a little surprised they don’t have it readily available from the main page. As for the CW, as far as I can tell, they don’t have a link anywhere (bad form, CW). I gave up looking after about five minutes and went back to The CW Source where I watched the video previews originally.

Here’re my thoughts on the previews, broken down by network. Shows in bold are the ones I’m interested in watching based on the previews. I will probably check out all of the others but I hope the pilot episodes are better than what we’re getting a glimpse of online.

Note: I’ve only covered shows that actually have preview clips available.

ABC

Sam I Am
Ok, the truth is that I love Christina Applegate and probably would have given this a chance just knowing she’s in it. However, and I know I’ve only got 22 seconds to go on here, it actually looks like it’ll be funny.

Cavemen
Oy. Do I have to say more than that? I can’t believe ABC actually has the gall to say, “a hilarious and though-provoking social commentary on race relations in today’s America” in the description of this crap. If America actually responds to this, someone may have to stage an intervention.

Carpoolers
Uh. Even the presence Jerry O’Connell, who I’ve had a crush on forever, wasn’t enough to make this look interesting. It’s a comedy and yet nothing about that preview made me laugh. Not a good sign.

Pushing Daises
Heh. I was already sold but, man, now I can’t wait! I’m really afraid that this show might be too quirky for America but I hope being on ABC means it’ll survive.

Private Practice
I’m in. It seems like everyone else (at least those I’ve spoken to online – everyone I know offline liked it) hated the spin-off episode for this on Grey’s Anatomy but I liked it. If anything, I think it suffered with being combined with GA because it’s obviously going to have a much different tone. Since the tone was what kept me from GA for two years, I think we can see why that doesn’t bother me. Plus, their male cast is enough to keep me tuning for a little while. (What? I’m allowed to be shallow occasionally!)

Dirty Sexy Money
I’m torn. I can’t stand the clip with the bratty, spoiled Darlings but I like the clip with Nick. If the show, as I suspect it will, will have more scenes with a limited number of Darlings interacting with Nick than the whole family gathered together and overwhelming me with their brattiness then I think I will like it.

Big Shots
So, I really wanted to like this one. It’s got Michael Vartan and Dylan McDermott AND Christopher Titus. How the fuck can’t I love it just based on those three? And, yet, this preview didn’t click with me. I kind of like the end of it (heh, they’re “the new women” and the tone of his voice there) but the pilot is going to have toc convince I want to keep watching.

Women’s Murder Club
Based on premise alone, I want to like it. I love mystery shows (surprise, surprise) and I’m a fan of smart chicks but couldn’t they have given us a better preview. Or, perhaps, two previews? This one does a good job to set up the show but it doesn’t show me much of what I might actually like about it. Sadly, I’m not bolding this one just yet.

Cashmere Mafia
Liked the look of it but I’m not feeling the chemistry or characters. I wondered why they were keeping this for mid-season and I think I get it now. I’ll check it out but I’m not as excited about it as I was before.

Eli Stone
Heh. Oh, yeah, I’ll be watching this one. I had a major Ally McBeal flashback for a moment. I don’t know that they intended that but it worked on me.

Miss Guided
Haha, that was funny. Why is this a mid-season replacement and Cavemen on the fall lineup?


NBC

Journeyman
The previews are better than I expected but I just don’t know. Since we’re only seeing the pilot and that’s all just setup, I don’t feel like it’s enough to judge the whole show. I reserve the right to change my mind come fall but so far the tone of the show is a little too intense for me. I think that’s the reason it’s not appealing to me like I’d expect it to given the genre and premise.

Chuck
For some weird reason, the description of this show was not grabbing me. The previws, on the otherhand, have won me over. I dunno if it’ll survive but I’ll definitely be watching.

Bionic Woman
Look. I’m a sucker for hot chicks who kick ass. It’s been proven time and time again. This one was on my “must watch” list even before the preview. Yes, it’s got something to live up to but, for now, I’m excited about it. Since I basically just lost the last of my strong women shows, I looking forward to this filling in the void.

Life
I love me some Sarah Shahi and these previews aren’t bad. I just can’t figure out what they’re going for there or, rather, if the lead actor can pull it off. Like it seems like they want him to be both tough and funny/quirky (ala Riggs from Lethal Weapon)and I’m not seeing it. I’ll check it out, of couse, but I’m not as interested as I was before.

Lipstick Jungle
Was that the song from SaTC that I heard in there? That’s not cool. This show has a better preview than Cashmere Mafia but I’m not feeling it. Both of these shows are inevitably going to be compared to SaTC but this one, no doubt because it’s from Candace Bushnell, feels like it’s a little too much like it only without the people who made SaTC the hit that it was. Eh.


CBS

Viva Laughlin (preview found here)
Yeah…. I dunno about this one. Quite frankly, I can’t see the American public embracing this. I’m quirky and I love musicals and I also love Hugh Jackman and the preview is doing nothing for me. Maybe I’m wrong, though, and it’ll be a surprise hit?

The Big Bang Theory
Holy Stereotypes, Batman! I’m almost ashamed to admit it but I did laugh. Not surprisingly for a sitcom, the characters a little two-dimensional for my tastes but I can’t deny I found some parts funny. I predict it’ll be another sitcom that I occasionally check out and do find funny but not enough to tune in every week.

Cane
I can’t deny that this preview looks good. I’m just not a fan of mob type stories and it may be taking place in FL and be about the families that control sugar cane but it still has a very mob-like feel. I know I’ll check it out but, much like Las Vegas, I don’t think it’ll be my type of show.

Kid Nation
Umm. This show makes me a little uncomfortable. I won’t be watching but it’ll be interesting to see who does.

Moonlight
Look, I know there are those hate that this show gets dismissed by those who are still bitter about Angel‘s cancellation and I get that. But I dare anyone who loved Angel to watch this preview and NOT compare the two. I don’t even know if it’s possible, the similarities are too glaringly obvious. And, for those who did love Angel, I think this show has a huge uphill climb to get us past the constant comparisons. It’s not that I won’t like it — I like stories that involve vampires and the supernatural — but I don’t know that I’ll be able to ever watch it without thinking it’s the inferior product. So, yeah, I’ll check it out but it has a long way to go to keep me interested. The real question, though, is… Is America any more willing to invite a broody vampire PI into their living rooms than they were eight years ago? I just don’t know that they are.

Swingtown
Really? No… really? I’m a little shocked that CBS actually picked this up. Errr, not because I’m a prude (although maybe I am because I find the concept of swinging somewhat repulsive which means I definitely won’t be watching) but because it seems like a bold move for one of the major networks. Are we entering into a new age of shock and awe?


FOX

Back To You
Does anyone else suffer from not being able to picture any one other than Frasier when you see Kelsey Grammer in a show? It’s a double-edged sword I suppose. But, for me, it’s making it hard to see this show as something new and original. Surprising since he story of two news co-anchors not being able to stand each other but having great onscreen chemstiry has never been done before! This one could end up being a hit for FOX but it’s not for me.

Canterbury’s Law
This one looks good but not for me. I know y’all hear me talk about Boston Legal all the time but legal dramas aren’t really my thing. I’m passing on it but I think it has the potential to attract an audience.

K-Ville
This one also looks really good. Will it be too early for a post-Katrina story? I’m not sure. I suspect that may actually be a draw for them. It has the potential to actually make it.

New Amsterdam
Now, see, this is an unique twist to an age-old story (look, ma, a pun!). I like it and I seriously wish it were on any network but FOX because I know that it’s going to draw me and FOX is going to cancel it.

The Return of Jezebel James
I thought this was the show I’d be anxious to see. It’s ASP, it’s Parker Posey, it’s Lauren freaking Ambrose… It seemed like perfect marriage of things I like. Yeah. Not so much. It does have a very GG feel to it but I hope the actual episodes are better than the clips we’re seeing.

The Rules for Starting Over
Errmmm. This seems like your run-of-the-mill sitcom. There were parts that were funny and parts where they seemed to be trying too hard. I like Rashinda Jones and Craig Bierko but I don’t think they’ll be enough to draw me in week to week.

The Sarah Connor Chronicles
Another one bites the dust! My feelings on this one might change but, for now, the previews have killed my interest a bit. Good thing, I guess, since it won’t be on the schedule into ’08 anyway.


The CW

Gossip Girl
This show was the one show I was really interested on the CW. Until I saw the clips, that is, and suddenly I’m not. The Gossip Girl books are a hit so I’m guessing the show will likely be one as well. I just can’t seem to get into or relate to these characters and, for now at least, Kristen as Gossip Girl is a bit weird. Maybe the pilot will do a better job of setting up and drawing me into the story.

Reaper
So, these previews are a mixed bag. The one with Satan in the car gave me a bit of a headache but the others were funny enough to make me want to watch. I still think it’d be better paired with Supernatural but maybe I’ll change my mind once I see a full episode.

Life is Wild
This one’s your typical family drama. It’s not good or bad, it’s just typical. The whole family gets moved to South Africa and rediscovers nature idea is as cliche and overused as the fighting news anchors idea (there’s a smiliar show airing on BBC America right now). Still, there are so many different versions of it for a reason… people like them every time. I’m guessing it’ll be the family hit that the CW is hoping for but I don’t agree with those who keep comparing it to Everwood. Apart from the father and son wo don’t get along part (something that hasn’t been unique since it was used in the Bible), this isn’t even on the same plane of existance as EW. The CW isn’t trying to get the people who loved EW back, it’s the one who loved 7th Heaven they want.

Aliens in America
Yeah…. no. Not only is the concept somewhat offense to me (you’ll remember I’m the one who loathes Borat and doesn’t see the humor in it at all) but I can’t even say I found any part of those clips amusing. I’m sure someone will find this funny… but it won’t be me.

And, that’s it! Of course, seeing as these are preliminary judgments based on very short clips, feel free to mock me in the Fall when I’m suddenly raving about shows that I panned here.

21 Responses to “Fall Preview Madness”

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    spectralbovine says:

    Rae! You watch everything, so you should put Dirty Sexy Money in bold if only because Diane’s going there. And Enbom’s going to Sarah Connor. I was not impressed with the Chuck previews at all, but you like it, so good. That’s Phil’s new job.

    I’m in for Pushing Daisies and Reaper (I agree that the Satan clip was weird, but the other two were amusing, and it has La Fortunata from Jake 2.0!). New Amsterdam looks interesting (I hadn’t heard of it until your post earlier), but it’s on Fox, so. Should we even bother these days, you know?

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    raelee says:

    Haha. I do watch everything so you know this list is going to change later.

    Hmmm, I’ll have to keep an eye on Dirty Sexy Money. [info]cdn_tvaddict liked it too and she and I usually mesh on our dramas.

    Sarah Connor will probably get better the closer we get and when I can see an extended scene. Enbom deserves me giving it a chance though.

    To be honest, I expected to hate Chuck so I think I may be giving it a chance for surprising me.

    I hear ya on New Amsterdam. Fox and niche shows do not mix. Plus, that’s one they’re moving around on the schedule between Fall and Spring. Hmmm, I wonder if I should wait it out… maybe give it four episodes and see how it’s doing. I’m sure there’ll be ways to catch up online.

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    cdn_tvaddict says:

    I haven’t seen any of the Fox, CW or CBS previews yet so I can’t comment there. Although there wasn’t a lot from the descriptions that I was interested in on those networks. I was curious about Gossip Girl, but from the sounds of things it’s not so good?

    Hey! We actually agreed on two comedies! Of course it was on the bad ones, but that’s something. ;)

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    raelee says:

    Awww, I just responded to your post and said I will be curious to see what you think about the shows on the other networks. (Especially “Moonlight”)

    Eh. I dunno about Gossip Girl. I want to see what you think. I’m just not there. Part of it is that the girls all playing the “teenagers” seem really old. I guess that could be part of what they’re going for (because they’re all supposed to be more “worldly” than your normal teens) but it put me off.

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    cdn_tvaddict says:

    Who is this Enbom??

    Did you see that Summer G is going to be in the SCC as well?

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    raelee says:

    Writer from VMars.

    Yes, I did. She’s in the third clip on FOX’s site. I think she’ll do a great job in it. She’s got that great body control.

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    cdn_tvaddict says:

    OK, first… even though you told me it wasn’t going to work, I went and tried to click on the Fox link to check out their new fall shows. D’uh.

    But they have a clip up at Zap2it now, so I did see a bit of it. As much as I want to watch for Blake Lively (Bee!), KB, and Josh Schwartz, I am way too old to be wasting an hour a week on spoiled teenage backstabbing and bitchiness. I think it’ll be a smash with the teens though!

    And, I’m sure I’ll still give it at least one chance to impress me, but I highly doubt I could watch it regularly.

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    cdn_tvaddict says:

    Ah, I see. Thanks. :)

    The clip I saw did not have Summer in it. :( I gotta say, I think Fox has cancelled one too many shows for me to get invested in this one. It has painful and untimely cancellation written all over it.

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    raelee says:

    Awww, I’m sorry! FOX sucks!

    I am way too old to be wasting an hour a week on spoiled teenage backstabbing and bitchiness.

    Ditto!!

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    cdn_tvaddict says:

    Also, I think I saw a different clip of DSM than you did? The one I saw just had Peter Krause and Donald Sutherland sitting and talking. I haven’t seen any of the other characters to base my reaction off of.

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    raelee says:

    They have three different ones so I guess zap2it must just have one available? I’m sure it’ll pop up somewhere else eventually.

    It’s really brief anyway.

    See, I dunno if this one will die so quickly. It’s got the whole Terminator movie thing behind it. New Amsterdam is the show on FOX that I want to watch but I’m afraid they will yank immediately.

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    raelee says:

    Ah, yes. Then you saw the clip I LIKED. It’s making more sense now. The other clip is with all the kids gathered together talking about Donald wanting Peter to be their family lawyer. It was just spoiled rich kid (except they are adults) overload for me. Maybe if I meet them all seperately and then see them all in a group, it wouldn’t be too much at once?

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    cdn_tvaddict says:

    Yes, just one at Zap. I figure TV.com will eventually get them all up. I just have to be patient.

    Ah see, I thought of that, but I think we’re pretty much the last of the Terminator generation. There’s probably not too many people younger than us who have seen (or heard of) those movies. I know Whitney gave me the blank stare when I asked her. So I don’t know that that will matter to the target audience, and I don’t know that it’s a show a lot of older people will watch?. But, I really have no idea either. :)

    Haha! LOL @ the icon. Good usage.

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    ladydisdain225 says:

    I didn’t realize Mirana Otto was in Cashmere Mafia. Loyalty to LOTR actors demands that I at least check it out when it airs.

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    eolivet says:

    Oh, yay — I was waiting for this post!!! :D You and my husband called “Heroes” a hit before anyone else, so I definitely will keep your reactions in mind when our group has to meet with the buyers and decide final shares. :)

    (Interestingly, you and my husband had very similar reactions to “Bionic Woman,” “Big Shots” and “K-Ville” :)

    It seems like everyone else (at least those I’ve spoken to online – everyone I know offline liked it) hated the spin-off episode

    Not me! Team Spinoff, baby! :p I think the cast is great, and I really connected with the characters. My DVR will be busy on Wednesday night, since — if the Pilots are as good as the previews — I could see myself watching all three shows. :D

    so far the tone of the show is a little too intense for me

    Interesting…I’m still hung up on the fact that he’s married, and his wife seems kind of annoying. And he meets his dead girlfriend back in time, like…then why make him married? We have it doing well, but I liked it better before I saw the preview, and sometimes, that’s a bad sign. :/

    I just can’t figure out what they’re going for there or, rather, if the lead actor can pull it off.

    YES, thank you!!! Glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t understand this show. :p

    I’m quirky and I love musicals and I also love Hugh Jackman and the preview is doing nothing for me.

    My husband had the same reaction. The story is really good, though — if it’s the same as the original. I worry that the lead isn’t strong enough to pull it off — you have to be totally over-the-top to sell it, and he was kind of…muted. :x

    Is America any more willing to invite a broody vampire PI into their living rooms than they were eight years ago?

    My point exactly, but your reaction as a former “Angel” fan, is interesting. It’s possible there are many out there who feel the same way, and won’t watch it based on principle.

    Surprising since he story of two news co-anchors not being able to stand each other but having great onscreen chemstiry has never been done before!

    You’re right, but I think the strength of the acting can overcome the cliched premise. Grammer kind of is Frasier as a news anchor here…then again, is Frasier the new Seinfeld curse? :p

    What did you think of the leads in “K-Ville?” I like the premise, but I found the acting really weak. I guess cop shows aren’t exactly known for their dramatic prowess, but…Anthony Anderson? Really? :/

    there’s a smiliar show airing on BBC America right now

    Oh, interesting…I just think this show is in a timeslot of death for the CW, and I actually think families are watching “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” or “The Simpsons,” so I don’t agree with the rationale that there are no family dramas on at the time. I can’t see a Sunday show on CW being a hit, just because…nothing ever has been a hit there before.

    (OK, sorry I babbled so much — it’s just nice to be able to talk about the shows now :)

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    harper47 says:

    Oh interesting. Very interesting. I myself have a long, laundry list of shows I plan to try out. And I did go watch alot of the previews – some I liked, some I was meh on but since clips don’t really tell the story all the time, I’m still going to check shows out, based on premises I like.

    See – i didn’t like the Moonlight clip at all but I’m willing to give it a chance based on it’s premise even though I am, as you know, a complete Angel fan.

    But since you and I have such opposite reactions most of the time, I’ll be interested to see what shows we end up agreeing on.

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    raelee says:

    I think it’ll be better than the preview I’m seeing. There’s just not much to the preview. I’m guessing once they make a promo, I’ll be more excited.

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    raelee says:

    Don’t apologize! I like talking about this stuff with you. :)

    I’m glad you liked the spinoff! I think it’ll be a hit. It’s so hard to tell from online reaction alone and I think some of that is just because of how they did it. I suspect people will like it more once it’s by itself. It’s a completely different vibe from GA.

    Interesting…I’m still hung up on the fact that he’s married, and his wife seems kind of annoying.

    But don’t you think that’s just something that the pilot revolves around and most of that is just to set up the story for the audience? I guess that’s my question. I didn’t really love that part of the story either (and I think that’s what I mean by “tone”) but I got the feeling that the actual week to week episodes would be more standalone… with some kind of background story about his dead girlfriend in there.

    YES, thank you!!! Glad I’m not the only one who doesn’t understand this show. :p
    Haha, well I thought I understood from the description and I liked the clip the very first time I watched. The second I realized I couldn’t figure out what they were going for. Is it really a feel good “second chance at life” thing or a serious “prison changes you” thing?

    The story is really good, though — if it’s the same as the original.

    I will say that you saw more than I did so I can’t accurately judge this one yet. All I saw was a clip of Hugh getting off the helicopter and walking into the casino singing. I didn’t even get to see the actual lead so my not feeling it is understandable. I still worry that mainstream America isn’t open-minded enough to embrace this… but maybe?

    My point exactly, but your reaction as a former “Angel” fan, is interesting. It’s possible there are many out there who feel the same way, and won’t watch it based on principle.

    I like that the networks are getting more adventurous and I actually give them credit for daring to give this one a go. I do think there are people who won’t watch it on principle alone. Then there are people like me who may watch but won’t be able to help comparing the two and I really loved Angel so it’s never likely to compare. Unless the preview is mislead, it’s built on an almost identical premise as Angel and that’s what’s going to lead to comparisons. (Note: The flip side is that those who tried to like Angel but didn’t for some reason specific to that show – i.e. the actors, etc. – may end up liking this one instead.)

    (my comments are too long! continued in a new comment below)

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    raelee says:

    (PART TWO)

    Grammer kind of is Frasier as a news anchor here…then again, is Frasier the new Seinfeld curse? :p

    Oh, definitely the acting can overcome the cliched premise and I think it will in this case. As for the part I quoted, I don’t think Frasier will be a curse in the same way. Playing a role that is somewhat like the previous one actually helps I think. And he’s good enough to pull it off. That’s why I predicted this will be a hit for them. Well known people in a well known premise… it’s bound to succeed.

    Ok, so here’s the funny thing about “K-Ville”, the other lead (not Anthony A.) is someone I like. So, that warmed me towards the show immediately. I actually think Anthony has it in him and just hasn’t been able to show it. I don’t know WHY I think that… I must have had some encounter with him in recent history. ;)

    Oh, interesting…I just think this show is in a timeslot of death for the CW, and I actually think families are watching “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” or “The Simpsons,”

    Hmmm. I forgot about Extreme Makeover. I don’t think Simpsons is a true opponent. I mean, it is but I don’t think they’re vying for the same audience. (For a better comparison, imagine saying that people who were into 7th Heaven were also into The Simpsons.) I was originally going to question it… because I think of 8 as being too late for most family-fare but then I wondered if the people I know are old fashioned. Like, for instance, I can see my friend’s daughter loving this show… but her bed time is 8 and this is a school night so that’s a strict bedtime. I think the CW might have been better putting it on at 7. So, maybe you’re right and it won’t succeed. I was just thinking that they were trying to get an audience that doesn’t have much else to watch on Sundays and the animals will be a draw for the younger of that group. (I can already see my two nieces, who love animals, loving it.)

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    raelee says:

    Last year I got really excited about a bunch of premises and then found I should have trusted some of my instincts based on the previews instead. That said, you’re definitely right that the clips don’t tell the story so it’s hard to judge on those alone.

    Do we usually have opposite reactions in the beginning, though? It’s usually once we’ve each developed certain likes and dislikes for a show that we begin to differ. (Our different ways of watching being key there, of course.) You’re right, though, I can’t wait to see what we both end up liking. ;)

    RE: the Moonlight clip
    Ah and I liked it but kept comparing it. I naturally like the premise but I’m afraid I’ll always be unduly harsh on it.

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    eolivet says:

    I got the feeling that the actual week to week episodes would be more standalone… with some kind of background story about his dead girlfriend in there.

    True…and someone else recently reminded me that I guess the lead in “Quantum Leap” was married, only…he forgot that he was married or something? Because all the time travel hurt his brain? I obviously have a fondness for nomadic time travelers, which is clearly a personal bias. I guess I felt like making him married kind of…limits the show somehow. As someone else on my Friends list put it: “if your time traveler is married, he can’t go out and sleep with Cleopatra.” ;p Or he can, but then there’s all this angst involved. :p

    Is it really a feel good “second chance at life” thing or a serious “prison changes you” thing?

    I thought it tended more towards the former — like, cynical cop-turned-prisoner, you’d think prison would’ve made him even more cynical, but…surprise! He’s a new man! The thing is NBC described it as a crime drama, but…crime dramas usually have very simple premises. This is a crime drama like “House” is a crime drama — where the focus is more on the lead character than the crimes themselves. IMHO, calling it a crime drama seems misleading.

    All I saw was a clip of Hugh getting off the helicopter and walking into the casino singing.

    This is what worries me about this show, because Hugh Jackman isn’t the lead — he only has a recurring role. And yeah, he’s stronger than the lead, from what I’ve seen. :/ It’s very frustrating, because I just want to tell the Internet “It’s not this! It’s so much more!”

    I hope the Pilot ends up being more campy than the preview showed, as well — or people will tune out in droves. It cannot take itself too seriously or it will definitely fail, like you said. :/

    Unless the preview is mislead, it’s built on an almost identical premise as Angel and that’s what’s going to lead to comparisons.

    Nope, that’s…pretty much it. Also of note that I totally didn’t get until my sister pointed it out, is he falls in love with a blonde girl. Heh.

    My main problem with “Moonlight” is the timeslot. We’re a long way from XF, and I just feel like they’re going to alienate the available audience (mainly older women) with it. But hey — it’s on CBS, not the WB, which (unfortunately) automatically broadens your potential audience.

    I actually think Anthony has it in him and just hasn’t been able to show it.

    He was on “The Shield” and was apparently good — I just don’t know. Where do you know the other lead from? :)

    I was just thinking that they were trying to get an audience that doesn’t have much else to watch on Sundays and the animals will be a draw for the younger of that group.

    The thing is…it’s not “7th Heaven.” It’s not nearly as clean as that show was — I think it’s more aimed at 13 year-olds than 8 year-olds. And I don’t think 13 year-olds will watch it. I’m old-fashioned, too — and I wouldn’t let my 8 year-old watch it, based on what I saw (some teen romance stuff), but perhaps our nation is more evolved… ;p