I’ve watched a lot of television in my life, yet I still find shows that I either initially shrugged off as being no good, skipped because I found something I thought was better on at the same time, or was completely unaware of. With all of the time I have on my hands, what with being unemployed and all, I’ve decided to go back and catch up on some of those shows. With this new segment, TV Rewind, I’ll go back and watch every episode of the shows that I’ve previously passed by. In this inaugural post, I’ve decided to go with the FX comedy It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Continue reading →
After last night’s finale of Sing Off (which I did not watch), NBC chose to run a sneak peek at it’s new mid-season comedy Perfect Couples. I had been hearing bits and pieces about it for a few months now, and I’m always one to want to experiment with my TV shows (and there’s nothing new on until January anyway), so I figured I would give it a look. Continue reading →
If you read my initial review of Nikita from a few weeks ago, you’ll remember how much I enjoyed the first few episodes. I’m happy to report that the subsequent episodes have not let me down. Each episode is giving us more information about each of the characters, gradually building the story, all while giving us new and interesting events each week. Last night’s episode, while a little light on the action, had me wondering where everything was going to end up in the end, at least in regards to Alex’s story. We didn’t get to see much progress in terms of Nikita and Owen this week, but I for one hope he becomes a series regular on the show.
Warning: minor spoilers ahead, for those who haven’t seen the most recent episode.
The first information I read about Hellcats was, as with Nikita, just a few days before it premiered. The show was described as Glee meets Bring It On, so two of my favorite things. I was also told that it appears to be a show all about girls showing their midsections, making it three of my favorite things. I can forgive you for not seeing how a someone (especially a young, heterosexual male) can like both Glee and half-naked girls. I don’t think I’m Hellcats‘ target demographic (or maybe I am, as I’ll describe later), but that won’t stop me from watching.
Most of the television shows that I watched last season (i.e everything except Heroes) is returning this season, so I didn’t have a need to fill empty gaps in my weekly TV schedule. With that being said, I didn’t really research any new shows. It wasn’t until just a few days before Nikita premiered that I even heard about it. I had never seen the original Nikita film, or the La Femme Nikita television series, and everything that I’ve seen the main cast (Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonesca) in, I didn’t feel compelled to go out and watch more of their work, so I can’t really tell you why I started watching the show. I can tell you, however, why I will keep watching.
Glee has become somewhat of a phenomenon since it debuted on FOX last May. In the course of a single season, Glee has seen several awards, including a Golden Globe for “Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy,” the cast has gone on tour, sang the national anthem at the World Series, performed at the White House, been picked up for two more seasons, and released four studio albums, which broke a record previously set the The Beatles in 1966 for shortest time between first week number one releases. Maybe “phenomenon” is an understatement?