Every season the networks crank out a new batch of new shows. The 2009 season has some interesting prospects as well as a few that just don’t sit right with me. Of course only time will tell if these shows have what it takes to make it to their sophomore year.
The Forgotten: I am a quirky Crime Drama addict. That is why I am drawn to The Forgotten. The show focuses on a group a amateur sleuths who investigate cases involving identified victims. It is a Jerry Bruckheimer project. I’m hoping that the quirky vibe stays and there is enough Bruckheimer magic to keep the show from becoming the next The Unusuals.
Three Rivers: I am still mourning the cancellation of Moonlight. I loved that show and the chemistry Alex O’Loughlin had with Sophia Miles. I miss seeing Jason Dohring in all his snarky wonder…but I also know I just have to be happy with my recorded episodes on sci-fi. However, there is a little glimmer of hope. I do get to see Alex O’Loughlin again. He’s returning to CBS with a new medical drama Three Rivers. It focuses on a transplant team, their work and their lives. I’m hoping this show brings the goods to keep Mr. O’Loughlin employed for a few seasons.
NCIS: Los Angeles: I am a HUGE NCIS fan, but the thought of a spin off makes my eyes twitch. They did the whole two episode pilot during the regular run of NCIS, and I was less than impressed. Although, I said the same thing about NCIS when it first aired. I liked Gibbs because I love Mark Harmon, and I thought the Abby character was pretty interesting. Tony was okay, but that Liv Blackladder character was awful and annoying. I can see why that character was scrapped and Tasha Alexander came in as Kate instead. I thought the writing was mediocre at best, and I just couldn’t get into it. Then I fell in love with the show. I do like Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J. I’m sure they will do a great job. I’m also sure the technology they use on the show will be fabulous, but will it be enough to keep viewer’s attention? I don’t know. Oh and CBS are you really too lazy to name your shows?
Eastwick: Remember that movie “The Witches of Eastwick?” Well this one is based of that same book. Three women discover they have magical powers. I’m thinking Desperate Housewives with magic. It might actually make it, but it really depends on the cheese factor. Oh yeah, it also has Rebecca Romjin in it for extra sex appeal…and well geek appeal thanks to the X-Men movies.
Vampire Diaries: The CW has decided to cash in on the Twilight craze. They have created a series based of on a YA novel based on vampires. They didn’t do such a great job with making Privileged work, but this might just work in their favor. I am not a Twilight fan. I can’t bring myself to read the books, and I heard from people who loved the book that the movie was awful. However, the target demographic is still obsessed. Is this a blatant attempt to profit from a current trend? Yes. Will the average CW viewer be more apt to get “sucked” (sorry I couldn’t help myself) in by this than another random novel adaptation? Yes. This whole idea triggers my eye roll reflex, but it may turn out to be a good business move for the CW. It just depends on how they proceed and how long the Twilight obsession sticks around.
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