Friday, September 22, 2006

How my TV recommendations panned out

Before the season started, I mentioned three new shows that I was looking forward to: Shark, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and Smith(ah, the sibilance, and having seen them, I can now comment on them a little further.

Smith: It sort of makes me sad to say this but... well, the pilot was a little boring really. Despite the star power of Ray Liotta, Virginia Madsen and Amy Smart, this show didn't seem to get me going. Maybe it will get better, but I have a feeling I am going to be left disappointed... perhaps to the point of giving up.

Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip: Since I already saw the show minus a few elements via Youtube, I knew what to expect. It is making a slow start, but from other dramas I've watched, I can see the elements for some quality entertainment, so I don't see myself migrating away from the show anytime soon.

Shark: Now this is a show that really got me. Good writing, good pacing, and good production values. It is fitting that the original CSI is Shark's lead in, given the fact that at no time did we see the crime scene of the major case being argued, which sort of worked well with Sebastian Stark's rules for winning in court revolve around perception and not evidence. It is a makes for a nice balance for the night. So far this seems like the horse to back this season, as it is starting off really strong.

So for those of you keeping score at home I rank the shows: 1) Shark 2) Studio 60 and at a distant 3rd Smith.

There are a few midseason series I am keeping my eye on as well, and I will probably write about them in the near future.


AG said...

Agreed on Smith, and oh the pain of that. Ray Liotta, for pete's sake! Virginia Madsen! Delivered weekly to my home! Best idea since FreshDirect! Alas, they have one more week to hook me, 'cause my memory is short and my DVR is dangerously overcrowded. Studio 60 gets a season pass, but as a confirmed member of the Amanda Peet Bugs The Hell Out Of Me tribe, we'll see. And Shark... stupid me, decided not to. This was the wrong decision, wasn't it...

MC said...

Good to see you AG.

Yes, I am a member of that Amanda Peet club, I get what you are saying.

But given the way Shark is structured, you still have a chance to get into the show. There are no hanging chads at the moment that would keep you from viewing at the moment.

Karl said...

OK, I know I've been a terrible blogging friend of late. I have over 800 feeds to read. Regardless, I just have to say how much I love "Studio 60." Awesome show, as expected. I mean, it's from the same guy that gave us "Sports Night" and "The West Wing."

I haven't seen the other shows. Just too many shows to watch. I didn't even want to try them, for fear I might get hooked on them, too. Plus, I can only handle one legal show at a time, and that's "Boston Legal" for me.

MC said...

Well, Boston Legal is a good choice I have to admit.