The 2011 autumn season is now in full swing – indeed we are already experiencing the most irritating aspect of US tv – the breaks for sports as Glee is off the air for baseball until November 1st, Fringe also skipping a week..grr!
So how are my favourite shows shaping up?
Well Glee is like a whole different show this year and I am not totally sure I like it as much yet. The critical reception has been good as the one aspect Glee is doing well is more consistent storytelling. However, I’ve never watched Glee for its dramatic strengths. What has me a tad worried is the lack of any really standout must-be-played songs in the first three episodes. Yes the music was ok, but I’ve been listening to the music from the first two seasons rather than any of the 10 or so songs we’ve had so far.
Continue reading New Seasons of Glee, The Good Wife, Fringe etc
Hellcats returned with a fun episode that featured Dan’s student movie – a pretty awesome zombie/cheerleader romp. Amber Tamblyn ended her stint on House with a really good episode. I was not especially impressed with the much hyped Game of Thrones, while I spent most of Body of Proof saying to myself ‘Christina Hendricks is married to HIM!!’
Continue reading Zombies vs Cheerleaders on Hellcats, House, Game of Thrones, Body of Proof
Some good tv watching as The Good Wife continues its campaign for My Favourite Crime/Drama Ever, House has the lovely Olivia Wilde return from making a stack of crap movies, and Body of Proof is shaping up to be a pretty damn good show.
Continue reading More The Good Wife heartbreak, Thirteen back on House, Body of Proof on the up
Lots of shows to catch up on, including the final episodes (probably ever) of Off the Map and No Ordinary Family, shows I liked quite a bit but failed to find an audience.
No Ordinary Family went all apocalyptic as Lucy Lawless got a name (which I can’t remember now..Teresa?) and a dastardly plot – to find out how the Powell family got their powers for keeps and to then kill them. However, the melodrama surrounding this including JJ kidnapped, shape shifting humans, taking away powers, double crosses etc was just rather desperate and forced.
Continue reading TV Catch Up – Off the Map, No Ordinary Family finales, Body of Proof, The Killing, The Good Wife, Breakout Kings
I was a late-comer to Law and Order: Special Victims Unit; one boring summer Hallmark was showing episodes in seemingly random order so I was puzzled by the rotating ADAs and Olivia Benson’s hair!
In recent years the show has been very inconsistent with the cases being more gimmicky and less interestingly plotted in my opinion. Another SVU staple is the big name guest stars and this week’s episode boasted Jeremy Irons and Elizabeth Mitchell, and for once Benson and Stabler stepped back a bit and these two excellent actors really got their teeth into what was a highly melodramatic and unbelievably convoluted story.
Continue reading SVU on form, The Good Wife, Body of Proof Premiere.