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Go USA!

by on Jul.07, 2009, under TV

While I’m happy that I’ve been taking more of my veg time lately in the evenings to read and I’m enjoying playing on the Wii, I still need to occasionally have some form of entertainment that requires no input or effort from me.  Luckily it seems that I’ve found some things worth watching (besides the hundred or so movies in my queue) – USA Network original programming.  Here are my thoughts on a few of their shows:

  • Burn Notice – I know this is not a new show, but I never took the time in the past to give it a try.  This season (their third) I have and I’ve been really enjoying it.  The format is different and colorful and the writing is clever and has a good rhythm to it.  I may soon find myself picking up seasons 1 & 2 on DVD to catch up.
  • Royal Pains – I like this new show.  I like the talent in it, I like the drama of it (okay, at times it can be a little soapy, but it is early yet).  Apparently though, I cannot watch this show around my medically inclined family members – they tend to rip apart the feasibility of such shows (much as I’m sure I do with techie shows, but I tend to watch them anyway).
  • In Plain Sight – This seemed like it had potential when it premiered last year, but I never made an effort to catch it.  Now I’ve started catching it simply due to proximity to the other shows I’m watching and it too has drawn me in.
  • Psych – This show has long been a guilty pleasure of mine.  Sure the drama of it is far-fetched and the format tends to be a little formulaic at times, but I love Shawn Spencer in action and I can’t wait until this season premieres.

I’m also looking forward to Eureka returning to SciFi soon (or should I be referring to it as SyFy).  All in all this summer is turning out to be less stagnant that I’d anticipated.  And I guess it couldn’t hurt to go outside every once and a while too.

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Eureka!

by on May.18, 2009, under TV

Okay, the title reminds me that there is another show in limbo that I wish I knew the fate of.  That aside, there is good news in the world of television!  It seems that both Chuck and Dollhouse have been renewed!  So it seems that both NBC and Fox realized the value in some of their assets enough to give them another chance.

With NBC, my guess is that the prime reason that Chuck’s fate was questionable was the fact that they are opting to give Leno the 10-spot 5 days a week starting this fall which seriously hampers their drama line-up.  I’m not sure how much the Save Chuck campaigns factored into their decision, but thankfully they decided to squeeze it in.  I will highly be looking forward to seeing Chuck start kicking ass with his newfound intersect abilities.

As for Fox – they have earned a reprieve from any sort of boycott from me.  Granted I would have liked to see another season of Terminator over drawing out Fringe any longer (especially after their questionable finale showing off an alternate reality where the twin towers survived), Dollhouse was a more solid show and deserved the renewal.  I can’t wait to see how things progress with Ballard now a company man and Alpha’s schemes gone awry.  Plus I can never see too much of Echo in action – they couldn’t turn down that kind of eye candy on primetime television (I always had faith).

Finally, prompted by my choice in title I am happy to report that season 3.5 of Eureka will be starting up on SciFi in July.  So all is well in the world of TV … for now.  Well, aside from a half dozen other cancellations that have alerady happened and renewals that shouldn’t have … we must take what we can get.

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Mid-season Status Report

by on Feb.27, 2009, under TV

Ok, I guess it isn’t really the middle of the television season, per se.  But really with how things seem to run these days, how could one truly pin down a mid-point?  Some shows started their season as early as September while others started in January – still others seem to be coming back in March.  So who knows.  The bottom line is that I feel like reviewing the shows that I watch in summary.  So here I go: (continue reading…)

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