Last week was Pilot week on cable television. And I got a weird bug up my ass and decided I wanted to watch these pilots - even though we all know that pilots are usually terrible and you can't judge a show off the pilot. But, hey, I did. Here's your guide to Fall 2013 TV.
- Trophy Wife.
I watched this because Josh Lyman (If you haven't seen The West Wing, then why are you even on the internet right now?) was in it and that's about it. It's supposed to be about a "crazy family," but it just falls flat on everything. The jokes are cliched - parents accidentally killing the hamster, drinking a water bottle full of vodka. And, it's not funny. Incredibly sexist. Incredibly stupid.
Bottom Line - Don't bother with this one.
- The Goldbergs.
This was actually really cute! I thought it would be terribly anti-Semitic, but it was really funny and it has the actress from Reno 911 and Jeff Garlin. The premise is really great too. It's about this kid that films his family and the writer of the show actually did that -- so at the very end, they played the actual videos of his actual family members - super cute and definitely worked for me.
Bottom Line - I'm excited to watch this show -- so you should definitely check it out.
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Joss Whedon wrote and directed the pilot. I assume in the hopes of guiding this show onto greatness. I've heard a lot of criticisms. And there is a fear that they will turn this show into a Monster of the Week type thing. However, I think it was really well done and I enjoyed it.
Bottom Line - If you saw Avengers, you'll get it so give it a try.
- The Michael J. Fox Show.
I was so excited for this one, but I felt like it just wasn't funny. At all. It tried. And, it was so great to see Michael J. Fox back on TV. That man belongs in front of camera with his charisma. And great to see that Marie moved on. Am I going to keep watching it? Yeah, because I love Michael J. Fox, but not because it was enjoyable.
Bottom Line - Try it out of respect for Michael J. Fox. If you hate it, then that's okay, but probably don't drop that in public.
What in the hell was that? It was so racist and not funny that I turned it off within the first 8 minutes. I was offended and angry that it wasn't even funny to make up for it.
Bottom Line - Don't waste your time.
Other shows of interest:
- Mom. This one is on CBS and has CJ from The West Wing (When is Toby getting his own show?). CBS shows are rarely funny, but I might as well give it a try.
- The Crazy Ones. Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar vehicle. One of the writers was also a writer on Arrested Development. Sounds promising.
What are you watching on TV this fall? Let me know in the comments!
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