Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Differing opinions?

The fall previews have been coming in fast and furious in the last few days and -- surprise surprise! -- not everyone agrees with me (see the fall preview on Sept. 2 for all the details).

In the interest of fairness and full disclosure, here's where the pundits agree and disagree:

"'Til Death" -- Brad Garrett's new sitcom, which premieres Thursday on Fox, has been roundly panned by nearly everyone. Except me. I still got a bunch of good laughs in the premiere. Watch with caution.

"Knights of Prosperity" -- I hated this sitcom, formerly titled "Let's Rob Mick Jagger." Other people have found it charming. They're just dead wrong. I'm sorry, but I ain't backing off on this one.

"Men in Trees" -- Anne Heche's "Northern Exposure" ripoff, which I roundly ripped, was a best-pick in "Entertainment Weekly."

"Jericho" -- I called this post-apocolyptic drama the worst show of the fall. Entertainment Weekly made it a must-see. Decide for yourself if nuclear holocausts make for a fun evening.

"Smith" -- To me, this Ray Liotta-Virginia Madsen crime drama would be worth paying for in a theater. USA Today's Robert Bianco called it inept and unlikable. I call Bianco jaded.

"Vanished" -- Critics seem to agree with me that NBC's "Kidnapped" is a way better show. But readers have voiced their support of Fox's version.

OK, it's not like I'm off on a planet all my own. There are a few shows everyone seems to agree on:

"Friday Night Lights" -- I haven't read one bad word about this NBC football drama.

"Shark" -- Everyone agrees that James Woods shines in this courthouse thriller.

"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip" -- Maybe it's just that TV critics are huge Aaron Sorkin suck-ups, but this show's superior writing is attracting rave reviews.

"Ugly Betty" -- Not every review is entirely positive, but everyone is intrigued by the premise.

"Happy Hour" -- Haven't read one kind word for this Fox sitcom.

"Help Me Help You" -- Mostly positive notices for Ted Danson's latest sitcom.

I guess the bottom line is, don't take my word for it. Sample widely and make up your own mind...

...and then you'll see that I'm right.


At 7:42 PM, September 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what ever happended to show like playhouse 90.. land of the giants..the rifleman or burkes law..oh im sorry ..i guess im that old there. im a real old timer than these tv shows that aint worth to see.

At 10:33 PM, September 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i heard that...and to think comcast, qwest, dish and direct tv want us to pay around $50 to see alot of garbage? when, oh when will the day come when we can cherry pick which tv channels we want on our own line up? i miss the days of the blundered dark shadows days....bring them back and i will be happy!! :o)

At 10:51 PM, September 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is garbage.. when the guy from qwest tv comes out and said that he is throwing in the towel sort of speak to us and the pubilic.. and comcast gets the whole pie and us customers have to pay.. a lot.. i was counting on qwest to come.. because my sat dish from directtv is in line of sight of these tres that my next door guy had so iwent with comcast..but for 80. a month and falcon bb..yeah ..right they are going to cable my house good luckk i remember that comcast.. swallowed up citizens cable in the 1980s.. good luck to all..i like three channels. with katie..

At 10:56 PM, September 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i just remembered "mork and mindy" is on..kwhs tv 51..great for us old ..people on tv there before andyws,, time sort of speaking..ha .ha sorry andy..

At 5:30 PM, September 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've got to hand it to court-tv. they do have an awesome line up of forensics tv shows after 6pm. i'm not all that crazy about the psycho mind readers type of slueths, but even that is still better than the nut jobs on free tv all evening long, every night!

At 6:11 PM, September 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes nancy grace.. is a bitch.. but she getts thing through .the guy i dont like is glenn beck geez that guy every where from headline news to kvor in the morning .. i wish that they would have a local talk show at 9am on kvor am instead of him though..


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