Posts tagged ‘No Ordinary Family’

October 3, 2010

Quick Round up of Week 2

I am feeling the need to provide a roundup of Week 2 of the Fall TV season because there has been some fall out:

Of the 6 shows I recommended to check out, one has already been canceled, Lone Star.   After watching the second week I liked it less, but I still think it deserved a longer run.   I am sad for Bob and really wanted to see what would happen with him and his two wives and crappy dad, but this is helpful for my quest to watch less TV.

Still love The Event, and as mentioned earlier, I am liking No Ordinary Family.  Those stay on the list.  After week 2 of The Whole Truth, I am dropping it to “have on in the background when paying bills on the weekend” status.  Undercovers, Running Wilde did not even make it to Week 2.  Hawaii Five-O which I did not officially recommend but did check out, is a big hit, but cop shows don’t do it for me unless they include unexplained phenomenon.  Apparently, The Whole Truth and Running Wilde are also in danger of cancellation, not a surprise.  (FYI – I get all of the scoop on ratings from my new favorite site tvbythenumbers.com which I learned about from my favorite TV Squad reviewer who made me love Rubicon.)

There is one other show I decided to check out that I really liked and have added to the list, Raising Hope.  It is really funny.  A young man and his crazy family are raising the baby he conceived in the back of his van and got custody of when the baby momma was sentenced to death.  That does not sound funny, so I assumed it would not be, but I was dead wrong.  These characters are ridiculous and miraculously….endearing. The cast includes Cloris Leachman and that awesome actress Martha Plimpton who shows up everywhere lately including The Good Wife and How to Make it in America.  FYI – Just learned on IMDB (love IMDB) that she is Keith Carradine’s daughter (Carradine = Lundy on Dexter).  Had no idea.  Anyway, I think it is a nice compliment to round out the hour for my other 30 minute fave, Modern Family.  I highly recommend it.

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October 3, 2010

Initial Thoughts: No Ordinary Family

I forgot!  There was one more new show to check out and review.  I will keep it brief.

"Conrad" telling "The Sheild" to "think like something that can fly" (I didn't work)

Cute.  Really cute and funny!  In the first 10 minutes, a whole family (husband, wife, and two teenage kids) gets super powers on their trip to Brazil.  Everyone who is watching knows this but the characters don’t know it  and no one knows what the powers are so the way they reveal themselves is suspenseful and (I think) well written in to the story.   Michael Chiklis (formerly of The Shield and the big rock “Thing” in Fantastic Four) is awesome but his side kick  (Conrad the drug dealer from Weeds) is HILARIOUS.   He built “The Shield” a lair in his garage.  “Every superhero needs a lair, with WiFi.”  Hilarious.  The wife  is not using that  baby voice she had as Rita on Dexter so she is less annoying.  And the dad from Seventh Heaven is on the show.  Always nice to see him, but I think he is evil in this one.  If you are looking for a fun family show, check it out.  Well written with a unique premise.  I think this one is a winner (and I happen to know it premiered really well so this is not just my opinion.)  Not in the genre of shows I usually “can’t wait to watch” but I like it!

September 20, 2010

TVaholic Picks Her Potential New Favs of the 2010 Fall TV Season

I have 21 minutes until the official “premiere week” officially kicks off. My computer is relatively stable at the moment so here it goes!  I am grateful that there are not many shows that appeal to me this season since I have this 10 hour rule.  Maybe as I have gotten older, my tastes have gotten more refined?  Hmm… I do still watch ever episode of Big Brother.  Well, whatever the reason, it bodes well for my plan.   I read all of the TV Squad reviews and poured over Entertainment Weekly, and used my new show prediction radar and the show I am MOST excited about is….

The Event – Mysteries, political intrigue and flashing forward and backward to tell the story.  Sounds perfect.   I miss Flash Forward so I am hoping this is something similar..but better!

Runners up include:

Lone Star – I was feeling obliged to watch this because it got great reviews, but I saw a preview on TiVo and I might actually like it…

The Whole Truth – I love Maura Tierney and Rob Morrow.  I hope I like this..but the jury is out (that was a pun about this legal drama.  Get it?:)

No Ordinary Family –  Family develops super powers when their plane crashes on vacation.  Seems like a cool premise..OK, I am kind of excited about this one

Running Wilde – I was a huge Arrested Development fan and loved Felicity.  If this is anything like Arrested Development, I will love it.  Reviews are not great but they supposedly  did some rework.

Undercovers – I might be over this spy couple stuff but it is JJ Abrams..so I have to give it a try.

So those are my top picks for shows that might added to the rotation.  I am giving myself a little slack this week to check out new shows AND catch my old returning favs (like Fringe!!!!!!!!!) but I do find I have less patience with hours and hours of television so I might get bored and actually want to go out and see real human beings before I get through my list.   I am a recovering TVaholic after all!  We will see what happens….