Fall TV Season is upon us. Even though quite a few shows got an early start this month, this week is the official season premiere week. Beware, this post will be huge!
Season Finales: Top Gear, Warehouse 13
Pick of the Week
Dexter Channel: SHO Time: 9/8c Starring: Michael C. Hall, Julie Benz, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, Lauren Velez, David Zayas, James Remar Premieres: Sunday, September 27 Trailer
Synopsis: Dexter got married and found out he had a kid on the way. Can a serial killer really have the perfect life? This season also stars a very successful serial killer for Dexter to admire, played by John Lithgow.
My Take: I keep wondering how long the show can last before it’ll burn itself out since he can’t keep killing forever, can he? But I’ll continue to watch it as it continues to be so very excellent.
This week’s movies get right to the point with their one-word titles. The trend even carries over into the limited releases a bit. Soloist was supposed to come out last year, but it was pushed back to this spring, which isn’t the biggest sign of confidence from the movie studio for the film. Obsessed and Fighting seemed geared towards the teenagers that will fill up the mall movie theaters this weekend. Limited releases include a Mike Tyson documentary, major government scandal in Italy in the early ’90s, overpriced preschools in New York City, hidden mutant armies attacking humans and Bret Easton Ellis’ latest film about the beautiful and drugged out people in L.A.
The Soloist Directed: Joe Wright Starring: Jamie Foxx, Robert Downey Jr., Catherine Keener, Tom Hollander Trailer
Synopsis: A former musical prodigy is found by an L.A. journalist living in the streets and tries to bring him back to the promise he once had.
My Take: I like that it has the added struggle of the musician dealing with some kind of mental illness instead of just being a rags-to-riches type story.
RT Score: 61% RT Consensus: Though it features strong performances by its lead players, a lack of narrative focus prevents The Soloist from hitting its mark.
This is the official season premiere week, which is why everything in the world is new. Set up those TiVo and DVRs to catch everything you want to watch!
Pick of the Week
Heroes Channel: NBC Time: 9/8c Premieres: Monday, September 22 (two-hour premiere) Starring: Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Christine Rose, Adrian Pasdar, Greg Grunberg, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Ali Larter, Milo Ventimiglia, James Kyson Lee, Dania Ramirez, Zachary Quinto, Jack Coleman Trailer
Synopsis: The season ended with Nathan Petrelli getting shot at a press conference where he was about to reveal his superpower. This season, his shooter is revealed and everyone has to deal with all the bad guys locked up in Level 5 being released.
My Take: After last season doing a poor job introducing new characters while ignoring fan favorites, this season is trying hard to win those fans back. I’ve stuck with it so far, so I’ll give it a shot.