Once again, here are my favorite shows in the past year. I can never pick just 10 so there are more than that. Oh well! There are other shows that I love a lot, but they either didn’t have a stellar year or I don’t watch the shows as quickly as I watched all of these so I figured they aren’t my absolute favorites.
Starring: Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul, RJ Mitte, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt
The reason I love the show is that it goes to really dark, messed up places and somehow gets out of jams or deals with them in unexpected ways. Hank’s wife found out he was making and selling meth. That didn’t go over too well when she kicked him out, even though he refused to leave his own house for a while. Jesse was pissed at Walter. When they fight, it is hilarious. They both don’t want to do anything with one another, until they realize they need each other. Finally, when things get really scary for them both, the season end’s on an awesome cliffhanger.
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It was so hard to pick a show of the week with so many good ones starting this week, but finally went with Bones.
Season Finales: Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations, More to Love, Big Brother, Shaq Vs., The Cleaner, America’s Got Talent, Wipeout, Dark Blue, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, Eureka
Pick of the Week
Starring: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley
Premieres: Thursday, September 17
Synopsis: After thinking that Booth and Bones finally got it on, it turned out to be a dream Booth had after brain tumor surgery. He also seems to have amnesia.
My Take: I just wrote about how it took another chance, but the show won me over with the great chemistry between the cast and I love how literal Bones can be about everything.
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This week has a lot more good shows debuting compared to last week. There is a lot to recommend and hard to pick one as the pick of the week since I’ve seen Fringe and it is very good, but I’m going with True Blood as the pick since it is produced by Alan Ball and looks like HBO is finally getting back to its classic good shows after a run of pretty lames ones last year.
Pick of the Week
Premieres: Sunday, Sep 7
Starring: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Nelson Ellis
Synopsis: Scientists have found a blood synthetic that vampires can use so humans are safe and vampires can live out in the open. Not everyone buys that they won’t be attacked though, especially religious folks. A waitress, who has her own special gift of hearing everyone’s thoughts, is thrilled by a vampire that comes into her diner since his thoughts are actually closed off to her. She finds his mysteriousness sexy.
My Take: I love Alan Ball. I loved Six Feet Under and I love vampires, so this seems like a natural show for me to watch.
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I’ll continue to recap shows the week they premiere, but I thought I should still focus on the new shows that will be premiering this upcoming fall season so you can figure out if you want to add any new shows to your viewing repertoire.
FOX New Fall Shows
Premieres: Tue, Sep 9
Starring: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Lance Reddick, Kirk Acevedo, Mark Valley, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole
Synopsis: An FBI agent works with a former institutionalized scientist and his equally brilliant, but con-artist son to solve crimes that are a bit off the beaten path in terms of science, such as telekinesis, reanimation and teleportation. There is also some kind of pattern forming amongst all these strange cases.
My Take: I’ve already seen the pilot and really enjoyed it. I love JJ Abrahms’ shows and I like the supernatural element in this one. Joshua Jackson is actually surprising and my favorite part of the episode. It is a TV Guide Pick and The Futon Critic loves it.
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Directed: Steven Brill
Starring: Owen Wilson, Leslie Mann, Danny McBride, Josh Peck, Troy Gentile
Synopsis: Three kids getting bullied at school hire a bodyguard to help them out.
My Take: Cashing in on the Judd Apatow name with something that doesn’t look as funny as Knocked Up or Superbad, but I did giggle a bit at some of the trailer.
RT Score: 24%
RT Consensus: Owen Wilson’s charms can’t save Drillbit Taylor, an unfunny, overly familiar bullied-teen comedy.
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