January used to be a dead month for new shows. It used to just be reruns, but now filled with midseason replacements and reality shows.
Season Finales: Lipstick Jungle, Stargate Atlantis, Sanctuary, Crash
Pick of the Week
Starring: Zach Braff, Donald Faison, Judy Reyes, Sarah Chalke, Ken Jenkins, John C. McGinley, Neil Flynn
Premieres: Tuesday, January 6
Synopsis: The show moves to ABC where it gets to finish out its final season properly. In the final season, J.D. and Elliot might get back together again, Dr. Kelso has retired as the Chief of Medicine, but he still hangs around since he gets free muffins for life from the coffee shop, and Courtney Cox guest stars for a few episodes as the new Chief of Medicine.
My Take: The show is hilarious and it was given the shaft at NBC so I’m glad it gets to finish off its final season properly.
Directed: Kevin Lima
Starring: Amy Adams, Patrick Dempsey, James Marsden
Synopsis: A fairy princess and her prince come out of the cartoon fairytale world to land in real-life New York by an evil queen.
My Take: It sounds goofy, but I find myself laughing at the trailer each time I see it. The things it takes from old-school fairy tales and has them play out in New York is just amusing.
RT Score: 93%
RT Consensus: A smart re-imagining of fairy tale tropes, Enchanted features witty dialogue, sharp animation, and a star turn by Amy Adams.
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Dan in Real Life
Directed: Peter Hedges
Starring: Steve Carell, Juliette Binoche
Synopsis: Advice columnist can advise others, but makes a mess of his own life.
My Take: While the storyline isn’t very original, the performances look good.
RT Score: 62%
RT Consensus: The fine performances elevate Dan in Real Life beyond its sentimental plot.
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