I may come to regret it later (in which case, I’ll buy the inevitable DVD), but HEROES is the latest show to be dumped from my list of Must-See shows this season, as is PRISON BREAK. After the massively disappointing finale HEROES offered up last year, I expected them to work hard at winning back some of the viewers who felt the same way I did. (And I’m well aware that not everybody did.) But the first few episodes of this season have had a dreadful “been there, experienced that” feeling that left me disinterested when I needed to be intrigued. And PRISON BREAK — always a show which required a pretty major suspension of disbelief — has devolved into a show which plays by no rules whatsoever… and I don’t mean that in a good way. I love when a show can pull the rug out from under me (DAMAGES is a great example of this), but absolutely despite one which feels as if it’s just sort of making “shocking” twists up as it goes along.
I’m a little late in coming to this particular party, but I’d like to throw some major love toward and support behind the CW’s new show LIFE IS WILD. I know, I know… first Tila, now this. Y’all don’t know what to think. But my wild inability to resist at least sampling new shows led me to tape the pilot a few weeks back. Last night, I finally got around to watching it. (Yes, I’m majorly behind on my viewing this week.) Let me just tell you right now that lead Leah Pipes is a major star in the making. This girl’s the real deal. Better still, she’s surrounded by first rate actors, gorgeous scenery and writing that tries (if not always successfully) to avoid the schmatzier stereotypes of a family drama. If I were a family man, I’d want mine to gather around to watch this every week. LIFE is indeed wild, as well as wonderful, winning and, unfortunately, woefully underrated in ever sense of the word. This is going to be one of those shows that either fades away unnoticed by everyone but me or is labeled “the best show you’re not watching.” I’ll be intersted to see which way it goes. Either way, give this one a chance. Don’t make me beg.
Among the many reasons to love PUSHING DAISIES: How can any show that allows Kristen Chenoweth (perhaps best known to many for originating the role of Glinda in Broadway’s WICKED) break into song not be one deserving of adoration? Please, let this be a regular event!
Immediately after this is posted, I plan to go into hiding. Why? Because I can’t even deal with the words I’m about to type: I kind of enjoyed A SHOT OF LOVE WITH TILA TEQUILLA. Based entirely on what I’d seen and read about the bisexual bachelorette, I was ready to label her as the dumbest thing since Hi-Def Porn (really, some things just should NOT be seen that clearly) but darned if she wasn’t smarter than, say, that guy who’s currently making me wince weekly on THE BACHELOR. And heaven help me, Tila’s show was twice as entertaining. How could it not be? Testosterone-overloaded men, lovestruck lesbians. I’ve never understood why this woman is famous — and still don’t — but I won’t be a bit surprised when this turns out to be a massive hit. You read it hear first: In true AVERAGE JOE style, the final episode will feature Tila deciding between one man and one woman.