Attention TV Addicts: Come September, assuming you’re still living in the stone-age (translation: unlucky enough to not own a DVR) you’re screwed you’ve got some fairly big decisions ahead of you. CASTLE versus HAWAII FIVE-0! PARENTHOOD versus THE GOOD WIFE! THE BIG BANG THEORY versus COMMUNITY! Suffice to say, it’s the TV Addict equivalent of Sophie’s Choice. And why, as we inch closer and closer to our favorite time of the year (read: Fall TV!) we’ll be spending some time shining the spotlight on a few of the week’s most compelling time-slot showdowns. Today’s focus: The drag ’em out knock ’em down face-off that is about to go down between ABC’s CASTLE and CBS’ highly-touted newcomer HAWAII FIVE-0
In CASTLE’s favor: You mean aside from the 20 million or so viewers that are served up on a platter weekly courtesy of the seemingly unstoppable reality TV juggernaut that is time-slot lead-in DANCING WITH THE STARS? Two words: Nathan Fillion. Whose winning smile and self-confident swagger has helped contribute to television’s second most most addictive will-they-or-won’t-they.
In HAWAII FIVE-0’s favor: An audience awareness that’s off the charts thanks to an iconic original series and theme song that’s is thisclose to becoming our next ringtone! Plus, whether your taste runs to picturesque locals (Hawaii), “Bromances” (As in fall’s soon-to-be most talked about one between co-stars Alex O’Loughlin and Scott Cann)) or ridiculously hot bikini clad woman (Grace Park), HAWAII FIVE-0 has something for everyone.
The Winner: Is for you to judge in the comments below. But not before we throw in our two cents, which has “Round 1” going to CASTLE, if for no other reason than its DANCING WITH THE STAR lead-in is far more powerful than a troubled TWO AND A HALF MEN and newcomer MIKE & MOLLY on CBS. a