Snap Judgments: 2 BROKE GIRLS, A GIFTED MAN, HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN, UNFORGETTABLE & PERSON OF INTEREST

2 BROKE GIRLS
According to the Official CBS Description: 2 BROKE GIRLS is a comedy about two young women waitressing at a greasy spoon diner who strike up an unlikely friendship in the hopes of launching a successful business – if only they can raise the cash

Why We’re Excited: As evidence by her ability to make Michael “One Note” Cera seem believably crush-worthy in Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, combined with her more recent penchant for upstaging Academy Award Winning It-Girl Natalie Portman in Thor, Kat Dennings is — for lack of a better word — da’ bomb.

Why We Probably Shouldn’t Let Our Excitement Get the Better of Us: Thanks to SEX AND THE CITY’s Michael Patrick King at the helm, James Burrows in the director’s chair, and the already winning duo that is Kat Dennings and relative newcomer Beth Behrs, that ship has sailed!

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A GIFTED MAN
According to the Official CBS Description: A GIFTED MAN is a drama about a brilliant, charismatic surgeon whose life changes forever when his deceased ex-wife begins teaching him the meaning of life from the “hereafter.” 

Why We’re Excited: Despite the been-there-watched-that premise involving a dearly departed lover haunting their better half from beyond, it’s hard not to be at least mildly intrigued by any show that features Patrick Wilson, Julie Benz, and Jennifer Ehle in front of the camera, and Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs) behind it.

Why We Probably Shouldn’t Let Our Excitement Get the Better of Us: Nothing says downer-of-a-way-to-kick-off-your-weekend like unwinding with a husband continually grieving over his dead wife on a Friday night.

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HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN
According to the Official CBS Description:HOW TO BE A GENTLEMAN, inspired by the book of the same name, is a comedy about the unlikely friendship between a traditional, refined writer and an unrefined personal trainer.

Why We’re Excited: With the exception of Dave Foley — who thanks to his work on NEWSRADIO we will watch in anything — we’re not.

Why We Probably Shouldn’t Let Our Excitement Get the Better of Us: Again, not really a problem. Particularly after a slightly-less-than-sizzling sizzle reel that confirmed our suspicions that playing the hackneyed “Johnny Drama” on ENTOURAGE for the past few seasons wasn’t nearly the stretch Kevin Dillon might have us believe.

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UNFORGETTABLE
According to the Official CBS Description: UNFORGETTABLE stars Poppy Montgomery as Carrie Wells, an enigmatic former police detective with a rare condition that makes her memory so flawless that every place, every conversation, every moment of joy and every heartbreak is forever embedded in her mind.  It’s not just that she doesn’t forget anything – she can’t; except for one thing: the details that would help solve her sister’s long-ago murder.  

Why We’re Excited: Two words: Poppy Montgomery, who just might be enough of a distraction to keep us from ranting that this gruesome tired CBS procedural revolving around yet another brilliant albeit somewhat “different” protagonist bumped THE GOOD WIFE to Sunday.

Why We Probably Shouldn’t Let Our Excitement Get the Better of Us:. Thanks to a coveted post NCIS/NCIS: LOS ANGELES timeslot, there’s little point in wasting energy — be it positive or negative — on a show that CBS has already deemed their next big thing.

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PERSON OF INTERESTE
According to the Official CBS Description: PERSON OF INTEREST stars Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson in a crime thriller about a presumed dead former-CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes by using their own brand of vigilante justice. 

Why We’re Excited: J.J. Abrams + The Dark Knight scribe Jonathan Nolan + LOST’s Michael Emerson + Jim Caviziel = You do the math!

Why We Probably Shouldn’t Let Our Excitement Get the Better of Us: Between UNDERCOVERS and the first season of FRINGE, J.J. Abrams doesn’t exactly have the strongest track record when it comes to CBS’ bread and butter that are cookie-cutter procedural.

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  • They all look horrible, except 2 Broke Girls looks ok. That’s the only new CBS show I’ll sample.

  • Shilo

    I’ll be watching Person of Interest, mostly because I love the personnel behind it and the clips I’ve seen look fairly decent, and passing on the rest.

    You should watch It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (if you don’t already) because David Hornsby from How to Be a Gentleman is on it and he’s so good. 

    Also, (IMO) it’s a good thing that The Good Wife was bumped from Tuesday because it and Parenthood were cannibalizing one another in terms of ratings, so now they both have a better shot at survival. 

  • 1. ALWAYS SUNNY is on my bucket list.
    2. While having to no longer choose between PARENTHOOD/THE GOOD WIFE is good news, the bad news is that NFL Football always tends to mess up Sunday night on CBS with their overruns and there is nothing worse when your DVR/PVR cuts off half an episode because it isn’t “smart enough” to adapt on the fly.

  • 1. ALWAYS SUNNY is on my bucket list.
    2. While having to no longer choose between PARENTHOOD/THE GOOD WIFE is good news, the bad news is that NFL Football always tends to mess up Sunday night on CBS with their overruns and there is nothing worse when your DVR/PVR cuts off half an episode because it isn’t “smart enough” to adapt on the fly.