recently canceled)? Last week Terriers was the most challenging, rewarding series to premiere this Fall and this week it was a mess of inexplicable plot twists and character inconsistencies. The show was working so well as a case-of-the-week dramedy filled out by interesting characters with intriguing backgrounds and powerfully compelling flaws. Why would it abandon that winning formula so quickly? "Flustercuck" was an episode dedicated to the show's long arc, the real estate conspiracy of rich bastard Robert Lindus and the murder of Hank's friend Mickey Gosney. This wouldn't necessarily be a problem if things didn't go from zero to ridiculous in the space of 15 minutes.
If he wasn’t, there’d be no way to explain his snagging gigs on Arrested Development, 30 Rock and finally on Running Wilde, his latest project alongside Mitchell Hurwitz. Each of those aforementioned shows has a dramatically different back story and focus on seeming unrelated places and cultures.
Heroes and attempting to find any critical worth in it whatsoever. The longer the show went on, the harder that job became. In the end, Heroes was some sort of inverted guide to making a TV show about people with super powers. Aside from doing every conceivable thing wrong, I could never quite put my finger on why Heroes got as bad as it did. It took tonight's premiere of ABC's No Ordinary Family to clarify the central failing of Heroes: It was never fun. It's such a simple solution to that show's many problems. Everything on Heroes was in service to plot twists, melodrama and mystery but never in the name of actual enjoyment. Super powers are supposed to be fantastical and exciting. No Ordinary Family is a show that understands this and seems to have decided to make that its primary objective.
Whatever Weeds decides to concern itself with, having the fuzz, swearing in sign language, kidnapping, a cross bow and an armed stand off run across the screen is a welcomed departure from what was going on before. Something happened, though, the Newman’s weren’t able to actually go anywhere.
As the ad agency continues to work towards stability, maintaining accounts while brining in new ones is set to be under constant discussion. This week, though, Lucky Strike pulls out and Roger doesn’t let anyone know. Of course, the public announcement in thirty days is likely to clue everyone in.
So, for the last episode from Dexter’s fourth season to be just about the biggest shock I can recall from countless years of watching TV means that these folks not only have a specific narrative in mind, but also a way to keep the most drastic twists undercover.
's ratings have been fairly anemic and they're only getting worse. Last week the show barely managed to pull 1 million viewers. The only reason it's still around is probably because it's airing on AMC, one of the recently minted "prestige" cable channels that is generally more willing to give a good show the benefit of a full season than the networks ever will be. Though a second season isn't out the question, I'm going to approach the show's last few Season 1 episodes as if they're the last episodes of the series. Honestly, that wouldn't be so bad, at least from a storytelling perspective. "In Whom We Trust" highlights a theme that I think is Rubicon's strongest. Namely, that personal problems often distract people from what's really important in their lives.
I’m not a proponent of narcotics, but maybe writer’s rooms need something added in to get these things off the ground. Start sending your care packages.
If it’s sounds to me like I’m whining, then I’m, probably whining.
Weeds’ sixth season initially suffered from there being pretty much nothing going on over its first few episodes. Granted, the gang fled from Southern California and found new jobs, but it probably shouldn’t have taken the length of a feature film to dispense with that portion of the plot.
Two weeks ago, the family got settled in, worked jobs, pretended to go to college and hung out with hot, rich moms (of which there’s no shortage in Seattle) at a park (also something Seattle isn’t lacking). “Bliss” wasn’t the strongest offering of the series, but it did the job, maintaining a decent pace, tossing in a few laughs as well as enough drug stuff to sate the stoner fan base.