Tag: ABC

Fall TV Pilot Review: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Fall TV Pilot Review: Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Airs: Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC Premise: Picking up where The Avengers left off, Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) is resurrected from the presumed dead to lead a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Homeland Intervention, Enforcement and Logistics Division) agents to handle a series of strange cases involving people with super powers. Behind... Read more »

Fall TV Pilot Review: Lucky 7

Fall TV Pilot Review: Lucky 7
LUCKY 7 Airs: Tuesdays at 10/9c on ABC Premise: A group of gas station employees find their lives changed after they win the lottery.  Money changes everything. Behind the Scenes: Steven Spielberg, who doesn’t have the greatest track record on TV, is an executive producer. The Good: Brought back fond memories of Hurley and Lost.  Isiah Whitlock Jr.... Read more »

REVENGE Recap -- INTRIGUE

Thank you to Noel of Monsters of Television, I can’t not think of the word REVENGE in all caps.  Can’t be done. Also, it’s kind of strange and, to some extent, refreshing to be writing a recap about a show with so little subtext after spending so many weeks writing about Breaking Bad.  REVENGE just... Read more »
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The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly American - ABC's "Last Man Standing"

The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly American - ABC's "Last Man Standing"
There’s a story in the Hammerle family folklore that goes like this: John went to see the Lindsay Lohan Parent Trap movie with his brother J.J. when they were both too old to be seeing that movie.  John was kind of like, whatever about it and he turned to J.J. in the middle of the... Read more »

Good News/Bad News -- ABC's "Suburgatory"

Good News/Bad News -- ABC's "Suburgatory"
Suburgatory airs on Wednesday at 7:30 PM on ABC Let’s start with the… Bad News: That title.  Did people learn nothing from Cougar Town?  (Side note, I have developed an unhealthy obsession with wanting to see Cougar Town do a very special Cougarton Abbey episode.) Good News: This show is like if Elton from Clueless... Read more »

ABC's "Charlie's Angels" Proves One Remake Too Many

ABC's "Charlie's Angels" Proves One Remake Too Many
CHARLIE’S ANGELS (airs Thursdays at 7:00 p.m CST on ABC) Genre: Campy action drama Premise: Three pretty ladies (Minka Kelly, Rachael Taylor, Annie Ilonzeh) fight crime and solve mysteries while working for the rich, mysterious Charlie Townsend. Behind-The-Scenes: This is a remake of the hit ABC show that originally started airing in 1976.  Drew Barrymore... Read more »
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TV Review - 'Mr. Sunshine'

The Premise: The show follows the exploits of Ben (Matthew Perry) and his boss (Allison Janney) at a large sports arena named Sunshine Stadium. The Good: It’s rare that I actually laugh out loud during a pilot episode, but laugh I did.  Not once, but several times.  The cast is quite good.  If this show... Read more »

2011 Mid-Season TV Schedule

It’s January, a time for hibernating on your couch in front of your TV with your remote in hand.  Fortunately, it’s also a time when the TV gods smile upon us and offer forth some brand new television to get us through the winter doldrums.   As we did with the new fall season, John... Read more »

TV Review - No Ordinary Family ("Pilot")

NO ORDINARY FAMILY Airs: Tuesdays at 8/7c on ABC Genre: Action Drama The Set-Up: When their plane crashes during a family vacation in Brazil, an ordinary family turns extraordinary when they start discovering they have super powers.  Sketch artist Dad (Michael Chiklis) has super strength.  Workaholic Mom (Julie Benz) gains super speed.  Wallflower Daughter (Kay... Read more »
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Fall TV Preview - 9/26 - 10/3

I'm not sure why exactly NBC had to cancel 'Law & Order: Original Flavor' only to bring on this spin-off, but the cast is fairly star-studded.  You've got your Terrence Howard and your Alfred Molina and your Regina Hall and your (Yes!) Skeet Ulrich.
Phew.  After last week, watching all the new shows on TV this week will be a breeze.  There are only TWO!  I don’t even know what I’ll do with all the extra time.  Maybe watch Dancing With the Stars. The new shows this week are No Ordinary Family on ABC and Law & Order: Los... Read more »