Wednesday, 26 January 2011

New shows update...

A torrent of new shows has hit the ... well, torrents. Some of them promising, others dumb and probably some cool ones I'll overlook while trying to comb through the dumb ones.  miss Walking Dead soooo badly :,(((
             I checked out some old ones too - namely White Collar and Caprica. Not much to cling on. The lead actor in White Collar - the agent, played by Tim DeKay, is possibly worth the bother (his wife is nice, though it is difficult to look at Tiffani Thiessen for too long without thinking of childhood dentist appointments.), reminding me so nicely of Ted Raimi, whom of course you have to love. Caprica is just dull. I don't like Eric Stoltz much lately, he seems to be even more bloodless than Michael J. Fox and M. J. Fox is terminally ill. Granted, it has Paula Malcomson, which I couldn't get enough of in Deadwood and bits of Sasha Roiz (who is, incidentally, in the latest House)... By God what a good looking man!
            There are several new medical and legal shows, some taking place in the tropics  (though most look like they've been shot in some Miami villa garden) and some I hadn't bothered to even check yet, as they all cast only 22-year-old underwear models and occasional 28-year old underwear model who is supposed to be the veteran unlikable smart-ass, eventually the main love interest of the show. Thanks, but no thanks. It's one thing to sample Lindt chocolate after you've just been through a forest for a month, it's another if you've spent twenty years working in a Lindt chocolate factory. 
            However, badly lacking in intelligence and coherence, I have to say what it messes up, Harry's Law makes up for with Kathy Bates, who is beyond adorable in this latest David E. Kelly whatever. It's not like we need another legal drama (Boston Legal and The Good Wife quite make the fill, thanks), but Kathy Bates is never enough.Also, I hope Fringe ends soon, because it is becoming impossible to watch.