Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Tuesday Night TV

With more than half of the shows I'm interested in watching on Tuesdays not debuting until next week, it was just two shows on FOX that caught my attention.

And for Glee's sophomore season, everyone is definitely paying attention. I won't lie, I was a bit worried how this show was going handle all of its success from last season, but I think they did okay. The episode started out strong with lots of meta-jokes, paying homage to its vocal, media-savvy fans. Some might say it's just a wee bit too soon to do this, but Glee never does anything halfway. The pacing, the character re-introductions, and the integration of the new cast members in the first half of the episode were snappy and well-done, but sometime around Sue declared Will her mortal enemy again all the way to Rachel's out-of-place solo number in the end, the momentum sort of halted leaving me with a meh feeling in the end. Glee - B+

The new show to get that most-coveted post-Glee spot is Raising Hope which stars the wonderful Martha Plimpton and Cloris Leachman. Heard positive reviews for this one, but I thought the pilot was just okay. Was never a huge fan of My Name Is Earl, but it reminds me of that just a bit. I'll give it a few episodes to win me over though. I wasn't planning on watching Running Wilde, but I tuned in for the first ten or so minutes. And even though it was only a half an hour show, I just couldn't finish it. It was that painful. Raising Hope - B-; Running Wilde - D

1 comment:

  1. The episode was weird, though I couldn't put my finger on it. Oddly, I kind of loved "What I Did For Love" although it loses meaning if you know nothing of "A Chorus Line".

    (Honestly, Sue's line to Santana about her chest melons sort of had me laughing the most.)


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