TYPE OF REVIEW : FIRST IMPRESSION Contains mild spoilers
I’m a sucker for comedies that try to tug at your heartstrings. The ones that make you laugh, then, well, sucker punch you right in the emotional gut.
NBC’s Go On appears to be aiming to be that kind of series. Matthew Perry stars as radio sportscaster Ryan King. His boss (John Cho) requires him to join a grief support group after the death of his wife before he can return to work. Continue reading →
The CW’s Supernatural has more often than not mastered the mix of being a serialized drama driven by a running mythology and a crime procedural with the twist on crimes being committed by supernatural creatures.
NBC’s Grimm hopes to be able to do the same thing and judging from the pilot, it seems they are off to a good start.
Grimm focuses on homicide detective Nick Burkhardt (Dave Giuntoli) as he finds out he is one of the last Continue reading →
NBC’s Love in the Wild, in a nutshell, is a mix of The Bachelor, Bachelor Pad, Survivor and The Amazing Race with a vague relation to Temptation Island and the various Challenge incarnations on MTV (with less raunch).
In other words, it isn’t groundbreaking television, but it doesn’t need to be. And it is actually better that it doesn’t try to.
ABC may have tried too hard (or maybe not hard enough?) to tap into a successful format with Expedition Impossible, but NBC’s Love in the Wild is nothing more than a more picturesque and slightly more adventurous take on the reality dating show subgenre. Continue reading →
NBC is probably the most interesting upfront to have looked forward to considering their much-talked about decline these last few years and the hiring of Bob Greenblatt to resurrect the network after the NBCU-Comcast marriage.
But with the Fall schedule released today, it seems like they are going for the unexciting, yet safe line-up while holding their expected heavy hitters for midseason.
Many expected and wanted a completely revamped NBC Primetime which could have been the best way to help boost the network’s fortunes. But instead they play it safe, though there are still a lot of variables that could render everything moot. Let’s take a look. Continue reading →
Before the season began it seemed like it was the trendy thing to do to hate Outsourced and scream “racism” just like it was (and still is) trendy to hate NBC itself.
While it definitely isn’t the only reason for Outsourced‘s cancellation, the fact that it featured a predominantly Asian cast, let alone a predominantly Indian/South Asian cast, is an interesting thing to consider. Continue reading →