The last new show I've seen before calamity struck our place was Eastwick --- which I loved. Have prepared something to write about it afterwards, which I was supposed to be posting before blackout affected our area. Anyway, here's what I was supposed to share ---
Expected so little from this TV adaptation of an 80's film (starring Jack Nicholson, Cher, Susan Sarandon & Michelle Pfeifer). The reviews for it have been unkind. But I think I've become one of the few who actually found the TV series entertaining (starring Paul Gross, Rebecca Romjin, Lindsay Price & Jamie Ray Newman).
KorbiTV calls it Desperate Housewitches. I can't think of a better monicker. It does have that quaint Desperate Housewives feel. But throw in a little of Charmed's darkness…and you have a show so entertaining, with a lot of potential.
Paul Gross as the devil does decently. He's going to be compared big time to Jack Nicholson but I think he does alright. Sometimes, he even sounds like Nicholson.
The three ladies, who in the premiere have yet to discover their power, have a wonderful chemistry. Their characters are pretty standard and unoriginal, but I've easily fallen in love with them….Lindsay Price, especially (who I liked very much in Lipstick Jungle). Even Sara Rue (who play's Price's best friend) is a joy to watch.
It's light and fluffy, this series…which I think presents a good option for us viewers since most other programs falling in their time slot are so serious.
Anyhow, I'm missing tons of shows from last week and I expect to be missing a lot more. :( I am so bummed.
In the meantime, and as I wait for our high-speed connection restoration, I've been watching Dollhouse's first season. I know I said I didn't like it the first time I watched it. And I truly had to patiently sit through a couple more episodes to warm up to it. But, after watching Season 1 over the week, I have to say that it improved and got better and better. Joss Whedon? Still a genius!
I also finished Drop Dead Diva, another show I said I could't stand watching longer the first time. Glad I sat through that, too. The final episode for the first season had me considerably entertained.
I am also following up on Greek Season 3 and Raising The Bar Season 1. If am going to stay offline for a longer time, then I have five seasons of The Wire to finally start gorging into.
Oh, and I am dropping Vampire Diaries from my list. It's an okay show...but really not for me.