So, I saw last night’s Chuck, and think it has promise, though it could use some polishing up. I also watched last night’s K-Ville, and darned if it’s plot wasn’t just as hole-ridden and badly thought-out as the pilot’s, so now I’m a bit concerned it’s going to take a dive soon. That’ll be too bad, because the premise has real promise, and I like the characters a lot too (plus Cole Hauser is totally sex-ay, I’m not ashamed to admit it). While I was at it, by the way, I also watched the pilots of Damian Lewis’s new show Life, as well as Bionic Woman (both were available on our Dish On Demand thing), but I’ll tell you about those tomorrow since they don’t start until tomorrow night.
Tonight, I’ll be watching the rest of last night’s shows (Heroes and Journeyman), as well as the following which start up this evening:
9pm CW – Reaper. This new show is one of the few that’s getting really excited critical response. It’s about a young guy who finds out his parents sold his soul to the devil, and the devil has decided it’s time to collect. Ensue hilarity, right? Yeah, I’m not sure I get it either. I’ve listened to Robert Johnson – I know what happens when you sell your soul to the devil. But hey, whatever! I’m willing to go along with it since it sounds like it could be the funniest new show this year, based on what I’ve read — plus, I’m glad to see Tyler Labine getting work. His character (the scatterbrained blogging brother) on Invasion was one of my favorite parts of that series. Cute AND funny. And also, fuzzy. A good combination.
By the way, I hope you’re impressed that I’ve just managed to describe Reaper without once making the seemingly-mandatory Blue Oyster Cult reference, though I will confess I get the Gus version of that song (from the movie Scream) in my head whenever I think about it.
9pm BBC America — Ultimate Force. I may not stick with this show, depending on what else shows up in this time slot on regular ‘Merkin television later on, but I figured I’d give it a shot since it stars Mohinder from Heroes (Sendhil Ramamurthy). It’s about a group of counter-terrorists in England, and looks like it might be pretty action-packed and intelligent. At the very least, lots of cute guys, and that’s really all it takes to get me to tune in.
Before you ask, “What about Cane with ex-Boyfriend Jimmy Smits?” I wanted to say I’m not really all that interested in that one so I’m not planning on tuning in. From what I’ve read, it’s not very good — I believe “boring” is the word I’ve most frequently seen associated with it. I don’t really do “boring.” But if you watch tonight and you think it was great, please post in comments to let the rest of us know?