Well, sort of, anyway. The onslaught slaughts on next Monday, but tonight brings us two early birds. Watching either one? Excited about anything coming up? Hit the comments! Let’s chat! (And hello, by the way! Sorry I’ve been MIA all summer — I’ll tell you all about it later, yo.)
TONIGHT, Tuesday, September 15
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris – NBC – 10pm. This is described as “a variety show,” which, to my mind, immediately puts it into competition with original The Muppet Show, which means: big shoes to fill. (Some bigger than others, see Sweetums, stage right). Weirdly enough, we’re also seeing a return this year of The Muppet Show, only it’s NOT a variety show. I don’t know. It’s confusing. I like Doogie Howser, though, and it’s an 8 episode commitment, this one; I can do that. All it’ll take to keep me interested is the occasional magician, really. If it’s all musical numbers, on the other hand, I won’t make it past episode 2. Watch the song and dance, Doog, and we’ll get along just fine. Pick a card, any card!
The Bastard Executioner — FX — 1opm. I’m not totally sure what to think of this one, which I saw described somewhere as being “like the movie Braveheart, only worse” – that, my friends, is NOT a good sign. Throw Sons of Anarchy’s Kurt Sutter plus a 14th century setting together, and I suspect the story’s treatment of women is going to make my ladybits explode with rage a minimum of 12 minutes into the pilot. But there’s nuthin’ else on until next week, so why the hell not. Is where I’m going with this one. You don’t have to come too. I won’t make you. I’ll report back if there’s anything worth paying attention to here.
See you next week, when the madness (otherwise known as “Supernatural is STILL ON? ARE YOU KIDDING ME?”) begins!