In this day and age, every other TV season has a reboot or revival or remake of some sorts debuting. Bringing forth original content is now too difficult, so a return to shows that were given the chance to end properly, after many, many seasons, is still considered the bright idea. It’s too bad not many thus far have consistently proven to be ratings powerhouses.
Once in a blue moon, or so it constantly seems, there’s actually a comedy that I can get excited about. One that really looks like, no matter how much is shown in the trailer or TV spots, it will be worth it. Some don’t have that and require you go in with an open mind and then still sit through (suffer) more episodes of something that will never be funny or worth it.
Ah, the fall season. Full of brisk mornings, cool afternoons and peaceful evenings complete with falling leaves that lead to naked trees. It’s a time for sweaters and scarves and festive coffee drinks from your favorite coffee shop, which may or may not be slightly overpriced. It’s also the time when the broadcast networks, and some cable ones, trot out the new and returning shows that audiences have been waiting months (if not a year) to see on their screens. However, not all shows will be welcome. It’s just how it goes. All you can do is try some and find out for yourself.
Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co.
In this day and age, even children’s shows can’t escape the reboot, even if it is really a quasi-reboot. With this show, it’s a spinoff, but seeing as we’re following some very familiar characters as well, as it’s hard to avoid and is half of the allure in the first place, it’s also possible to be a reboot of sorts. Interestingly enough, which is not at all normal, I’m okay with this show existing.
Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co
“I feel I need to watch it again.”
That was the first thought I had after my initial shock of what was contained in the trailer for the upcoming season of the Jax Media and TV Land Original Productions series Younger, based on the novel of the same name by Pamela Redmond Satran. And so, I did watch it again, and my surprise was still there.
The end of the current television season means the start of random shows you’ve never heard of popping up. Why exactly? Because networks are so jam packed with shows, they can’t find any other time or way to schedule new programming, or at the least, realize that maybe less really is more. Perhaps if they focused on the plethora of shows already seeking a time slot, then they’d see better ratings and wouldn’t feel the need too constantly fill every hour with programming nobody’s going to even pretend to be interested in watching in the first place. Until that time, well, here we are again. Another new show. Continue reading
Every now and then you stumble upon a TV series that just works. It hooks you from the beginning. Even if you hadn’t heard much about it and went in blind, the pilot episode did what it was supposed to do. Convince you the series will be well worth your time. In this day and age, with television being so different, falling in love with the first episode may not be the best thing to do. You may have loved it, but it might not be able to convince the right people to let it go on and prove itself as a regular series. And here I thought all digital platforms were flawless. Continue reading