The Series Premier Of ‘Law & Order: True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ Is Good Enough, But We’ve Seen It Before

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The new Fall season has finally kicked off! So many new and returning shows to watch on any given day (of which I’ve been slowly making a dent in my DVR), that it’s tough to figure out which ones are worth your time. While I love new shows and typically give them at least one episode, if not up to six, to convince me, there are some that just can’t fully sell you. Well, not in the way you were hoping. While a pilot might not meet your expectations, as the first episode is never easy to get perfect, it certainly should convince you that it’s at least good enough. Sometimes, for a couple weeks, that’s all it takes.

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The Series Premier Of ‘Inhumans’ Is Cruel And Unusual Punishment

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It’s inevitable that every new TV season will feature at least one new bad series that’s not worth watching beyond the pilot. Mind you, sometimes watching the whole pilot episode isn’t even worth it, and that’s even worse. When you discover a really bad premiere, you just know it. No matter how much you hope it’ll get better, or how many episodes you give it until you ultimately succumb to the decision you knew you’d inevitably make, the show will never get better. Sometimes ditching a sinking ship quickly is the best thing to do.

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‘Raven’s Home’ Is Charming And Cute But Still Has a Specific Target Audience In Series Premier

Disney Channel


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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.

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Something’s In ‘The Mist’ But It’s Not An Interesting Story In The Series Premier

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10 years. That’s all it took for a remake of an excellent film to be turned into an unnecessary TV series. Hell, it’s not even really 10 years yet, as the film itself wasn’t released until around Thanksgiving. Regardless, it’s terrible no matter how you look at it. Originality is dead, and once more, all that’s needed is a decade to pass before it’s okay to do reboots or remakes of previously done material.
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‘Claws’ Come Out In Exciting And Personal Ways In The Series Premier

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Every summer season needs a juicy, semi-over the top, addictive drama series to get them through the weeks and months until the fall TV season starts up again. This seems to be the one! While in so many ways it seems to be a far cry from what the network’s been airing this past year, I think it’ll fit nicely. The characters themselves speak to the strengths this show may have. Certainly enough reason to check out at least the pilot.

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Pilot: “Mary Kills People”

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The medical drama is nothing new to TV, which could be good or bad depending on the overall series. The ones that stand out somehow manage to do something truly different and refreshing enough, while maintaining an overall compelling narrative that keeps you coming back for more. The ones that have a specific theme at its core seem to be even rarer, and so it’s pretty much up in the air on whether or not it’ll be worth watching. Continue reading

Pilot: “Great News”

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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