Archive for Wednesday, 11 May 2011
In the aftermath of the #foxbloodbath and some odd dreams about Lightman confronting the Alderman i remembered something. I was so outraged at the way The WB cancelled ANGEL that i refused to entertain the idea that BONES might be a good show. I saw the opening credits and it annoyed the hell out of me that the names of the cast were not aligned with the images of them that were on the screen. I had not seen most of the cast in anything before and i honestly thought that Michaela Conlin was the guy who portrays Dr Hodgins and that Eric Millegan was the older black guy rather than the young white guy and i had no idea who Jonathan Adams could be. It didn’t make for an improvement on my experience since i spent most of the pilot trying to figure out who the people are and the actual episode came a distant second. A couple of years later i come back to the show and play catch-up and it isn’t that bad. BONES isn’t as gloomy and explicit as CSI and i have learnt my lesson to never ever go to Las Vegas because of the high crime rate and probability of being murdered. A look back over the 126 episodes that have come after that first one has me enjoying the show but still annoyed by some traits of the characters. Brennan needs to NOT laugh.
I was looking forward to Welcome To Bellvue as one of the few pilots for 2011-12 that looked at all captivating. It is one of the shows that got rejected. I am willing to give “Finder”‘s series a chance because Geoff Stults is gorgeous and a bit of eye candy can’t hurt. Is that really the approach that networks are wanting viewers to take, to be giving something a chance instead of going with nothing right from the start? Should they not want us to be excited by the new shows not just greatful to have something that isn’t another reality crap of some kind? From what is available for FOX to pick from i personally am so far excited only by the a show they rejected which means all of their new shows are starting off as ‘i don’t give a shit if they get cancelled’ and that is hardly a promising foundation to build a fan-base on. This is something like what NBC was the last few years. Look where NBC is now.