Last summer (okay, in May), a buddy-cop comedy debuted on FOX. It drew meager ratings for its initial, poorly promoted run, but still garnered an order for several additional episodes, mostly due to the positive response of the people that *did* see the show.
Of course, FOX decided to bring the show back in the infamous Friday 9PM timeslot, where the show died a quiet death.
That show was ‘The Good Guys’ – and it was one of the more enjoyable comedies that I viewed over the past year.
Screen from Cisco video
CES has become a lame version of TED: It’s about product ideas and presentations, not actual product launches. Every year, the vaporware percentage increases.
Here’s the latest example of a big hairy audacious electronics goal that will never come to pass: Cisco’s Videoscape platform is a new suite of services and devices that promises to “reinvent the TV experience” by making video content easily accessible and ubiquitous.
Sounds lovely, but GigaOm explains the problem:
Several sources are reporting that AMC has chosen not to renew “Rubicon” for a second season. I suspect the news was delivered to the producers via coded crossword puzzles, posted in all of the major newspapers.
I was a big fan of the series. When I saw the duties of an intelligence analyst, I was thinking ‘Best Job Ever’! Identifying and deciphering patterns found in news clippings and intelligence reports just sounds like great work to me. But, that’s just me – I obsess like that.
No one can deliver lines like Alec Baldwin:
Your magic jeans are from BWL? Oh, Lemon, it’s not ‘hand made in USA.’ It’s pronounced “haandmade enn ooossa.” The ‘Haand’ people are a Vietnamese slave tribe, and ‘Usa’ is their island prison! They made your jeans. You know how they get the stitching so small? … [Whispers] Orphans.
At this point I’ve seen four or five episodes of the new “Hawaii Five-0.” I did the responsible thing and didn’t jump to conclusions after the pilot. Pilots, as all astute television viewers know, rarely represent the “real” show. (Case in point: the pilot version of Cameron the Terminator was way different than the series model.)
But now, I’m just bewildered by “Hawaii Five-0.” Beyond Scott Caan’s awesome work (I can’t believe I just wrote that phrase) and my soft spot for Boomer and Jin, I’ve got nothing positive to say. A lot of things about this show actually piss me off.
Welcome to the New Kill-ennium where the dead are more interesting and livelier than the living.
Vampires, zombies, werewolves…my geek cup runneth over.
“Best Edward James Olmos costume I’ve ever seen. Like freaky good.” — Creed.
Death was a little too busy this week… Read more
2010 Fox Broadcasting Co./Bill Matlock
So we have the first casualty of the fall season: The acclaimed Fox drama Lone Star.