Week One of Fall TVMy, times have really changed. Only a year and a half ago, my television was in a perpetual state of unplug unless I rented a movie which was a twice-yearly event in a big year. Now, I subscribe to Netflix and I'm planning my life around the new fall lineup and having my brother email me the overnights (ratings). WTF is that all about?
Here's my brief run-down on the new shows I caught this week:
Big Bang Theory - Surprisingly funny.
Private Practice - Sucks donkey balls.
Big Shots - Decided to skip it at the 11th hour.
Dirty Sexy Money - So far, my favorite new show. The Darlings remind me of the Bluths from Arrested Development, and the fact that one of the characters is a tranny (but not a tranny hooker) played by a real-life transgendered actor is the kind of forward thinking I can get behind. The premiere episode was directed by Peter Horton, and I always love his work.
Reaper - Only caught the first half (of the first episode directed by Kevin Smith), but it looks good. I'll be back next week.
I'm looking forward to Pushing Daisies next week, and yes, I'm going to watch Cavemen at least once (before it's canceled), even though I know it's going to be worse than Private Practice. Donkey balls, people!
So, what new shows are you trying out this season?