Wednesday, October 26, 2016
So how about we talk the boob tube?
We're pretty well into most tv shows having returned or getting close to it. It's been long enough for the new shows to be premiered so here's what we recorded and what we thought (so far.)
The Good Place: We were waiting anxiously for this premiere, the teasers totally drew us in. We loved the first episode until we got to the end and some kind of flying shrimp or something like that happened and it made it clear it was a little more fantastical than initially led to believe. We do like watching Kristen Bell and Ted Danson in their roles especially but it took a little more getting used to than we thought. What we thought would be our top show turned into filler unless something picks up.
American Housewife: We tried two episodes and just couldn't do it. It has nothing to do with the fact we don't have kids and can't relate because there are plenty of shows that do have kids and try to portray "realness" of the modern parents struggle. But this one just seemed, I don't even know what. The way the woman constantly referred to "Fat Pam" and that she didn't want to be the 2nd fattest housewife and blah blah just took waaaaay too much precedence in the first episode. We said we'd give it a second shot but it just proved that the lead characters brand of constant snark wasn't for us. Pulled from the DVR.
Bull: I was never a big NCIS fan though it always seemed to randomly end up on our screen when we watched TV mindlessly. So I wasn't sure when Michael Weatherly left to do his own show if I'd even care. I decided to give it a shot and I'm pleasantly surprised by it! There may be only so far this show can go though because it is about juries and how to get a win so it's like how many seasons do they think they can eek out with that premise? We'll see and I'll be watching until it no longer entertains. Thumbs up from me and I think the last show reeled in the Mr.
This Is Us: I mean come on...are there many people that aren't watching/raving about this show? The Mr included! He will actually put down the laptop and glue his eyes to the screen for it. The way the heavy couple is portrayed in this one is a lot more real than the obnoxious way it's addressed in American Housewife because the girl in this is actually obese and doesn't just look like an average sized woman holding a little in the face and arms griping about her weight. I was happy to see Justin Hartley from Y&R getting a good role in it too. He's so much more than soaps gave him to work with much like his "Manny character." The twists just never stop and it's totally compelling. Some people call it the new "Parenthood" and I'm sorry but that's almost insulting because Parenthood made me want to ram my head into the wall more than once per show. This show is just pure magic. Fans until they pull the plug!
Timeless: The Mr was SOOO excited about this show and so was I honestly. Time travelers going back to infamous dates in history to try to stop a mad man in another time machine. The goal is to not alter history and all that jazz. Well when history is altered, it just seems like they leave a LOT of loose ends and skirt around issues that just don't fly with our country's sordid past. One of the time travelers is black and unfortunately almost every scenario would not have been plausible the way they play out. He is by far the strongest and most likable character on the show. It just all feels very rushed and kind of a let down in casting because the other two leads aren't very strong, in our opinions. The show has major potential but something just isn't right. If it gets renewed, we don't know if it'll be renewed on our DVR for next season.
What new shows are you watching? Pulled any from the DVR/watch list yet?
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