Saturday, September 28, 2013

Weekly TV Recap for September 28th

The fall season is back in full force.  And I think I've already found one show I will be following.  Jury is still out on the other two new shows I started this week.

Dancing with the Stars – Just as I predicted, it’s going to take the judges really giving Bill Nye low scores to get him off the show.  I’ve got nothing against him, but he’s not in the same league as everyone else and doesn’t deserve to stick around based most of the field.  But he’s very popular, so we’ll see how long he lasts.

Castle – A bit of fun, especially with Pi.  He’s going to be a fun addition for however long he lasts.  I’m sure Castle almost dying will be part of what gets Beckett to move back to New York.  And Ryan is going to be a blast as a new dad, I can tell already.  I’d forgotten we had a cliffhanger coming.  Not too worried about it, but I’ll be glad when this show is back to episodic.  I’m about cliffhangered out and want new, fun material.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – It was a typical pilot in that it set up characters and the universe the show plans to explore.  But it was certainly fun, and I can already tell I’ll grow to love some of the characters.  The humor was great, too.  Joss, I’m giving you a fourth chance.  You’d better not break my heart again.

Survivor – Well, it didn’t take long for Cody to show his true colors.  And to think the returning players had a chance to vote him out when they could.  I only have sympathy for them because I have to put up with him.  Not surprised that Rupert didn’t make it, although I’m sorry to see him leave so soon.  And this is definitely messing with the normal strategy.  I wasn’t sure I’d like it, but I think I am.  It’s added another layer to the game I find intriguing.

The Big Bang Theory – The first episode was fine, but the second one was so funny.  Howard’s scenes totally stole the show.  Actually, totally stole both shows.  I did appreciate them giving Penny and Sheldon some good scenes together since I always love their relationship.  And Amy and Bernadette’s scenes in the first one were pretty good, too.

The Crazy Ones – I can see some potential here, especially with the relationship between Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar.  I wasn’t blown away by the pilot, but it is a pilot.  I’ll give it a couple weeks and see where it goes.

The Michael J. Fox Show – I feel like they are trying to be funny.  I can sense the funny is right there.  And yet I really didn’t laugh.  Can’t quite figure out what the issue is, but there it is.


Irene said...

So Mark - are you no longer doing The Disney Blog posts for Castle and Once Upon a Time? I miss your detailed recaps on those shows and the discussions some of us had on them.

Mark Baker said...

I am not. John decided he want to move away from that. However, I am doing them on my other blog. Check out

I miss the comments, too, and would love to have you join me there.

Irene said...

Thanks for the update John and the email which I just received. I've now removed the bookmark I had for you with Disney Blog and have bookmarked carstiarsconsiders. I always appreciated your insight in to the shows!

Mark Baker said...

I'm glad you reached out to me. That prompted the e-mail.

But don't lose the Disney Blog. There's still lots of great content there even if I am no longer writing recaps there.