Fall TV 2007

Filed under:It's My Life,Television — posted by Anwyn on August 27, 2007 @ 4:13 pm

I caught two minutes of Desperate Housewives last night. I don’t know if I can bring myself to watch it despite Nathan Fillion’s presence. One thing’s for sure, I’ll just have to catch up via episode recaps, because I can’t slog through enough of it to find out what happened the last two seasons and I don’t want to be completely lost.

More bad news from Yes, I’m So Behind the Rest of You world: I’m not into the first season of Heroes. At all. I’m scared for the little boy, scared for the cheerleader with the scary dad, irritated by the guy running for Congress and his brother (yes, your brother puts his Congress run ahead of everything–does that give you the right to wander about his campaign headquarters blabbing about flying at the top of your voice? No). So far the only ones I really like are the cop who can hear thoughts and the addict artist. More slogging ahead before I jettison it, though …

And now, the question on everybody’s minds, what new shows will Anwyn add this fall? Wait no longer. You can always tell what a Baggins would say on any question before you ask him, and similarly you can always tell which shows Anwyn will watch if you know enough about which actors she likes–which is easily told based on which shows I loved in the past. So this fall’s new dramas are:

Private Practice, the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff that previewed last spring. If it doesn’t do better than the rather turgid, Ally McBeal-esque-without-Ally McBeal pilot, it won’t last long for me.

Dirty Sexy Money, starring Peter Krause of Sports Night Six Feet Under fame. I know him from Sports Night, though, because I don’t get HBO and haven’t watched Six Feet Under. If it doesn’t do better than its title, it won’t last long for me.

Big Shots, starring Joshua Malina of Sports Night The West Wing fame. This I’m a little more hopeful for, although I have my doubts about a writer who names a character “Karl Mixworthy.” And I always hated Christopher Titus every time I saw a commercial for, well, Titus.

The Bionic Woman. This one’s mostly out of sheer geek curiosity rather than any particular attachment to the cast, although I love Mark Sheppard and know that Katee Sackhoff will be at least guesting. Could be a knockover. Could be a dud.

Too many shows, is what it really amounts to, but at least with the cancellation of Veronica Mars, What About Brian (shut up), Standoff, and Studio 60, it’s no more than I attempted to watch last year.


  1. Hang in there with Heroes. I thought the same thing about Peter running around the office talking about flying. (Or was he flying around the office talking about running?) But then I remembered that this was a show about people with super-human abilities so, you know, I couldn’t expect everything to be “realistic.” There will be a few more moments like that throughout the series. Fair warning. Nathan seems to have a lot of free time for a political candidate, for instance.

    Hiro is my Hero.

    Comment by Allen — August 27, 2007 @ 4:52 pm

  2. It’s not that it’s unrealistic that gets me–it probably isn’t all that unrealistic for a person taken up with their own concerns to ignore somebody else’s. No, it’s that the show clearly wants us to put all our sympathies with Peter, between the two of them, but stuff like that knocked that goal over for me–I think they wanted us to keep sympathizing with him even though he was being a moron. That doesn’t work for me. I was basically with Nathan despite his being more or less a jerk, right up until he announced that Peter had attempted suicide. Now I just think they’re both asses.

    We’ll see.

    Comment by Anwyn — August 27, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

  3. I was just wild about Harry, but “The Dresden Files” was cancelled…

    Comment by Chuck Bell — August 27, 2007 @ 5:53 pm

  4. I’m gonna Tivo Private Practice; haven’t heard of the rest of it. Luuuuved those boys from Sports Night, though. :-)

    Comment by Bumble — August 27, 2007 @ 7:21 pm

  5. Oh! As for Desperate Housewives, your ever-impressionable (TV-wise, anyway) sister started picking it up this week b/c of the Fillion thing. I watched a re-run from last season last night. Some woman found out her husband had cheated ages ago, took the supermarket he ran hostage, shot two people, and was then shot by one of her hostages. Very weird and melodramatic. Me want Nathan.

    Comment by Bumble — August 27, 2007 @ 7:25 pm

  6. Glad to hear I am not the only one who picks TiVo choices by casting! I would have no interest in Dirty Sexy Money if it was not for Peter Krause, and Nathan Fillion is bringing me back to Desperate Housewives this season. And of course I am excited about Bionic Woman. Like a lot of BSG fans it was the Katee Sackhoff announcement that got my attention, but over time I got really interested in seeing how they will handle this machine they have created with the concept and the premise. How dark is too dark? Why did they make her a bartender? Etc.

    Comment by Margie — August 29, 2007 @ 7:17 am

  7. Bumble–that’s the same episode I caught about two minutes of. Craziness.

    Comment by Anwyn — August 29, 2007 @ 8:53 am

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