September 9th, 2008

cliff

summer tv wrap up


The new fall tv season is kicking off, but before I get swamped under new and returning shows I thought I'd do a quick recap on what I was watching new this summer.  Mostly, I want to find out who else I can talk to while we wait to find out these shows' fate.

The Middleman:  I'm sure you've seen it places other than here, but this show rocks!  I tried it because I had read the comic, but it is fabulous on tv.  The writing is wonderful, it is incredibly well cast, and I adore that the little headline titles are practically their own character.  If you didn't watch you should, as soon as you can find the episodes.  Please, please, please let there be a season two.

In Plain Sight:  This was decent.  I was drawn into the story, and while I really didn't like some of the characters (I was waiting for Mom and little Sis to get kicked out of the house already) I was always curious to see what they would do.  If it never comes back, I'll be okay with that - it felt to me like they finished the story and I'm not dying to see what happens next.  I'm not sure I would have watched it in the busier fall season, but it was nice.

Swingtown:  As far as I can tell I am the only person on my flist who watched this.  Which is too bad because it's really, really good!  I mean sure threesomes on CBS are amusing, but even more so they created incredibly strong characters from different points on the liberal-conservative spectrum (mostly about who to sleep with but there were some social issues in there too) and then threw them together to watch the sparks.  The 70's never feel like that long ago, hell I was alive for most of them, but watching it from an adult perspective I realized how much was still changing socially.  I really want to know what happens next for all of these characters (well, Laurie can just disappear into her senior year because she's annoying) and am hoping that someone picks this up for another season.

Flashpoint:  I really wanted to love this series mostly for Enrico.  And I like it well enough, it's a decent procedural.  But this won't be appointment tv for me as my tivo gets busier.

That's it for the new summer shows I watched.  Was there anything not on my list that I should not have missed?