Dear ladies and gents,
here are a few new series I watched so you don’t have to.
The Goldbergs is based on the childhood of the series creator Adam F. Goldberg. Adam videotaped his family while growing up and the show is based on those videos. Obvs this might be mandatory watching for anyone else who grew up during the 80s. Predictably enough I thought it was funny. It wasn’t hilarious, but funny enough for me to catch the next episode.
The Millers is about Nathan Miller (played by Will Arnett), a TV reporter who recently got divorced. Upon hearing the news, his father Tom (played by Beau Bridges) decides to leave his wife of 43 years and move in with Nathan’s sister. Meanwhile Nathan’s mum Carol (played by Margo Martindale) decides to move in with Nathan. Now the Millers were super funny in my opinion. I know, I know, I’m the idiot who laughs at the fart jokes, but who can resist a show that does a super creepy Dirty Dancing scene?
Hello Ladies is produced by HBO and stars Stephen Merchant (who you might remember from the Extras) as Stuart, an English web designer living in Los Angeles. Stuart considers himself a bit of a ladies man and well… nothing can be further from the truth. Stuart attempts to chat up the ladies are omgpleasestopyouareembarrassingyourself, but you know at least I can give the guy the credit for trying. And then again that’s what makes it funny. I’m sure this will get better as it goes along.
Sean Saves the World
Sean Saves the World is about a divorced gay dad whose teenage daughter moves in with him after her mum accepts a new job somewhere (that bit wasn’t explained in great detail, but then again I only watched one episode). Anyhow, Sean has a demanding job and wants to be there for his daughter, but obviously things are off to a bit of a rough start. If you are fan of Sean Hayes, you might want to give this one a watch. It is a bit confusing NOT seeing him do his Just Jack routine, but Sean Hayes is made for sitcoms, so me thinks this one will get better as it goes along.
Ironside is produced by NBC and a remake of a 1960s series of the same name. It’s about a tough NYC detective Robert Ironside (played by Blair Underwood) who got injured in the line of duty and is in a wheelchair now. I like Blair Underwood (I thought he was great in In Treatment), however I’ll be honest with you – I switched this one off after about 15 minutes. Harsh, but true. It seems I am not the only one as it is the lowest rated drama to debut this fall. I think if you are into police procedurals there are better offerings available at the moment.
See I didn’t know that the Originals was a spin-off from the Vampire Diaries (if it is not obvious, I haven’t watched a single episode of the Vampire Diaries). Anyhow the story is about the original vampires the Mikaelson siblings and they are in New Orleans and some shit with witches happens and whathaveyou. Again, I gave up after 15 minutes. Sorry, not all that into vampire anymore.
Super Fun Night
Super Fun Night is written by and stars Rebel Wilson. She plays Kimmie Boubier, an attorney who keeps a video diary of somesort. Anyhow, Kimmie has a long standing tradition with her 2 friends – each Friday night is Friday Fun Night when they get together and well… have fun. After Kimmie gets a big promotion at work, she decides they need to get out of their rut and try new things. I found Super Fun Night a bit well… flat (this coming from someone who laughs at fart jokes). Rebel Wilson is talented, I’m sure she can do better than this. Also – the singing? I am not a fan of musicals so the musical numbers were a bit what the what? It’s just a tad bit too whimsical for my taste.