My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.
Outsourced is really a disappointment, because the earnest indie movie it’s based on is about as good as an earnest indie movie can be.
I’m sadly looking forward to seeing just how terrible OUTSOURCED ends up being. Granted, I’m biased- it’s delaying new PARKS AND REC even though they went and shot new episodes ahead of schedule, so the bigger the flameout the quicker Ron Swanson is back on our screens.
As much as I like TAR, I feel that the last two seasons were pretty week, to the point where Survivor was doing a lot better, especially Heroes Vs. Villains. But seeing Claire take a watermelon point blank in the face does fill me with some hope.
I don’t think you’ve mentioned Shattered, which may turn out to be good if it doesn’t give up on itself and just be a cop show. Global and Showtime on Wednesdays, I think. Episode 1’s pretty interesting; Episode 2 barely has room for its A story, a slightly too earnest tale of illegal immigrants, and demotes progress on the main character’s main problem to gimmick/B story.
Vancouver shot, so you already know who’s in it — but not in a bad way.
Thanks for the shoutout to my old Being Erica post http://mightygodking.com/index.php/2009/11/18/mad-men-and-rocket-men/
Being Erica has time travel? Wouldn’t have guessed that in a million years from the commercials.
What gets me is that I’m not hearing a thing about a new drama NBC was supposed to be putting out called The Cape. Which is about a cop who gets blackmailed as a supervillain (yes, I said supervillain) and as to leave his family to clear his name. While doing so he befriends a circus troop lead by Keith David, where he learns escapology and slight of hand and adopts the name of his son’s favorite superhero, The Cape. Its also got Vinny Jones has somekind of Killer Croc-esc bad guy.
Trailer at nbc.com: http://www.nbc.com/the-cape/
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