October 24, 2007
Ironically this is also one of the first shows I’ve dropped from my viewing schedule. I really, really wanted to like this show. Despite cherrypicking the best character from Grey’s and adding some of the best character actors on television this show is just terrible. So I didn’t like last season’s pilot or this season’s premiere for that matter. But still I wanted to give this show the benefit of the doubt. Tim Daly, Taye Diggs, even Addison deserve the benefit of the doubt.
I’m sorry though. Three episodes (plus last year’s pilot) and a preview of the fourth were more than enough to tell me that this show isn’t happening. I’m truly embarrassed for these talented actors with their underdeveloped, childish characters, forced to spew bad dialogue that makes Gossip Girl seem like Shakespeare and stuck dealing with boring storylines (can anyone say “blue children”).
Although I am dropping this show I do need to put in a caveat that I am willing to revisit at a later date if my fellow TV Lovers tell me to give it a try. I had dropped Grey’s Anatomy after the first couple of episodes and midway through the second season my wife convinced me to give it another try and I found a completely different and strangely enjoyable show. I hope the same happens with Private Practice but for now, it’s off the list.
October 24, 2007
With all of the bad buzz on this show I wasn’t going to waste my time even recording it but then I saw the New York Times article which had this great quote:
“Viva Laughlin” on CBS may well be the worst new show of the season, but is it the worst show in the history of television?
How could a true TV Lover like me pass up a show that might be the worst in the history of television? Well I’ve been a little too busy and haven’t yet got around to watching but now that it’s cancelled after only airing 2 episodes I’m not sure it’s even worth the bother.
I’m asking you my fellow TV viewers, is it even worth checking it out just to say I saw it? Will there be any value in watching to use as a point of comparison the next time I want to give a show a scathing review so I can say… “At least it’s not Viva Laughlin”.
September 27, 2007
As reported in Zap2it, two weeks was all it took for Fox to decide that Nashville wasn’t meeting expectations and removed it from Friday’s schedule replacing it with reruns of K-Ville. Personally I didn’t watch it. An unscripted, pseudo-reality show about trying to make it in country music hits absolutely no buttons for me. It’s not officially cancelled. Fox says it will come back at a later date but as all of us TV folk knows the more likely case is that the show is dead.