Movable Type 3.2
July 20, 2010
More Summer Shows I'm Not WatchingTV
A few more shows I tried, briefly, and gave up on . . .
Huge: Yes, I understand that this is supposed to be groundbreaking and empowering and whatever. Except you'd think it would be more empowering if it weren't completely filled with cliches, stereotypes, and fat jokes. I watched about the first half hour, so it's possible it got better from there, but it didn't make me care about any of the characters so I didn't bother hanging around to find out. I was really only trying this for Gina Torres, and she wasn't in it enough to make it worth it.
The Glades: I only got ten minutes into this one before giving up. The lead looks like a poor man's Nathan Fillion, but seems to be devoid of every bit of Fillion's considerable charm. Florida is far from my favorite place, and this was just . . . boring, and clumsy, and so unmemorable that now, a week or so later, I'm struggling to remember anything about the show, never mind why I didn't like it. (Maureen Ryan warned us. I should have listened.)
Memphis Beat: Got about twenty minutes into this one before I got too sick of Elvis references to continue. And I like Elvis! I mean, I'm not a huge fan, but nothing against him. It seemed like this show was trying to be gritty and quirky at the same time, and it just didn't work for me. Look, this wasn't awful. If you're in the market for a procedural, you could do worse. But with all the procedurals out there, this one just didn't grab me.Posted by Kat at July 20, 2010 10:00 AM