emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (chloe sullivan)
I missed all of tonight's shows, so I figured I'd comment on the last week before the new week gets in my head.

Hawaii Five-0, I know they had to figure out a reason for Danno to stay in Hawaii and probably find a way for his cute daughter to be on the show still but one of the things I disliked about the first season was the guy the ex-wife was involved with. I'm scared about where they're going with Jenna but outside of that another fun episode. I remember being ready to drop this show about halfway through the first season and then inexplicably the show found its fun legs.

The Playboy Club, I only watched the premiere this morning but wow, do I really hope this show makes it. I'll admit to being an Eddie Cibrian fan, since the Third Watch days and it still kills me that CSI Miami blamed him for the poor ratings two seasons ago and killed off his new character after one year.  I like the atmosphere, and the cast is great (there's that guy from Numbers and 10 Things I Hate About You).  The Hef voiceovers to start and end the shows is a nice touch and I hope that continues past the pilot.

NCIS, I'll keep this quick but the premiere was more exciting/thrilling than the whole Port to Port Killer plot that dominated the last part of last season.

Glee, I wanted to make a bigger review but just no time. I'm a little worried that new assertive Mr. Schue is going to just come off as a jerk, and if he's going to kick Santana out for being part of the piano fire then he better not let Quinn back since it was her cigarette.  So I'm guessing the Sam actor was the one that I heard declined coming back to the show since he's gone? Can't blame him with how his character faded in the last half of season 2.  I really liked "We Got the Beat!"

Unforgettable, I wasn't expecting to watch this show but since I was already watching the previous 2 hours of CBS shows on Tuesday I was talked into it and I was glad I was.  The premise is a woman who is a former cop - but looks like she eventually returns - can remember everything and will use this skill to help solve crimes. What makes the show is Poppy Montgomery who I loved on Without a Trace, and she can definitely carry a show as a lead.

CSI, Ted Danson, enough said.  I stopped watching this show when Grissom left and I didn't care for Ray Langston (Laurence Fishburne's character).  Now with Danson playing a quirky boss that is a bit unorthodox, it just reminds me so much of what Grissom added to the show especially early on in the show's run when the others didn't know what to make of him .. I'm excited.

Charlie's Angels, I don't know what to make of the show. I'm watching it because Gough/Millar are behind it but right now the three girls feel very one-dimensional and not believable.  I like the idea of Bosley being a more on hands part of the team and involved with the missions.  Guess I'll just look forward to the Erica Durance episode and hope the characters win me over by then.

The Secret Circle, I definitely will be sticking with this show throughout the season but so far I find every male character to be annoying (or creepy) outside of the drunk dad (one of these days I'll learn the character names).  I also can't stand Faye at all, her bad girl schtick dominates the show.

CSI NY, Just throwing this in there because Cassidy Freeman was on it as part of the episode's crime.  Which unfortunately was overshadowed because the episode was mostly a 9/11 remembrance episode where the characters remembered where they were and Mac remembering his wife was so sad.  Back to Cassidy, maybe it was because her wardrobe was much different from what she usually had on Smallville but she seemed a bit more busty than before.  Still looking forward to her stint on The  Playboy Club next.

Still have to watch Pan Am, too many shows are opposite each other and I hate having to pick and choose. D:
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (heroine)
All of these new shows/summer shows are flooding my TV watching time.  I've even tried to resist some of these shows and it's impossible for me not to watch.  Like Covert Affairs, I wasn't planning on watching but the preview was awfully tempting, the music they tied with it is catchy, and then watching the pilot I couldn't help but have fun.  It's definitely show that you have to let go of reality a bit, but I think a critic labeled it correctly as "Escapist Fun".

I've also been following Allison Scagliotti on Twitter ever since she showed up on Smallville as part of the Wonder Twins and as a result learned that she was on a Syfy show called Warehouse 13.  Since then i'd been meaning to watch the show and when the S2 premiere arrived two weeks ago I decided that was a great jump on point.  So far it's been an interesting show and I don't feel like I've lost much by not seeing the first season.  The problem comes with the fact that it's on a Tuesday (just like Covert Affairs) and now I find myself with a night filled with 4 hour long (dramas?) to watch: Warehouse 13, Covert Affairs, NCIS & White Collar.

The other show that's sucking me in is Rizzoli & Isles on TNT which is pretty much like the other hour long detective/criminal investigation/procedural shows but focusing around one detective & one medical examiner and their friendship.  At this point I'm watching so many damn shows like this type that I try to stay away but one way or another a show ends up in the background distracting me from doing anything productive.

And I still haven't had a chance to catch up on anything ------ WAIT NOT TRUE!!!   I've been watching Season 1 of Avatar the Last Airbender.  I only have two episodes left until it's done and I absolutely adore the show like I knew I would.  I'll have to keep a lookout for deals on the next two season sets and I'll write up some thoughts on the show like how surprised I am with the shippyness of the show so early on its life.
emeraldstag: Sailor Moon's Usagi & Luna (actress)
Day 08 → A show everyone should watch

This may seem like a bit of a cop out since it is already either the most watched US show overall or at the very least most watched drama but I picked NCIS as a show I think everyone should watch.  If there's one thing that there seems to be a gluttony in TV these days is with the action dramas (especially on cable channels) so if you're already watching several I can understand a reluctance to add another show to the mix.  I only started watching NCIS in the last few months and I think it's safe to say I've already seen more than a handful of seasons worth of episodes (thanks to USA's weekend marathons) and know the characters fairly well to say the least.

And what NCIS gets right is to balance the "crime of the week" with rounding out the characters and creating a family atmosphere among the team that really has you endeared to the characters.  Gibbs, the grizzled marine vet turned head agent with the hidden past of his dead wife and child.  Ducky, the veteran medical examiner who talks to his autopsy subjects and recollects the most unique tales from his past.  Abby, the eccentric lab tech that can find any answer needed as long as she gets her caffeine fix.  Tony, the movie buff horndog that is the most reliable when he's needed.  McGee, the geek of the squad with a heart of gold and the brains to go with it.  And Ziva, the former Mossad agent who is the deadly exotic muscle on the team.  I just love this show!

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