As in, “please, og, cancel it quickly so I don’t have to see another promo.”
My nomination: Ghost Whisperer, with the scary Jennifer Love Hewitt (with a chin so pointy she could slice bologna with it) starring as a young married woman who helps the recently deceased resolve their final issues so they can “pass over.” Medium ripoff? No way! They had already sold the pilot when Medium premiered. :dubious:
What’s your nominee for the show they’d have to sedate you and handcuff you to the radiator to get you to watch it?
I liked it better when it was Unhappily Ever After. How dare people speak of this show and Arrested Development in the same breath! How dare this show usurp AD’s rightful time slot (when is AD on anyway?).
Remember that stupid short-lived show on NBC? It was an animated parody of Siegfried and Roy’s Vegas show. Anyway [adult swim] ripped them a new one in one of their bumps. I only vaguely remember it, but a part of it was “rehashed 1950s sitcom without the edge” or something to that effect. That rant was running though my head as I watched.
I don’t plan to watch Geena Davis’s show, despite the presence of Donald Sutherland. From the previews, it looks like one of those shows where nobody talks like real people. Instead of dialogue, we get pronouncements and little speeches.
My daughters have seen the previews for this show where Davis’ screen daughters complain that since Mommy became President she never has time for them.
My girls got identical WTF looks on their faces. “If she had been elected Vice President, she must have been working harder than any male politician for years. Those kids would be used to Mommy being too busy for them. The nanny probably brought them to all their ballet lessons anyway.”
Thay also pointed out that you never see a father being portrayed as unfeeling because he dedicates himself to his job (especially a job as time consuming as being the freaking President of the United States!)
I’ve seen the pilot, and it’s much better than I expected it to be. (My expectations were very low, however.) The acting is a little uneven, but overall it’s genuinely creepy. I think I’ll give it a shot.
I saw a little bit of The War at Home while waiting for Family Guy. “Turn up the laugh track to 200% – maybe they won’t notice it’s a pile of ass if they can’t actually hear how bad the jokes are.” Even with the mute on and Fox in a PIP window, I felt like it was damaging my brain.
Nobody’s mentioned E-Ring yet? Hoo boy. What a stinker. Lots of neat shots of spy satellites swinging around to various locations, but the characters are dismally cliched and (as far as the pilot is concerned, anyway) the writing is pathetic and the scenarios are insulting.
‘War At Home’ is as terrible as the promos made it look to be, which I wasn’t sure was possible.
Scott Plaid, the kid turned out to be straight, but had to convince his parents he was a transvestite to cover up illicitly borrowing the family car (dressed as his Mom in case anybody saw him taking it).
I also have to give **The War at Home ** my vote. What a pile of suck that was! Even so, I laughed once…which was once more than I did while watching The Simpsons. Wait! I change my vote to The Simpsons for most godawful show of the new season.
Ugh. I noticed that, too. And it’s like they hit the laugh track button at random intervals, because I could never figure out what was supposed to be funny.