Sunday, October 16, 2011

3 Short Paragraphs: Fall 2011 (pt 7)

And then there are those sessions where I regret choosing to complete this session of watching all the 2011 fall premieres.  There is some really bad TV out there but most is just painfully mediocre.  Take Hart of Dixie where we have a smart and pretty doctor from NYC who finds her life not going exactly as planned.  She ends up in the Alabama town where an older doctor has been trying to convince her to move since her graduation from med school. I find it very hard to take this character seriously as a doctor should be intelligent enough to not wear fashion clothing in a swamp. The only thing that made me smile was the ex-football player, now mayor, who refers to himself in the third person and has a pet gator named Burt Reynolds.

Then there was Ringer and I admit, I have the weak spot for Buffy and I like watching the rich people do rich things.  This one has her as twins, one rich & powerful and the other a down & out drug user on the run from the mob.  When rich sister commits suicide, the other steps into her life. How the heck does she expect to pull that off??  She knows nothing about her sister's fucked up (but wealthy!) life. Of course, she will begin to realize that her sister's perfect life was not so perfect and have to buy her way out of it. It wasn't horrible but WTF with all the soap opera level green screen work?!?!

And then there is a show I wanted to just turn off.  You know that character that Kevin Dillon plays in Entourage? You know how he is trying to break into acting and ends up with all these terrible roles?  Well imagine this show as the sitcom THAT character is saddled with. Other than Dave Foley's antics as the boss, nothing about this show made me even grin let alone laugh. It just stank stink stunk, making me regret this stream of watching. Oh yeah, it was called How to Be a Gentleman.