I’ve done “first episode impressions” of the noteworthy new shows this season, and many TV critics have done the same. We do this because it’s fun and quick-hitting more so than because it’s an accurate and fair way to judge a show. Indeed, my views of some shows have changed quite a bit in the month or so since the pilot episodes aired, so here’s a rundown on where I now stand with these series, ranked in order of quality. (All times are Central.)
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There’s a snort-out-loud scene in the “Family Guy” parody of “Return of the Jedi” where C-3PO explains why he’s wearing a suit and tie aboard the Millennium Falcon: “Some people still think of flying as an occasion.”
Continue reading “First episode impressions: ‘Pan Am’ (TV review)”
Intimidated by the list of nearly 50 new shows coming out in the fall? Never fear, I have done the hard work for you of watching the trailers for all the network offerings (and believe me, it wasn’t all fun and games — there are some true stinkers out there).
Continue reading “Flippin’ sweet! ‘Napoleon Dynamite’ and 10 other shows to watch in 2011-12 (TV commentary)”