Ok, now that the fall season of television has started, I will give my review on the new shows that I have watched.
Despite the negative reviews that MP 2.0 has received, I am loving the new show. The cast dynamic is excellent, and shock of shocks, Ashley Simpson-Wentz can really act. If I were to compare it to the original Melrose Place Season One, the new Melrose Place wins hands down so far because the storylines are more interesting.
The pilot episode of Modern Family was okay but after attempting to watch the second episode, I found myself bored with Modern Family. None of the characters are really that funny, and Ed O’ Neill seems like he’s playing an older Al Bundy.
This show has a great premise and the pilot episode was hilarious but the show seemed to go downhill in the second episode. Courtney Cox is great in this show. I have to say that it is interesting to see her play a divorced woman in her 40s. They need to lose the neighbors and the ex-husband. Those characters bring nothing interesting to the show.
J.J. Abrams has done it again. Flash Foward pulls you in from the first moment and you are on the edge of your seat the entire hour. I also love that ABC has put up the Mosiac Collective website that was created on the show is up at the Flash Forward section of ABC.com. This website brings an interesting synergy to the show.
Aside from Melrose Place, this is the best new show of the season. There is so much about Glee that makes it a hit. Glee uses biting satirical commentary when it comes to high school cliques. Hearing some of the hit songs from the past 20 years performed in a much different way is interesting in itself. Also, Corey Monteith (Finn Hudson) is very hot.
Based upon the book, The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike, Eastwick is about three women who come into great powers and soon learn those powers come at a price. Rebecca Romijn, Lindsay Price, and Jaime Ray Newman are impressive as the three main characters, but let’s hope Eastwick does not fall prey to the curse that befell the other shows Lindsay Price was in, Coupling and Lipstick Jungle, both of which were cancelled.