Friday, October 06, 2006

Dead TV show walking

The first new television show of the season to be cancelled is....Smith with Ray Liotta and Virginia Madsen. I was looking forward to show before the season began. However, the show looks good but the storyline of this paper salesman leading a double life as a thief wasn't going to be something that was going to last. Ray Liotta's character did not seem to have any redeeming qualities and aren't we all tired of the thief that wants to retire but is forced to do another job because someone is forcing them. To be honest, the only thing I really liked about the show was the character of Jeff (played by Simon Baker). He was sadistic and surfer-cool at the same time. What makes this even more interesting is that the NY Post quoted Smith star Ray Liotta who is clearly unhappy.

"Some days I say, there's no fucking way I'm going to stay here. Between the hours, the speed you have to get [the episodes] done, the egos in volved . . . and it's not as collaborative as I thought it would be."

In other new TV show news, Kidnapped with Timothy Hutton and, sigh, Dana Delaney hasn't been cancelled. But it has been sent to purgatory. It will be moved to Saturday night to finish out it's 13 episode commitment. But that will be it. This show was also a disappointment as the first episode was just a retread of the Mel Gibson movie Ransom. Not a good start as it really felt like something that had been seen before. The other two episodes certainly looked good and the cast is great...but, i think television can only handle so many serialized type shows where you need to watch it every week.

Top 5 new shows I have been watching that are still on
1. Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
2. The Nine
3. Jericho (though probably not for too much longer)
4. Shark (though it feels like a law version of House)
5. Men In Trees (i find this obvious hybrid of Northern Exposure and Sex & The City fascinating-like a train wreck)



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