#108 – Litter
Speaking of trash, let’s talk TV shows. Jericho, though I’ve never watched a single episode, has gone and gotten itself canceled. Both Battlestar Galactica and LOST have an end date in mind. Heroes is getting a spinoff next season. Banking on the success of some of these shows, networks have been–and will continue–flooding the market with SF-fueled TV shows.
And I no longer care.
First, look at what’s coming out once summer dries up:
The Bionic Woman. Jamie Sommers is a young woman working as a bartender and raising her teenage sister, Becca. When she is seriously injured in a car accident, her only hope for recovery lies in a top-secret experimental procedure involving bionic body parts!
Chuck. This new “dramedy” tells the strange tale of Chuck, a 20-something computer geek whose life changes forever when the US government downloads a secret database into his brain and recruits him for undercover missions of espionage!
Journeyman. A San Francisco reporter suddenly finds himself traveling through time, wreaking havoc on the future and making his present life incredibly complicated.
Pushing Daisies. This romantic drama shows us the strange world of a man who can bring dead people back to life through the power of his touch.
Moonlight. This new drama tells the story of a private investigator who is also a vampire. Watch as Mick deals with the curse of immortality and his doomed love for a mortal woman.
A re-hashed schlock of robotic miseries, a geek with illegal downloaded info in his brainz, and time traveling. No no no no no. No! Zombies would be okay if that word romantic wasn’t in the ad copy. Oi, vampire cops. Yeah, that’s original.
Ugh. It’s just mediocre crap, if such a thing exists. And you know 96% of the shows that debut will be canned after just one season. Maybe even midway through, per example of that stupid deja-vu romp that was supposed to fill in for LOST while it was refilling the gas tank. There was probably a time when I’d have thought I’d died and gone to heaven to see such a plethora (woo, fun word) of SF-related shows. Now, not so much. I learned my lesson after devoting my time to Surface and Invasion. Honestly, even though Heroes is so critically acclaimed and whatnot, I’ve avoided watching it. Now that I know it’s at least returning for a second season I think I can open myself up to it. Until then, I refuse to watch anything that hasn’t already gotten its legs and is up and running.