Monday, October 8, 2007

Thumbs Down for Two New Shows

Tonite we watched two new shows opening this season: Five Days and Pushing Daisies. They're both a little too self-aware, in my not so humble opinion. My short review for Pushing Daisies (it just popped out when Mark asked me what I thought): "It's suck."

I mean really, a voice over nosing in every minute and a half, a baloney story line about a guy who bakes pies at a place called The Pie Hole, who brings people back to life by touching them, then kills them by touching them again, and who uses this weird skill to become a private detective who solves murders by bringing the victims back to life for one minute to ask them who did it -- and who falls in love with a cute beekeeper oh-too-charmingly named Chuck? Oh pu-leeze. I mean, as Seth Meyer and Amy Pohler would say -- Really.

And Five Days: Day one. Lady abducted while buying flowers, snapshots into the lives of all the people who don't know each other yet but will become more and more intertwined over the next four days as we figure out what happened to her, and to her daughter who was separately abducted on the same day by a different guy. Dum Dum DUM! Lordy.

I'm dialed out on both of these. Pretty pictures, trying too hard. Next.

So ... tell us what cool new shows you like so we can TIVO them an try them out.

7 comments:

Mark said...

Yep, I agree on both. Good review, baby.

I give them 2 gliomas each, and that's only because I'm a generous guy partial to pies.

Mark said...

I should note that I Tivo'd both of these thanks to fawning reviews in the LA Times. Not a giant glioma rating for those reviewers, I now think.

Michelle said...

No more than 1 glioma, and only because you used to work at the LA Times.

kateco said...

me, I'm watching the second season of Heroes -- but I think first season is a firm prerequisite for understanding/enjoyment of the current one. I like it because I am a geek and it is a pretty comic book.

Mark said...

We never did see any of Heroes. I'm thinking we should rent last season and see what the fuss is all about.

kateco said...

Val and I rented the first season because we could never get ourselves together to watch it when it "aired"-- I kinda enjoyed that more -- no commercials, no waiting to see what would happen next, just big chunks of comic candy goodness.

Mark said...

Yeah, you guys are a lot like us. Only with better food.