Thursday, September 22, 2011

Good shows that just didn’t do it for me.

There are shows that work for me and shows that don't. Are they still quality shows? Sure. Who knows, maybe one of these will be your new favorite show?

Battlestar Galactica—I really liked this show when it first started. Then it started to s-l-o-w d-o-w-n. By the middle of the third season, I almost dropped it. But, thankfully, it picked back up in the last season and sprinted to the finish line. Still, some better direction could have made this one of the better political dramas, instead of just okay.

The Sopranos—People talked about the finale. I never made it that far. I liked the first four seasons, but after a while I just stopped caring.

Bored to Death—Jonathan Ames is a funny writer. Jonathan Schwartzman, Zack Galifinakis and Ted Danson are all game. So why does this show feel so flat?

Archer—At first, I loved this show. By episode three I needed a shower. Dare I say … too crass? Yes, and I've watched Eastbound & Down.

The League—Same thing here. This is a funny show with very funny comedians, but I just didn’t like hanging out with the characters. Probably too close to the guys in my fantasy football league (I kid, I kid).

The Tick—There were a few good episodes, but this show was either ahead of its time or just missed it. Either way, while the actors and writing were good, it just couldn’t sustain itself over a full season.

Deadwood—Talk, talk and more talk. How could a western be so boring? Oh yeah: too much talk.