Another Tuesday, and more TV to discuss. The CW shows have finally begun premiering, which is like 90% of my TV, so I have a lot to talk about. Plus, we’ll check in with our cancellation pool contest.
Frequency – I never saw the movie that this show is based on and I have no idea if that will be a hindrance but I thought the pilot was pretty intriguing. The characters are likable and I’m intrigued by the pilot and interested in seeing where the show goes. I’m a little curious about how much the time travel element will play into future episodes or if they’re going to drop that eventually but for now I don’t mind it to much.
No Tomorrow – This show isn’t as bad as it could be but it’s not particularly amazing. The whole “beautiful blonde girl dreams of being a singer” feels a little Disney channel and some of the characters feel like retreads from other CW shows. The super dry and blunt Indian girl and the super soft-spoken person who needs subtitles? Totally in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
The Flash – I’m a little surprised that the show turned back the Flashpoint universe in the first episode. What, Barry sees that Joe is sad so he decides that both his parent’s lives are worth that? The reasoning is a little lame. Barry has never been able to tolerate the negative effects of his choices so it makes sense in the universe of the show but come on dude, you’re a superhero.
Brooklyn 99 – I’ve liked the season so far but the last episode felt like it belonged in season 1. The jokes were a little lame and Jake’s self-centeredness was really obvious.
This Is Us – I am still really enjoying this show. I’m charmed by the characters and I like seeing the different interactions and relationships. I think Kevin is my favorite of the kids so far but I also really like Mandy Moore and Jess from Gilmore Girls’s relationship. The big twist a few weeks ago was that Mandy Moore is now married to a different guy in the present and my theory is that Jess dies some time between the two periods. Watching the pilot for the second time, I noticed that Kevin and Kate talked about their dad but used the past tense in their conversations, like he’s no longer there. We’ll see if that turns out to be the case.
Now, for the Cancellation Pool! Here are everyone’s choices:
Catweazle – Timeless
Truckasuarus – Notorious
FRQ – Kevin Can Wait
Theresa – Frequency
Flanny – The Great Indoors
Sota – Pure Genius
Commentatrix – Man with a Plan
Hotspur – No Tomorrow
Neverabadidea – McGyver
MartinMegs – Pitch
Let me know if I missed you or if you didn’t pick before and want to join the fun. So far, nothing has been cancelled (that I’ve seen, feel free to correct me if wrong). A few shows have gotten picked up for a full season (sorry FRQ and Neverabadidea) and so far, all the new stuff seems to be sticking. If anyone wants to add themselves to the pool, just remember you have to pick a show that is premiering it’s first episode this fall and it can’t be anything that someone else already picked.