Last night I watched the first hour of two different shows that debuted on Sunday night. I have too much television to watch as is so I don't really want to add more to the list. But I don't want to miss out on something good!
The first hour or so of 24 was pretty good. Nothing earth shattering but it was nice to see that the producers have gotten rid of all but two of the mainstays. I had had more than enough of the shenanigans of Jack's daughter. I gave up on this show about halfway through the season but I decided to give it another shot this year.
There were some really good moments and it seems like there will be some fun plot twists on the way. But it is still the same old 24. Not only is Jack going to have to save the United States from danger but he's going to have to do it as a rogue agent. Don't expect any help for 'ol Jack from the good guys. Geez, I'm sick of that fucking plot line.
Near the end of the first hour, Jack knows that a recently brought in prisoner/ terrorist has important information. Of course, Jack's superiors won't listen to him so he has to take matters into his own hands. He knocks out the guard and promptly shoots the prisoner in the leg to get the needed information. This was shocking when it first happened back in 2001. But now that he's done this kind of thing over and over, it is so damn predictable. I thought the producers were shaking things up this year! I would have loved to have seen Jack as the head of the C.T.U. and then we would have had some different plot lines.
The information Jack was able to get was good information that his idiotic bosses neglected to get for themselves. I thought, "If his boss lets him get away with this stunt, it will prove to me that the writers have some new tricks up their sleeves. But if his boss immediately kicks him out of the office and threatens future disciplinary action, then I'm giving up on this show." Sure enough, Jack got in trouble and my finger was on the delete button.
Wouldn't you trust this guy to save us from terrorists?
For much of the first two episodes of Unscripted, I kept thinking that if this is what Full Frontal and K Street were like, I sure as hell didn't miss much. Do I really need another show about Hollywood? I can just picture Clooney smirking his devilishly charming grin behind the camera as his "unscripted" conscripts display how hard it is to make it in the biz if you aren't the son of a famous singer. The show had some good moments so maybe I'll be back next week. I didn't love Entourage all that much after one episode either. But I think I might be a little sick of the whole look and feel of this show already. Still, I'd hate to miss out on something good and I'm sure that Handwashings and Balgavy will stick this out and then I'll feel bad when they end up loving it. At least with 24 I know exactly what I'm going to be missing.
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