Didn’t expect this, but the new television show that’s impressed me the most so far is Detroit 1-8-7. The pilot, at least, has a very Wambaugh-esque feeling. Not as gritty as Homicide, but I’m a fan of the sort of dark humor where the jaded veteran, near the end of a successful shift, tells his newbie partner “Book ’em, wipe the board, get ready for the next [murder]. We might be the last assembly line in Detroit.”
I had high hopes for The Whole Truth, because I really adore Maura Tierney, but I’ve been reminded how much I loathe Rob Morrow. The first episode was beautifully put together, and I like the format, so I’ll keep watching. The big disappointment, for me, was The Event… I wanted to love a ‘speculative fiction’ series that involves Laura Innes, Blair Underwood & Jason Ritter, but the frenetic jumpcuts gave me a mild case of vertigo. Hopefully, it’ll settle down a bit now that the dramatic! worldshaking! premiere! has gotten all the trailerrific bits out of the way.
Probably not going back for more Raising Hope — Martha Plimpton is no Roseanne, and the whole story was just antic. I hate antic like a cat hates total immersion. Watched the first episode of Mike & Molly for Melissa McCarthy (yeah, my tv preferences are mostly actor-driven), and it was just as sweatily ‘tolerant’ as I feared, so that’s another 20 minutes a week I’ll be saving.
Only other new series I’m curious about are Terriers, which I’ll have to catch on Hulu, and Blue Bloods.
What are y’all watching, this Fall?