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Valentine, “Valentine” (1.01)

Another One Season Wonder, this time from the 2008-2009 season! A review of the pilot, written by Kevin Murphy and directed by Kevin Dowling, after the jump… Advertisements

CATCHING UP WITH: Hart of Dixie

The Hart of Dixie title card

Initially, I never reviewed the pilot for Hart of Dixie. This wasn’t due to lack of intent, but lack of time. That, combined with the fact that the show is enjoyable but lightweight. Now that we’ve seen five episodes of it, here are my thoughts…

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST 2010-2011: UPDATE IV, PRE-UPFRONTS

A year ago, I decided it would be an interesting experiment to gauge how far off we can see which shows will fail in the coming season. Based purely off of buzz, the spare info and trailers from the upfront presentations and – mostly – my own gut instincts, I tried to predict the success … Continue reading

The Beautiful Life: TBL, “Pilot” (1.01)

Lead Raina (Sara Paxton) poses in the red dress as the crowd cheers.

I’ve had one curious eye on this glitzy modeling drama from 2009 for some time now, and I finally bit the bullet and watched the pilot. A review of it, written by Alex Giaudrone and directed by Christian Duguay, after the jump…

SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST: Update III

Back in May, I made predictions on how I expected the new shows to do in the coming season, just after their initial pickups. As we come into premiere month, here’s a recap of my predictions for the season, first posted at the end of May. As the shows premiere and air, I’ll add some … Continue reading