…but I’m giving you skunk cabbage. Breathe deeply.
Last Season Swan Song
Breaking Bad – Brilliant show and the fifth and final season will be amazing. Every minute of this show is a case study in becoming a villain. With the obvious plotline that prevents this show from continuing indefinitely, it’s good it can end on a high note.
Fringe – Say it isn’t so! Sad to see this show end after only five seasons. I’m glad it has a final 13 episodes to provide closure, rather than simply being canceled.
The Office – A great show that slowly eroded. Now in the 9th and final season, that’s two years too long. Thank you Micheal and Dwight for making our own office work environment seem reasonable.
30 Rock – A show that is brilliant, funny and did all it needed to do. Thanks TGS, we want to go to there. And we did.
New Shows – Might Have Potential
Arrow – Superhero alert! Green Arrow meets television. It looks interesting.
Revolution – The next big event Sci-Fi serialized drama. I’m always going to bite on these…but the track record is not good. For example, V (terrible and gone), Terra Nova (not great and gone), FlashForward (good but gone), Caprica (brilliant but gone).
Vegas – Dennis Quaid and Michael Chiklis. In the 60’s. In a certain city.
Returning Shows I’m Excited For
The Walking Dead – The real threat is not the zombies, but the people at odds living and surviving.
Homeland – Just great.
Community – Let the zaniness begin! Funniest show on TV. The writers are willing to try anything and the cast does a brilliant job of putting all the meta-meta themes and pop culture references together into something that is wild and crazy and fun.