Monday, July 21, 2014

Resurrection Review

Okay, it comes as no surprise to me that nobody has replied to my asking for help in the previous blog post. In fact, people haven't read a blog post in this blog since around the time before the summer started. I have a bunch of recent blog posts in a row that nobody has read. This makes me feel sad inside. But, I continue posting this blog anyways. I decided that I will post another review of a show, this show being Resurrection.

Resurrection: Status- This ABC show airs on Sundays at 9/8 Central. Well, it doesn’t air at the time at the moment, but it will when the fall season starts. Noteworthiness- It is based off of a book called the Returned. Description- Basically, for some unknown reason, dead people somehow return as they originally were before they died many years later. Mystery of how and why this happened seems to be the central plot of the show. Notable People- Kurtwood Smith, from That 70’s Show, among other works, is a character on the show. Pros- It can keep you interested due to the overall mystery of the show. Cons- It is a pretty strange show. I’m not really sure where they are going with this or what it has going for it since the mystery of the show is unexplained. Recommendation- It is worth watching if you aren’t already into something else. Prediction- It could last a while and I think that it will. It just becomes a problem based on how much they use the book and how much they keep true to the book. Reception: mostly mixed. Grade: B.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

I Need Your Help

Okay, I'm not certain that anyone reads this blog anymore, but I decided that if I need help with random blog posts relating to TV in general, I'll leave it up to you to decide what would be good random things to do. If I don't get any help from you, I'll decide what to do on my own. So, leave any comments that you think would be good for this blog post. Just keep it to TV in general. I look forward to possible comments from anyone who reads this blog.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The 100 Review

I thought that I would post a full review of the TV show the 100 since I haven't been able to do that before. I have given a small review earlier, but now I give you a full review. I do want to post reviews of both cancelled shows from the previous season (which could take until September to update since I don't think that all cancellations will be official until then, if some of the cancelled show ever even get officially cancelled) and I want to post reviews of summer shows, which may not happen as soon as I like. My list of cancelled shows comes from the list at even though I make some changes at time. Just because they don't list a show as cancelled, doesn't mean that it isn't cancelled. I'll think of ways to update this blog in the meantime. Anyways, here's my review:

The 100: Status- This CW show currently airs on Wednesdays at 9 Eastern, 8 Central. Why I’ve seen it- I thought that it might be good and I promised to watch a midseason replacement from the CW. Noteworthiness- It is based off of a book by the same name. Description- This show has a bunch of teenagers in a supernatural/science-fiction setting like many CW shows do. In the future, the earth has been labeled as uninhabitable to live in so one hundred people are sent down to see if living there would work. They are called the hundred, the name of the show. While they are living down there, interesting stuff happens both on earth an in the space station that they came from. Pros- This show is quite interesting. Cons- It seems similar to lots of other shows from this network. At best, it is more average than good. Recommendation- It is interesting and good in the end and I say that you should probably watch it if you want to. Prediction- I’m not sure what to predict, but I think that it might last a while, although it just as easily might not. Reception: mixed to positive. Grade: B-.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Examining the CBS Curse

Okay, I’ve mentioned before how there’s something called the CBS curse which involves the network being too popular for its own good. But, it looks like the curse may soon be broken, changed, or in some way redefined. You see, the curse has always affected midseason shows by insuring that they are dead on arrival when they finally do air. But, it seems that summer shows might be immune to this status. So, might a show that was supposed to air sooner but then get moved to the summer break the curse? We have yet to see, but Reckless could prove to break it. There are two other types of shows that might break it soon as well. If a show has aired previous seasons and then returns as a midseason replacement like the Mentalist is doing, then you might see a curse end there. While comedies and reality shows typically can survivor returning as midseason replacements, we have yet to see if a drama can do that. When it airs is going to be a part of whether or not it survives. Then we get to a show like CSI: Cyber. If a spin-off of a popular show airs at midseason for the first time, might it survive the CBS curse? It might, although we have yet to see and know for sure. You see, if CBS fades in popularity, which I think it has at the moment, that might affect the curse and get rid of it in the end. So the upcoming season may prove to have an end to the CBS curse. We have yet to know for sure if that will happen, but it would be nice if it did. It would also be nice to have actually good shows at midseason, so here’s hoping for the best.