Sunday, January 24, 2010

New Midseason Shows

Most of the regular season shows are back, but my TV schedule has suddenly opened up now that So You Think You Can Dance (Summer 2010), America's Next Top Model (March 3), Flash Forward (March 18), Glee (April 13), and V (March) are all on break for at least a couple more months. And Dollhouse's series finale airs Friday too! That's 6 hours of TV that are suddenly free! So, of course I have to check out the new shows to see if anything is worth picking up to fill the voids.


The prequel to one of my favorite shows, Battlestar Galactica, so I had to give it a chance. The two hour pilot has been on DVD and online for ages, but I waited until the broadcast premiere and the official start of the season to watch it. I really enjoyed it and will definitely be watching next week. The monotheist vs. polytheist debate is going to be front and center this time around, and I'm intrigued to see how it plays out. Plus, it's going to be very topical with religious terrorism at the forefront. If you missed it and want to check it out, you can get the pilot for free from iTunes. You can also catch the first half of the two hour pilot embedded below:

Life Unexpected

I grew up watching The WB shows like Dawson's Creek, Roswell, Gilmore Girls, etc. Life Unexpected and The Vampire Diaries show that The CW is going back to their WB roots and I love it! These are strong dramas about characters I already care about in their short runs. I'm hooked on The Vampire Diaries, and enjoyed the pilot for Life Unexpected. I'll definitely be watching next week. The only problem is that it airs Mondays at 9pm, opposite The Big Bang Theory. It's filling Gossip Girl's time slot, so I'm not sure if it's going to stay there or where it would move to. If you missed it and want to check it out, you can get the pilot for free from iTunes.

Human Target

It's got a great cast from shows I've loved: Chi McBride from Pushing Daisies, Tricia Helfer from Battlestar Galactica, and Mark Valley from Keen Eddie. The plot also seems right up my alley - action/comedy with maybe a kindling romance between the protector and the protected? I'm there! However, I actually didn't get to watch this one because I spaced on when it was premiering. Did anyone watch and what did you think?