I skipped The Event. I heard too many comparisons to Flash Forward, which I liked initially but grew tired of quickly.
I was really looking forward to Lone Star and evidently I was the only person that watched it, lol. It’s a shame, it was really good and far better than that DWTS crap. I guess too many people thought it would be like Dallas. According to Zap2it.com, LS only drew a little over 4 million voters – definitely not enough for any kind of longevity on Fox. Bummer.
My favorite new shows of the fall are FX's Terriers - it reminds me a lot of the late, great Veronica Mars - and HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Even though they don't have a lot in common on the surface, both have great casts with good chemistry and a real sense of place.
I’ve written off Nikita and Hellcats. They weren't terrible, but they weren't good enough to take up my viewing time either.
Mike and Molly. Oh, dear. Where do I begin? I wanted to like this show - I love Melissa McCarthy, the actress that plays Molly; she was one of my favorites on Gilmore Girls - but it's dreadful. The laugh track is grating and the fat jokes offensive. A definite skip in my book.
Of the returning shows I've seen so far, I greatly enjoyed Sons of Anarchy, Chuck, Glee and The Vampire Diaries (the show runners at True Blood should watch to see how it’s done). Castle was entertaining as always.
Be on the lookout for more updates later this week!