Yesterday, I reviewed ABC's "My Generation" and found it very wanting. Now it's your turn. For those who watched, what did you think? Did you like the documentary format? Did you find any of the actors convincing in the high school flashbacks? Did all the dramatic irony start to feel silly after a while? And are you going to be trying it again next week?
"Community" is back, boys and girls, and if you missed any of my cast and crew interviews over the summer, I talked with Donald Glover and Danny Pudi, Alison Brie, Dan Harmon, the Russo brothers and Yvette Nicole Brown. (And I have one more to go after next week's episode airs.) As for the premiere itself, a review coming up just as soon as I put on my Spider-Man jammies...
Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 38: 'My Generation,' 'Outsourced,' '$#*! My Dad Says' and more new shows
The Firewall & Iceberg Podcast fall preview concludes, a day later than planned (thanks to Internet problems on my end; sorry, folks), with Dan and I taking a belated look at last night's premieres, yesterday's "American Idol" news and some early ratings before looking ahead to the four new shows debuting tonight and tomorrow.
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A review of the "Modern Family" season two premiere coming up just as soon as I read "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" one more time...
A review of tonight's "Terriers" coming up just as soon as I go home and cancel my library cards...
In lieu of a review of "The Defenders" - the pilot of which I enjoyed, even if it's not the kind of show I'll likely watch more than 2 or 3 times a season - I interviewed Jim Belushi, and got some good stories out of him about his brother, being a media punching bag, improvising in movies, and more.
So now that the show has aired, I'm curious what everyone who watched thought. Whatever your opinions of Belushi going in, how do you think he did here? Is anyone more likely than I am to make this appointment viewing?
I never got around to writing a review of "Better With You," and due to massive technological fail on my end, I couldn't even discuss it on a podcast today. (Fienberg, at least, wrote something on the subject.) For the most part, the shows I've been skipping this week haven't been the ones I hated (see this, this and this today), but the ones I felt ambivalent about, and this one qualifies. I like a bunch of the actors (particularly JoAnna Garcia, Jennifer Finnigan, Debra Jo Rupp and Kurt Fuller), and it didn't grate the way either of the new Thursday sitcoms did, but nor did it make me laugh, or even smile, and that's a problem on a traditional multi-camera comedy with a laughtrack. It seems a weird fit with "The Middle," "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town," and given that I usually don't have time for "The Middle" (which is much funnier), I can't see me finding the time for this within a week or two, if that.
What did everybody else think?