Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dead Air

A mixed-bag of summer television...



The Gates is certainly watchable with its impossibly beautiful cast (see Exhibit A above). Ratings haven't been stellar but they appear to be stable. After Eastwick fizzled, you gotta give ABC props for even attempting to put another supernatural drama on the air. On the other hand, we've been down this road before: paranormal teen love triangles, vampires trying to be human, good witches vs. bad witches, etc. I think it lacks that compelling must-see element. Does anyone care who killed the Sheriff? Where's a Hellmouth when you need one!? Maybe a community of paranormal beings is overkill. They no longer seem unique and interesting, which brings me to...



Gonna have to watch a few more episodes before I pass judgment. The pilot was okay. Both Haven and The Gates could take a few notes from Eureka, in terms of characters.



I caught the pilot and missed everything since. NBC's game of musical timeslots hasn't helped either.

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