Monday, October 1, 2007

It's Showtime!

WoW update -- Bug hit 70 yesterday. I'm still lagging behind at 55.

With all the new tv shows that sprouted last week, I didn't have time to be toiling on a computer. So I spent my time watching new shows and new seasons of old shows.

I forgot the time and missed a few shows like "CSI" (Las Vegas), "NCIS," and "Shark."

The show that I was impressed with was "Life" (Wednesdays, NBC). The main character is a cop, Charlie Crews, who was placed in a maximum security prison for 12 years for a crime he did not commit. Of course, being a cop in jail meant he was brutalized - this was shown briefly. As part of his settlement, aside from an undisclosed amount which is probably in the 10s of millions, he returns to the police force as a detective.

He is partnered with a woman who is riding the line (in more ways than one). She is being pressured from above to find any way to get Crews ousted from the force.

When people ask him about his time spent in prison, whether he harbors any resentment, he takes the zen approach. At the end of the pilot, they show a glimpse of him trying to piece together who could be responsible for setting him up to take the fall.

"Journeyman" and "Bionic Woman" were two other new shows. They are both okay, but I didn't immediately feel that I needed to religiously follow up. They both have potential to be nifty shows.

"Journeyman" is about a guy who has sudden episodes that send him traveling briefly back into time. He draws the conclusion that he needs to help the person he comes into contact with...yep, it sounds like "Quantum Leap."

He also sees his old flame (who died a few years back) in his travels. What makes this pretty intriguing is that in his trips back, he bumps into her outside of their apartment moving in "present" time.

"Heroes" is something I caught on the last or second to last episode of its first season. I never had the time to catch it because I was always too busy on WoW. It's kind of like X-Men of all shapes and sizes, including the intertwining corporate and political agendas. Our heroes have been pushed underground to hide from the Corporation, from what I can piece together. George Takei played Hiro's father until his character died.

- Cassaendra

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