Thursday, August 20, 2009

CBS Season

Yesterday, after some wandering around the studio I finally found the screening room where I had been invited to watch some of CBS's new shows for this season.It was cool to see some of my blogging buddies and meet some that I'd never seen in real life. I only ended up staying for about half of it, but the other half was all CW shows, that I always think of as shows for the young and hip, and I think we all know that is not me.
So here are the shows I did see.

The Good Wife which I reviewed a month or so ago. Loved it. See previous review here.Premieres Sept. 22 10et/pt

Three Rivers this is a show about transplant doctors. It looks pretty heavy, I was borderline crying watching the cut-down of one episode about an organ donation. So be prepared, although the creator, Carol Barbee, said not every episode would involve someone dying. They'll have siblings giving kidneys, parents giving organs where the drama will involve more family dynamic than death. I also asked if they'd get into any of the stories where people get transplants and it changes their personality in some way and she said yes. I'm looking forward to this one. Premieres Oct. 4th 9et/pt

NCIS: Los Angeles I don't watch the NCIS that is already on so I don't really know about that show. This one looks fabulous though. It has an amazing cast, Chris O'Donnell, LL Cool J, and Linda Hunt. Their chemistry looks great so I'll definitely be working this into my TV rotation. Sept. 22 9et/pt

Accidentally on Purpose is a show about a, shall we say, middle aged woman who gets pregnant after a somewhat drawn out one night stand with a 20 something guy. It stars Jenna Elfman (Dharma & Greg), who I love, bringing the cute curly hair do. It also stars Ashley Jensen from Extras, who is as zany and funny as ever. I think this is going to be a very fun show. I hope they will continue to play it to adults and not feel the need to water it down for family audiences. It's a great premise and one I think lots of women can relate to. Premieres Sept 21 8:30 et/pt

So that was it. The CW shows I missed were The Beautiful Life, Melrose Place,and Life UneXpected, Check those out and let me know what you think. Happy viewing!!


Caro said...

Thank you for the lovely review of Three Rivers. I wish more people understood that there is more to transplants than one person dying so another lives. You gave more insight into this show than any other reviewer...THANK YOU!
The subject is so many people have been touched by organ donations/transplants....themselves, family members, friends or co-workers. Alex O'Loughlin is a talented actor who will bring so much to his character, Dr Andy and to this show! Oct 4th can't get here fast enough for me!

Elise Crane Derby said...

I'm looking forward to it too. Hopefully we'll both get what we're looking for.