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New TV shows - Fall 2008

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 93Devil, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Just thought I would start a thread that would encapsulate all the new shows this season, and which of them deserves a viewing.

    I have watched two episodes of Fringe, and I consider many X-Files episodes to be 9.5s. With that logic, Fringe is a 7-6.5. Not bad, but not great.

    I would place The Mentalist in the same category. This isn't Law and Order, but it's not terrible either. I would hang a 7 on it.

    Anyone else seeing anything worthy of a DVR record?
  2. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I know we have other threads on this topic, but most of those came out before more than one show had premiered.

    Fringe - 8.5
    Mentalist - 7.5
    Worst Week - 5.0
  3. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    So don't bother with Worst Week?
  4. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    Isn't Mentalist using the same premise as USA's Psych?

    (Fake psychic actually uses finely-honed powers of observation to solve crimes.)
  5. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I have never watched Psych, but it sounds like the Mentalist is a rip off.
  6. Madhavok

    Madhavok Active Member

    Not a new show, but I'm eagerly awaiting the premiere of Chuck on Monday.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    There is nothing new tonight that grabs my attention.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I was not impressed, which is unfortunate because I think Kurtwood Smith (Red from That 70's Show) is fucking hilarious.
  9. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I hope I'm wrong, but I'm predicting that Jay Mohr's new sitcom will be an epic bomb.
  10. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Mentalist is kind of a cross between Psych and CSI. Nothing terribly original, but a good cast and a good show from what I saw.
  11. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    I don't necessarily hate Jay Mohr as a comedian ... but he's the new Ted McGinley in the "Jumping the Shark" parade.

    Kiss. Of. Death.

    I don't see anything new that should be better than two shows that arrived over the summer -- "Sons Of Anarchy" and "Swingtown". Some won't like "Swingtown," it's soap opera-like, but I did.
  12. 2underpar

    2underpar Active Member

    Raising the bar or whatever it's called on TNT is a 6.0 or 6.5.
    I meant to watch fringe, but missed the first two episodes. is it worth trying to start watching now?
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