Friday, June 22, 2007

More Quick Hits

Sorry loyal dozens, but a bunch of news stuff has me too swamped for much of an update.

So, just some weekend highlights:

--You can catch the remaining few episodes of "Standoff" (Fox, 9 p.m.) each Friday, unless Fox decides to pull a "Tru Calling" on us. (Yeah, Fox, don't think I haven't forgotten!)

--Sci-Fi wraps up a bunch of shows, including the series finale of "Stargate SG-1" at 8 p.m. (don't worry, though, they are making a couple of TV movies to continue on). Also new tonight are "Stargate: Atlantis" and "Painkiller Jane."

--"Hex" (BBC America, Sat., 9 p.m.) continues to entertain in its second, and last, season.

--If you are a fan of "Mystery" (PBS, Sun., 9 p.m.), the excellent "Foyle's War" has returned. It's one of my favorites in the "Mystery" anthology.

--Also on Sunday are new episodes of various premium network dramas, including "Entourage" and "John From Cincinnati" on HBO and the new, quirky "Meadowlands" on Showtime.


zodin2008 said...

I think it's safe to say that Fox will let these last "Standoff" episodes air out.

I have been watching "Traveler" each week and it's not a great show, but it's got a decent little mystery, some terrific actors (Stephen Culp, Aaron Stanford, Matthew Bomer, among others) in it, and overall, I am treating it as a short run Summer mini series since I know it won't be back--and I am enjoying it.

Sure, the best show of the Summer, by leaps and bounds, is "Rescue Me", but having a few original series every week to rely on, even in the Summer (which was never the case when we were growing up) is like comfort food.

Anonymous said...

TV blog is so much less controversial than the local news blog.

Have either of you had a chance to critique The Starter Wife or Army Wives?

Phillip Ramati said...

We strive to avoid controversy whenever possible.

I haven't caught either show, but my parents have watched The Starter Wife and have good things to say about it. Army Wives has a strong cast, but I don't know much more than that.

Zod, summers are no longer the throwaway months they once were for the networks. Cable is putting out a lot of original stuff right now, forcing the networks to compete with something other than reruns. Unfortunately, that has led to a big increase in reality shows rather than original dramatic programming.