Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Double Entendre Of Scoring

Before I became America's 274th most popular TV critic, I covered hockey for seven years for The Telegraph.

That fact alone probably means I WON'T be tuning in tonight for "MVP" (SoapNet, 11 p.m.), a new soap opera drama about hockey and sex, not necessarily in that order.

SoapNet picked up the series from Canadian TV, but with all of the naughty bits edited out. Apparently, so have the hockey bits.

Anyway, the series is supposed to be in the vein of the BBC's "Footballer's Wives," so take from that what you will.

As a former pro hockey writer, I can tell you "puck bunnies" as they are called are very much a part of the lives of hockey players, though I don't know how well it translates to the small screen.

THURSDAY'S BEST BETS: It's gotten to a point right now that the reruns are better than the new stuff. The only bit of dramatic programming that is new is "Swingtown" (CBS, 10 p.m.), and if you are still into this show by Week 3, then perhaps "MVP" is your cup of tea as well.


Phillip Ramati said...

Oops, forgot to mention a new My Boys tonight at 9:30 p.m. Definitely worth catching.

Anonymous said...

You were a pretty good hockey writer what happened?

zodin2008 said...

"My Boys" and "Swingtown" are new and you also forgot to mention a new "Fear Itself" on NBC. It's been uneven...the first one with Jessie Plemmons from "Friday Night Lights" was good, the second one with Eric Roberts and Libby from "Lost" was unwatchable.

"My Boys" is of the few things worth watching in June.

Phillip Ramati said...

Anon, no more hockey in Macon, GA.

Zod, yep, forgot Fear Itself as well, not a good day I'm having.

Coastbunny said...

Too much watermelon?