We Are Men (2013 Fall Premieres)

We Are Men is a funny, clever, independent situation sitcom airing on CBS’s Monday night line up after How I Met Your Mother. Now, it’s not the best new comedy breakout show of the fall, but it is a decent show to watch in between HIMYM and Sleepy Hollow The show begins with the repercussions of lead Carter Thomas (Chris Smith) being left at the alter on his wedding day. His bride played by Fiona Gubelmann (From Wilfred) runs off with an ex-boyfriend and leaves her fiance to live in “temporary housing.” A place meant for people who don’t usually have “enough money to buy their own couch.”

There we are introduced to the rest of the band of brothers: Gil Bartis (Kal Penn), who tried to sleep with his bloated wife only to find out she was in an affair with a woman; Stuart Strickland (Jerry O’Connell) a broken man who has been ravaged by divorce courts (twice) and enjoys being shirtless (disgusting); and Frank Russo (Tony Shalhoub) a womanizing old man who is not letting his age get the best of him. And ironically enough I preferred seeing Tony’s bare chest more than O’Connell’s. Continue reading

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Brooklyn Nine Nine (2013 Fall Premieres)

Tuesdays on FOX

There’s a new show to schedule into your fall line up and it’s on Tuesdays at 8:30 PM and it will cuff you to the couch in stitches. Brooklyn Nine Nine has a near all star class that includes Andy Samberg (Lead, detective Jake Peralta), Andre Braugher (Captain Ray Holt), Terry Crews (Sgt. Terry Jefords), and Joe Lo Truglio (Det. Charles Boyle), we also have a few new faces that have not been around in the business for to long, who are JStephanie Beatriz (Det. Rosa), Melissa Fumero (Det. Amy), and Chelsea Peretti.

Considering we’ve only gotten a glimpse into the comedic cop sitcom it’s a bit early to tell how well the show will turn out, but the acting is above average for a pilot, and the jokes are delivered with a punch, and they touch on some pretty raw subjects for a show clocking in at 22 minutes on FOX.

Brooklyn Nine Nine is based around the very strict, but openly gay Captain Ray Holt straightening out the very childish, but well trained Detective Jake Peralta. Jake is played to a T by Sandberg considering he himself is very immature. It will be fun to see these characters develop, but I wonder where the show will go if Cap. Holt is ever successful in creating a well adjusted adult out of Jake. It would be like Cox getting JD to stop day dreaming. Continue reading

New Girl (2013 Fall Premieres)

Season 3 of New Girl opens up with no time lost between Season 2’s final episode. And season 3 seems like it will keep on delivering the quirky, adorable laughs that Zooey DeschanelJake Johnson (Nick), Max Greenfield (Schmidt) and Lamorne Morris (Winston) delivered in the first 2 seasons.

The season opens up with Jess and Nick arriving back at the door of their loft after they decide to go “all in” with dating one another. It’s surprising that they are continuing with this development considering that every sitcom ever usually relies on the “will they, won’t they” tactic, they played that card pretty early on. Not to mention Jess being taken revokes any further chance of the parade of gorgeous men through the apartment. And come on, Jess had some pretty men strolling through all her hallways.  Continue reading

Sleepy Hollow (2013 Fall Premieres)

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Sleepy Hollow

This Fall Fox has something new worth watching. Are you a fan of horror? Are you a fan of mysteries? What about time travel? How about men with accents and long luscious locks? Well, if you enjoy any of those things along with classic timeless tales, Sleepy Hollow on Monday nights at 9 p.m. will be totally up your dirty stone alley.

Sleepy Hollow is chock full headless puns, but hey they’re to be expected right? They also have some very creative ways to show decapitation as well. Including the Headless Horseman loosing his head, there are a total of 5 heads being lost in this pilot episode, but they are all well placed and creative. Some of the transition scenes are pretty innovative and can be appreciated at a whole new level for network television. I applaud the extra effort that went into the filming and setting structure that went into even just this pilot episode. They treat it nearly like a Hollywood blockbuster with some of the brilliant shots. Continue reading

2013 Fall Premieres-What Jacki K is Watching & Possible Reviews

With Summer coming to a close I bid goodbye to my parade of movies, and say hello to my wonderfall premieres. Many of which I have been waiting for diligently even during my first movie of the previous season, The Great Gatsby back in the beginning of May. So below I have compiled a list of the shows I am looking forward to and their tentative premiere dates. I will try to write reviews on the season openings of the following, but may not get every one of them. If you click on the link, it will take you straight to my review. In order of releases:

  • Sleepy Hollow:  9/16/13 Monday at 9 PM (FOX)
  • The Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 9/17/13 Tuesdays at 8:30 PM (FOX)
  • New Girl: 9/17/13 Tuesday at 9 PM (FOX)
  • The Mindy Project: 9/17/13 Tuesdays at 9:30 PM (FOX) {Never got around to writing this review}
  • The Hollow Crown: 9/20/13 Friday 9 PM (PBS) {Not available in my area}
  • How I Met Your Mother: 9/23/13 Monday at 8:00 PM (Hour Long Premiere/HLP) (CBS)
  • Mom: 9/23/13 Monday at 9:30 PM (CBS) {Never watched}
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D: 9/24/13 Tuesdays at 8 PM (Hour Long Show/HLS) (ABC) {Never watched}
  • Once Upon a Time: 9/29/13 Sunday (HLS) (ABC) {Never got around to writing this review}
  • We Are Men: 9/30/13 Monday (CBS)
  • American Horror Story: Coven: 10/09/13 Wednesdays at 10 PM (HLS) (FX) {Loved the SO, but never wrote review}
  • Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: 10/10/13 Thursdays at 8 PM (HLS) (ABC) {Never watched}
  • Dracula: 10/25/13 Fridays at 10 PM (HLS) (NBC) {Never watched}
  • Psych: 12/15/13 Sunday 2 hour long special event from 9 PM – 11PM (USA)
  • Archer: January 8th (FX)

For a compiled list of Network Television click here.