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

How I Met Your Mother Season 9 Double Premiere (2013 Fall Premieres)

The Final Season

The Final Season

Last night was a wondrous night of laughs and getting to know an intricate character for a show that has been near and dear to my heart for nearly 10 years. How I Met Your Motherfinally introduced THE Mother. We have yet to know her name, but Lilly Eriksen was comforted on a train ride to the mythical town of Farhampton by a complete stranger who offered her up some “somofbitch” cookies. Continue reading

Sleepy Hollow (2013 Fall Premieres)

Sleepy Hollow Poster

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

NBC’s CAMP (What did Jacki K Watch? Day 20)

CAMP

CAMP

Camp premiered last night (Wednesday the 10th of July at 10 PM) on NBC, and ironically the only reason my review wasn’t written last night after viewing it is because I had to pack for my own four day camping trip. Suffice to say you readers of mine won’t be getting any new reviews for a few days. Camp is an hour long comedy filled with outdoorsy and camp like tropes that make you wish you had the chance to be a camp counselor once in your life.

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The History Channel’s Vikings

artwork for the Vikings

The History Channel’s new scripted series Vikings premieres at 10 p.m. Sunday, March 3, and it is a brutal, suspenseful, and action-packed historical drama that leaves you intrigued with its opening chapter. Throughout the pilot episode your emotions will run wild, much like the barbaric race that was known as the Vikings, and by the end of it you will be wondering where the rest of the season will lead.

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IFC’s Out There is Not as Out There as We Would Had Hoped

2/22/13

Out There which premiers on February 22 at 10:30 p.m. is IFC’s lack-luster, obscure animation series that leaves you indifferent about what could have been a quirky and fun series.  The show lamely tries to capture the awkward years of youth but the voice acting, animation style, and characters lack sincere thought and believability.

Our main characters consist of Chad Evans (our lead who has just been thrust into the frightful years of adolescence without any real friends), Chris Novak (the leads newly found best friend who is also the schools punching bag), and Jay Evans (the leads younger, imaginative brother). On the whole, most of the characters are run of the mill and nothing to shout about. The only character worth any ones attention is the little brother, Jay, whose inexplicable imagination is the best part of the show. Continue reading