Saturday, July 23, 2005

A Half Assed Review of Cancelled Shows





I guess it's time to get out the folks on these shows. I was holding out hope that most of these fine programs were going to be renewed. No dice. In fact, I'm sure sets are being demolished as I speak. Ahh well, for some of them, being off the air is the best thing for them....




Eyes This started off promising, ended pretty badly. In fact I don't think I've ever seen a show disingrate so fast. That about wraps it up, too tired to remember this glossy failure...
Note: A.J. Langer was on this. She played Rayanne Graff on My So-Called Life. I watched this steaming heap for Rayanne...




Blind Justice Yep, a blind cop is excatly who you want on your beat, huh? Descriptions, guns and people running were totally over this guy's head, that didn't stop Steven Bochco however. Basicially Eldard's character wasn't too much unlike some of Sipowicz's partners, you know, the Bochco dumb-dumb speak, the world-weariness. The only difference? This guy had something to complain about. Again, a blind cop--a doomed premise, plus this series had some of the unlikable squad room characters, ever. Note: Certainly not earth-shattering news to a lot of folks, but this show also had Rena Sofer as Eldard's character's wife. She's really raking up her McGinley points in regards to failed series and or choking the life out of the ones she's shoehorned into. Damn shame...
Summing Up: He couldn't see a damn thing



Dr. Vegas Not too much of a shock this didn't cut the mustard. For some reason this reminded me of a smarmy early '70s vehicle for Robert Wagner. If not him, maybe Robert Peppard, I mean George. Of course that might have been good, this wasn't. Really this show ended with those endless promos, you know with the "hippocritic" oath line? Hee hee, really funny...
In Short: This Reeked



Joan of Arcadia Oh yeah, cancelling this really helped. According to reports (totally true ones BTW) CBS president Les Moonves stated that, "Talking to ghosts skewers younger than talking to God." Charming. And this is the same jackass who kept his old lady's show on even though its been lousy for years. Joan of Arcadia? Well it wasn't lousy for years, but it seemed that the die was cast by the second season premiere. Of course fans have their own theories on why this did indeed decline, barring a few great episodes. Really the network really had its nose in this and it's probably better off axed.
And: This was Dumped By A Heathen



Medical Investigations "Where do you keep your salt supply?" That's the question Neal McDonough's character asked and for some reason it cracked me up. Despite a good cast, this is one of the few shows where I didn't believe a whole heck of a lot of what I was seeing. Tracing dread diseases in everything from lamp shade factories, plain ol' boom boom and the bones of folks 15,000 years gone, the whole thing just got odd. What's worse? The show didn't know what to do with McDonough, he often played this character like the one he did so well on Boomtown. Or maybe he was just drunk. Who knows...
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