Fall 2011 Network TV – Friday’s New Hits and Misses

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Each day this week we’ve been looking at the new shows that joined the network TV lineup this Fall. In our final installment, we’ll be focusing on both Friday, notorious as the night genre shows go to die, and Sunday, which in recent years has been claimed by cable networks as their spotlight night. Today we’ll spend some time talking about Showtime’s Homeland, ABC’s Pan Am and Once Upon a Time, as well as NBC’s Grimm.

Read on to see what’s getting screen time here at MLD.

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C is for Cookie, and so many other things

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Last week after the season premiere of Weeds, Showtime premiered its newest Series The Big C. Since I am a sucker for most premium channel series, I of course had to give it a chance.

Use your imagination. The Big C could have so many meanings. The main character Cathy, played by Laura Linney, has cancer. Two “C’s” right there! With this new experience in her life, she seems to have transformed from a once uptight wife and teacher, to a woman who just doesn’t care about anything anymore. You can come up with your own “C” for that one.

I like Laura Linney, and I like any show that talks about someone having to be fat and jolly, not fat and miserable. Justifying the term “skinny bitch” made me laugh. Showtime made the first episode available on their website, so you have a chance to watch it before the second episode airs tonight at 10:30pm ET/PT.


Weeds Season Premiere

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Recently I had a lot of free time on my hands. You would think unemployment would have meant a lot of posts from me, but you would have been very wrong. Instead of writing, I did a lot of watching. I found the full value in my Netflix account. I used much of my time to discover shows I hadn’t had a chance to watch yet.

In a matter of days, I watched the first five seasons of Showtime’s Weeds. I told Pete I would write up each season, but that didn’t happen. I’m not one to write about TV really. So I decided to put it together and based on the premiere of season six, let you know whether you should be watching Weeds or not. Read more of this article »