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April 6, 2009

Review: Cupid 1x1

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Sarah Paulson and Bobby Canavale in Cupid

In the US: Tuesdays, 10/9c, ABC

I'm getting an eerie sense of déjà vu here. ABC's newest 'romantic dramedy' (yes, that is a genre, apparently), Cupid, is about a man who claims to be the Roman god of love, Cupid, sent to Earth by the other gods to give 100 couples true love before he can return. Sounds kind of original, doesn't it?

I'll tell you why I'm getting déjà vu. For one thing, not more than half a year ago, The CW was running Valentine in which Eros/Cupid along with Aphrodite and a bunch of the other Greek gods were out and about trying to bring people together in true love to avoid their own extinction. Okay, that died a death on the grounds of scheduling, not being very good, Jaime Murray, etc, but Cupid really isn't that different.

But the other big déjà vu score comes from the fact this is a remake. There's already been a Cupid - a mere 10 years ago - on the same network, with the same writer and the same scripts, just a different cast.

You've got to love it, haven't you?

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April 6, 2009

Season finale: Being Erica

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Being Erica finale

Therapy is a process. Therapy takes work. Apparently, it also involves time travel. But is it ever truly over?

With Being Erica – aka Quantum Leap for girls – let's hope not.

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April 3, 2009

Season finale: Life on Mars (US)

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Life On Mars US finale

First there was the shock and outrage. How dare the Yanks remake the beloved British crime show Life on Mars? How could it ever be as good?

Then there was the trailer for the US pilot, which provided the answer: "It couldn't."

Then there was the pilot, which provided another answer: "It really, really couldn't."

Then there was the near complete recasting, shift in location to New York and new plots, which provided yet another pilot and a new answer: "Oh, it's not too bad, actually."

Anywat, after jessying it about in the schedules, doing minimal marketing and forgetting to let newcomers know what had been going on in previous episodes, ABC cancelled it, but gave the new producers the chance to wrap it all up.

Given they didn't want to use the BBC version's ending, so fans wouldn't be able to look it up in advance on the Internet, they decided to give us a brand new one instead. So during the final episode, which aired on Wednesday, we found out just why US Sam Tyler had travelled back in time - and this time, it wasn't because he was in a coma.

I'll give them something - I wasn't expecting what they came up with. Big spoilers ahoy.

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