We've looked at ABC's new Fall drama, Life on Mars, and we've had a look through CBS's as well, so now it's time to give Fox's Fall 2008 output a looksie.
On the schedule, we have a new Joss Whedon sci-fi spy show starring Eliza Dushka, Dollhouse; a new animated comedy from Family Guy's Seth MacFarlane, The Cleveland Show; an X-Files for the noughties from Alias/Lost creator JJ Abrams, Fringe; a covert remake of Angela's Eyes in the form of Lie to Me; not so covert remakes of Australian show Sit Down, Shut Up and British shows Secret Millionaire and Outnumbered; Alfred Molina playing Judge House; and something that makes Hotel Babylon seem like art.
Today's Joanna Page is the video to Mark Owen's “Makin Out”. All right, you don't have to listen to it – turn the sound down if you want to.
Actually, I was expecting the worse, but it's quite a nice little song, I think. The video's pretty good, although a little creepy in the light of the Torchwood episode From Out of the Rain (they're so similar, I'm wondering if the directors are the same). It's mostly in the style of silent movies of the 10s and 20s – although it could be argued that Mark Owen isn't so much doing Buster Keaton as Johnny Depp doing Buster Keaton/Charlie Chaplin in Benny & Joon.
Nice roller skating, too.
Next week: Joanna Page as Dickensian femme fatale* Dora Spenlow in David Copperfield.
We had a look at ABC's Life On Marsyesterday and seeing as that's pretty much its only new drama show, we'll be hearing nothing more from it for now.
So it's time to have a gander at CBS's new Fall shows: The Eleventh Hour, The Ex-List, Harper's Island, Project Gary, The Mentalist and Worst Week. Observant Brits (and Israelis) will notice a couple of remakes in there…
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I'm Rob Buckley, a freelance journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of, although you might have heard me on Radio 5 Live's Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I've edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for trade magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider and the equally short-lived Death Ray and Filmstar magazines; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it "web site for urban hedonists" The Tribe. I'm freelance now and have contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network and TV Scoop.