No third-episode verdicts for….

Well, there’s so much new stuff on tele right now, I simply can’t fit all the shoes into my viewing schedule. So I’ve dropped a few already.

  1. Smallville: Yes, I’ve been watching for nine seasons now, but I’m bored and the show’s ludicrous now.
  2. Eastwick: We started watching episode two, and both the scripts and the acting had gotten worse. Bored, bored, bored. And FFS, we know he’s the devil. Stop stringing it out
  3. The Forgotten: Again, boring: the characters were uninvolving and the scripts bad. Worse, were the relentless voiceovers from the victims "Oh the most terrible part about my being killed was never been able to return home." No, it bloody wasn’t. It was getting killed and you’re dead so shut up.
  4. Mercy: a relentlessly derivative opening to episode two meant that I turned off after two minutes. And Kate Mulgrew from Star Trek: Voyager pretending to be white trash? I don’t think so.

Still, Modern Family‘s second episode was very good, and Cougar Town‘s was all right, if a bit more dramatic than funny. That’s got to be a plus, right?


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; 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. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

    View all posts