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Talk Back: TNT's "Hawthorne" and "Wedding Day"

Just curious, how many of you tuned in last night to watch the launches for TNT's newest series, medical drama Hawthorne and wedding-themed reality series Wedding Day?

You read my advance review of Hawthorne, which stars Jada Pinkett Smith and Michael Vartan, but now I am curious to see what you thought of the series premiere. Did you find it as tired and predictable as I did? Did you find yourselves comparing it unfavorably to Showtime's Nurse Jackie? Did you like the chemistry between Pinkett Smith and Vartan?

Conversely, did you find Wedding Day inspirational and touching... or as absolutely cloying as I did?

And most importantly, will you be tuning in again next week to watch either of these series?

Talk back here.

Comments

Anonymous said…
Even though I had read the bad reviews, I decided to be fair and give it a try. I lasted a half hour. Tired and predictable I could deal with, but I found it insulting to my intelligence and rage inducing. Are male nurses still laughed at as their numbers continue to grow? Would an ER full of doctors and nurses really allow one of their own to be dragged away by police instead of simply stating, "Yes, she works here"? Would the maintenance crew ask a nurse to go to the hospital administration to get the "good" cleaning products back? And Hawthorne seemed to be the go to person for every single problem at the hospital. I wouldn't be surprised to learn she single-handedly cleared the name of the nurse who administered the near fatal injection by episodes end *and* got the doctor who wrote the order fired.

And poor Joanna Cassidy being stuck playing the evil mother-in-law.
RT said…
asta77 you lasted for a half-hour good for you. I lasted for 15 minutes and just couldn't get into this show. Unfortunately I just don't see it lasting. The writing is terrible and so are cliches and the acting is really borderline.
JJ said…
I actually found HAWTHORNE entertaining. Jada made for a strong presence and the cast was appealing. It's certainly not groundbreaking, but it's a solid cable hour along the lines of ARMY WIVES. There's something comforting about it in that regard.
Ally said…
I didn't watch HawthoRNe, but I did watch Wedding Day. Well, 15 minutes. Once they revealed "surprise, we're throwing you a wedding," I decided I couldn't care less about watching the planning. Felt more like a TLC show from 5 years ago.

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