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The Daily Beast: "TV Report Card"

With the holiday break just around the corner, it's the perfect time to take note of what's worked so far this television season and what hasn't.

Over at The Daily Beast, I have a new article entitled "TV Report Card," in which I take a look at the 30 new (and somewhat newish) series that have premiered so far during the 2009-10 season, breaking them down into winners, losers, and draws as I investigate just why and how they work (or don't).

Everything from Modern Family and NCIS: Los Angeles to Castle, Sons of Anarchy, V, and FlashForward (and even bottom of the barrel entries Hank and Brothers) get discussed in-depth.

What's clicked for you this season? What series didn't disappear fast enough? And which are you still on the fence about? Head over to the comments section to share your thoughts about the season so far.

Comments

SweetD said…
Modern Family is definitely my favorite new show of the season! From the very first episode it's been hilarious!
jmixont said…
I'm sorry that Lie to Me is struggling. I enjoyed it last year, but feel the changes they've made this year are really starting to click. And, come on, they've finally given Tim Roth stuff to sink his teeth into!
Beckacheck said…
Great article, Jace.

I didn't know that Rupert Penry-Jones was originally going to star in The Forgotten. I might have watched it then.

I'm a little embarrassed, but Mercy sucked me in. I wasn't going to watch it, but then I caught a little bit of a marathon of it on Bravo and became addicted.

On Parks & Recreation: I just can't bring myself to like it. I've tried three episodes. I watched the pilot, and decided against following the show. Then I heard the second season was so much better so I watched the first episode of season two. Then you said the Halloween episode was really great, so I watched it too. I just don't think it's very funny or engaging. And the episodes I watched didn't make me fall in love with any of the characters enough to stick around despite my reservations.
But then again, my opinion probably shouldn't mean much.
I mean, I actually watch Mercy.
Patrick C said…
I guess I'm the only one that hasn't liked Modern Family. The gay couple are the only ones I find to be funny. Which was sad, since I was looking forward to seeing a couple of the actors on the show. I do find the other new ABC on Tuesday to be good. Too bad Eastwick was cancelled.

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