Sunday, October 01, 2006

FALL TV: HEROES and BROS. & SISTERS

I just watched a couple more pilots over the weekend: HEROES on NBC Mondays and BROTHERS AND SISTERS on ABC Sundays. First, BROTHERS AND SISTERS: it follows DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and is also something of a soap opera. The series was entertaining enough for me to watch the second episode, but JUST barely. Whereas DH has dark humor, B & S is just dark. So far the show is grounded in reality, and it's hard to say if it will delve into classic nighttime soap cattiness (like DYNASTY and DALLAS). Ratings show that B&S lost a HUGE chunk of DESPERATE's audience, so the show is going to have to get a LOT more interesting if it intends to stick around. The better of these two new shows is HEROES. What I liked about HEROES is that, ironically, it DOES take itself seriously. For a change it's nice to see a superhero-themed series go for the drama rather than the cheese. I think if HEROES can maintain the mood and theme established in the pilot then it will have a shot at sticking around the NBC sked for awhile. And let's face it, NBC is sorely in need of some HEROES. HEROES: A; BROTHERS & SISTERS: C+

2 Comments:

Blogger MiamiFeet said...

Heroes was one of the shows I was most anticipating, and although it didn't blow me away, it definitely gave me enough to stay interested and want me to come back for me.

9:18 PM  
Blogger Sean Storm said...

Hey miami (I am just north of you in Lauderdale, by the way): I agree with you on HEROES. I was hoping the second episode would seal the deal for me, but it actually wasnt as good as ep 1. I fear it's going in a direction that I didnt want it to go. I havent made any major decisions on it yet. I am going to give it a few more weeks. I just hope it doesnt become this year's SURFACE for me (another NBC Monday night show that started with such promise and ended with moans and groans - though the finale with tsunami was kind of fun)

8:12 AM  

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