A bunch of fresh-out-of-med-school docs are starting their residency to learn emergency medical care from the best. (Sound familiar?)
Of course each character has their own personal story that will make us sympathize with them. Like our main Doctor, Leanne Rorish (Marcia Gay Harden), who had something ominous bad happen to her that makes her who she is today.
While I adore Grey's, and the idea of a new version of it is appealing, it's almost too similar. I'll give it a few episodes, but it definitely needs to separate itself and make itself unique to keep our attention.
(Okay, but seriously, when Code Black is used in real life - because it's not always - it's used mostly for Bomb Threats. As Grey's Anatomy accurately taught us. Code Black intones a serious emergency, why not choose another fake code to name this show after? This makes zero sense. I thought the show was going to have a lot of bombs. Such a disappointment.)
Code Black airs Wednesdays at 10pm on CBS.
As always, I'll give the show a few episodes before handing down my final judgement, but this one has quite a bit of work today. Number one being stopping with the terrible jokes. Like, maybe, be funny? Just a thought.
But there's promise there. So don't give up yet, Stamos & co.!
Grandfathered airs Tuesdays at 8pm on Fox.
Fred Savage plays Lowe's brother in the show, and they have good brotherly chemistry. The show still has a lot to build on and needs some improvement, but it was a strong first showing.
We even got a 'literally' out of Rob Lowe, Parks and Rec fans!
Overall, while not a deep or particularly fulfilling show, it is 20 minutes of fun. Especially if they cut some of the cornier jokes.
The Grinder airs Tuesdays at 8.30pm on Fox.
It’s then that she’s told the FBI thinks it’s one of her classmates that has been a terrorist this whole time and they need to figure out, too. And we find out so much more about our main characters.
They’ve set the show up for an interesting season and hopefully future. The commercials and advertising didn’t have me very excited for this one, but the pilot has seriously got me hooked.
While the show has some flaws, overall the writing is pretty solid, and the story good. It has some nice feminist elements, and covers a lot on race and religion.
Quantico airs Sundays at 10pm on ABC.
And of course to open said laundromat, they bought all their laundry machines in their home town, then crash their car and break all their machines. Naturally. They also borrowed all their family’s money to start this dream life of theirs.
So instead Billy needs to do some literal dirty work, for the Briggs company, owned by a family with a son who makes trouble and a rich dad (Don Johnson) who is always disappointed in him.
But don’t worry, Billy doesn’t work there long because he gets fired for trying to diffuse a dangerous situation.
Meanwhile Cody magically gets a job at a pharmacy despite the fact that she never finished school, but it’s convenient since she needs a pregnancy test. And of course she is pregnant, because their situation needed to be more dire.
But within the first 40 minutes they solve all their initial problems.
The show is very overdramatic (and not in the fun way), and they already had 2 car crashes in the first episode, meaning their creative well is already pretty dry.
The story itself was uninteresting and the characters are all self absorbed, so it doesn’t make you actually want to root for any of them. I’m sure it’ll pick up a generous audience, because it panders oh so well to the American dream, but it won’t be winning any awards.
Blood & Oil airs Sundays at 9pm on ABC.
The explosion was one year ago, and they briefly show different EVOs across the world, until they all meet in the basement of a church AA style in Chicago.
It’s in this church that Zachary Levi, who plays Luke, kills the EVOs (except for a boy who runs away) because his son were killed in the explosion. Now him and his wife are out to get revenge.
The show continues to jump around to different locations where we meet various EVOs, so you better keep your eyes on the screen because the new location just briefly appears, you may also just completely miss a new character being introduced.
One guy wanted to use his powers for good and began using a mask to hide his face while he fought crimes, but he got stabbed and passed the mask on.
The worst part of the show was when a Japanese girl gets turned into a video game character to avenge her father’s death. Just, why? The EVO part of the show is unrealistic but somewhat plausible. Also, she’s a badass, but can apparently only be a badass if she’s not actually real? Ugh. This part was just too out there.
There is way too much happening in this show. Of course it needed a two hour premiere, it took practically that whole time just to INTRODUCE all the characters. That’s not ok. They need to trim the fat and run the ship a bit tighter if they want this to continue. Other than that, I could see how it would be an entertaining show, with a decent plot line. They’re just trying to do a bit much right now.
Heroes Reborn airs Thursdays at 8pm on NBC.
There’s a mystery woman, Cassandra (Charity Wakefield), who helped him escape the cops and bring him to Mr. Johnson (Wesley Snipes). Turns out they run an organization that predicts crime, and they want him to join their services.
Everything about it is crazy over the top. The acting isn’t very good and I don’t know if the writing will hold up past one episode. The story was all over the place, and you can’t tell who is on what side or what anybody’s motives are. It’s slightly insane.
It barely kept me interested for 40 minutes so I doubt it will make it long term.
The Player airs Thursdays at 10pm on NBC.
The cast has good chemistry together, and if you like medical/mystery dramas then this will be right up your alley. Plus, Miami is really beautiful, which definitely does help.
It's nothing special, but it's not bad either. If there's nothing else on (which, unfortunately because it's a Wednesday, that's unlikely), then it's a good runner up in show choice.
Rosewood is on Wednesdays at 8pm on Fox.
Poor white boy can’t make it as a musician and needs to find something to do with his life so his dying dad can see him succeed. So when he runs into an old band mate, the guy gives him a drug to enhance his neurons. Now he has access to every single brain cell.
And so ensues an adventure where Brian has to run around the city to figure out how to get more NZT pills. People die, the FBI is involved, and Bradley Cooper shows up.
While McDorman suit the role well, it was a bit of a frustrating show to watch because nobody really wants to see another privileged white male get yet another advantage in life.
That being said, the show itself was fully entertaining. It was well written and had a really steady, nice, pace to it. They were able to make the information you’re given easily digestable while moving at a fast pace as well.
Limitless airs Tuesdays at 10pm on CBS.
The show itself had a couple funny lines, but overall it fell a bit flat. The plot is actually just The Comedians, the show from earlier this year with Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. A mockumentary about the behind-the-scenes of a variety show. So, good job just ripping off something else?
There’s also some pretty blatant sexist undertones, but because it’s under the guise of Miss Piggy (and she’s not real), they don’t matter. Except they do, especially for a show geared towards children, and even if it is just a muppet, there’s no need to repeatedly remind a female character that she’s fat, or have her come across as crazy.
I could see if you enjoy the Muppets in general, or if you have children you may enjoy this show, but it’s simply not for me.
The Muppets airs Tuesdays at 8pm on ABC.