Pilot Watch: Outsourced
  Kelly Bedard

Wow. That was, well, it was offensive. Not funny, not charming, not tactful at all. Maybe it’ll get better, but the pilot of NBC’s new Thursday comedy was horrible. I hate it already. It was somehow predictable and shocking at the same time. While I appreciate the fun of selling silly American novelty items through […]

Pilot Watch: Mike and Molly
  Kelly Bedard

“I know I’m never gonna be a size 2. That’s fine, because I happen to like who I am. There’s nothing wrong with me as a person: I’m smart, I’m funny, I recycle! I just want to be able to control what I eat.” That’s a beautiful sentiment, a wonderful speech. It shows strength of […]

Pilot Watch: Nikita
  Kelly Bedard

The CW’s other new offering this season is significantly more promising. A little bit Dollhouse, a dose of Chuck, part late-series Prison Break and lots and lots of Alias, Nikita is suitably kickass and acceptably sexy. It’s not really anything new but it is lots of things entertaining. Melinda Clarke and Shane West add a […]

  Kelly Bedard

Seriously? I’m the girl who loves One Tree Hill. I find truth in Gossip Girl, have sophisticated theories about the legitimacy of The OC, thoroughly enjoy 90210 and honestly think early Dawson’s Creek was TV brilliance. But this is where I draw the line. The only thing less engaging than a cheerleader is a falsely […]

Romantically Challenged, Thoroughly Mediocre
  Kelly Bedard

Tonight was the premiere episode of ABC’s new Alyssa Milano sitcom Romantically Challenged. An unoriginal concept (newly divorced super quirky single mom navigates the dating world- hi Old Christine!) weighs this comedy down and its traditional format (3 cameras + laughtrack), cliched writing and uninspired cast (Alyssa, you’re really pretty but you were at your […]

Pilot Watch: The Deep End
  Kelly Bedard

A ton of great guest stars (including the erstwhile Harold Abbott, Ellis Grey and Andy McPhee) couldn’t distract from the many MANY problems that plagued The Deep End‘s first episode. Then again, Grey’s Anatomy‘s first couple episodes were next to unwatchable in my opinion and it turned into a monster hit (and, at times, a […]

Pilot Watch: Life Unexpected
  Kelly Bedard

So, the daughter (Lux: stupidest name in the world) is pretty vile and it falls into way too many traditional TV traps (having the characters fall back into bed together, that obnoxious “snarky sarcastic thing” that someone clearly thinks makes the characters sound clever, childish adult characters, etc…) but Life Unexpected is not unexpectedly charming. […]

ABC Hires My TV’s Favourite Actors
  Kelly Bedard

Tonight played host to 3 different ABC premieres. The highly lauded Modern Family stars My TV favourites Ty Burrell (as a scene-stealing “cool dad”) and Jesse Tyler Ferguson (who I’ve liked since his days in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) and is generally less interesting than it is reputed to be. Cougar Town […]

I Apologize Profusely…
  Kelly Bedard

… for making you watch Glee. All I wanted was for someone to make a show I understood. Not one where the emotional arcs of the characters made them human enough that I could relate to upper east side fashionistas, stylish demon slayers, Texan high school footballers or polygamists from Utah, just a show about […]

  Kelly Bedard

The kingdom of Gilboa is where the future of TV should be headed. Programs like NBC’s new drama Kings (set in the fictional land of Gilboa) represent, in my opinion, what television shows should strive to be. Though it’s a long shot to remain on the air because of sadly predictable low ratings and an […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

Party Down, the new comedy on Starz from Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas and universally beloved film actor Paul Rudd, is the type of deadpan humor we’ve grown to expect in the age of The Office but with an inherently absurdist bend. It follows the exploits of Party Down, a catering company in the Los […]

  Kelly Bedard

With premiere time part 2 of the year getting under way, it’s about time that we here at My TV let you in on what we’re watching. *shows with an asterisk are Kelly’s most anticipated/favourites What We’re Watching (or at least taking for a test drive) * United States of Tara (Showtime, Sun 10:00) Created […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I don’t have a Whedon-based crush to blame for my checking out ABC’s premier of Better Off Ted, but I do have a creator who also worked for Andy Richter Controls the Universe (one of the all-time great, one-season, fun-as-hell sitcoms cancelled by FOX) and a pretty damn charming preview. The show is about Ted, […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

I’ll admit it: I watched Castle entirely because Nathan “Tight Pants” Fillion stars. It certainly wasn’t because I was feeling a major lack of procedural crime dramas in my life. My Bones obsession not withstanding, I’m not really a huge fan of shows that center around a story-of-the-week murder. But let’s be honest, I’d probably […]

Recipe for Success
  Kelly Bedard

Set Veronica Marscreator Rob Thomas free on a low-pressure network like Starz. Add a winning comedy concept (a catering company full of wannabes). Then give him a plethora of Mars alum to work with (Vinnie Van Lowe, Dick Casablancas, Logan, Meg and Veronica herself… just for starters). And add a sprinkling of other winning cast […]

  Rachael Nisenkier

There was no way I was going to watch tonight’s premier of Joss Whedon’s new show Dollhouse and think anything other than “WEEEE.” If just the name Joss Whedon weren’t enough (which it most certainlyis for me), add in Eliza Dushku (who I think was tremendous and heart wrenching as Faith), Tahmoh Penikket (and those […]

Pilot Watch: United States of Tara
  Kelly Bedard

Tonight marked the premiere of a new show on Showtime that has everything going for it. United States of Tara, a half hour comedy about a woman with multiple personality disorder, is incredibly promising. The first episode was funny and engaging and absolutely unique. I’m hoping the show proves unsinkable, and the evidence is on my […]

  Kelly Bedard

OK, not amazing, kind of average but again, like most TV shows out there, worth the watch. Chuck is adorable and fun (though very badly edited), I liked seeing Sarah Lancaster (Everwood) back on screen and some elements are really cute (like Chuck’s affectionate nickname for his sister’s boyfriend ‘captain awesome’) but Journeyman is actually […]

  Kelly Bedard

How great is it to hear Kristin Bell’s voice on TV again? GREAT. Now I refused to read the books, they were a little too chick lit trashy for me but all my snobbish sensibilities could not keep me away from the series premiere of Gossip Girl on The CW. And I have to admit- […]

The series premiere of Back to You was this week and I have to say…. thank god. This show was lovely. It wasn’t innovative, it wasn’t memorable, and it wasn’t brilliant but it was good and it was familiar. The sitcom King (Kelsey Grammar- Cheers/Frasier) and Queen (Patricia Heaton– Everybody Loves Raymond) together with legendary […]

  Kelly Bedard

Though many new sitcoms are premiering this year, absolutely none have managed to stand out to me as (as the folks on HIMYM would say) “awesome” . To tell you the truth I haven’t even seen most of them: only 2. Both are critical flops and both lack the creative energy one might expect with […]