Now that the "new" tv season has gotten
underway, three shows have managed to work their
way on to my "Must-See" TV list.
stars Patricia Arquette as a young wife and mother
who is just now coming to terms with the fact that she has,
since childhood, been able to commnicate with the dead.
The cast is excellent. Arquette is believable as
the woman who speaks to the dead but can't control
when or where it will happen. Supporting Arquette
are the equally talented Jake Weber [as her husband]
and Miguel Sandoval [as her new boss].
The writing is not only intelligent but rings
true. This is what it WOULD BE LIKE, if you had the
power. Medium can be found at 10 PM EST on
NBC on Monday's.
is ESPN's second series [the first was the
highly praised Playmakers], and although Tilt
is nowhere near as good, it definitely has it's allure.
Set in the world of professional poker, it stars
Michael Madsen as "The Matador."
He's the poker player that everyone wants to take down.
And that's where things start to get interesting...
Three young hotshot players have been brought together
by a mysterious backer who has a plan to get even
with The Matador. The three players had all faced
the Matador before and he broke them all. Now they
want their revenge. Especially when they learn that the
Matador may have been cheating. Add to this
mix an over-the-edge small town cop who just lost
over $20,000 to the Matador in a crooked game
and you've got...
Well, I'm not sure what you've got. It's not a great show,
but one I definitely want to watch... so yeah, deal me in
Thursdays at 9 PM EST on ESPN.
Zero, much like Tilt, isn't a great show...
still it does have me wanting to go back for more. Franky
G [yeah, no last name, just an initial] stars as Jonny
Zero, an ex-con back on the streets trying to
stay out of trouble. The only problem is the FBI
wants him as an informant and his old gang
wants him back.
What's an ex-con to do?
This show could go either way. It could become the next
Wise Guy [a show I really loved -- for when it
was good, it was great... and when it was bad, well...
it was bad]. GQ [again with the initials] plays Jonny's
new friend Random and provided the right amount of
You can see Jonny Zero on FOX, Friday
nights at 9 PM EST.
I'd love to hear your thoughts on these shows or others.