Sept. 22, 2010, 12:57 a.m. CST
I hope they move nights or something, cause that's what I picked as the best of the new shows. Hawaii Five-O was pretty fun.
Sept. 22, 2010, 1:09 a.m. CST
Sept. 22, 2010, 1:10 a.m. CST
It's down to fourth for the entire fucking night. Surely cancellation can't be far behind, he nodded sarcastically.
Sept. 22, 2010, 1:38 a.m. CST
That awesome choppah attack opening was exactly what I needed after lousy mishmash that was THE EV3NT. <br><br> Not to say 5-0 didn't have it's problems....but it was definitely more enjoyable pilot of the two. Especially if you're not comparing it to the original.
Sept. 22, 2010, 3:26 a.m. CST
if it doesnt do better this season no amount of subway sandwhiches is gonna bring it back for a 5th.
Sept. 22, 2010, 4:10 a.m. CST
House will likely hover around or just below the 4.0 mark, while all those premiere shows that scored between 3.0-3.9 will be in the mid 2's by the middle of October.
Sept. 22, 2010, 4:19 a.m. CST
That time jumpy bullcrap is tired and done, sorry NBC. As for the greater mystery, who cares when not one character is appealing enough to make the viewer care about the world? Chuck, on the other hand, was awesome.
Sept. 22, 2010, 5:10 a.m. CST
I know the writing is solid. Just seems like it's mostly repetitive....the whole 'cranky genius who doesn't play by anyone's rules' schtick get old after awhile. And the whole 'the patient will die from an exotic mysterious disease nobody has ever heard of unless House saves the day at the last minute' routine is boring. Good show for a season or two, but let it die now.
Sept. 22, 2010, 6:36 a.m. CST
of The Event whether it will survive the ratings, etc. Got to see where it's going with further eps to see it's chances of survival. If it's like Flashforward then it stands no chance, but if it maintains interest, intrigue and characters week-in, week-out then it stands a chance. Too early to say from just the Pilot.
Sept. 22, 2010, 6:48 a.m. CST
made absolutely no attempt to be accessible to new viewers. They were hyperactive, confusing and in-joke oriented. It was as if they deliberately went out of their way to turn off anyone new who tuned in. I like the show myself, though.<p> Goodbye Lonestar, never understood how they thought that would catch on.
Sept. 22, 2010, 7 a.m. CST
Heroes last year?<p> Anybody notice about a third of the crew from Heroes works on The Event?
Sept. 22, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST
Didn't really see NBC pushing this season of Chuck. Too bad, since it was actually a pretty good season opener.
Sept. 22, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST
by Jack Burton
I doubt Chuck is going to get another reprieve so hopefully they will realize that and finish the series off this season in style. The Event was interesting enough to stick with. i09 had a good article about what they need to do and I agree. The constant time jumps need to go. That shit is going to get beyond irritating by the 3rd episode. But if I'm interested in a show I give it 3 eps minimum to find it's footing, after that I'm out. This rule has served me well. All shows take a bit to get going, so I never try to judge a drama from the premiere.
Sept. 22, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST
One was a suprisingly well acted show, that seems at the top of the broadcast shows (current ones that is) in terms of quality writing and directing, almost on par with cable, has interesting characters and an interesting story and I am really looking forward to the next few episode the other one is called The Event<br />Though agree with a few others will be challenging to see how Lone Star could carry a season, if it gets dropped by Fox, should be on cable.<br />The Event was mildly entertaining but I would be shocked to hear that this was a project someone had been passionate about for years, seems more like a 30 minute exec brainstorming session<br /><br /><br /><br />
Sept. 22, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
At it's peak the ratings for Dallas were ridiculously high. And at it's worst, Dallas still scored higher than what is considered a hit today. The TV reunion films also did well in the ratings. Given that TNT is on a roll, they would be stupid to cancel their sequel to Dallas. Lonestar flopping has nothing to do with it's Texas setting. Lonestar flopped because the premise of the show was not communicated properly in all of the marketing leading up to its debut. <P>Again, TNT will be fine with Dallas because a remake of an iconic show can yield good ratings results. Especially if it is done right. Look at how well Hawaii 5-0 did...
Sept. 22, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST
by The McPoyle Clan
seemed kinda flat to me. Everyone has always predicted its demise yet it's still around. As long as they provide a moderately fun way to kill part of a Mon night, that's fine.<p><p>The real story on 5-0 will become known once all the curiosity seekers flee and the show has to entertain on a series', not pilot, budget. How many will tune out with fewer 'plosions and helicopters?<p><p>And I'm with Flanders on House. Laurie is a great actor trapped in a ho-hum network series. Give him a cable vehicle that's worthy of his talent.
Sept. 22, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST
I didn't watch it, but I had to be reminded what the hell it was when I saw it in the listings. The only thing they ever managed to convey about it was that the lead was a con man with two families. Sounded more like a Lifetime movie of the week than an ongoing premise, so I had no interest in it.<br><br> Meanwhile The Event seemed like a completely generic entry into the string-you-along genre, right down to the title.
Sept. 22, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST
because the previous show was good, are insane. Or stupid. Probably both.
Sept. 22, 2010, 8:07 a.m. CST
THE EVENT needs to drop major answers in its next episode or people will start fleeing in droves, myself included. The season premiere of HOUSE was refreshingly adult in content and attitude, especially for 8 p.m. EST, and FIVE-O was a fun (even if a bit mindless) action hour.
Sept. 22, 2010, 8:09 a.m. CST
there's no explanation for THE EVENT and all the characters are dead and God took the plane out of the sky. Ok? Did that scare you off? If it did you might not want to keep watching THE EVENT.
Sept. 22, 2010, 8:12 a.m. CST
HOUSE/HUMAN TARGET/HAWAII FIVE-O would be a much better scenario, especially since there's no way I'm missing SMALLVILLE's last season with Darkseid, Granny Goodness, Glorious Godfrey, etc.
Sept. 22, 2010, 8:46 a.m. CST
when that plane disappeared my wife and I both groaned; not this shit again; not falling for this bullshit anymore. amc and hbo are so far ahead of network it's not funny; death to the big four!
Sept. 22, 2010, 8:53 a.m. CST
Its on my DVR, but will be deleted. My viewing time is limited and with Its always sunny, Mad Men, and a few other choices, I have no time to add another "jerk you around for 5 seasons show". AND I LIKED LOST! I just have desire to do it again. As far as I am concerned- best new show of the Fall so far is Boardwalk Empire. Hands down. I had no idea they were going to be using Lucky Luciano, and Al Capone in the series.
Sept. 22, 2010, 9:12 a.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
The higher production costs of Hawaii 5-0 if the show is a hit. The budget per episode is high just like last years "Trauma" on NBC. So with that said, I don't doubt that they can pull off credible, step above network TV action each week. Also out of all the Monday night shows, H5-0 was the only one that became a Trending Topic right after it finished airing, and all of the instant Twitter reactions were pretty positive. I think the audience will likely remain flat next week. But I can't say the same fate is likely for "The Event".
Sept. 22, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST
Sept. 22, 2010, 9:25 a.m. CST
How was House more adult? I thought it was actually pretty tame compared to previous episodes.
Sept. 22, 2010, 9:45 a.m. CST
Lone Star was very good. You finally see a con man who is conflicted about his work and the toll it's taken on him, and to a degree, other people. Real hardworking people, not the stuffy evil rich people that Danny Ocean and Neal Caffrey always ripped off. What FOX would be crazy not to understand is NOTHING will survive in that slot with stellar ratings. Between 2 and 1/2 Men, DWTS, and Event, over 42 million viewers are spoken for. There is always something in last place, and sometimes, it's you. The audience for Lone Star may grow over time and word of mouth, but the people who are watching it's competition may not be interested in the show, while me watching Lone Star will see if The Event succeeds first, and will never watch 2.5 Men or DWTS
Sept. 22, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST
House and Cuddy essentially hung out and discussed their new relationship, pros and cons, in between sessions of rocking the headboard. There wasn't the usual House/Cuddy childish antagonism that goes along with their flirting with one another and both of them seem to be fully aware the odds are stacked against them, but are moving forward regardless. Pretty adult and mature for the characters, considering how they both normally act.
Sept. 22, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST
God I hate you retards.
Sept. 22, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST
it'll probably end with that, which is fine as long as they wrap up the story
Sept. 22, 2010, 10:42 a.m. CST
And continue to decline. <p> NBC should re-run "The Chase" pilot this week so that people disappointed by "Five-O" can switch. <p> "Event" was sharply produced . . . unlike that Five-0 turd.
Sept. 22, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST
won't last. even grace park's smoking presence can't make this show interesting enough to sustain those numbers.
Sept. 22, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST
Was great fun. Certainly not as good as the pilot for "24", but what is? I know people who know what's going on, they have shared a few secrets, and trust me, they know where they're going. Whether you'll LIKE where they're going is another matter, of course...but I'm having great fun.
Sept. 22, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST
I recorded The Event, but haven't watched it yet. In all honesty I am scared to commit to it as I fear it is going to be one of those drawn out series that drags you along for multiple seasons with no real payoff. I will probably watch the first episode this weekend and go from there. I'm just sick of shows that string you along.
Sept. 22, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
To think a show with 13.8 million viewers will LOSE half it's audience in week two is hilarious. This isn't FOX or NBC. This is CBS. A station where procedural's thrive. Don't expect it to drop off too much. Especially given that Two and a Half Men is getting still strong ratings in it's 8th season. Also the fact it got these ratings against a high rated "Castle" shows there is enough of the Monday ratings pie to go around. <P>On a side note, I wonder what Undercovers will do tonight...
Sept. 22, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST
I have a feeling this is House's last season. Putting him and Cuddy together seems like a move you make with characters in the show's last season, like they did with Niles and Daphne on Frasier. I also think American Idol ends this season and next fall they start whoring the shit out of X-Factor. And how safe is Fringe?
Sept. 22, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
But House is done. I'm sure the licensing fee to NBC Universal for the show is expensive. As is Hugh Laurie's 350,000 an episode salary. This will probably be the last year. But I doubt Idol will be done. <P>Even with the ratings decline, it's still on top. Give it 3 more seasons before it's over. And that is if the producers dont wise the fuck up and start putting through the talented kids and limit the voting so that "Lame College Boy Singer" doesn't always fucking win.
Sept. 22, 2010, noon CST
(SPOILER!!!!!!) The Secret Service is all about getting the President and his family out of there due to the impending attack, but then they all just sit there as the plane comes towards them? "Hurry, Mr President--we have to get you away from the backyard BBQ and to the front lawn so you can see the plane crashing at you a lot better!"
Sept. 22, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST
What needs to be taken into account is that every heavily promoted new series began tonight as well as a few already established series'. It was hard for viewers to decide what to watch live and what to watch via Hulu or whatever. It will probably be a few weeks before people become more grounded in which shows to regularly watch live and which to either dump altogether or watch via the internet. It was a very cluttered Monday.
Sept. 22, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST
was my favorite moment of Chuck yet...
Sept. 22, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST
I completely agree. Any story point that makes me roll my eyes while I'm watching it instead of after when I'm deciding weather I like it or not is pretty bad. Also, I call shenanigans on using a plane as a terrorist missile. Using a tragedy still fresh in people's minds as emotional shorthand (after so many others have done it already) is the crutch of a lazy writer. Also, I call shenanigans on having a black president. Who is apparently also Hispanic?? That was some P.C. shit that also ripped me right out of the story. I also smelled a Gitmo-closing theme. I'm fine with using sci-fi to confront touchy current events (its greatest hallmark), but the pilot lacked subtlety. Also, I hated the time-shifting, even though I noticed it less as the story went full-blast. All these complaints and I'm still tuning in next week 'cause its got potential.
Sept. 22, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST
He copys the target ads and adds shipping. I got the same deals at target.
Sept. 22, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST
Was one of the worst shows Ive ever seen.
Sept. 22, 2010, 12:40 p.m. CST
That show is the cheesiest of cheesy and horrible premise. Bad acting. How can anyone watch it?
Sept. 22, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST
Why does his voice sound like that anyway? Like a handicap.
Sept. 22, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST
by andrew coleman
Is the fact that CBS gets so many viewers. Their programming is for retards. 2 and 1/2 Men is hands down the worst comedy ever but it gets huge ratings. They need to change who they look at to view these ratings. Stop picking white trash ass holes who watch horrible shows. Also bashing the Event now just proves you're a troll since the pilot worked on many levels. Caught Lone Star and it sucked. I've seen everything they've done before. They just tried to get people interested by having him sleep with two different women in one day. Hawaii 5-O... What the fuck really? How many stupid fucking cop shows are on television and now we have this? The only cop show I can stand is Castle. Seriously seeing what people watch on television makes me question the intelligence of people in the US.
Sept. 22, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST
by eric haislar
with no promotion at all from NBC at all. I say that is win for chuck. Let's she how it does in the coming weeks.
Sept. 22, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST
HOUSE is still cool. And maybe Thirteen has taken off for a Vegas suicide attempt...
Sept. 22, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST
<p>"The Event" might as well call itself "FlashForward 2." I went down with the ship on "FlashForward," but not this time. I'll give it a few more episodes.</p> <p>Next week, it's going to suffer a major drop in ratings.</p> <p>"Lone Star" was just boring. As this very site noted, the premise doesn't lend itself to a TV series. And the lead actor, James Wolk, was awful. He looked about 12.</p>
Sept. 22, 2010, 1:51 p.m. CST
Chase sucked ass, and House. Why is that still on?
Sept. 22, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST
Look at this talkback. House? The event? Lonestar? That's what you call good tv? Puke. Fuckin retards like generic and bland ideas done badly and that's pretty horrible.
Sept. 22, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST
It's must see tv.
Sept. 22, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST
The event was best? If you like rip offs of most tv shows put in to one show then it is. Trying watching a good show that is original. The event is tired and will get canceled.
Sept. 22, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST
In what television universe is 4.9 struggling?
Sept. 22, 2010, 1:55 p.m. CST
But then I would miss seeing the event getting canned if I did that.
Sept. 22, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST
Has the smoking hot Alyson Michalka, the only real reason to watch it. But still I probably won't, just Google pics of her from the show. Yea thats the way to go.
Sept. 22, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST
Yet, a lot of middle aged women watch it. And hey, did Castle bomb?
Sept. 22, 2010, 2:46 p.m. CST
Also liked "I will break you" and Chuck interviewing at Vanderlay Industries.
Sept. 22, 2010, 2:50 p.m. CST
Hercvault is all Amazon. And, no, I don't know why the TB is locked for a few days after it goes up.
Sept. 22, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
It should be on ABC Family. Also liked how they are all not rich college kids. And they are busting their asses to keep their scholarships. Also the principal from Buffy is on. And the main ensemble cast has 3 African Americans. It's a show that looks terrible from the poster. But its a different show than you would expect when you watch it.
Sept. 22, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST
by Mr. Profit
17 million viewers, but that also could have been due to the DWTS overrun.
Sept. 22, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST
House and Himym are going to be hard for any show to steal viewers from.
Sept. 22, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST
I watched the Event over Lonestar, then watched Lonestar on DVR, and it was by far the better show. The Event was just lame sci fi shrouded in a lost style WERE NEVER GOING TO FUCKIN TELL YOU TILL THE END. It is this years Flash Forward, the viewers will plummet.
Sept. 22, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST
absolutely rocks. BOOK EM.
Sept. 22, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST
They tell you what happens to the plane in the second epiosde.
Sept. 22, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST
one of the very few geek friendly shows that actually earns it's light-hearted spurs. Damn funy too with great, memorable characters. And Yvonne Strahosky. God, what a babe!
Sept. 22, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST
Talk about aiming low. Why this networks keep copying the shit, instead of real gold like, say, CARNIVÀLE or ROME? Is that too much to ask?
Sept. 22, 2010, 5:22 p.m. CST
Sept. 22, 2010, 9:30 p.m. CST
it looked like it'd devote at least 20 mins per episode to her running, jumping on or over things<p> I can watch Track and Field for that
Sept. 22, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST
Especially at the end with the running around the shipping crates?
Sept. 22, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST
by Larry Sellers
I've been watching loyally since season 3. I've seen 6 near death experiences with the same character, about 15 or so "I quit"s or "You're fired"s, and endless romance teasing between any two characters they feel like shoving together. I used to watch for the medical mysteries until that got phased out in favor of character writing, which is now gradually becoming more and more stale. If both of those aspects become played out, what's the point of watching? The second Cuddy and House break up or another cast member is written out I'm going to stop watching...which should be in about 3 episodes. I'm really only drawn in because of the writing and Hugh Laurie. These writers can do brooding, philosophical musing, twists, and romance when they REALLY try but the rest of the time I wonder what I'd be missing if I stopped watching.
Sept. 23, 2010, 12:28 a.m. CST
The Event was terribly dull... HIMYM was ok...
Sept. 23, 2010, 12:30 a.m. CST
The opening scenes "in Korea" of Five O was exactly like watching Lost... what a surprise... it was like the EP's were saying - we don't want to move from Hawaii, what;s the most obvious Hawaii themed show we can do !
Sept. 23, 2010, 12:43 a.m. CST
Really the GOV of HAWAII is making a special police task force and choosing a Navy seal to run it. It is just as dumb as NCIS LA and their hip spy tech navy cop thing. It is just too stupid.
Sept. 23, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST
Actually, watching that I was reminded of the season finale of Human Target.