If you have read enough of this blog, you know I love a red carpet and last night’s Golden Globe Awards carpet did not disappoint. Blush was clearly the color of the night and strapless gowns were all the rage. There were mostly hits and only a couple of misses.
The holidays are here and all your shows are in reruns or got cancelled (I’ll miss you Emily Owens, M.D). I know you are pretty anxious for their return. Don’t fret, you can find the dates of every single show’s return date as well as new shows that will be premiering this Winter at the bottom of this post. Shows return as early today, the 1st of the year. Here are some the returning and new shows I’m looking forward to.
The Americans (FX) Series premiere January 21 @ 10/9c.
Keri Russell back on television?? YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! And playing a bad ass?? Double YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! FX has stepped up their game when it comes to their programming (Sons of Anarchy, Justified, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,etc) and this show looks like it will be no exception. This show set in the Cold World era stars Keri Russell (Felicity, Mission Impossible 3) and Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters, The Edge of Love) as KGB officers, who are working as sleeper agents trained to impersonate American citizens in Washington D.C. This is going to be great. Hopefully this show will do well and keep Russell on TV where she belongs.
The Good Wife (CBS) Season 4 resumes January 6th @ 10/9c
Season 4 hasn’t been the best but it’s still been better than half the shows on television. This season we are in the middle of has been very hit and miss, mostly because everything is not in sync. The storyline with Kalinda (Archie Panjabi) and her husband, played by Marc Warren (Doctor Who, Mad Dogs) is one of the biggest missteps that has happened to this show. The show creators, Robert and Michelle King, told TV Guide recently, they are going to fix things. They stated:
“You don’t give James Bond a girlfriend. Some characters you actually don’t want to see that much backstory. We’re adjusting. No matter where we went, this was not a place where the audience wanted to go.”
Hopefully the ship gets righted with the rest of the season. Check out the promo for the next new episode, “Boom De Ya Da.”
Smash is an NBC show that premiered last month about the drama that happens on and off the stage during the making of a Broadway musical based on the life of Marilyn Monroe. The show has a cast of some familiar faces as well as some newcomers. American Idol’s Katherine McPhee and Megan Hilty star as Karen and Ivy, the two ladies who battle it out to play Marilyn. Debra Messing and Anjelica Huston also star in the show.
Seven episodes in and I really like it. I loved the pilot. It showed a lot of potential. I think it has gotten a little soap opera-y but I like soap operas so I have no problems with that. I have read somethings where they call it the grownup version of Glee but I have to disagree. Glee especially now is just so haphazard and makes no sense. They also just sing for singing sake, it has nothing to do with developing the plot or the characters whereas on Smash there is a purpose for every song.
Lets talk about the singing. It’s pretty great. Katherine McPhee to me was ok on Idol but her voice has gotten better over the years and Megan Hilty, who I had no clue about before this show, is clearly from Broadway. She plays her role so well and her singing is great too (There was one song on a recent episode that didn’t sound that great but it was still better than half the singing on Glee).
The ratings have been so-so for other channels but for NBC, it has definitely boosted its Monday night viewership. Thank goodness because they just renewed the show for a 2nd season. YAY!!! If you haven’t checked it out you should.