Two new shows are on BBC that are pretty good.
is about what look to be cell phone pictures from the future appearing at the lab of a solar astronomer of some kind.
He contacts the police, and they end up trying to prevent the disasters predicted by the pictures.
It seems to be a mini-series with only 5 episodes, but I’m not sure.
is about a group of young offendors doing community service.
Thanks to a freak lightning storm, they (and many others in the area) are given special abilities.
Yes, it’s another “Heroes”-inspired show.
But the kids in this one would never be seen on mainstram US TV.
There’s no end of sexual innuendo, foul language and bad behaviour. It’s great!
With the passing of shows (some of which we wish hadn’t passed) comes new shows.
I grabbed a few recently and here’s what I thought of them.
Mrs. Soprano strikes out as a not-even-remotely-perfect nurse at a hospital.
She swears, takes pain drugs for her back (shades of House) and has sex with doctors.
But unlike House or Grey’s Anatomy, this show has a much grittier, more real feel to it.
So far though, I’m not sure if that aspect is adding to or subtracting from the show’s appeal.
is a very strong actress, and I could understand why she might want to have a dark, gritty, and above all *serious* show.
But she also has a comedic side, and that is completely smothered by the cynical realism of this show.
I’ve seen all of 10 minutes of this show so far, but it’s yet another doctor show.
I’m getting tired of doctor shows, but Mark Feuerstein
is keeping my interest (so far).’
We’ll have to see where this one goes.