The 2005-06 tv season is only a few weeks outdated, however there are some clear winners and losers amongst the brand new exhibits, each in high quality and rankings. I took a bullet for y’all and sat down to look at nearly each new present to return down the pipe this fall, sorted by them, and got here up with a listing of winners which are worthy of your treasured free time (which I wish to name sofa potato time).
Commander in Chief (ABC, Tuesdays at 9:00)
A lady because the President of the US? One thing we could by no means see in our lifetime involves the tv display screen when the President dies and his stunt-appointed V.P. takes over the Oval Workplace. Echoing the nice days of “The West Wing,” we see behind the scenes on the White Home and what the brand new Chief of the Free World should face when not everybody needs her occupying this high-profile gig. Geena Davis is great and plausible within the title position, and the supporting forged is effectively written and filled with acquainted faces. In the event you’ve grown bored with “The West Wing,” this is a superb cause to make one other appointment with the White Home.
Bones (FOX, Tuesdays at 8:00)
All you “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” and “Angel” followers rejoice; David Boreanaz is again in primetime. As an alternative of preventing beings from the netherworld, this time his character (Sales space) is an FBI agent working with a forensic anthropologist to resolve crimes primarily based on skeletal stays. Sound icky? Kinda, however the tales take the overdone CSI-like crime dramas to a deeper stage whereas truly exploring the lives of the principle characters. Sales space and his companion, Temperance Brennan (AKA “Bones”) have an untapped sexual chemistry between them that rivals that of Mulder and Scully from “The X-Recordsdata.” Primarily based on the real-life tales of novelist/anthropologist Kathy Reichs, the plots are authentic and academic in that we uncover so much about what might be discovered from our bones.
Jail Break (FOX, Mondays at 9:00)
A far-fetched premise a couple of man deliberately going to jail to be able to escape his wrongly-accused (learn: set-up) brother on demise row might be simply neglected when you get wrapped-up in all of the motion and suspense. With loads of twists and turns alongside the best way, you’re by no means fairly positive the place the characters are going subsequent. The one query I’ve is that this: Assuming the tip of the season will convey concerning the escape and validation for the inmates, what is going to they do for an encore in Season 2?
Invasion (ABC, Wednesdays at 10:00)
The phenomenon of “Misplaced” has spawned a slew of “what the hell is happening” copycat exhibits, however this one rises to the highest (and by the way follows “Misplaced” on the TV schedule). A hurricane hits Florida (a bad-timing premise in gentle of current present occasions), which is principally a smokescreen for aliens to land on earth and do no matter it’s that aliens do. Prefer it’s schedule mate, “Invasion” has numerous unanswered questions that will likely be a blast to uncover because the series progresses. In case you are enthralled by the surprises-at-every-corner hook of ‘Misplaced,” then depart the channel the place it’s at 10:00 and strap in for an additional experience.
Supernatural (WB, Tuesdays at 9:00)
The WB has recycled a few of its hunks (Jared Padalecki of “Gilmore Ladies” and Jensen Ackles of “Smallville”) and paired them up as a few ghoul-chasing brothers on this supernatural (no pun supposed) thriller. With their mom killed by an unknown spirit once they have been youngsters and their father lacking throughout certainly one of his ghost hunts, brothers Dean and Sam head out on a cross-country trek in the hunt for Dad and any freakazoid entities alongside the best way. Padalecki and Ackles have a humorous chemistry that provides slightly gentle to what could possibly be a really darkish drama.