Ghost Whisperer on CBS (Season 4)
Melinda Gordon (Played by Jennifer Love Hewiit) communicates with earthbound spirits, ghosts who cling to the living because they have unfinished business that prevents them from moving beyond the familiar plane of existence that we call life and into the “light”. Inspired in part by the work of famed medium James Van Praagh and of Mary Ann Winkowski, a real-life communicator with spirits, GHOST WHISPERER explores the spiritual side of life and death.
Bruce says: Yes I watch it. Yes, I happen to like it. It’s not for everyone though.
Premieres Friday, October 3rd
Heroes on NBC (Season 3)
In every Hero, there could be a villain! Need I say more?
Bruce says: I was hooked on Heroes in season one, but season two just got old for me. I lost touch, but I did keep track of the storyline via all the previews throughout the season. Yea. I find funny ways to follow some shows. What of it?
Premieres Monday, September 22nd
House on FOX (Season 5)
An innovative take on the medical drama platform. Dr House solves mysteries where the villain is a medical malady and the hero is an irreverent, controversial doctor who trusts no one, least of all his patients. Dr. Gregory House (Played by Hugh Laurie) is devoid of bedside manner and wouldn’t even talk to his patients if he could get away with it.
Bruce says: He’s one sarcastic funny Dr. who cuts it to the quick. I like it as one of my faves to watch. Too many people seem to compare me to him for some reason.
Premieres Tuesday, September 16th
Knight Rider on NBC (NEW)
The 1980s television classic comes back to life as a reinvented, updated and super-charged action series showcasing the new KITT (Knight Industries Three Thousand). KITT is equipped with an “AI” (artificial intelligence) that is capable of hacking almost any other computer system. Its weapons systems match that of a jet fighter, and its body is capable of actually transforming into other vehicles and using sophisticated holographic imagery to elude villains, and maybe even critics!
Bruce says: I’m looking forward to this reboot… of the reboot. It holds promise, if you believe the hype they’ve been streaming to the public that is.
Premieres Wednesday, September 24th
Law & Order: SVU on NBC (Season 10)
This Law & Order off-shoot chronicles the life and crimes of the Special Victims Unit of the New York Police Department, the elite squad of detectives who investigate sexually based crimes. Created by Dick Wolf. The show has received numerous citations from community-based organizations for the social issues it tackles.
Bruce says: I like this particular flavor of L&O. The characters “speak” to me! It’s a Bruce Fave.
Premieres Tuesday, September 23rd
Life on NBC (Season 2)
About an offbeat Detective, Charlie Crews, who returns to the force after serving time in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Crews’ new lease on life has provided him with a Zen-like outlook, peace of mind and no need for vengeance, an attitude which can be challenging to maintain when someone he cares about is threatened — or when he is investigating the mystery surrounding the murder he was falsely accused of.
Bruce says: The show has always looked interesting to me. If I had time for another cop show, I might add to my watch-roster on a regular basis!
Premieres Monday, September 29th, then starts it’s new time slot on Friday, October 10th
Life on Mars on ABC (NEW)
A remake of a British show. Where were you in 1973? NYPD Detective Sam Tyler (Jason O’Mara) finds himself in the cultural hotbed of New York City in the tumultuous times of the Vietnam War, Watergate, women’s lib and the civil and gay rights movements – without a cell phone, computer, PDA or MP3 player — suddenly hurtled back in time when he’s ripped from 2008 after being hit by a car while chasing down a criminal. He’s trying mightily to understand what has just happened to him and how he can get back “home.”
Bruce says: I am not drawn to this show… yet. But if he has a good memory, he could play the stock market or bet some big games!
Premieres Thursday, October 9th
Lost on ABC (Season 5)
After Oceanic Air flight 815 crash lands on a Pacific island, the survivors were forced to find inner strength in order to survive. Not just the island, but the many secrets that come with it. From mysterious smoke monsters to another group of island residents known as “The Others.” The survivors have also found signs of those who came to the island before them, including a 19th century sailing ship called The Black Rock, the remains of an ancient statue, as well as bunkers belonging to what looks like something called the Dharma Initiative — a group of scientific researchers who inhabited the island in the recent past.
Bruce says: Lost is like Gilligan’s Island, but on some seriously good steroids! Mystery and confusion abound as the story line keeps tripping us up with something new and twisty when we least expect it. If you know me, you know all I want to know is what the h*** that smoke monster is. They even promised to tell Locke what it was last season, then somehow skipped out on it! At the end of last season, the island disappeared. Or did it? (Oops, there I go again.) Yea, it’s a fave. Oh I hate that!!
Premieres in either January or February 2009
Monday Night Football on ESPN (Season 39)
Yea! Hot Wings and beer time!! I convinced Vic this is a valid entry because it would make for a good sci-fi, fantasy epic about men’s wives who let them watch football, and start liking it themselves!
Bruce says: Hit ‘em hard, hit ‘em low! Ha!! Now hit ‘em again and again!! OK, let them get up for the next play. It’s a good thing I’m not a violent person.
Premieres Monday, September 8th
My Own Worst Enemy on NBC (NEW)
Christian Slater plays a man plagued by an interesting problem: by day he’s Henry Spivey, an efficiency expert who lives in the suburbs with a wife (Yara Martinez) and the obligatory 2 children and a dog. His other personality is that of Edward Albright, a super-spy operative of the Janus Headquarters who speaks 9 languages, can run a 4 minute mile and is a trained killer.
Bruce says: I look forward to how Christian Slater portrays this confusing mix of character. In case you don’t remember, Jekyll and Hyde’s names were Henry and Edward.
Premieres Monday, October 13th