Grey’s Anatomy: It’s A Long Way Back

E: How sad is it that the only thing that stuck with me after this episode is how cute little baby Sofia is?  Those chubby chubby cheeks are just preposterous squeezable.

But the rest of the show?  Eh.  What happened again? The sad thing is, I’m serious.

Or maybe I’m just creating a mental block between my brain and the really stupid (and totally expected) plot “twist” the writers inflicted on us this week.

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Promising Pilot Premises, Part 5: NBC

E: As the last in our alphabetically ordered series on pilot ideas, we’ve got the ideas that NBC is hoping will be the next Friends, Seinfeld or ER.  And let me just say, we may be looking at them last, but these are some of the best, most exciting ideas of everything we’ve seen.  Check out what they’ve got!  (Don’t forget to look back at ABC, CBS, the CW and FOX.) Continue reading

Promising Pilot Premises, Part 3: The CW

E: We’ve arrived at part three of our review of the more interesting pilots the networks will be deciding between at this year’s up fronts.  This is by no means a comprehensive list (either in pilots or the cast and crew that make them) but it’ll give you an idea of what’s out there, and what fun things we might, just might, have to look forward to.  We’ve already looked at ABC and CBS.  Here’s what they’ve got going on at the CW (hint – it’s all about young women) :

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Promising Pilot Premises, Part 1: ABC

E:  The Nets have recently loosed upon the world a list of the pilots* shooting for the fall season.  Most of the 88 shows won’t actually reach the airwaves (the executives use the pilots to decide if the show is worth gambling on), but a goodly number will.  We’ll give you more deets on those in the fall, but for now, I’m going to peruse my copy of The Hollywood Reporter, share with my sibs, and give you the low down on a few pilots that intrigue us.

M: Pilots you say?  So you’ve got Sully Sullenberger…  Who else?  Or is it a Greek tragedy and you’re going more of the JFK Jr/John Denver route? Continue reading