I hate new T.V. shows. I especially hate the good ones. That doesn't make sense, right? Hear me out. You get caught up in a show, you love the show, you watch faithfully, and what happens? They leave you. Some executive decides that because the numbers aren't working my new show gets the axe. Good shows and some not-so-good shows have gotten cancelled and I promised myself that I would NOT get caught up again. And yet… I found myself watching two great shows. Life Unexpected on the CW and The Deep End on ABC.
ABC has hurt me so badly over the years and I swore I wouldn’t watch any new shows. My best friend has been trying to get me to watch The Good Wife for a while but I keep resisting and my brother has tried to get me to watch V, but I just couldn’t. And then The Deep End snuck up on me. There I was, innocently eating the last of my dinner and Wheel of Fortune had just ended. I was waiting for that Grey’s Anatomy/Private Practice crossover event and the show just started. I was going to turn but it sucked me in. And Mechad Brooks is so fine, I was just supposed to watch until he showed up and now… Now I’m DVRing it in advance and I can’t help it. I keep telling myself that I’ll be strong. I can handle it if it gets cancelled. But I can’t go through another heartbreak, ABC, I just can’t. I mean after Big Shots, Dirty Sexy Money, Eli Stone, Life After Mars, I thought I could handle anything. But I am woman enough to say Samantha Who? nearly broke me. And now Ugly Betty? These shows win AWARDS! Emmys. Golden Globes. I thought I was safe with Ugly Betty. I didn’t start watching until the third season, I mean OPRAH watches this show. America Ferrera and Selma Hayek talked about the show with her. I figured I had a good four more seasons. Sigh.
Life Unexpected. Great show. Great cast. Great storyline. But a network that can make remakes of shows that ended barely ended ten years ago is not to be trusted. And can cancel Everybody Hates Chris? Notice: Girlfriends and The Game weren’t stellar but I still loved them. I wanted The Game to stay on because it was the last Black show on television. Girlfriends…well what can you expect after you let Jill Marie Jones “Toni Childs” leave? I have nothing else to say.
P.S. If Flo gets kicked off Bad Girls Club...I may boycott. But good for Annie for finally acting like a Bad Girl and not like a Real World reject. Yeah and Kendra let anyone spit on me...I'm not just going home, I'm going to jail. I promise. Oh and Kate, I really can't stand her. After you've been spit on, you decide to spit on someone else? One word: Nasty.