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This is the third of the media column family, joining Movie and Music. Each week I hope to bring a number clips for you to view, perhaps some news, full episodes, and TV-on-DVD info. So, stick around, watch some TV, and have a good time!
Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles – “Pilot”
This series arrived to a great deal of hype last spring, but because of the writers’ strike the show did not complete every episode. Fortunately, the show has been picked up and is coming back for a second, hopefully full, second season. In order to get ready for the new season, it would be a good thing to see where it all began. Here is the pilot episode to help you along the way:
Knight Rider – Series Promos
Despite the lackluster TV movie last spring, I am still looking forward to the show getting a full series. It is my understanding that it has undergone further tweaking based on the shortcomings of the movie, so one would hope that the series gets better. We shall see. In the meantime, take a look at the promos that FOX has been airing:
Fluffy promo bit:
Kath & Kim – Promos
NBC has a new series about a mother whose adult daughter moves back home. I have to say that this could be a brilliant piece of idiocy, or it could just be dumb. I am leaning towards just dumb, but the promos have moments that make say, “This may actually be funny.” I Did I ever tell you that I am often wrong?
Chuck – Season 2 Preview
Here is a show that I was really getting into that was a fortunate survivor of the writers’ strike. There is a nice blend of comedy and action, plus the chemistry between the leads is quite good. It is also really good to see Adam Baldwin back on the screen, he was great on Firefly.
The A-Team – “Mexican Slayride Parts 1 and 2”
I loved this show when I was a kid, almost as much as Knight Rider. There really is nothing like ’80s-era action. There are plenty of bullets and car crashes, but no one ever seems to get hurt. Anyway, below are both parts of the series premiere from way back in the day. Watching them makes me wonder if the proposed movie adaptation will ever get off the ground.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer – “Harvest”
It took me four seasons to start watching this series, and for the life of me, I have no idea why. The show is absolute brilliance — from one off episodes, to season long arcs, to great characters, the show had it all. This episode, the second of its first season, features the first appearance of Angel (David Boreanaz).
90210 – Posters
I never watched the original series, probably won’t be watching the new one. Still, I would not be surprised if I watched the premiere, just to see if it will be worth anything. Below are a number of posters put out by the CW to promote its new show.