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Up Next, What CBS Thinks Makes Good TV

But first, some thoughts on the current slate of TV…

The season finale of Bones was…odd. I enjoyed it, but it just felt…odd.

Ok, I haven’t really been watching it much, but I’ve heard Melinda who is awesome and I just don’t know what people were thinking. I’d be pissed on her behalf, but two words: Chris Daughtry. He finished fourth and is selling millions more albums than the actual winner so I know she’ll be just fine.

I saw a commercial for Live Free or Die Hard for the first time. I don’t know if I should be excited or laugh uncontrollably. The stunts/effects look terrific, but also beyond the realm of reality. And hasn’t New York been through enough?

Chase is allowed to write on the white board! Hopefully, he won’t allow this new achievement to go to his head. ;)

There were many great lines in this episode. The writers always seem to do some really good work in the penultimate episode of the season. Maybe it’s a way to make up for their less stellar work? Anyway, here are a few bits that stood out for me:

House marking the significance of their meeting by announcing it would be Foreman’s last time misdiagnosing a patient.

The House/Cameron exchange: "And it’s Tuesday."/"See you next Tuesday." I love that they are keeping up the joke of Chase taking a chance every Tuesday as promised. I love that they semi break down the forth wall by putting the characters and audience in the same point in time. And I love that it’s coming from two people who plan to spend every Tuesday together for the rest of their lives.

House telling Foreman he’s not ready to leave, “You could have defied me…you trust my judgment more than your own.” Deep down Foreman knows he’s right, he’s always known. At least if he wants to become the kind of doctor he’s always said he’s wanted to become. He chose to work with House because he was the best. Now he’s applying to hospitals that treat the upper class, their aches and pains. It won’t be challenging work, it will be safe, the type of diagnosing where you can guarantee as much as you possibly can that you don’t have to make hard choices or make mistakes.

I knew House had made the phone call for exactly the reason Chase stated. And I’m glad they it was Chase who figured it out. He deserves a moment, one that makes sense and not that screwy, out-of-the blue insight he demonstrated last week.

I liked the kid (AKA Mini House by me) early on, but then his constant abuse got annoying. It also dawned on me that he really wasn’t a younger version of House. I couldn’t see House just going up to some starnger hurling insults or picking a fight. This kid would do it in a second.

Now, my two cents on the CBS upfronts:

First off, if you are a Jericho fan, sorry. The sad thing about this cancellation is its CBS’s fault. The long winter hiatus coupled with keeping it opposite American Idol seems to have been its undoing.

I already talked a bit about Cane which will air Tuesdays at 10. Apparently the Latino family at the center of the show owns a rum and sugar business, hence the title. I still like the previous one better. Plus I’m concerned it is a little too soapy. Jimmy Smit’s character is the adopted son of the family patriarch and is married to the man’s biological daughter which means technically he married his sister. Er, OK.

Viva Laughlin is a remake of Britain’s Blackpool which I didn’t watch, but I will be watching this because Hugh Jackman is executive producing and appearing in the pilot (a detail CBS seems to be pushing hard). There will be Hugh singing and me turning into a puddle of goo. It airs Sundays at 8pm.

Moonlight is the story of a vampire detective filled with remorse who makes it his life’s work to help mortals and eventually falls in love with one….wait a minute! The promo pic even shows the lead in a long black coat. Curiosity will get the better of me and I’ll give it a look though. It’s going to be on after Ghost Whisperer, a show I hope to never have to sit through again, but giving the supernatural element to both series it seems like a good pairing.

We have a runner up to Caveman as most confounding concept, Kid Nation, “a reality series where 40 kids will try to build a new society in an abandoned ghost town.” I bet the chubby kid with glasses gets it.

Captain Jack! The other one. No, not that one, the OTHER other one. Jack Davenport stars in the midseason series, Swingtown about suburban swingers in the 70’s. Yes, really.
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