Backstrom

From the creator of BONES, comedic crime procedural BACKSTROM centers on an unhealthy, offensive, irascible — albeit brilliant — detective (Rainn Wilson) who is brought back from exile to run the Portland Police Bureau’s Special Crimes Unit (S.C.U.)

A great cast list on this show from Ringer‘s Kristoffer Polaha, to 24‘s Dennis Haysbert, and Weeds‘ Page Kennedy. There is an interesting list of comedians acting in this drama/dark comedy, its not your typical story and I like the character played by Rainn Wilson. This show is going to air in January with only 13 episodes, and I can’t wait to see it. It has a lot of actors that I like with an interesting story.

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Graceland – Not Your Typical Cop Show

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Somewhere in Southern California, in a drug raid run by the US government, a beachfront property was seized and turned into a residence for undercover cops. They are all top agents of the DEA, FBI, and Customs and they are living in this house unofficially known as “Graceland”. “Graceland” is a place full of secrets, and bad, good, and blurred moments too. The only idyllic thing is its outside look, but the lives of its residents are nothing like it. The lies which are in the base of their undercover work, are formed a web of lies that pervades everything. Coming of a new graduating at the top of his class, FBI rookie, Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit), could make the life of a legendary FBI agent Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata) and the others, more complicated or it could reveal the truth. It is based upon actual events.

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This show took a bit of getting used to, several different law agencies under the same house in an undercover situation running different or same ops. The characters of the show were interesting and the best of the bunch is Paul Briggs, is he a bad guy or a good guy, or good guy doing bad things to beat the bad guys. Then you have Mike Warren the best of the best out of Quantico, top of his class and meant to investigate Briggs. The whole house is filled with a bunch of characters and the story takes some interesting twists and turns over the 13 episode season, pretty impressive and I’m looking forward to the second season. It was a hell of an ending but left just enough of it unanswered so I don’t know where this will go next. For a cop show this is a different kind of show but short and sweet.

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The TV Show Wrap Up 2012

As of lately remaining at home for over a week I managed to catch up with a lot of shows, a very serious list and started watching some other shows and most of them are pretty good.

Shows I Love:

  • The Walking Dead – Season 3 topped all the other ones, can’t wait it for to continue in February
  • Elementary – Loving the Modern take on Sherlock Holmes
  • Go On – Loving the new Mathew Perry show
  • Scandal – This show just pulls you in
  • Homeland – It just got more complex
  • Revolution – Its getting itneresting
  • Arrow – Its more serious superhero then the usual WB Shows, I like it
  • Last Resort – It may be cancelled but I’m going to watch it until the end, its a bad ass show
  • Blue Bloods – Love This Show!
  • Grimm – Its getting interesting, and the Monsters are coming out

Shows I Like

  • Chicago Fire – Very cool Firefighter show
  • Animal Practice – Fun easy comedy
  • See Dad Run – Pretty good show from Scott Baio the 80s Super Star, brings back memories, and also starring Mark Curry from Hanging with Mr Cooper
  • The New Normal – Fun Comedy show about a very abnormal family
  • Suburgatory – Fun comedy
  • The Mentalist – This season is just a bit slow for me, but I still like it

Comedies I Love

  • The Big Bang Theory – Best Comedy Show Out there!
  • Modern Family – 2nd Best Comedy Show!!! Tough one with these two!
  • Parks & Recreation – Love this show
  • The Office – This season is better then the last, looks like they want to go out with a bang
  • Two & A Half Men – This season is even funnier
  • 2 Broke Girls – Still Funny
  • Whitney – This season is funnier

Accidentally On Purpose

I’m a fan of Jenna Elfman from a while back, I watched Dharma and Greg for over four years and watched the seasons that passed me. So when I first start this show I was really hoping for it to be funny, turned out to be funnier then I expected. The show is hilarious and I think its at the top of the list of comedies currently on the TV. She is just as quirky on this show as she was on Dharma and Greg, but this time around its even funnier and looking forward to more of this show.

Warehouse 13

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After saving the life of the President, two Secret Service agents find themselves abruptly transferred to Warehouse 13 – a massive, top secret storage facility in windswept South Dakota that houses every strange artifact, mysterious relic, fantastical object and supernatural souvenir ever collected by the U.S. government

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This is one of those unexpected shows for the summer, and this line up came from Syfy and I do like some of their shows. Agents have to figure out where to find artifacts, but something else is building up in the background. The best part is that there is underlying story, the story is serious sometimes but the best part is the characters are a wacky combination. The hard headed type who jumps right in, the strategist and she thinks before any action, the paranoid boss, and the geeky nerdy assistant and a few other characters that make up for a very fun and interesting show, and Pete is my favorite character but cause he always does the funniest thing at the most inappropriate moment.

Link: Syfy

Royal Pains & Eureka

This was an unexpected show for this year, an interesting hit for the summer TV season. Royal Pains is about an upcoming doctor, Hank, and he chose to save a dying man instead of a pompous bureaucrat who has power in the hospital and that cost him his job, and he has been black balled by the hospital so he is unable to get a job in any major hospital. Went to the Hamptons with his brother for a big party and ended up becoming an on call Doctor for the inhabitants of the Hamptons, be it rich or poor, but the rich ones are a lot funnier or more interesting characters. The story just keeps getting better and better since its pretty different then your usual shows and so many possibilities of how this show could go. It has the medical part which is interesting, and then there are the funny moments. Really a show worth watching.

Link: TV.com

The United States government gathered all the great minds in one location to give them the freedom to create and test their theories and creations, and under the government’s protection. This is the town of Eureka, and Jack Carter who is a US Marshall transferring his daughter after she trys to run away stumbles into this town and its a lot weirder then he even knows. Some very interesting and funny characters, there are some serious developments but usually its on a lighter note and the cast is great another show to the add to the watch list.

Link: TV.com

V – ABC Trailer

Damn this crazy show from the early 90s is back, who remembers V! After watching that TV show I had a fear of lizards and white mice for a while. Lizards taking human form and they have the ability to eat humans whole in one go. Seems that ABC is making the pilot for this show, and this is the trailer. It looks pretty good, and some interesting actors, but if they don’t do this right they can really ruin it, so I’m crossing my fingers and hoping for a great show.

Review: Las Vegas

An entertaining show from beginning to end, I loved this show from the first time I saw it air in 2003 until ending in 2008. It had a great run and I’m surprised it ended so abruptly, a show about a Las Vegas Casino and its entertaining staff, to live a life day to day in Vegas. A lot of people wonder how its like to live in Vegas and its glamor, so no wonder this show was such a success. The best part about this show is that you can literally watch any episode and be entertained. There is the theme to the story and the back story which you have to keep in mind sometimes but most of the time its just a great episode with so many dynamic characters. I was surprised they ended it so abruptly, they leave you at the end with more questions then answers, I didn’t even have these questions while watching the show but the last 2 episodes were a roller coaster. I really recommend this show to people since its very entertaining and never really gets old.

Link: Wikipedia
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Land Of The Lost

I remember watching this old TV show as a kid, a bunch of people get warped into a strange land with creatures in the wrong time. I just remember it as entertaining with a bunch of funny looking aliens. They have taken this story, turned into a movie, and Will Ferrel is the lead role. Some people love Will Ferrel, and some hate him, but this movie seems to fit his acting skills. I’m looking forward to watching this movie, check out the trailer on youtube.

Link: YouTube