And now it’s FOX’s turn. I’m still mad at them for cancelling Pitch for some of these. Kylie Bunbury and Mark-Paul Gosselaar were so good. Even Mark Consuelos was getting it done. My grudges, they run deep, FOX.
Anyway, here’s what’s new:
This one is Adam Scott and Craig Robinson, and it’s a very weird mash-up of Men in Black and Reaper. I also am unclear why it’s called Ghosted; you can’t just take a hot slang term and slap it on a show and hope people don’t notice (or that you can retrofit it). Maybe there’s backstory that explains it. Or maybe it’s what viewers will do to it. ZING.
LA to Vegas
And THIS is like The Office meets A View From The Top. Kim Matula is charming (you might know her from UnREAL season two, though my history with her stretches back to The Bold and the Beautiful). It’s… fine? But it hinges on two jokes about the pilot, Dylan McDermott, blithely getting hammered or stoned pre-flight, and I cannot get on board with that. Pun intended. It taps in to ALL MY FEARS and I will never find it funny. Further, I have no idea what kind of legs this series has unless it turns halfway into Wings. We cannot be stuck on a plane with these people all the time.
This is, essentially, Star Trek with a lovable-losers sensibility. Seth MacFarlane and all his shows give me hives, so HARD PASS FOR ME, even though I like Adrianne Palicki and Scott Grimes (my beloved Malarkey from Band of Brothers). Just go watch Galaxy Quest instead. It will be more fulfilling and it has 100 percent more Sigourney Weaver and Alan Rickman and 100 percent less Seth MacFarlane. NOTE: Because I said all that, everyone will probably love it.
This is the X-Men show, with Amy Acker, Jamie Chung, and Stephen Moyer, whose American accent at one or two points is so bad he almost sounds Russian. This looks like Heroes, but heavier, possibly without the underlying humor.
And here we have Matt Czuchry and Emily VanCamp, with Bruce Greenwood as an evil egotistical doctor. The trailer has a heartwarming ending, but for a while there it plays like a thriller that’s meant to make our blood run cold about all the crazy crap that’s going to inadvertently kill us next time we’re in a hospital. So first, FOX freaks me out anew about pilots, and now doctors? THANKS SO MUCH.