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OldBoy 10-11-07 04:45 PM

Best New Show of the 2007-2008 Season Thread.
 
So what do you think is the best new show of the season. Whether it be comedy, drama, reality, or other.

Hands down for me is "Pushing Daisies". The cast and premise are exquisite. The dialogue is so crisp and poetic I have never heard or saw anything like this show. It is fresh and new while relying on trusted and proved genres of yesterday. The PI genre has been crowded and done to death, but never in this way.

The chemistry between Ned and Chuck is so warm and endearing, with her smile and his charm...i just love this new show so much and hope it stays on for a long time and never in my eyes gets old.

So, what do you think???

Jadzia 10-11-07 05:00 PM

It premiered in July, but hands down the best new show I have seen in a very long time is Mad Men. There are still a few episodes left.

mdc3000 10-11-07 05:26 PM

Wow...I really didn't like Mad Men...different strokes. Last week I would have said Chuck, this week I'm without a doubt saying Pushing Daisies.

FantasticVSDoom 10-11-07 05:41 PM

I think for me at this point, its big bang. I like pushing daisies, but I haven't watched the second episode yet, and the first was a bit slow. Chuck is a real close second though.

Jimmy James 10-11-07 05:41 PM

If we extend this to anything that started after the conclusion of the traditional 2006-2007 season, my answer would be Burn Notice. I dig that show so much it's not funny.

If we're just dealing with the traditional 2007-2008 season and not the summer, it's Pushing Daisies. Dirty Sexy Money would be a very distant second in my book after 2 episodes (still have last night's on the DVR).

Rogue588 10-11-07 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by scott1598
Hands down for me is "Pushing Daisies". The cast and premise are exquisite. The dialogue to so crisp and poetic I have never heard or saw anything like this show. It is fresh and new while relying on trusted and proved genres of yesterday. The PI genre has been crowded and done to death, but never in this way.

Definitely agree with this. However, I actually went out of my way to set my DVR for that new Christina Applegate show. So i'll see how that works out. I also want to check out that Angie Harmon show, because i'm on an Angie kick for some reason.


Originally Posted by Jimmy James
If we extend this to anything that started after the conclusion of the traditional 2006-2007 season, my answer would be Burn Notice. I dig that show so much it's not funny.

Yeah, this was a highly enjoyable show. It's pretty sucky that we have to wait 'til next summer for more eps.

conscience 10-11-07 05:49 PM

1.) Dirty Sexy Money
2.) Pushing Daisies
3.) Carpoolers

I chose DSM just because it fits my taste better and is just a few notches more enjoyable than PD.

The other new shows I decided to check out - I have already dropped. So I now watch only three new shows.

Holly Martins 10-11-07 05:52 PM


Originally Posted by Jadzia
It premiered in July, but hands down the best new show I have seen in a very long time is Mad Men. There are still a few episodes left.

I thought I was the only person on the forum that actually watched this brilliant show. ;)

Of the shows listed it's Pushing Daisies by a mile. The soon to be canceled Journeyman comes in a distant second.

OldBoy 10-11-07 06:00 PM

i do also have to say "Chuck" is second. not a close second though, as i just think PD is something i haven't experienced in a long time and am so far blown away.

Vipper II 10-11-07 07:20 PM

Pushing Daisies comes in first, with Chuck as a close second.

Nth Power 10-11-07 07:22 PM

Pushing Daisies get my vote.

John S. 10-11-07 07:39 PM

The only three shows I've really watched yet are "The Big Bang Theory" and "Gossip Girl", both of which I am really enjoying despite the bad reviews. I plan to check out a bunch of others as well, when I get a chance.

leeta 10-11-07 08:20 PM

Voted for Pushing Daisies.

What year is Torchwood on BBC America in? It has had some very strong episodes so far... only a couple of weak ones...

critterdvd 10-11-07 08:39 PM

I think it's too early to tell but my vote goes to "Dirty Sexy Money"

skatefan20 10-11-07 09:11 PM

Voted for Pushing Daisies.
But the best show I've seen all year is Damages on FX. Edge of your seat drama with some riveting performances led by Glenn Close. It premiered in July, but it's not too late for anyone to catch up - FX plans a marathon next Saturday (starting with the pilot) before the Finale on the 23rd.

Patman 10-11-07 09:43 PM

For me, I based my selections on how much I want the show to stick around for the entire season, and I came up with:

Life - the overall macro story intertwined with present-day cases at hand, with an interesting lead character make this show the one I want to stick around the most.

Californication - just simply a show that consistently entertains me and doesn't dance around adult themes and situations, instead, it embraces them, warts and all.

Damages - is like watching a pulp novel that you can't put down. Each episode leaves you wanting more, and that's tough to do on a consistent basis, but this show has managed to do it, and has a terrific cast who all provide interesting performances.

Pushing Daisies - yes, it's an early favorite because of its whimsical tone, fairy tale sensibilities, and teasing allure of chemistry between the guy/gal who can never touch one another skin-on-skin but want to do so so much. I fear that the episodic nature of the show will undercut momentum to encourage viewers to keep coming back for more of the same. It's just an oddly put together procedural show.

Bionic Woman - sure, it's a bit clumsy out of the gate, like a just-born horse strugging to find its legs, with the potential to be a thoroughbred. I look forward to the episodes just because it doesn't spin its wheel, but rather runs a little wild, throwing caution to the wind, but hopefully it'll settle into a nice groove soon.

Dirty Sexy Money - for some reason, this show doesn't really need the hunt for Nicholas' father macro-story arc, it's got many options to be more of an episodic show given the cast of characters, but I appreciate the dangling plotlines that will be weaved in and out over the course of the season.

Big Bang Theory - has a lot of potential, and the writing is at least above average, so I enjoy it.

Cane - watchable as a South Florida-based Falcon Crest type of show. The lead protagonist isn't above getting his hands dirty.

Big Shots - it's like watching a show with 4 different directors in each episode as the tone for each character's subplot never really meshes well with the other subplots. It's jarring at times when you watch this show.

Chuck - the jury is still out on this show.

Gossip Girl - it's almost too juvenile at times, which makes you want to slap the characters on the back of their heads.

Reaper - still struggling to come up with interesting demons for Sam to send back to hell, and is probably a show that needs a macro-story to sustain viewer interest.

Journeyman - plays too coy with the audience.

Private Practice - they should have called this show "Emotionally Stunted" because some of these doctors border on creepy and emotionally crippled. It's just not quite enjoyable to watch in these early episodes so far.

Moonlight - just a clumsily plotted show lacking a charismatic leading vampire.

cdoug57 10-12-07 09:29 AM

1. Chuck
2. Journeyman

Honorable Notice - Burn Notice

Doug

madcougar 10-12-07 09:42 AM

I've enjoyed Life the most, but have also liked Big Bang Theory as mindless mind candy (ironic in my book considering it's about geniuses), Chuck, and Cane. I liked Bionic Woman enough at the beginning, but three episodes in, I'm not sure if I'll stick around.

superdeluxe 10-12-07 10:06 AM

Pushing Daisies

Groucho 10-12-07 10:10 AM

I'm assuming we're talking fall network shows, based on the poll choices.

This has been the worst slate of new shows I've seen in a long time -- perhaps ever. The only new show on the list I really like is Pushing Daisies, so that got my vote.

dick_grayson 10-12-07 10:12 AM

Madigan Man

boredsilly 10-12-07 10:25 AM

The new show I'm enjoying most is Chuck. There are better made shows on tv, but no show entertains me the way Chuck does. If every other new show I like this season gets canceled tomorrow, I wouldn't really care save for Chuck.

starseed1981 10-12-07 10:37 AM

DIRTY SEXY MONEY

For some reason I find every single character on that show engaging.

nateman 10-12-07 11:14 AM

Pushing Daisies is without a doubt the best new show of the 07-08’ PTTV Season.

I also (in order) have liked & enjoyed... The Big Bang Theory (a light, “leave your brain at the door” sitcom), Life (It’s Raines without Goldblum & the bad ratings), Cane (cliché’s yes, but entertaining nonetheless) & Kitchen Nightmares (guilty pleasure, Ramsay IS Comedy).

Most of the other new series have been mediocre to plain out horrible.

Jadzia 10-12-07 11:20 AM


Originally Posted by mdc3000
Wow...I really didn't like Mad Men...different strokes.

Really? The show just gets better and better. I can't think of any other current show I want to watch multiple times. There is just so much subtext going on, I could see papers being written dissecting this show.


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