September 24, 2010

Premiere Week: Beyond

I don't watch a whole lot of network TV on Fridays or the weekends, so I wanted to highlight some shows that will be premiering later this month and into October.

Tuesday, Sept. 28:

Stargate: Universe, 9 p.m. (SyFy)

I have yet to be wowed by this show, a spin-off (of sorts) of two of my most favorite shows of all time, Stargate: SG1 and Stargate: Atlantis. This edition is about a group of military personnel and scientists who get stuck on an alien ship at the other end of the universe. The creators of SG:U admittedly wanted to deal more with the "human condition" than the typical alien/adventure SG fare, but I miss the fun of the previous series. I keep hanging on, hoping I'll see a glimpse of the SG I love so much.

New: No Ordinary Family, 9 p.m. (ABC)
The show centers on the Powells, a typical American family whose members gain special abilities after their plane crash lands into the Amazon River. (via)
I like Michael Chicklis, and I think he's done well at his forays into the superhero world. (He played The Thing in the Fantastic Four movies.) However, I cannot stand Julie Benz (ever since her role on Roswell). Whether I can overcome my dislike for her remains to be seen, but I like shows involving superpowers, so I'll give it a go.

Friday, Oct. 1:

Human Target, 8 p.m. (Fox)
I fell hard for this show about a group of PI/mercenaries for hire last year when it came on as a mid-season offering. I'm really glad it's coming back for a second season, and I urge anyone who likes action-packed shows to give this one a chance. It's got great humor, too.

Tuesday, Oct. 15:

Sanctuary, 10 p.m. (SyFy)
I'll admit it, I'd be hard pressed not to give a SyFy channel (fiction) show a shot. That this one includes Amanda Tapping and Christopher Heyerdahl makes it even harder for me to give up on this show, which is about a group of people who are/protect/collect/hunt/live with "Abnormals". A majority of the show is shot on green screen, which makes it odd-looking at times, but it's interesting. And something different.

Sunday, Oct. 31:

New: The Walking Dead, 10 p.m. (AMC)
The Walking Dead is centered on Rick Grimes, a small-town police officer, his family, and a number of other survivors who have banded together in order to survive after the world is overrun with zombies. (via)
This new show is an adaptation of the series of graphic zombies of the same name. I've only read the first trade, but I am so down with zombies, and graphic novel adaptations.

(See EW's Fall Cheat Sheet to find out what else is premiering when.)

I hope you've enjoyed Premiere Week! Thanks for sticking around, and have a wonderful weekend.


  1. *Squee* Sanctuary! I'm working through the second season right now. Love it!

  2. Yes! I hope this season is good, too. :)