Sunday, January 17, 2010

Top Midseason Shows To Watch In 2010

The midseason has some pretty good shows on both network and cable. There are some series premieres and returning shows that are worth a look, if you didn‘t know about them already. So here is the list of the top shows to begin in midseason 2010.

1. Human Target

The top of the list is promising little show called Human Target. This is a concept show brought to us by Fox in which every episode plays out like an action movie. It has great cast: Mark Valley from Fringe and Boston Legal, Chi McBride from Pushing Daisies, and Jackie Earle Haley from Watchmen. It looks to be good popcorn fun with its action and explosions. The only thing could go wrong with this show is if it’s budget is cut in the future, since it relies on the expensive looking action.

2. Party Down

This underrated HBO comedy follows a catering service comprised of failed and aspiring actors, comedians, and writers from party to party. Entering its second season, Party Down is a very funny dark comedy, and although it takes a few episodes to get used to it, there is a lot of payoff.

3. Treme

Musicians in New Orleans. Doesn’t sound too compelling, but it is made by The Wire creators and stars the actor who played “Bunk” on it, who was arguably the greatest character of the series. So, good to check it out.

4. Lost

It’s supposedly the final season and the secrets will be revealed. Why not watch it?

5. 24

I don’t know about you people, but I need my Jack Bauer fix, and I definitely need to see him kill one thousand people in one day.

6. Breaking Bad

It’s a very interesting drama about a meth cooking duo. It has great acting and story. The third season should be good since the last one ended with Walt (the meth cooker) inadvertently causing a plane crash and many deaths.

7. Sons of Tucson

A group of kids hire a slacker to pretend to be their father to avoid foster care. This new comedy stars the man who played Sock on Reaper. Since that character was great and he seems to be playing the exact same one in this show, it’s worth checking out.

8. Southland

This gritty police drama which was recently dropped it network and then picked up by TNT is re-airing the first season before the new one, but the more explicit cable version of the first season. Now that it’s on a cable network, Southland should offer a lot to it’s viewers.

9. Justified

Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood) stars as another sheriff in a small town, but this time its set in modern times. It’s Deadwood in a contemporary setting.

Not very good shows to watch: Chuck, The Tudors, Caprica

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