Wednesday, September 21, 2011

TV Reviews - The Secret Circle, New Girl, The Playboy Club

CW's THE SECRET CIRCLE - It really is a lot like The Vampire Diaries with witches. It's strictly aimed at teens. Britt Robertson is the new girl in town, a small town in Washington. She eventually learns a group of teens there are witches, and she's a witch too. All fine and dandy but it had no cross-over appeal for me.

FOX's NEW GIRL - Zooey Deschanel has found just the right vehicle for her first series. She plays a dorky free spirit who's been crushed by guys one too many times, mostly because she has no idea how they operate. She moves in with three guys in need of a roomate who decide to give her a chance. I'm hoping the guy character flesh out as promisingly as Zooey's Jess.

NBC's THE PLAYBOY CLUB - Ratings-wise, I know this show's only going to last a couple months, but I wanted to see one episode to see what attitude it struck. Its soapy-sixties set is fine, but Eddie Cibrian does this hilarious Jon Hamm impression. Can you really center a series around a guy doing an impression of another guy? If Hamm's Don Draper met Cibrian's Nick Dalton, he'd punch him in the face and tell him to grow up.

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