Fall TV: What to Watch, Skip

Critics hit press preview tour
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Aug 12, 2009 2:29 PM CDT
Kevin McHale, right, an actor in the FOX series "Glee," answers a question as fellow cast members look on at the FOX Television Critics Association summer press tour.   (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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(Newser) – TV critics got a taste of fall at the Summer TV Press Tour. They pooled their thoughts on the good, the bad, and the ugly for the Los Angeles Times. The bad:

  • The Beautiful Life: TBL: Ashton Kutcher rambled; Elle MacPherson said nothing. And why the “superfluous and extremely annoying 'TBL'"? writes Sarah Jersild.
  • Eastwick: Clips were played to the True Blood theme song—a bit pretentious.
  • Gordon Ramsay: Cookalong Live: Tired TV critics tried to cook at this event. “Imagine the heat of that resentment multiplied a million-fold” across the country, notes Hanh Nguyen.

The good:

  • Bored to Death: Jason Schwartzman, Ted Danson, and Zach Galifianakis were “very amusing” discussing the HBO comedy about a “writer turned private detective," writes Rick Porter.
  • So You Think You Can Dance: The best of the summer moves to the fall—and Evan Kasprzak's “even-more-talented brother” joins, notes Brill Bundy.
  • Glee: It’s sort of like High School Musical, but “more edgy, more adult.” 
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm: “Two words: Seinfeld. Reunion.”