Saturday, January 29, 2022

New for your viewing pleasure this fall



This weekend I was overwhelmed with anticipation about whether or not the fall of 2010 will have good television programming or not. Though I spent many hours contemplating these revelations, I was delightfully surprised with the two shows that I was able to catch. First, on Sunday night, I watched The Sopranos knock off, Boardwalk Empire. The Sopranos’ creator and head writer, Terrence Winter, is on board again as creator and head writer of this new show. The pilot was directed by the auteur filmmaker, Martin Scorsese. So, right off the bat, I knew I was going to see some exciting television. Second, I caught the new NBC series Event. The show promises to be the next Lost: It left me wondering, and kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire hour it was on. The Event left me with burning questions about the plot’s persistent mysteries that are plaguing my mind as I write this article!

Even coming in with very high expectations, I was delightfully surprised by the intensity of Boardwalk Empire. For anyone who is a fan of gangster dramas like The Sopranos, you are in for a treat with this new HBO series. The show features blood, sex, and alcohol to an unflinching degree. Boardwalk Empire delivers in every way possible, and definitely has the chance to win next year’s Emmy for best new series. Boardwalk Empire, if it stays on course, could be television’s next great gangster



drama, supplying all us fan boys with unsuspecting violence, and some crazy Jazz.

The Event is supposed to be Lost’s new protégé, with its unique spin on character-driven Sci-Fi, and the crazy mysteries that are left unfolded by the end of each episode. I am very excited to see where this show will take viewers. As in Lost, this show also includes some crazy mysteries but, unlike Lost, the writers have promised that each episode will provide much wanted answers to each of these mysteries. Pretty much, they won’t leave us hanging. I’m very happy about this because, after LOST, I don’t think I can handle another show that keeps me on the edge for too long; my patience is running thin!

Overall, I was very pleased with this week’s programming. Let’s just hope these shows get progressively better with every episode. Being the sci-fi geek that I am, I’m very excited to see the direction The Event will take. It definitely left its audience with some very big questions, and it’s exciting to see how all these characters will be involved in the actual Event. Boardwalk Empire is on its way to being HBO’s next big series, and is definitely a well-written show with some exciting characters and action. The show left me wanting more from the characters, and finding out what will happen next to these crazy gangsters. You can catch The Event at 9 p.m. on Monday, and Boardwalk Empire at 9 p.m. on Sunday.

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