Maybe it’s just a reaction to last year, when so many of the shows I felt worth watching were cancelled so quickly, but I’m taking some joy in the renewal of some of this year’s shows. Already the standout Joan of Arcadaia, the best comedy of a weak season Two-and-a-Half Men, and the slickly made quickly-shorn-of-any-depth guilty pleasure Las Vegas have been picked up for a full season. And what new series have been dropped? The Mullets. Luis. The Brotherhood Of Poland, New Hampshire. Dreck.
This isn’t to say that it’s been a season of solely perfect programming choices (“perfect” meaning “directed to my tastes”, of course!). Last season’s standout Boomtown is missing, presumed dead. Hope & Faith is a relative hit. But I’ll notice that the glass is three-quarters full, just for now.