there ain't no easy money no more…

This Sunday is the final one for the CW-rents-out-Sunday system. Despite being given a minimum 13 weeks, both the renters and the rentees agreed that it wasn’t working. And that means no more Valentine (no loss), and no more Easy Money – the best damn new show of the fall season (although that makes for faint, faint praise.) They’re replacing the Sunday lineup with reruns. Not current reruns. Jericho, and The Drew Carey Show, plus movies. Oh, network television!

And I just checked, and as with the past few weeks, this Sunday’s Easy Money is a rerun. I’d have to double-check, but I think they did four first-run episodes and then reran all four. It leaves me wondering if they have actually made any more… and, if so, if we’ll get a chance to see them.

Really, what does that leave me watching of the new season? Privilege, a slight and guilty pleasure. Life on Mars, which has enough texture to override its central pointlessness. Crusoe, which I find I pay no attention to when I run through it, and thus will likely stop recording it. Worst Week, which has achieved a certain evenness, predictable but not without charm. And those new additions are roughly equaled by returning shows that are unlikely to make the end of the season; the ever-more-serious-and-this-less-interesting Dirty Sexy Money, the I’m-watching-just-to-finish-it-off officially ending Boston Legal, and the still-wonderful Pushing Daisies.

But at least Cupid is still coming up. Here’s the trailer (hat tip to Croc Caucus).


Published in: on November 20, 2008 at 7:50 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. I have been enjoying The Mentalist. Sure, it’s another police procedural in a TVscape absolutely overwhelmed with them, but I find the lead particularly compelling. He’s smart/perceptive enough, and psychologically manipulative enough, for it to almost qualify as a superpower, he’s got an interesting background. The actor is skilled enough to carry along the superficial personality that the character is using at any giving moment, plus his baseline cheerful personality, plus the emotional trauma from his family tragedy, all at once.

    The rest of it, yeah, seen it; but the lead makes it worth watching.

  2. Looks like the definitely still-wonderful Pushing Daisies is, alas, nearing the end of its minute.

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