Here’s what we’ve been watching on television.
Enlightened: The Complete First Season
- Excerpt: Enlightened: The Complete First Season is easy to digest thanks to some great writing and some even better acting, but ultimately, the show needs more focus if it’s going to remain watchable for another season. There are some brilliant individual moments, as well as lots of cumulative greatness, all of which will make you more than willing to get through this first collection, but the audience shouldn’t be left so out on a limb at the end of season one that we’re still wondering what the devil is going on.
Franklin & Bash: For Those About to Rock
- Excerpt: The big thing in co-creator Bill Chais’ script that bothered me to no end is that the resolution to the…case is so idiotic.
The Goode Family: The Complete Series
- Excerpt: This show is never as funny or entertaining as you want it to be and as it should be, based on Judge’s strong track record. While it’s true that its summer broadcasts gave it less than a fair chance to succeed, there is little of note or promise to the thirteen episodes produced.
- Excerpt: A curiosity from 1970s television, The Point has a lot going for it historically: it was the first feature-length animation produced for TV, it’s based on a Harry Nilsson album, and Beatles fans will recognize the voice of Ringo Starr, who plays the narrator. That said, The Point maybe isn’t the best blind buy.
Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden
- Excerpt: Subject matter alone is enough to make Seal Team Six riveting. This National Geographic Channel premiere doesn’t have much to live up to, but it is a pleasant surprise that manages to transcend its unpromising cast and crew to consistently hold your interest.
Tosh.0: Deep V’s
- Excerpt: All things considered, “Tosh.0” entertains much more often than it doesn’t. The combination of videos popular enough to go viral and sardonic commentary is generally a winning one.