The Fall Television round-up continues!
Made In Jersey: 2 3/4 stars. A cross between “Legally Blonde,” “Drop Dead Diva,” and “Jersey Shore” only smarter – I liked this show a lot more than I thought I would. Martina Garetti is a first year law student from New Jersey learning the ropes as a Defense Attorney for an upscale law firm. The cast was good, the cases were original, and overall the show felt like a fresh take on the courtroom drama. It was even nice to see Hollywood branch out and take on a new setting, and attempt to incorporate a more varied lifestyle instead of sticking with a vague, could-be-anywhere USA, upper middle class concept. I was actually really hoping this show would stick around – only to be disappointed to find out that it’s already been cancelled. Made In Jersey aired Friday nights at 9p on CBS.
Go On: 3 stars. All I really have to say about this show is that I love Matthew Perry, and it’s good to see him in a show that finally seems to be getting some good ratings! Perry plays Ryan King, a sports deejay whose wife was killed in a car accident due to texting and driving. To deal with her passing, he’s required by work to go group therapy grief counseling sessions. Off-beat and hilarious, I like this show because it encompasses both humor and compassion – and luckily it seems to be a hit with audiences as well. Go On airs Tuesday nights at 9p on NBC.
Emily Owens, M.D.: 4 stars. What? Four stars right out of the gate? I know, I’m as surprised as you are. I’ve only seen 2 episodes of Emily Owens, M.D., and already it surpasses the rest of the new shows this season in levels of enjoyment, and quality. Remarkably similar to the early episodes of Grey’s Anatomy – before it began to concentrate on who was sleeping with who rather than the patients – the show centers around main character Emily Owens as she begins her first year as an intern at a hospital in Denver. For a pilot the script was quite well written and the acting was believable. In fact, everything came together easily, which makes the show feel more established than most are able to do in the first few episodes. I laughed, I cried, and I will definitely be tuning in next week. Emily Owens, M.D. airs Tuesday nights at 9p on The CW.
Have you been watching Go On or Emily Owens? What do you think? Did you watch Made In Jersey? Do you agree or disagree with its cancellation?