Over at the LA Times, TV critic Robert Lloyd has done us the service of reviewing the entire goddamned fall season. A few highlights and observations…
On ‘Glee’ (Fox):
Obvious sometimes, ambitious most times, as corny as Kansas in August but also a little perverse, it makes up in spirit what it lacks in sense.
On ‘The Beautiful Life’ (CW):
the pilot felt sewn together from old scraps.
On ‘The Vampire Diaries’ (CW):
I imagine a network executive holding up a DVD of “Twilight” and bellowing, “Get me one of these!” (I have no idea how the TV business actually works, mind you.)
On “The Cleveland Show’ (Fox):
Black character from “The Family Guy” gets a spinoff, moves back home, remarries and — family aside, is still surrounded by white people.
On ‘Hank’ (ABC):
Kelsey Grammer plays a fired CEO who somehow forgot his golden parachute — they might as well have made him a talking eggplant, as likely as that is —
Read the full run-down here.