Here at the Quiet Pool Perspective we like to give you a head start on figuring out what to watch heading into a new television season. Although we aren't cool enough to get all of the pilots in advanced, we have seen each and every trailer, have done the research, and have listened to what the critics are saying about all of the new shows for the 2011-12 season. So below are some my opinions on what should be watch, as well as some early insight on what I will be watching this year.Here’s what’s new on CBS...
A Quick Look
1. 2 Broke Girls
2. How to be a Gentleman
Holding Out Hope For
3. Person of Interest
4. A Gifted Man
And Some More Depth
2 Broke Girls – Monday – 8:30 p.m.
Need to Know: Created by Whitney Cummings, who apparently decided to make a better show for Kat Dennings than the one she has for herself on NBC. Yeah, so Kat Dennings and some other chick are waitresses at a diner in this sitcom. I think the other girl was rich and Kat has always been poor, so of course hilarity will ensue.
Quiet Pool Plan: From previews, this actually looks decent, or has promise anyway. I will plan on giving it half a season to hold my interest.
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Need to Know: From the guy who brought you Without a Trace and Shark! No thanks. Even though the joke is already old news by now, this show’s title does not fit the quality of the program. You should all forget it even exists.
Quiet Pool Plan: I will not be trying this one.
How to be a Gentleman – Thursday – 8:30 p.m.
Need to Know: Critics are trashing this sitcom created by and starring Rickety Cricket from It’s Always Sunny. He plays the gentleman to Johnny Drama’s douche bag. Surrounding cast includes Dave Foley, Chloe from 24, and Murray from Flight of the Conchords.
Quiet Pool Plan: Quite excited to see how this awesome casts turns into an awful show. With Rhys Darby playing like Murray from Conchords, I'm in it just for that.
Person of Interest – Thursday – 9:00 p.m.
Need to Know: Benjamin Linus and some other guy who was Jesus star in a boring CBS police procedural. And as I’m writing this I’m seeing that it was created by Christopher Nolan’s brother, who co-wrote The Prestige and The Dark Knight with Chris. I’m a bit less likely to write this off now, but the previews look so bad, so it's still tough.
Quiet Pool Plan: Watch the pilot and then probably stop. If people start talking about it, maybe I’ll jump back in.
A Gifted Man – Friday – 8:00 p.m.
Need to Know: A gifted, arrogant doctor is met by the spirit of his ex-wife in what should be another boring medical drama. Rita from Dexter, Lights Leary’s brother, and Margo Martindale are in it.
Quiet Pool Plan: No thanks.
Don't Forget, there is plenty of great television returning to the screen this season. Here are some of our favorites on CBS...
1. Survivor – Wednesday – 8:00 p.m.
2. Big Brother – Weekly - Summer
3. Hawaii Five-0 – Monday – 10:00 p.m.
4. The Amazing Race – Sunday – 8:00 p.m.
5. The Mentalist – Thursday – 10:00 p.m.
6. Rules of Engagement – Saturday – 8:00 p.m.