Monday, September 17, 2007

TwoCents Fall Preview - Mondays (NBC)

Rounding up the previews for Mondays, we focus on the shows airing on...


Show: Chuck
Premiere Date: September 24th
Time: 8:00PM EST
TwoCents Staff New Series Rank: 5 of 26
TwoCents Staff Writer: Jeff L.
Starring: Adam Baldwin, Joshua Gomez, Sarah Lancaster, Zachary Levi,
Yvonne Strahovski
Description: From executive producer, Josh Schwartz ("The O.C.") and executive producer-director McG ("Charlie's Angels," "We Are Marshall") comes a one-hour, action-comedy series about Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi, "Less Than Perfect") -- a computer geek who is catapulted into a new career as the government's most vital secret agent. When Chuck opens an e-mail subliminally encoded with government secrets, he unwittingly downloads an entire server of sensitive data into his brain. Now, the fate of the world lies in the unlikely hands of a guy who works at a Buy More Electronics store. Instead of fighting computer viruses, he must now confront assassins and international terrorists.
TV by KP: I've been fortunate enough to have seen the first few episodes of Chuck. I am really enjoying this series. Zachary Levi carries with him the perfect balance of silly and witty as "Chuck" and the rest of the cast helps him carry the show. And, as a Firefly fan, you have to love anything that Adam Baldwin is in where he points guns at people!

Show: Heroes
Premiere Date: September 24th
Time: 9:00PM EST
TwoCents Staff Returning Drama Rank: 1 of 25
TwoCents Staff Writer: Jillyree (preview by Tom R)
Starring: Jack Coleman, Dana Davis, Noah Gray-Cabey, Greg Grunberg, Ali Larter, James Kyson Lee, Masi Oka, Hayden Panettiere, Adrian Pasdar, Zachary Quinto, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Dania Ramirez, Milo Ventimiglia.
Tom R's TwoCents - We Last Saw: Hiro rescued Ando from Sylar, proving that his teleportation was faster than any of Sylar’s powers. Nikki rescued Micah and seemed to find a way to balance her split personalities. Mohinder, Bennett and Parkman rescued Molly, who told them about the only person she would not locate…someone who was worse that Sylar. “When I see him,” she said, “he sees me.” In the final climactic battle at Kirby Plaza, each Hero played a role until Hiro stabbed Sylar with the sword. Sylar threw him toward a building, but Hiro managed to teleport randomly before he collided. Peter stood alone, faced with the possibility of detonation. Nathan flew in and embraced him, taking him up into the stratosphere, where he could explode out of harm’s way. After a voice-over by Mohinder that tied into the season’s opener, Hiro landed in feudal Japan as another eclipse loomed in the sky.
What We Hope To See: It looks like Sylar survived the battle. We’ll see how long he lasts in season two, and if his powers were affected. Hoping to see a reunion between Matt and his wife, and a new life for Nikki, DL and Micah, as Claire and her father return to Texas. How will Bennett’s superiors rise from the ashes after Thompson was killed? Who was Molly talking about? The Haitian? The Invisible Man? Someone new? And what does Candice really look like?

Also keeping a lookout for Heroes: Origins, which will be separate from the season two plot and will introduce new characters that may join the cast in season three.

Show: Journeyman
Premiere Date: September 24th
Time: 10:00PM EST
TwoCents Staff New Series Rank: 3 of 26
TwoCents Staff Writer: Jeff L.
Starring: Moon Bloodgood, Reed Diamond, Gretchen Egolf, Brian Howe, Kevin McKidd
Description: From Emmy Award-winning writer-producer Kevin Falls ("The West Wing") and Emmy Award-winning director-producer Alex Graves ("The West Wing") comes "Journeyman" a romantic mystery-drama about San Francisco newspaper reporter and family man, Dan Vasser (Kevin McKidd, "Rome"), who inexplicably begins to travel through time and change the course of people's lives. Along the way, he must also deal with the difficulties and stress at work and home brought on by his sudden disappearances.
TV by KP: Another new show on NBC that I've been able to see a few advance copies of. I went in worried that I'd be seeing a new version of "Quantum Leap" but this is done different. I found that I already care about the characters. The time travel happens out of his control and his reactions to it are very well done. One of my favorite aspects is the music used to instantly tell you what year/decade/era we have warped to. Definitly give this one a shot on Monday nights!

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