I watched two new shows last night: A Million Little Things and New Amsterdam. I watched A Million Little Things because I like a lot of the cast. I didn’t really want to get sucked in to a drama, but I knew there was a good chance I would. I was right. The basic plot – one of four friends commits suicide and the others and their families are left behind to deal with it. With a lesser cast, it probably would not have sucked me in. I will be sticking around. New Amsterdam is a medical show. I’m a sucker for a good medical show. This one is decent, but could get old fast. I think The Resident does a much better job with the “doctor battles profit hungry hospital leaders to save patients” thing. I would recommend both shows with the warning that I’m not sure I will stick with both for an entire season. Now, the Friday lineup for boring people like me who will be home on a Friday night.
ABC: A documentary on Jonestown and 20/20
We have to wait another week for the new version of TGIF. I am tempted to record the Jonestown thing. It could be interesting.
CBS: MacGyver at 8, Hawaii 5-0 at 9 and Blue Bloods at 10
My wife watches the first two. I watch Blue Bloods. None of them are ground breaking television, but they are good at what they do.
CW: Nothing new again,
FOX: Last Man Standing is back at 8 followed by The Cool Kids at 8:30 and Hell’s Kitchen at 9.
I watched Last Man Standing when it was on ABC and liked it. I will watch it now that it is on FOX. I don’t see it as a “Trump friendly” show. Tim Allen’s character is a conservative, but I don’t see that as a reason to not watch the show. I will try The Cool Kids just because I like the cast, but I’m not optimistic it will be any good.
NBC: Another chance to watch the pilots of Manifest and New Amsterdam and then Dateline at 10.
I will have my weekly review tomorrow for the books and movies part of my week…maybe.