/// Our Picks for the 5 Best and 5 Worst New TV Shows
THE FIVE BEST … As cable siphons off GRPs like a fat kid sucking YooHoo through a Krazy Straw, broadcasters have countered with manic fits of development. Among the best: (1) Resurrection (ABC) The River Styx flows upstream as those long dead and buried return to their families. Goosebumps. (2) Hostages (CBS) Tiffany Net leaves procedurals in the dust with this taut kidnapping drama. (3) Sleepy Hollow (Fox) This steampunk conspiracy thriller incorporates everything from time travel to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Crazy fun. (4) Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (ABC) Don’t bet against $1.5 billion in Avengers box office and the kicky genius of Joss Whedon. (5) The Blacklist (NBC) Steff from Pretty in Pink is TV’s newest oddball criminal mastermind. … AND WORST NEW SHOWS That upfront attendees howled at trailers for the first two shows on this list suggests that people will laugh at anything after free booze. (1) The Millers (CBS) Of a piece with CBS’ lowestcommondenominator yuks, the sizzle reel was basically 3 minutes of masturbation and fart jokes. Dreck. (2) Dads (Fox) Seth MacFarlane’s first liveaction TV comedy is an ugly stew of racist and sexist shtick. Makes The Cleveland Show look like Cheers. (3) Undateable (NBC) Unwatchable. (4) The Crazy Ones (CBS) Mork and Buffy run an ad agency. Sufferers of Robin Williams Intolerance, steer clear. (5) Intelligence (CBS) The Six Million Dollar Sawyer meets Google Glass: The Procedural. … AND SOME PILOTS THAT NEVER LANDED Beverly Hills Cop (CBS) A spinoff of the ’80s movie franchise, the pilot focused on Axel Foley’s son (Brandon T. Jackson), who fights the good fight in the 90210.
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Our Picks for the 5 Best and 5 Worst New TV Shows