Slow summer huh? Summer is my least liked season and for so many reasons: Bugs, having to cut grass, the heat and most of all, because all my favorite shows are on hiatus. (Well maybe I hate insects more). News about our new shows are starting to trickle in and now we have one of the child stars from The Nanny joining the cast of Heroes. Madeline Zima who played the youngest child (that show was about children? I thought it was just about Niles the butler). She’ll be on several episodes and be linked to Claire. If she winds up making trouble for the cheerleader, I know who I’ll be cheering for.
Meanwhile the only other two shows right now showing new episodes are Criminal Intent and In Plain Sight. I really like In Plain Sight since it premiered last season but I wonder what the heck is going on where we aren’t seeing anymore from Marshall Marshall? And what is up with having Joshua Malina join to only play a male Mary Sue? He might have great chemistry with Mary’s sister, Brandi, if only he wasn’t so busy playing his harp and knitting clothes for blind kids. Oh, sure he’s an alcoholic (recovering) but given the way they have lived with Jinx, I’m sure it didn’t phase them one bit.
Meanwhile CI is just not the same anymore. What has happened to Vincent D’onofrio? He used to be so engaging and delightful. Even though Goren sometimes was a bit too omniscient, now he is just an overflated shell of the man his character was. I realize VD has had health problems but must they take Goren’s character down with him? I want him back to his old way. I’m still angry about the horrific way they disposed of Nicole Wallace which was just unforgivable, so making Robert Goren B-O-R-I-N-G is even worse. I can’t believe I’m saying this but thank God for Jeff Goldblum and Julianne Nicholson. I’ve always liked JN since I have seen her on Convictions, but I have never liked JG that I can recall. Maybe in Earth Girls are Easy but his character was mute so that explains it. My only worry is I’m afraid they are gearing up for a Nichols/Wheeler romance and I’m not buying it. It might have worked with Logan if Chris Noth had remained on the show, but for a series which tries to tiptoe coyly around the character’s personal lives, they spend way too much time expecting us to buy that every female/male partnership will wind up in romance which is annoying.