Always Watching

Archive for September 18th, 2009|Daily archive page

Crash Returns Tonight!

In 2009 Fall Season, Crash, Starz, The Mod Squad, Twin Peaks on 09/18/2009 at 1:59 pm


“Nothing is random.  There are no accidents”.  And a second season of Crash begins on Starz.  The season begins with the return of eccentric former music mogul Ben Cendars (Dennis Hopper) from a full year in rehab.  He seems to be the best of the bunch as much of last season’s cast do not seem to be faring too well: former cop Kenny Battaglia (Ross McCall) is now a strip mall security guard facing a bitter divorce, Inez, the gypsy jezebel, has taken a step ahead…from lap dancing to host of an exclusive gentleman’s club.

Eric Roberts

While the old guard is still surviving throughout L.A., a new host of characters have arrived, as well, mainly encircling Seth Blanchard (Eric Roberts), one of the richest men in the country, who has a life changing experience that, this being Crash, will connect in seen and unseen ways to the rest of the cast.  One character seemingly unconnected to Seth, though, is Suzy Fields, Ben Cendars flower-child former wife, played by Peggy Lipton of The Mod Squad and Twin Peaks fame.  She’s signed on to play the part for a multi-episode arc and we can only imagine the relationship between Ben and an ex-wife…who’s now married to his former close friend, 60’s hero-author Owen Fields (Keith Carradine).

The series, based on Paul Haggis’ much ballyhooed 2004 film, is the first in a line of scripted series rolled out by Starz in the last year.  I have to admit that the series, with its flashy L.A. palm-tree lined lifestyles juxtaposed with noir-grit and broken/breaking lives, is a rather ambitious project for a first time outing, but they’ve handled it well.

Dennis Hopper

The second season of Crash begins tonight, Friday September 18th at 10pm on Starz.


Brothers Preview

In 2009 Fall Season, 2009 Pilots, Brothers, Comedy, Fox on 09/18/2009 at 10:55 am


Up to this point we have yet to talk about Fox’s upcoming comedy Brothers on DVR Life.  It features CCH Pounder, which would have normally steered us towards it, but the first promotional trailer we said portrayed just a middling attempt at a sitcom.  We’re not saying it was bad; just not worth our time.

Here, though, we’ve come across another trailer which actually gave the show a sweet, family-like glow with a bit of biting humor.  Like a good trailer should, it made us wonder if we should give the show a try after all.  Let us know what you think:

Brothers airs on Friday, September 25th at 8pm with a one hour series premiere on Fox.

Law & Order: SVU Sneak Peeks

In 2009 Fall Season, Law and Order SVU, NBC on 09/18/2009 at 9:45 am

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

We have two new sneak peeks at the season premiere of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The first clip gives us more of a look at Wentworth Miller’s bad-boy attitude than the first trailer we posted a bit ago and also gives us a bit of the storyline and a peek at how race is going to factor  into the episode.  Clip two is our first look at Christine Lahti starring as the new “Executive ADA”, who’s got one hell of an attitude herself!

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit returns to NBC for its eleventh season next Wednesday, September 23rd at 9pm.