The end of television season is a sad time for me but with source material from the networks, cable channels, and streaming services, there’s almost always something to watch. And Netflix's break-out hits, “Daredevil” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” has upped the game.
The Catch, thriller
With definite similarities to “House of Games,” ABC describes Alice Martin as a “strong, successful” fraud investigator who gets scammed. Meh.
Dr. Ken, comedy
Ken Jeong plays Dr. Ken, in trouble at work and at home. The question is whether a sitcom can contain Jeong’s energy and use it—a similar problem I’m sure they had with Robin Williams.
The Family, thriller
This is an intricate story about an up-and-coming politician and the return of her son who's been missing for ten years. The “is-he-really-our-son” is now a trope.
The Muppets, comedy
A reboot of “The Muppet Show” scared me. Variety shows haven’t been successful in twenty-first century television. But what better way to modernize “The Muppets” than to make it a reality show.
Floyd Pepper: “How about we film the series in that crazy, handheld, documentary style and have cut-aways to one-on-one interviews.”
Gonzo: “That is just a totally overused device to make easy jokes.”