The Wil Wheaton Project – A SyFy Channel Original

Do you remember Wil Wheaton? The young nerdy, and way too smart kid from Star Trek: Next Generation?

Of course, you might remember him from Stand By Me, or more recently “The Big Bang Series”. SyFy has given Wil a new platform, “The Wil Wheaton Project”, a thirty minute show that highlights the current genre entertainment, in a comedic style.

I was happy to hear about this adventure, until I watched the first episode (which is currently available on the channel’s website as well as Hulu), and was incredibly disappointed. Lame jokes, bad laugh tracks, games that are supposed to be funny, but are really not, litter the show, and make it more of a waste of time, then honoring the genre that I love. The quality is that off a purely produced YouTube channel, and I must say, I have seen a lot better on YouTube.

Maybe the second episode will learn from the mistake of the first, but I will not stick around watching it, as the first experience was already too disappointing.

 

Summer TV Shows – Something To Look Forward To

Summer break – many things come to mind, when I hear those two words, good television is usually not one of them. It has traditionally for me been always the time of waiting between shows (okay, I don’t just watch TV and sit around at home, but I do find a good show a relaxing break from writing, and the stress of owning a business) for something good to watch, that does not require a trip to the theater.

This year seems to be different. Some shows have caught my attention.

1. Murder In The First (June 9th TNT)

Yes, you saw that correct, this show includes someone from the Harry Potter cast, all grown up! Tom Felton joins this highly anticipated drama. Sounds interesting!

2. Extant (July 9th CBS)

Halle Berry is coming to the small screen! I am looking forward to the new SciFi show. Here is taste:

3. The Last Ship (June 22nd TNT)

What if the only hope we have laid on a ship? Yes, this is another outbreak, epidemic story, and we have seen many of those (fail), but after watching the trailer I want to give it a try. At least Eric Dane (McSteamy from Grey’s Anatomy) is an incentive to watch show that could be a good premise, if it has been realized to its full potential. Directed by Michael Bay, do I need to say more?

Happy Watching!