The last post for January but the first for the TV Edition and I hope I got the theme right. I believe it is all about new shows that Wandering Through The Shelves wants us to talk about. I admit, I suck at this since I don't have any special channels so that leaves the regular channels that I grew up with, meaning I am old as sugar beehive! Here are my 3 picks...
This is a rip-off (what else is new) from a British comedy which I would like to see as well. A young couple upend their lives in New York City when they learn she has inherited an old mansion/manor house. They fall in love with it and decide to open up a bed and breakfast/wedding place but they have no clue that ghosts inhabit the place. The ghosts try to spook them away but that ends up with the gal falling down the stairs and hurting her noggin. When she comes back from the hospital she can now see and interact with the ghosts. These poor beings must stay on this mortal coil until they do something that will have them get sucked off(not my term but theirs) to heaven. You have the Viking warrior, a 1776 Revolutionary Captain, A hip Native American, The female former owner of this place and the gal's 4th great grandmom, a 1920s Jazz singer, a Flower child who tried to hug a bear and had way too much LSD, a Boy Scout leader with an arrow through his neck and a young Wall Street hustler who doesn't wear any pants. You have the cholera victims in the basement and a headless man who I have only seen twice in the show. Her hubby (who is hilarious), can't see the ghosts but knows they are there and believes in his wife. This is funny and quite entertaining which is much nicer to watch then some morons trying to get it on with another person to win money or whatever.
2. PROFESSOR T
This is a British show that took this show from the original Belgium show which I have not seen. It stars Ben Miller as the annoying, but brilliant, professor who has more hang ups than a bat. His former pupil, now a detective, requests his services in solving a case. It's like the Mad Hatter meets Sherlock Holmes in one body which I find immensely entertaining. This man often daydreams that he is tangoing with the head of detectives and seeing cheerleaders do a very naughty cheer while he is talking to some lady. He has an overbearing mother, played by the wonderful Frances De La Tour, his suffering secretary and the Dean who has eyes on his mother. The detective team are not all that happy with him helping out but they realize he is an asset. If you can check it out, I would recommend it.
3. FAMILY LAW
This is a Canadian show starring Victor Garber as a womanizing lawyer who heads a firm dealing in...family law. He decides to bring in his kids...all from different moms, to work as a team even though he lacks certain ethics(ya think?). His one daughter is a total screw up who was fired from a prestigious law firm, ending up on probation. She is an alcoholic, whom no one wants except for dad, who tells her about her new siblings that she never knew about. She has a chip on her shoulder the size of Lincoln's nose that does not endear her to anyone even her husband and kids. This may sound like a typical show but it is quite a fun one which interjects humour with some serious schtick. It's worth a look if you get the chance.
Have any of you seen any new shows?