Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday Season Finale/Premiere Blowout

Posted By on May 20, 2013, 4:00 PM

click to enlarge blog9506widea.jpg
It’s a big night for Season Finales, with Rectify (Sundance); Bates Motel (A&E); Rules of Engagement, Hawaii Five-O (CBS) and The Big C (Showtime) going away. ---

But there are also two new shows debuting -- a kinda-funny sitcom and a not-at-all-suspenseful crime drama:

First, there's Fox's The Goodwin Games: Three estranged siblings (Scott Foley, Becki Newton and T.J. Miller) stand to inherit $20 million from their recently passed father (Beau Bridges)—if they play an elaborate set of “games” he’s left behind and, wait for it, learn Valuable Life Lessons to, wait for it again, Become Better People. Mostly funny stuff, once you get past the idea of a math professor having $20 million and Newton even being the same species as Foley and Miller, much less their sister. Oddly, The Goodwin Games will be paired up with Raising Hope reruns on Mondays—for those of you playing at home, Fox hasn’t aired comedies on Monday since … ever? Maybe don’t get attached.

Then, there's Motive, an ABC cop show starring Kristin Lehman (The Killing) and Louis Ferreira (Breaking Bad)  as detectives investigating murders-of-the-week. Wait, there’s a twist: The killer is ID'd at the beginning of the episode; Motive, as the name implies, is about (or aboot, since this is a Canadian production) why they did it. Yeah … you totally just lost the Castle crowd, ABC.

Pin It
Favorite

On Topic...

More by Bill Frost

  • Dinner Pests

    My Kitchen Rules is half-baked; Homeland and Teachers return.
    • Jan 11, 2017
  • The Porn Identity

    Eight adult films that triggered Utah Sen. Todd Weiler to sue for damages:
    • Jan 11, 2017
  • Crazy Cool

    Crazyhead reinvigorates the demon dramedy; Tom Hardy is Taboo.
    • Jan 4, 2017
  • More »

Latest in The Daily Feed

  • Ben Darling

    A look into the works of The Legionnaire creator.
    • Jan 17, 2017
  • Your Cre8tivity

    Chatting with the trio of hosts behind the interview-themed podcast.
    • Jan 15, 2017
  • Air Apparent

    Utah ranks significantly high on air toxins EPA report reveals.
    • Jan 13, 2017
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

© 2017 Salt Lake City Weekly

Website powered by Foundation