Man there are a crazy amount of Medical Dramas on TV now. It seems like since ER went off the air the networks are scrambling to put something up that will take its place. It a practical madhouse right now.
Let me go through the ones that I have seen or come across and give you my opinion on them.
Mercy: Man this show is all kinds of cutesy wah wah let’s bang type of show. Definitely not my bag, but I can totally see how people would get into it. It’s more Grey’s than ER but it still falls short in my book. If you are watching this then please drop me a line and tell me what you think.
Nurse Jackie: This one is one of my favs in that it has Edie Falco as a fallible woman trying to juggle home and work. But she almost juggles it to much because she has a husband and kids at home and a lover and co-workers who know nothing about her family at home. She is a no nonsense ball breaking breathe of fresh air and I am grateful that it’s on Showtime as opposed to any of the Primetime channels.
Three Rivers: Caught the first episode of this the other night. This one is about a transplant hospital and it has the whole “We can fix it for you” feel on it. I think it’s ok in that it’s trying to create its own Niche, but I don’t see it lasting long.
Trauma: Another one of my favs. This one is a balls to the wall, action packed, drama filled, non stop rollercoaster of fucked upedness. And I dig it. It has a great approach in that it’s not actually about what happenes in the hospital but more about what happens with the paramedics. I like this one because it doesn’t have that happy ending bullcrap that most of the other shows have. Less love story, more WTF!!. Plus it has Jamey Sheridan in it and any show that has Randall Flagg in it is worth the watch heh.
Anyway, I know that there are a metric buttload more but I think that it’s way overkill. We shall see who will rise to the top and who will fall by the way side.
Stargate Universe started this week. I don’t know if it’s my love for the Stargate or what but this show lived up to it’s expectations for me. I loved it. But of course we can’t judge it by the first episode. I am going to have to get a few more under my belt before I can differentiate my love for it. Whether they go back to the cheesiness of the previous incantations or if they branch out into their own entity, I hope at least the ride will be great.
24 hour comics day was this past weekend. Thanks to all those that made it out. It was a lot of fun. Brandi Auset sat with us and between her and Justin White and I, Forbidden Panel made a good showing. We all managed to complete the challenge and now have our first comic book. I couldn’t be more proud. Thanks to 4 Color Fantasies for being awesome hosts. Stay tuned soon as the comic we completed will but up as a digital download as well as in print sometime soon.
Some of you may have been on the site recently and seen random bits of a live broadcast. I was testing out the new stuff we have for it to see if it would be a viable option to start doing the Panelcasts in such a manner. For those of you who saw it, I apologize for any confusion or possibly offensive things I may have said during the testing phases. Oh, what the hell, it’s us and you can’t expect anything different hehehe.
Been playing the Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Beta. It’s awesome. I dig it alot. If you have a Playstation 3 then you should definitely get the beta. It’s available to DL on the Playstation store right now. Feel free to add me as a friend on the PSN as well. Drayvn or ForbiddenPanel are the screen names and I try to balance out the time between the two.
Not sure if you have added us or not but you can find Forbidden Panel on twitter. Forbidden Panel or Drayvn. Feel free to add both. The rest of the staff have twitters as well but I will let them advertise their own.
Going to put up a poll on the site asking if anyone would like to participate in a live Panelcast. You will be able to listen to us chatter away live and even be able to ask questions in the chat room while doing it. Here is the Ustream link. Please vote in the poll or just comment here with your opinion.
Well that’s it for another week. Remember, we love feedback and would love to hear from you. Also, Bryan is looking for my people to interview for Geek Girls, and Forbidden Panel is looking for more people to network with and talk to.