Monday, July 31, 2006

Mondays this Fall: Runaway

This series is dedicated to new shows coming this fall. I'll cover a show a day for the next month.

"Runaway"

When: Mondays, 9:00 PM EST
Who: Donnie Wahlberg, Leslie Hope, Dustin Milligan, Sarah Ramos
Where: The CW
What:

Think "The Fugitive," except with an entire family instead on Harrison Ford. It's about a family whose father was unjustly accused of a violent crime. The family is hiding under assumed names in, well, Iowa, while dear old dad searches for the evidence to clear his name.

The talent:

Good ol' Donnie. Older brother to one Mark Wahlberg, and former boy band star of NKOTB, he's actually strung together a pretty impressive acting career. He's really the only character of note. I think Leslie Hope was in Commander-in-Chief, and we all saw how that turned out.

Projected Longevity of the Show:

Strike one: it's on the CW.

Strike two: it's a boring plot, similar to a movie that came out last year that was so unmemorable I don't remember the title.

Strike three: it's up against football.

This show is D.O.A. Or D.O.P(ilot), as the case may be.

Projected Watchability:

Women: 1 out of 10
Men: 0 out of 10

There may be a a younger crowd that were huge NKOTB fans that still desperately would like to have sex with Wahlberg. I'm guessing not many though.

4 comments:

Nicole said...

Still haven't heard of any of these shows, but last night, DID watch some TV and saw a commercial for a new show, can't exactly remember the name, but something like 6 degrees or something. { Everyone is connected, and can trace back thru 6 people.} I just like the thought of that, and how you never know how your life will change for the better\worse just through chance meetings.
But what do I know, I just can't wait for the amazing race, huff and LOST..that's right LOST. I would be stranded with Mathew Fox ANYDAY!!!!!

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yellowdog granny said...

LOST, 24, ER, FOOTBALL...AND BOSTON LEGAL....ME...TV...THAT'S ALL FOLKS..HA....THOSE ARE THE ONES I WILL WATCH NO MATTER WHAT..IT TAKES ME AWHILE TO GET INTO NEW SHOWS..IM ALWAYS AFRAID I WILL REALLY LIKE IT AND IT WILL GET JERKED...LIKE WEST WING...DAMN..I MISS THAT SHOW ALREADY...

Dramedy Girl said...

I agree this one sounds like a DUD. Out of all the new pilots the CW could have taken on they chose this one? I hate to see the other competition. Oh wait, yeah there something called Hidden Palms that makes me kinda shudder too.

But don't get me wrong! The CW has Supernatural, Veronica Mars and One Tree Hill -- all of which I love.