TV.com's 4-Episode Test: How Are the New Fall Shows Holding Up?

How many episodes does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop? We'll never know, because that is a nonsensical question. Ask us how many episodes it takes to determine whether a TV show is worth watching, however, and we'll tell you: It's four.

Yes, four episodes. Series pilots are often bogged-down by clunky exposition, cast members frequently need some time to gel, and storylines may require a few episodes to get off the ground—but once a show hits the four-week mark (assuming it lives that long), it's a bit easier to tell if it's going to be satisfying in the long run. As such, we tasked ourselves with watching the first four episodes of every single new fall show, for better or for worse. Here's what we're sticking with and what we're deleting from our DVRs.

Note: You may notice that a few new shows, including American Horror Story, Homeland, Enlightened, and Last Man Standing, are missing from this list. Since those shows (plus a few others) debuted later than most of the season's new offerings, we'll post a follow-up to this story in a couple weeks, after they've aired more episodes.



2 Broke Girls

Mondays at 8:30pm on CBS

2 Broke GirlsFinal verdict: Quit watching

Analysis: I'm fairly confident that 2 Broke Girls is going to be a hit for CBS regardless of what I have to say about it, but here's why it's not making my must-see list: Max is kind of a jerk. After watching the pilot, I was only mildly annoyed by her constant gum-chewing and negative attitude; now I'm simply tired of her listening to her whine. Though 2 Broke Girls commits plenty of stereotypical sitcom sins (using a laugh track; filling out the set with offensive, one-note supporting characters like the Russian line cook; giving the titular "broke" girls a huge apartment; pulling that falling-in-horse-poop gag in Episode 2), its most egregious offense is that it concentrates more on making Max's jokes as dirty as network TV will allow than it does on Max and Caroline's relationship. Yes, they have their touching moments, but most of the show is devoted to Max bemoaning their financially challenged plight or insulting everyone around her; if you asked her whether she sees the proverbial glass as half full or half empty, she'd probably just sneer and tell you she couldn't afford the glass in the first place. It gets old. —Jen Trolio



Hart of Dixie

Mondays at 9pm on The CW

Hart of DixieFinal Verdict: Quit watching, block from memory

Analysis: I really and truly hate Hart of Dixie. The acting and dialogue are uniformly terrible, the portrayal of a Southern small town borders on offensive, and the storytelling suggests that the writers were like, "People love crap, so let's just ring the dinner bell." The pilot was by far the worst of the first four episodes, but that is not to imply that the second and third episodes improved. The fourth episode scored extra points for clothing its cast in mostly in just underwear for much of the episode, but the trite characters and sub-Song of the South cartoonishness remain. Please kill this show. —Price Peterson



New Girl

Tuesdays at 9pm on FOX

New GirlFinal Verdict: Keep watching!

Analysis: New Girl's pilot was so breezy and entertaining it felt like it had a five-minute runtime. Zooey Deschanel's Jess Day is weird and childlike to an almost autistic extent, but she's a refreshingly welcome comedic presence in a woman-as-straight-man sitcom world. Episode 2, while just as strong as the pilot, suffered from a jarring actor replacement; Episode 3 rebounded with a wedding-theme that featured a touching and ridiculous final scene and a lot of great soundtrack choices. Episode 4 (which I watched via a press screener; it hasn't actually aired yet) wasn't as good, but still had enough funny and bizarre moments to prove New Girl is one of the most consistently good sitcoms on the air. —Price



Pan Am

Sundays at 10pm on ABC

Pan AmFinal Verdict: Keep watching!

Analysis: Pan Am's pilot was cute, but shallow: Laura's (Margot Robbie) wedding escape had little emotional consequence, and Colette (Karine Vanasse) was quick to bounce back after her "Oh shiz, I'm the other woman?" melodrama. Episode 2 was pretty "meh." The attempted assault on a stewardess and the mother-daughter/sister-sister "do you have favorites, Mommy?" thing made my eyes roll. But things got better in Episode 3: While the JFK storyline arguably happened too soon for the series, it allowed Colette's serious internal conflict to rise to the surface, which immediately made me like her more than any of the show's other characters. It also distracted me from Christina Ricci's bulging eyeballs as she chased after the president. Episode 4 stepped up its game even further, proving Pan Am is capable of holding a cultural conversation without clinging to a Kennedy-esque crutch. Ted's (Michael Mosley) clash with the "new age" pilot promotional system was a great start. Overall, the show's still only scratching the surface, but it holds promise for depth. —Killian



Person of Interest

Thursdays at 9pm on CBS

Person of InterestFinal Verdict: Keep watching!

Analysis: Person of Interest got off to an explosive start but suffered from a routine case of pilotitis. Still, I got hooked on watching John Reese's kick ass while the show hinted at his mysterious past, and subsequent episodes continued to deliver. Episode 2's case-of-the-week dragged the quality down a bit, but I don't think Person of Interest show is really about the cases; it's all about Reese and his partner, Mr. Finch. In Episodes 3 and 4 we delved deeper into who Reese is as a person, and wouldn't you know it? Things got better. So far, Person of Interest is consistent, and that's something television needs more of. —Tim Surette



Prime Suspect

Thursdays at 10pm on NBC

Prime SuspectFinal Verdict: Quit watching

Analysis: While certainly not the worst cop show on TV, Prime Suspect wavers between boring and competent. Sadly, it's never more than just okay, and for a series starring Maria Bello, that's a real shame. The first episode tried to introduce Bello's Detective Jane Timoney as a complex character, and did a shoddy job. Subsequent episodes have improved on the cases, but Jane isn't nearly compelling enough to keep an audience hooked. I'm checking out; Prime Suspect's mediocrity just isn't going to cut it. —Louis Peitzman



Revenge

Wednesdays at 10pm on ABC

RevengeFinal Verdict: Keep watching!

Analysis: Going into the pilot, I had some very high expectations. A girl returns to her hometown to destroy it? Amazing! The series opened with a murder that provided a great hook, but the plodding exposition (expected, for a pilot) coupled with the smoke-and-mirrors setting (the Hamptons are 100 percent green screen) made the first episode a bit of a chore. Luckily, the second episode ratcheted up the pace and established that just because Emily “ruins” someone does not mean that person is leaving the show, opening the field for multiple entanglements and conflicts. It also set up two love triangles and established the banter-filled relationship between Emily and Nolan, which is probably the most enjoyable part of the show. Episode 3 featured a knock-off iPad that got more face time than many of the show’s characters, and Emily's success began to feel repetitive: She brought down a senator with the same level of effort it takes to stomp on a pizza. In the fourth and best episode so far, a new opponent for Emily emerged, and seems to be successfully outmaneuvering her. The strong cast, unabashed soapiness, and the mounting conflicts that started to snowball in Episode 4 will easily keep me watching all season. —Lily Sparks



Ringer

Tuesdays at 9pm on The CW

RingerFinal Verdict: Keep watching!

Analysis:Ringer got off to a rough start, and it continues to struggle in finding its legs. But while the series still has a long way to go, it's at least become consistently entertaining, which should be enough to sustain fans of Sarah Michelle Gellar and/or soapy goodness for a while. Plus, if the fourth episode's bloody murder scene is any indication, Ringer is on its way down an even darker, twistier road. Just cool it with the fake-outs, okay? —Louis



The Secret Circle

Thursdays at 9pm on The CW

Secret CircleFinal Verdict: Keep watching!

Analysis: The Secret Circle's first episode was a master class in supernatural teen drama pilots. It perfectly introduced the show's characters and concepts, setting, and tone without going too far into complicated mythology or future story arcs. Unfortunately, the second and third episodes stumbled in trying to establish those things (bad choices made clumsily), but the fourth episode's demonic-possession storyline absolutely nailed it by establishing a full-on horror tone and raising the storytelling stakes for the rest of the season. —Price



Suburgatory

Wednesdays at 8:30pm on ABC

SuburgatoryFinal Verdict: Keep watching!

Analysis: Suburgatory is a lot better than it needs to be. The pilot made a huge impression, not just because of its genuinely funny cast, but also because of its highbrow direction and the beautiful look of the entire show. I immediately appreciated the effort and edge that went into the script; the writers took typical coming-of-age material to a higher level by daring to make unexpected, surprising jokes. The second episode proved the high-caliber cast would not be wasted by spotlighting Ana Gasteyer, Chris Parnell, and Alan Tydek. The third episode continued to take chances, throwing in delightful absurdist flair like a mom breaking down after a failed pole dance (during which she pantomimed flossing) at a PTA meeting. So why the 3's? After the shockingly entertaining pilot, the second and third episodes were dogged by my raised expectations. While the comedy level has remained high, there are a lot more chances the show could take outside of the familiar high school morality-play format it has chosen to run with. I know the goal of the average episodic television series is to constantly reset, but Suburgatory has the potential to be the next Glee if it lets its relationships develop more. —Lily



Terra Nova

Mondays at 8pm on FOX

Terra NovaFinal verdict: Quit watching

Analysis: The most-anticipated TV event of the year debuted with a "meh," but little did we know it would get worse. The premiere featured intriguing teases of mysterious etchings on rocks and a rival group known as the Sixers, but Episodes 2 and 3 were dumbed-down by prehistoric pigeons and memory-erasing viruses (ugh!). Episode 4 returned to the Sixers storyline and bounced back slightly, but not by much. Terra Nova is the biggest disappointment of the season, and I sincerely apologize for getting you excited about it. My bad. —Tim



Two and a Half Men (Ashton Kutcher edition)

Mondays at 9pm on CBS

Two and a Half MenFinal Verdict: Keep watching, but if it doesn't get better soon, give up

Analysis: Well, Charlie Harper is dead. We suspected it would happen as we watched Charlie Sheen melt down in public; now we know it's official, because Season 9 began with Harper's funeral, one of Two and a Half’s best scenes ever. Perfectly played by the show's underrated supporting cast, Charlie was laid to rest at a memorial attended by everyone who ever loved him and/or leached off him. He met his demise at the hands of Rose, perfect and utterly believable within the show’s continuity. So far, the funeral and the subsequent Malibu open house have been the season's funniest bits. What's Two and a Half Men without Charlie? An ensemble family comedy with a gaping hole that new characters are struggling to fill. Ashton Kutcher plays Charlie's internet-billionaire replacement, Walden Schmidt, but four weeks in, it's still unclear whether he'll be able to gel with the rest of the cast. He's already bought the house and allowed Alan and Jake to keep living there, so it feels like the old show is still kicking, but Walden (and his ex-wife Bridget) are trying a little too hard to muscle in. The laughs are milder and more forced, and it's difficult not to notice Charlie's absence. It's going to take a little longer to see whether new and old can really come together, or whether Two and a Half Men should be allowed to gracefully bow out. —Walter Morbeck



Unforgettable

Tuesdays at 10pm on CBS

UnforgettableFinal Verdict: Quit watching

Analysis: The irony of this show being named Unforgettable isn't lost on me. It's a perfectly serviceable crime procedural that didn't use its hook—a woman with a condition that allows her to remember everything—in any distinguishable fashion until the fourth episode, when she was the lone witness at a crime scene that exploded after she got a peek. That gives me hope for the future of the series, but it's still a mediocre cops-and-robbers show at best. At least star Poppy Montgomery is consistently hot. She earns 5's all across the board. —Tim



Up All Night

Wednesdays at 8pm on NBC

Up All NightFinal Verdict: Keep watching!

Analysis: Up All Night's heavily re-shot pilot suffered from disjointed editing and unfortunate broad-stroke rewrites, but Christina Applegate, Will Arnett, and Maya Rudolph were all engaging enough to keep things entertaining. The second and third episodes improved by shifting the show's premise from "shaky new parents" to "the misguided pursuit of cool," to much more hilarious effect. Episode 4 stumbled a bit with some implausible storytelling and less of the observational humor that made the previous episodes special, but a mere stumble in what is otherwise one of the most engaging, entertaining new comedies on TV is easy to forgive. —Price



Whitney

Thursdays at 9:30pm on NBC

WhitneyFinal Verdict: Quit watching

Analysis: I really tried to give this show a chance, even though it didn't seem like my type; after all, if the jokes are funny, why does it matter if there's a "live studio audience"? But I just can't get past the way it seems like Whitney herself is still performing a standup routine, just on a sitcom set. Or the way the show is billed as "a hilarious look at modern-day love" about a "happily unmarried couple," but so far nearly every episode has pitted Whitney and Alex against each other. While Episodes 2 and 3 improved on the particularly stale-feeling pilot, they revolved around Whitney kicking Alex out of the house for not playing along during an invented "first date," and then very seriously giving him the silent treatment for refusing to admit he checked out a hot girl. Really? Real couples who have been dating for three years and also live together do not behave this way! There is enough humor to be found in "modern-day love" that Whitney doesn't need to rely on stupid dating-games storylines; that's why Episode 4 killed me with Whitney and Alex's awkward "let's prove who's more romantic" competition. Barf. While I do think Chris D'Elia is great as Alex, he's not enough to keep me from breaking up with this show. —Jen



The X Factor

Tuesdays at 8pm on FOX

X FactorFinal Verdict: Quit watching

Analysis: As tent cities proliferate to protest the economic disparities of a country that fetishizes wealth, yet can barely feed its own, is there any show more out of step with the times than The X Factor? This sad and trashy show is an embodiment of Simon Cowell's grotesque super-ego as much as it is a platform for his terrible taste in music. The first four episodes felt stale, desperate, and disorganized right out of the gate. And in ensuing weeks, that's how it's continued to feel. Things got marginally better as the crowd of hopefuls was winnowed down and put through a "boot camp." But by the time finalists were made to sing on the sprawling lawns owned by the show's four judges (why? To give them a taste of what success looks like, of course!), it was right back in the TV toilet bowl. —Seth Abramovitch



Well, there you have it: We're going to keep watching just over half of the new shows on this list. But now it's YOUR turn to reveal what you're sticking with and what you're giving up on. Let us know why in the comments!

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2 borke girls is awesome!!!! I like Hart of Dixie as well, and many of them. But those two I really disagree with you
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I love Ringer! =)
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The only show on this list that I have seen is Up all Night. It is hilarious, but maybe its just because I have a 2 month old daughter and I relate completely with the characters!
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I was hoping that New Girl would be good, and Deschanel is her very good enchanting self, but the writing stinks and the rest of the cast are boring. We already stopped watching it. Sorry, Zooey.



Person of Interest is really good! It is NOT your typical cops and robbers, it is basically the opposite and is very different from anything we have ever seen. We hope it STAYS!



Although not my fav, the X-Factor is okay. But all the rest of "reality TV" can go in the dumpster. Shame on the writers for striking years ago and causing this kind of crap TV programming! And it all IS scripted these days which makes it NON-reality!!
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The Secret Circle, Revenge, and Once Upon A Time are this year's three best new TV dramas IMO. It's pretty interesting, because I love all three shows for the same reasons: character, story, the mystery, the twists and turns, all have great writing, the cast for the three shows are great, and each show only gets better the farther you get into it.
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I've decided to start watching Revenge, I thought I wouldn't like it so didn't give it a shot but you guys are really hyping it up so why not!
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Quit watching:

- Up All Night

- New Girl

- The Secret Circle



Keep watching:

- Revenge

- Ringer

- 2 Broke Grils
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You're crazy if you decide to quit watching The Secret Circle. Where the story is heading and how great the cast and characters are, there's no way I'm dropping this show, and I'd recommend it to anyone.
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I bailed on "Whitney" after the pilot; she delivers her lines half to the actors, half to the audience, like she can't decide if she's doing stand-up or acting, so she does neither.

"2 Broke Girls" I thought would be the worst show in years, and while it hasn't been that bad, it's not great. Kat Dennings feels she has to smirk or smile after every gag (laugh track pause). She's also kind of fat, but Brooke Behrs has the hottest legs on TV, so it all works out. It's the show I watch because it's on between two other shows I genuinely like and about my onlt other alternative is watching the last half-hour of something or reading a book.

"Person of Interest" is okay. I still don't know why Michael Emerson gets dressed like a 1970s college math professor.
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I like Terra Nova but I LOVE Person of Interest. I hope both stick around though - I felt that "The Runaway" for Terra Nova provided some promise for the future of the show.
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Super happy for New Girl & the X Factor's respective reviews. Bummed that Terra Nova bombed so bad.
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I tend to agree with the TV.com reviews except for Revenge and Up All Night, but I have yet to see more than the first episode of those two. And I don't bother with Two and a Half Men. I think that Unforgettable and Terra Nova are both OK just nothing exciting.
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You are far too cruel to Xfactor USA. Its is soo much better than Xfactor UK this year. You should be grateful the contestants on the USA version can actually sing!!!!
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I like Terra Nova but I can't see it having much of a future. It's just too costly a show for the viewership it gets. And the fact that they're only giving it 13 episodes this year is a good sign they have no interest in bringing it back next year.
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The TV.com staff sure seems bitter, time for a new job maybe?
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I don't get all the hate Terra Nova is receiving. Maybe it's cause most people were hyping it like crazy and the actual show couldn't live up to their expectations. I didn't hype it for a second, so maybe that's why I like it. Sure, episode 2 wasn't the best episode I've seen come from a TV show, and episode 3 was worse, but 1 and 4 were great, imo.

It's not my favourite show ever, but I won't stop watching just because 2 episodes weren't amazing. Even Buffy the vampire slayer has a couple of really bad episodes (5 I think), and that's easily a top 5 of all time show.
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Homeland is rockin' it! Especially with this past episode!
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i love prime suspect and hart of dixie
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no. 1 New Girl, the best new show this season. rest is robbish.

homeland disappointing I dare to say boring!, american horror story is great!

Enlightened realy a terrible show, and Last Man Standing not that bad
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where is Homeland???
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If you read the note in the introduction, they say that since some shows started off later, they'll post an update once the 4 episodes have aired.
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What about American Horror Story?
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I'm sticking with "Two Broke Girls" because I can absolutely identify with Max. I, too, used to work in the hospitality industry and have had to endure my share of non-tipping, obnoxious, generally rude customers. Although I think I did handle them with just a wee bit more optimism than Max. I've also had to listen to some people who were a little more well-off than me complain about how life is screwing them while my bank account often has a negative sign attached to it. I agree about the Russian cook character. You could also add the Asian owner, but I like Garret Morris as the cashier.



I'm still watching "Two and a Half Men", but Kutcher's Warren Schmidt is coming off as more infantile than a Peter Pan like Charlie was. I hope he becomes more adult as the season progresses, otherwise he'll be joining Charlie in the TV afterlife.
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Prime Suspect needs to watch some of he original series and get back to it's hard-hitting roots. Central character needs to be darker with more issues than the Bello version.
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Correct evaluation of most but I have some exceptions. Up All Night is just mediocre, Prime Suspect I like a lot and Unforgettable is just acceptable. With Terra Nova I have mixed feelings, I like the prime concept but its execution, so far, is below par. I sure wish for it to improve before it gets canceled. Two and a Half Men is in my opinion the most overrated show of all times, the new and old version.
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i don't care what people say, hart of dixie is cute and perfect for the melodramatic setup cw already has going for them.



also, revenge is aFREAKINmazing!!

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It's obvious opinions vary. I think Up All Night is horrible and Hear of Dixie is fresh and engaging. Although I am enjoying The New Girl, the show lacks consistency, big laughs are big, but they are too far inbetween.
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I love 2 Broke Girls, New Girl, and Up All Night, and I like Whitney.
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Most of the shows on here he got right, but there were a few that made me rethink the entire list all together.



This tool liked The New Girl? Zoey Deschanel is the WORST actress ever. She has no emotion, no drive, and no interesting qualities about any characters she plays on screen. She's herself. A monotone, boring person who can't act. The premise for the show is as bad as Happy Endings, and looks as stupid as it as well.



It's a sad attempt to try and make a witty sitcom for small minded idiots who think quick wit makes everything funny.



2 Broke Girls Sucks, Pan Am has some of the most ridiculously horrible story lines and bad acting I've ever seen, X-Factor is a knock off of the worst show on TV, American Idol, which does nothing but throw out the B-List since season 2, and I could've told you that The Hart of Dixie was going to suck just from the title. No surprise there.



As for 2 and a Half Men, it's always sucked. I don't know why people think by adding Kutcher the show would ever get better. All they've done is transport his character, Kelso, from That '70s Show into 2 and A Half Men. It's not great writing. It's sloppy and tired. And par for the course for the show.
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Best new drama: Person of Interest

Best new sitcom: Suburgatory

Unexpected surprise: the Secret Circle

Guilty Pleasure: Revenge

Dissapointment (so far): Ringer



Homeland is 2nd, just behind POI for me.
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I don't watch Homeland but everything else is my sentiments exactly!
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Wayans was only in the first episode. He was committed to Happy Endings when ABC renewed it, so had to leave New Girl. The new guy who replaced him made the show even worse.
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I hope Terra Nova gets a lot better soon, otherwise it's definitely gonna get canceled very soon. & I can't wait without quality dinosaurs till Steven Spielberg jumpstarts Jurassic Park franchise again. I want dinosaurs now!!
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Terra Nova is the best new series. Simply awesome.
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first episod yes, all the others so boooooring
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I stooped watching TerraNova in the middle of the 3rd episode. After #2. YIKES!!!!

Person of Interest and Forgettable I like a lot. Poppy makes up for some of the junk. I couldn't even get through the pilot that was in On Demand before it started. YUCK!!!!! Prime Suspect is OK but the sexist attitude of the other cops sucked. I was hoping it would get better.



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No review on American Horror Story? I'm hooked on this show! But then, I'm glad there's finally a good show based in the horror genre! I'm biased though. I think the writers have done an incredible job with this.
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This article's analyzing how the new shows are doing after four episodes - American Horror Story hasn't had four yet, but maybe they'll do one for the shows that started a little later over the next few weeks.
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You may think that Max on 2 Broke Girls may be a jerk....BUT the biggest female jerk on television is the pathetic, unfunny, unwatched tina fay! I wouldn't even dignify this loser by capitalizing her name.
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Or apparently even spelling it correctly. Tina Fey is the funniest thing to happen to television in years.
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Spot on for both Person of Interest (although I would have given episode four a 5) - and Terra Nova which is just a terrible show.
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You forgot Poland, oh sorry I meant Homeland. Anyway, my top favorite shows so far are Homeland, Person of Interest and Dexter. I will stop watching Terra Nova, Unforgettable, Two and a Half men.
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i really like X-Factor. i wait for it every week like i once did American Idol. True, it's a bit maudlin at times, and very manipulative, but i like the documentary type of setup and the fact that the structure of each new round is, as yet, a surprise to us. Plus, i think the editing is terrific, and unlike any other singing competition that's on.
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Ugh, New Girl is terrible. I watched the first three episodes and I wanted to bang my head against the wall because of how retarded Zooey's charcter is. I do love two broke girls though.
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I love 2 Broke Girls, it's hilarious!! and I was wondering how you were able to see episode 4 of New Girl if it hasn't aired it.....according to this site ep4 is called "Cece Crashes" not Naked.
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They have it wrong - "Naked" is going to air on November 1st, followed by "Cece Crashes" on November 8th.
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I think New Girl was overrated. I like Zooey but I can't honestly say that I'll keep watching.



I liked 2 Broke Girls very much. I hope they keep going like that.



The Secret Circle and the "new" TAHM surprised me. I think I'll start watching both from now on.
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Well, its quite apparent that one persons poison is another's nectar!! Enough said?
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Two Broke Girls - For some reason I like, but not a fan of overly vulgar humor or some of the stereotyping. G. Morris seems useless. If they keep vulgarity to a respectable minimum, have them grow together, and actually keep the money meter meaningful, I'll continue with it. Jury's out on the horse though.



Hart of Dixie - Nope. It's basically juvenile and unbelievable.



New Girl - I tried by rewatching the Saturday episodes. It's way too retarded.



Pan Am - Saw the first and decided against it primarily due to the 12-year-old pilots and the stupid spy plot, which should only be a single storyline for a few episodes.



Person of Interest - Not a fan, so far, of Caviezel. It has some good elements, but the "kick-ass" aspect is bit cliche and unoriginal and will get old in time. That said, it's keeping , me interested.



Prime Suspect - Saw only the first episode and did not like Bello seemingly trying to be one of the boys in a cliche boys club atmosphere. The bloody crime seemed dismissed as not important and just solved with a slightly confusing bit involving the kid. It's like a bad, watered down Law & Order, which itself should not have been canceled.



Revenge - They should have started with a two-hour pilot movie showing the take-down of the father and what happened to the girl. The end could have been Van Camp showing up at the beach house. Subsequent episodes should then have shown her finding out who all was involved in her father's arrest, perhaps in flashback, and then a procedural of her taking them down. The problem for me is how they are going to make this a long running series if she takes down one person a show, which is also done too quickly and easily to be believable or enjoyable by not seeing her go through the actual mechanics of it. The relationship with Nolan i what lost me, as I believe they should have been revealed as friends and then we discover he really likes her, but she does not have the same feelings, which could create some conflicts later. Her animosity and choke-holding him in episode 1 ruined that potential.



Ringer - Guilty pleasure, if only to see this show write itself into corners it can't get out of. Have not seen the bloody death episode yet, so no spoilers - Thank you.



Secret Circle - Two episodes for me so far and I like it. Not much to complain about yet.



Suburgatory - Gave up after three. Jeremy Sisto ruins it with no comedic qualities what-so-ever. Too much of a hardened straight man. I also find it gets hypocritical too some degree by having the girl or dad get sucked into their world so quickly and then coming too their senses. That's may be fine, could get old too soon.



Terra Nove - Only saw the first episode. I came away thinking the world they ran from was possibly more interesting despite murky darkness of it. Despite what I am hearing about the rest, I will continue to see for myself.watching



Unforgettable - One episode only, but found it slightly boring and I like Montgomery better as a blonde. Red hair seems too fake. The whole remembering thing, but forgetting the death of her sister and the alzheimer's mom is way too contrived and familiar.



Up All Night - Not for me and not a fan of Arnett.



Whitney - Her and the boyfriend were OK, but all else was horrible. Stopped after one show.



A Gifted Man is not on the list, but I was surprised by this and liked it. There are quibbles such as the shaman. I could see that type of character in a later season when the wife's spirit get too be too much or something. They seemed to have dropped the red ball that precedes her appearance. The last one had a car crash into the clinic, which I thought should have really hurt people, if not killed someone. They need to make Julie Benz more of a regular. Best acting from her since Angel.
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The word censored is not what you may think it is. Apparently, you can't use the word for mentally disabled?
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Ahh, thanks for clarifying what word that was that ended in "....ed"!
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I disagree with most of these ratings! I'm actually loving Hart of Dixie; will keep watching Unforgettable; Pan Am's OK; like Revenge.



Hated Secret Circle (quit after the pilot), Ringer bored me (quit after two or three), and Prime Suspect had nothing going for it (quit after the pilot). I've only seen one Person of Interest, haven't dropped it yet, we'll see if I stick with it.



The other shows didn't even look interesting enough to watch an episode.
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I'll keep watching: 2 Broke Girls, New Girl, Person of Interest, Revenge, The Secret Circle, Unforgettable, Up All Night and Hart of Dixie.



I'll quit watching: Pan Am, Prime Suspect, Ringer, Suburgatory, Terra Nova and Two and a half men.
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Quit: Ringer, Revenge, Two And A Half Men, Whitney (all after one episode, nevermind four), Terra Nova, Up All Night, Unforgettable, Person Of Interest and New Girl (never even started with X Factor).



Keep Watching: Pan AM and Subrugatory (which are suprisingly great) Prime Suspect, The Secret Circle, Hart Of Dixie and 2 Broke Girls (although I'm not sure why, I agreed with almost everything written about it).
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I like Terra Nova. That being said I didn't start watching it for the storyline, although it did seem interesting, I am watching it for Jason O'Mara. Ringer surprised me with it's complexity. I didn't really know where the story would go or if it would be good since the promos I had seen made it seem like just another CW "flavor of the week." I must say that my favorite new show (of those mentioned above) is Revenge. I thought it would be a good story and similar to a mini-series aired on CBS a few years ago (Harper's Island), but the levels of the story and the duplicity of Emily's character are impressive! Person of Interest also scored high marks with me. Though I can't seem to wrap my head around Michael Emerson playing a good guy......
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I couldn't believe they ordered more episodes of Whitney. That show needs to be axed. Unforgettable should be forgotten. Love prime suspect, Revenge and Person of interest. Hart of Dixie is so cliche and stereotypical that it wreaks of pity. They took a good cast and killed it. They didn't mention last man standing, it might work itself out but, they need to move it from the slam dunk hit of NCIS. Did they really think they were going to knock it out of the first slot with this script?
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Jess is what I would sound like if I let my inner monologue out. I love New Girl. :)
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You are pretty right on this one, except for Unforgettable that I like and will keep watching! I was giving a chance to Hart of Dixie but it keep getting worse and worse for me! What's with people talking about themselves in third person??? Its killing me!
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Why does CBS continue to flog cop shows at us? They are so played out. Enough already! Get some decent sitcoms on instead of all the cop garbage! This is why I say no to any CBS show. I'm continuing with New Girl, Terra Nova in hopes it gets better, Up All Night is hilarious, X factor, and I'll take a look at Revenge. The other shows I won't even give a chance to.
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