Midseason Shows Of 2012: Which Ones Won’t Suck?

Wednesday, January 4 by

Luck – January 29th

Don’t look for a fast pace from David Milch’s new horse-racing drama. Set at Santa Anita, Dustin Hoffman stars as a just out of prison gangster taking his shot at payback, which coincides with a down on his luck horse owner’s (Nick Nolte) shot at redemption. It has the makings of an excellent television show, but it’s going to require patience on the part of the viewer… and the network. Begins airing regularly January 29th.

The River – February 7th

Though the trailer I saw makes The River look cheap, boring, and uninteresting, the word is that this is actually the best television pilot in a long while. Created by Paranormal Activity director Oren Peli, the series also relies on the found footage format successfully taking the thrills of a Paranormal Activity and making them work for television. It’s spooky and dark and just as addictive as American Horror Story. However, it doesn’t tease the viewer. Rather it answers the big mysteries that it sets up within the same episode. I’ll have to see it to believe it on February 7th.

Don’t Trust the B—- In Apartment 23 – TBA

This actually looks awesome. The action centers around a girl who moves to New York City from the country and moves in with a sketchy roommate whose methods come off a bit sociopathic. Say what you will about that premise. I forgot to mention that James Van Der Beek also stars as James Van Der Beek. ‘Nuff said.