"My Own Worst Enemy" isn't remotely good enough to be as stupid as it is.To read the full thing, click here. Not going to do a separate post tonight, so comment here if you watch the pilot.
It's the sort of show where if you stop for even 5 seconds to think about what's happening, you'll realize none of it makes any sense. A Michael Bay movie can get away with assertions you might want to question -- Alien robots might talk like rappers! A 66-year-old Scotsman might be able to kill dozens of trained mercenaries by himself! Josh Hartnett is a credible leading man! -- because there are so many pretty pictures and loud explosions to distract your brain from properly rebooting. A mid-budget NBC drama starring Christian Slater doesn't have that luxury. There are plenty of dull passages where it's impossible not to ask who these people are, why they do what they do, and -- between this show, "Knight Rider" and "Kath & Kim" -- how much contempt NBC must have for its own audience's intelligence.
Monday, October 13, 2008
In today's column, I review "My Own Worst Enemy":