The biggest TV shows for me this week was that United We Fall was cancelled. I'm not super surprised, and I have mixed feelings on it. When the show was on, it could be very funny. But it was very uneven. I was hoping it would grow into a lasting funny show, but obviously that was not to be.
It's slim pickings right now, even with Dancing with the Stars coming back.
Dancing with the Stars – Yes, I caved and am watching again. It certainly feels different without the audience. I don’t mind the fake clapping and cheering, but the fake booing is a big much, especially when Tyra acts like that is a live audience doing that. I thought the judges were being a bit harsh at first, but there were some better scores as the night went on. Definitely a couple early front runners and a couple of early eliminations unless they can turn it around next week. Stranger things have happened on this show.
American Ninja Warrior – Only one or two surprises tonight. All the people you’d expect to finish made it. The biggest shock was the finalist from last year who got eliminated early. I like the twist on the Power Tower this year – getting to take your entire team with you to the semi-finals. Since we didn’t hear about it last week, I’m assuming Drew must have being on it. I really feel sorry for his team since they didn’t make the show as a result. Love that Chris and Jessie both made it to the buzzer. And we have one person hit the mega warped wall, too.
Tell Me a Story – Dark. Definitely dark. I’ve got to admit, I wasn’t surprised at many of the twists of the episode. Too much time watching TV. In fact, I think it would have been a surprise if the brother had gotten away, the cop wasn’t the robber, or the psycho hadn’t killed the mom. Still, I have no idea how they are going to wrap any of this up. And yes, I did see the connection with the brother/sister story – their money is supposed to buy the stolen diamonds.