Senin, 13 Juli 2009

Previews of Meteor' on NBC and Drop Dead Diva' on Lifetime

If you are attractive for article new to watch on TV this weekend, there are some actual altered options.

NBC is cyberbanking on the two-part miniseries "Meteor" to accomplish a big mark in the ratings through activity fans. Over at the cable approach Lifetime, the new alternation "Drop Dead Diva" aims at a actual altered demographic.

"Meteor' is a bequest to 1950s adversity movies in which government admiral aren't acute abundant to accessible an awning in a rainstorm. The anarchy they face comes from a gigantic meteor branch against Earth that is big abundant to end all life.

Although the apple is abounding of scientists, alone the assuming Imogene O'Neul (Marla Sokoloff) can save the day. All she has to do is survive assorted car wrecks, actuality confined by able convicts, a abreast rape, arid calefaction and several altered killers to accumulate anybody alive.

Sokoloff gives it her best shot. It's aloof the calligraphy - abounding with cliches - that slows her down.

Stacy Keach and Billy Campbell accommodate adequately appropriate performances and the appropriate furnishings are aloft average. This is not a abundant miniseries, but it abiding beats watching reruns.

Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" additionally harkens to '50s science fiction. It's the adventure of what happens aback one being takes over the anatomy of another.

Superficial adorableness and "Price Is Right" archetypal wannabe Deb (Brooke D'Orsay) dies and gets beatific aback to Earth to abide the full-size anatomy of changeable advocate Jane Bingum (Brooke Elliott). She has Deb's memories and Jane's brains.

The alternation brings Broadway brilliant Elliott to the baby screen. She does a acceptable job administration what is a absolute landmine of a role. Care is taken so the character's apparent ancillary does not become too acute to accomplish Jane's weight a punchline.

Elliott gets through the aboriginal adventure after dispatch in it. She aloof needs to authority this course.

As continued as "Drop Dead Diva" does not become a account soap box for weight issues, it will be the affectionate of ablaze ball that helps admirers get through the apathy of summer.

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