Did anyone happen to catch The Black Donnellys Monday night? In protest of NBC canceling Studio 60, I vowed not to watch it. It looked rather dramatic, even clichéd. Plus, do I really need to spend more time in front of the TV? Sometimes a cancelled show is a great opportunity to, say, clean up the house or do something else that I ‘don’t have time for.’
While I sat in shock over the Heroes preview for next week, The Black Donnellys started with a bang. It dug its hooks deep into my brain and kept them there for an hour.
It was definitely dramatic. It was a little clichéd. But it was good.
It also was very violent and I hate that. I couldn’t believe that there are actually people who regularly beat people to death, but I’m from Suburban Minnesota, so what the hell do I know?
In one hour, the sweet, on his way ‘out’, Tommy was the new leader of the Irish Mob (there’s an Irish Mob???), his “chick magnet” brother is on life-support, and the love of his life confesses she loves him too. As The Man said, “Wow - Where do you go from here?” Word, Baby…word.
I don’t think I really spoiled anything, so if you missed it, check it out Thursday after 30 Rock – yep, in ER’s spot. Seems someone finally realized ER needed some medical attention – stat! That show has been losing me the past year and I finally gave up watching it at all a few weeks ago.
Conclusion: My ass will be firmly parked at NBC from eight to ten p.m. every Monday. But please, please, please bring Studio 60 back!!! (Replace ER!!!)
You can also see a good recap HERE.
Update: BuzzSugar has an alternate ending!!