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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thoughts on two new shows: Hellcats and Terriers

Notice: These shows are not about animals

Plot: A pre-law student is forced to become a cheerleader to get a scholarship

This show is just as lame as you’d think, but I’m glad to see Ashley Tisdale getting some work outside of the Disney Channel. She seems like a sweet girl. And Aly (from Christian rock duo Aly & AJ) sure grew up nice. Man, I want a beauty mark like that. Along with a face like that. She plays the blonde lead, Marti. She’s gorgeous and charismatic, but she doesn’t fit her part. She doesn’t come across as someone who would have trouble fitting in or being a cheerleader. Comedic potential is wasted there. Watching a nerd become a cheerleader could be entertaining, but this girl is no nerd. This show would have been better if the two leads switched roles, or if they had picked someone besides Aly. Leave this show to the tweens and rent “Bring it On.” We won’t be returning to it.

Episode grade: C.
Episode grade for what it was/who it was aimed at: C+

Plot: Slacker private investigators in California make a powerful enemy doing a favor for a friend

This show has potential. The pilot was entertaining, but not mind-blowing. The dialogue was not as clever as it needed to be, and the buddy-cop/crime dynamic has been done. Also, the PIs’ love lives are dull, but included in the show. However, I enjoyed most of the pilot, and I can see the writers setting up a good overarching plot arc. There were some funny moments and the lead characters are appealing. But you will guess this weeks’ baddie the second you meet him. I hope the mysteries they solve have more twists in the future. I'm going to keep watching. Terriers is officially added to blog coverage...for now.

Episode grade: B-


  1. I agree with you on Hellcats, Aly actually looks like a popular girl. In fact that's how she started out on Phil of the Future but for some reason after meeting Phil her popularity was never mentioned (which is ok).

  2. That's interesting. I wonder what her sister AJ is up to. I didn't know it was Aly from that band on Phil of the Future.

  3. Who cares? They're hot ladies in cheerleader outfits and the plot is decent enough to enjoy the show. It would have made since for Aly and Ashley's roles to be switched but hey this is television.

  4. Sadly, not all of us are satisfied merely by the presence of hot ladies in skimpy outfits, or we would probably be able to enjoy just about every show on TV, haha. But I'm glad you're enjoying the show. I want it to do well.