By KARRY RATHJE
This weekend some of fall’s new television shows debuted, making it the perfect weekend to order a pizza and curl up with friends in front of the TV. The sad thing is that in most cases, the pizza man was the best entertainment of the night.
Friday night included two debuts: “Odd Man Out” and “Cold Feet.” “Odd Man Out” aires at 8:30 p.m. on channel 4. The story line is about a 15-year-old boy who is living with a widowed mother, three sisters and an aunt. His attempt to date girls is hopeless as he is surrounded by women giving him relationship advice, but still, somehow, he seems to lose two women and a bike in one 30-minute segment.
The show is predictable with no strong story line. The characters lack personality, and the one male in the show needs a haircut.
“Cold Feet” aired Friday at 9 p.m. on channel 5. This show is a romantic comedy suited for an adult audience. It stars three men going through various stages in their romantic relationships. One couple has just begun dating, another couple are married expecting their first child, and the third couple are married with a child and marital problems.
This show is filled with several funny situations and was the one show I actually enjoyed watching. The actors are great and the story line is full of interesting turns and accidents.
The couple just beginning their courtship met when the man crashed into a woman crossing the street, they fell in love and are happy.
All weekend my friends and I hung out at crosswalks, but to no avail.
TV makes falling in love look so easy.
Saturday at 7 p.m. “Freaks and Geeks” aired on channel 5. This show, set in the 80’s, is about a group of high school kids who try to fit in, but do not. The ‘geeks’ definitely look and act their part well and the era is set perfectly with the school bully ridding a banana seat bicycle.
Overall, the show is lacking in story line, and as my roommate stated, it is an exploitation of the weak in high schools. It seemed as though they were trying to create a modern “Wonder Years,” which cannot be done. This show is highly overrated by the critics.