It’s the new year, and you know what that means – new shows. Every year, we are bamboozled with an assortment of TV shows in both the spring and fall. Fall tends to be the time everyone pays attention to, but Spring sometimes has a lot of great shows in store as well. While we at Smaller on the Outside kind of ignore the returnning shows, we take a closer look at the new spring line-up.
2. Killer Women
When you’re in Texas look behind you…cause that’s…where the Rangers…gonna be! #KillerWomen
— SmallerOnTheOutside (@sotopodcast) January 8, 2014
When looking into the new spring shows, I heard of and saw previews for Killer Women, yet I wasn’t sure what I was about to see. The previews maintained a certain feel of violence and action, albeit a bit cartoonish and with a certain level of dark humor, not unlike in Kill Bill. Much to my surprise, that’s not what it was.
Instead, this show is more of a cop drama that draws some of its inspiration from Walker, Texas Ranger, and I say that sparingly. What you take away from Walker is freaking Chuck Norris’s amazing characters, great stories, and epic fight choreography. What you take away from this is Tricia Helfer trying on a southern accent.
- Tricia Helfer
- Best known for her role in Battlestar Galactica, Tricia can definitely act, but sometimes her roles fall victim to sex appeal. That’s not really the case here. At least not yet. Like Intelligence, she has the ability to prove herself, just hasn’t yet.
- Texas Rangers
- Like I said, this show probably drew inspiration to Walker – Texas Ranger, if only our simple-minded conclusion that the Texas Rangers are the next step up from power rangers in our level of awe. They might need some work actually getting that message across, but that’s the first thing that comes to mind.
- Dark Comedy
- The show doesn’t seem to be completely soaked in dark comedy as you believe it should, but there are some moments here and there that seem to fit right in with how you imagined the TV show being, and it’s really cool. Unfortunately, these moments are a lot more rare than they should be.
Let’s not forget about some negative factors.
- Spring TV didn’t have the best kick off. Neither characters in this nor Intelligence were great. The main reason you would watch this may be because of Tricia Helfer for a strong female lead, but that’s just in theory. So far, I don’t see this series going far.
- Just like before, I couldn’t really get a taste for the plot. The only thing that caught my attention was the action and violence that kicked off the season, and the title “Killer Women”, doesn’t seem to really apply to anything right now. I hope the show doesn’t turn into a girls-only club with absolutely no male persuasion. Having a strong woman as a lead is great, but then you have Sex and the City…just saying.
- I’m not the biggest fan of country…anything really. There has to be enough of a balance between country influence and…idk…action, violence, comedy, something. All I saw was a whole heck of a lot of drama and country, and it’s not long before I see this show unleashing country music in each scene. I don’t like Helfer’s accent, and I don’t like Westerns, so the show really needs to get in gear. It needs to be presentable to a wider audience than what it has, which is very little.
So far in the Spring TV schedule, we have two shows that didn’t do amazing, I’m just inclined to prefer Intelligence because that is my kind of show, I like Josh Holloway, and I see it as having that much more promise and possibility than Killer Women. So on my TV Battle for Spring 2014, which you can follow on our Facebook Page, the winner here will be Intelligence.