Cabin Fever (Nat Geo) – Starts 24th Feb
Man who owns a log cabin business builds and repairs log cabins.
Gangland Undercover (History) – Starts 24th Feb – Renewed
Drama based on the true story of Charles Falco, a meth cook, dealer and avid user turned biker gang informant. Armed with a prison tale that Mr Orange of Reservoir Dogs would be proud of, Falco works his way into the Vagos gang to get incriminating information to pass to the Feds.
An enjoyable watch. And if you’re wondering, yes, it’s far better that Sons of Anarchy.
The Jack and Triumph Show (Adult Swim) – Starts 20th Feb – Cancelled
A former child actor and his co-star dog readjust to life after their show is cancelled. After dealing out hand jobs to Asian businessmen, robbing the homeless and befriending Michael Winslow, they find refuge at Junes, an elderly lady, home.
It;s mainly a standard multi-camera live audience sitcom but split into an Ali G style mocking of celebs at a con halfway through.
It’s watchable, had a couple of amusing bits but nowt to shout about.
The Odd Couple (CBS) – Starts 19th Feb – Renewed
Fresh from Go On where Matthew Perry played a recently widowed radio sportscaster is The Odd Couple, where Matthew Perry plays a divorced radio sportscaster in the reanimated corpse of a 70’s sitcom.
It isn’t good, no matter how often the laughter track tries to tell you otherwise.
Preachers of Detroit (Oxygen) – Starts 18th Feb – Cancelled
As we know, back in the 80’s a group of rich pop stars decided to get together and record a pop song where the proceeds would go to the staving folk in Ethiopia. It made sense.
Fast forward to 2015, and former Detroit resident and known preacher Deitrick Haddon on a mission to record a song to help out Detroit (and whisper it, the rest of America). To make this song a success he does the the obvious thing and signs up seven local religious leaders. Their musical knowhow guarantees to make this tune a hit.
Most of these religious types seem to be mansion dwelling, millionaires with their churches sounding more like multinational franchises, so surely them donating a few quid to local charities would make more sense? This is never talked about. the show must go on.
They end up making the song after a brief tiff between Deitrick and Pastor Bullock, though the song just seems to be an opportunity to do an awkward video in a recording studio and a brief montage of Detroit landmarks.
In short, I don’t see the point of the song. Or the episode.
The rest of the series looks like everyone beats down on Pastor Bullock since he points out that the rest of them seem to have acquired a shitload of cash.