Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Too Real

Get ready for Brat Camp.

The new ABC Family series, which premieres July 13, will feature nine troubled teens sent away to an Oregon wilderness camp to get straightened out.

The self-destructive teens engage are all sorts of self-destructive, with habits including drug use, dangerous sex and violent behavior.

Would any parent willingly tune into this?

Into High-Rated Territory

TNT is clearly glad it went Into the West.

Friday's premiere installment of the 6 part miniseries lassoed 6.5 million viewers.

The Western drama has an estimated $100 million budget and is executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The budget, however, didn't include any money for Deadwood style cussin'.

Tonight's Tube

Finally, something worth watching in this summer reality wasteland: the brand new season of Reno 911! kicks off tonight on Comedy Central. Will the fired cops be reinstated? We'll find out!

Also, on Court TV, a former con artist wreaks havoc on various locations with The Takedown.

99 Words Under: "Dancing for Me"

Sharpen those razors: here's our 99 word recap of this week's Six Feet Under.

In this week's laugh riot, Maya catches Nate and Brenda boffing. Uberbitchy Ruth's resentment of Crazy Georgie eats her alive. George's daughter checks in, and Ruth begs her to stay and help. Keith wants Claire to open her ovaries and donate eggage for baby makin'. She declines. Pathetic Federico's piece of ass dumps him, which he manipulates to glom time with Vanessa. Nate tries to convince his old friend, a tween lusting perv, to re-evaluate his life. Billy feels inadequate, and goes right the fuck off his meds, while the audience collectively reaches for a bottle of cyanide pills.

The Geek In Chief writes 99 Words Under every Tuesday while heavily medicated.

TV on DVD: This Week's New Releases

Cracker: The Complete Series
The Fairly OddParents: School's Out: The Musical
Gun: The Complete Series
Highlander The Raven: The Complete Series
The King of Queens: Season 4
Little House on the Prairie: Season 8
Northern Exposure: The Complete 3rd Season
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: Kyan And Jai - Looking Good
Queer Eye for the Straight Guy: Style With Carson
✪ Reno 911!: Season Two: Uncensored (3-disc set)
Saved by the Bell: The New Class Season 3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Volume 17: Return Of The Ultimate Ninja
Tilt: Season 1
Walker, Texas Ranger The Final Season (6-disc set)

✪ TVGS Recommendation