Three Different Kinds of Awful

05.25.11 7 years ago 10 Comments

Last week I posted brief synopses of the four new shows that the CW is adding to its schedule next year, and while I thought they sounded terrible, I didn’t realize they’d be THIS awful. Above is a preview clip for “H8R,” in which Snooki confronts a guy who can’t stand her. And mostly he just stands there with a dumb look on his face while Snooki jabbers on and Mario Lopez laughs at him. It’s infuriating. I want the hater to break a pool cue over Snooki’s head, not stand there and take a tongue-lashing from an Oompa Loompa.
On the next pages I’ve got previews for “Ringer” and “Hart of Dixie,” which both look awful, but at least they look awful in more entertaining ways. (The CW’s other new show, “Secret Circle,” had a six-minute preview, but the CW pulled it out of respect for their viewers for copyright infringement.)

I’ll warn you up front: this is three minutes of your life that you’ll never get back. The trailer tries to come off as dark and moody and mysterious, but mostly it’s just dull — until the 2:25 mark, when Sarah Michelle Gellar talks into the mirror as if it’s her twin. That’s when it becomes so hackneyed and cliché that it crosses over into funny.

I love Rachel Bilson. I look forward to the day that we’re married, so that I can advise her against taking projects like this.

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