How to Tell if a TV Show is Going to Improve After a Weak First Season

We've all seen it a million times before: The TV show that limps out of the gate, and can't quite find its footing for an entire year. Or two. And then... something clicks, and the show picks up. See: Supernatural, Angel, Buffy, TNG and DS9. But how can you tell if a show's shitty first season is just the prologue to… » 5/28/13 11:00am 5/28/13 11:00am

How to Tell from a Pilot if a TV Show is Going to be Any Good

Soon enough, the big television networks will offer up their brand new shows for your approval. You'll get to see the pilot episodes that producers and execs were sweating over last spring. A great TV pilot can be like a thrilling summer movie, leaving the door open to weeks of adventures afterwards. » 8/22/12 12:47pm 8/22/12 12:47pm