Happy birthday, sabaceanbabe
! I hope you have a wonderful day (and that you might be lucky enough to have some sunshine unlike my neck of the woods).
Yesterday, I had a moment of fear for Tim Minear --- I suddenly realized that the Monday night time slot for Drive might mean that it would be competing against ..... HEROES.
After remembering to check, I'm glad to report that it doesn't since drive will air in the 8pm time slot. However, I don't think that probably makes Tim feel any better since it is airing against Dancing With the Stars, aka the ev0l reality tv show that conspired with fox to kill The Inside. Yes, I'm bitter, why do you ask?
The only positive thing i can see from this time slot, is that at least as far as network TV goes, there isn't another hour long drama in the time slot -- just 2 reality shows (albeit, incredibly successful ones) and two ..... comedies (well, I'd say moderately successful, but since Chris is on CW, I don't think it can qualify for that title, and we all know how badly CBS is trying to destroy How I Met Your Mother).
This may be the best timeslot and least competition that Tim's seen since he started working on Buffy while it was still on the WB.
Personally, I've been underwhelmed by the previews I've seen through the web. I don't know...they just scream, HOKEY to me. But I'm willing to give it the benefit of the doubt and assume that that is Fox trying to reach the lowest common denominator. And they are better that the Firefly commercials, I suppose.
I guess I'll just have to maintain my cautious optimism and start paying halcyon_shift
to NOT watch the show. Hee, we could make that a new category for Sweet Charity --> Bid for the chance to prevent LD from causing your favorite new fandom from dying a horrible death!! Bid includes price of season 1 dvds so that your fandom is not deprived of LD vidding