Advertisements We're a few weeks into the mid-season. What new shows did you try, how are they, what have you given up on . . . What I tried: Fairly Legal: I really wanted to like this. I *love* Sarah Shahi, she has the most infectious smile. BUT... not this show. The writing is terrible, the situations unbelievable. Come on, she mediates her way out of robberies? And I hate when writers have people do stupid stuff that NO ONE really does in real life. As you're walking in the door to the reading of your father's will, you turn around and head to an emergency mediation. Sorry, episode deleted at that point, and SP zapped. Spartacus: Gods of the Arena: This only slightly counts, as it's a prequel to last year's Spartacus. Great show. Not quite as superb as Spartacus, but still an A show. Episodes (Showtime): Love it! Funny, witty, superbly written, with a great cast. Each episode gets better & better. Must watch TV. Shameless: Watched the pilot, didn't like it. SP deleted. Being Human: Mixed feelings. I like the show, like the concept. Love Meaghan Rath (plays Sally, the ghost), like Sam Witwer (plays Aidan the vampire). My problem is I really don't like Sam Huntington--Josh the werewolf. Don't know if it's the actor or the character or the writing (probably the actor). His mannerisms, his reactions, everything about him makes me want to delete the SP. But I like the show. The last time I felt this strongly about a character was Royal Pains and the brother (Paolo?). I disliked him so much I finally killed the SP. He made the show unwatchable. Josh is doing the same here. But I'll give it time. The Cape: Been watching, but ready to kill the SP. Just not compelling enough. And too many plot holes (AKA stupid writing). Retired at 35: Who green-lights this crap? I mean really, this is barely funny at all. The laugh track will start cackling, and I'm wondering where the punch line was? I only tried because of TVLand's success with HiC, but yikes, this is terrible. Perfect Couple: Jury's still out. Only a couple eps have aired, I think. Writing is not as crisp as it should be, but with some sitcoms, it takes a few episodes to gel. Bob's Burgers: I like this. Fresh, funny, *very* different animated comedy. Lights Out: Have them all recorded, just haven't watched any yet. Southland: This shouldn't be here, as it's a returning mid-season show. But it is one of the best hours on TV. Feel free to add any you watched that I missed. And... there's still a few more to start: Traffic Light, Mr. Sunshine, Mad Love and more.