Here are the new shows I've watched midway through this first week of the broadcast TV season:
Monday 10PM - "Hawaii Five-0" - I'm still a "Castle" fan, but I was curious about this re-imagining from the writers of J.J. Abrams's Star Trek. The original Five-0 was too by-the-book for me despite its exotic setting. I like this version despite a far-fetched slam-bang opening gambit. See my full review here.
Wednesday 10PM - "The Defenders" - I'd rather watch Jim Belushi and Jerry O'Connell in Vegas than Rob Morrow and Maura Tierney wherever "The Whole Truth" is set. Reviews are mixed, but I think this show has the potential to deliver the feel of a Paul Levine novel, and you know I'm there for that.
Tonight's "S@#! My Dad Says" looks meh, but I may blink at it between "The Big Bang Theory" and "Bones". I'm a fan of Shatner and Nicole Sullivan, but I think the concept has the life expectancy of that show about the GEICO Cavemen.