Charlie's Angels, "Pilot": sorry, Charlie

Quick Take: Charlie's Angels, "Pilot"
The employees of the Townsend Detective Agency are beautiful, tough and boring.

Charlie's Angels

Review: Charlie's Angels, "Pilot"
(S0101) As I watch the opening scenes of Charlie's Angels,I am struck by a flurry of questions. Who is that voice? Why is Bosley so hot? Where's Minka Kelly? When did they start making hotel doors so flimsy?

I absolutely hate it when a show kills off what they present as a major character in the first episode. How is anyone supposed to be invested in this character when we've only known her for ten minutes. Even worse, now I spend the rest of the episode wondering if the show wouldn't be better with Nadine Velasquez instead.

Clearly, the first episode will be all about solving the murder of the angel who got blown up while introducing the new one. This brings up another thing about new shows that I hate. We all know that Minka Kelly is the third angel. Do we really have to bide our time while the rest of the cast catches up? Personally, I prefer my TV characters to know more about the story than I do.

I was pleasantly surprised to see Carlos Bernard again, as I was a big fan of his on 24. Unfortunately, his character was just as lame and one dimensional as the rest of the cast.

I had high hopes for this show. Even though ABC made it very clear that this new version of Charlie's Angels was little more than fluffy fun, that's no excuse for the tired dialogue and uninteresting plot in the first episode. Even Victor Garber as the voice of Charlie sounded like a computer program.

I'd like to say that this reboot was a valiant effort but I can't even be that generous.

By The King of TV, Paul Goebel

About the author

Hear more from the King of TV on The Paul Goebel Show podcast and at his website, You can also follow Paul on Twitter @PaulGoebelShow.

More From The King of TV, Paul Goebel

Jackie finally hits her bottom and enters rehab.
Read More
Tyrion exerts his power as the hand, Theon gets a surprise from his father, and Maise reveals herself to the last bastard son of the King.
Read More
Rob Stark puts a plan in motion while King Joffrey enjoys his reign as King.
Read More
1 Comment
On: Friday, September 23, 2011
Eric - TV Geek Army "Revered Leader" said:

I suppose I shouldn't, but I can't help finding it astonishing that so many network shows look tired, cliched, and dare I say it, downright cheap and lazy? 

Contrast this with shows with vastly lower budgets and smaller audiences like Breaking Bad and Justified, which in my view can go toe to toe with the best films being made. 


Email (Will not be used):


characters left

Featured Articles

Popular Today


Recent Comments

"Mysterion Rises" with The Cute Lord Cthulhu - South Park review
Actually, the birthing of Kenny in "Cartman Joins NAMBLA" doesn't necessarily conflict with the circumstances of Kenny's reincarnation...
Alien Encounters, "The Message": a hard to find little show that's worth the search
Mind Reading Technologies and Tongues Governments from around the world have been using mind reading technologies that can read...
Dog The Bounty Hunter, "And Baby Makes Three": revisiting an old favorite
i do like your show i wish can be your fan club i want all of your show on dvd please
Boardwalk Empire, "Two Boats and a Lifeguard": daddy issues
Are you looking for a partner for the relationship or for fun? Then you came to the right place. We are providing you the best dating...
The Boonies: National Geographic's off the grid reality exploit
I can verify Bear Claw. Good man. I cant vouch for the other participants. It is to bad society does suck so bad that this type...
The Boonies: National Geographic's off the grid reality exploit
Lake Michigan is not an ocean. Has anyone seen my white dog? Lost him while hiking in Arkansas
The Boonies: National Geographic's off the grid reality exploit
I too also as well live on the island, I can attest that Dan lives in the ocean as he has for hundreds of decades. We locals call...
Parks and Recreation: why is everyone so mean to Jerry?
It's funny because its so not funny.
The Boonies: National Geographic's off the grid reality exploit
I too live on the island and ISLANDER does not know what they are talking about. Dan lives out in the middle of the island with...
The Boonies: National Geographic's off the grid reality exploit
this is not real i know that goat and it is not "doc's" its my neighbors goat. and by the way i live on the very top of that mountain...