Sunday, August 10, 2008

Christian Slater the New Kiefer Sutherland?

For a long time movie actors believed TV actors to be beneath them.
Then, Kiefer Sutherland rejuvenated his career by becoming Jack Bower in Fox's Die Hard serial action/drama 24. He pretty much single handedly made it ok for the cross over to occur.

So, it shouldn't shock anyone to see Christian Slater coming over to the small screen in this fall's My Own Worst Enemy on NBC. But, I admit, I was still a little surprised.

Slater hasn't been the movie star he once was, it's been a while...when was Heathers? Anyway, he's still someone who's in the Americana movie star love, so people will tune in out of curiosity. It sounds like adventure lovers will be pleasantly surprised with this show.

With a plot line that's ridiculous similar to The Bourne Identity, Slater plays a family man who is starting to think he's got an alternative personality that's a spy. The twist - he's going to a shrink to help piece it all together.

Many critics think it has promise, and I have to admit the commercials look good - but I'm on the fence about whether or not I'll watch this program. I'm also really disappointed that there's no new comedies being hyped. Do we really need another action drama?

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