She plays Rough-and-tumble Det. Ariana Sanchez, the only female detective in a testosterone-heavy station house on Detroit 1-8-7. "Sanchez is an all-balls kind of girl," laughs Martinez. "She's really tough, from Detroit and ...
Question: Has ABC finally sent out the Brothers & Sisters pilot yet? If so, what do you think? I really want it to be good, and I have been hearing some more positive things in recent weeks, but I still can't shake my nervousness. Also, I can't help but think that whatever the merits of the show are, it doesn't look like a good match with Desperate Housewives. In that sense, do you think it will be a good replacement for Grey's Anatomy in the 10 pm/ET hour?
Answer: I did see it, and my review is on the site this week (and in this week's jam-packed Returning Favorites issue of TV Guide, which you really ought to pick up). The hardest sort of review to write is one conveying ambivalence (it's much easier to write a rave or a pan), and that's what I feel right now about Brothers & Sisters. With that much talent in front of and behind the camera, it's not a disaster or a stinker. But it also struck me as something less than a winner. It's awfully solemn, and the characters are a
Question: What do you think of MyNetwork's format of airing two telenovelas, with new episodes every night (Fashion House and Desire for the first 13 weeks)? I would never watch these two particular serials because they look dreadful, but I'm wondering if the format could be successful if done well. Traditional wisdom is that people aren't devoted enough to keep up with serialized dramas, an argument I have never believed — after all, who's watching all those soap operas? But I think Americans tend to be out of the house in the evenings more perhaps than people in nations where telenovelas are wildly popular. Still, in the age of TiVo and the Internet, I wonder if it could catch on. I would welcome a show that had a new episode every night if it was really good. I hate having to wait a week between installments sometimes. What do you think are the chances that we would see a quality telenovela-like serial on any of the networks or cable channels in the future?
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