666 Park Avenue

Fall TV Preview: 666 Park Avenue

"Why would anybody ever want to leave?"

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After Arrow, this is the show I’m most excited to see this fall. However, 666 Park Avenue has a much bigger chance of failing as the tone is kind of all over the place as evident in the trailer. It feels like the show doesn’t know if it wants to be a straight-out horror show, a darkly funny tale, or a mishmash of a bunch of different genres. Moreover, it’s on network television (ABC), so it’s won’t have the opportunity to go as wild as its premise would suggest. Nevertheless, in the hands of a proper writing team, this project could very well turn out to be a compelling and creepy little production.

The show’s most impressive asset is undoubtedly its all star cast. The line-up literally includes a who’s who of my favorite network television stars of the past few years. First off, the pairing of Terry O’Quinn and Vanessa Williams as an evil(?) power couple is literally the most genius casting decision of all time. The former was of course brilliant on Lost and the latter was a standout on both Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives. In addition, we’ve got Dave Annable from another favorite of mine, Brothers & Sisters, and Robert Buckley who was one of the few bright spots of One Tree Hill’s final seasons. The only wildcard here is Rachael Taylor who was questionable on both Grey’s Anatomy and Charlie’s Angels. Nevertheless all in all, this is a mightily majestic cast.

Ultimately, I’m hoping 666 Park Avenue fulfills the potential I know the premise has, and which the cast can easily tap into if provided with the right material. I just pray the writing team is up to the challenge because if they mess this up, it would truly be the disappointment of the year.

Nad Excitement Rating
B

1 comment

  1. I agree! If the writing team messes it up, I think a lot of people will be disappointed with this show. I'm pretty excited for it, so I'm hoping that is not the case, and we have a winner on our hands! The casting is most excellent too, and I was thrilled when my coworker at DISH told me Vanessa Williams and Terry O'Quinn would be in it. I love them! I'm not even sure of the date that this show premieres, but luckily I'm covered since it'll automatically record with my Hopper's PrimeTime Anytime feature. What's even better is that I'll be able to watch it the day after it records commercial-free with Auto Hop! I can't wait to see which direction they went, but I'm really hoping for a spooky horror show! 🙂

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