I’m not sure quite what to make of 666 Park Avenue (Sunday, 9 p.m., CBS/Ch. 2). I liked the pilot, but I’m not sure how it’s going to hold up as a weekly series.
And I’m a little bit worried that it’s going to be sort of the horror equivalent of "The Love Boat."
A nice young couple, Jane (Rachael Taylor) and Henry (Dave Annable), accept a too-good-to-be-true job as managers of a swanky New York apartment building. Turns out the owner, Gavin (Terry O’Quinn), is either Satan or one of his minions. Certainly, you make a deal with him and you’re making a deal with the devil - and seemingly everyone in the building has made a deal of some kind.
It would seem that different tenants will be cycling through weekly episodes. Sort of "Love Boat"-ish. But they won’t "set a course for adventure" or have their minds "on a new romance." They’ll be going straight to hell.
There’s an over-arching story that has something to do with the building. Which could be really cool ... but I’m a little worried it’s already playing out like the "Ghostbusters" storyline that featured Sigourney Weaver’s character living in an apartment building that turned out to be "spook central."
The first episode of "666 Park Avenue" is good. Good enough to make me want to see more.
But I’m not at all sure how long that feeling will last.
|1.||‘Cosmos’ re-emerges on Fox with the help of Seth MacFarlane|
|2.||Two South Valley restaurants closed for health violations|
|3.||Mormon women to try again to get into priesthood meeting|
|4.||Kirby: The truth about Mormon tithing|
|5.||Transformers 4 trailer has Dinobots and Mark Wahlberg in it|
|6.||Idina Menzel, ‘Frozen’ heat up pop charts|
|7.||Market Street Broiler near Utah campus adds an Oyster Bar|
|8.||At the Utah State Prison, the tie that binds|
|9.||Out and about: Galactic, a Talking Heads tribute band and some, ahem, ‘Hot Chicks’|
|10.||Hot tickets: Disney on Ice, Utah Symphony, much more|