Impressive TV selections for the week of 04/10/2021 • AIPT
All of Channel Surfing TV’s choices this week involve a previously established IP; there’s a pair of raises with an adaptation of YA novel. A look back at the series that sparked several spin-offs and inspired a generation to take an interest in forensic science in CSI: Vegas. Explore a high school murder mystery in One of us is lying. Then a classic kids’ game show is reimagined for adults in Legends of the Hidden Temple.
Return to Sin City
The original CSI: Crime Scene Investigation ran for 15 seasons but hasn’t aired for over six years. When it was initially announced that the series would receive a sequel as a limited series, the premiere date was scheduled to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the first episode. Now, only a year late, CSI: Vegas happens this week.
Much has changed since the last time we looked at the Las Vegas Police Department Crime Scene Investigation Labs. A whole new team has set in and technology has evolved, providing more ways to catch a criminal. But that only means that they’ve gotten smarter at blurring the lines. When a particular case involves a familiar face, Gil Grissom and Sara Sidle return to their own playing field.
CSI: Vegas premieres Wednesday, October 6 on CBS.
Who can you trust?
The author, Mary M. McManus, has released her first novel, One of us is lying, a few years ago relatively positive reviews. The book was so well received that it remained on the New York Times bestseller list for 166 weeks. With such success, it was only a matter of time before someone adapted it to another medium.
A new series of the same name and premise is coming soon. The story begins with five high school students in detention, one of whom, the founder of an online gossip group to scoff at their peers, dies of an allergic reaction. When it is determined that the death was not an accident, the other four students become the prime suspects and each has their own reasons for the student’s death.
The first three episodes of One of us is lying drop Thursday, October 7 on Peacock.
In the ’80s and’ 90s, Nickelodeon was home to some of the best game shows for kids. Of Double dare To Bowels To Understand it, the kids had the chance to win great prizes including trips to Six Flags or an astronaut camp. One of their other beloved shows was Legends of the Hidden Temple.
It gets an update and is aimed at adults who grew up with the original as competitors. The show is also updated by being filmed in an outdoor jungle setting with more difficult challenges and bigger prizes – $ 25,000 to be exact. Don’t worry, because Olmec, the passage of the moat, the steps of knowledge, the temple games, the temple race and the iconic team names of purple parrots, blue barracudas, orange iguanas, red jaguars , silver snakes and green monkeys all come back.
The first in the series Legends of the Hidden Temple is Sunday, October 10 on The CW.
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