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We review the new Flash Gordon series and run down our summer viewing list, including the Glenn Close/Ted Danson thriller Damages and Alton Brown’s Feasting on Asphalt.

Eric gives a brief lesson in comics’ early days and explains how the Sci Fi re-imagining of Flash Gordon (starring Eric Johnson, photo, left) deviates wildly from both the 1930s version of the character and the campy ’80s movie with the Queen soundtrack.

Plus, we have recent casting and other developments for some of the new shows, including FOX’s New Amsterdam and K-Ville, CBS’ troubled vampire drama Moonlight, NBC’s Bionic Woman, and ABC’s Miss/Guided and Dirty Sexy Money.

Posted by:Brill Bundy

Brill Bundy has spent her entire career covering TV and pop culture. This is what happens when your parents try and limit your viewing habits to three shows a week. Likes: seasons with no more than 13 episodes, anti-heroes and binge-watching. Dislikes: when cartoon characters make out, when TV shows name check their titles, drawn out premieres and finales. TV words to live by: "If every porkchop was perfect, we wouldn't have hot dogs."