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My Own Worst Enemy is Awesome

Published October 14, 2008 in Television
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of NBC
My Own Worst Enemy My Own Worst Enemy

I'm usually so busy online that I don't have much time to catch new television shows. Save for South Park, Entourage, Dexter, Californication, Heroes, Chuck and LOST, I really couldn't dedicate more time to the tube; as that's all I got. I was however interested in My Own Worst Enemy, as the entire genre seems to be making a comeback and, speaking of comebacks, it's good to see Christian Slater again.

*NBC also put a great ad campaign on one of my other sites, so I figured I at least owed it to them to check it out. So I gave the episode five minutes...

Review: My Own Worst Enemy

It only took four before I was hooked. The opening sequence surprised and then caught my attention, and the remaining fifty or so minutes kept me entertained beyond measure. Keeping with their new racy approach to this season's shows, NBC is having a field day with My Own Worst Enemy. Bourne-like action, awesome deaths and, if you can believe it, some of that Mr. and Mrs. Smith humor; I loved it.

Best of all, Christian Slater plays the part of a guy with multiple personalities perfectly. You can actually tell beforehand which character he has become, long before a line of dialogue ever leaves his mouth. He seems to really be enjoying himself here. And I don't blame him.

After all the hoopla around Fox's Fringe, it looks like I will label My Own Worst Enemy as my favorite new show of the season. I can only hope that NBC is able to keep pace with this series opener.

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