I tried to watch Franklin & Bash and Love Bites and didn't get more than five minutes into either of them. Honestly, I'm not too broken up about it - there are a bunch of shows I'm trying to catch up on over the summer, so I don't need tons of new stuff. But here's where they went wrong for me . . .
Franklin & Bash: I don't demand verisimilitude from my legal shows. I love The Good Wife and even like Fairly Legal. I really liked Raising the Bar, which is why I was trying this one in the first place. But this was just TOO silly, and too unrealistic, and I just couldn't take it.
Love Bites: I hated basically all the characters in the first few scenes. I vaguely considering skipping to the next vignette - it's some sort of "anthology" show - but couldn't really be bothered. The whole vignette business put me off to start with, honestly, because the show's concept was confusing and I don't like the idea of watching something while knowing I shouldn't get attached to the characters.
So, I'm 0 for 2 for new summer shows so far. I'll have some pilot reviews soon, assuming I actually make it through any of the pilots . . .