Monday, September 15, 2003
Men, women, sex, shoes -- these are the ingredients in "Eve" (7:30 p.m., UPN), a derivative new sitcom set in Miami's dating scene. "Eve" is named after a rapper named Eve, but her character is called Shelly. Go figure. She runs a design firm with label-obsessed airhead Rita (Ali Landry) and the more down-to-earth and very married Janie (Natalie Desselle-Reid).
In the first episode, Shelly literally runs into a handsome hunk named J.T. (Jason George) when his zipper gets caught on her $3,000 designer dress. Don't ask. They are escorted to the ladies room, where they both remove their clothes. As J.T. asks her on a date, his words are almost drowned out by the sound of flushing toilets. J.T.'s pal Nick (Brian Hooks) treats his trip to the ladies room like a visit to the Taj Mahal. When asked why he is buying a tampon, he replies, "Because I can."
"Eve" has its moments of pointless vulgarity, but as a sitcom star, Eve is not without her charms. She should use her diva power to find some writers who don't have their heads in the toilet.
Tonight's other highlights
- "7th Heaven" (7 p.m., WB) enters its eighth season with alarming news about a surprise pregnancy and a fatal accident.
- Colin's fate remains undecided on "Everwood" (8 p.m., WB).
- Tim Beggy is host of "Guts & Bolts" (7:30 p.m., History), a look at the popular applications of emerging technology.
- The New York Giants meet the Dallas Cowboys on "Monday Night Football" (8 p.m., ABC).