Amnesia: The TV trend
Samantha Who? ABC
Samantha (Applegate) wakes up after a car-accident-induced coma unable to remember anything — including that she was a bitch and a cheater.
Pathological chattiness. Cutesy awkwardness. And, even though she’s now a ”good” girl, a perplexing desire to keep a catty lush of a best friend (Jennifer Esposito).
With the show hinging entirely on amnesia, full memory recovery is unlikely until either series’ end or a premise chance to the more philosophical Samantha Why?
Ugly Betty ABC
After her car accident (can everyone please remember to dive carefully?), transsexual Alexis (Rebecca Romijn) can’t recall her life as a woman, and thinks she’s still pre-op Alex.
Unusual interest in watching baseball, bonding with her nasty father, and exploring her own body with frequent breast examinations.
This loopy my-sex-change-is-news-to-me! angle is so high camp — even for Betty — that Alex(is) should only man up for a handful of episodes.
Peter (Milo Ventimiglia) is found handcuffed, shirtless, and disoriented in a cargo container in Ireland, making him the unluckiest man in Shamrockville.
New haircut. Great pecs. Magical tattoo. Electrical bursts shooting out of his hands. (Possible previous condition.)
He might fill in the blanks son, as he was conveniently left with a box of his possessions. If not, he could always use his superpowers to borrow someone else’s memories and ”forget” to give them back.