Tuesday, February 12, 2008

oops. forgot to write about the writers' strike

so as you may have all heard, god has stopped punishing us all with reality tv: the writers' strike is over. i was so happy, i forgot to blog about it. i celebrate by serving you all with an announcement, two reviews, and some random thoughts.

1. i think i'm done w/ nip/tuck forever. i haven't decided if the show has gotten more tawdry (and worse) or if i've become more sophisticated, but i just can't take it anymore. it's just hard for me to care.

2. terminator: sarah connor chronicles. four episodes in, and i'm all about it. of course i like the show with the strong female character, but really, the acting is good and the writing can be good (or sort of bad, such as the talking to no one moment "i'm sorry andy"). the action is fine, but i tend to fast-forward through it (i have a lot of tv to watch). there are some plot holes here and there, but i'll forgive them in the end. i also enjoy the token black detective. can anyone else think of the show that does this? i know it exists.

3. eli stone: johnny lee miller—aka the lead in my favorite movie hackers, aka first husband of angelina jolie—is a corporate lawyer who lives in a swank san fran apartment, has a hot gf (but kind of old for him, no?), has a brain aneurysm and might be a prophet. it's talky and witty—just like how all the other tv has decided to be recently—and reminds me a little of ally mcbeal, but without all the neurosis and whiny biotches. two episodes deep, and i like it more than reaper and pushing daises, but probably not as much as gossip girl.

4. i can't believe some barack obama BS preempted jeopardy tonight.

5. NEW SHOW: new amsterdam: here's what you need to know to understand why i'm interested in it at all: actress from rome, cop show, lead detective happens to be immortal. nuff said.
if you do need more (or just need a laugh), read the official fox description. there's a copy-editing error—and just terrible writing, to boot.


Blogger Allen said...

I too love Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, but I have one major gripe.

When we thought Cameron was just a normal girl, she was, well, normal. Socialized well with her peers, etc. Seemed pretty well integrated into society.

After we found out that she was in fact a Terminator, she suddenly, and inexplicably became very awkward. I like her new personality better (I can relate to it better, which is a little scary when you think about it), but it just doesn't make sense.

Token black detective...Hackers? :) Though, Agent Gill (was that his name?) was hardly token.

Anyway, did you hear anything about there being a possible Screen Actors Guild strike in the next few months?

2/13/2008 9:59 PM  
Blogger Allen said...

P.S. I just checked IMDB, and it turns out his name was indeed Agent Gill. I don't know whether to be proud of myself for actually remembering that, despite not having seen the movie in years, or whether to be a little freaked out.

2/13/2008 10:01 PM  

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