TV, part 6
straight to the goods...
Enterprise (UPN, via SPACE) -- for some DUMB reason, ASN didn't show the new ep this week... what a bunch of dumbs. So I had to wait til Sunday to catch it on SPACE. That meant two whole days of avoiding online spoilers, dammit! As expected, it was worth the wait. Section 31 rocks! Klingon foreheads are no longer a mystery... and teh resolution was pretty decent, I might add. Last new Enterprise of sweeps (as was the case with most shows this week). Some rich mofo's have put a sizeable chunk of change into that grassroots organization trying to save Enterprise... something might come of it yet. And I don't think (read: hope) we've seen the last of Section 31 this season... yippee!
Medium (NBC) -- is everyone in her family gonna wind up having a gift? This week, it's eldest daughter's turn. A good episode, but I prefer the kids as amusing background fodder to front-and-center of the action... other than that, more of the excellence I've come to expect from this great new show.
24 (Fox) -- never fails to impress. Black dude from CTU can provide the muscle when necessary... crack! Thankfully the CTU head's daughter storyline was going somewhere... opening the door for Tony to slip back into the easy chair (easy being a horrible choice of words). Nuculear meltdown has been averted... so what next? I, for one (and Mom for another) can't wait to find out. Love 24.
Scrubs (NBC) -- if Ally McBeal was a 'dramedy', does that make this show a coma? It fits with the medical motif at least :-) All I really know is this show is FUNNY. Dr. Cox jumping up and down in the parking lot was comic gold. Heather Graham's return was a nice touch. Turk and Carla are headed for a rougher than usual patch it seems. WHY ARE PEOPLE NOT WATCHING?!? :frustrated:
Smallville (WB, via ASN) -- well, ASN gets this one right at least. Recently returned to the Kent family farm Lois, has her sister arrive on the scene... and she brings trouble with her. What's with all the LL names in Superman lore anyways?? This was an ok episode... I love Lionel Luther... and the twist with Lana at the end was unexpected...
LOST (ABC) -- OH MY FUCKING GOD, THIS SHOW IS SOOOOO FUCKING AWESOME!!! Hurley finally gets his flashback episode, and it is a doozy. Last new ep for 6 weeks... :ugh: Other than that, all I've got to say is this: 4 8 15 16 23 42
King Of Queens (CBS) -- more Doug & Carrie antics... this time it's another scheme by Doug (don't all episodes start with that premise :-)) that he thinks is foolproof -- to get Carrie to stop being such a negative nancy around the house, he bribes construction workers down the road to make cat-calls and suggestive comments to his wife... eventually, as always, it backfires. They know the formula that works and they stick with it. Best comedy on CBS.
Amazing Race (CBS) -- 2 hour premiere. I could go on for ever, and have elsewhere, so rather than repeat myself all-together, I'll keep it brief. Wish the hillbillies had lasted longer. I'm rooting for Rob & Amber to go to the end, but maybe not to win. Great mix of teams this year. Clearly the Iraq War vet is gonna be a fan favourite, as he should be. I hope the team with the dude who kept saying 'suck it up' to his girlfriend is the next to get the boot.
Alias (ABC) -- continuation of the Sark/Julia ep from last week. Lots of action, intrigue and suspense in the typical Alias style. I love this show, but I don't think it's ever gonna fully catch on with the viewing audience (really, what else can they do but put it on post-LOST). Sark and Julia basically switch places from beginning of arc to end in this ep. And Sloane lets Jack know he's not sure he can be trusted anymore... coming from Sloane, that's quite a statement. I love Jack's use of ruthlessness to whatever ends/means necessary. I hope this show survives another season... I think it will.
Survivor (CBS) -- team 'hard-body' looses again. Some of the players are really impressing me this season, from both teams. And of course, others are as pathetic as any season. One of the physically stronger males takes the walk of shame this week... partially due to an injury, possibly due to strategy(I believe). My early pick to win it all is the tall, skinny dude from team 'not-hard-body'. Or the last chick standing in the water challenge. And get the tattoo chick some clothes... nipples, nipples everywhere! Nice to see the respect from Bobby Joe (or whatever his name is) for the fireman... it'll probably come back to burn him :-P
Apprentice (NBC) -- I just cannot see a man winning this season. The only ones I was giving much of a chance to have all screwed up in one way or another already, and don't look to be capable of recovering from their 'issues'. I'm guessing either sexy-brunette from team Magna or perky-blonde from team NetWorth will take the job this time around. All the chicks have a chance still, really. And maybe, just maybe the black dude. But he's no Kwame. He's not even season 2 black dude!! (who was probably better than Kwame, but I couldn't remember his name so I did it this way cause it sounds better).
West Wing (NBC) -- sneaky democrats get a bill through. Kids want the voting age abolished. Bartlett bickers with an old colleauge. Canada and America almost go to war. This is the stuff of WW legend... who will be the next president?
Law & Order (NBC) -- chef Rocco commits murder?!? Well, not Rocco, but a character with a lot of similar character traits. Another solid episode. Jury tampering was focused on here... I wonder if that was meant as a lead in of sorts to the new L&O Branded show... Trial By Jury. Or maybe just coincidence. If LOST has taught me anything, never believe anything is just a coincidence...
This Is Wonderland (CBC) -- the darling of my viewing line-up. The dramedy to Scrub's coma... and the best dramedy on the air now (and maybe ever?). Great Jew/Palestinian storyline this week, as well as a man with 'apocalyptic visions', a guy who believes hypoglycemia makes his back hurt (he's very, VERY insane), an old lady who can't even remember which man is her real husband and the regular cast o' characters to fill it all out... you must watch this show... you won't regret it.
Law & Order: SVU (NBC) -- Stabler gets pushed closer and closer to the edge every week. This week, it's a particularly hard nut to crack from Stabler's past. An interesting approach with most of the episode taking place over the 24 hour holding period as Stabler et al try to get a confession out of this fella... but it ain't happening. Smart as a whip Stabler pieces it together anyway and he and Olivia save the day... but Stabler's nerves are shot. He goes postal on his locker to end the episode... this all has to be leading somewhere... and I'm a bit scared as to where that might be.
The Simpsons (Fox) -- Gnooooooooooooooome. Grampa Simpson rules. Another fine episode. Mayhaps not greatly original or overly hysterical, but it had it's moments (Homer working at a WalMart clones, Bart living with Wolves... and of course, The Simpsons quartet! I will never stop watching the Simpsons. They are the legacy of Fox.
That's it. Yep, a short week compared to many. It would be nice if I could keep the numbers down, but it's unlikely to stick. I got about 8~10 hours of stuff on tape(I think), including the first 2 episodes of L&O: TBJ... TV Guide comes tomorrow, so I'll figure out my viewing week then. 24 is tommorow. Au revoir.