TV, part 7
even fewer this week than last (only 12 shows!)
24(Fox) -- keeps on rockin'! Who would've thought Jack and Paul Raines would be teaming up so well after just an hour or so ago Jack was torturing poor Paulie?!? ... that's the world of 24 for ya! Michelle is back, although not nearly in as dramatic fashion as Tony... who will be next? Nice seeing the ol' DA from 'The Practice' pop up here... if these are the lengths corporations will go to to protect themselves, that's a scary thought (I see Enron as the target of the joke on this one...) -- with LOST on a 6 week hiatus, 24 moves up into the #1 slot.
CSI(CBS) -- unless I've just finished watching it moments ago, all PD's seem to overlap with one another... I'm sure it was good, as CSI is one of the best, but I don't remember much. Some character development(romantically?) between Willows and Warick I think... oh yes, it was the Chubby Chasers ep... some good double-entendre's... predictable though... not the best CSI, but still better than the best EVAR of CSI:Miami or CSI:NY.
TAR(CBS) -- lovin' it. Best reality TV... only things that come close are Survivor and Apprentice(see below for more on these 2). Rob & Amber prove they're here to win... the apparently not so bright team of War Vet and Ex-Beauty Pageant contestant manage to do quite well this week... one of only 2 all chica teams bites the bullet -- what is with the high levels of empathy between the loosing team and the team that just eliminated them this season? Two weeks running, the tears continue to flow...
Alias(ABC) -- now this, this is classic Alias. Sneaking around Sloane's house while on false pretenses, busting in on a situation that is not all it seems, plotting by lead characters behind other characters backs(but we're in on it, to an extent) and family-based mysteries(Vaughn) -- keep it up JJ!
Blind Justice(ABC) -- series premiere. I really liked it. They're gonna have to work hard not to have the 'stunt' over-ride the show, but I think they're up to it. A decent cast, an awesome lead, and uber-hottie Rena Sofer as the somewhat jaded wife make this a show I'll be watching... unless it goes way south.
Survivor(CBS) -- Fireman dude is this season's Rupert -- dominating the challenges!! I like the strong chicks on the loosing team... poor Bobby John is feeling a bit inadequate of late... as are all the loosing boys... I hope they start winning soon or the entire team will have absolutely no chance...
Apprentice(NBC) -- cool episode. Saw a lot of potential in certain characters that I didn't see before; and more potential in some of my favs. Then there was John. We all knew he wasn't gonna win, but I thought he'd last a bit longer than this. The chain was GAYY. He deserved to be booted just for that. Chew-Boy made the right call bringing his buddy to the room... otherwise it would've been his ass. Erin(the brunette lawyer) is HOTT!
SVU(NBC) -- Martin Short guest-stars. And he is one evil mother-fucker. Go watch it. Creepy as fuck. Best L&O show, and best season of SVU EVAR! Poor, poor Stabler...
This Is Wonderland(CBC) -- ADD lawyer sure loves his hookers... Alice is still HOTT. They need to tone the mental health cases down a bit... I'm over-dosin' on 'em. The unstable wife who forgot she was married now wants to live in polygamy with her old hubbie and new hubbie -- HILARIOUS!! The ADD kid(what' with this show and ADD) who's Mom is a pot-head(and also digs the 'shrooms) and Dad is a gambling addict made me laugh-out-loud... especially when mentally unstable lawyer started laughing along with him...
Without A Trace(CBS) -- good ep. Poppy's on-screen boyfriends turn to take the limelight, and of course he's up to it(this guy has headlined his share of good programs in the past... I always thought he was under-utilized here). Great guest-starring appearance by the buddy who's trying to relive his mistakes with his dead son through another boy(this dude can be seen everywhere it seems). Just another all around great episode. And the secret is out... Jack knows!
Simpsons(Fox) -- another Patty/Selma ep? Wasn't the gay ep just the other week?? Anyway, this time one of 'em(the non-gay, I think) hits menopause... and decides to adopt -- The Simpson's Are Going To Japan! ... decent episode, but so are those from Season 4.
Boston Legal(ABC) -- cyrogenics. Denny doesn't get it. Denny is a red-neck in a business suit. Denny is GOD. Good guest-star appearance by Chi McBride, reprising his 'principal' role from Boston Public. A number of shots at Fox and Fox News... Joe Billionaire... Who's Your Pappa... funny shite.
And, that's it. I got an episode of The O.C. I gotta get caught up on(you know, the one with the SW3 trailer during the commercials), and a bunch of PD stuff on tape... but more and more of my time is being swayed away from the idiot box and towards the internets... which is no better, but also no worse, I guess... meh.