There are three shows I'm watching this summer. I've watched two shows of each thus far.
Joe Schmo 2
The first episode was hilarious. The second was not so good. But this actually makes me somewhat happy because it solidifies in my mind how incredible the first season of this show was. If this season had been as perfect as the first season, I would chalk the brilliance up merely to the concept of the show. Yes, the concept is great, but the first season was so great because of the casting of the actors and the Schmo. It will be interesting to see how this season plays out, but I'm not terribly optimistic.
And if anyone wants to piss Youthlarge off, buy us the first season on DVD for our wedding! I'm telling you, Joe Schmo 1 will be considered one of the finest moments in performance art history and an astute comment on early 21st century America.
Terrible. Putrid. I'm about to stop watching. I loved the first three seasons, but the fourth season is ridiculously bad. Susan's pregnancy= not funny. Patrick and Sally together= not funny. No Jeff= the biggest blow to a franchise since Glenn Davis was traded for Steve Finley, Pete Harnsich, and Curt Schilling.
Six Feet Under
This is easily my 4th favorite drama of the 4 HBO dramas I watch, but I still enjoy it. I just don't understand why this show is considered such a big deal. But I hate Sex and the City, so what the hell do I know? Sometimes I feel like the characters are just a little too quirky as the writers try to cloak their lack of new ideas. (Arthur anyone?) Don't get me wrong, I like the show and I enjoy Arthur, but I feel like this show has been treading water for a while now.
But, the second episode of this season makes me optimistic that the writers are figuring out that some old plot lines are tired. I hope things keep going well with David and Keith so we don't have to keep seeing the same shit with them over and over. Jim complained about that very aspect of their relationship a while ago, but I argued that it was realistic to have a couple keep coming back to the same problems over and over again, but I've had enough. The exchange between the two of them last week when David told Keith he had gotten a blowjob from the plumber was amazing. I like Keith's new job and how he has to pretend he's one of the boys.
I'm glad Nate is leaving the family business even if it might prove to be only temporary. Let that wild man loose! I like Brenda's new boyfriend and am interested to see what is going to happen when Nate inevitably comes crawling back. I like George and the tension that he brings to the family. It amuses me how realistically confused Claire is and how she will allow herself to be impressed by such silly poetry and bad art. I know Marc and my dad (both big fans of the L Word) can't wait for Claire's probable upcoming Sapphic adventures.
But all this TV talk makes me realize I'm just biding my time until the fall when new seasons of The Surreal Life and The Wire begin.
And another thing I learned last weekend that I forgot to mention- Chris and Mary will be married for almost two years before the next season of the Sopranos starts. Thanks to Leisure Time Larry for that nugget.
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