I wrote this last night but didn't post it. But now that Balgavy beat me to the punch today, I might as well post them now.
Some thoughts on some recent TV shows.
There is something "off" about this show in a very good way but there is also something "off" about this show in a not so good way. Every week, at about the halfway part of the episode, I'm ready to quit watching the series. But, by the end of the show, I'm super excited for the next episode. Even when a lot of things happen in an episode, it feels like nothing has really happened. But, I do love the fact that Charlie the junkie bass player is a dead ringer for a waiter at The Chip Shop.
I was less than impressed with the first couple of episodes, but now I'm loving this show more than I ever have (granted, I didn't start watching it until the third season). I can't get enough of the Luke-Lorelai plot. It is well known that when a show is based on the flirting of the main characters and then they finally get together, the show goes down the tubes (Moonlighting and Northern Exposure are two that immediately come to mind) but the writers seem to know how to handle this scenario. Rory needs to drop Dean, but for the smarmy blond boy? I wish not, but I think we all know that is where it is heading. And could Lane be any cuter? Zach is a doofus but this new plot development of the roommates dating is wonderful.
Was this season longer than the the two previous seasons? It felt like it. I loved it, but it might be my least favorite of the three. Ryan Starr is so obnoxious but in a boring way. However, nothing beats Flavor Flav and Brigitte Nielson's hijinks. I anxiously await their spinoff series.
Still the best show on television. That is all there is to it. The return of Barksdale is adding an unbelievable amount of intrigue to an already incredible show. The way that the writers flawlessly add new characters to the mix is astounding. This show easily has the most well-developed characters on television. Years from now, this show will be regarded as one of the best shows ever on television.
You didn't think I watched this shit, did you? Or should I? Is it good? I'll watch it, just give me the word! I know that this is a Stone Groove fave.
How is the Springbrook grad doing?
I've never watched this show in the past. I've watched the first two episodes of this season and they've been okay. The first episodes's moral of always having to choose between a turd and giant douche was pretty damn funny. And the second episode's lesson on how Wal-Mart destroys communities was also pretty good. But some of it crosses the line for me from pointed social criticism to beligerent nastiness. Obviously, that is the point, so I don't exactly know what I'm bitching about.
The Daily Show
America's loss is funny's gain.
The first segment last night was hilarious. The last two were incredibly bad. Par for the course, I suppose. When will I finally jettison this show like I did R.E.M.?
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