My weekly TV column is up at Torontoist.
Thumbs up to the Hudson Hawk endorsement.
Ray Wise’s Devil is fucking awesome, and smarmy enough to redeem any level of ‘annoying sidekickitis’.
“David Caruso forced to play a mute.”
This would make CSI Miami considerably more bearable.
The saddest Futurama ever would be the one with Seymour the dog. I’m glad they revisited that in Bender’s Big Score and let the poor little guy live out the rest of his days happy instead of lonely and heartbroken.
Exchange from “Luck of the Fryrish” that probably shouldn’t make me LOL but still does:
Hermes: “I’ll have a horse Coke.”
Man: “Horse Pepsi okay?”
Alright, I’m just going to say it. Dollhouse isn’t that freak’n bad. You guys were expecting another Firefly but, frankly, the acting talent just isn’t there. The show feels more like a revisit of Dark Angel. And they clearly just grabbed the production crew from Sarah Conner Chronicles and tossed on a new set of hats.
That said, it’s still one of the better shows on television (if only for lack of competition). Compare it to Chuck, compare it to Medium, compare it to Kath and Kim.
Maybe its not House, or Scrubs, but its a big step up from Knight Ridder and *shudders* Deal Or No Deal. People got their expectations so overinflated after Dr Horrible and Firefly (which, might I remind you, both got a fair share of panning when they were released), you’ve lost the ability to sit back and enjoy Eliza Dushku flashing biker chick booty as she kick boxes a bow-wielding mind-controlled serial killer.
And if you can’t appreciate that… well… then, you’ve forgotten 84% of all Buffy the Vampire Slayer Episodes and probably weren’t as big a Josh Whedon fan as you thought you were.
There, I’ve said it. Flame as needed. :-p
I’m glad to know I’m not the only person who thinks that Sock makes Reaper damn near unwatchable. I mean, yeah, I get that the overgrown manchild is LOLHILARIOUS but just stop with it already.
Love me some Hudson Hawk.
Hudson Hawk just operates on a different wavelength for me. I can’t hate it, but I can’t love it either.
Sock’s okay. Maybe it’s because he looks and sounds like Coop from [i]Megas XLR[/i]. And the character isn’t as bad as most of the supporting cast in [i]Smallville[/i]. Then again, that’s my answer for everything these days.
Crap…used the wrong HTML again.
While I’m thinking about it . . . I hate how The Bachelor can still live on despite being as irrelevant as, say, Last Comic Standing, but an intelligent show like The Mole gets buried by ABC.
Rob Brown: the episode you are refering to is Jurassic Bark.
Personally I’ve always felt that The Devil’s Hands Are Idle Playings > Luck of the Fryish > Jurassic Bark when it came to bittersweet endings.
Why is Devil’s Hands on that list some may ask? Because Fry finally won over Leela, but the show was over so you never actually got to see them live happily ever after. Then Bender’s Big Score didn’t follow up with it.
Actually, Lister, I think what we saw in that episode was more Leela beginning to become interested in Fry than Fry actually winning her over. Bender’s Big Score kind of explored their relationship, and I won’t say more than that in case somebody reading this hasn’t seen it yet. At the beginning of The Beast With A Billion Backs it seems that Leela’s interested in Fry but by then he’s in love with somebody else.
I haven’t yet seen “Into The Wild Green Yonder.” I hope that there’s at least one romantic subplot in there (because Fry and Leela aren’t the only Futurama couple having problems by now).
May I just admit openly that there is something the fuck wrong with me.
And I’m fine with that.
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